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Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE: The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free mini-caregiver conference at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) on Mon., Nov. 14th from 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. There will be an “Advocating and Navigating the Journey” panel with local experts, a discussion around “Managing Caregiver Stress,” and more. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and connect with other dementia caregivers in your community. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Tony Rivera at tarivera@alz.org or 518.675.7214.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS MEETING: A free presentation for the public on how to hear local law enforcement, fire, and emergency services communications will be held November 14th starting at 6:30 PM in program room “C” at the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library located at 475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065. The presentation will cover such topics as: what you can hear, why listen, how to hear, what equipment you need and future trends in local public service communications monitoring. The presentation is free to the public. For additional information contact Fred Halley at 518-505-3733.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
BROOKS BBQ: On Tuesday, November 15th the Saratoga Senior Center will be hosting a Brooks BBQ fundraiser from 3:30pm to 6pm. The BBQ will be at the Center at 5 Williams Street in Saratoga Springs. Patrons may order Rib and Chicken Dinners in advance and pick them up at the Center on the 15th at a drive-through in the front of the building. Day-of orders will be available while they last. The dinners are $20 for Ribs and $14 for Chicken. Each dinner comes with a baked potato, cole slaw and a dinner roll. The Senior Center will deliver orders of 10 or more dinner to a home or business. Just let them know you would like delivery when ordering. Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q based in Oneonta is an award-winning, world-famous BBQ. They will be barbecuing onsite at the Senior Center on the 15th. The fundraiser, sponsored by Humana, will help support the programs and services at the Center.
GREENFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: The Town of Greenfield Historical Society will meet Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7 pm at the Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center. Program: Middle Grove High School. Corinth Town Historian and Director of the Corinth Museum, Rachel Clothier, will share her knowledge of the 1880s Middle Grove High School. The school once occupied the current Greenfield Historical Society’s Chatfield Museum at 440 Middle Grove Road. Please join us. It is open to the public free of charge.
ROCHMON RECORD CLUB: On Tuesday, November 15 Rochmon Record Club will converge Live at Caffe Lena, to listen to, and learn about, Jackson Browne’s fifth album, “Running On Empty”! Doors open at 6:30, the show begins at 7 pm with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon”. The Rochmon Record Club will also be streamed live on Caffe’ Lena TV, tickets at caffelena.org. A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, songs, and the stories that went into the making of this classic album. By listening together, we get to hear the music again for the first time. Rochmon Record Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Caffe’ Lena in Saratoga Springs (caffelena.org), at The Linda (thelinda.org) in Albany, and at the Park Theater (parktheatergf.com) in Glens Falls. Programming varies by location, please check websites for tickets and show information or go to rochmon.com for more information.
PIEROGHI SALE: Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake is having a pieroghi sale on Tuesday, Nov. 15th. As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghis. We will have a very limited quantity of sweet potato pieroghis (seasonal). All pierogi orders are $10/dz. Please call 518-363-0001. Pickup will be from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Limited quantity of stuffed clams will be available as well. Please order early as we expect a lot of orders.
SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Regular Saratoga Springs City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. City Council meetings are held in the Music Hall at City Hall at this time. Meetings are open to the public, and admission into the room will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the meeting agenda for times of Public Hearings. The Ramp Door on the Broadway entrance to the building will be open for public access at 6:30 p.m. The Council routinely reviews and approves Rules of Conduct for public meetings, which will be followed at all meetings of the City Council, including the Public Comment period, for the benefit of all citizens. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. The meetings are also livestreamed on the city’s website at www.saratoga-springs.org, where more information is available.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
TURKEY DINNER: Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a turkey dinner for curbside pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 1 Elks Ln. in Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-2585 on Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. and noon to place an order. Menu includes: Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetable, Gravy, Tossed Salad and Dinner Rolls. Dinner for two is $30. Cash only.
OLDE SARATOGA SENIORS: The next meeting of the Olde Saratoga Seniors will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at noon at Town Hall, Spring St., Schuylerville. It will be a sandwich luncheon and Sarah from the Schuylerville Library will be giving a presentation. All are welcome, new members and guests. For more information contact Pat at 518-338-2329.
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
BALLSTON AREA SENIORS MEETINGS: The Ballston Area Seniors meet at the Town of Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. every Thursday at 10 a.m. to play cards, use the craft and pool rooms or just socialize. Lunch is at noon. The Saratoga County Dept. of Aging & Youth is serving at the center Congregate Meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are required the day before your meal, call 518-884-0163. At lunch the BASC Members may participate in Congregate Meals or bring your own lunch, your choice. We will have pizza every third Thursday of the month. Coffee and hot water for tea will be available.
PITCH IN EVENT: The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, will host the first-ever Pitch-In event Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Putnam Place. The newly created event will connect local residents with non-profit organizations throughout Saratoga County for volunteer opportunities. Pitch-In will spotlight six non-profits from across Saratoga County, giving them each a chance to present a five-minute pitch to the audience about opportunities they’re currently seeking volunteers for. This year’s non-profit organizations include: CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Caffe Lena, Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.), Shelters of Saratoga, Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth Services and Roundabout Runners Club. Individuals interested in becoming involved are encouraged to attend and sign up to volunteer with one of the organizations following the pitches. The event will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Putnam Place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and over, and is $5 to attend. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Attendees will have the chance to socialize with local non-profits, beginning at 4:30, prior to the pitches, which will begin at 5:30. For more information, please visit: www.saratoga.org/pitch-in.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
FALL NATURE WALK: The partnership between Saratoga PLAN and Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park continues with fall nature walks at Saratoga PLAN’s Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 am. The walks will guide participants on a stroll through the forest and to the creek where they will learn about how animals are preparing for winter. The walks have been developed and will be led by Environmental Education and Conservation Interns who were hired through a grant of the Land Trust Alliance’s New York State Conservation Partnership Program. Additional walks in this series will be scheduled in the winter months and will explore the PLAN preserves on snowshoes. Registration is encouraged as parking at the trailhead is limited. To register or for additional program information, please visit the Preserve & Park’s website at www.wiltonpreserve.org and click on the “Public Programs” tab to access the online registration form. Registration can also be done by calling 518-450-0321.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
FALL NATURE WALK: The partnership between Saratoga PLAN and Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park continues with fall nature walks at Saratoga PLAN’s Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 am. The walks will guide participants on a stroll through the forest and to the creek where they will learn about how animals are preparing for winter. The walks have been developed and will be led by Environmental Education and Conservation Interns who were hired through a grant of the Land Trust Alliance’s New York State Conservation Partnership Program. Additional walks in this series will be scheduled in the winter months and will explore the PLAN preserves on snowshoes. Registration is encouraged as parking at the trailhead is limited. To register or for additional program information, please visit the Preserve & Park’s website at www.wiltonpreserve.org and click on the “Public Programs” tab to access the online registration form. Registration can also be done by calling 518-450-0321.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR: The Middle Grove United Methodist Church is having their annual Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair on Sat., Nov 19 from 9am – 3pm. A variety of crafters and vendors will present at our small but mighty church. Lunch (soup & sandwiches) will be available to purchase. Come join the fun and get some shopping done. The church is located at 429 Middle Grove Rd (corner of Middle Grove & North Creek Rd).
BROWN BREAD & BAKE SALE: It’s fall and the temperature is dropping, but our kitchen is heating up! Simpson United Methodist Church, located at 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, NY is having our semi-annual Brown Bread & Bake Sale. Cost will be $8 per loaf. Call 518-885-4794 to place your order. Pick-up dates: Friday, 11/18 between 4 pm and 6 pm and Saturday, 11/19 between 9 am and 2 pm. Bake sale on Saturday. Please leave your name, telephone number and the number loaves you would like to reserve; and if possible, let us know if you will be picking up on Friday or Saturday. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.
CHICKEN PARM DINNER: Takeout or Eat In- Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa, will host a Chicken Parm Dinner on Saturday, November 19th, from 4 to 6 pm. Menu includes Chicken Parm, Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert. The cost is 2 for $25 or $15 each (cash only). Preorders strongly encouraged. To order, email: dinners2619@gmail.com or call 518-885-1149, Nov 17th & 18th – 4 pm to 6pm. Limited quantities available at the door. Proceeds support Elks Charities.
HOLIDAY HOCKEY CLASSIC: On November 19, 2022 the Saratoga Springs Firefighters IAFF Local 343 will be hosting the Saratoga Springs Police PBA in the annual Saratoga Springs Fire & Police Holiday Hockey Classic. The game will be played to benefit the Franklin Community Center’s Holiday Assistance Program. This program has been essential in providing local families assistance during the holidays in various ways. The hockey game and toy donation associated with it has the goal to ensure that every child in the area has the opportunity to wake up on Christmas morning to a present waiting for them. This year’s game will be held at the Weibel Ice Rink (30 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs) with doors opening at approximately 6:00 pm, after the conclusion of the Skidmore College game against Southern Maine. Gametime is scheduled for 7 pm. Admission to the game is free with the donation of a new and unwrapped toy (or monetary donation). The game will include raffling items, with all proceeds going to the Franklin Community Center. If you would like to donate but can not attend the game on November 19, toy collection boxes are available at Saratoga Springs Fire Department Station 1 and 2, the Saratoga Springs Police Department, Kings Tavern and Panza’s on the Lake. Updates about the game will be posted on the Saratoga County Minutemen H.C. Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/minutemenhockey.
SURVIVOR DAY: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day or ISOSLD) is a day when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every year, hundreds of organized events are held throughout the U.S. and around the world on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which is Saturday, Nov. 19 in 2022. The Capital Region NY Chapter is holding five local live events on Nov. 19, as well as offering a number of virtual options on both Nov. 19 and 20. All events – including those that are virtual, can be found online at afsp.org/chapter/capital-region-new-york#events.
COMEDY FUNDRAISER: North Country Comedy Tour fundraising show for After The Fire, Inc., a volunteer, nonprofit organization helping people in Saratoga County who have been victims of a fire in their home. Emcee –Mikael Gregg, Headliner – Brad Lowery, Feature – Pat DaBiere. Dinner 6 p.m., Show 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Holiday Inn located at 232 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Dinner & Show – $60. Show Only Advanced Sale – $25. Show Only at the door-$30. Call 518-581-1823 to reserve your tickets now.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022
HOLIDAY ART EXTRAVAGANZA: Tickle your senses and connect your experiences in art by joining us at the Ballard Road Art Studio Gallery in Wilton, where artist Michelle Vara.com shows 2D and 3D art in a wide range of styles, materials and prices. Give a gift that says more than store-bought or even commission one for that special someone. Open Sundays in November and December until Christmas or by chance and appointment. For more information call 518-587-8706.
HISTORY OF BREWING BEER IN RENSSELAER COUNTY: The Greenbush Historical Society invites you to its scheduled program on Sunday, November 20, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library. Join Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, Kathy Sheehan, for an illustrated lecture on the history of Brewing Beer in Rensselaer County. From the early Dutch brewers to the craft brewers in Troy, Nassau and Hoosick, beer has played a vital role in the development of Rensselaer County. Kathy will also share some of the more colorful stories of the 19th century temperance movement and the prohibition period in the 1920’s. The program is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register.
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
SARATOGA TURKEY TROT: The Christopher Dailey Foundation’s 21st annual 5K Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 24, 2022 to Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs starting at 8:30am. All proceeds from the event will support the Christopher Dailey Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting youth needs in the Saratoga community. Please join us for this community event as we mark another year of fundraising and another year of robust giving! More information including detail on how to register electronically or by mail can be found online at https://www.christopherdaileyfoundation.com/turkey-trot-2022.
TROY TURKEY TROT: Officials at the Troy Turkey Trothave opened registration for the 75th edition of the Trot on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 24) at TroyTurkeyTrot.com. The Trot is the nation’s 12th oldest road race and attracts thousands of runners and spectators to historic Troy, N.Y. for the Capital Region’s largest Thanksgiving Day road race. A signature event of the Collar City’s holiday festivities, the Trot begins at 8 a.m. with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K. The 10K course will close at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the start of the Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk at 9:30 a.m. The shorter 5K distance kicks off at 10 a.m. and Trotters are encouraged to form 5K teams. Both the 10K and 5K feature “out and back” course configurations which start at 4th and Fulton Streets and finish at River Street’s Monument Square. Family members are invited to show their support by cheering on loved ones. Prize money will be offered in the 10K. Overall and age group awards will be offered in both the 10K and 5K. All participants will receive a commemorative athletic blend shirt and a finisher medal. This year’s Trot will again feature a virtual option for those concerned about being around others or who plan to be away. Virtual participants use a custom mobile app, which allows them to race with others, real time, regardless of their location from Thursday, Nov 24 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. Results (and photos) are then uploaded to the event’s registration platform. Free event parking is available at a number of Front and River Street parking lots. A comprehensive map of Troy parking lots can be found at troyny.gov/parking Unofficial results will be available within minutes upon finishing at TroyTurkeyTrot.com via ChronoTrack Live and will also be posted at the awards tent. A personalized finisher’s certificate will be available online at TroyTurkeyTrot.com/results by 3 p.m. For more information or to register, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
NORTH COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF TREES: General Festival Hours are11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. Photos with Santa Claus and children’s activities will be available during the General Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Breakfasts with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. Children’s activities will also be available during the Breakfasts with Santa. Register for Breakfast with Santa at cfdsny.org or by calling (518) 832-6113. There will be no fee for the General Festival. There will be a fee for photos with Santa Claus as well as the children’s activities. The fee to attend Breakfast with Santa will be $20 for adults and $15 for children, with no charge for children 2 years of age and younger. There will also be entertainment throughout the General Festival. Proceeds to benefit Prospect Center, an affiliate of the Center for Disability Services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations welcomed at www.cfdsny.org.
TROY NIGHT OUT: Troy Night Out takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of every month. Every Troy Night Out, the streets of downtown come alive with music and culture beckoning you to discover local businesses, art galleries, fine restaurants, and unique boutiques of all varieties. Held the last Friday of every month, Troy Night Out is the perfect time to Enjoy Troy, with specials, sales, and promotions around every corner. More information is available online at downtowntroy.org.
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
HAM DINNER: South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, located at 15 Maplewood Parkway, is hosting a Ham Dinner on Saturday, November 26th from 4:30-6:00pm. We will be serving Ham, scalloped potatoes, veggies and soup with homemade desserts. This dinner will be a sit-down meal in the Dining room. We will also have dinners for pick-up; bagged and delivered to your car. We are encouraging pre-orders for pick-up dinners. Our phone # is 518-793-1152. Meals will be $12. We are also offering delivery service.
NORTH COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF TREES: General Festival Hours are11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. Photos with Santa Claus and children’s activities will be available during the General Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Breakfasts with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. Children’s activities will also be available during the Breakfasts with Santa. Register for Breakfast with Santa at cfdsny.org or by calling (518) 832-6113. There will be no fee for the General Festival. There will be a fee for photos with Santa Claus as well as the children’s activities. The fee to attend Breakfast with Santa will be $20 for adults and $15 for children, with no charge for children 2 years of age and younger. There will also be entertainment throughout the General Festival. Proceeds to benefit Prospect Center, an affiliate of the Center for Disability Services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations welcomed at www.cfdsny.org.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is excited to celebrate Small Business Saturday in the village of Ballston Spa on Saturday, November 26th. Businesses and shops in the village will kick off the holiday shopping season with sales, special door prizes and giveaways during the day to celebrate.The BSBPA will have a Small Business Hub set up in Wiswall Park on Front Street from 10am-1pm with free hot coffee and donuts, maps which will include participating businesses and gift certificate giveaways throughout the morning. For more information about holiday shopping in Ballston Spa, visit www.ballston.org.
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 44th Annual Show & Sale, Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy. Nov 26-28, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon 10 am – 2 pm. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Continuous weaving and spinning demos and a special display of items inspired by a Guild trip to study Scotland’s textile history. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.hmwg.org/show.
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022
MONTHLY INDOOR XMAS CRAFT & GARAGE SALE: On Sunday, November 27th, from 11-3 pm the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, and lunch. We offer household items knitted and crocheted gifts, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, wreaths, pet supplies, food treats, body creams, Football Super Bowl Copy Rings,and lots of perfect Christmas Gifts. Just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors sign up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. Come browse, visit, eat, or just get out of the house with a friend. All proceeds go to our local charities. All markets are held the fourth Sunday of each month: except November, December, May, June, July, and August. Next sale dates will be: January 22, February 26, March 26, and April 30, 2023. An eight-foot table and chairs are just $15. Call Debbie at (518) 885-6506 or email dozolins@nycap.rr.com for information or to sign up for a table(s).
NORTH COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF TREES: General Festival Hours are11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. Photos with Santa Claus and children’s activities will be available during the General Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Breakfasts with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. Children’s activities will also be available during the Breakfasts with Santa. Register for Breakfast with Santa at cfdsny.org or by calling (518) 832-6113. There will be no fee for the General Festival. There will be a fee for photos with Santa Claus as well as the children’s activities. The fee to attend Breakfast with Santa will be $20 for adults and $15 for children, with no charge for children 2 years of age and younger. There will also be entertainment throughout the General Festival. Proceeds to benefit Prospect Center, an affiliate of the Center for Disability Services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations welcomed at www.cfdsny.org.
HOLIDAY ART EXTRAVAGANZA: Tickle your senses and connect your experiences in art by joining us at the Ballard Road Art Studio Gallery in Wilton, where artist Michelle Vara.com shows 2D and 3D art in a wide range of styles, materials and prices. Give a gift that says more than store-bought or even commission one for that special someone. Open Sundays in November and December until Christmas or by chance and appointment. For more information call 518-587-8706.
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 44th Annual Show & Sale, Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy. Nov 26-28, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon 10 am – 2 pm. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Continuous weaving and spinning demos and a special display of items inspired by a Guild trip to study Scotland’s textile history. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.hmwg.org/show.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 44th Annual Show & Sale, Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy. Nov 26-28, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon 10 am – 2 pm. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Continuous weaving and spinning demos and a special display of items inspired by a Guild trip to study Scotland’s textile history. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.hmwg.org/show.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
CHAMBER HOLIDAY BREAKFAST: You’re invited to join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for its Holiday Breakfast, Thursday, December 1 at The Vista at Van Patten from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.! Catch up with fellow professionals and hear about some of the impactful campaigns the Chamber led this year to support the Saratoga County community. Sponsorships available. Please email Andrea Cole at ACole@Saratoga.org. More information is available online at saratoga.org.
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING: The Village of Ballston Spa will soon become a winter wonderland. The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association has begun preparations for its annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting taking place on Friday, December 2nd on Milton Avenue. This December favorite typically draws hundreds of spectators to Ballston Spa to watch the brightly decorated floats, fire trucks and community groups parading through the village. The parade steps off at 6:30pm on the north side of Milton Avenue and proceeds to West High Street. Following the parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the back of an Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Company truck to light the tree in Wiswall Park. Parade entries will be judged this year in the following categories: Best Emergency Vehicle Entry, Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and the Brightest Light Award. The parade will once again spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and the U.S. Marine Corps. Volunteers from these organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting. The parade headlines a holiday themed “First Friday” in Ballston Spa. Home to unique shops, museums, and popular restaurants, Ballston Spa pulls out the stops for December’s First Friday by filling the village with a merry atmosphere. Many businesses will be open with special holiday activities and specials, while Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians as well as Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. Parade registration is now open. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for businesses and organizations who would like to help support the parade. The event is free to spectators. To learn more visit www.ballston.org.
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
BOOK SIGNING & TALK: Groom’s Tavern hosts “More Saratoga County Stories” book signing and talk from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. A More Saratoga County Stories book release event will be held at the historic Grooms’ Tavern with the local authors will be present to sign copies and talk with guests about their interests in Saratoga County history. The restored historic tavern and a variety of exhibits will be open for tours. Grooms Tavern is at 290 Sugar Hill Road on the corner of Grooms Road in Rexford, NY 12148.
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022
TROY VICTORIAN STROLL: The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the Capital District and surrounding regions to the 40th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll! Experience the holiday splendor on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 11am-5pm. Come join us as the streets of historic downtown Troy come alive with Victorian “Gilded Age” magic! This popular event attracts nearly 15,000 visitors from near and far to enjoy a day of fun, food, shopping, and activities for all ages. You will find music, performers, choirs, children’s activities, unique boutiques, and restaurants that Troy is known for. Returning this year is the popular window decorating contest. Stroll attendees can vote for their favorite. Enjoy the Tree lighting at 5 p.m. with the Troy High School choir and local officials. For full information on the day’s events, contests, activities, and parking, visit victorianstroll.com.
TROY GLOW: “Troy Glow”, a dazzling new winter light festival managed by the Arts Center of the Capital Region, will open the night of December 4th and continue during the holiday season in downtown Troy. With a series of contemporary light art installations set against the 18th-century architecture at six venues, this cutting-edge lighting will illuminate the city, encouraging people to meander between installations and stop to shop and dine along the way. More information can be found at TroyGlow.com/news.
HOLIDAY ART EXTRAVAGANZA: Tickle your senses and connect your experiences in art by joining us at the Ballard Road Art Studio Gallery in Wilton, where artist Michelle Vara.com shows 2D and 3D art in a wide range of styles, materials and prices. Give a gift that says more than store-bought or even commission one for that special someone. Open Sundays in November and December until Christmas or by chance and appointment. For more information call 518-587-8706.
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Regular Saratoga Springs City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. City Council meetings are held in the Music Hall at City Hall at this time. Meetings are open to the public, and admission into the room will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the meeting agenda for times of Public Hearings. The Ramp Door on the Broadway entrance to the building will be open for public access at 6:30 p.m. The Council routinely reviews and approves Rules of Conduct for public meetings, which will be followed at all meetings of the City Council, including the Public Comment period, for the benefit of all citizens. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. The meetings are also livestreamed on the city’s website at www.saratoga-springs.org, where more information is available.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
POETRY NIGHT: On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Philip Memmer/ An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 pm and the readings will start at 7:00. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. The featured
reading will also be livestreamed. You can find a link for the livestream at caffelena.org. Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 518-583-0022.
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
PICKIN’ SESSIONS: Pickin’ Sessions will resume on the first Wednesday of each month at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Open to the Public, Free Admission and ample free parking. Doors open 6:30 pm, the Jam starts at 7 to 9:30 pm. Open to all musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and bluegrass. Come and enjoy the music and be part of the audience. For more information contact Jack Broderson at 518-885-4229.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: New Thought New York Center for Spiritual Living presents a Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6:30-7:45 pm Via Zoom. Join us for a discussion of Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnacht. Fill out the Contact Us form on newthoughtnewyork.org for discussion questions and Zoom info. Donations are welcome.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Waterford Emergency Team, located at 122 First Ave., Waterford. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
HOLIDAY ART EXTRAVAGANZA: Tickle your senses and connect your experiences in art by joining us at the Ballard Road Art Studio Gallery in Wilton, where artist Michelle Vara.com shows 2D and 3D art in a wide range of styles, materials and prices. Give a gift that says more than store-bought or even commission one for that special someone. Open Sundays in November and December until Christmas or by chance and appointment. For more information call 518-587-8706.
JANE AUSTEN BIRTHDAY TEA: The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)-New York Capital Region is hosting the annual celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday on Sunday, December 11, 1:30- 4:30pm at the Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year’s festivities feature local author Heather Moll who will discuss her latest novel, An Appearance of Goodness, a murder mystery set at Pemberley. The mystery theme will continue with a discussion of the many Jane Austen mystery series. Registration fee of $40 includes a free raffle ticket for Austen-related items and an Afternoon High Tea with scones, biscotti, finger sandwiches, green salad, fresh strawberries and cream, and, of course, Jane’s Birthday Cake. Reserve your place by contacting jasnanycaptitalregion@gmail.com and making a payment before December 1st. Make check payable to JASNA NYS Capital Region and send to: JASNA, NYCR, c/o Nancy Duell, 56 Fifth Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. For additional information, contact Nancy at 1 (518) 321-1887 or jasnanycaptitalregion@gmail.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
HOLIDAY ART EXTRAVAGANZA: Tickle your senses and connect your experiences in art by joining us at the Ballard Road Art Studio Gallery in Wilton, where artist Michelle Vara.com shows 2D and 3D art in a wide range of styles, materials and prices. Give a gift that says more than store-bought or even commission one for that special someone. Open Sundays in November and December until Christmas or by chance and appointment. For more information call 518-587-8706.
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022
SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Regular Saratoga Springs City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. City Council meetings are held in the Music Hall at City Hall at this time. Meetings are open to the public, and admission into the room will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the meeting agenda for times of Public Hearings. The Ramp Door on the Broadway entrance to the building will be open for public access at 6:30 p.m. The Council routinely reviews and approves Rules of Conduct for public meetings, which will be followed at all meetings of the City Council, including the Public Comment period, for the benefit of all citizens. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. The meetings are also livestreamed on the city’s website at www.saratoga-springs.org, where more information is available.
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022
BINGO: Knights of Columbus #246 host Bingo at the KOC Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, every Wednesday evening. The doors open at 4:30, the kitchen window (which is staffed by the Catholic Daughters) opens at 5:30, games go on sale at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00. Every week, there is $1,500 in guaranteed prize money. Join us for an evening out and help to support our activities within the community.
Saturday, January 28, 2022
MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER: Hattie’s Restaurant announced today that its Mardi Gras celebration will return to Saratoga Springs’ social calendar on Saturday, January 28th, and be held at the Canfield Casino! The inaugural Hattie’s Mardi Gras was held in 2001 and since its launch, has donated more than one million dollars to non-profits in the surrounding community. The event will feature music from Soul Session and Garland Nelson, as well as a silent auction with packages from a variety of local businesses to bid on. Tickets and sponsorship packages are available now at https://give.classy.org/HattiesMardiGras.
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