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February, 17th – February, 23rd 2017Written by Saratoga TODAY
Friday, February 17 Fish Fry Fridays Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Fish Fry Friday will continue each Friday of the month. Menu: fried fish, fried clams, fried chicken tenders, popcorn shrimp, buffalo shrimp, and clam chowder by the bowl or by the quart. Eat in at our club house or to call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917. Everyone is welcome. Saturday, February 18 Beginning Genealogy Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville, 10 a.m. – Noon Pat Peck, past president of Heritage Hunters, will teach basic research skills including the use of vital records, census records, deeds, wills and online research. Basic genealogy forms and other materials will be provided. Please call 518-584-4129 to reserve a spot. Free and open to all. Bring a sandwich if you intend to stay for the monthly meeting of Heritage Hunters at 1 p.m. Winter Fun Festival Downtown Ballston Spa, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy Sledding and Tobogganing on Bath St. in Ballston Spa (snow permitting) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be family activities at Ballston Spa Elks beginning at 5 p.m. Crafts, games, food and music. Sponsored by the Village of Ballston Spa and the Town of Milton. For information or to volunteer, call 518-885-5711. Genealogy and Local History Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville, 1 p.m. “Lost Landmarks of Saratoga County” will be the program topic by speaker, Anne Clothier. Anne has been the Director of Education for Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa for 5 years and has a background in Museum Studies. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978. Preceding the meeting at 10 a.m. will be a class on Beginning Genealogy. Call to register at 518-584-4129. Tang Family Saturdays Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a hands-on Gamelan Workshop. Learn all about the instruments from Indonesia with members of the Skidmore Gamelan Banyu Wali Ensemble, and learn to play them yourself. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 518-580-8080. Annual Souper Supper Old Saratoga Reformed Church, 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville, 4 – 6 p.m. The menu includes endless bowls of soup, a salad, bread, dessert and beverages. The cost for adults is $7; children 5-12, $3; and under 5 is free. Reservations are recommended; walk-ins are welcome; dine in only. Please call 518-695-6638 or 518-695-3479 for reservations or information. Sunday, February 19 Concert: “Sister: Show Me Eternity” Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus, 3 p.m. Guest sopranos Anne Jennifer Nash and Sharon Campbell, with Skidmore Artist-in-Residence Sylvia Stoner ‘94, explore through song and narration the sisterhood between Lavinia and Emily Dickinson and sister-in-law Susan Gilbert. Evan Mack, Skidmore pianist and composer, contributes a new song cycle alongside the song settings of John Duke, Ned Rorem, Libby Larsen, Aaron Copland and more. $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For ticket information, call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel. Monday, February 20 Project Cameron’s Story Bookraiser Party Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy craft projects, face painting, and a visit with Elmo, presented by Project Cameron’s Story, a not-for-profit that supports the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, through the use of children’s literature and storytelling. From February 16-20 you can buy books at our store to donate to Project Cameron’s Story, and we will donate a percentage of your purchase to the organization. For more information, visit www.northshire.com. Parkinson’s Support Group Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611. Tuesday, February 21 An Affirmative Prayer Workshop Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting An Affirmative Prayer Workshop. 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: $20. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918. Wednesday, February 22 2017 Winter Storytellers Series SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Ave., Room 126, Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the ninth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through March 1. February 22 features storyteller Jeannine Laverty with “Stories from History” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed. For more information, call 518-587-2100 ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all Cancer Support Group Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, cognitive, developmental, familial and spiritual issues. Call Pierre at 413- 992-7012 to register and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Roast Pork and Liver and Onions Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Soup Dijour, tossed salad, roast pork loin, liver and onions, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, vegetables, dessert, rolls and butter, coffee, tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call (518) 584-2585 for more information. Saratoga Acoustic Blues Open Mic and Jam Café Lena – Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, Sign up 7 p.m Opening Set: 7:30 Austic Jam to follow - All levels of playing are welcome – Hosted by: NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Speed for SABS. The featured Artist is longtime Capital Region Blues performer Phil Drum. 4th Wednesday of the month. Come on down to listen and play the Blues! Admission: $5. - One of Saratoga’s best musical values! Knitting Group Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, 7 p.m. Open to all skill levels. For more information call 518-695-6641. Southern Adirondack Audubon Society Monthly Program Crandall Library, Christine L. Mc Donald Community Room, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls, 7 p.m. Gerry Lemmo will present a talk “Exploring Albany’s Pine Bush,” The Albany Pine Bush is where the endangered Karner blue butterfly still survives, though surrounded by human development. In this program, people will learn about the many plants and animals, both common and rare, that are protected within this remarkable oasis of nature. Gerry is a professional photographer, naturalist and lecturer specializing in wildlife, natural history and travel images from around the globe. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.southernadirondackaudubon.org. Thursday, February 23 Ham Dinner Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, 5 – 6:30 p.m. The annual family-style ham dinner will be held in the newly renovated Fellowship Hall. Menu includes ham, raisin sauce, applesauce, home baked beans, mashed potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, rolls, homemade pie and beverage. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for children 5-10 years of age, under 5 years is free. To reserve tickets, call 518-664-7984 or purchase at door. Take-outs available. Handicap accessible. Church is located across from the Post Office.