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August 31st – September 6th, 2018

Friday, August 31

Once Upon a Slime
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.
Slime Story Time with Samantha Cotterill. Join us for a special story time and slime activity with the illustrator of this clever new picture book whodunnit. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.

“History, Legends, Lore and More” Guided Walking Tour 
Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. – Noon
This 90-minute historical walking tour celebrates Saratoga’s Victorian era and the classic Victorian stroll. Join us as we stroll through Congress Park, take the waters and hear the stories of our most colorful characters, beloved monuments and treasured artwork. This tour is a family-friendly and educational event with something for first-time visitors and Saratoga natives alike. Cost is $8, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241.

Ghost Tours at Canfield Casino
Saratoga Springs History Museum,
Canfield Casino in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – Noon
One hour guided tours of the Canfield Casino that was featured on Ghost Hunters. Tours are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are led by staff and volunteers who personally experienced paranormal occurrences in the building. Tours include full admission to the Canfield Casino and all three floors of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Cost is $10 adults, $8 children, Free for children under 5.

 

Saturday, September 1

Artist in Action
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
Noon – 1 p.m.
Join us for our monthly Artists in Action series, this month featuring independent comic book artist Doug Hills, who will demonstrate creating comics and manga using his tablet and digital illustration software. No registration required. For more events at the library, visit the website www.sspl.org.

 

Sunday, September 2

What Would Trevor Do Run N’ Roll for Hope 5K
The Warming Hut,
Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m.
Trevor Comeau was on vacation in Jamaica when he was involved in a serious accident causing a spinal cord injury. The goal of this 5k run is to help spread awareness of spinal cord injuries and assist those in need of medical expenses not covered by insurance. Join us to help spread awareness in our communities. The entry fees for the run will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. With the help of HelpHopeLive all entry fees paid by runners will be tax de-ductible. Run and Roll 5K, $25. Kids Fun Run Under 12, $10. To register go to www.runnroll5k.com/registration.html. 

 

Monday, September 3

Closing Day at Saratoga Race Course 
267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
Stakes Schedule on the final day of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course features GI Hopeful and the GII Bernard Barruch Handicap. 

 

Tuesday, September 4

Tuesday for Tots 
Saratoga Children’s Museum, 
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. 
Mini Engineers - this program is best suited for children ages 2-5. This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment. Drop in any-time between 10:30- 11:30 a.m. for fun sensory play, crafts and activities with friends.

Donations for Community Winter Warmth Project
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Henry St., Saratoga Springs
All Day
In collaboration with the Red Cross, we are collecting fleece for the First Annual Community Project to create blankets for Veterans in our area. Any type of unused fleece is accepted. Blanket making will be September 22. Please be generous and bring your donations to the Children’s Department. Sizes needed are: 54x54” for square blankets and 45x80” for twin blankets. You are welcome to register for the blanket making event. For other events at the library please visit www.sspl.org. 

 

Wednesday, September 5

Olde Saratoga Seniors Picnic
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32, Victory Mills
Noon
Please bring a dish to share.The Club will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers.  All are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Temple 518-338-2329.

Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call 518-584-7860, ext. 205.

Poetry Reading 
Caffe’ Lena,
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Sign-ups 7 p.m. 
Poetry reading by Therese Broderick. Her poems have been published in many venues and has received several awards.  An open reading will follow. 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, September 6

Sound Mind
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
5 p.m.
Skidmore faculty member Adam Tinkle leads a sonic meditation workshop. For more information, call 518-580-8080.

Green Drinks Happy Hour
Harvey’s, Library Room, 
14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
5 - 7 p.m.
Green Drinks is a “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Join us on the first Thursday of every month to meet new people, learn about local green initiatives, and share what you’ve been working on. There will be a cash bar available. Happy Hour runs until 6:30 p.m. with half priced drafts, wines, and cocktails. Non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be ordered.

30th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show
Fort William Henry Resort, Village of Lake George
Noon
See all the classics! The 30th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show takes place September 6 - 9 in the Village of Lake George. Held the weekend after Labor Day every year, the show features classic cars, special events, music, and more. For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit www.adirondacknationals.com. 

Guitar Workshop
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
7 – 8:30 p.m.
First workshop in an ongoing series to keep you playing and improving your skills. Blues great, Mark Tolstrup will be here to play some songs, share some licks and talk all things guitar. Bring your acoustic guitar to this program. For all ages. For more events at the library, visit www.sspl.org. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 4

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court McLaughlin #422
Knights of Columbus Hall, 
50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs
6 p.m. | Bring a dish to share and school supplies that will be donated to the Franklin Community Center. New members are always welcome. For more information contact Regent, Ann Argentine at 518-306-6060 or Vice-Regent Lucille Koch at 518-587-6406. 

The Henry Cornell Post 234 American Legion Auxiliary
23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa
7 p.m. | For more information visit americanlegion0234ny.org.

Thursday, September 6

Korean War Veterans’ Association Meeting
VFW Home, Veterans Way, Saratoga Springs
1:30 p.m. | Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend.  Annual dues for Veterans are $10 and $5 for all others.  For further information or to obtain an application to join the organization, please contact Commander Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

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