Saratogans to observe Memorial Day with in-person event – ​​The Mercury News

It’s wonderful that Saratoga Foothill Club’s 93rd Annual Memorial Day Celebration is back in person this year after the pandemic made it a virtual event for the past two years. This is a special time when our community comes together to honor these men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. The event begins with the flag ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30 at Blaney Plaza. Participants then walk up Oak Street to Madronia Cemetery. The program at the cemetery begins at 10 a.m., with community speakers and music provided by local school groups. Madronia Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of veterans, some dating back to the Civil War. Thank you, Foothill Club for sponsoring this worthwhile event.

Rumor has it that Oak Street residents will be decorating their homes with red, white and blue streamers, flags and patriotic decorations to welcome the parade from Blaney Plaza to Madronia. Laurel Perusa and Patricia Himel encourage all Saratogans to show their patriotic spirit with flags outside their homes and businesses and ask, “Please fly our flag, our symbol of freedom, and show your patriotism.

Do you know where we can find a house for a piano in the Village? A new trend is a piano in public places for everyone to play. A piano has been donated, and there may be music in the air if a house can be found. Ideas? Email Jill Hunter at [email protected]

There may still be tickets available for the Saratoga Spring Wine Experience on Saturday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You will have to buy them on the spot for $60.

The pandemic has been hard on high school graduates, and Saratoga High School Grad Night organizers are asking for donations to help cover associated costs. To find out how you can help, email [email protected]

To encourage membership in its foundation, Hakone Estate and Gardens offers the Azumaya Experience as a member benefit. It’s a two-hour opportunity to enjoy a private event at the Azumaya, AKA, a special little building that can host tea ceremonies for members.

The Montalvo Arts Center is in full swing with a full slate of summer events, including concerts, comedians, and classes. See the full program at

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Joseph K. Bennett