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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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.
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.
Story Time, 1:30-2 p.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street, Hudson Falls. A variety of books, songs and finger plays. Infant to 7 years with parent or caregiver.
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.
Crandall’s Kid/Parent Book Group, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Children’s Department of Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Attention 5th, 6th and 7th graders! If you enjoy reading, grab a parent and attend one of the kid/parent book club meetings. Join us for an activity related to the book while we discuss it. Meetings will be on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 2, when we will discuss “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy” by Gary Schmidt. Snacks will also be provided. If interested, contact Tala at email@example.com or call the children’s desk at 518-792-6508 ext 4.
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.
Green Drinks Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m., Harvey’s Restaurant and Pub, 14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. Green Drinks is a “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation and sustainability. Join us at Harvey’s on the first Thursday of every month to meet new people, learn about local green initiatives and share what you’ve been working on. Our May Green Drinks is back in the library room at Harvey’s.The traditional mingle and chat format will remain the same each month, but we will also highlight a special topic and have local experts on hand to informally chat about those topics with interested attendees. May’s featured topic: Compost! Members of Sustainable Saratoga’s Zero Waste committee will be on hand to answer all of your composting questions. Details: Cash bar. Happy hour runs until 6:30 p.m. with 1/2 priced drafts, wines and cocktails. Non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be ordered.While this is a networking event, solicitation is not allowed.
Soil Health on Market Farms, 2-5 p.m., SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury. Join us at SUNY Adirondack for an introduction to market farming practices and tools with a focus on soil health to protect natural resources while improving farm production. In addition to market farming practices, there will be a tool demonstration to learn about techniques that will benefit the soil and the overall farm efficiency. As part of a Lake Champlain Basin Program grant awarded to the district, a demonstration market farm plot will be installed at the college where the workshop will be held. Join us to learn the methods that have led to the success of Pleasant Valley Farm and their very productive soil.
Mindfulness Meditation Series, 6-7 p.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St., Lake George. These 60-minute workshops offer a basic introduction to theory and practice of mindfulness meditation as well as its physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Join mindfulness facilitator Tobey Gifford of Lemon Tree Yoga to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation. These classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Contact the library and 518-668-2528 to reserve your space. Comfortable chairs will be provided for the meditators.
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/.
Caregiver Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. This monthly support group, facilitated by Pierre Zimmerman, M.S., of One Roof Holistic Health Center, will: Address issues of self-care and how to practice it while caring for someone else; identify sources of stress and learn skills to cope and take action to reduce that stress; explore ways to feel healthier, including practical solutions for constructive communication; discover how to clarify your needs and meet them without feeling guilt, anger or resentment. Pre-registration is requested. Please call 413-992-7012. This support group is funded by Saratoga Hospital Patient Cancer Funds.
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/.
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.
Marking Memories, 2-3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Once a month, in-home caregivers and individuals with dementia, early stages of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges can participate in a free museum visit program. A museum educator will lead a conversation about an individual work of art and lead an art-making activity that encourages social interaction and communication. Free. RSVP by contacting Keri Dudek at email@example.com or 518-792-1761, ext. 317.
2019 AFS Quilt Block Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. The Adirondack Folk School welcomes all to see the colorful and imaginative blocks that our quilting friends have produced. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Raffle tickets for the finished quilt will be sold beginning at the time. Join in the spring welcome and quilt exhibit!
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New! Meet a Police Officer and Dog Partner! Rain or Shine!, 10-11 a.m., Children’s Department of Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. The Glens Falls Police Department’s K-9 Unit is coming to Crandall Public Library. Meet a police officer and K-9 partner, learn about their jobs and tour the police car. Program is for geared children ages 3-6, with parent/guardian. Registration is required; Sign up online at www.crandalllibrary.org or call 518-792-6508 ext. 4 for assistance. Group meets in the Children’s Department.
music Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration, 6-8 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The program, curated by Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson, will feature music inspired by the visual arts, as well as operatic favorites, by composers Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, and William Bolcom. Laurie Rogers, Opera Saratoga’s head of music staff and director of the Young Artist Program, is the featured pianist for this exciting program of opera and song.
Fly Fishing the Mettowee River, 7-9 p.m., Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville. In an informal presentation, Greg Coda of Trout Unlimited will share tips on fishing the Mettowee and the Battenkill rivers. We’ll discuss hatches, flies, equipment and weather permitting, we’ll do some casting. Situated on the banks of the Mettowee, the Slate Valley Museum celebrates the culture and heritage of the Slate Valley. Trout Unlimited is the national guardian of our waterways. The event is free and all are welcome. Please contact Abigail Free at (518) 643-1417
Salem, NY Area Churches First Friday Noontime Prayer Services, 12-1 p.m., Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 County Route 30, West Hebron. In response to the countless tragedies in our community, nation and world, the Salem Area Churches invite all to attend brief ecumenical prayer services at noon on the first Friday of each month.We come together as people of faith to pray for the needs of the world, our community, and for ourselves. We welcome all into our midst, both the believer and the seeker, and also those of other faiths or of no faith. Our simple service concludes each month with The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation in hope and faith that worldwide peace and reconciliation will one day come to be. For more information, please call Rev. Laura Mitchell 518-854-3729.
Mother’s Day Craft, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at the World Awareness Children’s Museum! We will be hosting a fun flower painting workshop in honor of this wonderful holiday! There will be workshops at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and are free with admission.
Mamma Mia Weekend at Adirondack Winery! Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St., Lake George. Cost: $7-$35. Give mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day — a day out with you and some wine! Mom cares for you like no one else does and you can pay her back by giving her something she really wants — WINE! Bring the Mom in your life in for Mother’s Day weekend and we’ll make it an experience she’ll never forget! All Mother’s Day weekend, we’ll have giveaways, free samples of a lavender-infused lemonade wine cocktail, and personalized wine bottles for sale so you can tell her exactly how you feel with a handwritten message on a bottle! Plus, we have Lavenlair Farm in store on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 4 p.m. so Mom can pick up some of the best natural lavender products out there, including lavender lotion candles, lavender body butter and more!You can also play our Wine Words game to make Mom feel extra special and you can enter our raffle to benefit Kelly’s Angels! And on Friday night, we’re hosting a special Mother’s Day Uncork & Craft that will really get you some brownie points! Bring Mom (or some friends!) into our Lake George Tasting Room to paint a wine sign that’s also a wine glass rack! Learn more — and get tickets — at adkwinery.com/mothersdaycrafting. See our full rundown of Mother’s Day events at adkwinery.com/mothersday
Mother’s Day Crafting at Bolton Landing, 12-6 p.m., Adirondack Winery Bolton Landing Tasting Room, 4971 Lake Shore Drive, Ste 2, Bolton Landing. Come make a FREE custom wine bottle gift for Mom all Mother’s Day weekend! In need of a thoughtful, creative (or last minute!) gift? Want to take mom out for a fun afternoon of crafting and wine? Then swing by Adirondack Winery’s Bolton Landing Tasting Room May 10-12 and decorate an empty wine bottle that your mom (or friends!) can use as a flower vase, table centerpiece and more! And the best part is, it’s FREE! And while you’re there, you can do a wine tasting, play wine games, enter a raffle to benefit Kelly’s Angels Inc. and sample a lavender lemonade wine cocktail!
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Christ the King Center (Great Hall), 575 Burton Road, Greenwich. Troop 127 of Greenwich will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to cover the costs of an upcoming event. The dinner will be held at Christ the King Center in the Great Hall (575 Burton Road) and we will be serving salad, spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and refreshments. The prices are set at $10 for adults $7 for ages 4-17 and children under 4 are free. We will be selling tickets at the door during the event, but if you want to purchase tickets in advance or if you have any questions, please call us at (518)-636-8695 or email us at Troop firstname.lastname@example.org.
17th Annual Pizza, Wings and Baskets of Things, 6-9 p.m., 10-12 Wait St., Glens Falls. Join us for the 17th Annual Pizza, Wings and Baskets of Things! Tickets include pizza, wings, beer/soft drinks, and dessert. Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win over one hundred incredible prizes! All proceeds will benefit WAIT House in Glens Falls, a 501©3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help, support and house homeless youth in our community.
Mother’s Day Uncork & Craft: Wine Sign Painting, 7-9 p.m., Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St., Lake George. Sip on a wine tasting flight and snack on delicious locally sourced foods as you paint a one-of-a-kind wine sign (and wine glass rack!) at our Lake George Tasting Room! Our talented team will be there to guide you through painting your own wine sign with your favorite wine saying — and to pour you wine while you do it! Bring mom, your friends or anyone special in your life to this fun Mother’s Day event! Seats are limited — reserve yours today! *Club Members save $5 on up to 2 tickets! Your Ticket Includes:Wine Sign / Glass HolderPaint Supplies and StencilsInstruction from Expert Crafters 7 Wine Tastes (Led by Our Wine Experts!) Light Snack Spread (Cheese, Crackers, Etc.) A Souvenir ADK Winery Wine GlassPlus, we’re offering a special 10% off all wine purchases to our Uncork & Craft attendees during the event! Order today because space is limited and this event WILL SELL OUT!
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.
Opening Reception — “Art of the Dance”, 7-10 p.m., National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Please join us in celebrating our newest exhibition, “Art of the Dance: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age.” The night will include a live performance by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, drinks and hors d’ oeuvres. $10 per person, free for members. This exhibition will include an unprecedented one hundred dance movie posters from the collection of veteran producer Mike Kaplan. This rare and exceptional collection includes several international versions of Hollywood film posters which range in date from 1918 to the 1980s with the majority from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Art of the Dance will open on what would be Fred Astaire’s 120th birthday — May 10, 2019 — and will include a special section devoted exclusively to his unparalleled career on the silver screen.
“@ Samantha’s” Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Samantha’s Cafe and Catering, 193 Glen Street, Glens Falls. Musicians, singers, songwriters, poets and performers of all kinds. Join us “@ Samantha’s” Open Mic hosted by Lee A. Gooden Samantha’s Cafe and Catering. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. For More Info: Call 518.260.8227 email@example.com@yahoo.com
Placemat Weaving Workshop, 11-11:30 a.m., World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls. Join us at the museum on Friday, May 3, at 11 a.m. as we host a fun and creative placemat weaving workshop, perfect for the whole family! Event is free with admission, but donations are gladly accepted.
Dance Showcase at the Strand, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., The Strand, 210 MAIN ST., Hudson Falls. Adirondack Dance Artistry presents a Spring Dance Showcase at the Strand Theatre. Dancers will perform to classical ballet, pointe, modern dance, contemporary, tap and musical theater. Performers are between the ages of 3 and 18. Featured creative performances involve solo and collaborative pieces choreographed and performed by students of our Adirondack Dance Artistry.Tickets will be available at the door. A $2.00 discount will be offered to dancers wearing their ballet bun. Free admission to senior citizens and children 12 and under.
Expressions 2019 Juried Art Show Exhibition Reception, 5-7 p.m., Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls. With special guest juror Jonathan Canning! Enjoy light refreshments, and of course, all the amazing work the show has to offer! Exhibition runs May 1-25.
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2019 Kids’ Exchange Consignment Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Chase Sports Complex, 22 Hudson Falls Road, South Glens Falls. This shopping blockbuster will feature over 20,000 new and gently-used items for EVERY SEASON, including: kids’ clothing sizes 0-18; toys & games; books; DVDs and gaming; bikes; outdoor play structures; play kitchens and train tables; sports gear; winter outerwear; room decor; cribs & strollers; baby gear and furniture and LOTS more! The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed 12:30-1 p.m.). Half-price sale runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Free admission and children’s activities. The sale is CASH ONLY. Visit our website at www.exchangesale.org for all sale information. SALE PROCEEDS BENEFIT NONPROFIT CAUSES!
Fidget Plants a Pizza Garden, 10-11:30 a.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St., Lake George. Children’s book author Jodie Fitz will read from her latest picture book, “Fidget Grows A Pizza Garden.” Children will also be able to plant a FREE pizza garden to take home! Recommended for children ages 4 and up. This program is free and open to the public but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by May 1. Contact the Library @ (518)-668-2528 to RSVP.
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.
Kid Friendly Composting Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs. Home composting doesn’t have to be hard, even for kids! Bring the whole family to learn from the experts at Sustainable Saratoga during this 1-hour free presentation. People (and puppets for the kids) will teach the basics of turning plant refuse from kitchen and yard into rich soil for your garden — a great project for the whole family. Register at https://www.sustainablesaratoga.org/projects/zero-waste/
Art Time, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. All ages 2 and over are welcome to come paint a flowerpot.
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.
ESYO Repertory Orchestra & String Orchestra Concert, 3-5 p.m., Skidmore College, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Two of our largest ensembles perform together at the beautiful Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. Join us as the ESYO Repertory Orchestra and ESYO String Orchestra take to the stage. With Lois Lyman Concerto Competition 2nd Place Winner, cellist Trey Coughlin performing Cello Concerto No. 1 by Saint-Saens. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://esyo.org/programs/concerts-events.
Kevin Harder’s Tribute to Elvis, 7-9 p.m., Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward. Kevin will perform some of Elvis’ greatest songs from the 50’s through the 70’s. Kevin has appeared at many shows for the public as well as private functions including birthdays and weddings, but has always felt most at home at Little Theater on the Farm. He has competed in the Lake George Elvis festival for 10 years. Kevin truly loves performing and having a good time. Kevin will also be performing at the Canal Street Marketplace in Fort Edward this summer. Little Theater on the Farm is located at 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward. Recommended donation, adults, $10, students and seniors (60+) ,$7. Check Kevin out here: https://sharder.wixsite.com/kevin-harder. Refreshments and 50/50, baked goods raffle available. For details and links to musicians visit our website: www.littletheater27.org or call 518-747-3421
Whiskey River, 7-9 p.m., Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward. At 7 p.m. We are excited to open our 2019 season with Whiskey River! The band includes Joe Gero, lead singer and bass guitar; Fred Hurley, lead guitar and vocals; George Schacher, pedal steel, fiddle, guitar and vocals; and Bob Tressler, drums. Check out Whiskey River here: https://www.facebook.com/The-New-Whiskey-River-Band-1776246775955378/ Recommended donation, adults $10, students and seniors (60+), $7. Refreshments and 50/50 baked goods raffle available. For details and links to musicians visit our website: www.littletheater27.org or call 518-747-3421.
Wings Falls Quilters Guild May Meeting, 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls. WINGS FALLS QUILTERS GUILD, United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls. Coffee time begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:15 a.m. and “UFO” (Unfinished Objects) Day. Bring your unfinished projects, sewing machine, supplies and lunch. There will be a trunk show of UFO’s. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wingsfallsquilters or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Craft & Vendor Fundraiser to Benefit Salvation Army Community Services, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Salvation Army, 37 Broad St, Glens Falls. Entrance for the show is in the back parking lot off Crandall Street and Broad Street. Proceeds are to benefit Warren, Washington and upper Saratoga Counties Community Services as provided through the Glens Falls Salvation Army. 40 crafters and vendors — facepainting for kids, teens and adults. Food and fun.
7th Annual Bacon Hill Bonanza 5K/10K Road Race, 10-11:30 a.m., Bacon Hill Church, 560 Route 32 North, Schuylerville. The events, which will all be staged from historic Bacon Hill Reformed Church, north of Schuylerville, will raise money for Bacon Hill Church and a local charity. Registration is $30 through day of race. Race day registrations will be $35. The first 300 preregistered entrants will receive a race t-shirt. The kids 1 mile fun run is $5 and has a reward for all finishers.
Breastfeeding Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. Join Kelly Duheme, IBCLC, in collaboration with Saratoga Midwifery, Saratoga OBGYN at Myrtle Street, and Saratoga WIC, for a FREE support group to connect with other breastfeeding mothers. We will celebrate our successes, share our struggles, and offer guidance and support to help both mom and baby throughout their breastfeeding journey. Expectant mothers are encouraged to attend, and the group is open to all mothers regardless of delivery location. Grandmothers and siblings (up to age 5) are also welcome. Please bring a blanket/floor mat. No registration required. For more information, please call Kelly at 518-580-2049.
Pokemon and other Games, 11 a.m.-noon, Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Bring your Pokemon cards to play and trade. If Pokemon isn’t for you, come by and play any other game you want. We will have games you can play, or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome.
Free Comic Book Day 2019, noon-8 p.m., Freakopolis Geekery, 120 Main St., Whitehall. Free Comic Book Day returns to the first Saturday in May! Join us for a day full of free comics, some of our best sales of the year and more!
Don Young Community Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m.-9 a.m. through Sunday. Brookhaven Full Course Restaurant, 333 Alpine Meadows Road, Porter Corners. This event is sponsored by the Greenfield Democratic Committee. Visit our webpage for information on ticket sales.
Coalescence V: A(nother) Evening of Belly Dance, 7-9:30 p.m., Lisa Bohannon, 20 Lambert Drive, Queensbury. The 5th annual belly dance fundraiser will be hosted by SunDancers Community Belly Dance to raise money for Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center. 100% of ticket sales and raffle proceeds are donated with zero administrative costs. Lobby opens at 6 p.m. for raffles. Contact Lisa at SunDancers email@example.com for info on how to donate if you cannot attend.
8-Hour pre-assignment training course for security guards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. This is an 8-hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard license from the New York State Department of State. The course provides the student with a general overview of 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 and ethics and conduct.To register, please call 518-580-2450. Please bring a government-issued photo I.D. and $80 cash payment. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.
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.
Art and Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Kayla Romanowski, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. In partnership with Summit Yoga, join a certified instructor for a relaxing workout inspired by the art of High School Juried Show. Bring your yoga mat and begin your morning with art and relaxation. $10 for members; $12 for non-members. RSVP by contacting 518-792-1761, ext. 310; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Card Making Workshop, noon-1 p.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St., Lake George. Using rubber stamps and other paper crafting tools, participants will learn techniques for making their own homemade greeting cards. This “make and take” class is free. All materials will be supplied. Each participant will create and go home with three greeting cards and envelopes with their choice of sentiments. Space is limited. Registration is required by May 2. Contact the library at 518-668-2528 to RSVP.
Mother’s Day Paint And Sip, 1-2:30 p.m., World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls. The word Mandala means “circle” and Mandalas represent the universe. This art form has been done by many cultures around the world to honor all forms of life. A couple meanings for a flower mandala is love and empathy, so we’ll be painting them to honor all mothers this Mother’s Day Saturday, May 11 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.Workshop is $20 per parent/child duo ($5 for each additional child, $10 for each additional adult). Members get a 50% discount. Please call to reserve your spot (space is limited): 518-793-2773.
“You Can Be a Freelance Writer,” 1-5 p.m., SUNY Adirondack Community College, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury. Freelance writing is a low-investment business you can run from home, allowing you to set your own schedule and earn a good living. Discover the step-by-step process for establishing yourself in this highly desirable field, including identifying markets for your writing, finding and approaching clients, delivering assignments and cultivating repeat business. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of the business plus all the tricks of the trade so you can launch your own successful freelance writing business. To register, call 518-743-2238.
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.
What The Tech? Free Mobile Computing Workshops, 3-4 p.m., Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury. The workshop is strictly focused on teaching the latest technology and attempting to make your life easier when relating with people through technology. We will have a Saturday afternoon worship service following a half hour of refreshments following the workshop. For more info and class dates: http://umcq.org/what-the-tech-free-mobile-computing-workshops-from-a-church/.
Glens Falls Symphony Performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 4-6 p.m., Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls. Season finale celebrating Bernstein & Beethoven. Pre-Concert talk by Music Director Charles Peltz at 3p.m. Special guest vocal soloists Soprano Sylvia D’Eramo, Baritone Zachary Johnson, Tenor Michael Wade Lee and Mezzo Soprano Erica Washburn will be joined by a chorus of over 170 voices, including the Adirondack Voices and Queensbury High School’s Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir.
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club Monthly Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., come join The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club for our MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 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.
Mother’s Day Brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Surfside on the Lake, 400 Canada St., Lake George. Join Surfside on the Lake Hotel and Suites for their first ever Mother’s Day Brunch! Brunch will be served in our newly renovated Club Hamilton restaurant that overlooks the lake. Our new Executive Chef, Jonathan Studley, has curated a delicious and hearty menu that will be sure to satisfy your cravings. We will feature everything from homemade cinnamon rolls and scones to California Eggs Benedict to Penne Carbonara! This is the brunch that you won’t want to miss. Did we mention the mimosa bar? Seating is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Second Sunday Speakers: The Memory Clinic, 4 p.m., Cambridge United Methodist Church, 41 E Main St, Cambridge. Connect, a group of young adults run through the United Methodist Church, is partnering with local organizations to present Second Sunday Speakers. The first speaker in this lecture series will be The Memory Clinic out of Bennington, Vermont. The clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. They participate in research aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Clinicians from The Memory Clinic will be speaking about memory loss, symptoms of dementia, and genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. They will also discuss treatment options, lifestyle factors that may contribute to dementia, and the progress being made in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. The event will take place at the Cambridge United Methodist Church
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!
exhibit Second Sunday, 12-5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls. The second Sunday of every month, The Hyde offers free admission. No Art Lab this month; instead visitors areinvited to explore the High School Juried Show using Guide by Cell.
Free Second Sundays at the World Awareness Children’s Museum, 12-5 p.m., World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls. Visit the museum for free on Sunday, May 12 thanks to Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match and all who contributed! We are pleased to offer Free Second Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m. every month and look forward to seeing you here!
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.
Ritvik Watercolors, 7-9 p.m., The Shirt Factory, 21 Cooper St., Glens Falls. Missy Reynolds will be doing a live watercolor demo at Upper Hudson Watercolor society. She will do a full demo from start to finish. During the demo, she will talk about her techniques, color choices and unique challenges that the watercolor medium presents. If you have any questions, please check the Facebook page of Upper Hudson Watercolor Society.
Breastfeeding Basics, 6-8:30 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. You may bring a labor support partner. Please register only one person per couple. Learn the art of breastfeeding with our international board certified lactation consultant, Kelly Duheme. We will discuss techniques and positions, how to read your baby’s hunger cues, benefits for both mom and baby, what to expect in the early days and how your baby’s feeding needs may change over time. Attending this class before your baby arrives can help prepare your family for a smooth start on your breastfeeding journey. Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450 or visit http://saratogahospital.org/classes/.
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.
All That Glitters Luncheon, 12-2 p.m., Longfellow’s Restaurant & Inn, 9P, Saratoga Springs. Special Feature “Jewelry Exchange,” bring your “old” jewelry in to exchange and take home some “new to you” jewelry. Speaker Dixie Westervelt from Shokan, New York will talk about “Surprise Packages: some delightful; some devastating” Reservations necessary by May 9 to Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. Menu: Chicken Caesar Salad or Scrod Parkerhouse, $19.00 inclusive. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection.
Surviving to Thriving after Cancer Treatment, 6-7:30 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. The transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor is often a difficult journey. In the weeks and months after treatment ends, patients can feel alone, confused, and uncertain. This group will help you build your tool chest with skills to cope, and create your “new normal” so you’ll have the kind of life you deserve. For more information, please call Jennifer Baldwin at 518-886-5648. This group is sponsored by the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital, and the American Cancer Society.
Backyard Composting Workshop, 7-8 p.m., Saratoga Springs Public Library / Susman Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. Sustainable Saratoga is offering a backyard composting workshop that helps local families learn how to easily convert food scraps and lawn trimmings into rich nutrients for their gardens. Backyard composting workshops last approximately 45 minutes and will include an overview of how to get started with backyard composting, identifying and troubleshooting common composting issues, and time for questions. The workshops are free but registration is required. We will also provide information about finding the right bin for your compost needs, and the ongoing support you need to make reducing food waste easy and fun. Register at https://www.sustainablesaratoga.org/projects/zero-waste/
Smart Recovery meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., 120 West Avenue, 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.
For the kids — Book Buzz Book Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Grades 3rd through 5th. Calling all readers! May’s book is Dragon Rider. (Copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk.)Third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
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.
workshop 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.
Growing Threat of Ticks, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St., Lake George. The growing threat of ticks and their diseases will be the subject of a talk by Mary Beth Pfeiffer, investigative journalist and author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change and Holly Ahern, associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack. In her acclaimed book, Pfeiffer documents the spread of Lyme disease around the globe as ticks move to places they could not survive before. The disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year and thousands in many other countries. Pfeiffer and Ahern will discuss how modern medicine has underestimated the epidemic’s danger by framing Lyme disease, mistakenly, as easy to diagnose and straightforward to treat. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the library @ 518-668-2528.
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 email@example.com with any questions. Registration required. Please call 518-580-2450 or register online at http://saratogahospital.org/events/prenatal-yoga-6-classes-2/.
Smart Recovery meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., 120 West Ave., Saratoga Springs. Smart Recovery meeting for people dealing with any type of addiction.
Stroke Prevention, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St., Lake George. In observance of National Stroke Prevention Month, the Caldwell-Lake George Library will host a Stroke Prevention Information Session. Cassandra Moore, Coordinator of the Stroke Center of Glens Falls Hospital, will explain the importance of early intervention, assess the risk factors for a stroke and identify early signs and symptoms. In addition, Ms. Moore will discuss the services that the Stroke Center of Glens Falls Hospital can provide. This event is free and open to the public. Please register by contacting the library at 518-668-2528.
Kate White to Speak at Crandall Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m., Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Glens Falls — Kate White, the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of 13 novels of suspense and five psychological thrillers will speak at Crandall Public Library on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Christine L. McDonald Community Room. She will discuss her newest book, Such a Perfect Wife, which received a starred review and pick of the month by Library Journal. As a Glens Falls native, Kate White vividly writes about our region. Such a Perfect Wife is set in Lake George where the main character, a true crime reporter, works with a Post-Star journalist to investigate a mysterious disappearance.Kate White will also talk about her reinvention on how she went to be the editor of Cosmo and woke up writing about corpses, cops, and serial killers. In addition to writing mysteries and thrillers, Kate is also the author of several best-selling career books, including most recently, The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success.Kate’s writer’s eye has been described by The New York Times as “scathingly observant.” The Los Angeles Times says of Kate’s work: “It’s like devouring a box of chocolates!” Through her magazine work and her books, Kate White has influenced at least two generations of women with her unique honesty, passion, and imagination. She is the winner of the Matrix Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication as well as the Woodhall Institute Award for Ethical Leadership.This is a free public event. Northshire Bookstore will be on site selling copies of Such a Perfect Wife.
Kingsbury Democratic Party Caucus for the Town of Kingsbury , NY, Hudson Falls Village Hall, 218 Main St., Hudson Falls, 7 p.m. The purpose of the caucus is to nominate candidates for the following offices: Town Supervisor (2 year term) (2) Town Board members (4 year term). Only enrolled democrats are entitled to vote at the caucus, and no write-in or floor nominations will be accepted at the caucus.
Traditional Bluegrass Jam, Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward from 7-9 p.m.,. Musicians are welcome and the public is invited. Jeff Anderson, coordinator. Refreshments and 50/50 baked goods raffle available. Admission is free, donations appreciated. For details visit our website: www.littletheater27.org or call 747-3421.