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June, 16th – June, 22nd 2017

Friday, June 16

Frederick Allen Lodge #609 Annual Scholarship Ball

Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.

Live Music by the Milayne Jackson BlueTrain Band. The 

Featured Speaker will be  Retiring Saratoga School Superintendent Michael Piccirillo. Also being honored: Maya Clarke Brunetto, Dartmouth Class of 2020, last year’s scholarship recipient. Honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Joanne Yepsen; Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner; former Mayor Scott Johnson; Supervisor Matt Veitch. Program Performances by the Heavenly Echoes (Albany men’s a capella group); Ceci’s Saratoga Soul Step-Dancers; youth performance troupe SHYFT and an appearance by celebrity guest M.C. Tom Durkin. Auction items by Regis Brodie and Hud Armstrong.  Tickets: $75/single, $125/couple  For information contact Bob Reed 518-583-2999 or Ken Klotz 518-587-1534.

The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.

Naturalist, journalist and  gardener Lawson shares an eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, and describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit

Saturday, June 17

8th Annual Curtis Lumber’s PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day and Pet Fair 

Curtis Lumber, 885 Rt. 67, Ballston Spa, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hundreds of animals from over 22 area shelters and rescue groups will be in attendance with adoptable animals including cats, dogs, rabbits and birds.   Many adoption rates will also be lowered for the day.  There will also be 60+ pet vendors in attendance such as local veterinarians, sitters, pet photographers, treat makers and more offering valuable discounts off their services.  Bring your pet and enjoy a  low-cost micro-chipping clinic courtesy of Mohawk Hudson Humane Society – Saratoga.  Cost is only $20 per current pet and $15 per pet adopted at PetAPalooza.  Steve Caporizzo from the WTEN Pet Connection will be joining us for the day.  Enjoy raffles, great food, free face-painting, balloon twisting, pet caricatures, pet photos and so much more. For a list of all who are attending and more details visit www.clpetapalooza or   

Strawberry Festival 

Round Lake United Methodist Church, 34 George  St., Round Lake,1 -  4 p.m.

Rain or shine, Adults and children over 9 years $5, children 6 to 9 $3, children 5 and under free.

All profits to support the United Methodist Women’s mission work.

Genealogy and Local History

Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville,1 p.m. 

Saratoga National Historical Park Superintendent, Amy Bracewell, will be the speaker. Amy joined the National Park Service in 2007 in South Dakota, became Site Manager at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Virginia in 2013, and joined the Saratoga National Park in 2015. She will highlight several of the projects and discoveries going on at the park and will share some insights into future plans. Amy is working to increase awareness, visitation, and partnership with a variety of community groups. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.  

Friends of Music Saratoga Springs Alumni Concert

Loewenberg  Auditorium, Saratoga Springs  High  School,  7:30  pm  

It will  be  a  fantastic  event.  Tickets  are  $10  for  adults,  $5  for seniors  and  students,  and  $25  for  a  family.  Tickets  can  be  purchased  at  the  door.  Online  purchasing  is available  at  

Sunday, June 18

Breakfast Buffet 

Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m.

Now featuring eggs to order. Fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham,  corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Monday, June 19

Paint and Pastries

Clifton Park Senior Community Center on 6 Clifton Common Blvd. in Clifton Park, 10 – 11:30 a.m.   

Come join us for a morning of creativity, fun, and great food.  If you are aged 60 or over, this free class will be held on June 19 and June 22.   The painting on the 19th is entitled ‘Moonlight View’ and on the 22nd the class will be painting ‘Sunflowers.’ You may attend one or both classes and bring a friend! Please call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 to register today.

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society Meeting

Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park, 6:30 p.m.

 Featured experimental Water Media artist, Barbara Aldi, will demonstrate her unique approach of painting with acrylics on foil, her specialty.  Barbara, a retired schoolteacher, has studied various painting styles with several famed artists.  She exhibits throughout the area.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information visit:

Tuesday, June 20

Concert: “Mozart in Havana”

Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College Campus, 7 p.m.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins the U.S. summer debut of the Havana Lyceum Orchestra

For tickets go to For more information call 518-580-5321.

Wednesday, June 21

Guided Mindful Meditation

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860 ext. 205.

The Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask

The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, 1:30 p.m.

A studio talk by Betty Spinelli. The program is followed by a Victorian era-styled tea tasting sponsored by Saratoga Tea and Honey.  Tickets are $20. For more information, visit or contact The Sembrich at 518- 644-2431. .

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St, Lake Luzerne 6:30 p.m. 

Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing at Open Forge nights for an amazing demonstration by expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied).  For more information visit 

Thursday, June 22

Adult Summer Reading Book Talk

Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Noon – 1 p.m.

Catch up on your reading this summer. Join librarians Chris Alexander and Caitlin Sheldon for a book talk summarizing upcoming books that you will want to take to the beach or put on your bedside table. Participants can sign up for the 2017 Adult Summer Reading program and become eligible for prizes. Please bring the title of a recent book you have enjoyed and we will share brief descriptions of our favorite reads at the end of the talk. No registration required. For more events at the library visit

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