Friday, August 26
Pond Exploration Programs
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Town of Greenfield Historical Society Museum
440 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove | 4-6 p.m.
This is the last day we are open. There are two floors of Local History. View the many photos, Veterans Corner, logging and farming displays, Stewart’s display of ice cream making, IOOF display, and much more. While in town, stop by the Greenfield Farmers Market just down the road at the Church Parking Lot. Market is open from 4-7 p.m. every Friday
Meet the Artis Reception: Meryl Davis
Cottage of Art & Design
73 Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
Meryl Davis is the creative behind Blackbird Design Studio. As a jewelry artist she creates unique & colorful wearable art in glass & mixed metals, with an emphasis on enamels. In addition to jewelry, she uses glass to design mosaic art pieces and stained-glass window art. Please visit us at www.CottageArtDesign.com on Facebook at CottageArtDesign and on Instagram @ TheCottage73Beekman.
Saturday, August 27
The Myth of Grant’s Silence
Grant Cottage, 1000 Mount McGregor Rd, Wilton
4:30 p.m. | Join us for an afternoon of history at Grant Cottage with Dr. Chris Mackowski. Things are not always as they are portrayed when studying historic figures. Was Ulysses S. Grant truly the silent man as often described? Join author and historian Dr. Chris Mackowski as he explores the real story behind the misunderstood and fully capable communicator who was U.S. Grant. Please consider making a suggested donation of $5 to support The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, a non-profit organization that manages the daily operations and spreads awareness of the site and Grant.
Opening Reception: The Function of Line
Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schacht Gallery
167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville | 5 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 28
Summer Sunday Stroll: Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut
Meet: Hathorn Spring at the NW corner of Putnam and Spring Streets, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Auditions for Disney’s Descendants The Musical
Saratoga Children’s Theatre
615 Maple Ave., Ste 3, Saratoga Springs | Noon
Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre or Disney song and wear clothes you can move in. If cast, a tuition fee of $250 will be required. Scholarships available. Open to students ages 8018. If you are not able to attend in person, we are accepting video submissions. Show runs October 21-23. 518-886-8800.
Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist Tammy Renee
Middle Grove United Methodist Church
429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove | 9 a.m. Tammy is an eclectic artist who loves to tell a story through her music and testimony.
Monday, August 29
Nature on the Move
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Walk will depart from the Fox trailhead off Route 50. This program is geared towards gentle exercise and the enjoyment of nature and will be accessible for participants at basic fitness levels. The group usually covers about 1.5 miles of trail. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register or for more information, contact the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or visit www.wiltonpreserve.org.
5K Trail Series
Tuesday, August 30
Guided Trolley Tours
Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Beginning at 10:30 a.m.
This 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 advanced reservations, please call 518587-3241. 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.
Summer Concert Series
War Memorial, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Fenimore Blues performs an eclectic mix of blues, R&B, and rock. Fun for all ages! The Heritage Area Visitor Center, located at 297 Broadway, will be the concert rain location.
Wednesday, August 31
Karner Blue Butterfly Walk
Old Gick Farm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
Noon – 1 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. | On a guided walk through the meadows, learn about the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem on which the Karner blue butterfly thrives and how it became endangered. Registration is required via wiltonpreserve.org or by calling the office at 518-450-0321.
BBQ Chicken Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, corn muffin. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Galway Photography Club Meeting
Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway
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.