October 8 – October 14, 2021

Friday, October 8 

Posture and Balance
Saratoga Springs Public Library Zoom Presentation

Noon – 1 p.m. | Adult Program - The health of the spine plays a vital role in wellness. There are many challenges to a healthy spine during this stay-at-home quarantine: computer and cell phone use, television viewing, and low activity levels. Join us in exploring yoga postures as an antidote. Please register online. www.sspl.org

“Formerly Invisible” Opening Reception
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs
6 – 8 p.m. | Formerly Invisible, works by Marcus Kwame, an illustrator and fine artist who has been creating art since childhood. Much of his work is a representation of the beauty and diversity of the African Diaspora; the arts can be a powerful vehicle for change. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MLK Saratoga. Open to the public daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment on weekends. Please contact Belinda Colón at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

Saturday, October 9

St Paul’s Lutheran Church Annual Garage Sale
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The sale will benefit Missions to address food insecurity, homelessness, and assistance to missionaries overseas. Accepting item donations. A great opportunity to clean out your garage or attic! We accept most items, except TV’s, electronics, and clothing. Donations can be dropped off at the church Friday, October 8, from 4 - 8 p.m. A separate table at the sale will be for non-perishable food item donations. Let your neighbors and friends know, so we can support the St. Paul’s Food Pantry. 

Nature Weaving - Weaving our Intentions
Cambridge Community Forest

Rockside Dr., Cambridge | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
This Wild Art workshop is designed for kids ages 6 and up. The goal is for children and their families to create work with their bare hands and natural materials that will temporarily become part of the forest. The finished work will be photographed and shared on CCF and ASA social media pages and website. All kids are required to bring an adult for supervision. Pre-registration is required at www.agstewardship.org/events. Cost is $10 per household. Masks will be required, and tick protection is highly recommended. Please park at the tennis courts at Cambridge Central School and walk over to the forest. 

2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes 
Various Locations | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presenting an outstanding lineup of magnificent homes on display in Saratoga County this year, and they are also planning other special events surrounding this milestone event anniversary. Tickets are $25 each and conveniently available online, at any showcase home, and other locations. Tickets are valid for all five days (October 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17), children under 12 are admitted free. Every ticket purchased will be entitled to receive one free commemorative Showcase of Homes shoe bag tote at the first home you visit. www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com 

Bike Tour of the Spa State Park
National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame

(out front), 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. | Join Linda Harvey for a bike tour of the National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park to explore its historic development from 1910 to the present, highlighting its significant architecture and landscape. Bike along the old roads, carriage paths, and trolley lines to learn about the progressive story of Saratoga Spa State Park. Bike tours last approximately three hours and space is limited to twenty. For additional information or to purchase tickets to any upcoming tours visit www.saratogapreservation.org, call 518-587-5030, or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Soup-to-Go and Bake Sale
Simpson United Methodist Church

1089 Rock City Falls (.4 miles south of Rt. 29)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | A Soup-to-Go and Bake Sale - choose between a variety of soups and sizes: $6 medium container, $10 large container.  Delicious homemade desserts and baked goods will be available at the accompanying bake sale.  Any questions please call 518-885-4794. 

Saratoga County 4-H Chicken BBQ Drive-Thru
CCE Saratoga County Office

50 West High Street, Ballston Spa | 4 – 7 p.m.
Dinner tickets cost only $14 and include ½ a Chicken cooked with the world-famous Cornell recipe, a baked potato and all the fixings; coleslaw, dinner roll, a delicious slice of Smith’s Apple Pie, and a bottle of water. All proceeds will benefit the “Lead the Legacy” Capital Campaign. Tickets are still available. Visit ccesaratoga.org/events/2021/10/09/4-h-chicken-bbq or call 518-885-8995 to make a reservation.

Landscapes for Landsake
Historic Barn at Maple Ridge, 172 State Route 372, Cambridge

Noon – 5 p.m. | The region’s largest art buying event of the season and Agricultural Stewardship Association’s largest fundraiser. Participating artists donate 50% of their proceeds. This year’s exhibition features the work of 58 artists. Approximately 180 works of art will be displayed in the barn and over 600 works will be available on www.LandscapesforLandsake.com. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. Reserve a time slot with an advanced ticket at bit.ly/3z0wdf7. The gallery is also open from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. Masks required. 

Sunday, October 10

Monthly Breakfast 
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: $10 Adult, $5 Child. Everyone will be welcome to join us. 581-695-3917.

19th Annual The Way We Were Car Show 
Front St., Ballston Spa | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come stroll our historic village, check out the hundreds of cars and trucks on display, and enjoy live music, vendors, and downtown businesses. Rain date October 17. A “Kids Zone,” will be located by the Old Iron Springs, with free children’s activities. Free to spectators.  All proceeds benefit BSBPA community activities. To pre-register, sponsor or become a vendor, visit www.ballston.org.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the BSBPA at 518-885-2772, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Monday, October 11

Leaf Scavenger Hunt and Craft
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

Noon – 1 p.m. | Meet at the Carousel at Congress Park where Environmental Educators from Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will lead us on a leaf scavenger hunt. Afterwards, we will use some of the leaves we have collected to construct a mobile to take home. For ages 5-12 with an accompanying adult. Register online, in the Children’s Room or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305

Open House for New Students
Temple Bethel, 3 Marion Place, Glens Falls | 6:30 p.m.

New students may try their first class for free. Choose from beginner Chacha or attend Wednesday, October 13 at the National Dance Museum’s School of the Arts located at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs for beginner Salsa or Beginner West Coast swing.  One free class per customer. Co- directors Johnny Martinez and Diane Lachtrupp and instructor Jen Cornell will be offering classes in ChaCha and Foxtrot on Monday evenings and on Wednesdays, Salsa and West Coast Swing.  Private lessons for single students and couples available. Specializing in wedding couples.  To register or for more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-932-6446.  www.tangofusiondance.com or Facebook. 

Tuesday, October 12

Congress Park Walking Tours
Saratoga Springs Visitor’s Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Learn about the fascinating history of “The Queen of Spas” with a leisurely walk thru Congress Park. Our experienced guides will tell you the stories of how Saratoga became the “Queen of Spas” in the 19th Century, the tragic story behind the Trask Family and the Spirit of Life statue, The history of the Saratoga City Museum and its notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US, How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Tours are given Tuesday - Saturday through October. 

Fall 2021 Dancing Through Time Virtual: The Golden Age of Hollywood
Zoom Presentation | 1 – 2:15 p.m.

A unique six-week series on Tuesdays, October 12 – November 16. Each 75-minute class begins with a virtual tour with film clips by Hollywood poster collector Mike Kaplan followed by a 55-minute thematic movement class for all level participants. Cost is $50 for the entire session or $10 per class. October 12 class is “Astaire’s Other Partners with Holly Livingston. Registration is now open at http://www.dancealliance.org/dancing-through-time-registration/

Wednesday, October 13

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, October 14

City Hall and the Canfield Casino: Celebrating 150th and 151st Anniversaries
Saratoga Springs History Museum, Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Presented by Museum Director James Parillo, Museum President Charlie Kuenzel, and Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Executive Director Samantha Bosshart.  The Canfield Casino had its 150th anniversary in 2020, but COVID made it nearly impossible to properly celebrate the occasion.  2021 is the 150th Anniversary of the opening of City Hall in 1871.  The presenters will discuss the histories of these two important buildings.  They will also discuss recent renovations that have been completed in the Casino and the newly re-opened City Hall.

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