Friday, November 30
Tang Art Museum Teen Workshop
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room
4 – 5 p.m.
Join the Tang Art Museum for a series of Teen Art Workshops where we will look at, discuss, and create our own art based on works that explore ideas of social justice, identity, gender, culture, history and much more. We will use a wide range of materials in our projects as we engage these topics in diverse ways. Come on out and create with us. For grades 7-12. For more events at the library, visit www.sspl.org.
Saturday, December 1
Tang Family Saturdays: Treasure Chest
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
2 – 3:30 p.m.
After looking at H.C. Westermann’s sculpture Memorial to the Idea of Man if He Was an Idea in 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980, we will create our own treasure chests filled with all kinds of objects and images from our imagination. What kinds of things would you want to keep in your treasure chest? Materials include cardboard boxes, felt, paper, markers, buttons, and other materials. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.
Annual Roast Beef Dinner
Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
4 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu: Roast Top Round Beef, mashed potatoes, yams, home-made coleslaw, rolls, choice of pie, a beverage. Adults: $13, Children up to age 16: free. All Take-outs: $13. Parking at rear of the church. For more information, call 518-885-6886.
Charity Hockey Game
Weibel Ice Rink, 30 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs Firefighters Local 343 Hockey Club will host the Saratoga Springs Police PBA Hockey Club in an exciting night of hockey in the Spa City. Both teams face off for the first time since their last game in March in which the Bravest won 9-2. This year the game is being played for the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs. The teams ask that everyone who attends the game brings an unwrapped toy to be donated. There will be raffle items given out during the game. Every toy that gets donated is one raffle ticket, the more toys donated the more chances to win some great prizes from various local organizations.
Sunday, December 2
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rte. 9, Saratoga Springs
8:30 – 11 a.m.
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.
Book Release Beach Party
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park
1 – 1:30 p.m.
The Puzzle Quests: Saving Atlantis is the second in this series for kids from ages 8-12. Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share her inspiration for this story and collaborate with participating children to write their own mini-story based on Rose’s adventures. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite beach towel. A book signing will follow with refreshments. Cammarata brings her passion for writing and her mission for helping children battle cancer together in this series that softens the harshness of reality by weaving fantasy with real life situations. For more information on her books, visit www.janinedetilliocammarata.com. Partial proceeds are donated to Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation. For more information, go to www.fighttobehealed.org.
Saratoga Town Office, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville
1 – 3 p.m.
Annual Memorial Service
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
All are invited to attend as the Lodge remembers 17 members that have died in the past year. A light reception, hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary, will follow the ceremony. For further information, please call 518-584-7464, Mark Phillips, Chairman.
Annual ECHO Pantry Pot Luck Dinner/Fundraiser
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls
4 - 5:30 p.m.
A brief non-denominational service begins at 4 p.m. with the meal following. All are welcome to bring a dish to pass and enjoy a meal and fellowship together. A love offering basket will be available to benefit the ECHO Food Pantry, located at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 771 Rte. 29, Rock City Falls. If you can’t make it and would like to donate, please make a check payable to ECHO Food Pantry and send c/o Simpson UMC, PO Box 79, Rock City Falls, NY 12863. Food pantry questions please call 518-885-4877; ECHO dinner questions please contact Pastor Glenn at 518-461-1295.
Monday, December 3
Lake Ann/ Waterfall Trail Loop
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort
10 a.m. – Noon
This will be about a 5-mile hike with ups and downs, making this a nice, scenic loop. We will start at the Lake Bonita parking lot and head over to the Lake Ann trail. From there we will hike the Western ridge trail over to the Waterfall trail. This will take us back to Lake Bonita where we will head back to the parking area. Program fees apply. Registration is required 24 hours advanced notice Please meet and pay at the park office.
Tuesday, December 4
Caffé Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Sign-ups 7 p.m. Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Steven Huff. An open reading will follow. Readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022 or visit, www.caffelena.org.
Wednesday, December 5
Christmas Luncheon – Korean War Veterans Ch. 60
Log Jam Restaurant, 1484 U.S. 9, Lake George
Hosts are Gene and Patti Slavin. There will be a large raffle and entertainment will be provided. Please call your reservations in to the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by December 4. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome. Annual dues for veterans are $10, $5 for all others. For more information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.
The Things Our Fathers Saw
Summit Senior Living, 1 Perry Rd., Saratoga Springs
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
New England clam chowder, your choice of broiled or fried fish, roasted potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (active or retired with ID card), $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 free, $12 all take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Thursday, December 6
Wellness Series: Go Take A Hike
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
Noon – 1 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about what the Adirondack region and New England have to offer the risk taker in you? Ray O’Conor, local author of She Called Him Raymond: A True Story of Love, Loss, Faith and Healing and former president and CEO of Saratoga National Bank, shares captivating stories of a Mt. Kilimanjaro expedition, and more relevant experience as an Adirondack 46er and Northeast 115er. No registration required.