October 16 – October 22, 2020

Friday, October 16

Wellspring’s Annual Pooch Parade
Virtual, October 16, 17, 18 

In the interest of keeping our community safe (pets included), Wellspring is hosting our annual Pooch Parade virtually this year. This annual event raises awareness and funds for Wellspring’s Safe Pet Partnership Program, which assists victims of domestic violence by providing safe, temporary placement of family pets through a network of volunteer pet “foster homes” while our clients transition to safe housing.  This year, instead of gathering to parade around Congress Park we are inviting community members and their pooches to register online with Wellspring and then plan a walk around their neighborhood, park, home – wherever works! – sometime on October 16, 17, or 18. For more information and to register please visit www.wellspringcares.org/pooch-parade. 

Saturday, October 17

Soup-to-Go and Bake Sale 
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Rd., Rock City Falls | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Choose between a variety of soups and sizes: $4 Single serve container, $6 medium size container, $10 family size container.  Then choose your desserts from our bake sale with delicious homemade goodies. $5 Bagged lunches to go will also be available. Any questions please call 518-885-4794

Genealogy Program
Dr. Thomas W. Jones will deliver a one-hour program via Zoom that will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. The topic will be “Out-of-State Workarounds for In-State Record Shortages.” It features the case study of Thomas Greenfield, a man who owned no land, and left no record of heirs. Dr. Jones will take viewers through the reconstruction of Thomas Greenfield’s family—two wives and 18 children—from direct and indirect evidence in DNA and in common and obscure records from national to local levels, mostly from states where Thomas never lived. Heritage Hunters members will receive the Zoom link in their emails. Non-members are invited and can request the link by emailing the organization’s president, Dave Peck, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9th Annual Outdoor Craft Fair
St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Rd., Mechanicville | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (rain date 10/24)
Located at in the town of Halfmoon, off Pruyn Hill Rd. Handcrafted items only with 25+ crafters. Gorgeous basket raffles, outdoor booths only. Support local Artisans by shopping with us for unique gifts, home décor. Social distancing, face masks, contact tracing and limited occupancy. Outdoor booths only. Food Truck. Admission is free, lots of parking.

Sunday, October 18

SSPF Autumn Stroll: Saratoga’s Historic West Side
Gideon Putnam Cemetery, S. Franklin St., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon

George DeMers will lead guests through the restored historic West Side to learn about Saratoga’s Irish and Italian immigrants who helped shape the history of this unique district. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Masks required and social distancing encouraged when possible. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non members.

Monday, October 19

No Sew Tie-Dye Mask Kit Pickup
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Info Desk | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop by to pick up a free No Sew Tie-Dye Mask kit (for ages 9+). Make sure to also watch our video tutorial on Facebook or YouTube. (kits are available while supplies last). 

Tuesday, October 20

Grief Share
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls | 6 – 8 p.m.
GriefShare seminars and support groups are meant to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The group is for anyone who has lost a loved one and is grieving. We will meet for 13 weeks (ending on December 29). For more information, call 518-793-1152. 

Wednesday, October 21

Comfort for Those Who Mourn
St. Luke’s On the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

This is a 6-week non-denominational Christian grief support group for all those grieving the death of a loved one. Ends December 2. We will meet in person using Covid guidelines for safe distancing in the Great Room. 518-664-4834. For further information, please see our website stlukesonthehill.org/events. You may register by phone or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recipe for Success: A Workshop for Food Entrepreneurs 
Virtually Via Zoom | 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. The workshop will include speakers from Cornell University Food Venture Center, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, NY Kitchen Company Food Consultant, SCORE Business Marketing and Counseling, and more. Fee: $50 for the full day, or $30 for morning or afternoon session. Register by October 20: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/RecipeForSuccess_241 or contact CCE at 518-885-8995 or event coordinator, Diane Whitten, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information visit www.ccesaratoga.org under Events tab.

Fall Canine Training Classes
4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Rd., Ballston Spa | Afternoon class

This program is open to youth enrolled in Saratoga County 4-H, ages 12-18. This course offers youth canine handlers of all ages and training levels the opportunity to learn about positive reinforcement techniques to better their canine and handler team. Each handler will evaluate goals and objectives to work on for five consecutive weeks. The cost for all five sessions is $25.  Dogs must be at least six months old and have current vaccinations for distemper and rabies.  Send proof with registration. Please call the 4-H Office at 518-885-8995 for more information or a registration form. If your child is not in 4-H, you may enroll your child today for only $5. Pre-registration with payment by October 16.  No phone registrations accepted. Only 10 participants per class. Registration, shot records, and payment must be submitted to hold your spot, first come– first served. Also held on Monday nights beginning October 26.

Roast Beef Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Curbside Pick-up only. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2, $25 (cash only). Call Monday and Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order, 518-584-2585.

Thursday, October 22

What’s On Your Bookshelf?
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Adult Programs Online Learning Zoom Web Presentation | 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Are you a book collector, or someone who has one or more books that are meaningful, collectible, life-changing, and/or cherished? Join us and share your favorite tomes and the stories associated with them with other book lovers! Please register at sspl.org. This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program.

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