Friday, November 19
Monthly Fundraiser Dinner
Principessa Elena Society, 11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
The funds raised will benefit the building fund. Menu: Pasta with sauce, sausage, peppers with sauce, salad, Italian bread, butter. Curbside pick-up only. Cost $10. Open to the public.
Heroic Handel! Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus
Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.
Saratoga Voices will perform a semi-staged version of Handel’s oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus at the newly renovated. To perform two of the lead rolls, Saratoga Voices has engaged the talent of two internationally renowned vocal artists with strong dramatic experience. Tenor Thomas Cooley sings the title role of Judas Maccabaeus and baritone Jesse Blumberg sings the equally heroic role of Simon, the brother of Judas. Tickets for Heroic Handel! ($40/$35 seniors) can be purchased at the UPH box office – UniversalPreservationHall.org or by calling the box office at 518-346-6204. Seating is open, and the hall is fully accessible. For more information about Saratoga Voices, visit SaratogaVoices.org.
Saturday, November 20
Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public. At 10 a.m., Frank Hackert will talk about “1940’s Gas Turbine Development.” Hackert, a retired GE Aerodynamics Engineer, will present a summary of the historical WWII local wartime efforts to develop a gas turbine engine to compete with the enemy. 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.
National Hoop Shoot
Ballston Spa Middle School, 210 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa | Registration 8:45 a.m.
Ballston Spa Elks will host the National Hoop Shoot, a free throw contest for girls and boys ages 8-13. Beginning at the local level, winning contestants advance through district, state, regional, and national competitions. The national titles winners have their names inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Face masks will be required.
Church Bake Sale
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Rd., Rock City Falls (.4 mi south of Route 29)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | For questions: 518-885-4794.
Accessing & Downloading E-Books Class
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 11 a.m.
Autummn Discovery Walk
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 1 – 2 p.m.
Registration is required at least one business day in advance. Space is limited. Our outdoor programs are weather-dependent and may be cancelled during bad weather. For more information or to register for a program, please visit www.wiltonpreserve.org. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration has been confirmed. If the program is already full, you will also be notified that your registration could not be completed. This make take up to 24 hours to receive.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St, Schuylerville | 1 p.m.
The program “The Hudson Valley, the First 250 million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History” will be presented by author David Levine. David’s collection of writings offers a unique look at the area’s most important and interesting people, places, and events. Masks required. Public is welcome. For information call 518-885-9309.
Pork Tenderloin Fundraiser Dinner
Sons of the American Legion, 34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 – 7 p.m.
Menu: Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, dinner roll. Only $15 per person Eat in or take away. To place an order, call 518-587-0236.
9th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade
Main and Washington St. Greenwich | 6 – 9 p.m.
There will be lots of food vendors and local businesses open to purchase food and beverages. Make sure to stop at various booths to grab parade swag! There will also be a fun run prior to the parade. Find Greenwich Lighted Tractor Parade on Facebook to stay updated.
Sunday, November 21
Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
Lot next to Greenfield Community Center, 31 Wilton Rd. Greenfield Center.
Sponsored by Town of Greenfield Lions Club. All trees $40.Wreaths $12 without ribbon, $15 with ribbons.
The South Glens Falls Fire Company Holiday Parade
Feeder Dam Rd. and Route 9, S. Glens Falls. | 1 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Timeless Traditions.” The parade will showcase dozens of entries, which include community groups, bands, floats, costumed characters, marchers and of course, an appearance by a very special guest: Santa Claus!
Monday, November 22
Mindfulness Meditation with Susan Meyer
Zoom Presentation | Noon
Mindfulness meditation is a refuge that provides grounding, clarity, and calm that are so vital for navigating challenging times. This series meets Mondays at noon during the months of November and December and provides practical instruction and inspiration for your meditation practice, as well as connection with a supportive and welcoming community of meditators. Each session will address a different topic relevant to mindfulness meditation. You will receive support for cultivating mindfulness skills both “on and off the cushion” and applying those skills to meeting life’s challenges, to respond wisely instead of reactively. You’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty and to dramatically shift the experience of your life, the people it, and the world itself. Each class will include instruction, a guided practice exercise, question and answer discussion, and follow-up resources. Please register online at sspl.org
Tuesday, November 23
After the Fire’s Monthly Meeting
Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, Washington St., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about After the Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571.
Wednesday, November 24
Acoustic Blues Open Mic and Jam
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Featuring Donna Marie Tritico with “Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy”. Every fourth Wednesday Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up for a great evening of acoustic blues performed by amateur and off-duty professional blues players from around the Capital District. Whether you come to listen or play, you’ll be treated to some great performances! All ages and playing levels are welcome. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m., featured artist at 7 p.m., Open mic and Jam at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5.
Thursday, November 25
Christopher Dailey Foundation 5K Saratoga Turkey Trot
Christopher Dailey Foundation’s annual Turkey Trot, which traditionally takes place on Thanksgiving morning, will have both live and virtual participation options this year. Take part in the in-person race in downtown Saratoga Springs on Thanksgiving Day, or complete a virtual 5K from anywhere between Friday, November 19 and Sunday, November 28. Learn more and register at www.christopherdaileyfoundation.com/turkeytrot.htm
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake | 5 – 11 p.m.
Drive through our magical Holiday Lights Spectacular. From November 25 - January 3 you can drive through our magical Holiday Lights Spectacular. Santa will be visiting regularly. Capital Region Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots donations will be accepted throughout the event. The Marine Corps Reserve will be on site December 17 & 18. If you wish to donate, please bring new unwrapped toys. Admission is free.