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A trio of Saratoga fundraisers, the start of Oktoberfest season and two pop queens at Putnam Place.
Wednesday, September 13
Grab your girlfriends and head to Malta for an evening of shopping for a cause at Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends, Wellspring’s signature fundraising event. The annual fundraiser will be held at Wellspring’s building on Route 9 and feature wood-fired pizza from Spring Street Deli; salads, bowls and smoothies from Thorn & Roots; a cash bar; and shopping from local stores including Alpine Sport Shop, Samantha Nass Floral Design, The Saratoga Day Spa, Tree Huggers Children’s Apparel and many more. Tickets start at $100 and will help support survivors of relationship and sexual abuse.
Thursday, September 14
Two more worthy fundraisers are going on this Thursday. First, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, an organization that strengthens our community through philanthropy, will recognize honorees Jahkeen Hoke and Jim Gold at Raise the Region, an event going on from 5-7:30pm at Prime at Saratoga National. Tickets start at $100 for attendees under 40.
At 6pm, Saratoga PLAN’s PLAN for the Future fundraiser kicks off at Camp Stomping Ground in Middle Grove. Set against a beautiful backdrop, the evening will feature open-fire cooking by Farm to Fire, a silent auction featuring outdoor experiences and more. Tickets start at $175.
Friday, September 15
Haunted Saratoga’s ghost tours are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm from May to October, but there’s no better time to tag along then at the start of spooky season. The 90-minute walking tour takes those who dare in search of the ghosts rumored to haunt the city including Old Smoke, who is said to reside at the Canfield Casino, and Hattie, who has been known to make appearances at her restaurant since her passing. The entire tour is an hour and a half and covers less than a mile of easy-paced walking. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
The duo may be publicly feuding, but that doesn’t mean fans of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo can’t enjoy their music at 22 & good 4 u, a dance party featuring hits from all of Taylor’s eras plus songs from Olivia’s album Sour and upcoming release Guts. Hosted by DJ Eric C, the 18+ evening is the perfect time to scream along to your favorite pop queens with your besties. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show and $25 at the door.
Saturday, September 16
It’s almost October, and Whitman Brewing is ushering in Oktoberfest season with a two-day event in the downtown brewery and its parking lot this Saturday and Sunday from noon-8pm. The free Oktoberfest celebration will feature two beer releases, food specials, food trucks, Oktoberfest-themed games, and bands including the North and South Dakotas.
Want to keep the German vibes going? Head to Harvey’s for their free Oktoberfest on Saturday from 7-10pm. On the schedule? A stein-hoisting competition with prizes, German food and cold beer.
Sunday, September 17
At Bocage, it’s always wine o’clock. This Sunday, the Champagne bar will host two seatings for The Wines of Bordeaux, an in-depth discussion and guided tasting of top vinos—with decadent food pairings—from that world-famous wine region with expert Pierre Lefort, at 2pm and 6pm. At both seatings, attendees will have the opportunity to taste wines and discuss them over an elegant, coursed meal. The class includes a sparking welcome drink, five food courses and five fine wines. Tickets are $155.