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September 21st – September 27th, 2018

Friday, September 21

Ghost in the Yaddo Gardens
Yaddo,
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
5 p.m.
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours will be held every Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 28. Docent-led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children under 12 are free). Private docent-led ghost tours may be arranged at a day convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit yaddo.org for more information.

Peace Walk 
Peace Pole in High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs
6 p.m.
On the International Day of Peace, join Jun-san of the Grafton Peace Pagoda to walk around the city for an hour, chanting and praying for peace. Simple supper to follow. For more details visit www.peace-ing.org.

 

Saturday, September 22

29th Annual Hudson Mohawk Antique Truck Show 
Saratoga County Fairgrounds,
162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa 
8 a.m.
Nearly 300 antique trucks from across New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Canada have participated in the show. Antique trucks range from the 1910s to the 1990s. With new trucks on display from our Corporate Sponsors. Admission is $1 per person, children under 12 are free. A large flea market and swap meet during the show. No pets permitted. Rain or shine.

Community Fall Festival 
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 
149 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Join us for family fun. Games, candy and prizes, kids’ craft projects, food, face painting and more. Celebrate all the fun of fall with this free community event. No admission charge and the festivities are free.

14th Annual Museum Day Live
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum,
250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s fourteenth annual “Museum Day Live,” a National celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two people. One ticket is permitted per email address. For more information call 518-377-2191.

Saratoga 2018 Showcase of Homes
Various locations throughout Saratoga County
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tour the beautiful homes with the latest in high-quality furnishings and fixtures as you explore the latest building techniques and products. Then you can cast your votes for the best homes in the people’s choice awards. The tour continues September 23 and September 29 – 30. Tickets are $20, valid for all six days. Children 12 and under are free. Currently on sale online at www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com. Also available at Adirondack Trust, Saratoga National Bank, Catskill Hudson Bank and Trustco Bank locations; Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa and Queensbury; Roohan Realty in Saratoga Springs; Rebuilding Together Saratoga County - The Store in Ballston Spa; Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Moreau and will be available at any showcase home during tour hours.

Information Meeting: Trip to England
Saratoga Arts Center,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
11:30 a.m.
This tour uses the lens of one of England’s greatest writers to explore some of the finest examples of English heritage.  Using the life and novels of Jane Austen as an inspiration, the tour will take travelers to old-fashioned villages, ancient churches and cathedrals, picturesque country walks, elegant eighteenth-century town buildings, magnificent country houses, and beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit goedventures.com, or call Mary at 607-387-3322.

7th Annual Autumn Leaves Chicken Barbecue
VFW Post 420 Pavilion, 
190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs
2 – 5 p.m.
The menu will include half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll, cole slaw, dessert and cash bar. Cost is $10 per person, take-out or eat in. For tickets or information call Tom or Linda at 518-584-8211. All Proceeds to Benefit Community and Veterans Projects of the Racing City Rotary Club and VFW Post 420 Auxiliary. 

Potluck and Conversation 
Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Measuring our Impact. Reflections on doing good, better with Michael Zanchelli at 7 p.m., from U.S. Institute of Peace. For more details visit www.peace-ing.org.

 

Sunday, September 23

Saratoga Peace Fair and Concert to End Gun Violence
Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 4 p.m.
40 exhibitors, live music, family-friendly activities including an inflatable obstacle course for all ages to think about barriers to peace and fair trade items for sale. Community lunch and conversation 1-2 p.m. for free will donation.  For more details visit www.peace-ing.org.

Taste of Wilton
Gavin Park,
10 Lewis Rd., Saratoga Springs
1 – 4 p.m.
In honor of the Town of Wilton’s Bicentennial year, the Taste of Wilton will showcase a collection of local farms, restaurants, wineries and distilleries under the tent at Gavin Park, rain or shine. Enjoy restaurant tastings utilizing fresh produce from farms paired specifically with them, live music by Larry Hooker, and artisan beverage makers. Food tickets are $1 each. Restaurant samples are priced in food coupons and range from $1 to $6. For more information, visit wiltonbicentennial.com/events/taste-of-wilton.

Auditions for The Elves and the Shoemaker
Malta Community Center, 
1 Bayberry Dr., Malta
6 – 8:30 p.m.
The musical will be performed December 15 and 16. This heartwarming show has a beautiful musical score. Needed are teens, adults and kids (ages 8+) for this exciting show to be performed right in time for the holiday season. Auditions are also on Monday, September 24 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Auditions must be scheduled by contacting Malta’s Artistic Director Elyse Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 518-899-4411, ext. 305.

 

Monday, September 24

Remembering Ryall’s Beach
Waterfront Park,
630 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 2 p.m.
Bring your lunch and lawn chair, your stories, photos and memorabilia. Hosted by Mary Ellen Ryall, descendant of the founder and Mary Ann Fitzgerald, City Historian, 518-587-2358 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Parking is limited, so please car pool. All are welcome.  The Park is free and open to the public. Rain date September 25. www.saratoga-springs.org/583/Waterfront-Park-on-Saratoga-Lake. 

 

Tuesday, September 25

Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words “School Days”
Spring Street Gallery,
110 Spring St. Saratoga Springs
6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Saratoga Immigration Coalition. Stories from immigrant youth in local schools and colleges; the joys and struggles of immigrants and their families in coming to America. Seating is limited. Refreshments. For more details visit www.peace-ing.org.

 

Wednesday, September 26

Inner Peace Through Yoga
Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs
6 p.m.
Join Bonnie Farrelly of the Yoga Mandali studio for restorative yoga and experience deep relaxation and mindfulness. Open to all levels. For more details visit www.peace-ing.org.

 

Thursday, September 27

Lunch and Discussion: Food and Justice
Saratoga Senior Center, 
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Rev. Reilly, of the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church leads discussion. Free lunch by Druthers with donation of non-perishable food.  RSVP required. 518-584-1621. Sponsored by Saratoga Peace Week and the Saratoga Senior Center. For more details visit www.peace-ing.org.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, September 22

American Legion Post 70 Monthly Meeting
34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.

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