Friday, February 3
Free AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
AARP Foundation will provide free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program every Friday, February 3 - April 14. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to ensure they understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. Tax-Aide will provide taxpayer assistance through interaction with IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteers in two short same day, in-person meetings to exchange documents. For more information including what type of service is available, which documents you need to file your taxes, and to schedule your appointments stop in or call 518-885-5022. Appointments required.
Fish Fry Fridays ?
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Victory Mills | 4-7 p.m.
Friday Night Fish Fry will be back for 2023. It will run through April 7. Various menu items are available from fried fish to chicken nuggets with French fries, Cole slaw and chowder also available. For more information call 518-695-3917.
Chocolate Fest ?
Downtown Ballston Spa | 4 -8 p.m.
While savoring chocolate treats, visitors will enjoy a variety of First Friday activities going on throughout the Village, including live music, artist demonstrations and special promotions just in time for Valentine’s Day. A complete list of events can be found at Ballston.org. Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs will all compete to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small, sample-sized chocolate offerings in 3 categories: Dessert (Sweet), Savory, and Chocolate Beverage. These treats will be judged by Chocolate-fest goers.
Saturday, February 4
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA), Court McLaughlin #422, Monthly Meeting
Knights of Columbus,
50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs
Members gather at 9 a.m. for recitation of the Rosary, followed by refreshments at 9:30 until 10 a.m. when the meeting will begin. CDA is one of the oldest and largest volunteer organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Please join us. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Regent, Lucille Koch at 518-644-4438.
The Art of Puppetry with Lita Carbone ?
Saratoga Children’s Theatre,
617 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
10:30 – 11: 30 a.m. | Our future puppeteers will learn how to develop characters and explore how to make a puppet come to life for an audience. Ages 9-11, cost is $50. For more information visit, saratogaschildrentheatre.org/classes-workshops or call 518-886-8800.
Poetry Workshop: The Creative Fire of Folklore
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Halfmoon
11 a.m. | Published poet Susan Comninos will discuss and employ techniques for incorporating elements of your community’s folklore into identity-based poems that can function as your “origin stories.” Come prepared to try your hand at techniques for folding family sayings, stories, and more into poetry that’s at once individual and universal. Additional date February 11. For more information call 518-371-8622. cphlibrary.org
10th Chili Bowl Fundraiser ?
Saratoga Springs City Center,
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Mid-Winter Lights Festival ?
Create Community Studio,
70B Beekman St., Saratoga Springs
4 p.m. | Everyone is invited to join us to Brighten the Night in the Saratoga Springs Arts District at Beekman Street. Drop-in lantern-making, suitable for all ages, materials provided. At 5 p.m., we’ll take a lantern-lit guided stroll through the neighborhood. (Note: We will be using battery operated candles; no open flames allowed.) We’ll make stops at a couple of historic locations. There will be a bit of music, including sing-along songs. There may even be some dancing! We’ll return to the start for the closing ceremony. For more information, call Frank Lombardo 518-290-0494.
Countdown to the Triple Crown
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m.
This new event will feature hundreds of silent auction items and an online auction of unique items and experience packages to benefit the Museum. Guests can attend the event in person or bid on special packages online. The early-bird event will feature beer, wine, soda, light refreshments, and entertainment by Rich Ortiz, as well as screenings of the 16-minute signature film “What It Takes: Journey to the Hall of Fame” at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Many of the auction items will be displayed throughout the Museum galleries during the event. To purchase tickets, call 518-584-0400 or visit: 1049a.blackbaudhosting.com/1049a/Countdown-to-the-Triple-Crown
Sunday, February 5
Old Saratoga American Legion Post 278 Breakfast ?
6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Serving Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Sausage, Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee and Tea. Adults $10.00 - Children 6 and under $5.00. Takeout or eat in. Any questions please call 518-695-3011 Tuesday through Sunday after noon.
Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk ?
Saratoga Spa State Park, Opposite Administration Building | 11 a.m.
Monday, February 6
Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association Meeting
The Holiday Inn, Win Room,
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Noon | This is our monthly luncheon meeting. All retired K-12 teachers, BOCES teachers, and Teaching Assistants are welcome. For further information, call 518-584-1192.
Ice Harvesting in Saratoga County
Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Rd., Galway | 7 p.m.
Join the Galway Preservation Society at their monthly meeting. Paul Perreault, Malta Town Historian will give a presentation of the booming business of ice harvesting in the lakes and rivers of Saratoga County during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Saratoga County, surrounded by the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers and having an abundance of lakes and ponds, was perfectly situated to supply ice to the growing cities along the east coast. The ice harvesting industry also provide high-paying employment to farmers and lumbermen of Saratoga County. Please bring any family pictures related to the topic to share at the meeting.
Tuesday, February 7
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Apple Enthusiasts is a hybrid all-things-Apple chat group, where you can bring your device, app, or software questions to get some answers. Topics covered may include: IOS software updates, apps, and more. Every Tuesday through May 23. Sign up in person or online at sspl.org
Wednesday, February 8
Saratoga Wilton Elks,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Pierogi, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, potato pancakes, applesauce, roll. Dinner for 2 / $30. (cash only).
Two Towns-One Book Lincoln Highway Trivia Night
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Program Rooms A & B, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park
Thursday, February 9
John J. Lant, Jr. Memorial Blood Drive
Company 4 Firehouse,
613 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Held in the kitchen and meeting room.
Beatles Music with Jeff Brisbin
Saratoga Springs City Center,
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs
3 p.m. | February 9 will be the 59th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show! Jeff will perform your favorite Beatles songs interspersed with stories and fun facts. Light fare served. Please sign up in advance. $10 admission.
Singles Night at the Spa
Saratoga Springs MediSpa, located at 7 Wells Street Suite 303, Saratoga Springs | 4 - 7 p.m.
Why should couples have all the fun in February? Treat yourself as we host our first-ever night dedicated to area singles. Your prepaid online registration of $20 automatically enters you to win one of our Grand Prize Drawings valued at $800. Champagne and cupcakes from The Cupcake Cakery will be served and you will receive extra event perks. Our staff will be on hand to talk to you about some of our amazing wellness and skin care services. For full details and to register, visit Yarinsky.com on the “Specials/Events” page.