Friday, October 6
Third Annual Fall Festival
West Mountain, 59 West Mountain Rd., Queensbury, 5 – 10 p.m.
The Fall Festival will take place over the course of two weekends. Beginning Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, October 7, from 12-10 p.m. Sunday, October 8, from 12-5 p.m. Friday, October 14 from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, October 14 from 12-10 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 from 12-5 p.m. Admission for this event is free. For more information please visit www.westmtn.net or go to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/skiwestmt.
Saturday, October 7
Defensive Driving Class
First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30.00 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
Tree Toga 7
Stonequist Apartments, 1 S. Federal St., Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m.
Falling Leaves 5K
Kelley Park, Ralph St., Ballston Spa, 10 a.m.
This race benefits the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition program earmarked for the Vet House and Guardian House for male and female homeless Veterans in Ballston Spa. A free Kids fun run will be held after the 5K. Stay for delicious baked goods and an opportunity to win gift certificates to local businesses for those who register. Pre-registration is $25 and day of race registration cost is $30. Long sleeved T shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registrations. Parking is available at the village pool. For more information or to register, visit http://www.ballstonspaumchurch.org/falling-leaves-5k-run.html.
Civil War Encampment
U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Gansevoort, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The event will feature Civil War Union Generals and their wives, the Sons of the Union Veterans, a Civil War surgeon and infantrymen, along with reenactors portraying Mark Twain, Clara Barton, Grant Cottage caretaker Martha Clarke, and an early suffragette. There will also be a mock press conference, a commemorative walk to the historic overlook, a musket firing, musical performances, plus much more. Admission to the event is $10 for ages 13 and up, with free admission for chil-dren 12 and under. Tours of the historic Grant Cottage will be ongoing and are included with ad-mission to the Encampment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.grantcottage.org.
Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship ?
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, 10 a.m.
Registration 9:30-9:55 a.m.
A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (typically 10k or 6.2 miles. A 3 mile route is also offered) through a scenic and/or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at www.ava.org or www.walkescv.org.
Fourth Annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast
Downtown Saratoga Springs, Various locations, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy an International tasting experience. Sample international dishes from various participating restaurants in downtown Saratoga Springs for $1 a sample. Admission is free. For a list of participating restaurants visit http://www.saratogaflavorfeast.com.
12th Annual Memorial Walk
Saratoga State Spa Park, Saratoga Springs, 1:15 p.m.
Concert by Parker Quartet
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 8 p.m.
$8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children
For ticket information call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel
Sunday, October 8
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m.
Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome.
15th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show
Front Str., Ballston Spa. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Ave. past the Old Iron Spring to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. Live music from Betsy & The ByeGons, a Kids’ Zone with bounce house and children’s activities, plus car related and other vendors. Food will be available throughout the show route from several restaurant and community organization. Brookside Museum will hold demos from local police and EMS on its lawn. Rain date for the event is the following Sunday, October 15. For more information or to register a car visit www.ballston.org.
Famous Chicken Dinner
American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa, 11 a.m.
Menu: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, corn on cob, coleslaw, dinner role w/butter. $10 per dinner. All donations will contribute to future events hosted by Post 234 for active Military and Veterans throughout the community.
Craft and Vendor Fair
Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32., Stillwater, Noon
The Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians will rededicate the Timothy Murphy monument. The public is invited to attend.
Let Dogs be Dogs
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 5 p.m.
Join us for a training technique demonstration and question and answer session with Brother Christopher of the Monks of New Skete as he shares from the new book, Let Dogs Be Dogs. As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than 40 years. For more information visit www.northshire.com.
Monday, October 9
My Community: Saratoga Springs
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 1 – 4 p.m.
Your camper will spend the afternoon exploring the neighborhood within and outside the museum. They will explore the history, the architecture and the culture of the neighborhood around the museum, and then come back to the museum to build models of some of the major buildings around the museum. Each workshop is $25 for members and $30 for future members. For more information visit www.cmssny.org.
Tuesday, October 10
Multicultural Stories and Crafts
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Crawshaw Story Room, 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Participate in multicultural stories, folktales and crafts for children in grades K-2. Topics may include: African folktales and lion masks, Japanese folktales and fans, and Trickster tales and totem poles. For more information or other events visit www.sspl.org.
Wednesday, October 11
Baked Ham, Chicken Ala King & Biscuit Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, 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.
Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to share. Amateur / professional musicians, Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors.com.
Thursday, October 12
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m.
The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is excited to announce this month’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss, presented by local author Thomas Dimopoulos. The Brown Bag Lunch series is an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and Heritage Area. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free and open to the public – no registration required. For more information, call 518-587-3241 or visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.