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 availableGhost 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). Dropins 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 518-682-4200 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. ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES & ESTATE PLANNING: 6:00pm7:30pm, 700 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany. Join Sheila Cervera, Certified Estate Planner, as she discusses various strategies to ensure your legacy is continued with estate planning techniques and asset protection strategies. Registration is required. Please visit www.sefcu.com/ financialeducation to reserve your spot today! WEAVERS GUILD SHOW & SALE: Nov 21-24 at Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie. Hudson-Mohawk
Weavers’ Guild 41st Annual Show & Sale. Thu 2-9 PM, Fri 11 AM – 7 PM, Sat 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun 12-4 PM. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Thu at 7 pm, Fri-Sat-Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos. Free admission and parking. For more info, visit https://www. hmwg.org/show.
Friday, Nov. 22
BAGELS & BARKS: Stop in for a bite to eat, and meet & greet with several TDI (Therapy Dogs International) certified therapy dogs (and owners)! Socialize with other humans and canines while taking part in some activities while you learn about the TDI certification process. There will be opportunities to walk around the library with our furry friends (weather permitting), or you’re welcome to just relax and de-stress with the dogs. Open to all ages. No registration required. 10:30 A.M. on Friday, Nov. 22 at Saratoga Springs Public Library’s H. Dutcher Community Room. SPAGHETTI DINNER: Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser hosted by the Sons of the American Legion. Friday, November 22nd from 4 pm to 7pm at American Legion, 34 West Ave. Saratoga Springs. $10 Donation. Menu: Spaghetti, meatballs, salad and garlic bread. Eat in or take away. 50-50 drawing to benefit the Children’s Christmas Party. AUTHOR EVENT: Friday, November 22 at 7 pm - Alice Lichtenstein - The Crime of Being. The novelist will read from her newest book, a fascinating look at the repercussions of a violent crime in a small upstate New York town. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518-682-4200 or visit www. northshire.com. BASKET AUCTION: 2nd Annual Galway Lions Local and International Basket Auction Friday November 22, 2019 at C&R Restaurant, Route 29 Galway. Want unique gifts just in time for the holidays? Interested in rare beer, wine, and chocolate mostly available overseas? Local items also included! There will be something for everyone! Please come join us for a fun night of food, bidding, and camaraderie! Open to the public. Basket viewing will
begin at 6PM, followed by a $25 Dinner at 6:30PM, followed promptly by the Auction. Dinner will be a buffet with the following choices: Sliced Garlic Roast Beef, Baked Ham, Rotisserie Style Chicken, Ziti and Meatballs, Scalloped Potatoes, Buttered Carrots w/ Brown Sugar, Tossed Salad, Rolls & Butter, Coffee & Tea (dinner menu subject to change) Please RSVP to [email protected]cap.rr.com or hmc[email protected] aol.com by Wednesday, November 13. WEAVERS GUILD SHOW & SALE: Nov 21-24 at Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie. Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 41st Annual Show & Sale. Thu 2-9 PM, Fri 11 AM – 7 PM, Sat 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun 12-4 PM. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Thu at 7 pm, Fri-Sat-Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos.
Free admission and parking. For more info, visit https:// www.hmwg.org/show. WOODEN TOYS: Wooden Children’s Toys with Bart Pisha. Friday November 22 . 9am-4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials fee $20. Historically many children, particularly in improvised or rural areas, did not have access to commercially produced toys, either because they were not sold locally or because their families could not afford to purchase them. Nonetheless, these children often did have wonderful toys to play with because someone in their family or immediate social circle was able to make toys for them. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to create one or two (depending on the complexity) children’s toys from wood and finish with a safe food-grade preservative. The instructor will provide several different templates to make animal or vehicle designs. Students can also bring their own ideas for designs. NOTE: Students should wear clothing that is suitable for working with paints. Students are also welcomed to bring their own tools for their Project. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org. COOKING WITH HERBS: Cooking with Herbs with Amy Cason. Friday November 22. 9am-4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials fee $45. Herbs can transform everyday foods into delicious meals! The difference between spaghetti sauce and plain old tomato sauce is oregano and a variety of other herbs. One of the simplest ways to use herbs is to add them to our food. How many herbs do you use in your cooking? We will take a look at the herbs most often used in cooking along with the importance of taste and techniques that enhance the flavor of our foods. We will taste individual herbs and discuss which herbs pair well with what foods. This will give students the inspiration and confidence to add them to any of their meals at home! The instructor will also bring something from her home to share with students. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 6962400. www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
Saturday, Nov. 23
HAM DINNER: South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway. Saturday, November 23rd. 4:30–6:00 PM. Soup, complete dinner, and homemade desserts, $10 adults $5 kids. Take-out and delivery available 518-793-1152. MAKING JAM: Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting a class on Making Jam for Gifts: Saturday, November 23, 9:30 am-12:00 noon at their office at 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Cost is $15. Preregistration required, call 8858995. Jam makes a great gift from the heart and is easy as pie. We’ll make both freezer jam (a no cook recipe for kids), and cooked jam, then decorate a jar to take home for gift giving. This class will cover the basics of canning in a boiling water bath or steam canner, including equipment needed.