August 12 – August 18, 2022

Friday, August 12

Annual Garage and Bake Sale

The Galway United Methodist Church,
Corner of Rte. 147 and CR 45, Village of Galway

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | The sale will also be held on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is a multi-family sale that includes clothing, furniture, sporting goods, toys tools, household items, collectibles, electronics, books, baby items and much more. The sale is held indoors come rain or shine. 

Fridays in the Herb Garden

Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa

2 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Center invites you to join Kathleen Royka, Master Gardener, and Thymly Herb’s lead gardener at the museum’s Colonial Herb Garden. This week’s theme “Plants to dye for – plants, both for dyeing and healing. Meet Woad, St. John’s-wort, and Feverfew. Their stories are history.” Questions and discussions about any aspect of gardening, historic or otherwise, will be welcome. The programs are free, donations are always appreciated. Children are welcome, and there will be 18th-century toys and games and other activities for them to explore. This is an in-person event that will take place at Brookside Museum.

Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows 

615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs

Rising Stars present “Trolls” at 2:30 p.m.; 

Stargazers present “Glee Camp” 12:30 and 4 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.onthestage.com/saratogachildrenstheatre. For more information call 518-886-8800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bells, Bells, Bells

Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center

2 Museum Lane, Waterford | 6:30 p.m.

Outdoor lecture presented by Michael Barrett. These are bring-your-own chairs and refreshments picnic-style events on the museum lawn offered on the second Friday of the month over the summer. Admission is $10 per person. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturday, August 13

Markets at Round Lake

Village Green, 49 Burlington Ave., Round Lake

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | The Markets at Round Lake: Three Markets – Two Days – One Eclectic Village! Come and celebrate the Makers Revolution and Sustainable Food Movement. Sunday, August 14 market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 70 local and regional artisans. These Makers, who have been selectively juried, will bring forth the latest talent and hottest trends. Also featuring food trucks, live music sponsored by The Mill on Round Lake and a book sale. Profits from the event are solely dedicated to help support the Round Lake Library. 

Defensive Driving Class

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & receive up to four points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee: $35 per person. Bring a friend fee is $30 each. Portion of fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Class size is limit.

Spin Till You Dye Day 

Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Representatives from the Saratoga County-based fiber spinning group The Rock Day Spinners will gather to dye wool using natural dyes and demonstrate fiber spinning. 

Sunday, August 14

Elks Breakfast - Bill Downs Food Drive

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619
10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa | 8 – 11 a.m. 

Food drive held each year to honor the memory of Bill Downs, its founder. Bring two non-perishable food items for $1 off. Enjoy pancakes and sausage, French toast, eggs, world famous omelets, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice. Adults $9. Seniors $8. Kids $5. Proceeds support Elks Charities.

Monthly Breakfast 

Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club

123 State Route 32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m.

Menu include choice of pancakes or French toast, eggs cooked to order, home fries, bacon or sausage and toast. Coffee and orange juice is also served. Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children. 

Summer Sunday Stroll: The Spa Complex 

Meet outside Hall of Springs, 108 Ave of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Join Linda Harvey to discover the architecture and landscape of the National Historic Landmark, Saratoga Spa State Park, while learning about its development. Cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit our website, call 518-587-5030, or email Jacqueline Bunge, Events & Programs Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Music at the Museum

Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | 3 p.m.

A concert band under the direction of Dennis Searles, an area music teacher with over 50 years’ experience directing and performing in many musicals, concert bands and the Glens Falls Symphony. The band is comprised of professional musicians from the capital district and north country performing traditional concert band music, including Broadway Musicals, popular melodies, and many marches. Bring your lawn chairs, enjoy the music – and visit the museum while you are there. The musicians will perform on the porch. In the case of rain, it will move inside the museum.

Monday, August 15

Zim Smith Trail in Round Lake

Zim Smith Parking Lot, 3 Curry Rd., Round Lake | 10 a.m.

As part of the Historians’ Walking Tour series, Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian will lead a mile-long out and back walk on the county’s Zim Smith Trail. Learn how an old railroad bed evolved into the county’s premier trail system and how it earned its moniker. The suggested donation is $10 per registration. Please register for the tour at brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/45742-historians-walking-tours-zim-smith-trail-in-round-lake-aug-15th

Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series

The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings in August through August 29. Registration is day-of only: $30 for all 5 or $5 for each individual race. This is a low-key, fun event topped off by unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. For more information, call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogastryders.org.

Tuesday, August 16

Brooks Sizzling Summer Chicken BBQ

First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St., Ballston Spa | 4 – 7 p.m. Half chicken, coleslaw, roll, baked potato, and dessert for only $14. Take out only. No reservations needed. First come-first serve. 

Summer Concert Series 

War Memorial, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.

Betsy and the ByeGons is a Capital District-based 60s/70s band with an emphasis on the female performers of that era. Songs by The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Angels, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, plus tunes by solo artists like Dusty Springfield, Leslie Gore and Linda Ronstadt are all featured in the show. Fun for all ages! The Heritage Area Visitor Center, located at 297 Broadway, will be the concert rain location.

Wednesday, August 17

Chicken Marsala Dinner Take Out

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

For curbside pickup only. Menu: chicken marsala, long grain wild rice, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. 

BINGO

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.pm. 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, August 18

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park 

Iron Spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.

The BSBPA presents the 2022 Concerts in the Park summer concert series. Free and open to the public. It is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert: Lustre Kings

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