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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) 695-6641.

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 Latham-Colonie 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.

Can­dle­light Fes­ti­val of Car­ols: ‘Tis the season for fam­ily and friends, mem­o­ries and tra­di­tions, all beau­ti­fully wrapped in the glo­ri­ous sound of mu­sic. The Burnt Hills Or­a­to­rio So­ci­ety cho­rus in­vites you to its sec­ond an­nual Can­dle­light Fes­ti­val of Car­ols. Great for all ages, this gath­er­ing in­cludes many of your sea­sonal fa­vorites, ac­com­pa­nied by brass, or­gan, and per­cus­sion. The fes­ti­val is Fri­day, 12/20/19, 7pm at the Church of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville NY. Chil­dren 12 and un­der free. $15 stu­dent (ages 13-21) | $20 se­nior (65+) |$25 gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Tick­ets avail­able on­line at bhos.us, by phone 518-416-4060, or at the door the day of the per­for­mance

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

LE­GION MEET­ING: Amer­i­can Le­gion Adiron­dack Post 70 will hold its monthly meet­ing on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 21, at 10AM. 34 West Av­enue, Saratoga Springs.

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, 2019Chil­dren’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: Chanukah Cel­e­bra­tion on Sun­day De­cem­ber 22, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM Wil­ton Mall. Saratoga Chabad in­vites you to a Chanukah Party on Sun­day De­cem­ber 22, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM in Wil­ton Mall, near Home­goods and JcPenney. Come and en­joy a spec­tac­u­lar show by Sean the Prankster. Sean “The Prankster” Ma­gi­cian is both a per­former and pro­ducer of magic shows in the Cap­i­tal Re­gion and be­yond. He is a reg­u­lar per­former at Wind­ham Moun­tain Ski Re­sort and Chicken Run Restau­rant. His wife Crazy Chris­tine Bal­loons, will join in the fun as a bal­loon twister. As well as en­joy drei­dels can­dles, meno­rahs, arts and crafts as well Chanukah candy filled drei­dels and Chanukah cook­ies.

BREAK­FAST BUF­FET: 8 to 11 a.m. on Sun­day, Dec. 22 at the Ital­ian Amer­i­can War Vet­er­ans Post #35 at 247 Grand Ave. in Saratoga Springs. Eggs made to or­der, toast, pan­cakes, French toast, home fries, hash, break­fast sausage, ba­con, sausage gravy and bis­cuits, cof­fee, juice, pas­tries, fruit cock­tail. $8 for adults, $7 for se­niors, chil­dren un­der five are free. $10 for carry out.

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 518-5842370.

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:Sin­glesOutrea­ch.org. 518-452-6883. Next dance: Jan­uary 26, 2020.

Mon­day, Dec. 23 CHANUKAH WON­DER­LAND: Mon­day De­cem­ber 23, 11:30-2:30 Chanukah Won­der­land in the Suss­man Room in the Saratoga Li­brary. Come join for a fun filled day of crafts, latkes and dough­nut and hear the story of Chanukah from our great big Chanukah book.

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: 518584-4000. 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.

CHRIST­MAS EVE SER­VICE: Old Saratoga Re­formed Church, Pearl and Bur­goyne Streets, Schuylervi­lle, will be hold­ing its an­nual Can­dle­light Cel­e­bra­tion of the Birth of Je­sus Christ on Tues­day, Dec. 24 at 8 pm. The Christ­mas Story will be read, car­ols and an­thems sung, and the Christ­mas Mes­sage will be de­liv­ered by Pas­tor Joyce deVelder. The ser­vice will in­clude tra­di­tional can­dle light­ing dur­ing the sing­ing of “Silent Night.” The sanc­tu­ary is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. All are wel­come! Wed­nes­day, Dec. 25 CHANUKAH GAME DAY: Come and en­joy a lunch of bagels, cream cheese a lox as well as latkes and dougnuts and chanukah treats all while hav­ing fun with friends and play­ing lots of fun an ex­cit­ing games. 12:00-2:00 PM on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 25 at 130 Cir­cu­lar St. in Saratoga Springs. 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 518-6644834. 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 life-sized 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) 6956641. Sun­day, Dec. 29

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. 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) 695-6641. 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 518-682-4200 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)584-5540. 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 413-9927012. www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Sun­day, Jan. 5, 2020 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. 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 9:00am-Noon 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/2020MiniPr­es 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 (9:00-10:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Tues­day, Jan. 14,

2020 SARATOGA STRESS RE­DUC­TION PRO­GRAM: Join us for the Saratoga Stress Re­duc­tion Pro­gram, an eightweek Mind­ful­ness Based Stress Re­duc­tion course taught by Selma Ne­mer, PhD, and Pierre Zim­mer­man, MS, in which stu­dents learn mind­ful­ness-based 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

TROY DIS­TRICT 2 NEIGH­BOR­HOOD AS­SO­CI­A­TION MEET­ING: The next meet­ing of the newly formed DIS­TRICT 2 Neigh­bor­hood Assn. will be held on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 15, 6:15-8:15 PM. It will be at the RAIN­BOW Cen­ter at the Arnold Fal­lon Apts, right on River St. just South of Glen Ave. on the West side. This meet­ing is open to all. Please bring a friend, all are wel­come.

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: 518-581-3180 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]­gahis­tory.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 (9:00-10:15am). By do­na­tion. Drop-ins wel­come. One Roof Saratoga: 518581-3180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com. Mon­day, Jan. 21, 2020

PART-TIME FARMER TAX SCHOOL: Jan­uary 21, 2020, 5:30 – 9:00 PM, CCE Rens­se­laer County, 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180. CAAHP’s Part-Time Farmer Tax School is be­ing of­fered in Troy. When it comes to taxes, do you have any of these ques­tions? How much farm in­come do I need to make in or­der to be able to deduct it on my taxes? What tax re­lated form(s) do I need to com­plete? What, if any, tax man­age­ment strat­egy should I have for my farm busi­ness? Should I form an LLC or other form of busi­ness, and what tax doc­u­men­ta­tion do lenders re­quire? CAAHP Ed­u­ca­tors, Steve Had­cock and Day­ton Maxwell, will an­swer these and other tax re­lated ques­tions dur­ing this meet­ing. In ad­di­tion to dis­cussing in­come tax con­cepts, they will ex­plore Agri­cul­tural Value Assess­ment, Build­ing Ex­emp­tions, Sales Tax Reg­u­la­tions and Farm­ers’ School Tax Credit. The cost for at­tend­ing this work­shop is $20 per per­son, which in­cludes a light din­ner and printed ma­te­ri­als. Regis­ter and pay on­line at https://tinyurl.com/PTFarmerTa­xS­choolTroyR­eg to at­tend the Troy ses­sion. Regis­ter by phone by call­ing 518-765-3518. Please email [email protected]­nell.edu with ques­tions. 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]­nell.edu or 518-765-3579.

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. Thurs­day, Jan. 23, 2020

SARATOGA CHAM­BER AN­NUAL DIN­NER: The Saratoga County Cham­ber of Com­merce will cel­e­brate it’s 102nd year of be­ing a Vis­i­ble and Vo­cal ad­vo­cate and pro­moter of its mem­bers and Saratoga County, at our 2020 An­nual Din­ner on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 23, 2020, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Cen­ter. You’re in­vited to join the nearly 1000 busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als for an even­ing of net­work­ing, cel­e­bra­tion, and din­ner pro­vided by Maz­zone Hos­pi­tal­ity. The even­ing will start with a cock­tail re­cep­tion, from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m., fol­lowed by the pro­gram run­ning from 7:00 to 7:30. Din­ner will im­me­di­ately fol­low along with net­work­ing with lo­cal busi­ness lead­ers. Dur­ing the pro­gram, we will honor Theresa Agresta, Owner of Al­le­gory Stu­dios and Cul­ture Talk and our 2020 Chair of the Cham­ber Board of Di­rec­tors, for her lead­er­ship and ser­vice to the Cham­ber and the Saratoga County com­mu­nity. In ad­di­tion to cel­e­brat­ing Theresa’s lead­er­ship, the Saratoga County Cham­ber will again present the Joseph Dal­ton Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award.to an in­di­vid­ual who has an ex­tra­or­di­nary record of vol­un­teer lead­er­ship and ac­tion for the bet­ter­ment of Saratoga County. Past re­cip­i­ents of this award are Steve “Sully” Sul­li­van and Tom Roohan. We will also cel­e­brate the Cham­ber’s lead­ing role in build­ing a new 7,700 square foot field house to pro­vide a safe and se­cure place for lo­cal Navy per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies to learn, recre­ate, drill and grad­u­ate as well as kick-off our Leap of Kind­ness Day 2020. Cost is $125 and spon­sor­ship starts at just $750. For a com­plete list of spon­sor­ship ben­e­fits, please click here. If you have any ques­tions, or have is­sues reg­is­ter­ing, please con­tact Keith VanVeghten. Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is Fri­day, Jan­uary 17th by 4:00 p.m. saratoga.org. Sun­day, Jan. 26, 2020

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. Tues­day, Jan. 28, 2020

US­ING LINKEDIN TO GROW YOUR BUSI­NESS: Jan­uary 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM at the Hy­att Place Saratoga/Malta, 20 State Farm Pl, Malta. Don’t miss this sem­i­nar packed with valu­able in­for­ma­tion you can im­ple­ment im­me­di­ately to in­crease leads and sales by har­ness­ing the power of of LinkedIn to grow your pipe­line, learn­ing pow­er­ful in­sider best prac­tices from LinkedIn for ef­fec­tive so­cial sell­ing that dove­tail with San­dler’s proven sales method­ol­ogy Us­ing LinkedIn to gen­er­ate warm re­fer­rals from your ex­ist­ing con­tact net­work, how to make your pro­file the most at­trac­tive to po­ten­tial prospects. About the Pre­sen­ter: Luke Scarchilli, San­dler Train­ing As­so­ciate. Luke is pas­sion­ate about bring­ing the San­dler Sell­ing Sys­tem and it’s proven tech­niques for sales process im­prove­ment to clients to help them achieve their goals and in­crease rev­enues. $30 Cham­ber Mem­bers. $40 Non-Mem­ber Ad­mis­sion. Saratoga. org. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 29, 2020

SA­CRED HEART SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6-8 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 29 at Sa­cred Heart School, 308 Spring Ave. in Troy. (518) 274-3655. Sa­credHeartS­choolTroy.com. Fri­day, Jan. 31, 2020

TWIN BRIDGES COUN­CIL MEET­ING: 8:00 - 9:00 am, Fri­day, Jan­uary 31, 2020. Lo­ca­tion to be an­nounced. The Saratoga County Cham­ber Twin Bridges Coun­cil holds meet­ings ev­ery other month. The Coun­cil is com­prised of cham­ber mem­bers who have a fo­cus on South­ern Saratoga County. The Coun­cil is open to any cham­ber mem­ber who is in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing and guests are al­ways wel­come. Twin Bridges Coun­cil Mis­sion: To ini­ti­ate and pro­vide pro­grams and ser­vices which will en­hance mem­bers’ abil­ity to suc­cess­fully con­duct their busi­ness and to en­hance and pro­mote a healthy econ­omy, mak­ing Saratoga County an ideal place to work, live and visit. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on­line at saratoga. org. Satur­day, Feb. 1, 2020

CHOWDERFES­T: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, Feb. 1 in down­town saratoga Springs and be­yond. Saratoga’s An­nual Chowderfes­t is one of the area’s most highly an­tic­i­pated events of the year. Fam­ily-friendly, fun and ut­terly de­li­cious, Chowderfes­t fea­tures more than 80 ven­dors—in­clud­ing Saratoga County’s best restau­rants and cater­ers—who open their doors to the pub­lic and serve hot bowls of chow­der to event go­ers. www.dis­cov­er­saratoga.org/events/chowderfes­t. Fri­day, Feb. 21, 2020 HORSE­MEN’S SO­CIAL: The An­nual Horse­men’s So­cial will

be held on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, 2020 from 6:30- 9:30 PM, at The Saratoga Win­ery, 462 NY-29, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. This so­cial net­work was orig­i­nated by the Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Equine Lead­er­ship Com­mit­tee to en­cour­age horse peo­ple of all dis­ci­plines to gather and dis­cuss the state of the in­dus­try, as well as to fos­ter re­la­tion­ships within the equine com­mu­nity. Par­tic­i­pants will en­joy a won­der­ful BBQ meal and drink ticket, along with great con­ver­sa­tion, guest speak­ers and a silent auc­tion to ben­e­fit the Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion 4-H Train­ing Cen­ter. The Train­ing Cen­ter sup­ports year-round ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming, as well as many 4- H Horse Clubs and their events. Please call 518-885-8995 to regis­ter for the Horse­men’s So­cial by Fe­bru­ary 8th. Cost of tick­ets are $35. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Brieanna Hughes at [email protected]­nell.edu, 518-885-8995, visit our Face­book page at www.face­book.com/ccee­quine/ at www.ccee­quine.com. Satur­day, March 7, 2020 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] SPAC WIN­TER BALL: The Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter Ju­nior Com­mit­tee in­vites you to cel­e­brate our 10th An­nual SPAC Win­ter Ball: The Fu­ture is Now, as the Hall of Springs tele­ports you into a fu­tur­is­tic utopia. Join us on Satur­day, March 7, 2020 at 7pm for an ex­pe­ri­en­tial new realm com­plete with live mu­sic and danc­ing, ce­les­tial-themed cock­tails, gourmet food, a fu­tur­is­tic photo booth and more. For this time warped af­fair, we wel­come guests to dress to im­press in for­mal or cock­tail at­tire, draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from in­no­va­tive and mod­ern de­signs and styles. Tick­ets: $125-$200. Hall of Springs, 108 Av­enue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs NY 12866. Must be 21+ to at­tend. For ques­tions, please con­tact Liz El­lis at eel­[email protected] or 518-584-9330. Fri­day, March 27, 2020 TWIN BRIDGES COUN­CIL MEET­ING: 8:00 - 9:00 am, Fri­day, Jan­uary 31, 2020. Lo­ca­tion to be an­nounced. The Saratoga County Cham­ber Twin Bridges Coun­cil holds meet­ings ev­ery other month. The Coun­cil is com­prised of cham­ber mem­bers who have a fo­cus on South­ern Saratoga County. The Coun­cil is open to any cham­ber mem­ber who is in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing and guests are al­ways wel­come. Twin Bridges Coun­cil Mis­sion: To ini­ti­ate and pro­vide pro­grams and ser­vices which will en­hance mem­bers’ abil­ity to suc­cess­fully con­duct their busi­ness and to en­hance and pro­mote a healthy econ­omy, mak­ing Saratoga County an ideal place to work, live and visit. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on­line at saratoga. org.

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