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January 12th – January 18th 2018

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Friday, January 12

Fish Fry Friday 
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32 south of the village of Victory,
4:30 - 7 p.m.

All are welcome, members and non-members. Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Chowder, ask about our extras and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house, or call ahead for Take Out 518-695-3917. Fish Fry Friday will continue through the month. 

Poetry Reading
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
7 p.m.

Join us for a poetry reading, as poet, memoirist and philanthropist Eileen Rockefeller shares poems from her collection Space Between. Following her acclaimed memoir, being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself, Eileen Rockefeller’s debut selection of poems, Space Between, invites you to join her private relationships with people, nature, and spirit. For more information and other events, visit www.northshire.com. 

Third Annual Dr. King Challenge
JKB Theater at Skidmore,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
7 – 9:30 p.m.

An energizing evening of powerful micro-performances in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., expressing the critical, “in-our-face” realities of our time by regional performance artists. Opening presentation by Taina Asili. Free admission, open to the public. 

Tango Fusion Open House
Newberry Music Hall, 
388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
7 p.m.

New students may take one complimentary class at the location that best suits them. No partner or experience necessary. At 7 p.m. all levels Merengue and Bachata, 8 p.m. Beginner and Intermediate Salsa. Students may stay after class and dance to a DJ and enjoy drinks and food from the bar. For more information go to www.tangofusiondance.com or call 518-932-6447 to reserve your spot or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Saturday, January 13

Eagle Survey 
Moreau Lake State Park, 
605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort,
9:30 a.m.

Grab a pair of binoculars and a join park naturalist on his weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health; please come and help us. Reservations are required with a 24-hour advanced notice; please call the park office at 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot today.

America’s Family Tree
Frederick Allen Lodge, 
69 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs,
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Sharon Leslie Morgan will present on the basics of how to research one’s family ancestry. Her tutorial illuminates the historical trauma that is the legacy of chattel slavery, which continues to infect our society in the form of racism. The takeaway is that “We empower our future by honoring our past.” At the end of the session, she will answer questions to help participants overcome “brick walls.” Content is appropriate for people of all ages, races, and genders. Free admission.

Hattie’s 18th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit 
Canfield Casino,
25 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs,
6 – 10 p.m., 

Hattie’s 18th Annual Mardi Gras Soiree to benefit AIM Services, Inc. Get ready to dance along to music by Soul Session and Garland Nelson, enjoy delicious treats by Chef Jasper Alexander, and experience the “New Orleans of the north.” Cost is $100 per person. For details and to attend this event visit www.aimservicesinc.org/events/hatties-mardi-gras-2018. AIM Services, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the “power of potential” in people of diverse abilities. Through community-based services, advocacy, and education, dedicated professionals focus on supporting people in achieving their personal goals, while promoting a sense of self-confidence and independence. To register, visit www.formsmarts.com/form/1wm2?mode=h5.

 

Sunday, January 14

Monthly Breakfast
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32 south of the village of Victory,
8 – 11 a.m.

Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome.

 

Monday, January 15

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
Wesley Health Care Center,
Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs
2 p.m.

This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611 or Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.

 

Tuesday, January 16

Woodcarvers Meeting

Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa,
9 – 11:30 a.m.

The Ballston Area Senior Citizens are looking for anyone interested in joining from beginners to experienced woodcarvers. Both men and women in the group meet every Tuesday to carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Schnerman at the Community Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at 518-885-6740. If the schools are closed due to inclement weather the Center is closed also. Visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com. 

Pierogi Pick Up
Christ the Savior Church, 
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake,
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese will be available. You can call 518-363-0001 for orders.

Korean War Veteran’s Brunch
Ambrosia Diner, 
518 Aviation Rd., Queensbury,
11 a.m. 

A January brunch for Chapter 60, Korean War Veterans Association. The diner is located just off Exit 19N of the Northway.  We will be ordering off the menu.  Hosts are Patti and Gene Slavin.  Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited to attend.  Please phone your reservations in to the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by Sunday, January 14.  For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.  Annual dues are $10 for veterans and $5 for all others.  New members are always welcome.

 

Wednesday, January 17

Parent and Baby Meetup 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
10:30 a.m.

Parents and babies from birth to one year are invited to stop by for conversation and to spend time with other new parents. The conversation will be facilitated by Rebecca Rovner, birth and postpar-tum doula. For more information visit www.northshire.com. 

2018 Winter Storytellers Series Continues
SUNY Empire State College, 
2 Union Ave., Room 126, Saratoga Springs,
Noon – 1 p.m.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the tenth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 21. January 17 features storyteller Margaret French with “Mostly American.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100, ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all

Old Saratoga Seniors Luncheon Meeting
Saratoga Town Hall,
Spring St., Schuylerville,
Noon

It will be a sandwich luncheon with entertainment.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Pat Temple, 518-338-2329.

Lake Bonita Hike
Moreau Lake State Park, 
605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort,
1 p.m.

Join us for our series of early morning hikes, a perfect opportunity to start off your day. This fairly-flat hike with a couple ups and downs travels around the new property over at Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Reservations are required with a 24-hour advanced notice, please call the park office at 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot today.

Upstate Model Railroaders Open House
22 Hudson Falls Rd., South Glens Falls,
7 – 9 p.m.

We’d love to have you come and see our Z, N, S, O and HO scale layouts.  Check out our website, www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com, for directions to our location and where to go once you arrive. Come share the joy of trains. 

 

Thursday, January 18

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room,
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Denise Warren, an early childhood teacher and former preschool administrator, will discuss kindergarten preparedness including readiness skills and how to make a smooth transition. Register in the Children’s Room or by calling 518-584-7860 X305.

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