Falling Leaves 5K
Register for the Falling Leaves 5K in Ballston Spa October 7, at 10 a.m. Start and finish at Kelley Park on Ralph St., Ballston Spa. This race benefits the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition program earmarked for the Vet House and Guardian House for male and female homeless Veterans in Ballston Spa. Kids fun run (free) will be held after the 5K with each participant receiving a ribbon. Stay for delicious baked goods and an opportunity to win gift certificates to local businesses who have donated over $1,000 in gift certificates for our after-race drawing for those who have registered for the 5K. Pre-registration is $25 and day of race registration cost is $30. Long sleeved T shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registrations. Parking is available at the village pool. For more information or to register, visit http://www.ballstonspaumchurch.org/falling-leaves-5k-run.html.
12th Annual Memorial Walk
Civil War Encampment
The Friends of U.S. Grant Cottage will host a Civil War Encampment on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site. The event will feature Civil War Union Generals and their wives, the Sons of the Union Veterans, a Civil War surgeon and infantrymen, along with reenactors portraying Mark Twain, Clara Barton, Grant Cottage caretaker Martha Clarke, and an early suffragette. There will also be a mock press conference, a commemorative walk to the historic overlook, a musket firing, musical performances, plus much more. Admission to the event is $10 for ages 13 and up, with free admission for children 12 and under. Tours of the historic Grant Cottage will be ongoing and are included with admission to the Encampment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.grantcottage.org.
15th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show
The Car Show will be held on Sunday, October 8, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Front Street in Historic Ballston Spa. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Ave. past the Old Iron Spring to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. In addition to the classic and specialty cars on display, there will be live music from Betsy & The ByeGons, a Kids’ Zone with bounce house and children’s activities, plus car related and other vendors. The Saratoga Automobile Museum will have a special exhibit highlighting its mission to combat distracted driving. Food will be available throughout the show route from several restaurants and community organizations. Brookside Museum will hold demos from local police and EMS on its lawn. The museum’s exhibits will be open to visitors. Rain date for the event is the following Sunday, October 15. For more information or to register a car visit www.ballston.org.
“Happy 50th Birthday” Luncheon
All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday October 10, from noon – 2 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P, Saratoga Springs. Cost is $15 inclusive. Join us to celebrate Saratoga Christian Women’s Club’s birthday bash. There will be cake, prizes and more. Our Speaker, Debbie Beirlein, from Northville, NY will remind us “It’s Never Too Late”. Reservations are required by October 5. Please call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. No membership or dues required.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is excited to announce this month’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss, presented by local author Thomas Dimopoulos on October 12. The Brown Bag Lunch series is an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and Heritage Area. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free and open to the public – no registration required. The programs take place from noon – 1 p.m. and meet in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-587-3241 or visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.
Flag Disposal Ceremony
Intrepid travelers Mike and Rita Fischer will wow us with splendid views and exciting stories of a trip across Costa Rica, from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Join us for another of our famous “Armchair Travel” series and prepare to be (figuratively) swept away. The event will be held at Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, at 11 a.m. A catered lunch will follow. Please RSVP by October 1 to 518-584-8730, ext. 4. All Saratoga area seniors 55 and older are invited.
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
An absolutely 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.
DEA Medication Take-Back Day
Got Drugs? From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 28, 2017 you can get rid of your unused medications at various drop sites around Saratoga County. Moreau Community Center, 144 Main St., S. Glens Falls; Moreau EMS, 1583 Route 9, Moreau; Saratoga Hospital ER, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs; Saratoga Springs Police, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs; Ballston Spa Police, 30 Bath St., #1, Ballston Spa; Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta; Round Lake Fire Department, 13 Curry Rd., Round Lake; CVS Mechanicville and MPD, 12 S. Central Ave., Mechanicville; Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS, 15 Crossing Blvd., Clifton Park; NY State Police Clifton Park, 5 Municipal Plaza 1, Clifton Park.