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July 27th – August 2nd, 2018

Friday, July 27

Ceremony and Luncheon
Korean War Veterans Memorial,
Crandall Park, Glens Falls
11 a.m.
The celebration of the armistice, with lunch following at 11:30 a.m. at Ambrosia Diner, located on Aviation Rd., just off Exit 19 of the Northway. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. To make a reservation, or for further information, please contact the host, Louise Finan at 518-584-3151. For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

Movie: Molly’s Game
Saratoga Senior Center,
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs
1 p.m.
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. $3 for members, $5 non-members, popcorn included. 

 

Saturday, July 28

Sunflower Saturdays
Pitney Meadows,
223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
9:30 a.m.
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.

Tang Family Saturdays 
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
2-3:30 p.m.
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.

Summer Tours
Yaddo Gardens,
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m.
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.

J. S. Wooley: Adirondack Photographer
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.
Richard Timberlake and Philip Terrie, the co-authors,  will present an illustrated lecture on the work of J. S. Wooley: Ballston Spa native and  legendary photographer of the turn of the twentieth century. Wooley’s work presents a fascinating record of our region’s history. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200  or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Sunday, July 29

Elks Charity Bike Ride 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, Registration 6 a.m., Ride  7 a.m. | Enjoy Upstate New York’s race season and support a good cause by participating in the second Annual Elks Freedom Machines Ride for Vets Charity Bike Ride. The event will run rain or shine, beginning and ending at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge. All funds raised will go directly to the Elks Veterans fund, to help improve the lives of local veterans. Freedom Machines is focused on giving bicycles to recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The entire bike tour is designed for bike enthusiasts, featuring two routes, each with wide shoulders and scenic views of Saratoga County. The 64-mile route features picturesque rolling hills and rides along the Hudson River. Participants in the 30-mile ride will enjoy a challenging hill climb over Wilton Mountain. Motorcyclists will accompany the ride along the way to ensure the safety of all bikers. A Family Ride will also be included this year. For families who would like to help and participate, we have a course set up through the Skidmore Campus where even the youngest participants can feel safe as well as contribute to this good cause. To register online, visit www.bikereg.com. For more information, contact James Stine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winsor Brown French, the Soldier, the Lawyer, the Man
Grant Cottage,
1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
1 p.m.
Engaging storyteller Gloria May will explain how Winsor French’s accomplishments are still part of Saratoga today and what part he played in Grant’s funeral on Mount McGregor on August 4, 1885. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person.  For more information visit www.grantcottage.org. 

 

Monday, July 30

Adventure Series
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. 
StarLab Planetarium: 
Monday, July 30, 10 - 10:45 a.m. Come and see what you can find in the summer night sky with a visit to StarLab indoor planetarium. Contact Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 or visit www.maltaparksrec.com for more information. 

 

Tuesday, July 31

It Began with Danny Ammen 
Grant Cottage,
1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
1 p.m.
Tour guide Steve Trimm invites you to hear the epic tale of Admiral Ammen, the childhood friend who saved Grant’s life. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person. For more information visit www.grantcottage.org. 

Ghost Tours at Yaddo 
Yaddo Gardens,
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
5 p.m.
Ghost Tours will be held every Tuesday during Racing season. Private docent-led garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. Meeting in the parking lot, $10 per per-son. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Health, Horses, and Making History Gala
National Museum of Dance,
99 South Broadway,  Saratoga Springs
6 – 10 p.m.
Hosted by Second Chance Sports and the Learning League, a non-profit (501.c.3) organization presided by William Yaiser with over 30 years of proven therapies for individuals suffering from PTSD, spinal injuries and other health concerns (www.secondchancesports.org), will support our veterans, active military, and track folks and select non-profits that need help. Many top professional musicians will provide memorable, live entertainment. A “tasting” from several of the area’s best restaurants and caterers will also enhance the evening’s festivities along with dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles and possibly a rescue adoption event for the Mohawk-Hudson animal shelter will help to round out the activities. Several of the nation’s premier stable owners, Hall-of-Fame trainers, jockeys, and race-horse industry professionals are slated to lend their assistance for these causes in conjunction with many business owners and veterans and civic organizations in the region. Tickets are $12/person. For more information or to help to sponsor, advertise or support, please call 518-226-9731 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Horses, History & Handicapping: Session One 
Embassy Suites,
86 Congress St.,Saratoga Springs
7-9 p.m. 
$15 | Open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning at SUNY Empire State College. Maggie Wolfendale, NYRA Paddock Analyst, will discuss how “Horses Talk to Us in the Paddock.” A free raffle will be offered for a chance to win four clubhouse seats at the races donated by NYRA. Co-moderators: Tom Amello and Seth Merrow, host of Racing Across America. Call to make a reservation at 518-587-2100, ext. 2390 or just stop in. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase and ThoroFan. Session Two is August 14.

 

Wednesday, August 1

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 
Start point: United Methodist Church,
175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs
Registration 9 a.m.           
A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at walkescv.org

Poetry Performance
Caffè Lena,
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena will present poetry performance by Los Lorcas which includes poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams.  An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m. and the readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022 or visit www.caffelena.org. 

 

Thursday, August 2

Summer Concerts in the Park
Wiswall 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 a great evening of live music in the village. This week features the Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, August 2

Korean War Veterans’ Association Meeting
VFW Home, Veteran’s Way, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.

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