Wednesday, Dec. 5 CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Lunch & Learn: “ClearCaptions,” presented by Debbie Grant, 12:30 p.m. If you are experiencing any form of hearing loss, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost. Reservations required; call 518-383-1343 for more information. To Love a Child Foundation Service Project to benefit young women in Haiti and Zimbabwe, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Donate your time, skill or supplies (dark-colored cotton, flannel, fleece and terrychoth, thread, plastic snaps, etc.) 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. FISH DINNER: SaratogaWilton Elks Lodge #161 serves a Fish Dinner featuring New England Clam Chowder, your choice of broiled or fried fish and much more from 4:30 p.m. – 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. For more information call 518-584-2585. LUNCHTIME MEDITATION: Free and open to all on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 12:30 p.m.,Saratoga Springs Public Library. Presented by One Roof Saratoga. NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Join Northshire’s publisher sales representatives and booksellers for an informative and useful lunch break as these book experts share their favorite new books for every hard-to-shop-for person on your list. $15 tickets include a buffet lunch. Noon, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. For tickets and more information visit www.northshire. com. OLDE SARATOGA SENIORS: The Olde Saratoga Seniors will not be meeting on December 5. They will hold their annual Xmas luncheon on Wednesday, December 12, at the American Legion. If you haven’t already signed up, please contact Pat at 518338-2329 by Friday, December 7. The next meeting will be a casserole luncheon at noon on Wednesday, January 2.
POETRY READING: Caffe Lena presents a poetry reading by Steven Huff, followed by an open reading hosted by Carol Graser. Doors open at 7 p.m. at 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. $5 general admission, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022 or visit www. caffelena.org. SENIOR SCIENCE LECTURE: Explore the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci)
on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for “What’s Up in Astronomy? Biggest Discoveries of 2018,” presented by Outreach Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Cost: Senior admission to miSci ($10 for ages 65 and older, adults $12), free for miSci members. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to attend. For more information visit www. dudleyobservatory.org or call 518-382-7890. UNTOLD STORIES OF
WORLD WAR II: Summit Senior Living hosts award-winning author, blogger and history teacher Matthew Rozell on Wednesday, December 5. Rozell will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, “The Things Our Fathers Saw – The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation, Vol. !V: Up the Bloody Boot – The War in Italy.” 1 p.m. in the library at Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; reserve your place by emailing Christy at [email protected]mitsaratoga. com or calling 518-4603355.
Thursday, Dec. 6
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: A caregivers’ support group with Pierre Zimmerman, MS, meets on the first Thursday of each month at Saratoga Hospital. The group is free and open to all, but preregistration is required. For more information and directions to the meeting space, call Pierre at 413-992-7012. Presented by One Roof Center for Holistic Practices. CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Chorus concert, 1 p.m. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Free and open to the public. DUDLEY OBSERVATORY: Every Thursday, rain or shine, join miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on activities indoors. The observatory at 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, will be open from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9a.m. until the observatory closes. Access to the observatory or
activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members). GOVERNOR’S MANSION/
FESTIVAL OF TREES: The Saratoga Senior Center takes part in a guided tour of the holiday-decorated Governor’s Mansion. After lunch at the Albany Pump Station, the tour will continue at the Schenectady Festival of Trees. Bus leaves the Center, 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, at 9:45 a.m. Pay $10 at sign-up and please bring $6 for admission to the Festival of Trees, as well as additional money for lunch and shopping. Please bring your photo ID.
GREEN DRINKS: Green Drinks is a “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Drop in at Harvey’s in the Library Room at 14 Phila Street on the first Thursday of every month between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to meet new people, learn about local green initiatives, and share what you’ve been working on. Happy Hour runs until 6:30 p.m. with 1⁄2 priced drafts, wines, and cocktails. Non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be ordered. KWVA CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Christmas Luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Association, will be held on Thursday, December 6, at the Log Jam Restaurant, located on the right at the end of the Outlets in Queensbury. Gene and Patti Slavin will be the hosts for the event, which will include entertainment and a large raffle. Please make reservations with the Slavins by December 4 by calling 518-793-2358. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time, as well as spouses, widows, friends and relatives are invited to attend. SARATOGA FILM FORUM: “Wildlife,” a film that has nothing to do with animals, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. 7:30 p.m., Springs Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, students with ID and Film Forum members $8. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For more information and advance ticket sales visit www.SaratogaFilmForum. SKIDMORE COLLEGE: Opening reception for “Pattern,” featuring selected student work from the Fall 2018 Art Department. 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Schick Art Gallery, Saisselin Art Building. The exhibit continues through December 14. For more information call 518-580-5030. Concert by
Skidmore Guitar Ensemble, 7 p.m., Zankel Music Center. For more information call 518-580-5321 or visit www.skidmore.edu/zankel. TANG MUSEUM: The Severely Brothers are a band fronted by Tim Davis, whose exhibition “Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)” is on view at the Tang Museum. The band sings songs about photography written concurrently with the making of photographs. A slide show of Davis’s work accompanies the 7 p.m. performance. For reservations or more information, call 518-5808080.
Friday, Dec. 7
BALLSTON SPA HOLIDAY PARADE: The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place, Friday, December 7. The step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree. After lighting the village Christmas tree, Santa Claus heads to Ballston Spa National Bank on Front Street where he visits with kids of all ages. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots along the parade route. The parade headlines a holiday-themed “First Friday”, Ballston Spa’s signature monthly event. Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians and Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. For more information, visit www. ballston.org. CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: The Center’s Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month, facilitated by Saratoga County Public Health Services. This month’s meeting features Shannon Lawler from the Alzheimer’s Association. 11 a.m. – noon, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Call 518-3831343 for more information. EMPIRE STATE YOUTH ORCHESTRA JAZZ CONCERT: Hear the ESYO Youth Jazz Orchestra and the ESYO Repertory Jazz Orchestra in concert on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Guilderland High School, 8 School Road, Guilderland Center. Adults $10, students/seniors $5. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://esyo.org/programs/concerts-events. GAVIN PARK TREE LIGHTING: Enjoy the magical lighting of a Colorado Blue Spruce tree in Gavin Park, Wilton, on Friday, December 7. A variety of holiday decorations will adorn the park, and the fire department will bring Santa so he can visit the children and provide a holiday surprise (while supplies last). The whole family will enjoy costumed characters like Frosty, Rudolph and magical elves, as well as live holiday music, movies, crafts, light refreshments and more. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton. For more information call 518-584-9455. HISTORY MUSEUM GALA: The Saratoga Springs History Museum’s 13th annual Holiday Gala, with honorary chairpersons Michael and Marci Phinney, takes place on Friday, December 7, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Historic Canfield Casino. Longfellow’s Restaurant provides sumptuous dinner station and a silent auction makes holiday giving a breeze. Advance tickets $75, $80 at the door, junior/member tickets $65. For more information visit http://www. saratogahistory.org/holidaygala-at-the-lakehouse. JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER: Popular blogger, author and speaker James Howard Kunstler, a Greenwich resident for the past six years, is the featured speaker at the Battenkill Conservancy’s Winter Holiday Fundraiser, “Our Downtowns – Our Battenkill,” on Friday, December 7. Kunstler’s talk,”A River Runs Through It,” is an ode to Battenkill Conservancy’s mission and its annual river festival. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Gather, 103 Main Street, Greenwich. Space is limited. For more information, call 518-677-2545 or email [email protected] at ten kill conservancy. org. SANTA’S PLAYLAND: Quick Response Restoration hosts its annual Santa’s Playland Open House on December 7 and December 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 2077 Route 9, Round Lake. Guests can visit with Santa, take a ride on horse drawn wagon or hop aboard a tractor drawn train ride. Refreshments of hot chocolate, coffee and cookies are served. The event is completely free to the public. SARATOGA FILM FORUM: “Wildlife,” a film that has nothing to do with animals, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. 7:30 p.m., Springs Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, students with ID and Film Forum members $8. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For more information and advance ticket sales v is itwww. Saratoga Film Forum. WINTER DANCE CONCERT: Skidmore College’s Winter Dance Concert features the Skidmore premier of Paul Taylor’s “Runes,” the culmination of a three-week residency with members of Taylor2, a six-dancer ensemble established by the late Paul Taylor. 8 p.m., Skidmore Dance Theater. Adults $12, seniors $9, students $5. For more information call 518-580-5383.
Saturday, Dec. 8
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association presents their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street in the Village of Ballston Spa. Pancake breakfast will be provided courtesy of the Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies. Children and families will enjoy activities, live performances and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. $5 per person; no reservations necessary. More information can be found at www. ballston.org. CAMBRIDGE FINE ART TOUR: Travel to the Village of Cambridge on “Christmas in Cambridge” weekend and visit six local artists in five locations on the Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. While in Cambridge visit the numerous restaurants, shops and galleries and take part in Christmas in Cambridge events around the village. For more information about the artists and a map to their locations, visit www. cambridgevalleyart.org. CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT: The Fort Plain Museum’s annual Christmas at the Fort will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Events include the debut of museum chairman Norm Bollen’s new book, “George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier,” a local author book fair, colonial Christmas music by the Liaisons Plaisantes, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. and much more. The museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain. D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP: Saratoga Arts will celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019 with a “Vive La France” tour to Normandy and Paris from May 22-31. You’re invited to a trip overview presentation on Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m. at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. For a detailed itinerary, email goedven[email protected]mail.com or call 607-387-3322. ESYO HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR: Small ensembles from the Empire State Youth Orchestra will perform at the Colonie Center Barnes & Noble for the holiday spirit from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, while members gift-wrap your presents and raise awareness for their organization. A percentage of purchases made at the Colonie Center Barnes & Noble will benefit ESYO at no additional cost to you. Simply tell your cashier that you wish to support ESYO. HYDE HALL POP-UP STORE: Featuring books and gift items from the Museum Bookstore, quilts, pottery, candles and more, with hot mulled cider donated by Fly Creek Cider Mill. 10 a.m. – 2:20 p.m., Kent Center, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Please enter via Glimmerglass State Park. For more information call 607-547-5098 or visit HydeHall.org. NACRE DANCE: “Christmas Oratorio” is based on modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman’s later version from 1961, which remains a much-loved classic work of modern dance. Performances at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with tea between performances, at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue. Individual tickets $20, family tickets $35. Get tickets online at https:// christmasoratorio.brownpapertickets.com/. NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE: The next NYS 5-Hour PreLicensing course will be offered Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The cost for the class is $40. To register, call John Rinko at 518-5842221 or email RinkoDrivingSchool.com. A portion of the cost will be donated to United Methodist Church. RACING CITY CHORUS: The Racing City Chorus, a men’s barbershop singing group, presents “Seasons of Harmony” on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenwich Central School Auditorium, 10 Gray Avenue, Greenwick. The concert includes patriotic songs in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day as well as Yuletide songs and carols. General admission $10, seniors/students $8, children under 5 free. Proceeds will support local missions of the Easton and North Cambridge (Stump) Methodist churches. Tickets are available from church members, at the door, or by calling 518-692-9751 or 518-6929366. SANTA’S PLAYLAND: Quick Response Restoration hosts its annual Santa’s Playland Open House on December 7 and December 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 2077 Route 9, Round Lake. Guests can visit with Santa, take a ride on horse drawn wagon or hop aboard a tractor drawn train ride. Refreshments of hot chocolate, coffee and cookies are served. The event is completely free to the public. SARATOGA FILM FORUM: “Wildlife,” a film that has nothing to do with animals, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. 7:30 p.m., Springs Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, students with ID and Film Forum members $8. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For more information and advance ticket sales visit www.SaratogaFilmForum. SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lincoln Baths building, 65 South Broadway. With more than 50 vendors, market-goers will be able to shop for a wide variety of local products year-round. The Holiday Market features local artisans, crafters, and specialty foods from November 3 to December 29. For a complete list of winter vendors, visit http://www. saratogafarmersmarket.org/ saturday-winter-vendors/. SENIOR MONTHLY DANCE: Peaceful Country Band provides the music for this month’s Ballston Area Senior Dance from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. $5 entrance fee for non-members. Members are asked to bring a snack to share. Please note: if schools are closed for the day the Center will also be closed. Check out www. ballstonareaseniors.com for more information. SKIDMORE CONCERT: Concert by Skidmore Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, 7 p.m., Zankel Music Center. Adults $8, seniors and Skidmore community $5, free for students and children. For ticket information call 518580-5321 or visit www. skidmore.edu/zankel. TANG FAMILY SATURDAYS: Programs 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. 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tang Museum, Skidmore College. Free and open to the public; registration strongly suggested. For reservations and more information, call 518-580-8080. TEN BROECK MANSION: Bring your children to hear holiday stories read by Sinterklaas, decorate cookies and take a photo with Sinterklaas. Recommended for ages 3-10. 10:30 a.m. – noon, Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany. Free and open to the public. The Holiday Open House follows from noon – 2 p.m. Adults $5, children under 12 $1. For more information visit www.tenbroeckmansion.org. WINTER DANCE CONCERT: Skidmore College’s Winter Dance Concert features the Skidmore premier of Paul Taylor’s “Runes,” the culmination of a three-week residency with members of Taylor2, a six-dancer ensemble established by the late Paul Taylor. Performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Skidmore Dance Theater. Adults $12, seniors $9, students $5. For more information call 518-580-5383.
Sunday, Dec. 9
CAMBRIDGE FINE ART TOUR: Travel to the Village of Cambridge on “Christmas in Cambridge” weekend and visit six local artists in five locations on the Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. While in Cambridge visit the numerous restaurants, shops and galleries and take part in Christmas in Cambridge events around the village. For more information about the artists and a map to their locations, visit www. cambridgevalleyart.org. CAPITAL DISTRICT HUMANIST SOCIETY: In “Why Theatre?” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the Producing Artistic Director at Capital Rep, discusses different thoughts on the place of theatre in modern times and takes you on a journey from script to stage to explore the creative process for some of Capital Rep’s celebrated productions. The 1:15 p.m. program is preceded by a 12:30 p.m. meet and mingle at Room 224 of the Albany Sage Colleges Campus, New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road, Albany. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Capital District Humanist Society. For details and directions call 518-533-2666 or visit www.humanistsociety.org. CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Singer/guitarist/songwriter Nate Fiorino of Waterford presents a Christmas music concert featuring a sing-along of classic Christmas songs at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, at Oneida Community Church, 197 Sunnyside Road, Queensbury. There is no door charge for this concert sponsored by WNGN. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call the church phone at 518-745-8611 or 518-793-2276, or email mbai[email protected] FOLK LESSONS AND CAROLS: Carols drawn from Celtic, African American and Early American traditions are the hallmark for a concert at Christ Church, Ballston Spa. Folk music legends John Kirk and Trish Miller anchor the concert with Field Horne, Theresa LaGattuta-Bruno and Kristin McCabe, along with Glenn McClure and other special guests. The free concert takes place by candlelight at the church, located at the corner of Route 50 (Church Avenue) and Route 67 (West High Street) at 4 p.m., with another performance on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited for festive refreshments afterward. 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. HANDBELL CONCERT: The United Church Bell Ringers present “Merrily We Ring,” a Holiday Handbell Concert on Sunday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at the United Church (Presbyterian), 37 Salem Street, Greenwich. There is no charge for the event, but free-will donations will be collected for the Greenwich Central School Elementary Health Offices. Stay in Greenwich after the concert for the Greenwich Holiday House Tour at 2 p.m. and a free community dinner from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.For more information on the concert, please call director Debi Craig at 518-854-3102. HARK THE HERALD: The Community Choir of Ballston Spa invites the public to a free Christmas Concert, “Hark the Herald” celebrating the miracle of Christ’s birth. The 6 p.m. concert will be preceded by appetizers at 5 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, 202 Milton Avenue. HOLIDAY CONCERT: The Music Company Orchestra is a 70-piece all volunteer community orchestra, conducted by Dr. Gerald Lanoue, bringing live orchestral music to audiences throughout the Capital District, with light classical & pops repertoire. Join the orchestra for a program of holiday favorites, including Handel and Tchaikovsky, and a new sing-along. Sunday, December 9, 3 p.m., Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road. Free and open to the public. MONTHLY BREAKFAST: Join the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club for their monthly breakfast on Sunday, December 9, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Adults $8, children $4. Call 518-695-3917 for more information. SARATOGA CHILDREN’S CHORUS: Saratoga Children’s Chorus presents a Winter Concert on Sunday December 9, at 3 p.m. at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 5th Avenue. Free and open to the public. SARATOGA FILM FORUM: “Wildlife,” a film that has nothing to do with animals, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. 7:30 p.m., Springs Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, students with ID and Film Forum members $8. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For more information and advance ticket sales visit www.SaratogaFilmForum. SKIDMORE JAZZ: Concert by Skidmore Small Jazz Combo, 5 p.m., Zankel Music Center. For more information call 518-580-5321 or visit www.skidmore.edu/ zankel. 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 hands-on 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 518423-8195 for baptisms and weddings.
Monday, Dec. 10
CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER: Basic Computer Class, “Typing on touch-screen keyboards; reducing cellphone data use and battery drain,” with Bob Stromberg. 10 a.m. – noon, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Membership not required. Free, but advance sign-up required; call 518-383-1343 for more information. FOLK LESSONS AND CAROLS: Carols drawn from Celtic, African American and Early American traditions are the hallmark for a concert at Christ Church, Ballston Spa. Folk music legends John Kirk and Trish Miller anchor the concert with Field Horne, Theresa LaGattuta-Bruno
and Kristin McCabe, along with Glenn McClure and other special guests. The free concert takes place by candlelight at the church, located at the corner of Route 50 (Church Avenue) and Route 67 (West High Street) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited for festive refreshments afterward. SKIDMORE CONCERT: Concert by Skidmore String Ensemble, 7 p.m., Zankel Music Center. For more information call 518-5805321 or visit www.skidmore. edu/zankel. TANG MUSEUM DANCE: Students in assistant dance professor Sarah DiPasquale’s “Bridges to Skidmore” class, a collaborative course between Skidmore students and the clients of Saratoga Bridges, will perform an integrative, site-specific dance in the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 518-580-8080.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
PAMPERING & PRESENTS: Join the Saratoga Senior Center for the ultimate stress-free shopping experience, hosted by Mary Martin Spa & Co. All minipampering sessions $25 and under, plus wine, food, tarot card readings and more. 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs. PIEROGHI SALE: Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake, will hold a pieroghi sale on Tuesday, December 11, featuring potato/ cheese, sauerkraut and farmer’s cheese pieroghis. Please order early by calling 518-363-0001 as orders are expected to be larger than usual. SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER: Celebrate the holidays together at the members’ holiday party, featuring live music by Michael Panza, a light buffet, a raffle and a visit from Santa Claus. Admission $3. Please RSVP. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs. 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. For more information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit www. SAM24.SYTHASITE.COM. SKIDMORE CONCERT: Concert by Skidmore Composers, 7:30 p.m., Zankel Music Center. For more information call 518-5805321 or visit www.skidmore.edu/zankel.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
INTERFAITH STORY CIRCLE: Karen Pillsworth, Storyteller Laureate for the city of Kingston and a National Arts Education Fellow, has been sharing stories and giving workshops for over 30 years. Pillsworth is the featured storyteller for “Stories of Living in Darkness,” marking the winter solstice, on Wednesday, December 12, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, 959 Madison Avenue on the College of St. Rose Campus, Albany. Guests are invited to share stories related to the theme, or just to come and listen. Tellers are asked to tell one story of no more than ten minutes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Audrey Seidman at 518459-0661, email [email protected] withourvoice.org, or visit www.withourvoice.org/ifsc. The Interfaith Story Circle is a program of WithOurVoice, Inc. 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 518-664-4646 or visit meclib.sals.edu for more information.