December 6 – December 12, 2019

Friday, December 6

Victorian Luncheon
Longfellows Restaurant,  Rte. 9P, Saratoga Springs | Noon -  2 p.m.

Special Feature: St Paul’s Lutheran Church Victorian Choir. Speaker: Sharon Ditton from Schenectady shares, “Lost and Alone Were My Constant Companions.”  Menu: Roast Pork Loin or Sweet & Sour Vegetable Stir Fry. Reservations necessary.  Call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection. 

James and the Giant Peach Jr. 
Saratoga Springs High School, Teaching Auditorium, 1 Blue Streaks Blvd., Saratoga Springs |  7 p.m.
Presented by Saratoga Children’s Theatre at the Based on one of Roald Dahls most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand-new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. Additional performances December 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to, sctjames.brownpapertickets.com. 

An Evening with Elvis 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m.

Starring Donny Romines as Elvis. All proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks. Ticket are $15 at the door. Raffles, 50/50, cash bar and food available. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information call Helen at 518-745-7821.

Saturday, December 7

Roast Beef Dinner and Bake Sale
Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Top round roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, yams, coleslaw, rolls, a slice of pie and a beverage. Adults $13, children up to age 16 are free. All take-outs $13. Entrance and parking at rear of church. Bake sale will offer a variety of items. For more information please call 518-885-6886.

Sunday, December 8

All You Can Eat Breakfast 
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa | 8 – 11 a.m.

The buffet includes scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausage, home fries along with eggs and omelets to order, biscuits and gravy. Adults $7, Seniors (60 plus) $6, children age 4 – 10, $5. 

Monthly Breakfast
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Rte. 32 South of the Village of Victory | 8 – 11 a.m.
Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome.

Monday, December 9

Travelogue of Austrian Alps and Iceland
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m. | 
Join Kathy and Larry Handy for a photographic journey to the Alps around Seefeld, Austria. See castles, churches, cultural activities, beautiful landscapes, and even glimpses of a mountaintop wedding. Continue traveling with them to Iceland and see “tölting” on Icelandic horses, magnificent views of rainbows, the city of Reykjavik, volcanic lava fields, rock and waterfall formations, crashing ocean waves, and the famous “Golden Circle” and Snaefellness Peninsula.
No registration required. 

Tuesday, December 10

Pierogi Sale
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | Pickup 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogis. Please order soon as we expect the orders to be larger than usual. Please call 518-363-0001. We will also have a limited amount of stuffed clams for order.

Narcan Training
Healing Springs Recovery Center, 125 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.

Help us save lives. Free training on heroin/opioid overdose prevention. Learn the signs and symptoms of heroin and opioid overdose. Learn how to use Naloxone to respond to an overdose. Each individual will receive an Intranasal Naloxone kit as port of the training. For more information and to register call
518-306-3048. 

Safari Night
Playbill Travel, 517 Broadway, Suite 201, Saratoga Springs | 6:15 p.m. 

Ever wanted to take a Safari but wondered how to begin?  Get all your questions about travelling to Africa answered. Join us for wine and light fare and an African Travel expert will provide great advice on how to create the African adventure that is just right for you and your family. This is a free event.  Ample parking behind 517 Broadway accessed from Walton St. or Woodlawn Ave. RSVP 866-455-6789.

Wednesday, December 11

Lunchtime Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860, ext. 205.

Roast Beef Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Tossed salad, soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, dessert, rolls and butter, 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 Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be shared. So, come listen or bring an instrument and play along. Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors.com. 

Thursday, December 12

Luncheon for Women Entrepreneurs
Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Women TIES, a New York business dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs expand their marketplace in New York State, will host a strategic networking and educational program for Greater Saratoga and Albany women entrepreneurs.   “What’s Working Today in Social Media to Prepare You for 2020,” featuring local woman entrepreneur Dale L’Ecuyer, “From Pain to Purpose” Facebook series, who will share how she uses Facebook Live Video function regularly to grow followers and develop customers through know, like and trust phases, enlarges her potential customer reach and finds new collaborative partners. The event is sponsored by Women’s Business Center of NYS who offers free services to women in business in the Greater Albany region and around the state. The event is open to women entrepreneurs, businesswomen and independent saleswomen.  The cost of the event is $35 and includes lunch, program, promotional materials. Tables to feature holiday sales items, sales list and strategic networking. For more information on the program or to make reservations, visit www.womenties.com or call 315-708-4288.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m. | 
A Gangster’s Paradise:  Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver. Retired Saratoga Springs Police Chief and author Greg Veitch presents stories of Saratoga’s nefarious past from his latest book, A Gangster’s Paradise:  Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver.  Greg will share stories of rumrunners, Prohibition raids, gangsters, murder and corruption that all led to Saratoga becoming a true “Gangster’s Paradise,” and the investigations that brought it all to an end. 

All Is Safely Gathered In: A Group Art Benefit
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a public reception. All artwork will be for sale. Fifty to one hundred percent of the proceeds from this exhibit will benefit Pitney Meadows Community Farm directly. Spring Street Gallery Director, Belinda Colón has invited artists from around the region to participate in this art benefit event. Over 25 artists captured the inspiration of the community farm through mediums like photography, illustration, painting, fiber arts, and song. These regional artists have donated their time and a portion of their sales to Spring Street Gallery in order to raise funds for the Farm. Some of the highlights of the evening will include Emily Petersen, food artisan, presenting a tasty spread of food including seasonal produce grown at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, performances by Saratoga Springs High School Fiddle Club, and songwriter’s Bob Warren and Diana Domingo of Vocal Voyaging. For more information about Pitney Meadows Community Farm, visit www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org.

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