Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

May 25th – May 31st, 2018

Friday, May 25

Sadie’s Boys
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6 p.m.
On June 1, 1943, Navigator Charles Lewis was declared missing in action. On December 3, 1944, Rifle Company I, 3rd Battalion, attacked the town of Lucherberg, Germany and Lewis’ younger brother Ben was among the American GIs taken prisoner. Through letters and documents, this book tells the story of two poor Jewish soldiers from Brooklyn, and of the mother who fought for her sons. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 855-339-5990, or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Saturday, May 26

Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade 
Kayadeross Creek Bridge, Ballston Spa
9 a.m.
A wreath ceremony will take place at the bridge over the Kayadeross Creek to start to procession, which will continue along Milton Ave. to Front St., ending at the Memorial Park on Low St., next to Ballston Spa Public Library. There will be a ceremony and speakers at the memorials. The parade is organized by American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358. Please be aware of road closures in effect during this event. For more information, please contact the Village of Ballston Spa, 518-885-5711 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plants and More Sale
Unitarian Universalist Church Parking Lot,
624 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Buy quality locally gown tomatoes, herbs and other vegetables, perennial flowers, used garden tools, flower pots, lawn decorations, homemade spring and summer wreaths and much more. The sale continues on Sunday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, contact Beth 518-281-3279 or Bev 518-587-0403.

8th Annual Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival 
Greenwich Town Beach, 
Route 29, Greenwich
12 – 5 p.m.
This year the Festival is free and offers all the wonderful activities, music and fun to any and all who come. Fabulous food offerings from Scouts Troop 62 and local venues will be available for purchase.

 

Sunday, May 27

14th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon and 5k 
Saratoga Casino Hotel, 
342 Jefferson Street, Saratoga Springs
8 a.m.; 5K at 8:20 a.m.
The event utilizes the roads in the surrounding neighborhoods of this first-class venue.  Free t-shirts, refreshments and awards are distributed.  Raffle tickets for over $5,000 in prizes are sold.  Registration fees are $30 for the 5k and vary for the Duathlon.  All proceeds from the event go to help those with serious visual and hearing impairments while aiding our community at large.  The event also recognizes our Veterans and fallen troops with our Honor-a-Vet and Save-a-Vet programs. Please visit: www.saratogalionsduathlon.com for additional information and registration options.  Come and participate as an individual or as a team and enjoy a great course and a wonderful cause.

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman
One Big Roof, 
Center for Mindful Practices, Health & Wellness Building, 
538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs
9 – 10:15 a.m. 
Weekly meditation followed by short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. By donation. For more information call 413-992-7012 or visit www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

 

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day!

Mineral Springs Tour 
Saratoga Spa State Park,
11 a.m.
Join a docent on a guided mineral springs tour to learn about the history, geology and lore surrounding our special waters. No registration necessary. This is a free event and meets at the Creekside Classroom.

19th Annual Memorial Day Program 
Gerald B. H. Solomon 
Saratoga National Cemetery, Main Flag Pole
11 a.m.
The public is invited to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives in military service to a grateful nation.  The America we know today would not be the same were it not for the men and women we honor on Memorial Day.  Through their spirit, adherence to duty, honor and their sacrifice, our Veterans paid for and delivered not only our freedom and security, but also the freedom for millions of our friends and allies around the world. Handicap parking is available. Seating will be available, but visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs.  Surviving family members, friends and citizens, young and old, are welcome to join in remembering and reflecting on the achievements wrought by the sacrifice of American Veterans. Let us never stop educating our youngsters about the price that has been paid for their freedom.  A trip with them to one of our sacred shrines – our Veterans cemeteries – is a good place to start. For more information, contact W. Scott Lamb, Cemetery Director,  518-581-9128 ext. 207 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Memorial Day – Free Entrée for Veterans/Military
99 Restaurants, 
All Locations, All Day
On Memorial Day, veterans or active duty military who purchase any meal will receive a free entrée from the 9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99 menu by presenting proof of service. This special deal will be offered within the restaurant at all Ninety-Nine locations all day long.

 

Tuesday, May 29

Woodcarvers Meeting
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa
9 – 11:30 a.m.
The Ballston Area Senior Citizens are looking for anyone interested in joining, from beginners to experience woodcarvers. Both men and women in the group meet every Tuesday to carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman at the Community Center at 518-885-6740. If the schools are closed due to inclement weather the Center is closed also. Visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com.

Full Moon Hike 
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.

 

Wednesday, May 30

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 
Start point: Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 
73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake
9 a.m.
A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts one half hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org. 

Karner Blue Butterfly Walk 
Old Gick Farm Trail,
Route 50, Gansevoort
11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every summer. The first brood should emerge late in May and the second in early July. We will be looking for adults that are searching for nectar and mates in the open meadows. The walk will be cancelled if it is raining. The walk will last for about an hour. Please park in the lot by the Saratoga Sandplains Sign on Route 50 half a mile north of King Road. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. For more information call Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park at 518-450-0321.

 

Thursday, May 31

8th Annual Music & Mingling Gala
Saratoga Polo Field, 
2 Bloomfield Road, Greenfield Center
7 - 10 p.m.
This event will benefit the Saratoga Senior Center.  Known as the “kick-off event of the season,” this exciting evening will feature an open bar, gourmet foods by The Old Daley Inn, cigar tastings, lawn games, live music by Grand Central Station, Tarot Card readings, a fire pit, a silent and a live auction, and much more.  Tickets can be purchased at the front desk or through our website, www.SaratogaSeniorCenter.org.  Cost is $125/ticket. For more information call 518-584-1621. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, May 31

Southern Saratoga Art Society
Clifton Park Senior Community Center,
6 Clifton Common Drive
6:30 p.m.
Local sculptor, Tony Audi, will talk about how he got into sculpting and show a slide presentation about his work. Tony volunteers at Lifesong, Inc. in Halfmoon where he teaches a sculpting class for participants in the Art Therapy Program.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information about SSAS, visit: southernsaratogaartist.com. 

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