Friday, May 18
Spring Yard Sale Charity Fund Raiser
Gateway House of Peace,
479 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa
Household items, furniture, holiday decorations, clothing, and much more. Sale is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds go to supporting the hospice house, a 501 C-3.
Annual Rummage Sale
West Charlton United Presbyterian Church,
1331 Sacandaga Road, Amsterdam
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clothing, books, household items, children’s toys, and many other items. Sale time for Saturday, May 19 is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Academy for Lifelong Learning Program on the Restoration of Historic Sites
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. – Noon
The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents M. Jeffrey Baker, a partner in the firm of Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects, with a program on the restoration of some of our nation’s most important cultural sites including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Open to the public. Cost is $35.
Saturday, May 19
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum will be hosting its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast. Enjoy a variety of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea with other aviation enthusiasts. At 10 a.m., former ESAM Research Center Director, Donna Esposito will speak about her recent trip, searching for WWII aircraft wreckage in Papua, New Guinea. Esposito’s new role is Historian/Curator of the non-profit “Pacific Wrecks.” Open to the public. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.
10th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade
Downtown Malta, 10 a.m.
Let’s get together and thank our military for their patriotic service in support of our country. Malta’s parade will be even bigger and more spectacular with your help. Visit www.MaltaParksRec.com for more information.
State Flag Dedication Ceremony
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery,
Main flag pole
New York Veterans of Foreign Wars District III has donated funds to purchase flag poles to fly State and US Territory flags at the assembly area of the G.B.H.S. Saratoga National Cemetery. Please come join us as these dedication plaque and flags are displayed.
American Legion Post, Unit 234,
23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa
1 – 4 p.m.
Chicken, corn on the cob, and baked potato. Price is $10 each.
Sunday, May 20
Adult Spelling Bee
37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
Registration: 1 p.m. Begins at 2 p.m.
Adult spelling bee to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Do you think you can drink and spell at the same time? Prove it. Drink specials, win fame, glory and prizes. Entry fee is $10.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall,
Corner of Route 4 and Route 29, Schuylerville
Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian, will introduce a viewing of the movie “Harnessing Nature, Building the Great Sacandaga.” It is the unusual story of how, in the 1920s, Hadley homes and businesses were deliberately destroyed and whole cemeteries were moved to enable the flooding of the Sacandaga River Valley. The documentary is a collaborative effort involving County Historian Lauren Roberts, Queensbury filmmaker Peter Pepe, Saratoga County Director of Planning Jason Kemper, and area residents and historians. Discussion will follow the showing. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.
Famous Chicken Barbecue Dinner
Harmony Corners Fire House,
Route 67, Charlton
4 – 7 p.m.
Tickets available at the door until sold out or in advance from Smith’s Bake Shop and Main n’ More, Burnt Hills. Cost is $12 per ticket.
Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion
156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome, whether or not they’ve read the selection. This month’s book is Elegant Choices, Healing Choices by Marsha Sinetar. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Monday, May 21
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center,
605 Old Saratoga Road, Moreau
Join a park educator on a morning adventure. This is the first of a series to get out and go hiking. Our first hike will start off with something a little less challenging and hike along the Mud Pond Trail. This is an easy, flat and short route that still has some exciting scenery. Please call the park office with 24-hour advanced notice to reserve a spot, 518-793-0511, all are welcome. Adults 62 and under are $2. Children and seniors are $1. We will meet and check in at the office.
Tuesday, May 22
Elder Law Day
Saratoga Senior Center,
5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Herzog Law Firm. Come learn a wealth of valuable information from local area professionals on wills, trusts, scams, and more.
Free Body Shaping SculpSure® Event
Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC,
7 Wells Street, 3rd floor, Saratoga Springs
Steven Yarinsky, MD hosts a free open house for adults only. Body Contouring event featuring SculpSure® non-invasive laser body contouring that helps you slim your figure with FDA approved permanent fat reduction. You’ll learn about how SculpSure® works and how you can look your best for Spring and Summer fashions. You’ll see treatment demos, before and after photos and have a Free Consultation. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will receive special event-only pricing, raffle prizes and more! Visit www.yarinsky.com. Due to limited seating, R.S.V.P. is required by noon on Monday, May 21. RSVP call 518-583-4019
Science on Tap
Artisanal Brew Works,
41 Geyser Road, Saratoga Springs
Sustainable Saratoga, The Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College, and Artisanal Brew Works invite you to join us for the second in the series of Science on Tap – Saratoga Springs Chapter. Come to Artisanal Brew Works for delicious craft beer and informal talks and discussion led by regional scientists and researchers. Monthly talks will address a diverse array of contemporary scientific research topics and debates. Dr. Kurt Smemo from Skidmore’s Environmental Studies and Sciences Program will talk about “Forests, fungi, and climate: The Adirondacks as a model system.” Admission is free but tickets are required due to space limitations, www.sustainablesaratoga.org/science-on-tap.
Wednesday, May 23
Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship
Start point: 40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa
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
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu: Soup, antipasto salad, fettuccine alfredo, baked ziti, chicken riggies, meatballs, Italian sausage and peppers, garlic bread and butter, desserts, coffee, tea.
Donation requested: adults $12, seniors and military (active/retired w/ID Card) $11, children 5-12 $8, under 5 free. Take-outs $12. For more information call 518-584-2585.
Thursday, May 24
Korean War Veterans Luncheon
Ripe Tomato, Route 9, Saratoga Springs
We will be ordering off the menu. Hosts are Marion Crandall, Joan Hughes and Lois Miner. Please call your reservations in to Marian at 518-899-2506 or Lois at 518-695-3905 by May 22. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all welcome to attend. For any further information or to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. Annual dues for veterans are $10 and $5. for all others. New members are always welcome.
Monday, May 21
Parkinson’s Support Group
Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, Wesley Health Care Center,
156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611 or Kevin McCullough at 518-222-4247.
Wednesday, May 23
Meeting for Northside Seniors
133 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
3 – 4:30 p.m.
The Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee is initiating neighborhood meetings for seniors to come together to ask questions and discuss issues of concern. All seniors living in the neighborhood that is north of Church and Van Dam Streets and west of the arterial are invited.
Cancer Support Group
211 Church Street, 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 and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Free and open to all.