Friday, September 16
Drive-thru Miller’s Backyard BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork Dinner To Go
SCHC’s Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa | 3 – 6 p.m. | A benefit for the Saratoga County History Center, dinners are $15. Each chicken dinner will include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, and cornbread. Each Pulled Pork will consist of 1/2 lb pulled pork with baked potato, cornbread, and 4 oz coleslaw. In addition, Mac and Cheese sides are available for $5. Please visit https://brooksidemuseum.org/event/millers-backyard-barbecue/ or call 518-885-4000 to reserve your meal.
Monthly Fundraiser Dinner Take Out
11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
Fundraiser to benefit Saratoga Central Catholic High School. Buffet menu: pasta with sauce, meatballs with sauce, sausage with sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread/butter. Cost is $15 per dinner or 2 for $25. Open to the public. Curb side pickup only.
Saturday, September 17
Lumber and Tool Auction
Shaker Heritage Society Barn, Heritage Lane, Colonie | 10 a.m. | The Northeastern Woodworkers Association will be holding their annual Lumber and Tool Auction. Doors open at 10 a.m. for viewing and auction starts at noon. Lumber will include various species of wood, including red and white oak, cherry, walnut, ash, maple, and mahogany. Tools and equipment will include table saw, band saw, jointer/planers, drill press, dust collectors, drum sander, arc welder routers, and many smaller woodworking tools. There is no buyer’s premium, and no sales tax. NWA is a 5013c not for profit organization. All proceeds benefit the Fiske Scholarship Fund. For further information, go to www.woodworker.org.
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park will be hosting NautreFest. Entry to the park will be free. This fun-filled family day of interactive nature related activities will include live animals, educational booths, rescue organizations, wagon rides and music. Fun crafts and activities for the kids, food for purchase, and a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds will go to Friends of Moreau Lake State Park. Visit our website: friendsofmoreaulake.org for more information.
Annadale – Reading & Book Signing
Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 11 a.m. | Local author, Dr. Hollis Palmer will present his new book, Annadale, Book 1 of the Gilded Saratoga series, historical fiction based, in large part, on the trials and tribulations of several of the wealthiest, wildest, and most interesting families in the village. The series follows three generations of the Lathrops, Batchellers, Davidsons, and Hansons as they face the challenges of courtship, inheritance, and social expectations during the time of strict Victorian rules. A slide show illustrating the process of researching and writing the new book. Free and open to the public. For more information call 518-885-5022 or visit bspl.sals.edu.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St. in Schuylerville | 1 p.m. | Heritage Hunters program topic will be Genealogy Myths, presented by Genealogist Lisa Dougherty. Lisa will talk about some of the common myths and how they can mislead genealogy research. Many families have an old legend they cling to for generations. Maybe it’s about an act of heroism or a rumor about being related to someone famous. Just how true is the story? Lisa’s website is www.upstatenygenealogy.com. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.
Sunday, September 18
In the Saratoga Style: Potato Chips and Their Regional Folklore Exhibit
Saratoga County History Center, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 1 – 5 p.m. | Open through December 23. This is our newest exhibit, which explores the many stories that have claimed to explain the story behind the snack, from disgruntled customers to kitchen mishaps. The history of the legendary George Crum is examined, along with his experiences as a cook and outdoor guide of African and Native American ancestry. Learn more about this contender for the inventor of potato chips, along with other possible innovators who may have been responsible for the irresistibly crispy potatoes.
Harmony Corners Famous Chicken Barbecue Drive Thru
Harmony Corners Firehouse, Route 67, Charlton
3 – 6 p.m. | This will be drive thru takeout only, serving ticket holders. Tickets are available at Smith’s Pie Shop, Mail N More in Burnt Hills, and McConchie’ Heritage Acres Campground. Dinner includes 1/2 Chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll, bottle of water, and a slice of pie. All for $15.
Monday, September 19
Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group
Tuesday, September 20
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | Noon – 1 p.m. We will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogies. All pierogi orders are $10/dozen. Please call 518-363-0001. Stuffed clams will be available as well.
Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | September event: Revis(it)ing Lilith. Our presenter, Gregory Spinner, teaches in the religion department at Skidmore College. He will share his recent explorations into the ancient but obscure figure, Lilith. A catered lunch follows the program. Please RSVP by September 14. Call 518-584-8730, ext. 4. All Saratoga area Jewish seniors 55 plus are welcome. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting
Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 7 p.m.
Program: Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway. Hal Raven owner and train conductor will talk about the scenic train line now operating between the Corinth Railway Station and King’s Station in Greenfield. He will discuss the train’s August 13, 2022, involvement with the 12th Annual Caboose Day and Car Show, the history of the train, and the rail line itself. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free.
Wednesday, September 21
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon. | It will be a sandwich luncheon with desert provided. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Pat Temple 518-338-2329
Stuffed Shell Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: Stuffed Shells, Meatballs, Sweet Sausage, 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.
Experts Next Door
Virtual Program | 7 p.m. | The connections between Saratoga and “Sin City” are notorious, and the possibilities for future exhibits and events are exciting! To kick-off the partnership, Mob Museum Trustee and University of Nevada, Las Vegas Associate Professor of History Michael Green will participate in the History Center’s popular virtual speaker series “Experts Next Door.” Dr. Green will go over some of the famous and not-so-famous links between the two resort towns, after which he will take questions and comments from the audience. Open to the public. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated. To register, please visit https://brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/44049-experts-next-door-20-saratoga-las-vegas-connection?fbclid=IwAR3V7t-jX4BHw7XTjYV-EWjmHR3jZr86Ln-OOQcDKIBHBZrsKNp5xtQleio
Thursday, September 22
Saratoga Cub Scouting Open House