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Annual Senior Picnic

The Saratoga county Office of the Aging is pleased to host the Annual Senior Picnic. Come join the fun. This event is for Saratoga County seniors age 60 and over. It will be held on Friday, September 8, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. Lunch will be served at noon. Menu: BBQ chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, dinner roll, summer cake, and beverages. We will have live music. No take-out, no animals allowed. Tickets are available thru September 1 at the Saratoga County Office for the Aging, and are required to attend. Please call 518-884-4100 for more details. 

Catholic Daughters of America Painting Party Fundraiser

Create your own masterpiece on Saturday, September 9, noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Schuylerville Youth Center, Fort Hardy Park. $30. includes all supplies – refreshments by the CDA. Payment with reservations is due before September 3. Call 518-507-6452, 518-695-5609 or 518-695-3385. 

10th Annual Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic

Reaching a momentous 10th year, the annual Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic to benefit the Catie Hoch Foundation will be held September 9, 2017. This year’s event will be held in a new location, McGregor Links in Wilton. More information about the tournament, including online registration and tickets for the After Par-Tee can be found on the foundation's website http://www.catiehochfoundation.org/ or by going to http://www.teeingoffoncancer.org/. 

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance

The dance will take place September 9th at the Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, from 7 to 10 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Member are asked to bring a snack to share. Peaceful Country Band will be providing the music. Check out our web page,
www.ballstonareaseniors.com.

Town of Greenfield Annual Town Wide Garage Sale

Sponsored by the Greenfield Center Baptist Church the garage sale will take place on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get in on the community fun, find those treasures, bump into people you haven’t seen in a while and enjoy our Town and what it has to offer. There will be crafters and vendors at the Hairport Lot on Rt 9N and Wilton Rd., the Greenfield Lions will have a food booth serving hot breakfast, French fries and hot lunch and a silent auction. Be sure to check out the Garage Sale Map for other events happening in town this weekend. For more information call Verna Plummer at 518-885-0349 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Annual Tailgate Party to Benefit Veterans

The event will be held on September 10 at the VFW Post 420, located at 190 Excelsior Ave., in Saratoga Springs, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar with beer, wine, well drinks, $1 drafts, food buffet. Opening Day Football on big screen TVs, many games and activities including horseshoes, Bocce Ball, LRC, craft vendors, live music all day, 50-50 and other gift raffles. Donation $10.

Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting

Saratoga Retired Teachers will meet on Monday, September 11, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs.  Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.

9/11 Dedication

On September 11, the Ballston Spa Rotary will be participating in the dedication of the new 9/11 Memorial that has been constructed next to the Village office on Front St. in Ballston Spa. The brainchild of one of our members, Pete Champagne, this memorial is dedicated to all those that gave all on that fateful day. The last 2 pieces available from the Twin Towers have been set into the memorial for everyone to be able to see. The dedication service is planned for 6:30 p.m., rain or shine, and we hope many of our fellow citizens will be able to attend this great event.

“Melodies of Autumn” Luncheon

All women are invited to attend a luncheon on Tuesday, September 12 from Noon – 2 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt.. 9P, Saratoga. Cost is $15 inclusive. Our special feature, Saratoga Sound Track, will sing our favorite songs. Our speaker, Teresa Gardner, from Conisteo, NY says “Will I Smile Again?”. Reservations are required by September 7. Please call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043.  No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club.

Pickins’ Sessions 

Get ready for a great evening of music. On Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the popular Ballston Area Seniors Pickins’ Session will be held at the Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Admission is free, open to the public, and there is ample free parking. The Sessions could use fiddlers, bass players, even a harmonica. Musicians are invited to play background or join up with a group. Please bring finger foods to share. Please check out our web page at www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.

CPR Training

Free Hands-Only CPR training on September 13 at Empire State Plaza located at 198 State Street in Albany. The American Heart Association with the support of Empire BlueCross Foundation presents the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour that will teach the 2 simple steps to save a life via Hands-Only. CPR training sessions at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Each session is 30 minutes, and open to the public. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Pre-register at https://HandsOnlyCPR.cvent.com/EmpireStatePlaza. 

Bus Tour to New York Botanical Gardens

A bus tour to the New York Botanical Gardens on September 15 is open to the public. The tour is sponsored by District IV of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS (FGCNYS). The highlight of the visit will be twenty breathtaking works of glass art by Dale Chihuly on display throughout the gardens. The cost of the tour includes transportation, admission to the gardens, and dinner in Kingston on the way back. Buses leave from Queensbury and Wilton. The price is $94 for members of the FGCNYS; $99 for non-members. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-587-3085.

Taste of Showcase 

A special “Taste of Showcase” preview is scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 5 – 10 p.m. featuring food samplings from area chefs along with local beer and wine tastings. A limited number of tickets for this evening will be available and more information about this event regarding location and ticket prices will be announced at a later date.

Ghost in the Garden

Experience the spirit(s) of the garden. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask Family and other contemporary visitors. Tours will be held in the garden only, not the Mansion, Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., starting Friday, September 15 to Sunday, October 29. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo parking lot and last approximately one hour. Cost $10/person (children 12 and under free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org for more information.

Hunt for History and Horses

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a unique and family-friendly scavenger hunt called the “Hunt for History and Horses” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September16 at Saratoga Race Course. Teams will tour locations on the historic Saratoga grounds with exclusive postseason access to the track while learning about the history of thoroughbred racing and its connection to Saratoga Springs. Afterwards, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts and refreshments available. Following the scavenger hunt and activities, free admission will be offered to all scavenger hunt participants at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame throughout the day. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; Scavenger Hunt and Activities from 10 a.m. to noon at the Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the National Museum of Racing located at 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs/ Cost is $5 per person; free for children under 5. For more information or to R.S.V.P. to the event please call 518-584-0400 extension 120 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

NatureFest

A free fun-filled family day of interactive nature related activities at Moreau Lake State Park on September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live animals, information and crafts. Fun crafts and activities for the kids like birdhouse building, face painting, pumpkin painting and much more.  There will also be nature related educational booths, representatives from local parks, rescue organizations, wagon rides and music.  Food is available that day as well as a silent auction and tours of the nature center.  All donations collected will go to The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit).  The Friends of Moreau Lake support the Moreau Lake Nature Center, environmental education classes as well as offering crafts and special events for the park. We are working toward being a Zero-Waste event so BYOB (water bottle & bag) and get a free pin or magnet! For more information call the park  at 518-793-0511 or visit, Friendsofmoreaulake.org

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