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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. 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

JIG­SAW PUZ­ZLE EX­CHANGE & POTLUCK: De­cem­ber 26, 5 pm-7pm. The pop­u­lar jig­saw puz­zle ex­change is re­turn­ing this hol­i­day sea­son. Bring your old puz­zle(s) to the Saratoga Springs Pub­lic Li­brary from 5-7 for a lively and so­cial puz­zle swap event. Clean out your closet with those dusty old puzzles and bring in some new ones. If you are look­ing to just clean out, puz­zle dona­tions will also be ac­cepted in the Glasby Room dur­ing the 5-7 time­frame and re­dis­tributed in Saratoga County. This event is a free, all ages event put on by the Jig­saw Puz­zlers of Saratoga County. Ques­tions: Ian (518) 396-8376. 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. FREE YOGA FRI­DAY: Join us for Gen­tle and re­lax­ing yoga ev­ery Fri­day at the Pres­by­te­rian United Church of Schaghti­coke from 7 pm un­til 8 pm. The Church is lo­cated at 16 Main Street in Schaghti­coke. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit pres­by­church­[email protected] ya­hoo.com.

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) 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) 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. 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 af­ter­hours 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

FILM SCREEN­ING: Saratoga Film Fo­rum, “An­gels are Made of Light” A beau­ti­ful and sur­pris­ing film. This film shows a dif­fer­ent side of Iraq; a re­turn to nor­malcy that is in­spir­ing and im­por­tant. Date: Jan­uary 2nd thru 5th (Thurs­day to Sun­day). Time: 7:30pm - all screen­ings - Box

of­fice opens at 7pm. Place: Spring Street Gallery - 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion costs $8 Mem­bers and Stu­dents w/ID or$10 Gen­eral Pub­lic. www. Sarato­gaFilmFo­rum.org for ad­vance tick­ets. Com­pli­men­tary cof­fee, tea and cook­ies at all screen­ings. 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.

Fri­day, Jan. 3, 2020

FILM SCREEN­ING: Saratoga Film Fo­rum, “An­gels are Made of Light” A beau­ti­ful and sur­pris­ing film. This film shows a dif­fer­ent side of Iraq; a re­turn to nor­malcy that is in­spir­ing and im­por­tant. Date: Jan­uary 2nd thru 5th (Thurs­day to Sun­day). Time: 7:30pm - all screen­ings - Box of­fice opens at 7pm. Place: Spring Street Gallery - 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion costs $8 Mem­bers and Stu­dents w/ID or$10 Gen­eral Pub­lic. www. Sarato­gaFilmFo­rum.org for ad­vance tick­ets. Com­pli­men­tary cof­fee, tea and cook­ies at all screen­ings. FREE YOGA FRI­DAY: Join us for Gen­tle and re­lax­ing yoga ev­ery Fri­day at the Pres­by­te­rian United Church of Schaghti­coke from 7 pm un­til 8 pm. The Church is lo­cated at 16 Main Street in Schaghti­coke. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit pres­by­church­[email protected]­hoo.com.

Satur­day, Jan. 4, 2020

FILM SCREEN­ING: Saratoga Film Fo­rum, “An­gels are Made of Light” A beau­ti­ful and sur­pris­ing film. This film shows a dif­fer­ent side of Iraq; a re­turn to nor­malcy that is in­spir­ing and im­por­tant. Date: Jan­uary 2nd thru 5th (Thurs­day to Sun­day). Time: 7:30pm - all screen­ings - Box of­fice opens at 7pm. Place: Spring Street Gallery - 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion costs $8 Mem­bers and Stu­dents w/ID or$10 Gen­eral Pub­lic. www. Sarato­gaFilmFo­rum.org for ad­vance tick­ets. Com­pli­men­tary cof­fee, tea and cook­ies at all screen­ings.

Sun­day, Jan. 5, 2020

FILM SCREEN­ING: Saratoga Film Fo­rum, “An­gels are Made of Light” A beau­ti­ful and sur­pris­ing film. This film shows a dif­fer­ent side of Iraq; a re­turn to nor­malcy that is in­spir­ing and im­por­tant. Date: Jan­uary 2nd thru 5th (Thurs­day to Sun­day). Time: 7:30pm - all screen­ings - Box of­fice opens at 7pm. Place: Spring Street Gallery - 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. Ad­mis­sion costs $8 Mem­bers and Stu­dents w/ID or$10 Gen­eral Pub­lic. www. Sarato­gaFilmFo­rum.org for ad­vance tick­ets. Com­pli­men­tary cof­fee, tea and cook­ies at all screen­ings. BREAK­FAST BUFFET: Saratoga – Wil­ton Elks Lodge # 161 Break­fast Buffet. 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. 8:3011 am at 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. 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. 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: 518-5813180 Ext. 300, www. oneroof­saratoga.com.

Mon­day, Jan. 6, 2020

SARATOGA RE­TIRED TEACH­ERS: Saratoga Re­tired Teach­ers will meet on Mon­day, Jan­uary 6, 2020, at noon at Longfel­lows Restau­rant, 500 Union Av­enue (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs. For mem­ber­ship in­for­ma­tion and lun­cheon reser­va­tions, call 518.587.5356.

Tues­day, Jan. 7 , 2020

ENGLISH DART LEAGUE: 7 p.m. on Tues­day at The Part­ing Glass, lo­cated at 40-42 Lake Ave. in Saratoga

Springs. www.part­ing­glasspub.com.

Wed­nes­day, Jan. 8, 2020

BAKED HAM, CHICKEN & BIS­CUITS DIN­NER: Saratoga – Wil­ton Elks Lodge # 161. Soup, Toss Salad, Baked Ham, Chicken and Bis­cuits, Mashed Pota­toes, Sea­sonal Veg­eta­bles, Rolls and But­ter, Dessert, Cof­fee and Tea. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Do­na­tion: Adults $12, Se­niors(62 Years) and Mil­i­tary (Ac­tive/ Re­tired with ID Card) $11, Chil­dren 5—12 $8, Un­der 5 Free. Take­outs $12. Cash bar avail­able. Call (518) 584-2585 for more in­for­ma­tion. 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. PO­ETRY NIGHT: On Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 8, Caffè Lena will pre­sent po­etry read­ing by Rana Bita. An open read­ing will fol­low. Doors open for sign-ups at 7pm and the read­ings will start at 7:30. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 gen­eral, free for stu­dents Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 5830022, www.caf­fe­lena.org This event is usu­ally held on the first Wed­nes­day of the month, but be­cause of the New Years Day hol­i­day, it will be on the se­cond Wed­nes­day of the month for this month only. Rana Bi­tar was born and raised in Da­m­as­cus, Syria. She is the au­thor of A Loaf of Bread, (Un­so­licited Press 2019), a re­quiem for the loss of her home­land that digs into the depth of an­guish to ex­ca­vate the col­lec­tive hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence of griev­ing. Her po­etry has ap­peared in The Deadly Writ­ers Pa­trol, DoveTales, Earthen Lamp Jour­nal, Pitts­burgh Po­etry Re­view, Mag­no­lia Re­view and El Por­tal. Bi­tar stud­ied medicine and im­mi­grated to the United States in 1990. She spe­cial­izes in hema­tol­ogy and on­col­ogy, and is cur­rently prac­tic­ing in Up­state New York. www. ran­abitar.com.

Thurs­day, Jan. 9, 2020

IR­ISH SPEAKER: The Saratoga An­cient Or­der of Hiber­ni­ans will pre­sent speaker Peter Moloney on Jan­uary 9, 2020 at 7:30 at The Saratoga - Wil­ton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs. The topic will be BREXIT and Im­pli­ca­tions on the Peace Process. For more in­for­ma­tion: wwwsarato­gaaoh.com.

Fri­day, Jan. 10, 2020

IS­RAEL’S GOLAN HEIGHTS TALK: B’nai Sholom Re­form Con­gre­ga­tion con­tin­ues its pop­u­lar “Syn­a­gogue Schol­ars” se­ries with a pre­sen­ta­tion by Ed Rosen of Al­bany on the to­pog­ra­phy, de­mog­ra­phy and strate­gic im­por­tance of the Golan Heights. Rosen will pre­sent “Rid­ing Through the His­tory of the Golan” im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the con­gre­ga­tion’s Fri­day, Jan­uary 10, Shab­bat ser­vice that be­gins at 8 p.m. B’nai Sholom is at 420 White­hall Road, Al­bany. The ser­vice and pro­gram are open to all who wish to wor­ship and learn. The Golan re­gion of Is­rael has fig­ured promi­nently in re­cent news, no­tably its for­mal recog­ni­tion by the United States as a part of Is­rael. What are the Golan Heights? Why is this ter­ri­tory - not much larger than Rens­se­laer County - so strate­gi­cally im­por­tant? What is its de­mog­ra­phy and diplo­matic his­tory? How does it dif­fer from the West Bank or Gaza? Rosen stud­ied his­tory of the mod­ern Mid­dle East and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions at the He­brew Univer­sity, Jerusalem. He is an ac­tive mem­ber of the So­ci­ety for the Pro­tec­tion of Na­ture in Is­rael and has trav­eled the Golan ex­ten­sively, in­clud­ing hik­ing and by horse­back last win­ter. Be­gun in 2004, B’nai Sholom’s “Syn­a­gogue Schol­ars” se­ries spot­lights in­di­vid­u­als in the Cap­i­tal Re­gion Jewish com­mu­nity who are rec­og­nized schol­ars in their fields. For more in­for­ma­tion about the “Syn­a­gogue Schol­ars” se­ries, visit www.bnaisholo­ma­l­bany.org or con­tact the B’nai Sholom of­fice: of­[email protected] bnaisholom.al­bany.ny.us or 518-482-5283. FREE YOGA FRI­DAY: Join us for Gen­tle and re­lax­ing yoga ev­ery Fri­day at the Pres­by­te­rian United Church of Schaghti­coke from 7 pm un­til 8 pm. The Church is lo­cated at 16 Main Street in Schaghti­coke. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit pres­by­church­[email protected]­hoo.com. Satur­day, Jan. 11, 2020 STOP THE BLEED TRAIN­ING: The Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice is tak­ing pre­pared­ness a step fur­ther. They are team­ing up with the Clifton Park Half­moon EMS to teach another life­sav­ing ini­tia­tive – Stop the Bleed train­ing. The train­ing will be­gin with Ac­tive Shooter train­ing. This train­ing will take place at the Town of Ball­ston Com­mu­nity Li­brary on Satur­day, Jan 11, 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. To reg­is­ter, please call the li­brary at 518-399-8174 or visit to­bli­brary.sals.edu 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/2020Mini-Pres or Maria.Schol­len­[email protected] org, (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: 518-5813180 Ext. 300, www. oneroof­saratoga.com. CON­CERT: A Con­cert of Opera and Op­eretta Around the World - As part of the Sch­enec­tady Li­brary “Beat the Snow” Win­ter Con­cert se­ries, Bien­venida Baez, so­prano, El­iz­a­beth Lehmann, con­tralto, and Michael Cle­ment, pi­ano pre­sent a recital of opera and op­eretta with dra­matic, ro­man­tic and cel­e­bra­tory se­lec­tions in English, Ital­ian, Rus­sian, Ger­man, Span­ish, French and Cze­choslo­vakian Jan­uary 12, 2:30 pm, in the McCh­es­ney Room of the Sch­enec­tady Li­brary, 99 Clin­ton St, Sch­enec­tady, NY 12305, (518) 388-4500.

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. ENGLISH DART LEAGUE: 7 p.m. on Tues­day at The Part­ing Glass, lo­cated at 40-42 Lake Ave. in Saratoga Springs. www.part­ing­glasspub.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: 518581-3180 Ext. 300, www. oneroof­saratoga.com.

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