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Christmas Carol Due to popular demand, the Traveling Lantern Theater Co. returns to the Schuylerville Public Library, located at 52 Ferry St., Schuylerville to bring us “Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 9 at 6 p.m. Open to all ages, join us for highlights of Charles Dickens holiday classic and refreshments. Breakfast with Santa There will be Breakfast with Santa on December 10, at the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa, from 8 - 10:30 a.m. A Fairytale Christmas Carol-The Musical Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe presents “A Fairytale Christmas Carol-The Musical”, on Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. This fun musical will charm you with its cast of storybook characters in all the leading roles, and a great musical score telling the story of the classic Christmas Carol in a new and clever way. Wonderful entertainment for the whole family presented at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Free tickets for the first 50 children registered (accompanied by a registered adult) courtesy of Stewarts Holiday Match. Additional sponsors include Global Foundries-Malta Foundation and Adirondack Trust Company. Tickets are $10 advanced and $15 at the door (if available). For more information please contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-899-4411 or visit www.maltaparksrec.com. Skidmore College Orchestra On Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m. the Skidmore College Orchestra will give the World Premiere performance of Loris Chobanian’s “Variations on an Israeli Theme for Two Guitars and Orchestra” at the Zankel Music Center, Ladd Concert Hall. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for seniors (students and children free). Ticket link: skidmore.edu/zankel. Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Schuylerville Library is at Barnes and Noble in Wilton on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Holiday crafts for kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saratoga City Ballet performs excerpts from “The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m., Story Time with Mrs. Clause at noon and 12:30 p.m., and Christmas carols with girl scouts at 1 p.m. Hope to see you! It’s Pickins’ Time On Wednesday, December 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. the popular Ballston Area Seniors Pickins’ Session will be held at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Admission is free, open to the public, and there is ample free parking. Please bring finger foods to share. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica or whatever you use to make music – or just come. Adult Christmas Party On Friday, December 16 the Catholic Daughters are invited to attend the Knights of Columbus Adult Christmas Party from 6 -10 p.m. Limited tickets are available, call 518-584-8547 for information. Children’s Christmas Party On Saturday, December 17 the Knights of Columbus will hold their Children’s Christmas party from 9 a.m. - Noon. The Catholic Daughters will be providing crafts and rabbits for the children to pet and take their picture with. For more information about the Catholic Daughters or any of their events, contact Regent Aileen Thomas at 518-583-2905. Christmas Bird Count Area birders and nature enthusiasts are invited to join Southern Adirondack Audubon Society (SAAS) members in the 117th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Birders of all skill levels are needed. Non-birders are welcome to help spot birds or keep team records. Most of the birding is done from the car although some teams may need to walk along trails or in area parks. The Christmas Bird Count is a good way to get to know area birders and increase your skills. The Saratoga Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, December 18. Contact Jean Holcomb for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For details: http://www.lglc.org/events-and-programs/ Tens of thousands of volunteers will participate in more than 2,000 individual counts throughout the Americas from mid-December to early January. The information becomes a valuable addition to the U.S. government’s natural history monitoring database. Senior Trip to Christmas Show The Olde Saratoga Seniors are hosting a trip to the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs for a Christmas Show with Jimmy Mazz and a luncheon on Tuesday, December 20. Bus will leave American Legion at 10:15 a.m. and return approximately 4 p.m. Cost is $39 per person. Any questions, call Mary LaMora at 518-584-7986. Mail checks to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Anyone is welcome. Havurah Vatik Hannukah Celebration Join local musicians on Tuesday, December 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. of the Adirondack Klezmer Band for their second rollicking celebration of the Hannukah festival. Instrumentalists Al Wadler, clarinet; Bob Orban, trumpet; Jim Fuchs, sax; Ray Rabl, drums; Barbara Rosoff, violin; Neil Herr, guitar; and Amy Mix-Sargent, keyboard/piano will treat us to traditional melodies and dances of Eastern Europe: the “voice of the Jewish heart.” A festive catered lunch featuring Latkes follows the program. RSVP by December 14 518-584-8730, ext. 4. Holiday Celebration at the Senior Center Celebrate the Holidays on December 20, 3 – 5 p.m. with mixing, mingling, entertainment, food and friends. Pay $2 at sign up. The event is sponsored by Centers Health Care. There will be music and dancing by Steve Keller, light fare, photos by Walgreen’s, a visit from Santa Claus and more. The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga Springs is located at 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs. For more information call 518-584-1621. Options to Pay for College Concerned about paying for college? College costs are rising at unprecedented rates; are you properly prepared to handle the expense of higher education? Join us at the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Susman Room for an informal meeting every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. to discuss different options to pay for college education. Receive $1000 credit towards your personal Scholars Tuition* Rewards program for attending. *As recognized by U.S. News and World Report (7 Ways to Save for Children’s Education- September 2014). Clearance Sale Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, 116 Broad St., in Schuylerville is having a 10 percent off of holiday items over $1.00. This sale will continue until December 31; after January 1 there will be a shop-wide inventory clearance sale. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and beginning on November 25 shop hours will be extended to Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until December 31. Listen to our ad on Froggie 100.3 FM. Like us on Facebook. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Our proceeds, after expenses, are given back to community service organizations. For more information, please call Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 518-695-4640. Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS, is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at various sites in the Capital District. Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful for tax counseling. Volunteers also needed to greet taxpayers, review documents, confirm appointments by phone, or assist with computer hardware/software matters. Training is provided. For more information contact Gail Carroll, 518-541-3173 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Third Annual Winter Carnival of New Work Hot New Works Right in the Heart of Winter! January 21-29, 2017. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Carnival is an energizing, fun, and heartfelt series of new works. Your Flex, Theater, or All Access Pass gives you all access to the entire Carnival. Come once – come often. This year’s Carnival will focus on plays and monologues created with our community focused on issues of farming and our connection to the land and nature here in our region. Hubbard Hall is proud to partner with the Agricultural Stewardship Association and Young Playwrights’ Theater of Washington, DC to create and share this new work. Tickets: $10 General Admission/$5 Student per show or $25 General Admission/$10 Student for Entire Carnival.
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