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September 14th – September 20th, 2018

Friday, September 14

Astronomy Party 
Camp Saratoga,
80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join us and volunteers from the Adirondack Skywatchers and the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers, Inc. to study the night sky in all its beauty. There will be telescopes available and experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of the night sky. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as it can get chilly at night.  Hot cocoa and refreshments will be served.  Registration is required as “space” is limited, 518-450-0321. 

 

Saturday, September 15

Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church,
768 Charlton Rd., Charlton
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Featuring: wood ware carvings, photography, crocheted items, hand-woven clothing, candles, bath/body products, art glass jewelry, fine silver, art glass marbles, felted woolen items, and more.  Snacks and lunch available. 20 percent of the net income from the sale will go to CAPTAIN, Community Human Services.

Nature Fest
Moreau Lake State Park, 
605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The event will bring together a host of environmentalists, conservationist’s and naturalists to educate and stimulate the community.  Wagon rides, music, fun crafts and activities for the kids, food, a silent auction and tours of the nature center.  All donations will go to The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit). For further information call the park at 518-793-0511 or check out the Website: Friendsofmoreaulake.org. Rain date Sunday, September 16. 

Adirondacon 2 
Aviation Mall at Party Palace, Queensbury
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Bboard games, card games, miniatures games, vendors, open gaming, large lending library, door prizes, raffles and much more. Help us raise money for our chosen charity, Extra Life, to benefit the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Sunday, September 16 the hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.adirondacon.com. 

Saratoga Showcase of Homes 
Various locations throughout Saratoga County
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tour the beautiful homes with the latest in high-quality furnishings and fixtures, building techniques and products. Then cast your vote for the best home in the people's choice awards. The tour dates are September 15 - 16, 22 – 23 and 29 – 30. Tickets are $20, valid for all six days. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets available at Adirondack Trust, Saratoga National Bank, Catskill Hudson Bank, Trustco Bank, Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa and Queensbury; Roohan Realty in Saratoga Springs; Rebuilding Together Saratoga County - The Store in Ballston Spa; Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Moreau and at any showcase home in the tour or online at www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com. 

Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall,
Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville
1 p.m.
Kim McCartney, Town of Milton historian, and Jim Richmond, coordinator of the Ballston Area History Roundtable, will be the speakers at the next meeting of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County. Their new book Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation, traces the ancestry of early settlers and seeks out local connections to the larger story of the growth of the “new nation.” Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.   

The Nutcracker Auditions           
National Museum of Dance, 
99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
1:30 p.m.
All local dancers between the ages of 6 and 25 are welcome to audition for a part. To audition, please register online at dancemuseum.org/school and arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot. There are no audition fees.

 

Sunday, September 16

Youth Fishing Derby 
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
123 Route 32, Schuylerville
9 a.m. – Noon
Free Youth Fishing Derby for ages 15 and under. All are welcome. Prizes will be awarded. We will have a limited amount of youth fishing gear available for use. The kitchen at the club house will be open. For information call 518-695-3917. 

Saratoga Native American Festival
National Museum of Dance, 
99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Featured storytellers and musicians will perform throughout the day between dance programs, numerous Native American artists and craftspeople will display and sell their own work at the festival, food vendors and more. There will also be a children’s area with native games and traditional crafts.

Bug’s Boston Terrier Parade
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m.
All proceeds benefit Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue. 

Famous Chicken BBQ
Harmony Corners Fire House,
Route 67, Charlton
4 – 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 each. Tickets available at the door until sold out or in advance from Smith’s Bake Shop, Main ‘N’ More – Burnt Hills, and McConchies Campground. 

 

Monday, September 17

Saratoga Veterans Chorus Rehearsal
American Legion,
34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
7 - 9 p.m. 
The newly-formed Saratoga Veterans Chorus welcomes male and female veterans, including active, Guard and Reserve service members, to experience the camaraderie of a cappella singing in an informal setting each Monday. Instruction by a professional choral director. No public singing required although there will be opportunities for those interested in community performances. Free. Contact Amy Hughes at 518-884-4999 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Budgeting Basics for Teens - Mad City Money Simulation
Recommended for ages 15-18. Learners will dynamically participate in the creation and implementation of a realistic budget through a simulated experience.  Learners will be assigned an occupation, income and obligatory expenses before they begin selecting expenses such as housing, transportation, entertainment and other discretionary expenditures. During the activity, learners will keep a record of all transactions using a personal check register/debit register and spending plan. In the debriefing stage of this session, learners will discuss their personal experiences while in the simulation and apply acquired skills and knowledge to create and enhance their own budgets. Registration is required. Please visit sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your spot today. Free admission.

 

Wednesday, September 19

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. For more information, call 518-584-7860, ext. 250.

 

Thursday, September 20

Adirondack Balloon Festival 2018
Glens Falls and Queensbury, September 20 - 23
Free admission. Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 45th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival September 20 - 23, 2018. There will be balloons of all shapes and sizes. Watch from the ground as they take off into the sky or go for a ride and see a view you won’t soon forget. For full schedule, visit adirondackballoonfestival.com. 

Feast of the Fields
Saratoga National Golf Club, 
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Join Saratoga Plan for the 13th annual Feast of the Fields, an event that promises to be a fun-filled, delicious evening featuring top chefs preparing small plates from fresh ingredients harvested by local farms, along with enticing products and drinks from local producers. A silent auction filled with items and experiences from local businesses and artisans will round out the night. Purchase your tickets at www.saratogaplan.org/2018-feast-fields-form.

Cub Scout Enrollment
Wilton Wildlife Preserve Pavilion,
80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort
6 p.m.
Cub Scouts is enrolling boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  (Rain location Dorothy Nolan Elementary School gym). Any interested families may come to the meeting or contact Pack 4024, Stacey Wells for more information at 518-583-2225.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, September 17

Parkinsons Support Group
Woodlawn Commons, Bldg 2nd floor, Saratoga Room, Wesley Health Care Center,
156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19

Old Saratoga Seniors Meeting/BBQ
Town Hall,
Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon

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