Friday, May 5
Quilt Show ?
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Quilts made by Wings Falls Quilters and Judged by Lorry Chwazik of Norwich, NY. Vendors, boutique, quilt challenge, block challenge, quilt raffle, $100 bill raffle, lotter tickets raffle. Admission is $7. Children under 6 free. Facebook: www.facebook.com/wingsfallsquilters. Show Chair, Debra Williams, 518-812-6395. Hotdog Fundraiser to benefit the Community Vegetable Stand, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. hosted by the Church Mission Team. The funds raised will help support the outdoor “Help Yourself” community vegetable stand.
Annual Spring Weekend Yard Sale ?
Corner of Route 29 and 10 Schallen Road, Saratoga Springs | 10 - 6 p.m. each day. HOPE Animal Rescue will participate in the Yard Sale, May 5, 6, 7. Multiple Vendors will be in attendance! Hosted by Mary Jane and Ed Sakos.
First Friday: School Art in the Community ?
Saturday, May 6
Annual Ballston Lake Clean Up Day ?
Ballston Lake Fire Department, Route 146-A, Ballston Lake | 8 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to join in by showing up to pick up their road assignments. The project involves doing a clean sweep of winter trash on local roadways in the hamlet of Ballston Lake and its environs. The Town of Ballston parks a large truck at the Ballston Lake Fire Department and at the Outlet Road Parking lot for volunteers to deposit their bags when they have finished their assignments. For more information, visit www.ballstonlake.org.
Spring Festival ?
The Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. In addition to visiting an array of items offered by crafters, vendors, and bakers, adoptable dogs from the Saratoga County Animal Shelter will also be present to anyone looking to give a loving pet a furever home!
I Love My Park Day ?
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Organized through Parks & Trails, NY. Volunteer in this exciting event to help improve and enhance our local Moreau Lake State Park. Variety of projects for all ages (large groups welcome). To volunteer – you must register at PTNY.org. You are also required to fill out a Volunteer Service Agreement and Photo Release which is built into the online application. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by The Friends of Moreau Lake. For more information call 518-793-0511.
Open House/Volunteer Recruiting Day
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Museum invites everyone to join us free of charge that day and will open its doors to the public to view all the changes that have taken place in the past few years. Volunteers will be on hand to show you all their handiwork and introduce you to all aspects of what being an ESAM volunteer means. Volunteers are the backbone of all not-for-profit organizations. Meet current volunteers and see what opportunities await you. Also, learn about the incredible history of our facility and its historic collections. Must be 18 years+ to volunteer. Open to the public.
Saratoga Comic Con ?
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Show floor will include over 200 vendor and artist tables from all over the world, celebrities, guest artists, gaming, Super Smash Bros. tournaments, cosplay contests, panels, events,
Backyard Composting Workshop
Pitney Meadow Community Farm, West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga and Pitney Meadows Community Farm. Composting has a role to play in fighting climate change. Food scraps and yard waste produce methane when they decompose in a landfill; not so when composted. Composting also creates rich, organic material for use in your gardens. Join us to learn how you can reap these benefits by doing your own composting! In this workshop, we will describe the important basics of composting in clear and easy-to-understand terms. Registration is required: https://www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org/calendar/events
Sunday, May 7
Family Hike ?
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort | 9 a.m. Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers, however, we can stay to the roads making the hike more accessible. If this is something your party requires, please let us know when you sign up. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.
Monday, May 8
Saratoga Area Retired Educators Luncheon
Win Room of the Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway Saratoga Springs | Noon. All area retired K-12 public, parochial, private, BOCES teachers and other school related personnel are welcome. For further information, call 518-584-1192.
Tuesday, May 9
The Story of Plastic
Zoom Presentation | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This documentary reveals the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. It explains how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. The Story of Plastic is a life changing, Emmy winning film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. Join David Sayer at 8:00 for questions and answers following the film. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting: Please register in advance for this virtual meeting: https://tinyurl.com/StoryOfPlasticFilm. Presented by the Capital District Chapters of the League of Women Voters of New York.
Local Magicians Meeting
S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham | 7 p.m.
The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets on the second Tuesday of the month. We welcome all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join us for a fun evening. For more information about our organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit our web site: www.sam24.synthasite.com.
Wednesday, May 10
Poems We Love
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Poetry lovers are invited to gather and read aloud favorite, previously published, poems. The group will be facilitated by Galway resident and poetry lover Susan Dufel. Suitable for adults, teens, and youth (under 12 who are good listeners are welcome with an adult), this program is designed for participation, but listeners are always welcome! To assist with planning, please be sure to register at 518-882-6385. More information about all library programs may be found at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Chicken & Biscuits Dinner Take-out
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: chicken & biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad. $15 per dinner. (cash only).
Thursday, May 11
Life in Bloom
Sunnyside Gardens, 345A Church St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. Secret Gardens Tour Kickoff Party. Admission is free. Do some shopping, enjoy some lite fare and entertainment, and bid on some raffle baskets. Raffle proceeds and a portion of all sales will benefit women and girls through the work of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County.
Writers Workshop Series
Benefit Auction and Social Evening
Ballston Spa Elks Club, 10 Hamilton St. Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. The Friends of the Library are excited to announce an upcoming Benefit Auction and Social Evening. Enjoy finger foods, lite fare, and beverages, an all-star line-up of live auction items, raffles and more. Among the items up for auction are a weekend getaway, antique photographs of Ballston Spa, original painting by Stu Eichel, a custom portrait of your home or business by artist Pam Stendardi, fine jewelry and antiques, gift certificates, theme baskets and more. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, visit https://bspl.sals.edu/ or contact Danielle and Jim Carter at 518-885-5046.