Friday, 14 March 2014 10:48

Senior Calendar

By Staff Report | Families Today
Senior Calendar… Saratoga Springs Public Library 49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-7860 * Books and Tea Reading Group: Thursday, 3/20, 4/17, & 5/15, 3:30–5 p.m. Books and Tea is an ongoing library book discussion group that meets monthly from September through June. Multiple copies of each month’s selection are kept in the Reading Group Choices collection on the first floor. Books may also be put on hold and borrowed through Interlibrary Loan on our online catalog at the Information Desk. Please visit for details. No registration required. (Susman Room) Victorian Saratoga Springs in 3D: Thursday, March 27, noon–1 p.m. Robert Joki loved to collect things and among his prized collections were his stereo views of Saratoga Springs upon which he based his 1998 book, “Saratoga Lost: Images of Victorian America.” See the splendor of Victorian-era Saratoga Springs through the eyes of Victorian photographers as Sue Joki shares some of the images from Bob’s collection which is now part of the collection of the Saratoga room thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. No registration required. (H. Dutcher Community Room) Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-1621 * Washington, DC from March 16-19 (Friday-Monday). You’ll visit our nation’s capital during cherry blossom season for awe-inspiring sights including the Capitol, White House, War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian and much more. The cost is $419 per person/ double occupancy. Please call (518) 584-1621 for details or visit “Conversations about Dementia”: Tuesday, March 18, 2-3 p.m. We’ll host a presentation on difficult conversations caregivers need to have when a loved one shows signs of cognitive impairment, including when to see a doctor, making legal and financial plans and when to stop driving. This program is great for adult children as well. Please call (518) 584-1621 for details or stop by the Center to sign up. Perthshire Cabaret and Irish Pub: Wednesday, March 19 Enjoy a fantastic lunch buffet and O’Malleys Irish Pub cabaret show. Pay $50 at sign up. Leave the Center at 11 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Sign up by Friday, March 14. Happy Hour: Thursday, March 20, 3:30-5 p.m. Bring your own beverage and some snacks to share if you’d like. We’ll supply munchies, music and fun… and it’s free! Zieker Eye Offering Free Vision Screenings: Thursday, March 20, 11:30 a.m. Please call (518) 584-1621 for details or stop by the Center to sign up. Medicare 101: Thursday, March 20, 1–2 p.m. Kim Weaver from MVP will be here to provide an overview of Medicare & Medicare Advantage plans and answer your questions. Please call (518) 584-1621 for details or stop by the Center to sign up. The Center’s men’s group, “Silver Foxes,” is headed to Skidmore College on Thursday, March 20 for lunch. The group encourages men to socialize and enjoy time together. Transportation is provided by the Center and leaves at 11:30 a.m. Pay $1 at sign up and bring $9.75. All men invited! Irish American Heritage Museum: Friday, March 21 Explore the Irish American experience and a delicious lunch at the charming Orchard Tavern. Pay $10 at sign up and bring lunch money ($10-12) and $3 admission fee with you. Leave the Center at 10:00 and return at 2:30. Aging in Place Home Show: Monday, March 24, 9 a.m.-noon. Home service professionals will be at the center to offer help and advice on how to stay in your home and community. Featuring Home Helpers / Direct Link, Stone Industries, Rebuilding Together Saratoga, Clearview Exterior Cleaning, Enable Mobility, Barrier Free Systems, AllGreen, Onward and Upward, Office for the Aging, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Red Cross, Saratoga Concierge and more. Book Club: Tuesday, March 25, 3 p.m. The Book Club will discuss “The Pull of the Moon” by Elizabeth Berg. “Footloose”: Wednesday, March 26 Saratoga Springs High School puts on a spectacular dress rehearsal performance of the classic “Footloose.” Pay $1 at sign up. Leave the Center at 2:30 p.m. and return at 4 p.m. Grapevine Farms and Farmhouse Bistro: Friday, March 28 Visit the warm and historic 1850’s Farmhouse to shop, browse and enjoy a delicious lunch. Pay $10 at sign up. Bring lunch and shopping money. Leave the Center at 9 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Spring Walking Groups: Kickoff Monday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. MVP sponsors an Easy Distance Walking Group and a Trail Walking Group. Meet new friends and get out into the fresh air for some exercise! Sign up for the 10-week program and get a T-shirt, pedometer, whistle and tracking sheet. Celebration planned for June 16! Rachel Ray Benefit Show: Friday, April 11 This local celebrity is hosting a cooking show at her alma mater Lake George HS to benefit local pet & people food pantries. Book signing and recipe tasting following show. Pay $35 at sign up and bring spending money if you wish. Leave the Center at 5:30 p.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Tickets sell out so early sign up is required by Friday, March 14. The Bolshoi Ballet at SPAC: Thursday, July 31 Don’t forget to sign up for a magical performance of “Don Quixote” by the legendary Bolshoi Ballet at SPAC. Pay $40 at sign up. Sign up required by Friday, April 18. Matinee performance. Leave center at 1 p.m. and return at 4 p.m. More details to come! Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs Empire State College 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-2100, ext. 2415 *‎ A.L.L. OFFERS A VARIETY OF SPRING COURSES Sponsored by Empire State College, the Academy offers non-credit, academic study groups as well as social and leadership opportunities to mature learners. Unlike traditional college courses, A.L.L. study groups provide the opportunity to experience the joy of learning without the pressures of prerequisites, exams or term papers. Mature learners also appreciate that classes are led by their fellow members and usually involve discussion and active learning rather than a lecture format. The spring term will begin April 7 with groups meeting during the daytime on Mondays through Thursdays. Spring 2014 courses include: Jeanne Robert Foster, Voice of the Mountains, Are We Too Soon Old: Too Late Smart? No!; Saratoga State Park: Walks You May Not Know About; Monday Speaker Series; Hollywood: Is It Better The Second Time Around?; Staying On Top Of Modern Tech Tools; Revisiting Afghanistan with Saratoga Reads; Making Sense of Investing; Painting Lab; Introduction to Historical Fashion; Voices From The Heartland: Three Midwestern Writers; A Brief Survey Of Elements In Indian, Chinese And Japanese Studies; The Writers Circle; Wednesday Speakers Series; Interpretive Hikes At Moreau Lake State Park; The Ancient Origins Of Anti-Semitism; Intermediate Italian Conversation And Writing; You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Writing Creative Nonfiction; Digital Storytelling; Mindful Doodling; Wildflower Identification For Beginners; More Aspects Of The American Revolution; Buddhism: An Introduction; Battle Of The Millennium; Millionaires' Row, Lake George: Then And Now; Adirondack Crafts: History And Demonstration At the Adirondack Folk School. The Academy's spring 2014 brochure and registration form are available at area libraries, though the A.L.L. office, and on the A.L.L. web site: Contact the office at: (518) 587-2100, ext. 2415 to request a copy.
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