Friday, October 7
Off The Northway Presentation and Book Signing
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road in Clifton Park | 10:30 a.m.
Local journalist Stephen Williams 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 from 2005 through 2020 for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady, NY. The book will be available for purchase for $20 and is published by the Saratoga County History Center.
Saturday, October 8
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four 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. Portion of fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Class size is limit.
The 2022 Showcase of Homes
Various locations, Saratoga County
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | October 8 - 9, & October 15 - 16
Tickets for the areas premiere new home tour are on sale now. Celebrating 26 years of exceptional homes. Tickets are available at all Adirondack Trust branch locations, Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, Saratoga National Bank on South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, and Roohan Realty on Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Tickets are available at any showcase home during the tour hours or can be purchased online at www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com. Participating award-winning builders are Belmonte Builders, DSG Construction and Remodeling, Kodiak Construction, Peerless Builders, Trojanski Builders and Witt Construction. Unfortunately, due to material shortages, there are just 6 homes on tour this year so you can see them all in one day.
Bike Tour of the National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park
Meet at the front of SPAC School of the Arts
99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Soup-to-Go and Bake Sale
Simpson United Methodist Church
1089 Rock City Rd, Rock City Falls | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
There will be a large variety of homemade soups for sale. Large family-sized container: $12 and medium-sized container: $7. There will also be many homemade baked goods for sale. Come early before all the goodies are sold out!
Fifth Annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast
Downtown Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A celebration of the Saratoga region’s unique and diverse culinary scene. Held in the heart of Saratoga Springs, this fun-filled event includes $1 tastings of ethnic dishes at participating restaurants, multicultural street performances throughout the day, and more. Beginning at 11 a.m. you can pick up your Flavorfeast “passport-map” of participating restaurants and businesses in front of Fingerpaint Marketing, on the corner of Broadway and Division Street. This map will help you plan your day’s itinerary of travel to over a dozen destinations for $1 food samples of ethnic dishes from countries across the globe. For more information, go to www.saratogaflavorfeast.com or call 518-365-3459.
The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church
729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta Ridge
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | A soup and sandwich lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | Noon – 4 p.m.
Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga are excited to host our 8th Repair Café. We have coaches available to help you fix your lamps, small appliances, computers, leather, jewelry, or sew/hem your favorite item of clothes or beloved stuffed animal. www.facebook.com/events/3219284815005996.
Buy Art 2 Save Farms
Historic Barn at Maple Ridge
172 State Route 372, Cambridge | Noon – 5 p.m.
Landscapes for Landsake is the region’s largest art buying event of the season and ASA’s largest fundraiser of the year. Admission is $10. Drop ins are welcome or you may reserve a time slot with an advanced ticket at www.agstewardship.org/events. The gallery is also open from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 free of charge. Wine will be available by the glass on Saturday. The online sale will be available October 8-31 on www.LandscapesforLandsake.com. The website features elegantly designed collections from each artist, bios, videos and so much more, accessible from the comfort of your home.
Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville | 5-7 p.m. | Waxing, Waning: Taylor Sijan & Mike Stumbras. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Taylor Sijan will also be presenting a 1-day demonstration workshop exploring layered information on greenware on Saturday, October 8. Details available on our website www.saratogaclayarts.org.
Sunday, October 9
The Way We Were” Car Show
Front St., Ballston Spa | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The fall favorite event typically draws over 400 show cars and organizers are anticipating a large turnout for the milestone 20-year anniversary of the show. In addition to all the cars and trucks, there will be food and merchandise vendors, a kid’s zone with a bounce house and activities, live music and a trophy presentation at the end of the day. The event is free to spectators. To learn more about the show, visit www.ballston.org.
Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club, 123 SR 32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m. Choose from regular or buckwheat pancakes, apple cinnamon pancakes, blueberry pancakes or French toast. Eggs to order, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee, and orange juice. Adults $10, Children $5.
Autumn Sunday Stroll
Meet at the Hathorn Spring at the NW corner of Putnam and
Annual Apple Pie Social
The Wilton Heritage Society, 5 Parkhurst Rd., Wilton | 1 - 4 p.m. or until sold out. | This will be a curbside pick-up event. A generous slice of Apple Pie with cheddar cheese for only $5 per slice. Exact change is appreciated. Pies will be baked by Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop.
Monday, October 10
Leaf Scavenger Hunt
Congress Park, 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – Noon. Hosted by Saratoga Springs Public Library, join us for an autumn tree identification program that will include a scavenger hunt in Congress Park! We will collect leaves and learn about the different trees that call the park home, then participate in a craft! Program best suitable for children ages 3–9. Please register with the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860, ext. 303.
Tuesday, October 11
College & Scholarship Essay Writing
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 6 p.m.
A drop-in workshop to develop ideas, learn how to use clear and persuasive language, write first drafts, and edits for your essay. Bring your essay questions and any drafts with you for review. For teens in grades 10 to 12. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org
Auditions: A Christmas Story the Musical
Spa City Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Great roles for both children and adults! Performers should prepare approximately 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Singing from the show is encouraged, but not required. Callbacks will be held by appointment on Thursday, Oct. 13. If cast, a tuition fee of $250 will be required for students to participate. Adult actors do not need to pay tuition. Scholarships available. Performances will take place Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in our Black Box Theater at 615 Maple Ave.
Wednesday, October 12
Chicken & Biscuits Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: chicken & biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad. Dinner for 2 / $30. (cash only).
Sewing Open House
The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 7:30 a.m.
In partnership with Quilt North Guild, volunteers will help make quilts for veterans and those in nursing homes. More information about these volunteer opportunities may be found at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org or by calling 518-882-6385.
Backyard Composting Workshop
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m. Taught by Lenore and Jack Reber. Lenore and Jack Reber are retired teachers who taught special ed and fourth grade, and elementary and middle school English, respectively. They have been gardening and composting for 50 years and continue to be excited about them both. Free event.
Thursday, October 13
Movie: Edward Scissorhands
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6:15 to 8 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Board of Galway Public Library presents a Halloween Movie Night. The movie will be shown, and popcorn provided. All teens are welcome. Registration and more information at 518-882-6385.
1st Annual Open House
Saratoga Children’s Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 p.m.