Friday, December 9
Tang Holiday Bazaar
Tang Teaching Museum,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
3:30 – 6 p.m. | Join the Tang Student Advisory Council for the annual Tang Holiday Bazaar, a marketplace for Skidmore students to sell a variety of wares, including art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, and more!
Diabetes Support Group Online
December 9 at Noon -1 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will host an informal support group via Zoom for people with diabetes or prediabetes. There is no fee for the support group. Topics will vary and may be based on the interest of the group. Register and join at this link: cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-msqjojH90PQcYxu FAxxTbMiwQKjXyE
Saratoga Holiday Market ?
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Find your one-of-a-kind handmade gifts this season at Saratoga Arts’ Holiday Market! You can support our selection of talented, unique local artists every Friday and Saturday through December 24. We will feature new artists every weekend. Hours Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 10
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., 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 Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required & can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning Book Fair ?
Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square, 3039 Route 50, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | A portion of the proceeds from your purchases will benefit the Academy. Stop by the Academy’s table anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a voucher. Just hand the voucher to the cashier at checkout or mention the Academy (A.L.L.). Share the news with family and friends and help raise money for Academy programs.
HOPE Pet Adoption Clinic ?
HOPE Pet Adoption Center, Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come see our adorable adoptable cats and dogs and give a furry friend a home for the holidays this year! See our available animals at hopeanimalrescue.org
Free Lunch ?
The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta Ridge 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | A soup and sandwich lunch will be served at no charge from. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.
Annual Holiday Cookie Sale ?
The Galway United Methodist Church, Corner of Route 147 and CR 45, Village of Galway | 10 a.m.
“In-person” sales. This is the oldest and only continuously held sale in the area. Sales will commence at 10 a.m. and continue until sold out. Come early for the best selection. Contact Sharyn Kalinkewicz at 518-928-0179 for information. Options are available for those that prefer to remain socially distant.
Legacy of Excellence: Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs 1956 to 2008
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon. Renowned author and racing historian Michael Veitch will discuss his new book Legacy of Excellence: Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs 1956 to 2008. Veitch will bring to life the stories of the on-track excellence of Saratoga racing during this period and the politics involved in the New York Racing Association’s franchise oversight of the track. A book signing will follow the presentation. The event is free to attend, and books will be available to purchase.
10th Annual Wreaths for Veterans ?
Various Locations (see below)Noon | Veterans and their families will be honored with the laying of wreaths by members of the Glenville Hills Garden Club. Galway Junior-Senior High School, Galway Town Hall, Galway Village Park, Gideon Hawley Park in Charlton, Providence Town Hall and the Scotch Church Cemetery in West Charlton. The public is invited.
Winter Concert ?
Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa
1 p.m. | Friends of the Ballston Spa Public Library is pleased to announce A Dan Berggren Concert Seasoned with Winter Songs and Stories. Kick off the holiday season with this free, all-ages concert. Dan Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor, and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, limit 40. Stop in or call 518-885-5022 to reserve your spot today!
Sunday, December 11
Monthly Breakfast ?
Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m.
Come join Santa from 9 – 11 a.m. Menu: choose from pancakes – regular, buckwheat, apple cinnamon and blueberry or French toast. Eggs to order, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee and orange juice.
Jane Austen Birthday Tea
Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, December 12
Nature on the Move ?
Camp Saratoga North, Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels. Snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program at $3/pair. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. To register, visit wiltonpreserve.org/education/calendar or call 518-450-0321.
The Talk Live with
Star Radio, 93.3FM | 6 – 8 p.m. Saratoga’s Star Radio is excited to bring back a warm family tradition for the holiday season. You can hear area children on the air telling Santa what they want for Christmas. The holiday programing will also air on December 13, 15 and 19, 6 – 8 p.m. which can be heard locally on 93.3FM, as well as globally via a mobile app and online stream at starsaratoga.com.
Tuesday, December 13
Using an Android Phone or Tablet
Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 10:30 a.m.
Get to know and love your device! Learn how to connect with people, surf the web, check email, play games, watch movies, and take photos. This program is intended for participants that are new to, or are considering purchasing, an Android device (Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, etc.). Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org
Christ the Savior Church,
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake
Pick up 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and (limited) farmer’s cheese pierogi. All pierogi orders are still $10/dozen. Please call 518-363-0001. Limited quantity of stuffed clams may be available as well. Please order early as we expect large requests.
Tiffany Treasures of the Albany Rural Cemetery
S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham
7 p.m. | The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets the second Tuesday of the month. We welcome all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join us for a fun evening. For more information about our organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit our web site: www.sam24.synthasite.com.
Wednesday, December 14
Santa Paws Pet Photo Event ?
The Car Shoppe, 1110 US-9, Queensbury | 1 – 5 p.m.
Bring your pet(s) along with a $5 donation and get your photo taken with Santa! For every donation made at this event, The Car Shoppe will match it 100%! The Car Shoppe is committed to giving back to our local communities — including to the furry members in shelters — to help keep everyone safe and healthy. All proceeds are benefiting H.O.P.E (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) animal shelter, who will be on-site. This could be the perfect opportunity to find your furever friend as well! Here is the link to our Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/24jrr7Jvh
Chicken Marsala Dinner Take Out
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: Chicken Marsala with pasta, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2 / $30. (Cash only).
Santa’s Playland ?
Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake
5 – 11 p.m. | Open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays through January 6. Toys for Tots and the US Marine Corps will be on site December 9 and 10, 5 – 11 p.m. to collect new, unwrapped toys. Donations can be made from December 1 – 10. Admission is free.
Thursday, December 15
Artisan’s Market ?
Brookside Museum, Saratoga County History Center,
21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa
Noon – 5 p.m. | The market will feature only handcrafted products created by local artisans. Everything from natural soaps and lotions to unique ornaments and jewelry to delicious syrups and edibles – simply the best that our community has to offer. Thursdays, Noon – 5 p.m. Fridays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The market will run until December 24. www.brooksidemuseum.com