Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:23


Winter Edition of “The Guide”

 “The Guide”, a listing of winter activities offered by the Town of Malta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services is available online at It is available at the Malta Community Center and registration will begin for winter classes and programs on November 1, 2017.  New classes, sports programs and special events are scheduled to begin in December.  Please call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 for more information.

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.

Corks, Forks and Brews

Raise a glass to support Saratoga Center for the Family at “Corks, Forks & Brews.” In its 5th year, this crowd favorite will take place on November 3, from 6 – p.m., at the newly renovated Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Guests will sample wine, beer, spirits, and food from vendors such as Adirondack Winery, Shmaltz Brewing, Pick Six, Stella Pasta Bar, and more – all while supporting SCFF’s programs. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased at or by calling 518-587-8008. 

Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair

The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Malta Community Center located at 1 Bayberry Drive, just off Route 9, ½ mile north of Routes 9 and 67. Over 60 vendors will be on hand for your holiday shopping pleasure. This highly attended show has free admission and free parking. Call the center at 518-899-4411 for additional information.

Kids Night Out – Fundraiser

A Blue Streaks Varsity Swim and Dive Team fundraiser. Drop your kids off for an evening of fun at Lake Avenue Elementary School while you enjoy a night to yourself on Thursday, November 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be games, Legos, arts and crafts, movies. Babysitting and activities provided by the Saratoga High School Girls’ Varsity Swim and Dive Team. No re-registration necessary. Just sign your child in at the main entrance. Only $10 per school-age child. Snacks and drinks for sale $1 each. For more information or questions, Contact Paul Benzon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Annual Church Garage & Bake Sale

Indoor, rain or shine.  Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  No early birds admitted.  All proceeds benefit church youth group activities.  The sale will take place at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, located at 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs.  Something for everyone:  Antique, vintage, gently used, new.  Furniture, linens, housewares, books, CDs, toys, collectibles, appliances, jewelry, much more.  No clothing or computers.  Bring a box to fill!  Plus, home-made cakes, pies and cookies.  Come early for the best selection; come back again after 2 p.m. for the half-price sale. 

Paperback Sale

The Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library are having a 25-cent used paperback sale on November 14 and 15. Open to the public, it’s held in the Dutcher Community Room from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get some great reads for the winter ahead. Cash, credit cards and checks accepted. Library is located at 49 Henry St. in downtown Saratoga Springs. For questions, call the Friends Book Shop at 518-584-7860, ext. 333. 

Book Fair Benefit

Barnes & Noble is hosting a book fair to benefit the Adirondack Folk School at their Saratoga Springs location. It’s Barnes & Noble’s way of giving back to the community.  A portion of the proceeds from your purchases will benefit AFS at no additional cost to you.  Come out and visit us on Saturday November 18 or make your purchases through Barnes & Noble online ( from November 18-23.  Please use book fair ID 12082640 for all online purchases. Share the news with friends and family far and wide and help raise money for the Adirondack Folk School. Barnes & Noble is located at 50 Wilton Square, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Havurah Vatik

Rabbi Kenneth Blatt, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Avenue in Saratoga Springs, will present a program on “Roosevelt and the Jews”. Rabbi Blatt has long had an interest in history, especially in the relationships between U.S presidents and American Jews. In this presentation he draws on a wealth of research to explore President Roosevelt’s close working relationship with Jewish advisors, contrasted with ambivalent policies regarding Jewish immigration and the effects of Nazi policies. A catered lunch follows the program. We need your RSVP by November 15. CFall the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4. Let us know if you plan to attend the luncheon, need to cancel your reservation, need transportation or you can provide transportation for another member.  All Saratoga area seniors 55 plus are welcome.

Holiday Cheer Bus Trip 

The Olde Saratoga Seniors is hosting a bus trip to New York Mills, NY at the Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club.  The club will feature a Xmas show staring Vincent Talarico, who sells out in Atlantic City.  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an afternoon of Holiday Cheer with a delicious lunch included.  This event will take place on Wednesday, November 29.  Cost will be $48 per person.  Please mail check to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871.  For further information, contact Pat at 518-338-2329. Deadline will be November 8.

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. We 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. Folks may bring toys to donate during the annual Santa Parade in Ballston Spa on December 1. Step off is at 6 p.m. For more information, 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. 

Saratoga County Veterans 6th Annual 5k Revolutionary Run

Join us for a beautiful morning run on November 4 at Fort Hardy Park, located at 1 Red St., Schuylerville from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course takes you past the Champlain Canal Lock C5 in the Hudson Cross Park. There is also a “Kids Fun Run” and a 50/50. Proceeds benefit the Saratoga County Veterans Trust Fund.  The funds received will be utilized to assist Veterans with the following: training, education, healthcare, housing, essential services, and projects dedicated to the welfare and support of our Veterans. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the run. To register on line visit,

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Join Saratoga National Historical Park located at 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, in honoring all those who have served in the U.S.  Armed Forces, including the Continental soldiers and militiamen who served here at Saratoga in 1777.  Musket firing demonstrations and discussions about Revolutionary War American soldiers will take place throughout the day. Free admission. For more information call 518-670-2985.

Ladies Day

Avoid the crowds at the mall and come see us at Lia Nissan of Saratoga, located at 2906 Route 9 in Malta, for Ladies Day,  Sunday, November 12 from 2 – 5 p.m.  Pampered Chef, Lula Roe, It Works, Premier Designs, Young Living Oils, Usbourne Books, Traveling Vineyard, Arbonne, Graceful Touch Massage, SpiriChill Bracelts, and Wit’s End Boutique are just some of the great vendors that will be here displaying their items and having free giveaways. Anything you can think of that a woman would like to give as a gift or for herself. We will have complimentary food and drinks along with many free giveaways. It will be a fun filled event and a great way to get a jump start on Christmas shopping. Free admission. 

Second Annual Veterans Ball

Veterans & Community Housing Coalition, Inc. (VCHC) is putting on The Second Annual Veterans Ball as an effort to raise money towards our mission. VCHC’s mission is to put an end to Veteran homelessness. All the money raised for this event goes straight to the Veterans of our organization. This year, the Ball will be held at The Hall of Springs, located at 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs from 5 – 9 p.m. There will be food by Mazzone Hospitality, silent auction items, an honorary ceremony for our honored Veterans, a cash bar, cake by HoneyBee Bakery, 50/50 raffle, a photo booth and more. VCHC invites you to join us for this dazzling event. In honor of many, in memory of all – Come dance the night away! Tickets cost $50.  For more information about VCHC, please like us on Facebook @VCHCvethelp. For more information about The Ball, please contact Mianna directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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