February 7 – February 13, 2020

Friday, February 7

Fish Fry Friday
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the Village of Victory | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
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.

Italian Night Fundraiser 
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m.

A fundraiser to help our community in need. Menu includes pasta fagioli (cup $3/bowl $5), Chicken Parmesan ($16), chicken meritato ($18), braciola ($18), lasagna ($15), fruitti di mare ($20). All meals served with salad and bread. Open to the public.

18th Century Chocolate House
Brookside Museum | 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Discover the fascinating and delicious history of Chocolate and enjoy sweet treats from the Colonial Era. View demonstrations of how chocolate was prepared in the 18th century and hear about how its use has changed over the past two centuries. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets $25 per person, $40 per couple (members $20/35). To buy tickets: brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/17874-2nd-annual-colonial-chocolate-party. 

Saturday, February 8

Used Musical Instrument Collection for Children
Zankel Performing Arts Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gently used brass, woodwind and percussion instruments will be cleaned and distributed to North Country Schools. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NYS approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four points off your driving record. Fee $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Winter Craft Fair
Sweet Basil Restaurant, 1012 Rt. 9, Queensbury | 10 a.m. - 4 pm

This craft fair will have over 20 crafters. Free to attend.

Camp Saratoga 8K Snowshoe Race 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 10:30 a.m. 

Age 65 and over and 12 and under. Free lunch for athletes, volunteers and guests. Go to www.saratogastryders.org to download an application or link to online registration at www.runsignup.com. A limited supply of Dion Snowshoes will be available at a $5 rental charge.  Email Laura Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a pair or phone 518-581-1278. 

Unicorn Party & Story Time
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m.

Join author/illustrator Jason Tharp and Northshire's Children's Booksellers for a Unicorn Party in celebration of Tharp's fantastic new picture book! We'll have a special story time and book signing with the author as well as a bookseller-led craft and game. Unicorn costumes and sparkly outfits are encouraged but not required.

Left for Dead on Slaughter’s Field
New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.

The 177th New York Volunteers at Port Hudson in the Civil War. Using rare historic photographs and the recently discovered diary of Pvt. William Henry Harrison Freligh, a 21-year old soldier from rural Albany County, retired National Guard officer and historian Pat Chaisson explores the little-known Civil War battle of Port Hudson.

First Annual Full Moon Party
Brookhaven Golf Course, 333 Alpine Meadows Rd., Porters Corner | 6 p.m. 

Ski, snowshoe or walk the lighted path to a bonfire. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are available at Greenfield Town Hall or at the event. Cost is $10 per person. Limited quantity. After the fire, head on over to the Full Course Restaurant and enjoy live music by Vinyl Evolution. The proceeds will go to Greenfields Old Friends at Cabin Creek racehorse respite and the Nordic Fund to maintain our free groomed trails. Call Rebecca Sewell with questions at 518-893-7432, ext. 307. 

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 7 - 10 p.m.
Open to the public. Peaceful Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. Members are asked to bring a snack to be shared. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-members. www.ballstonareaseniors.com. 

Annual Sweetheart Dance
Elks Lodge, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m. - Midnight
Cocktails, appetizers, dinner and entertainment. A Valentine raffle that benefit the local Code Blue initiative. Ladies will be raffling off wonderful baskets including our popular Lottery Basket. Cost is only $35 per person. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis with seating limited. RSVP to Barb Ash 518-584-0694, cell 518-879-8713 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your entrée choice (Prime Rib, Chicken Parmesan or Risotto), number of guests and method of payment. Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted.

Pajama Party Fundraiser for Pediatric Oncology
Adelphi Hotel,365 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 per person. Proceeds will support our year-round programming for local pediatric oncology patients. Pajama attire encouraged. For more information on how to support, get involved and/or register, go to: ballsfest.org.

Sunday, February 9

Monthly Breakfast 
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 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.

Harry Potter Book Night 
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 3 – 5 p.m.

Wizards and muggles alike are invited to take part in Northshire's sixth annual celebration of Harry Potter Book Night! Activities, crafts, trivia and games inspired by the Harry Potter series. Costumes strongly encouraged!

Monday, February 10

Come Support the Senior Center at Brook Tavern 
139 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 4 – 10 p.m.
Gather friends and family for a night out. 50% of all the food proceeds will be donated to the Senior Center.

Tuesday, February 11

“Happy Heart” Luncheon
Longfellows Restaurant, Rt 9P, Saratoga Springs | Noon to 2 p.m. 

A re-gifting  party! Gifts should not be wrapped, retail value between $5 to $10. Speaker: Elaine Miller, author of two books. She will speak about her inspiration to write and the benefits of writing. $19 inclusive. Reservations by February 7. Call Ellie at 518-584-3779. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection.

Wednesday, February 12

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 storytellers Carol Gregson and son Kent with “Adirondack Living.”  Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-587-2100, ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all

Roast Pork & Baked Chicken Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Soup, tossed salad, roast pork loin, baked chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, 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.

Thursday, February 13

Luncheon for Korean War Vets
Peppermill Restaurant, S. Glens Falls | 11:30 a.m.
Hosts will be Patti and Gene Slavin.  Please call your reservations in to 518-793-2358 by Feb. 11.  For further information or an application to join the organization, contact Comm. Bob Garland at 518-280-0075.  New members always welcome.

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, February 12

Cancer Support Group 
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m.

Free and open to all. Pre-registration required. Call Pierre for more information 413-992-7012.

Thursday, February 13

Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.

Speaker Elizabeth Stack will speak on the topic "The Year 1920: Setting the Stage for Freedom." For more information: wwwsaratogaaoh.com.

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