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March 15 - 21, 2024

Friday, March 15

Tea and Talk

The Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 3-4 p.m. This month’s informal conversation is about how we ended up residing in the Galway area, whether a new arrival or a multi-generational resident. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested at 518-882-6385. 

Head Over Heels ?

Saratoga Springs Highschool, Loewenberg Auditorium, 1 Blue Streak Blvd., Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m. Saratoga Springs High School drama club presents the high school version of Head Over Heels, a delightful and lively celebration of love, following the hilarious escapades of a royal family on a whimsical journey to save their kingdom. Filled with exuberant energy and featuring songs by the iconic band, The Go-Go’s, this promises to be an unforgettable show that you won’t want to miss! Order tickets online Additional performances March 16 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, March 16

Fly-In Breakfast

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. Open to the public. At 10 a.m., Guest Speaker Jim Levy will present “Angel Flights”. Angel Flights Northeast is an organization created to help patients access lifesaving medical care through the gift of free medical flights. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.

Community Rummage Sale / Chowder and Soup Sale ?

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd, Charlton |10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come and treat yourself to a variety of chowder or soup prepared in our own kitchen. Eat in or take out.

Katie: The Strongest of the Strong ?

The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls | 11 a.m. Free Family Performance. Opera Saratoga presents Katie: The Strongest of the Strong by Faye Chiao and Anton Dudley at venues across the Capital Region for children grades K-6. The 45-minute story celebrates women’s strength and confidence through the amazingly theatrical true story of Katie Sandwina, a circus strongwoman who defied cultural expectations and became instrumental in the U.S. suffrage movement. The opera is a wild, funny, musical way for students and families to learn about the importance of equal rights. Register at March 23 Performance at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 65 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. 

Adirondack Turtles ?

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway |11 a.m., A program for all ages. Get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of freshwater turtles and their unique history and anatomy. Meet ambassador turtles from the Adirondacks and beyond and find out why turtles are disappearing and what we can do to make sure we have turtles to love for generations to come. The presenter is Debbie Philp, a NYS licensed wildlife rehabilitator and founder of Dancing Turtle Rescue, a small non-profit dedicated to saving native freshwater turtles and their wetland habitats. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. Registration is requested at 518-882-6385. 

Genealogy and Local History

Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville | 1 p.m. Alan Maddaus, writer, historical researcher, and engineer will lead the program: “The Preston’s of East Street-the Story of a 19th Century American Family.” Alan’s book follows the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Preston and their seven offspring, and how they experienced the many major events of the 1800s while living in the village of Galway. The public is welcome. For information call 518-885-9309 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes Benefit Dinner ?

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa | 4 – 6 p.m. Menu includes: baked Ham, scalloped potatoes, applesauce, veggies, roll and dessert. Proceeds to benefit a lodge member. The cost is 2 for $30 or $17 each (cash only). Preorders strongly encouraged at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-885-1149, March 15 & 16 - 4 – 6 p.m. Limited quantities available at the door. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Buffet?

Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Open to the public. Cash at the door. Menu: Reuben stew, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, green bagels, waffles, Irish soda bread, fresh cut fruit, coffee, orange juice, iced tea, and sweets bar. Bloody Marys, Baileys, and Mimosas available at an additional cost. $15 Adults, $10 Kids, $13 Seniors. Served by: Simply Food by Maura. 

Medical Aid in Dying

Unitarian Universalist Saratoga Meeting House, 624 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11:30 a.m. This is such an important issue for an ageing generation. It is legal in many states and will be voted on in NY in June. Educate yourself on this topic that affects not only those facing terminal diagnoses, but their families as well. UUCSS will offer a film “How to Die in Oregon” ( in support of passing the Medical Aid in Dying Act in New York. Oregon was the first state to provide this option from which the New York bill is modelled. Bring your lunch (beverages provided) and a friend to learn more about this topic. For more information contact Julie Holmberg, 518-368-2356.

A Legend of the Opera

Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra will be collaborating with Skidmore College for Johann Strauss’ English concert version of “Die Fledermaus” with a special appearance by members of Saratoga Voices. Presented in partnership with the Proctor’s Collaborative. Tickets are $17-$24. Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available at 

Monday, March 18

The Thymly Herb Garden Group Monthly Meeting

4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa | 9:45 a.m. – Noon. There will be a short herb of the month presentation by a member. Our guest speaker will be Joellen Lampman, from the NYS Integrated Pest Program. She will present the latest valuable Tick information. She will also bring a Tick Kit for each member in attendance. Light refreshments and a meeting following presentation. Dues for the year to join are $20. First time attendance is free. New members are always welcome. If the Ballston Spa School District has a delay or closes that day, then we will not meet. Please RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 2:30 p.m. Marie Thorne will be at this month’s meeting to discuss Help for PD and continue with an open forum. We will have an open discussion about our symptoms and questions/concerns amongst friends. Contact with questions:

Leader Gordon Blyth, contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 917-887-7980,

Co-Leader Marie Thorne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-810-8483

Tuesday, March 19

The Trevett & Sons Chair Factory

Town of Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center | 7 p.m. Town of Greenfield Historical Society program hosted by Providence Town Historian Bob Wemple. Mr. Wemple will share the history of the Chair Factory which was located in the town of Providence. The factory was in operation from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. Bob and his wife Sue will bring several examples of Trevett chairs from their personal collection. If it is a snow day for Saratoga Springs City School District, we will need to cancel. The public is welcome, no entry fees.

Wednesday, March 20

Pickin’ Session Afternoon Jam

Milton Community Center 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa | 1 – 3 p.m. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Call 518-885-4229 with questions.

Chicken and 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 and biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable salad. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Astronomy Club 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6:30 p.m. This group meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month there will be a presentation on solar eclipse photography & a review of equipment needed for viewing & photographing the eclipse. There will be a Star Gazing Party with several telescopes set up to see interesting sights in the sky. The Club is open to adults and teens (middle school and older). Registration is requested, but not required, by calling 518-882-6385.

Thursday, March 21

Downsizing Seminar 

The Summit at Saratoga Senior Living Community, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m. Featuring Equitas Realty Broker Janet Besheer and Organize Senior Moves owner Lori Tracey. Come at 1 p.m. to speak with Summit residents. RSVP at 518-430-2136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The Rise and Fall of Ballston Spa as a Resort

Zoom presentation, 7 p.m. The Saratoga County History Center (SCHC) at Brookside Museum announces a virtual presentation by Theodore Corbett for the “Experts Next Door” series. After the Revolutionary War, the new nation’s earliest resorts were spas, following the tradition of those in England. Ballston Spa was one of the earliest and soon eclipsed its rivals in terms of springs, hotels, and amenities. New York City’s Nicholas Low was the most enterprising of the Spa’s developers. By the 1830s, however, Saratoga Springs’ resort had surpassed Ballston Spa, which continued, using its waterpower and railroad to establish the mills of the Industrial Revolution. The event is open to the public. It is free for SCHC members, and $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required through the website

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ?

Ballston Spa High School, 220 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa |7 p.m. Ballston Spa High School’s Troupe is proud to present their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring over 80 high school students on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the orchestra pit. Together, the entire production company has poured their time, energy, and talent into creating a magical “tale as old as time” experience for the audience. Additional performances March 22, and 23 at 7 p.m., with two matinees on March 23 and 24 at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online through showtix4u at Tickets are also sold at the door.

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