Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

June 1st – June 7th, 2018

Friday, June 1

Yard and Bake Sale
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 
729 Malta Ave. Extension, Malta Ridge

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
An ala carte lunch, featuring hot dogs, Nellie’s beans, chips and a beverage will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday only. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

The Last Circle of Ulysses Grant 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6 p.m.
Robert C. Conner, a former Grant Cottage Interpreter, will read from and discuss his spellbinding novel of Grant’s last days. For more events, visit www.northshire.com.

 

Saturday, June 2

Defensive Driving Class
First Baptist Church, 
45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee is $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 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.

Herb, Perennial Plant Sale
Corner of Bryan Street and East Avenue, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m.  – 1 p.m.
The Heritage Garden Club of Saratoga Springs is sponsoring a sale of herbs, perennials and more for the garden.  Located just off North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. There will be many varieties suited for zone 4 and other gardening items.

 

Sunday, June 3

Breakfast Buffet 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Route 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, sausage gravy and buiscuits, 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.

Documentary – “Reluctant Radical” 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 
624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs
2 p.m.
A compelling story of a man’s action to counter the threats posed by climate change. Free admission. For more information contact Eric Lawson, 518-587-0403

BUSK! 
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
2 – 6 p.m.
BUSK! is a spontaneous, outrageous, family-friendly event that offers something for everyone —  from local bands to magicians to spectacular circus artists and stunt performers. The free festival culminates in a “Best of BUSK!” evening cabaret for Orchard Project members and friends, featuring famed chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo, at Putnam Place, kicking off at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the 2018 BUSK! event will support children’s healthcare at Saratoga Hospital and increase awareness for the importance of pediatric emergency care.

Choral Service of Evensong for Corpus Christi 
Bethesda Church, 
Washington Street (near Broadway), Saratoga Springs
3 p.m.
The Schola Cantorum of Bethesda under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Sleezak and Organist, Farrel Goehring will be offering a program of pieces all composed by local organist and composer, Brian Hoffman. A reception will follow with an opportunity to meet the composer. 

 

Monday, June 4

Farmers’ Market at Mechanicville Library 
Mechanicville District Public Library,
190 N. Main Street Mechanicville
4 – 7 p.m.
The Mechanicville District Public Library has once again partnered with local farmers, makers, and organizations to provide an alternative place for neighboring residents to shop for healthy foods and handmade goods and support the local economy. The Market will be open Mondays, June 4 - September 24, from 4 - 7 p.m., rain or shine. Shoppers can look forward to familiar faces from 2017 as well as new participants such as the Boneyard Barkery, Willow Run Suds & Scents, Earthen Gold Farms, Onda Farm and more. Whether you’re picking up a few last-minute ingredients for dinner, looking for the freshest meat and produce, or handmade goods and gifts, we hope to see you Monday nights outside the Library. For more information call 518-664-4646. 

 

Tuesday, June 5

Woodcarvers Meeting
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 experienced woodcarvers. Both men and women in the group meet every Tuesday to carve everything from small boats, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman at the Community Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at 518-885-6740. If the schools are closed due to inclement weather the Center is closed also. Visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com.

 

Wednesday, June 6

9th Annual Golf Classic
McGregor Links, 
359 Northern Pines Road, Wilton
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Please join us for a wonderful morning of golf . Your participation as a golfer and/or sponsor will go directly towards supporting the Saratoga Center for the Family. Format – Four Person Scramble, includes 18 holes of golf with cart. Use of practice facilities, raffle, skills contests and door prizes. Men play from white tees, women play from red tees, seniors 70+ play from green tees. For more information: www.saratogacff.org/event/annual-golf-classic/- Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-golf-classic-tickets-43998440520 

Poetry Reading by Paul Pines 
Caffè Lena, 
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
Sign-ups 7 p.m.
An open reading will follow. The readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022, or visit, www.caffelena.org.

 

Thursday, June 7

18th Annual Hoffman Car Wash & Hoffman Jiffy Lube Golf Classic and Par-Tee
Saratoga National Golf Club, 
458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m.
Whether you know someone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) or just want to make a difference in their life, JDRF, formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, invites you to take part in this annual fundraiser. The event, which will take place rain or shine, will get underway at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch. Golfers will take to the course at 12:30 p.m. in a shotgun scramble. The day will conclude at 5:30 p.m. with an enjoyable Par-Tee. Evening Par-Tee tickets are $75 and include an exclusive evening soirée for golfers and guests featuring the ultimate Mazzone food and cocktail experience, live music by Erin Harkes, and one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including golf, travel, entertainment, jewelry, local experiences, and more! To register and learn more, visit www.jdrf-northeastern-ny.ejoinme.org/golfpartee or call Ellen Pickett 518-477-2873.

Ballston Area Senior Center Open House
Milton Community Center, 
510 Northline Road, Ballston Spa
11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a pot luck lunch and meet committee chairpersons.  Learn about the various programs and benefits this area senior group has to offer from exercise classes, dances, chorus, woodcarving to crafts, trips, pickin’ sessions and spontaneous activities. Because of limited space, RSVP by Monday, June 4 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Barb at 518-885-4229. 

17th Annual Flag Day Parade 
Route 50, Burnt Hills
7 p.m.
Sponsored by Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Business and Professional Association. Saluting the 100th Anniversary of the Burnt Hills Fire Department and featuring bands, floats, community groups, gorgeous vehicles, fire trucks, local VIPs and more. Preceded by Captain Community Human Services Route 50 Mile Race and followed by fireworks at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Middle School. Find out more by visting our Facebook.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, June 4

Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 
500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Noon 
Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and to make luncheon reservations.

Wednesday, June 6

The Wilton Heritage Society Meeting
The Meeting House, 
5 Parkhurst Road, Wilton
6 p.m.
The meeting begins with a potluck supper followed by the guest speaker who is Vince DeLuca, owner of Exit 15 Firewood, corner of Route 50 and Jones Road.  The business meeting will follow.

Thursday, June 7

Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Association Meeting
VFW Home,
Veterans Way, Saratoga Spring
1:30 p.m.
Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend.  Annual dues for veterans are $10, $5 for all others.  New members are always welcome.  For further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

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