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Nov
20
Thu
Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 36th Annual Show & Sale @ Pruyn House
Nov 20 – Nov 23 all-day
Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild 36th Annual Show & Sale @ Pruyn House | Latham | New York | United States

Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Fri/Sat at 7 pm, Sat/Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos. Free admission and parking. www.hmwg.org/showandsale.html

Show & Sale hours:
Thu 2-9
Fri 10-9
Sat 10-5
Sun 12-4

Nov
21
Fri
Pasta & Meatball Fundraiser Dinner @ Principessa Elena Society
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
Pasta & Meatball Fundraiser Dinner @ Principessa Elena Society | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Support The Children’s Museum at Saratoga while enjoying a wonderful Italian meal thanks to the Italian Community Center, Principessa Elena Society of Saratoga Springs. Menu to include: Italian Wedding Soup, Ziti w/ sauce, Meatballs w/ sauce, Sausage, Peppers, & Onions, Salad, Bread & Butter, Dessert, Coffee, and Tea. Seniors eat for $8, adults for $9, children ages 5-12 for $5, children under 5 eat for FREE, and all take-out dinners will be $10. Meals can be purchased at the dinner or tickets can be purchased in advance at the Museum. Just stop by the front desk or call the museum at (518) 584-5540 to purchase meal tickets over the phone via credit card. Also, at the dinner The Children’s Museum will be hosting a craft table where children can make a pasta necklace! All proceeds to be donated to The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Hope to see you there!

Amazing Authors, Brilliant Books: Co-Author Nan Chase on Drink the Harvest @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Amazing Authors, Brilliant Books: Co-Author Nan Chase on Drink the Harvest @ Healthy Living Market and Cafe

Join us as we welcome Nan Chase, co-author of Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas and Ciders.  Nan is a member of the Garden Writers Association and has tons of ideas for how to turn your garden’s or CSA’s surplus produce into satisfying homemade drinks!  Come thirsty for both knowledge and beverages because Nan will be digging deep into the contents of her book, discussing, demonstrating, and sampling a smattering of lovely liquid temptations.  Learn how to make some of your favorite store-bought beverages at home for a  fraction of the cost, and if you purchase one of her books (available for sale at the store), Nan will be available to sign copies following the lecture!

Nov
22
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Clifton Park Center
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Santa arrives at Clifton Park Center on November 22nd, have breakfast in the food court with him from 8 am-9:30 am.

Registration is required and the event fills up fast, so call 371-SHOP to reserve your spot today!

Clifton Park Elks Annual “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest for Kids @ Southern Saratoga YMCA
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Clifton Park Elks Annual "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest for Kids @ Southern Saratoga YMCA | New York | United States

The Clifton Park Elks Annual “Hoop Shoot”, the national free throw shooting contest, will be held at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park on Saturday, November 22, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Each contestant has 25 shots and will receive a free gift for participating. All boys and girls from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna and Shenendehowa school districts in age categories 8-9; 10-11; and 12-13 may compete. The best scores in each age group will advance to the next level of competition. Each national winner’s name will be inscribed on the Elks National “Hoop Shoot” plaque, on display at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. For questions, contact Audrey Osterlitz at 399-7659.

Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Thanksgiving Nature Craft at Camp Saratoga @ Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am

Who needs a craft store to make crafts? With Thanksgiving fast approaching, join us as we take a nature walk to collect leaves and other natural artifacts to use as we create our own turkeys! Preregistration is required.

Family Saturday: 12th Annual Potato Turkey Festival! @ Tang Teaching Museum
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Saturday: 12th Annual Potato Turkey Festival! @ Tang Teaching Museum

Nov. 22: 12th Annual Potato Turkey Festival!

Come to our 12th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival! We will make holiday centerpieces out of potatoes, pipe-cleaners, feathers, and beads. Create a fantastic bird sculpture to decorate your table!

The fall Family Saturdays program begin Oct. 11 and run through Dec. 13. Most activities run from 2 to 3:30 pm and include a brief tour of a museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art-making activity. The programs are suitable for children age 5 and older and their adult companions, and all materials will be provided. Details on each week’s program are below. Due to the popularity of the programs, reservations for one week’s program can be made beginning one week before that program by calling the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

Nov
23
Sun
Family Sunday ”Windy November” Painting Class @ Art in Mind Creative Wellness Stuio
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Family Sunday ''Windy November'' Painting Class @ Art in Mind Creative Wellness Stuio

Family Sundays 1-2:30 pm $20/each

11″x 14″ Canvas Painting Class

Come to our studio and enjoy some family time creatively!!

Every other Sunday afternoon we will offer an instructive art class for all ages at a reduced rate. This is a great way to spend lazy Sunday afternoons with your kids! Watch the calendar for dates, times, and details!

Northshire’s Artsy Afternoon @ Northshire Bookstore
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm
Nov
24
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Nov
25
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Nov
28
Fri
Trains @ Toys Holiday Show @ miSci @ miSci (museum of innovation and science)
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am
Trains @ Toys Holiday Show @ miSci @ miSci (museum of innovation and science) | Schenectady | New York | United States

The Model Trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the popular 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains with an expanded run – November 28, 2014 through January 19, 2015. Stay and play! The Play Space is full of science toys you don’t have at home. Special thanks for Upstate Train Associates. Don’t miss this holiday favorite! Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm (closing 2pm 12/24; closed 12/25, 1/1)

Nov
29
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Nov
30
Sun
A Pig in my Backyard – Book Launch Party @ Saratoga Springs Paint & Sip Studio
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Pig in my Backyard -  Book Launch Party  @ Saratoga Springs Paint & Sip Studio | New York | United States

Calling children everywhere! On Sunday, November 30 from 11 am till 1 pm there will be a special children’s event celebrating the release of the book, “A Pig in my Backyard.” This book launch party will be at Saratoga Paint & Sip located at 80 Henry Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. Come and join in the fun. You’ll have a chance to meet the author and illustrator, Tim Conners and have him sign the book personally just for you. Tim’s book and all Saratoga Springs Publishing books will be available at the event. There will be face painting and a special make your own “Milo” the pig puppet craft for kids to keep. Kids will also get to make and eat their own Milo cup cakes. Special guest, Jodi Fitz, Author and Creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, will be there making her famous smoothies for everyone to enjoy! You can even enter a raffle to win a Designer 725 Blendtec blender (retail value $650.00). Award winning children’s book author Vicki Addesso Dodd will also be there to meet and sign any of her books.

Tim Conners is an accomplished Graphic Designer with over 24 years of professional experience. His passion for animal rights and vegetarian lifestyle served as his motivation to create this soon to be classic story.

Dec
1
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Dec
2
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
5
Fri
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Reception @ Gavin Park
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Reception @ Gavin Park | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

The holidays are just ahead, and the Town of Wilton is getting ready to make it official!

On Friday, December 5th, the public is invited to attend the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gavin Park. The fun begins at 6 p.m., with holiday songs, led by Glenn Dorman at the piano and accompanied by the Wilton Baptist Choir, Frosty, Rudolph and Santa’s elves. At 6:30 p.m., the lights will go up on Gavin Park’s beautiful Colorado Spruce tree. Then, at 6:45 p.m., Santa will arrive to meet and greet the crowd. From 6:45 – 8:45 p.m., the fun will continue, inside the Dailey Gym, where Santa will hand out candy, treats, and gifts. There will be holiday movies for the little ones and more opportunities for everyone to sing songs of the season. Refreshments will be served from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Maple Avenue Fire Department makes the night possible, with assistance from the Wilton EMS, Hannaford Bros., and Walmart. The evening is sponsored by Applebee’s.

This event will take place, rain, snow, or moonlight and is free to the public. For more information, contact Gavin Park, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at (518) 584-9455.

Dec
6
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Family Saturday: Make a Mini Furniture Set @ Tang Teaching Museum
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Saturday: Make a Mini Furniture Set  @ Tang Teaching Museum

Dec. 6: Make a Mini Furniture Set

Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have created a new seating installation of custom couches, chairs, and platform for our exhibition I was a double. We will make whimsical mini-sofas and chairs inspired by their work.

The fall Family Saturdays program begin Oct. 11 and run through Dec. 13. Most activities run from 2 to 3:30 pm and include a brief tour of a museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art-making activity. The programs are suitable for children age 5 and older and their adult companions, and all materials will be provided. Details on each week’s program are below. Due to the popularity of the programs, reservations for one week’s program can be made beginning one week before that program by calling the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

Dec
8
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Dec
9
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
12
Fri
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Candlelight House Tour
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation's 25th Anniversary Candlelight House Tour

On Friday, December 12, 2014 the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary Candlelight House Tour by touring festively decorated homes in the historic North Broadway neighborhood. This highly anticipated event has been a holiday tradition in Saratoga Springs for over 24 years and is attended by hundreds of people each year. Following the tour, guests enjoy a reception and silent auction event with food and music at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm.

Silent auction items this year include: a box seat and a chance to name a race at Saratoga Raceway, $500 spa gift certificate from Spa City Spa, and more.

The silent auction has many items that are great for holiday gifts or for yourself! Coming Soon.

Tour-Only and Tour & After Party Tickets are available now!

Tickets can be purchased at http://store.saratogapreservation.org/ or over the phone at (518) 587-5030 or in person at SSPF office at 112 Spring Street.

Tour ONLY tickets will also be available the evening of the event from 5-7:30 pm at 1 N. Circular Street (off of N. Broadway)

$40 SSPF Member Tour Only Ticket
$50 Non-Member Tour Only Ticket
$75 SSPF Member Tour & Reception
$85 Non-Member Tour & Reception Ticket

*Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your purchase is considered at tax-deductible donation to the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.

Dec
13
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Family Saturday: Abstract Sculpture @ Tang Teaching Museum
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Saturday: Abstract Sculpture  @ Tang Teaching Museum

Dec. 13: Abstract Sculpture

After discussing Beverly Semmes’s ceramic sculptures such as Cake in her solo exhibition Beverly Semmes: FRP, we will create abstract sculptures out of pipe-cleaners (chenille stems) and wax sticks, using the shapes of hers as inspiration.

The fall Family Saturdays program begin Oct. 11 and run through Dec. 13. Most activities run from 2 to 3:30 pm and include a brief tour of a museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art-making activity. The programs are suitable for children age 5 and older and their adult companions, and all materials will be provided. Details on each week’s program are below. Due to the popularity of the programs, reservations for one week’s program can be made beginning one week before that program by calling the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

Dec
15
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Pre-K Discovery Day @ Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6 years old) where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts. Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please come dressed for the weather. Preregistration is required.

Dec
16
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
18
Thu
Expectant Parents’ Evening @ Saratoga Hospital
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Expectant Parents’ Evening @ Saratoga Hospital | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Expectant Parents’ Evening at Saratoga Hospital

7:00 – 9:00 pm — Take a guided tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and get general information about your options for birth at Saratoga Hospital.

Speaker: Tisha Graham, ICCE
Location: Saratoga Hospital Conference Room C

This program is offered on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and includes a guided tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and general information about your options for birth at Saratoga Hospital.

Couples taking a childbirth class (either the all-day Saturday Childbirth Class, or the four-day Childbirth Preparation class) need not attend, as a tour is included.

We welcome participants who are considering where to give birth, as well as those who are giving birth at Saratoga Hospital for the first time. This class is free and open to the public.

Call HealthSource at 518-580-2450 or 866-580-2450 (toll free)

View the SaratogaMama Childbirth Resources page here!

Dec
20
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Dec
22
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Dec
23
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!