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.
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 518-220-6960.
NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING 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 518-3717729.
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 518-580-5027.
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.
SaratogaWilton 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 email@example.com
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. DONE TO DEATH: Ballston Spa High School’s Troupe presents their fall production, “Done to Death,” a mystery comedy by Fred Carmichael. The 2-act play, written in 1970, follows five once-famous mystery writers brought together to apply their writing styles to the perfect mystery television series. The show alternates between imagination and reality. The show runs Thursday, November 16, to Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m. with an understudy performance on November 18 at 1 p.m. Ticket are available at the door:$10 for adults, $5 for students/ seniors. Please contact the Ballston Spa High School at 518-884-7150 for additional 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. DONE TO DEATH: Ballston Spa High School’s Troupe presents their fall production, “Done to Death,” a mystery comedy by Fred Carmichael. The 2-act play, written in 1970, follows five once-famous mystery writers brought together to apply their writing styles to the perfect mystery television series. The show alternates between imagination and reality. The show runs Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m. with an understudy performance on November 18 at 1 p.m. Ticket are available at the door:$10 for adults, $5 for students/ seniors. Please contact the Ballston Spa High School at 518-884-7150 for additional information. 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 email@example.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/. 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.