November 5 – November 11, 2021

Friday, November 5   

17th Anniversary of First Fridays
Downtown Ballston Spa | All Day

Enjoy all the special happenings and sales in many of the downtown shops, restaurants, and museums. The event is all day, but many venues will also be open later into the evening. The highlight of the November Anniversary Celebration is the annual raffle. Grab a raffle card on Friday from any of the participating businesses, get it validated when visiting the unique shops and restaurants throughout the day and evening and turn in your card before you leave for a chance to win on of the many gifts you can only find in Ballston. Visit: www.ballston.org/category/firstfridays 

Saturday, November 6

Annual Ham Harvest Supper
Old Saratoga Reformed Church, Corner of Pearl St. and Burgoyne St., Schuylerville | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Drive through dinner only. Menu: baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, Dutch Kraut, roll, and homemade apple crisp. Adults $14, children 5-12 $7. Call to reserve your dinner, 518-695-6638. To pick up, enter the driveway by the lower alley end, pull up to the front door and server will bring your dinner out to you. Exit onto Pearl St.

Sunday, November 7

Saratoga County Stories
Groom Tavern, Sugar Hill Rd., Rexford | 2 – 4 p.m.

Meet the contributing authors and the editorial team of Saratoga County Stories, a collection of essays and articles from local historians, the book is aimed at the general public, and will delight readers of all ages with snapshots of the past and true tales of crime, heroism, and colorful personalities. Purchase copies of the book and have their editions signed. 

6th Annual Veterans Ball
Hall of Springs, 108 Ave. of the Pines, Saratoga Springs
5 – 9 p.m. | Brought to you by the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition. Event organizers are thrilled to announce this will be an in-person event. This event is a forum for community members and Veterans to come together and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy. The Veterans Ball includes valet parking, a red-carpet entrance, an Honorary Ceremony for our Veterans and Military Members, music and dancing brought to you by The Joey Thomas Big Band, dinner by Mazzone Hospitality, a silent auction, tantalizing desserts, a 50/50 raffle, and more. Seating is reserved, and this event will sell out so buy your ticket as soon as you they are available! To guarantee your seat Please contact Michelle for sponsorship and partnership opportunities 518-885-0091, ext. 119 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All proceeds will benefit Foreverly House, a home to be developed for homeless veteran moms and their children.

Monday, November 8

Dining with Diabetes
Zoom Presentation | 11 a.m.

A program for people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members, sponsored Saratoga Springs Public Library. No fee. Mondays for three weeks. Register online at www.sspl.org. Presented by Diane Whitten, Cornell Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn how to fit carbohydrates into a healthy menu, effectively use food labels, choose meals at a restaurant, and adopt other healthy habits to help manage diabetes through healthy eating. Recipe ideas provided. Time provided for Q&A. For program details contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County- 518-885-8995, or email Diane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, November 9 

Fall 2021 Dancing Through Time Virtual: The Golden Age of Hollywood
Zoom Presentation | 1 – 2:15 p.m.

A unique six-week series on Tuesdays through November 16. Each 75-minute class begins with a virtual tour with film clips by Hollywood poster collector Mike Kaplan followed by a 55-minute thematic movement class for all level participants. Cost is $10 per class. November 9 class is Dance Teams with Johnny Martinez. Registration is now open at http://www.dancealliance.org/dancing-through-time-registration/

Wednesday, November 10

Turkey Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. Curbside pick up only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Menu: roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetable, gravy, tossed salad, dinner rolls. Dinner for 2 / $25, cash only. 

LifeWorks Thanksgiving Baskets
Deadline to register is November 10. Each basket contains fresh fall produce, including potatoes, apples and carrots, as well as the staples every Thanksgiving meal needs such as stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. A gift card is also provided to help buy a turkey or protein of choice. Baskets are available to families who will have two or more people for dinner. Households with one person are encouraged to call LifeWorks and sign up for a delivered, hot Thanksgiving meal. To sign up, or to learn how to help LifeWorks Community Action make sure every neighbor can celebrate this Thanksgiving, visit www.lifeworksaction.org/donate2thanksgiving or call 518-288-3206.

Thursday, November 11

Jack Wilpers of Saratoga Springs: The Man who Captured Tojo 
Saratoga Springs History Museum, Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Chris Carola, retired AP reporter, will present his program. Carola will tell the story of the capture of the former Japanese Prime Ministry and his persistence in finally interviewing Jack Wilpers about his role in the capture. 

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