Saturday, Dec. 14
TALK SARATOGA: Listen To ‘Talk Saratoga’, Saturday December 14th from 8-9am on 91.1FM -WSPN Radio. Join host Rick Thompson as he welcomes Art Holmberg and Wendy Mahaney from Sustainable Saratoga. You can also listen live on your computer at http://tunein.com/ radio/WSPN-911-s22928/ Please feel free to call in with questions to 518-580-5783. NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASS: Saturday, December 14th from 9am to 2pm at the United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The cost for the class is $40.00. To Register: call John Rinko at (518) 584-2221. A portion from the class cost is donated to the United Methodist Church. 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 5872100 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. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CLAUS: Saturday, December 14th, 8 am to 10:30 am at 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa. Come join us for a Hot Breakfast with Santa Claus hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #234. Children ages twelve and under are welcome. TEN BROECK MANSION HOLIDAY HOUSE: Saturday, December 14, 2019- Holiday Tea- 1:00- 2:30pm and 3:00pm to 4:30 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. WREATH LAYING: The Glenville Hills Garden Club of Saratoga County will lay wreaths to honor veterans and their families on Saturday, December 14, at 12 noon in the following locations: Galway Jr./Sr. High School, Galway Town Hall, Galway Village Park, Gideon Hawley Park in Charlton, Scotch Church Cemetery in West Charlton, and Providence Town Hall. Please join us as we remember the fallen and honor those who serve. AUTHOR EVENT: Meet the Gnarlys at the Galway Public Library Saturday, December 14, 10:30am – 11:30am. Author Mary Cuffe Perez and illustrator Sallie Way will introduce you! What is a Gnarly? … the dumbest, smartest, laziest, most adventuresome and bothersome creature in the North Woods. For children and adults! Enjoy the free program together – a short reading of the book, a discussion with author and illustrator about its creation, a showing of the book’s illustrations and a Find the Gnarly puzzle. Books will be available for sale. SWEET SALE: Saturday, December 14, 2019; 11 AM - 2 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; 50 Sacandaga Rd, Scotia. OAKWOOD CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Saturday December 14, two seatings – 11am and 2pm. Snow Date Sunday December 15, same times. Enjoy the beauty of the Earl Chapel and its excellent acoustics as you listen to seasonal songs by the Highlight Acting Troupe. Sing along with your favorites then sip some warm cider and nibble on Christmas cookies. A jolly man in a red suit may even stop in! This year there will also be a display of cleverly themed Christmas trees. An Old Fashioned Christmas, Pets, By the Sea, Birds, and a Patriotic tree are just a few examples of the trees decorated by the Friends of Oakwood. In keeping with the spirit of the season, we are asking that you bring an unwrapped item to help our local Veterans. Anything new and non-perishable, such as toiletries, towels, socks, underwear, gloves, hats etc will be greatly appreciated. The donations will be brought to the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany. $5 per person. Children under 12 Free. Reservations required by Thursday December 12. Call 518-3280090 Specify which seating, name, phone, how many people including children. BEST OF THE 80S: All your requests, all night long. Doors open at 9 p.m. Ladies free until 10 p.m. Drink specials all night. Fuze Box, 12 Central Ave, Albany. www.facebook. com/Albany.FuzeBox. DEATH CAFE: Join us for an open and honest discussion about death as it is perceived by the living. We can’t avoid it so let’s talk about it! Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The Living Room Art Gallery located in the Visitor Center of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery. 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. Death Café’s began in 2004 with the aim of breaking the “tyrannical secrecy” surrounding the topic of death. People gather to eat cake, drink coffee/tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives. Contact Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679, [email protected]teries.org for reservations/information. Death Café is free. There is a $3 suggested donation to cover costs of refreshments. Please note this is not a bereavement support group. STODDARD TALK: On Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm, Chapman Museum Director, Timothy Weidner will present a talk entitled, “From the Mountains to the Sea: S. R. Stoddard’s Photos of the Hudson River.” The program will take place at the museum, and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Seneca Ray Stoddard is best known for his 19th C. photographs of the Adirondacks, taken over a span of twenty-five years. Among the thousands of images are many that he took of the Hudson River near its source in the High Peaks, as well as photos of the falls where the river exited the mountains. Stoddard also photographed the river’s interesting sites as he traveled between Glens Falls and New York City by train and steamboat, including the Hudson Highlands and the Palisades. The talk will feature images selected from the museum’s collection of more than 3000 Stoddard photos. The program is presented in connection with the traveling Smithsonian exhibition Water/Ways, on view at the Chapman Museum through January 5, 2020. The museum is located at 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls. For more info call (518) 7932826. Chapmanmuseum.org. 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.
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 518-8853149. SARATOGA CHILDREN’S CHORUS: Saratoga Chil
dren’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 (9:0010:15am). By donation. Drop-ins welcome. One Roof Saratoga: 518-581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroofsaratoga.com. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Sunday, December 15, 8:30-11:00 am at Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Eggs to order, Fruit Cocktail, French Toast / Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee and
Tea. Donation Requested: Adults $9.00, Seniors (62 Years) and Military (Active/ Retired with ID Card) $8.00, Children 5 - 12 $7.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $9. Call (518) 584-2585 for more information. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The Uniform Firefighters of Cohoes Local 2562 and the BPOE Elks Lodge 1317 present Breakfast and Pictures with Santa from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Cohoes/Waterford Elks Lodge at 45 N. Mohawk St. in Cohoes. Pictures with
Santa start at 9:15 a.m. The Cohoes Fire Department will collect monetary donations or new unwrapped toys for Cheer for Children, which more than 100 local families each year for more than 30 years. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages four to 12. Children under four are free. 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 Austenrelated 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 nonmembers. 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) 3211887 or [email protected]scape. net. HOLIDAY CONCERT: The 2019 President’s Holiday Concert at Rensselaer Poly
technic 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/holidayconcert. 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] schuylerville.org or 518695-3255 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.