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August 25 - August 31, 2023

Historian Walking Tour: Ballston Spa Sensory Tour 

Friday, September 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore oft-forgotten details of a community’s history on this interactive tour with SCHC Director of Education, Anne Clothier. All ages are welcome to join us as we explore the history of Ballston Spa’s industries, hotels, schools, mineral springs, and more. The tour is approximately 1.25 miles. Dress for the weather – sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Meet and end at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave. in Ballston Spa. In case of truly inclement weather, we will enjoy a virtual tour indoors at the museum. Recommended donation is $10 per group (individual, couple or family).

The Jockey & Her Horse 

Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir and co-author Raymond White, Jr. will unveil their new book, The Jockey & Her Horse, Inspired by the True Story of the First Black female Jockey, Cheryl White, on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. This special event, which features a book signing and reading, begins at 9 a.m. Free copies of the book will be provided for attendees under the age of 18 years old, while supplies last. At 10:30 a.m., the authors will read from the book, which has a target audience of ages 8-12. Organizations participating in the event virtually include the Ed Brown Society, the Compton Cowboys, Ebony Horsewoman, and Legacy Equine Academy.

Academy Open House & Fall 2023 Course Preview 

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs

Wednesday, September 6, 2 p.m. – 3: 30 p.m. Academy for Lifelong Learning invites you to discover what the Academy is all about. Hear from course leaders on the 20 noncredit fall courses being offered in and around Saratoga starting the week of October 2. Free and open to the public, snacks and light refreshments will be served. Register by emailing Academy Events Chair, Lois Pflomm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For a fall course brochure, go to www.allsaratoga.org, call (518) 290-6988, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

John Oates Benefit Concert

An evening of songs and stories and horses! Oates was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2014 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Daryl Hall & John Oates. His memoir, Change of Seasons, was published in 2017. John is an avid horseman who believes in the mission we are serving here at THS and all proceeds from this concert will go to the betterment of horses in aftercare that are aiding to heal people right here in our community. Location: Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga, 683 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 on September 8 at 7 p.m. The John Oates Concert is an open-seating event. 

Become a Sponsor to receive a reserved table! For tickets, visit www.thsaratoga.org. 

Equine Advocates 22 Annual Gala 

An evening with Judy Collins, preceded by a live auction. Pre-performance Cocktail Party for sponsors and VIP Ticket holders. Saturday, September 9, 6 p.m. at PS21, 2980 State Route 66, Chatham, NY 120378. For more details, visit equineadvocates.org or call 518-392-0175. 

PS21/Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is a contemporary arts venue in the Hudson Valley presenting innovative programming by leading and emerging artists in music, dance, theater, contemporary performance, and the visual and multimedia arts.

13th Annual Curtis Lumber Car and Truck Show

Sunday, September 10, 11a.m. – 3 p.m. 885 State Route 67, Ballston Spa. 

Join us for a great day of fun and beautiful show vehicles at one of the largest car and truck shows in the Capital Region! Free for spectators. All makes of cars, trucks, and tuners are welcome. (no cut-off years). $20 per pre-registered online show vehicle or $25 show vehicle registration day of show. 40+ awards and trophies will be awarded! Music by DJ Jason La Juene of Raven Events, giveaways, face painting, balloon twisting, 50/50 raffle, food trucks, and more! Benefits WTEN Pet Connection. Leashed pets welcome. Details: www.CurtisLumberCarShow.com or on Facebook! 

Annual Charity Golf Tournament 

Saturday, September 16 at Hales Mills Country Club, Johnstown. Cost is $125 per golfer, $500 for foursome. Includes: 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch. Registration is at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. followed by players feast and awards ceremony at Village Pizzeria, 2727 Route 29, Middle Grove. 518-882-9431 or www.villagepizzeria.com.

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Honoring Local Families and Veterans

Bacon Hill Cemetery Association proudly presents “A Self-Guided Walking Tour Honoring Local Families and Veterans” on Saturday, September 16, (rain date Sunday, September 17) from 2 - 4 p.m. Please join us as our re-enactors and speakers share the history of many Bacon Hill families and veterans. Admission is free but donations are accepted and appreciated as we strive to keep our cemetery preserved. The cemetery is located on Stonebridge Rd. directly across the road from the Bacon Hill Reformed Church at 560 Rte. 32N, Schuylerville, NY. Parking is available at the church.

Homesteading on a 1/2 Acre Class 

Sign-ups now available. Brookside Museum and the Milton Grange are offering 5 classes designed to help you start and be successful Homesteading. Five classes are set up to take you from starting your homestead, growing vegetables and protein and preserving them. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 19 – Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. Join us and register today. Space is limited and we are looking forward to seeing you.

https://miltongrange.org/homesteading/

Sons of ITAM Chicken BBQ

Hamburger/Hot Dogs & Salad served from noon – 4 p.m. Chicken BBQ, baked potato, and corn on the Cob served at 4 p.m. Tickets $20 per person. Saturday, September 23. I|TAM 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs. 

Senior Trip to the Castles

Old Saratoga Seniors are hosting a trip to the Castles of New York. This will be three days, 2 nights on October 4-6, 2023. The cost will be $469 for members. For more information and to reserve a seat contact Peg Jennings or Pat Temple at 518-338-2329.

Unique Vendors & Artisans

Ballston Area Senior Citizens Annual Bazaar on Saturday, October 7 at the Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Road Ballston Spa. What is your specialty? Pickles & relishes, jams & jellies, or any handmade crafts are appreciated and welcome. Vendors of all kinds will be accepted on first come bases for indoor spaces, until October 2. Indoor spaces-- 8’W x 7’D are $30 indoor only are (electrical outlets indoor are limited). Outdoor spaces-- 12’W x 10’D are $25. To receive an Exhibit Contract and Hold Harmless agreement and payment to reserve your space contact Sue Heimburg 518-885-8037 / text message with name and mailing address or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malta Cultural Arts Festival – Call for Vendors

The Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services is looking for craft and food vendors in celebration of artists of various cultures and art forms at the 2023 Malta Cultural Arts Festival to be held on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. inside and outside the grounds of the David R. Meager Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta. Deadline for application submission is Thursday, September 25. Please contact the Malta Community Center AT 518-899-4411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application or additional information. 

The 26th Annual "Autumn Jewels" Judged Art Show 

Held at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center Gallery, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., from October 3 to October 30. This show is sponsored by Southern Saratoga Art Society and is open to all area artists. Entries will be judged, and cash prizes awarded in both the fine arts and photography. An award reception for all artists, families and friends will be held on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. For rules, entry fees, entry forms and where to mail your entry please visit: southernsaratogaartist.com or visit us on Facebook.

Travel with the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) to an Italian Cooking School 

Have you dreamed of living in a seventeenth century palazzo nestled on a hilltop village in the romantic Italian countryside? ALL is sponsoring a gourmet retreat and cooking school November 11-18, 2023. We will tour a historic or culinary attraction each day and begin cooking late afternoons under the guidance of a professional chef before enjoying a four-course dinner with local wines each evening. This small group experience includes all meals and six nights in a beautifully restored historic palazzo. For more details, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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