Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave. (Rt. 50), Ballston Spa, 3 p.m. Create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece. This free event is open to people ages 13 and up. Registration is required, limit 20. To register call 518-885-5022. For more information call, stop in or visit, ballston.sals.edu.
Benefit for Gabby Wright
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Gabby Wright from Glens Falls, is a 26-year-old girl who was born with spina bifida. She is paralyzed from the waist down. Donny “Elvis” Romines will be performing. All proceeds to help Gabby’s parents get a wheelchair van with a lift. There will be raffles, 50/50, food available and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Done to Death
Ballston Spa High School Auditorium, 220 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa, 7 p.m.
Ballston Spa High School’s Troupe presents Done to Death, a mystery comedy by Fred Carmichael. The 2-act play, written in 1970 follows once famous mystery writers as they are brought together to apply their mystery writing styles to write a tele 0 show. The show alternates between imagination and reality. The play will also be performed on November 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students/seniors, available at the door.
Kids Fun Night
Maple Avenue Middle School, Maple Ave. (Rt. 9), Saratoga Springs, 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 18
Book Fair Benefit
Barnes & Noble 50 Wilton Square, Saratoga Springs, All day
A book fair to benefit the Adirondack Folk School. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases will benefit AFS. Come out and visit us or make your purchases online www.bn.com from November 18-23. Please use book fair ID 12082640 for all online purchases. Share the news with friends and family and help raise money for the Adirondack Folk School.
Stillwater United Church, Fellowship Hall., 747 Hudson Ave, Stillwater, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Some of the vendors include LuLaRoe, Tupperware, Usborne, Halfmoon Massage, Books by Darrin Renner, Old Saratoga Naturals, One Hope, Norwex, Thirty-One, LipSense and many more. Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping and shop local. Lunch will be available. Free admission and handicap accessible. Call 518-664-7984 for more information.
Heritage Hunters: Genealogy and
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville, 1 p.m.
Loraine Wies, Local History Librarian at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, will be the speaker. Lori previously served as the Adirondack Research Librarian in the Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College. She describes herself as a “proudly addicted genealogist,” who loves to do historical research, and will speak about some of the projects she has undertaken in the Saratoga Room at the library. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.
Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troup, directed by Elyse Young, presents “Pocahontas”, featuring a combination of 35 children, teen and adult actors weaving their story the weekend before Thanks-giving. The show will also be presented on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. Featuring beautiful music, impressive scenery and costumes. Advanced tickets are $10 until November 17 and can be purchased in person the Malta Community Center or online at www.MaltaParksRec.com. Thereafter, tickets will be $15. A limited number of free tickets with adult purchase are still available through a grant from Stewarts Holiday Match. Call for additional information at 518-899-4411.
Tang Family Saturdays
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Annual Potato Turkey Festival - Come to our 15th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival. We will make holiday centerpieces out of potatoes, pipe-cleaners, feathers, and beads. Create a fantastic bird sculpture to decorate your table. Registration is required and can be made any time. Free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up along with their adult companions. Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited. 518-580-5542.
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Ln.,
Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30-11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Breakfast and “The Jews and First World War – Unleashing the Dogs of War”
Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.
Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion
Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether they’ve read the book, or not. This month’s book is Power Through Constructive Thinking by Emmet Fox. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Monday, November 20
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park - Opdahl Farm Trailhead, 155 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort, 11 a.m.
Enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. The walk is geared towards gentle exercise and is for participants at basic fitness levels. It is led by YMCA fitness instructor, Linda Hovious and is on a different trail each month. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 518-450-0321.
Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611.
Tuesday, November 21
BSBPA Networking Breakfast
48 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 22
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 and spiritual issues, among others. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working with people who have cancer for over 12 years, leading support groups, mindfulness based stress reduction programs and spiritual retreats. Call Pierre at 413-992-7012 to register and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Free & open to all.
Thursday, November 23
The 16th Annual Christopher Dailey
Saratoga Springs City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
Each year, on Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners congregate to race in the annual 5K Turkey Trot race, which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation. There is no day-of registration this year - you must register in advance. Cost is $27 from November 13 - 22. Entry fees are non-refundable. Register online at ZippyReg.com. Online registration closes at noon on Tuesday, November 21. Register by mail by filling out the entry form at christopherdaileyfoundation.com and mailing it with a $24 check per runner to: Christopher Dailey Foundation, c/o AREEP, PO Box 38195, Albany, NY 12203-8195. Do not mail after November 17. Register in person between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel.