Friday, July 15
Pond Exploration Hour
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Discover the aquatic wildlife found at Delegan Pond! Use dipnets to search for a variety of critters including frogs, tadpoles, salamanders, crayfish, and insects. Join our educators to learn about the life cycles of these animals and pond ecosystems. Registration is required by calling the office at 518-450-0321 or visiting wiltonpreserve.org.
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs
Adirondack Greek Festival
St. George Church, 55 Main St., S. Glens Falls
Noon – 7 p.m. | Friday and Saturday Full Festival: Authentic Greek food, pastries, music, entertainment, and church tours. For more information call 518-792-2359 or visit, www.sglorthodox.org
Fridays in the Herb Garden
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
2 p.m. | Join Kathleen Royka, Master Gardener, and Thymly Herb’s lead gardener for the museum’s colonial Herb Garden. Questions and discussions about any aspect of gardening, historic or otherwise, will be welcome. The programs are free, though donations are always appreciated. Children welcome, and there will be 18th century toys and games and other activities for them to explore. Kicking off the series: Weeds, or are they? Meet three of New York’s top 10 – dandelion, purslane, and broad-leafed plantain.
Saturday, July 16
Camp Saratoga Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Native Pollinators: each month features a chat to learn how these animals are threatened and what we can do to help. After the program, hang out around the fire for cocoa, s’mores, and cookies. Registration is required via website at wiltonpreserve.org or calling the office at 518-450-0321.
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public. At 10 am, Archaeologist, Joseph W. Zarzynski (RPA) will talk about his involvement with the recovery of a WWII Aircraft from Loch Ness, Scotland. Zarzynski will also have copies of his new book, “Lochend--Monster Hunting on the Run” for sale. Not only does the book review the high-tech searches for Nessie, it also includes the story of the “Loch Ness Wellington bomber.”
Sunday, July 17
Restorative Guided-Visualization Classes
Summer Sunday Stroll: Greenridge Cemetery History Part II
Greenridge Cemetery, Greenridge Place Entrance, Greenridge Place Saratoga | 10:30 a.m. – Noon.
Monday, July 18
Nature on the Move
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels, ages 16 and up. This program will not take place in bad weather. To register, call 518-450-0321 or visit www.wiltonpreserve.org.
Historians Walking Tours
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
2 p.m. | Exploring the Old Hotels of Ballston Spa led by Ann Clothier, History Center, and Dave Waite, local historian. The Saratoga County History Center will host a series of guided walking tours led by local historians during the summer and fall months throughout Saratoga County. Distance is under a mile. Registration for the tours can be made two weeks in advance at the History Center website: brooksidemuseum.org. A suggested donation of $10 per registration (individuals, couples, or families) will support the programs of the History Center or a not-for-profit organization chosen by the tour leaders.
Tuesday, July 19
Beavers and Wetlands
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
4 – 5 p.m. | Join our interns for a walk at the Bog Meadow Trial and learn about the fascinating role that beavers play in the health and biodiversity of wetlands. On this walk we will observe three distinct types of wetlands such as the open marsh, wet meadow, and forested wetland found at the Bog Meadow Preserve. Register one day in advance by calling 518-450-0321 or www.wiltonpreserve.org.
Congress Park History Tours
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m.
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 its notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US. How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Cost is $20, children under 12 free.
Concert: The Downtown Horns
Tallmadge Park, 704-782 Park Pl., Mechanicville
6:30 p.m. | 60s, 70s and 80s Rock. Presented by Mechanicville District Public Library. meclib.sals.edu.
Wednesday, July 20
Karner Blue Butterfly Walk
Old Gick Farm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
Noon – 1 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. | The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every year. The first brood emerges in late May and the second brood in early July. On a guided walk through the meadows, learn about the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem on which this animal thrives and how it became endangered. Registration is required via our website at wiltonpreserve.org or by calling the office at 518-450-0321.
POP Club for Kids
Saratoga Farmers’ Market, 112 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs
3 – 6 p.m. | The Power of Produce Club for Kids (POP Club) is back for its 7th season thanks to the support of the Christopher Dailey Foundation. POP Club is a free 10-week program held on Wednesdays at the farmers’ market. Children may show up any time between 3-6 p.m. to participate in a fun, educational activity. Children who participate are given a $2 POP coin to spend on fresh fruit and vegetables at the market, and they will earn a stamp in their POP Passport (4 stamps = a prize!).
Roast Pork Dinner Take Out
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, apple sauce, gravy, roll and tossed salad. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Shakespeare in Congress Park
Broadway, Saratoga Springs | July 20 – 23 | 6 p.m.
Knights of Columbus #246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30 p.m., games go on sale at 6 p.m. and the first game starts at 7 p.m. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Thursday, July 21
Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park
Iron spring Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m. | The BSBPA presents the 2022 Concerts in the Park summer concert series. Free and open to the public. Family-friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert: High Peaks Bluegrass Band.
Ocean Theme Escape Room
The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 6 – 8 p.m.
For children ages 8-14. Participants must register for a particular time slot, at 518-882-6385. More program information is available on the website, www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Galway Public Library Writers’ Group
2112 East St., Galway | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | The Writers’ Group is a resource for those who want to explore and share their talents and aspirations. The group provides advice, encouragement, and insight through constructive critique of works shared. Writers of all skill levels and genres are welcome. Register at 518-882-6385.
An Unbridled Affair Gala and Online Auction
Prime at Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
6 p.m. | Presented by CAPTAIN Community Human Services. Join Honorary Chairs Frank and Eileene Armenia, Gala Co-Chairs Denise Desmond, and Ashlynn Savarese to celebrate the heroes who make our community and the Thoroughbred Racing industry better. Enjoy fine cuisine and a silent and live auction emceed by Dan Bazile, Spectrum News 1 Anchor. Entertainment is provided by the Melissa Sgambelluri Trio. Tickets available at www.unbridledaffair.org. An online auction running through July 21 with trips, restaurant experiences, and unique items found nowhere else, can be accessed at www.unbridledaffair.org.