Mamatoga Daily: 8/22

Happy Monday Mamatogians! This morning already felt like fall, and that got me thinking that I hope everyone is taking some great Summer in Saratoga pictures for our photo contest! The deadline is the Tuesday after Labor Day so send your entries in and you could win a photo session from Ashley Brown Photography worth $350 just in time for back to school! MONDAY:

  • The Children's Museum at 2pm has Summer Science Live Animals! Join them each week for hands-on learning about the different ways science is all around us. This week the kids will learn about live animals! Recommended for ages 5 and up.Cost is $2 per child plus admission to the museum.
  • The Washington County Fair starts on Monday at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY at 10am. Fun family entertainment! A celebration of agriculture in Washington County, NY. Livestock, Rodeo, Motorsports, Exhibits and Carnival. The cost is $10 for adults, children under 14 is free.
  • Also don't forget Travers Restaurant Week continues! Running through Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at participating restaurants throughout the Capital Region, restaurants will feature three-course meals from limited menus for $18.64, a price chosen to reflect the year of the first running of the Saratoga Race Course’s biggest event. All participating restaurants will offer the $18.64 menus for dinner from Sunday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 26; the 141st running of the $1 million Travers Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28. See the list of restaurants and their menus here. Menus generally include several choices of appetizers, entrées and desserts; tax, tip and beverage are extra. A comparison of several Travers Restaurant Week menus with restaurants’ regular prices suggest the promotion reflects a savings of $5 to $10 per meal. Restaurants from 11 Capital Region communities are participating in Travers Restaurant Week, but none are in Saratoga Springs. The absence likely reflects the fact that Spa City restaurants do not need to offer discounts during their busiest season to lure diners; restaurants elsewhere in the region, however, often lose business to Saratoga during track season. Restaurant Weeks are usually offered during slower periods of the year.