Tuesday, Nov. 12
STORY TIME: Tuesday, November 12 at 10:30 am - Story time with Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi - I’m Worried. Ohi is a Northshire staff favorite, back by popular demand! Join us for story time and an art demonstration with the illustrator of this delightful new picture book – part of a series that helps children understand their emotions. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518-682-4200 or visit www.northshire.com.
PIEROGHI SALE: Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake is holding a pieroghi sale on Tuesday, Nov. 12th. As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghis. Please order soon as we expect the orders to be larger than usual. Please call 518-363-0001. Don’t forget our Harvest Dinner on Saturday the 9th of November.
LOCAL MAGICIANS MEETING: The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY. We welcome all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join us for a fun evening. For more information about our organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit our web site: WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.
BUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 12054. The social time starts at 11:00 a.m. and the business meeting starts at 12:00 noon followed by the program, which will be presented by Kathy Arbogast on Hallmark Friendship Buttons. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-469-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, Nov. 13
GREEN BUILDING PRESENTATION: Speaker: Josh Stack, Construction Manager & Resilience Consultant, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7 PM, H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library. The design and construction of new green buildings and historic preservation projects with low energy use and carbon footprint requires different design analysis tools, the careful selection of construction materials, and a high level of quality control at the construction site. A panel discussion with local builders, designers, and construction specialists will follow the presentation. Panelists include; Chris Bennett, local craftsman: Marilyn Kaplan, founding architect of Preservation Architecture; and Michael Phinney, Principal Architect at Phinney Design Group. This event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.
HEROES ALL AROUND US: Join the Mechanicville Library and the USS Slater History Museum for a special Veteran’s Program, “Heroes All Around Us” on Thursday, November 13th at 4:30pm. This presentation shares the history of USS SLATER and why she was chosen to become the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. Stories will be shared about the history of Destroyer Escorts, SLATER’S involvement in WWII, her service in the Greek Navy, and her restoration transforming her into a world class museum. Presented by Art Dott, you will get a first-hand look at the hard work that goes into keeping the “Old Girl” afloat. Suitable for all ages! Register today! Mechanicville District Public Library 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville, NY 12118 518-664-4646 meclib.sals.edu.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Cancer Support Group with Pierre Zimmerman at Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St. in Saratoga Springs on the second and fourth Wednesday each month at noon. Free and open to all. Pre-registration required. Call Pierre for info at 413-992-7012.
UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING CREDIT: Nov. 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm, 700 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany. Financial decisions you make today will greatly impact your future. When using credit you are spending your future income. This concept will be the backdrop of this session where learners will explore managing credit responsibly, how to obtain credit and the meaning of credit scores and credit reports. Registration is required. Please visit www.sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your spot today!
Thursday, Nov. 14
KWVA LUNCHEON: The Nov. luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans Assoc., will be held on Thurs., Nov. 14th, 11:30 a.m., at the Ambrosia Diner in Queensbury. Ordering will be off the menu. The event is being hosted by Patti and Gene Slavin. Please call your reservations in to the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by Nov. 12th or sign up at the Nov. meeting. The Ambrosia is located on the right, just off Exit. 19 North of the Northway. All Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Bob Garland at 518.-280-0075.
AUTHOR EVENT: Thursday, November 14 at 6 pm - Yaddo Presents Joseph Caldwell - In the Shadow of the Bridge. The acclaimed playwright & novelist will share his memoir - a charming & candid look at the changing tide of artistic and gay life in New York City in the shadow of the plague years. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518-6824200 or visit www.northshire.com.
GREENFIELD SENIORS: The Greenfield Seniors meet at 25 Wilton Rd Greenfield on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 1PM. New members 50 years and up are cordially invited to join.
Friday, Nov. 15
AUTHOR EVENT: Friday, November 15 at 7 pm - Eric Schnitzer - Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative. Historian & Saratoga National Historic Park Ranger Eric Schnitzer will discuss his fascinating new book about the Battles of Saratoga. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518-682-4200 or visit www.northshire.com.
FRIENDLY’S CHURCH FUNDRAISER: Christ Episcopal Church fundraiser at Clifton Park, Queensbury, Troy and Wilton Friendly’s Restaurants. Eat at Friendly’s anytime on November 15th, and mention Christ Church to your server and Friendly’s will donate 20% of your check to Christ Episcopal Church of Ballston Spa to benefit their mission trip to Belize. Call 518 587-3837 for more info.
WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING: The Chapman Museum’s 14th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting will take place Friday, November 15, from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Queensbury Hotel. This annual event, which draws hundreds of people, is a perfect opportunity to gear up for the coming holiday season by gathering with friends and acquaintances for a fun, relaxing evening. Attendees will be able to sample more than 70 domestic and imported wines selected by Adirondack Wine Merchants, locally produced cheeses, chocolates and desserts. New this year are artisanal spirits tables and music provided by King’s English. The event includes a silent auction of wine themed baskets, a raffle, and a Classic Photobooth. Tickets: $45/person if purchased by Nov. 8, and $50/person after Nov 8. They may be purchased at the Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls; online at www.ChapmanMuseum.org or by phone at (518) 793-2826. A Finer Experience, the exclusive wine and food pairing event associated with Wine & Chocolate, will take place Thursday, November 14, from 6 to 8 pm at Seasoned, 14 Hudson Avenue, Glens Falls. For this special evening, a variety of wines selected by Adirondack Wine Merchants will be paired with food courses selected, prepared and served by SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students. Reservations are $125/person if purchased by Nov. 8.; $150/ person after Nov. 8. Seating is limited; advance reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased at the Chapman Museum or by phone at (518) 793-2826. The ticket includes admission to Wine & Chocolate on Nov. 15th. For more information, call the Chapman Museum at (518) 793-2826.
SQUIRE BOOT MAKING: Squire Boot Making with the Cordweiner Shop with Molly Grant. 4 Days, Friday - Monday, November 15-18. 9am-4pm. Tuition $470. Member Tuition $420. Materials Fee $250. Make your own Squire Boot in this fun and fast paced class taught by Molly Grant of the Cordwainer Shop. Students will choose from an array of colors to create their own individual boot. All will learn how to skive, fold and glue their uppers together creating a fully leather lined boot upper that is hand sewn to each student’s leather soles.
Lasting and burnishing the sole edges before finishing their boots with a self-inscribed sock lining completes this timeless and interesting shoe making experience. Students will learn the basics of pattern making, laying the leather properly on a leather skin, hand sewing as well as instruction on antique leather equipment, lasting and all finishing details that make the Squire Boot a true Cordwainer shoe! NOTE: Instructor will provide all materials and tools required for Boot Making. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
SCROLL SAW CHIRSTMAS ORNAMENTS: Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments with Walt Ulrich. Friday November 15, 9am-4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $15. There’s nothing like the beauty of the winter season in the Adirondacks! Make a holiday ornament for yourself or your loved ones. Over the course of this day students will progress from making a simple wooden Christmas ornament to one requiring the skills you will have achieved during the day. The course will include instruction on the safe use of the power scroll saw, pattern transfer, the cutting of multiple ornaments using the stacking process and the process of making interior cuts in a piece of wood using a scroll saw. Appropriate for beginning woodworkers and those with some experience. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
HOLIDAY BASKETS: Holiday Baskets with Linda Scherz. Friday November 15, 9am4pm. Tuition $115. Member Tuition $95. Materials fee will vary. Come weave with Linda on either November 16th or November 17th - or register for both days! A selection of basketry kits will be available. Weave as few or as many as you would like. This is a great way to get your Christmas weaving done with Linda’s help! All the kits are for smaller projects, quick to make, great for gift giving or for your own home or camp. There are two Adirondack Pack baskets being offered - the Baby and the Sweetie. There will be a variety of kits, too many to list, all great for this special weekend. Get together with a friend or family, weave away for the Holidays and have some fun. Register early, you don’t want to miss this one! NOTE: Materials fees will vary based on the baskets you choose to make-from $15 to $40. If you have a particular basket
you want to make, let Linda know prior. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool. org.
Saturday, Nov. 16
GREEN FAIR: The fourth annual Green Fair will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10-4 pm at the Sage College Armory, 130 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY. It is sponsored by Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment, a local grassroots group. Albany, NY Mayor Kathy Sheehan will make opening remarks. The Fair is free and open to the public with ample space and easy parking. The Capital District Electric Vehicle Club will have its cars on display outside. This is the largest indoor/ outdoor environmental Fair in the Capital Region. Enjoy one-stop shopping with information, services and products related to living in harmony with our earth. Visit with more than sixtyfive for-profit and not-forprofit exhibitors. Listen to speakers on a variety of environmental and sustainability topics while enjoying good food (including vegan options) and drink. The Fair is a “zero waste” event.
BREAST HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: November 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs. In the United States, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. The days and week after diagnosis can be overwhelming as you wade through treatment options and determine what will work best for you and your loved ones, but at Saratoga Hospital, we are proud to offer a diverse team of physicians and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to helping you navigate all phases of your journey. Oncologists, radiologists, social workers, patients and survivors, nurse navigators, and other experts work together to create unique care plans so patients receive individualized, steadfast support from diagnosis through survivorship. Join us for breakfast and an informational symposium hosted by a multidisciplinary team of experts to learn more about the hallmarks of cancer care at Saratoga Hospital: collaboration, compassion, and the patient connection. All events are offered free of charge. Registration is required! Please call 518580-2450 or register online at www.saratogahospital. org/Event/breast-healthsymposium-11-16-19.
TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the New York State Military Museum and Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 invite you to the sixth annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 5 - 9:30 p.m. at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, located at 1 Elks Ln., Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight people. This includes prizes, dinner, cash bar, dessert and fun. Please RSVP by Nov. 12. RSVPs can be made by contacting David Wallingford at dwalling[email protected]cap.rr.com or 518-584-9137.
BASKETBALL HOOP SHOOT: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Christopher Dailey Gym – Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton. Boys and Girls Divisions For Age Groups 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Age Will Be Determined By Child’s Age on 4/1/20. Prizes Will Be Awarded For 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners In All Age Groups In Each Division Plus Local Consecutive Shots Trophies. Pre-Registration Accepted at Gavin Park, But Not Required. Local Winners Advance To District and Possibly Regional, State And National Finals. For Further Information Contact Hoop Shoot Chair Steve Dorsey at (518) 369-1985.