Friday, September 23
Yaddo Garden Ghost Tours
Yaddo Parking Lot, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
4 p.m. | Ghost tour drop-in tours of the Gardens at Yaddo are offered on Fridays and Sundays, through Oct.30, with no tour on Sept. 30, Oct. 2, and Oct. 7. Tours are $10 per person. Cash or checks only. Docent-led ghost tours for private groups may be arranged at www.yaddo.org/yaddo-gardens/contact. Garden-only ghost tours include historic information about Yaddo, the gardens, and ghost sightings. Our Gardens are the only area open to the public. We ask that you respect the privacy of our artists in residence, and not go beyond the Gardens during your visit.
Saturday, September 24
SPAC Parking Lot, Route 50, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | The SWW Workforce Development Board, along with local businesses, have teamed up for the first tri-county Truck Rodeo. CDL drivers from local businesses will compete and test their skills operating various commercial vehicles. Truck driving is an exciting and essential role and having an CDL license opens many career opportunities. If you or someone you know has an interest in driving, or obtaining a CDL license, this is the place to be! Come out to cheer on drivers from your favorite local businesses. Plus, food trucks and a Touch-a-Truck corral. Fun for all ages!
Saratoga Apple, 1174 Route 29, Schuylerville
10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. | A complimentary experience with apple-icious games, crafts, and tales that will keep your children entertained to the core. Sponsored by Saratoga Apple and Connection to Creativity. Sunday hours 2 p.m. only.
Adirondack Post 70 of the American Legion Meeting
34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.
Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 10 a.m. | Don’t miss this unique talk with Anne Best. Foraging involves searching for wild, edible plants, such as mushrooms or greens, in both rural and urban areas. Anne Best, former owner of Greenspace Horticulture Design, will give a talk about foraging safety, the dos and don’ts and identifying wild plants. Time will allow for questions and answers. Handouts available. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-885-5022 or visit bspl.sals.edu.
Wheels: Women and Independence,
1900 – 1920
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway
11 a.m. | Presenting Anne Rockwood’s program Wheels: Women and Independence, 1900 – 1920. Participants should register at 518-882- 6385 to join Anne as she celebrates the suffrage and automobility centennials. This traveling exhibit showcases the experiences of pioneer female automobile enthusiasts, with New York State as the starting point for their adventures. At the time, women represented less than 10% of licensed drivers, and “autoing” was definitely not for the faint of heart. Each woman has her own unique story to tell, with a passion for motoring at center.
Sunday, September 25
Historic Saratoga Bicycle Tour
Meet: Spirit of Life Statue
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m.
Join Bikeatoga and the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation for a family friendly bike ride. The ride will focus on North Broadway and the northwest side of downtown. There will be stops to discuss historical buildings and architecture. Our tour guide will be Samantha Bosshart, executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. The ride is free and will last approximately 1.5 hours, bike helmets are required. Sponsors of this ride include Impressions of Saratoga, Palette Community, The Dark Horse Mercantile, and Bicycle Benefits.
Indoor Craft and Garage Sale
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Ln, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Sponsored by the Elks Ladies Auxiliary. Admission is free. Over 40 vendors; great parking, bargains galore, and lunch. Household items, hand-made items, clothing, fabrics, food treats, body lotions, and just about anything you can imagine. New vendors signing up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to local charities. 8’ table and chairs $15; Call Debbie at 518-885-6506 for information or to sign up for a table(s).
Saratoga Children’s Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Suite 3
2 – 5:30 p.m. | We are performing She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. The age limit to participate in the show is 13 to 18 due to the mature content and themes the production deals with. Please come prepared with a short monologue and expect to read from the show. If cast, a tuition fee of $150 will be required to participate. Scholarships available.
Monday, September 26
Southern Saratoga Art Society Meeting
Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m. An acrylic paint pouring demonstration by professional artist, Laurel-Le Lipski will be featured. Laurel also works in watercolors and pastels. The demonstration is open to the public and made possible by Saratoga Arts through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. For more information visit: southernsaratogaartist.com
Tuesday, September 27
In-Person Talk on the Feast of St. Michael
Saratoga Springs History Museum, 1 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs
7 p.m. | Join Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Saratoga Springs City Historian, for a free presentation. Open to the public. Starting in 1914, the Feast of St. Michael was celebrated in late September in Saratoga Springs’ Dublin neighborhood, now known as the Beekman Street Arts District. This presentation is based on interviews for the West Side Oral Narrative Project and includes priceless photos ranging from the 1920s–1990s, and newspaper clippings going back to 1914. saratogahistory.org | 518-584-6920
After the Fire’s Monthly Meeting
Halfmoon Town Hall, Lower Newtown Rd., Halfmoon | 7 p.m.
After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Volunteers Needed: Anyone interested in learning more about After the Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571.
Wednesday, September 28
Baby Back Ribs Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: Baby Back Ribs, baked beans, cold slaw, corn bread. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Galway Photography Club Meeting
Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway
The Social Origins of Authoritarian Regimes: A History of State-Middle Class Relations in Egypt
Skidmore College, Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall,
Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m. | A lecture by Relli Shechter, Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence. Based on a forthcoming book, entitled The Egyptian Social Contract: A History of State–Middle Class Relations, this talk explores the intricacies of both formal and informal agreements between the Egyptian state and its citizens. Relli Shechter is the 2022 Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence at Skidmore College and Chair of the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Free and open to the public. For details, visit www.skidmore.edu/greenberg-residency/index.php. Attendees must adhere to Skidmore’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Thursday, September 29
Regreening Project Launch
209 South Broadway, vacant parcel where Ballston Ave., Circular St., and South Broadway meet | 4 p.m. | SoBro Conservancy of Saratoga, a newly formed not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving vacant urban parcels and transforming them into pollinator-friendly green spaces, has accepted the Eshaghian family’s extraordinary donation of a prominent vacant parcel in Saratoga Springs. The acquired property is the triangular, 0.2-acre parcel strategically located at the gateway to South Broadway. Tom Denny, head of SoBro Conservancy, will announce the donation and the plans for the regreening project during a brief gathering at the project site.
Annual Fall Barbecue
United Methodist Church, 971 Rte. 146, Clifton Park | 4 – 6 p.m. Shenendehowa Rotary Club in Clifton Park is hosting the Annual Fall Barbecue to raise funds for “To Love a Child’s Bountiful Backpack” program. This program is an all-volunteer effort that provides nutritional food for school-aged children in the Shenendehowa CSD. Meals include: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter. Prices: $15 online or $17 without advance purchase. To purchase meals, go to shenrotary.org/bbqchicken. If you do not pick up your dinners by 6 p.m., we thank you very much for your donation!
Theas Few Lines
SCHC’s Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. The Civil War Letters of Private Alonzo D. Bump. David Handy, author of the recently released book Theas Few Lines: The Civil War Letters of Private Alonzo D. Bump, 77th New York State Voluntary Infantry will present the Civil War experiences of Alonzo Bump as expressed in his letters home to his wife Mary and other family members. David will touch on many aspects of Alonzo’s life as a soldier, including camp life, poor rations, disease, marching, combat, desertion, commanding officers, the enemy, military pay, and other topics. Books will be available for signing. This is an in-person event. To register, https://brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/47692-alonzo-bump