November 18 – 24, 2022

Friday, November 18

Nature Discovery Walk?

Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve, Rowland St., Ballston Spa
10:30 a.m. | Join our interns for a walk at the Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve for a stroll through the forest and to the creek. Learn about how the animals that make their home in the forest and watershed are preparing for the winter in this fall walk. Registration is appreciated. Call 518-450-0321 or at www.wiltonpreserve.org. 

Fall 2022 Famous Brown Bread and Bake Sale

Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | Pick up 4 – 6 p.m. Also, Saturday, November 19 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bake sale on Saturday. Cost will be $8 per loaf.  Call 518-885-4794 to place your order. Please leave your name, telephone number and the number of loaves you would like to reserve; and if possible, let us know if you will be picking up on Friday or Saturday. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.

LARAC Holiday Shop ?

7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls

5 – 7 p.m. | Opening event, at which attendees will receive a 5% discount on purchases. Members receive 15 % off. The Holiday Shop will be open through December 24. It features handmade items from more than 50 regional artists. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

She Kills Monsters ?

MainStage, Saratoga Children’s Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.

For the first time, SCT is producing a play on our MainStage, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! This is a story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Additional production dates are Nov. 19, 7 p.m. and Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Tickets available at stage.com/saratogachildrenstheatre. Rated PG-13.

Saturday, November 19

Fly-In Breakfast ?

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

All you can eat breakfast. Enjoy pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more! Open to the public. Join us at 10 a.m., as local Flight Instructor, Steve Borbee, will speak on his experiences in Panama during Operation “Just Cause” of 1989. As part of a Special Tactics Squadron, he secured the landing zone for the inbound combat forces. A 21-year USAF veteran, Steve served with the NYSP for 20 years as a firearms instructor, sniper and road Trooper. A Glenville resident, he instructs at Richmor Aviation and is a Trustee of ESAM. 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.

Annual Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair ?

The Middle Grove United Methodist Church, 429 Middle Grove Rd. | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A variety of crafters and vendors will present at our small but mighty church. Lunch (soup & sandwiches) will be available to purchase. Come join the fun and get some shopping done. 

American Legion Meeting

American Legion, 34 West Ave, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.

The Adirondack Post 70 of the American Legion will hold its monthly meeting, 

Holiday Fair — Food, Crafts and More ?

Unitarian Universalist Church, 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs |10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event will take place in the parking lot. Enjoy a fire pit, hot chocolate, and s’mores as you shop. For questions call 518-587-0403. 

Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce Factory - Open House ?

Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce Kitchen, 23 Northern Pines Rd. Gansevoort, 1st floor, Bldg. 2

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Open house and pop-up shop at the manufacturing facility. Celebrating 21 years in business, owner Katie Camarro and friends will be on hand with product displays and gift ideas for everyone on your list. Additional dates December 3, 10, and 17. www.sundaesbest.com, 518-584-4036.

Genealogy & Local History

Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 1 p.m.

45 years ago the library became the recipient of a special collection of books and other items with references to Saratoga County found in works all over the world. Dr. Bruce M. Manzer, a former Ballstonian, had spent 17 years on the project and continues adding to his work. Library Director Andrea Simmons will explain Manzer’s Bibliography. Attendees will be able to view the non-book items as well as the books in the collection. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.   

Chicken Parm Dinner Take Out

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa

4 -6 p.m. | Menu: salad, chicken parmesan, pasta, garlic bread, dessert. Reserve your dinner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-885-1149, Nov.18, 4-6 p.m. Cost is 2 for $25 or $15 each. Limited quantities available at the door. Proceeds support Elks Charities.

Clayfest ?

Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville | 5 – 7 p.m.

A national invitational exhibition celebrating the holiday season with a compilation of incredible functional pots and decorative works by nineteen established clay artists from across the country. The exhibition runs through December 31. The work will also open online. Details can be found online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.

Fundraising Comedy Show

Saratoga Holiday Inn,

232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Dinner 6 p.m. Show 8 p.m. North Country Comedy Tour – Fundraising show for After the Fire, Inc. A volunteer, non-profit organization helping people in Saratoga County who have been victims of fire in their home. EMCEE – Emcee is Mikael Gregg, Headliner is Brad Lowery, Feature is Pat DaBiere. Dinner & show $60. Show only advanced sale $25. Show only at the door $30. Call 518-581-1823 to reserve your tickets now. 

The Park Presents: The Suitcase Junket 

The Park Theater, 14 Park St., Glens Falls | Showtime 7:30 p.m.

Dubbed “a master of musical imagination” by NPR World Cafe, The Suitcase Junket is multi-instrumentalist Matthew Lorenz. What instruments he requires, Lorenz builds from scratch and salvage. What parts five players would perform, he performs alone. The spectacle of his one-man set bears constant comparison to legends of showmanship, brilliance, madness, and invention. The Suitcase Junket is an absolute talent you won’t want to miss! Tickets: Early Bird - $22 | Day Of Show - $25. Doors open at 7p.m. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit parktheatergf.com/events or phone 518-792-1150.

Sunday, November 20

Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet Nutcracker Tea ?

Canfield Casino, 25 Congress St., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. A whimsical afternoon with tea, delicious treats, dancing, and holiday fun. Children and families will enjoy holiday shopping from local vendors, basket raffle and silent auction. Delight in live performances from the Nutcracker Suite along with a reading of The Nutcracker Story. Don’t forget to take your photo with Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy! Tickets on sale at eventbrite.com. Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet (SSYB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-306-4037 or visit www.saratogaspringsyouthballet.org. 

Monday, November 21

The Thymly Herb Garden Group Monthly Meeting

4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd., Ballston Spa

10 a.m. | Our presenter will be Laurie Freeman, a retired biology professor, naturalist, herbalist, yoga instructor and hiking enthusiast. She will discuss how to make herbal infused oils and how to use them. A demonstration of making healing salve and lip balm included. Also, there will be refreshments, a meeting and an Herb of the Month talk by a member. Dues is $20/year to join the Group. New members always welcome. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Saratoga Public Library,
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs

1 p.m. | Topic: Kristi LaMonica Ph.D - Young Onset PD and its Impacts on Women and PD Avengers the story of her path to diagnosis! For more information, call Kevin McCullough This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-222-4247 or Marie Thorne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-810-8483.

Tuesday, November 22

After the Fire’s Monthly Meeting

Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse on 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. 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

Spread the Holiday Cheer with Racing City Chorus

St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park | 7:30 p.m. The Racing City Chorus from Saratoga Springs is inviting any interested men of all ages from the Greater Capital District to sing with us this Holiday Season. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who have never sung in full harmony with an a cappella chorus before to sing some beautiful Holiday songs. Remaining rehearsals are on November 29 and December 6 at 7:30 at the PBA Clubhouse, 5 Bliven Way, Saratoga Springs. See www.RacingCityChorus.org for Covid protocol. For questions call John 518-810-3222.

Wednesday, November 23

Santa’s Playland 2022 ?

Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake

5 – 11 p.m. | On select dates from November 23 – January 6 you can drive through our magical holiday lights display with the family. Open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays. Mondays and Tuesdays are dark days for private community appreciation events. Toys for Tots and the US Marine Corps will be on site December 9 and 10 to collect new, unwrapped toys. Donations can be made from December 1 – 10. Admission is free! 

Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving! 

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