July 7 – July 13, 2023

Friday, July 7

Seeing Through the Lens of Orra Phelps ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
9 – 10 a.m. | Join our interns for a walk at the Orra Phelps Preserve and share the respect and love for nature that made Dr. Orra Phelps the wonderful naturalist she was. Learn about her amazing life and see the beauty of the Orra Phelps Preserve in the summer. Registration is suggested. To sign up call us at 518-450-0321, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at wiltonpreserve.org. 

The Orchard Project 2023 Arts Festival ?

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Various Times July 7, 8 and 9. The Orchard Project is overjoyed to return to our summer home of Saratoga Springs. We are expanding upon a tradition of local events that began with the likes of Ben Folds, Esperanza Spalding, Savion Glover, and Alan Cumming – inviting artists at the forefront of storytelling to share their work, process, and sources of inspiration. The weekend will include work-in-progress showings of new work and free workshops, concerts, and conversations that share a joy of storytelling, creativity, and process. For more information about the events, visit orchardproject.com/orchard-project-2023-saratoga-events-seat-reservation-form/

Saturday, July 8

Bee Essentials to People and Planet

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

8:30 a.m. | Milton Grange will be sponsoring a talk about honeybee essentials. Rick Cobello, president of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association will speak on this important topic. This is one of an ongoing series of lectures and classes that promotes a “Rural lifestyle”. They are brought to you by the Milton Grange and the Brookside Museum. A free breakfast will be served. RSVP is requested by calling Mary Ann Baker at 518-885-6606 by July 7. We look forward to seeing you there.

Climate Kids Discovery Day ?

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 65 S Broadway, Suite #105, Saratoga Springs

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Join us for a day of activities that teach about the environment, climate change and the world around us. We will be hosting partner organizations including Saratoga State Park, Grafton Lakes State Park, The Saratoga Library, MiSci and more as we teach about the basics of climate change and discover ways that we can help. Included in regular admission.

Live Tinsmith Demonstration ?

Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32, Stillwater

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | At the time of the Battles of Saratoga, the tinsmith was an important part of both community and military life. Tinsmiths created dozens of useful items like cups, bowls, candle molds, lanterns, tea canisters, and other containers. They also provided armies with needed items such as oil flasks, canteens, document cases, cooking kettles, and even canister shot for artillery. Learn about the process and see a sampling of the many civilian and military wares a tinsmith could make. The event will be cancelled in the event of rain. 

Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance

Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | The dance is open to the public and there is ample free parking. There will be a Donation $5 per person. Snack and refreshment will be provided. Dance to the music of the Peaceful Country Band. Adults Only. For more information call 518-430-7029.

Sunday, July 9

28th Annual Saratoga Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour

Various locations, Saratoga Springs/Wilton | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A dozen gardens in varying sizes and styles.  Purchase $25 advance tickets at www.soroptimistsaratoga.org or at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, Cudney’s Cleaners retail locations, and Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham. Day-of tickets for $30 will be sold while supplies last from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway. Garden descriptions and suggested driving directions are provided with purchase. Ticket sales support women and girls, including Wellspring. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Breakfast Buffet ?

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa

8 – 11 a.m. | Enjoy pancakes and sausage, French toast, eggs made to order, world famous omelets, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice. All are welcome. Adults $9. Seniors $8 and Kids $5 (cash only).

Monthly Breakfast ?

Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Schuylerville

8 – 11 a.m. | Menu: choose from pancakes – regular, buckwheat, apple cinnamon and blueberry or French toast. Eggs to order, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee, and orange juice. $10 adults, $5 children.

Summer Sunday Stroll ?

Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. 

The cost per tour is $15 for SSPf members and $20 for non-members. For additional information on these summer strolls or to purchase tickets to any of these upcoming tours visit www.saratogapreservation.org, call 518-587-5030, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Songs from our Hearts and Heritage: A Community Experience of Music ?

Congregation Beth Shalom,
688 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park | 4 p.m. | Songs from our Hearts and Heritage will give audiences an experience with popular, liturgical, and original pieces by three gifted vocalists that includes Sylvia Bloom, Rabbi Anna Sugarman, and Elisa Harrington-Verb. The Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY and sponsorship of Temple Sinai, collaborates with Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park to stage an afternoon of music. Registration required at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Zoom access will be considered. saratogajewishculturalfestival.org www.saratogasinai.org

Tuesday, July 11

Congress Park History Tour ?

Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. | Learn about the fascinating history of “The Queen of Spas” with a leisurely walk thru Congress Park. Tours are held Tuesday – Saturday. 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. Tour is 90 minutes in and about 1/2 mile in length. Price is $20, Children under 12 free. Phone or text to 518-832-3796. 

Brooks BBQ Fundraiser Take Out

Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs 

3:30 – 6 p.m. | Patrons may order Rib and Chicken Dinners in advance and pick them up at the Center on the at a drive-through in the front of the building. Pre-ordering is the best option, as day-of event ordering will be very limited! The dinners are $15 for Chicken and $20 for Ribs. Each dinner comes with a baked potato, coleslaw, and a dinner roll. Sponsored by CDPHP. The Senior Center will deliver orders of 15 or more to a home or business. Just let them know you would like delivery when pre-ordering.

America’s Turning Point Presents: Revolution on the Hudson ?

Halfmoon Lighthouse Park, 597 Hudson River Road Halfmoon | 6 p.m. A summer speaker series aimed at inviting the public to enjoy our beautiful public parks located along the Hudson River while learning about our revolutionary past. The public is invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the grounds. 18th century living historians will be ready to answer questions and provide demonstrations before the speaker program begins at 7 p.m. 18th Century toys and games along with replica colonial clothing will be available for children to try. Please bring your own chairs. For details, visit https://brooksidemuseum.org/event/americas-turning-point-presents-revolution-on-the-hudson/ 

Wednesday, July 12

Celebration of Summer

Parting Glass, 40 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 4  - 7 p.m. The Saratoga Area Retired Educators Association invites all retired Saratoga Area educators, teaching assistants, librarians, and school support staff members to attend our social. This fun event will provide you with the opportunity to mix and mingle with other educators, meet some of our members and learn about the monthly luncheon meetings of our organization. There will be a $5 cover charge collected at the door.  Snacks will be provided and there will be a cash bar. For more information and to RSVP please call 518-569-0395.

Free Concert Series ?

Malta Community Center, Front Lawn, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta | 6 – 8 p.m. Mark Gamsjager @ The Lustre Kings Beginning in 1995’s Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll, the band staked a claim to a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, leaning also on touchstones of country, blues and R&B. Wednesdays, rain or shine. 

BBQ Chicken Dinner Dinner Take-out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 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: BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, corn muffin. Cost $15 per dinner. (cash only). 

Thursday, July 13

Adirondack Greek Festival ?

St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls 4 – 8 p.m. On Thursday, enjoy souvlaki and gyro sandwiches and pasties outside under the tent. Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 from noon – 7 p.m., enjoy our full festival days with more authentic Greek food/dinners and pastires, music, entertainment, and church tours. Free admission and parking. OPA! No on-line or phone orders will be taken for this event. www.sgforthodoxchurch.org.

Foreign Film: The Phantom of the Open (2021)

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m. | Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer, and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship qualification round--despite being a complete novice. In English/English subtitles. Rated PG-13; 106 min.; comedy, drama, sport. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

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