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


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


Oct. 23: The Boys IIABO No. 142 and the Southern Adirondack Girls Basketball officials will hold their first organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Central School library. These basketball boards cover locations from Keene south to Bolton and west to Long Lake. Anyone over the age of 18 interested in officiating high school basketball may contact Steve Stahl at 518-546-7069 or, or Pete Olesheshki at 518-251-3742 or

Oct. 25: The Saratoga Regional YMCA Over 50 Basketball League is beginning its 12th season with signups online for YMCA members at New player evaluation will be Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Season openers will be Nov. 1. Wi-fi scoreboards, donated by Bob Schermerhorn, will be in use. Games are played Wednesday nights. Dues are $130 for members and $260 for non-members. More information is available by calling Bill Carey at 518-587-4227 or Paige Minear at 518-583-9622, Ext. 120.

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


Oct. 23: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will hold a free Chainsaw Safety course at 9 a.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center at 377 Schroon Road in Warrensburg. Mike Burns of the Professional Forestry Services will present the program. The session is intended as an introduction to chainsaw sue and is not adequate preparation for felling standing trees. Participants will not be using a chainsaw as part of the workshop. Anyone with questions may call 518-623-3291.


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


Fall-winter programs: Capitalland Field Hockey will run several programs for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade from the week of Nov. 5 through Dec. 17. For more information, visit or email


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 through Oct. 29 and the second session runs Nov. 5 to Dec. 17. For more information, visit


The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host a number of special events this fall. For more details, visit its website at or call 518-584-4000.

Oct. 22: The museum will host “A Bridle Affair,” a wedding show for engaged couples to showcase the venue and provide the opportunity to meet caterers, florists, photographers, invitation specialists, bridal salons, tuxedo shops and more, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be door prizes and giveaways. The cost is free.

Oct. 28: There will be a Halloween Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-noon. The recommended ages are from 3-10. The cost is free.

Oct. 28: There will be a Breeders’ Cup Preview Panel at noon. Racing experts Tom Amello and Michael Veitch will analyze the races. The cost is free.

Nov. 4: There will be a Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party in the Hall of Fame Gallery from 4-9 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The cost to attend is free.

Nov. 5: A Man o’ War Spotlight Tour will be held at noon. A guided tour will take visitors through the history of the sport and feature objects related to Man o’ War and his connections. Cost is $10 for museum members, seniors and students, and $15 for the general public.

Nov. 11: A Pilates for Purpose class suitable for all levels, to benefit the museum and hall of fame, will be held at 10 a.m. at Reform Pilates Club, 18 Division St., Saratoga Springs. There is no fee to attend, but donations are appreciated. Please arrive early to fill out paperwork if you’re new to the studio.


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. 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


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).


Oct. 22: The second annual Lyme Away 5K Run/Walk will be held at 10 a.m. on the cross country course in Cole’s Woods in Glens Falls. Online registration closes on Oct. 18, but registrations will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Cost of registration from Oct. 10-18 is $27, and $30 after. Proceeds will help support the educational and advocacy programs of the Lyme Action Network. Participants may enter at or on-site the day of the race from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Oct. 28: The Adirondack Runners present the 24th annual Goblin Gallop 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. from Abraham Wing School in Glens Falls. The race benefits the Nepal Village School Project and the Adirondack Runners. Cost is $22 for preregistered runners, $18 for Adirondack Runners and $25 for race-day registration (from 7:45-8:45 a.m.). A kids’ 1K Halloween Hop will follow the 5K. Online registration is available at or pdf at

Nov. 23: Registration is underway for the 70th Troy Turkey Trot. Division include a 10K, 5K, grade-school mile and Turkey Walk. To sign up, visit Online registration closes at Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Dec. 31: The 20th annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run will be held at 5:30 p.m. The run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. There is no race-day registration. The course starts and ends on the Skidmore College campus. Registration is $25 before Nov. 24 and guarantees a long-sleeved shirt. After Nov. 24, registration is $30. An application may be downloaded at For more information, contact First Night Saratoga at 518-584-4132.


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.


Through March 12: The Greater Glens Falls Flyers Swim Club has begun its winter season of teaching competitive swimming to area children, ages 6-18. New swimmer tryouts can email for an appontment at, click on Contact Us, or 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.


Through Nov. 13: South Glens Falls Youth Wrestling will hold preseason open mats for wrestlers in grades 1-8 every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Oliver Winch Middle School, starting Oct. 10 and running through Nov. 13. The program is free to district students, with open enrollment on-site.

Nov. 14: The Capital District Youth Wrestling League will hold a coaches meeting for all school-based elementary wrestling clubs (grades K-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Ravenswood Pub in Clifton Park. For more information, contact CDYWL president Ralph Carotenuto at, or visit the league website at


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