August 13 – August 19, 2021

Friday, August 13

Congress Park Walking Tours 
Saratoga Springs visitor Center | 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn about the fascinating history of “The Queen of Spas” with a leisurely walk thru Congress Park. Our experienced guides will tell you the stories of How Saratoga became the “Queen of Spas” in the 19th Century.  The tragic story behind the Trask Family and the Spirit of Life statue. The history of the Saratoga City Museum and it’s notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US. How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Tours are given Tuesday – Saturday through October. 

Yoga in the Park
Saratoga Spa State Park, Brick Arches behind Spa Little Theater, Various Days/Times |Practice outside in the sublime beauty of the Saratoga Spa State Park from June to October. A variety of classes are scheduled throughout the week with our teaching faculty. Just bring your mat and props and let Nature be your soundtrack. Blocks and a blanket are suggested. Check our Facebook Page, yogainspastatepark in the event of inclement weather for cancelled classes. Donation based. Visit for schedule. 

Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino
Saratoga Springs History Museum | 1 East Congress St., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Is the Canfield Casino haunted? Take a tour with guides who tell their personal experiences of the paranormal in the Canfield Casino. The Canfield Casino was featured on SYFY Network’s show Ghost Hunters and on the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Terrifying Places.  Reservations not required, but tours are limited to 20 people. Adults $15, Kids $9, under 6 free. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through August.

Diabetes Support Group Online
Zoom Presentation | 12 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will host an informal support group via Zoom for people with diabetes or prediabetes. The program will meet the first Friday of each month. Individuals can join by contacting Diane Whitten at 518-885-8995, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no fee for the support group. Topics will vary and may be based on the interest of the group.

Family Fun Fridays
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa

2 – 4 p.m. | The events are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Take a playful trip back in time to the 18th century every Friday afternoon of the summer break. Children, along with their parents, are invited to join reenactors Erin and Henry in playing with reproductions of centuries-old toys and games. Also, Brookside Museum will be open on those days, 1-5 p.m.. there are four brand new exhibits, including the innovative “Social Life of Hats” display and the exhibition on Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family. Please visit the website for news and announcements. 

Saturday, August 14

15th Annual Clifton Park Elks Car, Truck & Bike Show
Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Rd., Ballston Lake

9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. | All years and makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. We have over 50 awards to registered vehicles. Fun, Music, 50/50 Raffles, and Great Food. Proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation and the NYSEA Major Project Fund (Cerebral Palsy Home Service Program). Registration starts at 9 AM until 12 PM and awards around 3:30 PM. Contestant registration is $10; Spectators are free. Rain Date is Sunday, August 15. For Information call Doug Simmons at 518- 669-4588 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4-H Project Exhibition
4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Rd., Ballston Spa

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 4-H youth will demonstrate their impressive project work. Experienced judges will evaluate entries and award ribbons for project work. 

Eleventh Caboose Day and Car Show 
The Caboose at King’s Station, Corner of Route 9N and Porter Rd., Porter Corners | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Imports welcome on Saturday, August 14 at Tour King’s Station and the restored caboose. Vendors, bake sale, hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries and drinks to benefit The Town of Greenfield Historical Society. Rain or Shine. For information, call Tom Clute at 518-580-0655 or Louise Okoniewski at the Town Hall at 518-893-7432 or 518-796-4066. 

Reading & Book Signing by Matt Witten
Ballston Spa Public Library Community Room | 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 11a.m.
A book signing and reading with author, Matt Witten. Join mystery and TV writer, Matt Witten as he presents his new novel, The Necklace. Books will be available to purchase and sign. Mr. Witten lived in Saratoga Springs, where he wrote four mystery novels that were published by Signet, including Breakfast at Madeline’s. Then moved to LA and began writing for TV: Law & Order, House, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: Miami, and other shows. Set partly in Lake Luzerne, The Necklace is his first novel since he began writing for TV. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, limit 30. To sign up go to the library, call 518-885-5022 or visit 

Outdoor Concert Series
Hubbard Hall Great Lawn, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge

6 p.m. | Audiences are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening listening to some great music and musicians from near and far!  Audiences may arrive any time after 5 p.m. for the concert. Maximum 100 attendees allowed on the lawn. In case of rain, concerts will be performed inside Hubbard Hall for a maximum of 45 audience members with house opening at 5:30 p.m. No reservations. First come, first sit. Masks required for those unvaccinated. See for more information. This evening’s featured artist is Barry Oreck and Friends. 

Sunday, August 15

Dharma Meditation
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs

9 – 10:15 a.m. | Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman includes inspirational topics that support emotional, cognitive, and ethical wishes for wellbeing. Please RSVP to Pierre by calling 413-992-7012 or emailing Pierre (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested. Pre-registration is required. Complete info, visit

Trap/Clay Shoot 
Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club | 123 NY Rt 32, Schuylerville | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Open to the public – Great time to introduce the youth to trap shooting for fun. Novice to Expert only $5 per round. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, and water will be available for purchase.

Summer Stroll: The Spa Complex 
Saratoga Spa State Park, Hall of Springs | 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. – Noon | Join Linda Harvey on a tour of the Spa Complex, which is the core of the Spa State Park, National Historic Landmark. Learn the history leading to its development which involved key local and national individuals while exploring the architecture and landscape. All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to thirty and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Members who have received complimentary Stroll passes will have those honored for their value of $10 and will be required to pay the difference of $5. Visit the website or call 518-587-5030 to purchase tickets in advance.

Monday, August 16

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Parking Lot #1, Wilton | 6:15 p.m.

Monday evenings in August. Registration is $5 day-of or $20 for all five races. This is a low-key, all-outdoors event topped off by light refreshments and unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Current CDC and NYS guidelines will be followed. For more information contact Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Open Mic Host Comedian Robert Yerry
VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 10 p.m.

Food and drink specials. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 518-584-9686. For more information, please call 518-584-9686. Next open mic is on Thursday, 8/19, 7 – 10 p.m.

Tuesday, August 17 

Summer Concert Series in the Park 
Congress Park – War Memorial, 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

7 – 8:30 p.m. | Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn, and enjoy some of our area’s favorite performers. The rain location is the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. This week’s featured artist is Betsy and the ByeGons. 

Wednesday, August 18

Chicken Marsala Dinner 
Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: chicken marsala, long grain wild rice, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2 is $25 cash only. 

Thursday, August 19

Concert in the Park
Old Iron Springs Park, 198 Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.

This week’s featured artist is Geo Beat. 

The Health, History, & Horses Charity Gala
Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6 – 9 p.m.

Presented by Ladies of charity, Saratoga Chapter. Funds raised are distributed annually to establish charities in Saratoga & Warren/Washington Counties: Catholic Charities, food kitchens, shelters, and tuition support programs. There will be complimentary beer and wine the first hour, hot and cold food stations, cash bar, live music, silent auction, Four Seasons basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and racetrack t-shirt quilt. Cost is $75 per person payable to Ladies of Charity. Tickets can be purchased at or contact Yolanda at 518-886-8064. Attire is Summer Festive.

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