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See more Calendar listings at www.saratogian.com/community. Submit items at least two weeks in advance to calendar@saratogian.com. Monday, Aug. 6
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Monday activities: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Chorus; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stretch & fit, exercise; 1 p.m., Movie Matinee. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Movers, Shakers and History Makers!, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Take a trip back in time to learn how ordinary people became extraordinary with this playful hands-on look at some of history’s most remarkable inventors, activists and leaders. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Basic Computer Skills with Bob Stromberg: Using public WiFi hotspots, with a glance at setting up WiFi at home. Free, reservations required. Please call 518-383-1343 to register. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Advertisement
GREAT AMERICAN READ: The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS television series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. Greenwich Free Library is one of only 50 libraries nationwide to receive a grant from the American Library Association and PBS to host supporting programs. The library’s Great American Read Book Club meets on August 6 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. to discuss Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” in the Library’s community room. The Greenwich Free Library is located at 148 Main Street, Greenwich. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information.
MALTA TOWN BOARD: The Malta Town Board meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 6, at Malta Town Hall.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Crocheting and Knitting, 6 p.m. Silent Silly Library Challenges, 6:30 p.m. Bet you can’t keep quiet! 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MECHANICVILLE LIBRARY FARMERS’ MARKET: The Mechanicville District Public Library partners with local farmers, makers and organizations to provide an alternative place for neighboring residents to shop for healthy foods and handmade goods and support the local economy. Shoppers can look forward to familiar faces from 2017 as well as new participants such as the Boneyard Barkery, Willow Run Suds & Scents, Earthen Gold Farms, Onda Farm and more. The Market will be open Mondays through September 24 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Kids’ Birding, 9 a.m. Bring your kids to this fun birding event to try to see and learn as many birds as they can. Walk down to the songbird viewing blind with some binoculars and bird field guides and try to scope out the birds. Please call the park office to register for this event with 24-hour advanced notice at 518-793-0511. Each child is $1.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Stream Safari, 11 a.m. Spend the morning in Geyser Creek getting to know the aquatic creatures that call it home. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. Registration is required; please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Music and Movement, 2 p.m. for ages 2-6. Come transform sheet music into original works of art at 6 p.m. Supplies provided. Suggested for teens and adults 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Tuesday, Aug. 7
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Tuesday activities: 9 a.m. to noon, Billiards, Crafts & Woodcarving; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Quilting; 12:30 p.m., Wifi Bowling; 1 p.m., Mahjong, Board Games & Cards; 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. OsteoBusters. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
BALLSTON SPA BPA NETWORKING BREAKFAST: The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association will be sponsoring a Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, August 7 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., hosted by Excelsior Therapeutics, 241 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. Cost for the breakfast is $5 with advance reservation—prepayment available at www.ballston.org or RSVP to info@ballston.org and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins that morning are $10. Business and community members are welcome; you do not need to be a BSBPA member to attend this event. Membership information will be available. To learn more, visit at www.ballston.org.
BROOKSIDE MUSEUM: Join the Brookside Museum on Tuesday, August 7, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the release of the new Mineral Springs of Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa Coloring Book, written and illustrated by Jacqueline S. Gutierrez. Admission is free and profits from the evening’s sales will benefit The Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park and the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum. For more information: http://www.brooksidemuseum.org/book-release-presentation/.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Tuesday for Tots, “Book Lovers’ Day,” 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5. A special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skils in a fun and social environment including sensory play, crafts and activities with friends. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: This month’s book is “A Touch of Wonder” by Arthur Gordon. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. 6:30 p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
CORINTH’S HISTORY MYSTERIES: Corinth Town Historian Rachel Clothier of the Corinth Museum will present a program at the Corinth Free Library on Tuesday August 7 at 7 p.m. This slide lecture presentation will highlight historical mysteries both solved and unsolved that took place in the Town of Corinth. Part of the Corinth Free Library’s events celebrating the Town of Corinth’s Bicentennial, this program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Corinth Free Library by stopping in at 89 Main Street or calling 518-654-6913.
CROQUET ON THE GREEN: AIM Services, Inc. is gearing up for what has become the most unique event of the Saratoga summer calendar. Now in its fifth year, the annual Croquet on the Green fundraising event will take place Tuesday, August 7 on the lawn at Gavin Park Saratoga Springs. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for anyone interested in free lessons on how to play croquet from USCA National Champion Francis J. Palasieski. The 3 p.m. Tournament consists of teams of two and is open to all ages, abilities and skill. The cost to enter the Tournament is $50 per individual (and the fee also includes access to the accompanying Garden Party). Any skill level is welcome. Equipment and instruction will be provided. To sign up, visitwww.aimservicesinc.org and scroll down to Upcoming Events or call 518-450-2862.
GRANT COTTAGE: In “General Grant Smiles,” Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm will share examples of stories and incidents Grant found amusing. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
GREAT LAW OF PEACE: Join the Baha’is of Saratoga for a special presentation and discussion led by Mohawk speaker Kay Olan on “The Great Law of Peace and the Iroquois Confederacy.” 7 p.m., Glasby Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library. For more information call the Baha’is of Saratoga at 518-692-7694.
GREENWICH FREE LIBRARY: Under the national “Libraries Rock” initiative, the Greenwich Free Library has designed various entertaining programs for families and readers of all ages during the summer months. The library hosts “Rock and Roll Time Machine” on August 7 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 148 Main St., Greenwich. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story Time & Craft, 11:30 a.m. Singing, stories, and art. Siblings welcome. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE TOURS: Docent-led tours of the National Museum of Dance’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 a.m. in the Museum foyer. The Museum is located at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Turtle Time, 11 a.m. Meet the turtles that live in the Creekside Classroom and get to know more about them. All ages welcome. No registration required. This program is free with vehicle entry fee.
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Saratoga Summer Concert Series continues on August 7 with Fenimore Blues, a seven piece band performing an eclectic mix of blues, rock and R & B. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial in Congress Park. The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway is the concert rain location. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241 or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: STEM Build-It, 2 p.m. Experiment with building techniques and challenges. For ages 5-12. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SENIOR FARMERS MKT. COUPONS: The Saratoga County Office for the Aging Elderly Nutrition Program is currently distributing Farmers’ Market coupons to qualifying seniors: those 60 and over making up to $1,860 a month in a one-person household or $2,504 a month in a two-person household. Coupons can be picked up at the Office for the Aging at 152 West High Street in Ballston Spa from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (call 518-884-4100), or on August 7 from 11 a.m. – noon at the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center and from 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. at Shenedehowa Village, Clifton Park.
SOUND ALL AROUND: Sound All Around is a great introduction for a youngster that features a musician of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. The August 7 programs introduce the audience to the tuba and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s very own Principal Tuba, Carol Jantsch. The 45-minute concert features singing, movement, storytelling, and listening. Concerts will be given at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Gideon Putnam Ballroom, 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit https://spac.org/event/sound-all-around-tuba/.
TANG TUESDAY TOURS: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Tuesdays from July 10 to August 28. August 7: Behind the Scenes Tour with Tang Guide E.B. Sciales. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skdimore.edu.
UPPER ROOM THRIFT SHOP: The Ballston Spa United Methodist Church Upper Room Thrift Shop is having a summer sale the entire month of August. Every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, clothing will be $1 a bag. The thirft shop is located at 101 Milton Avenue (Route 50), Ballston Spa.
WOMEN’S LUNCHEON: All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday August 7, from noon – 2 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Richard Chait, will discuss A Look Back at the Railroads of Saratoga County. Sharon Palmer, a musician from Mohawk, will discuss finally finding the right key. $15 inclusive. Reservations are required by August 2. Please call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043.
YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org. Wednesday, Aug. 8
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA:Join the museum at 10:30 a.m. for a special interactive experience that transforms the museum into a Toy Tinkerer Workshop and makes kids official Melissa & Doug Toy Tinkerers for a day. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
HALFMOON FARMERS MARKET: The Farmers Market is located on Harris Road in the Abele Park at the Town of Halfmoon Municipal Center. The market will be open 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Wednesday rain or shine through September 19.
ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY: During Italian American Heritage Day at the Saratoga Race Track, the American Italian Heritage Museum and Association will offer Italian-themed food for purchase, a cultural exhibit, free children activities, and gifts for purchase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entertainment will include traditional Italian dance and music. For more information on the American Italian Heritage Museum, vist www.americanitalianmuseum.org or https://www.facebook.com/italianmuseum.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Hudson River Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. For any teens or adults who are interested in digital photography. Gallery Reading with the Saratoga Spiritualist, 6:30 p.m. Free, $5 suggested donation. Please call to save your seat. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MEET THE MUSIC: Join SPAC the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for an adventure with Einstein and Mozart. This scripted concert follows a group of physics students while they await their teacher on their first day of class. Who should appear but Albert Einstein, who performed Mozart sonatas on the violin and played chamber music with professional musicians all over the world. 1 p.m., Spa Little Theater, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs. General admission $5. For more information and to purchase, visit https://spac.org/event/meet-the-music-albert-and-wolfgang/.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Turtle Time, 10 a.m. – noon. Harrelson and Daryl are two resident terrestrial turtles at Moreau Lake State Park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards, take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Children and seniors are $1, everyone else is $2.
OUTDOOR STORY HOUR: Under the national “Libraries Rock” initiative, the Greenwich Free Library has designed various entertaining programs for families and readers of all ages during the summer months. Building Blocks programs for pre-K children (with caretaker) include Wednesday Outdoor Story Hours, held at 10 a.m. at rotating local venues, including Erin’s Acres on August 8. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information.
PICKINS’ SESSION: Amateur / Professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group for a fun session of extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music by local talented musicians. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Free to the public with ample free parking. Please bring a snack to share. Visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
ROAST BEEF DINNER: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 serves a Roast Beef Dinner from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: Adults $12, Seniors/Military $11; Children 5-12 $8; under 5 free. Takeouts $12. Cash bar available.
SARATOGA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL: Founded by parents in 1991, Saratoga Independent School is a New York State chartered private elementary school for children in pre-K through grade five. A new Middle School opens with sixth grade in fall of 2018, seventh grade in 2019 and eighth grade in 2020. SIS is currently accepting applications for all grades, PreK through Middle School.A tour for prospective students and parents will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8. To learn more about Saratoga Independent School, please visit www.siskids.org.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Marvelous Monarchs, 2 p.m. Take a short stroll through the pollinator garden to learn more about the marvelous monarch butterfly. Participants will also be able to experience a Monarch caterpillar and chrysalis. All ages welcome. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at High Rock Park, shop with approximately 35 vendors, and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, live music and more. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1221085768026381/. For a complete vendor list, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/wednesday-market-vendors-high-rock-park-2018/.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: River Story Time, 10 a.m. Upcycle Club: Cereal Box Pencil Holders, 3 p.m. All materials provided. Lip Sync Battle, 6 p.m. Choose your music and pretend to belt out your song. Prizes for all four competing age brackets. Register on the online calendar at schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu to compete 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SENIOR FARMERS MKT. COUPONS: The Saratoga County Office for the Aging Elderly Nutrition Program is currently distributing Farmers’ Market coupons to qualifying seniors: those 60 and over making up to $1,860 a month in a one-person household or $2,504 a month in a two-person household. Coupons can be picked up at the Office for the Aging at 152 West High Street in Ballston Spa from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (call 518-884-4100), or on August 8 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Westview Apartments, Saratoga Springs.
SUMMER NATURE ARTS HOUR: Get ready to stretch your creative boundaries and see the intersection between nature and the arts. Drop-in anytime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the pavilion located next to Delegan Pond at Camp Saratoga to create a fun and unique art project. The theme for August 8 is “Leaf Creatures.” Please use Parking Lot #1 located on Scout Road directly across from Delegan Pond. Registrations are suggested. For more information, please call the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
VOLKSWALK ROUND LAKE: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 8, a guided walk through Round Lake starts at 9 a.m. from Haven Avenue and Saratoga Avenue,Round Lake. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.
WOODPECKER WALK: Join an environmental educator on Wednesday, August 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for a woodpecker walk to learn about the different woodpeckers that call this area home. This program will meet at the Visitor Center and enjoy an hour-long walk around the site. This program is open to all ages, but has been designed for families with children ages 5 and up. The hike is a less than two mile round-trip and will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms. Registration is required for this program; please call Keri Surita at 518-584-2000, ext. 111, or email Keri.Surita@parks.ny.gov. The address for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is 129 Schoharie St, Fort Hunter. Thursday, Aug. 9
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Thursday activities: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,Craft, Cards, Billiards; 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,Lunch/bring a dish to share, meeting; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.., Bingo. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through September 29 in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street. The market features 100% locally grown produce, farm fresh agricultural products, flowers, herbs, baked goods, custom blended spices, dressings, marinades, handcrafted jewelry, and more. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season and details about vendors, musicians and activities can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Science Explorers, 10:30 a.m. for all ages. A popular weekly program where kids discover the different ways in which science is all around us. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CONCERT IN THE PARK: The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) once again presents its free Concerts in the Park series at Wiswall Park, Front Street in the village of Ballston Spa. On August 9 Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more at www.ballston.org.
DEALING WITH LIFE CHANGES: Facing life transitions? Change is inevitable but it can cause us major stress. Certified Life Coach Kim Perone, from The Center for Clarity, Compassion and Contentment in Burnt Hills. (www.Center4c.com), presents a program on dealing with the stress of life changes, 7 p.m., Burnt Hills Baptist Church, 193 Kingsley Road, Burnt Hills. Refreshments will be served following the program. Reservations are recommended by calling the church at 518-399-5740 or Susan Stec at 518-399-9649.
DELEGAN POND: Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to discover the aquatic wildlife found at Delegan Pond at Camp Saratoga. Use dip nets to search for critters including frogs, salamanders, tadpoles, crayfish, and insects. Please park in Parking Lot # 1 located on Scout Road, directly across from the pond. For more information, please call the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at info@wiltonpreserve.org.
GREENWICH LIBRARY WALKING FIELD TRIP: Under the national “Libraries Rock” initiative, the Greenwich Free Library has designed various entertaining programs for families and readers of all ages during the summer months. Thursday Walking Field Trips begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Library on 148 Main Street. The August 9 destination is the Greenwich Community Gardens. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS: The August luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Association, will be held at noon on Thursday, August 9, at the Grecian Gardens Restaurant, 1216 Rt. 9 Halfmoon. The hosts will be Paul O’Keefe and Mary Kuelzlow. Directions: take the Northway South to Exit 9; the restaurant is one mile on the right. For reservations, please call Paul at 518-423-3990 or Mary at 518-580-1436 by August 7. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. New members are always welcome.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Chair Yoga, 9 a.m. in the Eastern wing reading room. $5 fee. Moana Sing-A-Long, 1:30 p.m. 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
PERMACULTURE CLASS: Permaculture 101, a class for those interested in learning more about permaculture and how to start their own permaculture garden, is offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension at 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, on August 9, Participants will learn the twelve design principles and how to design their own permaculture garden. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. The class runs from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. $5 fee. Walk-ins welcome.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Stream Safari, 11 a.m. Spend the morning in Geyser Creek getting to know the aquatic creatures that call it home. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. Registration is required; please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Rocks Rock! Geology Club for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Table Top Gaming, 4 p.m. Come in and meet up with other players of popular games such as Pokemon, and Munchkin, and many other games available. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SENIOR FARMERS MKT. COUPONS: The Saratoga County Office for the Aging Elderly Nutrition Program is currently distributing Farmers’ Market coupons to qualifying seniors: those 60 and over making up to $1,860 a month in a one-person household or $2,504 a month in a two-person household. Coupons can be picked up at the Office for the Aging at 152 West High Street in Ballston Spa from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (call 518-884-4100), or on August 9 from 11 a.m. – noon at the Kirby Village Apartments, Saratoga Springs. Friday, Aug. 10
ANYTHING GOES: Saratoga Children’s Theatre Teens presents Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” 7 p.m., Maple Avenue Middle School 515 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs.General admission $15; seniors/students $12; 10 and under free. Visit saratogachildrenstheatre.org.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Growing Up Green Garden Club, 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. Join the museum in preparing a community garden for the season. This program introduces the art and science of gardening to children and increases their awareness of botany, outdoor recreation and nutrition. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW: Do you enjoy pinball or have fond memories of playing them in arcades? Are you looking for some family-friendly entertainment? Visit the Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show at the Saratoga Regional YMCA at 290 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Friday August 10, from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The show will feature approximately 50 pinball machines & arcade games from the past and present, all set on free play for one admission price. The show will also feature an indoor flea market with various pinball & arcade games and parts for sale. Admission $10. Proceeds from the show will be donated to charity. For more information visit http://pinballsaratoga.com.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Pollinator Party, 11 a.m. Take a stroll through the pollinator garden to learn about the many insect species and plants that live there. Participants will also make a native plant seed ball to take home. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. No registration required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 for more information.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Lego Club for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Open Crochet, 6 p.m. All levels welcome. Bring an existing project or begin something new. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Saturday, Aug. 11
BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through September 29 in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street. The market features 100% locally grown produce, farm fresh agricultural products, flowers, herbs, baked goods, custom blended spices, dressings, marinades, handcrafted jewelry, and more. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season and details about vendors, musicians and activities can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
BUTTERFLY WALK: Summer is a time of fun in the sun, but it’s also a prime time to spot beautiful butterflies in flight. Take an educational walk through the Karner management area to learn more about the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and state-threatened frosted elfin, their ecology and relationship to wild lupine, as well as how the butterflies and their habitat are monitored and managed. Meet at 11 a.m. at the entrance of the Saratoga Spa Dog Park, located at the corner of S Broadway and Crescent Street in Saratoga Springs. Registration is preferred but not required for this free event. Please contact Katie at 518-584-2000 ext. 111 to register.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Amateur Artists, 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. This month kids will discover artist Frida Kahlo, and budding artists will discover new art processes and techniques. August 11, “Frida Kahlo: Flower Crowns.” Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: Infantry drill, 9:30 a.m. Welcoming ceremony featuring a musical fanfare by the Iron Jacks, 10:30 a.m. Artillery demonstration, 11 a.m. Meet the Generals and their Ladies, 12:30 p.m. Battle, 2 p.m. “Rally ‘Round the Flag” performance by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, 2:30 p.m. 269 Ballard Road, Wilton. Admission $10 for ages 13 and up, free for children 12 and under.
CLAM STEAM: Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club annual clam steam, noon – 9 p.m. Music by DJ Andy Jennings. Full steam ticket $40; chicken ticket $35; chicken only ticket $30. For tickets or more information contact bill at 518-378-2208 or the club house at 518-695-3917.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS: On Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. The class will be held at First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. Fee $35; bring a friend for $30 each. A portion of the fee goest to First Baptist Church. Class size is limited. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
HORSE FARM TOUR: The Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour is a free self-driven tour that is open to the public. The tour is designed to provide community access to selected horse farms within Saratoga County. Take advantage of this special opportunity to visit the five participating horse farms (Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga Inc., Saratoga Glen Farm, Rood & Riddle, Stark Riding Stable and Mill Creek Farm) during their Open House hours of noon – 4 p.m. For more information visit www.ceesaratoga.org or call 518-885-8995.
MARKETS AT ROUND LAKE: For one weekend in August, The Markets at Round Lake will showcase over 80 of the best and brightest artisans in the local and regional maker, crafter and artisanal edibles community, who will converge within an eclectic village to bring forth the latest talent and hottest trends. Also featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Book Sale, Creativity Caravan & BarStream Events. Free admission. August 11, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Village Green 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake. Visit www.MarketsAtRoundLake.com for more information.
MONTHLY SENIOR DANCE: The Countrymen Band will provide the music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-members. Open to the public with ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to share. Visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
NEW SKETE PILGRIMAGE: New Skete Monasteries in Cambridge invites you to be part of their annual pilgrimage on Saturday, August 11, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guest speaker Alexei D. Krindatch, Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, will present ”Singing an Old Song in a New World: How Orthodox Christian Churches Contribute to America’s Diverse Religious Landscape.” Greek and Lebanese food will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is free and open to people of all faiths. For more information, contact Karen Gladstone at 518-677-3928.
PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW: Do you enjoy pinball or have fond memories of playing them in arcades? Are you looking for some family-friendly entertainment? Visit the Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show at the Saratoga Regional YMCA at 290 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The show will feature approximately 50 pinball machines & arcade games from the past and present, all set on free play for one admission price. The show will also feature an indoor flea market with various pinball & arcade games and parts for sale. Admission $10. Proceeds from the show will be donated to charity. For more information visit http://pinballsaratoga.com.
SARATOGA CLAY ARTS: Join Saratoga Clay Arts for the opening reception of “SMOKE, WIND & FIRE,” featuring the recent work of Audrie Sturman and Pat Collins. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville. RSVP at https://fs20.formsite.com/Jillsaratogaclayartsorg/form5/index.html.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., High Rock Park Pavilions, Saratoga Springs. Approximately 70 vendors will be attending the Saturday market from May through October.See http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saratoga-farmers-market-vendors/ for a complete list.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Dance Center of Queensbury Jazz Dance class, 2 p.m. for ages 4+. Register on the calendar at schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu for this free class. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
TANG FAMILY SATURDAYS: Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang Museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity suitable for children ages 5 and up with adult companion. Free and open to the public, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. For reservations and information please call 518-580-8080.
WATER FUN DAY: St. Luke’s on the Hill’s third annual Water Fun Day features Slip N’ Slides, Kiddie Pools, and Sprinklers — and you can bring your own water toys. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and beverages, all for free. The Hillcrest Fire Department will have a fire truck available for your inspection and a magician will be there to entertain you. St. Luke’s will provide transportation if you need it from Mechanicville or Halfmoon; call 518-664-4834. Father Haig will talk to the children about making good choices when going back to school, and religious education sign-ups will be available. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 40 McBride Road, off Pruyn Hill Road in the Town of Halfmoon, use Mechanicville, NY 12118 for GPS. Visit www.stlukesonthehill.org for more information. Sunday, Aug. 12
CARDBOARD BOAT RACING: Hudson Crossing Park presents its 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday, August 11, (rain date: Sunday, August 12) at the Fort Hardy Park beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville. This year’s theme is “Rock the Boat.” The first race launches at 1 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. Entry fees start at $20 per sailor with a $50 per boat maximum. Small business and corporate entry fees are available, as well. On-site registration and cardboard boat construction will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. Rules, registration forms and hints to get started with boat-building are available at http://www.hudsoncrossingpark.org.
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: Period church service, 9:30 a.m. Infantry drill, 10:30 a.m. Cavalry demonstration, 11 a.m. Artillery Demonstration, 11:30 a.m. Civil War Fashion Show, 12:30 p.m. Battle, 1 p.m. The Veterans in a New Field perform at 2 p.m. 269 Ballard Road, Wilton. Admission $10 for ages 13 and up, free for children 12 and under.
LAKE LAUDERDALE FISHING TOURNAMENT: The Lake Lauderdale Improvement Association’s 23rd annual children’s fishing tournament will take place on Sunday, August 12, at the Washington County Park Pavilion on Lake Lauderdale. The tournament is free and open to all young anglers age 15 and under and is strictly catch and release only. The tournament runs from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and concludes with a free hot dog lunch for all participants. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and all young anglers are required to stop at the pavilion prior to getting their fishing lines wet. Young anglers are required to have a parent or legal guardian on hand with them at all times. Visit http://lakelauderdale.org/fishing-tournament/ for more information.
MARKETS AT ROUND LAKE: For one weekend in August, The Markets at Round Lake will showcase over 80 of the best and brightest artisans in the local and regional maker, crafter and artisanal edibles community, who will converge within an eclectic village to bring forth the latest talent and hottest trends. Also featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Book Sale, Creativity Caravan & BarStream Events. Free admission. August 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Village Green 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake. Visit www.MarketsAtRoundLake.com for more information.
NOT JUST FOR KIDS STORYTELLING: Andy Offutt Irwin performs at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday, August 12, at 6 p.m. as part of the annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. His performance will take place outdoors close to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center. The show will move indoors in case of rain. Guests are invited to linger, chat, and enjoy refreshments after the show. The event is free.
POTTERS GROVE TABERNACLE: The Master’s Daughters trio performs and First United Methodist pastor Steve Andrews delivers an inspiring message as part of the Summer Blessing series at 6 p.m., 143 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls. All events are by a Love Offering Gift.
SUMMER STROLL: “Broadway in 1874,” led by Gloria May, highlights the sights and sounds in 1874, a year of sophistication and excitement. Walk back in time to discover what has changed and what has remained the same in the historic downtown. This 10:30 a.m. tour is sponsored by deJonghe Original Jewelry. $5 for Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation members, $8 for non-members. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. For more information, please call SSPF at 518-587-5030, visit www.saratogapreservation.org or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Coordinator, at nbabie@saratogapreservation.org.
SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Monday, Aug. 13
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Monday activities: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Chorus; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stretch & fit, exercise; 1 p.m., Movie Matinee. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Basic Computer Skills with Bob Stromberg: Using email. Free, reservations required. Please call 518-383-1343 to register. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Tie Dye T-Shirts, 6:30 p.m. Bring a t-shirt that needs some color. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MECHANICVILLE LIBRARY FARMERS’ MARKET: The Mechanicville District Public Library partners with local farmers, makers and organizations to provide an alternative place for neighboring residents to shop for healthy foods and handmade goods and support the local economy. Shoppers can look forward to familiar faces from 2017 as well as new participants such as the Boneyard Barkery, Willow Run Suds & Scents, Earthen Gold Farms, Onda Farm and more. The Market will be open Mondays through September 24 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Stream Safari, 11 a.m. Spend the morning in Geyser Creek getting to know the aquatic creatures that call it home. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. Registration is required; please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Music and Movement, 2 p.m. for ages 2-6. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SIPPING FOR SENIORS: Enjoy a fun, summer night out at Bailey’s Saratoga to raise money for the Saratoga Senior Center. Jockeys, trainers, owners, and polo players will be guest bartenders: Javier Castellano, Rajiv Maragh, Mark Casse, Michael Maker, Jeremiah Englehart, Bo Landry, Andy Serling, Georgie Nugent, Mark Hennig, Maggie Morley, Brad Weisbord and more to come. All tips and 20% of all food and drink sales go directly back to support the Center. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Bailey’s Saratoga,37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. Tuesday, Aug. 14
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Tuesday activities: 9 a.m. to noon, Billiards, Crafts & Woodcarving; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Quilting; 12:30 p.m., Wifi Bowling; 1 p.m., Mahjong, Board Games & Cards; 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. OsteoBusters. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CHAMBER ORIENTATION & MIXER: The Twin Bridges Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will host an Orientation & Mixer at The Mill on Round Lake. 2121 U.S. 9, on Tuesday, August 14. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a member orientation discussion for all new and existing members looking to maximize their Chamber investment. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the mixer provides opportunities to meet with fellow Chamber members while enjoying food and drink specials. The cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Register at https://chamber.saratoga.org/events/details/orientation-mixer-hosted-by-the-twin-bridges-council-36236.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Tuesday for Tots, “Camping Trip!,” 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5. A special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skils in a fun and social environment including sensory play, crafts and activities with friends. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
GRANT COTTAGE: Site Coordinator Ben Kemp will examine Ulysses Grant III’s life starting as a young boy on the steps of his grandfather’s final home at Mt. McGregor to becoming a Major General striving to preserve the heritage of his family and his country. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday August 14, at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The social time starts at 11 a.m. and the business meeting starts at noon followed by the program. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-869-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125.
HORSES, HISTORY & HANDICAPPING: Bruno DeJulio, author, clocker, workout analyst, will discuss “Workouts, the Missing Link” with co-moderators handicapper Tom Amello and Seth Merrow, host of Racing Across America. Proceeds will benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning at SUNY Empire State College. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Embassy Suites, 86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs.$15. Pay by cash or check at the door. Call 518-587-2100 x2415 or visit www.esc.edu/all for more information.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story Time & Craft, 11:30 a.m. Singing, stories, and art. Siblings welcome. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Beaver Adventure, 10 a.m. This short walk is family friendly and will bring participants close to a beaver lodge and on the edge of some great beaver habitat. A Park Educator will teach you all the things you never knew you wanted to know about these awesome creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE TOURS: Docent-led tours of the National Museum of Dance’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 a.m. in the Museum foyer. The Museum is located at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
SARATOGA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL: Founded by parents in 1991, Saratoga Independent School is a New York State chartered private elementary school for children in pre-K through grade five. A new Middle School opens with sixth grade in fall of 2018, seventh grade in 2019 and eighth grade in 2020. SIS is currently accepting applications for all grades, PreK through Middle School.A tour for prospective students and parents will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14. To learn more about Saratoga Independent School, please visit www.siskids.org.
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Saratoga Summer Concert Series continues on August 14 with the exciting duo of Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau, masters of a unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial in Congress Park. The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway is the concert rain location. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241 or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: STEM Build-It, 2 p.m. Experiment with building techniques and challenges. For ages 5-12. Open Mic 101, 6:30 p.m. Join some experienced musicians in learning the ins and outs of “Open Mic” performance, from choosing your songs to picking your instruments. Participants will get a chance to try out some instruments and show what they’ve learned. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS: The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham. All persons age 16 and older with any interest in the art of magic are welcome to enjoy a fun evening. For more information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.
TANG TUESDAY TOURS: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Tuesdays from July 10 to August 28. August 14: Curator’s tour of “They’re, Their, There” with the 2017-18 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Intern Rachel Rosenfeld ’18. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skdimore.edu.
UPPER ROOM THRIFT SHOP: The Ballston Spa United Methodist Church Upper Room Thrift Shop is having a summer sale the entire month of August. Every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, clothing will be $1 a bag. The thirft shop is located at 101 Milton Avenue (Route 50), Ballston Spa.
YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org. Wednesday, Aug. 15
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: The Story Corner, 11 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Explore new stories on the front patio and develop early-literacy skills through multi-sensory activities, projects and crafts. Indoors during inclement weather. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Phone 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
HALFMOON FARMERS MARKET: The Farmers Market is located on Harris Road in the Abele Park at the Town of Halfmoon Municipal Center. The market will be open 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Wednesday rain or shine through September 19.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Wetland Hike, 9:30 a.m. – noon. A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. A Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.
OPEN FORGE NIGHT: Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on Open Forge Night for an amazing demonstration by expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). 6:30 p.m.,51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne. For more information call 518-696-2400 or visit www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
OUTDOOR STORY HOUR: Under the national “Libraries Rock” initiative, the Greenwich Free Library has designed various entertaining programs for families and readers of all ages during the summer months. Building Blocks programs for pre-K children (with caretaker) include Wednesday Outdoor Story Hours, held at 10 a.m. at rotating local venues, including Salem Art Works on August 15. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at High Rock Park, shop with approximately 35 vendors, and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, live music and more. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1221085768026381/. For a complete vendor list, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/wednesday-market-vendors-high-rock-park-2018/.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: River Story Time, 10 a.m. Movie Makers on Location, 3:30 p.m. Shooting the latest YouTube movie at the Saratoga Battlefield. Permission slips must be filled out prior to filming. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SUMMER NATURE ARTS HOUR: Get ready to stretch your creative boundaries and see the intersection between nature and the arts. Drop-in anytime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the pavilion located next to Delegan Pond at Camp Saratoga to create a fun and unique art project. The theme for August 15 is “Natural Musical Instruments.” Please use Parking Lot #1 located on Scout Road directly across from Delegan Pond. Registrations are suggested. For more information, please call the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
TRI-CITY MUSIC SHOWCASE: Join the Schuylerville Public Library at Mowry Park in Greenwich to enjoy some music and close out the last Wonderful Wednesday of the season. Fun for the whole family at 6 p.m. at 147 Main Street, Greenwich.
VOLKSWALK MALTA TECH PARK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 15, a guided walk through the Malta Tech Park starts at 9 a.m. from 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY, (HVCC Tec-Smart parking lot). Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.
YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE: Under the national “Libraries Rock” initiative, the Greenwich Free Library has designed various entertaining programs for families and readers of all ages during the summer months. The library presents the Libraries Rock! Youth Talent Showcase, with local band performances at Greenwich’s Mowry Park from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bands must sign up in advance at the Library’s circulation desk. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information. Thursday, Aug. 16
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Thursday activities: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,Craft, Cards, Billiards; 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,Lunch/bring a dish to share, meeting; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.., Bingo. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through September 29 in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street. The market features 100% locally grown produce, farm fresh agricultural products, flowers, herbs, baked goods, custom blended spices, dressings, marinades, handcrafted jewelry, and more. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season and details about vendors, musicians and activities can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Science Explorers, 10:30 a.m. for all ages. A popular weekly program where kids discover the different ways in which science is all around us. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
DELEGAN POND: Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to discover the aquatic wildlife found at Delegan Pond at Camp Saratoga. Use dip nets to search for critters including frogs, salamanders, tadpoles, crayfish, and insects. Please park in Parking Lot # 1 located on Scout Road, directly across from the pond. For more information, please call the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at info@wiltonpreserve.org.
GREENWICH LIBRARY WALKING FIELD TRIP: Under the national “Libraries Rock” initiative, the Greenwich Free Library has designed various entertaining programs for families and readers of all ages during the summer months. Thursday Walking Field Trips begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Library on 148 Main Street. The August 16 destination is a “drive-in movie” in the library’s Community Room. Visit www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for more information.
HADLEY-LAKE LUZERNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Join presenter Ben Kemp, site coordinator with the Friends of Grant Cottage, as he shares his research on whether President Ulysses S. Grant really visited Lake Luzerne in the 1870s. Kemp will also explore what brought Grant to this area in his final days in 1885 and the cottage he lived in that is now a local historic site. 7 p.m., Hadley Senior Center, 23 Maple Avenue, Hadley. The program is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. For further information visit www.kinnearmuseum@gmail.com.
HEALTH, HISTORY & HORSES: The Ladies of Charity’s Healt, History and Horses Gala on Thursday, August 16, supports community charities. Live music, hot and cold food stations, cold bar, silent auction, 4-season basket raffle. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Reservations $75. Mail checks to Ladies of Charity, 8 Claire Pass, Saratoga Springs NY 12866. For more information visit www.ladiesofcharitysaratoga.com.
HEALTH SCREENINGS CLINIC: Nurses from Saratoga County Public Health will offer complimentary blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings from 1:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Commons Boulevard, Clifton Park. No appointmment is necessary, but advance sign-up is required. Call 518-383-1343 for more information.
KNEE HIGH NATURALISTS: Held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Moreau Lake State Park, this class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. Read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Chair Yoga, 9 a.m. in the Eastern wing reading room. $5 fee. Wildlife Rocks! Live Animal Program, 1:30 p.m. Please register if you can. 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
SARATOGA LAKE P.I.D.: The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District Monthly Annual Meeting with Presentation of the Annual Budget and nominations for Commissioner will take place on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m., at Malta Town Community Center, Route 9, Malta.
SARATOGA SPRINGS HISTORY MUSEUM: The Delaware and Hudson Railroad was one of the main lines servicing Saratoga Springs. The D&H however, had a connection to other parts of the north east, connecting Saratoga to the coal yards of Pennsylvania. Dr. S. Robert Powell will discuss those lines and the history behind the D&H’s Gravity Railroad in “The D&H Gravity Railroad: Five Configurations,” presented as part of the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series. 7 p.m., Saratoga Springs History Museum, Canfield Casino, Congress Park. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.saratogahistory.org.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Rocks Rock! Geology Club for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Table Top Gaming, 4 p.m. Come in and meet up with other players of popular games such as Pokemon, and Munchkin, and many other games available. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Friday, Aug. 17
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Growing Up Green Garden Club, 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. Join the museum in preparing a community garden for the season. This program introduces the art and science of gardening to children and increases their awareness of botany, outdoor recreation and nutrition. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNTIY CENTER: Nurses from Saratoga County Public Health will offer complimentary Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Glucose Screenings from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but please sign up in advance. Emergency Preparedness presentation, 1:30 p.m. Free, reservations required. Please call 518-383-1343 to register. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Moreau Kayak Trip, 10 a.m. – noon. This wonderful summer time paddle is a fantastic way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner’s paddle around the lake pointing out signs of summer and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Lego Club for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Come see the “The Beatles of Kids’ Music,” the Zucchini Brothers, in a free concert the whole family can enjoy at 6 p.m. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Saturday, Aug. 18
BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through September 29 in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street. The market features 100% locally grown produce, farm fresh agricultural products, flowers, herbs, baked goods, custom blended spices, dressings, marinades, handcrafted jewelry, and more. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season and details about vendors, musicians and activities can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
CAR SHOW: On Saturday, August 18, the Clifton Park Elks Lodge hold their 12th Annual Car Show at the Lodge, located at 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake. All years and makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome, with over 50 awards for registered vehicles. see the New York State Police demonstrate their “Rollover Simulator.” Proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation and the NYSEA Major Project Fund (Cerebral Palsy Home Service Program). Registration runs from 9 a.m. – noon. Awards will be given out around 3:30 p.m. Contestant registration is $10; Spectators are free. The rain date is Sunday, August 19. For more information call Dick Campion at 518-928-8725 or Mike Bendetti at 518-495-0240, or email CarShow@cliftonparkelks.org.
GREENTREE STABLE TOUR: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special a behind-the-scenes tour of Godolphin’s famous Greentree Stable on Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The magnificent 106-acre property at 36 Nelson Avenue is the private training facility owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The tour will be given by Godolphin’s Emma Browne and the Museum’s Cate Johnson. Tours are limited to 75 people and water will be provided. Tours cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary admission pass to the Museum. Reservations are required and must be made in advance. Please call 518-584-0400 ext. 120 to secure your spot.
JAILHOUSE ROCK 5K: The 16th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K will take place on Saturday August 18, at 8:18 a.m. The race is sponsored by the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum. All proceeds from the race support the efforts of SCHS to keep history alive in Saratoga County through collecting, preserving and displaying our history. There will be live music and awards for top finishers and age group winners. For more information, visit: http://www.brooksidemuseum.org/jailhouse-rock-5k-2/.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Board of Trustees meets the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. The public is always welcome. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Baker Trail Hike, 9 a..m – noon. The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. Summit the Palmertown Mountain range at a comfortable pace, then hike the ridge, which is rather flat, taking you past the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike and you may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be a about 4.5-5 miles and is rated Avenced. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., High Rock Park Pavilions, Saratoga Springs. Approximately 70 vendors will be attending the Saturday market from May through October.See http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saratoga-farmers-market-vendors/ for a complete list.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Dance Lab Hip Hop class, 2 p.m. for ages 4+. Register on the calendar at schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu for this free class. End of Summer Reading Party, 3:30 p.m. Kids 18 and under are invited for some treats and activities to celebrate the fantastic summer. Kids need not be present to win reading prizes, but it sure will be a fun time. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
TANG FAMILY SATURDAYS: Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang Museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity suitable for children ages 5 and up with adult companion. Free and open to the public, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. For reservations and information please call 518-580-8080. Sunday, Aug. 19
BREAKFAST BUFFET: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 serves a Breakfast Buffet from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: adults $9, Seniors/Military $8, children 5-12 $7, under 5 free. Takeouts $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
GRANT COTTAGE: Join Dr. Richard Chait, author (and Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University), as he brings back area images of the bygone era of Saratoga railroads. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
GREENFILED VETERANS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The sixth annual Town of Greenfield Veterans Golf Tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 19 at Brookhaven Golf Course. Proceeds will go to the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany for rehabilitation equipment and personal care items, and more.Some proceeds will also go to homeless shelters in Ballston Spa for male and female veterans. The format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. The $90 fee includes golf, cart, prizes, breakfast, food on the turn, and a buffet. For non-golfers, the cost for dinner only is $25. For more information call 518-885-0134.
NOT JUST FOR KIDS STORYTELLING: Claire Nolan performs at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday, August 19, at 6 p.m. as part of the annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. Her performance will take place outdoors close to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center. The show will move indoors in case of rain. Guests are invited to linger, chat, and enjoy refreshments after the show. The event is free.
POTTERS GROVE TABERNACLE: The Hartley Family performs as part of the Summer Blessing series at 6 p.m., 143 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls. All events are by a Love Offering Gift.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Stream Safari, 11 a.m. Spend the morning in Geyser Creek getting to know the aquatic creatures that call it home. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. Registration is required; please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome.
WOMEN IN RACING SYMPOSIUM: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a symposium on Sunday, August 19, featuring accomplished women involved in various aspects of thoroughbred racing: Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot, champion steeplechase jockey Blythe Miller Davies, record-breaking trainer Linda Rice, iconic owner/breeder Charlotte Weber, industry leader Stella Thayer and top racing analyst Gabby Gaudet. The panel will be moderated by longtime television commentator Charlsie Cantey. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery and is open to the public and free to attend. Julie Krone will be signing autographs from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. for $15 each. Proceeds will benefit the Museum. For more information, please call 518-584-0400 or visit www.racingmuseum.org. Monday, Aug. 20
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Monday activities: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Chorus; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stretch & fit, exercise; 1 p.m., Movie Matinee. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CAMP SARATOGA 5K FUN RUN: The Saratoga Stryders host a series of five fun runs on wooded trails at the beautiful 310 acre parcel. The race series is open to all ages and abilities, run one race or all five. A raffle is held at the end of each race with many prizes awarded. Registration is $5 per race at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. Races begin at 6:15 p.m. sharp – rain or shine. There are no water stops on the course, but water is available at the finish. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park other local non-profits. For more information contact Laura Clark at races@saratogastryders.org or 518-581-1278.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Movers, Shakers and History Makers!, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Take a trip back in time to learn how ordinary people became extraordinary with this playful hands-on look at some of history’s most remarkable inventors, activists and leaders. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Basic Computer Skills with Bob Stromberg: working with iPads, 12:30 p.m. Free, reservations required. Please call 518-383-1343 to register. You’re invited to an open house on Monday, August 20, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. to learn about the many programs and classes the Clifton Park Senior Community Center has to offer. There will be class demonstrations and light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Peregrine Senior Living at Clifton Park. Advance registration is requested. Call 518-383-1343 for more information. 6 Clifton Commons Boulevard, Clifton Park.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Crocheting and Knitting, 6 p.m. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MECHANICVILLE LIBRARY FARMERS’ MARKET: The Mechanicville District Public Library partners with local farmers, makers and organizations to provide an alternative place for neighboring residents to shop for healthy foods and handmade goods and support the local economy. Shoppers can look forward to familiar faces from 2017 as well as new participants such as the Boneyard Barkery, Willow Run Suds & Scents, Earthen Gold Farms, Onda Farm and more. The Market will be open Mondays through September 24 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION: The Church of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Saratoga Road in Glenville, holds a “Meet and Greet” evening on Monday, August 20, for anyone interested in learning more about The Catholic Faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). If you have been searching for a faith community, and are considering the Catholic Faith or would like to learn about receiving Sacraments in the Catholic Faith, come to this event starting at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center Flicker Room. If you are interested in attending, either walk in or feel free to call the rectory at 518-399-9168. If this date is not convenient for you, call 518-399-9168 for a more convenient time.
SCHUYLERVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the High School library.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Music and Movement, 2 p.m. for ages 2-6. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Tuesday, Aug. 21
AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER WORKSHOP: Learn the powerful method of prayer developed by New Thought teacher Ernest Holmes to help you manifest more good into your life. 6:30 p.m. hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. Suggested donation $20. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Tuesday activities: 9 a.m. to noon, Billiards, Crafts & Woodcarving; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Quilting; 12:30 p.m., Wifi Bowling; 1 p.m., Mahjong, Board Games & Cards; 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. OsteoBusters. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Tuesday for Tots, “Music to My Ears,” 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5. A special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skils in a fun and social environment including sensory play, crafts and activities with friends. Free with museum admission. Join the museum at 2:30 p.m. for a special interactive experience that transforms the museum into a Toy Tinkerer Workshop and makes kids official Melissa & Doug Toy Tinkerers for a day. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Speed Friending helps seniors make new friends in minutes. This low-key gathering will be a fun way to form new friendships. Icebreaker questions will be included. Feel free to come solo or in a group. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., 6 Clifton Common Court. Reservations are required; call 518-383-1343 to registser. The center will provide dessert.GRANT COTTAGE: In “The Best Hated Man in America,” Grant Cottage Site Manager Dave Hubbard will examine Ferdinand Ward’s life, from his beginnings in western New York State, to his financial career, criminal activities, his connections to the Grants and their financial ruin, and his time in prison. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
GREENTREE STABLE TOUR: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special a behind-the-scenes tour of Godolphin’s famous Greentree Stable on Tuesday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The magnificent 106-acre property at 36 Nelson Avenue is the private training facility owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The tour will be given by Godolphin’s Emma Browne and the Museum’s Cate Johnson. Tours are limited to 75 people and water will be provided. Tours cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary admission pass to the Museum. Reservations are required and must be made in advance. Please call 518-584-0400 ext. 120 to secure your spot.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES: Featuring members of the internationally-noted but locally-based Wild Adriatic, Tame Pacific is a rock band from Albany known for their classic covers and original live improvisation. 12:30 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s, 34 Phila Street. Free and open to the public; Food from Esperanto’s will be for sale at venue. Rain location: Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Meet Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, who will be leading Story Time at 11:30 a.m. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: The Secret Life of Snakes, 11 a.m. Come and learn about the various kinds of friendly snakes at the nature center that are also found in the park. Learn about habitat, predators, prey and the habits of these misunderstood creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE TOURS: Docent-led tours of the National Museum of Dance’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 a.m. in the Museum foyer. The Museum is located at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
NIGHT SKY ADVENTURE: The Parker Solar Probe is a brave new mission to our closest star, the Sun. Swooping in at only 4 million miles from the surface, this robotic spacecraft will help astronomers understand how heat, energy and plasma radiates away from the sun. Join the Dudley Observatory at miSci to explore the sun and go closer than any spacecraft has gone before. 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Cost: Admission to miSci ($10.50 adult, $7.50 child age 3-12, $9 senior 65+). Free for miSci members.
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Saratoga Summer Concert Series continues on August 21 with Garland Nelson, a high-energy spirited ensemble performing multi-genre soul music with entertaining command & spontaneous originality. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial in Congress Park. The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway is the concert rain location. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241 or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: STEM Build-It, 2 p.m. Experiment with building techniques and challenges. For ages 5-12. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
TANG TUESDAY TOURS: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Tuesdays from July 10 to August 28. August 21: Behind the Scenes Tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skdimore.edu.
UPPER ROOM THRIFT SHOP: The Ballston Spa United Methodist Church Upper Room Thrift Shop is having a summer sale the entire month of August. Every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, clothing will be $1 a bag. The thirft shop is located at 101 Milton Avenue (Route 50), Ballston Spa.
YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org. Wednesday, Aug. 22
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in Saratoga Hospital’s C-1 Conference Room. Free. Pre-registration required. Call Pierre Zimmerman M.S. at 413-992-7012 for more information. Sponsored by One Roof Holistic Health Center.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Lunch & Learn, 12:30 p.m. Learn about the four parts of Medicare with Michael O’Brien, President of H&L Insurance. Free. Reservations are required; call 518-383-1343 to register. Dessert will be provided.
HALFMOON FARMERS MARKET: The Farmers Market is located on Harris Road in the Abele Park at the Town of Halfmoon Municipal Center. The market will be open 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Wednesday rain or shine through September 19.
JANE AUSTEN TOUR PREVIEW: Dr. David Shapard, author of “The Annotated Pride and Prejudice,” will describe a tour he will lead entitled “English Heritage Tour with Jane Austen” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22 at Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The tour (September 3 – 12, 2019) uses the lens of one of England’s greatest writers to explore some of the finest examples of English heritage. For more information, email goedventures@gmail.com, visit goedventures.com, or call Mary at 607-387-3322.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Moreau Kayak Trip, 10 a.m. – noon. This wonderful summer time paddle is a fantastic way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner’s paddle around the lake pointing out signs of summer and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. A free fish fileting demo takes place at 2 p.m. No reservations are necessary for this free event.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at High Rock Park, shop with approximately 35 vendors, and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, live music and more. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1221085768026381/. For a complete vendor list, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/wednesday-market-vendors-high-rock-park-2018/.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: River Story Time, 10 a.m. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
VOLKSWALK SCHENECTADY: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 22, a guided walk through Schenectady starts at 9 a.m. from Schenectady County Community College parking lot, behind SCCC at the bike path. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.
SOUTHERN DINNER: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Southern Dinner with Southern Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy and more from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: Adults $12, Seniors/Military $11, Children 5-12 $8, under 5 free. All takeouts $12. Cash bar available. For more information call 518-584-2585.
WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY: Woodpecker Walk with an SCA environmentalist. 6:30 p.m., Schoharie Crossing Historic Site, Fort Hunter. This Wildlife Wednesday event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing are always appreciated. Thursday, Aug. 23
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Thursday activities: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,Craft, Cards, Billiards; 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,Lunch/bring a dish to share, meeting; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.., Bingo. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through September 29 in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street. The market features 100% locally grown produce, farm fresh agricultural products, flowers, herbs, baked goods, custom blended spices, dressings, marinades, handcrafted jewelry, and more. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season and details about vendors, musicians and activities can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Science Explorers, 10:30 a.m. for all ages. A popular weekly program where kids discover the different ways in which science is all around us. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Chair Yoga, 9 a.m. in the Eastern wing reading room. $5 fee. Kids Summer Reading Program finale celebration with cake, dancing and more 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Teen Lock In Party with movie, pizza and more, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Stop in for a permission slip. 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MOREAU AFTER DARK: Come explore Moreau Lake State Park after the sun sets from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This program is intended for families of all ages. Join in a short hike around Moreau in the dark, looking and listening for nocturnal animals. Flashlights and/or headlamps are recommended and be sure to bring bug spray. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event, children and seniors are $1 and adults are $2.
SARATOGA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL: Founded by parents in 1991, Saratoga Independent School is a New York State chartered private elementary school for children in pre-K through grade five. A new Middle School opens with sixth grade in fall of 2018, seventh grade in 2019 and eighth grade in 2020. SIS is currently accepting applications for all grades, PreK through Middle School.A tour for prospective students and parents will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23. To learn more about Saratoga Independent School, please visit www.siskids.org.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Rocks Rock! Geology Club for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Table Top Gaming, 4 p.m. Come in and meet up with other players of popular games such as Pokemon, and Munchkin, and many other games available. Book Club, “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” 7 p.m. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Friday, Aug. 24
BUTTERFLY WALK: Summer is a time of fun in the sun, but it’s also a prime time to spot beautiful butterflies in flight. Take an educational walk through the Karner management area to learn more about the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and state-threatened frosted elfin, their ecology and relationship to wild lupine, as well as how the butterflies and their habitat are monitored and managed. Meet at 2 p.m. at the entrance of the Saratoga Spa Dog Park, located at the corner of S Broadway and Crescent Street in Saratoga Springs. Registration is preferred but not required for this free event. Please contact Katie at 518-584-2000 ext. 111 to register.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Growing Up Green Garden Club, 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. Join the museum in preparing a community garden for the season. This program introduces the art and science of gardening to children and increases their awareness of botany, outdoor recreation and nutrition. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Hudson River Kayak, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to learn to kayak. The Park Naturalist leads the paddle along the river, pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice; call 518-793-0511.
SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Marvelous Monarchs, 2 p.m. Take a short stroll through the pollinator garden to learn more about the marvelous monarch butterfly. Participants will also be able to experience a Monarch caterpillar and chrysalis. All ages welcome. This program is free with vehicle entry fee. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Lego Club for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Celebrate the racing season at the National Museum of Racing on Travers Stakes eve. Enjoy refreshments in the Museum’s C. V. Whitney Courtyard with fellow Museum members and racing enthusiasts. Renowned artist Greg Montgomery will be on hand to sign copies of his 2018 Travers Stakes poster. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Posters available for purchase. Please RSVP to nmrmembers@racingmuseum.net or call 518-584-0400 ext. 109. Saturday, Aug. 25
BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA), runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through September 29 in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street. The market features 100% locally grown produce, farm fresh agricultural products, flowers, herbs, baked goods, custom blended spices, dressings, marinades, handcrafted jewelry, and more. Updates on what is new at the market throughout the season and details about vendors, musicians and activities can be found on the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Amateur Artists, 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. This month kids will discover artist Frida Kahlo, and budding artists will discover new art processes and techniques. August 25, “Frida Kahlo: Self-Portraits.” Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: Infantry drill, 9:30 a.m. Welcoming ceremony featuring a musical fanfare by the Iron Jacks, 10:30 a.m.
ELKS CAR SHOW: Enjoy the display and judging of vintage cars during Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161’s second annual car show on Saturday, August 25. Breakfast, lunch, and great music will be available for your enjoyment. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. $10 Admission. Proceeds benefit Veteran, Youth, and Drug Awareness Programs. Please bring an item for the Food Drive to benefit the Wilton Food Bank. Canned and packaged food accepted. To enter your car, call Al Sommer at 518-885-9846. For more information, call 518-584-2585.
FREE CONCERT: Middle Grove United Methodist Church will host a concert by Mark 209 at the Middle Grove Town Park (located at 430 Middle Grove Rd ~ across the street from church) on Saturday, August 25 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The free concert starts at 6 p.m.; a love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be sold: hot dogs, soda, water, seltzer, chips and homemade cookies. A basket fundraiser with prizes from local businesses will be set up as well.
GRANT COTTAGE: Amy Halsted, the great-great granddaughter of James Dean Fish, will tell her ancestor’s story, involving a gifted young actress, a mysterious trunk, U.S. Grant, and whole lot of scandal. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Learn from the best… and sign up to fish with Gary from 9 a.m. – noon. Gary has been fishing his whole life and wants to pass on some special knowledge. He knows every inch of Moreau Lake and if you are lucky he’ll share some fishing hot spots. Only two seats are available in his boat for these special adventures. Please call 518-793-0511 to reserve one.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., High Rock Park Pavilions, Saratoga Springs. Approximately 70 vendors will be attending the Saturday market from May through October.See http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saratoga-farmers-market-vendors/ for a complete list.
UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL: The Ukrainian Festival from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club, 1 Pulaski Street, Cohoes, features delicious Ukrainian foods and a concert exploding with traditional dancing, amazing music, and gorgeous ethnic costumes. Various vendors will be present selling food, drinks, traditional arts and crafts and there will be plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, games, a bounce house and kid friendly delicious treats. Admission is only $5 for ages 18+, kids are free. For more information visit www.capitaldistrictukrainianfestival.org. Sunday, Aug. 26
518 SNEAKER FEST: Buy, sell and trade sneakers, apparel, and much more at the 518 Sneaker Fest from noon – 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Tickets: $10 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Donate an item for the back-to-school drive and save money on admission. Vendor Table Price $100. Visit: the518sneakerfest.com to purchase tickets, to be a vendor, or for more information.
GRANT COTTAGE: In “Grant’s Next Chapter,” Historian Chris Mackowski explains why Vicksburg literally closed the book on one phase of Grant’s career and set the stage for a whole new chapter. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM: In honor of the Bicentennial of the Town of Wilton, The Wilton Heritage Society will welcome Rural Felicity to their annual Music at the Museum program on Sunday, August 26, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Rural Felicity is a group of historical reenactor musicians who perform 18th century music as it would have been heard in a colonial tavern. An ice cream social will be held during intermission between sets. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is the former Wiltonville Church, located at the corner of Corinth Mountain Road, Mt. MdGregor and Parkhurst Road in Wilton.
NOT JUST FOR KIDS STORYTELLING: Anne Shiwojima performs at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday, August 26, at 6 p.m. as part of the annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. Her performance will take place outdoors close to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center. The show will move indoors in case of rain. Guests are invited to linger, chat, and enjoy refreshments after the show. The event is free.
POTTERS GROVE TABERNACLE: The Mark209 quartet performs with Josh Pope as part of the Summer Blessing series at 6 p.m., 143 Bluebird Road, South Glens Falls. All events are by a Love Offering Gift.
SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Monday, Aug. 27
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Monday activities: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Chorus; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stretch & fit, exercise; 1 p.m., Movie Matinee. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Basic Computer Skills with Bob Stromberg: what to do if you lose your phone or device. Free, reservations required. Please call 518-383-1343 to register. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: VolunTEEN Appreciation Party, 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MECHANICVILLE LIBRARY FARMERS’ MARKET: The Mechanicville District Public Library partners with local farmers, makers and organizations to provide an alternative place for neighboring residents to shop for healthy foods and handmade goods and support the local economy. Shoppers can look forward to familiar faces from 2017 as well as new participants such as the Boneyard Barkery, Willow Run Suds & Scents, Earthen Gold Farms, Onda Farm and more. The Market will be open Mondays through September 24 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Full Moon Hike, 8 p.m – 9:30 p.m. A Park Educator will lead this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, you’ll see flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Music and Movement, 2 p.m. for ages 2-6. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information. Tuesday, Aug. 28
BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS: Tuesday activities: 9 a.m. to noon, Billiards, Crafts & Woodcarving; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Quilting; 12:30 p.m., Wifi Bowling; 1 p.m., Mahjong, Board Games & Cards; 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. OsteoBusters. Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Tuesday for Tots, “Home Sweet Home,” 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5. A special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skils in a fun and social environment including sensory play, crafts and activities with friends. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
FOSTER PARENT MEETING: A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on August 28 at 4 p.m. at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for school-aged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin in fall 2018. Please contact Jard LeGrand or Stacy McVaigh at 518-884-4157 for more information.
GRANT COTTAGE: In “June 12, 1863: The Day the War Stopped,” Oliver Batcheller of Saratoga, portrayed by Steve Trimm, will tell the story of John Hart of Schenectady, who commanded a Union gunboat on the Mississippi River, and the Southern town that honored him in 1863. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story Time & Craft, 11:30 a.m. Singing, stories, and art. Siblings welcome. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Critter Crawl, 10 a.m. Join a park educator and go into our woods to explore a close by creek. Look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Please call to reserve a spot at 518-793-0511 with 24-hour advanced notice.Meet and pay for the event at the park office.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE TOURS: Docent-led tours of the National Museum of Dance’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 a.m. in the Museum foyer. The Museum is located at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Saratoga Summer Concert Series concludes on August 28 with Cryin’ Out Loud taking listeners on musical journey that encompasses the greatest hits of Pop, R & B, Country, Disco, Motown and Classic Rock. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial in Congress Park. The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway is the concert rain location. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241 or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: STEM Build-It, 2 p.m. Experiment with building techniques and challenges. For ages 5-12. 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
SOUTHERN SARATOGA ART SOCIETY: The August meeting of SSAS will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 27, at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court and feature a demonstration of alcohol ink by artist Rita Helie. For more information about SSAS visit: southernsaratogaartist.com.
TANG TUESDAY TOURS: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Tuesdays from July 10 to August 28. August 28: Curator’s tour of “Give a damn.” with Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skdimore.edu.
UPPER ROOM THRIFT SHOP: The Ballston Spa United Methodist Church Upper Room Thrift Shop is having a summer sale the entire month of August. Every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, clothing will be $1 a bag. The thirft shop is located at 101 Milton Avenue (Route 50), Ballston Spa.
YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org. Wednesday, Aug. 29
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: The Story Corner, 11 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Explore new stories on the front patio and develop early-literacy skills through multi-sensory activities, projects and crafts. Indoors during inclement weather. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Phone 518-584-5540 or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
HALFMOON FARMERS MARKET: The Farmers Market is located on Harris Road in the Abele Park at the Town of Halfmoon Municipal Center. The market will be open 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Wednesday rain or shine through September 19.
MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Friends of MDPL meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Spring Overlook Hike, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. A park educator will lead this hike along this steep but short path up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rated Advanced, this hike is about 2 miles round trip, so not very long, but a little on the steeper side. A Park Naturalist hosts a fun scavenger hunt at 3 p.m. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.
SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at High Rock Park, shop with approximately 35 vendors, and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, live music and more. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1221085768026381/. For a complete vendor list, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/wednesday-market-vendors-high-rock-park-2018/.
SCHUYLERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: River Story Time, 10 a.m. Kids’ Book Club, 2 p.m. “The Story of Diva and Flea” for ages 5-8. Tweens’ Book Club, 3 p.m. “The Girl Who Drank the Moon.” 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville. Call 518-695-6641 for more information.
VOLKSWALK THACHER PARK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 29,

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