January 13 – January 19, 2023

Friday, January 13

Fish Fry Fridays

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Victory Mills | 4 – 7 p.m.

Friday Night Fish Fry will be back for 2023. It will run through April 7. Various menu items are available from fried fish to chicken nuggets with French fries, Cole slaw and chowder also available. For more information call 518-695-3917.

The 8th Annual Dr. King Challenge: More Music Less Violence ?

Holiday Inn, 323 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 5:30 p.m. Hosted and curated by Capital Region’s DJ Hollyw8d, will feature several performing artists, live music, and dancing. Reception with light fare and cash bar, fun art projects, photo booth. Family friendly. Free. Donation appreciated.

Saturday, January 14

Defensive Driving Class

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church,
175 Fifth Ave., 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 NYS 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 at 518-286-3788. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Class size is limit.

How the Negro Got His Song ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. | Join storyteller Jae Gayle for this family-friendly interactive performance and workshop based on an African-American folktale. Free. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. MLKSaratoga.org. 

Free Lunch ? 

The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Ext., Malta Ridge | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome.  For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

Cat and Dog Adoption Clinic ?

H.O.P.E. Adoption Center, “Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs |11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come meet the many adoptable pets of H.O.P.E. You can start the adoption process today by filling out an adoption application online at hopeanimalrescue.org/forms.

Restorative Justice in Schools ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

12:30 p.m. | Promoting Dignity and Justice for Everyone. Presentation and panel discussion, with educators and students from South Glens Falls District about their school-based restorative practices. Free. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. MLKSaratoga.org. 

Erasing Spaces & Faces ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

3 p.m. | The Legacy of Urban Renewal in Saratoga Springs. Join CREATE Community Art Studios for the unveiling of their multi-media exhibition, and a presentation and panel discussion with Kwame Anderson, Jen Wojtowicz, Dio Kauffman and Joy King. Free. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. MLKSaratoga.org. 

Greatest Love of All ?

The Pines @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m. The Roots and Revolution of Black Women in Pop. Yaddo artist, award-winning journalist and author of Shine Bright: a Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop, Danyel Smith will be in conversation with Skidmore’s Dr. Emmanuel Balogun and Dr. Tammy Owens, with a special performance by artist/poet D. Colin., free, reservations required. For more information , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. MLKSaratoga.org. 

Xanadu The Musical

615 Maple Ave., Suite 3,
Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m. 

Spa City Theatre presents Xanadu The Musical. Book by Douglas Carter Beane and Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Shows will be on January 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and January 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adult $18, Students and Seniors $12, Age 10 and under $5. www.onthestage.tickets/show/Saratoga-Childrens-Theatre 

Sunday, January 15

All You Can Eat Breakfast ?

Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department, 1870 State Route 32N, Gansevoort | 8 – 11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, hash, French toast, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee. Donations: $12 adults, $11 Seniors 55+, Military, and First Responders, $8 children ages 6 – 12, Kids under six free. 

Music Programs with Nikara Warren Trio ?

Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Celebrating Black excellence in music and featuring music from her triumphant debut album Black Wall Street. At 3 p.m. Little folks MLD Celebration with Nikara Warren Trio. This program is intended for families, introducing children to jazz as part of the story of America. At 6:30 p.m. Performance will begin with an interview with Nikara Warren before her ensemble brings her infectious compositional sense, post-modern patchwork of influences and cultural signposts, and her fearless musicality to the stage. Free, reservations suggested. 

Saratoga History Happy Hour

The Real McCoy Beer Company, 28 Washington St., Ballston Spa | 6 p.m. Real Life Crime is the focus with Waterford Historian Russ VanDervoort and SCHC Director of Education Anne Clothier. These true crime stories prove that sometimes real life is a lot darker than fiction. This is an SCHC Member Event. The event will include questions and answers and an opportunity to participate in a trivia contest. Tickets are $15 and come with a craft beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets are required. brooksidemuseum.org/2022/12/saratoga-history-happy-hours/ 

Monday, January 16

National Day of Service ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

9:30 a.m. – Noon | In-person volunteer projects and actions in collaboration with a variety of community organizations. Projects for all ages include: C.R.E.A.T.E Community Studios to make kindness rocks; Mooncatcher Project to assemble sustainable menstrual pad kits; Waldorf School for story-reading and card making; Saratoga Free Fridge – donate food and grocery cards; Little Free Library at the Frederick All Lodge – donate books; Temple Sinai Take Note: donate children’s book and musical instruments drive; Youth Squared to make peace flags. Free, registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

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. Ages 16+ only. 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. 

Songs are the Soul of a Movement ?

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.

Donald Hyman will open with Freedom’s Highways, a tribute to singers who used their platform to fight for civil rights alongside Dr. King. Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk Ensemble will then perform historical and contemporary civil rights and protest songs inspiring all to join in. Joseph Bruchac, our city’s first poet laureate, will close. Free.

Tuesday, January 17

HYBRID: Funding Options for Long Term Care 

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park

1 p.m. | What are the options for long term care? What do they cost and what are some of the funding options available to help pay for care? What does Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care offer and what is the criteria to become eligible? Presented by Choice Connections NY, a free Senior Housing Advisory Service in our community. Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

Volunteer Fair

The Saratoga Senior Center,
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs

1 – 3 p.m. | Interested volunteers are welcome to come to the Center and learn more. Our Volunteer Coordinator will speak about the various opportunities. Meet with current volunteers to learn more about specific areas. Volunteers are active at the Center, helping with events, computer assistance, mailings, van driving, and more. Community Connections volunteers who go out in the community. They help close the gaps in services that a senior might need to remain independent in their homes. For more information contact the Center at 518-584-1621.

Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting and Program

Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center

7 p.m. | Program: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: The Lasting Power of the Written Word. Patricia Nugent is a retired school administrator and adjunct communication professor who now writes to give voice to those who might otherwise be silenced. She’s been published in professional and literary journals, as well as in anthologies. She believes in using the power of “the pen” to change ourselves and our world, and will share with us how and why it makes a difference. Note: Bad Weather - If Saratoga Springs Schools are closed that day, we automatically cancel. 

Wednesday, January 18

Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting

Town Hall, 35 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon.

It will be a sandwich luncheon and Al and Cathy Bain will be our entertainment. Dessert will be provided. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Temple at 518-338-2329

Chicken and Sausage Riggies 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, sausage, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, spinach in a pink sauce of penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2 / $30. (Cash only). 

Galway Public Library’s Board of Trustees Meeting

2112 East St, Galway | 6:30 p.m. The agenda and other documents will be available prior to the meeting on the library website: www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. The public is welcome to attend. More information at 518-882-6385.

NYS DEC film Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway | 7 p.m. The Galway Woman’s Club hosts a viewing of the film. To attend this documentary about invasive species in NYS and learn how DEC and their partners are tackling them, please register with the library at 518-882-6385. More information is available at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.

Thursday, January 19

Books and Tea

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Books and Tea meets to discuss Zorrie by Laird Hunt. Books and Tea is an ongoing reading group that meets the third Thursday of each month. Copies of the book may be obtained in the Reading Group Choices collection or by placing holds on the online public catalog. Stop by at the Information Desk for any assistance. Come on down and join us for good conversations around books! Because space may be limited, please register in advance. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea)

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