Friday, December 10
Posture and Balance with Kristin Brenner
Zoom Presentation | Noon – 1 p.m.
The health of the spine plays a vital role in wellness. There are many challenges to a healthy spine during this stay-at-home quarantine: computer and cell phone use, television viewing, and low activity levels. Join us in exploring yoga postures as an antidote. Please register online at Saratoga Springs Public Library, www.sspl.org.
Saturday, December 11
Christmas Pop-up Shop
Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved Defensive Driving Class. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee: $35 per person. Bring a friend fee is $30 each. Portion of fee goes to the Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is required if you are not vaccinated, and your temperature will be taken upon entry. Class size is limit.
Holiday Gift Making Workshop for Kids +6
The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A Holiday Gift Making Workshop for kids ages 7-16. Participants must register at 518-882-6385 for a 1-hour time slot in advance. All materials will be provided, and volunteers will be on hand to help. This program is provided with support from the Galway PTSA, Mrs. Kinne’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes, and the Saratoga County Youth Bureau. Details are available on the website: www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. Masks and social distancing are required in the library.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 11 a.m.
Did you know 1 in 3 adults have fallen victim to identity theft? Come to learn how to protect yourself. You’ll learn about such topics as Social Security Number Theft, Medical Identity Theft, Criminal Identity Theft, Financial Identity Theft and Driver’s License Theft. This free, informational program is presented by Senior Services of North America. Call 518-885-5022 to sign up today.
Saratoga Arts Holiday Market
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 4 p.m.
Come find the perfect gift from dozens of local artisans at the holiday market.
Oompa Loompas Come to Malta
Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Dr., Malta | 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe presents Willy Wonka TYA. Tickets can be purchased at the Malta Community Center or www.maltaparksrec.com. General admission seats are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Free children’s tickets are available with paying adult courtesy of Stewart’s Holiday Match grant. Call Malta Community Center for more details at 518-899-4411. Also showing on Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. House opens 30 minutes before show and may be purchased at the door if seats are still available. Willy Wonka TYA is produced through special arrangement of Musical Theatre International, and directed by Malta’s Artistic Director, Elyse Young.
Annual Celebration of Jane Austen’s Birthday
Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 12
All You Can Eat Breakfast
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa | 8 – 11 a.m.
Eggs, home fries, pancakes, French toast, omelets to order, juice, and coffee. Adults $7, Seniors $6, kids $5. For more information call 518-885-1149.
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun, 123 Rte 32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m.
Menu: 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: $10 Adult, $5 Child. EVERYONE will be welcome to join us. 581-695-3917.
GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays”
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls | 1:30 p.m.
Monday, December 13
Holiday Ornament Kit
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | All Day Event
Beginning today, the Children’s Room will have free holiday ornament kits available for children ages 5-11, while supplies last. Visit www.sspl.org for more events.
Nature On the Move Walk
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.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 this following link: Register Here and fill out the registration form in its entirety. 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.
Tuesday, December 14
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogies. All pierogi orders are $10/dozen. Call 518-363-0001 to place your order. We expect quite a few orders for holidays so order early.
Jane McCrea: A Revolutionary Martyr and an Early American Family Story
Virtual Zoom Event | 7 p.m.
Learn about Jane McCrea with Blake Grindon, Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. She will explore and examine the life and legacy of Jean McCrea. Best remembered as the focus of anti-Indian and anti-British Patriot propaganda that followed her death during the Saratoga Campaign in 1777, further investigation reveals her role in an interconnected world of colonial wars and Native politics stretching back long before the American Revolution. Tickets are available at brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/36235-experts-next-door-17
Wednesday, December 15
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2 / $25. (Cash only). To place an order call 518-584-2585 Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, December 16
The Ch. 50 Korean War Veterans Assoc. will be holding their December Meeting/Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Embassy Hotel on Congress St., Saratoga Springs. Reservations should be made no later than Dec. 14, to Carole Waldron at 518-584-4362 or Louise Finan at 518-584-1293. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends, and relatives are all invited to attend. New members always welcome. Annual dues for veterans are $10 and $5 for all others. For an application to join the organization or any other questions, please contact Comm. Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.