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February 23 - 29, 2024

Friday, February 23

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. Every Friday through March 29. 

Chili Dinner Fundraiser ?

Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department, 1870 Rt. 32N, Gansevoort | 6 p.m. 

Hosted by The Friends of Moreau Lake.  Guest Speaker will be Nancy Kimball and her Kestrel.  Nancy is a Wildlife Rehabilitator and founding member of North Country Wild Care.   This year we’re adding something new - you will get to vote on your favorite chili so all chili chefs out there -bring it on.  Donation: $10/member; $12/non-member; kids 10 and under free. RSVP required by calling the park office 518-793-0511. Volunteers needed- chili chefs needed! (bring in slow cookers), also sides, desserts.  Call the office to sign-up 518-793-0511.  Please check our website for more information: friendsofmoreaulake.org

Basket Raffle ?

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa

The Elks Lodge will hold a Basket Raffle, February 23-25. Tickets are 1 sheet of 25; $10, 3 sheets: $25 or 5 sheets: $40. Pre Sales: Friday, February 23, 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday February 25, 9 a.m. - Noon, with the drawing to begin at 1 p.m. Food will be available. For further info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All are welcome.

Family Owl Prowl ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve,
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 5 – 6 p.m. 

Join us for a nighttime hike to look and listen for owls. Learn about their amazing adaptations that make them fantastic nighttime predators. Group sizes are limited. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. There will be walking with snowshoes, weather permitting, free snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program provided by a grant from the Common Roots Foundation. Call the library to register at 518-584-7860 ext. 303. 

Saturday, February 24

American Legion Adirondack Post 70 Monthly Meeting 

34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. 

Moonlight Hike ?

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

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Are you interested in seeing the Preserve at night? View nature in a new light, as we walk the trails on snowshoes in the moonlight. An unforgettable experience for all ages. Free snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program provided by a grant from the Common Roots Foundation. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. Visit www.wiltonpreserve.org or call the office at 518-450-0321, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Sunday, February 25

Breakfast Buffet ?

ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs

8 – 11 a.m. | Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, etc. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $5 Children (10 and under), Children under 5 are free, $12 takeout orders.

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale ?

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

11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale. Admission is free. Over 40 vendors, great parking, crafts galore, and lunch. Necklace sets, earrings, body lotions, clothing, as well as household items, knitted, NASCAR, and hand-made items, food treats, antiques and vintage items, food treats 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, February 26

The Thymly Herb Garden Group - Monthly Meeting 

4-H Training Center,
556 Middleline Rd., Ballston Spa

9:45 a.m. - Noon | If the Ballston Spa School District has a delay or closes that day, then we will not meet.  There will be a short herb of the month presentation by a member.  Guest speaker is David Waite, a nature and fine arts photographer.  His presentation is titled, “Exploring the Wilderness by Water and Trail”.  Light refreshments and a meeting will follow.  Dues for the year are $20. First time attendance is free.   New members are always welcome. Please RSVP with questions or let us know you will be joining us. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women and the Making of Torah

Tang Teaching Museum, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs

5:30 p.m. | A Perlow lecture by soferet (Hebrew scribe) and artist Rabbi Linda Motzkin on women’s involvement in the Jewish scribal tradition and the process of Torah production. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. More details can be found at www.skidmore.edu/perlow/

Urban Renewal: Through the Eyes of a Child

Zoom Program | 7 p.m. 

Joy King, whose family has resided in Saratoga Springs for seven generations, will share her and her family’s memories of this devastating time, the lasting impact that this program had on the people who lived there, and the buildings that were lost. In addition, there will be a screening of the documentary “Erasing Spaces and Faces: The Legacy of Urban Renewal in Saratoga Springs, followed by a conversation about the current initiatives that local organizations, artists, and community members are taking to foster social change. Suggested donation of $10 or more. To register visit www.saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030.  Zoom link will be emailed.

Tuesday, February 27

Windows into Waldorf

Waldorf School, 62 York Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9:15 – 10 a.m. 

Learn more about the history of our building, how Waldorf started here in Saratoga Springs, and how our grade teachers connect the dots with the children they teach every day, every week, and every year here at the Lower School. Come learn the many ways Waldorf is a unique educational journey for all our students. A few of our classes will give presentations, we will have our student’s main lesson books on display and we will have refreshments and end with a tour of the building for anyone who is interested. 

After the Fire Monthly Meeting

Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, Washington St., Ballston Spa

7 p.m. | After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire.  Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc.  Anyone interested in learning more about After the Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571.

Wednesday, February 28

Book to Movie: Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park

1 p.m. | Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? Based on the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name. Rated PG; 127 minutes. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

Historian Tea Talks 

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave. Ballston Spa | 3 p.m.

By popular demand, we are inviting friends again to join us for tea and cookies, while listening to informal and interesting talks by local historians. Lynda Bryan (Halfmoon Town Historian) - “Vintage Dresses Through the Years” (104 years of fashion worn by the same family from 1869 to 1970s) A donation of $5 is suggested, online or at the door. To register, visit brooksidemuseum.org

Roast Pork 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: roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, applesauce, gravy, and roll, tossed salad. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Art and the Sacred

Tang Teaching Museum, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs 5:30 p.m. | Artist and Rabbi Linda Motzkin will discuss how she repurposes pieces of her handmade deerskin parchment that are unsuitable for Torah production to create Hebrew calligraphic artwork drawn from Jewish sacred texts, and the specific process of making the works on display. Refreshments will be provided. More details can be found atskidmore.edu/perlow/

Photography Club Meeting

Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m. Wildlife Photographer Jeff Nadler will present his video Wild Adirondack Journey, a multimedia show that includes birds, moose, black bear, otter, and other animals with majestic views of the Adirondack forest. After Jeff, Jim Witte will share how to safely view and photograph the upcoming eclipse and we will view the submissions to our February photo challenge. The Photo Challenge for March will be “Fire & Ice.” 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.

Thursday, February 29

Book Launch: “The Grief Experience” 

Palette Saratoga, 480 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 5 - 7 p.m. Meet 12 out of the 25 authors of the bestselling book “The Grief Experience: Tools for Acceptance, Resilience and Connection” for their book launch party. Guests will enjoy refreshments, engage in conversation, enter to win free giveaways, and have the chance to have books signed by the authors.

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