Friday, December 7
18th Annual Santa's Play Land Open House
Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake | 4:30 p.m.
This free event is open to the public and truly is a great way to kick off the holiday season. Santa will be onsite, as well as several other costume characters including Scooby Doo, Cat in the Hat, Tigger and many more. Take a ride on one of their "Quick Express" tractor drawn trains or enjoy a horse and wagon ride. Refreshments of coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Parking is offsite at the Corpus Christi Church and Sysco Foods. Round trip bus transportation is provided. Also open on Saturday, December 8.
Saturday, December 8
Annual Kids Day Out
Schuylerville United Methodist Church, 51 Church St., Schuylerville | 9 a.m. – Noon.
Paris & Normandy Tour
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11:30 a.m.
Tang Family Saturdays: What’s on TV?
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 315 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
We will create our own TV monitors using sheets of clear acetate, paint pens and paper. What kinds of images would you find on your TV screen? Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, please call 518-580-8080.
Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 7 - 10 p.m.
The dance is open to the public. Peaceful Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. Member are asked to bring a snack to be shared. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors.com. If the schools are closed for the day the Center will be closed for the day.
Sunday, December 9
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the Village of Victory | 8 – 11 a.m.
Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, jot chocolate. Cost: Adults $8, Children $4. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, December 10
Tang Museum Dance Performance
Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Students and assistant toprofessor of dance Sarah DiPasquale's "Bridges to Skidmore" class will perform an integrative, site-specific dance in the Tang Teaching Museum. "Bridges to Skidmore" is a collaborative course between the students of Skidmore College and the clients of Saratoga Bridges, a nonprofit agency serving differently abled adults from Saratoga County. For more information, call 518-580-8080.
Turkey Path Hike
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort | 1 – 3 p.m.
This moderate hike scales half-way up the Palmertown mountain range. Learn from the park educator how this trail got its name. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice by calling 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Fees apply.
Tuesday, December 11
Potters Point Hike
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else.
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake
We will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogis. Please order soon as we expect the orders to be larger than usual. Please call 518-363-0001.
Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join local musicians of the Adirondack Klezmer Band for their fourth fabulous appearance to celebrate the Hannukah festival. This energetic ensemble will treat us to traditional Hannukah songs as well as the Klezmer melodies and dances of Eastern Europe: the "voice of the Jewish heart." And once again, they'll have us dancing in the aisles. A festive catered lunch featuring LATKES follows the program We need your RSVP by December 5. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.
Wednesday, December 12
Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be shared. Amateur and professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music by local talented musicians. If the schools are closed, the Center will be closed for the day as well. Check out our web page at www.ballstonareaseniors.com.
Thursday, December 13
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series:"Echoes from the Mill"
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m.
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. This is a great habitat for birds, ducks and turtles so keep your eyes peeled. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office.