Friday, September 22
Free Fridays at the Museum
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m.
Free admission each Friday from 2 p.m. to close through the end of 2017.
Ghost in the Garden
Yaddo Gardens, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tours will be held in the garden only, Friday and Sunday evenings through Sunday, October 29. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo parking lot. Cost $10/person (children 12 and under free). www.yaddo.org or call 518-584-0746 for more information.
New Skete Monasteries, 273 New Skete Rd., Cambridge, 7:30 p.m.
Konevets Quartet, a male vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia presents a program of harmonic brilliance in the rich tradition of Russian Choral music and the male chamber choir. Performance includes sacred music, classical selections and Imperial regimental songs and marches. Donations welcome. For more information visit www.newskete.org or call 518-677-3928 ext. 215.
Saturday, September 23
Academy Antiques Appraisal Day: Academy for Lifelong Learning Fundraiser
SUNY Empire State College, 113 West Ave., Room 143, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bring your antiques to be appraised by local antique appraisers: G.Heigel Antiques/Estate Sales and Appraisals, Marion Barba, Raymond Bennett of Ballston Coin and a regional representative from Cowan’s Auctions (as seen on the Antiques Roadshow) of Cincinnati, OH. Artwork, jewelry, furniture, clocks, tools, bottles, coins, rugs, uniforms, anything old. Items appraised at $10 each, 3 for $25, Open to the public. For more information, call 518-587-2100 ext. 2390. www.esc.edu/all
8th Annual Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival
Washington County Fairgrounds, 392 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich, Saturday and Sunday
You can’t buy love, but you can find it handmade at the Festival. Find unique one-of-a-kind gifts, made by regional artisans. Over one hundred vendors offering all-natural animal fiber yarns, roving, spinning supplies, pottery, body care products, jewelry, wood arts, and more. Craft beverage event on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Romney Sheep Show Sunday starts at noon. Used fiber equipment (looms, spinning wheels, etc.) sale Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. Hayrides and pumpkin painting for the kids. Adults $5, kids 13 and under free. Free parking. Visit www.adkwoolandarts.com or call 518-692-2464.
Saratoga Springs Peace Week: Kindness Rocks
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m
For families with children 3 and up, drop-in. Free with museum admission. Celebrate Saratoga Springs Peace Week as we create this peace-themed project. The Kindness Rocks Project, is a na-tional movement that encourages people to decorate rocks with inspirational messages and leave them in random public places for people to find. Rocks will be provided, but we encourage all par-ticipants to bring their own special rocks with them.
Plein Air Art Festival
Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Gansevoort, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6th Annual Autumn Leaves Chicken Barbecue
VFW Post 420 Pavilion, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs, 2 – 6 p.m.
The barbecue is hosted by the Racing City Rotary Club and the VFW Post 420 Auxiliary. The menu includes ½ chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll, cole slaw, dessert and a cash bar. A donation of $10 per person (take-out or eat-in) will benefit community and veteran’s projects of the Racing City Rotary Club and VFW Post 420 Auxiliary. For tickets or information call Tom or Linda at 518-584-8211.
Together We Rise! A Recovery Celebration!
United Methodist Church, corner of 5th Ave, & Henning Rd, Saratoga Springs, 3 – 6 p.m.
All are welcome. Join with friends and family and celebrate recovery from addiction.
Balloon Release at 4 p.m., Bounce House, Community Potluck and music. Sponsored by Healing Springs Recovery Community Center. For more information call 518-306-3048.
Chicken and Bisquits Dinner
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Soup, complete dinner and home-made desserts. Adults $10, children under 12, $5 and children under 5, free. Take-out and home delivery available. Call 518-793-1152.
Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu includes a choice of pastas (gluten free available) and a variety of sauces, garlic bread, homemade Italian desserts and beverages. Take out available. Musical entertainment will be by “ac-cordionist extraordinaire,” Ralph C. Brooks. Photo opportunities with backdrops will add to the ambiance. Tickets: Adults- $12 (or $15, which includes one glass of Chianti), Children under 12-$5, and under 5-Free. Weather permitting there will be outside, as well as, inside seating. Contact 518-664-7984 for advance tickets or purchase at door. Proceeds to support the church’s Fellowship Hall renovations. Handicap accessible.
Presentation by Karen Gross
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Teach Our Children Well: Why the January 21, 2017 Marches Matter. Join us for a presentation by author and educator Karen Gross on the significance and signs of the January 2017 Women’s Marches. This event is co-presented with Saratoga Peace Week. For more information and events at Northshire Bookstore visit www.northshire.com.
Sunday, September 24
8th Annual Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K
Clifton Commons, 7 Clifton Common Blvd, Clifton Park, 10 a.m.
In honor of five-year-old Lucas Santoro, who was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2014. The event includes kids’ run, 2-mile walk, 5K Run, Zumba warm-up, carnival, and more. Sponsored by Town of Clifton Park. Prices for 5K and walk are $25 and $30 day of the event. Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation was started in memory of Nick Cammarata, who passed away in October 2008 from leukemia. Register at www.fighttobehealed.org. NFTBHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-deductible or-ganization.
The Sons’ of ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Menu: Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, toast, pancakes, French toast, home fries, has, breakfast sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, juice, pastries, fruit cocktail. Cost is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors, children under 5 are free.
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Noon
For more information call 518-580-8080
The First Baptist Church, 202 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mr. Dave Koblish will minister musically during our Sunday morning service and sing in concert that evening at 7 p.m. David Koblish, soloist and recording artist from Minneapolis, MN is one of the great favorites in sacred music. His beautiful and natural voice is heard in music that is Con-temporary, Traditional, Inspirational and a touch of Country Western and Southern Gospel. David’s website is: www.underhiswings.org.
Monday, September 25
Remembering Ryall’s Beach
Waterfront Park, located at Crescent Ave., Saratoga Lake, Noon – 2 p.m.
Parking is limited, so please car pool. All are welcome. The Park is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 26
Reception to Honor Area Peace Corps Volunteers
Mango Tree Imports, Saratoga Marketplace 454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 8 p.m.
Mango Tree Imports, a global fair-trade gift shop, invites the public to a reception in honor of area Peace Corps volunteers. Mango Tree’s co-owner, Chris Andersen, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana from 1988 to 1991. While this event is not sponsored by the Peace Corps organization, the Andersens invite the public—particularly people who may be interested in joining the Peace Corps—to attend the reception and learn more. For more information, call 518-584-2646 or www.mangotreeimports.com.
The Federal Assault on the Environment
Filene Auditorium in Filene Hall, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m.
Judith Enck, a resident of Poestenkill, N.Y., served as a regional administrator for the U.S. Envi-ronmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama from 2009 until January 2017, when she stepped down with the arrival of President Donald Trump. As head of EPA’s region 2—New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight tribal nations—she says a high-light of her tenure was helping to enforce and oversee General Electric’s dredging of PCBs from the upper Hudson River. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 27
S. Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls, 6 – 8 p.m.
This program helps you understand the grieving process. The group is for anyone who has lost a loved one and is grieving. For more information, please call 518-793-1152.
Crimes and Misdeeds of Our Forefathers in 19th Century Malta
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Extension, 7 p.m.
The Malta Memories Historical Group is sponsoring a program on “Crimes and Misdeeds of Our Forefathers in 19th Century Malta” presented by Town Historian Paul Perreault. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Utica Peregrine Falcon Project
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
Matthew Perry of the Utica Peregrine Falcon Project will share a multimedia presentation of his work.This free program is sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and is open to the public.
Acoustic Blues Open Mic and Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
This months featured artist is Bill Martin, a fine fellow and Blues player, and a regular at the Blues Open Mic. Acoustic Jam to follow. All levels of playing are welcome. Hosted by: NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Speed for SABS. Come on down to listen and play the Blues. Admission: $5.
Ice Cream Social Meetup
Adirondack Trust Community Room, 35 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, September 28
The Stories of Your Life Workshop
Kinnear Museum of Local History, 52 Main St., Lake Luzerne, 7 p.m.
Local author and workshop facilitator Mary Sanders Shartle will be our guest
presenter. Miss Shartle has been teaching writing workshops for over fifteen years. Record your most precious gift for friends and family – the stories they’ve been asking you to write down be-fore they are lost forever. The main purpose of the workshop is to encourage adults and seniors to start writing down their stories.Ms. Shartle provides the tools and provides suggestions for contin-uing after the workshop. The class is free of charge, warm, fun and supportive. It requires only pad and pencil. All ability levels welcome. For further information, please contact Maureen Jones at 518-654-7731.