Friday, October 1
Diabetes Support Group Online
Champlain Canal Tour
Waterford Harbor Visitors Center, Tugboat Alley
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
3 – 6 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Center is hosting a “farewell to summer” take-out dinner event featuring Brooks Barbecue. The $14 dinner package includes half a barbecued chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, a buttery roll, a cookie, and a water bottle. The event is drive-thru / pick-up only. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.brooksidemuseum.org, or in person the day of.
Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
6 – 10 p.m. | Saratoga/Wiltom Elks Auxiliary is sponsoring “Octoberfest 21” for our Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser. Put on your dancing shoes and groove with Betsy and the Byegons. Cost is $20 per person in advance. Call Judy at 518-587-5568 for additional details and reservations. A German meal and dessert included. Cash bar, raffle baskets available. All NYS requirements for social gatherings will be followed, including unvaccinated persons to be masked.
Saturday, October 2
Fall Festival Craft Fair and Bake Sale
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church
768 Charlton Rd., Ballston Lake | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Fall Festival will feature crafters, vendors and bake sale. Snacks and lunch will be available. 20% of the net income from the sale will go to CAPTAIN, Community Human Services. Blessing of the Animals - to take place at the Fall Festival from 9 - 11:30 a.m.
3D Bow Shooting Course
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club
123 Route 32, Schuylerville | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open to the public, all are welcome - novice to expert. Bring your own bow and equipment (no crossbows). Cost is $5 per course. There will be hot dogs, burgers, soda, and water available for purchase.
PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day
Curtis Lumber, 885 Rt. 67, Ballston Spa
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Join us for a day of fur and fun at Curtis Lumber’s 11th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day. Meet adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue groups who are eager to meet you, your family, and your current pets at select Curtis Lumber retail store locations. Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and more will be available for adoption. Curtis Lumber’s Ballston Spa store will also host Steve Caporizzo’s WTEN Pet Connection, Abby’s Lemon-Aide Stand for Animals, Benson’s Pet Center and will also have a 50/50 raffle and food trucks available. For full details visit www.clpetapalooza or www.facebook.com/clpetapalooza.
4th Annual Dan Provost Memorial Walk for Awareness and Recovery
Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Rd., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.
Saratoga Recycles Day
SPAC Overflow Parking Lot, West side of Rt. 50, 9 a.m. – Noon | Sustainable Saratoga is holding their fifth annual Saratoga Recycles Day. There are COVID-related safety protocols in place again this year – masks are required; please bring exact change to minimize the handling of money; and organize items by drop-off station to reduce physical contact; always remain in your vehicle. Please visit https://sustainablesaratoga.org/projects/zero-waste/recycles-day/ for full details.
Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Tabletop Gaming Convention: Game demos, open gaming, large lending library, vendors, door prizes, raffles and more. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and Veterans, children under 12 are free. Valid proof of completed vaccination is required to attend. Children under 12 will be admitted with a vaccinated family member, but are required to wear masks while in the building.
Sunday, October 3
Blessing of all God’s Companion Creatures
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 2776 Hwy 9 (across from the Malta Drive-In) | 11 a.m.
In commemoration of the Feast of St. Francis you are cordially invited to bring your pets (leashed, caged, or securely held), pictures of your pets, or beloved stuffed animals to a service of blessing of all God’s companion creatures. Professional nail clipping will be offered free of charge. All are welcome.
Monday, October 4
Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe Auditions
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta
Tuesday, October 5
Fundraiser Drive-Through/Brooks BBQ
St. Clement’s School, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 4 p.m.
St. Clement’s School will be hosting a Brooks BBQ Dinner Drive-Through starting at 4 p.m. until food runs out. The cost of the meal will be $15, which will include a chicken half, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, butter. No pre-sales. Just drive up to the door between the school and the rectory to purchase your dinners. Cash only, please. Rain or Shine.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Monthly Meeting
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs | 5:45 p.m.
CDA, Court McLaughlin #422 members gather for recitation of the Rosary, followed by social time until 6:30 p.m. when the meeting will begin. The meeting focuses on new membership. Please join us. If you have any questions contact Lucille Koch at 518-644-4438.
Demystifying Critical Race Theory
Wednesday, October 6
Old Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon
Casserole luncheon. Please bring a dish to share. New members and guest members welcome. For information, contact Pat at 518-338-2329.
Chicken & Biscuits 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: chicken & biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2 is $25 cash only.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. | Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Catherine Arra. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser. Cost is $5, free for students. The featured reading will also be livestreamed. Find a link for the livestream at www.caffelena.org. For more information, call 518-583-0022.
Thursday, October 7
Monthly Meeting Ch. 60 Korean War Veterans’ Association
VFW, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.
Veterans who served in the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends, and relatives are all invited to attend. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.
Making Jerky & Canning Meat
Zoom Presentation | 6 - 8:30 p.m. | Learn how to safely make your own jerky in an oven or food dehydrator. Learn the steps to safe pressure canning, a process that can be used for preserving vegetables and soups. Includes a discussion of proper freezing procedures and materials, plus a demonstration of canning meat. Register for Zoom link www.cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcuyqpjstGtbq05xn6m_J1OjUVtV8Xafq