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Saratoga Pinball Show

Do you enjoy pinball or have fond memories of playing them in arcades? For some family-friendly entertainment visit the Saratoga Pinball show, held at the Saratoga Regional YMCA in Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. The show will feature approximately 50 pinball machines from the past and present, all set on free play. For one admission price, you are welcome to stay all day and play as much as you like for no additional cost. The show will also feature an indoor flea market with various pinball and arcade games and parts for sale. Proceeds from the show be donated to charity.

Benefit for Equine Center Horse Therapy for Children 

Nipper Knolls Equine Center in Gansevoort, a 501 c 3 not-for-profit corporation, focuses on providing the opportunity for experiencing the joy of horsemanship through therapeutic (adaptive) riding and physical therapy using the horse’s motion (hippotherapy) to children with special needs. Seattle Slew’s grandson, Worldly Slew (104 starts), was rescued and now, at 25 years old is a therapy horse at the center.  On Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., True Elegance Boutique will donate 30% of the days’ proceeds to help support the center.  True Elegance Boutique is located at 124 Milton Avenue, (Rt 50) Ballston Spa. For more information, contact,, 518-229-0097.

Woodcarvers Wanted

We are looking for anyone interested in joining us, from beginners to experience woodcarvers. We have both Men and Women in our group. We meet every Tuesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Milton Community Center,  located at 310 Northline Rd. in Ballston Spa. There is no charge and we have no teacher but everyone is willing to help you. We carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman on Tuesday at the Community Center, 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. phone 518-885-6740. Visit the Ballston Area Senior Citizen’s web page:

The Markets at Round Lake

Three Markets – Two Days – One Eclectic Village. Come and Celebrate the Makers Revolution and Sustainable Food Movement on August 12 and 13. Saturday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be showcasing over 80 of the best and brightest Artisans in the local and regional Makers, Crafter and Artisanal Edibles community. These Makers, who have been selectively juried, will converge within an eclectic village bringing forth the latest talent and hottest trends. Also featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Book Sale, Creativity Caravan and BarStream Events. The event will be held be held on the Village Green, located at 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake. The profits from the event are solely dedicated to help support the Round Lake Library. 

Summer Fling at Stillwater United Church

Come and join the fun on the Stillwater United Church lawn, 747 Hudson Ave., Stillwater,

on Saturday, August 12, Noon – 7 p.m. It’s an all day, open to all, BBQ choices: hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage with peppers/onions, steamed clams by the dozen and assorted salads. Dinners are served at 5PM: $20 for the Clam Steam; $15 for a Camp Fire Chicken

Dinner. Pre-purchase tickets only, call 518-664-7984. Games and kids’ activities will be held throughout the day. In case of rain, food will be served indoors in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall.

Burnt Hills Oratorio Society - Preview Summer Sing

Come all singers to the 2017-2018 season preview of the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society with Artistic Director William Jon Gray at the Round Lake Auditorium, Tuesday, August 15. Arrive 6:30 p.m.  to sign in and enjoy a dessert reception. Singing starts at 7 p.m. Music is provided as we sing through Haydn’s The Creation, plus the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and John Rutter. $10 entry to cover the cost of the venue at 2 Wesley Ave., Round Lake. BHOS is beginning its 48th season of great choral music and invites all singers to join us. No audition required. Hear It. See It. Live It. For more information, call 518-416-4060 or visit,

Brooks BBQ Fundraiser

There will be a Brooks BBQ Fundraiser at Fogg’s Automotive, 642 Saratoga Road, Glenville on Wednesday, August 16 from 4 p.m. until all chicken dinners are sold out.  This drive-thru event will be offering Chicken dinners (1/2 chicken, baked potato, roll & butter and cole slaw) for $11..  A half chicken will be available for $7.This event is a benefit for the National MS Society.

The Health, History, and Horses Charity Gala

 The Ladies of Charity, Saratoga Vicariate request the pleasure of your company at our Gala to support our community charity programs. The Gala will be held on Thursday, August 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Longfellow’s Restaurant located at 500 Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs. There will be live music, complimentary beer and wine the first hour, hot and cold food stations and cash bar reception. There will be a silent auction and 4 Seasons Basket Raffle. Tickets are $70 per person. Please RSVP by August 5 to Carol Leone, 19 Alydar Court, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 or call 518-584-7496.

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society 

 The monthly meeting of SSAS will be held on Monday, August 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd. Featured guest, Jake Bortscheller, will give a talk and slide show about the four National Parks in Alaska Jack has spent the last four summers photographing the vast wilderness of the parks including wild life unrivaled by any other state and will share these amazing photos. The public is welcome.  For more information visit: or contact Patricia Wade, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518-877-4846

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held Monday, August 21 at 6:15 p.m. at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. The races are open to all and registration is $5 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and the Saratoga Spa State Park. Refreshments and raffle prizes afterwards.  Grand prizes will be awarded for best times for all 5 events, continual improvement and most family members. For more information visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upstate Conservative Coalition of Saratoga

We are a group of like-minded individuals determined to promote traditional conservative values in our community and beyond. Join us at our monthly meeting to discuss how we can help promote our conservative policies in local, state and national politics. Check us out at: We meet the first Tuesday of every month (next meeting September 5) at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa from 7 – 9 p.m.

BSBPA Seeks Property Beautification Nominations

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is requesting nominations for its 2017 Property Beautification Awards in Ballston Spa. The awards are given in recognition of the restoration, renovation, new build, and beautification efforts by homeowners and businesses, which have enhanced the Ballston Spa area.  For criteria details and  online nomination form visit Printed forms will also be available at the Village of Ballston Spa Office, 66 Front Street and should be mailed to: 2017 Beautification Awards, c/o BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  All nominations should be made by September 8, 2017.

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. 

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. 

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.

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

Volunteers Needed

Hugs from Henry is a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter dogs.. Our mission is to pull dogs from “kill shelters” and rehome these dogs into loving foster or permanent homes.  We’re in need of dedicated volunteers. Please come to our next volunteer meeting held at the Ballston Spa Public Library on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. in lower level meeting room.  We need dog 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 and if you plan on attending.

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