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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. Join us for great music, outstanding leadership, and a talented non-auditioned community chorus. This is 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. “Around the World in 8 Dances” Gala A fundraising effort by the Division Street Elementary School STEM Lab committee for the purchase of an Earth Balloon will take place on February 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Saratoga Music Hall located at 474 Broadway, 3rd floor, Saratoga Springs. The Gala will be a fun night out with food, fun, and entertainment that can potentially support every child’s education in Saratoga. Cost is $65.00. For more information visit www.divisionstreetpta.com 10th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament The Quaker Volunteer Fire Department will host the 10th Annual Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, February 11 on the Cove section of the Hudson River (based at Kim’s) at 882 Route 4 South of Schuylerville starting at 7 a.m. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. The tournament is from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee. Preregistration is encouraged to be guaranteed a fishing spot. Please contact Kim Wilbur at 518-956-3516. Cash prizes for pike, perch and crappies. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Hot food and drinks will be available. For more information, visit www.qsfd.com. Cabin Fever BBQ The public is invited to A Cabin Fever BBQ on Saturday, February 11 at the Saratoga Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Road in Saratoga Springs. Dinner will be served from 5 until 8 p.m. Cash bar will be available prior to the event at 4 p.m. The menu includes ribs, chicken, salad and dessert all for $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Knights of Columbus Home. For information or reservations, call 518-584-8547. Annual Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Join us on February 11, 6 to 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.. Annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance The Saratoga/Wilton Ladies Auxiliary #161, is holding their annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 11 at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane in Saratoga Springs. The Band GRAVITY will be our entertainment for the night. The evening begins with cocktails/appetizers from 6 to 7 p.m., dinner 7 to 9 p.m., and entertainment from 9 - midnight .This years’ Valentine raffles will benefit the local Code Blue Shelter initiative. Our basket theme is based on different countries like Germany, England, etc. as well as our very popular Lottery Basket. Cocktail hour will feature a specialty drink surprise. Entrée choices are Prime Rib, Sliced Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Vegetable Lasagna; all served with salad, potatoes and vegetable. Buffet style desserts of Chocolate Mousse or Shortcake topped with Strawberries. Cost is $32 per person. Seating is limited. Checks, cash or credit card will be accepted as payment. Call Penny at 518-587-7597 to make your reservation. Deadline is February 5. Valentine Party with Author and Illustrator Join beloved board book author and illustrator Sandra Magsamen at Northshire Bookstore, located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, for a Valentine’s Day Party! After a special story time with the author, enjoy a scavenger hunt and make a craft with our booksellers. Magsamen is the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including I Love You Hugs and Kisses, and I Ruff You Very Much. For more information or other events visit www.northshire.com. The Flurry Festival Shake off the winter blues. It’s time to dance, sing, jam, and more. The 30th Flurry Festival will run from February 17-19, 2017, at the Saratoga Springs City Center located at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Dancers can participate in a variety of workshops and programs designed for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. The festival also includes an array of performances, singing, concerts, jamming, storytelling, vendors, and more. It’s the perfect event to bring your dancing and non-dancing friends with you. For more information, visit www.flurryfestival.org. Frozen Dance Party Sing a-long and storytime with most-liked favorite enchanted sisters at the Frozen Dance Party held at the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, located at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, from 10 a.m. to Noon. Make your own Frozen Princess Crown and Olaf. Be sure to wear your favorite princess costume. Cookies and juice will be served. Admission is free. Reservations required by calling 518-584-2225 ext. 3001. An Affirmative Prayer Workshop Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting An Affirmative Prayer Workshop on Tuesday, February 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. This workshop gives attendees an in-depth look at the process of writing a powerful, creative affirmative prayer as developed by visionary and teacher Ernest Holmes. Suggested donation is $20. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918. Free Beginner Dance Lessons with Spa City Swingers Come check out different styles of partner dances on Friday, February 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., and see what makes it so much fun. No partner is necessary. Pre-registration is required. Call 518-899-4411 or log-on www.maltaparksrec.com to reserve your spot. For ages 12+. 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. Brighter Days, Shelters of Saratoga 2017 Gala Please join Shelters of Saratoga at its 2017 Brighter Days Gala on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant on Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs. This annual fundraising gala provides critically needed support to over 700 individuals facing homelessness in our region each year. Guests will be treated to an evening cocktail style reception, dancing, silent auction and the core reason for its existence; providing help, hope and humanity to those most in need. Reservations: $100 per person. This year we will be honoring Saratoga Springs Police Chief, Greg Veitch with the Help, Hope and Humanity Award for his outstanding dedication of service to our community. For more information, visit www.sheltersofsaratoga.org. Fighting for Mya Fundraiser The American Legion Post 234, located at 23 Pleasant Street in Ballston Spa, will host a fund raiser for 15 year old sophomore, Mya, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This benefit will take place on April 29, 2017 at 2p.m. All support will be greatly appreciated.
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