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.
Bells, Bells, Bells
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
2 Museum Lane, Waterford | 6:30 p.m.
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.
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
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
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.
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