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September 1 - September 7, 2023

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. 

29th Annual Town of Greenfield Townwide Garage and Craft Sale

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rain or Shine. Sales d throughout town. Several events including a vendor/craft sale, Greenfield Lions Food and Lions Silent Auction, Greenfield Leo Club Food Drive all at 31 Wilton Rd. Kids eye screening for 6 mo. – age 7 at the Community Center from noon – 2 p.m. Email Lion Andrea Penamora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a time slot. Other events at the Greenfield Center Baptist Church (Sat Only) include Saratoga County Animal Shelter adoption event, Birthright of Ballston Spa and Adopt-A-Soldier program. The Middle Grove Methodist Church is having a drive thru Chicken BBQ Sat 3 – 6 p.m. or until sold out. Maps available at the Stewart’s in Greenfield and Middle Grove, Greenfield Center Baptist Church, and Lions Info/Silent Auction Tent at 31 Wilton Road.

Meet The Breeds

September 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  at the 4-H Training Center, located at 556 Middle Line Rd. Ballston Spa. Open to Public-Free Event-Demonstrations-Vendors-Family Fun. Dog lovers’ opportunity to discover popular and rare breeds, while learning responsible dog ownership and fun activities you can do with your dogs. Learn about each breed’s historical purpose, traits and which breeds may be right for your family. Meet with local canine businesses including pet groomers and veterinarians. Call 1-518-885-8995 for more information.

Book Signing and Reading

Come to the Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave. on Saturday, September 9 at 1 p.m. for a book signing and reading with novelist and tv writer, Matt Witten. He will present his newest novel, Killer Story. Books will be available to purchase and sign. Fans of murder mystery novels and true crime podcasts are sure to enjoy this novel. Mr. Witten lived in Saratoga Springs, where he wrote four mystery novels, then moved to LA and began writing for TV: Law & Order, House, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: Miami, and other shows. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit: bspl.sals.edu or call 518-885-5022.

Our Songs Remember

Saturday, September 9 at Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Saratoga Springs History Museum presents “Our Songs Remember,” a program of music and traditional tales drawn from the rich indigenous history of our Saratoga Region, including Abenaki, Mohican, and Haudenosaunee stories and songs. Presented by Nulhegan Abenaki tradition bearers Jesse and Joseph Bruchac of the Ndakinna Education Center, in tandem with the History Museum’s newest exhibit, First Saratogians. Reserve your free tickets at saratogahistory.org/events.

Equilibrium

A collaborative improvisation between the Rock City Falls Trio’s electric harpist Alex Chang, double bassist Jason Handron and percussionist Adam Forman and NYC-based visual artist Christian A. Mendoza. The performance is supported by a Saratoga Arts Community Arts Regrant and is the first of improvisation-based performances at The Barn at Rock City Falls that will feature interdisciplinary improvisation, highlighting the open collaborative process of music and live painting between the artists. September 9, 3 – 5 p.m. at The Barn at Rock City Falls, located at 710 Rt 29, Rock City Falls. RSVP required; limited seating. https://tinyurl.com/equilibriumimprov

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.

Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance

Saturday, September 9 at 7 – 10 p.m.The dance will be at the Milton Community Center

310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa. Open to the public and ample free parking. There will be a Donation of $5 per person.Snack and refreshment will be provided. Dance to the music of the Old Time Country Band. (Adults Only). For more information call 518-430-7029.

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 Chicken BBQ 

St. Therese Chapel in Gansevoort will hold their annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, September 10 from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. or sold out.  Dinners include half a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, coleslaw, and a homemade dessert.  Dinners $15/ea.  The Chapel is located at the intersection of RT 32 and Gansevoort-Wilton Rd.  For Reservations Call 518-792-2276.  Reserved meals must be paid for and picked up by 2 p.m. 

Fall 5-Week 4-H Shooting Sports Course 

Meets Every Tuesday evening, September 12 - October 10 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the 4-H Training Center located at 556 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa.Youth will learn the basics of Air Pistol, Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle and Shotgun with a focus on Safety, Ethics, and Personal Responsibility. Open to Youth 12 years-old and older. To sign up, visit  https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=SC4HShootingSportsFall2023_241 or Contact Leland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Donnybrook Open Golf Outing

Commodore John Barry Div. #1 Saratoga Springs. Friday, September 15, Airway Meadows Golf Course, rain or shine. Cost is  $100 per golfer by Sept. 8. Cash or checks payable to Saratoga AOH at P.O. Box 205 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866. For more info see saratogaaoh.com. 

Registration at 7:45 a.m. Raffles, prizes, 50-50 , longest drive and closest to the pin. Includes 18 holes with cart, light lunch at the turn with award reception following featuring assorted wraps and BBQ chicken.

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. 

Sustainable Saratoga Volunteer Open House

Sunday, September 17, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Saratoga Springs Public Library- Dutcher Community Room. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about Sustainable Saratoga is welcome to attend. Find out about our current volunteer opportunities in Urban Forestry, Pollinator Protection, Land Use, Zero Waste, and Climate and Energy. We will start with a presentation about each of our 5 committees, followed by a meet and greet session where you can talk with our executive director, board members, and committee members.

Fall Rising Stars

Saratoga Children’s Theatre most popular program no offered as a morning class during the school year. Ages 3 – 6, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. These stars-to-be will learn to explore their creativity through music, storytelling, movement, and art. Both fun and educational, we have created our Rising Stars program to provide a warm and nurturing environment, giving campers a wonderful introduction to the theatre arts. A small performance will take place at the end of each week. Frozen Week - September 18, 20, and 22. Encanto Week - October 2, 4, and 6. Paw Patrol Week - October 16, 18, and 20. Cost is $95/week. To register, visit https://www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org/classes-workshops. 

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. 

Community Rummage Sale and Savory Soups

Saturday, September 23,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Charlton Freehold Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Need to make some space – get rid of things you don’t use?  Put up your items for sale to become somebody else’s treasure. Rent a table and space for $15. For information or to make a reservation call 518-399-2873 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Savory Soups: Stop and choose from a selection of savory soups to take home and enjoy on this first day of Fall.

2023 AFS Hearts for the Arts Festival

The Adirondack Folk School is hosting its annual Gala. Friends and supporters will gather for hors d’oeuvres, dinner, our ever-popular Silent Auction and our annual Patron of the Arts honor on Saturday evening, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hitching Post Café, 1256 Lake Ave., (9N) Lake Luzerne. Cost is $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Tickets for the event may be purchased through the Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, 518-696-2400.  Seating is limited guests, so please make your reservations early and give your dinner choice, prime ribs, salmon or vegetarian (includes dessert). Cash bar. www.adirondackfolkschool.org. 

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.

Annual Fall Bazaar

For the Benefit of the Ballston Area Seniors Saturday October 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Town of Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa. Come out to our Fall Bazaar and get into the holiday spirit. Ther will be crafters, artisans, and product booths. Crafts, Country Café, Bake Goods, Books & Puzzles, Pie Table, Quilts & 50/50 Raffle. Raffle featuring Baskets with gift cards, services, assorted items, etc. Don’t have to be present to win. 

Crocheting 101 with Signature Elements

Saturdays in October at the Saratoga Children’s Theatre. Explore the latest TikTok trend with us and learn to crochet! Whether you are a beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, come join Erin Signer and learn to use your hands in a new art form! In this class we’ll learn and understand the differences of wool and the mechanics as well as crocheting a scarf. You’ll be learning a tactile skill helps with anxiety in a tech saturated world! Class Schedule: October 7 12-2pm, October 14 12-1pm, October 21 12-1p.m.,

October 28 12-2 p.m. Class Fee: $65 (6 people max). One Time Kit Fee: $50 (Includes super washed, hand-dyed merino wool yarn, crochet hooks, stitch markers, darning needle, scissors, and an SCT notebook). Sign up before September and you will be able to choose your wool color between purple and green. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your selection. (Must be PAID prior to us accepting your color choice).

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. 

LIVESTRONG – Golf Scramble and Dinner

Friday, October 6 at Saratoga Lake Golf Course, 35 Grace Moore Rd., Saratoga Springs. 10 a.m. Golf scramble registration and lunch buffet. At 11 a.m. golf scramble shotgun and 5 p.m. LIVESTRONG Dinner. Proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Contact Kirstin Swartz at 518-583-9622, ext. 108 or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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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