Friday, October 13
Live Performance Sweeney Todd
Saratoga Music Hall, 5 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.
The Saratoga Children’s Theatre announces live performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School Edition). This unique, minimalist approach will be performed in the round. Local teens, ranging in age from 13-18 will be starring in the musical which has been directed by Tim Antonacci along with music director Casey Gray. Music and lyrics by Stephan Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. All tickets are sold at the door. General admission, $12. Refreshments will be available. Performances also on Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre website at www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org or call 518-430-7423.
Glens Falls Elks Lodge, 32 Cronin Rd., Queensbury, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
A new tabletop gaming convention for game enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Play old favorites, learn new games, and help a worthy cause. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Vendor tables will sell Adirondacon and gaming-related merchandise. There will be door prizes, play-to-win games and a raffle to help the Adirondack Tabletop Gamers team reach their fundraising goal of $1,000. Donations will be accepted and raffle proceeds will go to Extra Life to benefit the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10 years old. Convention and game entry tickets are available at the door or can be pre-purchased at www.tabletop.events/conventions/adirondacon.
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Ext., Malta Ridge 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the church at 518-581-0210.
Fall Family Saturdays
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
3-D Still Lifes - We will look at and talk about Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s paintings and the objects she puts in her interiors. Then we will make 3-D still life constructions, including miniature pots and pans. The program is free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up along with their adult companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational. Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.
God Needed a Puppy
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 3 p.m.
The author, John Gray, an Emmy Award winning journalist from News 10 ABC, will share his touching new book. When John’s puppy Samuel died unexpectedly at just six months old it brought a profound sadness to their home and a sense that this was just not fair. For the first time John understood how a child must feel when they lose a pet of any age, asking themselves, Why?” For more information visit www.northshire.com.
Sunday, October 15
Malta Ridge Fire House, Route 9 and Hearn Road, Malta, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Malta Sunrise Rotary will hold a pancake breakfast which includes pancakes and sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. It costs $6 for adults, $3 for children aged 6 to 12, and is free for younger children. The breakfast will benefit both the Malta Rotary club and Leatherstocking Honor Flight, which has taken more than 1,000 local veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington DC.
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, 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.
Music from Salem – Fall Concert
Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St. Cambridge, 4 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $25, Pay What You Will. All are welcome. For its special Fall concert Music from Salem is presenting a program of several short romantic pieces and movements. For more information call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.
Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion
Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. 6 p.m.
Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome, whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Secret of Healing by Jack Addington. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Member are asked to bring a snack to share. Vintage Country Band, will be providing the music. Check out our web page, www.ballstonareaseniors.com.
Monday, October 16
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Neilmann Trailhead, 248 Ruggles Rd., Saratoga Springs, 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, 518-450-0321
Parkinson Support Group Meeting
Woodlawn Commons, Bldg 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, October 17
Flag Disposal Ceremony
Saratoga National Cemetery, Main Flag Pole, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, 9 a.m.
The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association will conduct a flag disposal ceremony. When a flag has served its useful purpose, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning. Individu-als, businesses, government offices and organizations seeking proper disposal of their worn flags are invited to drop them off in the administration office at the cemetery. All are invited to attend this ceremony.
Low Vision Technology Fair
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will be hosting their ninth annual Low Vision Technology Fair. The fair is free to the public. People with vision impairment as well as family members, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend. The Lions Hearing Conservation Society will also be on hand to provide information about hearing screenings, hearing aids and device loaner program as well as other related resources. Guest speaker ophthalmologists will be presenting on issues related to aging vision issues, eye health, diseases, research and treatments.
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, Pick up 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Potato, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogi will be available. For orders, please call 518-363-0001.
Wednesday, October 18
The Olde Saratoga Seniors Luncheon
Schuylerville Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville, Noon.
Sandwich luncheon, dessert provided with a teacup auction to follow. Our next trip will be discussed. New members welcome. Call Pat 518-338-2329 for further information.
Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by pro-fessionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860 ext. 205.
Thursday, October 19
Korean War Veterans Luncheon
The Home Front Cafe, 192 Main St., Altamont. Noon
Hosts will be Roger and Terry Calkins. Directions: take the Northway South, to the end, which is Rt. 20, proceed right for a few miles until you reach Altamont Blvd. on the left. The restaurant is on the right, just past the fairgrounds. Please call Roger and Terry at 518-584-3037 to reserve by October 17. All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For any further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Calkins at the above number. New members are always welcome.