July 22 – July 28, 2022

Friday, July 22

America’s Turning Point Marquee Tent 

Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa

The Saratoga County History Center will be part of the America’s Turning Point Marquee tent. The Marque tent sponsored by the Saratoga County 250th American Revolution Commission will feature educational displays, living history demonstrations, and children’s activities.

Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows 

615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs

Rising Stars present “Parrots, Pirates, and Pelicans” at 2:30 p.m. and Stargazers present “3-2-1 Action Screenings” at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets are available at www.onthestage.com/saratogachildrenstheatre. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-886-8800.

Pond Exploration Hour ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Discover the aquatic wildlife found at Delegan Pond! Use dipnets to search for a variety of critters including frogs, tadpoles, salamanders, crayfish, and insects. Join our educators to learn about the life cycles of these animals and pond ecosystems. Registration is required by calling the office at 518-450-0321 or visiting wiltonpreserve.org. 

Saturday, July 23

3rd Annual Patriot Golf Tournament

Fairways of Halfmoon Golf Course, 17 Johnson Rd, Mechanicville | 9 a.m. Shotgun start. 4-person scramble, registration 8 a.m. in clubhouse. $440 per team/$110 per individual includes 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, lunch at turn and buffet dinner; team and individual prizes! Contacts: Louise Maynard (518-541-3037), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jackie Capone (518-649-6709), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All proceeds go to Operation-Adopt-A-Soldier. www.operationadoptasoldier.org

Art In the Park

Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and Saratoga Arts will join forces during the racing season to bring a special Art in the Park to historic Congress Park. The July edition of Art in the Park will include arts and crafts from both local and national artists. The goal of the event will be to bring awareness to the two non-profit organizations, The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and to the Community Arts Center at Saratoga Arts. Rain date July 30.  Art in the Park event info: www.saratoga-arts.org/Art-in-the-Park/ Facebook event: fb.me/e/2qB1U9e57 

In The Groove Opening Reception

Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery

167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville | 5 – 7 p.m.

A solo exhibition by 2021-22 Saratoga Clay Arts Center Artist-in-Resident Lyndee Deal featuring functional works that explore the relationship between body image and notions of taking up too much space. This exhibition will run July 23 - August 20.  Details for the exhibition can be found online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.

Takeout Pulled Pork Dinner 

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619
10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa | 4 – 6 p.m.

Menu: Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, and Dessert. The cost is 2 for $25 or $15 each (cash only). Preorders encouraged, to order email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-885-1149 July 21 & 22 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Limited quantities available at the door. Proceeds support Elks Charities.

Beavers and Wetlands ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. Join our interns for a walk at the Bog Meadow Trial and learn about the fascinating role that beavers play in the health and biodiversity of wetlands. On this walk we will observe three distinct types of wetlands such as the open marsh, wet meadow, and forested wetland found at the Bog Meadow Preserve. Register one day in advance by calling 518-450-0321 or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

Sunday, July 24

Summer Sunday Stroll: Taking the Waters

High Rock Park, High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Join Charlie Kuenzel, president of the Saratoga Springs History Museum, to learn about the history of the waters. Saratoga Springs was the number one tourist destination in the 1800’s because of its naturally occurring mineral springs. Learn about the history, and sample the waters along the tour route. Tour ends in Congress Park. Cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website, call 518-587-5030, or email Jacqueline Bunge, Events & Programs Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Market Auction

Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa | 10:30 a.m.

The Saratoga County 4-H is hosting their first annual Market Auction. This year there are 7 youths selling lambs in the auction. Community members and local businesses are invited to come bid at the auction. The bidders are invited for a preview of the sale and registration at 10 a.m. All animals must be paid for, in full, at the end of the auction. Early bidder registration is available now. Contact Rylie Lear, 4-H Livestock Coordinator, at 518-885-8995 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or with questions.

Monday, July 25

Gumbo with Jockey Kendrick Carmouche

Principessa Elena Society, 13 Oak St. | 5 p.m. Jockey Kendrick Carmouche will make his famous gumbo at the Principessa Elena Society to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). Tickets are $25. the Saratoga Strings Band will perform New Orleans blues and jazz music from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.trfinc.org/event/gumbo-with-kendrick-carmouche.

Nature on the Move ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels, ages 16 and up. This program will not take place in bad weather. To register, call 518-450-0321 or visit www.wiltonpreserve.org. 

Teen Paint & Sip: Create Room Decor

Mechanicville District Public Library
190 N. Main St. Mechanicville | 3 p.m.
For more programs at the library, visit meclib.sals.edu. 

Tuesday, July 26

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. 

Wednesday, July 27

A Celebration of the Armistice

Korean War Monument, Crandall Park, Glens Falls | 10 a.m.

The Celebration of the Armistice signaling the end of the Korean War.  Members asked to wear uniforms and members who don’t have uniforms, are asked to wear a shirt, jacket, hat, or something that has the KWVA logo, if possible. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. With great sadness, this will be the last formal activity for the organization. A luncheon will follow the ceremony at the Ambrosia Restaurant just off Exit 19 North of the Northway. For reservations, please call Lois Miner at 518-695-3905 or Marian Crandall at 518-899-2506 by July 25. 

Meatloaf Dinner Take Out

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

For curbside pickup only. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. 

Galway Photography Club

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m.
Dave Waite will be sharing images from his portfolio.  We will also be reviewing submissions to the latest photo challenges and announcing the dates for upcoming photo walks and other club activities. Anyone interested in photography regardless of their level of experience is encouraged to attend these relaxed and friendly gatherings.  For more information contact: Dave Waite, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BINGO

Knights of Columbus #246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Every Wednesday evening.  The doors open at 4:30 p.m., the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30 p.m., games go on sale at 6 p.m. and the first game starts at 7 p.pm.  Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money.  Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.

Karner Blue Butterfly Walk ?

Old Gick Farm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | Noon – 1 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every year. The first brood emerges in late May and the second brood in early July. On a guided walk through the meadows, learn about the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem on which this animal thrives and how it became endangered. Registration is required via our website at wiltonpreserve.org or by calling the office at 518-450-0321. 

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!).

Thursday, July 28

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: The North & South Dakotas.

Pressure Canning Vegetables, Meat & Soup 

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa 

6 - 9 p.m. | Learn how to safely can low-acid foods, such as vegetables, meat, and soups in a pressure canner. In this hands-on workshop we’ll can green beans and learn about the different types of pressure canners. Fee: $15. Presented by Diane Whitten, CCE Nutrition Educator and Cornell Certified Master Food Preserver. Contact Diane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Register by calling 518-885-8995.

Saratoga & Schuylerville Railroad: Gone but Not Forgotten

Saratoga Springs History Museum, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs

7 p.m. | Free talk, open to the public. Presented by Richard Chait, author of “Rails in and Around Saratoga Springs” and a speaker on railroad history in upstate and western New York. For a short 10 years, Saratoga & Schuylerville (S&S) Railroad connected Saratoga and Schuylerville, carrying commodities along the Rte 29 corridor. Around Saratoga today you can see reminders of this train line, which this presentation will highlight. Presented with the generous support of The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. ww.saratogahistory.org

Natures Art Hour

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join us every week for a different nature-based craft. Activities include sun prints, natural tie dye, seed medallions, and more. $3 supply fee per participant. Registration is required by visiting the website at wiltonpreserve.org or calling the office at 518-450-0321.

Memories from an Ex-Pat

The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6 p.m.

Local author John White. He will read excerpts from his book, Memories from an Ex-Pat, and speak about his writing process and publication. Registration for the program is required at 518-882-6385. More program information is available on the website, www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. 

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