Friday, September 8
John Oates Benefit Concert
Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga, 683 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m. | An evening of songs and stories and horses! Oates was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2014 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Daryl Hall & John Oates. His memoir, Change of Seasons, was published in 2017. John is an avid horseman who believes in the mission we are serving here at THS and all proceeds from this concert will go to the betterment of horses in aftercare that are aiding to heal people right here in our community. The John Oates Concert is an open-seating event. For tickets, visit www.thsaratoga.org.
Saturday, September 9
29th Annual Town of Greenfield Townwide Garage and Craft Sale
Various locations throughout town | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Several events including a vendor/craft sale, food, silent auction, kids eye screening (6 mo. – 7 yrs.), animal shelter adoptions, Birthright, Adopt-A-Soldier. Maps available at the Stewart’s in Greenfield and Middle Grove, Greenfield Center Baptist Church, and Lions Info/Silent Auction Tent at 31 Wilton Road. Also on Sunday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Middle Grove Methodist Church is having a drive thru Chicken BBQ Sat 3 – 6 p.m. or until sold out.
Historian Walking Tour: Jonesville
Jonesville United Methodist Church, 963 Main St.,
Clifton Park | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Clifton Park Town Historian John Scherer for a brief walking tour of the historic hamlet of Jonesville, followed by a tour of the Jonesville Rural Cemetery. We will also visit some interesting monuments and hear about several early settlers at the cemetery that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recommended donation is $10 per group (individual, couple or family), but please input the expected number of people in the group so that we can keep track of numbers. To register, visit our website at brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/58835-historians-walking-tours-jonesville-sept-9th-2023.
Free Lunch ?
The Malta Ridge UMC, 729 Malta Ave. 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.
Meet The Breeds ?
4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Rd., Ballston Spa
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Open to Public-Free Event-Demonstrations-Vendors-Family Fun. Dog lovers’ opportunity to discover popular and rare breeds, while learning responsible dog ownership and fun activities you can do with your dogs. Meet with local canine businesses including pet groomers and veterinarians. Call 518-885-8995 for more information.
Book Signing and Reading
Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave. Ballston Spa
1 p.m. | A book signing and reading with novelist and tv writer, Matt Witten. He will present his newest novel, Killer Story. Books will be available to purchase and sign. Mr. Witten lived in Saratoga Springs, where he wrote four mystery novels, then moved to LA and began writing for TV: Law & Order, House, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: Miami, and other shows. Free and open to the public. For more information visit: bspl.sals.edu or call 518-885-5022.
Our Songs Remember ?
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room,
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Saratoga Springs History Museum presents a program of music and traditional tales drawn from the rich indigenous history of our Saratoga Region, including Abenaki, Mohican, and Haudenosaunee stories and songs. Presented by Nulhegan Abenaki tradition bearers Jesse and Joseph Bruchac of the Ndakinna Education Center, in tandem with the History Museum’s newest exhibit, First Saratogians. Reserve your free tickets at saratogahistory.org/events.
The Barn at Rock City Falls, 710 Rt 29, Rock City Falls
3 – 5 p.m. | A collaborative improvisation between the Rock City Falls Trio’s electric harpist Alex Chang, double bassist Jason Handron and percussionist Adam Forman and NYC-based visual artist Christian A. Mendoza. The performance is supported by a Saratoga Arts Community Arts Regrant. RSVP required, limited seating. https://tinyurl.com/equilibriumimprov
Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa
7 – 10 p.m. | Open to the public and ample free parking. There will be a Donation of $5 per person. Snack and refreshment will be provided. Dance to the music of the Old Time Country Band. (Adults Only). For more information call 518-430-7029.
Sunday, September 10
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa
8 – 11 a.m. | All you can eat Breakfast Buffet. The menu will include pancakes and sausage, French toast, eggs made to order, world famous omelets, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice. Adults $9. Seniors $8 and Kids $5 (cash only).
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 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. 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 optional. Class size is limit.
Autumn Sunday Stroll - Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut
Meets at the Northwest corner of Putnam and Spring Streets
at the Hathorn Spring
13th Annual Curtis Lumber Car and Truck Show
885 State Route 67, Ballston Spa
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Join us for a great day of fun and beautiful show vehicles at one of the largest car and truck shows in the Capital Region! Free for spectators. All makes of cars, trucks, and tuners are welcome. (No cut-off years). $20 per pre-registered online show vehicle or $25 show vehicle registration day of show. 40+ awards and trophies will be awarded! Music by DJ Jason La Juene of Raven Events, giveaways, face painting, balloon twisting, 50/50 raffle, food trucks, and more! Benefits WTEN Pet Connection. Leashed pets welcome. Details: www.CurtisLumberCarShow.com or on Facebook.
Annual Chicken BBQ ?
St. Therese Chapel, Route 32 and Gansevoort-Wilton Rd., Gansevoort | 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Dinners include half a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, coleslaw, and a homemade dessert. Dinners $15/ea. For Reservations Call 518-792-2276. Reserved meals must be paid for and picked up by 2 p.m.
Monday, September 11
Galway Preservation Society Meeting
Galway Town Hall,
5910 Sacandaga Rd., Galway
6:45 p.m., a brief business meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a program on “The Trevett & Sons Chair Factory” given by Bob Wemple, Providence Town Historian. Mr. Wemple will present the history of the Trevett & Sons Chair Factory which was located in the town of Providence. The factory was in operation from the mid-1800s until early 1923, making thousands of chairs. Please join us. The meetings are always open to the public, free of charge.
Tuesday, September 12
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. | Join us to cut the ribbon on the beautiful new Saratoga Senior Center with all the people who helped bring the community to this new center.
Fall 5-Week 4-H Shooting Sports Course
4-H Training Center 556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa
Wednesday, September 13
6 Hour Defensive Driving Course
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Community Room l, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The cost is $35 per person. You can pay on the website: safetycouncilny.com or pay the morning of your class. There are only 40 spots open per class, so make sure you get on the list before it fills up. A half hour lunch break, (bring your own lunch & beverage). Call Patty Patrick Henry at 518-316-9726 to sign up. Leave message and phone number. Next class is Friday September 22, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stuffed Chicken Breast Dinner Take-out
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 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: boneless stuffed chicken breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, roll and tossed salad. Dinner $15. (Cash only).
Saratoga Preservation Foundation’s Annual Meeting
Music Hall at City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
5 p.m. | Annual Meeting of Membership & Board of Directors, which includes board of director and officer elections, and Preservation Recognition Award Ceremony. The Preservation Recognition Awards recognize those who have preserved the architectural heritage of Saratoga Springs. The public is invited to attend a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the Annual Meeting and Preservation Recognition Awards which will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.
The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
A “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Green Drinks - Saratoga Springs is held monthly. This is a networking event, solicitation is not allowed.
Ice Cream Social
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
6:30 – 8 p.m. | The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is hosting an ice cream social. This informational meeting is open to the public and will provide details about voter registration events, candidate forums and the League’s work. This event will be a fun way to get acquainted with League members and find out more about what we do.
Thursday, September 14
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m. | “First Saratogians: The History and Traditions of the Indigenous Nations of the Saratoga Region”, presented by Dr. Joseph Bruchac, Executive Director of the Ndakinna Education Center, and Saratoga Springs Poet Laureate. The program can also be accessed virtually. Attendees are encouraged to check the library website for more information and guidelines www.sspl.org.
CPR Class for Teens
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
For ages 12 - 17. The library’s Teen Advisory Board presents this CPR Class, which is hosted by Calderwood Training Solutions. Registration is required; call 518 882 6385. Those who would like to receive a Red Cross Certification card for taking the course, at a cost of $25 to the attendee, must notify Ms. Julie at the library by September 11. More information about all library programs may be found at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.