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Friday, June 21

Tea and Talk: Here Comes the Bride 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 3 p.m. An adult program. The speaker is Anne Clothier, Brookside Museum Education Director. She will talk about marriage customs and wedding-related stories from Saratoga County history and show a collection of wedding gowns from the museum. Please bring family wedding photos, mementos, and stories to share. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested at 518-882-6385.

Writing with the Land: Poetry Workshop 

Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6 – 7 p.m. 16 yrs. old+ Workshop with Ndakinna Educational Center. Saratoga Springs’ first poet laureate, Joseph Bruchac, will immerse participants in the inspiring natural environment of Pitney Meadows. This adult workshop is tailored to accommodate varying levels of literary experience. Participants will explore various poetic forms, including free verse, haiku, and more, drawing inspiration from the ever-changing seasons and the farm’s breathtaking landscape. Each participant will leave a work of poetry inspired by our land.

Saturday, June 22

Yoga Among the Wildflowers

Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Weekly Drop-In Yoga Flow on the Farm with Sara Martin, every Saturday. This is an “all level” vinyasa class that is filled with inspiration and great music. There is a luxurious warm up, some faster paced vinyasa movement, a cool down, savasana, and typically closes with a visualization that will help you take the bliss and inspiration with you. Open and free to the public, donations accepted. Beginners are welcome and encouraged! Extra mats are available.

American Legion Monthly Meeting

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

Annual Craft and Antique Fair

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa| 10 – 3 p.m. The Saratoga County History Center is thrilled to invite the public to the 5th Annual Craft and Antique Fair. Guests will be able to shop from over 50 vendors with a wide variety of locally handcrafted collectibles, gifts, antiques, farm products, food and much more! This is a terrific opportunity for New Yorkers to sample, appreciate, and support the best of upstate artisans, farmers, and culinarians. The event is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. 

Saratoga Farm Showcase

Various locations | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saratoga PLAN announces its inaugural Saratoga County Farm Showcase. A self-guided farm tour celebrating local farms and emphasizing the importance of protecting agricultural land in Saratoga County. The tour offers fun for the whole family with tastings, tours, animal interactions, programs, and opportunities to purchase local produce and farm products. All farms are within a 30-minute radius of Saratoga Springs. Adult tickets are $10, children are free. For more information and ticket purchases, visit saratogaplan.org/farmshowcase.

Town of Wilton Community Day

Wilton Recreation – Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, contests, Beer & Wine tasting, Live Entertainment and much more! We are having a presale of Brooks BBQ for only $15 per dinner at Gavin Park or Town Hall. Buy them now while they last!

‘The Masterpiece’

Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday June 23 | 2 p.m. The first production of Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe’s 35th season. ‘The Masterpiece,’ a Spotlighter’s original musical comedy directed by Elyse Young, set in the 1970s, includes audience involvement figuring out the tangled web of characters and solving the crimes. Tickets can be purchased online at www.maltaparksrec.com or at the Malta Community Center. For additional information, call Town of Malta Parks & Recreation Department at 518-899-4411.

Sunday, June 23

Summer Solstice Breathwalk

Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 – 11 a.m. Public Workshop with Sarah Hutcherson with Slo Breathworks. A breath walk is a restorative way to welcome the changing seasons, connecting you with your senses, the land, and fellow walkers. For one mindful hour, you will explore Pitney’s landscape, focusing on your breath. Join us as the sun reaches its peak for the longest day of the year. As you breathe in the garden’s sounds and smells, you’ll gain a relaxed focus for summer and a deeper appreciation for slow breaths.

Third Annual Summer Kick Off Festival

Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 30 vendors offering a variety of goods such as baked treats, specialty foods, clothing, handmade gifts, and jewelry, as well as local services including home needs and child development education, there will be something for everyone. The Kids’ Free Activity Tent will provide entertainment with activities like yoga classes, fitness classes for moms, face painting, surprise visits from special characters, and bubble and water play stations. The first twenty-five shoppers will receive free swag bags filled with local goodies, and every purchase recorded on the event stamp pass will enter participants into several exciting giveaways. Rain date June 30. 

Art of Seeing: Seasonal Tracking Workshops 

Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 -5 p.m. Public Workshop with Ndakinna Education Center - James Bruchac, a renowned tracker, storyteller, and wilderness skills expert, will immerse participants of all ages in the world of tracking and nature observation. You will learn to recognize the signs left by various animals across the changing seasons. With Pitney Meadow’s expansive 166 acres, including thirty wooded acres, as your classroom, you will not only acquire tracking skills but also gain a deep understanding of the natural landscapes and the creatures that inhabit them.

Monday, June 24

Author Addresses Caregiver Challenges 

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. Through acceptance, commitment, and love, caregiving can be a rewarding experience - as it was for Bob Semenza, whose wife, Marie, suffered from Parkinson’s disease, which he wrote about in his book, “Times With Marie…And Parkinson’s.” Their story is also included in the groundbreaking new book,“When You Care: The Unexpected Magic of Caring for Others,” written by Elissa Strauss and published by Simon & Schuster. Bob will conduct a reading of a section of his book, followed by a discussion of his personal caregiver journey, and the challenging issues which so many in a similar role will be, or presently are, facing. Copies will be available for purchase.

Watercolor Demonstration

Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m. The Southern Saratoga Art Society will host a demonstration by watercolorist, Ottavia Huang. Ottavia’s work captures urban and natural landscapes, emphasizing peace and tranquility. Using watercolor and pen, she creates spontaneous, light-filled sketches that serve as documentation of her travels and explorations of New York. Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit: southernsaratogaartist.com

Tuesday, June 25

Saratoga Springs Booster Club Field Hockey Camp

Saratoga Springs High School, 1 Blue Streaks Blvd., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m. (except Monday- 5 -8 p.m.). The Saratoga Springs Booster Club will be hosting its annual field hockey camp beginning on June 24 and ending on June 28 on the turf. The program is open to grades third through twelfth. No experience needed. The camp includes extensive individual instruction along with daily participation in game situations. The goal is to teach the fundamentals of field hockey, while ensuring that each player leaves the camp with a new appreciation for the game. The camp brochure can be downloaded from the Booster Club’s website at www. Saratogafieldhockey.teampages.com. Registration is now open and the cost is $80. For more information, please contact Jo-Anne Hostig, Saratoga head field hockey coach at.

Pierogi Sale

Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, Pickup 11 a.m. – Noon. As usual we will have potato/cheese, kraut and farmer’s cheese pieroghis All pierogi orders are $12/dz. Please call 518-363-0001. Stuffed clams should be available as well. Our next sale is expected to be in September, so stock up now.

Sundials and the Summer Solstice

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. The Saratoga County History Center Board is pleased to announce a unique program on sundials from ancient times to today. Jere Blackwelder, former President of the History Center’s Board of Trustees will travel through the centuries, exploring how civilizations have viewed time since the beginnings of agriculture through numerous cultures to the modern age with sundials as the common element. Registration is free.

Film: Disobedience

Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 |Weible Ave., Saratoga Spring| 7 p.m. The movie, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola, is set in North London. A woman returns to the strict Orthodox Jewish community for her father’s funeral the strict Orthodox Jewish community for her father’s funeral after living in New York for many years. She was estranged from her father and ostracized by the community for a reason that becomes clear as the story unfolds. “R” rated with explicit scenes. RSVP at 518-584-2370 by Friday, June 21. $5 per person and refreshments to follow.

After the Fire 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. Volunteers needed, 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,
June 26

Summer Reading Program

Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | The reading portion is a great way to keep young minds active and help prevent a “summer slide” in academic performance. Kids and teens can earn prizes and grand prizes for participating in the reading club. Adults can get in on the action by picking up a reading punch card. Each punch earns a raffle ticket to possibly win a grand prize. 

For more information about summer programs stop in or call 518-885-5022 or visit: bspl.sals.edu.

Photography Club 

Galway Public Library, Community Room, 2112 East St., Galway | 6 p.m. This month our speaker is the well-known Adirondack wildlife photographer Warren Greene, who will share images from his wildlife and landscape portfolios. We will also review photographs submitted for this month’s Photo Challenge: Scenes from a Day Trip. Also, this month will be our group’s third anniversary, and we hope you can join us and celebrate this occasion! 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.

Chicken & Sausage Riggies 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, sausage, diced tomatoes in pink sauce over penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Thursday,
June 27

Comedy Magic Show with Mr. Twisty

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library| 375 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 3 or 6 p.m. Join us as we kick-off our Summer Reading program with Mr. Twisty’s Super Silly Magic Show--where magic and comedy come together to create an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

Brooks BBQ Drive Thru

Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. or until sold out. The dinner includes a 1/2 chicken, mashed potatoes, Cole slaw and dinner roll. The dinner is $17. 

Saratoga Veterans Chorus Rehearsal

American Legion Post 70, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. All veterans of our Nation’s Armed Forces, including Guard, Reserve, and Active-Duty service members are invited to attend chorus rehearsals on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. Experience the camaraderie of choral singing in an informal, no audition environment. There is no cost to observe or participate. Call 518-885-1326 for more information.

 

UPCOMIG EVENTS

Donations Wanted

The Old Stone Church is accepting donations starting now for its annual lawn sale at 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa. Donations can be left in the back on the ramp. Accepting Household Items and Clothing. No mattresses, car seats, exercise equipment, T. V’s, old phones, cribs, bassinets, golf clubs, bowling balls or skis. Call Ann at 518-885-4034 for more information. Sale Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 and Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southern Saratoga Art Society Exhibits

Artists and members of SSAS are exhibiting throughout the area. Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park, is hosting a Spring Show in The Gallery for the months of June and July featuring artists and SSAS members Fran Cullen, Denise Kornak, Lynne Kaiser and Carol Winterton. Mechanicville Library, 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville, will show the artwork of SSAS member and artist Rita Helie. Visit these shows and support the arts in Southern Saratoga County. For more information about, visit: southernsaratogaartist.com. 

6 Hour Live Defensive Driving

Saturday June 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Save 10% on Auto Insurance for 3 years and reduce 4 points off record. 10-minute morning break and ½ hour for lunch – bring your own or step out. No formal testing. Cost: $40 prepaid or $45 at door. Limited seating, please pre-register. Donation given to the church. Call: 518-784-5009 or register online: www.facetofacecourses.com. Instructors: Victor Bujanow and Deborah Harpine.

Town of Milton’s 250th Revolutionary War Committee Ceremony

This event, taking place on June 29 at 11a.m., is to commemorate a sign honoring veterans of the Revolutionary War at Grenell Cemetery on Grenell Road. The color guard of the Saratoga Battle Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will execute a musket fire salute in period uniforms. The purpose of this committee is to draw attention to, and educate the public about important people, places, and events of the Town of Milton as they relate to the American Revolution. For more information contact Michael Golden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Capital District Chevrolet Club

41st Annual Car, Street Rod, and Truck Show 2024

Sunday, June 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cook’s Park on Sham Brook Pkw’y in the Village of Colonie. Rain or shine. Registration 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m., $20 per show vehicle (Cash Only). Spectators and parking free. (No dogs unless they are service dogs). Food and beverages available for purchase. DJ music, 50/50 and door prizes. A portion of the proceeds will be forwarded to the “Northeast Regional Food Bank”, “ The Patriot Flight” to Washington for our Veterans and the “Double H Hole in the Wall Ranch”. No preregistration. General Information: Phil 518-429-023. 

2024 Adirondack Greek Festival

The 15th Adirondack Greek Festival will be hosted by St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls, on Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy souvlaki and gyro sandwiches and pastries outside under the tent. Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13 from 12 – 7 p.m., enjoy our Full Festival days with more authentic Greek food/dinners & pastries, music, entertainment, and church tours. Free admission and parking. OPA! No on-line or phone orders will be taken for this event. For more information, call 518- 792-2359. www.sgforthodoxchurch.org.

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