The Adirondack Mountain Club offers many programs. For information on activities and presentations, call 518-523-3441, or visit


Sept. 23-24: The 21st annual Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival will be held in Schroon Lake and Chestertown. The weekend kicks off with the Helpers Fund 5K and 10K run/walks on Saturday starting at Chestertown Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. There will be a 1K fun run in Schroon Lake that afternoon for kids ages 4-12. On Sunday, the full and half marathons will be held around Schroon Lake. The half marathon has been selected for this year’s United States Track and Field Grand Prix Series. For more information or to register, visit Anyone wishing to volunteer may email


For information on programs, fees, dates and times, call 518-743-1086; visit, or email


Sept. 8-Oct. 29: The Adirondack Hawks 14U baseball team is looking for players for the fall season that begins soon. Interested players may contact coach Dellaporta at 518-852-7191 or


AAU team: An AAU basketball team is seeking five to six ninth- or 10th-grade boys. The team will be based out of the Glens Falls area. Anyone interested may contact Chris Boucher at


Starting Sept. 5: The Tuesday Night Northern League at Slate Valley Lanes is looking for bowlers or teams of four. For more information, contact Cheryl Lurvey at 518-642-9895 or visit the alley’s website.

Starting Sept. 6: The Wednesday Night Swingers league will start on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at Broadway Lanes. The league has openings for female bowlers. For more information, contact Connie Scacchetti at 518-854-9462 or the lanes at 518-747-2161.

Starting Sept. 9: The Broadway youth bowling program starts on Sept. 9. Sessions are at 8:45 a.m. (grades pre-K to 6) and 10:15 a.m. (grades 4-12) at Broadway Lanes in Fort Edward. Interested youths may sign up any Saturday throughout the season. For more information, contact Nelson Chase at 518-747-2161 or


For more information on programs at Chase Sports Complex, or to register, please call 518-747-7831 or visit

Batting cages: Now open ($15 for 15 minutes or $30 for one hour).

Instruction: Private baseball or softball hitting, fielding and pitching instruction for $20 (30 minutes), and $40 (one hour).


Oct. 28-29: Theories and Techniques of Coaching will be taught at Vent Fitness Center in Guilderland, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Cost is $175 if registered before Oct. 10, and $225 if registered afterward. Tuition fees are non-refundable, but may be applied to future classes. For more information, call John Metallo at 518-577-7530 or contact him at


Sept. 9-10: The Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club’s Century Weekend will be held at Saratoga Spa State Park. Rides of 100, 62, 50 and 25 miles will be offered, along with a 7-mile family ride. The event is open to all area cyclists. To sign up, visit


Sundays: The Saratoga Springs Figuring Skating Club is registering now for Learn to Skate classes on Sundays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The fall session runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 and the second session runs Nov. 5 to Dec. 17. For more information, visit

Sept. 17: The Saratoga Springs Figuring Skating Club will hold a free open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Ice Rink. Interested persons are welcome to bring their skates and try figure skating. Demonstrations of different types of figure skating will be offered. Help will be on hand for beginners. Skate rentals are available for $4. Email for more information.


Sept. 7: Humorist William Thomas will speak about his latest book, The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons From Horse Racing’s Most Lovable Loser, at 6:30 p.m. in the Holden Room at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.


Fall programs: Capitalland lacrosse will offer several programs this fall. The boys lax program will have several levels for ages from K through 10th grade starting on Sept. 13. There is a men’s program for men ages 16 to 50 starting Oct. 4. A girls program will offer several levels of play starting Sept. 13. For more information, visit or email


The Adirondack Lawn Bowling Club will have its summer pairs league at Chase Sports in South Glens Falls. Those who can’t make a particular night can schedule a time both teams can agree upon. First visit is free. The cost afterward is $10 per session. Bowls supplied. For more information, contact Scott at or Will at


Women’s basketball: Section II is seeking people interested in becoming women’s basketball officials. Anyone interested may contact Jim Perkins at 518-480-5262 or


For information, dates, times, age groupings and registration dates for all programs, call 518-761-8216 or visit You may also register for programs by visiting the recreation office at 742 Bay Road.

Adult exercise: Programs featuring yoga (various days/times), Zumba (Thursday), aerobic dance (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), women’s volleyball (Tuesday), PIYO (Thursday), eternally tap (Friday) and aquaerobics (Tuesday and Thursday).


Sept. 16: The ADK 5K will start and finish at Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George. The race begins at 10 a.m., and a festival will be held at the brewery after the race until 2 p.m. featuring the Jet Screamer. To register, visit

Oct. 7: The GFD Fit for Duty 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Greenwich firehouse at 60 Hill St. Registration is $25 ahead of time, $20 for firefighters in gear and $30 on the day of the race. The first 150 to register before Sept. 24 receive a shirt. Online registration can be accomplished at The race benefits the Greenwich Fire Department. For more information, contact Jackie White at 518-669-9663 or Britt Louie at 518-681-2898.

Oct. 14: The 32nd annual Hartford Stewart’s Spud Run will take place at the Hartford Central School. The one-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m., followed by the competitive 5K race at 10 a.m. All 5K pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt. Post-race refreshments will be offered. The fun run is free. Entry for the 5K is $15 ($20 on race day). The race benefits the senior class of 2018. Applications are available from Phil Jessen ( or can be downloaded from For more information, contact Jessen at 518-232-7040.


For information on Spring into Ice Skating, Rec Department drop-in sessions for adult basketball, pickleball, racquetball and wallyball, as well as Zumba fitness classes, contact the department at 518-587-3550, Ext. 2300.


Oct. 2: The Greater Glens Falls Flyers Swim Club will begin its winter season with new swimmer tryouts at 6:30 p.m. at the Queensbury School pool. The program teaches competitive swimming to area children, ages 6-18. Regular group practices begin Oct. 9. Visit to register, or for more information call 518-798-4636.


League forming: A senior tennis league is forming for low intermediate and above players. It will run Mondays and Wednesdays at noon at the Wilton YMCA. For more information, contact Frank Piliere at 518-371-8312 or the YMCA at 518-587-3000.


Indoor pickleball: Players of any experience level can participate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Gavin Park. Three to six courts will be available each session. Participants may bring their own equipment or may use the park’s. Players must register at the Gavin Park Office, 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton, and doors open at 9 a.m. No commitment is required. Cost per person, per session, is $3. With questions, call 518-584-9455 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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