Friday, September 28
Bank Exhibit Grand Re-Opening
The Children’s Museum,
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
Join us as we reopen our newly renovated bank exhibit to the public. This will be a great time to come and see the new exhibit components and activities that have been added to the exhibit space sponsored by Adirondack Trust Company. Check our website for a full event listing. www.cmssny.org.
Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens
Yaddo, 312 Union Ave.,
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours will be held every Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 28. Docent-led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children under 12 are free). Private docent-led ghost tours may be arranged at a day convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit yaddo.org for more information.
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. | Popular storytelling non-profit The Moth will lead three days of educational workshops culminating in a StorySLAM event on September 30 at 7 p.m. During the SLAM, ten students will take to the microphone and tell a five-minute story about a personal transformation or metamorphosis. A Moth host will emcee the event, which will be recorded for possible broadcast on a future episode of The Moth Radio Hour—presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and airing on hundreds of radio stations—as well as on The Moth Podcast (free at themoth.org). The event is free, and open to the public, but tickets are required; visit www.skidmore.edu/zankel and click “tickets” at the left or call the Zankel box office at 518-580-5321.
Saturday, September 29
History, Legends, Lore and More Guided Walking Tours
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. 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 per person, children under 12 are free. Reservations are not required. For more information call 518-587-3241.
Saratoga 2018 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 as you explore the latest building techniques and products. Then you can cast your votes for the best homes in the people’s choice awards. The tour continues September 29 – 30. Tickets are $20 (12 and under are free) and currently on sale online at saratogashowcaseofhomes.com. Also available at Adirondack Trust, Saratoga National Bank, Catskill Hudson Bank and Trustco Bank locations; Curtis Lumber; Roohan Realty in Saratoga Springs; Rebuilding Together Saratoga County - The Store in Ballston Spa; Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Moreau and will be available at any showcase home during tour hours.
Dance & Percussive Series Kick Off
Dance Studio, Emma Willard School,
285 Pawling Ave. Troy
Noon – 3:15 p.m.
This event features three unique artists; Damon Honeycutt (Polobolus Dance Co.), Laura Teeter (Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co.), and Rasputina (cellist). The artists will come together in collaboration to explore the communication of movement, music, and rhythm, embodying sound with motion. Workshop I takes place from Noon - 1:30 p.m. and Workshop II from 1:45-3:15 p.m. For fees, registration and more information go to www.dancealliance.org or call 518-227-5185.
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner
Old Saratoga Reformed Church,
Corner of Pearl and Burgoyne St., Schuylerville
4:30 – 6 p.m.
The menu will include chicken with biscuits and gravy, mixed vegetables, cole slaw, cranberry, assorted homemade desserts and beverages. Cost for adults is $10, children 5 – 12 is $5 and under 5 is free. Reservations are recommended, 518-695-3479.Walk-ins welcome.
Sunday, September 30
9th Annual Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K
14 Clifton Common Court
In honor of Ali Bawla, an active 7-year old who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May 2017. Ali is one of approximately 90 children in our area who are diagnosed every year. The Town of Clifton Park sponsored event will include a Kids’ Run, a 2-mile Walk, a 5K Run, a Zumba warm-up, kids’ carnival, and more. Day of registration is $30 and starts at 10 a.m. NFTBHF was started in memory of Nick Cammarata, who passed away in October 2008 from leukemia. Register at fighttobehealed.org.
2nd Annual Canine’s Crossing at the Park
Hudson Crossing Park,
Lock 5, Champlain Canal, Schuylerville
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We will be celebrating canines and their working companions that enrich our lives. Children’s activities, storytelling, face painting and outdoor fun. Please leave pets at home. Visit www.hudsoncrossingpark.org for directions to the park.
Monday, October 1
Baker Loop Hike
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center, Moreau
10 a.m. – Noon
The Baker trail is always an enjoyable hike. We will summit the Palmertown Mountain range at a comfortable pace. Once we get to the Ridge we will make a loop from the Ridge Run trial to the Western Ridge trail and back down to the parking lot. This hike will be roughly 3 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. For more information call 518-793-0511.
Tuesday, October 2
Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
Saratoga Independent School,
459 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs,
“How to Talk to Kids about Race” - a workshop led by Skidmore Professor, Dr. Kristie Ford. Have you ever wondered how to engage kids in age-appropriate discussions about race and identity or grappled with how to answer their questions about skin color, stereotypes, and the experiences of different races? If so, please join us. Open to the public. Please RSVP online to surveymonkey.com/r/October22018 or call 518-583-0841.
Song Swap with Jeff Walton
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Local singer-songwriter, Jeff Walton will lead an acoustic song swap. Bring your guitar, ukulele, or harmonica and share your music! All abilities and ages are welcome. No registration required.
Wednesday, October 3
Saratoga Job Fair
Saratoga Springs City Center,
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The first impression a candidate gives here is one that will last far beyond this opportunity. Meeting with an employer in any situation is important, so it is advised that candidates present themselves well: dress cleanly and professionally and have an open and energetic attitude. Get the skills and tips you need at Saratoga’s Job Fair – The Career Building Expo. Presented By Capital Job Development Group.
Thursday, October 4
Horse Explorer Series
National Museum of Racing,
191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including art, literacy, science and math. The program will be staffed by the Museum’s professional educators.
Monday, October 1
Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon
The Henry Cornell Post 234 Auxiliary Meeting
23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Meeting
Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon
Updated City Charter Referendum Meeting
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 4
Korean War Veterans Association Meeting
VFW Home, Veterans’ Way, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.