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July 6th – July 12th, 2018

Friday, July 6

History, Legends, Lore and More Guided Walking Tour 
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center,
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m. – Noon
This 90-minute historical walking tour celebrates Saratoga’s Victorian era and the classic Victorian stroll.  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. This tour is a family-friendly and educational event with something for first-time visitors and Saratoga natives alike. The cost is $8 per person, and children under 12 are free. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241. Rain or shine.


Saturday, July 7

Sunflower Saturdays
Pitney Meadows,
223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
9:30 a.m.
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an old-fashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, garden-related activity. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with Faye Mihuta reading picture books on garden topics. Jess Clauser will then lead a garden activity at 10 a.m. Free admission.

Summer Tours
Yaddo Gardens,
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m.
Garden Tours include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo Gardens.  Docent-led Summer Drop-in Tours will be each Saturday and Sunday until September 2. Meet at the entrance to the garden, $10 per person, tours last about one hour. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or  visit the website at

A Veteran Speaks: Oscar Kemp of the 115th NY and the Grand Army
Grant’s Cottage,
1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
1 p.m.
Civil War veteran Oscar Kemp (portrayed by descendant Ben Kemp) will recount his war experiences with the 115th NY and discusses the experience of veterans after the war.  The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person.  For more information visit 

Tang Family Saturdays 
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Suitable for children ages five and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.


Sunday, July 8

Monthly Breakfast
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 is welcome. 

24th Annual Secret Garden Tour
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ten private gardens, ranging from compact city lots to sprawling rural properties in Saratoga County, are featured on the Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour.  Tickets may be reserved online at or purchased at several locations: the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway, Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, all four Cudney’s Dry Cleaners retail locations, Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, and Green Conscience Home at 33 Church St., Saratoga Springs. The self-guided tour is an all-volunteer fundraiser presented by Soroptimists of Saratoga County, the local branch of an international public service organization striving to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. Details about the gardens, their owners and the locations are in the program that serves as the admission ticket. If still available, tickets may be purchased for $25 on the day of the tour at the Visitor Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-581-1201, ext. 4184. 


Monday, July 9

Adventure Series
Malta Community Center, 
1 Bayberry Dr., Malta

10 – 10:45 a.m.
The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for Ages 2.5 - 5 years. Imagination-In-Motion — A high energy class that will expand you preschooler’s imagination with the use of props, costume pieces, songs and more. Contact the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 or visit for more information. 


Tuesday, July 10

Docent Tours at the National Museum of Dance
99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tours of the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet in the Museum foyer. 


Wednesday, July 11

Lucky’s Adventure in Saratoga: Book Launch Party
Sinclair Saratoga,
17 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
4 – 7 p.m.
Native Saratogian and local businesswoman Elizabeth Macy is excited to announce the release of her first children’s picture book this summer. Lucky’s Adventure in Saratoga is a warm and fun tale for all ages. The book was inspired by the true story of Elizabeth’s rescue dog Lucky, who was lost in Saratoga for 4 days. This will be a family and dog-friendly event with kid’s activities, HBT doggy photo booth, and more!  Elizabeth and Lucky will be signing books.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue. Books will be available for purchase online and at numerous stores locally.  Please check the website for specific locations. Elizabeth (and Lucky) will be available for book signings, readings and fundraising events.  For more details and additional information visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Informational Presentation — Collette Trip to Iceland
Saratoga Senior Center, 
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs
1 p.m.
Start planning your 2019 travel by coming to an information presentation on our Collette Trip, Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights.  Find out details about the trip and what you’ll see on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. For more information contact 518-584-1621.

BBQ Picnic Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
BBQ chicken, pulled pork, macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. 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 be shared. Amateur / professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music by local talented musicians. Check out our web page,


Thursday, July 12

Summer Concerts in the Park
Wiswall Park,
39 Front St., Ballston Spa
6 – 8 p.m.
This is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village. This week’s feature concert is The Protones. 

Skidmore Chamber Music Institute: Decoda Chamber Music Ensemble
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7:30 p.m.
$8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For more information call 518-580-5321 or go to

9th Annual Adirondack Greek Festival
St. George Church,
55 Main St., South Glens Falls
4 - 8 p.m.
There will be gyros and souvlaki to go. On Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 from noon - 8 p.m., there will be a full festival with authentic Greek food, pastries, folk dancers, live music, gift shop, kids’ activities, and church tours.  Free admission and parking. For more information, call Marika at 518-792-8299 or the church at 518-792-2359.


Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, July 11

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Monthly Meeting 
Clifton Park Public Library, 
475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park
6 p.m. 
The support group is free and open to IPF patients, their family, friends and caregivers. 

Thursday, July 12

Korean War Veterans Association Meeting
VFW Building,
Veterans’ Way, Saratoga Springs
1:30 p.m.
All veterans who served in Korea during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend.

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