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September 8th – September 14th 2017

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Friday, September 8

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.

Saturday, September 9

Town of Greenfield Annual Town Wide Garage Sale

Various Locations throughout Greenfield Center, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be sure to check out the Garage Sale Map for other events happening in town. For more information call Verna Plummer at 518-885-0349 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Defensive Driving Class

First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New York State approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and re-ceive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Ve-hicle 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, call Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Albany Saratoga Base – US Submarine Veterans Inc. Meeting and Picnic

American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant St, Ballston Spa 11 a.m. 

Six Base members will be inducted into the Holland Club. For further information or for an appli-cation to join the organization, please contact Jim Irwin (Base Commander) at 518-383-2481 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book Launch Celebration for Laura Heffernan - Sweet Reality

Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.

Join us for a book launch celebration and cupcakes in honor of the author’s new novel - a sequel to her popular debut America’s Next Reality Star.  For more information, visit 

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance

Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, 7 - 10 p.m. 

There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be share. Peaceful Country Band, will be providing the music. Check out our web page, 

Sunday, September 10

Monthly Breakfast 

The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m.

Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buck-wheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4 Everyone welcome.

Annual Curtis Lumber Car, Truck and Jeep Show 

 Curtis Lumber, 885 Rt. 67, Ballston Spa, 11a.m. – 3 p.m.

 All makes of cars, trucks, customs and turners welcome (no cut-off years).  Registration 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. $15 per vehicle. Spectators free. All Jeep Owners are invited to play in our Jeep playground and demo area courtesy of Capital District Jeep Wrangler ( driving over logs, rocks, ties, mud and more.  Music by DJ Jason La Juene, 50/50 raffle to benefit The WTEN Pet Connection, free face painting, food trucks, vehicle vendors and more. Leashed pets also welcome. For more details visit

Annual Tailgate Party to Benefit Veterans

VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

There will be a cash bar with beer, wine, well drinks, $1 drafts, food buffet -Opening Day Football on big screen TVs, many games and activities including horseshoes, Bocce Ball, LRC, craft vendors, live music all day, 50-50 and other gift raffles. Donation $10.    

Elmira, NY Civil War Prison – Death Camp of the North 

Grant Cottage, 1000 Mount McGregor Rd., Wilton, 1 p.m.

The Civil War prison camp in Elmira, NY was called by some Hellmira or the Andersonville of the North. Why a prison in Elmira? Why the high rate of deaths? The purported poor management of the prison by the government will be examined by presenter Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage Site Manager. Suggested donation $5. For more information visit 

Monday, September 11

Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting

Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave. (Rt. 9P), Saratoga Springs, Noon

Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reser-vations.

9/11 Dedication 

Village Office, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6:30 p.m.

The Ballston Spa Rotary will be participating in the dedication of the new 9/11 Memorial that has been constructed next to the Village Office. This memorial is dedicated to all those that gave all on that fateful day. The last 2 pieces available from the Twin Towers have been set into the memorial for everyone to be able to see. Rain or shine. 

Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting

Ace Hardware Conference Room, 55 Northern Pines Road, Gansevoort, 6:45 pm. 

For more information call Pat 917-282-5297. 

Tuesday, September 12

Havurah Vatik - Healing Across the Divides

Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Encounter the international foundation that improves health and communication among disadvantaged populations in Israel and the West Bank.  Dr. Norbert Goldfield, Founder and Executive Director of Healing Across the Divides, will present us with an overview of the foundation’s work that is improving health and facilitating cooperation, with technical assistance and funding for community-based organizations, empowering marginalized Jews and Arabs to heal themselves. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.

September Luncheon – Korean War Veterans Association

Peppermill Restaurant, 110 Main St., S. Glens Falls, 11:30 a.m.

Please call by September 10 for reservations or further information.  All veterans who served any-where during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited. New members are always welcome.  For more information contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. 

The Power of Your Word: The Practice of Affirmative Prayer

Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

During this 8-week class, students will explore the spiritually rich and life-transforming practice of affirmative prayer developed by New Thought teacher Ernest Holmes through discussion, experiential exercises and home study. Suggested donation: $20 per class session. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. To sign up, call 518-366-9918. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 13

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 

Clifton Park Center, 22 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park, 10 a.m. Walk Registration 9:30-9:55 a.m.. Not a guided walk, just a chance to walk with others. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (typical-ly 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  or

Hands-Only CPR Training

Empire State Plaza, 198 State St., Albany 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

 The American Heart Association with the support of Empire BlueCross Foundation presents the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour that will teach the 2 simple steps to save a life via Hands-Only CPR training. Each session is 30 minutes, and open to the public. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Pre-register at 

Grief Share

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. For more information call 518- 793-1152. 

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 be shared. Amateur / or professional musicians, Check out our web page,

Storytelling Open Mic 

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, Sign-ups 6:40 p.m.

Enjoy a wonderful evening as storytellers from Saratoga and the Capital District share contempo-rary, personal, and traditional stories. New storytellers are always welcome. September’s featured teller is Jeannine Laverty: Growing Stories. Jeannine is an accomplished and passionate voice for protecting the environment and for preserving and sharing traditional folktales. Admission is $5. Students are free.

Thursday, September 14

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Noon – 1 p.m.

The Rebirth of Caffe Lena: Saratoga’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse. This is a free event. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 518-587-3241. 

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