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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: 518-5813180 Ext. 300, www.oneroof­saratoga.com.

Mon­day, Dec. 30

PUP­PET SHOW: The Pup­pet Peo­ple present “A Christ­mas Carol” at 11 a.m. on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 30 at H. Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Li­brary, 49 Henry St. in Saratoga Springs. A Charles Dick­ens hol­i­day clas­sic, this show fea­tures beau­ti­ful hand­crafted mar­i­onettes, shadow pup­pets, gor­geous masks, lav­ish cos­tumes, vivid sets, a pro­fes­sional sound­track that in­cludes many hol­i­day fa­vorites, and a gi­ant 9-foot pa­rade pup­pet. For chil­dren ages five and up. Join us for one of two shows: 11 a.m. Noon or 1 - 2 p.m. Pick-up free tick­ets in the Chil­dren’s Room be­gin­ning De­cem­ber 1, 2019. Limit: 8 tick­ets. www.sspl.org.

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) 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.

Wed­nes­day, Jan. 1, 2020

FIRST DAY HIKE/SHOWSHOE: Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 1, at 11:00a.m.: ‘First Day’ Hike or Snow­shoe Walk at Thacher Park. Meet at the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter for a scenic win­ter walk into the woods and along the es­carp­ment. Af­ter­wards warm up in­side with hot choco­late. Dress in lay­ers and wear warm win­ter boots. Ap­pro­pri­ate for adults and chil­dren ages 8 and up. Reg­is­ter and re­serve snow­shoes to rent by call­ing 518-872-0800. In case of ex­treme weather, call the park of­fice at 518-872-1237 to con­firm con­di­tions.

Thurs­day, Jan. 2, 2020

MU­SIC OF THE LAKEHOUSES: Thurs­day, Jan­uary 2 at noon in the H. Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room at 49 Henry St. in Saratoga Springs. The Lake Houses of Saratoga were no­to­ri­ous not only for the gam­bling, but for the top notch en­ter­tain­ment and din­ing they of­fered. Lo­cal History Li­brar­ian Lorie Wies will share sto­ries of sev­eral of the Lake Houses and some of the mu­sic that would have been fea­tured. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Sspl.org.

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

LI­BRARY BUILD­ING COM­MIT­TEE MEET­ING: Jan­uary 3rd at 4:00 pm, Main Li­brary. Troy Public Li­brary, 100 2nd St., Troy.

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.

ALL ABOUT AN­I­MAL ADAP­TA­TIONS: Fri­day, Jan­uary 3, at 10:00a.m.: All About An­i­mal Adap­ta­tions at Thacher Na­ture Cen­ter. Join us to ex­plore how our wild an­i­mal neigh­bors are able to live where they do, sur­vive and thrive! We will be ex­am­in­ing a va­ri­ety of skins, skulls, feathers and bones to gain an un­der­stand­ing of their unique adap­ta­tions. We will also make an an­i­mal track guide to help you track your furry neigh­bors. Call 518-8720800 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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

AN­NUAL LABEFANA VISIT:

Jan. 5, 3 p.m. Chil­dren learn about the LaBefana tra­di­tion and par­tic­i­pate in crafts and a trea­sure hunt. LaBefana will make a small gift to each child. Help us keep this beau­ti­ful tra­di­tion alive. Chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. A so­cial fol­lows. Reser­va­tions by 1⁄2 please. Free and open to the public. The Amer­i­can Ital­ian Mu­seum and Cul­tural Cen­ter is lo­cated at 1227 Cen­tral Av­enue in Al­bany, NY. (518) 435-1979. www.amer­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­seum.org. 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. 8:30-11 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) 584-2585 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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: 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

NET­WORK­ING BREAK­FAST:

The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness & Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion will be spon­sor­ing a Net­work­ing Break­fast on Tues­day, Jan­uary 7, from 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by The Med­bery Day Spa, 48 Front Street in Ball­ston Spa. The Med­bery Day Spa is lo­cated in­side the his­toric Med­bery Inn on Front Street in Ball­ston Spa. Built in 1804, this 215 year old build­ing has kept a won­der­ful se­cret hid­den within the ground floor of its base­ment; the iconic

San Souci Min­eral Spring. Lo­cated only at the ho­tel, this one-of-a-kind min­eral springs flows di­rectly into the Day Spa’s baths to give clients an in­vig­o­rat­ing and ther­a­peu­tic ex­pe­ri­ence. Cost for the break­fast is $5 with ad­vance reser­va­tion—pre­pay­ment avail­able at www.ball­ston. org or RSVP to [email protected]­ston. org and pay at the door. Non-re­served walk-ins that morn­ing are $10. Busi­ness and com­mu­nity mem­bers are wel­come; you do not need to be a BSBPA mem­ber to at­tend this event. Mem­ber­ship in­for­ma­tion will be avail­able. The BSBPA spon­sors net­work­ing break­fasts ev­ery month through­out the year at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in Ball­ston Spa. The Ball­ston Spa Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion, es­tab­lished in 1983, is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to mak­ing the Vil­lage of Ball­ston Spa a great place to live, work and visit. To learn more, visit at www. ball­ston.org. PRAC­TICE YOUR ITAL­IAN: Jan. 7 and 21, 1 p.m. Use it or lose it! Free and open to the public. The Amer­i­can Ital­ian Mu­seum and Cul­tural Cen­ter is lo­cated at 1227 Cen­tral Av­enue in Al­bany, NY. (518) 435-1979. www.amer­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­seum.org. 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) 5842585 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, 583-0022, 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. CHARIS­MATIC MASS & HEAL­ING SER­VICE: Pre­sented by the Ro­man Catholic Dio­cese of Al­bany, Catholic Charis­matic Re­newal, Christ Our Light, 1 Maria Dr. Loudonvill­e, NY. Jan­uary 8, 2020. Time: 7:00 pm Prayer and Praise, 7:30 pm Mass and Heal­ing Ser­vice to fol­low. Mu­sic by Joy­ful Heart. For in­for­ma­tion call Jack: 518-3346503. In­for.DSC.Al­[email protected] gmail.com Web: Al­banyCCR.org. Thurs­day, Jan. 9, 2020 SPE­CIAL LUN­CHEON: The Hoosick Falls Se­nior Cen­ter, 69 Church Street, will host a Spe­cial Lun­cheon for res­i­dents 60 and over on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 9 th at noon, with mu­sic en­ter­tain­ment by one of their fa­vorites, Paul Slusar. All res­i­dents 60 and older are in­vited to come and dance, sing-a-long or just lis­ten to the mu­sic. Please call (518) 686-7561 to sign up for lunch. 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 FISH FRY FRI­DAY: Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club at 121 NY-32 in Vic­tory Mills will start Fish Fry Fri­day, on Fri­day Jan­uary 10, 2020, at 4:30 - 7:00PM , and will con­tinue ev­ery Fri­day through April 10, 2020. All are wel­come, mem­bers and non-mem­bers. Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Pop­corn Shrimp Fry, Buf­falo Shrimp, Chow­der, ask about our ex­tra’s and bev­er­ages. You are wel­come to eat in at our club house, or call ahead for take out. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518695-3917. 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]­bany. 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. FISH FRY: On Fri­day Jan­uary 10th 2020, the Latham-Colonie Knights of Colum­bus will hold a Fish Fry Din­ner. Din­ners will be served from 5-7 PM. Menu; Fish Fry or Clam Roll Din­ner ($10.00) served with French Fries or Onion Rings and Coleslaw, Cof­fee, Tea or Hot Choco­late and Dessert. Chil­dren $ 4.00. ( 5-10) menu in­cludes Fish Sticks, French Fries or Onion Rings, Ap­ple­sauce, Juice or Milk. Chil­dren Un­der 5 are Free! $8.00 for a Fish Fry or Clam Roll Only is avail­able also! For in­for­ma­tion 518 783 0572 or www. lath­am­coloniekof­c.com/ events. Satur­day, Jan. 11, 2020 SARATOGA SPRINGS AREA PRESCHOOL FAIR: 10 a.m. on Satur­day, Jan­uary 11 in the H. Dutcher Com­mu­nity Room at Saratoga Springs Public Li­brary, 49 Henry St. in Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Area Preschool Fair will in­clude more than 20 area preschools. In­for­ma­tion about the schools and pro­grams will be avail­able, as will school rep­re­sen­ta­tives to an­swer ques­tions. Cospon­sored by: The Wal­dorf School of Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Springs Public Li­brary. Sspl.org. 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) 3884500. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAK­FAST: On Sun­day, Jan­uary 12th, 2020, Latham Colonie Coun­cil

Columbi­ettes and Knights of Colum­bus, 328 TroySch­enec­tady Rd, Latham, N.Y. 12110, will host their “All You Can Eat Break­fast”! Serv­ing from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Menu in­cludes; Va­ri­ety of Juices, Rolls, Sweet Breads, an Omelet Station, Pan­cakes, French Toast, Scram­bled Eggs, Hash Browns, Corned Beef Hash, Ba­con, Sausage, Ce­re­als, Ba­nanas and Fruit Cup. Adults $9, Chil­dren 5-10 $4 and Chil­dren Un­der 5 are Free! For in­for­ma­tion 518 783 0572 or www.lath­am­colonie. com/events. Mon­day, Jan. 13, 2020 DIN­ING WITH DI­A­BETES: Din­ing with Di­a­betes, a pro­gram for peo­ple with di­a­betes or pre­di­a­betes and their fam­ily mem­bers is be­ing of­fered by Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion at the Clifton Park/Half­moon Li­brary, Mon­days, Jan­uary 13, 20 and 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, and at the Saratoga Springs Li­brary, Thurs­days, Jan­uary 16, 23 and 30, 12:00-1:30 pm. Reg­is­ter at the li­brary web­site: cphli­brary.org, or sspl.org. Th­ese free pro­grams are spon­sored by the CPH Li­brary and the Saratoga Springs Lions Club re­spec­tively. Par­tic­i­pants will learn how to fit car­bo­hy­drates into a healthy menu, ef­fec­tively use food la­bels, choose meals at a restau­rant and adopt other healthy habits to help man­age di­a­betes through healthy eat­ing. Recipe demon­stra­tion and sam­ples pro­vided. For pro­gram de­tails call Diane Whit­ten at Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion, 518885-8995.

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