Calendar

Sep
18
Thu
Adirondack Balloon Festival @ Glens Falls, NY and Queensbury, NY
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day
Adirondack Balloon Festival @ Glens Falls, NY and Queensbury, NY
Thursday, September 18, 2014
EVENTS AT CRANDALL PARK, GLENS FALLS, NY
4:30-6:30 pm Musical Performance by the Stony Creek Band
5 pm Opening Ceremonies
5:15 pm Launch of up to 20 balloons and tethered balloon rides
6-9:30 pm City of Glens Falls Block Party featuring walk-about balloon, balloon baskets on display, car show, and kid’s activities!
Friday, September 19, 2014
EVENTS AT FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT, QUEENSBURY, NY
3pm Gates Open, Craft Fair hosted by ZONTA, kid’s activities and Food Vendors open for business
5pm Balloon Launch – 80+ balloons including special shapes
Saturday, September 20, 2014

EVENTS AT FLOYD BENNET MEMORIAL AIRPORT, QUEENSBURY, NY

5-11am “Big Balloon Breakfast” – Airport Hangar  $8.00 adults, $6.00 seniors
6am-7pm Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair hosted by ZONTA with 30+ vendors
Kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall and aircraft static display!
6:30am Flight of up to 100 Balloons
10am Bicycle Tour of airport sponsored by Warren County Safe and Quality Bicycling Organization
2 – 4:45 pm Local Band performances
5pm Flight of 100 Balloons
8pm “LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT”- MOONGLOW FEATURING 20+ BALLOONS BRING YOUR FLASHLIGHTS!!
Sunday, September 21, 2014

EVENTS AT FLOYD BENNET MEMORIAL AIRPORT, QUEENSBURY, NY

5am-11am “Big Balloon Breakfast” – Airport Hanger $8.00 adults, $6.00 seniors
6am- 12pm Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair hosted by ZONTA with 30+ vendors, kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, and aircraft display!
6:30am “Walter’s Mass Ascension” simultaneous Flight of up to 100 Balloons
8am Catholic Mass in the Entertainment tent
9am Protestant Sunday Service in the Entertainment tent
2pm- 5pm Jonathan Newell Band performs (at Crandall Park)
5pm Launch of 20+ Balloons (at Crandall Park)
Preschool Chefs: Lemon Cornmeal Sandwich Cookies @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Chefs: Lemon Cornmeal Sandwich Cookies @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe

Kids love sandwich cookies and here’s their chance to actually make them! In this class we’ll be mixing, rolling, and baking perfect lemon cookies. While they’re in the oven, we’ll make a wonderful cream cheese filling. And finally…..we’ll fill, assemble and (proudly) snack on our own delicious creations!

This class is great for kids ages 3-5; all kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission free). $20/ child. Register below using our secure online store or give us a call at (518) 306 4900.

How’s the Health of Geyser Creek? @ Saratoga Spa State Park
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm
How’s the Health of Geyser Creek? @ Saratoga Spa State Park

Help test the water quality of Geyser Creek and learn about the interesting critters that live there. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Expectant Parents’ Evening @ Saratoga Hospital
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm
Expectant Parents’ Evening @ Saratoga Hospital | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Expectant Parents’ Evening at Saratoga Hospital

7:00 – 9:00 pm — Take a guided tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and get general information about your options for birth at Saratoga Hospital.

Speaker: Tisha Graham, ICCE
Location: Saratoga Hospital Conference Room C

This program is offered on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and includes a guided tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and general information about your options for birth at Saratoga Hospital.

Couples taking a childbirth class (either the all-day Saturday Childbirth Class, or the four-day Childbirth Preparation class) need not attend, as a tour is included.

We welcome participants who are considering where to give birth, as well as those who are giving birth at Saratoga Hospital for the first time. This class is free and open to the public.

Call HealthSource at 518-580-2450 or 866-580-2450 (toll free)

View the SaratogaMama Childbirth Resources page here!

Sep
19
Fri
Mini Monets Preschool Art Class @ Arts and Glass
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am
Mini Monets Preschool Art Class @ Arts and Glass

Join us as we read “The Rainbow Fish” and make our own fish dishes using magic stickers and other fun tools!
Once painted, Arts & Glass will glaze and fire your plates and have them ready for pick up the following week.  Our washable paint is easy to use and becomes permanent after firing.  Plate will be food-safe so you can actually use it!  Ages 6 and under accompanied by adult.  Now with two days so you can pick which works best for your schedule!  $16 +tax

Kids Night Out: Ninja Turtles Dunk Mugs @ Arts and Glass
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids Night Out: Ninja Turtles Dunk Mugs  @ Arts and Glass

Ages 6+ Drop-off program
Cowabunga dudes!  We’ll be using magic stickers to help make these fantastic cookies & milk mugs.  Make a Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo face–or create your own ninja turtle!  Of course we’ll also be enjoying the turtles’ favorite food–pizza.  $26+ tax

Menu Planning for Busy Families @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Menu Planning for Busy Families @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe

With soccer, dance, piano, girl scouts, karate lessons most days of the week, is it even possible to get a home cooked meal on the table? YES, we truly believe it IS! In this special class, Chef- instructor and busy mom, Shannon, will show you how to get yourself organized in the kitchen. Shannon has some great tips and ideas for getting more (amazing and delicious) from-scratch meals on your dinner table. If she can do it, you can too!

This Lecture-style class is FREE; pre-registration is required.

Register below using our secure online store or give us a call at (518) 306 4900.

Star Party at Camp Saratoga @ Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm

Join the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and our friends from Albany Area Amateur Astronomers, Inc. as we study the night sky in all of its beauty. We will have telescopes available for gazing and will also be learning some of the constellations in our night sky. Please bring a blanket to lay on the ground and dress appropriately for the weather, it gets chilly at night! The rain date for this event is Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 pm in the same location. Preregistration is required by Wednesday, September 17.

Sep
20
Sat
Zumba Kids at Gavin Park @ Gavin Park
Sep 20 @ 6:00 am

Perfect for our younger Zumba fans, Gavin Park is now offering Zumba Kids classes! Zumba Kids features kid-friendly routines based on the wildly popular Latin inspired dance fitness program. Kids 4-12 can be active while jamming out to their favorite music! Its fitness made fun!

Classes will run each Saturday from September 20th, through October 25th. Zumba Kids Jr. for ages 4-7 will be from 10:00-10:30am, and Zumba Kids for ages 8-12 will be from 10:45-11:30am. Cost for Wilton Residents is $40, Saratoga Springs School District Residents is $50, and $55 for all others.

Come join the party! Pre-registration is required. (Sorry, no “drop ins” allowed.) Space is limited and registration ends September 18th. Don’t miss out….register now! To register, just dance your way down to Gavin Park, or visit us online at www.townofwilton.com/departments/parks-and-recreation. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455.

Kicks for Kids Toddler Soccer Classes @ Sportsplex of Halfmoon
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We offer toddler soccer classes for children ages 2-5 years old. Our Fall session has open enrollment and runs through November 1.

Mini Monets Preschool Art Class @ Arts and Glass
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am
Mini Monets Preschool Art Class  @ Arts and Glass

Join us as we read “The Rainbow Fish” and make our own fish dishes using magic stickers and other fun tools!
Once painted, Arts & Glass will glaze and fire your plates and have them ready for pick up the following week.  Our washable paint is easy to use and becomes permanent after firing.  Plate will be food-safe so you can actually use it!  Ages 6 and under accompanied by adult.  Now with two days so you can pick which works best for your schedule!  $16 +tax

Celebrate Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play at The Children’s Museum! @ The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Celebrate Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play at The Children’s Museum! @ The Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Celebrate nickelodeon’s worldwide Day of Play with us at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, where learning and play go hand in hand! Enjoy ½ price admission and a day full of special activities!
Activities to include:
– Exercise Activities with Go Kids from 12:30am to 3pm
– Self-guided scavenger hunts throughout the museum
– Special Autumn Story Art Program at 1pm in our art room
– What’s Inside Me with Stuffee Program at 2:30pm in our art room (enjoy a healthy snack while learning about health & nutrition).
– Roller Coaster Building from 10am-12pm in our art room

Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Celebrate the City Center’s 30th Birthday @ Saratoga Springs City Center
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 20 – Family Fun Day

10am-10pm

Fun for the whole family, for the entire day! Start at the Farmers’ Market and see a Kids Cook Off, climb the National Guard’s rock wall, bounce in a house, ride a pony, interact with a petting zoo, explore public service emergency vehicles and meet service personnel, listen to popular tunes, create artwork, eat ice cream, bring your blanket and lawn chair to  watch Despicable Me 2 on the street at dusk under the open sky!

Free and open to the public. Let’s “Bring People Together”!

 

City Center’s 30th Anniversary Family Fun Day @ Saratoga Springs City Center
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
City Center's 30th Anniversary Family Fun Day @ Saratoga Springs City Center

Family Fun Day – Free and Open to the Public
10am – 10pm
Starting with the Kids Cook Off at the Farmers’ Market, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Bounce Houses,  Music and Crafts, Lots of Entertainment – ending with an outdoor showing of the film Despicable Me 2!

Music in Motion @ Sunshine Ballroom
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music in Motion @ Sunshine Ballroom | Ballston Spa | New York | United States

Bring your 3-6 year old child to learn songs of yesteryear and combine music with movement, fitness and fun! Your child will be able to learn songs such as My Aunt Came Back, Hokey Pokey, The Mulberry Bush and tons more all while improving motor skills and exercising.

Nature Game Day @ Saratoga Spa State Park
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am
Nature Game Day @ Saratoga Spa State Park

A fun and education nature games day. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Sep
21
Sun
Gorilla Basketball & Gorilla Soccer at Gavin Park! @ Gavin Park
Sep 21 @ 6:00 am

Get ready for another exciting season of our fun-filled Gorilla Basketball & Gorilla Soccer programs! Don’t miss the fun! These programs are for children ages 4 through 6 who have little or no playing experience. Children learn the fundamentals, including dribbling, passing, and shooting, in a fun and relaxed environment. Coaches teach the basics of the game by utilizing drills and small scrimmages. Each participant will receive a soccer ball or a basketball.

Programs run Sundays, September 21 – October 26, and are limited to 15 participants each. Pre-registration is required and is going on now. Ensure your child’s spot by registering online through the Parks and Recreation link at www.townofwilton.com or by stopping by the park office during regular business hours. Any questions, please call (518) 584-9455.

2nd Annual Protecting the Paws in Blue – Vested Interest in K9s @ Saratoga County Sheriff's Department
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2nd Annual Protecting the Paws in Blue - Vested Interest in K9s @ Saratoga County Sheriff's Department | Ballston Spa | New York | United States

Second annual Protecting the Paws in Blue event will take place to benefit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. a 501c(3) non profit whose goal is to provide bullet and stab protective vests to police K9s. Family and pet friendly event with face painting, balloon twister, DJ, food, vendors and crafters, K9 unit demonstration, raffles, pet communicator, and so much more! Free and fun for the whole family!

5th Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival @ Henry Street, Downtown Saratoga
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
5th Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival @ Henry Street, Downtown Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Join the Henry Street Business Association and Gateway House of Peace for the Fifth Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival in Downtown Saratoga on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Henry Street will be closed from Lake Ave. to Caroline St. for exciting local performers, vendors, and activities for kids. Henry Street businesses are ready to celebrate everything autumn with fall treats and family fun!

Activities include live music, a dance performance, entertainment, festive food, seasonal snacks, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a dunking booth, and a live broadcast from 101.3 The Jockey.

Henry Street Harvest Festival is one of Saratoga Springs’ most fun family events, and each year brings bigger crowds! Last year more than 1,000 people came out and supported this event. This year will be even bigger!

The 2014 Henry Street Harvest Festival also features a special memorial tribute for Mana Behan, a beloved community member, yogi, and healer, organized by One Roof Holistic Health Center.

Henry Street business sponsoring the event and fun activities are Saratoga Paint and Sip, Simplicity: A Salon, Parting Glass, Merry Monk, Saratoga Botanicals, Henry Street Tap Room, One Roof, Saratoga Library, Scallions, TC Paris, RAW Fitness, Pizza Works, and Four Seasons Natural Foods.

Proceeds from the Henry Street Harvest Festival benefit Gateway House of Peace, a local non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization with a vision to serve the terminally ill of the northern Saratoga County community.

Sep
22
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Fall Scavenger Hunt @ Saratoga Spa State Park
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm
Fall Scavenger Hunt @ Saratoga Spa State Park

Celebrate the first day of fall with a walk around Spa Park, search for plants, animals, and other signs of fall. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

 

Southern Saratoga Community Workout – FREE for everyone @ Town of Halfmoon Park
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm
Southern Saratoga Community Workout - FREE for everyone @ Town of Halfmoon Park | New York | United States

Event Description: The gym takeover is a fun, energetic outdoor group fitness blast sponsored by HealthPlex Fitness in Clifton Park. At 6:30 pm on Monday, September 22nd the whole club joins together to learn new exercises and workout as one giant team= All members and their HealthPlex training staff. Music provided by DJ Caroline keeps you pumped up while moving from strength to conditioning to core and to toning.
It’s open for all fitness levels. The night is designed so friends and families are welcome to participate. Come jump from station to station with the everyone and get in on the fun!
Call 518-383-0225 to sign up. Bring a friend and enter our takeover raffle. Win HealthPlex prizes such as shakes, T-shirts, personal training, massage, and more! We will be raising money for the Arthritis Foundation and hope to see you there.
This Gym Takeover also launches our most popular Rock YOUR Jeans program – where participants can sign up to drop two jeans sizes in just 8 Weeks.

Sep
23
Tue
Old-growth Forest Hike @ Saratoga Spa State Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Old-growth Forest Hike @ Saratoga Spa State Park

Experience the park’s old growth forest close up. A naturalist will guide participants through one mile of mature Hemlock forest in search of the oldest trees in the woods. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family.

Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Malta Farmers’ Market @ Allerdice/ACE parking lot
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Malta Farmers' Market @ Allerdice/ACE parking lot | Malta | New York | United States

Malta Farmers Market is back for its third year!  This year’s location will be in the north end of the Allerdice ACE Hardware parking lot at 2570 Route 9.

This season’s market will feature a dozen farms and vendors bringing vegetables, apples and berries, plants and flowers, cheese, meat, poultry, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods,  and a knife and garden tool sharpening service. The market will be open every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., through the end of October.

See you at the market!

Adult Painting Class: Sing Your Song Bird Sushi Plates @ Arts and Glass
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
Adult Painting Class: Sing Your Song Bird Sushi Plates @ Arts and Glass

Take a break from your busy schedule to unwind and enjoy an easygoing painting class at Arts & Glass.  We’ll walk you through how to paint the Sing Your Song bird design on one of our lovely Large Sushi Plates.  Your plate will be food-safe once fired so you can actually use your work of art.  Ages 16+  Classes run 6-8pm, and begin promptly at 6.

$40 plus tax ($42.80 total)
Sign up online here or call the studio at (518) 371-5649 today.  Prepayment required.

 

Sep
24
Wed
Preschool Chefs with Go Kids: Healthy Snacks! @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Chefs with Go Kids: Healthy Snacks! @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe

In this fun preschool class we’ll be making two fun and healthy snacks; chocolate peanut butter no back cookies and frozen banana granola pops. These snacks are fun for kids to make and great for their tiny bodies! While our banana pops chill out, we’ll have fun with the great folks from Go Kids!

About Go Kids: Go Kids is the Capital Region’s only exercise program for kids. It’s specifically designed to teach motor and life skills in an environment kids love! Their goal is to get kids excited about moving and foster a lifelong love for sports while promoting healthy growth and development; social skills are developed, too.

This class is great for kids aged 3-5; all kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission free). $30/child. Register below using our secure online store or give us a class at (518) 306 4900.

Mushroom Hunt @ Saratoga Spa State Park
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
Mushroom Hunt @ Saratoga Spa State Park

Learn about the variety of mushrooms that grow in Saratoga Spa State Park and how to identify them. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register. 

Sep
26
Fri
Ladies Night Out: Celebration of Upstate NY @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ladies Night Out: Celebration of Upstate NY @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe

This month Girls Night Out is celebrating fall flavors to the fullest! Upstate New York LOVES its apples; they work perfectly in dishes that are salty, savory, sweet, sour, and everything in between. We’ll start the evening in Healthy Living’s wine store, where we’ll taste and discuss some vivacious vinos that pair perfectly with apple dishes. When we get to the Learning Center, we’ll delve deep into a pork-and-apple dish that deliciously concentrates fall flavors and hits all the right spots on your taste buds. We’ll be braising cabbage with apples and bacon for a smoky side dish and finish the evening with a classic French treat- Tarte Tatin. Flipping the finished product is easier than you’d think…we’ll share the secrets for success! Join us and ease into cool weather with warm food, good times, and your best friend.

Menu:
Roast Pork Loin stuffed with Balsamic Glazed Apples and an Apple Cider Reduction
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Bacon
Tarte Tatin (a French Apple Pastry)

This Hands-On class costs $60/pair. Register below using our secure online store or give us a call at (518) 306-4900.

Sep
27
Sat
Zumba Kids at Gavin Park @ Gavin Park
Sep 27 @ 6:00 am

Perfect for our younger Zumba fans, Gavin Park is now offering Zumba Kids classes! Zumba Kids features kid-friendly routines based on the wildly popular Latin inspired dance fitness program. Kids 4-12 can be active while jamming out to their favorite music! Its fitness made fun!

Classes will run each Saturday from September 20th, through October 25th. Zumba Kids Jr. for ages 4-7 will be from 10:00-10:30am, and Zumba Kids for ages 8-12 will be from 10:45-11:30am. Cost for Wilton Residents is $40, Saratoga Springs School District Residents is $50, and $55 for all others.

Come join the party! Pre-registration is required. (Sorry, no “drop ins” allowed.) Space is limited and registration ends September 18th. Don’t miss out….register now! To register, just dance your way down to Gavin Park, or visit us online at www.townofwilton.com/departments/parks-and-recreation. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455.

Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Field Day at the Field House @ Saratoga Regional YMCA's Wilton Branch
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Field Day at the Field House @ Saratoga Regional YMCA's Wilton Branch | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

The Saratoga Regional YMCA will be hosting a Grand Opening ceremony on Saturday, September 27th to celebrate the addition of the Field House and Athletic Training Center.   The “Field Day at the Field House” will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Wilton Branch located at 20 Old Gick Road.

The 11,000 square foot, turf-lined Field House will serve a variety of local schools and recreational teams for sports such as, lacrosse, soccer, baseball and more. With the expansion of youth and adult leagues in the community, the Field House will be prove to be a valuable asset for years to come.

The 2,800 square foot Athletic Training Center is a semi-private space, outfitted with specialized exercise equipment and staffed by certified personal trainers who are dedicated to helping you reach your wellness goals, through programs such as Intro to Olympic lifting and Y Fit.  “It’s more than just another exercise room. This center has all of the bells and whistles that top athletes use to train,” explains SRYMCA CEO, Jim Letts.

All programs for both facilities will begin on September 8th.  To see some of the programs that we will be offering at our Field House, click here, and at our Athletic Training Center, click here.

The Field Day events will include bounce houses, sumo suit wrestling, sports challenges and demos, Velcro wall and a bungee run, as well as various other activities for families and children of all ages. “It should be a sporty good time!” says Sports & Recreation Director, Dan Schenkman.

During this time, the Strength & Conditioning Director, TJ Docherty, along with a team of trainers, will be available in the Athletic Training Center to give exercise demos and answer questions.

Fire Tower Hours @ Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica fire observer’s cabin without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. The schedule is subject to weather conditions and availability of Volunteer Fire Tower Interpreters. To confirm that it is open, contact Larry Gordon (Town of Wilton Fire Tower Coordinator) at (518) 469-0918. Please use parking lot #3 on Scout Road.

Gregory Maguire “Egg and Spoon” @ Northshire Bookstore
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
Gregory Maguire "Egg and Spoon"  @ Northshire Bookstore

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and — in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured — Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.

 Gregory Maguire is the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of several books for children, including What-the-Dickens, a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston.