Friday, May 19
West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Rd, Amsterdam (corner of Routes 147 & 67) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The sale will include clothing, books, household items, children’s toys, and many other items. Also on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Zankel Music Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 p.m.
Thrill to the drama of a fiery and dynamic performance of Mendelssohn’s masterpiece “Elijah” with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society and Orchestra. Joining BHOS are special guests Auriel Camerata. This gripping retelling of the famous biblical story brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. This epic choral work will be sung in English, with projected subtitles to enhance the excitement of the drama. Tickets can be purchased at www.BHOS.us, by phone 518-416-4060, or at the door the day of the performance.
Saturday, May 20
Saratoga Hospital Wag n’ Walk (dogwalk)
Congress Park, Broadway Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m.
Saratoga Hospital Wellness Committee is holding this event to support Estherville Animal Shelter. Estherville is a no kill facility in Saratoga County. They’ve been helping abandoned pets for over 65 years. Registration starts at 9 a.m. followed by the walk through the park at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per family. Mail checks payable to Saratoga Hospital Wellness committee to Holly Drew Moore 1 West Ave., Suite 135 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville, 1 p.m.
Kathleen Handy, Microcomputer Training Specialist for the Saratoga Springs Public Library, will lead the Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County program; “Bringing Your Genealogical Findings to Life.” Her goal is to help attendees transform their research and memorabilia into appealing forms suited to younger generations who will carry it on. Kathy will explain technology changes over the years and demonstrate how to convert precious treasures into things like Power Point and Movie Maker type presentations, as well as videos and still images with text or captions, family cookbooks and T-shirts for family reunions. Attendees are asked to bring samples of what has been done in their families to bring family history to life and to preserve it. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.
Challenges and Promise of an Aging America
Saratoga Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, 4 p.m.
The White House recently announced that May has been designated as “Older Americans Month.” Sister Peter is in great demand as a speaker on aging issues. As Director of the Avila Institute of Gerontology in upstate NY, Sister Peter has been truly dedicated to the task of researching any and all current information pertaining to aging issues and the implications of those findings for policy makers, programs such as Medicare and Social Security, health care providers, and especially for families and individuals who will find themselves in the role of care-givers.
Cookbook Sampler Dinner
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Extension, Malta Ridge, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Assorted items prepared from recipes in our recent 200th Anniversary cookbook will be served. You will be able to select from various choices sufficient to complete a whole meal. Donation is $10 for adults, $50 children 6-12 and under 5 free. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.
Roast Pork Dinner
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 21
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.
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.
Famous Chicken Barbecue
Harmony Corners Firehouse, Route 57, Charlton, 4 – 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 and are available at the door until sold out or you can buy your ticket in advance from Smith’s Bake Shop or at Mail N’ More in Burnt Hills.
Monday, May 22
Fox Tract at Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 23
New Saratoga Friends
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24
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 and spiritual issues, among others. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working with people who have cancer for over 12 years, leading support groups, mindfulness based stress reduction programs and spiritual retreats. Call Pierre at 413-992-7012 to register & confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Free & open to all.
A BBQ Picnic Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
BBQ chicken, pulled pork, macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, 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.
Ancient Forests and Champion Trees
Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry St., Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m.
Fred Breglia will present a talk, “Ancient Forests and Champion Trees.” The program is offered as part of the monthly program of the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. Free to the public. For more information, visit www.southernadirondackaudubon.org.
Thursday, May 25
Saratoga Springs Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
North End of Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Come honor those who have given their lives for our country. The City of Saratoga Springs invites you to the 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony. Join with our local veteran groups and organizations to honor all those lost in service to our country.