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Saratoga Children’s Theater Performs Sweeney Todd

The Saratoga Children’s Theatre announces live performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School Edition) at the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs, on Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. This unique, minimalist approach will be performed in the round.  Local teens, ranging in age from 13-18 will be starring in the musical which has been directed by Tim Antonacci along with music director Casey Gray.  Music and lyrics by Stephan Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler.  All tickets are sold at the door. General admission, $12. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre website at www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org or call 518-430-7423.

Free Lunch

The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold its monthly free lunch on Saturday, October 14 at the church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. Lunch will be served at no charge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the  church at 518-581-0210.

Adirondacon

Gamers who live near the lower Adirondack area have something to be very excited about: a new tabletop gaming convention by the name of Adirondacon is coming to the Glens Falls Elks Lodge, located at 32 Cronin Rd. in Queensbury, on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Game enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels can gather at Adirondacon to play old favorites, learn new games, and help a worthy cause. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Lodge and Crescent Moon Catering. Vendor tables will sell Adirondacon and gaming-related merchandise. There will be door prizes, play-to-win games and a raffle to help the Adirondack Tabletop Gamers team reach their fundraising goal of $1,000. Donations will be accepted and raffle proceeds will go to Extra Life to benefit the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10 years old. Convention and game entry tickets are available at the door or can be pre-purchased at www.tabletop.events/conventions/adirondacon.

Flag Disposal Ceremony

 The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association will conduct a flag disposal ceremony at the Saratoga National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 17 starting at 9 a.m. at the main flag pole. The U.S. Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose, “it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.” For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration. Individuals, businesses, government offices and organizations seeking proper disposal of their worn flags are invited to drop them off in the administration office at the cemetery. All are invited to attend this ceremony. You do not have to be a veteran to attend. If you would like to become a member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association please visit our web site at: www.snchga.com  or contact our Adjutant at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you would like to make a donation to our association please send a check or money order to: Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, New York 12871.

Low Vision Technology Fair

The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will be hosting their ninth annual Low Vision Technology Fair on October 17 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is free to the public. People with vision impairment as well as family members, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend. The Lions Hearing Conservation Society will also be on hand to provide information about hearing screenings, hearing aids and device loaner programs as well as other related resources. Guest speaker ophthalmologists will be presenting on issues related to aging vision issues, eye health, diseases, research and treatments. 

Havurah Vatik

Intrepid travelers Mike and Rita Fischer will wow us with splendid views and exciting stories of a trip across Costa Rica, from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Join us for another of our famous “Armchair Travel” series and prepare to be swept away. The event will be held at Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, on October 17 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A catered lunch will follow. Please RSVP by October 11 to 518-584-8730, ext. 4. All Saratoga area seniors 55 and older are invited.

Annual Open House Saratoga Senior Center

Meet the Staff and Instructors at the Saratoga Senior Center located at 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A One Day 2017 Membership Special - $10. Explore: Trips, classes and services available to adults age 50 and up. Learn about volunteer opportunities. Free and open to the public. 

Fall Vendor Show

General Schuyler Rescue Squad is hosting its Fall Vendor Show on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.  Come out and support your local rescue squad located at 901 Route 29, Saratoga Springs.  Over 35 vendors, refreshments, and raffles. For more information, call Pat at 518-338-2329. 

Halloween Party

The American Legion Auxiliary is giving the village children a Halloween Party,Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.. It will be at the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa. Come in costume and have some fun.

Basket Party Fundraiser

Nipper Knolls Equine Center, Inc. will host a “Basket Party” fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, at the Gansevoort Fire House, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 2 p.m.  For those not able to attend on Saturday, doors will be open on Friday, October 20 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. with the opportunity to purchase tickets and make selections. As an added incentive, for those purchasing at least two additional sets of tickets, will receive an additional set for free. Concessions will be available for purchase. In addition to extraordinary baskets donated by over one-hundred generous businesses, there will be a silent auction featuring a hot-air balloon ride, two tickets to a 2018 NY Mets game, and more. Everyone enjoys a little competition, and there will be a Heads or Tails game, in which the winner receives a flat screen television. There will also be a Spin to Win game where five lucky people will spin to win a prize valued at $150 or more. The Nipper Knolls Equine Center, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, nonprofit organization whose mission is to share the joys of horsemanship with children with special needs and military veterans. There are no administrative costs or salaries paid. This is a 100% volunteer organization.   To make a donation of a basket or prize to this special event, contact Roxanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-642-9453. To learn more about the program visit www.nipperknolls.com or www.facebook.com/nipperknolls. 

October Genealogy Conference

 Pamela Vittorio, popular genealogy lecturer and college professor, will be the speaker at the annual Heritage Hunters Genealogy Conference. It will be held on Saturday, October 21 at Saratoga Town Hall, located on the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, in Schuylerville. Pamela specializes in US and Canadian history/genealogy. Conference topics are Finding Your Loyalist Ancestors; Tracking Family Members in Ship Lists; Boatmen of the New York State Canals; and River Crossings: Northern NY and New England Ancestors in Eastern Ontario and Quebec.

The day begins with registration and coffee at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at 3:15 p.m.  Registration is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.  Included is a hot lunch, breaks and exhibits.  An option is offered for $45 that would include HH 2017-2018 membership at $15 and the Conference at $30. Register soon by calling 518-587-2978 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Haydn’s The Creation `

Thrill to the drama of a dynamic performance of Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. Haydn’s masterwork, a fundamental appeal for universal love and fellowship, will feature Alumni from the Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program and the Oratorio Orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this glorious concert packed with talent. The performance is Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville.  Tickets can be purchased at the Society’s website www.bhos.us or at the door the day of the performance. Call 518-416-4060 for more information.

Ballston Area Senior Citizens Annual Bazaar

The Bazaar takes place on Saturday, October 28, at Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Country Store, Pie Table, a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, baskets for silent auction, books and puzzle table and more for you to see.  Our Café will be in full swing, with a nice variety of hot and cold foods. Over 35 Vendors and Crafters showing off their wares for your shopping pleasure, and get you in the Holiday Spirit. Christmas it is just around the corner.  Put us on your calendar, bring family or friends, spend the day and have fun. More information contact: Ballston Area Seniors at 518-885-6740. Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors. 

Great Fall Festival and Giveaway

An absolutely free event for the whole family. We will have kid’s activities, games, and family fun contests. There will also be a petting zoo, great food and free cider and donuts, a chili cook-off, bounce houses, and much more. The festival will take place at New Life Fellowship Church, located at 51 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.newlifeinsaratoga.org or call 518-580-1810. 

Fundraiser for After the Fire

“The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” will perform at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m.   Aaron David Ward, Tom Anzalone and Steven Rogers will provide the laughs at this fundraiser for After The Fire.  For advance tickets at $15, contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or tickets will be available at the door for $20. Come and join us for an evening of fun, and to help support After The Fire.

Community Emergency Corps and Toys for Tots

During this upcoming holiday season Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa will again be an official drop off point for donations for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. For 2017, we will again be partnering with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office to broaden the scope of our support for the national Toys for Tots campaign. We have already started to receive donations and will be accepting toys at our station at 78 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, until December 15.  New, unwrapped toys, games, books, puzzles, sport balls, dolls, snow toys, and anything for kids from infant to teens are all appreciated. Stuffed toys are the only exception. You can drop them off anytime, days or evenings. If we are not at the building due to answering emergency calls, we hope you will return at another time with your contribution. As a reminder, toys collected in this area are redistributed right back into this area to those in need. In addition, we encourage folks to bring toys to donate during the annual Santa Parade in Ballston Spa on December 1. Step off is at 6 p.m. For further information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Ray Otten, Executive Director of CEC, at 518-885-1478.

Bus Trip to New York City

Come celebrate Christmas in NYC on December 6. See the Rockefeller tree, browse holiday windows, get some Christmas shopping done or see a show. Bus trips and excursions are open to the public, regardless of age. Bring your friends, family or grandkids. For more information call the Saratoga Senior Center at 518-584-1621. 

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