Friday, October 27
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
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. A $10 (suggested donation) including participants.
Saturday, October 28
Ballston Area Senior Citizens Annual Bazaar
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa. 9:30 a.m. – 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. 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
New Life Fellowship Church, 51 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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. For more information, visit www.newlifeinsaratoga.org or call 518-580-1810.
Stories Under the Big Top
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m.
Students in the Maple Avenue Middle School Drama Club will present their fall play “Stories Under the Big Top” by Lorraine Thompson. Come one! Come all! Step right up! Watch the greatest stories on Earth come alive under the big top! It’s a circus full of laughter and lively storytelling as the ringmaster and players perform a variety of well-known tales such as “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “The Billy Goat’s Gruff,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” “Monkey See, Monkey Do” and “The Magic Fish.” For more information or other events visit www.northshire.com.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 815, N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Spiders and Spider Webs - We will take a ride to the second floor in our spooky elevator with Tony Oursler’s Talking Light, then look at Dean Snyder’s shiny metal spider web in in the Staff Only part of the museum. Afterwards, we will make colorful spiders and spider webs out of pipe-cleaners, beads, and colored wire, just in time to decorate for Halloween or just for fun! free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up along with their adult companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational. Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. You may sign up for each program up to one week in advance. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.
Roast Beef Dinner
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Homemade Soups and Desserts. Adults $10, Children ages 5 – 12, $5. Take-out and delivery available. 518-793-1152.
Sunday, October 29
538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, 9 – 10:15 a.m.
Buddhist meditations and teachings from all three traditions (Tibetan, Zen, and Vipassana) are offered Sunday mornings from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, is a sanctuary for contemplative and restorative care providing workshops, meditation and movement. For more information call Pierre Zimmerman 413-992-7012 or visit,
Filene Hall, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway,. Saratoga Springs, 3 p.m.
Chamber Players opens its 31st regular season with a fall celebration featuring piano and flute. Works to be heard of Beethoven, Hersant, Weinberg and Dvorák present instrumental combinations of viola and cello, flute and piano, and piano quartets. Prize winning musicians include Artistic Director & ASO concertmaster, Jill Levy; Michael Roth, Associate Concertmaster of the NY City Ballet Orchestra; cellist Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director of the Sherman Chamber Festival & principal cello of the NY Chamber Ensemble; Susan Rotholz, principal flute of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and pianist Benjamin Hochman, winner of the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant. For complete bios of the musicians, information on the entire season and to purchase tickets go to www.saratogachamberplayers.org/events/category/2017-2018-concert-season/
Monday, October 30
Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino
Saratoga Springs History Museum and Canfield Casino, 1 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 6 – 8 p.m.
The tours last about 1 hour and will be led by actual eyewitnesses to paranormal events that have been recorded in the last few years at the Historic Canfield Casino. The tour will include parts of the Canfield Casino as well as all three floors of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Come learn the stories, the legends and the lore of this great building. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 6-17, children under 6 free. Time slots begin at 6 p.m. and tours run every 20 minutes with the last tour stepping off at 8 p.m. Reservations are encouraged as each tour is limited to 15 people. Reservations can be made by calling 518-584-6920.
Tuesday, October 31
Halloween Stories and Crafts
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Crawshaw Story Room, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Drop by the library and hear some Halloween stories, make a pumpkin craft and decorate a cookie. For preschool age and up. For more events at the library visit, www.sspl.org.
Wednesday, November 1
Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship
Saratoga Spa State Park, Start: Hilton Garden Inn, 125 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.
Olde Saratoga Senior’s Luncheon
Town Hall, 35 Spring St., Schuylerville, Noon
It will be in honor of our veterans. All veterans are invited. Entertainment will be Don Young. This will be a casserole luncheon. Hope to see everyone there including our veterans. For information, contact Pat 518-338-2329.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Martin Willitts, Jr. and D. Colin. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information, call 518-583-0022, or visit www.caffelena.org.
Thursday, November 2
A Green Gathering
Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar, 14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 5 – 7 p.m.
Green Drinks: A “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Cash bar available (non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be purchased). Visit www.greendrinks.org/NY/Saratoga%20Springs for more in-formation.
The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease
Home of the Good Shepherd Memory Care Residence, 390 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 4 p.m.