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Satur­day, Dec. 8

BIKE GIVE­AWAY: Bikeatoga holds its an­nual Hol­i­day Kids Bike Give­away on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, at the Bikeatoga work­shop in Saratoga Springs. Ap­prox­i­mately 60 bikes will be given away to chil­dren through age 17. Par­ents or guardians of chil­dren who are in need of a free bi­cy­cle must call the Bikeatoga phone line at 518-290-0065 and leave a voice­mail. You will re­ceive a re­turn call with an ap­point­ment for Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, and di­rec­tions to the Bikeatoga Work­shop. The Give­away is by ap­point­ment only, and a par­ent or guardian must be present. 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. ball­ 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. cam­bridgeval­le­ 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. CHRIST­MAS IN CAM­BRIDGE: De­cem­ber 8 is a very full day of hol­i­day events in Cam­bridge, start­ing with the an­nual Hol­i­day Break­fast at Hub­bard Hall, with seat­ings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Cam­bridge United Pres­by­te­rian Church hosts a Christ­mas Good­ies Hol­i­day Bazaar, while Cam­bridge Cen­tral School hosts the Christ­mas in Cam­bridge Craft Fair from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A lighted Hol­i­day Pa­rade and Ugly Sweater con­test starts at 7 p.m. at 129 East Main Street and ends at Cam­bridge Rail­road Park on Broad Street near the Ar­gyle Brew­ery. For more in­for­ma­tion visit cam­bridgeny­cham­ 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] 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 607547-5098 or visit Hy­de­

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.brown­pa­pertick­ NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LI­CENS­ING COURSE: The next NYS 5-Hour Pre-Li­cens­ing 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 518-584-2221 or email RinkoDriv­ingS­ 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 518-692-9366. 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. ball­stonar­ease­ 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. skid­ 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.ten­broeck­man­ 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. cam­bridgeval­le­ 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 visit­man­ist­so­ci­ CHRIST­MAS IN CAM­BRIDGE: Christ­mas in Cam­bridge Week­end closes with the light­ing of the Eter­nal Il­lu­mi­na­tion Me­mo­rial Trees at 5:30 p.m. and a 6 p.m. concert by the Cana­dian folk mu­sic band Coig at Hub­bard Hall. Dur­ing the day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., visit the Cam­bridge Val­ley Farm­ers Mar­ket in the Love­joy Build­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion visit cam­bridgeny­cham­ber. com. 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.grace­wa­ter­ 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. SKID­MORE JAZZ: Concert by Skid­more Small Jazz Combo, 5 p.m., Zankel Mu­sic Cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518580-5321 or visit www. skid­

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