November 27 – December 5, 2019

Wednesday, November 27

Saratoga Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs | Signups 7 p.m.

Acoustic Jam to follow - All levels of playing are welcome. 7:30 p.m. show starts. Hosted by: NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Sonny Speed for SABS. Featured Artists: This month’s featured artists are Cathy Timian and the Blues Crew, performers from Central New York, specializing in old school Blues and Americana. Admission: Only $5. –Come in and listen to the blues. One of Saratoga’s best musical values! 518-587-6433

Thursday, November 28

18th Annual Christopher Dailey 5K Turkey Trot
Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 a.m. 

All proceeds from the event will support the Christopher Dailey Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting youth needs in the Saratoga Community. To register electronically go to our website; or No day of registration. The foundation can be reached at 518-581-1328 and/or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free Thanksgiving Meal at EOC Soup Kitchen
Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served by Longfellows at Saratoga County EOC’s Soup Kitchen.  All are welcome. For more information call 518-288-3206 or visit

Friday, November 29

Black Friday Saratoga
Downtown Saratoga Springs | 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The event offers progressive hourly specials of 50% off select merchandise from 6-7 a.m., 40% from 7 to 8 a.m., 30% off from 8 to 9 a.m. and 20% off from 9 a.m. to close. Black Friday Saratoga supports “shopping local” on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Saturday, November 30

Clifton Park Contradance
Southern Saratoga County YMCA, 1 Wall St., Clifton Park | 6:40-10 p.m.   
Come dance to the live music of Trilogy (Frank Orsini, Alan Thomson and Patricia Kernan) with Ted Crane calling. Easy to learn.  Beginners welcome. No partner needed. Lesson at 6:40 p.m.; dance at 7 p.m.  Price is $11 ($8 for students with ID, $9 for members). 

Sunday, December 1

Friendsgiving on the Farm
Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 – 6 p.m.
We will enjoy a potluck meal together. Please ring your own prepared dish to share as well as plates, bowls, silverware, cups and drinks for you and your own guests! We’ll gather in the High Tunnel for one last special celebration of our community this season. Free to all. Please register on our website so we can have an idea of numbers.

Monday, December 2

Winter Make and Take 
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Teen Room, 46 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | All Day 

Stop in to make your own mini tree or snow person. No registration required. 

Tuesday, December 3

Learn the Truth, Myths, and Risks Associated with Vaping
Galway High School Library, 5317 Sacandaga Rd, Galway | 6 – 7 p.m.

Galway Central School District is hosting a Parent University Session on Vaping. All are welcome to attend. The session will be presented by Patty Kilgore of the Prevention Council. For more information, please contact Galway Central School District at 518-883-1033. 

Wednesday, December 4

CBD 101
The Summit at Saratoga Senior Living Community, 1 Perry Rd., Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m.

What CBD is, what it isn’t and how it can be a therapeutic addition to a healthy, active senior lifestyle.  Lecture provided by Saratoga CBD Wellness. Please RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-430-2136.

Poetry Readings
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.

Poetry readings by Stuart Bartow and Liv McKee. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m. and the readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be guest hosted by David Graham and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information, call 518-587-6433.

Thursday, December 5

Horse Explorers
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

A hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in art, literacy, science and math. Recommended for ages 3-6, the program will be staffed by the Museum’s educators. Free admission. 

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, December 2

Saratoga Retired Teachers
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon

For membership information and luncheon reservations, call 518-587-5356.

Galway Preservation Society
Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road, Galway | 7 p.m.

“Looking at That Antique Christmas Present - a Survey of 19th Century Decorative Arts,” will be presented by John Cromie, Ballston Spa attorney and history buff. Refreshments and social time followed by a brief business meeting. Presentation beginning at 7:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 3

Catholic Daughters of the Americas/Assisting Code Blue
Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.

Court McClaughlin #422, will gather at 6 p.m. for social time, bring a dish to share. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Members will be bringing the following donation items: coffee, sugar, bottled water, hearty soups with pop-tops preferred, fruit juice, protein/granola bars, fruit cups, shelf stable milk, ready-made meals, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, slim jim, tuna, crackers, cereal, ziplock bags, plastic wrap, paper plates/cups, women’s underwear (M-XL), insulated boots and gloves, umbrellas, socks, razors, hand wipes, cleaning products, sleeping bags, tents and small propane tanks. New members are always welcome to attend. For questions or further information, please contact Regent Ann Argentine at 518-306-6060.

Thursday, December 5

Korean War Vets Christmas Party and Meeting
Log Jam Restaurant, Rte. 9, Queensbury | Noon
Hosts are Patti and Gene Slavin.  Door prizes will be awarded.  For a reservation or further information, please contact the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by December 3.  Ordering will be off the menu.  All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend.  For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Robert Garland at 518-280-0075.  Annual dues are $10 for veterans and $5. for all others.

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