Friday, May 5
The History of the Senior Center
The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams St. Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
See a presentation of a two year archiving project (by Skidmore student Phoebe Radcliff) on the 60 year history of the senior center. Exhibit includes old photos, video history, newspaper clippings and artifacts from the senior center. Come see how many people you recognize from years past. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 6
First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30.00 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 10 a.m.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court McLaughlin #422, will hold their May Crowning. All Knights of Columbus members and their families are welcome to join us. A brunch will follow. All Catholic women are welcome to join our court. Our court always welcomes new members or anyone who would like to find out what we are about. For any questions regarding membership please call Eileen Tuohy, membership chairperson 518-584-9472 or Aileen Thomas, Regent 518-583-2905.
National Museum of Dance, Riggi Theater, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 8 p.m.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company will once again take the stage for the production of Macbeth. Tickets are $20 per for adults, $17 for students/seniors/veterans and children 12 and under are free of charge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://adkshakes.ticketleap.com/.
Sunday, May 7
Malta Ridge Fire House, Route 9, Exit 13, Malta, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Malta Sunrise Rotary will hold a pancake breakfast and will share in the proceeds of the event, which will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children aged 6 to 12, with younger children free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from Rotary members.
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
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.
Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman
One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, 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.
Spring All Over
Guild Building, 6 Fourth St., Corinth, 7 p.m.
The Corinth Theatre Guild presents “Spring All Over”, a musical revue.
Also a Sunday performance on May 7 at 2 p.m. Admission is $7 per person. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For information contact Fred at 518-654-7341
Monday, May 8
Saratoga Regional YMCA, 290 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 7 p.m.
Toastmasters International, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development, is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Visit us at: http://7379.toastmastersclubs.org/
Tuesday, May 9
Skidmore Rejoice Choir Performance
The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams St. Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m.
Uplifting tunes for a variety of genres. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 10
Pork and Meatloaf Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup, tossed salad, roast pork loin, meat loaf, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, 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.
Ballston Area Seniors Pickins’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Get ready for a great evening of music. The Sessions could use fiddlers, bass players…even a harmonica, to make the evening more diversified and entertaining. Musicians are invited to play background or join up with a group. Amateur musicians to professionals, members or non- members, young or not-so-young, are invited to come and recapture the joy of playing. Please bring finger foods to share. So, bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica or whatever you use to make music – or just come. Admission is free, open to the public, and there is ample free parking.
Thursday, May 11
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m.
The Burning of the Piping Rock: The True Story Behind the Novel. Presented by author Joseph Cutshall-King. The historical mystery novel The Burning of The Piping Rock is based on the still unsolved arson of Piping Rock Casino in Saratoga Springs in 1954. Author Joseph Cutshall-King has woven real people and events into a fictional “solution” of this crime. But what is the truth behind it all? What’s fiction? What’s real? Cutshall-King will discuss the actual people, including his own family, and events of the Saratoga Springs of 1954 that drove his writing this novel. For more information contact: Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center 518-587-3241. www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com
13th Annual Luncheon Care Links Fundraiser
Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park, 12:30 p.m.
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to provide time to examine the raffle items. Care Links is a program where volunteers are recruited from the community, are trained and matched with seniors who need non- medical assistance. Ticket price is $25 and the menu is Garden Salad, Chicken Francaise with Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Ice Cream topped with strawberries and Coffee or Tea. Tickets may be purchased at Community Human Services (543 Saratoga Road, Glenville), the Clifton Park Town Hall, the Clifton Park Senior Center, the Halfmoon Senior Center, Healthplex Fitness (1673 Route 9, Halfmoon), and the Malta Town Hall.
Korean War Veterans May Luncheon
C & R Restaurant, Rt. 29, Galway Noon
Hosts will be Bill and Lillian Reid. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean Conflict, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited to attend. For reservations or further directions, please contact the Reid’s at 518-885-1414 by May 9. For information about the organization or to obtain an application to join, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.
Library Design Workshop and Brainstorming Session
Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Schuylerville Public Library is embarking on some exciting planning and would like to extend an invitation for the public to join us as we brainstorm and collect your thoughts on the community’s needs for our library facility. There will be two public charrettes with architect Paul Mays of Butler, Rowland & Mays LLP, which consist of small group brainstorming sessions and idea sharing. Next session is Saturday, May 13, 4 – 6 p.m.