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June 9

Friday, June 9 Fridays in the Garden Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave,

Friday, June 9

Fridays in the Garden

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa | 2:30 p.m. Mina Dunnam will present "Hear the Buzz: Launching a Pollinator Garden." This program will take place outside, in the beautiful gardens of Brookside Museum, weather permitting. As ever, questions and discussions about any aspect of gardening, historic or otherwise, will be welcome. The program is free and open to the public, but registration and donations are greatly appreciated! https://brooksidemuseum.org/event/friday-in-the-flowers-hear-the-buzz-launching-a-pollinator-garden/

Indoor and Outdoor Yard Sale and Indoor Bake Sale ?

Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave Extension, Malta | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special note: For the last 2 hours on Saturday June 10, (Noon to 2 p.m.) fill a paper grocery bag with Yard Sale items for $5! For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

New History Exhibit Opening Reception

Saratoga Springs History Museum, Canfield Casino, Congress Park, 1 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 p.m. A new exhibit "First Saratogians: The Indigenous Peoples of the Saratoga Springs Region," in partnership with Ndakinna Education Center, examining the history of Native Americans in the local area from prehistoric times through today, using hundreds of artifacts and photographs to tell the story. Silent Auction, Beer & Wine Cash Bar (ticket includes 1 drink), and Catered Food Stations. History Museum Members $40, Non-Members $50, all proceeds benefit the History Museum. Tickets: saratogahistory.org/events 518-584-6920.

Saturday, June 10

Chickens, Ducks, and Rabbits... oh my!

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 8:30 a.m. The Milton Grange will be sponsoring a talk about growing your own food. Nicolina Forti of Cornell Cooperative extension will go over the basics for each animal and help you understand what is needed to be successful in these projects. This is one of an on-going series of lectures and classes that promotes a "Rural lifestyle" brought to you by the Milton Grange and Brookside Museum. Breakfast will be available. RSVP is requested by calling Mary Ann Becker at 518-885-6606 by June 9th.

10th Annual Plant Sale

Italian American Center, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. The Heritage Garden Club of Saratoga Springs 10th Annual Plant Sale. Perennial plants as well as a variety of herbs and garden decor will be available for sale until sold out. New members are always welcome you don't have to have a green thumb to belong! Meetings are held at noon the second Monday of every month (except July and August) at the Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Street, Saratoga Springs. For information call 518 495–6309.

Plant Sale

Dockstader Recreation Park, Galway Town Pavilion, 5078 Sacandaga Rd., Galway | 9 a.m. – Noon. Hosted by Glenville Hills Garden Club of Saratoga County. Plant list will be available prior to the sale at The Glenville Hills Garden Club on Facebook. Cash only.

Perennial Plants Plus Sale

48 Chapman St., Ballston Spa | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Ballston Spa House & Garden Club is holding its yearly sale. This sale offers a wide variety of perennials from member gardens as well as annuals, herbs, vegetable plants and other garden related items. The event is a club-wide fundraiser to support the ongoing renewal and beautification projects of the village public gardens and programs for youth including camp scholarships. Educational materials on current gardening topics will be available. For more information on the BSH&GC and for membership opportunities, contact club resident, Linda Fay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website www.bshgc.org/contact.html

Defensive Driving Class

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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 per person. Bring a friend fee is $30 each. Portion of fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is optional. Class size is limited.

One Room School House ?

24 Old Daketown Road, Middle Grove | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Town of Greenfield Historical Society will be having the Daketown School #8 open for visitors. See the way communities set their schools up for their children to learn. Learn about the teacher's box of books, see the black boards with proper cursive writing for that era. Have a seat in one of the many types of school desk. You can even ring the teachers bell to call class back in session. Learn about some of the games that kids would have played. And kids favorite place to tour, the outhouse. The event is free.

Brandtville Boogie: Walking Tour ?

Tour starts: 29 Doten Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. The Saratoga Springs History Museum presents "Brandtville Boogie," a fun, family-friendly walking tour where guests will learn about the oldest homes in the neighborhood and find interesting remnants of this historically African American rural community dating to the late 1800s. Led by History Museum Board member Carol Daggs, a descendant of the original Brandtville residents and author of "Saratoga Soul Brandtville Blues." Tickets are $15 for History Museum members, $25 for non-members – more info at saratogahistory.org/events. 518-584-6920

Round Lake House and Garden Tour

Various locations in Round Lake | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. a tour of houses and gardens in Round Lake Village will benefit the historic Round Lake Auditorium. Included are tiny cottages, large Victorian era and brand-new custom homes. We are featuring homes that have had recent renovation/construction/restoration projects. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased in advance at RoundLakeAuditorium.org or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

54th Annual Elks Flag Day Parade ?

Broadway from Rote 50 to Congress Park | Noon. Saratoga – Wilton elks Lodge # 161. A celebration of sight and sound.

Saratoga Federal's Family & Community Day ?

The wind-Chill Factory, 3 Trieble Ave., Ballston Spa | Noon – 4 p.m. Saratoga Federal is hosting a Family & Community Day to members and residents of the local community. You are invited to join us and as we kick off the summer season and another great year. Plus, receive a $25 Wind-Chill Factory Gift Card for opening an account. Enjoy a round of mini golf, lunch, or ice cream on us.

Staff will be onsite at the Wind-Chill Factory from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. to answer questions and open accounts. Plus, there is no minimum balance required when opening an account at the event! Saratoga Federal has been providing financial services to the community since 1945 and is open to all individuals who live, work, or attend school in Saratoga County. We hope to see you there! Details available at www.saratogafcu.org/windchill.

Sunday, June 11

Breakfast Buffet ?

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa | 8 – 11 a.m. will host an all you can eat Breakfast Buffet. The menu will include Pancakes and Sausage, French Toast, Eggs made to order, World Famous Omelets, Home Fries, Toast, Coffee, and Juice. Adults $9. Seniors $8 and Kids $5 (cash only). All are welcome.

10th Annual Beekman Street Art Fair ?

Beekman St., Saratoga Springs |10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Beekman Street Art Fair, Saratoga's ever-popular kick-off to summer is celebrating 10 years of bringing artists, neighbors, and visitors together in a festive art and music filled environment. The 2023 fair features artists tents, entertainment coordinated by the Ballston Spa Community Band, culinary venues, and street performers. And thanks to CDTA, fairgoers can easily get to and from the fair via a free shuttle bus running from the Saratoga Casino to Beekman and Grand Ave.

The Ballston Spa Birdhouse Festival ?

Various locations in Downtown Ballston Spa | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rain date is June 18. A huge event, with over 1000 birdhouses decorating the village of Ballston Spa. It will be a huge draw for people all over the capital region. Original and handmade artwork.

Fundraiser for USMC ?

#420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1 – 6 p.m. Join us for Music Karoke, raffles, corn hole, horse shoes, 50/50 and much more! Food includes, sausage with peppers and onions, Italian baked ziti, soup and more, prepared by Green Acres Tavern. Cash bar will be available. For more information or donate a basket to raffle, call Janice Bravo at 518-419-4723. 100% of money raised goes to the Marine Corps League.

15th Annual Jewish Women's Gala

The Hyatt Place, Clifton Park | 5 p.m. The festival begins with the Annual Jewish Women's Gala with guest speaker Elisheva Liberman, a gourmet dinner and raffle auction. The Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival launches its 11th season this summer with a series of programs by Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park, Congregation Shaara Tfille of Saratoga Springs, Chabad of Saratoga, Chabad of Clifton Park, and Temple Sinai. Offerings to the public will run through August and include concerts, plays, lectures, films, discussions, and outdoor family events. The festival concludes August 22 with Klezmer and Kugel. For more information, visit www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org.

Monday, June 12

Minecraft Monday ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

In-Person, Kids in grades 4-8, join us in the computer lab to play Minecraft Education Edition. Each meeting of Minecraft Monday, we will work on a different challenge together in either creative or survival mode. Please register online. www.sspl.org

Tuesday, June 13

Congress Park History Tours

Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. learn about the fascinating history of "The Queen of Spas" with a leisurely walk thru Congress Park. Hours are held Tuesday – Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $20. Children under 12 free.

Wednesday, June 14

Sauté Chicken & Sausage Dinner Take-out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Sauté Chicken, Sausage, in a Pink Sauce over Linguini, tossed salad, garlic toast. $15 per dinner. (cash only).

Green Drinks

The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. A "green gathering" for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Green Drinks - Saratoga Springs is held monthly. While this is a networking event, solicitation is not allowed.

Making Full and Low/No Sugar Jam

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High St., Ballston Spa | 6 - 8 p.m. In person or online via Zoom. Learn how to make a strawberry full sugar, low sugar, or no sugar jam, plus freezer jam; a no cook recipe great for kids that requires no canning equipment. This class will cover the basics of canning in a boiling water bath or steam canner, including equipment needed. Includes demonstrations and hands-on experience. Fee: $15. Call CCE at 518-885-8995 to register.

Flag Day Parade ?

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m. Join us as we celebrate this special day to give thanks to those who have served or sacrificed their lives to protect the land we love and the flag we so proudly display in our homes and communities.

The Constitution is the Solution

Belanger Blue Barn, 133 Brookline Rd., Ballston Spa | 6:30 – 9 p.m. Fixing America starts with education. The John Birch Society has a new series of DVDs for you to learn how the Constitution was intended to secure rights, not to enable the federal government to those rights. You’re invited to attend a six-part workshop based on these DVDs that will provide you with a practical, common sense understanding of how the Constitution was intended to limit the government, not the citizens. Next sessions are June 21 and 28. Call or text Howard Vics for information and registration 518-368-4546. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, June 15

Candidate Forum

Zoom Presentation | 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. The League. Of Women Voters Saratoga County will hold a Candidate Forum featuring the two candidates in the Democratic Party Primary for mayor of city of Saratoga springs on June 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. The event will be live streamed. On zoom webinar. Go to our website www.lwvsaratoga.org/candidates to get the link. The Forum will also be available after the event on the LWVSC youtube channel. Questions from the public should be submitted by June 9th to both candidates, Ronald J. Kim and Christian E Mathieson to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Mayor in the subject line. Questions should be addressed to both candidates, represent a broad range of topics, and not contain personal attacks.