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 9:00amNoon at the Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany and will be broadcast to the following sites for live viewing: Our Lady of the Annunciation/Queensbury and St. Edward the Confessor/Clifton Park. This presentation by certified instructor Brian Evers will help increase the understanding of mental health issues affecting the older adult population and to equip those who minister to them with the skills to provide stronger support to individual and families To register: https://www. rcda.org/2020Mini-Pres or Maria.Schollen[email protected] org, (518) 641-6818. All faith traditions welcome.
Sunday, Jan. 12
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Ballston Spa Elks Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast will return on January 12, 2020 8am to 11am. The buffet includes scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausage, home fries along with eggs and omelets to order. Adults $7, Seniors $6 and kids 10 & under $5. This is open to the public with profits going to Elks charities For more information please contact Ballston Spa Elks Lodge 518-885-1149. 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. 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. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: On Sunday, January 12th, 2020, Latham Colonie Council Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady 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
CRAFTERNOON: 4:00 p.m. Crafternoon, Sharpie art Bowl. Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518882-6385. www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. MAHJONG: 10:30am Mahjong at Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518-882-6385. www. galwaypubliclibrary.org 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.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
THE HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 12054. The social time starts at 10:00 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 11:00 followed by the program. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-469-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125. Everyone is welcome! 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. BABY STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Baby Story Time 0-3 yrs. Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518882-6385. www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. MUSIC & MOVEMENT: 10:30a.m.Music & Movement 0-5 yrs. Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518-882-6385. www. galwaypubliclibrary.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. LOCAL MAGICIANS MEETING: The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY. We welcome all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join us for a fun evening. For more information about our organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit our website: WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
BEGINNERS LINE DANCING: Ballston Spa Elks Lodge will be hosting Beginners Line Dancing on starting January 15, 2020 to April 29, 2020 at 7pm with Kevin Richards Entertainment. There is a $10 charge at the door with proceeds going to Wreaths Across America. This is open to the public and all ages. For more information please contact Shelly Bessey at 518-7918013. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEET UP: At the next League of Women Voters Saratoga County Meet Up, members and guests will be invited to review positions of the League of Women Voters US. In preparation for the LWVUS convention in June, we will explore updating or eliminating positions. This free event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Adirondack Trust Mabee Building, 31 Church St., Saratoga Springs. Entrance is off the top level of the adjacent parking garage on Woodlawn Avenue. For more information, contact Cherie Grey at Cj[email protected] The League of Women Voters Saratoga County now has more than 200 members. Membership includes people living in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties as well as other counties nearby. The LWV is a political organization that encourages informed and active citizen participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues. It does not support or oppose any political candidate or party. OLDE SARATOGA SENIORS: The Olde Saratoga Seniors will be meeting on Wed., January 15 at noon at the Town Hall, Spring St, Schuylerville. This will be our only meeting in January. It will be a sandwich luncheon. Trips will be discussed. New members always welcome. For information contact Pat, 518-338-2329 STORYTELLERS SERIES: Wednesday, January 15 - 2020 Winter Storytellers Series at SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, Saratoga Springs, 12:00 – 1:00pm. The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the twelfth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 26. January 15 features storyteller Kate Dudding with “Acts of Kindness.” Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed or delayed. For more information, call the Academy at 587-2100 ext. 2415. www. esc.edu/all. BOARD MEETING: 6:30pm Board meeting at Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518-882-6385. www. gal way public library. org 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. NURSERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Open House at Clifton Park Nursery School, Wednesday January 15th from 5-7PM and Saturday March 7th from 10AM12PM. 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. BUDGETING BASICS: How to Grow Your Dough with a Personal Spending Plan Wednesday, January 15th, 6:00pm-7:30pm, SEFCU, 700 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany NY 12206. Recommended for ages 18+. Specific steps for developing your own spending plan will be reviewed. The 50/30/20 rule for determining fixed expenses, flexible spending and financial goals will be applied in this session. The benefits of developing a personal spending plan, how to track income and expenses and strategies for record keeping will be covered through a case study approach. Registration is required. Please visit www.sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your spot today!
Thursday, Jan. 16
SHOW AND TELL SHARING EVENT: The Saratoga County History Roundtable will present a Show and Tell Sharing Event on Thursday, January 16th at 7 PM at Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa. Several members will tell the story of artifacts and manuscripts from family heirlooms or other items of local historical interest. For more information on this and other upcoming 2020 SC HR programs visit saratogacounty history round table. com or contact Jim Richmond at SaratogaCoHistoryRoundtab[email protected] TEEN TECH: 4:00 p.m.Teen Tech - Finish Lego movie, upload to YouTube 10-18 yrs. Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518-8826385. www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. WRITERS’ GROUP: 6:30pm Writers’ Group at Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway. 518-8826385. www.galwaypubliclibrary.org 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. CONFRONTING OVERDOSE CRISIS EVENT: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on January 16 at Cohoes Music Hall , 58 Remsen St. Cohoes. You will see the films “Heroin” screenwriter is Kimberly Trapani and “King Baby” is Brian Connors. This is a panel discussion. The panel includes John McDonald, PHR III, Kellie Roe, Executive Director, Eric Yetto, Actor, Peter Dudar, Cohoes Resident, Kimberly Trapani, Director, Captain Daniel Morley, Dr. Jason Kirby, Dr. Adam Rowden. The Master of Ceremonies is General Counsel Robert Kent. The purpose of the event is to talk about the drug epidemic and the different perspectives to encourage life in recovery from addiction. You may see more about this event at www.kimberlyacftrapani.com/bookfilm-and-speaking-engagements. Our project slogan is helping people together. www. the cohoes music hall. org. DIALECTS PRESENTATION: Monthly Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. The cultural presentation topic is “A Synopsis of the Dialects of Italy” presented by Anna Barletta, a retired Italian language teacher. Bring your knowledge of your family’s dialect that will be used for some interactive activities. Please bring dessert for the reception that follows. 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.
Friday, Jan. 17
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 518-695-3917.