Friday, October 21
Monthly Fundraiser Dinner
Principessa Elena Society
11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
Benefits Saratoga Children’s Museum. Menu: Pasta, meatballs, sausage, and peppers all with sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread and butter. Cost $15 per dinner or 2 for $25. Open to the public. Curb side pickup only. All proceeds to be donated to Saratoga Children’s Museum.
Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Dr., Queensbury
6 p.m. | The Adirondack Mountain Club Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter will be having its annual dinner, featuring a presentation by Saratoga Springs naturalist Jackie Donnelly titled "Mother Nature's Waterside Garden: Wildflowers of the Upper Hudson." Please visit www.adk-gfs.org to register.
Disney’s The Descendants: A musical
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Also showing on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and
Sunday at 1 p.m. Limited Tickets only available at the door, arrive 30 min early.
Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect Residency at Skidmore
Skidmore College, Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
A group of the finest young professional classical musicians based out of Carnegie Hall, celebrats its 16th year at Skidmore. For full details, visit
Saratoga Book Festival Opening Night
Saratoga Music Hall
474 Broadway, Ste 12, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Start your festival experience with the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Peter Balakian in conversation with WMAC’s Joe Donahue . Join us at this year’s Main Festival Day and Literary Marketplace on October 22 for more than 20 programs and events throughout the day in five venues in downtown Saratoga. Sessions start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the Info Desk opens at the Saratoga City Center at 9 am. Festival Sunday, October 23 festivities include SBF’s first-ever “Kidnote” with Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling I Survived series and the presentation of the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Literary Champions Awards. Both events will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. For details visit saratogabookfestival.org.
Saturday, October 22
American Legion Monthly Meeting
34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. Adirondack Post 70.
Fall Open House
Saratoga Senior Center
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Open to the public. People are invited to come by, learn what the Center has to offer, grab a snack, mingle with friends, and meet some new ones. Admission is free. The event will include Live Music from Jeff Walton and Skidmore’s Yamtown Jazz Ensemble, Hot Dogs, Stewart’s Make Your Own Sundaes, a member Art Show, Healing Touch sessions, Tarot Card Readings, Tech Assistance, our Food Bank, Healthy Food & Nutrition with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Membership Specials and more! The open house is sponsored by Highmark Northeastern New York and Home of the Good Shephard. saratogaseniorcenter.org
Fall Stop & Shop Vendor and Craft Show
Wilton/General Schuyler Rescue Squad
901 Route 29, Schuylerville | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Off the Northway
Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway
11 a.m. | Local journalist Stephen Williams will talk about Off the Northway, a collection of his popular columns from the Daily Gazette where he was an award-winning reporter for more than 40 years, much of it writing about Saratoga County. Williams brings unique insights to his accounts of recent local history, including the story behind the $15 billion Global Foundries semiconductor factory coming to Malta, quirky older local history, and how Saratoga County has been changed by construction of the Adirondack Northway. Please register at 518-882-6385.
Adoption Clinic Open House and Pizza Party
3002 Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
H.O.P.E (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) and Saratoga County Animal Shelter will be on-site with adoptable fur-babies - mark your calendar and come find your furever friend! Be sure to bring your appetite as Stumpy's "Pizza for Purpose" Pizzeria will be in the house serving their delicious slices! Subaru is committed to helping all animals — including those in shelters — stay safe and healthy. For every adoption at this event, Subaru/Saratoga Subaru will be donating $100 to organizations that impact the lives of pets. Through our Love Promise and Subaru Loves Pets initiatives, we can make a difference together. Here is the link to our Facebook Event Page: fb.me/e/3RU6SybV9
PopUP - “Books for a Better World”
112 Spring Street parking lot, Saratoga Springs. | Noon – 2 p.m.
Youth2– Youth Helping Youth (www.youthsquared.org) will host a Community Care PopUP-“Books for a Better World”. COVID safe drop off. We are looking to collect teen and children's books surrounding themes of diversity, positive racial relations, peace/conflict resolution, community building, women's rights, LGBTQIA + rights, environmental action and banned or challenged books. Although, any children/teen books with positive messages are appreciated.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Rd, Gansevoort | 4 – 6 p.m.
Take-out only Turkey Dinner. Price is $13 each or $25 for 2. Dinner by pre-order only. To place an order, please call 518-683-8195 between 10AM and 4PM Monday-Friday. On 10/22, please arrive at Trinity UMC, remain in your car, and have exact payment. A Trinity UMC volunteer will take your payment and bring your dinners. Thank you.
Roast Beef Dinner
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls | 4:30 – 6 p.m. | This dinner will be a sit-down meal in the dining room. Menu: French onion soup, Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and homemade desserts, $12 adults. Pre-orders are needed for pickup and delivery. 518-793-1152
Sunday, October 23
ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for Seniors, $12 for takeout orders. Children under 5 are free.
A Bridal Affair
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Network Saratoga presents A Bridle Affair Wedding Event. There will be a select group of vendors collected in this one-of-a-kind location to offer the services and advice you need to plan all the details of your wedding day. You won't want to miss this opportunity to see the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's newly renovated Hall of Fame Gallery event space. Come and enjoy food tastings, fabulous grand prizes, giveaways, and fun! Admission is complimentary. Engaged couples can register for the event online at abridleaffairsaratoga.com. For more information call 518-365-3459.
Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, October 24
Reimagining Jewish Life in the Middle East and North Africa, 1800-Present
Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
A lecture by Lior Sternfeld delivered as part of the Jacob Perlow Series. Lior Sternfeld is an associate professor of history and Jewish Studies. He is a social historian of the modern Middle East with particular interests in the histories of the Jewish people and other minorities of the region. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Attendees must adhere to Skidmore’s current COVID-19 safety guidelines. All visitors to campus are required to be fully vaccinated, including booster.
Tuesday, October 25
Havurah Vatik: Between Heaven and Earth
Congregation Shaara Tfille,84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Torah scribe and artist, Rabbi Linda Motzkin, will share with Havurah Vatik members a PowerPoint view of her calligraphic artwork in advance of her upcoming exhibition at the Spring Street Gallery, opening Sunday, November 13. A catered lunch follows the program. RSVP at 584-8730, ext. 4.
Social Security Information Program
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 6 – 7 p.m.
For ages 55-70. Guest speaker John Kalil, a Social Security Claiming Strategist and President of Retirement Solutions, LLC, helps attendees learn how to maximize their Social Security benefits prior to collecting them. Topics include how to know the best time to start benefits, working while collecting, spouses collecting, and more. Due to COVID restrictions, seating is limited for this community service event, and advance registration is required. To RSVP, please contact the library at 518-882-6385.
After the Fire Monthly Meeting
Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, Washington St., Ballston Spa | 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. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message at 518-435-4571.
Wednesday, October 26
Chicken Parmigiana Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Pasta, Tossed Salad, Garlic Toast Dinner for 2 / $30. (cash only).
Galway Photography Club
Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway
Stop the Bleed Course
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Rd., Malta | 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 27
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd. Wilton | 6 – 7 p.m.
Join us for a nighttime hike to look and listen for owls. Learn about their amazing adaptions that make the fantastic nighttime predators. Following the program, take home an owl pellet to dissect and discover the diet of an owl and identify bones of its prey. Group sizes are limited. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. To register call the library at 518-584-7860 ext 303. This program is also held on October 28.