Wednesday, November 22
School Vacation Workshop: SustainABLE You!
The Children’s Museum,
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. — Noon
Join us for this fun and interactive camp as we work our way through a series of Sustainability experiments brought to you by the NISE Network. We will investigate cool new sustainable prod-ucts, participate in creating a sustainable community and explore what to do when resources get scarce. For more information call 518-584-5540.
Acoustic Blues Open Mic and Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, Sign-ups 7 p.m.
Opening Set is at 7:30 p.m. Acoustic Jam to follow. All levels of playing are welcome.
Hosted by: NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Speed for SABS. Featured artist is David Rubin, a Blues Open Mic regular player who specializes in Blues, traditional Folk, and old Jazz tunes. Come listen and play the Blues. Admission: $5.
www.Caffelena.org | 518-587-6433
Thursday, November 23
The 16th Annual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot
Saratoga Springs City Hall,
474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving morning, over two-thousand runners (and walkers) will congregate to race in the annual 5K Turkey Trot race, which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation. Cost is $27. Last chance to register is November 22 at Saratoga Hilton Hotel from 4 – 8 p.m. No day of registration.
24th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Union Fire Company #2, 319 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa,
Noon – 3 p.m.
Take home meals are available, deliveries also available by contacting 518-885-7121. Sponsored by the community, for the community. There is no cost and all are welcome.
21st Annual Price Chopper/ Market 32 Capital Holiday
Lights in the Park
Washington Park, Albany,
6 – 9 p.m.
An all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes. $20-$125 depending on size of vehicle.
Saturday, November 25
The 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Marketplace
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Kick-off your holiday shopping season while enjoying Unique Handmade Crafts from over 100 Artisans, Silent Auction, Crafter Raffles, and Small Business Saturday promotions to downtown Saratoga Merchants. $5 admission. Admission includes 1 free raffle ticket; children under 12 are free. $3 Admission after 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Saratoga Center for the Family.
Artist Meet and Greet
AMP Gallery, Saratoga Marketplace, 454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 - 4 p.m.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Shelters of Saratoga. Visitors can mix and mingle with some of the area’s leading artists and help support our neighbors less fortunate. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit
Holiday Train Comes to Saratoga
Amtrak Station, West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 7:20 p.m.
Local food banks will be accepting donations to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round. The Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line-up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. Attendees are encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community. Items such as infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are in popular demand. The entertainment lineup this year in-cludes Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott. Schedule is subject to change. Times indicate arrival times – show starts 10-15 minutes after, please come early.
Monday, November 27
Kindness Club: Words for Winter Warmth
Crawshaw Story Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 6 – 7 p.m.
Each meeting we will make or do something to help spread a little more kindness to our friends, family and community. For grades 2-5. This month: make greeting cards, magnets or other objects to wish others Warm Winter Wishes and Season’s Greetings. For more events at the library visit www.sspl.org.
Tuesday, November 28
Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway Saratoga Springs, 8 p.m.
Written by two-time Obie Award-winning playwright Charles L. Mee, Big Love fuses the ancient and the modern by bringing the plot of Greek tragedian Aeschylus’s The Suppliants into the modern era. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students. Visit theater.skidmore.edu for tickets and show dates and times, or call the Box Office at 518-580-5439.
Wednesday, November 29
Festival of Trees: Preview Reception
Saratoga Springs City Center,
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 8 p.m.
Be the first to walk through hundreds of beautifully twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items available for viewing and sale. Sumptuous wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by Longfellows and Olde Bryan Inn. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Cost is $75. Under 35 years of age, $60. For more information call
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Health and Fitness Center, 2nd floor, 6 Care Ln., Saratoga Springs, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
The support group is free and open to IPF patients, their family members, friends and caregivers. The Saratoga County support group will meet regularly, and meetings will typically feature an educational presentation as well as discussion with others affected by IPF. For more information contact Marie or Susan at the Health and Fitness Center at 518-886-5676.
Thursday, November 30
Round Lake Artisans Holiday Market
Village Hall, 49 Burlington Ave Round Lake, 4 – 8 p.m.
Celebrate the spirit of making this season and relax while you enjoy doing your holiday shopping in the quaint Victorian village of Round Lake. The talented artists and artisans of the Village of Round Lake will be offering a variety of unique, locally handmade items, perfect for gift giving.
In front of Putnam Market,
435 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Kick off the Victorian Streetwalk with the Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, arriving by horse drawn carriage, they will visit with your children. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies with music by Star 101.3 radio.
Various locations in Saratoga Springs, 6 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy over 35 sites with free entertainment. Broadway will be closed from 5 to 10 p.m. from the Route 50 arterial to Spring Street intersection.
Festival of Trees
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
4 – 10 p.m.
The Saratoga Springs Festival of Trees is a fun-filled event and fundraiser that is great for kids and adults alike, putting the spirit of Christmas into everyone’s heart. See more than 250 beautifully twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and other holiday items on display for visitors to purchase or simply admire. $8 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children over 10, children under 10 free. The event goes through December 3.