Community calendar: July 30 – New York News

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Sunday, July 30

CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: Sunday, July 30, at 6 p.m. hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is “Your Aladdin’s Lamp” by William H. Hornaday. For more information, visit or call 366-9918.

GRANT COTTAGE: Award-winning local author Glenn L. Pearsall’s most recent work is a historical novel set in the Adirondacks during the American Civil War. Deeply researched, “Leaves Torn Asunder” weaves a story that portrays what it was like for local farm boys as they went off to war with the 22nd and 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry, units principally recruited in the Southern Adirondacks. Join Pearsall and Grant Cottage for their stories and the equally compelling ones of the folks left at home; the parents, siblings, wives and children, and how they struggled on those hardscrabble farms during the war. 1 p.m., 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.

HISTORY STROLL: Saratoga Spa State Park docent programs will be offered daily through Labor Day Monday, September 4. Discover park history on a short walk to learn about historic uses for mineral waters, the 1930s spa complex for research and medical treatment, and other park history highlights. Program meets up at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the arcade, outside the administration building, 19…

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