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January 26 - February 1, 2024

Friday, January 26

Cozy Corner Stitchers 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 4-6 p.m. Inaugural program for adults and older teens.  This is an opportunity to gather and socialize while working on any fiber art project you are currently creating. This group will meet on the 4th Friday of every month from 4-6 p.m.  Registration is requested, but not required, at 518-882-6385. 

Fish Fry Friday

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, 123 State Route 32, Schuylerville

4 – 7 p.m. | Every Friday through March 29. Menu: All dinners are served with coleslaw and sauce also your choice of fries or onion rings: fish fry, chicken tenders, clam strips, popcorn shrimp, coconut shrimp w/special dipping sauce, buffalo shrimp. Extras: all previous items plus jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, fried mushrooms, bowl of chowder or quart of chowder, red (Manhattan) or white (New England). Beverages are available. Eat in at our club or call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917. All are welcome.

Fish Fry Friday 

Knights of Columbus,
50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs

5 – 7 p.m. | Advance call-in orders (518-584-8547) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon until 3 p.m. The menu will be fried or baked haddock ($15), or fried clam strips ($12).  Each dinner will include French fries and coleslaw with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.  Macaroni and Cheese ($5), New England clam chowder (pint $7/quart $13), single orders of French Fries ($3) and dessert ($2) when available.  Call to place your order or for more information.  A set number of orders will be scheduled for pick up at intervals of 15 minutes. 

Saturday, January 27

Beginner Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Introduction

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton

9 – 10 a.m. | Come join our educators as they give you tips and tricks on how to cross-country ski, so you feel comfortable on the trails on your own! January 27 and 28. This program will be on cross-country skis and snowshoes, weather permitting. Snowshoe rentals are made available for public programs courtesy of the Common Roots Foundation grant. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. To sign-up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the website at to fill out the registration form, or call the office at 518-450-0321.

Learn to Make a Planner Fun

Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa

11 a.m. | Would you like to get organized in 2024? Learn about the unique planner technique that merges organization with creativity. Create your own monthly planner. Join BSPL clerk, Heather Thomas, as she shows you all the tips and tricks of the planner. You’ll leave with a binder, supplies and pages for the month of February. Expect good conversation, lots of laughs and delicious treats! The event is free and open to teens and adults. For more information visit: or call the library at 518-885-5022 to sign up. Registration is required. 

Hattie’s Mardi Gras

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

6 – 10 p.m. | This year’s beneficiary is The SEAT Center Culinary Lab, an organization dedicated to training young people for careers in the culinary and hospitality industries.  Business for Good’s Co-Founders Ed and Lisa Mitzen will host the event. Acclaimed actress, producer, singer, dancer, and advocate Dorinda Medley will be the event’s special guest. DJ Fernando Bustamente will provide entertainment during the cocktail hour, and live music will be performed by Soul Session and Garland Nelson. Hattie’s Executive Chefs Jasper Alexander, Mark Graham, and Phil Fitzpatrick and their team will bring the flavors of New Orleans to Saratoga Springs. Tickets available at aff=oddtdtcreator.

Full Moon Party

Brookhaven Winter Park, 333 Alpine Meadows Rd., Greenfield | 6 p.m. 

A fundraiser for the park. The $10 cost covers the cost of a drink at the bonfire from The View Restaurant. Guests will walk, snowshoe or ski along a lit path to a large bonfire on the golf course. The fun continues after with live music and specials at The View Restaurant. The event celebrates the January full moon to signify the dead of winter. January’s full moon (January 25 this year) is known as the Wolf Moon, named after the howling of hungry wolves lamenting the scarcity of food in midwinter. Brookhaven Winter Park is the Town of Greenfield’s free Nordic ski and snowshoe park.

Fundraiser Paint and Sip for Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ?

Paint-n-Gogh, 114 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa | 3 p.m. 

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Col. George L. Willard Chapter 154 is conducting a fundraiser at the local veteran owned business Paint-n-Gogh, paint, and sip.  A portion of each ticket will go towards the Chapters’ mission to preserve the history and legacy of the heroes who fought to save the Union during the Civil War such as our funding to repair the New York’s 77th Regiment Monument.  Online registration required. There is a charge for this. For additional details and to register please visit the Paint-n-Gogh website:

The Musicians of Ma’alwyck ?

Old Saratoga Reformed Church, corner of Pearl Street and Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 3 p.m.

The Musicians of Ma’alwyck’s Tribute to Hilary Tann Concert. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased on their website: or by calling 518-512-4979. The church is handicapped friendly. All are welcome! For more information, call 518-695-3479

Sunday, January 28

Breakfast Buffet ?

ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m. 

Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, etc. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children (10 & under), children under 5 free. $12 take out orders. 

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale ?

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Admission is free. Over 40 vendors, parking, crafts galore, and lunch. Lots of shopping with necklaces, earrings, body lotions, clothing, household items, knitted, NASCAR, and hand-made items, food treats, antiques and vintage items, and just about anything you can imagine. New vendors sign-up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to local charities. 8’ table and chairs $15; Call Debbie at 518-885-6506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or to sign up for a table(s).

Monday, January 29

Nature on the Move ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve,
80 Scout Rd., Wilton

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside and embrace the winter. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels. Ages 16+ only. Snowshoe rental will be available 15 minutes prior to the program at $3 a pair. Registration is required at least 1 business day in advance. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Tuesday, January 30

Improv Spaces “Open Office Hours”

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Side Door, Saratoga Springs

5 – 7 p.m. | A weekly Tuesday evening program with musicians and artists in improvisation and interdisciplinary improvisation including music, performance, poetry, and visual arts. Are you a composer with a framework for improvisation that you want to test? Do you want to meet collaborators for a piece or band? Do you want to explore interdisciplinary practice or something new? Mics and amplification are provided or bring your own equipment. Open Office Hours are session workshops for artists to create together and be in informal conversation. Free Admission.

Wednesday, January 31

Academy for Lifelong Learning Winter Storyteller Series

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, 100 Saratoga Boulevard, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m. 

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase. Storyteller Kent Busman presents Chasing the Light, Stories About Faith. Different storytellers will offer their tales every Wednesday through February 7. If Saratoga Springs City Schools are closed due to weather, that date will be postponed to February 14. For more information on the Academy for Lifelong Learning, visit or contact Academy Executive Director, Jeff Shinaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-290-6988.

Baked Ham Dinner Take Out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
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: baked ham, au gratin potatoes, vegetables, apple sauce, roll, tossed salad. Cost: $15 per dinner. (Cash only). 

Photography Club

Galway Public Library, Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m. 

This month we will review the submissions to our monthly Photo Challenge “Your Best Photos of 2023,” where our members have shared their best images from last year. The Photo Challenge for February is “Looking Out My Window.” Anyone interested in photography regardless of their experience level is encouraged to attend these relaxed and friendly gatherings. For more information contact: Dave Waite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Loyalists in the Hudson Valley During the Revolutionary War

Online Talk via Zoom | 7 p.m.

In the 23rd offering of our Experts Next Door online series, Kieran O’Keefe of Lyon University will explore the topic of Loyalists in the Hudson Valley during the Revolutionary War. He will examine why some colonists remained loyal to the Crown, what the war was like for Loyalists in the region, and what happened to Loyalists after the conflict. This is an online talk. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours beforehand. It is free to members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 1

The Wall Between

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, 624 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

You are invited to join the Social Justice Team at UU Saratoga for the first of a 3-part book discussion series to help understand the struggles between Israel and Palestine. We will discuss The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians Don’t Want to Know About Each Other by Raja G. Khouri and Jeffrey J. Wilkinson, PhD. You may also join us via zoom! Be sure your zoom site and app are up to date for easy access. To register: For more information contact Lucy Manning, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Messages From Survivors: One Family’s Holocaust Legacy ?

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Halfmoon | Month of February. The exhibit is built on 40 years of filming a family of Holocaust survivors in the Bronx, Miami, and a bungalow colony in the Catskills between 1962 and 2016. Six short videos introduce the Holocaust through powerful personal stories of a family of survivors. Six exhibit panels researched using the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s resources provide historical context for the video footage. The exhibit covers the family’s experiences from 1938 through the 21st century. Take-home cards keep the story alive once visitors return home. Each card contains stories of family members-some who survived and some who didn’t along with QR code links to the videos.

The Braid

Live Zoom Presentation | 7 p.m. 

Inspiring Jewish Stories. The Braid, formerly Jewish Women’s Theater, is a Jewish story company. The first program in the series lays bare antisemitism with true stories by acclaimed writers and is entitled, “I Loved Jew, I Loved Jew Not”. What does it mean to be to be subject to antisemitism today? More than a dozen contemporary writers attempt to answer questions with a curated collection of true stories of antisemitism and the strength to stand against it, brought to life in this powerful new work of theater. To register:   A playbill and Zoom link will be sent a few days before the program. Email questions to sjca.sjcf@ 

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