Friday, October 14
Fall Wetland Walk
Bog Meadow Preserve, Wilton Wildlife Preserve
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 a.m.
Join our interns for a walk at the Bog Meadow Trail and learn about the fascinating role that beavers play in the health and biodiversity of wetlands. Discover how animals in wetlands are preparing for the winter. Registration required at least one day in advance by calling 518-450-0321 or at www.wiltonpreserve.org.
Saturday, October 15
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Dr. Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more! Open to the public. At 10 a.m. Barbara Jones, Professor of Aviation Science at Schenectady County Community College speaks about the Aviation Industry Shortage and Rising Salaries. Fly-In if you would like. 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.
7th Annual Soup-er Saturday Vender Blender
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church
15 Maplewood Pkwy, South Glens Falls | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This year we will be back inside with vendors. We will start serving soup at 11 a.m. We will be making 6-7 different types of soup in our kitchen. Customers will get unlimited soup plus bread, dessert & beverage. The price will be $10. We will be taking pre-orders. Our phone # is 518-793-1152.
Zoom Program | 10 a.m. Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will offer a series of 4 genealogy talks in one day, featuring certified genealogist Nancy Lo at 10 to 11 a.m. Beyond Ancestry: Essential Portals for Genealogy; 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Successful Genealogy Sources and Citations; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Discovering European Immigrant Ancestors; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Picture This: Cataloging Digital Photos. Nancy E. Loe is a professional archivist and genealogist. Call Ginny Humphrey, 518-885-9309 to register. Her website is www.sassyjanegenealogy.com. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (includes new membership).
Jump Into Fall
Pitney Meadows Community Farm
223 West Ave, Saratoga | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jump Into Fall with Pitney Meadows & the Waldorf School Rain or Shine! Jump Into Fall is an outdoor celebration to benefit both the Waldorf School and Pitney Meadows Farm. Join us for interactive activities for children, music & stories throughout the day, sheep shearing, felting, a drum circle, a scavenger hunt, hay jump and much more! Cider pressing and healthy snacks from local restaurants. Admission is free, just pay-to-park! $12 pre-registration / $15 day of the event.
Travel with The Academy for Lifelong Learning to Spain
3368 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m.
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619
10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa | 4 – 6 p.m.
Free Community Open House & Pig Roast
Wilton Volunteer Fire Department
270 Ballard Road, Wilton | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The community is invited for a free Pig Roast. Join us for our open house and touch a truck, see demos, and enjoy a free meal. Sign up on Facebook.
Remembered Geometries Artist Talk
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs
Sunday, October 16
Auditions: A Christmas Story the Musical
Spa City Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. - 1 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. Online video submissions accepted, as well. Callbacks held by appointment, Thursday, October 13. If case, 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 December 2, 7 p.m., December 3, 2 and 7 p.m., December 9 and 10, 7 p.m. and December 11, 2 p.m. in our Black Box Theater at 615 Maple Ave.
Autumn Sunday Stroll, “Brandtville Boogie.”
Meet: 29 Doten Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Join Carol Daggs for a walking tour of the Saratoga Springs neighborhood historically known as Brandtville. Dating back to the 1800s, this historically African American rural farming community is located at the southeastern edge of the city, highlighting Crescent Street and Doten Avenue. All Sunday morning strolls last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to 30 people and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Members who have received complimentary stroll passes must contact the Foundation directly to reserve their space.
229th Birthday Celebration Concert
The First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs
45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.
Celebrating their 229th Birthday with an uplifting, musical experience by organist, Farrell Goehring. Music of J.S Bach, Mendelssohn and C.M. Widor and others will be featured. Join us after the concert for cake, coffee, and fellowship. The concert will be presented without charge to the public. Donations toward the organ fund will be gratefully accepted. With your generous help, we will be able to continue to provide organ music for services, concerts, weddings, and funerals.
100 YEARS OF GRACE: A Musical Celebration of our Parish’s Centennial
Our Lady of Grace, 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake | 2 p.m.
37 voices and 15 instrumentalists presenting an inspiring collection of music and readings to celebrate the seasons of the church year by parishioners from Our Lady of Grace, St. Joseph’s Church, Scotia; Immaculate Conception, Glenville; and St. Augustine’s Church, Lansingburgh, directed by Patty Neumann, Director of Musical Ministries at Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph’s Church A “gourmet” Dessert Bar! Delectable gourmet desserts, worthy of the best restaurants, will be offered for $5 a slice. Finger desserts will also be offered. This is a fundraiser to support our Centennial activities and the archiving of our historical photos and documents. Free will donation.
Monday, October 17
Surrender Day Commemoration
Fort Hardy Beach Park, Ferry Street/Route 29, Schuylerville | 9:30 a.m.
In Recognition of the 245th Anniversary of the American Victory at the Battles of Saratoga, America's Turning Point. Join the community and school children for the 244th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga surrender with cannons, patriotic speeches, wreath laying, reenactments and the traditional a13 toasts. State Historian Devin Lander will be the keynote speaker.
Tuesday, October 18
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | We will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogies. All pierogi orders are $10/dozen. Stuffed clams will be available as well. Please call 518-363-0001.
Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting
Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center
7 p.m. | Program: Mystery Door. When Greenfield Historical Society member Justin Thomas stripped the paint from an old green door found in his garage/ shop in Greenfield Center, he uncovered a collection of names, dates, and random writings dating through the decade of the 1920s. The pencil markings are a curious time-capsule that coincide with the years of prohibition. Is there a connection? Justin and his door will be present at the meeting in hopes the community can help solve this Greenfield mystery. Admission is free. All are welcome.
Wednesday, October 19
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon
It will be a sandwich luncheon. Dessert will be provided. Speaker from the Library will be giving a presentation. New members and guests are welcome. For more information contact Pat Temple, 518-338-2329.
Roast Beef 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: Roast beef, roasted redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2 / $30. (cash only).
Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park
6:30 p.m. | It’s never too early to put financial plans in place if you or someone you know is facing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or another chronic illness. Join us to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs, and the benefits of early planning. Presented by Alzheimer's Association Northeastern NY. Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org
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.
Thursday, October 20
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd. Wilton | 6 – 7 p.m.
Join us for a nighttime hike to look and listen for owls. Learn about their amazing adaptions that make the fantastic nighttime predators. Following the program, take home an owl pellet to dissect and discover the diet of an owl and identify bones of its prey. Group sizes are limited. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. To register call the library at 518-584-7860 ext 303. This program is also held on October 21, 27 and 28.