Wednesday, November 21
Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860 ext. 205.
Thursday, November 22
Annual Christopher Daley Turkey Trot
Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Each year, on Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners (and walkers) congregate in Saratoga Springs to race in the annual 5K Turkey Trot race, which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation. Register in person between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel.
25th Annual Ballston Spa Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Union Fire House, 319 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
Noon – 3 p.m.
No cost. All is welcome. Consider volunteering Wednesday for preparations or on Thursday to serve and clean up. Volunteers can work any part of the day for however long you want. Please call Donna Duffy at 518-788-6114 to find a time when you would be able to volunteer. Pie donations are always needed - these can be dropped to Union Fire Company on Wednesday at any time. Deliveries are available by contacting Donny Duffy or on Thanksgiving Day you can call 518-885-7121 for deliveries.
Friday, November 23
Black Friday Book Sale
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library Book Shop is having a Black Friday Sale at 50 percent off. This sale is open to Friends membership and the public. Get some great reads for stocking stuffers/gifts. Cash and checks accepted. For questions call the Friends Book Shop at 518-584-7860 ext. 333.
Black Friday Saratoga
Downtown Saratoga Springs, Various Locations
6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
This is a Black Friday shopping event centered around the downtown Saratoga area offering progressive hourly savings of 50 percent on merchandise from 6 a.m. – 7 a.m., 40 percent from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., 30 percent from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 20 percent from 9 a.m. to close. It has become an annual event that many look forward to and make an event of every year. Coming with groups of friends and relatives, shoppers come to get a jump start on their holiday purchases. Each participating store hands out Black Friday Saratoga Shopping Bags to their early morning shoppers, while supplies last.
Saturday, November 24
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday began in 2010 as a way to support small, local businesses in your area the Saturday after Thanksgiving. While the holiday shopping season usually begins with the Black Friday rush, Small Business Saturday is a way to support small businesses rather than national chains, which helps support the economy of your community. Look for the Small Business Saturday logos and signs in your favorite businesses.
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Soup, complete dinner and homemade desserts. $10 adults $5 kids. Take-out and delivery available, call 518-793-1152.
Sunday, November 25
Indoor Crafts and Garage Sale
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission is free, over 40 vendors, bargains galore, baked goods, books, household items, clothing, jewelry, hand-painted items, baby items, holiday décor, ladies’ hand-made accessories, antiques, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. We also have some items you might never expect to find. We will have pizza and other lunch choices to enjoy. All proceeds go to our local charities.
Monday, November 26
Family Art Night
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Crawshaw Story Room
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Bring the family for an evening of art and fun. We’ll explore various concepts and collaborate as families. For children and families ages 5-12 and siblings are welcome. Please register each child individually online through our Events Calendar, in-person, or by calling the Children’s Room at 518-584-7860, ext. 305.
Tuesday, November 27
Science on Tap
Artisanal Brew Works, 41 Geyser Rd., Saratoga Springs
Sustainable Saratoga, The Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College, and Artisanal Brew Works invite you to join us for the next in the series of Science on Tap - Saratoga Springs Chapter. Come to Artisanal Brew Works for delicious craft beer and informal talks and discussion led by regional scientists and researchers. Dr. Meg Estapa from Skidmore’s Department of Geosciences will discuss “Adventures at sea: Finding out how ocean life affects Earth’s carbon cycle.” Plan to arrive by 6 p.m. to get your drink. Admission is free, but tickets are required due to space limitations. For tickets, go to tinyurl.com/y8nnrakc or search “science on tap saratoga” at Eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, November 28
Cancer Support Group
Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m.
The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, cognitive, developmental, familial and spiritual issues. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working with people who have cancer for the last 12 years, leading support groups, mindfulness-based stress reduction programs and spiritual retreats. Pierre is a survivor of stage 4 cancer, diagnosed in 2001 and given a few months to live. He has been dedicating a large part of his life since then to supporting people on their journeys with cancer. Call Pierre at 413- 992-7012 to register and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change.
The International Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Crandall Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls
The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society will sponsor this program which will feature a presentation by Capital Region based photographers Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Nature-logues. This special program was designed to celebrate the Year of the Bird and gives us a personal look at birds both across the nation and across time. Stoner and Hackert-Stoner are award-winning photographers who have had their work published in National Wildlife and the NYS Conservationist magazines. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 29
The Burning of Piping Rock
Summit Senior Living, 1 Perry Rd., Saratoga Springs
Journey to Antarctica Presentation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 40 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
Noon - 1 p.m.
Corner of Van Dam and North Broadway
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Start the Victorian Stroll early. We finish in time to be downtown for the festivities. Join local author and Victorian historian Hollis Palmer on a walking tour of North Broadway prior to the Victorian Stroll. See and hear the tales of Saratoga’s “Great Ladies,” the original name for Victorian houses. The tour will tell about the families who built the houses and made them homes. Cost: $10 per person. 100 percent of the money raised on the tour will be donated to The Saratoga Springs History Museum. Please note, these are not architectural tours, but rather tours that tell the stories of the families who built these “Great Ladies.”
Multi-Author Book Signing
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6 – 8 p.m.
Come in, browse, and warm up during the Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk. For a list of books and authors, visit www.northshire.com/upcoming-events.
Tuesday, November 27
After the Fire Monthly Meeting
Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, Washington St., Ballston Spa
7 p.m. | Visit us on Facebook, at www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message at 518-435-4571.