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Health and Wellness will be the specific theme of Alden’s Farmers Market on Saturday.

Throughout the morning, Catholic Health Services will do blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. UNYTS will have an informational table, as well. Other organizations and businesses also are expected to provide demonstrations and products.

Spaces are still available for the craft show at the Farmers Market on July 4. The Village-wide Garage Sale will be August 1. Call Jenny at the Alden Chamber of Commerce at 937-6177 or email secretary@aldenny.org for more information on either event.

The Chamber also is raffling an 8 x 12 Amish-made shed, similar to last year’s. Tickets are $2.00 each or three for $5.00. The winning ticket will be pulled on October 10, the market’s closing day.

The Alden Farmers Market will be open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 11. It is sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce and is located in the Alden Village Plaza (near Tractor Supply and Save a Lot) at 13119 Broadway (Route 20). This is the market’s 13th season.

Due to Health Department regulations, pets are not allowed in the food areas of the Farmers Market. Bicycles, roller blades and skateboards also are not allowed within the Market, for safety reasons.

This week:

• Alden’s annual Taste of Alden is Thursday at Alden Town Park, 13140 Main St.  This is the Taste’s 17th year and it is always one of Alden’s biggest events. The “Taste” runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on the hill in the park. The 15 diverse vendors will offer something for everyone - from barbecue, to burgers, mac-n-cheese, cupcakes, crab cakes, teriyaki, unique soups, brownies, ice cream and more.  Special pre-sale bonus ticket books include a special coupon for a chance at the Alden Farmers Market basket raffle, valued at nearly $1,000.  Pre-sale tickets are available through event sponsor, the Alden Chamber of Commerce; and at the Farmers Market, Alden Pharmacy, the Alden Advertiser, and Tops Market of Alden.  Contact the Chamber at 937-6177 or secretary@aldenny.org for more information.

• The Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in a work session, Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road.