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December 15th – December 21st 2017

Friday, December 15


Fundraiser Dinner 
Principessa Elena Society 
11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs
5 – 7 p.m.

The dinner will benefit Actt Naturally, Veteran’s Oranization. Munu: Pasta Fagioli, pasta with sauce, meatballs with sauce, sausage and peppers with sauce, salad, Italian bread, butter, dessert, coffee, tea. Donations: Seniors $8, Regular $9, Children 5-12 $5, Under 5 free. All take out dinners $10. All are welcome. 

Kids Fun Night 
Maple Avenue Middle School
Rte. 9/Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
7 – 9 p.m.

Saratoga Springs students in grades K-5 are invited to Kids Fun Night, featuring open gym, crafts, games, and activities. This fundraiser is hosted by the Saratoga Springs High School Boys’ Cross-Country and Track & Field teams. Coaches, athletes, and athletes’ parents supervise all activities. $10 per child; snacks/drinks available for purchase. For more information email,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

iTheater Saratoga Presents: American Soup with Andy Warhol
National Museum of Dance 
99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7:30 p.m.

Andy Warhol returns! A celebration of pop culture and the landmarks of history on the evolution of the American spirit, all set to iconic music from the last 50 years. Live music from the 60s to the turn of the millennium provokes a visit to where and who we were. Presented by iTheatre Saratoga with CPI and the National Museum of Dance and back by popular demand for the Holiday season. Performances are December 15,16*, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. December 17 at 2 p.m. at the General Admission: $25 Adults / $15 Students. *December 16 Benefit Performance $50 ticket for more information or to reserve tickets call 518-584-7780.


Saturday, December 16


25th Annual Cookie Sale
Galway United Methodist Church
Corner of Galway-Ballston Rd. and Rte. 147, Galway
10 a.m.
The public is invited to purchase a variety of cookies and treats. The sale will continue until sold out.  Various craft items will be available for purchase as well.

Annual Christmas Cookie Sale
Christ the Savior Church
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake
10 a.m.

Homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Homemade borscht by the quart will be available. Also, a limited amount of frozen potato/ cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese will be available. First-come, first-served. For more information call 518-306-5754. 

Wreaths Across America: National Day of Remembrance
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville

The ceremony is presented by the Civil Air Patrol, Local Patriot Guard Riders and represented by all military branches. The Saratoga Cemetery Honor Guard will present the colors, Bugle for Taps and Rifle Salute. Everyone is invited, children most definitely. 

Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway, 
Saratoga Springs
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Construct a Train. We will talk about Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler’s piece Constitution on Tour and construct train cars out of cardboard. Free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up along with their adult companions. Reservations are highly encouraged. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.


Sunday, December 17


Make and Take: Holiday Ornaments and Cookies 
The Children’s Museum
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Members Appreciation Event - Open to all museum members. Join us for a fun-filled free event in which we will decorate Holiday Ornaments and Cookies. Pre-registration is required so that we can purchase enough supplies for the event. Call 518-584-5540. 

Chanukah Funday
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
1 – 4 p.m. 

Enjoy crafts for Chanukah as well as hear the story of Chanukah from our gigantic Chanukah book. Come and see how oil is made, enjoy dreidel games as well as enjoy Chanukah delicacies such as latkes, chocolate coins and doughnuts.

Breakfast Buffet
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.

Women Who Sing
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park
2 p.m.

Local news anchor Benita Zahn is joined by three veteran Fort Salem singers.  Join us at the as the quartet lights up the stage with their vocal talents and harmonies.  All ages are welcome to attend. Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 518-371-8622.

Seth and the Merry Melix Winter Concert
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
2 p.m.

A winter wonderland celebration complete with live music. We hope to offer you and your family a joyous and merry time together as we appreciate the beauty and wonder of a new season. No registration required. 

Saratoga Children’s Chorus Concert 
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
175 Fifth Ave. at Henning Rd., Saratoga Springs
3 p.m.

After twenty-five years of providing a musical outlet for young singers in the Saratoga area, Saratoga Children’s Chorus will sing its final concert. The chorus will be going on hiatus as it reorganizes for the future. Free and open to the public, the celebratory concert will feature works by Britten, Papoulis, Rao, Diack, and a song cycle called, “Snow Songs” written by Pykett specifically for the chorus in 2001. The church is handicapped accessible. Free admission.


Monday, December 18


Pre-K Nature Hour: Winter Animal Adaptations 
Camp Saratoga
80 Scout Rd., Wilton
10:30 a.m.

This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6 years old) where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts. Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please come dressed for the weather. We will go on a short walk, do a simple nature craft, and have a healthy snack!  Preregistration is required.  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-450-0321 for more information or to register. 

Parkinson’s Support Group 
Woodlawn Commons Bldg 2nd floor, Wesley Health Care Center
156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs
2 p.m. 

This meeting is Free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, their family, friends, and care givers. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611 or Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.


Tuesday, December 19


Mud Pond Hike
Moreau Lake State Park
605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort

Come out for an early morning hike, a perfect opportunity to start off your day. This hike is a pretty flat hike. The group will start off on the nature trial and head out to Mud Pond. There will be beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife to see. This hike is fairly easy, about 2.5 miles roundtrip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice. Call 518-793-0511.


Wednesday, December 20


Science Explorers- Does Snow Float? 
The Children’s Museum
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.

Drop in for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us. Ages 3 and up. For more information call 518-584-5540. 


Thursday, December 21


Knee High Naturalist 
Moreau Lake State Park
605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort
1 p.m.

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the class.


Christmas Eve Services

SARATOGA ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH will be having a Christmas Eve Service on December 24 at 6 – 7:15 p.m. There will be no morning services that day. The church is located at 2 Hutchins Rd., Saratoga Springs. 

ROUND LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, located at 34 George Ave., Round Lake, will be having a Christmas Eve Candle Light Service, Sunday, December 24, at 5 p.m.There will be lots of special music. Come join the celebration of Jesus' birthday.

THE MALTA RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will hold its annual Christmas Eve service on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. at the church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension in Malta Ridge.All are welcome.There will be no service Sunday morning on the 24th.

CHARLTON FREEHOLD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, located at 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton invites the community to the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service. The Celebration Brass, a quartet of musicians, will be the guest musicians for this special evening. Come celebrate Jesus’ birth on this holy night with candles, a godly message and excellent music. 

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