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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.

Medical Expo 

The Saratoga Senior Center, located at 5 Williams St. in Saratoga Springs will be hosting a medical expo on September 15, at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Presentation by The Wesely Community and Saratoga Hospital will present Jacqui Harris from Regional Therapy. For more information call 518-584-1621. 

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. 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

Walk with Compassion Capital Region

As a community, we are taking a stand for children living in poverty. Children around the world face unimaginable challenges — disease, hunger, abandonment, abuse — and we are going to make sure someone is there for them in their hour of need.This fundraiser is designed for young and old. No matter your age or circumstances, you have the power to make a difference in the life of a child. There is no better opportunity than this to inspire friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to unite for a common purpose. Become a fundraiser today, and join us on the day of the event for an inspiring celebration of the impact we have made. The event will take place on September 16 at the Halfmoon Town Park, located at 162 NY-236 in Clifton Park. For more information or to register visit www.walkwithcompassion.com. 

Bus Trip to the Bronx Zoo

Notre Dame Visitation Church is sponsoring a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 16.  Bus leaves Wilton Mall 6 a.m. and returns approximately 8:30 p.m.  Adults cost $75 and children ages 12 & under cost $65.  To reserve your tickets, please contact Anne Cadwallader at 518-695-6787 or Darlene Bolduc 518-695-6743.  This is a fundraiser for the Church renovation. 

Hugs from Henry in Need of Volunteers 

Hugs from Henry is a non-profit group in Saratoga county  dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter dogs. Our mission is to pull dogs from “kill shelters” and rehome them into loving foster or permanent homes. We need dedicated volunteers to join our group. Please come to our next volunteer meeting at the Ballston Spa Public Library on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. in lower level meeting room. We need dogs fosters and people willing to help with fundraising events. Please email Barb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or if you plan on attending.

Genealogy and Local History

Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Thomas Ruller, Assistant Commissioner and State Archivist for the NYS Education Department, will present the program relating to the five truckloads of state court records that were transferred to the NYS Archives in Albany from NYC. The records cover the years 1680 to 1847 and are now available to researchers six days a week, in Albany. The cases are a fascinating glimpse of the issues of the past, and contain familiar names as Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, Herman Melville and General Philip Schuyler. Public is welcome to attend the HH meeting and program.

For information call 518-587-2978. 

The 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

Celebrating 22 years of exceptional homes, this annual fall tradition will once again run over three beautiful weekends this September 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1.  This year will have a total of 17 new home locations on display in Saratoga County. Tickets to visit all these homes will still only be $20. For more information visit.

The Saratoga Palio Race 

Over the past few years, this race grown to attract participants and spectators from around Saratoga, the Capital Region, and across the nation. This event was established to honor the inspiring life of Melanie Merola O’Donnell. This year The Melanie Foundation will be making a donation to support The Senior Support Services of the Saratoga Senior Center which empowers seniors to achieve and maintain personal independence and individual well-being. Support the race and the Center by running or volunteering on race day, September 17, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, visit themelaniefoundation.com.

Fundraiser for
After the Fire

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #261’s all-you-can eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, September 17 will benefit After The Fire.   The delicious breakfast is from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at 1 Elks Lake in Saratoga Springs, and will consist of scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, hash browns, coffee, juice.  The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for military & senior citizens, $8 for children 5-12 years, children under 5 years are free.  There will be at least one raffle, and many door prizes available for our customers. To date, we have donations from Curtis Lumber, McDonald’s (Reaal, Inc.), Price Chopper,  Home Depot & Target, with more expected.

Saratoga Peace Fair

Exhibitors are invited to present work being done for peace and non-violence in the family, in the community, in the nation and the world. The fair celebrates the work being done, educates about what still needs to be done and motivates peace-fair attendees to take action. The Peace Fair will be held on September 24 from noon to 4 p.m. and is part of Saratoga Peace Week, September 21-27, a collaborative effort of many groups and individuals, with information about events and registering for the fair at www.peace-ing.org.  Contact Linda LeTendre   518-330-7683 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline September 18th

Feast of the Fields 2017

This year Feast will be held Thursday, September 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Saratoga National Golf Club. It 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. Our theme this year is a classic fall staple–squash. For more information visit our website http://www.saratogaplan.org/whats-new/upcoming-events/feast-of-the-fields/.

Notte Italiana!

Stillwater United Church, located at 747 Hudson Avenue, will host an Italian Dinner Event on the front lawn under a festive tent, Saturday, September 23 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Menu includes a choice of pastas (gluten free available) and a variety of sauces, garlic bread, homemade Italian desserts and beverages. Take out available. Musical entertainment will be by “accordionist extraordinaire,” Ralph C. Brooks.  Photo opportunities with backdrops will add to the ambiance. Tickets: Adults- $12 (or $15, which includes one glass of Chianti), Children under 12-$5, and under 5-Free. Weather permitting there will be outside, as well as, inside seating. Contact 518-664-7984 for advance tickets or purchase at door. Proceeds to support the church’s Fellowship Hall renovations. Handicap accessible.

Free Concert

The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa would like to invite the public to a free concert of Dave Koblish, on Sunday, September 24.  Mr. Koblish will minister musically during our Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m. and sing in concert that evening at 7 p.m. David Koblish, soloist and recording artist from Minneapolis, MN is one of the great favorites in sacred music. His beautiful and natural voice is heard in music that is Contemporary, Traditional, Inspirational and a touch of Country Western and Southern Gospel. David’s website is: www.underhiswings.org. 

8th Annual Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K

Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation (NFTBHF) announces its 8th Annual Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K on Sunday, September 24 at the Clifton Commons in Clifton Park in honor of five-year-old Lucas Santoro, who was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2014. The event includes kids’ run, 2-mile walk, 5K Run, Zumba warm-up, carnival, and more. Sponsored by Town of Clifton Park. Registration at 10 a.m. Prices for 5K and walk are $25 and $30 day of the event. Pre-registration ends at midnight on Wednesday, September 20. NFTBHF was started in memory of Nick Cammarata, who passed away in October 2008 from leukemia.  Register at www.fighttobehealed.org. NFTBHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-deductible organization. 

Remembering Ryall’s Beach

Bring your lunch and a lawn chair, your stories, photos & memorabilia on Monday, September 25, from Noon to 2 p.m. at Waterfront Park, located at Crescent Ave., Saratoga Lake. Hosted by Mary Ellen Ryall, descendant of the founder, and Mary Ann Fitzgerald, City Historian, 518-587-2358 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rain date is Tuesday, September. 26. 

Parking is limited, so please car pool. All are welcome.  The Park is free and open to the public

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