Friday, August 19
Foaling to Finishline
4H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd., Ballston Spa | 7:15 a.m.
National Aviation Week
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate National Aviation Week from August 19 - August 27. Movies, activities, crafts, BBQ, popcorn, ice cream. Fly in Breakfast on August 20, 8:30 a.m. The 109th AF Recruiting and their special Humvee will come by, birds of prey, food, aviation crafts, lawn pulls and so much more! For scheduling, please check our website at www.esam.org or our Facebook page. For more information call: 518-377-2191.
Meet the Artist Reception
Cottage of Art & Design, 73 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs | 5-7 p.m.
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs
Leading Players present “Sister Act Jr” at 7 p.m. Also showing on Saturday, August 20 at 1 & 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 20
East Side Recreational Skatepark
226 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 – 11 a.m.
16th Annual Clifton Park Elks Car, Truck & Bike Show
Yoga on the Farm
Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga
683 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 a.m.
Join the Hot Yoga Spot and our talented teacher, Jeannine, for another outdoor class. Enjoy free coffee and refreshments after class from the Bread Basket Bakery. All money donated will support efforts to care for horses and participants will get to tour the grounds and enjoy time with the beautiful horses after class. $25 minimum donation. To sign up visit www.thehotyogaspot.com/special-events
Sunday, August 21
Summer Sunday Stroll: Post Time
Meet: SE corner of Nelson and Union Avenues, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon.
Monday, August 22
5 K Trail Series
Tuesday, August 23
Kids Eye Screening Event
Congress Park Vendor & Craft Festival
Congress Park (behind Carousel)
268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 – 4 p.m. Jewelry, gemstones, handbags, home décor, body care, color street, maple products, CBD Oil, Dow botties, Lipsense, tumblers and more! Rain or Shine. Free admission. For more information follow us on Facebook @congressparkcraftfestival.
Guided Trolley Tours
Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Beginning 10:30 a.m.
Informative and entertaining tour includes historic sights and points of interest along Broadway, North Broadway, Skidmore campus, High Rock Park, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Race Course, and more. For reservations, call 518-587-3241. Tickets are $25.
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.
Let’s Talk History
Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway, Fort Edward | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Join John Weber, of the Fort Edward Historical Association, for a weekly evening of lively conversation about history. New history – ancient history, two-week-old or 18th century and anything between. Come to converse or listen & learn – agree or disagree – but mainly to enjoy friendly conversation. Our picturesque region is gilded with the blood, sweat, passion & brilliance of our history – from colonial times through the French & Indian and Revolutionary War eras. Historic topics needn’t be limited to local history. Weather permitting, on the lawn, so bring a chair. All ages welcome. The event is free.
Summer Concert Series
War Memorial, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Featuring Garland Nelson and Soul Session. Fun for all ages! The Heritage Area Visitor Center, located at 297 Broadway, will be the concert rain location.
Wednesday, August 24
Sautéed Chicken & Sausage Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: sautéed chicken, sausage in a pick sauce over linguini, tossed salad, garlic toast. 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 25
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 made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert: The Rogues.
In-Person Talk on the Life of John Morrissey
Saratoga Springs History Museum, 1 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs 7 p.m. | Presentation is free and open to the public. National-award-winning sportswriter and editor Brien Bouyea will delve into the fascinating details of this remarkable Saratogian’s life. Morrissey was an undefeated bare-knuckle boxing champion who founded Saratoga Race Course and served two terms in the United States Congress and one in the New York State Senate. A native of Ireland who grew up in Troy, N.Y., he also was a major figure in the gaming field, and constructed the Club House in Saratoga Springs, later known as Canfield Casino, which is now home to the Saratoga Springs History Museum. www.saratogahistory.org