Friday, September 29
Donny “Elvis” Romines ?
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m. Donny will be performing at to benefit The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Tickets are $15 at the door. Raffles, 50/50, cash bar and eat before or bring your own food. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more information call Helen at 518-745-7821.
Saturday, September 30
Flavors of the Fall Bake Sale ?
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Ext., Malta Ridge | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Baked goods will be available for purchase. Come, bring a friend, join us for coffee/tea and conversation while enjoying a homemade baked goodie. A love offering basket will be available for the café.
Superheroes Unite ?
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 65 S Broadway, Suite #105, Saratoga Springs | Join us for a heroic day of play, in partnership with Nickelodeon and ACM (Association of Children’s Museums)! Get ready to unleash your superpowers and dive into the exciting world of superhero science. There will be a range of activities that are sure to ignite your curiosity and imagination. From making superhero masks to learning about electricity and its role in superpowers, you’ll discover the science behind these incredible abilities. In the week leading up we’ll have all kinds of fun superhero themed programs. Magnet Science, Invisibility Art, Leap & Fly, and All About Arachnids are all going to be happening during the week! For more information, visit cmssny.org
Fall for All ?
Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton | 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Step into a world of wonders celebrating the Victorian era with a retro-futuristic twist! Join us for a day filled with magic, history, and enchantment. Discover the grandeur of the Victorian era, infused with marvels, and experience the allure of Mt. McGregor. Prepare to be enchanted by an array of enthralling attractions and experiences that celebrate the essence of the Victorian era: Tintype Photographer, Civil War Medical Reenactor, Grondahl’s Wizard Workshop, Live Owl Encounter, Identify the Artifact Table, Victorian Era Magician, Victorian Lawn Games, Food Truck. General admission to the event is free. Rain date: Sunday, October 1. For more details, visit www.grantcottage.org
6th-annual Adirondacon Tabletop Gaming Convention ?
Charles R. Wood Theater,
207 Glen St., Glens Falls
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Play board games, card games, role-playing games and more. Adirondacon 6 has even more to offer than before. The convention will be taking over the entire Charles R. Wood Theater, and will feature highlights such as structured game time slots, open play/an epic lending library of over 500 titles, 2 dexterity tournaments, wargaming, and several play-to-win games. The Crandall Library Teen Center will be on-hand helping to run some games, and Sunday will feature a Kids’ Corner with some family-friendly favorites. Sunday’s hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.adirondacon.com
2023 AFS Hearts for the Arts Festival
Hitching Post Café, 1256 Lake Ave., (9N) Lake Luzerne
5:30 p.m. | The Adirondack Folk School is hosting its annual Gala. Friends and supporters will gather for hors d’oeuvres, dinner, our ever-popular Silent Auction and our annual Patron of the Arts honor. Cost is $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Tickets for the event may be purchased through the Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, 518-696-2400. Seating is limited, so please make your reservations early and give your dinner choice, prime ribs, salmon or vegetarian (includes dessert). Cash bar. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
Sunday, October 1
Autumn Stroll: Mail Order Houses of Saratoga
The Art of Music
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saratoga Arts is excited to host Albany Pro Musica for The Art of Music, an exclusive season preview reception. Celebrate the intersection of art and music with a delicious brunch and a sneak-peek of Albany Pro Musica’s upcoming season, featuring a performance by the APM Chamber Singers, commentary by Maestro José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, and access to the galleries. For more information, visit albanypromusica.org/artofmusic.
Art in Public Places
Various locations throughout Saratoga County | Saratoga Arts, Art in Public Places is a Member-Exclusive program which showcases the work of local artists in publicly accessible locations, across the Capital Region. Please visit any of these 7 locations to see the work of local artists. Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs Visitor’s Center, Country Corner Café, Saratoga Springs Train Station, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library (Site A), Friends of the Saratoga Springs Library Café, and Town of Ballston Community Library. For more information about this exhibition visit saratoga-arts.org/October-Art-in-Public-Places.
Monday, October 2
Fall Rising Stars – Encanto Week ?
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | Saratoga Children’s Theatre most popular program now offered as a morning class during the school year. Ages 3 – 6, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (October 2, 4, and 6) from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 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. Cost is $95/week.
Galway Preservation Society Meeting
Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road Galway | 7 p.m.
The program “Galway Fire Company” will be given by Kevin Barkley, former Galway Fire Chief. This year the Galway Volunteer Fire Company celebrates their 100th anniversary, having been incorporated in 1923. Please join us to hear more of our local history and the story of our Galway Volunteer Fire Company. The meeting will be held at the Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Rd., Galway. The meetings are always open to the public, free of charge.
Tuesday, October 3
The 26th Annual “Autumn Jewels” Judged Art Show
Clifton Park Senior Community Center Gallery, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park. This show is sponsored by Southern Saratoga Art Society and is open to all area artists, from October 3 to October 30. Entries will be judged, and cash prizes awarded in both the fine arts and photography. An award reception for all artists, families and friends will be held on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. For rules, entry fees, entry forms and where to mail your entry please visit: southernsaratogaartist.com or visit us on Facebook.
Exploring an Eclipse ?
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 4 p.m. Let’s learn about a solar eclipse! The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) will present some fun facts and activities. For grades 3-5. Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org
Daughters of America Monthly Meeting
Knights of Columbus,
50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs
Members of Court McLaughlin #422, gather at 5:45 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary, followed by refreshments until 6:30 p.m. when the meeting will begin. We welcome all women who would like to come together in a supportive, prayerful, and charitable way. In addition, Sunday, October 15 is Catholic Daughter Sunday and Court will gather for 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Greenfield Center, followed by brunch at a local diner.
Wednesday, October 4
Chicken & Sausage 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: sauté chicken, sausage, in a pink sauce over linguini, tossed salad, garlic toast. Cost: $15 per dinner. (Cash only).
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 6 p.m. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and bluegrass are welcome to participate. Open to the public. Free admission and ample free parking. Jam suns at 6:30 – 9 p.m. 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.
Presentation: Katherine Flickinger Dockstader
Galway Public Library,
2112 East St. Galway | 6:30 p.m.
Susan Dufel’s presentation on Katherine Flickinger Dockstader’s life, legacy and photography. “Kay,” one of the original “46er’s” and the first secretary of the local chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, is the library’s October Featured Artist. An exhibit of her early black and white photos of the Adirondacks, taken beginning in the 1930s, is on loan from the Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College and may be viewed at the library during open hours. More information about all library programs is found at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Lecture: The Battle Over Israel’s Fragile Democracy
Skidmore College, Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall | 7:30 p.m. In his public talk, Professor Avi Rubin will offer some observations on the judicial overhaul and its context from a socio-legal perspective. In addition, he will share his personal experience as a university professor teaching “sensitive” topics in a volatile political period and as an active participant in the greatest street protests Israel has ever known. Admission is free and open to the public. www.skidmore.edu/greenberg-residency/index.php
Thursday, October 5
Ballston’s Sacrifice in the War with Mexico
Long Room at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. | A program by John Cromie and Dave Waite on the Mexican War and the local men who sacrificed their lives in the struggle. A donation of $5 per registration is recommended to support the programs of the Saratoga County History Center. Please register at brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/62146-war-in-mexico