Friday, July 8
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs
Saturday, July 9
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
New York State approved, save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee: $35 per person. Bring a friend fee is $30 each. A portion of fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Class size is limit.
Solomon Northup Scripter
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
2 p.m. | In Support of the current Black History exhibit at Brookside Museum, Melissa Howell, a Solomon Northup descendant, has loaned the Scripter Award, presented on behalf of Solomon Northup by the University of Southern California, to the Saratoga County History Center. The Award honors Northup and recognizes the work of screenwriter John Ridley, who wrote the script for the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. Ms Howell will make the presentation and discuss other loaned material related to the film. This is an in-person event.
Trio of Singers
Middle Grove United Methodist Church
429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove | 6-8:30 p.m.
A love offering will be taken. Wheelchair accessible.
Sunday, July 10
Yoga On the Farm – Saratoga Horse Sanctuary Fundraiser
Therapeutic Horse Farm of Saratoga
683 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Join The Hot Yoga Spot and our talented teacher, Jeannine, for an outdoor yoga class on the beautiful grounds. All money donated will go to support their efforts to care for horses and participants will get to tour the grounds and enjoy time with these beautiful animals. Sign up at thehotyogaspot.com/special-events
Monday, July 11
Saratoga Secret Gardens Tour
Various locations | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now for the 27th annual Saratoga Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour. This year’s gardens include sprawling suburban oases with terraced perennials and pathways, jam-packed havens for backyard pollinators, and tiny hillside hideaways tucked behind a stretch of in-city townhomes. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Garden descriptions, a map and suggested driving directions are provided with the ticket. Visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org to purchase tickets online, find locations for retail ticket sales and learn more about Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, a professional women’s service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women, girls, and their communities.
Tuesday, July 12
Congress Park History Tours
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m.
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. Cost is $20, children under 12 free.
New Light on Saratoga’s Indigenous Past
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
7 p.m. | Professor Tiro, of Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH is completing a study commissioned by the National Park Service to better understand Saratoga’s Native past. He will share findings about Saratoga’s origins as a fishing station and religious mission; the Oneida refugees at Wilton during the American Revolution; and Atiatoharongwen, a Saratoga-born Mohawk man of Black and Abenaki parentage whom Washington referred to as a friend. Dr. Tiro is a historian specializing in North America from the16th through the 19th centuries.
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Are you interested in seeing the Preserve at night? View nature in a new light, as we walk the trails in moonlight. An unforgettable experience for all ages. Registration is required by calling the office at 518-450-0321.
Wednesday, July 13
Saratoga Women in Business Spectacular
White Hollow Farm, 28 Brickhouse Rd., Stillwater | July 13-17
POP Club for Kids
Saratoga Farmers’ Market, 112 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs
3 – 6 p.m. | The Power of Produce Club for Kids (POP Club) is back for our 7th season thanks to the support of the Christopher Dailey Foundation! POP Club is a free 10-week program held on Wednesdays at the farmers’ market. Children may show up any time between 3-6 pm to participate in a fun, educational activity. Children who participate are given a $2 POP coin to spend on fresh fruit and vegetables at the market, and they will earn a stamp in their POP Passport (4 stamps=a prize!).
Chicken & Sausage Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. For curbside pickup only. Menu: chicken, susage, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, spinach in a pink sauce of penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Thursday, July 14
13th Annual Adirondack Greek Festival
St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls | 4 – 8 p.m.
Under-The-Tent Night - Gyros & Souvlaki & Pastries only. Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, Noon – 7 p.m. Full Festival – Authentic Greek Food, Pastries, Music, Entertainment, and church tours. 518-792-2359, www.sgforthodox.org
The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6 p.m.
Mad Science: Life in the Sea. Participants will learn about diverse ocean life forms with entertainers and scientists from Mad Science, and will take home an anaglyph sea puzzle. The program is suitable for children 5-12 years old. Registration is required at 518-882-6385. More program information is available on the website, www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park
Iron spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m. The BSBPA presents the 2022 Concerts in the Park summer concert series. Free and open to the public. It is a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert is Hot Club of Saratoga
Off The Northway Presentation and Book Signing
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr, Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
Local journalist Stephen William will talk about the long rollercoaster history of the dream, design, negotiations for, and construction of the $15 billion GlobalFoundries semiconductor facility in Malta. He will also sign copies of Off the Northway, a compilation of 83 articles written by Steve from 2005 through 2020 for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady, NY. The Off the Northway book will be available for purchase at $20. The event is sponsored by and proceeds to benefit the Saratoga County History Center.