Saratoga Events for August 21, 2014 - September 05, 2014 : Educational

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When: Today until Thu, Aug 21, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation, this week-long course for teachers takes a hands-on approach to learning about the lives of Continental soldiers. Crew a bateau, cook up rations, help construct a soldiers' hut, create a knapsack, and spend a night in garrison in the Soldiers' Barracks
When: Today | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa
Cost: $20, registration is required two days in advance
Learn the procedures for safely canning low-acid foods, such as vegetables and meats, in a pressure ?canner. In this hands-on workshop you will can green beans, and learn about the different types of pressure canners. Participants will take home a jar of canned green beans.
When: Today | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio 272 Saratoga Rd Glenville
Cost: $35
This class will step stringing up to the next level. Different materials are used to complete this project, than the stringing project in Basic Beading 101. This is a beautiful necklace that if time permits, we could make a pair of earrings to match. All materials included. Photo with glass beads shows how the look of necklace can vary depending on beads used.?
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Where: Saratoga Race Track, 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join us at the community Outreach Booth for a special day at the track.
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Front Steps of Canfield Casino, Congress Park
Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members
Join Charlie Kuenzel and Dave Patterson, owners of Saratoga Tours LLC, as they provide an educational and entertaining stroll through historic Congress Park. From the early springs and landscape architecture to the Canfield Casino and Spencer Trask Memorial, the park is a wonderful spot to explore many facets of Saratoga history. Buy 4 tours and get 1 FREE!
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When: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
When: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio 272 Saratoga Rd Glenville
Cost: $35
Celebrate summer with a painting under the guidance of painter, Noreen Powell. No experience is necessary. We will be using acrylic paint on canvas. I will teach a wet in wet method of painting, using an 11x14" canvas.
When: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street
Cost: $7 members/$10 non-members
Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, will give a talk and slide presentation on the rustic style of architecture typified in the classic Great Camps of New York State's Adirondack Park. Often constructed with natural materials, these buildings remain harmonious with the rugged Adirondack landscape and are historic testaments to their builders from the late 19th century.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: Tiny Tots Tea Room
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Usborne and Kane Miller books story hour at Tiny Tots Tea Room. Enjoy stories and songs, a different featured book every week. A limited cash and carry selection will be available. All ages welcome. FREE. Join our BINGO game to win great prizes. Winners every week! Please register by calling Tiny Tots Tea Room: (518) 348-1050
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio 272 Saratoga Rd Glenville
Cost: $30
PIZZA & PAINT Separate classes for teens & for kids ages 5 and up Two hour club that includes lunch We will explore a variety of media Education of art principles Typically runs around $30 per guest
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When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Botanicals~ 80 Henry Street
Cost: $35
Join Debra Manor, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and teacher for this informational and hands on workshop on how to make aromatherapy massage oils. Learn about the different qualities of oils and essential oils used for pain.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio 272 Saratoga Rd Glenville
Cost: $40
Do you have a digital camera but have no idea how to use it? Do you desire to take 'better' pictures of your children or grandchildren? This 2 hour class is designed for any individual who said yes to either of these questions...moms, dads, grandparents, teens, etc. In this class you will learn the basics of photography including.... *how your camera works ?*camera modes *exposure *focus/depth of field *resolution *file formats *additional equipment (batteries, lenses, etc) We will have lots time in between instruction to play so please bring your DSLR camera, manual and a notebook with you. Be ready to snap, smile, and study!
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio 272 Saratoga Rd Glenville
Cost: $30
PIZZA & PAINT FOR KIDS: This club is 2 hours long and typically runs every other week. We will be utilizing a variety of media, as well as exploring sensory and texture activities as we produce artistic creations. Kids are encouraged to discover their own unique personalities as they create. The club includes pizza & soda/water.
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa
Cost: $20, registration is required two days in advance
Learn about different pickling processes including quick and brined pickles and techniques for making a crisp pickle. Will also discuss the process of fermentation. Participants will take home a jar of pickled vegetable.
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio 272 Saratoga Rd Glenville
Cost: $45
Using several types of beads, specific materials and finishing techniques, we will work step by step to create this beautifully woven bracelet. You will be amazed at how it comes together. Wear it home and be proud of what you have accomplished. $10.00 supply fee
When: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Tour will meet at: SW Corner of Spring and Circular Streets
Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members
Queen Annes: Circular Street & Union Avenue. Linda Trela will tour the area formerly home to the Young Women's Industrial Club of Saratoga, which would later become Skidmore College. Learn more about Skidmore's early days and the Queen Annes along Union Avenue.Buy 4 tours and get 1 FREE!
When: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Where: Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
New York Times bestselling author - and romance superstar - Susan Elizabeth Phillips will read from her new novel - a book packed with her sassy wit and dazzling charm.
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When: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
When: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
"Since 1887: Saratoga's Police Department By 1887, Saratoga Springs had grown to a point where a police department was needed to ensure law and order. An act of the State Legislature created the Saratoga Springs police department on April 26th of that year, and on June 1st, eight men marked their first official work day in the new department. Come hear Saratoga Springs' Police Chief Greg Veitch talk about this unique part of our city's history. The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is a monthly, hour-long program presented in partnership by the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs Public Library. This event is conducted in the Dutcher Community Room located on the main floor of the library. This program is free and open to the public and begins promptly at noon. Tea and coffee are provided. For more information please contact the Visitor Center at 518-587-3241.
When: Today until Wed, Dec 31, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 11 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY
Cost: $65 per/person
Adirondack Health & Safety N.E.LLC 518-792-6146 for single rates. Group rates available- In office classes available upon availablity and scheduling. ASHI, AHA
When: Today until Thu, Aug 21, 2014
The Tang Teaching Museum’s traveling program to libraries will feature a hands-on art project in keeping with the libraries’ science theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”
When: Today until Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Skidmore College Saisselin Art Center
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents a series of seven Family Saturday programs to accompany the work in our exhibitions this summer. Held these Saturdays — July 12, 19 and 26, and August 2, 9, 16 and 23 — the programs include a brief tour followed by a hands-on art activity, with all materials provided. The programs run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, and are free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational. Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. You may sign up for each program up to one week in advance. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 580-8080. July 12 — Glittering Geodes We will look at and discuss Erika Verzutti’s geode-like sculptures in her solo exhibition Mineral, then make our own geodes out of Model Magic clay, beads and more, inspired by her work. July 19 — Graphic Alphabets We will look at Kay Rosen’s huge painting Wanderful! painted directly on the wall in I was a double, then create whimsical graphic art using alphabet stamps and stencils for imagery. Note: This is a drop-in event, 1-4 PM, no reservations required. July 26 — Geometry with Pizzazz Inspired by Stanley Whitney’s irregular grid paintings (Untitled), and Regina Bogat’s diamond-shaped paintings (Fusaro) in I was a double, we will create geometric collages out of a variety of bright and sparkling materials. Aug. 2 — Abstract Sculpture ** CANCELED ** After discussing Beverly Semmes’s ceramic sculptures such as Cake in her solo exhibition Beverly Semmes: FRP, we will create abstract sculptures out of pipe-cleaners (chenille stems), using the shapes of hers as inspiration. Aug. 9 — Puppets with Wild Hair After looking at and discussing Jeff Sonhouse’s surprising portraits in his solo exhibition Jeff Sonhouse: Slow Motion, we will be inspired by his use of color, pattern and unexpected materials in creating our puppets. Hint: Curly chenille will be plentiful! Aug. 16 — Make a Mini Sofa Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have created a new seating installation of custom couches for our exhibition I was a double. We will make whimsical mini-sofas and chairs inspired by their work. Aug. 23 — Form and Color Ruth Vollmer’s colorful and translucent Plexiglas sculpture Intersecting Ovals in I was a double will be the inspiration for our sculptural work of intersecting shapes.
When: Today until Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Tang also offers children ages 5 and older a chance to express their creativity in the museum through its Family Saturdays programs. These free programs use current exhibitions as a starting point to give children (and their adult companions) the opportunity to express their creativity in fun and inspiring ways.
When: Today until Fri, Sep 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs City Center
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The City Center’s lobby is filled with several local treasures for residents and visitors to enjoy this summer. Currently on display are the Saratoga En Pointe ballet shoes and the “Saratoga Surrender” bronze on loan from the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. The newest edition to the space is a harness racing exhibit from the Saratoga Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Admission in free.
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When: Today until Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
When: Today until Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Children's Museum at Saratoga is excited to be attending the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm during August (located in red tent, across from market shed). Come stop by to learn about health and nutrition through fun and educational activities sponsored by The Saratoga Lions Club. Enjoy new topics and activities each week!
When: Today | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join us for this fun program in which we explore the ways science is all around us with a cool new theme each week!
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Cost: Free with Museum Admission ($6 per person, under 1 is free)
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join us for our newest weekly program, Busy Bees!
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join us for this fun program in which we explore the ways science is all around us with a cool new theme each week!
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Cost: Free with Museum Admission ($6 per person, under 1 is free)
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join us for our newest weekly program, Busy Bees!

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