Friday, September 1
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.
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.
First Friday in Ballston Spa
Downtown Ballston Spa,
6 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy special happenings in many downtown shops, restaurants and galleries including live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions. We are spotlighting the Chalk Fest, featuring sidewalk chalk artists.
Saturday, September 2
5 K Run for the Horses
Saratoga Spa State Park, Orenda Pavilion, Check-In 7 a.m.
The event will benefit local area non-profits that rescue and provide second chances for ex-racehorses. The Kids Fun run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5 K race starts at 8:30 a.m. Prizes for top finishers, including canine companions. Walkers and dogs welcome. Pre-race registration for the event is $25. Race day registration is $30. For more information call Jennifer Stevens, 518-226-0028.
The Children's Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.
For families with children 3 and up. Join us for a fun and exciting morning filled with programs designed around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Free with museum admission, pre-registration required. For more information call 518- 584-5540.
Final Stretch Music Festival
Downtown Saratoga Springs, 7 – 11 p.m.
Labor Day weekend brings the 2017 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course to a close. But don't worry, there's plenty of fun planned. The Final Stretch Festival invites racing fans downtown to enjoy a variety of great live music. The festival is presented by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and the New York Racing Association. The event is open and free to the public.
Sunday, September 3
Queen Annes Circular Street and Union Avenue
Meet at: SW Corner of Spring & Circular Streets, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Linda Trela will tour the area formerly home to the Young Women’s Industrial Club of Saratoga, which would later become Skidmore College. $5 for SSPF members | $8 non-members. Tours are rain or shine. Allow 90 minutes. Requires walking and standing and covers varied terrain. For tour meeting location information and to preregister, please call 518-587-5030 or visit www.saratogapreservation.org.
Monday, September 4
Ridge Run Hike
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This moderate hike is about 4 miles round trip. The hike up to the ridge is a bit steep for about a mile but then the ridge is rather flat. This is a nice hike that also takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please bring plenty of snacks, water, and a lunch.
Tuesday, September 5
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Meeting
Knight’s of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs,
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court McLaughlin #422, will hold their first meeting of the 2017/2018 calendar year. All will gather at 6 p.m. for light refreshments and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a dish and/or beverage to share. New members are always welcome to attend a meeting to meet members of the court and ask questions. For questions or further information, please contact Regent, Aileen Thomas at 518-583-2905 or Vice-regent Mary Brooks at 518-587-6406.
Henry Cornell Post 234, American Legion Auxiliary Meeting
23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, 7 p.m.
All other auxiliary meetings will meet the first Monday of the month
Upstate Conservative Coalition of Saratoga
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa,
7 – 9 p.m.
We are a group of like-minded individuals determined to promote traditional conservative values in our community and beyond. Join us at our monthly meeting to discuss how we can help promote our conservative policies in local, state and national politics. Check us out at: www.upstateconservatives.org. We meet the first Tuesday of every month.
Wednesday, September 6
Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room,
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860 ext. 205.
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls, 6 – 8 p.m.
The group is for anyone who has lost a loved one and is grieving. We will meet for 13 weeks, on Wednesday evenings. For more information call 518-793-1152.
Thursday, September 7
Saratoga Hospital’s Annual Golf Invitational
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saratoga Hospital’s Annual Golf Invitational combines a spectacular day of golf at the award-winning Saratoga National Golf Club with the opportunity to benefit a very worthy cause: our RN Scholarship Program. Investing in nursing education is one of the best ways to ensure high-quality patient care. To learn more about the RN Scholarship Program visit, http://saratogahospital.org/about-us/events/golf-invitational/
Zieker Eye Presentation
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – Noon
Join Steven Clark as he presents this open forum on top diseases that affect vision in the senior population. A rare opportunity to ask questions you have always wanted to ask your doctor, but didn’t. For more information call 518-584-1621.
A Green Gathering
Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar, 14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 5 – 7 p.m.
Green Drinks: A “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Cash bar available (non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be purchased). Visit www.greendrinks.org/NY/Saratoga%20Springs for more information.
Opening Reception Selected Faculty Exhibition
Schick Art Gallery, Saisselin Art Building, Skidmore Campus,
New works by Skidmore art professors Michael Bonadio, Sangwook Lee, Trish Lyell, and Paul Sattler. For more information call 518-580-5049