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Friday, April 21
Dancer Film Screening
National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
Dancer tells the story of Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever Principal Dancer. Plagued with self-destruction because of his stardom, Polunin walked away from his career, just a few years later, during its peak. Free event, seating is limited. For more information, call 518-584-2225.
Saturday, April 22
Annual Garage Sale
The Milton Grange, Rock City Falls Rd., Ballston Spa, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Proceeds from the garage sale are used to support programs in the community including the ECHO Food Pantry and vegetable plants for Head Start students.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Build a Better World: we will look at Nick Cave’s Soundsuit in “If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard.” Cave’s sculpture includes many small globes among other objects. Each participant will create a 3-D sculptural collage using world maps as our building material. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information call 518-580-8080.
Meatloaf and Mac and Cheese Dinner Fundraiser
S. Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
This is the last dinner of the season. The dinner benefits the kitchen fund. Enjoy home-made soups and desserts too. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 – 12 and children under 5 are free. Take-outs and home delivery please call 518-793-1152.
Sunday, April 23
Book Launch Celebration
Caffé Lena, 43 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 2 to 4 p.m.
All are welcome to join us for refreshments, music, and a book signing. The book: “Escaping the Lion and the Leopard” - A riveting story, starting in Eritrea, Africa by Ellie Porte Parker - This story has a special relevance to Saratoga Springs as part of it takes place here. Admission is free.
Concert to Honor Dr. David Wasser
United Methodist Church, Fifth Ave. & Henning Rd. 3 p.m.
The Saratoga Chamber Players return with a program in honor of Dr. David Wasser who retired after almost 30 years of distinguished and varied service to all facets of the organization. Adults: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $15; Children are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased on-line or at the door. http://www.saratogachamberplayers.org/event/voice-piano-strings-beckon.
Monday, April 24
Saratoga Regional YMCA, 290 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 7 p.m.
Develop and grow - both personally and professionally. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll be giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively. Visit us at: http://7379.toastmastersclubs.org/.
Tuesday, April 25
New Saratoga Friends
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26
Care Links Volunteer Open House
Burnt Hills Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Care Links of Southern Saratoga County recruits volunteers from the community and matches them with seniors who need non-medical assistance. We are in need of assistance in the Ballston, Charlton, Malta area. We have an immediate need for volunteer drivers, as transportation is a critical need for area seniors. We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about this program to join us. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your place, please call Care Links at 518-399-3262.
Cancer Support Group
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. Noon – 1 p.m.
The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, cognitive, developmental, familial and spiritual issues. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, is a survivor of stage 4 cancer, diagnosed in 2001 and given a few months to live. He has been dedicating a large part of his life since then to supporting people on their journeys with cancer. Call Pierre at 413- 992-7012 to register.
Swiss Steak Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup Dijour, toss salad, baked chicken, swiss steak, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
The Dark Continent
Crandall Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls 7 p.m.
Neal and Edna Van Dorsten will present “The Dark Continent,” an illustrated slide talk on the wildlife and history of southern Africa. This program is offered by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society in partnership with Adirondack Mountain Club. This presentation will include highlights of their flying safari in southern Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Wildlife photos will include both common and rare birds and animals. The Van Dorstens will discuss the logistics of the trip, interesting sidelines and problems that may be encountered on a trip like this, as well as the cultural diversity and history of that region. Open to the public.
Saratoga Acoustic Blues Open Mic and Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m.
Sign-Up: 7 p.m. Acoustic Jam to follow - All levels of playing welcome. Hosted by: NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Sonny Speed for SABS. Featured Artists: Robin O”Herin – 2013 Boston Flues Finalist, specializes in historically rich, often interactive concerts. Learn more about Robin www.robinoherin.com. Come on down to listen and play the Blues. Admission: $5. For more information, call 518-587-6433.
Thursday, April 27
Saratoga Good Scout Dinner
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.