January 20 – January 26, 2023

Friday, January 20

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.

High School All-Stars Exhibition ?

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.

Every year, Saratoga Arts solicits high school art teachers representing schools from Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery counties, to submit artwork from their top three students. The work is installed in our Main Gallery space for the public to see the amazing talent of our local high school all stars. This year, Saratoga Arts encouraged submissions of both visual artwork and written artwork, with the theme Ekphrasis in mind. Looking to the above quote as a definition, we hope that all viewers of the exhibit will walk away questioning how visual artwork can inspire the written word, and the written word can inspire the visual. The exhibit goes through February 4. www.saratoga-arts.org

Saturday, January 21

Fly-In Breakfast ?

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public. At 10 a.m., Allan Maddaus will speak about his book: “Wright Peak Elegy: A Story of Cold War, Nuclear Deterrence and Ultimate Sacrifice.” The book chronicles the story of a U.S Strategic Air Command B-47 Stratojet, flying at 400 miles an hour during a practice bombing run in wind-driven snow and freezing rain, that crashed into Wright Peak in the Adirondack Mountains in 1962. Maddaus will be selling and signing books after the presentation. 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.

The Art of Puppetry with Lita Carbone

Saratoga Children’s Theatre,
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Our future puppeteers will learn how to develop characters and explore how to make a puppet come to life for an audience. Two sessions: Ages 9-11 on January 21 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 12-18 on February 4 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $50 class fee includes materials required to make your own puppet. More information can be found on the website under Classes and Workshops, saratogachildrenstheatre.org/classes-workshops. 

Genealogy and Local History, Heritage Hunters: The Saratoga Room

Town of Saratoga’s Town Hall, 

12 Spring Street, Corner of Routes 29 and 4, Schuylerville

1 p.m. | A Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County talk by recently appointed Saratoga Room archivist, Michelle Isopo. Isopo talks about how Saratoga Room houses the Local History Collection of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Besides the usual items genealogists would anticipate finding there, such as shelves of city directories and microfilmed issues of 19th century Saratoga newspapers, the collection offers unexpected resources. Isopo will discuss these lesser-known items, such as the assortment of scrapbooks on the old Hawley Home for Children. 

Sunday, January 22

Sunrise Walk ?

Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 7 – 8 a.m. Walk the trails with an environmental educator as you watche the sun rise over the meadow. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale ?

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

11-3 p.m. | Join us for the Elks Ladies Auxiliary Craft and Garage Sale. Admission is free. Over 40 vendors, great parking, crafts galore, and lunch. household items, hand-made items, clothing, food treats, body lotions, and just about anything you can imagine.  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 at 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).

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser ?

VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1 – 5 p.m.

On the menu for this epic fundraising event: one half wood fried smoked chicken with side of BBQ sauce, roasted potatoes, Cole slaw and cornbread. All for $16. Feed a family of four for $60 (save $4). Cash and checks only please, eat in, or take out. Pre-orders appreciated, but not necessary. Call the post at 518-584-9686 Wednesday – Sunday after 3 p.m. or text 518-796-4066. Open to the public. Post members come on out! Looking for new members. 

An Afternoon with Town Historian Rick Reynolds ?

Our Lady of Grace, 73 Midline Rd., Ballston Lake | 2 p.m.  Join us for an informative and interactive presentation by the knowledgeable and always entertaining Town Historian Rick Reynolds as he tells us about the roles Our Lady of Grace has played in the local community over its 100-year history.  Town of Ballston Historian and parishioner, Rick Reynolds, will share our beginnings in the pavilion at Forest Park to our first church on Edward Street, to today’s modern facility on Midline Road, Our Lady of Grace, its people, and its leaders, and how they have played an active role in local history. This event is part of a series celebrating the Parish Centennial. The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.  Cost: Free will donation. Contact Pat Parker at 518-441-2450 with questions.

Monday, January 23

Thymly Herb Garden Group Monthly Meeting 

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

10 a.m.  | Our presenter will be David Waite.  His presentation is titled, Exploring the Wilderness by Water and Trail.  Dave is a nature and fine arts photographer and the images he creates express his personal creativity and unique view of nature. Following the presentation there will be refreshments, a meeting and an Herb of the Month talk by a member.  Dues for the year to join the Thymly Herb Group is $20.  New members are always welcome.  Please RSVP with questions or to let us know you will be joining us.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, January 24

Ziti Dinner Benefit

Halfmoon Municipal Center,
287 Lower Newtown Rd, Halfmoon

4:30 – 7 p.m. | Featuring great food, musical entertainment, and trivia games. Tickets can be purchased at the Town of Halfmoon Recreation Office or the Town Clerk’s Office. Tickets: $10 per person, $8 for individuals 55 or older. Menu: baked ziti, meatballs, bread, a drink, and dessert. Dine-in and takeout options available. Proceeds will benefit the Town of Halfmoon Character Counts Program that assists local families in need with the Town’s food pantry and helps provide scholarships to children for the Town’s popular Summer Recreation Program.  For more details, call the Town of Halfmoon Recreation Department at 518-371-7410, ext. 2272, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Wednesday, January 25

10+ Techniques to Increase your Excel/G-Suite Skills 

ZOOM program, Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library | 3 p.m.

Join the experts at Tech-Talk to learn advanced Excel/G-suite skills, such as helpful ways to add info to spreadsheets and analysis techniques with formulas, lookups, and pivot tables. Free webinar. Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

Ham 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 order. 518-584-2585. Menu: baked ham, au gratin potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, salad. Dinner for 2/$30. (Cash only).

Galway Photography Club Meeting

Galway Public Library, Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m. | For our first meeting of the year, we have invited Schenectady Daily Gazette Photographer Erica Miller to share some of her photographs. Our meetings, held year-round on the last Wednesday of each month, provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for those at all levels of photography to share their photography and learn how to improve their technical and artistic skills. For more information contact Dave Waite via email,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, January 26

Learn to Speedskate ?

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

6:15 – 7:30 p.m. | Learn basic speedskating with The Saratoga Winter Club! Four training sessions and one skate session: January 26 and 31, February 2, 7 and 9; 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.  $50 individual or $90 per family of two - covers instruction, skate rentals (if available) and US Speedskating required insurance (additional family members $15 each). Proper safety equipment must be purchased ahead of time. Skaters must be able to stand on skates, move forward and stop. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-430-7600 to pre-register.

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