Friday, April 20
Deacon’s Annual Rummage & Soup Sale
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church,
768 Charlton Road, Ballston Lake
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The sale features a $1 per bag full beginning at Noon. The soup is packed in quarts and either frozen or refrigerated. A portion of the proceeds will go to BH-BL Area Churches Summer Lunch Program. The sale will continue April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilton First Town Meeting Reenactment
Wilton Mall Center Court,
3065 NY 50, Saratoga Springs
6 – 7:30 p.m.
April is the anniversary month of Wilton’s 200th year celebration and they are bringing history back to life. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Wilton civic groups and organizations, a craft area for children provided by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, and a reenactment of the first Wilton town meeting followed by light refreshments. After the re-enactment, attendees are invited to preview the Wilton documentary video at Bowtie Cinema.
Saratoga County Democrats “Shades of Blue” Fundraiser
Saratoga Hilton Broadway Ballroom,
534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Democrats and friends are cordially invited to attend a gala celebration of the Saratoga County Democratic Committee, featuring Congressman Paul Tonko. Supporters can choose their “Level of Blue,” starting at $60 per person ($40 for Young Democrats). Also featured: live music with Charley Brown and Roosevelt Baker, appetizers, hot and cold food stations and a cash bar. Those registering in advance may submit a “Name the Signature Cocktail” contest entry to win a Democratic Swag Bag. RSVP at www.saratogacountydems.org.
Saturday, April 21
Craft and Vendor Show
General Schuyler/Wilton Emergency Squad,
901 Route 29, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There will be over 35 vendors/crafters, raffles and refreshments will be sold. It will be a day of shopping and fun for all. Come out and support your local rescue squad. For more information, contact 518-338-2709.
Tour Wilton’s Historical Sites
Wilton Heritage Society Museum,
5 Parkhurst Road, Wilton
Old churches and cemeteries, the old Wilton Grange, Grant Cottage on top of Mt. McGregor, and Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park are among the highlights of the Wilton Historic Sites Tour on Wilton’s bicentennial anniversary weekend, April 21 and 22. Begin your tour by stopping at The Wilton Heritage Society Museum at 5 Parkhurst Road to pick up a brochure describing the sites and showing their locations. For complete details about the tour, visit the website at www.wiltonbicentennial.com/events/tour-wiltons-historic-sites.
Laurie Berkner Live
Saratoga Springs High School, Lowenberg Auditorium,
3 Blue Streaks Boulevard, Saratoga Springs
Come see Laurie Berkner live in concert, presented by The Beagle School. VIP tickets, $50 includes premium seating and a meet and greet with Laurie. General Admission is $35. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.beaglepresentslaurieberkner.brownpapertickets.com.
Basics of Organic Gardening
Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa
Spring has sprung and now it’s time to think about gardening. Join Sue Beebe from Cornell Cooperative Extension, as she gives you the basics of organic gardening. Whether you are starting your first garden or switching your conventional garden to organic, Ms. Beebe has all the answers and advice you need from nourishing the soil to growing and harvesting delicious, fresh vegetables. Parking lot is behind the building on Low Street. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information stop in, call 518-885-5022 or visit www.bspl.sals.edu.
Birdhouse Competition Festival
Iron Springs Park,
Front Street Ballston Spa
1 – 4 p.m.
The village will be hosting over 100 birdhouses built and decorated by artists and craftspeople, children and adults, to celebrate our strong community spirit and creativity. The festival will give you a first peek at this outdoor exhibit and a chance to vote for your favorite birdhouse. Installed along Tedisco Trail, Front St and Milton Ave, you can enjoy seeing these unique creations. This community event is being made possible by the Village of Ballston Spa and a generous donation by Curtis Lumber.
March for the Earth
Meet at Traffic Light, Cambridge
Sunday, April 22
Jeep 4x4 101 Classes & Course to Benefit Pet Connection
885 Route 67, Ballston Spa
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs,
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, lunch, household items, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, Mother’s Day gifts, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on. Fun for the entire family. All proceeds go to our local charities. Tables are $15 for an 8 ft. table; call Linda at 518-289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s).
Monday, April 23
Exploring Treatment Avenues for ASD: A Panel Discussion
Skidmore College, Tisch Learning Center,
Room 301, Saratoga Springs
Steve Szalowski, LCSW-R and Stacey Francesconi, MS, BCBA, LBA, practicing clinicians who have dedicated their careers to working with autistic individuals and their families will speak about their approaches to treatment (e.g., family systems, social skills, applied behavior analysis).
Tuesday, April 24
Monthly Piroghi Sale
Christ the Savior Church,
349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake
Pickup 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese will be available. Call 518-363-0001 for orders.
Wednesday, April 25
New Parent Meetup
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Parents and babies from birth to one year are invited to stop by for conversation and to spend time with other new parents. The conversation will be facilitated by Rebecca Rovner, birth and postpartum doula. For more events visit www.northshire.com.
Baked Chicken and Meatloaf Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup, tossed salad, baked chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert, rolls and butter, coffee, tea.
Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Thursday, April 26
African Drumming and Dance
Skidmore College, Zankel Music Center,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
For more information call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel.
Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation
6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa
Historians Jim Richmond and Kim McCartney will share information gleaned from their research for the recently published book Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation. Written in honor of the town’s 225th anniversary, the book explores the stories of the residents, industries, farms, schools and organizations of Milton. Books will be available for purchase and the authors will be available to sign books at the conclusion of the program.