Tuesday, Dec. 10
PIEROGHI SALE: Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake is holding a pieroghi sale on Tuesday, Dec. 10th. 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 Cookie sale Sat. Dec. 14 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). We will also have a limited amount of stuffed clams for order. 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. SCRAPBOOKING: Tuesday, December 10th, 11am-1pm. Bring a few photos and we will supply the rest, let’s get scrapbooking! Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St. Schuylerville. (518) 6956641. LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, December 10th, 7pm. Library Board Meetings are open to the public. Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St. Schuylerville. (518) 695-6641. SAFARI NIGHT: Ever wanted to take a Safari but wondered how to begin? Get all your questions about travelling to Africa answered at a special free Safari Night on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Join us for wine and light fare at Playbill Travel on Tuesday December 10th in our new offices at 517 Broadway Suite 201 in Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 6:15 PM and an African Travel expert will provide great advice on how to create the African adventure that is just right for you and your family. Ample parking behind 517 Broadway accessed from Walton St. or Woodlawn Ave. RSVP 866455-6789. 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 website: WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM. OZOBOTS WORKSHOP: Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Ozobots are adorable coding robots, and are so much fun kids won’t even know they are learning the skills to code! Drop ins welcome. Ends December 17. Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St. Schuylerville. (518) 6956641. AFTER SCHOOL DIY: Tuesdays, 3:30pm. Kids are invited to join us in making fun DIY projects. There will be a new project every week! Ends December 17. Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St. Schuylerville. (518) 695-6641. TEN BROECK MANSION HOLIDAY HOUSE: Tuesday, December 10, 2019- Lecture“A Jane Austen Christmas” Carlo DeVito. 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.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
POETRY OUT LOUD CONTEST: Saratoga Springs High School announces a school contest for Poetry Out Loud. At 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 more than 20 students from Saratoga Springs High School will participate in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at Caffè Lena, located at 47 Phila St. in Saratoga Springs. The winner of this competition will advance to the Albany Region Poetry Out Loud contest. The New Yorkchampion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud national finals on April 28-29, 2020 in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. Poetry Out Loud, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry— both classic and contemporary— through memorization, performance, and competition. Since the program began in 2005, more than 3.8 million students and 60,000 teachers from 16,000 schools across the country have participated in Poetry Out Loud. Featured speakers and participants will be Chloe Sova, Damian Ubriaco and Kate Mullin. Attendancetp Poetry Out Loud is free and open to the public, though a $5 donation is appreciated. For further information, contact Damian Ubriaco at d_ubri[email protected]gaschools.org. AUTHOR EVENT: Wednesday, December 11 at 6 pm - Greg Veitch - A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver. The author, former Saratoga Springs Police Chief - will discuss his new book, including tales of bootlegging, gambling and corruption from the town’s past. 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. HOLIDAY MIXER: The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will meet for their largest networking mixer of the year, the Holiday Mixer, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. On hand will be hundreds of Chamber members looking to build connections while enjoying food and drinks. Be sure to mark your calendars for this festive event as you will be sure to gain valuable contacts as you head into the 2020 season. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. ROAST BEEF DINNER: 4:30—6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 11 at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Soup, Roast Beef, 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, Dec. 12
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. 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. 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. AFTERNOON ARTISTS: Thursday, December 12th, 3:30pm. Come join us in creating fun art and other projects. We will create a new project every month! Drop ins welcome. Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St. Schuylerville. (518) 695-6641.
Friday, Dec. 13
AUTHOR EVENT: Friday, December 13 at 10:30 am - Vicki Addesso Dodd - ‘Twas the Night Before ChristMOOSE - The author of the local favorite “A Moose in My Stable” will join us to share her latest. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the track, not a creature was stirring… except, Longshot the Moose!! Join Longshot and his friends as they give a new twist to a true holiday classic. 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. CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 5th Ave will be hosting a Christmas Fair on Friday December 13th from 10 AM to 7 PM and on Saturday December 14th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please come see the luxurious items in Wesley’s Treasures, shop for homemade crafts and baked goods, browse the Book Nook, pose for a fun festive photo and join in the fun of our Silent Auction. New this year, Stu’s Traveling Road Show offering entertainment appraisals of jewelry! 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. 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.
Saturday, Dec. 14
CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE: Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake is holding a Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, 14th of December, from 11-2. It will include our homemade cookies, borscht by the quart, stuffed cabbage and limited amount of homemade stuffed clams. For information, please call 518-363-0001. COOKIE SALE: Malta Presbyterian Church Annual Cookie Sale - We will have a large variety of cookie including nut free and gluten free selections as well. Saturday, December 14, 2019 beginning at 10:00 am. Malta Presbyterian Church, 118 Dunning St. Malta, NY 12020. HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE: The Galway United Methodist Church will hold its 27th Annual Holiday Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The GUMC is located on the corner of Rte. 147 and CR 45 in the Village of Galway. The public is invited to purchase holiday treats starting at 10 AM until sold out. This is the original cookie sale and typically features over 40 varieties of treats. Come early for the best selection. A variety of crafts will be available for sale as well. BOOK FAIR: Academy for Lifelong Learning Barnes & Noble Book Fair at Wilton
Square, 3029 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs. Greet Academy members at the door and receive an Academy voucher. Shop at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 14 anytime between 9am and 5pm and mention the Academy for Lifelong Learning. Find more information about the Academy for Lifelong Learning at www.esc. edu/all or call Jeff Shinaman at 587-2100 x2390. CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234 will be hosting the annual Children’s
Christmas Party on Dec.14th at 8am.-10:30 am. This will take place at the post home at 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa. This event is opened to children age 12 and under. The public is welcomed to attend.
Get listed: Submit items for the calendar at CALEN[email protected]GIAN.COM.