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Fall Bazzar

Round Lake United Methodist women will be hosting a Fall Bazzar on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale, holiday table, vintage and collectibles, and a Chinese auction (drawing at 3 p.m.). Need not be present to win. Proceeds will go to Wellspring (domestic violence crisis intervention), Volunteers in Mission - to rebuild for people in need and men and women veteran’s programs. 

Fall Vendor Show

General Schuyler Rescue Squad is hosting its Fall Vendor Show on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.  Come out and support your local rescue squad located at 901 Route 29; Saratoga Springs.  Over 35 vendors, refreshments, and raffles. For more information, call Pat at 518-338-2329. 

Basket Party Fundraiser

Nipper Knolls Equine Center, Inc. will host a “Basket Party” fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, at the Gansevoort Fire House, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 2 p.m.  For those not able to attend, doors will be open on Friday, October 20 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. to purchase tickets and make selections. For those purchasing at least two additional sets of tickets, receive an additional set for free There will also be a silent auction, games with prizes, consessions and more. The Nipper Knolls Equine Center, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, nonprofit organization whose mission is to share the joys of horsemanship with children with special needs and military veterans. To donate a basket or prize, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-642-9453. To learn more about the program visit www.nipperknolls.com or www.facebook.com/nipperknolls. 

October Genealogy Conference

 Pamela Vittorio, popular genealogy lecturer and college professor, will be the speaker at the annual Heritage Hunters Genealogy Conference. It will be held on Saturday, October 21 at Saratoga Town Hall, located on the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, in Schuylerville. Pamela specializes in US and Canadian history/genealogy. Conference topics are Finding Your Loyalist Ancestors; Tracking Family Members in Ship Lists; Boatmen of the New York State Canals; and River Crossings: Northern NY & New England Ancestors in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. The day begins with registration and coffee at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at 3:15 p.m.  Registration is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.  Included is a hot lunch, breaks and exhibits.  An option is offered for $45 that would include HH 2017-2018 membership at $15 and the Conference at $30. Register soon by calling 518-587-2978 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale

On Sunday, October 22, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane.  Admission is free with over 40 vendors. Great parking, bargains galore, lunch, books, fall decor, household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies and just about anything you can imagine.  New sellers are signing up every month.  Rain or snow, the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family enjoys.  Come browse, visit, eat or just get out of the house with a friend.  All proceeds go to our local charities. Get your Christmas gifts early.  Call Linda at 518-289-5470 for more information or to reserve a space.    

Haydn’s The Creation `

Thrill to the drama of a dynamic performance of Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. Haydn’s masterwork, a fundamental appeal for universal love and fellowship, will feature Alumni from the Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program and the Oratorio Orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this glorious concert packed with talent. The performance is Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville.  Tickets can be purchased at the Society’s website www.bhos.us or at the door the day of the performance. Call 518-416-4060 for more information.

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society Monthly Program

Photographer Douglas Goodell will present “Costa Rica: Nature’s Paradise” on Wednesday, October 25. The free program will be held in the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street in downtown Saratoga Springs at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. This program will highlight some of the natural wonders, diversity, beauty and contrasts of Costa Rica. This small country is a paradise for nature lovers, biologists and photographers. The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society is organizing a birding trip to Costa Rica in March 2018.

Soundbytes Fundraiser

Saratoga Soundtrack’s Open Mic Fundraiser featuring a multitude of talents: guitar/singer duos, soloists, poets, comedians, piano/vocalists, quartets, acoustic, rock, a cappella and more. It will be held on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. A $10 (suggested donation) including participants.  Interested in performing? Email your name or group name and contact information with a brief description of your talent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 20. 

Ballston Area Senior Citizens Annual Bazaar

The Bazaar takes place on Saturday, October 28, at Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Country Store, Pie Table, a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, baskets for silent auction, books and puzzle table and more for you to see.  Our Café will be in full swing, with a nice variety of hot and cold foods. Over 35 Vendors and Crafters showing off their wares for your shopping pleasure, and get you in the Holiday Spirit Think Christmas, it is just around the corner.  Put us on your calendar, bring family or friends spend the day and have fun. More information contact: Ballston Area Seniors at 518-885-6740. Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors. 

Great Fall Festival and Giveaway

A free event for the whole family. We will have kid’s activities, games, and family fun contests. There will also be a petting zoo, great food free cider and donuts, a chili cook-off, bounce houses, and much more. The festival will take place at New Life Fellowship Church, located at 51 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.newlifeinsaratoga.org or call 518-580-1810. 

Fundraiser for After the Fire

“The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” will perform at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m.   Aaron David Ward, Tom Anzalone and Steven Rogers will provide the laughs at this fundraiser for After the Fire.  For advance tickets at $15, contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or tickets will be available at the door for $20. Come and join us for an evening of fun, and to help support After the Fire.

Corks, Forks and Brews

Raise a glass to support Saratoga Center for the Family at “Corks, Forks & Brews.” In its 5th year, this crowd favorite will take place on November 3, from 6 – 9 p.m., at the newly renovated Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Guests will sample wine, beer, spirits, and food from vendors such as Adirondack Winery, Shmaltz Brewing, Pick Six, Stella Pasta Bar, and more – all while supporting SCFF’s programs. This year’s event is underwritten in part by the Center’s generous community sponsors, including Platinum Sponsors D.A. Collins and Vahanian & Associates. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased at www.saratogacff.org/event/corks or by calling 518-587-8008. Saratoga Center for the Family is a nonprofit agency that has served Saratoga County and beyond for over 40 years. Their offerings include outpatient mental health services, school-based therapy programs, the Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center, and education and prevention classes. The agency serves all families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more about Saratoga Center for the Family’s programs, staff, and board of directors – you can find them on Facebook or visit www.saratogacff.org.

Holiday Cheer Bus Trip 

The Olde Saratoga Seniors is hosting a bus trip to New York Mills, NY at the Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club.  The club will feature a Xmas show staring Vincent Talarico, who sells out in Atlantic City.  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an afternoon of Holiday Cheer with a delicious lunch included.  This event will take place on Wednesday, November 29.  Cost will be $48 per person.  Please mail check to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871.  For further information, contact Pat at 518-338-2329. Deadline will be November 8.

Community Emergency Corps and Toys for Tots

During this upcoming holiday season Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa will again be an official drop off point for donations for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. For 2017, we will again be partnering with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office to broaden the scope of our support for the national Toys for Tots campaign. We have already started to receive donations and will be accepting toys at our station at 78 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, until December 15.  New, unwrapped toys, games, books, puzzles, sport balls, dolls, snow toys, and anything for kids from infant to teens are all appreciated. Stuffed toys are the only exception. You can drop them off anytime, days or evenings. If we are not at the building due to answering emergency calls, we hope you will return at another time with your contribution. As a reminder, toys collected in this area are redistributed right back into this area to those in need. In addition, we encourage folks to bring toys to donate during the annual Santa Parade in Ballston Spa on December 1. Step off is at 6 p.m. For further information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Ray Otten, Executive Director of CEC, at 518-885-1478.

Bus Trip to New York City

Come celebrate Christmas in NYC on December 6. See the Rockefeller tree, browse holiday windows, get some Christmas shopping done or see a show. Bus trips and excursions are open to the public, regardless of age. Bring your friends, family or grandkids. For more information call the Saratoga Senior Center at 518-584-1621. 

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