Friday, June 23
Solomon Northup Reenactment
The Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m.
Cost is $2 for members and $5 non-members. Come see a live reenactment of former American abolitionist, Solomon Northup, portrayed by performance artist and historian Clifford Oliver. Open discussion to follow. For more information call 518-584-1621.
Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show II
Yaddo Show Grounds, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, through June 25 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The top-level competition attracts many of the country’s best horses and riders to Saratoga Springs. Events begin each day at 8 a.m., with the exception of Saturday, June 24, when events begin at 7:30 am. Admission is free and open to the public. Last day of events is June 25.For more information, call 518-580-5632.
“History, Legends, Lore and More” – Guided Walking Tour 2017 Season
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m.
A 90-minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters that helped make Saratoga what it is. This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while providing an opportunity to sip the famous mineral waters as you stroll through Victorian Congress Park. Rain or shine. No tours on Sundays. Cost is $8 adults, children under 12 are free. No registration required. For more information, call 518-587-3241. Tours on Saturday, June 24 and Friday, June 30.
Saturday, June 24
Yaddo Garden Tours
Yaddo Gardens, Main fountain, near entrance gate to garden, 11 a.m.
Yaddo Garden Tours will be held every Saturday and Sunday until September 2 and 3. Also on Tuesdays during racing season. No tour on Traver’s Day. Tours of Garden only include sharing the history of the Trask Family, the Mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed. Tours last about one hour, cost is $10 per person. Special guided docent-led tours of the Yaddo gardens can be arranged at a date and time convenient for your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.Yaddo.org for more information.
Ride Along With History
Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Saratoga Spa State Park to celebrate the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State with “Woman on a Wheel,” a history ride program. Guest historian Kjirsten Gustavson will visit the site in her reproduction 1890s bicycle costume to talk about the impact of the bike on women’s social status in the years before the vote. After a short discussion, visitors will be invited to jump on their own bikes to join Ms. Gustavson on a 30 minute trip. Lemonade and treats will be served at the ride’s end. Call 518-584-2000 to reserve your spot. Price is $5 per adult and $1 per child. Children fourteen years and younger are required to wear a helmet.
Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 42, Stillwater, 10 a.m.
Join park naturalist Linda White by the flagpole in the visitor center parking lot at 10am and caravan to special places in the park to see blooming flowers, plants, and migratory birds. Please bring water and insect repellent and wear sturdy shoes. Event cancelled if raining.
Sunday, June 25
Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion
Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. 6 p.m.
Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read the book. . This month’s book is The Power of Decision by Raymond Charles Barker. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Monday, June 26
The Elephant in the Room: Climate Change as a Top National Security Threat
Saratoga United Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27
Saratoga Pop Warner Information Night
H Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
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 are a partiipating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Meetings are held on the 4th Friday at 7 as follows: Feb., March, Oct., and Nov. at Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse on Washington St. in Ballston Spa; April, May, June and Sept. at Halfmoon Town Hall on Lower Newtown Rd. in Halfmoon. Anyone interested in learnnig more about After The Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook, visit www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571
Concert: Terell Stafford Quintet
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 8 p.m.
Part of the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For reservations go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel
For more information call 518-580-5321.
Wednesday, June 28
Cancer Support Group
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m.
The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional and spiritual issues, among others. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working with people who have cancer for over 12 years, leading support groups, mindfulness based stress reduction programs and spiritual retreats. Call Pierre at 413-992-7012 to register and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Free and open to all.
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu includes: Soup, Antipasto salad, Fettuccine Alfredo, baked ziti, chicken riggies, meatballs,
Italian sausage and peppers, garlic bread and butter, dessert, coffee, 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.
Thursday, June 29
Free Concert in the Park
Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is proud to once again present its free Concerts in the Park series. This week’s featured concert is the Ballston Spa Community Band.
Concert: Skidmore Jazz All-Stars
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 8 p.m.
Featuring Jon Faddis (trumpet), Jimmy Greene (tenor saxophone), Michael Dease (trombone), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Vic Juris (guitar), Rufus Reid (bass) and Dennis Mackrel (drums).
$8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For tickets go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel For more information call 518-580-5321.