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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.