Thursday, 02 March 2017 21:15
March, 3rd – March, 9th 2017Written by Saratoga TODAY
Friday, March 3 Concert: “Music!” Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. An interactive concert for children ages 3 and older, featuring Balinese and Javanese gamelan, Taiko drumming, and more. For more information, call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel. 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, March 4 Rummage and Bake Sale Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We will be offering a variety of furniture, linens, sporting goods, collectibles, games, housewares, clothing and books. Plus delicious baked goods. Defensive Driving Class First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. New York State approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30.00 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. Spring Craft Fair Ballston Area Community Center, 20 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Check out a wide selection of homemade crafts and gifts. Stop by our concession stand for some yummy snacks. Fun for the whole family. For more information please contact Kathi 518-885-3261. Tang Family Saturdays Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 518-580-8080. Sunday, March 5 Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Now featuring eggs to order. Fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call (518) 584-2585 for more information. Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, Saratoga Springs, 9-10:15 a.m. Weekly meditation followed by short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. By donation. For more information call 413-992-7012 or visit www.oneroofsaratoga.com. Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians Event Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs, 1 – 6 p.m. A grand day of Irish music, dance, and culture. Adults $ 10 donation at the door, under 12 free. Bring canned food items to be donated to our local food pantries. Light fare and raffles. Monday, March 6 Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Meeting Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs, Noon Prospective members please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations. Senior Tennis Drop-In Wilton YMCA, 20 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Low Intermediate and Above Players Welcome, Every Monday and Wednesday. Call YMCA at 518-587-3000 for information. Signups after 8 a.m., day of play, $11. Contact Person: Frank Piliere 518-371-8312. I.T.A.M. Unit #35 Auxiliary Meeting Dominick Smaldone Unit #35, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m. All auxiliary members are welcome and urged to attend. Anyone interested in joining our Unit please attend meeting or contact our membership chair 518-584-1841. Tuesday, March 7 Adirondack Unit 70 Auxiliary Meeting Adirondack Post 70, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. All auxiliary members are welcome and urged to attend. Anyone interested in joining our unit please attend meeting or contact the membership chair at 518-587-0236. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Meeting Court McLaughlin #422, Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 6:30 p.m. This month’s meeting will be a baby shower for Birthright. Members are asked to bring in donated baby items; clothing, diapers, formula, baby bottles, blankets, bibs, etc. A representative from Birthright will be in attendance to receive the donations. New members are always welcome to attend a meeting and see what the Catholic Daughters are all about. For any questions or further information contact Regent Aileen Thomas at 518-583-2905. Science of Mind Foundations, Unit 2 Class Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a 3-week class, “Science of Mind Foundations, Unit 2: Wholeness, Attraction and Abundance.” In this class in practical spirituality, students will explore some of the Core Concepts of the Science of Mind teaching, including the natural state of wholeness, the Law of Attraction, and how to experience abundance in life, coupled with the spiritual practices of affirmative prayer, gratitude, and the Fear to Faith process. Suggested donation is $20 per class session. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918. Wednesday, March 8 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Corned beef, baked ham, potatoes, cabbage, seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and 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. Ballston Area Seniors Pickins’ Session Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, 7 – 9:30 p.m. The Sessions could use fiddlers, bass players…even a harmonica, to make the evening more diversified and entertaining. Musicians are invited to play background or join up with a group. Amateur musicians to professionals, members or non- members, young or not-so-young, are invited to come and recapture the joy of playing. Please bring finger foods to share. Admission is free, open to the public, and there is ample free parking. Please check out our web page at www.ballstonareaseniors.com for more information. Storytelling Open Mic Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, Sign-ups 6:45 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful evening as storytellers from Saratoga and the Capital District share contemporary, personal, and traditional stories. New storytellers are always welcome. March’s featured teller is Alan McClintock. Alan shares stories shaped by a lifetime spent along the Hudson and Mohawk River valleys where stories pulse like the tide. He has entertained audiences at the Dance Flurry, the Great Hudson River Revival and storytelling events throughout New York State. Storytelling begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information visit, www.caffelena.org. Thursday, March 9 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch Lecture presents, Ulysses S. Grant and his Saratoga Connections, 1865 to 1885, presented by Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Docent Gloria May and the Friends of Grant Cottage Site Historian Melissa Trombley-Prosch. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free and open to the public – no registration required.