Friday, September 22
Explore Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail
Route 29, Saratoga Springs
Friday Night Arts Market
Beekman Street Art District, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m.
Galleries and shops open with refreshments, visiting artists, craft demonstrations, live music, and ice cream! (Weather permitting/rain will cancel).
Saturday, September 23
Ballston Spa Birdhouse Sale
Held at the Elks Lodge,
10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $20 per birdhouse, cash or checks, no credit cards. Rain or shine. Contact Mark at 518-742-6355 with questions.
Sons of ITAM Chicken BBQ
ITAM 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon – 4 p.m.
Hamburger/Hot Dogs & Salad served from noon – 4 p.m. Chicken BBQ, baked potato, and corn on the Cob served at 4 p.m. Tickets $20 per person.
Community Rummage Sale and Savory Soups
Charlton Freehold Church,
768 Charlton Rd., Charlton
Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest
Saratoga Springs City Center Parking Garage, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will present the 2023 Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest. This is a free and fun-for-all-ages event. Growers from all over the state and the Northeast bring the biggest pumpkins from their harvest and compete for the coveted title of “Heaviest Pumpkin of the Year.”
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Notre Dame Visitation Church, 18 Pearl St., Schuylerville | 4 p.m.
$10 per plate includes spaghetti, salad, meatballs, bread, beverages, and brownies for dessert. Tickets will be on sale before and after masses in church at the Parish Office or call Pete Healy 518-421-2956, Lois Patrick 518-695-3385, Bonnie Merrill 518-695-3972, and Patty Patrick Henry 518-316-9726.
Drive-Thru Chicken & Biscuit Dinner
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 4:30 – 7 p.m. Our dinner is made from scratch with chicken breast, country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real mashed potatoes, a vegetable, cranberry sauce and two large homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Ticket prices: Adults - $12; Children under 12 - $9. Only 350 dinners will be sold. Call 518-885-4794 to make reservations. Leave your name, telephone number and the number of adult and/or children tickets you would like to reserve. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.
Sunday, September 24
ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m.
Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, etc. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children $5 (10 & under), Children under 5 free. Take out orders $12.
2023 New York Invasive Species Expo
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs | The Expo will be hosted within the unique, historic architecture of beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park and will be open to the public with no cost for general attendance. Sessions will be centered around the overall theme; Reflect, adapt, Evolve. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what’s been accomplished so far in the field of invasive species management, learn about the innovative ways we can adapt in unprecedented times, and discuss how we can evolve to confront challenges moving into the future.
Autumn Sunday Stroll - “Wealth and Wellness: Franklin Square”
Meet at the northwest corner of Division St. and Railroad Pl, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Stroll leader Carrie Woerner, Assemblywoman and former Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Executive Director will highlight historic Franklin Square, Saratoga’s oldest residential neighborhood. Today it is a veritable showcase of American architectural history. All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours are limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance. If tickets are still available the day of the tour, they can be purchased at the tour’s meeting location. The cost is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Foundation members with stroll passes need to contact the Foundation’s office to book their tour.
11th Bug’s Boston Terrier Parade
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m.
All donations benefit Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue.
Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
Monday, September 25
Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd. Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m.
SSAS will be hosting a free “caricature demonstration” by artist Phil Singer, a professional caricature artist and considered one of the best in the area. He always draws a crowd at weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, company picnics, colleges, and festivals. He is also the lead horror effects artist at Six Flags in Lake George and has created special effects for local independent films. Visit his website at: https://philsingerart.com This demonstration is free and open to the public. For more information visit: southernsaratogaartist.com
Tuesday, September 26
History Center Historian’s Tour - Waterford 1810-1880
Russ Vandervoort, Waterford Town Historian will lead a walking tour of downtown Waterford, describing local landmarks and influential residents who lived there in the mid-19th century Registration must be made in advance at brooksidemuseum.org/events/. A suggested donation of $10 per registration (individuals, couples, or families) will support the programs of the History Center and a not-for-profit organization chosen by the tour leaders. Specific directions and parking locations will be provided to registrants in advance of the tour dates.
After the Fire 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. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Volunteers Needed - Anyone interested in learning more or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook or at afterthefire.org, or leave a message at 518-435-4571.
Wednesday, September 27
Academy for Lifelong Learning Trivia with WNYT’s Chris Onorato
Salisbury Steak 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: Salisbury steak, mushroom burgundy gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. $15 per dinner. (Cash only).
Galway Photography Club
Trivia Night at Brookside Museum
21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa
6 – 9 p.m. | Saratoga County History Center invites you to join us for Trivia Night. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Show your knowledge, have fun with friends, learn from other people, and maybe even win prizes. There will be a 50-50 raffle as well. Light refreshments will be served. Mark Hersh is our experienced host and question master with an assortment of engaging topics. (Not everything will be local history, so don’t be put off). Come on your own or come with a group. Hope to see you there! Register at brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/61021-trivia-night-at-brookside-museum.
Thursday, September 28
Pattern and Mandala Drawing Workshop
Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
6 p.m. | If you can draw a line or a squiggle, you can draw a mandala. Join Betsy Seplowitz, Nourish owner, for a mandala drawing workshop. This is a benefit event for BSPL’s capital campaign, Funding Our Future: Brick by Brick and Book by Book. The cost to attend is $25 per person. This exciting opportunity is open to people ages 8 and up, limit 25. Registration is required. Please call 518-885-5022 or stop in to reserve your spot.
Free Acrylic / Oil Painting Class
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway, presents a free class in acrylic and/or oil painting plus October 5 and October 12 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tim LaFave teaches “Painting Fast and Loose” for ages 15 and up. Participants will supply their own materials for this 3-session class and will work from still life or from their own subjects. Tim will demonstrate painting techniques for the class and help the students as they require. Class size is limited to 8 participants and registration is required at 518-882-6385. More information about all library programs may be found at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.