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Friday, May 12

HAHA: Healthy Aging Humorous Aging

Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Joel Goodman, local founder and director of The Humor Project. Admission is $35 ($30 for Academy members) and includes a seated lunch at noon. For registration information and form, please email the Academy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Academy office at 518-587-2100 x2145.  Hosted by The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs and sponsored by Prestwick Chase.

Garden Treasures and Other Pleasures

Sunnyside Gardens, 345 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Come to a Wine and Cheese party ticket kick-off event for the Saratoga Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour which is scheduled for July 9. Open to the public, a wonderful opportunity to stroll through bountiful greenhouses, preview new hand-picked gardening favorites, and sip flavorful wines and enjoy delicious cheeses. Buy your tickets for the Secret Gardens Tour and enjoy a fun-filled event with your friends.  Please register with your name and number of guests at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser 

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 6 - 10 p.m.   

Party with friends and the Classic 60’s Rock Band, “The Shames.” The cost for this evening is $20 paid at the door or in advance by calling Judy at 518-587-5568.  A delicious picnic meal is included in the ticket price.  A cash bar, 60’s attire contest, games and raffle baskets will be available to add to your enjoyment.  We hope many join us to help raise donations to assist the Cerebral Palsy Fund. 

7th Annual Baskets
for Ben Fundraiser 

Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls, 4:30 p.m.

Ben’s Fund helps children with need in 32 schools in conjunction with Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties! Baskets for Ben benefits the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, a regional non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which was created in loving memory of our Cpl. Benjamin D. Osborn of Queensbury.  Ben was killed during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15, 2010 while serving in the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact: William D. Osborn, President, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, 518-792-4514. 

Saturday, May 13

International Migratory Bird Day 

Wildlife Sanctuary and School, 148 Stanton Rd. Shushan, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate “International Migratory Bird Day”, when bird-enthusiast Nat Parke returns to guide us on another “Bird Walk” at Dionondehowa . Call 518-854-7764 for more information or visit, 

Motherless Daughters Gathering

Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St. Saratoga Springs. Noon

There will be a gathering for women who have lost their mothers. This event came about in response to the book Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman and provides a time for women to come together, to honor and remember their mothers. Participants are welcome to bring a photo or another memento of their mother to share. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-584-6091.

Sunday, May 14

Monthly Breakfast 

The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m.

Will be cooking breakfast and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. 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: Adults $8, child $4. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman

One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, 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 

Monday, May 15

Parkinson’s Support Group of Saratoga

Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons Bldg 2nd floor,  156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs 2 p.m.

 This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611.

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society May Meeting

Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park, 6:30 p.m.

Featured artist, Takeyce Walter will demonstrate and discuss using pastels in art.  Takeyce gives workshops and exhibits throughout the northeast. She works with pastels and oils to reflect her love of landscapes. The public is invited to attend. For more information visit, 

Tuesday, May 16

Pieroghi Sale Pick Up

Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Potato, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghi will be available. For orders, please call 518-363-0001 as soon as possible. 

Havurah Vatik 13th Anniversary Event

Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Havurah Vatik with a Cuban Fiesta.  We will welcome Rabbis Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubenstein, leaders of the Temple Sinai 2016 tour, plus travel guide Rhona Koretzky Forman, recently back from a trip to Cuba.  You’ll see slides of many fascinating aspects of Cuba, from city scenes and Jewish sites, to art and music.  A catered lunch of Cuban specialties follows the program. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.   

May 17

Guided Mindful Meditation

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860 ext. 205. 

Take Control of your Chronic Condition

Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Commons Blvd., Clifton Park, 1 – 3 p.m.

 The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an amazing evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University enabling those living with chronic disease to regain control of their lives. Participants will receive a free book entitled “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”  This is a free 6-week workshop series. Participants are welcome to join in the Saratoga County Congregate 60+ dining program at noon courtesy of Saratoga County Office of the Aging. Please register by noon one day in advance by calling 518-383-1343 and ask for the kitchen. Menu information is available upon request. Please call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 for more information and to register for the workshop. 

Thursday, May 18

Benefit for
Bud Barber  

Saratoga Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Chicken Parmigiana and Penne Dinner. Adults $11, Seniors and Veterans  $10, children 7-12 $9. For more information call 518-584-8547.

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion

Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.

Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read the book. This month’s book is The Shadow Effect by Debbie Ford. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at For more information, visit or call 518-366-9918.

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