Thursday, 21 December 2023 11:55

December 22 - 28, 2023

Snow Much Fun: Crafts and Games

For kindergarteners through fifth grade on Friday, December 29 at 1 p.m. Kids will partake in wintery STEM activities and Minute to Win It type games and crafts at the Ballston Spa Public Library, located at 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Goodies will also be served. Registration is required, limit 20. Call 518-885-5022 or stop in to sign up. 

Sounds in Winter Concert Series

As part of the Sounds in Winter concert series, the Lark Strings will be performing in the Long Room of Brookside Museum on Saturday, December 30 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.  Please register at The Lark Strings, composed of three local, professional musicians, Jessica Belflower and Heather Chan (violins) and Brian Axford (piano and guitar), will present an energetic program mixing classical music heavy hitters with American fiddle icons.

Monthly Meeting

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA), Court McLaughlin #422, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 2, at the Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. Members gather at 5:45 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary, followed by refreshments until 6:30 p.m. when the meeting will begin. CDA is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Please join us. Any questions? Contact our Regent Lucille Koch by phone or text at 516-319-4577.

Gratitude Workshop

Tuesday, January 2, 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom. Join New Thought New York as we joyously welcome the year 2024 with gratitude, an intentional, mindful practice that positively impacts your life circumstances and experiences. This workshop invites participants on a new journey into gratitude, beginning the year by setting into motion a harmonizing, balancing and orderly cause for all that follows in 2024. Suggested donation: $20. To sign up and receive Zoom link and class materials, fill out the contact us form at

Academy for Lifelong Learning Winter Storyteller Series

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, 100 Saratoga Boulevard, Saratoga Springs, Wednesday, January 3. Noon – 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase.

Storyteller Nancy Marie Payne presents Ruslan and Ludmilla by Alexander Pushkin. Different storytellers will offer their tales every Wednesday through February 7. Snow date February 14. For more information on the Academy for Lifelong Learning, visit or contact Academy Executive
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Senior Technology Workshop

Mechanicville District Public Library, 190 N. Main St., Mechanicville, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the ins and outs of protecting your information online. Learn about safe browsing, recognizing online scams, and when it is okay to share your information. Whether you’d just like to surf the web, use email, or shop online, this program will be invaluable.  There is no cost to attend and you may register by phone! Call us at 518-664-4646

American Architectural Style Talk

Ballston Spa Public Library, Community Room, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. John Cromie will take us through Ballston Spa’s Historic District on an exploration of American Architectural styles through each period’s politics, educational and social assumptions, technology, and decorative arts. Join us if you have an older home, love history or are passionate about community character. January 11 at 7 p.m.  Free admission & light refreshments provided. 

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