Friday, January 26
Friends 25 Cent Book Sale
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
H. Dutcher Community Room,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library is hosting a 25 Cent Paperback Sale Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. This exciting sale will feature a fabulous selection of fiction and nonfiction paperback books. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund ongoing library projects.
Fish Fry Friday
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32, south of the village of Victory,
4:30 – 7 p.m.
All are welcome, members and non-members. Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Chowder, ask about our extras and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house, or call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917.
Saturday, January 27
23rd Annual Frost Faire
Saratoga National Historical Park,
648 Route 32, Stillwater,
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bring your snow tube or plastic sled and enjoy the sledding area behind the visitor center. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides. Join a noontime nature walk and scavenger hunt, enjoy a campfire and hot cocoa, or a number of indoor activities such as crafts, games and dancing. Admission is free.
7th Annual Chili Bowl
Saratoga Clay Arts, Center,
167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville,
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Area clay artists are busy making bowls for the event. Choose a hand-crafted bowl, fill it up with delicious chili, then keep the bowl when you’re finished. You’ll also be able to vote for “Best Chili” and support the efforts of your favorite chef. Register on line for your time slot. Online registrations will take preference to walk-ins. If bowls sell out online, there will be no walk-ins. www.saratogaclayarts.org/ChiliBowl2018.php
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church,
15 Maplewood Parkway,
South Glens Falls, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Soup, complete dinner and homemade desserts. $10 adults, $5 kids. Take-out and delivery available. 518-793-1152.
Barn Stories: Reflections from a Saratoga County Horse Farm
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
Author, Mary Cuffe Perez, will share stories from her new book, tales drawn from her fifteen years managing a horse boarding business. The stories chronicle her experiences with a struggling business and a cast of intriguing characters — both animal and human — whose lives intersect under the gable roof of a two-hundred-year-old barn. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.
Sunday, January 28
Sons’ of ITAM Post # 35,
247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs,
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, toast, pancakes, French toast, home fries, hash, breakfast sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, juice, pastries, fruit cocktail. $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, children under 5 are free. $10 for carry out.
Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman
One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices,
538 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Health & Wellness Building,
Saratoga Springs, 9 – 10:15 a.m.
Weekly meditation followed by short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. By donation. For more information call 413-992-7012 or visit www.oneroofsaratoga.com.
Making Connections Autism Program
The Children’s Museum,
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs,
10 a.m. – Noon
Free for children on the autism spectrum and their families. This once a month program is offered by the Museum as an early intervention program for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Join us for a free morning of fun and play at the Museum, siblings welcome! Meet other families in the area and meet specialists from AIM Services.
Saratoga Chamber Players Concert
Filene Hall, Skidmore College,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
A concert of music for piano and violin featuring Margaret Kampmeier and Jill Levy. The January program will include sonatas of Beethoven, Messiaen, and Elgar as well as Bartok’s Rhapsody no. 1. The concert will be followed by a Meet-the-Musician reception. Tickets are $20 adult, $18 seniors, $15 students — available at the door or online at www.saratogachamberplayers.org/events/category/2017-2018-concert-season.
Monday, January 29
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room,
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Animal Behaviors; Signs of intelligence? Dynamic Instructor, Paul Phillips returns with his knowledge on strange scientific discoveries that will blow your mind. This series is for children in grades 4 – 7. Registration required, www.sspl.org.
Tuesday, January 30
Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa,
9 – 11:30 a.m.
The Ballston Area Senior Citizens are looking for anyone interested in joining, from beginners to experience woodcarvers. Both men and women in the group meet every Tuesday to carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman at the Community Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at 518-885-6740. If the schools are closed due to inclement weather the Center is closed also. Visit
Community Forum on Downtown Building Heights
Empire State College,
2 Union Avenue, Room 126 Saratoga Springs,
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31
Parent and Baby Meetup
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
Parents and babies from birth to one year are invited to stop by for conversation and to spend time with other new parents. The conversation will be facilitated by Rebecca Rovner, birth and postpartum doula. For more information visit www.northshire.com.
2018 Winter Storytellers Series Continues
SUNY Empire State College,
113 West Ave., Room 143, Saratoga Springs,
Noon – 1 p.m.
Note: New location, this date only. The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the tenth annual storytellers series every Wednesday through February 21. January 31 features storyteller Joe Peck with “Musing About Life on a Busy Dairy Farm.” Sponsored by Prestwick Chase at Saratoga. Free and open to the public. Postponed if Saratoga Springs city schools are closed. For more information, call the Academy at 518-587-2100, ext. 2415. Or visit www.esc.edu/all.
Thursday, February 1
Korean War Veterans’ Association Meeting
VFW Building, Veterans Way, Saratoga Springs,
Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome to join. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. Annual dues for veterans are $10, all other associates are $5.