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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 chris­tiano16@gmail.com 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 re­bec­cad@sum­mit­saratoga.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 sarato­gabox­ing@gmail.com. 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 info@the­ater­voices.org.

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 info@north­war­ren.com. 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 info@the­ater­voices.org. 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 info@the­ater­voices.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.

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