January 7 – January 13, 2022

Friday, January 7

Diabetes Support Group
Online Zoom | Noon

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. This informal support group is for people with diabetes or prediabetes. Family members of those with diabetes are welcome to attend. There is no fee for the support group. Topics will vary and may be based on the interest of the group. Contact Diane Whitten at 518-885-8995, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Register in advance for this meeting at: cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcumprTgsHdTnnFQhaAk3DmT35kxzTfzR.

Saturday, January 8

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 & 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. Portion of fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated, and your temperature will be taken upon entry. Class size is limited. 

Learn to Skate Program
Vernon Rink, 30 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 – 11 a.m.
The Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club is offering a Learn to Skate Program. We are the only area club to offer the US Figure Skating sanctioned program. Our instructors are experienced and approved through USFS, the program is open to all ages from 3 - adult. We meet on Saturday mornings for a 6-week session. Our Registration is open now and additional information can be found at www.SaratogaLearnToSkate.com.

Sunday, January 9

All You Can Eat Breakfast
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa | 8 – 11 a.m.
Buffet includes scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, French toast, toast, eggs, and omelets to order. Juice and coffee as well. Adults $7, seniors $6 and kids $5. For more information, call 518-885-1149. 

Monthly Breakfast
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun, 123 Route 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 welcome to join us. 581-695-3917.

Monday, January 10

Preschool Nature Hour
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3 – 6) where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts. We will go on a short walk followed by a fun nature-based craft. Snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the event for $3/pair. Visit wiltonpreserve.org or call 518-450-0321 to register.

Tuesday, January 11

Weekly Story Time & Craft
Mechanicville District Public Library, 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville | 11:30 a.m. 

All ages are welcome. For more programs at the library visit meclib.sals.edu or call 518-664-4646.

Wednesday, January 12

Chicken & Biscuits Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Ln, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Menu: chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, and roll. Cost is 2 for $30. (Cash Only). Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.

The Climate Act
Zoom Presentation | 6:30 p.m.

The League of Women Voters and Sustainable Saratoga present Peter Iwanowicz, the Executive Director of Environmental Advocates NY and Member of the NYS Climate Action Council. He will speak to us regarding the long-awaited plan for State of New York regarding implementation of NY’s climate law and its equity provisions. Register at: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudumgqDMsH9KHht4gWf6KxXTbzPcKBFZh?fbclid=IwAR23Q vGJVJqOLJ9 WOzOufakzewpEDojwCOTUV pAR8OfdXkqwVXT51YIVrh4

Thursday, January 13

Intuitive and Mindful Eating Class
Zoom presentation | 12–12:30 p.m.

This class is to help anyone who wants to reconnect with their bodies to find peace and happiness with their diet habits. No fee. Presented by Julia Hotaling, Dietetic Intern with Sage Colleges, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn what intuitive eating is, how to practice it, the barriers, and how to integrate mindful eating into their mealtimes. Learn how to be present when eating, eating without any distractions, avoiding mindless eating, knowing how to listen to your internal hunger cues, and more. Time provided for Q&A. For program details contact Diane Whitten 518-885-8995, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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