August 7 - August 13, 2020

Friday, August 7

Pond Exploration
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 10 a.m. – Noon 
Catch and identify aquatic animals with environmental educators! Registration is required, no exceptions. Call 518-450-0321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants will be limited so proper social distancing can be followed. Staff will sanitize all equipment. Pond Exploration Hours are Thursday and Friday through August 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free Movies in the Park
Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa|Dusk (approx. 8:30 p.m.) This week’s free outdoor movie will be the animated film, “Abominable.” Rain date is the following Saturday evening. 

Sat.  August 8

Build Bunk Beds for Children
St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Rd., Mechanicville | 8 a.m. set up, 9 a.m. build. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a group of volunteers dedicated to finding those children who are sleeping on the floor or otherwise unwanted conditions and delivering hand-built bunk beds free of charge. Come be a part of the teams building bunk beds for children. 

Lazy Dayz of Summer
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | 3 – 6 p.m.

Brooks Barbecue at Brookside. All proceeds go to fund public education and children’s programs. ½ bbq chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, drink, cookie, all for $13. Take out only. Please visit
www.brooksidemuseum.org to reserve in advance. 

Sunday, August 9

Monthly Breakfast
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory | 8 – 11 a.m. Take out only. You must remain in your vehicle when at the clubhouse, we will take your order and collect your money and serve your food. Menu will be: pancakes (regular, or buckwheat,  toast (white or wheat), bacon, sausage, , home fries. You may call your order in at  518-695-3917. Cost will be $8.00.

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Summer Stroll
Greenridge Cemetery, Sackett Gates, Lincoln Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.

Join leader Gloria May to learn about the women in Greenridge Cemetery. This tour includes the prominent and influential as well as the ordinary women whose life stories tell the history of Saratoga Springs. Due to the distance covered during the tour it will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

The Puppet People present The Three Little Pigs
Online Via Zoom | 7 p.m.
The Puppet People’s retelling of this classic tale uses beautifully designed puppets, colorful sets, and humor. Laugh and have a great time, while learning important lessons! Please provide a valid email address when registering to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register online here: events.cphlibrary.org/event/4463945

Mon.  August 10 

Congress Park Family Scavenger Hunt
Congress Park | All Day Event Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Have fun exploring Congress Park and completing a scavenger hunt with your family. The first 50 children to complete the scavenger hunt will receive a prize when the Children’s Room reopens.  Here is the link to start you scavenger hunt: forms.gle/qvBthNmfkZKwfsoZ8

Tuesday, August 11

Lunchtime Concert Series
The Downtowner parking lot, 413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m. Free music! This week’s featured artist is Gballoi. Chairs provided. Donations appreciated.

Wed. August 12

Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. For curbside pick-up only.  Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2 $25 (cash only). 

Thurs.  August 13

Drive-In Bingo

Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Rd., Ballston Lake, NY | 6 p.m. Just like the regular game only played in the comfort of your own vehicle. Please note that we will begin selling our standard ticket packages and games at 5 p.m. Reservations required. There is a limit on the number of vehicles. Make your reservation early by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park

Iron Spring Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m. The BSBPA presents the 2020 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Iron Spring Park on Front Street. This free concert series is a signature summer event in Ballston Spa. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s concert features The Lustre Kings. 

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