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February 26 – March 4, 2021

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair 
On Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. -4 p.m., the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair, hosted by Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment will be held virtually. The Fair will have an exhibition hall, speakers, workshops, and affinity groups. Free to the public. Exhibitors and attendees register at: www.caseonline.org. Contact Becky Meier at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-781-4686.

Experts Next Door
Get ready for St. Patty’s Day with an evening of craft cocktails on March 11 at 7 p.m.!  The celebrated team of mixologists at Saratoga Springs’s Hamlet & Ghost will take guests on a tasty trip through cocktail history, share their experiences serving the Saratoga community, and offer tips on home bartending.  Like the Chocolate House event, registrants will receive a list of ingredients to have on hand so they can mix distinctive and delectable drinks in real time with the best bartenders in town.  Each event requires pre-registration.  Free for SCHC members, $5 for non-members.  Registration is available through SCHC’s website: www.brooksidemuseum.org.  Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Michael Landis, Public Programs Manager, Saratoga County History Center, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Saratoga Clay Arts Center 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 
Saratoga Clay Arts Center presents PLAYING WITH FIRE: Altered Atmospheres, a national juried exhibition of 68 functional and decorative works by 59 clay artists who play with fire.  Juried by renowned Massachusetts-based potter, Mark Shapiro, the selected works have been plucked from altered atmospheres – those changed by wood, smoke, salt, or the like. The exhibition opens on Saturday, March 13 online and in person, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., and runs through April 24, 2021.

Havurah Vatik
On March 16 from 11 a.m. – Noon, get the inside scoop on our very own Jewish Federation of NENY: What is it, what does it do, how does it do it? We are joined by Rob Kovach, President and CEO of Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY and by Phyllis Wang, Campaign Chair and Chair Elect of the Federation. They will discuss how Federation tackles and meets its goals of meeting the breadth of needs for the whole Jewish community. Fundraising, of course, but Federation is really an essential umbrella organization. To join the Zoom Meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/83284806534?pwd=WnVPbGkrYjk5dTNvMDNOaldNbVZFZz09 Meeting ID: 832 8480 6534 Passcode: 684352

Virtual Horse Symposium
CCE Equine is excited to host our 2nd Virtual Horse Symposium for three weeks in March beginning on March 16 and ending April 1. This program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more! Each session will be hosted virtually via zoom at 7 p.m. Educational packets optional. Following the symposium, there will be a virtual family-fun equine trivia night on April 2. Contact Brieanna Hughes with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518-885-8995, or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/cceequine. Registration for both events can be found online at:  pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=CCEEQUINE_241. 

Fast Fashion
Sustainable Saratoga invites you to join in a discussion at 6:30 p.m. on March 18 of the true costs of clothing and goods that we buy. Jennifer Coulombe, sustainability consultant and lecturer at Skidmore College, will lead a discussion of the toll the fashion industry takes on garment makers and the environment. Fast fashion is the idea of quickly producing fashion trends and mass-producing them at low cost, accounting for $35.8 billion in sales in 2019. Through the lens of the True Cost documentary, which exposes key issues within the garment industry, to its after-effects on river and soil pollution, we will explore and discuss the various issues with fast fashion. We will also explore a brief history of fast fashion and various approaches to consider so we can be more conscious consumers. Attendees are encouraged to watch the documentary True Cost in advance of the webinar, but all are welcome. You can view the documentary on tubi, YouTube (youtu.be/nxhCpLzreCw), Amazon Prime, or at truecostmovie.com. Register in advance for this discussion. To register, click the link and sign-up using Zoom. us02web.zoom.us/.../tZYlcu6tqT0qGN3MV... After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom session.

Direct Care Volunteers Needed
The Gateway House of Peace, and end-of-life home that provides hospice care and emotional support to families managing with the last few months of life, is in great need of licensed or retired health care volunteers capable of providing direct care. Other volunteers are needed as well, for facility management and event planning support. Please contact Executive Director, Bethany Gonyea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Volunteer for VITA
LifeWorks Community Action, formerly Saratoga County EOC, is looking for volunteers for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which brings hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax returns to the community every year. The VITA program offers free tax help to eligible low- and moderate-income taxpayers, including assistance filing their taxes electronically without fees. No experience required; training is provided. We’ll work around your schedule. We also have a critical need for VITA volunteers who speak Spanish. To get started, call 518-288-3206, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit lifeworksaction.org/volunteer.

Food Drive
The Summit at Saratoga Senior Living Community located at 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs, is holding a food drive the month of February for local veterans through the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition. Please drop off dry non-perishable food items and canned goods in our front vestibule. 

Lake George Winterfest
During weekends in February, you can enjoy the socially distanced safe outdoor events such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter “fat tire” mountain biking and more while dining and relaxing in the Lake George area. Your wristband will unlock the activities you have signed up for in advance online and will also be your ticket to horse-drawn carriage rides around Lake George and hot cocoa stations. The website where wristbands will be on sale is coming soon: www.lakegeorgewinterfest.com. 

Southern Saratoga Art Society
SSAS member Carol Winterton will feature her art in a one-woman show during the month of March 2021 in the Gallery of the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Tel.# 518-383-1343. Carol has been painting for over 30 years, originally starting in pencil, chalk pastel and watercolor.  She has since branched out into acrylics and water-soluble oils, occasionally using more than one medium on a piece.  She states that painting gives her joy, satisfaction, and relaxation. Stop in and see this exhibit and support the arts in Southern Saratoga County.   For more information about SSAS please visit the website at: www.southernsaratogaartist.com.

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