BREAKFAST: All you Can Eat Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station, 8 to 11 a.m. on every 1st Sunday of the month, at the Waterford Knights of Columbus Hall, 76 Grace Street, Waterford. Our buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry) French toast, sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, bagels, pastries, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices, hot chocolate. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast ticket also enters you in a chance to win a free breakfast at a later date. $8.00 adult - $4.00 children – (Children under 4 free). For more information call 518-237-9330.
NEW PARENT MEETUP: New Parent Meetup every Thursday in January at 10:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518-682-4200 or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire. com.
STORY TIME: Story time every Friday in January at 10:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway. For more information call 518-6824200 or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Home Made Theater, Saratoga’s resident theater company is seeking volunteers in all departments for the second half of their 20192020 season and beyond. All those interested are invited to attend a volunteer meeting on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00am at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. Home Made Theater’s volunteers work alongside trained professionals, learning the behind the scenes aspects of theater from set construction and stage crew, to ushering and fundraising. Whatever your availability and experience, Home Made Theater has a place for everyone to volunteer. Some jobs require only a couple hours’ time for a couple of hands, while others require a large number of hours with many people. Home Made Theater’s staff, board of directors, and seasoned volunteers are happy to teach you anything you need to know. The second half of Home Made Theater’s current season will include mystery master Frederick Knott’s Dial M for Murder in February, and the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the bestselling novel, in April/ May. For more information, call (518) 587-4427 or email chris[email protected]madetheater.org. If you cannot attend, but are interested in volunteering, you can find more information and a volunteer form you can fill out at the website, www. homemadetheater.org.
FILM FEST CALL FOR ENTRIES: Farm Film Fest 12 seeks entries for its annual film festival on Sunday, March 15 at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY. Deadline for submission is February 14. Films should be submitted in DVD or digital format and may run from 5 to 20 minutes in length. DVDs may be sent to: Farm Film Fest 12, c/o The Crandell Theatre, PO Box 305, Chatham, NY, 12037. Digital links may be sent to mg[email protected] or film[email protected] Submission requirements and forms are available at farmfilmfest.org. For more information, call 518-9294692.
FEBRUARY BREAK DRAMA CAMP: February Break Drama Camp at the Malta Community Center is now open to students ages 7-15! All campers will be involved in character selection, costuming, acting and performing our work for invited guests the last day of class! Older actors will also have the opportunity to learn backstage and stage management skills (if interested). Camp also includes theater games, crafts, acting skills and fun! This camp, headed by Malta’s Artistic Director Elyse Young, runs Tuesday-Friday Feb 18-21 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Call the Malta Community Center at (518) 899- 4411 for additional information or register online at www.MaltaParksRec.com.
UPK ENROLLMENT: The Ballston Spa Central School District is currently enrolling students for its Universal Prekindergarten Program for the 2020-2021 school year. An eligible child is a child who resides within the school district and who is four years of age on or before December 1, 2020. A child who is age-eligible to attend kindergarten is not eligible for the UPK program.
Agencies that provide the Universal Prekindergarten Program for the district are the YMCA Malta Childcare Center, the Saratoga County Equal Opportunity Center Head Start program at Gordon Creek Elementary School, and the Ballston Area Community Center.
To apply to enroll a child at the YMCA Malta Childcare Center, contact Jenna Graber at (518) 583-4342. To apply to enroll a child at the Saratoga County EOC Head Start program, contact Lina Sanchez at (518) 884-7270, ext. 3484. To apply to enroll a child at the Ballston Area Community Center, contact Kathi Leigh at (518) 885-3261, ext. 16. The application packet is available on the BSCSD website or through the UPK agencies. The application deadline is January 31, 2020. Parents/guardians will be notified in writing at the end of February of placement decisions. For any other questions regarding the program, please contact the Ballston Spa Central School District’s Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at (518) 884-7195, ext. 1330. For additional information, visit the district’s Universal Prekindergarten Program webpage via www. bscsd.org.
AARP/TAXAIDE SERVICES: The AARP TaxAide program will begin providing free tax preparation services for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties. The TaxAide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. TaxAide preparers are trained in federal and state tax
regulations and are certified by the IRS. FREE tax preparation services will be available from February 1 through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-2277669 for assistance.
SEEKING DONATIONS FOR TROOPS: Capital Region NY 2 Blue Star Mothers of America regularly sends Freedom Boxes to our deployed troops. The group is always seeking donations, which can be dropped off at the Halfmoon Town Hall, located at 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza in Halfmoon. Items needed include snacks, coffee, toiletries and more. For additional information please visit www.capitalregion2bsm.org.
ART EXHIBITION: North Country ARTS is excited to announce their newest exhibition - The Sweetheart Deal - featuring pieces from renowned local artists for $99 or less, at their main gallery inside The Shirt Factory building in Glens Falls, NY (71 Lawrence Street, suite #114). Exhibition runs Jan. 11th - Feb. 28th. Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday, 12:30pm - 4:30pm weekly. The gallery will also be holding a The Sweetheart Deal Exhibition Reception on Saturday, Jan. 11th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm! Enjoy light refreshments and mingle with the artists themselves as you enjoy all the work in the collection! And their new Batik and Fiber Exhibition will be on display at their 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall location in Glens Falls, NY(42 Ridge Street), featuring work by Carol Law Conklin & Kris Gregson Moss! Exhibition runs Jan. 6th - Feb. 14th. 2nd Floor Gallery is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm weekly.
GALWAY PTSA DANCE: Galway PTSA is accepting registrations for our Spring Session for dance classes. Classes begin either Tuesday Jan. 14 or Wednesday Jan. 15 and are held in the lower level of Galway Central School. Classes are open to any student age 4 grade 12 that resides in the district. To register please click on the following link: https://spring-dance-registrations-2020.cheddarup. com or for more information please email us at galwaypt[email protected] PILATES CLASSES: New Year, New session of Pilates classes! Did you make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more??? If so, Pilates might be a good addition to your exercise regimen. Pilates is a series of non- cardio exercises intended to increase flexibility, core strength and it lengthens, defines and sculpts muscles. Two sessions will be offered at the Galway United Methodist Church at the junction of Rte 147 and CR 45. Mondays, 5:15-6:15, beginning January 6 and runs for 6 weeks. This is recommended for those with previous experience. Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15, beginning January 8 and runs for 6 weeks. This is suitable for all levels. No experience necessary. Participants should bring a yoga sticky mat and water. For more information call certified instructor, Sharyn Kalinkewicz at 518-882-9520.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Galway Players Auditions for Annie The Musical. Auditions: January 19. 1:00pm - Auditions for Annie and Orphans. 3:00pm—Auditions for all adult and teen roles. Finalists for the role of Annie may be asked to stay during the 3:00pm audition timeslot. Galway High School Auditorium 5317 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, NY
Performance Dates: Saturday, April 25th at 7pm Sunday, April 26th at 2pm. Rehearsals take place on Sundays from 1pm-6pm. For more information contact Lisa Hunter: [email protected] Visit our website for additional audition information: www.galwayplayers.org.
FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club at 121 NY-32 in Victory Mills will host Fish Fry Friday from 4:30 - 7:00PM every Friday through April 10, 2020. All are welcome, members and nonmembers. 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.
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, 12:001:30 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, 518-8858995.