Friday, September 1
Historian Walking Tour: Ballston Spa Sensory Tour ?
Meet and End at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore oft-forgotten details of a community’s history on this interactive tour with SCHC Director of Education, Anne Clothier. All ages are welcome to join us as we explore the history of Ballston Spa’s industries, hotels, schools, mineral springs, and more. The tour is approximately 1.25 miles. Dress for the weather – sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. In case of truly inclement weather, we will enjoy a virtual tour indoors at the museum. Recommended donation is $10 per group (individual, couple or family).
Saturday, September 2
Cars & Coffee ?
The Town of Greenfield Lions Club are hosting a Cars & Coffee Event on Saturday September 2, at the Middle Grove Town Park, 430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove, NY from 8 to 11 a.m. Event is Free and is open to any car or truck, including daily drivers. There will be a 50-50 raffle and door prizes for entered vehicles. This event is being sponsored by Ryan’s Garage. The Greenfield Lions will be selling fresh breakfast sandwiches and coffee. The public is invited to check out the vehicles.
Saturday Morning Social ?
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 – 11 a.m. The Museum will offer free admission during this time, thanks to the sponsorship from the Belmont Child Care Association. There will be complimentary coffee and doughnuts courtesy of Stewart’s Shops and water courtesy of Saratoga Water. The morning program will feature activities for kids by Amplify Horse Racing and a handicapping seminar by Tom Amello of Trackfacts. Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: Free to attend.
The Jockey & Her Horse ?
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir and co-author Raymond White, Jr. will unveil their new book, The Jockey & Her Horse, Inspired by the True Story of the First Black female Jockey, Cheryl White. This special event, which features a book signing and reading. Free copies of the book will be provided for attendees under the age of 18 years old, while supplies last. At 10:30 a.m., the authors will read from the book, which has a target audience of ages 8-12. Organizations participating in the event virtually include the Ed Brown Society, the Compton Cowboys, Ebony Horsewoman, and Legacy Equine Academy.
Sunday, September 3
Summer Sunday Stroll, Skidmore’s First Home
Monday, September 4
Last Day – Saratoga Race Course
267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | Gates open at 11 a.m. The 2023 summer meet will come to a close on Labor Day with the traditional final feature race, the Grade 1, $300,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds, which affords racing fans a preview of potential standouts in next year’s Triple Crown series and Travers.
Tuesday, September 5
Monthly Meeting: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd. Saratoga Springs | 5:45 p.m. Court McLaughlin #422 members gather for recitation of the Rosary, followed by refreshments. The meeting will begin 6:30 p.m. CDA is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Please join us. Any questions? Contact our Regent Lucille Koch by phone or text at 516-319-4577.
Wednesday, September 6
Academy Open House & Fall 2023 Course Preview
Roast Pork 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: roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, applesauce, gravy, and roll, tossed salad. Dinner $15. (Cash only).
Pickin’s Session ?
Ballston Area Seniors, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa | 6:30 – 9 p.m. Open to the Public, Free Admission & ample free parking. Doors open 6 p.m. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Call 518-885-4229 with questions.
Poetry Reading ?
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Rebecca Schumejda. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. The featured reading will also be livestreamed. You can find a link for the livestream at caffelena.org. 518-583-0022.
Thursday, September 7
Galway Public Library’s Finance Committee Meeting
2112 East St., Galway | 5:00. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 518-882-6385.
Concert on the Lawn: Scarlett Fever ?
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd. Clifton Park | 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on the back lawn for an evening of music, welcoming Scarlett Fever, who play an exciting mix of classic rock and country music and fun. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org