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January 5th – January 11th 2018

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Friday, January 5

Guided Hike 

Vischer Ferry Nature and Histroic Preserve, Riverview Rd., Rexford 1 p.m. — Meet at the Whipple Bridge entrance.


Saturday, January 6

Young Essential Oils Workshop 
The Children’s Museum, 
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Come and meet Devin White and Erin Joseph for a special essential oil infused jewelry / necklace activity at the museum. Join us as we create a necklace or bracelet with wooden beads and a leather tassel that will work as your own personal little diffuser for essential oils. Put a drop or two of your favorite oil on it and you are ready to go. Parents and kids of all ages are welcome. Free with museum admission. This workshop is open to families with children of all ages.


Sunday, January 7

Breakfast Buffet
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
8:30 – 11 a.m.

Eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham,  corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $9 Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $8, Children 5—12 $7, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.


Monday, January 8

 Grownup Gaming: "Board" in the Library
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
6 – 9 p.m.

Come be "board" in the library on the first Monday of the month (except holidays) with Saratoga's newest group of adult board game enthusiasts. We'll play games from some of the most respected publishers in the industry, occasionally unbox new games, and share some favorite games from our collections with the group. For more information call 518-584-7860 ext. 268.

Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs

Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.


Tuesday, January 9

Woodcarvers Meeting
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa
9 – 11:30 a.m.

The Ballston Area Senior Citizens are looking for anyone interested in joining, from beginners to experienced woodcarvers. Both men and women in the group meet every Tuesday to carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuer-man at the Community Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at 518-885-6740. If the schools are closed due to inclement weather the Center is closed also. Visit 

Ceramics, Sculpture, and Soapstone Carving
Saratoga Senior Center, 
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs
5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Participants can arrive anytime between 5:30-6 p.m. No experience is necessary. Come join the fun and let your creativity flow during our new extended Tuesday night hours. 

Rifle Competition 
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32 south of the village of Victory
7 p.m.

The 22-caliber rifle competition will be held at the club house. You will need to bring your own rifle and ammunition. It will continue every Tuesday for the month of January. For information contact the club house at 518-695-3917.


Wednesday, January 10

Parent and Baby Meetup 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.

Parents and babies from birth to one year are invited to stop by for conversation and to spend time with other new parents. The conversation will be facilitated by Rebecca Rovner, birth and postpartum doula. For more information visit 

2018 Winter Storytellers Series Continues
SUNY Empire State College, 
2 Union Ave., Room 126, Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the tenth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 21. January 10 features storyteller Kate Dudding with “Serving Their Country.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100 ext. 2415.

Roast Pork and Baked Chicken Dinner 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Soup, tossed salad, roast pork loin, baked chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested:  adults $12. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card $11, Children 5-12, $8.    Children under 5 free, Take-outs $12. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Reception Room, 1st floor,
6 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs
5 – 6:30 p.m.

The support group is free and open to IPF patients, their family members, friends and caregivers.   IPF is a rare condition that causes scar tissue to grow inside the lungs. It is estimated that IPF affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States. The cause of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is unknown.  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.

Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be shared. Amateur / professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff musical jamming by local talented musicians Check out our web page,

Storytelling Open Mic
Caffe’ Lena, 
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs 
7 p.m.

Enjoy a wonderful evening as storytellers from Saratoga and the Capital District share contemporary, personal, and traditional stories. New storytellers are always welcome. Sign-ups are at 6:40. (Stories should rarely be longer than 10 minutes and always read, not told.) January’s featured teller is our city historian, Mary Ann Fitzgerald. Admission is $5. Students admission is free.


Thursday, January 11

Extinction: A Question of Adaptation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
Noon – 1 p.m.

Join Tom Lake, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program’s Consulting Naturalist, for a look at how past episodes of climate change led to the demise and extinction of large land mammals and other wildlife. The most recent extinction event, the Laurentide Ice Sheet, covered Saratoga Springs with 10,000 feet of ice, the last of eight known Ice Ages. Lake will discuss how and why we lost Hudson Valley animals via extinction such as the stag-moose, mastodon, mammoth, giant beaver, ground sloth, and flat-headed peccary, and then others like woodland caribou and American elk via extirpation. No registration required.

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