Friday, December 11
Principessa Elena Society, 11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
Soups are available by the quart. Choose from Pasta Fagioli or Italian Wedding Soup. Only Take out will be available. Cost is $5 per quart. Open to the public, purchases made at the front door.
Fundraiser Takeout Fish Fry
Knights of Columbus #246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5-7:30 p.m.
This will be the last event until the beginning of Lent. Orders will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until we have run out. Menu: fried or baked haddock ($14) or fried clam strips ($12), shrimp salad special ($10), New England clam chowder ($4), macaroni and cheese ($5), and dessert ($2). You may enter the building wearing a mask or call from the parking lot upon your arrival, give a description of your vehicle, and your meal will be brought out to you. Thank you for your support.
Saturday, December 12
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
NYS 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 NYS Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to the church. Registration required by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. Mask is required, and your temperature will be taken. Class size is limited.
Academy for Lifelong Learning Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square, 3029 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Greet Academy members at the door and receive an Academy voucher. Shop and mention the Academy for Lifelong Learning. A percentage of your purchases will be donated to A.L.L. Enter the free raffle for a case of Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce. For more information, visit www.esc.edu/all or call Jeff Shinaman at 518-587-2100 ext. 2390.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
West Side Area | Starting at 4 p.m.
The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and Stewarts Shops are bringing Santa to the children of Saratoga Springs. Catch a glimpse of Santa in your neighborhood as he travels through Saratoga Springs atop a tower ladder fire truck provided by King Enterprises. Follow Santa live on Facebook @downtownsaratogasprings. For more information visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com.
Sunday, December 13
Saratoga Chamber Players Concert
Streamed Concert | 2020-21 marks the 34th season of the Saratoga Chamber Players (SCP) and we're still at it. Under the artistic direction of Jill Levy, SCP will once again bring us programs with seasoned, professional musicians. This concert season kicks off with the return of Jill on violin and cellist Ashley Bathgate in a December 13 concert to be streamed. Pay what you will. www.eventbrite.com/e/contribute-click-on-tickets-tickets-127734729013
Monday, December 14
Paper Mache Ornament Kit
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stop by the library Children's Desk or Info Desk to pick-up a free paper Mache ornament kit while supplies last (for teens and tweens).
Tuesday, December 15
Pierogi Sale Pick Up
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogi. Please order soon as we expect the orders to be larger than usual. We also expect to have stuffed clams and borscht available. Please call 518-363-0001. Please wear your masks when you arrive. We follow all proper procedures for your safety.
Havurah Vitik: Celebrate the Days of Chanukah
Zoom Event | 11 a.m. – Noon
Rabbi Boaz Marmon who now serves as rabbi of Congregation Shaara Tfille, will join us with a program featuring an exploration of the Hasmonean royal dynasty - descendants of the Maccabee leadership - and how the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Greeks played out in history. He will combine this look back at Jewish history with songs for the Chanukah season and spirit. Havurah Vatik in the time of Covid: Bring your own lunch; pajama bottoms welcomed; coffee or tea suggested. Nothing supplied but valuable information, exchange of ideas, opportunity to "see" friends and acquaintances. Zoom invitations will be included in the official flyer arriving by email. Zoom Meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/83284806534?pwd=WnVPbGkrYjk5dTNvMDNOaldNbVZFZz09. Meeting ID: 832 8480 6534. Passcode: 684352
Wednesday, December 16
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Woodlands & Meadowbrook Area | Starting at 4 p.m.
Catch a glimpse of Santa in your neighborhood as he travels through Saratoga Springs atop a tower ladder fire truck provided by King Enterprises. Follow Santa live on Facebook @downtownsaratogasprings. For more information visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com.
Thursday, December 17
20th Annual Artisan’s Market
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | Noon – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Friday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) through December 24. Shop a unique selection of locally crafted goods, including, soaps and lotions, cutting boards, ornaments, jewelry, dog treats and much more! Each purchase supports local artisans and Brookside Museum.