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EDITOR’S NOTE: This calendar is being regularly updated to reflect all event cancellations and postponements. However, it is recommended that readers contact event organizers before they attend. For the most updated version of the calendar, please visit saratogian.com.Monday, Feb. 8BOOK CLUB MEETINGS: Monday, Feb. 8 at 7: 00pm: Charlie’s Non-Fiction Book Club – Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. All meetings on Zoom. Please contact the library for the Zoom invite (518) 664-6255. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu.MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: This five-week course (noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays: Jan 4, 11, 25 and Feb. 1 and 8 – skipping MLK day) with Susan Meyer will provide practical support for developing or fine-tuning a daily meditation practice that’s appropriate for you, cultivating basic mindfulness skills and applying those skills to meeting life’s challenges so you can respond wisely instead of reactively. You’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty and dramatically shift the experience of your life, the people in it, and the world itself. Each class will include instruction, guided practice, Q&A, and follow-up resources. Registration required. This program is offered through Zoom videoconferencing. In advance of the first class, we will send an email to you containing an invitation and link to join the Zoom meeting. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions. More information about this Saratoga Springs Public Library program is available online at www.sspl.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, Feb. 9LIBRARY MEETING: Stillwater Public Library presents its Library Trustees Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7: 00 pm. All meetings on Zoom. Please contact the library for the Zoom invite (518) 664-6255.VEGETABLE GROWING: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will be hosting a Free Vegetable Growing Series via zoom. All classes in the series will be held from 12: 15pm-1: 15pm. On Feb. 9 , join Master Gardener Charlie for Seed Starting to learn about the basics of starting vegetables from seed. On Feb. 16, join Susan Beebe, Agriculture Issue Leader, for Soils 101 to learn about which types of soils to use when vegetable gardening. On Feb. 23, join Jessica Holmes, Consumer Horticulture, for Container and Raised Bed Gardening to learn about which vegetables grow best in containers and how to start a raised bed garden. Go to the events page on http://ccesaratoga.org/ for more details and choose one or all of the classes you would like to attend. Upon registration, you will receive a zoom link within 24-hours of the class. If you would like more information, please contact Jessica Holmes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.ONLINE COOKING CLASS: Need a new way to break bread together in the age of COVID? B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present an online cooking class with Deanna Fox, renowned food journalist and Times Union and WAMC contributor, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4: 30-6 p.m. Join Fox via Zoom as she hosts a cook-along featuring two Persian recipes with Jewish roots that can easily be re-created at home. Log-in using the Zoom link and cook with Fox in your own kitchen as she guides you in making Gundi, a traditional Persian meatball soup (can be made vegetarian); and Zoulbia, a sweet fried dough spiced with saffron, cardamom and rose water. Participants will be provided a shopping list, a materials list and recipes for the class so those who want to cook-along can obtain the ingredients in advance. The cooking class is open to the public. Cost: $18 per screen. Registration and payment by Feb. 5 required to receive the Zoom link. Visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office to register or for more information: [email protected] or 518-482-5283.HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT: On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Sand Lake Historical Society will present the story of Adam Blake, Jr. virtually at the Sand Lake Town Hall in Averill Park. Adam Blake, Jr was the adopted son of a former slave who was in the employ of Stephen Van Rensselaer. Adam Blake, Jr, despite little formal education, went on to become one of most succeful businessmen and entrepreneurs of any race in 1800s Albany. Perhaps best known for his Albany Kenmore Hotel. While Kenmore was being built, Mr Blake managed the newly reopened Hikes Averill Park Hotel in the Tow of Sand Lake! Blake will be portrayed by Donald Hyman, Albany educator and writer who is well-known for his many performances in the Capital District acting community. Due to COVID, the performance will be telecast on Spectrum Cable TV channel 1303 at 7 pm. and live streamed online (available later for playback) via https://townhallstreams.com/towns/sand_lake_ny. We hope to offer seating as the date draws nearer; please call 518 527-9926 for additional information. COVID precautions will be followed. Like us on Facebook or at Sandlakehistory.org.ONLINE KNITTING & HANDCRAFTING MEET UP: Join our informal online knitting and handcrafting meet up 9: 30am – 10: 30am on Tuesdays. This online gathering is a perfect opportunity to knit, embroider or do other handwork while chatting companionably with others who are working on their own projects. There will be no instruction, but we welcome the opportunity to show and share our creations. New members welcome. Please register online. This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions. More information about this Saratoga Springs Public Library program is available online at www.sspl.org.GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 5, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Wednesday, Feb. 10CHICKEN & BISCUITS DINNER: Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Chicken and Biscuits Dinner for curbside pick up Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4: 30-6 pm. Call 518-584-2585 Monday or Tuesday between 10am-noon to place an order. Menu includes Chicken and Biscuits mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2 is $25. Cash only.LIBRARY MEETING: Stillwater Public Library presents its Friends’ of the Library meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6: 30 pm. All meetings on Zoom. Please contact the library for the Zoom invite (518) 664-6255.VALENTINE LUNCHEON: The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Connection is sponsoring a “Be My Valentine” luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146 (Carman Road) in Schenectady, NY 12303 beginning at 11: 30am and ending at approximately 1: 30pm. CDC and State Covid-19 recommendations will be adhered to along with a limit of 43 reservations (50 but includes Planning Team, Speaker, Feature & Music). Your reservation is necessary no later than Feb. 5 and cancellations a must. Please call Nancy (518) 869-0642 or Carol (518) 869-5253 for reservations. On the menu this month is a Roast Beef w/Mashed Potatoes dinner with an alternative choice of Grilled Chicken Salad. The cost is $17.00 inclusive (cash only please). Our Special Feature this month is Erich Ruger from Sugar Oak Farms, a family-owned maple syrup business located in Malta. They specialize in everything Maple! Our Special Speaker is Peggy Traester from Broadalbin who will speak on “Rx – Prescription for Joy”. Special Music will be Pastor Andrew & Sherri Strickland, Village Missionaries, guitar & singing. All are welcome – bring a friend or your significant other.INTERFAITH STORY CIRCLE: Interfaith Story Circle – Stories of Moments of Embarrassment, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, 7: 15 – 8: 45 pm via Zoom. No one likes being embarrassed, but this occasional feeling is part of the cost of admission to being human. And, sharing a story of your embarrassment may also be the fastest route to making a connection with another person, since embarrassing moments are touchstones of humility for us all. Join us for a down-to-earth evening of laughter and commiseration about those moments we ordinarily might rather forget. Guest teller, Father Scott VanDerveer, spent 20 years discerning what God was calling him to do with his life and had a number of jobs (corporate regional manager, grant writer for a hospice home, school bus driver) followed by a seven-year career in teaching before he was ordained a Catholic Priest in 2013 at the age of 38. Fr. Scott is now the pastor of St. Mary’s in Coxsackie and St. Patrick’s in Ravena and loves using storytelling as a bridge connecting ancient wisdom to modern life. Join us to share your stories related to the theme, or just come to listen. Either way, you will be warmly welcomed. Free and open to the public. For more information or to register and receive a Zoom link to join the virtual circle email [email protected] Zoom links will be sent at noon on Feb. 10. www.WithOurVoice.org/ifsc.GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7: 30 pm. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Thursday, Feb. 11DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE: Under the direction of Mayor Kelly, the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s Office will host a drive-thru food drive at the Vanderbilt Avenue Recreation Center Feb. 11-13. The food drive will benefit the Franklin Community Center and the Mother Susan Anderson Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter (funded and operated by the Saratoga Springs Soul Saving Station Church). The initiative supports the City’s invaluable community partners in the goal of ensuring that every Saratoga Springs family has access to the food they need. The Mayor’s Office requests that those who wish to contribute items to the food drive arrive at the Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Ave. during one of following drop-off times: 2 – 6 pm on Thursday, Feb. 11; 2 – 6 pm on Friday, Feb. 12; or 9 am – noon on Saturday, Feb. 13. Visitors should enter the Rec Center parking lot from Vanderbilt Ave., and stop in the traffic circle near the back entrance. They may then exit their vehicle (wearing a face mask!), and place their donation in an available cart. A staff member from the Mayor’s Office will then transport the donation inside. The beneficiary organizations have requested donations of the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, Feminine hygiene products, Laundry detergent (pods), Dish detergent, Shampoo and conditioner, Canned fruits and vegetables, Canned tuna and chicken, Individually wrapped snacks, Pasta, Mac and cheese, Frozen meat, Fresh produce Juice/ juice boxes, Peanut butter and jelly, Body wash, Large sized diapers, condiments, pet food (Wet and dry), Coffee, Oatmeal packets, Rice.GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents STEAM Time – 2nd Thursdays at 6: 30pm. What better way to try something new and exercise those brains! Children in grades 3 and up can register by phone (518-664-6255). More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu.VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Saratoga Clay Arts Center will present a virtual workshop from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 called Happy Handbuilding, The Sequel: A Deeper Dive with Hayne Bayless. Our first session in October covered the basics: slabs for plates and bowls, extrusions for drinking vessels, as well as decorative techniques like slip stencil printing and latex resist. The new session will explore these ideas further, tackling more complex extrusions such as teapot handles and hinges, and moving on to multiple-color stenciling, and stretched slab decorating. We’ll do a teapot this time, as well as a slab vase and a stacking box. This will be a more in-depth look, but the first session isn’t a prerequisite for the second one. Registration is available online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Friday, Feb. 12DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE: Under the direction of Mayor Kelly, the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s Office will host a drive-thru food drive at the Vanderbilt Avenue Recreation Center Feb. 11-13. The food drive will benefit the Franklin Community Center and the Mother Susan Anderson Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter (funded and operated by the Saratoga Springs Soul Saving Station Church). The initiative supports the City’s invaluable community partners in the goal of ensuring that every Saratoga Springs family has access to the food they need. The Mayor’s Office requests that those who wish to contribute items to the food drive arrive at the Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Ave. during one of following drop-off times: 2 – 6 pm on Thursday, Feb. 11; 2 – 6 pm on Friday, Feb. 12; or 9 am – noon on Saturday, Feb. 13. Visitors should enter the Rec Center parking lot from Vanderbilt Ave., and stop in the traffic circle near the back entrance. They may then exit their vehicle (wearing a face mask!), and place their donation in an available cart. A staff member from the Mayor’s Office will then transport the donation inside. The beneficiary organizations have requested donations of the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, Feminine hygiene products, Laundry detergent (pods), Dish detergent, Shampoo and conditioner, Canned fruits and vegetables, Canned tuna and chicken, Individually wrapped snacks, Pasta, Mac and cheese, Frozen meat, Fresh produce Juice/ juice boxes, Peanut butter and jelly, Body wash, Large sized diapers, condiments, pet food (Wet and dry), Coffee, Oatmeal packets, Rice.EXPERTS NEXT DOOR: Saratoga County History Center’s popular “Experts Next Door” series continues in 2021 with a varied line-up, putting Saratoga residents in dialogue with local and national celebrities. Feb. 12, 7pm: “A Virtual Chocolate House.” Paul Supley, proprietor of the Van Wyckes 18th Century Chocolate Haus, will explore the rich (and delicious!) history of chocolate in the 18th Century. Participants will receive information about how to create their own mouthwatering concoctions prior to the event. Thus, they can sip their creations while enjoying an engaging presentation on the social history of chocolate from the comfort of their own homes. Each event requires pre-registration. Free for SCHC members, $5 for non-members. Registration is available through www.brooksidemuseum.org. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Michael Landis, Public Programs Manager, Saratoga County History Center, at [email protected] FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the State University of New York Health Sciences Campus, located at 1 University Place, Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 pm. This is your change to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! Call (518) 664-6255 for zoom invite. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu.Saturday, Feb. 13DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE: Under the direction of Mayor Kelly, the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s Office will host a drive-thru food drive at the Vanderbilt Avenue Recreation Center Feb. 11-13. The food drive will benefit the Franklin Community Center and the Mother Susan Anderson Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter (funded and operated by the Saratoga Springs Soul Saving Station Church). The initiative supports the City’s invaluable community partners in the goal of ensuring that every Saratoga Springs family has access to the food they need. The Mayor’s Office requests that those who wish to contribute items to the food drive arrive at the Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Ave. during one of following drop-off times: 2 – 6 pm on Thursday, Feb. 11; 2 – 6 pm on Friday, Feb. 12; or 9 am – noon on Saturday, Feb. 13. Visitors should enter the Rec Center parking lot from Vanderbilt Ave., and stop in the traffic circle near the back entrance. They may then exit their vehicle (wearing a face mask!), and place their donation in an available cart. A staff member from the Mayor’s Office will then transport the donation inside. The beneficiary organizations have requested donations of the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, Feminine hygiene products, Laundry detergent (pods), Dish detergent, Shampoo and conditioner, Canned fruits and vegetables, Canned tuna and chicken, Individually wrapped snacks, Pasta, Mac and cheese, Frozen meat, Fresh produce Juice/ juice boxes, Peanut butter and jelly, Body wash, Large sized diapers, condiments, pet food (Wet and dry), Coffee, Oatmeal packets, Rice.WINE & CHOCOLATE COFFEE HOUSE: Music, humor, poetry and storytelling presented by the Universal Unitarian Church of Saratoga Springs.Featuring Adirondack folk Musician, Dan Berggren; storytellers Christie Keegan and Margaret French. Prose/poetry readers; Dick Wilkinson, Nedra Stimpfle, Tena Brunnell and Barbara Kass. Peter Marinio is the amazing emcee. Also included is a mini auction of wine and luscious desserts. Online Zoom Date: Valentine’s Eve – Saturday, Feb. 13 7 to 9 p.m. To purchase tickets: https://uusaratoga.breezechms.com/form/13Feb21. Questions? Contact Bev at 518-587-0403.POT PIE DINNER: Family Size Chicken Pot Pie Dinner (Feeds family of four) Nine-inch homemade flaky crust Loaded with chicken, fresh vegetables, cream, herbs and spices. Also included: Caesar salad, homemade cookies. Take and Go. $20 Cash or MC/Visa. Pre-order only. Order deadline Wednesday, Feb. 10. Pick up 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Waterford Knights of Columbus, 76 Grace St., Waterford. To order please call 518-801-2506.CHICKEN PARMESAN DINNER: Saturday February 13th, 2021 , Chicken Parmesan Dinner. Unfortunately, as with most events this year, the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the Columbiettes ability to host their Annual Charity Fundraiser which enabled them to support their charitable endeavors throughout the community. The success of the Take Out Dinners has encouraged them to sponsor a Chicken Parmesan Dinner, prepared by Steve and Jude Chiera, on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. Menu; Chicken Parmesan, Penne Pasta, Salad, Bread and Dessert. $15.00 per person. Serving from 4: 30pm – 6: 30pm. For Reservations 518 892 3750 (please indicate pickup time). Masks and social distancing are required. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Sunday, Feb. 14SNOWY SLOW ROLL:That’s right, the popular “Slow Rolls” are back again with the good folks of Bicycle Benefits, Impressions of Saratoga, Palette Cafe, Bikeatoga, Pint Sized, and The Dark Horse Mercantile for some cozy bike rides. A “Slow Roll” is a leisurely bike ride around Saratoga Springs with a group of bike enthusiasts while remaining socially distant and COVID conscious. You will see parts of Saratoga you may not have in a while and enjoy the company of others you love the outdoors and biking! The ride will be guided by Bikeatoga looping through quiet and safe neighborhood streets. The pace will be suitable for families too! The winter “Slow Rolls” will last approximately 1 hour. Remember to dress warmly and wear a mask. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at Palette before and after the bike ride. Plus, Pint Sized will be offering $1 drafts after the ride for any participants 21 and over who would like to grab a refreshing brew. Anyone who participates will also receive a coupon to Impressions of Saratoga and The Dark Horse Mercantile! This ride will be a Valentine’s themed ride- don your red, pink, purple and come on out on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at Palette Café (493 Broadway Downtown Saratoga Springs) for a lovely roll around town. Bundle up and remember your mask! Rides are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month for 2021. Let us know you’re coming and spread the word by “Going” to our Facebook event.MONTHLY BREAKFAST: The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club invites all to join us at our monthly breakfast. Newly constructed addition to clubhouse. COVID-19 rules will be in effect on Sunday Feb. 14, 8 to 11 a.m.. Menu: Eggs cooked to order, Bacon, Sausage, Toast (White or Wheat ), Pancakes (Regular, Blueberry, Buckwheat, Apple Cinnamon), French Toast, Home Fries, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate. Cost: $8 Adult, $4 Child. Everyone will be welcome to join us. 518-695-3917.Monday, Feb. 15BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 at the Ballston Spa Elks, located at 10 Hamilton Place in Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, Feb. 16SPIRITUAL WORKSHOP: Kingdoms of Consciousness Workshop – Tuesday, February 16 at 6: 30 p.m. This workshop explores the stages of spiritual evolution as a tool to deepen spiritual life and progress on the spiritual journey. Materials included. Suggested donation: $20. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. To sign up, fill out the Contact Us form at www.newthoughtnewyork.org. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.VEGETABLE GROWING: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will be hosting a Free Vegetable Growing Series via zoom. All classes in the series will be held from 12: 15pm-1: 15pm. On Feb. 16, join Susan Beebe, Agriculture Issue Leader, for Soils 101 to learn about which types of soils to use when vegetable gardening. On Feb. 23, join Jessica Holmes, Consumer Horticulture, for Container and Raised Bed Gardening to learn about which vegetables grow best in containers and how to start a raised bed garden. Go to the events page on http://ccesaratoga.org/ for more details and choose one or all of the classes you would like to attend. Upon registration, you will receive a zoom link within 24-hours of the class. If you would like more information, please contact Jessica Holmes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.CITY COUNCIL MEETING: The Saratoga Springs City Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Meetings are livestreamed to the City’s website. Anyone who would like to join the City Council meeting for Public Comment may register on the city’s website to receive their Zoom invitation link. When Public Hearings are held, anyone wishing to speak on these matters may do so via Zoom. Please note the start time of the Public Hearing on the Agenda. More information is available online at www.saratoga-springs.org.ONLINE KNITTING & HANDCRAFTING MEET UP: Join our informal online knitting and handcrafting meet up 9: 30am – 10: 30am on Tuesdays. This online gathering is a perfect opportunity to knit, embroider or do other handwork while chatting companionably with others who are working on their own projects. There will be no instruction, but we welcome the opportunity to show and share our creations. New members welcome. Please register online. This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions. More information about this Saratoga Springs Public Library program is available online at www.sspl.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, located at971 Rt. 146, Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Joy of Troy, located at 600 Third Ave. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Brunswick Elks, located at 665 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BOOK CLUB MEETING: Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7: 00pm: Evening Book Club –The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan. All meetings on Zoom. Please contact the library for the Zoom invite (518) 664-6255. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu.HISTORICAL PRESENTATION: On Tuesday, February 16th at 6: 30PM, Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway will discuss Russell Sage, The Money King for the Troy Public Library. Born into poverty, Russell Sage was a self-made man, although the man he made himself into was the quintessential Robber Baron of the Gilded Age. After leaving his home in Troy for the richer pickings of NYC, his financial manipulations of the Wall Street stock market, the banking industry, railroads and other major corporations became the stuff of financial legend. Along with his primary partner Jay Gould, Sage pillaged and plundered the American economic marketplace for almost forty years. He was probably the wealthiest American at the time of his death in 1906, and his wife’s reaction to his passing is one of the greatest stories of philanthropic retaliation in American history. This program will be conducted via zoom. Please register using your email address so that we can send you a link to the presentation. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.PERSONAL FINANCE PROGRAM: Take Control of Your Personal Finances by Joining CCE Albany for Budgeting on a Limited Income – Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, 6: 30 – 7: 30 p.m. Via Zoom. Budgeting on a Limited Income – Managing personal finances can be stressful, especially if you have recently faced job loss or income fluctuations. Creating a working budget is crucial in helping you reach future goals. This workshop will provide tips and strategies to improve your basic budgeting skills. We will discuss how to best set financial goals, track monthly expenses (both fixed and variable) and create a budget that helps maximize all available resources. Join us to take control of your current financial situation and plan for a bright future. Advanced registration is required at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfu6uqzgrHd2ajpvqLFrg3hSz39IYhSxN Or email [email protected] or call/text 518-598-9937.Wednesday, Feb. 17BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7: 30 pm. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.Thursday, Feb. 18VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Saratoga Clay Arts Center will present a virtual workshop from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 called Constructing Multicomponent Forms: Handled Vases with Mike Stumbras. In this three hour workshop, Mike Stumbras will demonstrate making a multi-part vase with handles on the wheel. Mike will talk about the numerous technical and design oriented challenges with planning and constructing a complex and well balanced form. Including wheel throwing, altering, pulling handles and making attachments, as well as an overview of surface considerations such as slip trailing, water etching, spraying glazes and using gold luster. Mike will speak in depth about his design philosophy, elements of ceramic history, and the concepts that are central to his work. Included with the workshop are handouts containing clay and glaze recipes, as well as notes detailing crucial parts of his process. Registration is available online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.HISTORY AT HOME: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is excited to announce its 2021 Virtual “History at Home” Winter Lecture series. The site will offer free online programs from January to March covering a range of interesting history topics. Links for the programs can be found on Schoharie Crossings NYS Parks webpage, on their Facebook, or by contacting the site. Hudson Valley Community College professor Matthew Zembo will provide a discussion on Feb. 18th titled, “The 34th Regiment of Foot: A British Regiment in the Northern Frontier of the American War of Independence.” Zembo will discuss how the regiment operated in a vastly different theater of war then those experienced in Europe, how civilians played a role, and what actions the soldiers engaged in during the fight to put down rebellion in New York. All the programs will begin at 6: 30pm and are offered for free via the online platform, WebEx. The links for these programs go live at 6: 20pm. There are no tickets to purchase and no need to pre-register. For information about this program series, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email [email protected], or visit www.parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/schohariecrossing.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Clifton Park Fire Department, located at 38 Old Rt. 146 in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.GRAIN SCHOOL: 7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School. Thursday, Feb.18, 2021 10: 30 AM – noon & 1 – 2 PM and Thursday, Feb. 25, 11 AM – noon & 1 PM – 2: 40 PM. Online via Zoom. The 7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will feature expert speakers on grain storage management, a farmer panel to share expertise on grain storage, and expert speakers on heritage corn and small grain varieties. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany and Ulster Counties are holding this online meeting in four sessions on Feb. 18 & 25, 2021. Online meetings have proved to be a great way for participants to learn from experts and ask questions. Help for folks new to online meetings will be provided. Registration is free, but you must register at https://tinyurl.com/CCEGrainSchool2021. Grain storage management requires understanding grain, moisture, temperature, storage structures and systems. Fortunately, the basic principles of sanitation, loading grain, aeration, and monitoring (SLAM) apply to all storage systems. Dr. Sam McNeill, Univ. of Tennessee, a respected expert in grain storage, will review SLAM and give an update on new technologies for SLAM. Ken Wise, NYS IPM, will show us common grain storage pest insects and explain how to manage them. A panel of three progressive New York grain farmers will share their expertise in storing food and feed grains, certified seed, and managing organic grain storage. Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University Extension Field Engineer, will discuss “Above Average Grain Storage Management.” Lastly, Cornell experts share their expertise with heritage, ancient, and special varieties of corn and small grains. As the local grain economy grows, people are re-discovering varieties from the past that bring rich flavor to breads, tortillas, brews and other foods. Learn which varieties are adapted to the Northeast and how to find them. Registration information includes help with Zoom, if you are new to it. More information is available online at www.ccealbany.com.Friday, Feb. 19FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 pm. This is your change to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! Call (518) 664-6255 for zoom invite. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu.Saturday, Feb. 20MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.Sunday, Feb. 21STORYTELLING PROGRAM: Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, in partnership with Temple Sinai and with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York presents the Matthew M. Neugroschel Annual Jewish Storytelling, featuring both local and regional storytellers, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 via Zoom. Please join us for a selection of stories to fill the mind, the heart, and the soul with an engaging and entertaining family-centered evening of stories. Included in the storytellers for this evening are Shawn Banner, artist, teacher of art, and educator; Sylvia Bloom, educator, professor of voice, actress, opera singer, and recitalist; Jeanine Laverty, teacher of ESL and Storytelling; David Liebschutz, management consultant, life coach, and college professor; Beth Sabo Novik, facilitator, teacher, and transformational speaker; Sandy (Sandor) Shuman, storyteller, musician and educator; and Martina Zobel, Jewish educator. To register and access the Zoom link, email [email protected] Follow us on Facebook and www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org or www.saratogasinai.org.Monday, Feb. 22WELLNESS WALK: On Monday, February 22nd at 10: 30am Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be holding one of our bi-monthly Wellness Walks! This is a great opportunity to enjoy winter out on the trails. Wellness Walks are geared towards gentle exercise and the enjoyment of nature and will be accessible for participants at basic fitness levels. The walk will depart from the Camp Saratoga North Trailhead kiosk. Pre-registration is appreciated as the program could be cancelled if there is bad weather. Snowshoes will be available for rental 15 minutes before the program; free for members, $3 for non-members. If there is no snow, the program will take place without snowshoes. The Wellness Walks are a bi-monthly activity with the next walk scheduled on March 8th. For more information or to register for the program, please contact the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at [email protected] For up-to-date trail conditions or program information, please visit the Preserve & Park’s website at www.wiltonpreserve.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, Feb. 23VEGETABLE GROWING: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will be hosting a Free Vegetable Growing Series via zoom. All classes in the series will be held from 12: 15pm-1: 15pm. On Feb. 23, join Jessica Holmes, Consumer Horticulture, for Container and Raised Bed Gardening to learn about which vegetables grow best in containers and how to start a raised bed garden. Go to the events page on http://ccesaratoga.org/ for more details and choose one or all of the classes you would like to attend. Upon registration, you will receive a zoom link within 24-hours of the class. If you would like more information, please contact Jessica Holmes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.ONLINE KNITTING & HANDCRAFTING MEET UP: Join our informal online knitting and handcrafting meet up 9: 30am – 10: 30am on Tuesdays. This online gathering is a perfect opportunity to knit, embroider or do other handwork while chatting companionably with others who are working on their own projects. There will be no instruction, but we welcome the opportunity to show and share our creations. New members welcome. Please register online. This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions. More information about this Saratoga Springs Public Library program is available online at www.sspl.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, located at 2024 Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Wednesday, Feb. 24BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, located at 175 Fifth Ave in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.GOOD NIGHT ZOOM: Stillwater Public Library presents Good Night Zoom Wednesdays at 7: 30 pm. Get ready for bed and then snuggle up and listen to stories by Ms. Carol on Zoom. Registration is required. Visit http://stillwater.sals.edu to register for children’s programs.Thursday, Feb. 25VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Saratoga Clay Arts Center will present a virtual workshop from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 called Breaking the Body with Mark Tarabula. In this virtual workshop Mark Tarabula will be demonstrating how he uses slump molds to create abstract sculptural objects. We will discuss how to build and use slump molds to work intuitively with leather hard slabs and create one-of-a-kind works. See how he avoids repetitive studio practices by utilizing multiple parts from the extruder, the wheel, and slab molds. He will also demonstrate how he uses glazes nontraditionally to create large masses on each work. At 5: 30, we will take a break and enjoy a Quarantine Cocktail together and have Q & A. Registration is available online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the West Sand Lake Fire Department, located at 3697 Rt. 43 in West Sand Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.GRAIN SCHOOL: 7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School. Thursday, Feb. 18, 10: 30 AM – noon & 1 – 2 PM and Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 11 AM – noon & 1 PM – 2: 40 PM. Online via Zoom. The 7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will feature expert speakers on grain storage management, a farmer panel to share expertise on grain storage, and expert speakers on heritage corn and small grain varieties. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany and Ulster Counties are holding this online meeting in four sessions on Feb. 18 & 25, 2021. Online meetings have proved to be a great way for participants to learn from experts and ask questions. Help for folks new to online meetings will be provided. Registration is free, but you must register at https://tinyurl.com/CCEGrainSchool2021. Grain storage management requires understanding grain, moisture, temperature, storage structures and systems. Fortunately, the basic principles of sanitation, loading grain, aeration, and monitoring (SLAM) apply to all storage systems. Dr. Sam McNeill, Univ. of Tennessee, a respected expert in grain storage, will review SLAM and give an update on new technologies for SLAM. Ken Wise, NYS IPM, will show us common grain storage pest insects and explain how to manage them. A panel of three progressive New York grain farmers will share their expertise in storing food and feed grains, certified seed, and managing organic grain storage. Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University Extension Field Engineer, will discuss “Above Average Grain Storage Management.” Lastly, Cornell experts share their expertise with heritage, ancient, and special varieties of corn and small grains. As the local grain economy grows, people are re-discovering varieties from the past that bring rich flavor to breads, tortillas, brews and other foods. Learn which varieties are adapted to the Northeast and how to find them. Registration information includes help with Zoom, if you are new to it. More information is available online at www.ccealbany.com.Friday, Feb. 26FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Saratoga Regional YMCA Wilton Branch, located at 20 Old Gick Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.TGIF FRIDAYS: Stillwater Public Library presents TGIF Fridays every Friday at 3 pm. This is your change to just hang out and be a kid for a couple of hours. Any teens in 6th grade and up are welcome to join us in our Zoom room for chat and games! Call (518) 664-6255 for zoom invite. More information is available online at stillwater.sals.edu.Saturday, Feb. 27BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 27 at American Legion Post 278, located at 6 Clancy St. in Schuylerville. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW: CANCELED -The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs has canceled the Annual Home & Lifestyle Show that was scheduled for Feb. 27 & 28, 2021 due to Covid-19. The Home & Lifestyles Show is the biggest fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs. All proceeds of the show fund their community giving, the Education Foundation and to the Major Gift Program. We are saddened that we had to cancel the Home & Lifestyles Show but feel it is the responsible thing for us to do under the circumstances. In lieu of the Home & Lifestyles Show the Rotary Club will be doing three different fundraisers to allow the club to continue to support the community. For more information about the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs go to https://saratogaspringsrotary.org.Sunday, Feb. 28BOOK DISCUSSION: Sunday, February 28, 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is Kinship with All Life by J. Allen Boone. If you are an animal lover, this amazing book is for you. Hosted on Zoom by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Call or use the Contact us form at www.newthoughtnewyork.org for Meeting ID and discussion questions. For more information, visit our meetup.com group, Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW: CANCELED -The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs has canceled the Annual Home & Lifestyle Show that was scheduled for Feb. 27 & 28, 2021 due to Covid-19. The Home & Lifestyles Show is the biggest fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs. All proceeds of the show fund their community giving, the Education Foundation and to the Major Gift Program. We are saddened that we had to cancel the Home & Lifestyles Show but feel it is the responsible thing for us to do under the circumstances. In lieu of the Home & Lifestyles Show the Rotary Club will be doing three different fundraisers to allow the club to continue to support the community. For more information about the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs go to https://saratogaspringsrotary.org.Tuesday, March. 2CITY COUNCIL MEETING: The Saratoga Springs City Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Meetings are livestreamed to the City’s website. Anyone who would like to join the City Council meeting for Public Comment may register on the city’s website to receive their Zoom invitation link. When Public Hearings are held, anyone wishing to speak on these matters may do so via Zoom. Please note the start time of the Public Hearing on the Agenda. More information is available online at www.saratoga-springs.org.Wednesday, March 3BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11: 30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chapel and Cultural Center, located at 2125 Burdett Ave. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Thursday, March 4, 2021HISTORY AT HOME: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is excited to announce its 2021 Virtual “History at Home” Winter Lecture series. The site will offer free online programs from January to March covering a range of interesting history topics. Links for the programs can be found on Schoharie Crossings NYS Parks webpage, on their Facebook, or by contacting the site. On March 4th, Schoharie Crossing educator David Brooks will present DeWitt’s Duel. The life of DeWitt Clinton is an interesting exploration into the politics of early America and New York State. Recognized now as the “Father of the Erie Canal,” NYS governor and former mayor of New York City, Clinton had tended to personal and political rivalries to accomplish legislative goals. Join in to discover some of the intrigue, wrangling, and dirty politics that lead ultimately to DeWitt’s Duel on the plains of Weehawken, New Jersey. All the programs will begin at 6: 30pm and are offered for free via the online platform, WebEx. The links for these programs go live at 6: 20pm. There are no tickets to purchase and no need to pre-register. For information about this program series, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email [email protected], or visit www.parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/schohariecrossing.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at Gideon Putnam Hotel, located at 24 Gideon Putnam Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at the Malta Community Center, located at 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Friday, March 5FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.Saturday, March 6RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR: The fifth annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair will be held Saturday, March 6 from 10-4 pm. One can participate in: workshops, networking, an exhibition hall and in affinity groups which will provide an opportunity to “mingle” and “meet” new people. The Fair is sponsored by the non-profit Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment (CASE) organization. This is a free public event, but one must register online for tickets at: www.caseonline.org. CASE members are happy to continue to offer people in the Greater Capital District area a one-stop shopping/information space for renewable energy and sustainable living products, services and ideas. There will be no social distancing, no face masks, no crowd noise, no exhibitor siting issues, no weather or parking concerns, just an enjoyable, relaxing, healthy atmosphere! The exhibitors fee for a “booth” is $200 and the not-for-profit organizations fee is $35. They can register and pay at: www.caseonline.org. This fee includes exhibit space at the Fair, listing on the CASE website indefinitely and a list of visitors to the Fair who have agreed to share their contact information. Questions and concerns should be directed to Becky Meier at 518-781-4686, or email at: [email protected], March 8BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8 at Ballston Spa National Bank, located at 990 Rt. 67 in Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, March 9ARTS TOWN HALL: The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission, in partnership with Skidmore College, invites the community to the first in a series of four quarterly town hall style discussions with local arts leaders. The Arts Commission is excited to present information about our city’s vital and vibrant cultural landscape, and to provide an open dialogue with its leaders. Three more Saratoga Springs Arts Town Halls are scheduled for 2021. March 9: Performing Arts moderated by Lisa Kolosek, Independent Curator and Jason Ohlberg, Professor of Dance at Skidmore College. June 8: Creative Collaborations moderated by Ian Berry, Dayton Director, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Sept. 14: Public Art moderated by Belinda Colon, Director of Spring Street Gallery. Zoom link: https://skidmore.zoom.us/j/94553329121. The online talk is free and open to all.Wednesday, March 10BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Thursday, March 11BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 at Saratoga Central Catholic High School, located at 247 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.EXPERTS NEXT DOOR: Saratoga County History Center’s popular “Experts Next Door” series continues in 2021 with a varied line-up, putting Saratoga residents in dialogue with local and national celebrities.March 11, 7pm: Get ready for St. Patty’s Day with an evening of craft cocktails! The celebrated team of mixologists at Saratoga Springs’s Hamlet & Ghost will take guests on a tasty trip through cocktail history, share their experiences serving the Saratoga community, and offer tips on home bartending. Registrants will receive a list of ingredients to have on hand so they can mix distinctive and delectable drinks in real time with the best bartenders in town. Each event requires pre-registration. Free for SCHC members, $5 for non-members. Registration is available through www.brooksidemuseum.org. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Michael Landis, Public Programs Manager, Saratoga County History Center, at [email protected] AT HOME: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is excited to announce its 2021 Virtual “History at Home” Winter Lecture series. The site will offer free online programs from January to March covering a range of interesting history topics. Links for the programs can be found on Schoharie Crossings NYS Parks webpage, on their Facebook, or by contacting the site. On March 11th, Anne Clothier will provide a lecture on the History of Phrenology. While phrenology often merits only a footnote in modern examinations of social and medical history, it played an important role in how people regarded themselves and others during the formative years of the 1840s. Influencing topics as varied as courtship, employment, criminal justice, abolition, medicine, and suffrage, phrenology was intertwined throughout the everyday lives of many. We will also examine the darker sides of the now debunked concepts, exploring how people of color and indigenous populations were further disenfranchised by its teachings. Clothier is Director of Education at the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. All the programs will begin at 6: 30pm and are offered for free via the online platform, WebEx. The links for these programs go live at 6: 20pm. There are no tickets to purchase and no need to pre-register. For information about this program series, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email [email protected], or visit www.parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/schohariecrossing.Friday, March 12LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.Tuesday, March 16VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.CITY COUNCIL MEETING: The Saratoga Springs City Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Meetings are livestreamed to the City’s website. Anyone who would like to join the City Council meeting for Public Comment may register on the city’s website to receive their Zoom invitation link. When Public Hearings are held, anyone wishing to speak on these matters may do so via Zoom. Please note the start time of the Public Hearing on the Agenda. More information is available online at www.saratoga-springs.org.Monday, March 15BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 15 at the Cohoes-Waterford Elks, located at 45 N. Mohawk St. in Cohoes. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Wednesday, March 17BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at American Legion Post #1450, located at 275 Grooms Rd. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Thursday, March 18VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.HISTORY AT HOME: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is excited to announce its 2021 Virtual “History at Home” Winter Lecture series. The site will offer free online programs from January to March covering a range of interesting history topics. Links for the programs can be found on Schoharie Crossings NYS Parks webpage, on their Facebook, or by contacting the site. To wrap up the series, Audrey Humphrey from Johnson Hall State Historic Site will present an exploration of Sir William Johnson and his connection to Fort Hunter on March 18th. Johnson was one of the largest landowners in New York by the mid-18th century and his influence in the Mohawk Valley is evident even to this day. As Superintendent of Indian Affairs, his connection to the Mohawk village of Tionondoroge and congregation at Queen Anne’s Chapel influenced the how the American Revolution played out in New York after his death in 1774. All the programs will begin at 6: 30pm and are offered for free via the online platform, WebEx. The links for these programs go live at 6: 20pm. There are no tickets to purchase and no need to pre-register. For information about this program series, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email [email protected], or visit www.parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/schohariecrossing.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Friday, March 19FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.Saturday, March 20MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.Monday, March 22BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22 at the Troy Masonic Temple, located at 39 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, March 23VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Wednesday, March 24BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Thursday, March 25VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.Friday, March 26FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.Saturday, March 27BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at The Church at Newtown Road, located at 142 LowerNewtown Rd. in Waterford. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Monday, March 29BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Greenfield Community Center, located at 25 Wilton Rd. in Greenfield. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, March 30VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. March 30 — Value of the Arts, by Diane Bargiel, Humanities Division Chair and Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Adirondack. April 6 — The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime & the Mafia in the Spa City, by Gregory Veitch, author and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police and adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.Thursday, April 1VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.Friday, April 2FAMILY FUN EQUINE TRIVIA: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2 at the Marriott Courtyard, located at 11 Excelsior Ave. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4: 30 to 6: 30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.Monday, April 5BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at the Ballston Spa Elks, located at 10 Hamilton Place in Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, April 6BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 6 — The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime & the Mafia in the Spa City, by Gregory Veitch, author and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police and adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.Wednesday, April 7BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, located at 175 Fifth Ave. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Thursday, April 8BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at Starpoint Church, located at 410 21st Century Park Dr. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Friday, April 9BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the American Legion located at 34 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.FISH FRY FRIDAY: Fish Fry Friday at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club is back from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10 at 123 Route 32, Victory Mills. We have expanded our clubhouse and invite you to come see our new addition. You are welcome to eat in or call ahead for take out (518-695-3917). Menu for dinners: Fish Fry, Chicken Tenders, Clam Strips, Popcorn Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops and Chowder. Ask about our extras and specials and beverages. Everyone is invited, COVID-19 rules will apply.Saturday, April 10BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at the Charlton Fire Department, located at 677 Charlton Rd., Ballston Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, April 13BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.Saturday, April 17MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.Tuesday, April 20BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, located at 2024 Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.Thursday, April 22BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at the Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Friday, April 23BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at Saratoga Regional YMCA Wilton Branch, located at 20 Old Gick Rd. in Wilton. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at Quad, located at 56 Duplainville Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, April 27BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.Tuesday, June 8ARTS TOWN HALL: The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission, in partnership with Skidmore College, invites the community to the first in a series of four quarterly town hall style discussions with local arts leaders. The Arts Commission is excited to present information about our city’s vital and vibrant cultural landscape, and to provide an open dialogue with its leaders. Two more Saratoga Springs Arts Town Halls are scheduled for 2021. June 8: Creative Collaborations moderated by Ian Berry, Dayton Director, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Sept. 14: Public Art moderated by Belinda Colon, Director of Spring Street Gallery. Zoom link: https://skidmore.zoom.us/j/94553329121. The online talk is free and open to all.Tuesday, Sept. 14ARTS TOWN HALL: The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission, in partnership with Skidmore College, invites the community to the first in a series of four quarterly town hall style discussions with local arts leaders. The Arts Commission is excited to present information about our city’s vital and vibrant cultural landscape, and to provide an open dialogue with its leaders. One more Saratoga Springs Arts Town Halls is scheduled for 2021. Sept. 14: Public Art moderated by Belinda Colon, Director of Spring Street Gallery. Zoom link: https://skidmore.zoom.us/j/94553329121. The online talk is free and open to all.

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