Awesome Autumn Bike Ride
Town Historian John Scherer leads a bike ride which begins at the Historic Grooms Tavern. The leisurely ride will follow along the Erie Canal towpath from Clute’s Dry Dock to the Lock 7 Dam. There will be 8 informational stops along the way. Riders must have helmets. Distance is about 13 miles, mostly level. The Autumn Bike Ride is co-sponsored by the Mohawk Towpath Byway.
Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Site: Historic Grooms Tavern, 290 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, NY 12148
Things That Go Bump in the Night: Survivor Edition
Join us for a family-friendly Autumn evening, complete with a guided nature walk under the evening sky. At interactive stations you will learn about native animals that are true survivors, able to endure tough conditions and the test of time. Experience the great outdoors on mowed trails through meadow and woods while enjoying one of Clifton Park’s beautiful open spaces!
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Site: Veterans Memorial Park, MacElroy Road. Meet at pavilion.
Fee: Free, pre-registration is required.
Sponsored by: Town of Clifton Park Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee and the Town of Clifton Park.
*TIP* Dress warmly and bring flashlights!
PLANT A TREE FOR THE NEWBORN
As part of its Arbor Day celebration, the Town of Clifton Park is pleased to announce its annual “Plant A Tree For The Newborn” Program. The Town offers a free tree seedling to all Clifton Park families whom have had a baby born between Arbor Day 2020 and Arbor Day 2021. Check for more information here: pdf Plant a Tree for the Newborn (96 KB)
Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26 (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm) – Small Museum and Historical Society Day. Sponsored by the Saratoga County History Center. Historic Grooms Tavern will be open to the public for tours led by volunteers from the Friends of Historic Grooms Tavern and will feature a quilt exhibit.
Friday, October 1 at 7:00 pm – This Old House: How to Determine the Age and History of a Building. Presentation and discussion led by Town Historian John Scherer. Following this presentation, Paul Szczesny of the Clifton Park Historic Preservation Commission will provide a demonstration of the new digital interactive map of Clifton Park historic structures. Friends of Historic Grooms Tavern will also be holding their annual meeting.
Saturday, October 9 at 1:00 pm - Autumn Bike Ride. Town Historian John Scherer leads a bike ride which begins at the Historic Grooms Tavern. The leisurely ride will follow along the Erie Canal towpath from Clute’s Dry Dock to the Lock 7 Dam. There will be 8 informational stops along the way. Riders must have helmets. Distance is about 13 miles, mostly level. The Autumn Bike Ride is co-sponsored by the Mohawk Towpath Byway.
Sunday, November 7 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Book Launch for “Saratoga County Stories.” Join the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum for this local book launch held at Historic Grooms Tavern. Town Historian John Scherer is one of the authors featured in this book, which includes 60 articles previously released by the Saratoga County History Roundtable. Books will be available for sale and authors will be present for book signings.
Friday, December 3 at 7:00 pm - Toastmasters and Public Speaking. Speaker Gurinder Garcha DTM has been involved with Toastmasters for more than 15 years. He will talk about Toastmasters International, educating audience about what Toastmasters can do for members of the community in obtaining leadership, communication, and public speaking skills. Please join us to explore the best way to communicate with others and understanding the art of public speaking.
Friday, January 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Twelfth Night Holiday Open House. Prolong your holidays and come celebrate Twelfth Night, hosted by the Friends of Historic Grooms Tavern! Town Historian, John Scherer will present “Early Dutch Settlers of Clifton Park, their architectural styles and decorative arts.” Open house and holiday refreshments.
Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Tri City Paranormal Group. The Tri City Paranormal Group have been working in the Historic Grooms Tavern and would like to share their findings. They will tell stories of spirits and history they have discovered at the Tavern and other local investigations.
Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Let’s Talk About It Now. As part of Townley & Wheeler’s ongoing series of educational events to benefit the community, we invite you to “Let’s Talk About It Now” a presentation and conversation about the benefits of planning your final arrangements in advance. This program will be led by Kathleen A. Lowes Sanvidge, a licensed funeral director and owner of Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home.