Glens Falls 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 until Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Queensbury Campus
Join SUNY Adirondack for Instant Admission Week from August 18 - 22 for students interested in taking classes in the Fall 2014 Semester.
When: Today until Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls
Cost: $50 for non-members; $45 for members
Art activities conducted outside and in the art studio will introduce young artists to drawing,painting and sculpting techniques. Students may register for both Session I and Session II.
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: Today until Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Fort staff for a rare look inside the building where the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga began and learn about the exciting new research that is challenging long-held assumptions about the building's past. Tours begin at 1:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tour duration is about an hour and a half once we assemble at the Pavilion.
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: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 until Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Wiawaka Holiday House on Lake George
Cost: Weekend with Meals, Accommodations and all Yoga and SUP Instructions and Classes - $590.
Bring your spirit, bathing suit, and yoga mat for a weekend SUP Yoga Retreat at Wiawaka Holiday House nestled in the beauty of the Adirondacks on Lake George. Set your spirit free while learning Stand Up Paddling (SUP) or honing your SUP skills. Balance and apply these SUP skills as you add yoga to your board. Connect with your spirit with three yoga classes on land and four SUP classes, including two SUP Yoga classes.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 until Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Where: Wiawaka
Cost: $275 for accommodations, meals and workshop. $35 for workshop only
During this weekend course, students will be given the tools to begin to tell their own stories. Thinking and writing about our lives are powerful activities of discovery. We will consider ways to begin and events to include in the writing of memoir. Our group will share writings and ideas in a safe and helpful environment. Memoir is a valuable gift we can create for ourselves and posterity.
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: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Wiawaka Holiday House on Lake George
Cost: $13 for workshop only or season pass holders
Learn the five elements that go into a mystery novel. Create your own detective, murder off people and get even with your enemies without fear of arrest in this workshop that breaks down the mystery of mystery writing. Bring paper and pen/pencil or computer so you can create your very own murder and mayhem. Kemp is the author of five historical mysteries featuring two nosy Puritan detectives.
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 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $65 per person.
Climb aboard Fort Ticonderoga's ground transportation to approach the tactical challenges faced by generals like Abercromby, Burgoyne, Amherst, and Gates. Play out their decisions as you tour the historic hills surrounding Ticonderoga and place yourself in their shoes to see if they played their hands well as they vied for this Key to the Continent. Beginning from Fort Ticonderoga itself, travel out to the French Lines, the great 1758 battlefield. Tour the site of the sawmill, where key decisions were made in 1758 and 1759.
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 | 10:30 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: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $40 per person
Spend an intimate evening exploring Fort Ticonderoga's past as our museum staff guide you through the Fort recounting the many unexplained events experienced by staff and visitors over the past 100 years. Advanced reservations required. Site opens at 7:30 pm and the tour will promptly begin at 8:00 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. $40 per person. This tour is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking.
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 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Richards Library, 36 Elm Street, Warrensburg
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Warrensburg Office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company will host a free "Teach Children to Save" financial literacy event for children at Richards Library. The program is geared toward kindergarten through second-grade students, but all ages are welcome to attend. Teach Children to Save is a national program of the American Bankers Association Educational Foundation which emphasizes the basic principles of using money wisely. Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company has been a Teach Children to Save partner for six years, delivering lessons to thousands of local students.
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: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person
From puny pocket pistols to massive siege cannons and mortars, explore the legendary guns of Ticonderoga. In the twilight of the North Country summer, experience the stories of some of Fort Ticonderoga's most famous cannons. Hear the roar of muskets and cannons as their explosive muzzle flashes and lights up the night sky. Advanced reservations required. Site opens at 7:30 pm and the tour will promptly begin at 8:00 pm.
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: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 New York 9L, Lake George
BRANCH MEETING WITH POTLUCK SUPPER AND PROGRAM. The evening will start at 5:00 pm for social time and an optional tour of Wiawaka, followed by the potluck dinner at 5:45 pm. Please bring your own table service and a dish for the buffet. The program will begin at 7:00 pm. Dianne Shugrue, CEO and President, Glens Falls Hospital, will speak on "The Changing Face of Healthcare." Prospective members are welcome. Membership special: new members may join during this meeting at a discounted rate of $45.50 for local, state and national AAUW membership. Contact us for more information.
When: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Fort Ticonderoga presents Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga. Homeschool groups are invited to join us for a day exclusively reserved for them. Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for homeschool families.
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 Sun, May 24, 2015 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: City Park Glens Falls
Cost: 0
Come and join Glens Falls and over 400 cities around the world in the global march to unite and fight for FOOD FREEDOM! Many of our food choices are hiding genetically modified ingredients that are unlabeled and have been proven to cause ill effects on those who have consumed them. Become aware of GMO's in your food! Learn how by supporting local and organic resources we can support the health of our community and our land. We will uncover the truth of the destructive power that Monsanto has on ourselves and our environment.
When: Today until Sun, Sep 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: The Hyde Collection Art Museum
Cost: Members: Free; General Admission: $8; Seniors (60+) & students: $6; Children 12 & under: Free; Active duty U.S. military and
This exhibition will feature twenty wall-mounted steel sculptures, illustrating the development of a conceptual idea, by the contemporary artist Larry Kagan. An exhibiting artist whose work has been collected and shown by museums and galleries worldwide, Kagan is also a faculty member of the art department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
When: Today until Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Where: Rear of Lake George Village Visitor Center, Beach Road
Cost: Adults $17; Seniors $15; Youth (13-17) $10; children 12 and under FREE with paid adult
Historic walking tours of Lake George Village cover the lake's original formation and its importance throughout the forming of our nation-specifically the French & Indian and American Revolution. Learn and see things not found on typical tourist information guides and brochures!
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 Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Where: Lake George Village
Cost: Reservations Required - $15/adults; $14/seniors; $9/youth under 18
Find out what makes Lake George so special! Learn about Lake George ecology, geologic history, animals, lake protection efforts and more. On board, you'll enjoy a hands-on adventure and learn all about Lake George water quality. You will find out what makes Lake George unique. You'll measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, and test pH and temperature. You'll find out if Lake George is healthy, and what you can do to help keep it that way.
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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