Saturday, Sept. 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.