Friday, November 16
Jammin’ for JP
The Century House, 997 New Loudon Rd., Latham
5 – 9 p.m.
This year, our biggest FUNdraiser is called Jammin’ for JP! Music, food, drinks and fun! Kevin Richards from 100.9 The CAT will be our emcee for the evening. Niemann-Pick C is Childhood Alzheimer’s. There is no cure. It is fatal. Money raised goes to fund research for a cure. JP Honsinger is a 15-year old 10th grader at Shenendehowa High School. JP was diagnosed in 5th grade and since that time, we have been working constantly to find a cure, research experimental treatments to extend his life, create experiences and memories and enjoy every day with him. This is our mission. This fundraiser is our way of continuing to find a cure, raise awareness and get together with the community that has been beyond supportive. Fee is $25 per person, $80 Family of four. Call Shari at 518-469-6886.
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus
$10 adults, $7 senior citizens, $5 students and children. For ticket information call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel.
Saturday, November 17
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at 250 Rudy Chase Drive (off Route 50) in Glenville
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
All you can eat breakfast - enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more. The breakfast is open to the public. At 9:30 a.m., local pilot Bob Ellwood will talk about his visit to “The Battle of Britain Air Show” in Duxford, U.K. to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the RAF. The Air Show, which saw vintage and modern aircraft fly together was held at The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, one of the country’s most historic air-fields. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning Book Fair
Barnes & Noble, 50 Wilton Square, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble is hosting a book fair to benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning. It’s Barnes & Noble’s way of giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases on that day will benefit the Academy. Stop by our table for a voucher and a chance to win a $50 B&N gift card. Just hand the voucher to the cashier at checkout. A giftwrapping station will be staffed by A.L.L. volunteers ready to wrap your purchases for free. You can also go online (www.bn.com/bookfairs) from November 17-22. Click on B&N Bookfairs and use book fair ID# 12431573 for all your online purchases. Share the news with family and friends wherever they may be and help raise money for Academy programs.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville
Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County presents Kimberly Harvish, Educator for the Chapman Historical Museum, will present the program “Dear Diary.” She will showcase peoples’ lives in our vicinity by examining six diaries spanning the years 1855 through 1920. The Museum at 348 Glen Street in Glens Falls houses a collection of artifacts and manuscripts which can be researched, and an online database of 5,000 photographs at www.chapmanmuseum.org. The program is open to the public. For information please call 518-587-2978.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for the 16th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival! We will make holiday centerpieces out of potatoes, pipe-cleaners, feathers, and beads. Create a fantastic bird sculpture to decorate your table! You can register for this one anytime. No limit, but advance registration is encouraged. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Please call 518-580-8080 for more information.
6th Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade
Greenwich Junior High School, 10 Cray Ave., Greenwich
6 – 9 p.m.
These tractors are sure to catch your eye as each one must have a minimum of 1,000 lights! In addition, each tractor with a float/trailer must have a minimum of 2,000 lights. They will truly be a sight to see!
Sunday, November 18
John Gray - God Needed a Puppy
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Emmy Award-winning television journalist John Gray will share his picture book, which guides children through the grieving process by using friendly animals from the forest to explain the reasons why a beloved pet sometimes must leave us. He reassures them that this “goodbye” is not forever and offers hope that other furry friends will someday come into their lives.
Monday, November 19
Pre-K Discovery Hour
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
10:30 – 11:30 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! Registration is required.
Tuesday, November 20
Tuesday for Tots
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
This program is best suited for children ages 2-5. This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment. Drop in anytime between 10:30-11:30a.m. for fun sensory play, crafts and activities with friends! For more events at the museum, visit www.cmssny.org
Wednesday, November 21
Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 518-584-7860, ext. 205.
Thursday, November 22
Annual Christopher Daley Turkey Trot
Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Each year on Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners (and walkers) congregate in Saratoga Springs to race in the annual 5K Turkey Trot race, which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation. Register online at ZippyReg.com. Online registration closes at noon on Tuesday, November 20. Register in person between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel.
25th Annual Ballston Spa Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Union Fire House, 319 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
Noon – 3 p.m.
Consider volunteering Wednesday for preparations or on Thursday to serve and clean up. Volunteers can work any part of the day for however long you want. Please call Donna Duffy at 518-788-6114 to find a time when you would be able to volunteer. Pie donations are always needed - these can be dropped to Union Fire Company on Wednesday at any time. Deliveries are available by contacting Donny Duffy or on Thanksgiving Day you can call 518-885-7121 for deliveries.
Monday, November 19
Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group
Saratoga Room, Woodlawn Commons, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs