PINK ZONE GAME: The 19th Annual Siena Women’s Basketball Pink Zone Game, presented by Nigro Companies, Berkshire Bank and CAPCOM and benefiting To Life!, pits the Saints against Marist College on Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Recreation Center on the Siena campus in Loudonville. The Pink Zone Game honors local breast cancer survivors, starting with a Celebration of Survivorship reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Marcelle Athletic Complex. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Individuals and businesses can support the cause by donating at the To Life! Website. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit https://tolife.org/donating-and-fundraisingevents/fundraising-events/ pink-zone/siena-womens-basketball-pink-zone-game or call 518-439-5975.
JR SLUGGERS CLINIC: Swing for the fences with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Jr. Sluggers clinic for Grades K-7 from March 5 – April 9. Learn the necessary skills for the upcoming baseball season. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For other questions, contact the Recreation Department at 518-5873550x2300 or email recreserva[email protected]
BOXING CLINIC: Meet at the ring for the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Boxing Clinics. The next clinic for ages 8-15 meets from March 6 – April 10, while a new Adult Boxing Clinic for ages 18+ will meet from March 8 – April 12.. These clinics introduce participants to proper boxing technique. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For more information call the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department at 518-587-3550x2300 or email recreserva[email protected]gasprings.org.
TINY T-BALL: Learn baseball basics at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Tiny T-Ball Clinic for ages 3-5 from March 6 – April 10. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For other questions, contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550x2300 or email recreserva[email protected]gaSprings.org.
ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS: History and English teacher Maureen Jones of the Hadley-Luzerne Historical Society’s Oral History Project plans to meet with Society and community members once a month from January through March. Each meeting will take place on the last Thursday of the month, starting January 31, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Kinnear Museum, 52 Main Street, Lake Luzerne. For more information email maureen[email protected]hoo.com or visit www.kinnearmuseum.blogspot.com.
HOME MADE THEATER AUDITIONS: Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their April/May production of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” directed by Michael McDermott. There are six roles available for actors who can play ages from mid-20s to 60+. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 29, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. No appointments are necessary. Actors should bring a current photo and resume and will read from the provided excerpts. Callbacks will be held the Wednesday following the auditions. Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings beginning February 26 for the April 20 – May 5 production. For more information, call HMT at 518-587-4427 or visit www.homemadetheater.org.
GREAT DECISIONS 2019: The Foreign Policy Association Great Discussions Group 2019 covers current topics on U.S. involvement with the rest of the world during an eight-week series on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. starting February 5 at the Schenectady Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, in the McChesney Room. Each session features a 30 minute video followed by a one-hour discussion. Sessions are free of charge. For more information call 518-388-4500 or visit http://FriendsofSCPL.org/programs/great-decisions. For more about the Foreign Policy Association, visit www.fpa.org.
SARATOGA CLAY ARTS CHILI BOWL: Fill the bowl, eat the chili and keep the bowl at Saratoga Clay Arts’ 8th Annual Chili Bowl on Saturday, January 26. Over 1,000 bowls, each a “one-of-aking” handcrafted piece of art will be available for this event. Take part in the Chili Challenge with celebrity chefs to determine who makes the best chili. Live music by Robonics Reggae Band. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville. Admission $2 or two nonperishable food items. Fill and keep the bowl for $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit “To Life!” and the Wilton Food Pantry. For registration information visit http://saratogaclayarts.org/ChiliBowl2019.php.
THE FLURRY: Shake off the winter blues and dance, sing, jam and more at the 32nd Annual Flurry Festival on February 15-17 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Festival tickets can be purchased in advance at www.flurryfestival.org. Discount advance tickets will be available until 9 p..m on January 15. If you don’t have internet access, call 518-384-3275 before January 15 to have a ticket order form mailed to you.
HALFMOON WINTER CAMP: Need something for your kids to do during the February break? Join the Town of Halfmoon for Winter Camp from February 19-22 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Cost covers a daily activity and lunch for youths in grades 1-8. The program is open to everyone regardless of residency. A full brochure and registration form can be found on the Town of Halfmoon website. Call the recreation office at 518-371-7410 ext. 2272 with any questions.
STUDENTS INSIDE ALBANY: The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is accepting applications from High School Juniors residing in Saratoga County to attend the “Students Inside Albany” conference on May 19-22. Sponsored by the Women Voters of New York State, the conference is an intensive four-day training experience designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State. All conference expenses for successful applicants will be covered by LWV of Saratoga County. Applications are due by January 25. Application forms are available online at www.lwvsaratga.org. For more information, call 518-278-5201 or email [email protected]
FIT AND FUN WITH ELYSE: Join Artistic Director Elyse Young in a workout that will have you laughing and sweating at the same time to music that makes you move, from Madonna, Abba and the Beach Boys to Jason Moraz and Santana. Five Thursday nights from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting February 7 (skipping February 21) at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive. Register online at www.maltaparksrec.com and call Malta parks and Recreation at 518-899-4411 for additional information.
WATERFOWL COUNT: The New York State Ornithological Association’s annual statewide waterfowl count is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2019. The Delaware-Otsego Audabon Society is covering Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River above the Unadilla, the Undailla River, and Cannonsville Reservoir and the W. Branch of the Delaware River. Anyone interested in helping with the census may contact Andy Mason at 607-652-2162 or AndyMa[email protected]
SCHENECTADY ELFUNS: The Schenectady Elfuns hold their monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Clark and Millie Gittinger will present “Alaska: From the North Coast to the South West to the South East and places in between.” Elfuns luncheons are open to all Elfuns, their spouses or guests, and to all former or retired GE employees. Those interested should call Glenn Garber at 518-289-5665 to make a reservation by the January 11 deadline.
SHORTCUT TO A MIRACLE: During an 8-week class beginning January 8, students will learn to use Science of Mind principles on a regular and consistent basis to develop a pattern of thinking and living in which demonstrations of good things are regular and normal. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. Suggested donation: $20 per class session. To sign up, call 518-366-9918. For more information visit www. newthoughtnewyork.org.
2019 CHAMBER DINNER: The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 24, is an evening of networking and dinner honoring Brian Straughter of Turf Hotels, Jake’s Help From Heaven, and the 2018 Chair of the Board for his year of volunteer leadership for the Chamber and the community. In addition to recognizing Mr. Straughter, the Chamber will welcome 2019 Chair of the Board Theresa Agresta, from Allegory Studios and Culture Talk, and award Tom Roohan the Joseph Dalton Community Service Award. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saratoga Springs Civic Center, 522 Broadway. $125 per person. Register and get more information at https://chamber.saratoga.org/events/details/2019-annualdinner-38826.
SARATOGA SPRINGS REC SPRING 2019 PROGRAMS: Early bird registration for Saratoga Springs Recreation Department spring programming, including fan favorites Intro to Ice Skating, Jr. Sluggers, Soccer, Tiny T-Ball and Youth Boxing, begins January 14. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs to download forms and for additional information. Address any questions to the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550x2300, or email recreserva[email protected]gasprings.org.
MALTA CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS EVENT: The “Citizen Preparedness Corps” program was created by the Governor’s Office
after Hurricane Sandy and is led by the NYS Division of Homeland Scecurity and Emergency Services (DHSES). During the Malta Community Emergency Response team’s free “Citizen Preparedness Corps” training you will learn basic principles of emergency preparedness, response and recover. The course presented by members of the N.Y. Army National Guard takes approximately one hour and includes a certification by the State. The class is offered to Malta Residents at the Malta Community Center on Wednesday, January 16, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information email Charlie Weintraub at [email protected] crkl.com, or call the Community Center at 518-899-4411.
SARATOGA STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM: Join One Big Roof Center for Mindful Practices for the Winter 2019 Saratoga Stress Reduction Program, an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course taught by Selma Nemer, PhD, and Pierre Zimmerman, MS. Classes are offered on Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings, starting January 8 and January 12 at 538 Maple Avenue (Route 9) in the Saratoga Health & Wellness Building. Class size is limited. Some insurances are accepted. For more information or to register, call 518-5813180x300, or visit saratogastressreduction.com.
BALD EAGLE TRIP: Join the Delaware-Otsego Audabon Society on Saturday, January 12, for their annual trip to view wintering bald eagles around Delaware County rivers and reservoirs. The trip leaves the Dietz Street parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta at 7:30 a.m. Carpooling is strongly encourages; participants can be picked up en route in Delhi and Walton. This DOAS members-only trip is free of charge. Pre-registration is required by January 10. Register online at http://doas. us. For more information, contact Andy Mason at 607-652-2162 or AndyMa[email protected]ling.net.
WILTON WILDLIFE PRESERVE PHOTO EXHIBIT: Forty-seven photographs by sixteen photographers were selected for the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s seventh annual Photography Show. All of the photographs were taken at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and highlight the amazing beauty and diversity of the natural world that is right in our own community. The selected photographs will be on display through April 1, 2019 at the office located at 80 Scout Road in Wilton during office hours. For more information, please call 518-450-0321 or via email at [email protected]preserve.org.
SECOND HAND ROSE: Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, a notfor-profit store located at 116 Broad Street, Schuylerville, has expanded store hours for the Christmas season. The shop will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please call 518-695-4640.
INTRO TO FLY FISHING: Capital District Fly Fishers’ Intro to Fly Tying classes begin January 9, 2019. There will be eight sessions, held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Historic Grooms Tavern in Clifton Park. The $75 class cost includes all fly tying material. Students must provide their own vice. Register at https://parksrec.egov.basgov.com/cliftonpark/Search?TagId=5.
OPERATION ADOPT-A-SOLDIER: The Town of Wilton’s Parks and Recreation Department at Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, is accepting donations for Operation Adopt a Soldier, which provides a sense of home to soldiers overseas with letters, care packages, gifts, phone cards, personal care items, snacks and more. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours or during JR NBA games. For more information, call 518-584-9455.