Friday, January 3
Film: “Angels are Made of Light”
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.
A beautiful and surprising film.This film shows a different side of Iraq; a return to normalcy that is inspiring and important. Showing through Sunday, January 5. All screenings 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 7 p.m. Admission: $8 Members and Students w/ID, $10 General Public. Visitwww.SaratogaFilmForum.org for advance tickets. Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies at all screenings.
Saturday, January 4
Kids’ Gratitude Workshop
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 3 p.m.
Our friends from Coral & Blue Paper Co. will present a special Thank You Note workshop for children. They’ll bring a table full of their signature kid-friendly stationery and art supplies. Every child is invited to write or draw a Thank You note, Thinking of You note, or holiday card to someone special. Envelopes and plenty of help are included.
Sunday, January 5
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $9, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $8, Children 5-12 $7. Under 5 free, Take-outs $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Monday, January 6
Free Ice Skating
Empire State Plaza Ice Rink, Empire State Plaza, Albany | Noon – 8 p.m.
Located in the shadow of Albany’s majestic State Capitol, amenities include lockers, skate rentals, and refreshments. Rentals are available whenever the rink is open and cost $3 for children 12 and under and $4 for adults. A photo ID is required to rent skates. Every Saturday is Free Skate Rental Saturday courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. The 2019-20 season will feature an assorted line-up of special events including instructional clinics! The rink closes for maintenance at certain times. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday Noon - 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday Noon – 2 p.m., 3 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. The Ice Rink will stay open until March 15, weather permitting.
Tuesday, January 7
Song Swap with Jeff Walton
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Local favorite, singer-songwriter and performer extraordinaire, Jeff Walton will lead an all acoustic song swap. Bring your guitar, your ukulele, or harmonica, and come down and share your music! All abilities and ages are welcome. No registration required.
Wednesday, January 8
Baked Ham and Chicken and Biscuits Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup, tossed salad, baked ham, chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, 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.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Poetry reading by Rana Bita. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m. and the readings will start at 7:30. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022 or visit www.caffelena.org.
Thursday, January 9
Korean War Vet Luncheon
Ripe Tomato Restaurant, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | Noon
Hosts are Bob Garland and Lois Miner. Please call your reservations in to Bob at 518-280-0075 or Lois at 518-695-3905 by January 7. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Bob Garland at 518-280-0075.
Irish Speaker Presentation
Saratoga - Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.
The Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians will present speaker Peter Moloney. The topic will be BREXIT and Implications on the Peace Process. For more information: wwwsaratogaaoh.com.
Monday, January 6
Meeting and Movie
Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Rd., Galway | 7 p.m.
Galway Preservation Society will feature the movie “Harnessing Nature” about the building of the reservoir in the Sacandaga River Valley. Meetings start with refreshments and social time at 7 p.m. and a brief business meeting at 7:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon
For membership information and luncheon reservations, call 518-587-5356.
Wednesday, January 8
Cancer Support Group
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs | Noon
Free and open to all. Pre-registration required. Call Pierre for information 413-992-7012.