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February 2nd – February 8th, 2018

Friday, February 2

History of the Great Sacandaga Lake
Saratoga Senior Center, 
5 Williams St. Saratoga Springs
1 – 3 p.m.

Henry Hughes and Jason Kemper of the Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council will be hosting a viewing of a film on the history of the lake.  Afterwards, they will be available to answer any questions.  Open to the public. $2/Members, $5/Non-Members. For more information call 518-584-1621. 

Fish Fry Friday 
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32 south of the village of Victory
4:30 – 7 p.m.

All are welcome, members and non-members.  Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Chowder, ask about our extra’s and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house or call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917. 

Fifth Annual Chocolate Festival 
Various Locations in Downtown Ballston Spa 
6 – 9 p.m.

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association and the First Friday business participants are excited to present our Fifth Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest.  Visitors will be able to sample the variety of chocolate offerings at designated Sweet Spots throughout the Village. Samples are a minimal cost of $1. In addition to Chocolate Fest, there will be a variety of First Friday activities going on in our local businesses, including art gallery openings, live music, artist demonstrations, and special promotions and sales just in time for Valentine’s Day. For a full listing of participating businesses, chefs, and activities, please visit

Beauty and the Beast 
Henry C. Trombley Auditorium, Maple Avenue Middle School,
515 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.

Come be our guest as Maple Avenue Musical Club presents Beauty and the Beast. Additional performances on Saturday, February 3 at 1 and 7 p.m. and on Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m.  and Saturday, February 10 at 1 and 7 p.m. All tickets are $5; doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. 

Kids Fun Night 
Maple Avenue Middle School, Route 9, 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..


Saturday, February 3

Craft Fair Cub Scout Fundraiser 
American Legion Post #278, 
6 Clancy St., Schuylerville
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This craft fair is being organized by The Friends of Pack 4013, as a fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 4013 of Schuylerville.  Cub Scout programs are funded fully on donations and fundraisers that the pack or friends of the pack organize.  Please come and support this fundraising event. Concessions and Silent Auction available also.

Various Locations in Downtown Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau presents the 20th Anniversary Chowderfest. There will be free shuttles to downtown Saratoga from Wilton Mall (near the Dick’s entrance) and Saratoga Casino Hotel from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  For more information visit

Four Chaplains Memorial Event
Church at Newtown Road, 
142 Lower Newton Rd., Halfmoon
11 a.m.

There will be a memorial to Honor the Four Chaplains of WWII. They gave their life to save others when their ship, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was hit by a German torpedo. This ceremony will be about 1.5 hours. All are welcome. For more information call Bill Wicks at 518-225-7941. 


Sunday, February 4

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 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.

Coral Evensong of Candlemas 
Bethesda Church,
Washington St. off Broadway, Saratoga Springs
3 p.m.

Presented by the choir at Bethesda Church. A reception will follow the service. For more information call 518-584-5980. 

All Ages Harry Potter Book Night 
Northshire Bookstore,
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
3 – 6 p.m.

Dust off your wand and broomstick and join in the fun. Participate in tryouts for the Bulgarian Quidditch World Cup Team. Compete for great prizes in our costume contest. Try your hand at Harry Potter trivia for more prizes. Join S.P.E.W. (the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare). Donations of warm socks, in men’s and women’s sizes are welcomed. All socks not used to free house elves will be donated to Saratoga’s Code Blue Emergency Shelter and to the Franklin Community Center. Complete our golden egg scavenger hunt, and more. For more information visit 


Monday, February 5

Pre-K Nature Hour: Trees in Winter 
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. 


Tuesday, February 6

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 Scheuerman 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


Wednesday, February 7

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. February 7 features storyteller Christie Keegan with “Animal Stories.” 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. 

Poetry Reading
Caffè Lena, 
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Sign Ups 7 p.m.

A poetry reading by April Bernard.  An open reading will follow. The readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5, free for students. For more information  call 518-583-0022, or visit


Thursday, February 8

Sip and Paint a Saratoga Race Course Scene
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame,
Union Ave.
6 – 8 p.m.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host a special sip and paint event at the Hall of Fame Gallery where guests will have the opportunity to paint a Saratoga Race Course scene. Featuring instruction by Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio, the evening will include drinks and snacks. Tickets are $40 for Museum members and $45 for non-members. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by February 5. The event sold out last year. There will be no tickets available at the door. To R.S.V.P., please call 518-584-0400 ext. 109 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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