Friday, May 25
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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
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
Mineral Springs Tour
Saratoga Spa State Park,
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
Memorial Day – Free Entrée for Veterans/Military
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
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
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.
Thursday, May 31
Southern Saratoga Art Society
Clifton Park Senior Community Center,
6 Clifton Common Drive
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.