Sunday, Nov. 17 SARATOGA HOLIDAY ARTS FAIR: Artful gifts and fine arts and crafts , free kids art project, dance, live music, food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Admission is free witha food item or $3 suggested donation to support a local food pantry. GordonFineArts.org.
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-the-musicians 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/saratoga-filmforum-2).
Monday, Nov. 18 NONPROFIT TABLETOP INFORMATION FAIR: In this season of giving- learn how you can make a positive impact in the Southern Saratoga Community! Join us on November 18 to learn about all the different ways you, your family, friends and co-workers can get involved in the community; whether helping out a couple of times a year or becoming a star volunteer! Meet representatives with the leading local nonprofit and charitable organizations and find out about all the exciting opportunities available! Enjoy special prize drawings and tasty snacks! A family friendly event. 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 18 at Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park. No cost to attend. Open to the public- all are welcome!
MALTA MEETING: The Historic Preservation Review Commission will be holding their monthly meeting at the Town of Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive in Room 106 on November 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm.
BEEKEEPING CLUB MEETING: The Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA) will meet on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at 50 West High Street in Ballston Spa. Maryann Frazier will speak about her experience with beekeepers in Kenya. Local members will bring their honey for a honey tasting. The Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA), located in eastern New York, promotes and supports the interests of beekeepers, both hobbyists and commercial, with educational and social activities. Counties served include Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington. Visit www.adirondackbees.org for information about the organization, meetings, classes, and other programming.
INSIDE NXIVM: Journalist Chet Hardin Looks “Inside NXIVM” at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Awardwinning journalist (and former Capital Region resident) Chet Hardin talks about NXIVM and his groundbreaking investigative work for the newsweekly Metroland as well as his new book, “The Program: Inside the Mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM” (co-authored with NXIVM survivor Toni Natalie), at The Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Avenue in Troy) on Monday, November 18 at 7 PM. Admission to the event is by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income). At the same location from 4:306 PM, Chet Hardin will also be conducting a Be The Media! workshop (open to the public by donation) on the nuts and bolts of investigative journalism. For more information, visit www.mediasanctuary.org or call (518) 272-2390. Book website: http://www. thefallofnxivm.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 ARCHAEOLOGY TALK: Archaeologist David Moyer will give a talk about an archaeological excavation of 18th and 19th century occupations in the Village of Clifton Park. Tuesday, November 19th, 7PM, Grooms Tavern, 290 Sugar Hill Rd., Rexford, NY. Sponsored by the Auringer Seelye Chapter of the NYS Archaeological Association. For further information call or email Bernadette (518) 9283328, bpgiar[email protected]hoo.com.
GREENFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Town of Greenfield Historical Society will hold its November meeting on Tuesday the 19th at 7:00 pm, at the Greenfield Community Center,25 Wilton Road. Our speaker will be Joseph Zarzynski. The topic of his talk will be The Tale of the Dismembered 1757 Fort William Henry Shipwreck. Mr. Zarzynski will also have copies of his new book available Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758. The public is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 CHAMBER MIXER: The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will meet for their November Orientation & Mixer at Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service, 45 Duplainville Rd., Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, November 20th. Join your fellow chamber members for an evening of networking while enjoying food and drinks as we welcome in the holiday season. Immediately before the mixer there will be a member orientation, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The mixer will run from 5:00 to 6:30 right after. Cost is $5 to attend.
CENSUS MEETUP: Three organizations sponsor U.S. Census informational event - The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will host Lisa Moore, assistant regional census manager of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Partnership Program, at a Meet Up on Wednesday, Nov. 20. MLK Saratoga and Saratoga Immigration Coalition are co-sponsoring this event, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Adirondack Trust Mabee Building, 31 Church St., Saratoga Springs. Entrance is off the top level of the adjacent parking garage on Woodlawn Avenue. There is no charge for this public event. For more information, contact Cherie Grey at Cj[email protected]
INDEPENDENT LIVING: A program on independent living with aging vision will be held on Wednesday Nov 20th at 10 a.m. in the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library. Lisa Jordan, Coordinator of Outreach Services and Marketing, Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will discuss the four leading causes of vision loss in older adults, early warning signs, adaptive support strategies and available resources including vision rehabilitation and adaptive aids. An activity to simulate the changes in vision will be part of the class to better understand what your spouse, friend or loved one is experiencing. The program is presented through the Albany Guardian Society and is co-sponsored by the Library, Shenendehowa Neighbors Connecting and the Senior Services Committee of CAPTAIN/CHS as part of a series of programs of interest to area seniors.
LEAGUE MEET UP: Census manager to speak about 2020 process, jobs and
timetable. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will host Lisa Moore, assistant regional census manager of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Partnership Program, at a Meet Up on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Saratoga Immigration Coalition is co-sponsoring this event, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Adirondack Trust Mabee Building, 31 Church St., Saratoga Springs. Entrance is off the top level of the adjacent parking garage on Woodlawn Avenue. There is no charge for this public event. For more information, contact Cherie Grey at Cj[email protected]
LUNCHTIME MEDITATION: at the Saratoga Springs Public Library with Pierre Zimmerman, 49 Henry St, first and third Wednesday each month (12:30pm). Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to all.
TURKEY DINNER: 4:30— 6:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Soup, Roast Turkey, Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Tossed Salad, Bread and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Donation Requested: Adults $12.00, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID card) $11.00, Children 5—12 $8.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $12.00. Cash Bar Available. Thursday, Nov. 21
TRAVEL TALK: Journey to Tahiti and French Polynesia. Rob Fischer joins us once more to present one of his exciting travel videos. The destination this time... Tahiti! Experience French Polynesian culture while sailing in a four-masted schooner to the Society and Tuamotu Islands of French Polynesia. Explore the rich ecosystems and snorkeling in the clear turquoise lagoons with colorful fish, all set to the music of the islands. No registration required. Noon on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Saratoga Springs Public Library’s H. Dutcher Community Room.
HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL PRESENTATION: Patrick Stenshorn will present “The Hudson River School and American Environmentalism” on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street in downtown Saratoga Springs.
This program will provide insights into the Hudson River School and its impact on the conservation movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Stenshorn is the director of interpretive programs at the Albany Institute of History and Art. This program is sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. The program is free and open to the public.
HISTORY LECTURE: The Saratoga County Historical Society, as part of their Long Room Lecture Series, will present a program entitled “Historical Fiction and Fictional History: Translating the Past in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans” on Thursday, November 21 th at 7 PM at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa. Elaina Frulla, of SUNY Albany will discuss how the time Cooper spent in Ballston Spa amidst the socio-political climate of the 1820’s influenced his depiction of the heroes and villains of The Last of the Mohicans, set during the French and Indian War, 70 years earlier. Free program, donations accepted. For more information on the Historical Society or the History Roundtable mission, programs and activities, please visit brooksidemuseum.org or saratogacountyhistoryroundtable.com.
AUTHOR EVENT: Thursday, November 21 at 6 pm – Yaddo Presents Adam Platt - The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony. James Beard Award-winning food critic Adam Platt will discuss his new book with Yaddo President Elaina Richardson. The Book of Eating is a wildly hilarious & irreverent memoir of a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518682-4200 or visit www.northshire.com.
CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY: Everyone is welcome to join Master of Ceremonies and WNYT News Anchor Benita Zahn and the Gateway House of Peace Family as we celebrate 6 Years of Caring for our Community. This annual event will be held on Thursday November 21, 2019 from 6 -9 PM at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY. The evening includes a plated dinner, wine pull, silent auction, and raffles. Tickets may be purchased on line at gatewayhouseofpeace.org or eventbrite.com.