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Snowshoe Games Let the games begin! Join us outdoors for an hour of snowshoeing games and activities at the Saratoga Spa State Park on Monday, January 16 at 2 p.m. This program is appropriate for ages 7-12. Snowshoes will be available to rent for $5. This program is free. Space is limited. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register. Kids Open Mic at The Parting Glass Enjoy a Kids Open Mic at the Parting Glass with Rick Bolton on Friday, January 13 at 6 p.m. Disabled American Veterans Meeting The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Marcelle-Nolan Chapter 158 will be holding their next meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. - ? at the Golden Corral Restaurant located at 15 Old Gick Rd. in Saratoga Springs. The chapter will continue to meet on the second Saturday of the month and welcomes new members and those who wish to support Veterans in their community. For more information on DAV/Auxiliary membership, contact the chapter at 518-290-3030 or visit www.dav.org. The Dr. King Challenge 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Challenge: An evening of spoken word and performances from local artists reflecting on Dr. King’s call to action against racial and social injustice. Reception and performances by members of Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, WoW, SHYFT, Darian Goodin, Carlos Garcia, Scrambled and Comp., and others. The event will be held at Skidmore College in Filene Hall on Friday, January 13 from 7 – 9 p.m. Donation: $10. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017 Day of Service Community Event This event will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Monday, January 16, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteer opportunities include four projects including a MoonCatcher Project, Thinkpeace “give a hand, lend a hand” art and awareness project), Youth Squared: Trail Blazing Training: registration required by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs: knitting and crocheting scarves for the homeless. Pieroghi Sale Christ the Savior parish, located at 349 Eastline Rd., in Ballston Lake, will hold its pieroghi sale on Tuesday, January, 17. Potato/cheese, sauerkraut and Farmer’s cheese pieroghi may be ordered. Also a limited supply of stuffed clams are available. Call 518-363-0001. Please get you orders in as soon as possible. Pick-up is on Tuesday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. New Saratoga Friends New Saratoga Friends is a social group for baby boomers in the Saratoga area who are interested in making new friends to socialize with. This is not a dating or “singles” group! Couples and singles are welcome and there is no membership fee. Group members plan social activities based on their interests. You are welcome to join us in the Dutcher Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info or questions contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join our New Saratoga Friends Meetup group (go to www.Meetup.com). 99th Annual Dinner The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 99th Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 26, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The event will kick-off with a Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be followed by dinner and the program, from 7 to 8:30 and will conclude with a dessert reception, running until 9:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $500 to $3,500, which includes admission to the event. If you are interested in having your business name and/or logo displayed for members to see, please contact Keith VanVeghten, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 518-584-3255. AARP Tax Prep Tax-Aide, a volunteer tax preparation program will be offering free tax preparation and filing of tax returns for low to moderate incomes, with a preference for seniors beginning February 1, 2017 through April 13, 2017 at the Malta Community Center. Appointments are required by calling 518-899-4411. AARP tax prep volunteers will be available, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please make your appointment after you have received all of your income and tax documents. The Wizard of Oz The Maple Avenue Middle School Musical Club presents, “The Wizard of Oz” in the Trombley Auditorium at the Maple Avenue Middle School. All tickets are available at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Show times are on Friday, February 3 and 10, at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 4 and 11 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saratoga’s Chowderfest Saratoga’s Annual Chowderfest, February 4, 2017, is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 80 vendors—including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—who open their doors to the public and serve hot bowls of chowder to event goers. Sponsored by Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, the 19-year anniversary of Saratoga Chowderfest starts at approximately 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature live music, family-friendly activities and, of course, a wide variety of chowders.For more information, visit https://discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest. Saratoga Winterfest and Camp Saratoga Snow Shoe Races The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 11 a.m. in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Camp Saratoga 8k Snowshoe Race will be held on Saturday, February 18 at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park at 10:30 a.m. Go to www.saratogastryders.org to download an application or link to online registration at www.active.com. A limited supply of Dion Snowshoes will be available at a $5 rental charge. Email Laura Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a pair or phone 518-581-1278. For information about the entire Dion Snowshoe Series and for snow updates visit www.dionwmacsnowshoe.com. Annual Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Join us on February 11, 6 – 9 p.m. at the popular and highly anticipated Annual Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road. Luminaries will glow along 2.5 miles of groomed trails. Along the way you will find fields and forests, warming bonfires, and plenty of hot chocolate! The terrain is suitable for all levels and ages and includes a smaller 1 mile loop. Participants can drop-in anytime during the evening; no registration is needed. Snowshoes and cross-country skis will be available on a first-come first-serve basis in the I.P. Winter Lodge off of Parking lot #2. The rental fee is $5/ person for non-members. Parking will be directed by WWPP. This event is weather permitting. Please call or email for more information or if you are interested in volunteering for this event, 518-450-0321; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Trip to Turning Stone Casino Old Saratoga Seniors is hosting a trip to Turning Stone Casino on Friday, March 17, 2017. Departure from Saratoga Train Station at 6:15 a.m. or American Legion in Schuylerville at 6:45 a.m. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Return to Schuylerville approximately 8 p.m. Make checks payable to Old Saratoga Seniors, PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Deadline for sign up and money due is February 8, 2017. Any questions, please contact Mary at 518-584-7986 If You Can Stand the Heat Become a kitchen helper for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County’s Office for the Aging. If you are over the age of 55, love working with seniors, and enjoy prepping and serving food, then this unique volunteer opportunity is for you. Kitchen helpers assist with meal preparation and serving for the Senior Nutrition Program in locations throughout Saratoga County. Training is provided, hours are flexible, and volunteers can assist Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please contact Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 if you are interested in lending a helping hand. Got An Hour? Why not give it back by spending time volunteering in your community? The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in immediate urgent need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors in the following areas: Ballston Spa, Greenfield, Malta, Saratoga, Wilton, and Mechanicville. We are also currently seeking substitute drivers for many communities throughout Saratoga County. Please call Billie Jo or Ashley at 518-363-4020 or 518-363-4033 for details.
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