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Wednesday, Feb. 14
ASH WEDNESDAY FISH FRY: The St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus will host their 6th annual Ash Wednesday Fish Fry Dinner at the newly renovated St. Edward’s Church at 567 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park, from noon to 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 14. All profits from this event will go to support over 29 different charities and local community events, including Captain, Care Links, Dollars for Scholars, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and Make-a-Wish Foundation. The Fish Fry Dinner is a full meal consisting of a piece of fish, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread, soft drinks, coffee, and desert. The price for this full dinner is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and free 5 and under. All are welcome. BALLSTON SPA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: The regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, February 14, at 7 p.m. in the High School Library, 220 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa. Agenda items include the 2018-19 budget presentation. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Bend & Stretch Yoga Sprouts, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. This parent-andme goa class introduces children to yoga thorugh guided movement, games and music. 69 Caroline Street, Sarartoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 for more information. CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Wednesday activities include Exercise to Tape, Senior Investment Group, Social Bridge, Carmen’s Crafts, Memories to Memoirs, Living with a Loss, Hand & Foot card game, Dice 6-5-4, crochet and knitting, poker, osteo exercise. On February 14, Valentine’s Day with Punch & Pastries is free to all members. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Call 518-3831343 for more information. Call extension 227 before noon the day before to make reservations for lunch.
FISH DINNER: SaratogaWilton Elks Lodge #161 preesents a fish dinner with New England Clam Chowder, your choice of broiled or fried fish, and much 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. Call 518-584-2585 for more information. LINE DANCE FUNDRAISER
CLASS: The Wilton Fire Department hosts a fundraiser beginner/intermediate line dancing class with instructor Suzie Archambault every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the fire station, 270 Ballard Road, Wilton. Water and soda will be available. For more information call 518-584-3338 weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. LOVE LIGHT AT THE PARK: Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville invites all who are looking for a unique way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day to “Love Light at the Park”, a candlelight walk on February 14 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Luminaries will light the path along the Hudson River to and from the Dix Bridge, and hanging lanterns will be available for purchase as a beautiful souvenir of the evening. There is a $5 suggested donation and hanging lanterns will be available for an additional $10. Cookies and hot cocoa will be available at the pavilion after the walk. For more information on Hudson Crossing Park, go to www. hudsoncrossingpark. org. MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Snakes and Turtles, noon. Join a park educator and learn about a few of the snakes and turtles in the nature center. Learn what they like to do and eat and see why you shouldn’t fear our oftenmisunderstood snakes. You will also learn which ones call Moreau Lake State Park home. Program fees apply. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF
DANCE: The National Museum of Dance and School of the Arts, 99 S.Broadway in Saratoga Springs, will welcome Bridgman|Packer Dance to the Lewis A. Swyer Studios on Wednesday, February 14, for an innovative Partnering Workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop is designed to transmit Bridgman|Packer’s approach to contemporary dance partnering for beginners through advanced performers. The class is non-gender specific, emphasizes the release and ease as well as the strength of partnering, and builds to develop exhilarating partnering in duet, trio and group forms. The cost is $25 per dancer and registration can take place online or at the door. For more information about the National Museum of Dance and School of the Arts and to register for the Partnering Workshop, please
visit our website at www. dancemuseum.org or call 518584-2225 ext. 3008. NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASS: The next NYS 5-Hour Pre-Licensing class will be offered Wednesday, February 14, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 17, 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 email RinkoDrivingSchool.com. A portion from the class cost is donated to the First Baptist Church. PICKINS’ SESSION: Amateur / Professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group for a fun season with extemporaneous, off-thecuff musical jamming by local talented musicians. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be share. Check out www. ballstonareaseniors.com for more information. SINGING VALENTINES: In 1933, world-famous Rudy Vallee received what was called “the first singing telegram” by a Western Union operator who sang “Happy Birthday”. In 2018, Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus will honor that tradition with their new fundraiser, Singing Valentines. Celebrate your special someone with a song serenaded by Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus in 4-part a cappella harmony, plus Dove chocolates, a card and souvenirs. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-878-4731 SPAC DANCE RESIDENCY
RECITAL: Since January 23, the entire 5th grade at Malta Avenue Elementary School alongside students from Wood Road Elementary– 90 students in total – have been participating in weekly lessons led by professional dancers with Broadway resumes. Instructing the students will be Dennis Moench, Senior Director of Education at SPAC and former Broadway performer; Broadway performer and educator Barrett Davis, and Jennifer Dinoia, who just completed a year-long run in the leading role of Broadway’s “Wicked.”On Wednesday, February 14, the program will culminate with the children performing in two recitals, one at 2 p.m. for students and faculty and one at 7 p.m., at the Malta Avenue Auditorium. STORYTELLING OPEN MIC: Come listen to a fine evening of stories. Or sign-up to tell
a story of your own: new storytellers are always welcome. Keep your stories to about 10 minutes long and tell them—don’t read them. Sign up at 6:45 p.m. Storytelling starts at 7 p.m. at The Community Room, 2nd floor, Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. Free admission. TOWN OF MALTA: The Malta Sewer & Water Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9. WINTER STORYTELLERS SERIES: The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the tenth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 21. February 14 features storyteller Siri Allison with “Story Prisms.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Noon - 1 p.m., SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100 ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all.
Thursday, Feb. 15
CHAMBER ORIENTATION & MIXER: You’re invited to join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking, drinks, and food at Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar at 15 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, on Thursday, February 15. Immediately before the mixer, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a member orientation for all new and existing members looking to maximize their membership. Cost is $5 before the registration deadline and $10 after. Deadline is Wednesday, February 14 at 5 p.m. Register at http://chamber. saratoga.org/events/details/ orientation-mixer-30973. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Crafty Crafters: Chinese Lanterbs, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up. Science Explores: Magical Ice Cubes, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-up. 69 Caroline Street, Sarartoga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more information. CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Thursday activities include Exercise to Tape, Pool/ Billiards, Chorus, Yoga, Watercolor & Sketch, Legal Assistance by appointment, Seton Health Seniorcize, Duplicate Bridge, MahJongg, Pinochle and Bunco. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Call 518-3831343 for more information. Call extension 227 before noon the day before to make reservations for lunch. HORSE EXPLORERS: Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including art, literacy, science and math. The theme for February 15 is “Shape of Things.” “Horse Explorers” takes place each Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the National Museum of Racing’s Horseplay Gallery in Saratoga Springs. Children are free to attend with a paid accompanying adult. For more information, please contact Karen Wheaton at 518-584-0400 ext. 118 or Sheileen Landrey at 518584-0400 ext. 120, or visit www.racingmuseum.org. KOREAN WAR VETERANS: The February luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Assoc., will be held at 11:30 a.m, Thursday, February 15. at the Peppermill Restaurant on Rt. 9 in South Glens Falls. The hosts are Patti and Gene Slavin. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For reservations or for further information, please contact the Slavins at 518-793-2368 by Feb. 13. New members are always welcome. For further information, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. MEMORY CAFE: Come for coffee and conversation in a welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes. Memory Cafe meets on the first and third Thursday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance. For more information, contact Maura Fleming at 518-867-4999 ext. 209. MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Kneehigh Naturalists, 10 a.m. This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. A short story or two based on the outdoors will be followed by a short hike to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1. Bark Up a Tree, 1 p.m. Walk your leashed and friendly dog on an easy 2-3-mile hike starting at the office. Trail subject to change according to weather and trail conditions. Please call to reserve your spot (24-hour advanced notice) at 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER: Come to the senior center for a screening of “Victoria & Abdul,” starring Judy Dench and Ali Fazal. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non-members, and popcorn is included. 10 a.m., 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs. SUMMIT AT SARATOGA: On Thursday, February 15 at 1 p.m. at The Summit at Saratoga (1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs), Charlie Kuenzel, co-owner of Saratoga Tours LLC, will give a presentation titled, “Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady: A Saratoga Love Affair?” The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reserve your place by calling 518-430-2136, or emailing email@example.com. Light refreshments will be served. For directions to the community, visit summitsaratoga.com/ contact-us.html.
Friday, Feb. 16
AMATEUR BOXING: The 5th Annual Jack Nichols Boxing Championships features action-packed amateur bouts. General admission: $10 advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at Mohr’s Mobil. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first bout at 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by Saratoga Boxing Club. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. BLOOD DRIVE: The Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Friday, February 16, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. with homemade goodies at the finish. Every donor is appreciated and saves lives. The Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation supports pediatric cancer patients, including blood cancer patients. Please sign up at http://www.redcrossblood.org (use sponsor code NICKSFIGHT) or call 1-800-RED CROSS for your appointment. For more information about the Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation, visit www.fighttobehealed.org. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Busy Bees, 10 a.m. An open playgroup time for ages birth - 24 months with caregivers with activities that help create an environment that fosters early childhood development skills in a social setting. Wiggles & Giggles, 11 a.m. A play-based program where children ages 2-5 can explore the world around them through guided free play. Kids’ Night Out Glow Pary, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ages 4 and up. $20 per child; $15 for each additional child. 69 Caroline Street, Sarartoga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more information. CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Friday activities include Orchestra on the Common, Woodcarving, Tap Advanced, Ballet, Dominoes, Center Big Band, Diabetes Support Group, Bingo, Lunch & a Movie, Beading Buddies, Scrabble, Osteo exercise. Paint & Pastries: an afternoon of creativity, fun and great food, $14 members/$25 nonmembers. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Call 518-383-1343 for more information. Call extension 227 before noon the day before to make reservations for lunch. DIVISION STREET ELEMENTARY STEM LABS: As part of the schools strategic plan to bring more hands-on STEM activities to K-5 students, SDivision Street Elementary’S STEM Lab Days are designed to enhance a students’ understanding of complex concepts using age appropriate interactive and hands-on labs that connect with the curriculum in grades K-5. On February 16, there will be a STEM Labs for 5th graders, “Phases of the Moon: 3D Modeling.” To learn more about STEM Lab Days or Division Street Elementary School, please contact Dr. Greer E. Miller, Principal, at 518-5834794. FISH FRY FRIDAY: The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s Fish Fry Fridays continue every Friday in February from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome, members and non-members. Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Chowder, ask about extras and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house, or call 518-695-3917 for Take Out. FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY: The Ballston Spa Elks Lodge will be Hosting Friday Night Fish Fry from February 16 through March 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $8 a plate Eat in and Take outs will be available. The Fish Fry will include the Fish Fry, cole slaw, and a choice of Mac & Cheese or French Fries. There will also be a menu of some other items as well. For more information please call 518-885-1149 or check out the Elks’ Facebook page. LENTEN FISH FRY: The Knights of Columbus supports local Catholic Schools, provides meals to veterans’ homes every week throughout the year, and cooks for Code Blue weekly during the cold months. Come out to the K of C’s Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent (except for March 16) and help support these dedicated men who give back to the community so unselfishly. Enjoy a generous portion of Haddock (baked or fried) with fries and coleslaw for only $11 ($12 take-out). Also available are clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Eastern Ridge Hike, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This long 3.5⁄4-mile hike starts at the Spring Overlook parking area. Hike the short section of the Western Ridge trail to the Eastern Ridge trail. From there, hike all of the Eastern Ridge trail to the Ridge Run trail, then connect onto the Western Ridge which will take you back to the Spring Overlook parking. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. Program fees apply. NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Yaddo Presents Whiting Award-winning author Sigrid Nunez joins us to discuss her new novel, “The Friend,” with poet & Skidmore professor Jay Rogoff. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the dog he has left behind. 7:30 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER: Office For the Aging will be here from 11 a.m. to noon for a presentation on the services they have to offer for seniors, including transportation, meals, exercise, and more. Speed Friending,1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Brain Gym study group, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs. SKIDMORE CONCERT: Concert by Ensemble Connect, 7 p.m., Zankel Music Center. $8 adults, $5 seniors and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For ticket information call 518-580-5321 or visit www.skidmore.edu/zankel. THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices will present a staged reading of “Agnes of God” by John Pielmeier, directed by Maggie Mancinelli Cahill and featuring Yvonne Perry, Leigh Strimbeck and Jacqueline Donnaruma, on February 16 at 8 p.m., February 17 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. and February 18 at 3 p.m., at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany. Admission is free. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Saturday, Feb. 17
ADIRONDACK SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE: 100% of the funds raised at the 17th annual banquet remain in the area for local projects. Members Help to protect & promote outdoor heritage. Raffles, Live Auction, Silent Auction and Dinner Banquet. Doors open at 3 p.m.,Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, 232 Broadway. Adult Tickets - $40 / Youth (under 15) $25. Table of eight $700. For further Information contact Richard Besthoff at 518-761-2644. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: S.T.E.M. Club, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Sarartoga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more information. FRIENDS OF THE WATERFORD LIBRARY: The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to discuss and plan 2018-2019 events and fundraising activities on Saturday, February 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford, weather permitting. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend. GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY: Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, February 17, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. “The World of Nineteenth Century Photography” will be presented by Anne Clothier, Director of Education at the Saratoga County Historical Society. She will examine daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes and cartes de visite and demonstrate how to identify early photographic methods. The program will be handson. Attendees are invited to bring early photographs or family albums. The public is welcome. For more information call 518-587-2978. GLOBAL GROOVES: An evening of hand drumming for all ages led by Grammynominated drummer Larry Levine. $5 students/$10 adults. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., The Studio in Greenfield, 165 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center. Call 518-893-6062 or visit thestudioingreenfield.org for more information. GREENWICH FREE LIBRARY: It’s been five years since the Willard Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution commissioned photographer Clifford Oliver to copy a photograph of the John Henry family of Whitehall. The Whitehall Historical Association gave Oliver access to a rare Victorian photo album that housed some one hundred and twentysix photographs of mostly African American citizens. In honor of Black History Month, Oliver will present an update on the vintage family photographs at 11 a.m. at the Greenwich Free Library, 148 Main Street #2 in Greenwich. KRAZY DOWNHILL DERBY: What is the Krazy Downhill Derby? The event hosted by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce kicks off the winter break week for area schools. The Krazy Downhill Derby in Chestertown is turning 42 this year. It takes place Saturday, February 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Dynamite Hill Recreation Area on Route 8 in Chestertown. At 10 a.m. there will be a Hockey Shoot Out on the ice rink followed by a Broomball Tournament at 10:30 a.m. The Cardboard Sled Race will take place at 11 a.m. At 11:45 a.m. the People’s Choice Award for the Kraziest Sled will be named and at noon the Krazy Downhill Derby slides down the hil For more information, visit www.northwarren.com, call the North Warren Chamber of Commerce at 518-4942722, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: ’Heaven’ with Christine Bisceglia, 1 p.m. Bring a Bible if you wish and join in the discussion. Please call 518-664-4646 to register or if you have any questions. Mechanicville District Public Library 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASS: The next NYS 5-Hour Pre-Licensing class will be offered Saturday, February 17, 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 email RinkoDrivingSchool. com. A portion from the class cost is donated to the First Baptist Church. NYS MILITARY MUSEUM: The New York State Military Museum will host programs that commemorate the nation’s centennial of combat operations in World War I and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, along with topics of local interest this winter and spring. February 17: “We Were There: Adirondack Survivors of Iwo Jima.” Adirondack doctor Daniel Way, author of “We Were There: World War II Stories from the Adirondacks’ Greatest Generation,” recounts fascinating stories from some of his patients, World War II Marine veterans who served at the Battle of Iwo Jima. 2 p.m., 61 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs. SARATOGA ARTS: Opening reception for “Bound and Unbound,” featuring artwork by Regis Brodie, Susan Hoffer & Simeon Youngmann. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The exhibit continues through March 24. SARATOA SPA STATE PARK: Mineral Springs Tour, 11 a.m. Join a docent on a guided mineral springs tour to learn about the history, geology and lore surrounding our special waters. No registration necessary. This is a free event. Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Exploration, 2 p.m. Take a short snowshoe hike to search for tracks and other signs of wildlife in the park! No registration necessary. This is a free event. Please use the southern Route 50 entrance to enter the park for either event. Take your second left onto Geyser Loop Road to reach the classroom. SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. - 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. SKIDMORE COLLEGE: Opening reception for “Rose Ocean — Living with Duchamp.” 5 p.m., Tang Museum. For more information call 518-580-8080. SOUPER SUPPER: Old Saratoga Reformed Church, 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville, will hold its Annual “Souper” Supper on Saturday, February 17 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. The menu includes endless bowls of soup, a salad, bread, dessert, and beverages. The cost for adults is $7; children 5-12 is $3; and under 5 is free. Reservations are recommended; walk-ins are welcome; dine-in only. Please call 518-695-6638 or 518-695-3479 for reservations or information. TANG FAMILY SATURDAYS: Programs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. include a brief tour of a current Tang Museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity suitable for children ages 5 and up with adult companions. Free and open to the public; reservations strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518580-8080. SPAGHETTI DINNER: A spaghetti and meatballs dinner for the benefit of Send a Kid to Camp Fund will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 at Grace Church, 36 Third Street, Waterford. Proceeds will enable the Episcopal parish’s children to attend Beaver Cross summer camp. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children and $20 per family. For more information, contact Deb Dooris at 518-892-3896. THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices will present a staged reading of “Agnes of God” by John Pielmeier, directed by Maggie Mancinelli Cahill and featuring Yvonne Perry, Leigh Strimbeck and Jacqueline Donnaruma, on February 17 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. and February 18 at 3 p.m., at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany. Admission is free. For more information, please contact email@example.com. WINTER WONDERLAND: Keep the winter blues at bay and stop by one of Camp Chingachgook’s Winter Wonderland days for a free day of frosty winter fun! Lunch, programming and tours are all available. Activities include snow tubing, snow shoeing, hikes, crafts, s’mores by the campfire, hot coco and Gaga ball. The programming starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 and 24. Please call 518-6569462 to RSVP.
Sunday, Feb. 18
BREAKFAST BUFFET: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 serves a Breakfast
Buffet from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: Adults $9, Seniors/Military $8, children 5-12 $7, under 5 free. Takeouts $9. Call 518-5842585 for more information. CHICKEN BBQ: Gurtler Bros VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Avenue, will host a Mid-Winter Chicken BBQ on Sunday, February 18 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. or until gone. 1⁄2 chicken, baked potato, slaw, Baked beans & roll. Donation $10 (eat in) or $12 (take-out). Call 518-5849686 for information or tickets. CHRISTIAN CONCERT: Singer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Griffin of Schoharie County, from the original Mike and Michelle duo and the Bright Star band, will present a Christian music solo concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at Oneida Community Church, 197 Sunnyside Road, Queensbury. There is no door charge. A free will love offering will be taken. For more information, call the church phone at 518-7458611 or 518-793-2276 or email mbailey90@gmail. com. OPERATION ADOPT-ASOLDIER: 15th anniversary dinner and dance, 4 p.m. 10 p.m., Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, 232 Broadway. $50 per person / $95 per couple. $5 discount for seniors & military. Members provide support to U.S. soldiers stationed worldwide. For more information call 518-260-9922 or 518-5222472 SARATOA SPA STATE PARK: Mineral Springs Tour, 11 a.m. Join a docent on a guided mineral springs tour to learn about the history, geology and lore surrounding our special waters. No registration necessary. This is a free event. Snowshoe Hike, 2 p.m. Join a naturalist on a two-mile guided snowshoe hike through some of the most picturesque areas of the park. No registration necessary. This is a free event. Please use the southern Route 50 entrance to enter the park for either event. Take your second left onto Geyser Loop Road to reach the classroom. THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices will present a staged reading of “Agnes of God” by John Pielmeier, directed by Maggie Mancinelli Cahill and featuring Yvonne Perry, Leigh Strimbeck and Jacqueline Donnaruma, on February 18 at 3 p.m., at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany. Admission is free. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. TRACI COYNE BENEFIT: On Sunday February 18 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., a benefit for Traci Coyne will be held at Putnam Place (formally the Putnam Den) in Saratoga Springs. Traci has undergone radiation for multiple myeloma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, to be followed by a bone marrow transplant that will require a 3-4 week stay in Albany Medical Center and two months at home, quarantined. The benefit will feature live music played by Half Step, Rick Nelson Trio, and the Remainders and food will be available. The cover charge is a $15 donation. There will also be a 50⁄50 and a raffle of hotel getaways, golf outings, gift cards to area restaurants, gift baskets, ect. All money raised during this event will go directly to Traci to help off set the financial burden of cancer treatments and time out of work.