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August, 18th – August, 24th 2017

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 

of paper with Judy Brunner, a retired teacher and local artist. Adults are expected to stay and are welcome to join the fun. Supplies will be provided, but you may bring your own. The artworks created can be entered in the PM Community Gardens Art Show on September. 16. Registration required by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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

Breakfast Buffet 

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.

Café Musica 

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 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. 

 Featured guest, Jake Bortscheller, will give a talk and slide show about the four National Parks in Alaska Jake has spent the last four summers photographing the vast wilderness of the parks in-cluding wild life unrivaled by any other state and will share these amazing photos. The public is welcome.  For more information visit: or contact Patricia Wade, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518-877-4846. 

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 

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 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.

Tomato Growing

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

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. 

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