September 22

Friday, September 22

Explore Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail

Route 29, Saratoga Springs

10 – 11 a.m. | Explore some of Saratoga Plan’s Trails with Wilton Wildlife Preserve. Also, exploring this trail on September 23 and September 29. Registration is suggested. To sign up call 518-450-0321, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at 

Friday Night Arts Market

Beekman Street Art District, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m.

Galleries and shops open with refreshments, visiting artists, craft demonstrations, live music, and ice cream! (Weather permitting/rain will cancel).

Saturday, September 23

Ballston Spa Birdhouse Sale

Held at the Elks Lodge,
10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $20 per birdhouse, cash or checks, no credit cards. Rain or shine. Contact Mark at 518-742-6355 with questions.

Sons of ITAM Chicken BBQ

ITAM 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon – 4 p.m.
Hamburger/Hot Dogs & Salad served from noon – 4 p.m. Chicken BBQ, baked potato, and corn on the Cob served at 4 p.m. Tickets $20 per person. 

Community Rummage Sale and Savory Soups

Charlton Freehold Church,
768 Charlton Rd., Charlton

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Need to make some space – get rid of things you don’t use? Put up your items for sale to become somebody else’s treasure. Rent a table and space for $15. For information or to make a reservation call 518-399-2873 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Savory Soups: Stop and choose from a selection of savory soups to take home and enjoy on this first day of Fall.

Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest 

Saratoga Springs City Center Parking Garage, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will present the 2023 Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest. This is a free and fun-for-all-ages event. Growers from all over the state and the Northeast bring the biggest pumpkins from their harvest and compete for the coveted title of “Heaviest Pumpkin of the Year.”

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Notre Dame Visitation Church, 18 Pearl St., Schuylerville | 4 p.m. 

$10 per plate includes spaghetti, salad, meatballs, bread, beverages, and brownies for dessert. Tickets will be on sale before and after masses in church at the Parish Office or call Pete Healy 518-421-2956, Lois Patrick 518-695-3385, Bonnie Merrill 518-695-3972, and Patty Patrick Henry 518-316-9726. 

Drive-Thru Chicken & Biscuit Dinner

Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 4:30 – 7 p.m. Our dinner is made from scratch with chicken breast, country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real mashed potatoes, a vegetable, cranberry sauce and two large homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Ticket prices: Adults – $12; Children under 12 – $9. Only 350 dinners will be sold. Call 518-885-4794 to make reservations. Leave your name, telephone number and the number of adult and/or children tickets you would like to reserve. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order. 

Sunday, September 24

Breakfast Buffet

ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m. 

Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, etc. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children $5 (10 & under), Children under 5 free. Take out orders $12. 

2023 New York Invasive Species Expo

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs | The Expo will be hosted within the unique, historic architecture of beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park and will be open to the public with no cost for general attendance. Sessions will be centered around the overall theme; Reflect, adapt, Evolve. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what’s been accomplished so far in the field of invasive species management, learn about the innovative ways we can adapt in unprecedented times, and discuss how we can evolve to confront challenges moving into the future.

Autumn Sunday Stroll – “Wealth and Wellness: Franklin Square”

Meet at the northwest corner of Division St. and Railroad Pl, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.

Stroll leader Carrie Woerner, Assemblywoman and former Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Executive Director will highlight historic Franklin Square, Saratoga’s oldest residential neighborhood. Today it is a veritable showcase of American architectural history. All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours are limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance. If tickets are still available the day of the tour, they can be purchased at the tour’s meeting location. The cost is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Foundation members with stroll passes need to contact the Foundation’s office to book their tour.

11th Bug’s Boston Terrier Parade

Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. 

All donations benefit Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue.

Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale 

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. -3 p.m. | Free admission. Over 40 vendors, great parking, crafts galore, and lunch. Lots of shopping with jewelry, body lotions, clothing, as well as household items, knitted, crocheted, and hand-made items, food treats, antiques and vintage items, horseshoe décor, and just about anything you can imagine. New vendors sign-up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to local charities. 8’ table and chairs $15; Call Debbie at 518-885-6506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or to sign up for a table(s).

Monday, September 25

Caricature Demonstration

Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd. Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m.

SSAS will be hosting a free “caricature demonstration” by artist Phil Singer, a professional caricature artist and considered one of the best in the area. He always draws a crowd at weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, company picnics, colleges, and festivals. He is also the lead horror effects artist at Six Flags in Lake George and has created special effects for local independent films. Visit his website at: This demonstration is free and open to the public. For more information visit:

Tuesday, September 26

History Center Historian’s Tour – Waterford 1810-1880

Russ Vandervoort, Waterford Town Historian will lead a walking tour of downtown Waterford, describing local landmarks and influential residents who lived there in the mid-19th century Registration must be made in advance at A suggested donation of $10 per registration (individuals, couples, or families) will support the programs of the History Center and a not-for-profit organization chosen by the tour leaders. Specific directions and parking locations will be provided to registrants in advance of the tour dates.

After the Fire Monthly Meeting

Halfmoon Town Hall, Lower Newtown Rd., Halfmoon | 7 p.m.

After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Volunteers Needed – Anyone interested in learning more or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook or at, or leave a message at 518-435-4571.

Wednesday, September 27

Academy for Lifelong Learning Trivia with WNYT’s Chris Onorato

Artisanal Brew Works, 617 Maple Ave. (Rte 9) Saratoga Springs | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | $10 per person. Academy for Lifelong Learning invites you to join us as a team or an individual. Raffles conducted with prizes for the winners. Enjoy delicious Artisanal food and beverages. Registration is by mail. To receive a form, email Academy Executive Director, Jeff Shinaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-290-6988.

Salisbury Steak Dinner Take-out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Salisbury steak, mushroom burgundy gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. $15 per dinner. (Cash only). 

Galway Photography Club

Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m. This month, Bill Trojan, owner of WATPHOTO, who will speak about life as a professional photographer and photojournalist. Anyone interested in photography regardless of their level of experience is encouraged to attend these relaxed and friendly gatherings. For more information contact: Dave Waite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trivia Night at Brookside Museum 

21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

6 – 9 p.m. | Saratoga County History Center invites you to join us for Trivia Night. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Show your knowledge, have fun with friends, learn from other people, and maybe even win prizes. There will be a 50-50 raffle as well. Light refreshments will be served. Mark Hersh is our experienced host and question master with an assortment of engaging topics. (Not everything will be local history, so don’t be put off). Come on your own or come with a group. Hope to see you there! Register at

Thursday, September 28

Pattern and Mandala Drawing Workshop

Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa

6 p.m. | If you can draw a line or a squiggle, you can draw a mandala. Join Betsy Seplowitz, Nourish owner, for a mandala drawing workshop. This is a benefit event for BSPL’s capital campaign, Funding Our Future: Brick by Brick and Book by Book. The cost to attend is $25 per person. This exciting opportunity is open to people ages 8 and up, limit 25. Registration is required. Please call 518-885-5022 or stop in to reserve your spot. 

Free Acrylic / Oil Painting Class

Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway, presents a free class in acrylic and/or oil painting plus October 5 and October 12 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tim LaFave teaches “Painting Fast and Loose” for ages 15 and up. Participants will supply their own materials for this 3-session class and will work from still life or from their own subjects. Tim will demonstrate painting techniques for the class and help the students as they require. Class size is limited to 8 participants and registration is required at 518-882-6385. More information about all library programs may be found at

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