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Calendar Events for July 5-July 11

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Friday, July 5

Saratoga Artisans and Crafters’ Market 
High Rock Pavilions, Saratoga Springs, 1–7 p.m. Every Friday until August 30. For more information call (518) 461-4893. 

Free Movies in the Park
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 8:45 p.m. Sponsored by the BSBPA. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Movie snacks will be available, courtesy of North Star Church and Kona Ice’s mobile flavored ice truck will be on hand. Rain date is the following night. For more information call (518) 885-2772.


Saturday, July 6

Mechanicville Family Day Festival in the Park
Tallmadge Park, Mechanicville, 8:30 a.m. Flag raising ceremony, kids crafts, contests, live radio, vendors and fireworks (9:30 p.m.).

Kulture for Kidz Summer Series
National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. This free program highlights a different book and activity each week. Join us on July 6 for a reading of “Nijinsky Meets Stravinsky” and a special dance activity. For more information call (518) 584-2225.

Tours at Old Friends at Cabin Creek
483 Sand Hill Rd., Greenfield, Noon–3 p.m. Saratoga County’s only thoroughbred retirement facility is open to public every Saturday. For more information call (518) 698-2377 or visit 

Life in Saratoga at the Time the Grants Visited
Grant Cottage State Historic Site, Moreau, Noon. Following the Civil War, the Grants were the social family of the country. They visited Saratoga most summers including the summer of 1865, when Grant was considered the man who saved the Union. This presentation will focus on who the Grants would have visited while in town, what they did on a daily basis and what made Saratoga the national social center. Free. The presenter is local author and historian, Dr. Hollis Palmer. For more information call (518) 584-4353. 

Fireworks on Saratoga Lake
Saratoga Lake: North and South End. Watch the fireworks at the North and South ends of the lake. The annual Saratoga Lake Fireworks show will take place at two locations this year on the same date in celebration of Independence Day.

Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition
Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The poster show will feature the best Phish inspired art, including limited edition art made specifically for the show. Admission is free. For more information call (315) 569-2432. 


Sunday, July 7

Breakfast Buffet
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rte. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30–11 a.m. Donation requested. Adults $8, seniors and military (ID required) $7. Children 5–12 $6, Under 5 free. Take-outs $8. For more information call (518) 584-2585.

Book Bag Shop Sale
The Book Bag Shop, Saratoga Springs Library, Saratoga Springs. 50 percent off sale on all items in the shop from Sunday, July 7 through Sunday, July 14 during regular shop hours. For more information call (518) 587-7860.


Monday, July 8

Dancer’s Health Day
National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m. This free event features essential information for young dancers as well as adults. The program coordinates with the museum’s “En Pointe.” exhibit, which explains the history and making of pointe shoes. For more information call (518) 584-2225.

Camp Saratoga 5K Fun Run
Wilton Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort, 6:15 p.m. The Saratoga Stryders host this series of five fun runs on wooded trails at the beautiful 310 acre parcel. The race series is open to all ages and abilities, run one race or all five. Registration is $5 per race at the door starting at 5:30PM. Races begin at 6:15 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. For more information call (518) 581-1278.

An Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs, 7–8:30 p.m. Skidmore professor Jay Rogoff will lead a discussion of the Saratoga Shakespeare summer offering, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Learn more about this merry comedy in preparation for the free performances in Congress Park. For more information and a list of other events at the library visit 


Tuesday, July 9

Kinder Skate and Adult Skate Programs
Saratoga Springs Ice Rink, Weible Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 5–6 p.m. The program is open to ages three and up. Classes will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. beginning July 9. Cost is $40 for Saratoga Springs city residents and $70 for those living outside the city.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the city’s website: or register in person at Recreation Center. For more information call (518) 587-3550 ext. 2300. 


Wednesday, July 10

Italian Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rte. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30–7 p.m. Donation requested. Adults $10, seniors and military (ID required) $9. Children 5–12 $6, Under 5 free. Take-outs $10. Cash bar available. For more information call (518) 584-2585.


Thursday, July 11

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Meeting 
Courtyard of Longfellows’ Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 a.m. The Spiritual Leader/Speaker will be an Interfaith Minister and Wedding Officiant. Sign-in and continental breakfast begins at 7:15.  There are no charges or donations. All are welcome. For more information (518) 587-9104.

Brown Bag Lunch With David Gyscek
Saisselin Art Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 12:30 p.m. For more information call (518) 580-5590. 

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