Friday, October 5
Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens
Yaddo, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
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 one hour. 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.
Butterflies and Bowties
National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Concert by Ariel Quartet
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs
Tickets $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For ticket information, call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel.
Saturday, October 6
Falling Leaves 5K Run and Kids Fun Run
Kelley Park, Near Village Pool, Ballston Spa
Registration $30 day of race. The charity of choice again this year is the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition, with the funds earmarked for the two houses for homeless veterans in Ballston. All registered participants have the chance to win one of the many gift cards donated by local businesses. More information and registration forms can be accessed at www.ballstonspaumchurch.org/falling-leaves-5k-run.html.
4th International Flavorfeast
Various Restaurants, Downtown Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feast on flavors from a variety of countries including France, China, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and America. The Saratoga International Flavorfeast is a celebration of the worldly culinary styles that give this area its unique flair. It presents a feast for the senses and reflects the multicultural diversity of the Region. Authentic dishes from foreign lands with something for everyone. Admission to Flavorfeast is free, where you can sample international dishes from various participating restaurants in downtown Saratoga Springs for $1 a sample. For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.saratogaflavorfeast.com.
13th Annual Angel Names Association Memorial Walk
Saratoga State Spa Park, Saratoga Springs
Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale and Exhibition
Maple Ridge, 172 State Rte 372, Cambridge
Noon – 5 p.m.
The show opens with a wine and cheese reception. Admission is $10 per person. The gallery is also open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday free of charge. This year’s exhibition features the work of 60 artists. Landscapes for Landsake is the region’s largest art buying event of the season and ASA’s largest fundraiser of the year. Artists donate 50 percent of their proceeds to support ASA’s farmland conservation work. For a preview of the works for sale, visit ASA on Facebook, Instagram or on the ASA website at www.agstewardship.org.
Path Through History
Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
A program celebrating women’s suffrage from 1848 to 1920. Guests will learn about the issues at stake in the long fight for women’s rights, and how local women (suffragists and anti-suffragists) participated in the fight. Chapman Museum Educator Kim Harvish will present a program enriched by the theater and music performances of Sandi Rhodes, Patricia Dolton and Frieda Toth. The suggested donation for the program is $5 per person.
Sunday, October 7
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $9, Children 5 - 12 $8, Under 5 free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
“The Way We Were” Car Show
Front Street, Ballston Spa
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check out the hundreds of cars and trucks on display, and enjoy the live music, vendors and downtown businesses. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Avenue past the Old Iron Springs to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. In addition to food and merchandise vendors, the show will again feature a “Kids Zone,” located by the Old Iron Springs. The event is free to spectators. Vehicle exhibitors can register for $20 the day of show. All proceeds will benefit BSBPA community activities and efforts.
Fall Clearance Sale
Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, 116 Broad St., Schuylerville
A store wide 50 percent off Fall Clearance Sale will run from October. 7 - 13. Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop is a not-for-profit shop that gives back to the community. For more information, please call the shop at 518-695-4640.
Monday, October 8
Saratoga Veterans Chorus
American Legion Post 70, 34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
7 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9
Local Magicians Meeting
S. W. Pitts Hose Co., 226 Old Loudon Rd., Latham
The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24 monthly meeting. We welcome all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be performance, history, collecting or entertainment to join us for a fun evening. For more information about our organization, visit www.sam24.synthasite.com.
Wednesday, October 10
Senior’s Questions & Concerns
Saratoga Eagle, 45 Duplainville Rd., Saratoga Springs
10 – 11:30 a.m.
An opportunity to meet with and ask questions of Mayor Meg Kelly, Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin, Public Works Commissioner Skip Scirocco and Senior Center Director Lois Celeste. This is the third in a series of neighborhood meetings organized by the Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee. For more information go to www.saratoga-springs.org/261/Senior-Advisory-Committee or call 518-681-7530.
Baked Ham, Chicken and Biscuit Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup, salad, baked ham, chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, 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 History Roundtable Program
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Rd., Ballston Spa
Precedent-setting legal cases that originated in Saratoga County; Each of these cases increased the rights of citizens to seek and obtain court protection. Presenters will be John Cromie, local attorney, Sam McKenzie, research volunteer at Brookside, and Charles Hogan, former editor of the Ballston Journal. Attendees are encouraged to question the presenters on these decisions and their impact on current legal cases.
Thursday, October 11
Korean War Veterans’ Association Luncheon
Home Front Cafe, 192 Main St., Altamont
All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. Directions: Go to the end of the Northway South, turn right onto Rt. 20 West for six miles and turn left onto Altamont Rd. Proceed South, past the fairgrounds and the restaurant is a short distance on the right. Please call reservations in to hosts Roger and Terry Calkins by October 9, 518-584-3037
Rebuilding Together Annual Fundraiser Dinner
Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs
5:30 – 9 p.m.