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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.

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