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Mamatoga's Top FAB (Found A Babysitter) Five Events

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A how to on going green at home, free acupuncture, theater, fundraising, and...DERBY DAY!

1. On Monday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM head to the Saratoga Springs Public Library for Green Homes, Healthy Families. Regardless of whether you own your home or you are renting, learn what steps you can take before conception, during pregnancy, and while raising your family that will make your home healthier as well as minimize your impact on the environment. Registration is required, call 584-7860 opt. 3

2. Have you ever wanted to try acupuncture? Try it for FREE at the Acupuncture Studio Grand Opening on Tuesday, May 1st from 9am to 7pm. The new location, at 5 Warren Street in Glens Falls will be celebrating the opening with free acupuncture all day! For More Information Call: 518-615-0505.

3. Also on Tuesday, at 7pm check out 8 (A Staged Reading) at the Filene Music Building Recital Hall at Skidmore College. A student cast from Skidmore College is making the case for marriage equality. The Skidmore Theater Department and AIDS Benefit partner with the Periclean Honors Forum to present the kickoff event to Academic Festival 2012. Come see a staged reading of "8," a new documentary play by Dustin Lance Black about the federal case for marriage equality. Following the performance, stick around for a Q&A with Skidmore faculty and members of Skidmore's Pride Alliance to learn more about the fight for equality.

4. On Thursday head to the Saratoga Automobile Museum for Child's Play 3, the 3rd annual fundraiser of the Karen & Gary Dake Foundation for Children. Funds raised at this event will go toward the purchase of adaptive equipment and services for a local child with disabilities. Ticket price includes food and drinks (soda, beer and wine) with catering by Lily and the Rose. From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, cost is $75. For More Information Call: 518-226-0252.

5. Saturday is DERBY DAY! It's the Kentucky Derby, and you can catch all the excitement at Saratoga National's Derby Party! Starting at 4pm, they will have drink specials, their Full Menu & Food Stations Available, 6.5 by 12 foot Outdoor screen, Soul Session Live, Derby Fashions by Frivolous plus Free Wi-Fi to place your bets! Dinner reservations encouraged, this event is sure to sell out! Valet Parking will be provided! For More Information Call: (518) 583-4653.

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Jenny Witte has lived in the Saratoga Springs area for the past four years and has three children. In addition to being the Mamatoga founder she also teaches children's yoga and loves horseback riding.