October 15 – October 21, 2021

Friday, October 15 

Congress Park Walking Tours
Saratoga Springs Visitors Center

297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Learn about the fascinating history of “The Queen of Spas” with a leisurely walk through Congress Park.  Our experienced guides will tell you the story of what journalist Nellie Bly called “The wickedest city in America.” You’ll hear about our “magic water,” the tragic story of the Trask Family and the history of the Saratoga City Museum. Tours are given Thursday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through the end of October.  Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children. Book online at www.walkingsaratoga.com 

Fundraiser Dinner 
Principessa Elena Society

11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. 
To benefit Saratoga Children’s Museum, curbside pickup only. Open to the public. Menu: Pasta with sauce, meatballs with sauce, sausage with sauce, salad, Italian bread, butter. Cost is $10. 

Saratoga Book Festival
Saratoga Springs City Center

522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Russell Banks will provide the opening keynote address to kick off the festival.  On Saturday there will be upwards of a dozen author events around downtown Saratoga at various venues including the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Arts, and Caffe Lena, spotlighting emerging local and regional authors, poets, children’s book authors and illustrators, along with nationally known bestselling authors upstate New York readers love and appreciate.  A diverse range of authors, genres, and formats like panels, moderated discussions, interactive programs, accompanied by author readings, signings, and more.” For more information, visit: www.saratogabookfestival.org 

Saturday, October 16

Fly-In Breakfast
Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. Breakfast is open to the public. At 10 a.m., Vermont Aviation Historian Brian Lindner will present a talk about Vermont’s most infamous air disaster, “B-24 Liberator Bomber Crash on Camel Hump Mountain” that killed nine Air Force crewmen while on a training mission in 1944. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.

Genealogy Day 
Zoom Presentation | 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will offer a series of four genealogy talks in one day featuring certified genealogist Margaret R. Fortier. Lost in Translation: Deciphering Foreign Names, Places and Documents; Bay State (Massachusetts) Bonanza:  Four Centuries of Vital Records, An Identity Case Study; French-Canadian Genealogy.  Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The $25 will include HH membership for 14 months, access to the free monthly meeting programs, bi-monthly newsletters, and can share their family search names in a listing distributed annually. For registration form and zoom link, pleqase call Ginny at 518-885-9309 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 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. October 17 is the last day of the tour. www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com 

Jump Into Fall
Pitney Meadows Community Farm

223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pitney Meadows and the Waldorf School present Jump Into Fall, a family celebration of the season. The festival will have interactive activities for children, music and stories throughout the day, sheep shearing, a drum circle to join in, a scavenger hunt through the farm woods, and so much more! There will also be healthy snacks from some local restaurants, a community-supported bake sale, and lots of wonderful like-minded businesses will be joining the event! Admission is free, you just have to pay-to-park. $12 pre-pay or $15 day of the event. Contributions will support both organizations, foster future collaborations, help Pitney Meadows to grow and distribute produce donations to neighbors in need, and support the Waldorf “Within Reach” tuition assistance program. Sponsorship from Four Seasons Natural Food, Adirondack Trust Company, and Stewarts Shops.

6th Annual Soup-er Saturday
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church

15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls
11:30 – 1 p.m. | This Fundraiser will be a drive-thru/pick-up luncheon. We will be making three soups in our Church kitchen. Customers will get three bowls of soup (one of each) plus bread & dessert. Soups will be packed and delivered to your car. The price will be $8. We will be taking pre-orders. Our phone # is 518-793-1152. Contact the church for details. 

Takeout Meatloaf Dinner 
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton St, Ballston Spa

4 – 6 p.m. | The menu will include salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, roll, and homemade dessert. The cost is 2 for $25 or $15 each (cash only). Preorder strongly encouraged, place your order at 518-885-1149 by October 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Limited quantities available at the door. Proceeds support Elks Charities.

Sunday, October 17

Wild Ones Program
Zoom Presentation | 2 p.m.

Local chapter of the Wild Ones: Native plants, natural landscapes, all-volunteer, non-profit organization. The focus is to promote the practice of using native plants in landscapes to preserve biodiversity in the area. Master Gardener Martie Teumim will give a presentation through Zoom on ‘Gathering Native Plant Seeds from Your Own Backyard’. She will show you how to harvest, save, and plant native seeds found in your own backyard. The talk is free. Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the Zoom link for the talk. 

Monday, October 18

Commemoration of the American Victory at Saratoga 
Fort Hardy Park beach, Ferry Street, Schuylerville | 9:30 a.m.

Join the School, Village and Town for the 244th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga surrender with cannons, patriotic speeches, wreath laying, reenactments, and the tradition 13 toasts. 

Academy for Lifelong Learning Fall Courses
The Academy for Lifelong Learning continues its tradition of presenting educational and social opportunities for adults 55+ by offering 11 classroom/outdoor courses and 10 Zoom courses in their second fall session. Courses are five weeks. Registration is open now. Course brochures are available at local libraries, YMCA’s and retirement communities or by request at 518-587-2100 x2390 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at www.esc.edu/all. Registrations will be accepted throughout the term until full. Annual membership is $75 and goes through June 30, 2022. Five-week courses are $50.

Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group
Ballston Area Community Center, 20 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa | 1 p.m. 

Mark Boudreau, personal trainer at MY GYM, in Ballston Spa, will be speaking on Exercises for Parkinson’s patients. He will show us some exercises so wear comfortable clothing. The meeting is free and open to anyone dealing with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247 or Marie Thorne 518-810-8483. 

Tuesday, October 19

Pierogi Sale Pick Up
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake

Pick up 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  | As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogies. All pierogi orders are $10/dozen. We will also have a limited supply of stuffed clams for purchase.  Please call to place your order 518-363-0001. 

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 through Nov. 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 $10 per class. Oct. 19 class is “Vamping on the Vaudeville Stage with Robin Gifford.” Registration is now open at www.dancealliance.org/dancing-through-time-registration 

Malta Rocket Test Station 
Round Lake Library, Malta Branch

1 Bayberry Dr., Malta | 6:30 p.m.
Malta Town Historian Paul Perreult will talk about the Malta Rocket Test Station where early rocket motors, including the captured German V-2 rockets were tested in Luther Forest. Masks are required and advanced registration at roundlakelibrary.org or 518-682-2495 is requested.

Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting
Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd. Greenfield Center
7 p.m. | Program: Saratoga PLAN – Casey Holzworth, a member of Saratoga PLAN’s Palmertown Guidance Committee and staff at NYS Parks, will update us on the exciting things that are happening in the Palmertown Range and the Sarah B. Foulke Friendship Trails. This planned network of trails in Northern Saratoga County, emphasize celebrating friendship, building community, and connecting people from all walks of life to nature and to each other. If you have a friend, neighbor, or family member interested in this program please bring them along. Non-members are always welcome.

Wednesday, October 20

Olde Saratoga Senior Citizens Meeting
Town Hall, 35 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon

A sandwich luncheon, dessert will be provided.  There will be a Teacup Auction. New members and guests are welcome. Any questions or for more information contact Pat Temple at 518-338-2329

Chicken Parmigiana
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

4:30 – 6 p.m.  | For curbside pick up only. Call Monday and Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Menu: Chicken Parmigiana, penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2, $25. Cash only. 

BINGO
Knights of Columbus #246, 50 Pine Rd, Saratoga Springs 
4:30 p.m. | Due to the ongoing concerns regarding Covid, masks must be worn, temperatures will be taken at the door for all workers and patrons, and only the larger room will be open for players. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., food service will start at 5:30 p.m., bingo cards will be sold at 6 p.m., and the first game will be at 7 p.m. There will be a limited food menu available.

Thursday, October 21

Korean War Veterans Luncheon
The Parting Glass, Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs 

12 p.m. | Hosts are Jean and Paul Nolan. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. Please call your reservation in to the Nolan’s at 518-893-3379 by Tuesday, October 19. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.  Annual dues are $10 for veterans and $5. for all others.

Saratoga Springs MediSpa GRAND OPENING 
7 Wells Street, Saratoga Springs | 3-6 p.m. 

Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC, the office of board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon Steven Yarinsky, MD, announces the Grand Opening of their newly expanded MediSpa. Offerings include refreshments, prize drawing and procedure/treatment booking specials. The event launches a new menu of services, including couple’s massage, CBD oil massage, advanced medical skin care facials, body treatments and will offer spa packages that cater to those seeking some “me” time as well as special packages designed for two, such as the “Forever Friends Massage & Facial Package”.  Please RSVP 518-583-4019 weekdays before 4 p.m. 

Expert Next Door Series
Zoom Presentation, | 7 p.m.  Join Eric Schnizter, military historian, and park ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park, as he presents his talk: “My Zeal and Cause for My Country: Benedict Arnold in 1777.” Register www.bit.ly/3ihLwdE 

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