Satur­day, Sept. 16

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

AMAZ­ING RACE: Saratoga Springs’ ver­sion of the lon­grun­ning TV show was cre­ated by the Saratoga Springs His­tory Mu­seum and will take place within city lim­its on Septem­ber 16. Just like on TV, con­tes­tants will be given mis­sions to com­plete; these mis­sions are based on his­toric des­ti­na­tions within the Spa City. The first team to fin­ish 9 of 11 mis­sions and make it to the fin­ish line at the Thirsty Owl wins. In ad­di­tion to brag­ging rights as Saratoga Springs Amaz­ing Race cham­pi­ons, a $200 gift card from the Down­town Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion will be awarded to the win­ning team. Prizes will also be awarded to the top two run­ner-up teams. The race be­gins at the Saratoga Springs His­tory Mu­seum in the Can­field Casino at 10 a.m. En­try fee is $25 per per­son, $100 for teams of four. Sign up at www.sarato­gahis­tory. org or call (518) 584-6920 x102 for more de­tails. AN­TIQUES IN SCHOARIE: The grounds of the Schoharie Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum on De­pot Lane form a per­fect set­ting for the 42nd an­nual An­tiques in Schoharie Fall Show on Septem­ber 16-17. The Mu­seum is open to show go­ers and the grounds, as well as all the build­ings, are filled with over 100 deal­ers as the en­tire com­plex is trans­formed into a trea­sure trove laden with an­tiques and collectibles of all ages. This show is one of Schoharie Colo­nial Her­itage Vol­un­teers’ largest fund rais­ers to sup­port its on­go­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially the 1743 Pala­tine House--the old­est build­ing in Schoharie County-and the Schoharie Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Septem­ber 16 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Septem­ber 17. Call 518-2957505 (of­fice) or Ruth Anne Wilkin­son, Show Man­ager at 518-231-7241 for more in­for­ma­tion. BAL­LOON IN­FLA­TION TRAIN­ING: The Adiron­dack Bal­loon Fes­ti­val needs vol­un­teers to help in­flate the many large spe­cial-shaped bal­loons com­ing to this year’s event from all over the coun­try on

Septem­ber 21-24. A train­ing ses­sion is sched­uled for 9 a.m. Satur­day at Floyd Ben­nett Me­mo­rial (War­ren County) Air­port in Queens­bury. For more in­for­ma­tion visit adiron­dack­bal­loon­fest.org. BALL­STON SPA FARM­ERS

MAR­KET: Satur­days 9 a.m. to noon through Septem­ber 30 in Wiswall Park, at the cor­ner of Front Street and Low Street in the Vil­lage of Ball­ston Spa. Live mu­sic is fea­tured at Satur­day mar­kets as well as chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties at se­lected mar­kets. Ad­mis­sion to the mar­ket, mu­sic, and ac­tiv­i­ties are all of­fered to the com­mu­nity at no cost. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the mar­ket spon­sor, The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion, at 885-2772 or visit their web­site www.ball­ston.org.

CHICKEN BBQ: Ba­con Hill Re­formed Church will have a Chicken BBQ Satur­day, Septem­ber 16. Serv­ings are at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The menu in­cludes ½ chicken, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, homemade pie, and bev­er­age. Adults $12, chil­dren $6. Take­outs avail­able. For reser­va­tions call Jenifer Thomas at 518-6956116. The Church is hand­i­cappedac­ces­si­ble. CON­STI­TU­TION DAY: The New York State Ar­chives and Li­brary will cel­e­brate Con­sti­tu­tion Day on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, with a public dis­play of New York State’s hand­writ­ten 1788 copy of the United States Con­sti­tu­tion, from the con­ven­tion in Pough­keep­sie where it was rat­i­fied. The Con­sti­tu­tion Day ex­hi­bi­tion will be held on the 7th floor of the Cul­tural Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at 222 Madison Av­enue in Al­bany from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. In ad­di­tion, free pock­et­sized copies of the Con­sti­tu­tion will be dis­trib­uted on a first come, first-served ba­sis; one per vis­i­tor while quan­ti­ties last. A dig­i­tal talk­ing book of the Con­sti­tu­tion from the New York State Talk­ing Book and Braille Li­brary (TBBL) will be avail­able for TBBL pa­trons as well. FALL BIRDING TRIP: Join Friends of the IBA Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Lau­rie LaFond and avid birder Bo Harris to see what our feath­ered friends are up to in the Wash­ing­ton County Grass­lands IBA. Visit FIBA’s Al­fred Z. Solomon Grass­land Bird View­ing Area and take a pri­vate tour of 64 acres of crit­i­cal habi­tat FIBA is work­ing to pur­chase, as well as NYSDEC’s Wildlife Man­age­ment Area and other prime birding sites nearby. North­ern har­ri­ers, fal­cons, hawks, blue­birds and mi­grat­ing war­blers are just a few of the species you’re likely to en­counter! Meet­ing Time 8 a.m. Field Trip fee is $15 for non­mem­bers, Free to Mem­bers. Group size lim­ited, Call Bo at 518-6773350 to reg­is­ter. Visit www. ibafriends.org for more de­tails. GE­NEAL­OGY & LO­CAL HIS­TORY: Her­itage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, cor­ner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Thomas Ruller, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner and State Ar­chiv­ist for the NYS Ed­u­ca­tion Dept., will present a pro­gram re­lat­ing to five truck­loads of state court records trans­ferred to the NYS Ar­chives in Al­bany from NYC. The case records cov­er­ing the years 1680 to 1847, now avail­able to re­searchers six days a week in Al­bany, are a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse of the is­sues of the past, con­tain­ing such fa­mil­iar names as Alexan­der Hamil­ton, Robert Fulton, Her­man Melville and Gen­eral Philip Schuyler. The public is wel­come to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518587-2978. GRANT COT­TAGE: Join in the cel­e­bra­tion as Grant Cot­tage be­comes New York State’s 24th Lit­er­ary Land­mark dur­ing a Plaque Ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony at 1 p.m. on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16. The key­note speaker will be David S. Nolen, As­sis­tant Ed­i­tor, Ulysses S. Grant Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary and con­trib­u­tor to “The Per­sonal Mem­oirs of U.S. Grant: The Com­plete An­no­tated Edi­tion.” In ad­di­tion, fine art pho­tog­ra­pher Craig Mur­phy will pro­vide tin­type pho­tog­ra­phy (weather per­mit­ting) us­ing the same equip­ment and wet plate process used in the 1860’s. Copies of the an­no­tated Me­moris signed by Nolen and tin­types will be avail­able for pur­chase. 1000 Mt. McGre­gor Road, Wil­ton. HIGH & MIGHTY FUNDRAISER: ’Kick up Your Heels A Ben­e­fit Evening on the Farm,’’

6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 71 County Route 21C Ghent. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude food, danc­ing, games, a silent auc­tion and a lot­tery to win a cruise. $75 at the door. Pur­chase tick­ets at www.high-n-mighty.org or send a check to 71 County Route 21C Ghent, NY 12075 for $60. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-672-4202 or visit high-n-mighty.org. HUNT FOR HIS­TORY & HORSES: The Na­tional Mu­seum of Rac­ing and Hall of Fame presents a unique and fam­ily-friendly scav­enger hunt called the “Hunt for His­tory and Horses” from 10 a.m. to noon on Satur­day, Sept. 16 at Saratoga Race Course. Teams will tour lo­ca­tions on the his­toric Saratoga grounds with ex­clu­sive post­sea­son ac­cess to the track while learn­ing about the his­tory of thor­ough­bred rac­ing’s con­nec­tion to Saratoga Springs. Af­ter­wards, there will be pony rides, a pet­ting zoo, crafts and re­fresh­ments avail­able. Cost: $5 per per­son; free for chil­dren un­der 5 Fol­low­ing the scav­enger hunt and ac­tiv­i­ties, free ad­mis­sion will be of­fered to all scav­enger hunt par­tic­i­pants at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Rac­ing and Hall of Fame through­out the day. For more in­for­ma­tion or to R.S.V.P. to the event please call 518-584-0400 ext. 120, or email nm­rp­gasst@ rac­ing­mu­seum.net MABEE FARM TO FORK: Sa­vor the har­vest with us this sea­son as the Sch­enec­tady County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and the Elec­tric City Food Co-op present Mabee Farm to Fork, a cel­e­bra­tion of lo­cal foods. Pro­ceeds from the event will sup­port Mabee Farm His­toric Site (part of the Sch­enec­tady County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety) and the mem­ber­ship drive for the Elec­tric City Food Co-op. 5 p.m to 8 p.m., 1100 Main Street, Rot­ter­dam Junc­tion. Tick­ets are $50 per per­son and in­clude lo­cal food pre­pared by a lo­cal chef. A cash bar will be avail­able for al­co­holic drinks. Reg­is­ter at http:// sch­enec­tady­his­tor­i­cal.org/ farmto­fork/. NA­TURE FEST: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Moreau Lake State Park. Free fun-filled fam­ily day of in­ter­ac­tive na­ture re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties, live an­i­mals, in­for­ma­tion and crafts. Fun crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids like bird­house build­ing, face paint­ing, pump­kin paint­ing and much more. There will also be na­ture re­lated ed­u­ca­tional booths, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from lo­cal parks, res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tions, wagon rides and mu­sic. Food is avail­able that day as well as a silent auc­tion and tours of the na­ture cen­ter. All dona­tions col­lected will go to The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit). BYOB (wa­ter bot­tle & bag) and get a free pin or mag­net! For more in­for­ma­tion call 518793-0511 or visit Friend­sof­more­aulake.org. PIL­GRIM­AGE: You are in­vited to the 79th an­nual New York State Knights of Colum­bus Pil­grim­age to the Shrine of Our Lady of the North Amer­i­can Mar­tyrs in Auriesville on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, in­clud­ing a Bene­dic­tion & Rosary, the Sta­tions of the Cross, and a 4 p.m. Mass in the Coli­seum, all pre­ceeded by a noon BBQ in the Pavil­ion. BBQ tick­ets are $10 each. Pur­chase tick­ets in ad­vance by con­tact­ing Joseph Car­done at 518-883-3142 or pj­car­done@gmail.com. Visit www.au­riesvilleshrine.com for more in­for­ma­tion. SARATOGA BAT­TLE AN­NIVER­SARY: Come ex­plore the lives of men, women, and chil­dren of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War and mark the 240th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tles of Saratoga. Learn the sol­diers’ mus­ket drill, hear can­non and mus­ket fir­ings, smell the aro­mas of open-fire cook­ing, or help de­cide a court mar­tial. Hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, in­clud­ing a spe­cial Ju­nior Ranger book­let. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saratoga Na­tional His­tor­i­cal Park, 648 Route 32, Still­wa­ter. Email er­ic_schnitzer@nps. gov, call 518-670-2981 or visit https://www.face­book. com/Sarato­gaNHP for more in­for­ma­tion. SARATOGA FARM­ERS MAR­KET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., High Rock Park Pavil­ions, Saratoga Springs. Fea­tur­ing live mu­sic by TuneFolk, Ains­ley’s An­gels at the Com­mu­nity Ta­ble and a book sign­ing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Ken Haedrich, au­thor of “The Har­vest Baker: 150 Sweet & Sa­vory Recipes Cel­e­brat­ing the Fresh-Picked Fla­vors of Fruits, Herbs & Veg­eta­bles,” pre­sented in part­ner­ship with Northshire Book­store. Ap­prox­i­mately 65 ven­dors will be at­tend­ing the Satur­day mar­ket from May to Oc­to­ber. See http://www. sarato­ga­farm­ers­mar­ket.org/ saratoga-farm­ers-mar­ketven­dors/ for a com­plete ven­dor list. SARATOGA SHOW­CASE OF HOMES: The 2017 Saratoga Show­case of Homes is proudly pre­sented over three week­ends be­gin­ning Septem­ber 16-17. This year’s edi­tion is another block­buster event with 18 lo­ca­tions from 14 of our area’s finest builders on dis­play in Saratoga County. Pro­ceeds from the Show­case of Homes will ben­e­fit Re­build­ing To­gether Saratoga County and Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity of North­ern Saratoga, War­ren and Wash­ing­ton Coun­ties. A $20 ticket al­lows you to visit all of these beau­ti­ful new homes over all six days. Each show­case ticket holder will re­ceive a free shoe/ tote bag at the first home vis­ited. Tick­ets are al­ways con­ve­niently avail­able at any show­case home dur­ing tour hours of 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and can be pur­chased on­line at www.sarato­gashow­case­ofhomes.com. SKID­MORE COL­LEGE: Fac­ulty Recital by Brett Grigsby, 4 p.m., Zankel Mu­sic Cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-5805321 or visit www.skid­more. edu/zankel. TALK SARATOGA: Lis­ten To ‘Talk Saratoga’, on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on 91.1FM -WSPN Skid­more Ra­dio. Saratoga Springs Po­lice Chief Greg Veitch will dis­cuss his hit book “All the Law in the World Won’t Stop Them” with co-hosts Rick Thomp­son, Lynn Good­ness and Sarah Burger. You can also lis­ten live on your com­puter at http:// tunein.com/ra­dio/WSPN911-s22928/. TREA­SURES, TREATS & TUNES: On Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Old Saratoga Re­formed Church in Schuylerville, cor­ner of Pearl Stree and Bur­goyne Street, will hold its an­nual hu­mon­gous yard sale, fea­tur­ing bar­gain priced items, and a food sale in­clud­ing hot dogs, ham­burg­ers, sausages and baked goods. Stick around and shop, have some­thing to eat, all while lis­ten­ing to some live mu­sic. This will be a great op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether, meet friends and neigh­bors and sup­port the com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-695-3479. UN­TOLD STO­RIES OF THE BATTENKILL: Join “Un­told Sto­ries of the Battenkill” au­thors El­iz­a­beth & Barton Cockey as they read and share sto­ries from the well re­ceived book this com­ing Sun­day, Septem­ber 16 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Gar­denworks, lo­cated at 1135 County Rt 30 in Salem. Those at­tend­ing the book sign­ing should con­sider stay­ing for the Farm to Ta­ble Din­ner and Movies event tak­ing place later that af­ter­noon.. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Un­told Sto­ries project, email bkc@ bat­tenkill­con­ser­vancy.org or go to bat­tenkill­con­ser­vancy. org. For more in­for­ma­tion on Gar­denworks Farm and the Farm to Ta­ble event, visit gar­den­works­farm.com or call 518-854-3250. VOTER REG­IS­TRA­TION: The League of Women Vot­ers of Saratoga will be of­fer­ing Voter Reg­is­tra­tion at the Clifton Park Half­moon Li­brary on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of Farm Fest. Res­i­dents can reg­is­ter to vote and learn where to find in­for­ma­tion about polling places, in­for­ma­tion about reg­is­tra­tion and get an­swers to gen­eral vot­ing ques­tions. Any res­i­dents who are in­ter­ested in chang­ing their party en­roll­ment prior to the 2018 elec­tions are re­minded they must do so be­fore Oc­to­ber 13. WORK THE WALK: Schoharie Cross­ing State His­toric Site, in part­ner­ship with Run By Dogs, will be host­ing a Work the Walk pro­gram in recog­ni­tion of Na­tional Re­spon­si­ble Dog Own­er­ship Day on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, start­ing at 10 a.m. Bring your well­man­nered dog and come out to the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter to watch or be a part of “Work the Walk” and stick around for a Q&A ses­sion with dog trainer Kate Wal­rath. All dogs must be leased but not a flexi or re­tractable leash. Bring a 20′ leash for re­call, shorter leash for walks. No flexi leashes or flip flops. Free for the public, how­ever a sug­gested donation of $5 would be ap­pre­ci­ated.

Sun­day, Sept. 17

AN­TIQUES IN SCHOARIE: The grounds of the Schoharie Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum on De­pot Lane form a per­fect set­ting for the 42nd an­nual An­tiques in Schoharie Fall Show on Septem­ber 16-17. The Mu­seum is open to show go­ers and the grounds, as well as all the build­ings, are filled with over 100 deal­ers as the en­tire com­plex is trans­formed into a trea­sure trove laden with an­tiques and collectibles of all ages. This show is one of Schoharie Colo­nial Her­itage Vol­un­teers’ largest fund rais­ers to sup­port its on­go­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially the 1743 Pala­tine House--the old­est build­ing in Schoharie County--and the Schoharie Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Septem­ber 17. Call 518-295-7505 (of­fice) or Ruth Anne Wilkin­son, Show Man­ager at 518-231-7241 for more in­for­ma­tion. CON­TEM­PO­RARY WOR­SHIP: This new ser­vice at St. Ge­orge’s Epis­co­pal Church, 912 Route 146, Clifton Park, launches Septem­ber 17. Us­ing mul­ti­me­dia tech­nol­ogy and a full praise band, St. Ge­orge of­fers spirit-filled wor­ship for all ages. While slightly less for­mal than other ser­vices (4:30 p.m. Satur­day, 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sun­day), the new ser­vice is based on the Epis­co­pal Book of Com­mon Prayer, and Holy Com­mu­nion is cel­e­brated each week. SARATOGA BAT­TLE AN­NIVER­SARY: Come ex­plore the lives of men, women, and chil­dren of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War and mark the 240th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tles of Saratoga. Learn the sol­diers’ mus­ket drill, hear can­non and mus­ket fir­ings, smell the aro­mas of open-fire cook­ing, or help de­cide a court mar­tial. Hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, in­clud­ing a spe­cial Ju­nior Ranger book­let. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in­clud­ing at 2 p.m. wreath lay­ing by Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion and Sons of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion. Saratoga Na­tional His­tor­i­cal Park, 648 Route 32, Still­wa­ter. Email er­ic_schnitzer@nps. gov, call 518-670-2981 or visit https://www.face­book. com/Sarato­gaNHP for more in­for­ma­tion. SARATOGA SHOW­CASE OF HOMES: The 2017 Saratoga Show­case of Homes is proudly pre­sented over three week­ends be­gin­ning Septem­ber 16-17. This year’s edi­tion is another block­buster event with 18 lo­ca­tions from 14 of our area’s finest builders on dis­play in Saratoga County. Pro­ceeds from the Show­case of Homes will ben­e­fit Re­build­ing To­gether Saratoga County and Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity of North­ern Saratoga, War­ren and Wash­ing­ton Coun­ties. A $20 ticket al­lows you to visit all of these beau­ti­ful new homes over all six days. Each show­case ticket holder will re­ceive a free shoe/ tote bag at the first home vis­ited. Tick­ets are al­ways con­ve­niently avail­able at any show­case home dur­ing tour hours of 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and can be pur­chased on­line at www.sarato­gashow­case­ofhomes.com. SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CHAR­TER: For those that live in the Saratoga City Vot­ing Dis­trict, an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion on the new city char­ter will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, by the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Con­gre­ga­tion of Saratoga Springs at 624 North Broad­way. All are wel­come. TUN­NEL TO TOW­ERS CLIMB: Look­ing for a chal­lenge? The Stephen Siller Tun­nel to Tow­ers Foun­da­tion would like you to join them on Septem­ber 17 at the Corn­ing Tower lo­cated at the Em­pire State Plaza in Al­bany for the 2nd an­nual Tun­nel to Tow­ers Al­bany Tower Climb hon­or­ing the first re­spon­ders and mil­i­tary who con­tinue to make the supreme sac­ri­fice of life and limb for our coun­try. A 9 a.m. open­ing cer­e­mony will fea­ture guest speaker Ge­orge Siller, brother of 9⁄11 fallen fire­man Stephen Siller, whose hero­ism in­spired the event. The stair climb be­gins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Pro­ceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tun­nel to Tow­ers Foun­da­tion Build­ing for Amer­ica’s Bravest pro­gram. For more in­for­ma­tion on the event go to www.T2TClimb.org or https://www.face­book. com/t2­tal­banyny.

Mon­day, Sept. 18

CHIL­DREN’S CHO­RUS AU­DI­TIONS: The Saratoga Chil­dren’s Cho­rus, led by Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Su­san Fedak, is hold­ing au­di­tions for the Fall 2017 se­mes­ter on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Av­enue at Hen­ning Road in Saratoga Springs. Boys with un­changed voices and girls are el­i­gi­ble. Singers do not need to pre­pare a piece, but will be ex­pected to sing a sim­ple song in tune with­out ac­com­pa­ni­ment, check­ing for pitch match­ing, rhythm and range. To ar­range an au­di­tion, call Ms. Fedak at 518-427-7744 or email Sue@Su­sanFedak.com. CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Chair Yoga Fall Ses­sion be­gins and Soul Line Danc­ing con­tin­ues at the Clifton Park Se­nior Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Call 518-383-1343 ext. 227 tor es­erve lunch. For Se­nior Ex­press trans­porta­tion call 518-371-4444. MALTA TOWN BOARD WORK­SHOP: The Town Board of the Town of Malta will hold a work­shop on Sign Code & Light­ing Stan­dards Amend­ments on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, at 5:15 p.m. (prior to the reg­u­lar 6 p.m. Town Board monthly meet­ing/public hear­ings). This work­shop will be held in the Malta Town Hall main meet­ing room, 2540 Route 9 and is open to the public. MECHANICVILLE DIS­TRICT PUBLIC LI­BRARY: Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reiki with Gina 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gina will be avail­able for drop-in mini-ses­sions of Reiki. Reiki is a nat­u­ral heal­ing and re­lax­ation tech­nique that can help phys­i­cally, men­tally, emo­tion­ally, and spir­i­tu­ally. It is a gen­tle and non-in­tru­sive way to open up the en­ergy path­ways in a per­son’s body for op­ti­mum health. Cro­chet and Knit­ting with Feli­cia Palmer, 6 p.m. TAG – You’re It!, 6:30 p.m. Join the Li­brary for a Teen Ad­vi­sory Group meet­ing, where you can help us with vol­un­teer projects and plan fu­ture teen pro­grams. Please stop by the Li­brary or call 518-664-4646 to sign up. Mechanicville Dis­trict Public Li­brary 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. SE­NIOR IS­SUES COM­MU­NITY FO­RUM: The Saratoga Springs Mayor’s Se­niors Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee has set the date for a com­mu­nity fo­rum, “Public Of­fi­cials Speak to Se­nior Is­sues.” It will be held from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Em­pire State Col­lege, 2 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18. At the fo­rum public of­fi­cials will ad­dress the top con­cerns of most se­niors such as: Health­care, Hous­ing and Trans­porta­tion. Kath­leen Fyfe from the Saratoga County Cham­ber of Com­merce will mod­er­ate the panel ses­sion. The fo­rum is free and ev­ery­one con­cerned about se­nior is­sues is en­cour­aged to at­tend. Door prizes and light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. Email ques­tions to se­nio­rad­vi­so­ryss@gmail. com. SKID­MORE COL­LEGE: Comic-book scholar and New Yorker mag­a­zine art ed­i­tor Fran­coise Mouly gives the Fox-Adler Lec­ture at 5:30 p.m. at the Gan­nett Au­di­to­rium. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-580-5675. WIL­TON WILDLIFE PRE­SERVE: Come en­joy na­ture with others look­ing to get out­side ev­ery month. The monthly Well­ness Walk is geared to­wards gen­tle ex­er­cise and is for par­tic­i­pants at ba­sic fit­ness lev­els. This monthly walk will also take place in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber. Meet at the kiosk in the park­ing lot south of Scout Road on Edie Road at 10a.m. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is en­cour­aged at info@ wilton­pre­serve.org or 518450-0321.

Tues­day, Sept. 19

ARCHAEOLOGY TALK: John Hart, Di­rec­tor of Re­search and Col­lec­tions at the New York State Mu­seum will give a talk en­ti­tled “Net­work­ing the Past: So­cial In­ter­ac­tion in North­ern Iro­quoia, AD 1350 - 1650.” on Septem­ber 19 at 7 p.m. at Grooms Tav­ern, 290 Sugar Hill Rd., Rex­ford. Spon­sored by the Auringer Seelye Chap­ter of the NY State Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ber­nadette at bp­gia­r­dina@ya­hoo.com or 518-928-3328. BALL­STON SPA BPA NET­WORK­ING BREAK­FAST: The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness & Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion will be spon­sor­ing a Net­work­ing Break­fast on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., hosted by Cre­ative En­deav­ors, 49 Front Street 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. You do not need to be a BSBPA mem­ber to at­tend this event. Mem­ber­ship in­for­ma­tion will be avail­able. The BSBPA spon­sors net­work­ing break­fasts on the third Tues­day of ev­ery month at dif­fer­ent BSBPA mem­ber lo­ca­tions in and around Ball­ston Spa. To learn more, visit at www. ball­ston.org. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tues­day for Tots dropin for ages 2-5. A spe­cial time for younger vis­i­tors to gain preschool readi­ness skills in a fun and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment with play­dough, crafts, ac­tiv­i­ties and friends. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 1 p.m., Peek into Preschool with Katrina Trask Nurs­ery School, for ages 2-3. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 69 Car­o­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 5845540 for more in­for­ma­tion. CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Zumba Gold Ses­sion be­gins, spon­sored by MVP, and bi­weekly LeftRight-Cen­ter games be­gin to­day at the Clifton Park Se­nior Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Call 518-383-1343 ext. 227 tor es­erve lunch. For Se­nior Ex­press trans­porta­tion call 518-371-4444. GREEN­FIELD HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY: The Town of Green­field His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold its monthly meet­ing on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, at the Green­field Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 25 Wil­ton Road. Bring a dish to share for the potluck din­ner, start­ing at 5:30 p.m., and your own place set­tings. The meet­ing will be­gin at 7 p.m., fea­tur­ing guest speaker April March, the First Lady of Bur­lesque and au­thor “Re­flec­tions of My Life,” a book about her ca­reer. The public is wel­come to at­tend. INN AT SARATOGA: Drank the Gold, Amer­i­can, Ir­ish folk duo. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 231 Broad­way, Saratoga Springs. MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Lake Ann Hike, 10 a.m. to noon. A Park Ed­u­ca­tor will lead this hike through part of the woods over at Lake Bonita to Lake Ann. Make sure to bring some wa­ter. Please call for reser­va­tions with 24 hours ad­vanced no­tice, 518-793-

0511. In­clu­sive Na­ture Class, 5:30 p.m. See the Up­com­ing sec­tion of the Cal­en­dar for more in­for­ma­tion. NIGHT SKY AD­VEN­TURE: “Our Friend the Moon,” 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., miSci Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15 Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady. Ed­u­ca­tors from the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory, in con­junc­tion with vol­un­teers from the Al­bany Area Am­a­teur As­tronomers group, present as­tron­omy lessons, plan­e­tar­ium shows and night sky view­ing (weather de­pend­ing). Am­a­teur as­tronomers and fam­i­lies are in­vited to bring binoc­u­lars or te­le­scopes. One or more te­le­scopes will be pro­vided for public use. Cost: Ad­mis­sion to miSci ($10.50 adult, $7.50 child age 3-12, $9 se­nior 65+). Free for miSci mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. Dud­leyOb­ser­va­tory.org. PIEROGHI SALE: Christ the Sav­ior Church, 249 East­line Rd., Ball­ston Lake, is spon­sor­ing a pieroghi sale on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19. Potato, sauer­kraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghi will be avail­able. For or­ders, please call 363-0001 soon. Pick up as usual from 11:30 a.m. to 12;30 p.m. that Tues­day. Stuffed clams are planned to be avail­able in lim­ited quan­tity. RAI$ING DOUGH: The Academy for Life­long Learn­ing will be Rai$ing Dough to sup­port Academy pro­grams from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Side Sports Bar & Grill, 112 Con­gress Street, Saratoga Springs. A per­cent­age of all pur­chases, in­clud­ing take-out, will be do­nated to the Academy. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-587-2100 ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all. SCH­ENEC­TADY ELFUNS: The Sch­enec­tady Elfuns will hold their lun­cheon meet­ing start­ing at 11:30 a.m., Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, at The Vista Restau­rant at the Van Pat­ten Golf Course. NYS Trooper Steven Roth­wein will dis­cuss scams that are cur­rently be­ing used lo­cally. He will ad­dress rec­og­niz­ing types of scams, what to do when you feel you are be­ing scammed, and how to avoid be­ing scammed in the fu­ture. Sch­enec­tady El­fun lun­cheons are open to all Elfuns and their spouses or guests, and to all for­mer or re­tired GE em­ploy­ees. Spouses of de­ceased Elfuns are also wel­come. Those in­ter­ested should call Glenn Ger­ber at 289-5665 to make a reser­va­tion. The dead­line is Fri­day, Sept. 15. SKID­MORE COL­LEGE: Aref Abu-Rabia, an­thopol­o­gist at Is­rael’s Ben-Gu­rion Uni­ver­sity of the Negev, gives the Green­berg Mid­dle East Scholar-in-Res­i­dence Lec­ture, “Magic Plants in the Holy Land,” at 7:30 p.m. in Davis Au­di­to­rium. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518580-5593.

Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20

ADIRON­DACK MOUN­TAIN CLUB: “Is­rael- The Holy Land” pre­sented by Gretchen Steen. Monthly pro­gram of Glens Falls-Saratoga Chap­ter of Adiron­dack Moun­tain Club. Free. 7 p.m., Cran­dall Li­brary, down­town Glens Falls. No Reser­va­tions Re­quired. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Al­pha­bet Soup drop-in for ages 3 and up. Learn a new let­ter of the al­pha­bet each week through the use of sto­ries, songs, ac­tiv­i­ties, crafts and more in the brand new sec­ond­floor class­rom. 10:30 - 11 a.m., Num­ber Jun­gle is an Al­pha­bet Soup com­pan­ion pro­gram ex­plor­ing num­bers throug song, ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts in the sec­ond-floor class­room. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 69 Car­o­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 for more in­for­ma­tion. CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR CEN­TER: A Vol­un­teer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Lun­cheon will be held to­day at the Clifton Park Se­nior Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Call 518383-1343 ext. 227 tor es­erve lunch. For Se­nior Ex­press trans­porta­tion call 518-371-4444. FOOD PRESER­VA­TION WORK­SHOP: Us­ing fresh lo­cal ap­ples and other fruit, learn the art and sci­ence (in­ter­play of fruit, acid, pectin and sugar) of mak­ing jel­lied prod­ucts. Par­tic­i­pants will take home a jar of jam or jelly. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion of­fice, Ball­ston Spa. Cost: $20. To reg­is­ter call 518-885-8995. For a list of other food preser­va­tion work­shops go to www. cce­saratoga.org and look un­der “Up­com­ing Events.” INN AT SARATOGA: Tim Wechge­laer & Chris Carey, Acous­tic Duo. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 231 Broad­way, Saratoga Springs. LUNCHTIME MED­I­TA­TION: Of­fered by One Roof Cen­ter for Mind­ful Prac­tices on the first and third Wed­nes­day of each month at the Saratoga Springs Public Li­brary at 12:30 p.m. Free and open to all. MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., The Buzz About Bees. See the new ob­ser­va­tional bee hive and learn about the in­tel­li­gent honey bees, then go on a short walk to look for bees. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Snake Ad­ven­ture Hike. Learn about the dif­fer­ent kinds of snakes taken care of in the na­ture cen­ter and found in the park, then take a fun hike to find some snakes. Reser­va­tions for each event are re­quired with 24 hours ad­vanced no­tice. Please call 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, a $20 fee cov­ers the cost of ma­te­ri­als. Safety pre­cau­tions must be fol­lowed, in­clud­ing hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, gog­gles (sup­plied) and gloves (sup­plied). Demos be­gin at 6:30 p.m. at 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne. Visit www.adiron­dack­folkschool.org for more in­for­ma­tion. SARATOGA FARM­ERS MAR­KET: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., High Rock Park Pavil­ions, Saratoga Springs. Ap­prox­i­mately 30 ven­dors will be at­tend­ing the mid-week mar­ket from May to Oc­to­ber. See http://www.sarato­ga­farm­ers­mar­ket.org/ saratoga-farm­ers-mar­ketwednes­day-ven­dors/ for a com­plete ven­dor list.

Thurs­day, Sept. 21

BALL­STON SPA FARM­ERS MAR­KET: Thurs­days 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. through Septem­ber 28 in Wiswall Park, at the cor­ner of Front Street and Low Street in the Vil­lage of Ball­ston Spa. Ad­mis­sion to the mar­ket, mu­sic, and ac­tiv­i­ties are all of­fered to the com­mu­nity at no cost. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the mar­ket spon­sor, The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion, at 885-2772 or visit their web­site www.ball­ston.org.

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