A Magical World: The Art of Jacob Houston, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Whitney-Renz Gallery, through June 23. Greenwich (Washington County) native Jacob Houston has charmed audiences throughout the Northeast with his idyllic land- and cityscapes and detailed glimpses into everyday life.
Women Modernists: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Women Modernists: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale Feibes & Schmitt Gallery through June. Women Modernists examines how Modernism breaks from traditions of the past to embrace abstraction and experimentation. Through willingness and flexibility to move between figuration and abstraction, artists such as Dorothy Dehner and Grace Hartigan communicate new ways of seeing and understanding the world around us. With influences as diverse as nature, the constructivist movement, and jazz, come see how women of the 20th century looked to the future.
Albert E. Flanagan: The Towering City, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. For Albert E. Flanagan, John Taylor Arms and their contemporaries, New York’s skyscrapers were a source of artistic inspiration. In Albert E. Flanagan: The Towering City, The Hyde Collection displays eighteen works by the New York printmaker that were donated to the Museum by his widow in 1971. In addition, the exhibition will include several prints and published illustrated books by John Taylor Arms.
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After School Arts and Crafts, 3:30-5 p.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Projects that focus more on the process of creating and exploring art more than the end result. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5 p.m. All ages.
Science Explorers, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Children’s Museum of Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs. Discover the many ways science is all around us in a program that is designed to spark curiosity and create those surprising “a-ha” moments for children that can last a lifetime. Whether children are experimenting with smells, designing an air powered car or experimenting with color and dyes, these multi-sensory activities foster curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills.
Story Time, 1:30-2 p.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. A variety of books, songs and finger plays. Infant to 7 years with parent or caregiver.
Tours for Tots, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A morning program for guardians and children ages 3 to 5. Explore the museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions with age-appropriate gallery and art-making activities introducing young children to big ideas in art. Different topics are explored each week by use of art materials, books and play. Suggested donation
Clothing Ministry, 9 a.m.-noon, Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury. 2nd Life Wearhouse of Queensbury United Methodist Church offers amazing new-to-you adult clothes for $2 and kids clothes for $1. Open every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Run by volunteers and donations.
Clothing Ministry, 6-8 p.m., Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury. 2nd Life Wearhouse of Queensbury United Methodist Church offers amazing new-to-you adult clothes for $2 and kids clothes for $1. Open every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon/Run by volunteers and donations. For our community, by our community.
Glens Falls Toastmasters Club Meetings, 7-8:30 p.m., Crandall Public Library, 221 Glen St., Glens Falls. New members wanted! Group meets twice a month at the Crandall Library. A group for people that want to practice communication skills including public speaking and leadership, to develop and improve lifelong skills that will help you in your career, your personal endeavors and your relationships. You are welcome to show up to a meeting anytime, but we encourage you to contact us first on the rare occasion that our meeting has been canceled or has changed location that month. For more information on Toastmasters International, visit: www.toastmasters.org. For more information on the Glens Falls Club (North Country Toastmasters Club 6295) visit https://northcountry.toastmastersclubs.org/.
Childbirth Preparation Series (4 classes), 7-9 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. Childbirth Preparation is a four-class series designed to educate expectant parents on their options during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. We will discuss having a healthy pregnancy, the work of labor and birth, coping with labor, options for medications and other interventions, being an active participant in your care, the role of the birth partner, and the first 48 hours after birth. The series will include discussions, films, hands-on opportunities and a tour of Saratoga Hospital’s Labor & Delivery Unit. We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes at once. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Registration required. Please call 518-580-2450 or register online at http://saratogahospital.org/events/childbirth-preparation-series-4-classes-6/.
Docent tours, 1-3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. 1 and 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Join a Hyde docent for a tour of the museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions. Free with museum admission. Call 518-792-1761, ext. 350, to confirm availability.
Special Tour: Traveler’s Tales, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Art in the Public Eye returns to Hyde House with a new themed tour and adventures involving permanent collection artworks. Learn traveling tales of artwork from the perspective of guest characters. $15 for members; $20 for non-members. RSVP by contacting 518-792-1761, ext. 310 or email@example.com.
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Little Ones Yoga, 11-11:30 a.m., World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls. Join us on Friday at 11 a.m. for Little Ones Yoga! Led by guest teacher Neha Golwala, little ones will develop proper posture, better balance, and self-awareness in this fun, child-friendly practice. This yoga workshop is best suited for children 5 years old and younger, but all ages are welcome to attend! This program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted.
Benefit FUNdraiser for Lake George Dinner Theatre, 6-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Resort, 2223 Route 9 (Canada Street), Lake George. Join us for a hysterical evening of FUNdraising with Comedian STEVE VAN ZANDT — All proceeds to benefit Lake George Dinner Theatre’s 52nd Season! Serving up festive foods along with wine, beer, & soda — plus a cash bar, fabulous silent auction, & lots of laughter!Advance ticket purchase & information: 518-879-6218. The LGDT is produced by Lake Theatre Productions, Inc. — a 501©(3) non-profit organization.
Bingo, 7-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post #574, 72 Pearl St., Hudson Falls. Doors open at 5 p.m. Game sheet sales start at 5:45 p.m. $3 admissions. Extra regular sheets are $1 for three games on a sheet; $4 for 12 games on a sheet. Extra game sheets $1 each. Total payout weekly of over $2,000. A total of 14 games. 50/50 tickets by the SAL and concession available by the Legion Auxiliary.
Thurman Town-wide Yard/Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Athol. Annual Thurman Community Yard Sales will be held Friday through Sunday with more than 30 sales! Come enjoy our friendly area and breathe our fresh mountain air. Yard sale addresses will be listed on most Warren County Facebook Sale sites!
SUPER DUPER, hotsy–totsy all-purpose tag sale, 4-7 p.m., St. Michael the Archangel, 80 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls. The last tag sale was such a success that we just had to do it again! This year’s sale will be held on Friday evening, May 17 from 4–7 p.m. ($5 preview admission charge), and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge selection of gently-used household items, working appliances, knick-knacks, kitchen items, decorations, curtains, linens, Christmas items, etc. at great prices.
Open Studio — Inspired By John Sloan, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Inspired by From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of the New Urban Space, review and discuss Sloan’s artwork with artist-in-residence Takeyce Walter, then visit the Art Studio to reproduce your own artwork under Walter’s guidance. Students can use pastels, watercolor, or charcoal, to create inspired by John Sloan imagery. $15 for members; $20 for non-members. RSVP by contacting 518-792-1761, ext. 310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cool Spring Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cool Insuring Arena, 1 Civic Center Plz, Glens Falls. Don’t miss the latest in design trends, remodeling, lifestyle and home and garden services. Tour local vendor booths with products and services for your home and family living. Admission will be $5 at the door and 100% of admission will be donated to the Kids with Packs program. Kids 12 and younger are free.
Visions of a Bright, New World, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Hyde director of curatorial affairs and programming, Jonathan Canning, places the Museum’s current exhibitions in the context of a late medieval European tradition of envisioning a perfect, righteous, new world. Free for members; $5 for non-members. RSVP by contacting 518-792-1761, ext. 310 or email@example.com.
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Art Adventures, 10:30 a.m.-noon, The Children’s Museum of Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs. The Creation Station is open every Saturday. This is a creative space where children and their families can make art together. Each week, we offer a multi-sensory craft that encourages self-expression and experimentation with different art mediums.
Deja Vu Jazz, Swing Jazz Combo, 3-6 p.m., SPoT Coffee, 221 Glen St., Glens Falls. Performing the music of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and many others from the Golden Era of New York Jazz from 1935 to 1960. Featuring vocalist Bea Roman, Lew Petteys on tenor sax, Phil Brink on Trombone and Neil Giammatteo on trumpet and flugelhorn.
ADK Tabletop Day 2—12 Hours of Gaming Coming to Queensbury on May 18th, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Glens Falls Elks Lodge, 32 Cronin Road, Queensbury. Adirondacon presents ADK Tabletop Day 2: Fellowship of the Spring! We welcome players of all ages and skill levels to come join us as we gather to play games and raise money for a good cause. We’ll have door prizes, and a raffle to benefit our chosen charity, Extra Life.On the day of the event we will have a full schedule of board games, miniatures, rpgs and more; events will have an instructional period before actual play starts for those unfamiliar with the games (unless noted). There will be a special area of local game designers running demos, and we will be bringing our large game library of over 300 titles. You can try new board games, card games, dice games dexterity games or play some old favorites. We mostly play Modern Board games, but we do have some familiar classics available in the library. People will be on hand if you have questions on gameplay, or if you just want to grab a table and bring some friends, feel free to bring your own games or borrow one of ours. We want this to be a fun, casual gaming day.The Elks Lodge has nice comfortable chairs and a variety of tables. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the Elks Lodge.You can find out more information and pre-register at https://tabletop.events/conventions/adktabletopday2. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under the tag @Adirondacon for more up-to-date information and to see what this event is about. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Highland Quilt Guild, 9 a.m.-noon, Highland Quilt Guild, Argyle Methodist Church, Sheridan Avenue (Route 40), Argyle. Argyle—The Highland Quilt Guild will meet Saturday, May 18 at the Argyle Methodist Church on Sheridan Avenue (Route 40). Coffee time begins at 9 a.m. followed by our business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Please bring name tag, coffee mug and show and tell items. Election of officers will take place during the meeting. Following our business meeting, Faylene Pollock will present a class on the Attic Window block. Class fee is $5. Members should bring five inch fabric squares and/or fabric panel, two 2-l/2-inch strips of fabric—one light, one dark, sewing machine and supplies. Any questions, call 518-686-4508.
LEGO Lovers!, 11 a.m.-noon, Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Take our LEGO challenges or come up with your own creations. All ages.
Mission Project sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The United Church, 37 Salem St., Greenwich. The Ida Whiteside Guild and the United Church of Greenwich will hold its semiannual Garage Sale for Missions during Greenwich Garage sale weekend, May 17 and 18. Household goods, decorative items, Avon collectible steins, including John Deere and U.S. Postal service, Avon jewelry, a large collection of Mrs. Albee statues and statuettes and much, much more will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 37 Salem St. in Greenwich. Money from the sale will help fund mission projects; such as Beds for Kids, and the Giving Circle.
Open House Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton. OPEN HOUSE DAY Join us for Open House Day! On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. admission to the Cottage is free.
Rustic Headboard with Jim Schreiner. #1385-0518. 2 days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. If your bedroom is your oasis and you love the Adirondack rustic style, then this class is for you. Come craft your own rustic headboard in this two-day class that students of all levels can join. Design a headboard that fits your room and personal taste. With guidance, you will make a headboard that you can take home at the end of the weekend. Your family and friends will be amazed at your handiwork.
Winter Raptor Fest 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, 392 Old Schuylerville Road, Greenwich. See live owls, hawks and falcons up close and in flight at Grassland Bird Trust’s 9th annual Winter Raptor Fest! MEET and learn about native raptors in the “natural” habitats they depend on for their survival as you follow a trail through an all new WILD Encounter—keep an eye out for live porcupine, opossum, fox and other mammals along the way! NEW Arctic habitat in this year’s WILD Encounter features Short-eared owls, Snowy owls and other wintering raptors on their summer breeding grounds! Raptor photo booth, Horse-drawn “Birding” Wagon, “For the Birds” store, hands-on activities for kids, food vendors and more round out this exciting weekend where raptors rule! All activities take place under cover except Birding wagon; event will be held rain or shine. Winter Raptor Fest returns to the Washington County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19; Members receive discounted admission and free event poster. Visit www.winterraptorfest.com for program schedule and fees or call 518-499-0012 for more info. NOTE: this is a 2-day event! Saturday, May 18: 10 a.m.—4 p.m. and Sunday, May 19: 11 a.m.—4 p.m. Winter Raptor Fest is an educational event and fundraiser for GBT’s work to protect critical habitat for NY’s endangered and threatened grassland birds, including Short-eared owls and Snowy owls. Learn more at: www.grasslandbirdtrust.org
16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. This course takes place over two consecutive Saturdays. To register, call 518-580-2450. This is a 16 hour course, taken over two days, which must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism.Please bring your security guard license and $160.00 cash payment. Registration is for both Day 1 and Day 2 of this course.The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.
Yoga at River Street Plaza, 8:30-9:30 a.m., River Street Plaza, 89 River St,, Warrensburg. Stretch, focus and align every Saturday morning. Begin your day with a little peace and connection. All levels are welcome! This class meets on the second floor. $10.
Jewish Federation North Country Event — Does “HAMILTON” Get Hamilton Right? with Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, 7-9:30 p.m., Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. “HAMILTON” fever has swept America. The show’s detailed presentation of the founding period’s complicated politics, presented with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dazzling rap lyrics, appeals to audiences of all ages.”HAMILTON” depicts the concerns of the 18th century in terms that mirror similar contemporary issues in a way that helps theatre-goers to better understand the past as well as the present. The show focuses on incredibly volatile partisan politics and such issues as race, gender, multiculturalism, immigration, and the foundations of our government.$36 per person — Catered dinner, wine, and dessert reception. This annual North Country event is a fundraiser for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. Guests will have the opportunity to privately make a gift to support the Jewish community. Everyone is welcome!Dr. Ralph Nurnberger’s presentation will analyze the accuracy of the musical, as well as how it deals with past and contemporary issues, in an effort to determine if “HAMILTON” gets Hamilton right.Dr. Nurnberger is a respected keynote of the Capital Region Jewish Community and an acclaimed speaker who brings humor, current political insights, and historical background to his presentations.In January, Dr. Nurnberger was a featured speaker on a Smithsonian Journeys sponsored cruise to “Hamilton’s Caribbean,” where he led talks on Alexander Hamilton and on the historical accuracy and relevance of the famous Broadway show. He has also spoken at universities and other venues on topics related to Hamilton, Aaron Burr, the Duel, and the accuracy of the musical.Dr. Nurnberger is a former professor of history and international relations at Georgetown University, where he taught for 38 years. He was named “Professor of the Year” by the graduate school of liberal studies in 2003, and in 2005 he received a university award for excellence in teaching for more than two decades.He is a senior partner in a Washington, D.C., government relations firm, Nurnberger & Associates.Jewish Federation wishes to acknowledge Trustco Bank as the corporate sponsor of this North Country Event.
North Country Singers Spring Concert with Queensbury School Select Choir, 2-4 p.m., Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek. North Country Singers Spring Concert with Queensbury School Select Choir will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission: FreeDonations are appreciated to support our concert program.
The Atkinson Family Band, 2-4 p.m., Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward. Little Theater on the Farm presents the awesome Atkinson Family Band. Hailing from Harrisville, on the Tug Hill Plateau, the Atkinson Family Band are a bluegrass band with a refreshing sound from the Adirondack Mountains. Band members are Dick Atkinson—banjo, vocals, guitar, songwriter, chief recording engineer; Shelene Atkinson—guitar, vocals, songwriter; Liza Atkinson—lead and harmony vocals, mandolin, guitar, songwriter; Sara Atkinson—stand up bass, vocals; Dave Bevins—dobro, composer. Little Theater on the Farm is located at 27 Plum Road. Fort Edward. Recommended donation, adults $10, students and seniors (60+), $7 Refreshments and 50/50, baked goods raffle available. Check out the Atkinson Family here: http://www.atkinsonfamilymusic.com/ For details and links to musicians visit: www.littletheater27.org or call 518-747-3421.
Moreau EMS Open House and Perennial Plant Sale, 12-4 p.m., Moreau EMS, 1583 Route 9, Moreau. Come help Moreau EMS celebrate EMS Week! OPEN HOUSE at our station! Free for all! We are also having a PERENNIAL PLANT SALE at our OPEN HOUSE! Paw Patrol’s Marshall will be making an appearance! BarbecueHorse ridesLive animalsBounce houseMy Farm Toddler BounceGoody bagsAmbulance tours
Detox and Retox: Yoga at the ADK Pub & Brewery, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Adirondack Pub & Brewery, 33 Canada St,, Lake George. Combine your love of yoga with your passion for great craft beer! An hour long yoga class followed with beer sampling and a free pint in the pub. All levels welcome. Must be 21 to drink. Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Contact Stephanie or visit our website for more information and upcoming classes. 518-796-2587Every Sunday in May!
Champlain Valley Chorale to Resume Rehearsals, 7-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St., Ticonderoga. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled for each Tuesday evening continuing to the concert presentations. New singers in all sections are welcomed and no audition is necessary. For further information, please contact Bob Elling at 585-2173.
Yoga at the Bolton Landing Conservation Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Bolton Landing Conservation Club, 56 Edgecomb Pond Road, Bolton Landing. An hour of mindful movement every Monday evening. All levels are welcome!
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Tuesday for Tots, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Children’s Museum of Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs. Join us for this fun and educational time for some of our littlest visitors! Experiment together with art, science, language and math early learning activities that support early childhood learning. Children can practice important skills like taking turns and making a friend as they explore the different stations that promote school readiness, social connections and skill development. Check each date for a different theme and activity.
Story Time, 1:30-2 p.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. A variety of books, songs and finger plays. Infant to 7 years with parent or caregiver.
Breast Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. To Life!, in partnership with the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital, offers a monthly support group for women affected by breast cancer, as well as interested family members and caregivers. Join us and become connected with other women. Share your story, listen to others, form new and lasting friendships. Group meetings include enjoyable activities onsite and offsite, as well as guest speakers. For more information, please call Jennifer Baldwin at 518-886-5648.
Archaeology Talk by Andrew Beaupre, 7-8:30 p.m., Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. Archaeologist and Professor Andrew Beaupre will present “The Role of Archaeology in Understanding the French and Indian War (at war over a few acres of land).”Beaupre will present recent archaeological research on the 18th-century cultural landscape of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River corridor. He will explore historic border interactions and the role archaeology plays in heritage creation and nation building in the Champlain Valley. Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Saratoga Springs Library, Sussman Room (downstairs). Sponsored by the Auringer Seelye Chapter of NYS Archaeological Association. For more information contact Bernadette at email@example.com.
High Peaks Bluegrass Band, 7-9 p.m., Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward. Little Theater on the Farm presents the High Peaks Bluegrass Band. The High Peaks Bluegrass Band, from Saratoga Springs, is an outstanding band playing classics from the Bluegrass, Gospel & Old Time genres. Members are Jeff Anderson—Mandolin, Vocals.Tom Behan—Guitar, Vocals Stephen C. Butler—Bass, Vocals, Walt Kirby — banjo, vocals. Check The High Peaks Bluegrass Band out here : https://www.facebook.com/HPBBand.net/ Refreshments and 50/50 raffle available. Recommended donation, adults $10, students and seniors (60+), $7. Little Theater on the Farm is located at 27 Plum Road. Fort Edward.For details and links to musicians visit our website: www.littletheater27.org or call 518-747-3421.
Free for Seniors, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Free for Seniors: Free admission for ages 60 and older.
Smart Recovery meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., 120 West Ave, Saratoga Springs. Smart Recovery meeting for people dealing with any type of addiction.
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The Story Corner, 11-11:30 a.m., The Children’s Museum of Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs. Gather round; it is story time at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. This is a fun, interactive time that features children’s books enjoyed by all ages. Children will create real world connections as they familiarize themselves to new vocabulary words, repeat rhymes to fun fingerplay rhymes, use their imagination to act out a narrative and use their creativity as they craft a piece of artwork based on the story of the day.
Artful Afternoons, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. An afternoon drop-in art program for guardians and children ages 6 to 12. Begin by examining a work from the Museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions, then visit the Art Studio to put your discoveries into action. A different topic is explored each week. Donation suggested.
Thurman Community Association to Meet 5/22, 6-7:05 p.m., Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, Athol. The Thurman Community Association will meet Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m., Thurman town hall, 311 Athol Road, Athol, 12810. The hour-long meeting is open to all who are interested in helping to promote the Thurman/Athol community, its events, organizations and businesses. Major topics to be discussed will be the recent Maple Days event and upcoming Thurman Fall Farm Tour, as well as the summer concert series, organized this year by TCA. Volunteers are always needed for tasks both large and small, so attendees should bring calendars. Questions? Email Perky Granger, PersisGranger@aol.com
Bernice Ende: Lady Long Rider, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Moreau Community Center, 144 Main St., South Glens Falls. Bernice Ende returns to the area after a 7 month tour starting in Montana and ending in Fort Edward on horseback. She will present a slideshow presentation and book signing of “Alone Across America on Horseback.”
Cancer Support Group, noon-1 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. This cancer support group, led by Pierre Zimmerman, M.S., of One Roof Holistic Health Center, provides “a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, cognitive, developmental, familial, and spiritual issues.” Please register by calling 413-992-7012.This group is sponsored by the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital.
Line In The Street: A Film About Gerrymandering, 6-8:30 p.m., Empire State College, 113 West Ave., Room 143, Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Area Labor Council Presents “Line In The Street”, a documentary film about gerrymandering, focusing on the ongoing political and legal battles in Pennsylvania, one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. “Line In The Street” follows the two-pronged fight against gerrymandering: redress through the courts and reform through the state legislature. Citizen awareness has caught on and citizen activism is growing at an unprecedented rate in the Keystone State. What happened in Pennsylvania could happen anywhere: And that could shift the power balance on a national level. Q & A with Producers Robert & Rachel Millman after the showing! Brought to you by UUP ESC Chapter and supported by Empire State College.
Medicare 101 Seminar, 6-7 p.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library3, 336 Canada St., Lake George. The Caldwell-Lake George Library will host a Medicare 101 Seminar, presented by CDPHP on May 22 at 6 p.m. Representatives from CDPHP will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have with regards to Medicare. This informational presentation will cover the Medicare basics including: What is Medicare; Different Parts of Medicare; Medicare enrollment process; Costs; Prescription Drug Coverage and much more! This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. For further information or to reserve space contact the library at 518-668-2528.
“Practical Mindfulness for Everyday Living”, 6-7:30 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. In our monthly group gatherings, we will discuss the benefits of a mindful approach to daily routines. The “bumps in the road,” both large and small, that we face on a daily basis are opportunities to dig deeper into ourselves, to find a way to remain balanced amidst chaos.You will be led through guided visualizations and meditations, as well as provided with practical tools to get to the bottom of what triggers us, and why, to better work and flow with all that life brings.For more information, please call Jennifer Baldwin at 518-886-5648.This program is funded by Saratoga Hospital Cancer Patient Funds.
Prenatal Yoga (6 Classes), 6-7:15 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. This class takes place over six Wednesday evenings: April 17, 24, May 8, 15, 22, 29. A note from your healthcare provider indicating permission to participate is required. In six 75-minute classes, instructor will guide you through postures which may decrease common pregnancy discomforts, such as back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, swelling, anxiety and fatigue, in addition to stretching and toning muscles used during labor and delivery. Instructors will also focus on meditation, breathing, relaxation and visualization in preparation for childbirth. Class is suitable for women at any pregnancy stage. Yoga experience is not necessary. Bring a mat, pillow and blanket to each class. We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes at once. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Registration required. Please call 518-580-2450 or register online at http://saratogahospital.org/events/prenatal-yoga-6-classes-2/.
Tanzania: Land of beauty, magnificent safari & conservation parks, spectacular scenery & friendly people Presented by Betsy & Bob Birchenough, 7-8:30 p.m., Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Monthly program of Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club. Betsy and Bob Birchenough of Queensbury have traveled all over theworld for their work in radiology and for fun: Australia, New Zealand,China, Peru, Ecuador, and all of Europe. The Tanzania trip came about after they met an Australian couple at Machu Picchu. The couple in question happened to be on a three-year road trip from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic. Betsy and Bob invited them to stop by and visit at their home in Lake George. Three years later in 2012 they received an invitation to their wedding in Tanzania. Invitation accepted! The trip exceeded all the wildest expectations. National parks, safaris, villages and cities visited in two weeks. Some examples of the adventure include Tarangire National Park which has 550 breeding bird species — the largest number in the world. The visit coincided with the dry season, the best time to see the largest number of large mammals in the wild: elephants, zebras, giraffes, etc. Ngorongoro Conservation Park, a UNESCO Heritage site since 1974 was formed by a large volcano 3 million years ago and the crater floor covers 100 sq. miles. Betsy and Bob Birchenough look forward to sharing with you all the magnificent animals, majestic trees and the wonderful local people.