Sunday, Nov. 11 ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: The Ballston Spa Elks Lodge’s All You Can Eat Breakfast returns to 10 Hamilton Street on November 11 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Active military (with I.D.) and veterans eat free this month. Adults $7, Seniors $6, children 10 and under $5. All profits go to Elks charities. For more information please contact the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge at 518-885-1149. BENNINGTON BATTLEFIELD: Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site will host a Veterans Day observance on November 11 at 11 a.m. Speakers will highlight American service through the centuries, discussing the American experience in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and World War I. A musket salute will follow. This free event is open to the public, no RSVP required.
BIG BANG THEORY: Overwhelming evidence indicates that the universe began as a point and has been expanding ever since. Recent discoveries indicate that the visible part of the universe accounts for only about 5% of its energy (or mass), the rest coming from dark matter or dark energy. Dr. Vivek Jain, Associate Professor of Physics at UAlbany and a specialist in elementary particle physics, will discuss these concepts and unanswered questions about the universe at 1:15 p.m. in Room 224 of the Albany Sage Colleges campus, New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road, Albany. A meet and Greet proceeds the program at 12:30 p.m. Presented by the Capital District Humanist Society., the program is free. For details or directions call 518-533-2666 or visit www. humanistsociety.org. GALLERY OF VALOR: On Veterans Day, November 11, Gurtler Bros. VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, will have its remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m. followed by an unveiling of the Gallery of Valor picture display, with luncheon to follow. For more information call 518-587-6944 GRACE CHURCH (WATERFORD): The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford. Deacon Denise Moore assists. An adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows each service. For more information, call the Episcopal parish at 518-237-7370 or visit www.gracewaterford.com.
INDOOR CRAFT & GARAGE SALE: The popular SaratogaWilton Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale, featuring more than 40 vendors with fall and holiday decorations and much more, takes place at the SaratogaWilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane on Sunday, November 11, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free and parking is great. All proceeds go to local Elks charities. To sell at the next event call Linda at 518-289-5470 for more information.
JEWISH BOOK FAIR: On Sunday, November 11, the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaara Tfille/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs holds its 5th Annual Jewish Book Fair from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Featured author Ruth Behar will discuss her new book “Lucky Broken Girl” at noon. The sale features a wide range of Jewish themed or Jewish authored books, many of which are not on local bookstore shelves. A portion of the proceeds from each sale goes back to Congregation Shaara Tfille/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs. Admission for the featured author is $5, free for students with ID accompanied by an adult. For more information or to RSVP for the featured author, call 518-584-2370. MONTHLY BREAKFAST: The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club at Victory Mills holds its monthly breakfast on the traditional Veterans Day, November 11, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Adults $8, children $4. Everyone is welcome. Call 518-695-3917 for more information. ST. PETERSBURG MEN’S ENSEMBLE: The New Skete Monastery in Cambridge welcomes back this award winning quartet for a performance of world classic choral sacred music and traditional Russian songs. 2 p.m., Holy Wisdom Chapel, 273 New Skete Lane, Cambridge. Free and open to the public; donations welcome. SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome. SUNNY SUNDAYS: Sunny Sundays are your opportunity to take a safe glimpse at the sun. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their 14inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to safely look at the sun and search for sunspots. Other objects such as the moon and planets may also be visible. In the event of poor weather, there will be handson indoor activities instead. The observatory will be open from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. every Sunday through December 30. miSci galleries will be open continuously from noon – 5 p.m. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child) at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton holds Worship and Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Choir meets at 9 a.m. Youth group follows worship. Nursery provided. 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Contact Pastor Jeffrey Stratton at 518-423-8195 for baptisms and weddings. VETERANS DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: On Veterans Day, November 11, Gurtler Bros. VFW Post 420 will have its remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m. followed by an unveiling of the Gallery of Valor picture display, with luncheon to follow. Anyone wishing to submit a photo of a family veteran member to be displayed in the gallery should submit it to VFW Post 420,190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Attn: Jim Hartman. For more information call 518-5876944. Please have photos received by November 5. Monday, Nov. 12 NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully shares stories of women who challenged the status quo, championed others and made their voices heard in “She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think.” 4 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
USS SLATER: The USS SLATER Veterans Day observance will be held Monday, November 12, at 9 a.m. on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany, just south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge. The public is invtited to attend. After the observance, the only WWII Destroyer Escort afloat in America will be open to the public for guided tours until 4 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children. USS SLATER will remain open
Wednesdays through Sundays, excepting Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through November 25. Call 518-431-1943 for more information. Tuesday, Nov. 13 BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library will hold a 25 cent used paperback sale on November 13-14 in the library’s Dutcher Community Room at 49 Henry Street from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cash and checks accepted. For more information, call the Friends’ Book Shop at 518584-7860 ext. 333. CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP: The Office of the Mayor will hold a City Council Workshop and Public Presentation of the concept developed by the Flat Rock Working Group on November 13 at 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The Flat Rock Working Group was created from a crosssection of interested parties by Mayor Kelly in the spring of 2018 to explore development of the parking lot on Lake Avenue between High Rock and Maple avenues. After the presentation time will be allotted for questions and comments. EPA PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a Public Information Session to discuss the cleanup of contaminated soil in a half-acre area near Excelsior, Warren and High Rock Avenues on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs Event Center, 47 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs. The project area includes a section of Excelsior Avenue, a small green space containing the Old Red Spring well and pavilion and a section of an adjacent paved parking lot. The work is scheduled to begin in November and will continue through spring 2019. For more information call 518-407-0400 ext. 122. HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club meets on Tuesday, November 13, at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Social time starts at 11 a.m., followed by the business meeting at noon and Phyllis Dunn’s program on Paris Back Buttons. Bring a bag lunch; dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-4697420 or Kristi at 518-8698125. Everyone is welcome. KOREAN WAR VETERANS: The November luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans Association, will be held on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Ambrosia Diner, just off Exit 19 of the Northway. Cebe and Jim McConkey will be the hosts. Please phone your reservation to the McConkeys by calling 518-581-7763 by November 11. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For further information or a membership application, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. Annual dues are $10 for veterans, $5 for all others. LONG TERM CARE CONVERSATION: The Wesley Foundation will host a program entitled “A Conversation About Long-Term Care” at the Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. Long-term care planning experts Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. of Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC, and Brian Johnson, MBA, CLTC of Advisor Insurance Brokers will lead the evening’s discussion. Admission is free. Advance registration is requested for the seminar. Reservations can be made by phone at 518-691-1420 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. PIEROGHI SALE: Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake, holds a pieroghi sale on Tuesday, November 13, with potato/cheese, sauerkraut and farmer’s cheese pieroghis. Orders are expected to be large than usual so please order early by calling 518363-0001. SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER: “Seniors’ Questions and Concerns” is the topic of a meeting on Tuesday, November 13, at 1 p.m. at the Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams Street. The meeting is an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of Mayor Meg Kelly, Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin, Public Works Commissioner Skip Scirocco and Senior Center director Lois Celeste. For more information visit http://www. saratoga-springs.org/261/ Senior-Advisory-Committee or vall 518-681-7530. SCHENECTADY EFLUNS: The Schenectady Elfuns hold their monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, November 13, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park. The guest speakers are Matt Cuevas, president of the Schenectady Central Park Rose Garden board of directors, and architect Mary Moore Walinger, who designed the Pergola in the garden. Luncheons are open to all Elfuns and their spouses or guests, and to all former or retired GE employees. Spouses of deceased Elfuns are also welcome. Make your reservations by Friday,November 9, by calling Glenn Gerber at 518-2895665. SCHOHARIE CROSSING: Researcher Terry McMaster presents “Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre” on Tuesday, November 13 at Schoharie Crossing Historic Site. McMaster examines the development of communities in the upper Susquehanna River watershed by “northern dissenters” who left the Province of Ulster in the north of Ireland for religious and economic liberty. 6:30 p.m., 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Refreshments will be provided and donations are always appreciated. For information about this program, please call the Visitor Center at 518-829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@ parks.ny.gov, or visit Schoharie Crossing’s Facebook page. SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER: Members of the public are invited to attend a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center, 62 New Scotland Avenue. Speakers include Albany Med’s Thomas Fabian, M.D., section chief of thoracic surgery, as well as lung cancer survivors and caregivers. A moment of remembrance will be held to honor those who have been lost to the disease, and there will be an opportunity to connect with other attendees. The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS: The local group of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road. All persons 16 and older with any interest in the art of magic are welcome to enjoy a fun evening. For more information, or a link to a local magician, visit www. SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM. TUESDAY TALK: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site conducts its fourth annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month this November. On November 13, Terry McMaster presents “Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre.” All presentations are free of charge and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Refreshments will be provided and donations are always appreciated. VILLAGE OF BALLSTON SPA: The Board of Trustees of the Village of Ballston Spa will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, in the Municipal Building, 66 Front Street. Wednesday, Nov. 14 ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB: Join the Glens-Falls Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for a screening of “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga” on November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Crandall Public Library. Producer Jason Kemper and writer-producer Lauren Roberts will be on hand to discuss the documentary process and answer questions about the film. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library. ALBANY INSTITUTE SENIOR DAY: The Albany Institute of History & Art, located at 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, offers free admission for seniors (age 62 and over) on Wednesday, November 14, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The free day, sponsored by Teal Wealth Management, celebrates the establishment of the museum’s Fifth Century Legacy Society. Special activities include docent-led tours of the exhibitions, a talk on upcoming exhibitions by Executive Director Tammis Groft, free coffee and a 10% discount in the Museum Café and Museum Shop. For more information on the Fifth Century Legacy Society, call Deborah Onslow at 518-463-4478 ext. 406 or email email@example.com. BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library will hold a 25 cent used paperback sale on November 13-14 in the library’s Dutcher Community Room at 49 Henry Street from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cash and checks accepted. For more information, call the Friends’ Book Shop at 518-584-7860 ext. 333. GOOD BOOKS FOR GOOD WORKS: The Woman’s Club of Albany and the Book House of Stuyvesand Plaza host an evening of holiday book suggestions on Wednesday, November 14, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Book House. A portion of all book sales that evening will benefit the Arbor Hill Elementary School Library in the Albany City Public School system. Bestselling author David Baldacci will be at the Book House to sign copies of his new novel, “Long Road to Mercy;” all those attending the Baldacci event are invited to participate in “Good Books, Good Works” as well. MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Hudson River Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Mechanicville District Public Library 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. Call 518-6644646 or visit meclib.sals.edu for more information. OPIOID FORUM: This discussion, presented by the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists, examines the strides made by the healthcare industry in combating opiate addiction and protecting patients from the potential deadly effects of opioid misuse. Assemblyman John T. McDonald III will moderate the discussion. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Albany Capital Center,55 Eagle Street, Albany. Free and open to the public;. register at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/ opioid-forum-how-thehealthcare-industry-is-averting-opioid-abuse-tickets51512184330?aff=efbevent tix&fbclid=IwAR0TDCt7ZrIlF YSDpqE-_xxAt6LKj6WZYJJzaPOvbhP0_MqpnRe0LB7eRT4. PICKIN’ SESSION: Amateur and professional musicians are invited to play solo, background, or join up with a group for a fun session with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Free to the public; please bring a snack to share. Check out www.ballstonareaseniors. com for more information. TURKEY DINNER: SaratogaWilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a turkey dinner from 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. at 1Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: Adults $12, Seniors/Military $11, Children 5-12$8, under 5free. All takeouts $12. Cash bar available. Thursday, Nov. 15 AMERICAN WAY OF WAR: Renowned military historian Edward G. Lengel will present “The American Way of War from the Revolution to World War I” at 7p.m. at the Fort Plain Museum, 389Canal Street, Fort Plain. ideas about American versus European tactics and military behavior dating back to George Washington’s command inspired General John J. Pershing’s conduct as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I—sometimes for the better, and sometimes for worse, and continue to influence the United States today. Lengel will sign copies of his new book, “Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion,” and light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation $5.