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Thurs­day, Dec. 5 NEW PARENT MEETUP: Ev­ery Thurs­day at 10:30 (no new parent meetup on De­cem­ber 26) These events are free and open to the pub­lic and will take place at Northshire Book­store at 424 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs.

BOOK CLUB: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 5 , 6:30pm. Pick up your copy of the lat­est book pick and come back for dis­cus­sion. There will also be plan­ning for next year’s book list. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

STORY TIME: Tues­days and Thurs­days, 10am. Chil­dren are in­vited for a story, a fun craft or ac­tiv­ity, and then stick around to so­cial­ize with other fam­i­lies and open play. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

KWVA MEET­ING & CHRIST­MAS PARTY: The Ch. 60, Korean War Vet. As­soc. De­cem­ber meet­ing and Christ­mas party will be held at noon on Thurs., Dec. 5th, at the Log Jam Restau­rant on Rt. 9 in Queens­bury. The restau­rant is lo­cated on Rt. 9, at the North end of the out­lets, So. of Lake Ge­orge. Hosts are Patti and Gene Slavin. Door prizes will be awarded. For a reser­va­tion or fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by Dec. 3rd. Or­der­ing will be off the menu. 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 an ap­pli­ca­tion to join the or­ga­ni­za­tion, please con­tact Comm. Robert Gar­land at 518-280-0075. An­nual dues are $10 for vet­er­ans and $5 for all oth­ers.

VIC­TO­RIAN STREETWALK: The cel­e­bra­tion of the hol­i­day sea­son kicks off with the 33rd An­nual Vic­to­rian Streetwalk, Sar­toga’s longestrun­ning Down­town Fes­ti­val, pre­sented by the Saratoga Springs Down­town Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion. Come visit the ma­jes­tic City of Saratoga Springs, adorned in hol­i­day splen­dor, as the lo­cal shops, bou­tiques and restau­rants open their doors to wel­come vis­i­tors and lo­cals alike. Share the hol­i­day spirit, amidst the Vic­to­rian charm of Down­town Saratoga Springs, where you can en­joy more than 30 live per­for­mances, the An­nual Christ­mas Tree Lighting,, and the Ar­rival of Santa in his horse drawn sleigh. Whether you’re start­ing a fam­ily tra­di­tion or rekin­dling the warm mem­o­ries of your own child­hood, put it on your cal­en­dar to join us for the 33rd An­nual Vic­to­rian Streetwalk. The event is 6pm-9pm on Thurs­day, Dec. 5 in down­town Saratoga Springs. www.sarato­gasprings­down­town.com.

GLOBAL GOUR­MANDS: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 5th, 3:30pm. Join us in learn­ing about the world through snack­ing! Ev­ery month a YUM Box is de­liv­ered to our li­brary. Kids get to ex­plore that lands par­tic­u­lar good­ies while also learn­ing about the cul­ture and ge­og­ra­phy! Drop ins wel­come. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

PER­ILS OF JOUR­NAL­ISM: The Women’s Press Club of New York State will present a panel dis­cus­sion and in­vites the com­mu­nity to dia­logue with the ex­perts re­gard­ing the cur­rent Per­ils of Jour­nal­ism and threats to freedom of the press on Thurs­day, Dec. 5, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Key Au­di­to­rium (Room 202) in Roger Bacon Hall at Siena Col­lege, Fri­ars Drive, Loudonvill­e. Ad­mis­sion is free for WPCNYS mem­bers and col­lege students with a valid ID. A $10 do­na­tion is sug­gested for all oth­ers. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. While walk-ins are wel­come, advance regis­tra­tion is ap­pre­ci­ated. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ac­ces­si­ble park­ing is avail­able in Park­ing Lots G and H. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter in advance, please visit wom­en­spress­club­nys.com/events.

AU­THOR EVENT: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 5 from 6-8 pm - Multi Au­thor Sign­ing for Vic­to­rian Streetwalk - Dur­ing down­town Saratoga’s an­nual hol­i­day event, au­thors will be sign­ing their books at lo­ca­tions through­out the book­store. Signed books make great hol­i­day gifts! For a com­plete list of par­tic­i­pat­ing au­thors visit northshire.com. This event is free and open to the pub­lic and will take place at Northshire Book­store at 424 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs. For more in­for­ma­tion on this or other events, call 518-682-4200 or visit the Northshire Book­store web­site at www.northshire.com.

TEN BROECK MAN­SION HOL­I­DAY HOUSE: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 5, 2019 - Candle Light Tours -6:15 pm and 7:15 pm. The Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion at the Ten Broeck Man­sion, lo­cated at lo­cated at 9 Ten Broeck Place in Al­bany, will host the an­nual Hol­i­day House ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin­ning on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 1 and con­tin­u­ing un­til Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22, 2019. There are many planned events the pub­lic will en­joy in­clud­ing candle light tours, a hol­i­day tea, two mu­si­cal per­for­mances, an open house, a lec­ture, and a chil­dren’s story hour. Sin­terk­laas will visit many of the events through­out the month. The Ten Broeck Man­sion is a 222 year old Fed­eral Style home that was built for Abra­ham Ten Broeck and his wife El­iz­a­beth Van Rens­se­laer and fam­ily. It is lov­ingly pre­served by the Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. Dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son vol­un­teer dec­o­ra­tors from around the Cap­i­tal re­gion trans­form the home into a hol­i­day won­der­land. The dec­o­rat­ing theme this year is “Amer­i­can Trea­sures.” Hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­bil­ity is lim­ited to the first floor. Am­ple park­ing is avail­able behind the gar­den which can be ac­cessed from Liv­ingston Av­enue. Please visit the web­site: www.ten­broeck­man­sion.org or call (518) 436-9826 for de­tails and tick­ets.

ALL CARE­GIVERS’ SUP­PORT GROUP: All Care­givers Sup­port Group with Pierre Zim­mer­man, 211 Church St, first Thurs­day of each month (6:00pm). Free and open to all. Pre-regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call Pierre for info at 413992-7012.

Fri­day, Dec. 6 AU­THOR EVENT: Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6 at 7 pm - Yaddo Presents Meghan Daum in con­ver­sa­tion - The Prob­lem with Ev­ery­thing: My Jour­ney Through the New Cul­ture Wars The ac­claimed es­say­ist & po­lit­i­cal thinker will dis­cuss her lat­est book. From “one of the most emo­tion­ally ex­act­ing, mer­ci­lessly can­did, deeply funny, and in­tel­lec­tu­ally rig­or­ous writ­ers of our time” (Ch­eryl Strayed, au­thor of Wild) comes a sem­i­nal new book that reaches sur­pris­ing truths about fem­i­nism and the Re­sis­tance move­ment. This event is free and open to the pub­lic and will take place at Northshire Book­store at 424 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs. For more in­for­ma­tion on this or other events, call 518-682-4200 or visit the Northshire Book­store web­site at www.northshire.com.

STORY TIME: Ev­ery Fri­day at 10:30 (no story time on De­cem­ber 20 and 27). These events are free and open to the pub­lic and will take place at Northshire Book­store at 424 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs.

PRE-K PLAY­DATE: Fri­days, 10am. Stop in for some open play with other fam­i­lies and our wide se­lec­tion of toys. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

HOL­I­DAY GALA: 14th an­nual Hol­i­day Gala at the Can­field Casino. 7 - 11 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 6 at the Can­field Casino in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Din­ner sta­tions by Longfel­lows, live mu­sic by Erin Harkes and Mike Lemme, danc­ing, silent auc­tion, photo booth. $75 pre-or­der, $80 at the door, $65 ju­nior/mem­bers ticket. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at www.sarato­gahis­tory.org.

HOME­TOWN HOL­I­DAYS: Down­town Glens Falls will be in the hol­i­day spirit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6, 2019, as the com­mu­nity of­fi­cially ush­ers in the hol­i­day sea­son with “Home­town Hol­i­days”. Ad­di­tional events planned for Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2019. This year’s cel­e­bra­tion will rec­og­nize the 1944 des­ig­na­tion of Glens Falls as Home­town USA by Look Mag­a­zine. Gather at 5 p.m. on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6, in City Park, along the Bay Street side of the li­brary, to visit with friends and neigh­bors, lis­ten to hol­i­day mu­sic, and en­joy the cer­e­mo­nial tree and park lighting at 5:45 p.m. Once the tree is lit, Santa will greet the crowd and then be es­corted by vet­er­ans to Glens Falls Na­tional Bank where chil­dren can have their pic­ture taken with the man in red and tell him their hol­i­day wishes. There will be cos­tumed char­ac­ters, mu­si­cal per­for­mances, horse and wagon rides, and so much more! On Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, there will be a free show­ing of The Grinch at the Charles R. Wood Theater at noon and a free hol­i­day con­cert at the Hyde Col­lec­tion start­ing at 2 p.m.

TEN BROECK MAN­SION HOL­I­DAY HOUSE: Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6, 2019- Candle Light Tours- 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm The Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion at the Ten Broeck Man­sion, lo­cated at lo­cated at 9 Ten Broeck Place in Al­bany, will host the an­nual Hol­i­day House ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin­ning on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 1 and con­tin­u­ing un­til Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22, 2019. There are many planned events the pub­lic will en­joy in­clud­ing candle light tours, a hol­i­day tea, two mu­si­cal per­for­mances, an open house, a lec­ture, and a chil­dren’s story hour. Sin­terk­laas will visit many of the events through­out the month. The Ten Broeck Man­sion is a 222 year old Fed­eral Style home that was built for Abra­ham Ten Broeck and his wife El­iz­a­beth Van Rens­se­laer and fam­ily. It is lov­ingly pre­served by the Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. Dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son vol­un­teer dec­o­ra­tors from around the Cap­i­tal re­gion trans­form the home into a hol­i­day won­der­land. The dec­o­rat­ing theme this year is “Amer­i­can Trea­sures.” Hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­bil­ity is lim­ited to the first floor. Am­ple park­ing is avail­able behind the gar­den which can be ac­cessed from Liv­ingston Av­enue. Please visit the web­site: www.ten­broeck­man­sion.org or call (518) 436-9826 for de­tails and tick­ets.

LEGO LEAGUE: Fri­days, 3:30pm. Kids are wel­come to come and play with our gi­ant se­lec­tion of Le­gos! There will be weekly chal­lenges avail­able for in­spi­ra­tion! Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

ELVIS FUNDRAISER: An Evening with Elvis star­ring Donny Romines. Fri­day, Dec. 6th 7-9pm at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, Route 9, Saratoga, NY. All pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of the South­ern Adiron­dacks. Ticket are $15.00 at the door. Raf­fles, 50⁄50, cash bar and food is avail­able. Doors open at 6pm. For in­for­ma­tion call He­len at 518-745-7821.

FAIR TRADE EXPO: The 2019 Saratoga Fair Trade Mar­ket Expo is sched­uled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, Dec. 7 on the sec­ond floor of the Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter, lo­cated at 522 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion is free.

HOL­I­DAY PA­RADE: The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness & Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual Ball­ston Spa Hol­i­day Pa­rade and Tree Lighting takes place Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6. The step off time is 6:30 pm, pro­ceed­ing on Mil­ton Av­enue and end­ing in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christ­mas tree. The pa­rade is a home­town-style hol­i­day tra­di­tion, with fire trucks, floats, an­i­mals, kids and Santa parad­ing down the main street of the vil­lage. Once again this year, the pa­rade will spot­light the Toys for Tots cam­paign, in part­ner­ship with the Ball­ston Spa Com­mu­nity Emer­gency Corps, Saratoga County Sher­iff Depart­ment and U.S. Marine Corps. Vol­un­teers from these or­ga­ni­za­tions will be on hand to col­lect dona-

be on hand to col­lect do­na­tions of new, un­wrapped toys from spec­ta­tors along the pa­rade route as well as at the tree lighting. The Hol­i­day Pa­rade is a true com­mu­nity event so pa­rade par­tic­i­pants are wel­come. If your or­ga­ni­za­tion, group or busi­ness would like to take part in the pa­rade that night, go to www.ball­ston.org to regis­ter, or con­tact the BSBPA of­fice 518 885-2772 or [email protected]­ston.org. The pa­rade head­lines a hol­i­day-themed “First Fri­day”, Ball­ston Spa’s sig­na­ture monthly event, which cel­e­brates its 15th year in 2019. Home to unique shops, mu­se­ums, and a host of pop­u­lar restau­rants, Ball­ston Spa pulls out the stops for De­cem­ber’s First Fri­day by fill­ing the vil­lage with a merry at­mo­sphere. Many busi­nesses will be open with spe­cial hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties and spe­cials, while lo­cal churches plan mu­si­cal per­for­mances that evening. Ball­ston Spa High School singers and mu­si­cians and Union Fire Com­pany band mem­bers per­form carols on the street cor­ners. Af­ter lighting the vil­lage Christ­mas tree, Santa Claus heads to Ball­ston Spa Na­tional Bank on Front Street where he vis­its with kids of all ages. Ad­di­tion­ally, a com­mu­nity art pro­ject “A Vil­lage of Friends” will fea­ture painted ban­ners and posters by res­i­dents young and old dis­played on lamp­posts and in store­fronts through­out the vil­lage.

SARATOGA CHIL­DREN’S THEATRE: Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky sto­ries, Roald Dahl’s James and the Gi­ant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “mas­terpeach” of a tale. Fea­tur­ing a wickedly tune­ful score and a witty and charm­ing book, this ad­ven­tur­ous mu­si­cal about courage and self-dis­cov­ery is des­tined to be a clas­sic. Per­for­mances at Saratoga Springs High School Teach­ing Au­di­to­rium (1 Blue Streak Blvd): Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6th at 7pm and Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7th at 1pm and 7pm. Ticket Prices: Re­served (Cen­ter Sec­tion): $13, Gen­eral Ad­mis­sion Adult (Side Sec­tions): $10, Gen­eral Ad­mis­sion Stu­dent/ Se­nior (Side Sec­tions): $5. sc­t­james.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com.

DE­VO­TIONAL SER­VICES: St. Joseph’s Ro­man Catholic Church, lo­cated at 600 State Street, (corner of State and Lafayette Streets), Sch­enec­tady, is an­nounc­ing its spe­cial First Fri­day De­vo­tional Ser­vices. On Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6th, fol­low­ing the 12:15 p.m. Mass, there will be De­vo­tions to the Sa­cred Heart of Je­sus, in­clud­ing ex­po­si­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment. The pub­lic is cor­dially in­vited. St. Joseph’s Church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble and park­ing is avail­able in the park­ing lot behind the Church. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by call­ing 3744466, Ext. 13. Satur­day, Dec. 7

HOL­I­DAY GREENS SALE & AR­TI­SAN MAR­KET: Satur­day, Dec. 7th from 10 to 4 p.m. at the UU Meet­ing House, 624 North Broad­way, Saratoga Springs. Hand­made and Lo­cal Gifts and Wreaths - Ar­ti­san ven­dors of­fer­ing pot­tery, wood­work­ing, quilt­ing, hol­i­day or­na­ments, origami, food items and more. Ques­tions: 518-587-0403.

HOL­I­DAY BOOK & BAKE SALE: Ball­ston Spa Pub­lic Li­brary will hold a used book and bake sale, Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2019 from 10am-4pm. Don’t miss out on a great as­sort­ment of books, movies, mu­sic and more. The pop­u­lar “buck-abag” sale will be held from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Are you a Friends of the Ball­ston Spa Pub­lic Li­brary mem­ber? Don’t for­get to stop down for your FREE item. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion stop in, call 8855022 or visit bspl.sals.edu. Ball­ston Spa Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 21 Mil­ton Av­enue (Rt. 50).

ROAST BEEF DIN­NER & BAKE SALE: Ball­ston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Mil­ton Ave., is of­fer­ing their an­nual Roast Beef Din­ner and Bake Sale on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Fel­low­ship Room at the back of the church. The din­ner will con­sist of Top-round roast beef, mashed pota­toes, gravy, green beans, yams, coleslaw, din­ner rolls, a slice of pie and a bev­er­age. Adults —$13 Chil­dren up to age 16 — Free. All take-outs are $13. An as­sort­ment of baked goods will be avail­able to pur­chase. Park­ing and en­trance is behind the church. Eat-in and en­joy this de­li­cious fam­ily-style din­ner or en­joy your din­ner at home with a take-out din­ner.

BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness & Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion (BSBPA) is once again pre­sent­ing the an­nual Break­fast with Santa on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, from 8-11 am in the gym­na­sium of St. Mary’s School, 40 Thomp­son Street, in the Vil­lage of Ball­ston Spa. A de­li­cious pan­cake break­fast will be pro­vided cour­tesy of the Ea­gle Matt Lee and Union Fire Com­pa­nies. Chil­dren and their fam­i­lies will en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties, live per­for­mances and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost for the break­fast is $5 per per­son and reser­va­tions are not nec­es­sary. Fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties at the break­fast in­clude a craft ta­ble, a read­ing corner with a free book for each child, and a chance to take your own fam­ily pho­tos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Ball­ston Spa Mid­dle School Launch­ing Pad group will put on a live per­for­mance dur­ing the event. We would like to thank our spon­sors, Ea­gle Matt Lee and Union Fire Com­pa­nies, North Coun­try Print­ing, Mc­Don­ald’s of Ball­ston Spa, Burlingame Orthodon­tics, Jumper Bean and the Ball­ston Area Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. All pro­ceeds will go to sup­port com­mu­nity events and vil­lage beau­ti­fi­ca­tion. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from the break­fast will go to sup­port the youth pro­grams at St. Mary’s Par­ish. We will also be col­lect­ing un­wrapped toys for Toys for Tots, so please bring a toy to do­nate if you would like.

HOME­TOWN HOL­I­DAYS AT THE LI­BRARY: For Corinth’s Home­town Hol­i­days on Satur­day De­cem­ber 7 th , the Corinth Free Li­brary will host a pro­gram for chil­dren at 10am “Do You Want to Paint a Snow­man.” At­ten­dees will hear two snow­man sto­ries and then make their own snow­man on a painted rock. In ad­di­tion, there will also be a one-day only book sale. Items for sale in­clude chil­dren’s books, puz­zles, pa­per­back books, and other se­lect items. The sale will be in­side the li­brary and will take place dur­ing our reg­u­lar hours that day – 10am-4pm.

FAIR TRADE EXPO: The 2019 Saratoga Fair Trade Mar­ket Expo is sched­uled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, Dec. 7 on the sec­ond floor of the Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter, lo­cated at 522 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion is free.

SARATOGA CHIL­DREN’S THEATRE: Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky sto­ries, Roald Dahl’s James and the Gi­ant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “mas­terpeach” of a tale. Fea­tur­ing a wickedly tune­ful score and a witty and charm­ing book, this ad­ven­tur­ous mu­si­cal about courage and self-dis­cov­ery is des­tined to be a clas­sic. Per­for­mances at Saratoga Springs High School Teach­ing Au­di­to­rium (1 Blue Streak Blvd): Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6th at 7pm and Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7th at 1pm and 7pm. Ticket Prices: Re­served (Cen­ter Sec­tion): $13, Gen­eral Ad­mis­sion Adult (Side Sec­tions): $10, Gen­eral Ad­mis­sion Stu­dent/ Se­nior (Side Sec­tions): $5. sc­t­james.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com.

HOL­I­DAY SALE: In con­junc­tion with Schuylervi­lle’s vil­lage-wide Cel­e­bra­tion of St. Ni­co­laas, Old Saratoga Re­formed Church, lo­cated at Pearl and Bur­goyne streets in Schuylervi­lle, will be hav­ing a Hol­i­day Sale on Satur­day, Dec. 7 th from 8 am -2 pm. New and gen­tly used Christ­mas items will be avail­able for a do­na­tion. There will be a bas­ket raf­fle, a bake sale, and much more. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at 695-3479.

COOKIE & CANDY SALE: The Charlton Free­hold Pres­by­te­rian Church, 768 Charlton Road in the vil­lage of Charlton, will hold its an­nual Christ­mas Cookie & Candy Sale on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, from 10 am to 1pm at the church. This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase some tasty and beau­ti­ful cook­ies and candy for the hol­i­days. 20% of prof­its will be do­nated to Code Blue of Saratoga!

HOME­TOWN HOL­I­DAYS: Down­town Glens Falls will be in the hol­i­day spirit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6, 2019, as the com­mu­nity of­fi­cially ush­ers in the hol­i­day sea­son with “Home­town Hol­i­days”. Ad­di­tional events planned for Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2019. This year’s cel­e­bra­tion will rec­og­nize the 1944 des­ig­na­tion of Glens Falls as Home­town USA by Look Mag­a­zine. Gather at 5 p.m. on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6, in City Park, along the Bay Street side of the li­brary, to visit with friends and neigh­bors, lis­ten to hol­i­day mu­sic, and en­joy the cer­e­mo­nial tree and park lighting at 5:45 p.m. Once the tree is lit, Santa will greet the crowd and then be es­corted by vet­er­ans to Glens Falls Na­tional Bank where chil­dren can have their pic­ture taken with the man in red and tell him their hol­i­day wishes. There will be cos­tumed char­ac­ters, mu­si­cal per­for­mances, horse and wagon rides, and so much more! On Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, there will be a free show­ing of The Grinch at the Charles R. Wood Theater at noon and a free hol­i­day con­cert at the Hyde Col­lec­tion start­ing at 2 p.m.

GREATER GREEN­WICH BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: Santa is com­ing to Green­wich! The An­nual Green­wich Break­fast with Santa event will be held on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7th, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Green­wich Elks Club on Route 40 in Green­wich. As al­ways Santa is due to arrive by fire en­gine cour­tesy of the Green­wich Fire Depart­ment at ap­prox­i­mately 8 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for chil­dren un­der 10 – tick­ets are avail­able at the door. The break­fast is a fam­ily style pan­cake break­fast cooked by the Green­wich Elks Club. Chil­dren will have the op­por­tu­nity to get their pic­ture taken with Santa, make hol­i­day crafts, cre­ate Christ­mas cards, and write Christ­mas Lists to Santa. The FFA, FBLA and lo­cal ven­dors will also have Hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions, GCS Cloth­ing and other craft items for sale. The Pooh’s Corner Preschool will also be on hand to spread some cheer as they sing some Christ­mas carols. The event is spon­sored by the Green­wich Women’s Ser­vice Club in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Green­wich Cen­tral School District’s FFA, FBLA and Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety Clubs. The pro­ceeds from the event will go to­wards Op­er­a­tion Santa and lo­cal com­mu­nity projects.

TEN BROECK MAN­SION HOL­I­DAY HOUSE: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2019- Helder­berg Madri­gals – 2:00 pm3:30 pm. The Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion at the Ten Broeck Man­sion, lo­cated at lo­cated at 9 Ten Broeck Place in Al­bany, will host the an­nual Hol­i­day House ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin­ning on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 1 and con­tin­u­ing un­til Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22, 2019. There are many planned events the pub­lic will en­joy in­clud­ing candle light tours, a hol­i­day tea, two mu­si­cal per­for­mances, an open house, a lec­ture, and a chil­dren’s story hour. Sin­terk­laas will visit many of the events through­out the month. The Ten Broeck Man­sion is a 222 year old Fed­eral Style home that was built for Abra­ham Ten Broeck and his wife El­iz­a­beth Van Rens­se­laer and fam­ily. It is lov­ingly pre­served by the Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. Dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son vol­un­teer dec­o­ra­tors from around the Cap­i­tal re­gion trans­form the home into a hol­i­day won­der­land. The dec­o­rat­ing theme this year is “Amer­i­can Trea­sures.” Hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­bil­ity is lim­ited to the first floor. Am­ple park­ing is avail­able behind the gar­den which can be ac­cessed from Liv­ingston Av­enue. Please visit the web­site: www. ten­broeck­man­sion.org or call (518) 436-9826 for de­tails and tick­ets. Sun­day, Dec. 8

TEN BROECK MAN­SION HOL­I­DAY HOUSE: Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8, 2019- Open House- noon un­til 3:00 pm. The Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion at the Ten Broeck Man­sion, lo­cated at lo­cated at 9 Ten Broeck Place in Al­bany, will host the an­nual Hol­i­day House ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin­ning on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 1 and con­tin­u­ing un­til Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22, 2019. There are many planned events the pub­lic will en­joy in­clud­ing candle light tours, a hol­i­day tea, two mu­si­cal per­for­mances, an open house, a lec­ture, and a chil­dren’s story hour. Sin­terk­laas will visit many of the events through­out the month. The Ten Broeck Man­sion is a 222 year old Fed­eral Style home that was built for Abra­ham Ten Broeck and his wife El­iz­a­beth Van Rens­se­laer and fam­ily. It is lov­ingly pre­served by the Al­bany County His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. Dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son vol­un­teer dec­o­ra­tors from around the Cap­i­tal re­gion trans­form the home into a hol­i­day won­der­land. The dec­o­rat­ing theme this year is “Amer­i­can Trea­sures.” Hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­bil­ity is lim­ited to the first floor. Am­ple park­ing is avail­able behind the gar­den which can be ac­cessed from Liv­ingston Av­enue. Please visit the web­site: www. ten­broeck­man­sion.org or call (518) 436-9826 for de­tails and tick­ets.

ADIRON­DACK FID­DLERS: New style and Old Tyme Fid­dling, Adiron­dack Fid­dlers. Sun­day De­cem­ber 8th 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Amer­i­can Le­gion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylervi­lle. All fid­dlers and mu­si­cians young and old and Pub­lic wel­come. Round and square danc­ing. Food Avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion call (518) 274-6817.

FOLK MU­SIC LESSONS AND CAROLS: If you love Christ­mas carols but are tired of Muzak, the “Fes­ti­val of Lessons and Carols” in Ball­ston Spa might be just the thing. Carols drawn from Celtic, African Amer­i­can, and Early Amer­i­can tra­di­tions are the trade­mark of the con­cert at Christ Church, Ball­ston Spa, on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8 at 4:00 P.M. and Mon­day, De­cem­ber 9 at 7:30 P.M. The con­cert is an­chored by folk mu­sic le­gends John Kirk and Tr­ish Miller of Green­field Cen­ter with Field Horne and Theresa LaGat­tuta-Bruno of Saratoga Springs and Kristin Mc­Cabe of Charlton. This year’s spe­cial guests will in­clude Dan Berggren of Ball­ston Spa and Joel Rosen­berger of Saratoga Springs. The con­cert is free and takes place by can­dle­light at Christ Church, on the corner of Route 50 (Church Av­enue) and Route 67 (West High Street) in Ball­ston Spa. The pub­lic is in­vited for fes­tive re­fresh­ments af­ter­ward. “Lessons and Carols” has been pre­sented an­nu­ally since 1994. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call (518) 885-1031.

JEWISH GE­NEAL­OGY: “Post 1492 Sephardic Dis­per­sion and A Guide to Sephardic Ge­neal­ogy” Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Jewish Fed­er­a­tion of North­east­ern New York, 184 Wash­ing­ton Ave Ex­ten­sion, Al­bany, NY. Please join the Cap­i­tal Re­gion Jewish Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety (CRJGS) on Sun­day De­cem­ber 8th at 1 PM for the So­ci­ety’s An­nual Meet­ing. CRJGS will host­ing a re­spected expert from New York City, who will de­liver a pre­sen­ta­tion, “Post 1492 Sephardic Dis­per­sion and A Guide to Sephardic Ge­neal­ogy.” Sa­rina Roffé, the au­thor of the book “Branch­ing Out from Sepharad,” will pro­vide an over­view of how Sephardic Jews dis­persed around the globe af­ter 1492 and will dis­cuss Sephardic re­sources for ge­neal­ogy. Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, please join us to cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son (re­fresh­ments and good­ies will be served).

FREE CHRIST­MAS CON­CERT: The Com­mu­nity Choir of Ball­ston Spa in­vites the pub­lic to a free Christ­mas Con­cert of “Love Made a Way”. Come cel­e­brate how love made a way home for each of us. The con­cert will be on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8, 2019 at 6 pm with ap­pe­tiz­ers at 5 pm. It will be held at The First Bap­tist Church of Ball­ston Spa, 202 Mil­ton Ave. Ball­ston Spa, NY 12020.

BREAK­FAST: Monthly break­fast at the VFW Post 1938, Po­plar Av­enue, Val­ley Falls, NY 2nd Sun­day of each month from Septem­ber to June, 8-11 a.m. Menu in­cludes eggs cooked to or­der, french toast, pan­cakes, sausage, bacon, toast, pota­toes, bis­cuits with sausage gravy, fruit, juice and cof­fee. Cost is $8 (age 13 and over), $4 (chil­dren 5-12), free (chil­dren un­der 5).

CHOIR PER­FOR­MANCE: Fes­ti­val Cel­e­bra­tion Choir will present “Rise Up Ye Shep­herds!” on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8th at 3:00 pm at the First Lutheran Church of Al­bany., 181 West­ern Ave. The choir is di­rected by Julie Panke and ac­com­pa­nied by Daniel White. The Mu­si­cians of Ma’al­wyck will be guest artists for the con­cert with Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz and Julie Sig­nitzer, vi­o­lins, An­drew Snow, vi­ola, and An­dre O’Neil, vi­o­lon­cello. Bari­tone soloist will be Christophe­r Tromb­ley. Works for choir ac­com­pa­nied by strings will in­clude The Shep­herd’s Carol and See Amid the Win­ter Snow by Dan For­rest, The Ground by Ola Gjeilo, What Sweeter Mu­sic by John Rut­ter, Tell Me Shep­herd by Thomas Savoy, and two pieces from Han­del’s Mes­siah. Two pieces ac­com­pa­nied by or­gan and solo cello will be Rut­ter’s Carol of the Magi, and Fan­ta­sia on Christ­mas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Wil­liams. Tick­ets are $18, $13 for se­niors and students. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.fes­ti­val­cel­e­bra­tionchoir.org.

MONTHLY BREAK­FAST: The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club in­vites all to join us at our monthly break­fast on Sun­day 8 De­cem­ber 2019, start­ing at 8:00AM through 11:00AM. Menu: Eggs cooked to or­der, Bacon, Sausage, Toast (White or Wheat), Pan­cakes (Reg­u­lar, Blue­berry, Buck­wheat, Ap­ple Cin­na­mon), French Toast, Home Fries, Or­ange Juice, Cof­fee, Tea, Hot Choco­late. Cost: $8 Adult, $4 Child. Ev­ery­one will be wel­come to join us. 518695-3917.

TROY VIC­TO­RIAN STROLL: The 37th An­nual Troy Vic­to­rian Stroll will be held on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8 in his­toric down­town Troy from 11a.m. – 5p.m. Now in its 37th year, the an­nual event at­tracts thou­sands to the heart of his­toric down­town Troy and fea­tures a wide va­ri­ety of ven­dors and live entertainm­ent for fam­i­lies to en­joy. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit vic­to­ri­anstroll.com.

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAK­FAST: On Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8th 2019, Latham Colonie Coun­cil Columbi­ettes and Knights of Columbus will host their “All You Can Eat Break­fast”! Serv­ing from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Menu in­cludes; Va­ri­ety of Juices, Rolls, Sweet Breads, an Omelet Sta­tion, Pan­cakes, French Toast, Scram­bled Eggs, Hash Browns, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Ce­re­als, Ba­nanas and Fruit Cup. Adults $9, Chil­dren 5-10 $4 and Chil­dren Un­der 5 are Free! Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus is lo­cated at 328 Troy, Sch­enec­tady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. For in­for­ma­tion 518 783 0572 or www.lath­am­colonie.com/ events. Mon­day, Dec. 9

MOVIE MAK­ERS: Mon­days, 3:30pm. Join us in mak­ing YouTube movies af­ter school. Per­mis­sion slips are re­quired be­fore film­ing. *There will be no Movie Mak­ers on De­cem­ber 23. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

FOLK MU­SIC LESSONS AND CAROLS: If you love Christ­mas carols but are tired of Muzak, the “Fes­ti­val of Lessons and Carols” in Ball­ston Spa might be just the thing. Carols drawn from Celtic, African Amer­i­can, and Early Amer­i­can tra­di­tions are the trade­mark of the con­cert at Christ Church, Ball­ston Spa, on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8 at 4:00 P.M. and Mon­day, De­cem­ber 9 at 7:30 P.M. The con­cert is an­chored by folk mu­sic le­gends John Kirk and Tr­ish Miller of Green­field Cen­ter with Field Horne and Theresa LaGat­tuta-Bruno of Saratoga Springs and Kristin Mc­Cabe of Charlton. This year’s spe­cial guests will in­clude Dan Berggren of Ball­ston Spa and Joel Rosen­berger of Saratoga Springs. The con­cert is free and takes place by can­dle­light at Christ Church, on the corner of Route 50 (Church Av­enue) and Route 67 (West High Street) in Ball­ston Spa. The pub­lic is in­vited for fes­tive re­fresh­ments af­ter­ward. “Lessons and Carols” has been pre­sented an­nu­ally since 1994. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call (518) 885-1031.

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