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February 16 - 22, 2024

Friday, February 16

Saratoga Arts 2024 Juried Exhibitions. 

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Each year Saratoga Arts invites an independent panel of jurors to select 20 artists who reside in one of the 11 counties of the Capital Region for an exhibition opportunity in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. This opportunity gives local artists the chance to sell and promote their artwork and showcases the variety of art we have in this region. This first juried exhibition will continue through March 8 with 4 of the selected artists. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., appointments can be made outside of these hours during Saratoga Arts’ office hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Sale: Used DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, andBooks ?

The Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway

1:30 – 5:30 p.m. | A sale of used DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks along with used children and teen books. Your monetary donation fills your bag!

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.

Lenten Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus,
50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs

5 – 7 p.m. | Advance call-in orders Wednesday – Friday, noon until 3 p.m. Menu: Fried or baked haddock $15, fried clam strips $12. Each dinner includes French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, or cocktail sauce. Macaroni and cheese $5, New England clam chowder (pint $7, quart $13), single orders of French fries $3, dessert $2. Call to place your order 518-584-8547. 

Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect Residency at Skidmore ?

Skidmore College, Arthur Zankel Music Center, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs 7:30 p.m.  | Ensemble Connect, a group of the finest young professional classical musicians based out of Carnegie Hall, celebrates its 16th year at Skidmore. Visit the Arthur Zankel Music Center website for event details. Concert Program: INTI FIGGIS-VIZUETA | seven sisters paint the earth New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall). GABRIELA LENA FRANK | Leyendas: an Andean Walkabout for String Orchestra*.  TANIA LEÓN | De Memorias. BEETHOVEN | Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16. Free and open to the public.

The 36th Annual Flurry Festival ?

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs February 16-18 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Dozens of traditional dance and music genres, including swing, contra, blues, square and line dancing, Cajun, Zydeco, English country, Balkan, Scandinavian, Latin, Scottish, tango, fusion, international, Irish, Bal folk, African, Appalachian dance, and more.  More than 300 performers and teachers will present 221 sessions, including concerts, demonstrations, dance instruction, instrument workshops, jams, storytelling, singing, and participatory dances. Tickets can be purchased throughout the weekend at the door. Discounts for seniors, those under age 26, and military. Scholarship tickets available for those in need, and children 12 and under free. flurryfestival.org.

Saturday, February 17

Fly-In Breakfast ?

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public. At 10 a.m., Colonel Dan Swift will present: “The A-10 Warthog in NATO Air Operations in the 1990’s”. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.

Genealogy and Local History

Town of Saratoga Town Hall,
12 Spring St., Schuylerville

1 p.m. | Heritage Hunters - Daniel Bradt will present the program, “An Archaeological Look at the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad.” The railroad was only the 2nd built in the state and began operating in 1832. Portions of it have been the subject of archaeological digs in recent years. Dan has assisted in the digs and has worked on several other archaeology projects in Saratoga County. With a scientific background, he holds Basic and Advanced Certificates of Completion from Schenectady County Community College in the Community Archaeology Program. The public is welcome. For information call 518-885-9309. 

Fiber Arts Meet Up

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

1 p.m. | Calling all knitters, weavers, crocheters and embroiderers. This free group is a good chance to meet people with similar interests for ideas, brainstorming, help or just fellowship! Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public. For further information please call 518-885-5022 or visit: bspl.sals.edu. 

Sunday, February 18

All You Can Eat Breakfast ?

Gansevoort Firehouse,
1878 Route 32N, Gansevoort 

8 – 11 a.m. | Menu includes eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, hash, French toast, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Donations: $12 adults, seniors 55+ $10, military and 1st responders $10, children (age 6 – 12) $8, under 6 is free. 

The Power of Herbs and Flowers 

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | 2 - 5 p.m.

Healthify Your Life Series.  Speakers are Becky Kenscan, Wellness Coach; Jessica March, Herbalist; and Christopher Hoyt, Bach Flower Expert. Admission $20 at the door Reserve your spot at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brass Bash - Beckoning Spring ?

Filene Recital Hall, Filene Building, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs

4 p.m. | Honors Brass Students, coached by Patrice Malatestinic, will be joined by area horn players for an afternoon of lively brass music.  Featuring Tuba, Horn, & Euphonium soloists from Skidmore’s Bodacious Brass, the program will include works by Cheetham, Bernstein, McMillan, Danielssohn, Whelan, Beethoven, Mozart, and Humperdinck.  Free and open to the public. 

Monday, February 19

The Camp Saratoga 8K Snowshoe Race ?

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

10:30 a.m. | Registration can be done online through www.runsignup.com with day-of onsite. A limited supply of Dion snowshoes available to rent for $5 on a first-come/first-serve basis. For more information about the NE Snowshoe Series visit www.dionwmacsnowshoe.com. Questions? Call Laura at 518-581-1278 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time Travelers Experience 

Brookside Museum,
21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa

1 – 4 p.m. daily. Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 23. The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum is offering local students (best suited for ages 8 – 12). An opportunity to travel back in time to uncover local history. Each day we will explore the foods, games, chores, dangers, and challenges of five different eras. Discover how historians use archeology, documents, artwork, photographs, and folklore to find out how people lived long ago. Each day will include a student-made snack, toys & games, and opportunities for making craft items to take home and keep. The program is $100 per student for one week (15 hours). Pre-registration is required. To register: brooksidemuseum.org. 

Tuesday, February 20

February Break Drama Camp 

Malta Community Center,
1 Bayberry Dr, Malta

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Town of Malta Parks and Recreation announces there are still a few openings in Drama Camp for ages 10-15. The camp runs Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 23. Taught by Malta’s Artistic Director Elyse Young, this creative camp includes acting skills, vocal techniques, theater games, crafts, rehearsals, and performance of a short play to be performed for invited guests on the last day. For more information, go to maltaparksrec.com or call 518-899-4411.

Anime Afternoon

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

1 p.m. | Do you love anime and mangas? Come to the library for a fun-filled afternoon for all things Japanese animation. Students in grades 6-10 are invited to partake in a manga swap (no mature rated books), make your own shrinky dink keychains, taste-test and rate Japanese snacks and watch a classic anime movie. This event is free and open to the public. For further information please visit bspl.sals.edu. Registration is required, limit 15. Call, stop in or call 518-885-5022 to reserve your spot. 

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. improvspaces.org. Free admission.

The Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting

25 Wilton Rd, Greenfield Center

7 p.m. | Enjoy “An Evening with Elizabeth Conant” as she takes us down a sentimental journey as a musician, teacher, and writer living in Greenfield. She’ll share memories of her father Robert Conant’s world-famous Festival of Baroque Music, the journey of the Hill House Studio, and the transformation from young mother to empty nester, navigating through emotional ups and downs we all face when taking a nostalgic look back. All are welcome. In case of bad weather, we will need to cancel.

Wednesday, February 21

Pickin’ Session Afternoon Jam

Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa

1 – 3 p.m. | All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel & bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Open to the public, free admission & ample free parking. Call 518-885-4229 with questions.

Chicken and Sausage Riggies 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: Chicken, sausage, diced tomatoes in a pink sauce over penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Astronomy Club 

Galway Public Library,
2112 East Street, Galway

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | This group meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month.  The Club is open to adults and teens (middle school and older).   Telescopes and materials will be available.  Registration is requested, but not required, by calling 518-882-6385.

Thursday, February 22

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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