November 11 – 17, 2022

Friday, November 11

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Gurtler Brother’s VFW Post 420
190 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m.

A Ceremony honoring our Veteran’s. Everyone is welcome to attend and honor all our Veterans. All Veterans are encouraged to attend, you do not need to be a member the VFW. A lunch will follow the ceremony. For more information, please call 518-584-9686. Please leave a message. 

Saturday, November 12

Annual Church Garage & Bake Sale 

Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church

24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Indoors - rain, snow, or shine. No early birds admitted. All proceeds benefit church youth group activities. Something for everyone: homemade baked goods, antiques, vintage, gently used, new. Furniture, linens, housewares, vinyl LPs, toys, collectibles, small appliances, jewelry, much more. No books, DVDs, CDs, electronics, clothing, or stuffed animals. Bring a box to fill! Come early for the best selection; come back again after 2 p.m. for the half-price sale. 

Defensive Driving Class

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and 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 Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Class size is limit.

Saratoga Cup Speedskating Meet

Weibel Ave. Ice Rink, 30 Weibel Ave. Saratoga Springs

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Saratoga Winter Club will hold the annual Saratoga Cup and NorthEast Series I Short Track Speedskating Meet. Admission is free and open to the public. Speedskaters from the Capital District as well as from Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey and beyond will compete at this East Coast Tradition. Volunteers are still needed to help with off-ice positions including timers and judges. It’s a way for local high school students to fulfill community service hours in a fast-paced, exciting environment. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Winter Coat Sale Fundraiser

Gateway House of Peace
479 Rowland St., Ballston Spa | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All proceeds go to Gateway House of Peace, a donor driven End-of-life home that cares for local resident & families during loved one’s final days. 

Holiday Shopping

The Adirondack Folk School
51 Main St., Lake Luzerne | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gifts of all sorts from local artisans. You will love the selection of handmade jewelry, cards, advent calendars, ornaments, icicles, soaps, baskets, cutting boards, wooden boxes, hand painted mittens, woven scarves & shawls, pillows, books for all ages, and lots more. Something for everyone – big gifts and stocking stuffers! A perfect opportunity to make a dent in your shopping list. Hot chocolate will be served! And a surprise or two, just for fun!

Artist Talk and Demonstration

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway

Noon | Our Featured Artist, Tari Lee Sykes, will talk about each of her Chinese scroll paintings now on display. She will discuss the meaning behind the subjects, how she learned to do them, explain the materials used, answer questions, and give a demonstration on use of the inks, brushes, etc. She’ll have materials available for attendees to try the Chinese Painting technique. Samples of her art are on view on the library website: www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. Registration is requested, at 518-882-6385.

Saratoga Chips & Beer Festival

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa

1 – 5 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Center is partnering with DeCrescente Distributing Company to bring you the Saratoga Chip and Beer Festival featuring old-time musicians John Kirk and Trish Miller. They will bring their traditional “fiery fiddle tunes” and other folk gems rooted in American traditions to the festival. The duo complements our beautiful exhibit that tells the many stories behind the chip, and it’s natural to partner with DeCrescente, which not only distributes local craft beer and Saratoga Chips but is a historic fourth-generation Saratoga County business. Tickets can be purchased at brooksidemuseum.org/event/saratoga-chips-and-beer-festival-2. For more information, call 518-885-4000.

Sunday, November 13

Indoor Christmas Craft & Garage Sale

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale. Admission is free. Over 40 vendors, great parking, crafts galore, and lunch. household items, hand-made items, clothing, fabrics, food treats, body lotions, and just about anything you can imagine in time for Christmas. New vendors sign-up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to local charities.  8’ table and chairs $15; Call Debbie @ 518-885-6506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or to sign up for a table(s).

More Saratoga County Stories Book Release

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa | 2 - 4 p.m. The second volume of stories published by the Saratoga County History Center (SCHC) covers various topics related to the history of Saratoga County. This compilation of 66 articles by 33 authors, originally published weekly by the Saratoga County History Roundtable, draws on the knowledge and experiences of local historians and “history buffs,” some of which have only recently taken up the pen to share their stories. Guests can talk with the authors and obtain signed copies of the book. A second event will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Grooms Tavern, Clifton Park. Visit the website www.brooksidemuseum.org.

Between Heaven and Earth

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Springs St., Saratoga Springs | 2 – 4 p.m. Presenting works by Rabbi Linda Motzkin, a Torah scribe, author, parchment maker, and an artist is to be celebrated on her solo exhibition opening. It’s also a celebration of Rabbi Motzkin’s and her husband Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein’s retirement from Temple Sinai in downtown Saratoga Springs where they have served as co-rabbis together since 1986. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bread and Torah Project of Temple Sinai and other charitable causes. Spring Street Gallery is open to the public. To make an appointment, purchase artwork, or for questions, please text or call Belinda Colón at 518-290-0660 or email the gallery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 48 hours’ notice is required for private tours/appointments. 

Polka Dance 

Knights of Columbus Council #246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs 2 – 6 p.m. | The event is held to raise funds for homeless veterans. The cost will be $20, payable at the door. There will be lite fare food and a cash bar available. Please support this worthwhile event -- four hours of fun for a good cause! As always, the event is open to the public. For more information, call 518-584-8547.

Film: My Disability Roadmap 

The Park Theater, 14 Park St., Glens Falls | 2 – 5 p.m.

In partnership with All Abilities Productions of Upstate New York, The Park Theater Foundation presents “My Disability Roadmap Movie & Fundraiser.” The film, My Disability Roadmap, showcases the life and cinematic work of Samuel and Daniel Habib. This event will include a brief discussion, basket raffle, live music, refreshments, and light appetizers. Tickets: Early Bird - $15 | Day Of Show - $20. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit parktheatergf.com/events or phone 518-792-1150.

Monday, November 14

Nature on the Move 

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 a.m.

Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared toward gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels, ages 16 and up. This program will not take place in bad weather. Visit wiltonpreserve.org and click the “Public Programs” tab to register online. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-450-0321. 

Tuesday, November 15

Pierogi Sale 

Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | Pick up 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

We will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogis. We will have a very limited quantity of sweet potato pierogies (seasonal). All pierogi orders are $10/dozen. Please call 518-363-0001. Limited quantity of stuffed clams will be available as well. Please order early as we expect a lot of orders.

Brooks BBQ Fundraiser

Saratoga Senior Center
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Patrons may order rib and chicken dinners in advance and pick them up at the Center on the November 15 at a drive-through in the front of the building. Day-of orders will be available while they last. The dinners are $20 for Ribs and $14 for Chicken. Each dinner comes with a baked potato, cold slaw, and a dinner roll. The Senior Center will deliver orders of 10 or more dinner to a home or business. Just let them know you would like delivery when ordering. Call 518-584-1621. The fundraiser, sponsored by Humana, will help support the programs and services at the Center.

Learn to Speedskate

Weibel Ave. Ice Rink, 30 Weibel Ave. Saratoga Springs

6:15 – 7:30 p.m. | Learn to Speedskate with legendary Saratoga Winter Club! Four Training Sessions (also on November 17, 22, 29 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.) Skate with SWC (December 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.). Learn basic speedskating techniques on and off ice. $50 individual fee or $90 per family of 2 covers instruction, skate rentals (if available) and US Speedskating required insurance (additional family members $15 each). Proper safety equipment must also be purchased ahead of time. Skaters must be able to stand on skates and stop on own accord. See full flyer for more information. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-430-7600 to pre-register.

The Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting

Greenfield Community Center
25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center | 7 p.m.

Program: Middle Grove High School. Corinth Town Historian and Director of the Corinth Museum, Rachel Clothier, will share her knowledge of the 1880s Middle Grove High School. The school once occupied the current Greenfield Historical Society’s Chatfield Museum at 440 Middle Grove Road. Please join us. It is open to the public free of charge.

Presentation: Katrina Trask’s Saratoga Legacy

Saratoga Springs History Museum
1 E. Congress St., Congress Park, Saratoga Springs 

7 - 8:45 p.m. | Rumara Jewett speaks about Saratoga visionary Katrina Trask (1853-1922) on the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Trask Gateway Memorial in Congress Park. The evening also includes historical readings by Tamie Ehinger and Michael Belanger, a musical performance of Trask’s lyrics by vocalist Eileen Egan Mack and pianist Michael Clement, and a special exhibition. Open to the public; to reserve a free ticket, visit www.saratogahistory.org/alfred-z-solomon-program-series. Presented with support from Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, Saratoga Arts, and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. 

Wednesday, November 16

Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting

Town Hall, 35 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon

It will be a sandwich luncheon and Sarah from the Schuylerville Library will be giving a presentation. All are welcome, new members and guests. More information contact Pat at 518-338-2329.

Turkey Dinner

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetable, gravy, tossed salad, dinner rolls. Dinner for 2 / $30. (cash only). 

Town of Greenfield Leo Club

Greenfield Community Center
25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center | 6 p.m.

The club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (unless bad weather – zoom meeting). The objective is to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national, and international community. Motto: Leadership – Develop skills as a project organizer, time manager and team leader. Experience – Learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the world. Opportunity – make friends and feel the rewards of community service. Leo Chair is Brittney Campbell. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

Thursday, November 17

Third Thursday Jazz 

The Park Theater, 14 Park St., Glens Falls | 7:30 p.m. The Park Theater Foundation presents, “Third Thursday Jazz” with The Matt Niedbalski Trio featuring saxophonist, Nate Giroux, and saxophonist / bassist, Steven Kirsty. Experience some of the best jazz music in the Capital Region! Tickets: $10. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit parktheatergf.com/events or phone 518-792-1150.

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