Friday, August 4
Tenth Annual Ballston Spa Short Film Festival
Ballston Spa High School auditorium, 220 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa, 7 p.m. and Old Iron Spring Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, 9 p.m.
The film festival also takes place on Saturday, August 5 (same locations and times). This free, family friendly event presents 43 short films, up to 15 minutes in length from local, national and international filmmakers. Refreshments and pre-screening trivia will be held in Old Iron Spring Park 8 – 9 p.m. both evenings, and after parties follow the evening screenings both nights at Brookside Museum located across from the park. For the showings in Old Iron Spring Park we encourage you to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy these films under the stars. In the event of poor weather outdoor movies will be moved to the high school and will be announced on the BSFF web site; BSpaFilm.org. The full list of film selections is available on our website, www.BSpaFilm.org.
Saturday, August 5
Big Truck Day
Maple Ave. Middle School, Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Check out Saratoga’s big trucks and meet the people who drive them. Construction trucks, dump trucks, emergency vehicles and more will be on site. All proceeds benefit The Children’s Muse-um’s program and exhibits. Rain date is August 12. Cost is $5 for children and $1 for adults.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Make an Audio Cassette Cover - we will spend time in the elevator, listening to Up = Out: A Sun Ra Mixtape. We will check out the tape-mixing station in the elevator, then make colorful cassette covers for what could be our ideal tape mix. Reservations are highly encouraged. Free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational. For more information call 518-580-8080.
Book Signing, “Racing with My Shadow” – Karen Rogers
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Brodway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
Join us for a signing with the author, a professional leading jockey at the New York tracks and one of the first successful female jockeys. This memoir shares her personal journey to overcome the negative results of childhood sexual and emotional abuse through her work in the sport. Please note that this is a signing only - there will be no author presentation. For additional events visit www.northshire.com.
Sunday, August 6
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order. 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.
Annual Blessing of Animals Service
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.
Kelly’s Krusaders Team in Training
Artisanal Brew Works, 41 Geyser Road, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, August 7
Free Summer Reading Camp
Hope Church, located at 206 Greenfield Ave., Ballston spa, 9 a.m. - Noon
This year’s Camp HOPE Reading Camp will be held on August 7 – 11. “Books in the Barnyard: Cultivating a Love for Reading” will help prepare your children grades one through five for the upcoming school year using games, crafts, music, instruction and a general fun time. Call Melanie Combs 518-605-7396 or the church office 518-885-7442 for registration forms or register on line at www.hopechurch.us. Come out and join in on the fun.
The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series
Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort, 6:15 p.m.
Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting
Ace Hardware Conference Room, 55 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort, 6:45 pm.
For information, call Pat 917-282-5297
Tuesday, August 8
Whitney Day at Old Friends
Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 483 Sandhill Road, Greenfield Center, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. week’s featured residents will be Commentator, who won the Whitney in 2005 and 2008, and Will’s Way, who won it in 1997. Fans can visit and enjoy a picnic is the paddocks with the 15 resident horses. Greenhouse Salad Company will be selling wraps, salads and other fare from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to Old Friends. For more information, please call 518-698-2377, visit the website at http://oldfriendsatcabincreek.com/ or like us on Facebook.
Wednesday, August 9
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
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.
Malta Summer Concert Series
Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Dr., Malta, 6 – 8 p.m.
This week’s concert features Stony Creek Band. The series is free and there is plenty of parking. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain location is inside at the Malta Community Center. Contact 518-899-4411 or www.MaltaParksRec.com for further details.
Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Musicians are invited to play background or join up with a group. Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be share. Amateur / professional musicians, Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors.com
Thursday, August 10
Public Tour at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum, Museum’s Atrium, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Noon
Curator’s Tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman of current exhibi-tions. All tours are free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skdimore.edu.
KWVA August Luncheon
Halfmoon Diner, 231 Grooms Rd., Clifton Park, Noon
Hosts are Paul O’Keefe and Mary Kuelsow. Members who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For reservations, please phone Mary at 518-580-1436 by August 8. For any other information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. New members are always welcome.
Free Concert in the Park
Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is proud to once again present its free Concerts in the Park series. This week’s featured concert is Blues Noir.
Upbeat on the Roof Concert: Cannon the Brave
Tang Museum, Rooftop Patio, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
Rain location is inside museum. For more information call 518-580-8080.