Friday, September 15
Take-Out Barbecue Dinner
21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa
3 – 6 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Center will hold a drive-thru Miller’s Backyard Barbecue dinner. There will be a choice of a half chicken OR half pound pulled pork dinner for $15. We will also be serving a beef brisket dinner for $20 available by pre-order only. All dinners include a baked potato, coleslaw, and corn bread. Mac & cheese is available for $5. All proceeds help fund public education and children’s programs at the museum. Visit our website at brooksidemuseum.org/event/millers-backyard-barbecue-3/ or call 518-885-4000 to reserve dinners in advance.
Main Street Studio Fall Pop-Up Event - “Ewe & Us”
786 Charlton Rd., Charlton Opening Reception 6 – 9 p.m.
From September 15 - September 30, Main Street Studio will be hosting a series of workshops and demonstrations, a community arts project, and a gallery exhibit by mixed media fiber artist, Mallory Zondag. “Ewe & Us” features local wool, foraged dyes, traditional and contemporary processes and works in fiber. For the full listing of workshops and schedule of events, visit www.mainstreetcharlton.com.
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser ?
Principessa Elena Club,
13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs
6 – 10 p.m. | Pasta, meatballs, sausage and peppers, salad, bread, and dessert. Silent auction, 50/50 Drawing, Basket and Prize Raffles, Wine Pull, music, and dancing. Dinners $25 each. $30 each at the door. Presale tickets: facebook.com/ZontaSaratoga. Takeout available. Proceeds to benefit the Zonta Club of Saratoga County and Principessa Elena Women’s Auxiliary.
Saturday, September 16
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Hales Mills Country Club, Johnstown | 8 a.m. | Cost is $125 per golfer, $500 for foursome. Includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, and lunch. Registration is at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. followed by players feast and awards ceremony at Village Pizzeria, 2727 Route 29, Middle Grove. 518-882-9431 or www.villagepizzeria.com
Cornell Hill Fire Tower
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, Camp Saratoga 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Climb the stairs to the top of the Fire Tower for a panoramic view then explore the historic reproduction of a fire ranger cabin. For safety reasons, the tower will be closed in inclement weather. No registration required. Park on Scout Rd., at Camp Saratoga parking lot #3. Open Sunday, September 17 as well.
Front Porch Music Fest '23 ?
Spring Street (Court St. to Nelson Ave.), Saratoga Springs
1-4 p.m. | Free & open to the Public. Join us for a delightful afternoon of regional musicians playing on 15 front porches of Saratoga's Spring Street (between Court St. & Nelson Ave.)! Family-friendly fun, with Ben & Jerry's ice cream cart & Spring Street Deli specials. Plus lots of neighborly “good will” sharing! Come ready to show your luv by tipping the amazing artists who will share their talent and passion. FB Event: https://fb.me/e/1gtWdwYdE
A Self-Guided Walking Tour ?
Stonebridge Rd. across from Bacon Hill Reformed Church at 560 Rte. 32N, Schuylerville
2 – 4 p.m. | Bacon Hill Cemetery Association proudly presents “A Self-Guided Walking Tour Honoring Local Families and Veterans” (rain date Sunday, September 17). Please join us as our re-enactors and speakers share the history of many Bacon Hill families and veterans. Admission is free but donations are accepted and appreciated as we strive to keep our cemetery preserved. Parking is available at the church.
16th Annual Tasting on the Hudson
Hudson Crossing Park, County Road 42, Champlain Canal Lock #5, Schuylerville | 3 – 6 p.m.
Schuylerville Lions Club 16th Annual Tasting on the Hudson. Tickets are $40 through Eventbrite.com or $50 at the door. The Schuylerville Lions Club provides eye exams, glasses, hearing aids and other community help to those in need, this is their only fundraiser.
Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Takeout or Eat In Dinner
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton St, Ballston Spa
Sunday, September 17
All You Can Eat Breakfast ?
Gansevoort Volunteer Firehouse, 1870 State Route 32N, Gansevoort | 8 – 11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, hash, French toast, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Donations: $12 Adults, Seniors 55+ $10, Military and 1st Responders $10, Children (6 to 12) $8, Kids under 6 free.
Monarch Butterfly Walks ?
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
10 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 2 p.m. Come for a nature walk to learn about the amazing lifecycles and migrations of the Monarch butterflies. We will look at butterflies during their peak season just before they start to migrate to Florida and Mexico for the winter. Registration is required. Call the office at 518-450-0321 or visit, www.wiltonpreserve.org.
Autumn Sunday Stroll – Post Time ?
Meet at the Southeast Corner of Nelson and Union Avenues
Sustainable Saratoga Volunteer Open House
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room,
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
1 - 2:30 p.m. | Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about Sustainable Saratoga is welcome to attend. Find out about our current volunteer opportunities in Urban Forestry, Pollinator Protection, Land Use, Zero Waste, and Climate and Energy. We will start with a presentation about each of our 5 committees, followed by a meet and greet session where you can talk with our executive director, board members, and committee members.
The Harmony Corners Famous Chicken Barbecue Takeout
Harmony Corners Firehouse, Route 67, Charlton | 3 – 6 p.m.
This will be Drive thru Takeout only, Serving ticket holders. Tickets are available at Smith's Pie Shop in Charlton, Mail N More in Burnt Hills, and McConchie' Heritage Acres Campground. Dinner includes one-half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll, bottle of water, and a slice of pie. All for $15.
Monday, September 18
Saratoga Area Retired Educators Luncheon Meeting
Holiday Inn, Win Room,
232 Broadway Saratoga Springs
Noon | All area retired K-12 public, parochial, private, BOCES teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and other school related personnel are welcome. For further information, call 518-584-1192.
Fall Rising Stars ?
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 9 – 11 a.m. Saratoga Children’s Theatre most popular program now offered as a morning class during the school year. Ages 3 – 6, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. These stars-to-be will learn to explore their creativity through music, storytelling, movement, and art. Both fun and educational, we have created our Rising Stars program to provide a warm and nurturing environment, giving campers a wonderful introduction to the theatre arts. A small performance will take place at the end of each week. Frozen Week - September 18, 20, and 22. To register, visit www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org/classes-workshops.
Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group
Saratoga Senior Center,
290 West Ave, Saratoga Springs
Tuesday, September 19
Congregation Shaara Tfille,
84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exploring Jewish Origins: Los Sephardim. All Saratoga, Glens Falls, Clifton Park, Washington Co., Jewish seniors 55 plus are welcome! Vaccination required; masks optional. Exploring Sephardic Roots and Ladino, language of Sephardic Culture, with local linguist Carla Gordon. A catered lunch follows the program. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.
Christ the Savior Church,
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake
11:30-12:30 p.m. pick up time.
As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogies. All pierogi orders are $12/dozen. Please call 518-363-0001 to place orders.
National Voter Registration Week
Homesteading on a 1/2 Acre Class
Brookside Museum and the Milton Grange are offering 5 classes designed to help you start and be successful Homesteading. Five classes are set up to take you from starting your homestead, growing vegetables and protein and preserving them. Sign-ups now available. Classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Join us and register today. Space is limited and we are looking forward to seeing you.miltongrange.org/homesteading/
The Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting
Town of Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 6 p.m.
Covered Dish Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Program: Pioneering Women of Civil War America Author Lisa Y. Potocar’s presentation will highlight the brave women who stepped out of their traditional roles and into roles normally reserved for men. Although her books are works of fiction, Lisa's stories are woven around a bounty of real events and key historical figures. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 20
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, 12 Spring St. Schuylerville | Noon
Sandwich luncheon, dessert provided. This is an important meeting with lots to discuss. Please try to attend. Any questions, contact Pat at 518-338-2329 or Rich at 518-424-9352
Fermenting Vegetables: Let Nature Do the Work
Saratoga Farmers Market,
High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs | 3 – 6 p.m.
Learn how easy and fun it is to ferment food at home, including dill pickles, sauerkraut, and kimchi. Diane Whitten, Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator and Certified Master Food Preserver, will have information on equipment, tips, and techniques for successful fermentation. Diane will host 15-30-minute presentations at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. to discuss fermenting vegetables and the health benefits of probiotic bacteria in fermented foods. This workshop series is free and open to the public.
Chicken Parmigiana 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: chicken parmigiana, penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner $15. (Cash only).
Pickin’ Session # 2 Afternoon Jam
Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa
1 – 3 p.m. | Open to the public, free admission and ample free parking. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel & bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Call 518-885-4229 with questions.
Thursday, September 21
25th Anniversary Fund Drive
Doc’s Tavern at Brown’s Beach Resort, 511 NY 9, Saratoga Springs | 6 – 8 p.m. | CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) is pleased to announce the 25th Anniversary Celebration of our Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter! While this is a celebration of the life-changing opportunities the Youth Shelter gives our local teens, it is also a reminder of how important it is that our doors remain open. This event is to raise money for necessary repairs at the Youth Shelter. Tickets are $75 and available for public purchase at captaincares.org/youthshelter.