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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 email@example.com.
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 SaratogaCasino.com. 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.consultingalliance.org/event-2630547.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.scpny.org
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 www.northshire.com. 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. quiltinc.org.
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.saratogachildrenstheatre.org 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 visit www.sgforthodoxchurch.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.tannerypondcenter.org.
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 www.yaddo.org 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.tabletop.events/conventions/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.saratogabridges.org 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.evenue.net/cgibin/ncommerce3/ 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.