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February 2 - 8, 2024

Friday, February 2

Fish Fry Friday ?

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, 123 State Route 32, Schuylerville | 4 – 7 p.m. 

Every Friday through March 29. Menu: All dinners are served with coleslaw and sauce also your choice of fries or onion rings: fish fry, chicken tenders, clam strips, popcorn shrimp, coconut shrimp w/special dipping sauce, buffalo shrimp. Extras: all previous items plus jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, fried mushrooms, bowl of chowder or quart of chowder, red (Manhattan) or white (New England). Beverages are available. Eat in at our club or call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917. All are welcome.

9th Annual Chocolate Fest ?

Throughout the village of Ballston Spa | 4-8 p.m. Presented by the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association. There will be 22 “sweet spots” around town where Ballston Spa businesses have paired up with area chocolatiers to compete to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small, sample-sized chocolate offerings in 3 categories: Dessert (Sweet), Savory, and Chocolate Beverage. These treats will be judged by Chocolate-fest goers and only cost 1 dollar! While savoring delicious chocolate treats, visitors will also enjoy a variety of special business promotions going on throughout the Village. This year, there will also be various activities specifically for children occurring throughout town in addition to the treat sampling. Please note that most sweet spots are cash only. 

Free AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Ballston Spa Library,
21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa By appointment through April 12

AARP Foundation will provide free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program at the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-based free tax preparation service. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to ensure they understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. Tax-Aide will provide taxpayer assistance through interaction with IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteers in two short same day, in-person meetings to exchange documents. For more information about AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, including what type of service is available, which documents you need to file your taxes, and to schedule your appointments stop in or call 518- 885-5022.

Saturday, February 3

11th Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser ?

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Participating restaurants include Cardona’s Market (returning Champion), Kindred, RHEA, Fat Paulies and Walt and Whitman.  Guests purchase tickets to enter, choose a handmade bowl, enjoy live music, and participate in the chili taste testing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the local cancer non-profit organization To Life and the Wilton Food Pantry. Tickets are $27 and include a handmade bowl (plus tax). Pre-purchase bowls and tickets at saratogaclayarts.org.   You can bring 2 non-perishable food items for Wilton Pantry and save $2 on your ticket. Guests can choose from 3 time slots and have the opportunity to purchase more bowls onsite. The chili competition is fierce, and guests always have lots of fun. 

Sunday, February 4

The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk ?

Saratoga Spa State Park, Meet in the quadrangle near the Wired restrooms.  | 11 a.m.  There will be no indoor facilities. Registration can be done online through www.runsignup.com with day-of onsite. A limited supply of Dion snowshoes available to rent for $5 on a first come/first serve basis.  For more information about the NE Snowshoe Series visit www.dionwmacsnowshoe.com.  Questions? Call Laura at 518-581-1278 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing Reception and Artist Talk

Spring Street Gallery,
110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs 

2 – 4 p.m. | Anne Diggory’s exhibit “Near and Far” Diggory will provide us with an additional talk. Painting Plein Air in the Adirondacks and Southern France will include a glimpse into her working methods painting on site, including a large set from a three-week painting trip in the south of France. On Saturday, February 3 and 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diggory invites the public to join her in her studio at 173 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. A portion of the sales of this exhibition and studio open house will benefit the Saratoga Immigration Coalition Scholarship Fund. For more information, please visit our website at springstreetgallerysaratoga.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518-290-0660.

Monday, February 5

Galway Preservation Society Program

Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Rd, Galway | 7 p.m. 

A video presentation produced and narrated by GPS member Dave Waite on “Ballston Spa’s Mexican War Monument: The Village honors its fallen Sons.”  This 60-minute documentary tells the story of the monument and the year-long effort by members of the Ballston Spa community to retrieve its 175-year-old time capsule and honor the young men who gave their lives in this war. This video production takes you through the history of the war, the work of locating the time capsule, as well as providing thoughts about the war from local students and area historians. Open to the public, free of charge. 

Tuesday, February 6

Saratoga Area Retired Educators Monthly Luncheon

The Ripe Tomato, 2721 US-9, Ballston Spa | Noon

All area retired K-12 public, parochial, private, BOCES teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and other school related personnel are welcome. For further information, call 518-584-1192.

Improv Spaces “Open Office Hours”

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Side Door, Saratoga Springs

5 – 7 p.m. | A weekly Tuesday evening program with musicians and artists in improvisation and interdisciplinary improvisation including music, performance, poetry, and visual arts. Are you a composer with a framework for improvisation that you want to test? Do you want to meet collaborators for a piece or band? Do you want to explore interdisciplinary practice or something new? Mics and amplification are provided or bring your own equipment. Open Office Hours are session workshops for artists to create together and be in informal conversation. improvspaces.org Free admission.

Monthly Meeting of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas 

Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd, Saratoga Springs | 5:45 p.m.

CDA - Court McLaughlin #422, 

Members gather at 5:45 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary, followed by refreshments until 6:30 p.m. when the meeting will begin. CDA is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Please join us. Questions? Contact Regent Lucille Koch by phone or text at 516-319-4577.

Wednesday, February 7

Academy for Lifelong Learning Winter Storyteller Series

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, 100 Saratoga Boulevard, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m. 

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase. Storyteller Kate Dudding presents Peace Stories. This is the last of the six-presentation series. If Saratoga Springs City Schools are closed due to weather, that date will be postponed to Feb. 14. For more information on the Academy for Lifelong Learning, visit www.allsaratoga.org or contact Academy Executive Director, Jeff Shinaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-290-6988.

Stuffed Shells Dinner Take Out

Saratoga-Wilton elks Club,
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: stuffed shells, meatballs, sweet sausage, tossed salad, garlic toast. Cost $15 per dinner. (Cash Only).

Poetry Reading ?

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Samira Sangare and SG. Open mic poetry will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. The featured reading will also be livestreamed. You can find a link for the livestream at caffelena.org., 518-583-0022.

Green Drinks

The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.

A “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Food, alcoholic, and drinks available for purchase. Green Drinks - Saratoga Springs is held monthly. While this is a networking event, solicitation is not allowed.

Thursday, February 8

Foreign Film: The Miracle Club (2023)

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

6:30 p.m. | There’s just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. In English/English subtitles. Rated PG-13; 90 min. Comedy, drama. 518-371-8622. cphlibrary.org

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