January 31 – February 6, 2020

Friday, January 31

Fish Fry Friday
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the Village of Victory | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
All are welcome, members and non-members.  Menu: fish fry, chicken fry, clam fry, popcorn shrimp fry, buffalo shrimp, chowder, ask about our extra’s and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house or call ahead for take-out. 518-695-3917. Continuing every Friday thru April 10.

Frostbite Friday
Beekman Street Arts District: Grand Ave. to Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m.
Visiting artists, refreshments, art/craft demonstrations. Visit the Arts District on this mid-winter night as participating shops, galleries, and restaurants host our second Frostbite Friday event.  Taking place the night before Chowderfest, our event will serve as a fun kickoff for your weekend in Saratoga. Visiting artists and music will fill the galleries, and merchants will be offering warm beverages and treats. Warm yourself at the firepits in various locations and roast marshmallows. This will be a fun way to celebrate the start of a festive winter weekend in Saratoga. Weather permitting.

Fish Fry Friday
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m.

Same great menu as in the past: Fried or Baked Haddock or Fried Clamstrips with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce, and Cocktail Sauce. $12 ($1 extra for take-out). Help the Knights continue their charitable work in the community. As always throughout the year, Joe Fredette and Frank Bunch cook and deliver a delicious meal every Thursday for the men and women's veteran's homes in Ballston Spa. Additionally, on Thursdays during the cold months, they cook for Code Blue. And, if you are one of the many who attend the ChowderFest each year, don't forget to visit Joe and Frank outside the City Center on Ellsworth Jones Place on February 1st. For questions, please call 518-584-8547.

Saturday, February 1

Tag Sale
Former Galway Public Library Building, 5264 Sacandaga Rd., Galway | 10 a.m. – Noon
Some of the larger items currently available are: CD holder; children's book spinner; paperback book spinner; desk chairs; 3 desks, including 1 large wooden one; 8 cubicle dividers with computer table attachments; brochure rack; children's chairs; 2 folding tables; 2 wooden tables, along with other miscellaneous smaller items. This is a fundraiser for the Galway Public Library. For further information call 518-882-6385.

Downtown Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for a day of live music, family-friendly activities and, of course, a wide variety of chowders. Come enjoy samples of chowder from local restaurants. Once you taste them all, you can vote for your favorite. Part of Winterfest, Chowderfest is one of the area's most highly anticipated events of the year and the perfect activity for a cold winter's day. Stroll through downtown Saratoga and purchase a $1 cup (3 oz. serving) of chowder from as many participating establishments as you'd like. Some restaurants will be offering classic varieties, while some may be serving original, unique concoctions. Traditionally, over 80 vendors participate, including Saratoga County's best restaurants and caterers. Chowderfest is organized by the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau. For more information visit www.discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest

Sunday, February 2

Breakfast Buffet
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 – 11 a.m.

Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $9, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $8, children 5-12 $7, under 5 free. Take-outs $9. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Dharma Meditation 
Saratoga Health and Wellness Building, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs | 9 – 10:15 a.m.

Weekly meditation followed by short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. By donation. Drop-ins welcome. Please visit www.oneroofsaratoga.com for more information.

Sobor Bowl 
United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.

Join us to watch the Big Game on the Big Screen in a sobor environment. Potluck: bring a dish to share. Free and all are welcome. For more information call Healing Springs at 518-306-3048. 

Monday, February 3

Wool Appliqué with Judy Donovan
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Join Judy Donovan of the Wings Falls Quilters Guild for a two-session wool appliqué class. Learn basic wool appliqué techniques as you create a floral appliqué that can be turned into a wall hanging or pillow. All supplies provided. Please register only if you can attend both sessions. Register online or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 248. Ages 18 and up. Scissors are available to share. Please bring your own scissors if you have them. Next session Monday, February 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 4

Blood Drive
Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park | 1 – 6 p.m.

Sponsored by Nick’s Fight to be Healed. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code NICKSFIGHT. 

Wednesday, February 5

2020 Winter Storytellers Series
SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Ave., Room 126, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the twelfth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 26. This week features storyteller Kent Busman with “Stories from the Adirondacks & Beyond.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed or delayed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100, ext. 2415. www.esc.edu/all

Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation 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. For more information, call 518-584-7860, ext. 205.

Poetry Reading
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.

A poetry reading by Susan Oringel. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7pm and the readings will start at 7:30. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students for more information, call 518-583-0022, www.caffelena.org.

Thursday, February 6

All Caregivers’ Support Group
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.

First Thursday of each month, free and open to all. Pre-registration required. Call Pierre for info/directions to meeting space 413-992-7012.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, February 3

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.

Featured program, Chickens: Their Economic and Agricultural Impact through the Years in Saratoga County. Meetings start with refreshments and social time at 7 p.m. and a brief business meeting at 7:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at approximately 7:45. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit our website at www.galwaypreservationsociety.org

Wednesday, February 5

Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon 

It will be a casserole luncheon.  Please bring a dish to pass.  New members are always welcome. For information contact Pat Temple, 518-338-2329. 

Thursday, February 6

Ch.60 Korean War Vet. Association
VFW Home, 190 Excelsior Aven, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.

All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome. Annual dues for veterans are $10, all others $5. For further information or an application to join the organization, contact Comm. Bob Garland at 518-280-0075.

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