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Mark your calendar for the next family movie Saturday! Ballston Spa Public Library will show The Secret Life of Pets, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at 11:00 am.
The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Come along on the ultimate animated adventure that will leave the whole family “howling” with laughter!
This event is free and open to the public.
The movie is rated PG and runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ballston Spa Public Library is located at 21 Milton Avenue (Rt. 50).
The June meeting of the Ballston Spa House and Garden Club will be open to the public. Join club members to learn all about the fascinating life of bees on Thursday, Jun. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Cornell American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa.
The featured speaker is Rick Green of Ballston Spa Lake Apiaries, who will discuss “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bees but Were Afraid to Ask!”
The June meeting is just one of many events planned by club members during National Garden Week, which is designated by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. as June 7-13. On Wednesday, Jun. 10 at 10 a.m., and for the sixth year, club members will host the pre-school Stories and Activities session for preschoolers, ages 18 months to 5 years, at the Ballston Spa Public Library. Club members will donate two garden-themed books to the library, read them to the children, and assist children and family members with a garden-themed craft after the readings.
On Jun. 12, club members will meet at the upper garden of the Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail at the Old Iron Spring on Front Street to plant native New York shrubs. The garden is being renovated to include only those plants that are designated as native to New York State.
Also during National Garden Week, club members plan to plant 12 Eastern Redbud sapling trees, donated by the Arbor Day Foundation, at Kelley Park (date and time TBD).
The Ballston Spa House and Garden Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.. The Club welcomes new members to promote interest in gardening, civic beautification, and the conservation and preservation of our natural resources and native species. For information, visit the club’s website at: www.bshgc.org.
The National Museum of Dance and a local artist have collaborated to feature children’s artwork in the Alfred Z. Solomon Children’s Wing Kids’ Gallery. Kila Arts, located in Ballston Spa, has provided paintings of dance masks from around the world created by students ages 6 to 16.
Thirty paintings of dance masks influenced by countries including Vietnam, Korea, Japan and the South Pacific, are being featured for the season in the museum’s gallery. Children and young adults from the Ballston Area Community Center and home-schooled students have created these masterpieces in the Kila Arts class hosted at the Ballston Spa Library.
Kila Arts offers an Art Around the World painting program to students K-12 throughout the year. Founder and teacher, Kimberly Leahey, specializes in tribal art and has studied in Hawaii and Guam.
The Kids’ Gallery is an extension to the Alfred Z. Solomon Wing, an interactive space designed for kids to engage in creative expression. Costumes, instruments, balance toys, a reading corner, video library and stage area are available to all kids to play with.
The museum offers a special membership to children under 12 years old for unlimited access to the museum and the Children’s Wing. The PlayPass allows one accompanying adult free admission as well as the PlayPass cardholder for the annual fee of $25.
For information about the museum, visit www.dancemuseum.org. For more information on Kila Arts, visit www.kilaarts.com.