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Week of May 24 - May 30, 2024

Friday, May 24

Mom Talk Friday - Ballston Spa Moms Group 

Community Alliance Church, 257 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa | 9:30 – 11 a.m. Melissa Gauy will be speaking on Belonging.

34th Annual In Bloom Saratoga: Petals, Plates & Pours Gala

Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m. LifeWorks Community Action presents the 34th Annual In Bloom Saratoga: Petals, Plates & Pours Gala. The evening of elegance, live entertainment and community spirit will be hosted by NewsChannel 13 anchor Mark Mulholland.

LifeWorks will present an unforgettable evening featuring live music by incredible local artists Garland Nelson and Soul Session, a delectable dinner crafted by Wandering Food Dude and a tasteful selection of cider, beer, and wine. Tickets are available at Tickets are $100 per person for general admission and $75 for young professionals aged 35 years and under. VIP Admission is also available.

Saturday, May 25

Voter Registration

Saratoga Farmers Market, 112 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will be offering Voter Registration tables. Residents can learn where to find information about polling places, information about registration, early voting, absentee voting, and pick up absentee voting applications and voter registration forms.

American Legion Monthly Meeting

Adirondack Post 70, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. 

Yard Sale Donations 

Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland St., Ballston Spa. Bring items May 25-June 6. Gently used and ready to be sold. Please be considerate, if you cannot sell it, neither can we! Items not accepted: televisions, computers, car seats, cribs, mugs, books, large appliances, upholstered furniture, and mattresses. The annual yard sale runs June 7-9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Gateway House of Peace End-Of-Life Comfort Care.

Sunday, May 26

Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon and 5K Run/Walk

Saratoga Casino Hotel, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 10 a.m. The Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon (5k Run/15k Bike/5k Run) event and a separate 5k Run/Walk on Memorial Day Weekend. All proceeds go to the Saratoga Lions Clubs’ ongoing effort to help those with visual and hearing impairments along with aiding the community-at-large. We also celebrate our Veterans with our Honor-a-Vet program. Registration and additional event information can be found at:

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony 

Congress Park, Downtown Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will co-host a Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony at the War Memorial. Open to the public.

Annual Pie and Quiche Sale

Galway Village Park, Galway | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Glenville Hills Garden Club of Saratoga County will hold its annual pie and quiche sale on Memorial Day. Proceeds will fund the garden club projects, including community beautification and the sponsorship of students at environmental camps. 

Memorial Day Ceremony

Halfmoon American Legion, 275 Grooms Rd., Halfmoon | 11 a.m. Commander Charles LaFountain is pleased to invite the public. Ceremony to be held in the American Legion’s Covered Pavilion. The public is urged to attend and participate in this patriotic event to honor those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our freedom. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

Tuesday, May 28

After the Fire’s Monthly Meeting

Halfmoon Town Hall, Lower Newtown Rd., Halfmoon | 7 p.m. Volunteers Needed. 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. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Anyone interested in learning more about After the Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571.

Wednesday, May 29

Massage Therapists Open House and Job Fair

Saratoga Springs MediSpa, 7 Wells St., Third Floor, Suite 303, Saratoga Springs | 3 – 7 p.m. We want you to join our MediSpa staff. Tour our beautifully decorated, relaxing massage rooms. Meet and Greet: Visit with our award-winning expert team. Competitive base pay, commissions, and tips. No weekends. Refreshments. RSVP Today, 518-583-4019. 

Baked Ham 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: baked ham, Au Gratin potatoes, vegetable, apple sauce, roll, tossed salad. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Photography Club

Galway Public Library, Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m. This month wildlife photographer Mark Hadley will be sharing practical wildlife photography techniques including the use of blinds and camouflage. We will also be reviewing photographs submitted for this month’s Photo Challenge: May Flowers/Spring Showers. Anyone interested in photography regardless of their level of experience is encouraged to attend these relaxed and friendly gatherings. For more information contact: Dave Waite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Improv Spaces Music Festival

Round Lake Auditorium, 2 Wesley Ave., Round Lake | 6 – 9 p.m. Five days, May 29 – June 2, 25 musicians, and food. Opening night will feature an opening improvisation with Saratoga Springs poet laureate and native flutist Joseph Bruchac playing with drummer Steve Candlen as well as the premier of a new work with the local genre-blurring new music/jazz/indie rock ensemble Rock City Falls Trio who will present “WATER. a collaborative improv” with NYC-based visual artist Michael Miyahira (aka Mike Ming) performing action painting. Free to the public. Reserve seats online and learn more about the festival at:

Thursday, May 30

Homeschool Karner Blue Butterfly Walk 

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton| 1 – 2 p.m. Homeschooled children in grades K-6, accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend a Karner Blue Butterfly story, craft, and walk led by an Environmental Educator from Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Please dress for the weather. Register each child who will be attending, as space is limited. Park in Parking Lot #1 and meet across the street near the benches by the pond if the weather is nice; If not, under the covered pavilion. Register each child (adults do not need to register) online, in the Children’s Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, or by calling 518-584-7860 extension 305.

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