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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.

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