Friday, 01 March 2024 11:00

March 1 - 7, 2024

Friday, March 1

Community Torah Project: Making Parchment from a Local Deerskin

Tang Teaching Museum,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 1 – 3 p.m. 

A hands-on educational workshop with Rabbi Linda Motzkin, the public is invited to take part in the Community Torah Project. Participants will help with the stretching and scraping of a local deerskin. This immersive educational activity will engage the Skidmore community and public in the sacred production of parchment, which will ultimately be used in the creation of a Torah scroll. Refreshments will be provided. No advance registration is needed. The event is free and open to the public. More details can be found at

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.

Lenten Fish Fry ?

Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. 

Advance call-in orders Wednesday – Friday, noon until 3 p.m. Menu: Fried or baked haddock $15, fried clam strips $12. Each dinner includes French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, or cocktail sauce. Macaroni and cheese $5, New England clam chowder (pint $7, quart $13), single orders of French fries $3, dessert $2. Call to place your order 518-584-8547. Every Friday through March 29. 

Saturday, March 2

Saratoga Home and Lifestyle Show ?

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show features a variety of home and lifestyle businesses in categories such as home improvement, landscaping, décor and fine finishes, heating and plumbing, pools, financial and professional services, and many more. Special Events: Sean & Christine Doolan - Magician and balloon artist: Both days 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tasha Marie - Free face painting: Both days 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pet Adoption Clinic: Both days 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Art Exhibition also returns for the entire weekend and features artisans showing photography, painting, woodworking, jewelry, and wine, with items available for purchase. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is free admission to this event courtesy of Adirondack Trust Company.

Sunday, March 3

Meet the Candidates 

The Summit, 1 Perry Rd., Wilton | 1 p.m. The Wilton Democratic Committee invites you to meet the candidates for local office. Join us for light refreshments and a chance to discuss your questions and concerns. Congressman Paul Tonko hopes to continue serving the citizens of the Capitol Region as a strong N.Y. progressive. Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner priorities include small businesses, agriculture and rural resources and women’s issues. Minita Sanghvi is running to be State Senator for the 44th District. She will fight for our region’s need for better infrastructure, educational resources, and representation in Albany. All are welcome!

10th Annual Matthew M. Neugroschel Storytelling Event ?

Falstaff Building, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, and Zoom

7 p.m. | This year’s program features local and regional bards telling both traditional and contemporary tales. What they all have in common is that they love storytelling and use it in multiple ways throughout their daily lives. On this night, they share their passion with a wider audience. A $10 donation per adult and $5 per child is requested at the door. Zoom participants may mail a donation to Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. To register or learn about other upcoming programs, visit us on Facebook or go to the SJCA Home Page at

Repair Café

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

1 – 4 p.m. | Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga are excited to host our 11th Repair Café. We will have coaches available to help you fix your lamps, small appliances, computers, leather, jewelry, or sew/hem your favorite item of clothing or beloved stuffed animal. 

Sonatas for Spring ?

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs | 3 p.m. 

The Saratoga Chamber Players will present violinist Jill Levy and Israeli pianist Renana Guzman with works of Bach, Arvo Pärt, Prokofiev and Brahms. Tickets are available at Seniors $25, Adults, $30 and Students $20. The concert is supported in part by the NY State Council of the Arts with the support of the NY State Legislature, the office of the Governor and our many individual supporters.

Monday, March 4

Galway Preservation Society Program

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

Historian and Education Director at the Schoharie Crossing Historic Site David Brooks will present a talk on "DeWitt's Duel", exploring the life of DeWitt Clinton and the politics of early America and New York State. DeWitt Clinton was governor of New York State, a US Senator, and Mayor of New York City. He has been called the "Father of the Erie Canal" for his role in orchestrating the building of the Canal by some, while others called the project "Clinton's Folly" or "Clinton's Ditch". David Brooks will explain how political wranglings and intrigue led to DeWitt's Duel on the plains of Weehawken, New Jersey, across the river from New York City. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, March 5

Beginner Shooting Sports Course 

4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Road, Ballston Spa March 5—April 16 (excludes April 2) on Tuesday Evenings. Youngsters will learn the basics of Air Pistol, Muzzleloader, Rifle and Shotgun, Archery, and Hunting and Wildlife, with a focus on Safety, Ethics, and Personal Responsibility. Open to boys and girls 12 years old and older. To register, visit

Pierogi Sale

Christ the Savior Church,
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. pick up. As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogies. All pierogi orders are $12/dz. Please call 518-363-0001. Stuffed clams are available as well.

Saratoga Area Retired Educators Monthly Luncheon Meeting

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.

Saints Baseball Fundraiser ?

Principessa Elena Society, 13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs

5 – 7 p.m. | Support Saratoga Catholic Saints Baseball in fundraising for their annual spring training trip to Disney. Eat-in or takeout. Menu: Pasta, meatballs, sausage and peppers, salad, Italian bread, dessert, and coffee. Donation $15 per person. 

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Monthly Meeting 

Knights of Columbus,
50 Pine Rd, Saratoga Springs

5:45 p.m. | Members gather at 5:45 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary or Stations of the Cross, 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. Any questions? Contact our Regent Lucille Koch by phone or text at 516-319-4577. 

Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge ?

Clifton Park – Halfmoon
Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m. 

A two-hour jigsaw puzzle competition to see which team can complete a 500-piece puzzle the fastest. The library will provide puzzles and prizes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Registration required, 518-371-8622.

Wednesday, March 6

Chicken Tetrazzini 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: chicken, mushrooms, vegetables in a cream sauce, served over linguini, roll and salad. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Pickin’s Session ?

Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa

6:30 – 9 p.m. | Open to the public, free admission, and ample free parking. Doors open at 6 p.m. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Call 518-885-4229. 

Poetry Reading ?

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. 

Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Jay Rogoff. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and the readings will start at 7 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, 518-583-0022.

Thursday, March 7

Book Collecting 101

Ballston Spa Public Library, Community Room, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 6:30 p.m. Presented by The Friends of the Ballston Spa Library with local expert, Daniel Levine. Local book dealer and author Daniel Levine will speak on why we, as private citizens, create our own libraries and the important function these libraries have served over the 20th century. His talk will be followed by a discussion period. Free book appraisals will also be conducted. One book per person. Free and open to the public, however, donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the BSPL Capital Campaign. 

Celebrate a Bit of Irish

The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate a bit of Irish culture just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Master Martial Arts instructors John Borter and Trish Chiovari will demonstrate the Irish Martial Art of "Bataireacht," or Shillelagh Fighting. They will tell why this art was such an integral part of life in Ireland long ago. The rich history and story of the blackthorn, the trees shillelaghs are traditionally made from, will be told by Christopher Shaw, who will also sing a few Irish songs and bend your ear with a story or two. For adults and teens ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so registration is requested at 518-882-6385.

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