Saturday, Nov. 16
HERITAGE HUNTERS: Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, November 16th, at 1 pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Amy Bracewell, Saratoga Battlefield Park Superintendent, will discuss a new archaeological dig led by William Griswold, an archaeologist with the National Park Service. It focused on a short battle in 1777 that changed the course of the Revolutionary War when 12,000 American soldiers surprised 1700 hungry British and German men. The dig used aerial survey, metal detecting, digging, and ground penetrating radar to help determine where in the old wheat field the different troops fought. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.
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 sixty-five for-profit and not-for-profit 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.
NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASS: Saturday, November 16th from 9am to 2pm at the United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The cost for the class is $40.00. To Register: call John Rinko at (518) 584-2221 or E-Mail: RinkoDrivingSchool.com. A portion from the class cost is donated United Methodist Church.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: Spend an afternoon in the 1950s with “Dead Air,” a radio murder mystery. On November 16 at 3 p.m. actors perform their last radio show from their famous series “As the Town Ages.” Only one of them will be able to advance to entertainment’s next phase – television! Jealousy, old grudges, blackmail, lover’s triangle – it’s all there – along with laughs for the audience. Bring your sense of humor, sleuthing skills and, if you’re in the mood, your 50’s wardrobe. As a bonus, if you discover the murderer, you win a chance for a prize! Dinner includes baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, and vegetable, dessert and coffee. This Ladies Auxiliary invites all to come. Reservations required (no walk-ins) for $25 per person at the Colonie Elks Lodge #2192, 11 Elks Ln, Latham, NY. For reservations and more information, call (518) 785-3557.
HOLIDAY BASKETS: Holiday Baskets with Linda Scherz. Saturday November 16, 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.
WOODTURNING: Holiday Ornaments with John Kingsley. Saturday November 16, 1⁄2 day. 9am-1pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $20. Tis the season to start thinking about holiday ornaments! Come create your own whimsical free-form ornaments. We will also work with color and decoration. You’ll be amazed by your own creations - and how lovely they’ll look hung in your home. A wonderful class for beginning turners.
NOTE: For your safety: no loosefitting clothes, hair tied back, comfortable shoes and no jewelry. If sensitive to wood dust registration for turning classes is not recommended. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
FLY TIED EARRINGS: Creating Fly Tied Earrings and Other Accessories with Paul Sinicki. Saturday November 16, 1⁄2 day. 9am-12pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $10. This is a fun class with no particular pattern to work with. it is the same as tying a fly for fly fishing with the difference being it is tied on a soft wire. Students will be working with various materials, most of which are fur and feathers. This is where you can let your imagination run wild! The class will start off with a demonstration on how to start the thread on the wire and to tie some knots. Students will pick out their materials and the instructor will show different ways of attaching them to the wire. There will be a discussion of what students will need to continue the fun and where to purchase materials and tools. If you have a fly tying kit please bring it with you, otherwise one will be supplied. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM: Sustainable Saratoga & the Saratoga Film Forum are bringing The Biggest Little Farm to Saratoga for four nights only! Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each night from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 18. Cost is $10 (get tickets in advance https://squareup.com/store/saratoga-filmforum-2).
Sunday, Nov. 17
JEWISH BOOK FAIR & HANUKKAH SALE: On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaara Tfille/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will hold its 6th Annual Jewish Book Fair and Hanukkah Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 84 Weibel Avenue. Please call (518) 584-2370 for more information.
AUTHOR EVENT: On Sunday, November 17 th at 12:00 p.m., Congregation Shaara Tfille/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will hold their 6th Annual Featured Author with Kim van Alkemade at their building located at 84 Weibel Avenue. Ms. van Alkemade will be speaking about her books Orphan #8 and Bachelor Girl as well as Jewish families and the NY Yankees. Ms. van Alkemade will be signing books after her presentation. For more info, call 518-5842370.
EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE CONCERT: The November 17 concert of the Saratoga Chamber Players will focus on music that embraces life and the European experience with the folk melodies of Zoltán Kodály and Antonin Dvorák and the deeply passionate renderings of Robert Schumann. Jill Levy violin; Judith Nelson, viola; Zela Terry, cello; and Gili MelamedLev, piano, will perform Kodály’s Intermezzon for violin, viola and cello; Dvorák’s Piano Trio in Bb Major, B.51, Op.21; and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.47. The program at the Saratoga United Methodist Church , 175 Fifth Avenue, will start at 3 pm followed by a meet-themusicians reception during which there will be a drawing for the signed silk screen of Henri Plisson. The lucky winner will join such luminaries as Gene Kelly, Rock Hudson, Katherine Ross and Aaron Spelling as owner of a Plisson work. Similar Plisson serigraphs of this size can be seen on-line for $2500. Concert tickets are $25 adults; $20, seniors; $15 students. To purchase tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite. com/e/european-experiencetickets-65882918583
BREAKFAST BUFFET: Sunday, Nov. 17, 8:30-11:00 am at Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Eggs to order, Fruit Cocktail, French Toast / Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Donation Requested: Adults $9.00, Seniors(62 Years) and Military (Active/ Retired with ID Card) $8.00, Children 5—12 $7.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $9.00. Call (518) 584-2585 for more information.
VETERANS THEMED BREAKFAST: The Brotherhood of Congregation Gates
of Heaven will have their next monthly Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program on Sunday, November 17. It will be a Veteran’s Day theme with guest speaker Dr. Jack Gold, whose topic will be My 1970 Vietnam Experience: Memories in the Medical Corps. The breakfast is held at the temple located at 852 Ashmore Avenue in Schenectady and begins at 10:00 a.m. The fee for breakfast is $5 for non-CGOH Brotherhood members. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m., and is free. This event is open to the public and no reservations are needed.
YOGURT SOAP: Yogurt Soap with Christine Eberhardt. Sunday November 17 1⁄2 day. 1pm-4:30pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $20. In this class we will be making a cold processed soap with yogurt. Yogurt is as healthy on your skin as it is in your stomach. Adding it to soap will help smooth and quench dry skin and keep it glowing and nourished. Yogurt soaps are made with full fat yogurt to reap those benefits. Yogurt also has antibacterial properties. We will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your soap. You will be making a pound of soap to take home. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
TIN ORNAMENTS: Tin Ornaments with Art Thorman. Sunday November 17, 1⁄2 day. 12pm-4pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $7. Christmas time in the Adirondacks is a magical time of year. In this tinsmithing class you will make multiple festive holiday ornaments in a variety of designs, including icicles, spirals, snowflakes and angels, in addition to your own unique designs! No previous tinsmithing experience is necessary in this class. Perfect for students 12 and older, this is a great class for the whole family! Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM: Sustainable Saratoga & the Saratoga Film Forum are bringing The Biggest Little Farm to Saratoga for four nights only! Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each night from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 18. Cost is $10 (get tickets in advance https://squareup.com/store/saratogafilm-forum-2).