Friday, July 20
Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus
9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Student interactive performance. Final performance with Decoda at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information call 518-580-5546.
The Little Mermaid
Maple Ave Middle School,
515 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
Presented by Saratoga Children’s Theatre Teens. General admission is $15, Students $12. Ages 10 and under free. Matinee: Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m.
Launch Party for Bridgette Shea
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
We’re delighted to celebrate the release of Bridgette Shea’s book with an author presentation, Q&A, and book signing. Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are two of the oldest healing systems in use today. Each has profoundly contributed to the health and well-being of millions of people. Bridgette Shea, L.Ac., MAcOM, and owner of Ageless Acupuncture in Franklin Square, shows how these two practices integrate, each with individual strengths harmonizing to form a practical basis for prevention, wellness, detoxification, and treatment.
Saturday, July 21
223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an old-fashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, garden-related activity. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with Faye Mihuta reading picture books on garden topics. Jess Clauser will then lead a garden activity at 10 a.m. Free admission.
Genealogy & Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall,
Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville
This month’s meeting of the Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, Michael Diana will present the Schenectady County Historical Society outreach program, “Hauling the World.” Schenectady has a vibrant industrial history, much of which was driven by the railroads that intersected our area. Michael will explore rowdy railroad boomtowns, like Rotterdam Junction, as well as factories that led to the motto “Schenectady Lights and Hauls the World.” Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.
Fine Art Photography Exhibit – Artist Reception
Hadley-Luzerne Public Library,
19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne
1 – 3 p.m.
Meet and greet Sue Clark and see her body of photography titled, “Back at the Ranch,” all things western Americana. Larry Bennett of the historic Route 9 Bennett’s Riding Stables will display historic photos. Pam Morin, Lake Luzerne Historian, will be on hand to speak about the historic Adirondack dude ranches.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
Garden Tours include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo Gardens. Docent-led Summer Drop-in Tours will be each Saturday and Sunday until September 2. Meet at the entrance to the garden, $10 per person, tours last about one hour. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit the website at www.yaddo.org.
Sunday, July 22
Grant Remembrance Day
1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
It has become a tradition at Grant Cottage to mark the anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s death by recreating the Grant family circle and allowing those who loved him most to speak. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person. For more information and other events, visit www.grantcottage.org.
NYC Ballet Musicians & Friends
Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Handel Sonata, Villa-Lobos Brasilieras No. 5, World Premiere of “With Cach Passing Moon” (2018) by Jill Jaffe and Schumann Piano Quintet. Performers: Christopher Oldfather, pianist; Joel Pichon, violin; Eugene Moye, cello, Jill Jaffe, viola and Luellen Abdoo, violin. A dessert reception is planned to follow Sunday’s performance.
Monday, July 23
Malta Community Center,
1 Bayberry Dr., Malta
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for Ages 2.5-5 years old.
Reptile Adventure: Learn how these creatures live, what to do if you meet one in the wild and more! Contact the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 or visit www.MaltaParksRec.com for more information.
Hay, Oats & Spaghetti
Saratoga Automobile Museum
6 – 9 p.m.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s kickoff party to the Saratoga racing season celebrates its sixth year. Tickets are $100, includes food, beer and wine. Giuseppe and Loren Grisio, who own Mama Mia’s and Bravo! Restaurants in Saratoga Springs will cater the event. The event helps the horses of the TRF. Most are part of the TRF’s Second Chances Program, a vocational program in equine care offered at nine correctional facilities. The connection that develops between horses and inmates has received international acclaim for its success in aiding in the rehabilitation of offenders. To become a sponsor for Hay, Oats and Spaghetti, please contact Chelsea O’Reilly at 518-226-0028. Tickets may be purchased at trfinc.org.
Tuesday, July 24
Zippy Chippy Day at the Farm
Friends at Cabin Creek,
483 Sand Hill Rd., Greenfield
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spend the morning with Zippy Chippy and his BFF Red Down South. We will be auctioning a horse shoe from Zippy’s 85th race including a program from that race and photographs of Zippy with his owner and trainer Felix Monserrate. These items were donated by journalist Bill Flynn who will also be in attendance. A second auction will be for a Zippy halter with a brass name tag. First auction will begin at noon. For more information please visit: www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com.
Toast to the TaTa’s Fundraiser
Village Pizzeria and Ristorante,
2727 Rt. 29, Galway
There will be 10 different wine representatives showcasing their wines which covers our extensive wine list. Enjoy a night of wine tasting, food, live entertainment and a silent auction. $45 per person. All proceeds will be donated to local charity, To Life! To Life provides education and support services to patients and their families.
Science on Tap
Artisanal Brew Works,
41 Geyser Rd., Saratoga Springs
Curious about how the Grand Canyon formed? Sustainable Saratoga, the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College invites you to join us for a lecture by Kyle Nichols. Admission is free, but tickets are required due to space limitations. For tickets, go totinyurl.com/y7c6hsxt or search “science on tap saratoga” at eventbrite.com. For more, visit sustainablesaratoga.org/science-on-tap.
Wednesday, July 25
Cancer Support Group
211 Church St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m.
The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, developmental, and spiritual issues. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working with people who have cancer for the last 12 years. Call Pierre at 413- 992-7012 to register and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change.
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Donation Requested: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors (62 years) and Military (active or retired) with ID card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 free. All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Saratoga Acoustic Blues Open Mic and Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila St.,
Opening set: 7:30 p.m.
Acoustic jam to follow. All levels of playing are welcome. Hosted by NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Speed for SABS. Featured Artist: Elly Winiger. Admission is $5. Visit www.caffelena.org or call 518-587-6433.
Thursday, July 26
Summer Concerts in the Park
39 Front St., Ballston Spa
6 – 8 p.m.
This is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for an evening of live music in the village. This week’s feature concert is The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra.