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February 9 - 15, 2024

Friday, February 9

Artist Jam

Galway Public Library,
2112 East St, Galway | 4 - 6 p.m. 

Held The second Friday of each month. Artist Jam is a social event for teen and adult artists in the community to get together and enjoy a relaxing workspace. Whether you’re looking to meet fellow creators or need an excuse to finish your latest project, this is the place for you! Please bring your own art supplies and a project to do. All forms of artistic media are welcome. This is a no-judgement zone, so no prior artistic experience is required to participate. At times, an art teacher will be in attendance to give guidance, if desired. 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.

Finding Nemo Jr. ?

Ballston Spa Middle School Auditorium, 210 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. Launching Pad Productions, the Ballston Spa Middle School Drama Club, will present Finding Nemo Jr. Featuring over 70 students in the cast and 50 more working behind the scenes, this is a show you won’t want your family to miss. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo Jr. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. Additional performances: Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Matinees on Feb. 10 and 11 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for Senior Citizens and students and may be purchased at the door before each performance (tickets will go on sale one hour before each performance).

Saturday, February 10

Diggory Open Studio 

173 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

As Anne Diggory’s exhibition at Spring Street Gallery ends she will open her studio to the public. The Open Studio includes work connected to the exhibition as well as a large group of paintings on sale from her travels and the first 30 years of her long career, including paintings from the 80’s at the Saratoga Race and Harness Track and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Her show of 40 works, “Near and Far,” recent paintings of the Adirondacks and Southern France can be viewed at Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday or by appointment. Details at www.diggory.com and www.springstreetgallerysaratoga.org.

25th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest ?

Various Locations Downtown Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Saratoga’s Annual Chowderfest is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 80 vendors—including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—who open their doors to the public and serve 4 oz. samples of chowder for $2 to event goers. 

Free Lunch ?

Malta Ridge Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Extension, Malta Ridge | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

A soup and sandwich lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

Annual Soup Supper ?

Old Saratoga Reformed Church, 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville | 4 – 6 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for kids under 12, and includes soup, green salad, and dessert. You can try as many soups as you would like, so try to arrive as early as possible to ensure the widest selection! Dine-in only, walk-ins welcome. The church is handicapped friendly. All are welcome! For more information, call 518-695-3479.

Annual Sweetheart Dance

Saratoga–Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs

6 p.m. | GRAVITY will be our entertainment for the night. Cocktails from 6-7 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., and entertainment from 9-midnight. Basket Raffles (including a Lottery Basket) will benefit the Foreverly House (Veterans Community Housing Coalition Home for Female Veterans with Children). Entree choices: Prime Rib, Salmon, and Spinach Lasagna, served with roasted potatoes, tossed salad, roll, and veggies, dessert. Cost is $45/per person. Reservations are first come first serve with seating limited. RSVP to Ellen Calabrese at 518-300-7678 (cell), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with entrée choice, number of guests and payment. Checks made out to the Ladies Auxiliary or cash are preferred. 

Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance

Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa

7 - 10 p.m. | The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. There will be a donation of $5 per person. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Dance to the music of DJ Mark Hersh. (Adults Only). For more information call 518-490-2851

Sunday, February 11

Annual Souper Bowl Chili Fest ?

Middle Grove United Methodist Church, 29 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | We will have a large variety of homemade chili (venison, lots-o-bean, white chicken, spicy, traditional, etc.). Proceeds to benefit the 24/7 Blessing Box Food Pantry located in front of the church. 

Monday, February 12

Nature on the Move Winter

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Parks Trails, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up. Registration is required at least 24 hours prior to the program. To sign-up, please call the office at 518-450-0321, visit the website to fill out the registration form at wiltonpreserve.org, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Tuesday, February 13

Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Saratoga YMCA, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs
2 – 3 p.m. | Dr.Cay Anderson-Hanley will bring her Pre-Med students to do testing on our Parkinson’s Support Group. Please come! Everyone who comes will be tested. Dr. Anderson-Hanley brought students last year and everyone had fun. Dr. Anderson-Hanley is the Principal Investigator with iPACES clinical trial. For more info or to apply to the clinical trial, www.myipaces.org. Contact with questions: Leader Gordon Blyth, contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (917) 887-7980. Co-Leader Marie Thorne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-810-8483

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.
www.improvspaces.org.

Free admission.

Wednesday, February 14

Prime Rib 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: Queen Cut Prime Rib (10 – 12 oz.) roasted redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Thursday, February 15

Love Your Brain Forum

Saratoga Senior Center,
290 West Ave., Suite 1,
Saratoga Springs | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York chapter is hosting a free forum. We will discuss 10 healthy habits for your brain and how to maintain brain health throughout your lifespan. We will also provide real life tips and guidance, so you can leave feeling empowered to make healthy choices for your brain and body. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. To register, visit bit.ly/SaratogaLoveYourBrain or call the Saratoga Senior Center 518-584-1621.

A Night at the Aldridge House

Brookside Museum,
21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

6 p.m. | Opening in 1792, the building that now houses Brookside Museum was a hotel that hosted guests to Ballston Spa for over 50 years. Brookside Museum is hosting an immersive evening of food, music, and stories. Ticket holders will enjoy a night of hearty stew, crusty bread, refreshing cider, and jaunty music. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for SCHC members. Tickets are limited and pre-registration is required. www.BrooksideMuseum.org. Friday, February 16 is the snow date for this event. Proceeds from this program support education initiatives throughout Saratoga County.

Introduction to Basic Drawing

Galway Public Library,
2112 East St, Galway 

6 – 7:30 p.m. | This class will be held weekly on Thursdays until April 11. The purpose of the class is to teach basic drawing techniques through the exploration of fundamentals. No experience is necessary. This is for adults and teens aged 15 and over. A materials list will be provided at the first class. Space is limited, so please register at 518-882-6385. 

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