Friday, August 18
Guided Walking Tours - “History, Legends, Lore and More”
Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Join us as we stroll through Congress Park, take the waters and hear the stories of our most colorful characters, beloved monuments and treasured artwork. $8 for adults, children under 12 free. Tours are Monday – Saturday. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241.
Saturday, August 19
Free Art Classes for Children
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens, 235 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9 – 10 a.m.
Art classes for children age 6 to 14. Children will be able to create huge sunflowers out
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Beads, Beads, Beads - We will look at the gorgeous necklaces from Nagaland State in India in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard. After discussing the colors and designs, we will make necklaces, bracelets, belts, and other accessories out of pipe cleaners, beads, buttons, and more. Free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions. For reservations call 518-580-8080.
Sunday, August 20
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Old Saratoga Reformed Church, corner of Burgoyne and Pearl Streets, Schuylerville, 4 p.m.
Featured will be local performers, “This Time Around”, an eclectic Christian fold group; “50 Miles from Home”, an alternative style cover band; and “Rose and Thorns”, performing indescribable fun music. Refreshments will be available. There is no charge for admission, but donations will be received to support Habitat for Humanity. Handicapped accessible. For more information, call 518-695-3479 or 518-695-3260.
Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion
Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Monday, August 21
Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society Monthly Meeting
Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22
Used Paperback Sale
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by The Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library Open to the public. Get some great reads for those last days of summer. Sale will be held on Wednesday, August 23 also. Cash, credit cards & checks accepted. For questions, call the Friends Book Shop at 518-584-7860, ext. 333.
Mad Scientist Academy
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Join us for an evening of science fun with the author and illustrator of the popular Mad Scientist Academy series. Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to enroll in Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science in this perfect blend of adventure and exploration. For more information on events visit www.northshire.com.
The Spiritual Truth About Anger and What To Do With It Workshop
Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6:45 p.m.
Release the anger that’s holding you back from spiritual growth. Attendees will learn the spiritual truth behind anger and the spiritual principles that can free them from anger and unresolved past experiences. Suggested donation: $20. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Wednesday, August 23
Cancer Support Group
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m.
The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional and spiritual issues, among others. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working with people who have cancer for over 12 years, leading support groups, mindfulness based stress reduction programs and spiritual retreats. Call Pierre at 413-992-7012 to register & confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Free & open to all.
Roast Pork & Baked Chicken Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu: soup, tossed salad, roast pork loin, baked chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens, 235 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
Murray Penney will lead a class on tomato growing. The lecture will be followed by a
Tomato taste testing with Chef Rocco Verrigni. No registration necessary.
Thursday, August 24
Public Tour at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum, Museum’s Atrium, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Noon
Curator’s tour with Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara of Other Side: Art, Object, Self . Tours are free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skdimore.edu.
Free Concert in the Park
Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 8 p.m.
This week’s featured concert is Sirsy.
Upbeat on the Roof Concert: Pony in the Pancake
Tang Museum rooftop patio, Skidmore Campus, 7 p.m.
Rain location inside museum. For more information call 518-580-8080.