Eighth Annual Birthday Party for the Horses
Old Friends at Cabin Creek’s Eighth Annual Birthday Party for the Horses will be held on Saturday, December 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors can taste delicious hot soups from local restaurants, visit with the 15 retired Thoroughbred racehorses, and of course, enjoy cake, to help celebrate. This is a family-friendly afternoon outdoors. Suggested donation is $10, and all proceeds go to benefit the horses. The Gift Shop, offering photographs, art, jewelry and books will also be open. Old Friends at Cabin Creek is a non-profit, 501 c (3) farm that is committed to providing a dignified retirement for former racehorses. The address is 483 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833. Please visit oldfriendsatcabincreek.com and like us on Facebook. For more information, call 518-698-2377.
New Year’s Eve Free Cab Rides
Free Cab Ride Home program is a service that has been provided for over a decade in an effort to reduce the incidents of drinking and driving in the communities they serve, especially during celebratory times. 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, Plattsburgh, NY, Burlington, VT and Springfield, MA. This service has provided thousands of safe rides home since its inception 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.
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will start a 22-caliber rifle competition at the club house. You will need to bring your own rifle and ammunition. First shoot will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday for the month of January. For information contact the club house at 518-695-3917.
Call for Local Folk or Irish Performers
2018 Winter Storytellers Series Begins
The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the tenth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 21. It begins Wednesday, January 3 the at SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Ave., Room 126, Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. January 3 features storytellers Carol and Kent Gregson with “Adirondack Living.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100 ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all
Donations for Community Winter Warmth Project
In collaboration with the Red Cross, we are collecting fleece on January 4, all day at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, located at 49 Henry St., in Saratoga Springs, for the First Annual Community Project to create blankets for Veterans in our area. Any type of unused fleece is accepted. Blanket making will be September 22, 2018. Please be generous and bring your donations to the Children’s Department. Sizes needed are: 54”x54” for square blankets, 45”x80” for twin blankets. You are welcome to register for the blanket making event held on September 22.
Artist in Action
Join us on January 4 from noon – 1 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, in the H. Dutcher Community Room for our monthly Artists in Action series, this month featuring Jim Schreiner of Great Sacandaga Designs who will demonstrate rustic furniture making. Jim has been building Adirondack rustic and traditional furniture professionally since the early 90’s. His unique designs are hand-crafted using sustainably harvested local forest materials such as figured woods, bark, twig, and log species, along with wood carving. No registration required. For more events at the Library visit, www.sspl.org.
Korean War Veteran’s Association Meeting
The January meeting of the Adirondack Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans Association., will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 4, at the VFW home on Veterans’ Way. This is located off the arterial, just North of Saratoga Springs. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. Annual dues for Veterans are $10 and all others are $5. New members are always welcome.
Hattie’s 18th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit
Hattie’s 18th Annual Mardi Gras Soiree to benefit AIM Services, Inc. On Saturday, January 13 from 6 – 10 p.m., get ready to dance along to music by Soul Sessions and Garland Nelson, enjoy delicious treats by Chef Jasper Alexander, and experience the “New Orleans of the north” with us! $100 per person. For details and to attend this event visit AIM Services, Inc.’s website and scroll down to Upcoming Events. AIM Services, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the “power of potential” in people of diverse abilities. Through community based services, advocacy, and education, dedicated professionals focus on supporting people in achieving their personal goals, while promoting a sense of self-confidence and independence. The event will be held at the Canfield Casino, 25 E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs. Cost is $100 per person. To register, visit www.formsmarts.com/form/1wm2?mode=h5.
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
Danny MacMillan, a 12-year-old from Schuylerville, was diagnosed with E-Wing Sarcoma Cancer. Danny started chemotherapy and underwent surgery to remove the mass. After further testing they discovered cancer cells in the muscle tissue and it was decided that it would be best to amputate the leg. The surgery is scheduled for January 2, followed by more chemotherapy and eventually a prosthetic leg. This has taken a big toll on the family emotionally and financially. The dinner will be held on January 19, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Schuylerville Elementary School cafeteria. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 for children 4-13 years old and children under 4 free. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, drinks and desserts, take out also available. We will also have raffles and a 50/50 drawing. If you are unable to make the dinner but would like to donate to the MacMillan Family, they have an account set up at Glens Falls National Bank, set up under the name “Team DanDan Benefit”. This is the only legitimate account for Danny MacMillan.
2018 Cabin Fever Luncheon
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is excited about our 2018 Cabin Fever event, themed, ‘Talk About It’, as we narrow our focus on human trafficking. A $32 billion annual industry, modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people, for work. The luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. at the Saratoga National Golf Club, located at 458 Union Ave., in Saratoga Springs. Cost is $75. For more information or to register visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org/events/cabin-fever.
Annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance
The Saratoga/Wilton Ladies Auxiliary #161, is holding their annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 10; at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elk Lane in Saratoga Springs. By popular demand, the Band Gravity will be our entertainment for the night. The evening begins with cocktails/appetizers from 6-7 p.m., dinner 7-9 p.m., and entertainment and dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. This year’s Valentine raffles will again benefit the local Code Blue Shelter initiative. We will have several raffle baskets with different themes and gifts offered; included will be our very popular Lottery Basket. Cocktail hour will feature a specialty drink surprise. Entrée choices are Prime Rib, Pork Loin with stuffing and gravy, or Vegetarian Risotto with eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes and zucchini; all served with salad, potatoes, rolls and vegetable. Buffet style dessert of Strawberry Shortcake will complete the menu. You and your special Valentine will have a great evening with an outstanding band and dinner for the reasonable price of $34.00 per person. Seating is limited; reservations opened to the public on January 12, 2018. Checks, cash or credit card will be accepted as payment. Ensure a “special evening” and give Penny a call now at 518-587-7597 to make your reservation and payment. Deadline is February 4 for reservations, if we still have seating available.