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EDITOR’S NOTE: This calendar is being regularly updated to reflect all event cancellations and postponements. However, it is recommended that readers contact event organizers before they attend. For the most updated version of the calendar, please visit saratogian.com.

Saturday, March 27

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER: South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, located at 15 Maplewood Parkway is having a Chicken & Biscuit Drive-thru Dinner on Saturday, March 27th from 4:30-6 pm. This dinner will be a drive-thru/pick-up dinner, we will not be serving sit down meals inside. Dinners will be bagged and delivered to your car. We will have Chicken & gravy w/veggies, biscuit, soup and Homemade Dessert. We will not be able to take special requests. Dinners will be $12. We will be taking pre-orders and we are also offering delivery service. Our phone # is 518-793-1152.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: St Luke’s Recovery Resource Center Speaker Series presents “Gone but Not Forgotten: Grieving death through the disease of addiction” Saturday, March 27, 4 pm Eucharist, 5pm BYO Bag Dinner, 5:30pm Speaker Series, Memorial Candle Lighting, Encouraging Families of Loss. Turning Pain into Purpose, Heartache to healing, Stigma into Understanding. Speakers: Julie Brennan, MC, Susan Hayes-Masa ~ Not in Vain/Megan’s Story & Advocacy, Ken & Maureen Provost/ RAIS ~ Comfort & Healing through Purpose, Dcn Lynne Curtis ~ Walking through the Grief Process. Facebook Livestream. St Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, NY. www.stlukesonthehill.org. 518.664.4834.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at The Church at Newtown Road, located at 142 LowerNewtown Rd. in Waterford. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

SARATOGA STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM: Join us for the Saratoga Stress Reduction Program, an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course taught by Selma Nemer, PhD, and Pierre Zimmerman, MS, in which students learn mindfulness-based meditation as a practice for growth and healing. Our credentialed instructors have taught locally, nationally, and internationally for over 10 years. We have taught over 100 classes in Saratoga with over 3000 graduates. Classes are offered eight Saturday mornings at 8:30-10:00am for our Spring online session beginning March 27. Class size is limited and we accept some insurances. For more information or to register, please call our offices at 581-3180 ext. 300 or 307. You can also visit our website: www.saratogastressreduction.com.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY EVENT: The Capital District Genealogical Society cordially invites you to join us Saturday March 27, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. via Zoom for A National Genealogical Society Quarterly Case Study: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition. Speaker LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is a trustee and current president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. The speaker will provide information needed to make sound decisions on when DNA tests can or should be used in genealogical research, and how to meet the DNA-specific genealogy standards for accuracy and completeness. The lecture will include an overview of available direct-to-consumer tests, a discussion of the elements of a targeted testing plan, and information about analyzing DNA test results. This will be a Zoom meeting. There is a 100 person limit. Registration is free and will open to the public approximately Mar 16, 2021. See our website under meetings and events. Please join us! This session will not be recorded. www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org.

Sunday, March 28

BOOK DISCUSSION: Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion – Sunday, March 28, 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Hosted on Zoom by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Call or use the Contact us form at www.newthoughtnewyork.org for Meeting ID and discussion questions. For more information, visit our meetup.com group, Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.

SLOW ROLL: A “Slow Roll” is a leisurely bike ride around Saratoga Springs with a group of bike enthusiasts while remaining socially distant and COVID conscious. You will see parts of Saratoga you may not have in a while and enjoy the company of others you love the outdoors and biking! The ride will be guided by Bikeatoga looping through quiet and safe neighborhood streets. The pace will be suitable for families too! The winter “Slow Rolls” will last approximately 1 hour. Remember to dress warmly and wear a mask. Rides are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month for 2021, held in participation with Bikeatoga, Bicycle Benefits, Impressions of Saratoga, Dark Horse Mercantile and Palette. Events start at 1 p.m. at Palette, 493 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

FAMOUS LADIES TEA: Celebrate Women’s History Month and support literacy programs in Rensselaer County and Albany County at the all-virtual Famous Ladies’ Tea, Sunday, March 28, 1:00-4:00p.m. Local actresses will portray ten notable women including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Temple Black, Anne LaBastille, and Doris Day. Raffle tickets are available in advance. Single tickets to the virtual Famous Ladies’ Tea with lunch are $45. Boxed lunches (to be picked up 3/27) will include three mini croissant sandwiches (chicken salad, egg salad, ham and gruyere) with a side order of Chef salad. Tickets without lunch are $30. A box of tea-themed cookies can be purchased for $20. Payment is required in advance, online at www.lvorc.org or by check to Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County, 65 First Street, Troy, NY 12180. A link to the event will be sent to registered guests. For more information, call (518) 244-4650 or visit www.lvorc.org.

Monday, March 29

FARMLAND ACCESS WORKSHOP: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and Saratoga PLAN have collaborated to bring a series of three free Farmland Access Workshops. Designed for farmland owners and those looking to purchase farmland or diversify their farming operation, the virtual classes will be held on March 22, March 29, and April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The series will kick off with Farmland Leasing presented by Nicole Tommell, Agricultural Business Management Specialist of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Learn how to craft agricultural leases that work for both landowners and tenants. The second class is Welcoming the Public with Sarah Miller, Attorney at Hodgeson & Russ LLP. This hour and a half will focus on legal considerations to explore when welcoming the public onto your farm. To close the series Dustin Lewis of Saratoga County Soil and Water Conservation District along with Jessica Holmes and Nicolina Foti of CCE Saratoga present Farmland Evaluation. In this workshop, participants will learn how to find the best fit between agricultural land and farm operation. The workshops are free and open to all. To register, please contact Nicolina Foti, CCE Saratoga Agricultural Coordinator, at [email protected] or call the office 518-885-8995. To learn more about other events offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, please visit ccesaratoga.org and for more information on Saratoga PLAN and their work, visit www.saratogaplan.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Greenfield Community Center, located at 25 Wilton Rd. in Greenfield. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, March 30

FROG WATCH: On Tuesday, March 30th, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and Up Yonda Farm will be holding a joint virtual training session for people who are interested in becoming FrogWatch USA™ Volunteers. FrogWatch USA™ is a frog and toad volunteer monitoring program with over ten years of data collection on record. It is a great opportunity for volunteers to get involved in their community to collect and report information about wetlands and frog and toad populations in the United States and to be a part of a nationwide program where participants learn and practice science while developing a closer relationship with the natural environment. Anyone can volunteer and you do not have to be a frog or toad expert to make an important contribution! All you need is an interest in learning about frogs and toads, the commitment to learn and identify their distinct calls, and the ability to make several evening visits to a local wetland. The training session will be held via Zoom Meeting from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Registration is required as there are materials that we must prepare for each registrant. For more information or to register for this virtual training, please contact the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at [email protected].

VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. March 30 — Value of the Arts, by Diane Bargiel, Humanities Division Chair and Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Adirondack. April 6 — The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime & the Mafia in the Spa City, by Gregory Veitch, author and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police and adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

Wednesday, March 31

MEATLOAF DINNER: Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Meatloaf Dinner for curbside pick up Wednesday, March 24, 4:30-6 pm. Call 518-584-2585 Monday or Tuesday between 10am-noon to place an order. Menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2 is $25. Cash only.

CLIMATE CHANGE TALK: The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will host a virtual conversation with Congressman Paul Tonko and a panel of student activists on Climate Change: Solutions from the National to Local Level. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 31 from 6:45 to 8:30 and will be moderated by Professor Anne Ernst, Environmental Studies and Sciences at Skidmore College. Congressman Paul Tonko will discuss the actions and goals of the federal government in regard to climate change in the current administration, followed by a panel of youth activists discussing local initiatives. This online presentation is open to the public via Zoom is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Sustainable Saratoga. Please register in advance by going to the League website, http://www.lwvsaratoga.org and go to Events. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.

Thursday, April 1

VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

Friday, April 2

GOOD FRIDAY FISH FRY: Takeout Fish Fry- Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa, will host a Fish Fry on Friday, April 2 from 11:00am to 7:00pm. The menu will include Fish Fry, Fries and Coleslaw. The cost is $10 (cash only). To place your order call 518-885-1149 or simply email [email protected]. Advanced orders are strongly encouraged by 4/1. Additional quantities available at the door while supplies last. Proceeds support Elks Charities. Ballston Spa Elks will proudly make a donation to the Union Fire Station while their annual Fish Fry is on hold this year.

FISH FRY: Knights of Columbus #246, located at 50 Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs, will be hosting a Fundraiser Takeout Fish Fry each Friday in Lent, beginning Feb. 19 through April 2, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The menu will include Fried or Baked Haddock – $14.00; Fried Clam Strips – $12.00 (these meals come with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce, and Cocktail Sauce); Shrimp Salad Special (comes with French Fries and Cole Slaw), Homemade Macaroni and Cheese – $5.00; New England and Manhattan Clam Chowder – $7.00 (pint) or $13.00 (quart); Side of French Fries – $3.00; and Dessert – $2.00. Orders will be taken by calling 518-584-8547 each week prior to the event on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, beginning at 1:00 and will continue through until 4:00, with the exception of Fridays, which will continue right up until the event or we run out of food. Pickup starts at 5:00 and every 15 minutes thereafter. You are welcome to come into the building with a mask, or you may call from the parking lot upon your arrival with a description of your vehicle and your meal will be brought out to you. The meal is open to the public and, as usual, we thank you for your continued support of our events through these challenging times.

FAMILY FUN EQUINE TRIVIA: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2 at the Marriott Courtyard, located at 11 Excelsior Ave. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 2 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu includes but not limited to : Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Buffalo Shrimp, Chowder, ask about our extra’s and beverages. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.

LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.

TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 p.m. This is your chance to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Monday, April 5

ZUMBA CLASS: April 5-May 24 6:15pm-7:15pm, New Zumba Class at the Malta Community Center. Do you want to get fit for the summer? Take a fun fitness class and move to music from around the world. Zumba Dance Fitness with Cathy Kopa welcomes all levels, no experience needed, modifications shown. To sign up go to www.maltaparksrec.com.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at the Ballston Spa Elks, located at 10 Hamilton Place in Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BOOK CLUB MEETING: Monday, April 5 at 1 pm : Stillwater Public Library presents Book Talk – Read what you like and share! (held at American Legion Post 490). More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Tuesday, April 6

BROOKS BBQ: The Saratoga Automobile Museum will host another fundraising event with the Oneonta based Brooks House of BBQ on Tuesday, April 6 with pickup hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. here at the museum, located in Saratoga Spa State Park. As part of the museum’s ongoing community outreach, in response to the global pandemic, patrons of the Museum’s fundraiser are encouraged to purchase additional chicken or rib dinners for Shelters of Saratoga. These dinners will be delivered to Shelters of Saratoga the evening of the event to support their important mission. To learn more, or to pre-order, please visit: saratogaautomuseum.org/events/2021/4/6/brooks-bbq.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 6 — The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime & the Mafia in the Spa City, by Gregory Veitch, author and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police and adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

Wednesday, April 7

GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.

FARMLAND ACCESS WORKSHOP: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and Saratoga PLAN have collaborated to bring a series of three free Farmland Access Workshops. Designed for farmland owners and those looking to purchase farmland or diversify their farming operation, the virtual classes will be held on March 22, March 29, and April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The series will kick off with Farmland Leasing presented by Nicole Tommell, Agricultural Business Management Specialist of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Learn how to craft agricultural leases that work for both landowners and tenants. The second class is Welcoming the Public with Sarah Miller, Attorney at Hodgeson & Russ LLP. This hour and a half will focus on legal considerations to explore when welcoming the public onto your farm. To close the series Dustin Lewis of Saratoga County Soil and Water Conservation District along with Jessica Holmes and Nicolina Foti of CCE Saratoga present Farmland Evaluation. In this workshop, participants will learn how to find the best fit between agricultural land and farm operation. The workshops are free and open to all. To register, please contact Nicolina Foti, CCE Saratoga Agricultural Coordinator, at [email protected] or call the office 518-885-8995. To learn more about other events offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, please visit ccesaratoga.org and for more information on Saratoga PLAN and their work, visit www.saratogaplan.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, located at 175 Fifth Ave. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, April 8

STEAM TIME: Stillwater Public Library presents STEAM Time on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6:30pm. Students in grade 3 and up can sign in to Zoom. What better way to try something new and exercise those brains! Supplies needed April 8: a clear cup, a piece of cardboard big enough to cover it, and 3 pennies. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at Starpoint Church, located at 410 21st Century Park Dr. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, April 9

TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 p.m. This is your chance to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the American Legion located at 34 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, April 10

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS: On Saturday April, 10th 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave. , Saratoga Springs. 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 required & your temperature will be taken upon entry. Class size is limited.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at the Charlton Fire Department, located at 677 Charlton Rd., Ballston Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, April 11

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe announces auditions for Robin Hood. Auditioning children (ages 10+), teens and adults, Sunday April 11 from 2:00pm-4:00pm or Monday April 12 from 6:00pm-8:30pms at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Especially needed: Teen and adult men! Auditions will be scheduled in small groups and by appointment only. All Covid-19 protocols will be explained when requesting your appointment. Rehearsals will begin April 19 and run most Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons until performances. Performances are tentatively slated over two weekends, June 12 & 13 and June 19 & 20, subject to Covid-19 limitations at the time. Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director at [email protected] or (518) 899-4411 x305 to schedule your audition appointment or for additional information.

MONTHLY BREAKFAST: The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, located at 123 Route 32 in Victory Mills, invites all to join us at our monthly breakfast (Newly constructed addition to clubhouse ) on Sunday April 11,2021 starting at 8:00AM through 11:00AM. Menu: Eggs cooked to order, Bacon, Sausage, Toast ( White or Wheat ), Pancakes ( Regular, Blueberry, Buckwheat, Apple Cinnamon ), French Toast, Home Fries, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate. Cost: $8.00 Adult, $4.00 Child. Everyone will be welcome to join us. 695-3917.

Monday, April 12

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe announces auditions for Robin Hood. Auditioning children (ages 10+), teens and adults, Sunday April 11 from 2:00pm-4:00pm or Monday April 12 from 6:00pm-8:30pms at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Especially needed: Teen and adult men! Auditions will be scheduled in small groups and by appointment only. All Covid-19 protocols will be explained when requesting your appointment. Rehearsals will begin April 19 and run most Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons until performances. Performances are tentatively slated over two weekends, June 12 & 13 and June 19 & 20, subject to Covid-19 limitations at the time. Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director at [email protected] or (518) 899-4411 x305 to schedule your audition appointment or for additional information.

BOOK CLUB MEETING: Monday, April 12 at 4:00 pm – Stillwater Public Library presents Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Any student who has read the book can join Michele on Zoom to discuss it and share their love of creepy things. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

BOOK CLUB MEETING: Monday, April 12 at 7:00pm: Stillwater Public Library presents Charlie’s Non-Fiction Book Club – The First Muslim by Lesley Hazleton (held at the Stillwater Area Community Center) More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Tuesday, April 13

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

LIBRARY MEETING: ​Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm: Stillwater Public Library Trustees Meeting (held at Stillwater Town Hall) More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Wednesday, April 14

GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.

LIBRARY MEETING: ​Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm: Stillwater Public Library Friends’ of the Library meeting (held at the Stillwater Area Community Center) More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Friday, April 16

TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 p.m. This is your chance to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Saturday, April 17

MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.

Sunday, April 18

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Tuesday, April 20

ROCHMON RECORD CLUB: After a year of virtual concerts, Caffe’ Lena has been given the green light to open their doors to the public at limited capacity! Join us on April 20th for our first in person Rochmon Record Club since the lockdown began! On Tuesday April 20th The Rochmon Record Club will meet to listen and learn about Hall and Oates – Greatest Hits Part 1 “All Killer, No Filler”. Daryl Hall and John Oates are one of the most successful writing duos in music history. In a not surprisingly easy playlist to curate, Rochmon will play, show pictures, and tell stories about 11 of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ Top 40 Hits from 1973, with “She’s Gone”, to 1980, with “Kiss On My List” and “You Make My Dreams”. Hall and Oates provided an amazing soundtrack that was ever present on Radio and MTV! There will be trivia! A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, songs and the stories that went into the making of this classic album. By listening together, we get to hear the music again for the first time. It will be great to have you on Zoom or in Person, everyone should do what they are comfortable with. Currently Caffe Lena cannot offer refreshments. Your mask must be worn at all times. You cannot bring food or drink with you. Full Safety Protocols will be delivered with your e-ticket. Please read them carefully. One ticket provides seating for one person. If you are purchasing a single ticket be expected to potentially share a table. We look forward to having a live audience again! Due to limited in person capacity of 24, we will also be streaming the show on Zoom. You can register for the Zoom Stream online Zoom registration is free and per-device. More information is availabl;e online at www.facebook.com/RochmonRecordClub.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, located at 2024 Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

BOOK CLUB MEETING: Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00pm: Stillwater Public Library presents Evening Book Club – The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty (held at American Legion Post 490) More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Wednesday, April 21

GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.

Thursday, April 22

STEAM TIME: Stillwater Public Library presents STEAM Time on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6:30pm. Students in grade 3 and up can sign in to Zoom. What better way to try something new and exercise those brains! Supplies needed April 22: a piece of paper and a pencil. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at the Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, April 23

TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 p.m. This is your chance to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at Saratoga Regional YMCA Wilton Branch, located at 20 Old Gick Rd. in Wilton. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at Quad, located at 56 Duplainville Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, April 24

SARATOGA ELKS AUXILIARY CRAFT & GARAGE SALE: Our change to the Monthly Sale was a hit last Fall, so we have decided to have more outside sales on Saturday, April 24 from 11-3 pm and Saturday, May 22 from 11-3 pm. We will again hold the sale in the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club parking lot on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 30 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, and friends to meet. We offer household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, fabrics, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, food treats, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. An 8 foot table is just $15; call Linda at (518) 289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s). You may bring folding chairs for your convenience. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed; people must wear masks and adhere to socially distancing guidelines. Tables are placed 6 foot apart with ample distancing in front of tables. Rain dates are Sunday, April 25 and Sunday, May. 23.

CAR SHOW: The Annual Lil’ Sugar Dust Off Car Show will take place on Saturday April 24th from 9 AM until 3 PM. The show takes place in the Hadley Town park on Stoney Creek Road in Hadley New York. The car show is held in conjunction with the “Maple in April” Festival. All makes/models of cars and trucks are welcome. Vehicle registration fee is $15.00 and enters the participant in a drawing to win $100.00! Proceeds of the show help fund an annual scholarship at the Hadley-Luzerne High School. No pre-registration. Spectators are free.

HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR: Lansingburgh Historical Society will host a very popular historical walking tour again, as requested by many. The tour will be given by Michael Barrett at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Lansingburgh pre-dates Troy with the settlement starting before 1740 and the founding of Abraham Lansing’s village “New City” in 1771. Several pre-revolutionary buildings are still standing including the Revolutionary War Hospital. Also featured are several industries and old homes including those of Herman Melville and President Chester Arthur. You will meet Michael at the Melville House, 2 114th St., Troy, NY 12182. Reservations are limited and go FAST! Make your reservation by calling John or Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295. Mail check for $15.00 to Lansingburgh Historical Society, P.O. Box 219, Troy, NY 12182 to be received no later than 4-17-2021. Mask wearing and social distancing will be required.

Sunday, April 25

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

SLOW ROLL: A “Slow Roll” is a leisurely bike ride around Saratoga Springs with a group of bike enthusiasts while remaining socially distant and COVID conscious. You will see parts of Saratoga you may not have in a while and enjoy the company of others you love the outdoors and biking! The ride will be guided by Bikeatoga looping through quiet and safe neighborhood streets. The pace will be suitable for families too! The winter “Slow Rolls” will last approximately 1 hour. Remember to dress warmly and wear a mask. Rides are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month for 2021, held in participation with Bikeatoga, Bicycle Benefits, Impressions of Saratoga, Dark Horse Mercantile and Palette. Events start at 1 p.m. at Palette, 493 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Tuesday, April 27

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, April 28

GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.

Friday, April 30

TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 p.m. This is your chance to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu or by calling the library at (518) 664-6255.

Sunday, May 2

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Saturday, May 8

HORSE TACK SWAP MEET: To celebrate the completion of the new Horse Arena the Washington County Fairgrounds will be kicking off the 2021 season with a Horse Tack Swap Meet on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Many have spent 2020 organizing barns, attics, and basements, now take the final step and get rid of all of your gently used horse-related tack and equipment! Businesses and Non-Profits with equine-related business and services are welcome to apply for booth space as well. Booth Spaces are $10.00 for a 10×10 booth – set up a table or bring your horse trailer or truck to display your items for sale. Booth signs ups are available on the Washington County Fairground website or by calling the Fairgrounds at 518-692-2464. Throughout the day equine demonstrations on equine care and equine-related events presented by the Washington County Draft Animal Association and the Tri-State Liberty Club will be happening throughout the grounds. Whether you have been around horses your whole life or just getting started this event is sure to have something for everyone!

Sunday, May 9

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Sunday, May 16

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Saturday, May 22

SARATOGA ELKS AUXILIARY CRAFT & GARAGE SALE: Our change to the Monthly Sale was a hit last Fall, so we have decided to have more outside sales. Saturday, May 22 from 11-3 pm. We will again hold the sale in the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club parking lot on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 30 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, and friends to meet. We offer household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, fabrics, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, food treats, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. An 8 foot table is just $15; call Linda at (518) 289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s). You may bring folding chairs for your convenience. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed; people must wear masks and adhere to socially distancing guidelines. Tables are placed 6 foot apart with ample distancing in front of tables. Rain date is Sunday, May. 23.

Sunday, May 23

ALBANY RECORD RIOT: The Albany Record Riot returns to Ramada Plaza Albany, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. inAlbany, for another round of mad vinyl digging! Over 50 tables of LPs, CDs & 45s, dealers from all over the northeast. Due to COVID restrictions, we’ll be limiting the number of people in the room, masks will be required, free hand sanitizer & masks at the door. $10 early admission at 8 AM, $3 starts at 10 AM. Great family fun! Stay tuned for more info at www.facebook.com/recordriots.

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Monday, May 24

SPRING FEVER GOLF TOURNAMENT: Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, which raises money for women and girls both locally and globally, will host a Spring Fever Golf Tournament on Monday, May 24 at Saratoga National Golf Club, with consecutive tee times starting at 7:45 a.m. The cost is $250/per golfer and the ticket includes access to the driving range, golf cart, light breakfast, lunch and a sit-down dinner (to-go option available). Additional information about the event and sponsorship can be found online at https://soroptimistsaratoga.org/springfever.

Sunday, May 30

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Saturday, June 5

CRAFT FAIR: The Saratoga County History Center is thrilled to announce a county-wide craft fair! The family-friendly free event will be held at beautiful Brookside Museum on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10am to 3pm. Guests will be able to shop a wide variety of locally handcrafted collectibles, antiques, and farm products. Moreover, the event is juried, and vendors will be judged on their originality, creativity, and craftsmanship. No mass-produced or commercially-made items will be permitted. Thus, this is a terrific opportunity for New Yorkers to sample and appreciate the best of upstate artisans, farmers, and culinarians. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. Brookside Museum is located at 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa. Please see the SCHC website (www.brooksidemuseum.org) and our social media accounts (@SaratogaCoHistory) for news and announcements. Please contact Beth Silvestri for more information: (518) 885-4000 or [email protected].

RUN FOR WOMEN: POSTPONED – Officials at the Freihofer’s Run for Women (FRW) today announced that the event’s 43rd edition, which was originally set for Saturday, June 5, has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 25 in downtown Albany. The event will feature an in-person 5K, Junior 3K and Kids’ Run featuring CDC- and New York state-mandated safety measures. Virtual options will also be offered for both the 5K and Junior 3K. Registration for the event will open late spring at freihofersrun.com. With the Run for Women pushed off until later this year, organizers plan to shift the start of the event’s popular Training Challenge from Monday, March 22 to Monday, July 12. The program is an 11-week program for runners of all abilities. It follows a beginner’s 5K training plan and features small groups led by mentors, as well as a virtual option. For more information, visit freihofersrun.com. From the home page, you can also link to the event’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Sunday, June 6

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Tuesday, June 8

ARTS TOWN HALL: The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission, in partnership with Skidmore College, invites the community to the first in a series of four quarterly town hall style discussions with local arts leaders. The Arts Commission is excited to present information about our city’s vital and vibrant cultural landscape, and to provide an open dialogue with its leaders. Two more Saratoga Springs Arts Town Halls are scheduled for 2021. June 8: Creative Collaborations moderated by Ian Berry, Dayton Director, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Sept. 14: Public Art moderated by Belinda Colon, Director of Spring Street Gallery. Zoom link: https://skidmore.zoom.us/j/94553329121. The online talk is free and open to all.

Saturday, June 12

BALLSTON SPA FARMERS MARKET: The 2021 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), will run from June 12 through September 30, 2021. The markets will be held on Thursdays from 3-6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm and will have a new location on the grounds of the historic Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street in the Village of Ballston Spa. The new location is an easy stroll from the market’s previous location in Wiswall Park, with more available parking as well as proximity to Old Iron Spring Park and the Thursday evening summer concerts. The markets have been serving the local community since 2003. Our mission is to bring together producers and consumers and to promote locally created products. The market will be conducted in accordance with any continuing COVID-related guidelines that may still be in place, as directed by NYS Ag & Markets. We were able to successfully hold our full season in 2020 as an essential business under strict guidelines. Vendors will be properly spaced. Like grocery stores, masks will be required for vendors and customers and social distancing will be implemented. Hand sanitizer will be available for customers and vendors. Customers are encouraged to shop individually. The market is now accepting vendors for the 2021 season. New and returning vendors can apply online at https://www.ballston.org/category/farmers-market/. Customer admission to the market is free. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page and at ballston.org.

Sunday, June 13

VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, Fourth annual Vendor/Craft Fair at Bob’s Trees, located at 1227 W Galway Rd., Hagaman. Join us to see local crafters and shop small! Also check out our food and beverage trucks! More information is available online at https://www.facebook.com/BobsTrees.

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Sunday, June 20

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Sunday, June 27

DHARMA MEDITATION: On Sunday, April 11 Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman returns to an in person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held Sundays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Pierre by emailing [email protected] 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Dharma Meditation includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. This is a sitting meditation for 25 minutes with a silent break allowing people to stretch, followed by a second sitting, introduced by a brief talk. A discussion on the topic and some insights and reflections about the nature and commonality of our basic humanity is shared by attendees. This meditation is open to beginners and/or those who have been meditating for a while. This group has been ongoing 10+ years. Pre-registration is required. More information is available online at www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Thursday, Sept. 2

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Friday, Sept. 3

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Saturday, Sept. 4

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Sunday, Sept. 5

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Monday, Sept. 6

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

ARTS TOWN HALL: The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission, in partnership with Skidmore College, invites the community to the first in a series of four quarterly town hall style discussions with local arts leaders. The Arts Commission is excited to present information about our city’s vital and vibrant cultural landscape, and to provide an open dialogue with its leaders. One more Saratoga Springs Arts Town Halls is scheduled for 2021. Sept. 14: Public Art moderated by Belinda Colon, Director of Spring Street Gallery. Zoom link: https://skidmore.zoom.us/j/94553329121. The online talk is free and open to all.

Saturday, Sept. 25

RUN FOR WOMEN: Officials at the Freihofer’s Run for Women (FRW) today announced that the event’s 43rd edition, which was originally set for Saturday, June 5, has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 25 in downtown Albany. The event will feature an in-person 5K, Junior 3K and Kids’ Run featuring CDC- and New York state-mandated safety measures. Virtual options will also be offered for both the 5K and Junior 3K. Registration for the event will open late spring at freihofersrun.com. With the Run for Women pushed off until later this year, organizers plan to shift the start of the event’s popular Training Challenge from Monday, March 22 to Monday, July 12. The program is an 11-week program for runners of all abilities. It follows a beginner’s 5K training plan and features small groups led by mentors, as well as a virtual option. For more information, visit freihofersrun.com. From the home page, you can also link to the event’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.


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