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Friday, Jan. 4

CLIFTON PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER; The Center’s Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month, facilitated by Saratoga County Public Health Services. 11 a.m. – noon, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Call 518-383-1343 for more information.

MOVEMENT FOR LIFE: Participants are guided through physical movements common within all cultures combining posture, balance and coordination to multicultural musical accompaniment. All abilities welcome. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street. Register through the online calendar at www.sspl.org or call 519-584-7860×304.

SARATOGA FILM FORUM: The Swedish film “Border” plays January 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. at Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, members and students (with I.D) $8. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Get advance tickets at www.SaratogaFilmForum.org.

Saturday, Jan. 5

EAGLE WATCH: Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson River is home to wintering bald eagles. Help monitor their population and health by joining a park naturalist on his weekly Bald Eagle Survey from 9:30 a.m. – noon. Registration $2, $1 for children and seniors age 62+. To register, call 518-793-0511.

LYME ACTION NETWORK HOCKEY BENEFIT: The Lyme Action Network is selling advance tickets for the January 5 hockey game between the Adirondack Thunder and Norfolk Admirals at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls. The Thunder will donate $5 to the Lyme Action Network for each advance ticket sold. Online tickets are $17 each (including $2 service fee) at https://fevo.me/bite. To buy tickets offline, email [email protected]

NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE: The next NYS 5-Hour Pre-Licensing course will be offered Saturday, January 5, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The cost for the class is $40. To register, call John Rinko at 518-584-2221 or email RinkoDrivingSchool.com. A portion of the cost will be donated to United Methodist Church.

SARATOGA FILM FORUM: The Swedish film “Border” plays January 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. at Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, members and students (with I.D) $8. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Get advance tickets at www.SaratogaFilmForum.org.

SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lincoln Baths building, 65 South Broadway. With more than 50 vendors, market-goers will be able to shop for a wide variety of local products year-round. For a complete list of winter vendors, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saturday-winter-vendors/.

Sunday, Jan. 6

BREAKFAST BUFFET: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 serves a Breakfast Buffet from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, at 1 Elks Lake, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: adults $9, seniors/military $8, children 5-12 $7, under 5 free. Takeout $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

BREAKFAST BUFFET (WATERFORD): Waterford Knights of Columbus serves an all you can eat breakfast and omelet station on the first Sunday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the K of C Hall, 76 Grace Street. Adults $8, children $4, under 4 free. Each paid breakfast ticket enters you in a chance to win a free breakfast at a later date. Call 518-237-9330 for more information.

GRACE CHURCH (WATERFORD): The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford. Deacon Denise Moore assists. An adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows each service. For more information, call the Episcopal parish at 518-237-7370 or visit www.gracewaterford.com.

LABEFANA VISIT: During the Annual LaBefana visit to the American Italian Heritage Museum, children will learn about the LaBefana tradition and participate in crafts, while LaBefana makes a small gift to each child. 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 1227 Central Avenue, Albany. A social follows the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This free event will only take place if there is sufficient interest. Please make reservations by January 4 by calling 518-435-1979. For more information email [email protected] or visit www.americanitalianmuseum.org.

SARATOGA FILM FORUM: The Swedish film “Border” plays January 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. at Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. General admission $10, members and students (with I.D) $8. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Get advance tickets at www.SaratogaFilmForum.org.

SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton holds Worship and Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Choir meets at 9 a.m. Youth group follows worship. Nursery provided. 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Contact Pastor Jeffrey Stratton at 518-423-8195 for baptisms and weddings.

Monday, Jan. 7

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY: Henry Cornell Post 234, American Legion Auxiliary, will hold its next meeting on Monday, January 7, at 7 p.m. at the post home, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa.

SARATOGA RETIRED TEACHERS: Saratoga Retired Teachers will meet on Monday, January 7, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs. For membership information and luncheon reservations, call 518-587-5356.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY: American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 70 holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, at 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

BALLSTON SPA BPA NETWORKING BREAKFAST: The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors a Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, January 8, from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., hosted by Brookside Nursery, 824 Route 67, Ballston Spa. Advance reservations $5, payable at www.ballston.org, or RSVP to [email protected] and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins $10. You do not need to be a BSBPA member to attend; membership information will be available. For more information, visit www.ballston.org.

HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club meets on Tuesday, January 8, at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. After social time the business meeting starts at noon, followed by the program “What’s It’s” by Ted Correll. Bring a bag lunch; dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-469-7420 or Kristi at 518-869-8125.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS: The local group of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road. All persons 16 and older with any interest in the art of magic are welcome. For more information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit www.SAM24.SYTHASITE.COM.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

ITALIAN DINNER: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 serves an Italian Dinner with Fettucine Alfredo, baked ziti and much more from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: Adults $12, seniors/military $11, children 5-12 $8, under 5 free. Takeouts $12. Cash bar available.

MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Hudson River Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Mechanicville District Public Library 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville. Call 518-664-4646 or visit meclib.sals.edu for more information.

PICKIN’ SESSION: Amateur and professional musicians are invited to play solo, background, or join up with a group for a fun session with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Free to the public; please bring a snack to share. Please note: if schools are closed for the day the Center will also be closed. Check out www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information.

VFW: Gurtler Brothers VFW Post 420 holds its January monthly meeting on January 9 at 7 p.m. at 190 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The VFW Auxiliary will also meet. All VFW members are invited to attend.

WINTER STORYTELLERS SERIES: The Academy for Lifelong Learning’s 11th annual storytellers series continues on Wednesday, January 9, as storyteller Kate Dudding presents “Kindness of Strangers.” Noon – 1 p.m., SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public; postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed or delayed. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. For more information call the Academy at 518-587-2100 x 2145 or visit www.esc.edu/all.

Thursday, Jan. 10

DUDLEY OBSERVATORY: Every Thursday, rain or shine, join miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on activities indoors. The observatory at 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, will be open from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9a.m. until the observatory closes. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members).

KOREAN WAR VETERANS: The January luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Association, will be held on Thursday, January 10, at the C&R Restaurant, 1396 Rt.29 West, just past Galway. Bill and Lillian Reid are the hosts. Please sign up at the January 3 meeting or call the Reids at 518-885-1414 by January 8. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome.

Friday, Jan. 11

FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s Fish Fry Fridays continue through April 19, with fish fry, clam fry, chicken fry, popcorn shrimp fry, buffalo shrimp, chowder and more. Eat in or take out. 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., 121 NY-32, Victory Mills. Call 518-695-3917 to order takeout.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Author and historian Jack Kelly shares stories from his new book, “The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America,” a vivid account of a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees. 6 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

Q.U.I.L.T. INC: This month’s guild meeting includes a general meeting and trunk show starting at 9:45 a.m., featuring “Sweet Jane – Quilting with Precut Fabrics” with Sue Pfau, followed by Quilting 101 with Arcyce Elmore, Kathy Ewart and Carole Ju on Bindings at 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. at Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Free for members; $5 donation requested for non-members. Please note: if Bethlehem schools are closed or delayed for 2 hours or more due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled. For more information visit www.quiltinc.org.

Saturday, Jan. 12

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS: On Saturday, January 12, there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four points off your driving record according to NYS Department of Motor Vehicles guidelines. Fee $35; bring a friend for $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required; call Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, WMHT Public Media and Old Chatham Quaker meeting, hosts a free preview screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” a documentary about Native American influences in popular music. The 7 p.m. screening at Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Road 13, Old Chatham, will be preceded by a 6 p.m. potluck and followed by a community discussion on the importance of diversity and Native American culture. Make your RSVP to Bob Elmendorf by calling 519-766-2992. For directions to the Meetinghouse, visit www.oldchathamquakers.org.

FREE LUNCH: Malta Ridge United Methodist Church holds a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, at 729 Malta Avenue Extension. All are welcome. For directions or more information please call 518-581-0210.

NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM: Representatives from over a dozen New York State historic sites and cultural organizations will provide hands-on activities, unique artifacts to explore and information about upcoming events during the annual “New York State’s Great Places and Spaces” program from noon – 4 p.m. at the New York State Museum. Highlights include a guided tour of the exhibit, “The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection” at 1 p.m. and a guided tour of the exhibit “Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal” at 3 p.m. Admission is free. The Museum is located at 222 Madison Avenue, Albany.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. Todd Snyder, author of “12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia,” is a first-generation college student turned college professor. He shares a passionate commentary on these questions in his family memoir set in the West Virginia coal country. 7 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

PLACES IN PRIDE & PREJUDICE: David M. Shapard, author of “The Annotated Pride and Prejudice,” shows pictures of the various locations where the Jane Austen novel takes place while discussing their history and significance for the story and their relation to Austen’s own life. 2 p.m., Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue.

SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lincoln Baths building, 65 South Broadway. With more than 50 vendors, market-goers will be able to shop for a wide variety of local products year-round. For a complete list of winter vendors, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saturday-winter-vendors/.

Sunday, Jan. 13

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Ballston Spa Elks Lodge’s All You Can Eat Breakfast returns on Sunday, January 13 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Adults $7, seniors $6, children 10 and under $5. Profits go to Elks charities. For more information call 518-885-1149.

CAPITAL DISTRICT HUMANIST SOCIETY: Former state administrative law judge (ALJ) Frank S. Robinson discusses “Consciousness, Self and Free Will,” based partly on Daniel Dennett’s book “Freedom Evolves.” Robinson’s talk addresses such issues as what it really means to have or feel you have a self and whether neuroscience reveals the self and free will to be illusions. His 1:15 p.m. presentation follows a 12:30 p.m. meet and mingle at Room 224 of the Albany Sage Colleges Campus, New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road, Albany. Free and open to the public. For details and directions call 518-533-2666 or visit www.humanistsociety.org.

GRACE CHURCH (WATERFORD): The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford. Deacon Denise Moore assists. An adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows each service. For more information, call the Episcopal parish at 518-237-7370 or visit www.gracewaterford.com.

MONTHLY BREAKFAST: The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club serves its monthly breakfast with four varieties of pancakes and much more on Sunday, January 13, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at121 NY-32, Victory Mills. Adults $8, children $4. Everyone is welcome. Call 518-695-3917 for more information.

POLISH FEST: Authentic Polish food (perogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut, galumpki, apple cake) and live music. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Colonie Elks Lodge #2192, 11 Elks Lane, Latham. $20 per person. Advance tickets required by January 9. For more information call 518-785-3557.

SARATOGA CHAMBER PLAYERS: Saratoga Chamber Players welcomes composer/pianist Paul Suits and cellist Eric Bartlett in concert on Sunday, January 13. The longtime collaborators will interact with the audience and talk about their personal relation to composer George Walker, the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize for music. Works by Walker and Suits are included on the program, along with two pieces by Chopin. 3 p.m., Filene Hall, Skidmore College. Adults $25, seniors $20, students $15. To purchase tickets or for more information visit http://www.saratogachamberplayers.org/events/category/2018-2019-concert-season/

SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton holds Worship and Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Choir meets at 9 a.m. Youth group follows worship. Nursery provided. 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Contact Pastor Jeffrey Stratton at 518-423-8195 for baptisms and weddings.

Monday, Jan. 14

BALLSTON SPA BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The Board of Trustees of the Village of Ballston Spa will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 14, in the Municipal Building, 66 Front Street, Ballston Spa.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

GREENFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Town of Greenfield Historical Society holds its January meeting on Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. at the Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road. Guest speaker Teresa Alger will discuss how her family started the Saratoga Crackers business in Greenfield, and how it grew to where it is today. The public is welcome to attend.

SCHENECTADY ELFUNS: The Schenectady Elfuns hold their monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Clark and Millie Gittinger will present “Alaska: From the North Coast to the South West to the South East and places in between.” Elfuns luncheons are open to all Elfuns, their spouses or guests, and to all former or retired GE employees. Those interested should call Glenn Garber at 518-289-5665 to make a reservation by the January 11 deadline.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB: The monthly program for the Glens Falls-Saratoga chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club features Steve Mackey’s presentation, “Bike Adventure: a 3,300 Mile Bike Ride Down the Continental Divide,” describing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route taken by Steven and his daughter Heather in September 2018. 7 p.m., Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls. Free and open to the public. For more information email Sarah King at [email protected].

CLIMATE CHANGE: The League of Women Voters Saratoga County along with Sustainable Saratoga sponsor a public event on climate change on Wednesday, January 16. Stephen Danna, dean of SUNY Plattsburgh, Queensbury, will speak on proactive solutions, addressing specifically what individuals and organizations can do to encourage businesses, schools, communities and government to help reverse global warming. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Community Room, Adirondack Trust Building, 31 Church Street, Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Cherie Grey at [email protected].

LUNCHTIME MEDITATION: Free and open to all on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 12:30 p.m.,Saratoga Springs Public Library. Presented by One Roof Saratoga.

WINTER STORYTELLERS SERIES: The Academy for Lifelong Learning’s 11th annual storytellers series continues on Wednesday, January 16, as storyteller Margaret French presents “Mostly American.” Noon – 1 p.m., SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public; postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed or delayed. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. For more information call the Academy at 518-587-2100 x 2145 or visit www.esc.edu/all.

Thursday, Jan. 17

BALLSTON AREA HISTORY ROUNDTABLE: The Ballston Area History Roundtable begins its 2019 program on Thursday, January 17 with “Exploring Old Newspapers.” Attendees will receive copies of 19th century local newspapers, explore the articles, advertisements and editorials and discuss differences from 21st century newspapers. 7 p.m., Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa.

DUDLEY OBSERVATORY: Every Thursday, rain or shine, join miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on activities indoors. The observatory at 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, will be open from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9a.m. until the observatory closes. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members).

SARATOGA LAKE P.I.D.: Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. This month’s meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on December 20 at the Malta Town Community Center, Route 9, Malta.

TRIVIA EVENT: The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents a Trivia Event on Thursday, January 17 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Saratoga Tap Room (R.J. Taylor & Sons), 26A Congress Street in Congress Plaza, Saratoga Springs. $10 per person. Pre-registration required; contact the Academy at 518-587-2100×2390 or email [email protected]. The event will be postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed.

Friday, Jan. 18

DR. KING CHALLENGE: Regional performing artists speak up and sing out on social issues, paying forward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and vision. Opening reception with light refreshments and cash bar, 7 p.m. Performances with coffee and dessert, cafĂ©-style seating, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Music and dancing with world beat jazz band Heard, 9:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Win and Place Room, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Suggested donation $10-$20. For more information call Dora Lee Stanley at 518-587-3226 or email [email protected].

FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s Fish Fry Fridays continue through April 19, with fish fry, clam fry, chicken fry, popcorn shrimp fry, buffalo shrimp, chowder and more. Eat in or take out. 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., 121 NY-32, Victory Mills. Call 518-695-3917 to order takeout.

GRANT DISCUSSION GROUP: The Friends of Grant Cottage’s Grant Discussion Group kicks off Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend by discussing Ulysses S. Grant’s relationship to civil rights. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own personal research and share their insights into Grant’s relationship with African Americans and his efforts toward Civil Rights measures during this moderated discussion. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Susman Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. For more information, or to register, call 518-538-8330 or email [email protected].

LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST: Join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for their Legislative Update Breakfast on Friday, January 18, from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs. Get connected with local legislators as they share their goals and expectations for the new session in Albany. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For registration link and more details visit https://chamber.saratoga.org/events/details/legislative-breakfast-39746.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Author Edward Lazzelari shares the long-awaited conclusion to his Aandor trilogy, “Blood of Ten Kings.” 6 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

Saturday, Jan. 19

BATTENKILL CHORALE: The Battenkill Chorale opens its 24th season, and Janet McGhee’s final season as Artistic Director, with “Children of the Holocaust, Immigrants of Hope,” a program featuring James Whitbourn’s “Annelies” with English texts translated from Anne Frank’s diary, as well as Ronald Perera’s cantata, “The Golden Door,” and Charles Davidson’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” with texts from children at Terezin concentration camp performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus. 3 p.m., Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 518-692-7458 or emailing [email protected].

FRENCH-LANGUAGE FILM SCREENING: “Henri Henri”(Canada, 2014). in French with English subtitles. 1 p.m., Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street. Troy. Free and open to the public. As a courtesy, call the library at 518-274-7071 to reserve a seat. Presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York (www.albanyareafrenchclub.com).

MECHANICVILLE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Board of Trustees meets the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. The public is always welcome. 190 N. Main Street, Mechanicville.For more information, call 518-664-4646; fax 518-664-8641 or visit http://mechanicville.sals.edu.

MLK SARATOGA: In “Shout it Out! The Evolution of the Black Vocal Tradition,” Garland Nelson presents a historical and interactive program of the African-American musical experience through vocalization, sing-alongs, audio-visualexamples, percussion and contextual data. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., CafĂ© Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public. For more information call Dora Lee Stanley at 518-587-3226 or email [email protected].

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Timmy Failure Total Takeover Party, 3 p.m. Virginia Sole-Smith, “The Eating Instinct: Food, Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America,” 7 p.m. 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lincoln Baths building, 65 South Broadway. With more than 50 vendors, market-goers will be able to shop for a wide variety of local products year-round. For a complete list of winter vendors, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saturday-winter-vendors/.

Saturday, Jan. 20

BATTENKILL CHORALE: The Battenkill Chorale opens its 24th season, and Janet McGhee’s final season as Artistic Director, with “Children of the Holocaust, Immigrants of Hope,” a program featuring James Whitbourn’s “Annelies” with English texts translated from Anne Frank’s diary, as well as Ronald Perera’s cantata, “The Golden Door,” and Charles Davidson’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” with texts from children at Terezin concentration camp performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus. 3 p.m., Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 518-692-7458 or emailing [email protected].

BREAKFAST BUFFET: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 serves a Breakfast Buffet from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 20, at 1 Elks Lake, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: adults $9, seniors/military $8, children 5-12 $7, under 5 free. Takeout $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

GRACE CHURCH (WATERFORD): The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford. Deacon Denise Moore assists. An adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows each service. For more information, call the Episcopal parish at 518-237-7370 or visit www.gracewaterford.com.

MLK SARATOGA: “Equity, Inclusion and Understanding Implicit Bias,” a workshop with Equal Opportunity Trainer Ray Anderson. 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Dutcher Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 47 Henry Street. Aretha Franklin tribute with Penny Meacham, Sister Lucille Turner and Donald “The Soul Man” Hyman, 7 p.m., followed by the Southern soul-style gospel group Heavenly Echoes at 7:30 p.m., The Parting Glass, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. For more information visit MLKSaratoga.org.

SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton holds Worship and Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Choir meets at 9 a.m. Youth group follows worship. Nursery provided. 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Contact Pastor Jeffrey Stratton at 518-423-8195 for baptisms and weddings.

Monday, Jan. 21

MLK SARATOGA: “Klan We Talk? A Black Man’s Influential Conversations with White Supremacists” with author, musician and race-relations expert Daryl Davis. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public. For more information visit MLKSaratoga.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

BAKED HAM/CHICKEN & BISCUITS: Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 3161 serves a Baked Ham and Chicken & Biscuits dinner from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Donation requested: Adults $12, seniors/military $11, children 5-12 $8, under 5 free. All takeouts $12 Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in Saratoga Hospital’s C-1 Conference Room. Free. Pre-registration required. Call Pierre Zimmerman M.S. at 413-992-7012 for more information. Sponsored by One Roof Holistic Health Center.

Thursday, Jan. 24

DUDLEY OBSERVATORY: Every Thursday, rain or shine, join miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on activities indoors. The observatory at 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, will be open from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9a.m. until the observatory closes. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members).

Friday, Jan. 25

FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s Fish Fry Fridays continue through April 19, with fish fry, clam fry, chicken fry, popcorn shrimp fry, buffalo shrimp, chowder and more. Eat in or take out. 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., 121 NY-32, Victory Mills. Call 518-695-3917 to order takeout.

Saturday, Jan. 26

FROM INCARCERATION TO FREEDOM: On Saturday, January 26, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. St. Luke’s Resource Center hosts “From Incarceration to Freedom – Recovery Behind the Walls,” where speakers will discuss opportunities for recovery support in Albany and Saratoga County jails. The program will be preceded by a 12 Step Eucharist at 4 p.m. and a community potluck dinner at 5 p.m. at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Halfmoon (GPS Mechanicville NY 12118). For more information, visit http://www.stlukesonthehill.org/recovery-resource-center.html.

HALFMOON WINTER CARNIVAL: Have the winter blues? Come to the Halfmoon Recreation Winer Carnival on January 26 for music, food , a live ice sculpture demonstration, face painting, a visit from the Saratoga Children’s Museum and much more. Stick around for a bonfire and fireworks. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Halfmoon Town Hall, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza. For more information visit www.townofhalfmoon.org.

HAM DINNER: The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 5th Avenue, holds a Ham Dinner with Homemade Pies for dessert on Saturday, January 26, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cost: free will donation.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Author Tori Telfer discusses her book “Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History,” a compendium of female serial killers through the ages based on her popular online series. 7 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lincoln Baths building, 65 South Broadway. With more than 50 vendors, market-goers will be able to shop for a wide variety of local products year-round. For a complete list of winter vendors, visit http://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/saturday-winter-vendors/.

Sunday, Jan. 27

GRACE CHURCH (WATERFORD): The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford. Deacon Denise Moore assists. An adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows each service. For more information, call the Episcopal parish at 518-237-7370 or visit www.gracewaterford.com.

INDOOR CRAFT & GARAGE SALE: The popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale with more than 40 vendors, great food and great parking takes place on Sunday, January 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free. All proceeds go to local charities. The next sale is February 24; call Linda at 518-289-5470 to reserve an 8’ table and chairs for just $15.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE: Former Times Union editor Harry Rosenfeld shares stories from his memoir, “Battling Editor: The Albany Years.” 4 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Alyssa Opishinski, guest artist and lecturer at the Skidmore College Theater and Music Departments in theatrical costume design, uses visuals to encompass a short history of the early 19th century and a survey of garments worn at the time in a discussion of the challenges and joy of designing costumes for the Capital Repertory production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” 1:30 p.m., 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs.

SUNDAY MEDITATION: Cultivating compassion & wisdom. Sunday morning meditation 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at One Big Roof, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building (across from the Maple Avenue Middle School, just off Route 50). By donation. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton holds Worship and Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Choir meets at 9 a.m. Youth group follows worship. Nursery provided. 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Contact Pastor Jeffrey Stratton at 518-423-8195 for baptisms and weddings.

Monday, Jan. 28

BALLSTON SPA BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The Board of Trustees of the Village of Ballston Spa will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28, in the Municipal Building, 66 Front Street, Ballston Spa.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

FOSTER PARENT MEETINGS: A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on January 29 at 4 p.m. at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Saratoga County needs foster homes for school-aged children and teenagers. Please call Jared LeGrand at 518-884-4157 for more information.

SCIENCE ON TAP: Sustainable Saratoga, the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College and SPAC invite you to the next Science on Tap presentation at the new 2019 location, The Parting Glass, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Kristofer Covey from Skidmore’s Environmental Studies and Sciences Program and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will present, ”Three trillion and counting: what mapping global tree density taught us about science and the popular imagination.” The talk starts at 6:30 p.m., but plan to arrive by 6 p.m. for a prompt start. For more information visit https://sustainablesaratoga.org/science-on-tap.

Thursday, Jan. 31

DUDLEY OBSERVATORY: Every Thursday, rain or shine, join miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on activities indoors. The observatory at 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, will be open from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9a.m. until the observatory closes. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members).

Thursday, Feb. 7

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: A caregivers’ support group with Pierre Zimmerman, MS, meets on the first Thursday of each month at Saratoga Hospital. The group is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. For more information and directions to the meeting space, call Pierre at 413-992-7012. Presented by One Roof Center for Holistic Practices.

DUDLEY OBSERVATORY: Every Thursday, rain or shine, join miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on activities indoors. The observatory at 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, will be open from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9a.m. until the observatory closes. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members).

GREEN DRINKS: Green Drinks is a “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Drop in at Harvey’s in the Library Room at 14 Phila Street on the first Thursday of every month between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to meet new people, learn about local green initiatives, and share what you’ve been working on. Happy Hour runs until 6:30 p.m. with 1/2 priced drafts, wines, and cocktails. Non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be ordered.

Source: https://www.saratogian.com/lifestyle/calendar/article_85d392f2-0f81-11e9-9732-2bd7616ee3bf.html

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