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Thurs­day, Feb. 15

BALLSTON AREA SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZENS: Thurs­day ac­tiv­i­ties: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Craft, Cards, Bil­liards. 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lunch:bring a dish to share, meet­ing. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Bingo. Mil­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 310 North­line Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ball­stonar­ease­niors.com for more in­for­ma­tion. 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/ori­en­ta­tion­mixer-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, Mah-Jongg, Pinochle and Bunco. 6 Clifton Com­mon Court, Clifton Park. Call 518383-1343 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 hand­son se­ries in­tended to cre­atively ed­u­cate chil­dren about horses by de­vel­op­ing ageap­pro­pri­ate 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 518-584-0400 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 518793-2368 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 518-7930511. 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 518-4302136, 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. BALLSTON AREA SE­NIOR

CIT­I­ZENS: Fri­day ac­tiv­i­ties: 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m., Os­teoBusters; 6:30 p.m., Cards & Games. Mil­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 310 North­line Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ball­stonar­ease­niors.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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 518-584-5540 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 non-mem­bers. 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 Mancinel­liCahill 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. BATTENKILL BOOKS: Hub­bard Hall’s lat­est the­ater pro­duc­tion is “The Ve­loc­ity of Au­tumn” by Eric Coble, di­rected by David Snider and star­ring Chris­tine Decker as Alexan­dra and Oliver Wadsworth as Chris. A free spe­cial be­hind-the-scenes pre­view dis­cus­sion of the show with cast and di­rec­tor will be fea­tured at noon on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, at Battenkill Books, 15 East Main Street, Cam­bridge. Call 518-677-2515 for more in­for­ma­tion. The show runs from Fe­bru­ary 23 through March 11. Visit https:// hub­bard­hall.org/the-ve­loc­ity-of-au­tumn/ for more in­for­ma­tion. 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; walkins are wel­come; dine-in only. Please call 518-6956638 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 Mancinel­liCahill 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. GREEN­FIELD WIN­TER­FEST: Cel­e­brate Win­ter 2018 from noon to 3 p.m. (weather per­mit­ting) at Brookhaven Golf Course, 333 Alpine Mead­ows Rd, Porter Cor­ners, with hot­dogs, soup, pop­corn, horse drawn car­riage rides, snow moun­tain, sledding and s’mores. Bring your snow­shoes and skis and try out our trails. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. 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 SARATOGA 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 Mancinel­liCahill 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.

Mon­day, Feb. 19

BALLSTON AREA SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZENS: Mon­day ac­tiv­i­ties: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Cho­rus; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Stretch & fit, ex­er­cise. 1 p.m., Movie Mati­nee. Mil­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 310 North­line Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518885-6740 or visit www. ball­stonar­ease­niors.com for more in­for­ma­tion. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: S.T.E.M. Va­ca­tion Club: My Ro­botic Friend with Cubelets, 1 p.m. 69 Caro­line Street, Sarar­toga Springs. Call 518-5845540 for more in­for­ma­tion. CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR COM­MU­NITY CEN­TER: Mon­day ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude chess, check­ers and backgam­mon; tap in­ter­me­di­ate; jazz dance; chair yoga; dis­cus­sion group, clog­ging; quilt­ing; os­teo ex­er­cise. 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.

MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK: Wa­ter­fall Trail Hike, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A 4+ mile hike with some ups and downs in a nice, scenic loop. Start at the Lake Bonita park­ing lot and head over to the Wa­ter­fall trail. From there, hike to the Western ridge trail to the Lake Ann trail. This will take us back to Lake Bonita where we will head back to the park­ing area. Pro­gram fees ap­ply. NORTHSHIRE BOOK­STORE: En­joy craft projects, face paint­ing, and a visit with Elmo, pre­sented by Project Cameron’s Story, which sup­ports the bond­ing of par­ents with their pre­ma­ture ba­bies in the Neona­tal In­ten­sive Care Unit (NICU), through the use of chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture and sto­ry­telling. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 424 Broad­way, Saratoga Springs. From Fe­bru­ary 16-20 you can buy books to give to Project Cameron’s Story, and Northshire Book­store will do­nate a per­cent­age of your pur­chase to the or­ga­ni­za­tion. SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK: Fam­ily Snow­shoe, 11 a.m. Join the En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tor for a fun snow­shoe les­son and short hike to look for signs of wildlife in the park. Pa­trons are in­vited to warm up next to the fire with a mug of hot co­coa af­ter the hike. The fee is $3 per per­son or $5 per fam­ily. Space is lim­ited for this event and reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to reg­is­ter. WELL­NESS WALK: On Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 19. at 11 a.m. Wil­ton Wildlife Pre­serve & Park will hold a Well­ness Walk led by Linda Hovi­ous, fit­ness in­struc­tor at the Saratoga Springs YMCA. The Well­ness Walk is geared to­wards gen­tle ex­er­cise and the en­joy­ment of na­ture for par­tic­i­pants at ba­sic fit­ness lev­els. The walk will de­part from the Camp Saratoga North Trail­head kiosk. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is ap­pre­ci­ated as the pro­gram could be can­celled due to bad weather. Snow­shoes will be avail­able for rental 30 min­utes be­fore the pro­gram; free for mem­bers, $3 for non-mem­bers. If there is no snow, the pro­gram will take place with­out snow­shoes. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for the pro­gram, please call the Pre­serve & Park of­fice at 518-450-0321 or via email at info@wilton­pre­serve.org. WIL­TON WILDLIFE PRE­SERVE: Look­ing for some­thing to do dur­ing Win­ter Va­ca­tion? Wil­ton Wildlife Pre­serve & Park of­fers “nat­u­rally” fun pro­grams with a full week of out­door pro­grams sched­uled. Fe­bru­ary 19: An­i­mal Track­ing Hike, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants will meet at the Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary to learn about an­i­mal foot­prints and get snow­shoes. Walk to Congress Park and look for an­i­mal tracks. Reg­is­tra­tion is lim­ited to 20 fam­i­lies, so reg­is­ter early. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired by call­ing the Li­brary at 518-584-7860 op­tion 3. WORLD AWARE­NESS CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM: The World Aware­ness Chil­dren’s Mu­seum is ex­cited to an­nounce its con­tin­ued part­ner­ship with Hud­son Head­wa­ters Health Net­work, to pro­vide craft work­shops free of charge to chil­dren dur­ing the Fe­bru­ary 2018 school break week. Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 19: Chi­nese Lion Dance Cel­e­bra­tion. The Chi­nese Lion Dance has been a Chi­nese New Year tra­di­tion for hun­dreds of years. Cel­e­brate this iconic spec­ta­cle with dance, folk­tales and more. 11 a.m., 89 War­ren Street, Glens Falls. All work­shops are free with the cost of ad­mis­sion ($5 per per­son, chil­dren un­der 3 en­ter free). Visit www.world­chil­drens­mu­seum.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Tues­day, Feb. 20

BALLSTON AREA SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZENS: Tues­day ac­tiv­i­ties: 9 a.m. to noon, Bil­liards, Crafts & Wood­carv­ing; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Quilt­ing; 12:30 p.m., Wifi Bowl­ing; 1 p.m., Mahjong, Board Games & Cards; 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Os­teoBusters. Mil­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 310 North­line Road, Ballston Spa. Call 518-885-6740 or visit www.ball­stonar­ease­niors. com for more in­for­ma­tion. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Tues­day for Tots: Mr. Pres­i­dent, 10 a.m. - noon. A spe­cial time for vis­i­tors ages 2-5 to gain preschool and kinder­garten readi­ness skills ina fun and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment. S.T.E.M. Va­ca­tion Club: Make-do Card­board Con­struc­tion, 1 p.m. 69 Caro­line Street, Sarar­toga Springs. Call 518-584-5540 for more in­for­ma­tion. CLIFTON PARK SE­NIOR COM­MU­NITY CEN­TER: Tues­day ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude Ex­er­cise to Tape, LCR or Dice 3000, Pinochle, Pool/ Bil­liards, Du­pli­cate Bridge, Tai Chi, Scrab­ble. 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. FOR­EIGN POL­ICY AS­SO­CI­A­TION: The Sch­enec­tady Great De­ci­sions Dis­cus­sions Group 2018 (www.fpa.org) dis­cusses cur­rent top­ics on U.S. in­volve­ment with the rest of the world. The Fe­bru­ary 20 topic is “China and Amer­ica: the new geopo­lit­i­cal equa­tion.” 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sch­enec­tady Pub­lic Li­brary McCh­es­ney Room, 99 Clin­ton Street. This free pro­gram is spon­sored na­tion­ally by the For­eign Pol­icy As­so­ci­a­tion and or­ga­nized by The Friends of the Sch­enec­tady County Li­brary. A lim­ited quan­tity of FPA 2018 topic books are avail­able at the li­brary’s in­for­ma­tion desk at a re­duced cost of $26. (copies may also be pur­chased at www.fpa.org). GREEN­FIELD HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY: The Town of Green­field His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold its Fe­bru­ary meet­ing on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, at 7 p.m, at the Green­field Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 25 Wil­ton Road. Guest speaker Mary Cuffe Perez is the au­thor of the new book “Barn Sto­ries,” in­spired by her fif­teen years man­ag­ing a horse board­ing busi­ness on a Gal­way farm. The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend. GREEN­WICH FREE LI­BRARY: Wil­lard’s Moun­tain Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion & Cliff Oliver present Raoul Peck’s film, “I Am Not Your Ne­gro,” a stun­ning look at the civil-rights era writer James Bald­win, fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion with Oliver, start­ing at 7 p.m. at the Green­wich Free Li­brary, 148 Main Street #2 in Green­wich. HAMENTASH BAKE: A Pre Purim Hamentash Bake will be held on Fe­bru­ary 21 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Saratoga Chabad, 130 Cir­cu­lar Street, Saratoga Springs. Come and make your own dough and shape and fill your own hamen­tashen as well as make a craft. LIFE VISIONING WORK­SHOP: Par­tic­i­pants will learn the tech­nique for ac­cess­ing divine guid­ance de­vel­oped by Rev. Dr. Michael Beck­with and par­tic­i­pate in a guided visioning ses­sion. Sug­gested do­na­tion: $20. 6:30 p.m., Al­bany-Saratoga Spir­i­tual Ad­ven­tures at Wood­lawn Com­mons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.newthought­newyork. org or call 518-366-9918. NIGHT SKY AD­VEN­TURE: 100 years af­ter Ein­stein pre­dicted them, as­tronomers fi­nally de­tected grav­i­ta­tional waves! What ex­actly are these rip­ples through space­time? Where do they come from? Why are they such an im­por­tant dis­cov­ery? Come ex­plore the realm of rel­a­tiv­ity and learn about the lat­est grav­i­ta­tional wave dis­cov­er­ies. 7 p.m., Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory at miSci - Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15 Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady. Cost: ad­mis­sion to miSci ($10.50 adult, $7.50 child age 3-12, $9 se­nior 65+), Free for miSci mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.Dud­leyOb­ser­va­tory.org. SARATOGA SE­NIOR CEN­TER: “Char­i­ta­ble Giv­ing: Get­ting Or­ga­nized for Peace of Mind,” pre­sented by Char­lie Joseph from Jan­ney Mont­gomery Scott, LLC. Lite fare and wine will be served. 4 p.m., 5 Wil­liams Street, Saratoga Springs. SKID­MORE COL­LEGE: An­drea Eis, pro­fes­sor and di­rec­tor of cin­ema stud­ies at Oak­land Univer­sity, will screen and dis­cuss her film “Pene­lope’s Odyssey” in the David H. Porter Clas­si­cal World Lec­ture. 5:30 p.m., Davis Au­di­to­rium, Palam­oun­tain Hall. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-5805400. TOWN OF MALTA: The Malta Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee meets at 6:30 p.m. at Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9. WIL­TON WILDLIFE PRE­SERVE: Look­ing for some­thing to do dur­ing Win­ter Va­ca­tion? Wil­ton Wildlife Pre­serve & Park of­fers “nat­u­rally” fun pro­grams with a full week of out­door pro­grams sched­uled. Fe­bru­ary 20: Skull Sci­ence, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants will meet at the Park Of­fice at 80 Scout Road and use an­i­mal skulls and furs to dis­cover how dif­fer­ent an­i­mals have adapted to sur­vive in their habi­tats. We will be ex­am­in­ing an­i­mal ar­ti­facts dur­ing this in­ter­ac­tive les­son. This pro­gram is best for chil­dren ages 8 and up. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion re­quired by Fe­bru­ary 20. WORLD AWARE­NESS CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM: The World Aware­ness Chil­dren’s Mu­seum is ex­cited to an­nounce its con­tin­ued part­ner­ship with Hud­son Head­wa­ters Health Net­work, to pro­vide craft work­shops free of charge to chil­dren dur­ing the Fe­bru­ary 2018 school break week. Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 20: Mardi Gras Mask Work­shop. Bring your fes­tive imag­i­na­tion and cel­e­brate Mardi Gras by mak­ing your own Mardi Gras Mask. Col­or­ful and bold, or se­quenced and shiny, there are a va­ri­ety of ways to make your own mask. 11 a.m., 89 War­ren Street, Glens Falls. All work­shops are free with the cost of ad­mis­sion ($5 per per­son, chil­dren un­der 3 en­ter free). Visit www. world­chil­drens­mu­seum.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

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