Friday, November 3
Story Time with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m.
Guest stars from the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will share favorite picture books about music and a short violin performance, to preview their next concert. This is a great way to introduce the very young to the world of classical music. For more information and other events visit, www.northshire.com.
Colette Trips Informational Presentation
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 1 – 2 p.m.
Interested in traveling next year? Join us for our first informational trip presentation for our 2018 excursions. Check out our trips page for complete list of destinations. Bus trip information will be available. Schedule: 1 - 1:30 p.m. – Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna and Budapest. 1:30 - 2 p.m. – Colors of Morocco. For more information call 518-584-1621.
Fundraiser for After the Fire
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 8 p.m.
“The Not Too Far from Home Comedy Tour” will perform. Aaron David Ward, Tom Anzalone and Steven Rogers will provide the laughs at this fundraiser. For advance tickets at $15, contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or tickets will be available at the door for $20. Come and join us for an evening of fun, and to help support After the Fire.
Corks, Forks and Brews
Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Raise a glass to support Saratoga Center for the Family at the Fifth Annual Corks, Forks and Brews. Guests will sample wine, beer, spirits, and food from vendors such as Adirondack Winery, Shmaltz Brewing, Pick Six, Stella Pasta Bar, and more – all while supporting SCFF’s programs. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased at www.saratogacff.org/event/corks or by calling 518-587-8008.
Wait Till It Gets Dark - A Kid’s Guide to Exploring the Night
Wild Birds Unlimited, Shoppes at Wilton, 3084 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Author and environmental educator George Steele will be signing copies of his new children’s book. Steele will also lead children’s activities at 11:15a, 12:15p, and 1:15p. For more information, visit www.saratogasprings.wbu.com.
and Gift Fair
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair. Over 60 vendors will be on hand for your holiday shopping pleasure. This highly attended show has free admission and free parking. Call the center at 518-899-4411 for additional information.
Defensive Driving Class
First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30.00 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
Annual Harvest Buffet
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
First come, first served only. Menu: pork roast, stuffed cabbages, roasted potatoes, vegetables, salad, dessert and beverages. Take-out orders will be available. Donations are $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, under 6 are free. For further information, call 518-306-5754.
Sunday, November 5
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Fall Back 5 Trail Race
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.
Five miles on varied paths. Capped at 200 runners. Racing cap to first 140 registered. Age-group and Trail Blazer awards, raffle prizes. Register online at zippyreg.com or at iRun local on Saturday, November 4, 12 – 3 p.m. Day of race Admin Building, 8:30 a.m.
Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, Noon
Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.
American Legion Auxiliary Monthly Meeting
23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa,7 p.m.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Henry Cornell Post 234, will hold their monthly meeting.
I.T.A.M. Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m.
Election day Chili Feast
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta Ridge. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The menu will feature chili, salad, rolls, and cookies for dessert. Eat-in or take-out is available Donation is $8. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.
Annual Election Day Chicken & Biscuits Dinner
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Adirondack American Legion Unit 70 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs 6 p.m.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Meeting
Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Court McLaughlin #422 members will gather for refreshments and social time and are encouraged to bring a dish to share. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. November is about supporting our local food pantries, so members are asked to bring canned goods and any other non-perishable items. New members are always welcome to attend a meeting and consider joining this wonderful community of faith-filled women. For questions or more information contact Regent Aileen Thomas at 518-583-2905.
Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting
Ace Hardware Conference Room, 55 Northern Pines Rd. Gansevoort, 6:45 p.m.
For information call Pat 917-282-5297.
Upstate Conservative Coalition of Saratoga
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, 7 – 9 p.m.
We are a group of like-minded individuals determined to promote traditional conservative values in our community and beyond. Join us at our monthly meeting to discuss how we can help promote our conservative policies in local, state and national politics. Check us out at: www.upstateconservatives.org. We meet the first Tuesday of every month.
Wednesday, November 8
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 and 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, www.ballstonareaseniors.com
Thursday, November 9
Korean War Veterans Association Luncheon
Golden Coral Restaurant, 15 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, 11:30 a.m.
Cost for members is $14, which includes the large buffet, beverage, tax and tip. Hosts are Jim and Cebe McConkey. Spouses, widows, relatives and friends are all invited to attend. Please phone your reservations in to the McConkeys at 518-581-7763 by November 7. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. New members are always welcome. Annual dues for veterans are $10, all others are $5.
Kids Night Out – Fundraiser
Lake Avenue Elementary School, 126 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 6 – 9 p.m.