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April 19 - 25, 2024

Friday, April 19

Propagating Matters - Revolutionary Teas

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 2 p.m. Join Master Gardener, Kathleen Royka, on the 249th anniversary of The Battles of Lexington and Concord, for a celebration and taste of Revolutionary Teas. The program will discuss the Boston Tea Party and its effects on the colonists, the plant Camellia sinensis (tea) and substitutes for tea, including local variations, after the Boston Tea Party. (And see how the Brookside gardens are faring after winter). Program is free and open to all. Any donations are gratefully received and will be used on the gardens.

Saturday, April 20

Canal Clean Sweep

Crescent Park, Terminal Rd., Halfmoon | 10 - 11 a.m. Come join us in recognition of Earth Day 2024 by helping to clean up Crescent Park. Volunteers can participate by picking up litter, trash, and other debris throughout Crescent Park. Meet at the bottom of Terminal Rd. to get your gloves and trash bags. 

4th Annual Earth Day Team Up to Clean Up

The event will be held on Saturday, April 20 10 a.m.- Noon. (Rain date Sunday April 21) We will provide gloves, vests, and garbage bags. Invite friends and family. Unable to join us? Pledge to clean up your own neighborhood! Your act will not only inspire and improve our community, but it will help to remove the ever-increasing threat posed by plastic waste which contaminates our water, soil, air, and wildlife. Thank you for helping to make this community a better place for all living beings now and in the future. Register here: https://forms.gle/LUxikuWZ984yan63A

Healthy Saratoga Weekend

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. Discover Saratoga is dedicated to showcasing the abundance of health and wellness offerings throughout Saratoga County. This extraordinary weekend coincides with the Mind Body Soul Market on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Mind Body Soul Expo on Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dive deeper into wellness practices, holistic living, and discover the latest trends in the wellness industry. Learn more at mindbodysoulexpo.com. For more information about Healthy Saratoga Weekend and to see a complete list of participants, please visit www.discoversaratoga.org/events/healthy-saratoga-weekend/.

14th annual Birthday Party for the Horses

Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 483 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center | Noon – 3 p.m. Enjoy soups from local restaurants, music from Don Hoffman and other activities as you visit the 16 retired Thoroughbreds and their quarter horse friend, Patrick. Suggested donation, $10, and all proceeds go to the care of the horses.

Fiber Arts Meet-Up

Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 1 p.m. Calling all knitters, weavers, crocheters and embroiderers of all skill levels to attend the monthly meet-up. This free group is a good chance to meet people with similar interests for ideas, brainstorming, help or just fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 518-885-5022 or visit: bspl.sals.edu. 

Heritage Hunters - Genealogy and Local History

Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville | 1 p.m. “Did you know that your ancestors had a Fan Club?” A Fan Club is a circle of Family/Friends, Associates and Neighbors who can help you fill in information that might be missing in your research. Lisa Dougherty, a professional genealogist, will help you take the steps to identify them and show you how to use that information in your family tree. Lisa specializes in Irish ancestry and assists researchers at several local libraries. Lisa’s website is www.upstatenygenealogy.com. The public is welcome. For information call 518-885-9309.

Art in Motion: An Earth Day Celebration

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 65 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs |1 – 3 p.m. (Parade at 2:30 p.m.) Welcome to this all ages, family-friendly community arts event! Learn about the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. Create a butterfly, bird, or bee craft. Fabricate a flag. Join the rhythm band workshop. Watch the WitchWalk SOSA dancers. Listen to the EarthBeat drummers. Then join us for the parade! For additional information go to https://spirited-creation.info/Art-in-Motion or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Special thanks to fiscal sponsor Sustainable Saratoga, the Saratoga Arts Regrant Program, and collaborating partners The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, EarthBeat Music, and CREATE Community Studios.

Legend of the Skies Classes

Empire State Aerosciences Museum at 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville | 1 – 3 p.m. Individuals ages 12+ years old (including adults) to join us. This week’s class - Grumman A-6 Intruder – All weather US Navy attack bomber - “The Iron Tadpole”. May 25: Lockheed C-130 Hercules – Airlift workhorse; continuous production since 1957. June 29: A-7 Corsair: Light attack bomber; Excellent service record during Vietnam & Gulf Wars. Class includes an overview of the aircraft, operational history, and a tour of the plane. Former aviators with experience of each aircraft will join us when available. Call 518-377-2191 ext.10 to register.

Drive-Thru Chicken and Biscuit Dinner 

Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 4:30 – 7 p.m. Made from scratch with chicken breast, country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real mashed potatoes, a vegetable, cranberry sauce and two large homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Adults - $12; Children under 12 - $9. Only 350 dinners will be sold. Call 518-885-4794 to make reservations. Leave your name, telephone number and the number of adult and/or children tickets you would like to reserve. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.

“Impression” Opening Reception 

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. The public is invited to join an opening reception for Impression: a 4-artist exhibit including community created mail art on April 20 at 7pm. Impression is a community focused art exhibition showcasing the work of D. Colin, Kerry Dayton, Ali Herrmann, and Catherine Quinones-Austin. They will be sharing their personal experience through art in combination with a community mail art exhibit from April 20-June 26.

Free Concert

Universal Preservation Hall | 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m. The community of Saratoga Springs is invited to attend a free concert by The United States Army Field Band’s, “Jazz Ambassadors”, one of our nation’s premier military bands, direct from Washington DC! The Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Come enjoy “America’s Big Band” at this free performance! 

Sunday, April 21

Orra Phelps Spring Wildflower Walk

Orra Phelps Preserve, Parkhurst Rd., Wilton | 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Take a hike with our educators to learn new information about wildflowers blooming, and other sights and sounds at one of Saratoga PLAN’s trails as spring is arriving. Registration is strongly recommended. To sign up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the website at wiltonpreserve.org, or call the office at 518-450-0321.

Monday, April 22

Spring Nature on the Move

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:39 a.m. – Noon Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up. Registration is required at least one business day. To sign up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the website at wiltonpreserve.org, or call the office at 518-450-0321.

Tuesday, April 23

After the Fire’s Monthly Meeting

Halfmoon Town Hall, Lower Newtown Rd., Halfmoon | 7 p.m. After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Anyone interested in learning more about After the Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571.

Wednesday, April 24

Stuffed Chicken Breast 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: Boneless stuffed chicken breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, roll, tossed salad. The cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Thursday, April 25

Vischer Ferry, A Forgotten Crossroads 

Vischer Ferry Firehouse, 360 Riverview Rd, Rexford | 7p.m. Video presentation of Vischer Ferry, A Forgotten Crossroads. The third in the Forgotten Crossroads series created by the History Center highlights Vischer Ferry, a quant village along the original path of the Erie Canal in the southern section of the Town of Clifton Park. The story is captured through interviews with three generations of residents, who shared their proud history and memories as well as their plans for the future. 

Registration is appreciated.

Saipan: The Friction of War

Saratoga Town Hall at 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville | 7 p.m. The Old Saratoga Historical Association will host the multimedia presentation Led by World War II historian and retired US Army officer Patrick J. Chaisson. This discussion details one of the war’s most brutal and controversial battles. Saipan, located in the Mariana Islands of the Central Pacific, was an objective the Americans desperately needed to capture. Instead, it took six weeks of bloody, relentless fighting before Saipan’s Japanese defenders were defeated. This program is free to the public. Call the Old Saratoga Historical Association 518-698-3211 for more information.

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