Wednesday, Jan. 8
STORYTELLERS SERIES: Wednesday, January 8 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 8 features storyteller Joe Doolittle with “Stories that Echo from Valleys to Peaks.” 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.
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. 413-9927012. 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: 518-334-6503. Infor. DSC.Al[email protected] Web: AlbanyCCR.org.