Friday, Oct. 13
Thursday, Oct. 12 ALBANY MED BREAST CENTER:
Members of the public are invited to attend an open house to celebrate Albany Medical Center’s new Breast Center and mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, on the fourth floor of Albany Med’s South Clinical Campus, 25 Hackett Boulevard, Albany. Tour the new clinic space, meet Albany Med’s multidisciplinary breast care team, learn about the new breast cancer staging system going into effect January 2018, and take a free risk assessment with a breast care expert. Light refreshments will be served.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA:
The Children’s Museum’s special 5-week collaboration with Pai’s Tae Kwon Do for ages 3-6 continues at 10 a.m. This new and exciting program will end with a graduation/celebration ceremony in early November. Pre-registration required. 10:30 a.m., Science Explorers drop-in for ages 3 and up. 11 a.m., Block Lab drop-in for ages 3 and up. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR CENTER:
Thursday schedule: 8:45 a.m., Exercise to Tape; 9 a.m., Pool/Billiards; 10 a.m. Chorus, Yoga, Watercolor & Sketch, Legal Assistance (appopintment only); 11 a.m., Seton Health Seniorcize; 12:30 p.m. Maj-Johngg, Pinochle; 1 p.m., BUNCO or Pinochle; 1:15 p.m., Crafty Creations with Jean (every other week).6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 518-383-1343 ext. 227 to reserve lunch. For Senior Express transportation call 518-371-4444.
EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE:
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Saratoga location, 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs on Thursday, October 12, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 518-783-6203.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK:
Hawk Road Trail Maintenance Project, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join a park naturalist and head over to the stonewall run trail to do trail work. Gary will be chainsawing trees while everyone else will be helping move limbs and brush off the trail. Reservations are required and spots are limited, please call the park office at 518793-0511 to reserve yours.
NIGHT FOR HEALTH & HOPE:
A Night for Health & Hope to Benefit the Kupona Foundation will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Saratoga National Golf Club. Buy tickets online at http://bpt. me/2989003. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the Kupona Foundation, an organization unlocking the potential of Tanzanian women and children living in poverty. Funds will be raised to change lives of thousands of people by providing access to healthcare. Dress code: cocktail or business attire. Cost: $100 pre-event; $125 at the door. Email Samantha at email@example.com for more information.
NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB:
The League of Women Voters of Saratoga Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Thursday October 12, at 1:30 pm at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The book which will be discussed is One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse. Members of the public are invited to attend.
At 3:30 p.m., Skidmore will present an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, followed by a moderated discussion and book signing event, which will be held in Zankel Music Center. Advance tickets are required for this event, available at the Zankel Box Office or online: http://bit. ly/2wVLaUL. At 7:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditoirum, Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art and director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at
Yale University, will ask, “Were They Enslaved? Maya Figures from Jaina Island and Beyond.” in the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture. For more information call 518580-5420.
On Thursday, October 12, at 11 a.m, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum will host a curator tour of the “Birthing Bodies” exhibition, curated by Skidmore senior Laila Morgan. “Birthing Bodies” explores childbirth through a feminist lens, examining ideas of autonomy, power, and liminality. The event is part of Skidmore College’s “In It” series of lectures and special events designed to enhance diversity and inclusion, while raising cultural fluency and strengthening community.
On Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m, there will be an Astronomy Party at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s Camp Saratoga. Join the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers, Inc. and the Southern Adirondack Astronomy Club to study the night sky in all of its beauty. This date was chosen for gazing at the Moon, M3, and Neptune through the telescopes that will be set up by the Astronomy club members. There will be telescopes available and experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of the night sky. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The rain date is Saturday, October 14 at the same location. Space is limited, so preregistration is required by Wednesday, October 11. For more information, please call the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURNERS U.K. REUNION:
On Friday, October 13, Saratoga Casino Hotel will host legendary Capital Region party rockers The Burners U.K. for a reunion show in Vapor. The show will mark the first time the high-energy party band has played together since 2013. A portion of all ticket proceeds will go directly to ‘To Life!’ – a local non-profit that works to educate and alleviate
the burdens of a breast cancer diagnosis for patients and their families. Tickets for the show will go on sale Tuesday, September 12on SaratogaCasino.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the casino by visiting the Saratoga Club.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA:
Busy Bees drop-in for ages up to 24 months, 10a.m. to 11a.m. An open playgroup exclusively for the youngest visitors and their caregivers, providing the space and activities to create an environment that fosters early childhood development in a social setting. Wiggles & Giggles drop in for ages 2-5, 11a.m. to noon. A special time for younger children to learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play. 69Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540for more information.
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR CENTER:
Lunch and Learn: Fire Safety for Seniors, 11 a.m. MVP 2018Medicare Advantage Presentation, 1 p.m. Regular Friday schedule: 8:30a.m., Orchestra on the Common; 9a.m., Woodcarving, Advanced Tap; 10a.m., Ballet, Dominoes, Scrapbook Workshop; 11a.m., Center Big Band, Diabetes Support Group; 12:30p.m., Beading Buddies; 1p.m., Scrabble; 2:30 p.m., Osteo Exercise. 6Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Open 9a.m. to 4p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 518-383-1343ext. 227to reserve lunch. For Senior Express transportation call 518-371-4444.
“Implementing Lean in NYS,” Friday, October 13, from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany. Erika Choi, Director of the NYS Lean Program will share the innovative strategies that have enabled the execution of more than 600projects across the state in less than four years, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivering services to citizens. Members $20; Late Member Registration $25. Non-Members $30; Late Non-Member Registration $35. Online payment is required. Register at https:// www.consultingalliance.org/ event-2630547.
FALL GARAGE SALE:
On Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church will welcome the season with its annual Fall Garage and Rummage Sale at 175Fifth Avenue. The sale will take place at church from 9a.m. – 5p.m. Friday and 9a.m. – noon on Saturday. Donated items can be dropped off at the church from 9a.m.- 7 p.m. on October 10-12. No exercise equipment or heavy TVs, please. Call 518-5843720for more information.
The 100th Anniversary of Fatima Celebration at the Church of the Immaculate Conception includes the movies “Fatima: Message of Hope,” for adults, and “The Day the Sun Danced” for children, plus stories and crafts. Light Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 6:30p.m., 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please call Linda at 518-399-6965 or email bandl84@hotmail. com to RSVP.
St. Clements Church today will host a special event on October 13commemorating the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. The event at St Clements Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, will include confessions starting at 4p.m. to 6p.m., followed by the prayer of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm, outside candlelight procession, Holy Mass, and Benediction and Adoration of the Holy Eucharist. This event is part of the 100th anniversary parish celebration of St Clements Church, which continues with a dinner of commemoration on October 16, and a Holy Mass celebrated on October 17. For further information see www.scpny.org
HYDE & SHRIEK:
Hyde Hall in Cooperstown hosts Hyde & Shriek Candlelight Ghost Tours at 6p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7p.m., and 7:30p.m. These one hour tours leave from the Kent Center and visit many of the places in the mansion where ghostly manifestations have been reported over 150years. Tickets $20per person. Reservations are required – call 607-547-5098Ext 6; if no reply, leave your name and number and your call will be returned.
MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK:
Fishing Trip, 9a.m. to noon. Gary has been fishing his whole life and wants to pass on some special knowledge. He knows every inch of Moreau Lake and if you are lucky he’ll share some fishing hot spots. Only 2seats are available in his boat for these special adventures. Please call to reserve one, 518-793-0511. Spring Overlook Hike, 1 p.m. to 3p.m. This short, moderate hike has a few steep sections which take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and the Hudson River. Bring a snack and H20to enjoy at the overlook. Reservations are required with 24hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.
Author Barbara Villet will speak about her book “The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait,” which documents the extraordinary love story of Mildred and Richard Loving through Life Magazine photo-journalist Grey Villet’s stunning photo-essay, presented in its entirety for the first time. 7p.m., 424Broadway, Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-682-4200or 1-855-339-5990, or visit www.northshire.com.
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, October 13, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386Delaware Ave, Delmar. The general meeting starts at 9:45a.m.; doors open at 9:15a.m. General Meeting & Lecture/ Trunk show: “Flying Colors”; Workshop (12:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) on Map Quilts with Timna Tarr. Quilting 101held after guild meeting: Julie Ann Fortran – “Chopped” design by Joan Ford. For information, call 518-3932284) or check out www. quiltinc.org.
SARATOGA CHILDREN’S THEATRE:
The Saratoga Children’s Theatre presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School Edition)” performed in the round at the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs, on Friday, October 13at 7p.m., Saturday, October 14, at 7p.m. and Sunday, October 15, at 2 p.m. Local teens, ranging in age from 13-18will star in the musical, directed by Tim Antonacci with music director Casey Gray. Music and lyrics by Stephan Sondheim and book by HughWheeler. All tickets are sold at the door. General admission, $12. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre website at www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org or call 518-430-7423.
SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER:
Financial Expo,1:30 p.m., featuring Janney Montgomery Scott on “Fill in the Blanks Between Investing Insurance and Power of Attorney,” NY Long Term Care Brokers on “Long Term Care Planning, Costs and Options: What’s Your Plan?” and Herzog Law Firm on “The Power of a Power of Attorney.” Free and open to the public. 5Williams Street, Saratoga Springs.
“Three Generations of Villarosa” features entrepreneur and author Clara Villarosa, award-winning journalist Linda Villarosa and Skidmore student, Kali Villarosa, Class of 2018, in an intergenerational discussion of health, business, education, and the intersections of gender, race, and LGBTQIA+ identity. 12:15 p.m., Filene Recital Hall. At 3pm, the documentary “Sauti” will be screened in Gannett Auditorium. “Sauti,” meaning “voice” in Swahili, follows five young women who were brought to Uganda’s Kyangwali Refugee Settlement as children. “Sauti” is produced and directed by Gayle Nosal, Skidmore class of 1979, with assistance from Beret E. Strong (parent of Marcus Tweedy Skidmore class of ‘19), who will take part in a post-screening discussion. These free events are part of Skidmore College’s “In It” series, designed to enhance diversity and inclusion, while raising cultural fluency and strengthening community.
The Ladies Society of St. George Orthodox Church is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dirrner on Friday, October 13, from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. at the Parish Center, Main and Second Streets in South Glens Falls. Dinners will include spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, butter, drink and dessert. Take out dinners are available. The price per dinner for adults is $10; $5.00for children 10and under. The proceeds will benefit the Annual Ministry Project for the Archdiocese, supporting seniors, youth, and seminarians. For more information call 792-2359 or visit www.sgforthodoxchurch.com.
Theater Voices will present a staged reading of “Rx” by Kate Fodor, directed by Yvonne Perry, at Steamer No. 10 Theater, 500Western Avenue, Albany. This sly, smart comedy takes a stab at Big Pharma and its cynical mission to medicate the whole world for the condition of being human. Performances will be held Friday, October 13at 8p.m.; Saturday, October 14at 3p.m. and 8p.m.; and Sunday, October 15at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please contact info@theatervoices. org.