Friday, March 13
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | 10 a.m. – Noon
Saratoga Arts Education Open House
The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 3 p.m.
Learn about our classes, workshops, and kid’s camps. Get to know our instructors: attend an improv comedy show, see a printmaking demonstration, or try working with polymer clay. Take a tour of the Arts Center galleries and classroom facilities. Enjoy light snacks, special giveaways, and other treats and find the perfect class for you.
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 through April 10.
Lenten Fish Fry Dinner
Knights of Columbus #246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 - 8 p.m.
In addition to New England Clam Chowder, entrees will include Fried or Baked Haddock, Fried Clam Strips. Open to the public every Friday throughout Lent, until April 10. Take-out available. For questions, please call 518-584-8547.
Saturday, March 14
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. Fee $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. 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.
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta Ridge | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Featuring soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Suitable for children ages 5 and up with adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and more information, call 518-580-8080.
Hangings, Riots, and Strikes: 19th Century Mobilizations of the NY National Guard
New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.
Gary Mitchell, a West Point graduate and historian of the New York National Guard, explores the role of the National Guard in maintaining order throughout the social turbulence of the 19th century, a story he considers a mix of tragedy, comedy, and heroism. Free and open to the public.
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 5 - 7:30 p.m.
The community is welcome to attend. Bring your favorite game and a dish to pass, or just bring a dish to pass and join in the fun and fellowship. Any questions call Kevin at 518-309-3306.
Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 7 - 10 p.m.
The dance is open to the public. Vintage 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. www.ballstonareaseniors.com.
Sunday, March 15
Breakfast & Basket Fundraiser
ITAM, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m.
In support of our beloved Patricia Robar, a great friend, loving wife, mother and mimi. She is undergoing treatment at Dana-Farber in Boston. Expenses add up quickly. Our goal is to help win this battle and support her in any way possible. Donation is $10 per person.
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.
Heritage Hunters: Genealogy & Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville | 1 p.m.
Chris Martin, Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources for the Saratoga National Historic Park will discuss an archaeological dig that took place in May 2019. Led by William Griswold, veterans focused on a short battle in 1777 that changed the course of the Revolutionary War. The goal of the dig was to help determine where the different troops fought. Used was aerial survey, metal detecting, digging, and ground penetrating radar. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.
Monday, March 16
Open House for Retired and Senior Volunteers
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St. Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. - Noon
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County is partnering with The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. The Museum is in need of Monday volunteers. The museum is closed to visitors on Mondays. They can use assistance with building exhibits, repairs, painting, cleaning, gardening, and office work.
Tuesday, March 17
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake
As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogis. Please order soon as we expect the orders to be larger than usual. Please email or call call 518-363-0001.
St. Patrick’s Day Bluegrass Festival and Fundraiser
Caffe’ Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 6 – 9 p.m.
Hosted by The Kokoro Healing Foundation and Caffe’ Lena. Come tap your toes to the music of Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, Sten and Maria Z, Karen Ann and Mountainside, and David Hughes. Food will be provided, drinks are available to purchase and with the luck of the Irish, our raffle and silent auction will send you home with a pot of gold or wonderful prizes. All proceeds from this event will help provide care to individuals living with life changing illness. Tickets are $35 adults, $10 children, $20 students/military. For more information, and to purchase tickets go to Caffelena.org.
Wednesday, March 18
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.
Come Share the Love of Trains
22 Hudson Falls Rd. South Glens Falls | 7 - 9 p.m.
Upstate Model Railroaders monthly open house. Next to the Chase Sports Expo. Look for the signs for door #25. The trains will be running in multiple scales. Interactive layouts for the young and young at heart. For more information, visit www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
Thursday, March 19
Workshop: Tang Teen Studio
Tang Teaching Museum, Somers Room, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m.
The Peplum for Beginners film screening at 6 p.m. will be followed by a teen-focused workshop, inspired by Greco-Roman mythological muscle movies. Teens are invited to explore and make art. The workshop is free, and materials are provided. For more information, call 518-580-8080.
“Researching the Other Half” Genealogy Workshop
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.