January 17 – January 23, 2020

Friday, January 17

Fish Fry Friday
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 extras 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 18

Fly-In All You Can Eat Breakfast
250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more. At 10 a.m., local pilot and Certified Flight Instructor Ken Haefner will speak on his experience “Flying the F-86 Sabre Jet.” Haefner learned to fly in the Air Force and received his wings in a T-33 before going for advanced combat crew training in an F-86D. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.

Excel Basics Class 
The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 11 a.m.

This will be a hands-on class with an overview of the functionality and tabs of Excel and an in-depth look at formatting, commonly used formulas, styles and templates. More information at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.

Genealogy and Local History 
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville | 1 p.m.

Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will sponsor program speaker Don Rittner, author and historian. Don is writing a book on the daily life of children at the Troy Orphan Asylum. The orphanage, a respite for desperate families, started in 1833 and functioned for well over a century. In 1942, it was renamed Vanderheyden and the focus evolved into supporting and educating young people who are faced with various life challenges. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309

Annual Food Drive
Four locations in Saratoga Springs and Wilton (see below) | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Saratoga Springs Lions Club is holding their annual “Because Hunger Doesn’t End with the Holidays” Food Drive. The club will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to seven different food pantries. The collection locations will be at: Hannaford on Weibel Ave., Price Chopper on Railroad Pl., Market 32 on Ballston Ave. and Market 32 on Route 50, Wilton. Anyone interested in donating that is not able to attend, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Sunday, January 19

Breakfast Buffet
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 20

Kids Day at Saratoga Automobile Museum 
110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us at Saratoga We will be building Lego creations that will be displayed at our upcoming kids’ gala. Don’t worry, if Legos are not your thing, we’ll have plenty of other activities provided by our local partners. Kids admission is free, and adults pay regular Museum admission.

Winter Snowshoe Discovery Walk
Camp Saratoga, Scout Rd., Parking Lot #1, Wilton | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a guided hike all about winter exploration! Look for animal tracks and learn about different adaptations for winter survival. Meet at Parking Lot 1. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. Outdoor programs are weather-dependent. Snowshoes are available for rent 30 minutes before program, free for members/$3 for non-members. If there is no snow, programs will take place without snowshoes. For information or to register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-450-0321.

Tuesday, January 21

Latin Line Dancing
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 2 – 3 p.m.

Latin Line Dance with Ray & Mark. Try these fun Latin Line dance parties with sizzling hot Latino Beats and Rhythms Cha-Cha, Salsa, Rumba and more. Cost is $4. 

Wednesday, January 22

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. Join storyteller Dan Berggren with “Songs & Stories of the Adirondacks.” 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

Footwear for Proper Balance Workshop
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta | Noon – 1:30 p.m.

What you wear on your feet has a huge impact on your balance - both negatively and positively. Physical Therapists Matthew Goodemote and Sarah Avery will show you exactly what to look for in a pair of shoes so you can choose the perfect pair. This is a free interactive workshop where you will be able to ask the physical therapists questions directly. At the end of the workshop, you will know what proper footwear really means for improved balance.

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

Soup, antipasto salad, fettuccine alfredo, baked ziti, chicken riggies, meatballs, Italian sausage and peppers, garlic bread and butter, dessert, coffee, 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.

“Fisher and Marten in New York State - Lesser Known Weasels” 
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Biologist Timothy Watson will present “Fisher and Marten in New York State - Lesser Known Weasels” at the January monthly program of the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. The program is free and open to the public.

Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Acoustic Jam to follow - all levels of playing are welcome. Hosted by NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Sonny Speed for SAB. This month’s featured act is Biscuits’n’Gravy, a blues duo featuring well-known area Blues musicians Andrew Wheeler - who’s been our featured artist more than once - on guitar and vocals, and Michael LaPorte on harmonica and vocals. Admission:  Only $5. Opening set at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 23

Dining with Diabetes
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1:30 p.m.

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 demonstrations and samples will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. Presented by Diane Whitten, Community Nutrition/Health Educator of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Registration is required through our online calendar or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 247.

Parent University
Maple Avenue Middle School, Large Group Instruction Room, 515 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m.
Author and clinical psychologist Adelia Moore will present findings from her book “Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood.” The presentation will be followed by a book signing. If you are a parent, it is your job to provide shelter and safety, to make decisions about education, childcare, health and nourishment, and to create the habitat that is the context of family life. The book helps parents translate their determination to care for and protect their children into the clarity they need to communicate authority with a firm confidence, whether for bedtime, screen-time or mealtime. 

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, January 20

Parkinson’s Support Group
Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.

Guest Speaker will be Ella DiPietro, a CBD oil expert from Saratoga. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.

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