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Memo­rial De­tach­ment No. 2 will be val­i­dat­ing the re­ceipts and also of­fer­ing gift wrap­ping and ac­cept­ing dona­tions to ben­e­fit area chil­dren. The Shirt Fac­tory, a his­toric fac­tory build­ing in Glens Falls, NY, has been an or­ganic space since open­ing in 1999. To­day it is home to al­most 100 work­ing artists in ad­di­tion to lo­cally owned shops and ser­vice re­lated busi­nesses that com­ple­ment the art vibe that im­bues the build­ing. Visit the build­ing at 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, or check out the Face­book page or web­site www. shirt­fac­to­rygf.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Sun­day, Dec. 15 FAM­ILY CON­CERT: Seth and the “Merry” Melix at 2:00 p.m. on Sun­day, Dec. 15 in the Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary’s H. Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room. Bring the whole fam­ily to sing-along and en­joy some win­ter cheer! For all ages. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more about Seth and the Moody Melix, please visit www.pick­lepiepro­duc­tions.com.

BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: Santa ar­rives at the Colonie Elks on De­cem­ber 15 for break­fast and pho­tos. Break­fast buf­fet will be served from 9 am to 12 pm in­clud­ing scram­bled eggs, sausage, ba­con, pan­cakes, French toast and hash browns. $8 adults, $5 chil­dren 5-12, free un­der 5. This event is open to all at the Colonie Elks Lodge #2192, 11 Elks Ln, Latham, NY. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (518) 785-3557.

SYM­PHONY PER­FOR­MANCE: Saratoga Youth Sym­phony and the Saratoga Prepara­tory Sym­phony. Con­cert Date: Sun­day, De­cem­ber 15th at 7:00 pm Where: Na­tional Mu­seum of Dance in Saratoga Springs (99 South Broad­way) Cost: Free Ad­mis­sion.

PLAY PER­FOR­MANCE: Who Killed Christ­mas 2 is an orig­i­nal play with a myr­iad of in­ter­est­ing char­ac­ters that will be fea­tured at Free Spirit Fel­low­ship Sun­day, De­cem­ber 15, @ 10:30 A.M. Join with us as we de­ter­mine who is the guilty party.The church is lo­cated at 1425 West High Street in Ballston Spa. For more info call 518-885-3149.

SARATOGA CHIL­DREN’S CHO­RUS: Saratoga Chil­dren’s Cho­rus will present A Win­ter Con­cert at 2 p.m. on Sun­day, Dec. 15 at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, lo­cated at 175 Fifth Ave. in Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion is free and open to the pub­lic. DHARMA MED­I­TA­TION: Dharma med­i­ta­tion at Saratoga Health & Well­ness, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, Sun­days (9:00-10:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518581-3180 Ext. 300, www. oneroof­saratoga.com.

BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: Sun­day, De­cem­ber 15, 8:3011:00 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. Call (518) 5842585 for more in­for­ma­tion.

JANE AUSTEN BIRTH­DAY TEA: Cel­e­brate Jane Austen’s Birth­day with Tea and Re­views of Her Work - The Jane Austen So­ci­ety of North Amer­ica (JASNA)-New York Cap­i­tal Re­gion is host­ing the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of Jane Austen’s birth­day on Sun­day, Dec. 15 at 1:00 pm at the Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broad­way in Saratoga Springs. This year’s fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude a free raf­fle ticket for Austen-re­lated items and an Af­ter­noon High Tea with scones, bis­cotti, finger sand­wiches, green salad, fresh straw­ber­ries and cream, and, of course, Jane’s Birth­day Cake. A par­tic­i­pa­tory group read­ing of re­views and com­ments about Jane Austen’s nov­els from her own time rounds out the cel­e­bra­tion. The cost is $30 for JASNA mem­bers and $35 for non-mem­bers. Please re­serve your place by mak­ing a pay­ment be­fore Dec. 9. Make check payable to JASNA NYS Cap­i­tal Re­gion and send to: JASNA, NYCR, c/o Nancy Duell, 56 Fifth Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Nancy at (518) 321-1887 or [email protected]­scape.net.

HOL­I­DAY CON­CERT: The 2019 Pres­i­dent’s Hol­i­day Con­cert at Rens­se­laer Polytech­nic In­sti­tute will take place on Sun­day, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Con­cert Hall of the Cur­tis R. Priem Ex­per­i­men­tal Me­dia and Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (EMPAC) on cam­pus. The event is free, open to the pub­lic, and will be fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion. RSVPs are re­quired on­line at web­forms.rpi.edu/ hol­i­day-con­cert.

UGLY SWEATER 5K WALK/ RUN: Schuylervi­lle Cen­tral School Dis­trict Drama Club is host­ing its first ever Ugly Sweater 5k Walk/Run with a Kids Fun Run on De­cem­ber 15th, 2019 at 1 pm. The event will be held at the Warm­ing Hut at Saratoga State Park, 19 Roo­sevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The Schuylervi­lle Cen­tral School Dis­trict Drama Club is self­sup­port­ing and has over 100 stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing on a yearly ba­sis. Pro­ceeds from this event will go to­wards pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing the up­com­ing March 6-7, 2020 Mid­dle School pro­duc­tion of The Wiz­ard of Oz - Young Per­form­ers Edi­tion. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.fin­ishright.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ivy Rechak at schuylervi­lle­dra­[email protected]­lle.org or 518-695-3255 ext.

2126 HOL­I­DAY OPEN HOUSE: The Shirt Fac­tory presents their De­cem­ber Hol­i­day Open House, De­cem­ber 14 & 15, 10am to 5pm each day. Shop for orig­i­nal works of art and one-of-a-kind hand­crafted items and gifts, made by lo­cal artists and artisans. Visit the stu­dios, shops, gal­leries, on 4 floors, and the guest artists and crafts­peo­ple through­out the hall­ways in the build­ing and to find an ar­ray of items for your Hol­i­day gift giv­ing. Be sure to also visit The Shirt Fac­tory An­nex, on Cur­ran Street! Shop­pers will have a chance to win a ‘Shop­pers Ad­van­tage Tote’ filled with items and gift cer­tifi­cates do­nated by the Shirt Fac­tory artists, shops and guest artisans. For each $25 spent dur­ing the Hol­i­day Open House, shop­pers will re­ceive one ticket for the raf­fle. The Marine Corps League Memo­rial De­tach­ment No. 2 will be val­i­dat­ing the re­ceipts and also of­fer­ing gift wrap­ping and ac­cept­ing dona­tions to ben­e­fit area chil­dren. The Shirt Fac­tory, a his­toric fac­tory build­ing in Glens Falls, NY, has been an or­ganic space since open­ing in 1999. To­day it is home to al­most 100 work­ing artists in ad­di­tion to lo­cally owned shops and ser­vice re­lated busi­nesses that com­ple­ment the art vibe that im­bues the build­ing. Visit the build­ing at 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls, or check out the Face­book page or web­site www.shirt­fac­to­rygf.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Mon­day, Dec. 16 TALK LIVE WITH SANTA: Saratoga’s Star Ra­dio is ex­cited to ring in the hol­i­day sea­son with an area tra­di­tion, “The Talk Live with Santa Show” For six evenings in De­cem­ber, par­ents can reg­is­ter their chil­dren to talk to Santa on Saratoga’s Star Ra­dio. The pro­gram will air Mon­days, Tues­days and Thurs­days, De­cem­ber 9, 10, and 12, 16, 17 and 19 from 6-8 PM ON 93.3 FM. www.starsarato­ga.com. 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. Tues­day,

Dec. 17 TALK LIVE WITH SANTA: Saratoga’s Star Ra­dio is ex­cited to ring in the hol­i­day sea­son with an area tra­di­tion, “The Talk Live with Santa Show” For six evenings in De­cem­ber, par­ents can reg­is­ter their chil­dren to talk to Santa on Saratoga’s Star Ra­dio. The pro­gram will air Mon­days, Tues­days and Thurs­days, De­cem­ber 9, 10, and 12, 16, 17 and 19 from 6-8 PM ON 93.3 FM. www.starsarato­ga.com. 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. SOUTH­ERN SARATOGA HOL­I­DAY BREAK­FAST: Don’t miss the 1st An­nual South­ern Saratoga Hol­i­day Break­fast 7:30 - 10 a.m. on Tues­day, Dec. 17 at the Vista at Van Pat­ten Golf Club, 924 Main St., Clifton Park. The fes­tive and in­for­ma­tive morn­ing will fea­ture The Cham­ber’s South­ern Saratoga based 2020 & 2022 In­com­ing Chairs of The Board of Direc­tors, Kevin Hed­ley, Hed­ley & Co., PLLC and Tara Pleat, Wil­cen­ski & Pleat, PLLC . Learn more about their vi­sion for The Saratoga County Cham­ber in the new year and be­yond. Take ad­van­tage of qual­ity net­work­ing at the spon­sor re­cep­tion to kick off the morn­ing then en­joy a de­li­cious hot break­fast buf­fet and pre­sen­ta­tion. There will be great give­aways for all and lots of fab­u­lous door prizes! High vis­i­bil­ity spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties can be viewed here. If you have any ques­tions, please email lroggen­[email protected] $35 Mem­bers, $45 Non-Mem­bers. GE­NEAL­OGY: Tues­day, De­cem­ber 17th, 10am. Check out this knowl­edge­able group with use of An­ces­try.com to find out more about your her­itage. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641. 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. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 18 HOMESCHOOL PANEL: Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 18th, 6pm. Join us for a panel dis­cus­sion with sev­eral vet­eran home­school­ing par­ents - each with a dif­fer­ent ap­proach and phi­los­o­phy. Any­one is wel­come: par­ents new to home­school­ing, par­ents in need of in­spi­ra­tion, those cu­ri­ous about al­ter­na­tive ed­u­ca­tion op­tions. Bring your ques­tions and ideas to share! Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641. 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. TOWN OF MALTA MEET­ING AN­NOUNCE­MENT: The Com­pre­hen­sive Mas­ter Plan Com­mit­tee meet­ing will be held at the Town of Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9 on De­cem­ber 18 at 6:00pm. Thurs­day, Dec. 19 WIN­TER SOL­STICE CEL­E­BRA­TION: Songs of the Sea­son with Dan Berggren at noon on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 19 in the H. Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room at Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary. En­joy a Win­ter Sol­stice Cel­e­bra­tion with Adiron­dack singer/song­writer Dan Berggren. Gather with friends to sing cho­ruses, hear sto­ries, and warm your heart as we ap­proach the sol­stice. The pro­gram also fea­tures a sam­pling of “A Child’s Christ­mas in Wales” by Dy­lan Thomas on the 105th an­niver­sary of the au­thor’s birth. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. www.sspl.org. TALK LIVE WITH SANTA: Saratoga’s Star Ra­dio is ex­cited to ring in the hol­i­day sea­son with an area tra­di­tion, “The Talk Live with Santa Show” For six evenings in De­cem­ber, par­ents can reg­is­ter their chil­dren to talk to Santa on Saratoga’s Star Ra­dio. The pro­gram will air Mon­days, Tues­days and Thurs­days, De­cem­ber 9, 10, and 12, 16, 17 and 19 from 6-8 PM ON 93.3 FM. www.starsarato­ga.com. 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.

LI­BRARY CHEFS: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 19th, 3:30pm. We will be mak­ing a quick and easy snack ev­ery month. Drop ins wel­come. Please let us know ASAP if your child has a food al­lergy and would like to come, and we will do our best to ac­com­mo­date. We will avoid peanut dishes all to­gether. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641. CRAFTING:Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 19th, 6pm. A new craft ev­ery month. All sup­plies pro­vided. Ages 12 & up only. Reg­is­ter on­line. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 6956641. Fri­day,

Dec. 20 HOL­I­DAY DANCE: Sin­gles Out­reach Com­mu­nity Hol­i­day, Cel­e­brat­ing the Sea­son with Danc­ing start­ing at 7 pm on De­cem­ber 20 at Colonie Elks (11 Elks Lane, Latham, NY 12110. DJ - Joe Sweeney. Open to the Pub­lic. $12 pp. For more info: 518-4526883. BLOOD DRIVE: On Fri­day, De­cem­ber 20th, 2019, The Latham-Colonie Coun­cil Knights of Colum­bus #3394, will hold a Blood Drive in con­junc­tion with the Amer­i­can Red Cross. The LathamColo­nie Coun­cil Knights of Colum­bus #3394 is lo­cated at 328 Troy-Sch­enec­tady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. The do­na­tion hours are from 1:00-6:00 pm. To sched­ule an ap­point­ment please con­tact ed­hil­len­[email protected] or 518-209-6739 or www. red­cross­blood.org. 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. 21 LIGHT IN THE DARK­NESS SER­VICE: All are wel­come to come to this Light in the Dark­ness: A ser­vice of com­fort and hope on the long­est night of the year. Satur­day, De­cem­ber 21, 2019, 7 pm at the First Pres­by­te­rian Church 22 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Christ­mas can be a painful time. The con­stant, in­escapable re­frain about the hap­pi­ness of the sea­son re­minds many peo­ple of what they have lost or have never had. Bro­ken or lost re­la­tion­ships, em­ploy­ment and fi­nan­cial in­se­cu­rity, poor health, de­pres­sion—all of these can be more dif­fi­cult as the nights lengthen and the cold in­trudes. Rec­og­niz­ing that Christ came to com­fort those who strug­gle with sad­ness and pain, First Pres­by­te­rian Church will host a com­mu­nity ser­vice of scrip­ture, prayer, mu­sic and can­dle light­ing to in­vite God’s Word to shine light into our dark­ness. Ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of church back­ground (or no re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tion) is wel­come. TEN BROECK MAN­SION HOL­I­DAY HOUSE: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 21, 2019- Chil­dren’s Story Hour with Sin­terk­laas 10:00 am. 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. 22 CHANUKAH CEL­E­BRA­TION: Join Con­gre­ga­tion Shaara Tfille for our Chanukah Cel­e­bra­tion with Sto­ry­teller and Mu­si­cian Sandy Schu­man Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22nd 11:00 a.m. Fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude a dairy lun­cheon, chil­dren per­form­ing and light­ing the Meno­rah Sandy tells sto­ries about songs and song­writ­ers, per­sonal ad­ven­tures, his­tor­i­cal sagas, folk tales and sto­ries in the Jewish sto­ry­telling tra­di­tion. He’s been fea­tured at The North­east Sto­ry­telling Con­fer­ence, River­way Sto­ry­telling Fes­ti­val, Caffè Lena, Proc­tors, Tellabra­tion, Lim­mud Bos­ton and in­ter­faith, ra­dio, and tele­vi­sion pro­grams. Sandy was a win­ner of the Susque­hanna Folk Fes­ti­val Liars Con­test in 2019 and the St. Louis Jewish Sto­ry­telling Con­test in 2015. He is a mem­ber of the Story Cir­cle of the Cap­i­tal Dis­trict, North­east Sto­ry­telling, Na­tional Sto­ry­telling Net­work, Jewish Sto­ry­telling Coali­tion and Life­time Arts Creative Ag­ing Ros­ter. $10 (over 13) RSVP for lunch by De­cem­ber 18th to 518-584-2370. DHARMA MED­I­TA­TION: Dharma med­i­ta­tion at Saratoga Health & Well­ness, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, Sun­days (9:00-10:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518581-3180 Ext. 300, www. oneroof­saratoga.com. TEN BROECK MAN­SION HOL­I­DAY HOUSE: Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22, 2019- Mu­si­cians of Ma’Al­wyck- 2:00pm -3:30 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.

COM­MU­NITY BALL­ROOM DANCE: De­cem­ber 22, Pol­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. 6:30 pm - dance les­son by Hershel Allen, Show­case dance by Ann Marie and Fred Schwartz. 7:15 pm to 10 pm - open danc­ing. DJ - Brian Zapel. Great dance mix­ers and lady’s choice. $12 pp. Open to the pub­lic. High school/ col­lege stu­dents with Valid ID - half price. www:Sin­gles Out­reach.org. 518-452-6883. Next dance: Jan­uary 26, 2020.

Tues­day, Dec. 24 BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: The Saratoga Hil­ton’s 25th An­nual “Break­fast with Santa” is sched­uled for Tues­day, Dec. 24 at The Saratoga Hil­ton; 534 Broad­way, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The Saratoga Hil­ton’s 25th an­nual “Break­fast with Santa” will take place on Christ­mas Eve at the ho­tel. The special an­niver­sary event will fea­ture a fes­tive buf­fet break­fast, fan­tas­tic gift raf­fles and a fun visit from Santa him­self. Doors open for seat­ing and raf­fle tick­ets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. En­try for the event is $12 for adults, and $6 for chil­dren aged 4 to 12 years old (lit­tle ones un­der 4 eat free). Fam­i­lies are wel­come to take a pic­ture with Santa dur­ing the event. Early at­ten­dance is en­cour­aged. Each year, The Saratoga Hil­ton do­nates all pro­ceeds from the break­fast and raf­fle to a lo­cal char­ity. This year, pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Be­yond My Bat­tle, a Saratoga Springs-based non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides emo­tional sup­port, ed­u­ca­tion, re­sources and aware­ness to peo­ple with chronic ill­nesses and their fam­i­lies. Con­tact: 518-584-4000. Web­site: www.the­sarato­ga­ho­tel.com. ST. LUKE’S CHRIST­MAS EVE SER­VICE: Join us for wor­ship… Christ­mas Eve: 4pm – Fam­ily Ser­vice, 9pm – Can­dle­light Ser­vice. St Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Me­chan­icville, NY 518-6644834. www.stlukeson­the­hill. org. FIRST PRES­BY­TE­RIAN CHRIST­MAS EVE SER­VICE: The First Pres­by­te­rian Church of Ballston Spa wel­comes all to join us for our first Christ­mas Eve Ser­vice with our new Pas­tor, Rev. Jen­nifer Legg. It will be a mean­ing­ful time to cen­ter our hearts on Je­sus and his love! Christ­mas Eve, Tues­day, De­cem­ber 24, 2019 at 7 pm. 22 West High St. Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Wed­nes­day, Dec. 25 ST. LUKE’S CHRIST­MAS SER­VICE: Join us for wor­ship… Christ­mas Day: 9am – Cel­e­bra­tion Ser­vice. St Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Me­chan­icville, NY 518-664-4834. www. stlukeson­the­hill.org. Thurs­day, Dec. 26 SCI­ENCE SO­CI­ETY: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 26, 3:30pm. Join us in some fun sci­ence ex­per­i­ments cen­tered on a theme. Drop ins wel­come! 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. Fri­day, Dec. 27 FOAL PA­TROL KIDS:

“Foal Pa­trol Kids!” - Fri­day, De­cem­ber 27th, 10:00 a.m. to noon. – Join the Na­tional Mu­seum of Rac­ing and Hall of Fame for a fam­ily-friendly open house cel­e­brat­ing sea­son 3 of Foal Pa­trol, the Mu­seum’s one-of -a-kind col­lec­tion of live cam­eras fol­low­ing the daily ac­tiv­i­ties of in-foal mares. “Foal Pa­trol Kids!” will in­clude a va­ri­ety of fun and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as healthy snacks, give­aways, and special guests. Vis­i­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the Foal Pa­trol web­site on Mu­seum iPads to learn about the new in-foal mares, par­tic­i­pate in an arts and crafts ac­tiv­ity, ride an equipony, and see the Horse­Play! Gallery to groom a life­sized stuffed an­i­mal horse, dress in jockey at­tire, and in­ves­ti­gate ob­jects re­lated to the many ca­reers as­so­ci­ated with horse rac­ing. Free Ad­mis­sion. 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. 28 CONTRADANC­E: New Eng­land-style con­tra dance. Live, Celtic-based mu­sic by Up Front Ses­sion Band: Joel Roe­sen­berger on Celtic harp & pi­ano ac­cor­dion, Nancy Bake­meier on fid­dle, John Guay on ham­mered dul­cimer & Von­nie Estes on key­board. No part­ner needed. Easy to learn! Teach­ing and call­ing by Joan Savitt. Be­gin­ners wel­come-les­son at 6:40pm; Dance at 7 pm, un­til 10pm. Satur­day De­cem­ber 28, 2019. Ad­mis­sion: $11. Dis­counts given for se­niors, stu­dents with ID and YMCA mem­bers. Lo­ca­tion: South­ern Saratoga YMCA at 1 Wall St., Clifton Park, NY 12065. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: Satur­day,

De­cem­ber 28, 2:30 pm. Find out what you get when you mix 1 Cow, 3 Magic Beans and 1 Gi­ant Beanstalk in The Pup­pet Peo­ple’s new­est show! Rec­om­mended ages 3-8. 40 min­utes of fun! Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 695-6641.

Sun­day, Dec. 29 DHARMA MED­I­TA­TION: Dharma med­i­ta­tion at Saratoga Health & Well­ness, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, Sun­days (9:0010:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518-581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Mon­day, Dec. 30 FOS­TER PAR­ENT MEET­ING: A Fos­ter Par­ent In­for­ma­tional Meet­ing will be held on Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Saratoga County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices Build­ing, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. The depart­ment is in need of bilin­gual par­ents. The next cer­ti­fi­ca­tion class will be held in the spring. For more in­for­ma­tion call Jared Le­Grand at 518-884-4157. 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. FID­GET GROWS A PIZZA: Book read­ing and pizza mak­ing Mon­day, De­cem­ber 30, 2pm. Fid­get is very ex­cited about grow­ing her very own pizza gar­den. As the tomato plants ripen, Fid­get is sur­prised to learn that her gar­den doesn’t ac­tu­ally grow pizza. Find out what hap­pens in Fid­get’s pizza gar­den & then make your own pizza right at the li­brary! Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 6956641.

Tues­day, Dec. 31 NOON YEAR’S EVE: Tues­day, De­cem­ber 31 at 11:30 am - Noon Years Eve Party. Bring your lit­tle ones to ring in the “noon year” at Northshire. For those whose bed­times come well be­fore mid­night, we’ll be cel­e­brat­ing the end of 2019 with danc­ing, fol­lowed by a countdown and ap­ple juice toast at noon. Party clothes are en­cour­aged but not re­quired. 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 518-6824200 or visit the Northshire Book­store web­site at www. northshire.com. END OF YEAR BASH: Tues­day, De­cem­ber 31 st , 2-4pm. Join us in cel­e­brat­ing an­other great year gone by, and the up­com­ing year ahead! Re­lax with some snacks, games (in­clud­ing video games), crafts, and a ball drop at 3pm. For kids and teens. Schuylervi­lle Pub­lic Li­brary, 52 Ferry St. Schuylervi­lle. (518) 6956641. 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. FIRST NIGHT AT CMAS: First Night at The Chil­dren’s Mu­seum at Saratoga, 69 Caro­line St. Saratoga Springs. De­cem­ber 31, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. All ages. Come and ex­plore the mu­seum dur­ing this af­ter-hours time to cel­e­brate the New Year as we take part in Saratoga’s First Night. There will be crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties, live per­for­mances, and an­i­mal demon­stra­tions. (518)5845540. Cmssny.org. DANCETOPIA’S NEW YEAR’S PARTY: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Tues­day, Dec. 31 at CM School of Fine Arts | 17 Ex­ec­u­tive Park Drive, Clifton Park. En­joy a won­der­ful night of fun and food in­clud­ing dance les­sons, open floor danc­ing, games and prizes, a 50⁄50 raf­fle and a mid­night cham­pagne toast while watch­ing the ball drop. $35 each, RSVP by Dec. 20 at (518) 383-6654 Ext. 1. per­for­manceschoo­lof­mu­si­carts. com. NOON YEAR AT CMOST: Frozen Sci­ence, Tues­day, De­cem­ber 31st, 9:00AM – 1:00PM AT Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (CMOST), 250 Jor­dan Road, Troy, NY 12180. You won’t have to wait un­til mid­night to cel­e­brate the ar­rival of 2020 at CMOST. Ring in the “Noon Year” with laugh­ter, learn­ing and fun as we in­ves­ti­gate the cool sci­ence of all things frozen. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude cre­at­ing glit­ter slime, build­ing ice cas­tles, a fes­tive selfie sta­tion, the last dance party of 2019, engi­neer­ing a ball drop, snacks and more. Ev­ery­thing leads up to our a countdown to high noon and mu­seum-wide pa­rade. Suit­able for all ages. All ac­tiv­i­ties are in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. No need to pre­reg­is­ter. New this year: all New Year’s Eve ac­tiv­i­ties are in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion: $8 per per­son, chil­dren un­der age 2 and CMOST mem­bers are free. Thurs­day, Jan. 2, 2020 ALL CARE­GIVERS’ SUP­PORT GROUP: All care­givers’ sup­port group at Saratoga Hos­pi­tal, 211 Church St., first Thurs­day of each month at 6:00pm. Free and open to all. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call Pierre for info/di­rec­tions to meet­ing space 413-992-7012. www. oneroof­saratoga.com. Sun­day, Jan. 5, 2020 DHARMA MED­I­TA­TION: Dharma med­i­ta­tion at Saratoga Health &Well­ness, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, Sun­days (9:0010:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518-581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 8, 2020 CAN­CER SUP­PORT GROUP: Can­cer sup­port group at Saratoga Hos­pi­tal, 211 Church St, sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day each month at noon. Free and open to all. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call Pierre for info. 413-992-7012. www. oneroof­saratoga.com. Satur­day, Jan. 11, 2020 MEN­TAL HEALTH FIRST

AID 101: For Older Adults and Those Deal­ing with Later Life Is­sues. Please join us on Satur­day, Jan­uary 11, 2020 for a free pre­sen­ta­tion en­ti­tled “Men­tal Health First Aid 101: For Older Adults and Those Deal­ing with Later Life Is­sues” from 9:00amNoon at the Pas­toral Cen­ter, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany and will be broad­cast to the fol­low­ing sites for live view­ing: Our Lady of the An­nun­ci­a­tion/Queens­bury and St. Ed­ward the Con­fes­sor/ Clifton Park. This pre­sen­ta­tion by cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor Brian Evers will help in­crease the un­der­stand­ing of men­tal health is­sues af­fect­ing the older adult pop­u­la­tion and to equip those who min­is­ter to them with the skills to pro­vide stronger sup­port to in­di­vid­ual and fam­i­lies To reg­is­ter: https://www.rcda. org/2020Mini-Pres or Maria. Schol­len­[email protected], (518) 641-6818. All faith tra­di­tions wel­come. Sun­day, Jan. 12 DHARMA MED­I­TA­TION: Dharma med­i­ta­tion at Saratoga Health &Well­ness, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, Sun­days (9:0010:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518-581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Tues­day, Jan. 14, 2020 SARATOGA STRESS RE­DUC­TION PRO­GRAM: Join us for the Saratoga Stress Re­duc­tion Pro­gram, an eight-week Mind­ful­ness Based Stress Re­duc­tion course taught by Selma Ne­mer, PhD, and Pierre Zimmerman, MS, in which stu­dents learn mind­ful­ness­based med­i­ta­tion as a prac­tice for growth and heal­ing. Our cre­den­tialed in­struc­tors have taught lo­cally, na­tion­ally, and in­ter­na­tion­ally for over 10 years. We have taught over 100 classes in Saratoga with over 3000 grad­u­ates. Stu­dents learn mul­ti­ple forms of mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion as well as the lat­est neu­ro­science find­ings about the im­pact of mind­ful­ness on the brain and our abil­ity to heal. As our stu­dents dis­cover they can ex­pe­ri­ence a deeper sense of peace in the midst of a fast-paced, de­mand­ing and stress­ful life, they learn to nav­i­gate life’s chal­lenges with greater ease. While the pro­gram is very per­sonal and ther­a­peu­tic, it is also solidly prac­ti­cal and of­fers con­crete ap­proaches to deal­ing with phys­i­cal and emo­tional dis­tress. Ben­e­fits in­clude im­proved breath­ing and sleep, re­duced anx­i­ety, bet­ter pain man­age­ment, in­creased phys­i­cal flex­i­bil­ity, changes in neg­a­tive thought pat­terns, greater aware­ness of eating, im­proved im­mune sys­tem and a sense of in­ner calm. Classes are of­fered on Tues­day evenings 5:30pm for our win­ter Ses­sion be­gin­ning Jan. 14th. Class size is lim­ited and we ac­cept some in­sur­ances. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, please call our of­fices at 581-3180 ext. 300 or 307. You can also visit our web­site: www.sarato­gas­tressre­duc­tion.com.

Wed­nes­day, Jan. 15, 2020 LUNCHTIME MED­I­TA­TION: Lunchtime Med­i­ta­tion at the Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary, 49 Henry St, first and third Wed­nes­day each month (12:30pm). Drop ins wel­come, free and open to all. One Roof Saratoga: 518581-3180 Ext. 300, www. oneroof­saratoga.com. NURS­ERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Open House at Clifton Park Nurs­ery School, Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 15th from 5-7PM and Satur­day March 7th from 10AM-12PM. Bring the kids and come play . . . Tour our amaz­ing co­op­er­a­tive nurs­ery school and find out how you can in­still a love of learn­ing in your child that will last a life­time! Classes for tod­dlers, 3s, and 4s. Visit www.clifton­parknurs­eryschool.org or find us on Face­book! Tours by ap­point­ment. Con­tact clifton­parknurs­[email protected] CHAM­BER MIXER: The Saratoga County Cham­ber of Com­merce will kick off the 2020 sea­son with a mixer on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 15, at the Hil­ton Gar­den Inn in Clifton Park. A New Mem­ber Ori­en­ta­tion will kick off the event from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. and will con­sist of a con­ver­sa­tion with Cham­ber Pres­i­dent, Todd Shimkus, on how you can max­i­mize your Cham­ber mem­ber­ship. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., you will have the op­por­tu­nity to net­work with other Cham­ber mem­bers while en­joy­ing hors d’oeu­vres and drink spe­cials. Cost is $5 in ad­vance and $10 at the door. Fri­day, Jan. 17, 2020 TRIVIA NIGHT: Saratoga Springs Lions Club & Saratoga Springs History Mu­seum present Trivia night at 6 p.m. on Fri­day, Jan. 17 at the Can­field Casino in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Teams are made up of six play­ers at $50 per per­son or $300 per team. Din­ner is in­cluded for each team par­tic­i­pant. Pre-reg­is­ta­tion is re­quired. To reg­is­ter team for the History Mu­seum, visit www.sarato­gahis­tory. org/trivia-night for a team ap­pli­ca­tion and email the com­pleted form to jpar­[email protected] sarato­gahis­tory.org. Pay­ment can be made on­line or via check. To reg­is­ter in per­son, visit the Mu­seum shop Wed­nes­day – Sun­day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you rep­re­sent a com­pany, please pro­vide your logo via email to jpar­[email protected]­gahis­tory.org. Ques­tions? Email Jamie or call 518-584-6920 x102. Sun­day, Jan. 19, 2020 DHARMA MED­I­TA­TION: Dharma med­i­ta­tion at Saratoga Health & Well­ness, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, Sun­days (9:0010:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518-581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 22, 2020 FARM TO FORK LO­CAL FOOD EXPO: Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Re­gion Farm to Fork Lo­cal Food Expo, Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 22, 2020 12:00 - 4:00 pm (Snow date: Thurs­day, Jan­uary 23, 2020) at Guilderlan­d High School Gym, 8 School Rd., Guilderlan­d Cen­ter. Lo­cal ven­dors, grow­ers and buy­ers are in­vited to at­tend the Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Re­gion Farm to Fork Lo­cal Food Expo. If you are a vendor/ grower look­ing to in­crease your vis­i­bil­ity and sales with lo­cal re­gional busi­nesses like schools, in­sti­tu­tions, res­tau­rants, whole­salers and su­per­mar­kets, then you should plan on at­tend­ing this free event. We an­tic­i­pate over forty buy­ers to be on hand to taste lo­cal prod­ucts and build re­la­tion­ships with lo­cal grow­ers and pro­duc­ers. If you are a buyer, you will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet re­gional grow­ers, small scale food pro­ces­sors, bak­ers and many more. You will be able to sam­ple high qual­ity prod­ucts and in­crease your pro­cure­ment of lo­cally grown and pro­duced prod­ucts. There is no cost to at­tend this event, but we ask that you reg­is­ter by con­tact­ing Syd­ney Joy at Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Albany County, [email protected] cor­nell.edu or 518-7653579. CAN­CER SUP­PORT GROUP: Can­cer sup­port group at Saratoga Hos­pi­tal, 211 Church St, sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day each month at noon. Free and open to all. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call Pierre for info. 413-992-7012. www. oneroof­saratoga.com.

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