Friday, August 11
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 12
Free Art Classes for Children
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens, 235 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9 – 10 a.m.
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. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required, by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
Benefit for Equine Center Horse Therapy for Children
True Elegance Boutique, 124 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, Saturday, 10 – 6 Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Nipper Knolls Equine Center in Gansevoort, a 501 c 3 not-for-profit corporation, focuses on providing the opportunity to experience the joy of horsemanship through therapeutic (adaptive) riding and physical therapy using the horse’s motion (hippotherapy) to children with special needs. True Elegance Boutique will donate 30 percent of the days’ proceeds. For more information, contact, www.TrueEleganceBouique.com, 518-229-0097.
The Markets at Round Lake
The Village Green, 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake, Saturday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Three Markets – Two Days – One Eclectic Village. Come and celebrate the Makers Revolution and Sustainable Food Movement. We will be showcasing over 80 of the best and brightest Artisans in the local and regional Makers, Crafter and Artisanal Edibles community. Also featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Book Sale, Creativity Caravan and BarStream Events. The profits from the event are solely dedicated to help support the Round Lake Library.
Saratoga Pinball Show
Saratoga Regional YMCA, West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Do you enjoy pinball or have fond memories of playing them in arcades? For some family-friendly entertainment visit the Saratoga Pinball show. The show will feature approximately 50 pinball machines from the past and present, all set on free play. For one admission price, you are welcome to stay all day and play as much as you like for no additional cost. The show will also feature an indoor flea market with various pinball and arcade games and parts for sale. Proceeds from the show be donated to charity.
Summer Fling at Stillwater United Church
Stillwater United Church lawn, 747 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, Noon – 7 p.m.
The All-Day Summer Fling starts with an afternoon BBQ at noon. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., with your choice of $20 Clam Steam or $15 Campfire Chicken dinner. There will be lawn games, kids’ activities, lots of food and lots of fun. In the event of rain, food will be served indoors. Advanced tickets required. Call 518-664-7984 for more information.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Make a Flag - We will look at the brightly-colored and varied Asafo flags from Ghana in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, then make flags out of felt using images of people and animals together. Free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions. For reservations call 518-580-8080.
Town of Milton’s 225th Anniversary Celebration
Burgess-Kimball Memorial Park, Rowland St., Ballston Spa, 3 – 8 p.m.
Come learn about Milton’s history from town historian, Kim McCartney. Every attendee will re-ceive a free raffle ticket for gifts from area businesses and other items. Free commemorative magazines, children’s activity books, balloons, a.DJ and a free photo booth. Learn how baseball was played in the 1850’s. Watch Saratoga County’s Canine Unit demonstrations. Free parking at town hall.
Sunday, August 13
Teddy Bear Sleepover
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 5 - 7 p.m.
Tickets on sale now. $7 per Teddy (Teddy’s child and adult companions are admitted free.) All
proceeds benefit Book Angels and give books to children in need. Drop off a plush friend for a sleepover at the bookstore. While you’re here, make a special nametag for Teddy, and enjoy a milk and cookies story time with our booksellers at 5:30 or 6:30. Pajamas are encouraged. Our booksellers will watch to see what all the sneaky teddies get up to overnight, and will share photographs of all the mischief on Northshire’s Facebook page. Plush pickup is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, August 14, and Teddy’s child companion will get to pick a small prize from our prize box at pickup time. For more information visit, www.northshire.com.
Monday, August 14
Children’s Program: Horse-Themed Bingo/Trivia Game
National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – Noon
Join us to play some fun racing-themed games. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. Free with paid admission.
Tuesday, August 15
Give Back Day
Old Friends at Cabin Creek,483 Sandhill Road, Greenfield Center, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local non-profit organizations will promote their causes. Participants will be: Shelters of Saratoga, Estherville No-Kill Animal Shelter, Franklin Community Center, Greenfield Food Pantry and Na-tional Museum of Dance. Fans can visit and enjoy a picnic in 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.
Burnt Hills Oratorio Society - Preview Summer Sing
Round Lake Auditorium, 2 Wesley Ave, Round Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Come all singers to the 2017-2018 season preview of the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society with Artistic Director William Jon Gray. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy a dessert reception. Singing starts at 7 p.m. Music is provided as we sing through Haydn’s The Creation, plus the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, and John Rutter. $10 entry to cover the cost of the venue. BHOS is beginning its 48th season of great choral music and invites all singers to join us. No audition required. Hear It. See It. Live It. For more information, call 518-416-4060 or visit, www.BHOS.us.
The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self
Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs.6:30 p.m.
Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a screening of the movie The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self. Uncover the wisdom of your shadow side in this Debbie Ford classic. Followed by discussion. Donations welcome. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Wednesday, August 16
Using Herbs to Make Our Food Pop
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens, 235 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
Join Kim London, chef and PMCF Board Member. Come hear how a local chef uses herbs to enhance favorite dishes. Free, no registration necessary.
Thursday, August 17
Public Tour at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum, Museum’s Atrium, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Noon
Collections Tour with Head Registrar and Collections Manager Elizabeth Karp and Assistant Registrar for Collections Jessica Lubniewski of the Tang Teaching Museum’s Collections Storage Area and Print Study Room. 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 Seth and the Moody Melix.