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Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, January 21st, at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Program speaker will be Bruce Hazard, a trustee for the Queensbury Masonic Historical Society, who will discuss the history of Freemasonry in area counties and the records that are available. Hazard is a past District Deputy Grand Master of the Freemasons, and currently serves as treasurer of the Warren County Historical Society. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978. Audubon the Film The Story of John James Audubon will be shown on Wednesday, January 25 as part of the monthly program of the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. The program will be held in the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. It is free and open to the public. Please note this program will start at 6:30 p.m. The documentary is 92 minutes long. The 2015 documentary tells the story of naturalist John James Audubon, who died in 1851. Southern Adirondack Audubon Society (SAAS) is a certified local chapter of the National Audubon Society. The organization’s primary goal is to protect the environment by preserving natural habitats and promoting environmental education. SAAS has more than 500 members in Warren, Washington, and northern Saratoga counties of New York State. Visit the SAAS website, http://www.southernadirondackaudubon.org for more information. Saratoga Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam Join us at the newly renovated Caffé Lena, located at 47 Phila St. in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. - All levels of playing are welcome. This event is hosted by NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Speed for SABS. Featured Artist is longtime Capital Region Blues performer Mark Emanation. A lead guitarist for Ernie Williams and the Wildcats - CD’s including one with the Wildcats (Live at the Van Dyke), one with Folding Sky (Acoustic Sky) and one with Shadowland. Come on down to listen and play the Blues every 4th Wednesday of the month. Admission: is $5. Sign-ups at 7 p.m. Sets start at 7:30 p.m. Contact (only if necessary): Phil Drum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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. Gershwin Dinner Theatre Don’t miss this fun opportunity to hear the timeless music of George Gershwin performed by the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. Scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017, experience the fun of a New-York style cabaret dinner theatre. Set in the elegant Vista Ballroom at the Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park, this great night-out-on-the-town begins with a sumptuous dinner at 6 p.m. and cash bar at 5:30 p.m. The performance starts at 7 p.m. The chorus will be accompanied by a four-piece jazz combo and will feature soloists, duos, and trios. Seating is limited and the last day to purchase tickets is January 27. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.BHOS.us or call 518-416-4060. 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 & 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. Elijah – Call for Singers Burnt Hills Oratorio Society is recruiting singers for a performance of Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece “Elijah”. The performance is Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School Choral Room, starting February 7. Go online, www.BHOS.us to print out a registration form, or arrive early (6:30 p.m.) to register. Great music, outstanding leadership, talented non-auditioned community chorus. Join us for an inspiring experience of music-making, learning, and fun. Go to www.BHOS.us or call 518-416-4060 to learn more. Walk-ins welcome. 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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