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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 518-3831343 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 518793-0511. 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.