Friday, December 13
Kids Night Out
Lake Avenue Elementary School, 126 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14
Academy for Lifelong Learning Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square, 3029 State Rte. 50, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Greet Academy members at the door and receive an Academy voucher. For more information about the Academy for Lifelong Learning at www.esc.edu/all or call Jeff Shinaman at 518-587-2100, ext. 2390.
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State 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 New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. December fee special $28. Class size is limited. A portion of the fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
Travel with Saratoga Arts to Spain
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11:30 a.m.
9th Annual Members Juried Exhibition – Opening Reception
Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville | 5 – 7 p.m.
The opening reception is always a wonderful community event, as many exhibiting artists are from the region. The exhibition will feature ceramic sculpture, utilitarian and decorative works by 18 artists and SCAC Members, selected from a national call for entry by guest juror Leigh Taylor Mickelson. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The exhibition will go through Jan. 18.
Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 7 - 10 p.m.
The dance is open to the public. Peaceful Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. Member are asked to bring a snack to be shared. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors.com. If schools are closed the Center will be closed for the day.
Sunday, December 15
Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs | 9 - 10:15 a.m.
By donation. Drop-ins are welcome.
Help Pack Boxes for your Military
891 Route 9, Wilton | 1 – 3 p.m.
We need help packing boxes for our men and women serving our country. This will be the last one before Christmas and we would like to get out as many as we can. We are also at Walmart on Rte. 9 in Queensbury this Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. collecting items.
Celebrate Jane Austen’s Birthday
The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m.
Monday, December 16
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 11 a.m.
Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside every month. The walk is geared towards gentle exercise and is for participants at basic fitness levels. Call for more information. If needed, snowshoes will be available for rental 30 minutes before the program; free for members and $3 for non-members. If there is no snow, the program will take place without snowshoes. Registration is appreciated by calling 518-450-0321.
Tuesday, December 17
Lake Bonita Hike
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center, 605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort | 2 – 4 p.m.
This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. It’s about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office.
Wednesday, December 18
Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind. Led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome! No registration required.
Thursday, December 19
The 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.
Monday, December 16
Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs
2 p.m. | Free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. Guest Speaker: Jennifer Runkel, director of outpatient therapy at the Wesley Health Center. For more information call Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.