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Tues­day, Nov. 14 ACADEMY FOR LIFE­LONG LEARN­ING:

Learn about the seven-mile Feeder Canal, the last re­main­ing orig­i­nal canal in New York State and an in­te­gral part of the state’s 524 miles of canals. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Academy for Life­long Learn­ing at SUNY Em­pire State Col­lege,113 West Av­enue, Room 137, Saratoga Springs. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. To make a reser­va­tion, please con­tact the Academy at 518-5872100 x2390 or vera.kas­son@esc.edu.

BLUE RIBBON FAIRE LUN­CHEON:

All women are in­vited to at­tend a lun­cheon Tues­day November 14, from noon -2 p.m. at Longfel­lows Restau­rant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $15 in­clu­sive. The an­nual craft faire in­cludes baked goods, white ele­phant, crafts and silent auc­tion, with ro­ceeds go­ing to Stonecroft Min­istries. Guest Speaker, Linda Fan­ton will talk about Empty Nest Re­ver­sal. Reser­va­tions are re­quired by November 9. Please call El­lie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. No mem­ber­ship or dues re­quired. Pre­sented by Saratoga Chris­tian Women’s Club.

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA:

Tues­day for Tots, 10 a.m. This drop-in for ages 2-5 is a special time for young vis­i­tors to gain preschool readi­ness skills in a fun and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment. Drop in be­tween 10 a.m. and noon for a chang­ing va­ri­ety of hands-on art and skill-build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties with friends. 69 Caro­line Street, Sarar­toga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 for more in­for­ma­tion.

HOMEBUYERS’ SEMINAR:

A free Homebuyers Seminar will be held at Round Lake/Malta Branch Li­brary on Tues­day, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. Regis­tra­tion re­quested. Call 518-682-2495 or go on­line at round­lake­li­brary.org. The Round Lake/Malta Branch Li­brary is lo­cated in the Malta Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1 Bay­berry Drive in Malta.

KNIGHTS OF COLUM­BUS:

The Knights of Colum­bus of St. Ed­wards Parish in Clifton Park will host Joseph C. Berger, of Berger & As­so­ciates, at their next Open Meet­ing in the St. Ed­wards So­cial Hall, 569 Clifton Park Cen­ter Rd., Clifton Park, at 7:30 p.m. Joe has prac­ticed law for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowl­edge and ex­per­tise in Es­tate Plan­ning. He will also be dis­cussing if a liv­ing trust is right for your per­sonal needs along with the ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of hav­ing a Liv­ing Trust. Cof­fee will be served. All are Wel­come.

PIEROGHI SALE:

Christ the Sav­ior Church, 349 East­line Rd., Ball­ston Lake holds its monthly pieroghi sale on Tues­day, November 14. Potato/cheese, sauer­kraut, and farmer’s cheese will be avail­able. As usual, pick-up is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. You can call 518-363-0001 for or­ders. It is rec­om­mended that or­ders be placed as soon as pos­si­ble.

SARATOGA IN­DE­PEN­DENT MID­DLE SCHOOL:

The Pub­lic is in­vited to to a pub­lic meet­ing to learn about Saratoga In­de­pen­dent School’s Mid­dle School on Tues­day, November 14, at 6 p.m. School rep­re­sen­ta­tives will share in­for­ma­tion about cur­ricu­lum, ath­let­ics, fine arts, our ad­vi­sory and lead­er­ship pro­grams and much more. To learn more about Saratoga In­de­pen­dent School, please visit www.siskids.org.

SCHENECTADY ELFUNS:

The Schenectady Elfuns will hold their lun­cheon meet­ing start­ing at 11:30 am., on Tues­day, November 14, at the Hil­ton Gar­den Inn off Clifton Coun­try Road. Mil­lie and Clark Git­tinger will present their trip from Ber­gen to the Rus­sian bor­der above the Arc­tic Cir­cle. Lun­cheons are open to all Elfuns and their spouses or guests and to all for­mer or re­tired GE em­ploy­ees. Spouses of de­ceased Elfuns are also wel­come. Those in­ter­ested should call Glenn Ger­ber at 518-289-5665 to make a reser­va­tion. The dead­line is Fri­day, November 10.

SO­CI­ETY OF AMER­I­CAN MAGICIANS:

The lo­cal group of The So­ci­ety of Amer­i­can Magicians, As­sem­bly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham on Old Loudon Road in Latham. All per­sons, age 16 and older, with any in­ter­est in the art of magic are wel­come for a fun evening. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit WWW.SAM24.org.

TUES­DAY TALKS:

Schoharie Cross­ing State His­toric Site con­ducts its third an­nual Tues­day Talk series to rec­og­nize New York State His­tory Month this November. On November 14 colum­nist, au­thor, and book­store owner Dan Weaver will ex­plore the Mar­quis de Lafayette and his jour­neys through the Mo­hawk Val­ley dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion and early Amer­i­can Repub­lic. All pre­sen­ta­tions are free of charge and will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. in the En­ders House at Schoharie Cross­ing, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided and do­na­tions are al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated. For in­for­ma­tion about this event and more, please call the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter at 518-829-7516, email SchoharieCross­ing@parks.ny.gov, or visit Schoharie Cross­ing State His­toric Site’s Face­book page.

USED PAPERBACK SALE:

The Friends of Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary are hav­ing a 25-cent used paperback sale on November 14-15. Open to the pub­lic, it’s held in the Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Get some great reads for stock­ing stuffers! Cash, credit cards & checks ac­cepted. The Li­brary is lo­cated at 49 Henry Street in down­town Saratoga Springs. For ques­tions, call the Friends Book Shop at 584-7860, ext. 333.

WRESTLING COACHES MEET­ING:

Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Youth Wrestling League Coaches will meet on Tues­day November 14 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ravenswood Pub, 1021 NY-146, Clifton Park. The meet­ing is open to all school based el­e­men­tary wrestling clubs (K thru 6th). For more in­for­ma­tion email cdy­wrestling.com, visit https://sites.google.com/site/cdy­wrestling/ or look up @CDYWL2017 on Face­book and Twit­ter.

Wed­nes­day, Nov. 15 CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA:

Bend & Stretch Yoga Scouts, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for ages 18 months and up. This par­ent-and-me yoga class with Me­gan Bre­nen­stuhl in­tro­duces chil­dren to yoga through guided move­ment, games and mu­sic. Per­class fee of $12 for mem­ber duos and $16 for non-mem­ber duos. 69 Caro­line Street, Sarar­toga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHURCH OF THE IM­MAC­U­LATE CONCEPTION:

“Walk­ing the Camino San­ti­ago”

with Fran Rossi Szpyl­czyn, 7 p.m., 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Light Re­fresh­ments will be served. All are wel­come.

CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR COM­MU­NITY CEN­TER; Aging in Place: Lunch & Learn, noon. Vil­lages Group: Shenede­howa Neigh­bors Con­nect­ing, 1 p.m.; Fall Feast with Deets Cater­ing, 5 p.m. 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. For more Wed­nes­day ac­tiv­i­ties, see the on­line news­let­ter at http://bit.ly/2y22D9Y.

GOOD BOOKS FOR GOOD WORKS: On Wed­nes­day, November 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Woman’s Club of Al­bany and The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza will host an evening of hol­i­day book sug­ges­tions and a special sale to raise funds for the li­brary at the Lin­coln Com­mu­nity El­e­men­tary School in Schenectady. Book House staff will present lively and en­gag­ing re­views of their fa­vorite adult and chil­dren’s books at 6 p.m. A por­tion of all book sales that evening will be do­nated to the school for the pur­chase of new books. Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided by the Woman’s Club.

GREENWICH SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZENS: All area Se­niors in­vited to a Greenwich Se­nior Ci­tiens meet­ing at noon at the VFW on Abeel Ave. Bring a sand­wich lunch; desserts are pro­vided. At the close of the business meet­ing there will be a “tea cup” auc­tion. Ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to bring an item (baked goods are grate­fully ac­cepted) for the auc­tion. Call 518-638-8937 for more in­for­ma­tion.

LUNCHTIME MED­I­TA­TION: Of­fered by One Roof Cen­ter for Mind­ful Prac­tices on the first and third Wed­nes­day of each month at the Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary at 12:30 p.m. Free and open to all.

MEN’S CAN­CER SUP­PORT GROUP: NY Cap­i­tal Re­gion Men to Men Can­cer Sup­port Group meets the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety Hope Club, 1 Penny Lane, Latham. Come-share ex­pe­ri­ences and re­ceive un­der­stand­ing and en­cour­age­ment from men and their loved ones in deal­ing with can­cer. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the ACS Hope Club at 518-2206960.

NYS 5-HOUR PRELICENSING CLASS: The next NYS 5-Hour Pre-Li­cens­ing class will be of­fered Wed­nes­day, November 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Satur­day, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the First Bap­tist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. The cost for the class is $40. To Reg­is­ter: call John Rinko at 518-584-2221 or E-Mail Rinko Driv­ing School.com. A por­tion from the cost is do­nated to the First Bap­tist Church.

OLDE SARATOGA SE­NIORS: The next meet­ing for the Olde Saratoga Se­niors will be on Wed­nes­day, November 15, at noon at the Town Hall, Spring Sreet., Schuylerville. It will be a sand­wich lun­cheon. Cook­ies will be pro­vided. Money will be due for Trip and Xmas lun­cheon. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. Call Pat 518-338-2329 for more in­for­ma­tion.

SHEN NEIGH­BORS CON­NECT­ING: Do you plan on liv­ing in­de­pen­dently on your own terms and in your own space for as long as you can? Does the prospect of en­gag­ing with oth­ers in re­ward­ing and en­rich­ing ways in­ter­est you? Would you like to con­tinue to en­joy a full and ac­tive life in your com­mu­nity as you grow older? If you an­swer ‘yes’ to any of these ques­tions, then Shenen­de­howa Neigh­bors Con­nect­ing in­vites you to a pro­gram at 1 p.m. on November 15 at the Clifton Park Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. For additional in­for­ma­tion, call 518-371-7729.

SKID­MORE COL­LEGE: Artists Shari Cavin and Ran­dall Mor­ris dis­cuss the ob­jects in the Schick Gallery’s “Woven World” ex­hi­bi­tion and their lives as art col­lec­tors and gallery own­ers. 5:30 p.m., Fi­lene Recital Hall. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-5805027.

TOWN OF MALTA: The Malta Sewer & Wa­ter Com­mit­tee meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, November 15 at the Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9.

TURKEY DIN­NER: Saratoga-Wil­ton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Turkey Din­ner with bread stuffind cran­berry sauce, mashed pota­toes and more from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Do­na­tion re­quested: Adults $12, se­niors/mil­i­tary $11, chil­dren 5-12 $8, un­der 5 free. All take­outs $12. Cash bar avail­able.

USED PAPERBACK SALE: The Friends of Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary are hav­ing a 25-cent used paperback sale on November 14-15. Open to the pub­lic, it’s held in the Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Get some great reads for stock­ing stuffers! Cash, credit cards & checks ac­cepted. The Li­brary is lo­cated at 49 Henry Street in down­town Saratoga Springs. For ques­tions, call the Friends Book Shop at 584-7860, ext. 333.

Thurs­day, Nov. 16

ADIRON­DACK MOUN­TAIN CLUB: “An Adiron­dack Port­fo­lio 1902-1935- The Hik­ing Sto­ries and pho­to­graphs of Fran­cis Bayle” Pre­sented by Bob Bayle. Monthly pro­gram of Glens Falls-Saratoga Chap­ter of Adiron­dack Moun­tain Club. Free. 7 p.m., Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary. For more info: Sarah King at pro­grams@adk-gfs.org

CHAM­BER ORIENTATION & MIXER: The Saratoga County Cham­ber of Com­merce will host an Orientation & Mixer at the Em­bassy Suites on Thurs­day, November 16. The Orientation will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the Mixer from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come out for an evening of net­work­ing, com­pli­men­tary horsd’oeu­vres, and drink spe­cials while build­ing your pro­fes­sional net­work. Im­me­di­ately be­fore the mixer, Cham­ber Pres­i­dent, Todd Shimkus, will fa­cil­i­tate a dis­cus­sion how you can max­i­mize your mem­ber­ship in­vest­ment. Cost is $5. Reg­is­ter at http://cham­ber.saratoga.org/events/de­tails/orientation-mixer-27365.

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Science Ex­plor­ers, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up. The November theme for this pop­u­lar weekly pro­gram is “En­gi­neer­ing in a Bag.” 69 Caro­line Street, Sarar­toga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more in­for­ma­tion.

INTERFAITH STORY CIR­CLE: The Interfaith Story Cir­cle of Al­bany, Schenectady and Troy is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th pro­gram­ing year. This month theme is how sto­ries shift our be­liefs. Guest teller Beth Sabo Novik, a teacher of re­li­gious school at Tem­ple Si­nai, brings her many tal­ents in­clud­ing sto­ry­teller, work­shop fa­cil­i­ta­tor, mas­sage ther­a­pist, hyp­no­tist, in­tu­itive coach, wife and mom. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come to share sto­ries about how sto­ries have shifted your be­liefs. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Con­gre­ga­tion Berith Sholom 167 Third Street, Troy. A tour will be of­fered at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the pub­lic. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Gert John­son at grsjohn­son@aol.com or 518-374-0637.

IT DEVOURS: On Thurs­day, November 16, at 7 p.m., Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cra­nor, cre­ators of the pop­u­lar “Wel­come to Night Vale” pod­cast, will dis­cuss the series and their new book “It Devours!” with Mary Darcy of the All Over Al­bany Blog. This event will take place in Gan­nett Au­di­to­rium at Skid­more Col­lege. The con­ver­sa­tion will be fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion, and a book sign­ing. Tick­ets are re­quired for this event and space is lim­ited. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at Northshire Book­store, 424 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs, by phone at 518682-4200, or at northshire. com.

LIVE AT THE JAZZ BAR: SPAC’s pop­u­lar “Live at the Jazz Bar,” re­turns for a special free swing dance evening on Thurs­day, November 16. Kick­ing-off at 7 pm with a free les­son from Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez, co-direc­tors of Tango Fu­sion Dance Com­pany, the event will fea­ture live swing mu­sic from An­nie and the He­donists, a cash bar, and com­pli­men­tary ap­pe­tiz­ers cour­tesy of Maz­zone Hos­pi­tal­ity at the Hall of Springs. Bring your danc­ing shoes, bring a friend, there are no tick­ets or cover charge re­quired to at­tend.

SARATOGA COUNTY PROS­PER­ITY SUM­MIT: With a theme of “Ex­plor­ing the ‘Next Wave’ of Op­por­tu­nity for Saratoga County,” this event will also fea­ture key­notes from CEOs of top tech­nol­ogy firms with a pres­ence and im­pact in the re­gion. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter, 522 Broad­way. Pur­chase tick­ets at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/saratoga-coun­typros­per­ity-sum­mit-thenext-wave-of-op­por­tu­ni­ty­for-saratoga-county-tick­ets-38516175919.

SARATOGA LAKE PID: Saratoga Lake Pro­tec­tion and Im­prove­ment Dis­trict monthly meet­ings are held on the third Thurs­day of each month be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m.in the Malta Town Hall Com­plex Blue Room, Route 9, Malta.

SAUSAGE & PEPPER SUPPER: The pub­lic is in­vited to a Sausage and Pepper Supper at Saratoga Knights of Colum­bus, 50 Pine Road on Thurs­day, November 16. Din­ner will be served from 4:30 p.m. un­til 7 p.m. Cost is $11. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-584-8547.

Fri­day, Nov. 17

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Busy Bees, 10 a.m. for ages birth-24 months. This open play­group is ex­clu­sively for the mu­seum’s youngest vis­i­tors and their care­givers. The mu­seum pro­vides the space and ac­tiv­i­ties for you to cre­ate an en­vri­on­ment that fos­ters early child­hood de­vel­op­ment in a so­cial set­ting. Dur­ing Kids’ Night Out (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) drop the kids off at the mu­seum for a fun-filled evening in­clud­ing Thanks­giv­ing themed ac­tivites and crafts and a pizza party, while you run er­rands, have a date night or just re­lax. Pre-regis­tra­tion re­quired: $20 for one child, $15 for each additional child in your group. Reg­is­ter by November 14. 69 Caro­line Street, Sarar­toga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 for more in­for­ma­tion.

CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR COM­MU­NITY CEN­TER: Scrap­book work­shop, 10 a.m. New Stragetic Scrabble, 1 p..m CDPHP 2018 Medi­care Ad­van­tage Pre­sen­ta­tion, 2 p.m. 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. For more Fri­day ac­tiv­i­ties, see the on­line news­let­ter at http://bit.ly/2y22D9Y.

IN HER SHOES: “In Her Shoes,” a na­tion­ally-ac­claimed pro­gram il­lus­trat­ing the chal­lenges vic­tims or sur­vivors of do­mes­tic abuse face in get­ting help in their com­mu­ni­ties, will be pre­sented Fri­day, November 17 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church on Weeks Road, Queens­bury. Each par­tic­i­pant moves through a series of de­ci­sion points based on the lived ex­pe­ri­ence of vic­tims and sur­vivors of part­ner abuse. The evening in­cludes light re­fresh­ments and a dis­cus­sion for par­tic­i­pants to share in­sights. Fam­ily and friends, as well as those who work with vic­tims of abuse and those in­ter­ested in this so­cial jus­tice is­sue, are in­vited to at­tend this free pro­gram.

KIDS FUN NIGHT: Saratoga Springs stu­dents in grades K-5 are in­vited to Kids Fun Night, fea­tur­ing open gym, crafts, games, and ac­tiv­i­ties, on Fri­day, November 17, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Maple Av­enue Mid­dle School on Route 9. This fundraiser is hosted by the Saratoga Springs High School Boys Cross-Coun­try and Track & Field teams. Coaches, ath­letes, and ath­letes’ par­ents su­per­vise all ac­tiv­i­ties. $10 per child; snacks/drinks avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, email rac­ingc­i­tytc@gmail.com.

NATIONAL MU­SEUM OF RAC­ING: The National Mu­seum of Rac­ing and Hall of Fame will be of­fer­ing free ad­mis­sion each Fri­day from 2 p.m. to close through the end of the year. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 191 Union Av­enue, Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SE­NIOR CEN­TER: “Votes for Women,” pre­sented by Kim Harvish, Chap­man His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum, cel­e­brates he Suf­frage Cen­ten­nial of New York State with national and lo­cal sto­ries, songs, and a re-en­ac­tor. $2 mem­bers, $5 non-mem­bers. 2 p.m., 5 Wil­liams Street, Saratoga Springs.

SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZENS DAY: The Water­ford-Half­moon School Dis­trict will host its an­nual Se­nior Cit­i­zens Day Con­cert and Lun­cheon on Fri­day, November 17. At 11:45 a.m. a per­for­mance by the sec­ondary band and choir will be held in the school au­di­to­rium. Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the per­for­mance at 12:15 p.m., a tra­di­tional hol­i­day din­ner will be served by the stu­dents of the ju­nior high school. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and in­ter­ested se­nior cit­i­zens of the Town and Vil­lage of Water­ford are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate by call­ing the Su­per­in­ten­dent’s Of­fice at 518-237-0800 ext. 3309.

USED BOOK SALE: The Gal­way Pub­lic Li­brary’s Used Book Sale takes place on Fri­day, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on November 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Gal­way Town Hall, lo­cated at 5910 Sa­can­daga Road (NYS Rte 147). Prices are: 25 cents chil­dren’s books, 50 cents per paperback, $1 hard­cover.

Satur­day, Nov. 18

BARNES & NO­BLE BOOKFAIR: Barnes & No­ble is host­ing a bookfair to ben­e­fit the Adiron­dack Folk School at their Saratoga Springs lo­ca­tion. It’s Barnes & No­ble’s way of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from your pur­chases will ben­e­fit AFS at no additional cost to you. Come out and visit on Satur­day November 18 or make your pur­chases through Barnes & No­ble on­line (www.bn.com) from November 18-23. Please use bookfair ID 12082640 for all on­line pur­chases.

CBA CRAFT FAIR: The 20th An­nual Chris­tian Brothers Academy Craft Fair will be held on Satur­day, November 18, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 12 Air­line Drive, Colonie. Over 130 qual­ity ven­dors from around the state will of­fer hand­made trea­sures in­clud­ing can­dles, spices, jew­elry, bas­kets, cloth­ing, ce­ram­ics, quilted and painted items, wood­work­ing and carved items and more. Win great raf­fle prizes, en­joy delicious food and drink at the Crafters Café, and visit the renowned CBA Par­ents As­so­ci­a­tion’s Bake Sale. Free ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cbaal­bany.org/craft­fair/.

CRAFT FAIR: All Saints on the Hud­son, 52 Wil­liam St. Me­chan­icville, will host a Craft Fair on Satur­day, November 18, with Crafter, raf­fles, home baked goods booth. The kitchen will be open of­fer­ing home made soups, chilli, fresh sand­wiches, hot dogs and more. No ad­mis­sion charge. For ven­dor in­for con­tact chein@ ny­cap.rr.com.

GENEALOGY & LO­CAL HIS­TORY: Her­itage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Satur­day, November 18, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, cor­ner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Lo­raine Wies, Lo­cal His­tory Li­brar­ian at the Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary, will be the speaker. She will speak about some of the projects she has un­der­taken in the Saratoga Room at the li­brary. the pub­lic is wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-5872978.

HOPE GALA: Please join in a Cel­e­bra­tion of HOPE (Homes for Or­phaned Pets Ex­ist) with special guest MC Steve Ca­por­izzo, in­clud­ing mu­sic by The Hot Club of Saratoga, fan­tas­tic hors d’oeu­vres, gourmet food sta­tions, and delicious desserts. All soda, beer, wine, tea, and cof­fee are also com­ple­men­tary. There will be a cash bar avail­able for cock­tails. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Av­enue Saratoga Springs. Your do­na­tion of $95 per ticket in­cludes fine foods, drinks, en­ter­tain­ment, a silent auc­tion and a fan­tas­tic wine raf­fle. Tick­ets will not be avail­able at the door. Get tick­ets at www.ho­pean­i­mal­res­cue.org.

NYS 5-HOUR PRELICENSING CLASS: The next NYS 5-Hour PreLicensing class will be of­fered Satur­day, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the First Bap­tist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. The cost for the class is $40. To Reg­is­ter: call John Rinko at 518-584-2221 or E-Mail Rinko Driv­ing School.com. A por­tion from the cost is do­nated to the First Bap­tist Church.

NYS STATE MU­SEUM: Thomas Ri­naldi and Robert Yasin­sac, pho­tog­ra­phers and au­thors of the book “Hud­son Val­ley Ruins: For­got­ten Land­mark of an Amer­i­can Land­scape,” will present gallery tours of the “Hud­son Val­ley Ruins” ex­hi­bi­tion at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 222 Madi­son Av­enue, Al­bany. Ad­mis­sion is free. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by call­ing 518474-5877 or vis­it­ing the Mu­seum web­site at www. nysm.nysed.gov.

SARATOGA FARM­ERS MAR­KET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lin­coln Baths, 65 S. Broad­way, Saratoga Spa State Park. Ap­prox­i­mately 45 ven­dors will be at­tend­ing the Satur­day mar­ket from November to April. See http://www.sarato­ga­farm­ers­mar­ket.org/sarato­ga­farm­ers-mar­ket-ven­dors/ for a com­plete ven­dor list.

TANG FAM­ILY SATUR­DAYS: Come to the 15th An­nual Make-a-Turkey-Out-ofa-Potato Fes­ti­val and make hol­i­day cen­ter­pieces out of pota­toes, pipe-clean­ers, feath­ers, and beads. Cre­ate a fan­tas­tic bird sculp­ture to dec­o­rate your Thanks­giv­ing ta­ble. Reser­va­tions for this special 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. pro­gram are re­quired and can be made any­time. For additional in­for­ma­tion and reser­va­tions, or to be added to the Fam­ily Satur­day e-mail list, please call 518580-8080.

USED BOOK SALE: The Gal­way Pub­lic Li­brary’s Used Book Sale takes place on Fri­day, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on November 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Gal­way Town Hall, lo­cated at 5910 Sa­can­daga Road (NYS Rte 147). At 11 a.m. on Satur­day November 18, the $2/bag sale be­gins. Prices are: 25 cents chil­dren’s books, 50 cents per paperback, $1 hard­cover.

Sun­day, Nov. 19

ADIRON­DACK BLUEGRASS LEAGUE: Meet­ing, Jam and Potluck, 1 p.m., Lake Luzerne Town Com­plex,539 Lake Av­enue, Lake Luzerne. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. adiron­dack­blue­grassleague. com, email adiron­dack­blue­grassleague@gmail.com or call 518-221-6231.

BREAK­FAST BUFFET: Saratoga-Wil­ton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Break­fast Buffet, now fea­tur­ing eggs cooked to or­der, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Do­na­tion re­quested: Adults $10, se­niors/mil­i­tary $9, chil­dren 5-12 $8, un­der 5 free. Take­outs $10. Call 518-5842585 for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHRIS­TIAN MU­SIC CON­CERT: Singer/gui­tarist/ song­writer Nate Fior­ino of Water­ford will present a Chris­tian mu­sic con­cert at 6 p.m. on Sun­day, November 19, at Oneida Com­mu­nity Church, 197 Sun­ny­side Road, Queens­bury. Fior­ino will per­form orig­i­nal, tra­di­tional & con­tem­po­rary gospel songs with ac­com­pa­ny­ing sound back­ground. There is no door charge. A free will love of­fer­ing will be taken. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church phone at 518745-8611 or 518-793-2276 or email mbai­ley90@gmail.com.

SUN­DAY MED­I­TA­TION: Bud­dhist med­i­ta­tions and teach­ings from all three tra­di­tions (Ti­betan, Zen, and Vi­pas­sana) are of­fered Sun­day morn­ings from 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, Cen­ter for Mind­ful Prac­tices,538 Maple Av­enue, Saratoga Springs in the Saratoga Health & Well­ness Build­ing.

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