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Fri­day, Oct. 13

ASTRON­OMY PARTY: On Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at 7 p.m, there will be an Astron­omy Party at Wil­ton Wildlife Pre­serve & Park’s Camp Saratoga. Join the Wil­ton Wildlife Pre­serve & Park and vol­un­teers from the Al­bany Area Am­a­teur As­tronomers, Inc. and the South­ern Adiron­dack Astron­omy Club to study the night sky in all of its beauty. This date was cho­sen for gaz­ing at the Moon, M3, and Nep­tune through the tele­scopes that will be set up by the Astron­omy club mem­bers. There will be tele­scopes avail­able and ex­perts will be on hand to share their knowl­edge of the night sky. Please dress ap­pro­pri­ately for the weather. The rain date is Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 at the same lo­ca­tion. Space is lim­ited, so pre­reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired by Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call the Pre­serve & Park of­fice at 518-450-0321 or via email at info@wilton­pre­

BURN­ERS U.K. RE­UNION: On Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, Saratoga Casino Ho­tel will host leg­endary Cap­i­tal Re­gion party rock­ers The Burn­ers U.K. for a re­union show in Va­por. The show will mark the first time the high-en­ergy party band has played to­gether since 2013. A por­tion of all ticket pro­ceeds will go di­rectly to ‘To Life!’ – a lo­cal non-profit that works to ed­u­cate and al­le­vi­ate the bur­dens of a breast cancer di­ag­no­sis for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies. Tick­ets for the show will go on sale Tues­day, Septem­ber 12 on Sarato­ Tick­ets may also be pur­chased at the casino by vis­it­ing the Saratoga Club.

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Busy Bees drop-in for ages up to 24 months, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. An open play­group ex­clu­sively for the youngest vis­i­tors and their care­givers, pro­vid­ing the space and ac­tiv­i­ties to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment that fos­ters early child­hood de­vel­op­ment in a so­cial set­ting. Wiggles & Gig­gles drop in for ages 2-5, 11 a.m. to noon. A spe­cial time for younger chil­dren to learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play. 69 Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more in­for­ma­tion.

CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Lunch and Learn: Fire Safety for Se­niors, 11 a.m. MVP 2018 Medi­care Ad­van­tage Pre­sen­ta­tion, 1 p.m. Reg­u­lar Fri­day sched­ule: 8:30 a.m., Orches­tra on the Com­mon; 9 a.m., Wood­carv­ing, Ad­vanced Tap; 10 a.m., Bal­let, Domi­noes, Scrap­book Work­shop; 11 a.m., Cen­ter Big Band, Di­a­betes Sup­port Group; 12:30 p.m., Bead­ing Bud­dies; 1 p.m., Scrab­ble; 2:30 p.m., Os­teo Ex­er­cise. 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Call 518-3831343 ext. 227 to re­serve lunch. For Se­nior Ex­press trans­porta­tion call 518-371-4444.

CON­SULT­ING AL­LIANCE: “Im­ple­ment­ing Lean in NYS,” Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wolferts Roost Coun­try Club, 120 Van Rens­se­laer Blvd., Al­bany. Erika Choi, Di­rec­tor of the NYS Lean Pro­gram will share the in­no­va­tive strate­gies that have en­abled the ex­e­cu­tion of more than 600 projects across the state in less than four years, to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and ef­fec­tive­ness of de­liv­er­ing ser­vices to ci­ti­zens. Mem­bers $20; Late Mem­ber Regis­tra­tion $25. Non-Mem­bers $30; Late Non-Mem­ber Regis­tra­tion $35. On­line pay­ment is re­quired. Reg­is­ter at https://www.con­sultin­gal­

FALL GARAGE SALE: On Fri­day and Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13-14, the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church will wel­come the sea­son with its an­nual Fall Garage and Rum­mage Sale at 175 Fifth Av­enue. The sale will take place at church from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri­day and 9 a.m. – noon on Satur­day. Do­nated items can be dropped off at the church from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Oc­to­ber 10-12. No ex­er­cise equip­ment or heavy TVs, please. Call 518-584-3720 for more in­for­ma­tion.

FA­TIMA CEN­TEN­NIAL: The 100th An­niver­sary of Fa­tima Cel­e­bra­tion at the Church of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion in­cludes the movies “Fa­tima: Mes­sage of Hope,” for adults, and “The Day the Sun Danced” for chil­dren, plus sto­ries and crafts. Light Re­fresh­ments will be served. All are wel­come. 6:30 p.m., 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. RSVPs are ap­pre­ci­ated but not re­quired. Please call Linda at 518-399-6965 or email bandl84@hot­ to RSVP.

FA­TIMA COM­MEM­O­RA­TION: St. Cle­ments Church to­day will host a spe­cial event on Oc­to­ber 13 com­mem­o­rat­ing the 100th an­niver­sary

ap­pari­tion of the Virgin Mary to three shep­herd chil­dren in Fa­tima, Por­tu­gal. The event at St Cle­ments Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, will in­clude con­fes­sions start­ing at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., fol­lowed by the prayer of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm, out­side can­dle­light pro­ces­sion, Holy Mass, and Bene­dic­tion and Ado­ra­tion of the Holy Eucharist. This event is part of the 100th an­niver­sary parish cel­e­bra­tion of St Cle­ments Church, which con­tin­ues with a din­ner of com­mem­o­ra­tion on Oc­to­ber 16, and a Holy Mass cel­e­brated on Oc­to­ber 17. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion see

HYDE & SHRIEK: Hyde Hall in Coop­er­stown hosts Hyde & Shriek Can­dle­light Ghost Tours at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Th­ese one hour tours leave from the Kent Cen­ter and visit many of the places in the man­sion where ghostly man­i­fes­ta­tions have been re­ported over 150 years. Tick­ets $20 per per­son. Reser­va­tions are re­quired – call 607-547-5098 Ext 6; if no re­ply, leave your name and num­ber and your call will be re­turned.

MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Fish­ing Trip, 9 a.m. to 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 2 seats are avail­able in his boat for th­ese spe­cial adventures. Please call to re­serve one, 518-793-0511. Spring Over­look Hike, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This short, mod­er­ate hike has a few steep sec­tions which take par­tic­i­pants to the top of the Palmer­town Range. This over­look presents spec­tac­u­lar views of the Luzerne Moun­tains and the Hud­son River. Bring a snack and H20 to en­joy at the over­look. Reser­va­tions are re­quired with 24 hours ad­vanced no­tice, 518-793-0511.

NORTHSHIRE BOOK­STORE: Au­thor Bar­bara Vil­let will speak about her book “The Lov­ings: An In­ti­mate Por­trait,” which doc­u­ments the ex­tra­or­di­nary love story of Mil­dred and Richard Lov­ing through Life Magazine photo-jour­nal­ist Grey Vil­let’s stun­ning photo-es­say, pre­sented in its en­tirety for the first time. 7 p.m., 424 Broad­way, Saratoga Springs. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit Q.U.I.L.T. INC: Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at the Del­mar Re­formed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Del­mar. The gen­eral meet­ing starts at 9:45 a.m.; doors open at 9:15 a.m. Gen­eral Meet­ing & Lec­ture/Trunk show: “Fly­ing Colors”; Work­shop (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) on Map Quilts with Timna Tarr. Quilt­ing 101 held af­ter guild meet­ing: Julie Ann For­tran – “Chopped” de­sign by Joan Ford. For in­for­ma­tion, call 518-3932284) or check out www. quilt­

SARATOGA CHIL­DREN’S THE­ATRE: The Saratoga Chil­dren’s The­atre presents “Sweeney Todd: The De­mon Bar­ber of Fleet Street (School Edi­tion)” per­formed in the round at the Saratoga Mu­sic Hall, Saratoga Springs, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 at 7 p.m., Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 7 p.m. and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, at 2 p.m. Lo­cal teens, rang­ing in age from 13-18 will star in the mu­si­cal, di­rected by Tim An­tonacci with mu­sic di­rec­tor Casey Gray. Mu­sic and lyrics by Stephan Sond­heim and book by Hugh Wheeler. All tick­ets are sold at the door. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion, $12. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit the Saratoga Chil­dren’s The­atre web­site at www.sarato­gachil­dren­sthe­ or call 518-430-7423.

SARATOGA SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Fi­nan­cial Expo,1:30 p.m., fea­tur­ing Jan­ney Mont­gomery Scott on “Fill in the Blanks Between In­vest­ing In­sur­ance and Power of At­tor­ney,” NY Long Term Care Bro­kers on “Long Term Care Plan­ning, Costs and Op­tions: What’s Your Plan?” and Her­zog Law Firm on “The Power of a Power of At­tor­ney.” Free and open to the pub­lic. 5 Wil­liams Street, Saratoga Springs.

SKID­MORE COL­LEGE: “Three Gen­er­a­tions of Vil­larosa” fea­tures en­tre­pre­neur and au­thor Clara Vil­larosa, award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Linda Vil­larosa and Skid­more stu­dent, Kali Vil­larosa, Class of 2018, in an in­ter­gen­er­a­tional dis­cus­sion of health, busi­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, and the in­ter­sec­tions of gen­der, race, and LGBTQIA+ iden­tity. 12:15 p.m., Fi­lene Recital Hall. At 3 pm, the doc­u­men­tary “Sauti” will be screened in Gan­nett Au­di­to­rium. “Sauti,” mean­ing “voice” in Swahili, fol­lows five young women who were brought to Uganda’s Kyang­wali Refugee Set­tle­ment as chil­dren. “Sauti” is pro­duced and di­rected by Gayle Nosal, Skid­more class of 1979, with as­sis­tance from Beret E. Strong (par­ent of Mar­cus Tweedy Skid­more class of ‘19), who will take part in a post-screen­ing dis­cus­sion. Th­ese free events are part of Skid­more Col­lege’s “In It” se­ries, de­signed to en­hance di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion, while rais­ing cul­tural flu­ency and strength­en­ing com­mu­nity.

SPAGHETTI DIN­NER: The Ladies So­ci­ety of St. Ge­orge Ortho­dox Church is spon­sor­ing a Spaghetti Dir­rner on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Parish Cen­ter, Main and Sec­ond Streets in South Glens Falls. Din­ners will in­clude spaghetti with home­made sauce and meat­balls, salad, bread, but­ter, drink and dessert. Take out din­ners are avail­able. The price per din­ner for adults is $10; $5.00 for chil­dren 10 and un­der. The pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the An­nual Min­istry Project for the Arch­dio­cese, sup­port­ing se­niors, youth, and sem­i­nar­i­ans. For more in­for­ma­tion call 792-2359 or visit­fortho­dox­

THE­ATER VOICES: The­ater Voices will present a staged read­ing of “Rx” by Kate Fodor, di­rected by Yvonne Perry, at Steamer No. 10 The­ater, 500 Western Av­enue, Al­bany. This sly, smart com­edy takes a stab at Big Pharma and its cyn­i­cal mis­sion to med­i­cate the whole world for the con­di­tion of be­ing hu­man. Per­for­mances will be held Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 at 8 p.m.; Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15 at 3 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact info@the­ater­

WIDLUND GALLERY: The Open­ing Re­cep­tion for the ex­hibit, “Im­pres­sions of Na­ture: Li­noleum block prints by Diane Cas­tle Bab­cock” will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. with re­fresh­ments. Meet the Artist and a print­ing demon­stra­tion at 6 p.m. The ex­hibit runs from Oc­to­ber 3-30 at The Widlund Gallery at Tan­nery Pond Cen­ter, 228 Main Street, North Creek. Call 518-251-2505 for more in­for­ma­tion, or visit www.tan­nery­pond­cen­

YADDO GHOST TOUR: Ex­pe­ri­ence the spirit(s) of the gar­den. Feel the en­ergy and cre­ativ­ity of the forces of the earth. Share in the spir­i­tual in­trigue from Na­tive Amer­i­cans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask Fam­ily and other con­tem­po­rary vis­i­tors. Tours are held in the gar­den only (not the Man­sion) Fri­day and Sun­day evenings at 5 p.m. through Oc­to­ber 29. Do­cent led tours be­gin at the Yaddo park­ing lot and last ap­prox­i­mately one hour. Cost $10/ per­son (chil­dren 12 and un­der free). Con­tact Yaddo at 518584-0746 or for more in­for­ma­tion.

Satur­day, Oct. 14

ADIRONDACON: Adirondacon is a 12-hour table­top gam­ing con­ven­tion or­ga­nized by First Stall Pro­duc­tions, LLC, and Adiron­dack Table­top Gamers and Game De­vel­op­ers. Peo­ple of all ages are in­vited to come and play board games, card games, role­play­ing games, etc. They can try new games, play old fa­vorites, and help raise money for Ex­tra Life to ben­e­fit the Bernard and Mil­lie Duker Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal at Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Adirondacon takes place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Glens Falls Elks Lodge at 32 Cronin Road in Queens­bury. Tick­ets are $5 for adults and $2 for chil­dren un­der 10. Con­ven­tion and game en­try tick­ets are avail­able at the door or can be pre-pur­chased at www.table­­ven­tions/adirondacon. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: S.T.E.A.M. Satur­day, 10 a.m. for fam­i­lies with chil­dren ages 3 and up. Join the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum for a fun and ex­cit­ing morn­ing filled with pro­grams de­signed around Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Artgs and Math. Pre­reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 69 Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more in­for­ma­tion.

FREE CLOTH­ING GIVE­AWAY: Free cloth­ing will be given away at the Ballston Cen­ter As­so­ci­ate Re­formed Church at the cor­ner of Charlton and Mid­dle Line Roads in Ballston Spa on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14. Fam­i­lies need­ing cloth­ing can come to the Fel­low­ship Hall at the church between 10 a.m. and noon. There will be cloth­ing and shoes for men, women, and chil­dren. Call 885-7312 for more in­for­ma­tion.

FREE CON­CERT: “Prayer in Opera,” a con­cert of opera prayer arias. Bien­venida Baez, so­prano, and Michael Cle­ment, piano, present works by Verdi (Pace, Pace), Puc­cini (Vissi d’arte), Bellini (Casta Diva) Dvo­rak (Song to the Moon) and oth­ers. Ad­mis­sion free with free-will do­na­tions wel­comed for the Fo­cus Churches food pantry and feed­ing pro­grams. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 5 p.m, at Em­manuel Bap­tist Church, 275 State Street, Al­bany. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact bbaez@ny­

GREAT PUMP­KIN CHAL­LENGE: The 17th An­nual Great Pump­kin Chal­lenge will be held rain or shine on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 9:30a.m. at the Saratoga Spa State Park’s Columbia Pavil­ion. This com­mu­nity event will fea­ture 5K & 10K races and a Kids Fun Run. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Saratoga Bridges’ pro­grams and ser­vices. In ad­di­tion to the 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run, the event in­cludes NET Chip Tim­ing, Dis­pos­able Bibs/ Chips, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group, give-a-ways, home­made re­fresh­ments, do­nated food and bev­er­ages from Price Chop­per, Pres­tige Ser­vices, Frei­hofer’s Bak­ing Co. and oth­ers, fa­vorite pump­kin and cos­tume con­tests and many raf­fle prizes. On­line regis­tra­tion, course maps and park­ing in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.sarato­ by click­ing on “Fundrais­ing Events.”

HOCKEY FOR HOME­LESS: En­joy a night of hockey in down­town Glens Falls as Adiron­dack Thun­der takes on Bramp­ton Beast in the sea­son opener at Cool In­sur­ing Arena (Glens Falls Civic Cen­ter), start­ing at 7 p.m. $5 of each $15 ticket sold will be do­nated to Shel­ters of Saratoga. Get tick­ets at http://ev11.ev­­merce3/ EVEx­ecMacro? linkID=global-gf&ev m=prmo&RSRC=&RDAT=&c aller=PR, us­ing promo code, “SOSTHUNDER.” HYDE & SHRIEK: Hyde Hall in Coop­er­stown hosts Hyde & Shriek Can­dle­light Ghost Tours at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Th­ese one hour tours leave from the Kent Cen­ter and visit many of the places in the man­sion where ghostly man­i­fes­ta­tions have been re­ported over 150 years. Tick­ets $20 per per­son. Reser­va­tions are re­quired – call 607-547-5098 Ext 6; if no re­ply, leave your name and num­ber and your call will be re­turned.

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