Friday, January 10
Fish Fry Fri
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the Village of Victory | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
All are welcome, members and non-members. Menu: fish fry, chicken fry, clam fry, popcorn shrimp fry, buffalo shrimp, chowder, ask about our extra’s and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house or call ahead for take-out. 518-695-3917. Continuing every Friday through April 10.
Saturday, January 11
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at
Saratoga Springs Area Preschool Fair
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room | 10 a.m. – Noon
Sponsored by the Waldorf School and Saratoga Springs Public Library, a free community event. Many preschools will be participating to answer all your questions! For more information, contact: 518-587-2224.
Country Line Dance Party Fundraiser
New Life Fellowship Church, Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 10 p.m.
Join us for Country Line Dancing with Kevin Richards. This is a fundraiser for our church’s youth group that are going on a mission trip the end of July. The admission is $10/person, $8/seniors and students. We will have refreshments available for purchase as well. For more information contact Jen Veitch, Director of Family Ministries at 518-932-5399.
Sunday, January 12
Dine for a Cause
Brook Tavern, 139 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 4 – 10 p.m.
50% of dining room food sales will be donated to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Call 518-871-1473 to make your reservation today.
Monday, January 13
Dining with Diabetes
Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
A program for people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Program continues for two more Mondays, January 20 and 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Register at the library website: cphlibrary.org. These free programs are sponsored by the CPH Library and the Saratoga Springs Lions Club respectively. Participants will learn how to fit carbohydrates into a healthy menu, effectively use food labels, choose meals at a restaurant and adopt other healthy habits to help manage diabetes through healthy eating. Recipe demonstration and samples provided. For program details call Diane Whitten at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-885-8995.
Tuesday, January 14
“Fun Fitness” Luncheon
Longfellows Restaurant, Route 9P, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 2 p.m.
Special Feature: Kathy Scherer from “Go for Fitness” will share ideas on how to stay healthy and fit in the New Year. Speaker: Mary Elsasser from Schenectady talks about “My Picture Isn’t Finished Yet”. Menu: Lemon Chicken or Pasta Primavera. $19 Inclusive. Reservations necessary by calling Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection.
Wednesday, January 15
2020 Winter Storytellers Series
SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Ave., Room 126, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the twelfth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 26. This week features storyteller Kate Dudding with “Acts of Kindness.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed or delayed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100 ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all.
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs | 12:30 p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to all.
Caring for Aging Parents
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
The average American is living longer than ever before, and as a result, adult children are transitioning into the role of primary caregiver for their aging parents. It can be a difficult time for both the caregiver and the care receiver, but Saratoga Hospital has the tools to help. Join Kevin Dooley, M.D., medical director of the Saratoga Hospital Inpatient Transition Program, for a community seminar on how to care for your aging parents. Dr. Dooley will address some of the social, financial, and personal challenges of being a caregiver, as well as the community resources available to you. He will also discuss Saratoga Hospital’s new Inpatient Transition Program, which is designed to ensure a successful transition back home after a stay in the hospital. Free admission but registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450 or register online at saratogahospital.org/classes.
Thursday, January 16
Dining with Diabetes
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
A program for people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Program continues for two more Thursdays, January 23 and 30. Register at the library website sspl.org. These free programs are sponsored by the CPH Library and the Saratoga Springs Lions Club respectively. Participants will learn how to fit carbohydrates into a healthy menu, effectively use food labels, choose meals at a restaurant and adopt other healthy habits to help manage diabetes through healthy eating. Recipe demonstration and samples provided. For program details call Diane Whitten at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-885-8995.
SCHR Show & Tell Sharing Event
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
Three Alaska National Parks
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Dave Pisaneschi and Don Berens recently traveled to three national parks in Alaska: Wrangell-St Elias, Kobuk Valley, and Gates of the Arctic. One is the biggest, another is the least visited, and the third has the northernmost sand dunes of any US national park. Don and David have both held offices in ADK and its chapters. David is currently the vice chair of ADK’s Conservation Committee and an ADK adventure travel leader. Both Don and David are ADK winter 46ers, have climbed the Catskill 3500 ft peaks, and completed the Northeast 115. Don has visited the highpoint of each US state and is an avid cyclist as well. David is a paddler. Both have hiked in mountain ranges of other continents and have visited Alaska multiple times. Come see pictures of their often roadless, often arctic, always spectacular hiking and camping adventure. This event is free.
Wednesday, January 15
The Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, 12 Spring St, Schuylerville | Noon
It will be a sandwich luncheon. Trips will be discussed. New members always welcome. For information contact Pat, 518-338-2329.