Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
Saratoga Mineral Baths: Not Just for Saturday Nights, presented by Charlie Kuenzel. Free and open to the public, no registration required. The program takes place on December 14 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-587-3241 or visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.
iTheater Saratoga Presents: American Soup with Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol returns! A celebration of pop culture and the landmarks of history on the evolution of the American spirit, all set to iconic music from the last 50 years. Live music from the 60s to the turn of the millennium provokes a visit to where and who we were. Presented by iTheatre Saratoga with CPI and the National Museum of Dance and back by popular demand for the Holiday season. Performances are December 14,15,16*, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
December 17 at 2 p.m. at the National Museum of Dance, located at 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. General Admission: $25 Adults / $15 Students. *December 16 Benefit Performance $50 ticket for more information or to reserve tickets call 518-584-7780.
Holiday Fun Bash Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off at The Children’s Museum on Friday, December 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a fun-filled evening so you can go downtown for a date-night, get some last-minute holiday shopping done, or just relax. Pre-registration is required, ages 4 and up. $20 per child ($15 for each addi-tional child). Our community room will be transformed and filled with fun Holiday themed activities and crafts. Additionally, your child will get to play in our hands-on exhibits, enjoy a pizza dinner, socialize, and party. Children must be potty trained. Registration and payment is required no later than Wednesday, December 13. Space is limited. To register call the Museum at 518-584-5540.
Kids Fun Night
Opening Day Bash at West Mountain
Visit West Mountain Ski Area, located at 59 West Mountain Rd., in Queensbury, on Saturday, December 16 for their Opening Day Bash. The event will include $17 (4-hour) lift tickets, live music, food and drink specials, raffles and more. Because Mother Nature is in charge ~ it’s weather dependent.
Annual Christmas Cookie Sale
Christ the Savior Church, located at 349 Eastline Rd., in Ballston Lake is sponsoring its Annual Christmas Cookie sale on Saturday, December 16. Homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Homemade borscht by the quart will be available. Also, a limited amount of frozen potato/ cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese will be available. First-come, first-served. Pick-up is from 10 a.m. to Noon. For more information call 518-306-5754 for information.
Come to the Saratoga Springs Public Library, located at 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs on December 17 at 1 – 4 p.m. and enjoy crafts for Chanukah as well as hear the story of Chanukah from our gigantic Chanukah book Come and see how oil is made, enjoy dreidel games as well as enjoy Chanukah delicacies such as latkes, chocolate coins and doughnuts.
Fort Salem Theater Presents Benita Zahn in “Women Who Sing”
Local news anchor Benita Zahn is joined by three veteran Fort Salem singers. Join us at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, located at 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park, at 2 p.m. as the quartet lights up the stage with their vocal talents and harmonies. All ages are welcome to attend. Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 518-371-8622.
Seth and the Merry Melix Winter Concert
Join us at the Saratoga Springs Public Library in the H. Dutcher Community Room on December 17 at 2 p.m. for a winter wonderland celebration complete with live music. We hope to offer you and your family a joyous and merry time together as we appreciate the beauty and wonder of a new season. No registration required.
Saratoga Children’s Chorus Concert
After twenty-five years of providing a musical outlet for young singers in the Saratoga area, Saratoga Children’s Chorus will sing its final concert on Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m., at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave.at Henning Rd. Begun in 1992 by the late Alayne Trombley, music educator in the Saratoga schools, and the late Gwen Pykett, voice teacher, the chorus will be going on hiatus as it reorganizes for the future. Free and open to the public, the celebratory concert will feature works by Britten, Papoulis, Rao, Diack, and a song cycle called, “Snow Songs” written by Pykett specifically for the chorus in 2001. The church is handicapped accessible. Free admission.
Havurah Vatik December Event
Join us for a Hannukah Celebration at Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, December 19 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join local musicians of the Adirondack Klezmer Band for their third fabulous appearance to celebrate the Hannukah festival. We will welcome Al Wadler on clarinet; Bob Orban on trumpet; James Fuchs on saxophone; George Painter, piano; Neal Herr on bass guitar; Ray Rabl, percussion; Barbara Rosoff and Judith Korot, violin, along with vocalist Anna Rose Johnson. This energetic ensemble will treat us to traditional Hannukah songs as well as the Klezmer melodies and dances of Eastern Europe: the “voice of the Jewish heart.” And once again, they’ll have us dancing in the aisles. A festive catered lunch featuring Latkes follows the program. We need your RSVP by December 13 by calling 518-584-8730, ext. 4.
The Puppet People Present: “A Christmas Carol”
A Charles Dickens holiday classic, this show features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, and a giant 9-foot parade puppet. The show will be on December 28 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library in the H. Dutcher Community Room at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Pick up free tickets in the children’s room. For children ages 5 and up. For more information and other events at the library, visit www.sspl.org.
20th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run
Begin the First Night celebration right by joining the run before the huge New Year’s event.
Start and finish on the beautiful Skidmore campus. The first 3/4 mile is a gradual uphill on the perimeter road. The course exits the campus at Clinton Street and continues to Greenfield Avenue, continuing up North Broadway and back to campus. This is a moderately challenging course, including both hills and downgrades. Limited to 1,500 Runners: Due to the overwhelming success of this run, and having to close-out registration several years in a row, there will be no day of race registration. Awards: To the top three overall male and female finishers, and top three male and female finishers in each 5-year age division. No duplicate awards. Shirts: All registered runners will receive a limited edition First Night Saratoga moisture-wicking shirt. All race finishers will receive a commemorative First Night Saratoga medal. Registration is $30. Entry fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable. Run your race for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with Team in Training. The run begins at 5:30 p.m. To register, visit www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/reg2017.php?e=980.
First Night Saratoga 2018 - Light Up the Night
First Night Saratoga is New York’s largest New Year’s event outside of NYC. As one of the oldest and largest First Night celebrations in the country, First Night is the most affordable, accessible, family-friendly, safe and exciting way to spend New Year’s Eve in the region. On Sunday, December 31 join over 15,000 revelers as Saratoga Arts hosts dozens of regional and touring performing groups in thirty venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs. Starting with the 5K road race at Skidmore College at 5:30 p.m., culminating with the fireworks in Congress Park at midnight, and packed full of live music, dance, comedy and magic in between, this event will be a highlight of your outgoing year. Cost is $20 for adults. For more information, visit www.saratoga-arts.org.
New Year’s Eve Free Cab Rides
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP provides free cab rides home to those who have been drinking, on a “no-questions asked” basis. Free Cab Ride Home Areas: Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Amsterdam, Fulton and Montgomery County, Utica, and Plattsburgh. This service has provided thousands of safe rides home and will continue to keep our communities safe this New Year’s Eve. To get your free cab ride home simply call our toll-free number 1800LAW1010 or 1.800.529.1010.