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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. hu­man­ist­so­ci­ 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.grace­wa­ter­

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 foun­da­tion@thewes­l­ey­commu­ 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. 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@, 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 on­slowd@al­banyin­sti­ 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 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:// 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.

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