Friday, August 6
Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino
Saratoga Springs History Museum
1 East Congress St., Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
Is the Canfield Casino haunted? Take a tour with guides who tell their personal experiences of the paranormal in the Canfield Casino. The Canfield Casino was featured on SYFY Network’s show Ghost Hunters and on the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Terrifying Places. Reservations not required, but tours are limited to 20 people. Adults $15, Kids $9, under 6 free. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through August.
Diabetes Support Group Online
Zoom Presentation | Noon
Family Fun Fridays
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
2 – 4 p.m. | The events are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Take a playful trip back in time to the 18th century every Friday afternoon of the summer break. Children, along with their parents, are invited to join reenactors Erin and Henry in playing with reproductions of centuries-old toys and games. Also, Brookside Museum will be open on those days, 1-5 p.m.. there are four brand new exhibits, including the innovative “Social Life of Hats” display and the exhibition on Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family. Please visit the website www.brooksidemuseum.org for news and announcements.
Movies in the Park
Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 8:30 p.m.
The featured movie is Frozen II. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. This event is free. Rain date: Saturday, Aug. 7.
Saturday, August 7
Cars & Coffee Event
Middle Grove Town Park | 428 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove | 8 – 11 a.m.
Big Truck Day
Maple Avenue Middle School | 515 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us for a great morning of fun. Come check out some of the coolest big trucks in the area! Enjoy food and treats from your favorite local vendors. Truck Day is a primary fundraiser for the Children’s Museum. Money raised at this event makes it possible for the Museum to offer quality education programs and learning opportunities for children and families throughout our community. Send us a drawing of your best Big Truck. The first 50 applicants receive a FREE PASS to Big Truck Day! This year it’s not a contest, but passes are limited so act soon! Open to all students PreK to 5th grade! You can submit them online at www.cmssny.org/big-truck-day. You can purchase tickets online, as well.
10th Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ride
Spitzie’s Motorcycle Center, 1970 Central Ave., Colonie
Registration 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Join us for a 75-mile ride through 5 counties. The ride will honor Detective Sergeant Randall French, Special Operations Section, Troy Police Department, End of Watch, April 30, 2020 and corrections Officer Joseph A. Martini, Ulster County Sheriffs Department. Cost is $20 per bike & passenger. All vehicles welcome. Awards for best represented Blue Knights Chapter, Best represented Police Motor Unit and best represented Motorcycle Club. Food, drink, 50/50 drawing and raffles will be available at Nanola located on Route 9 in Malta. For more information contact Pat Fox 518-469-9201 or Lou somma 518-421-2921.
Color Your Summer Arts Festival
Galway Public Library, 1221 East St., Galway
1 – 3 p.m. | The Festival is a showcase for the arts workshops which were held in July. There will be a display of chalk pastels made by our workshop attendees, along with talks and demonstrations by the instructor, local pastel artist Carolyn Justice. The festival also features a Belly Dance Performance and class demonstration by Sarah Best. All are welcome to attend and see the results of our summer workshops. Refreshments will be provided. Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Outdoor Concert Series
Hubbard Hall Great Lawn, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge
6 p.m. | Audiences are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs and enjoy a evening listening to some great music and musicians from near and far! Arrive any time after 5 p.m. for the concert. Maximum 100 attendees allowed on the lawn. In case of rain, concerts will be performed inside Hubbard Hall for a maximum of 45 audience members with house opening at 5:30 p.m. No reservations. First-come, first-sit. Masks required for those unvaccinated. See hubbardhall.org for more information. This evening’s featured artist is Village Harmony.
Sunday, August 8
Food Drive Breakfast
Ballston Spa Elks, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa
8 – 11 a.m. | Bring two non-perishable food items for $1 off. Adults $7, Seniors $6, Kids $5.
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun | 123 Route 32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m.
Menu: Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: $8 Adult, $4 Child. Everyone welcome. 581-695-3917.
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Spin Till You Dye
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Representatives from the Saratoga County-based fiber spinning group The Rock Day Spinners will gather at Brookside Museum to dye wool using natural dyes and demonstrate fiber spinning. A family-friendly event, free and open to the public.
Summer Stroll: Post Time
SE Corner of Nelson & Union Ave, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Georgia Horner explores the Saratoga Race Course along Union Avenue featuring the Reading Rooms, National Museum of Racing, Oklahoma Track, and Fasig-Tipton Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. Tours last approx. 90 minutes and require walking on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Members who have received Stroll passes will have those honored for their value and will be required to pay the difference. Visit saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030 to purchase tickets in advance.
Summer Concert Series
Congress Park, War Memorial, 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7 – 8:30 p.m. | Hot Club of Saratoga will be performing. Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn, and enjoy some of our area’s favorite performers. Free to the public.
Monday, August 9
Meet and Greet with Baby Goats
Southern Adirondack Library System, On the Lawn at Circular St., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Join Squashville Farm to meet and greet some of their baby goats!
The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Parking Lot #1, Wilton | 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, August 10
“Saratoga Place to Be” Luncheon
Circa ’21 Restaurant at McGregor Country Club, 359 Northern Pines Rd., Wilton | Noon – 2 p.m. | Special feature: Greg Veitch, retired Saratoga Police Chief will share true stories of some of Saratoga’s nefarious past. Greg will bring his books for sale that he will personally sign for you. Speaker, Eileen Bank from Rome, NY shares, “The Wonder of Life.” Reservations necessary. Call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. Menu- summer picnic, includes meal, dessert and beverages. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection.
Wednesday, August 11
Pulled Pork/BBQ Chicken Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to place an order: 518-584-2585. Menu: Pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, corn bread. Dinner for 2 is $25 cash only.
Thursday, August 12
Concert in the Park
Old Iron Springs Park, 198 Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.
This week’s featured artist is Sirsy.