Calendar of Events


genealogy1Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1:00 pm

Genealogy and Local History Meeting

SCHUYLERVILLE Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Field Horne, author and local historian, will be the speaker. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978




Waterford Library

Saturday, Nov.21 at 11:00 am

Friends of the Waterford Public Library to Meeting

WATERFORD - Discussion and planning 2015-2016 events and fundraising activities on in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford, NY. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend.


imageSaturday, Nov. 28th at 5:45 pm

CP Holiday Train

MECHANICVILLE – Parking lot adjacent to CP tracks at the corner of Railway St. and Park Ave. Donations - check with your local Food Bank or Food Pantry to see what is on their wish list.


Christmas+Parade5Saturday, Nov. 28th at 6:00 pm

Waterford Christmas Parade

WATERFORD – Starts at 7th Street. It will proceed down Broad Street ending at Soldiers and Sailors Park. Welcome a special guest who will help fill the park with a beautiful display of holiday lights.


blue-christmas-Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 pm

Community “Blue Christmas” Worship

MELROSE - At the Melrose United Methodist Church. This special time is for anyone who finds the Advent/Christmas season to be a difficult time. Blue Christmas is an opportunity gather together to begin the Advent/ Christmas season with a quiet time of worship and healing. Call the church for further information at 233-0044, do not hesitate to leave a message which will be returned promptly.


imagesFriday, December 4th from 7 pm - 9 pm

Book Release - “Images of America, Waterford”

& Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting ($)

WATERFORD - Celebrate the release of the new book on Waterford “Images of America – Waterford” and the Museums Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Waterford Historical Museum, 2 Museum Lane in Waterford. For your $10. donation, you will receive a beautiful keepsake etched wine glass. For more information, please call (518) 238-0809.


holidaycraftfairSaturday, Dec. 5 from 10-3:00 pm

Stillwater's 7th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

STILLWATER - Stillwater Area Community Center, 19 Palmer St. Vendors Welcome, email: for info.


Sunburst-Christmas-sale615Friday, Dec. 5 from 10-3:00 pm

Christmas Sale ($)

MELROSE - decorations new and used PLUS plates of assorted Christmas cookies at the Melrose Methodist Church, 20 Church Street. To reserve cookies call Elsie at 235-4370.



annual-holiday-celebration-0Saturday, Dec. 5th 4-6:30 pm

Annual Holiday Celebration/Tree Lighting

HALFMOON – Pictures with Santa, Face Painting, Balloon Making, Crafts, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Photo Booth, Refreshments and more. Sponsored by Halfmoon Celebrations


wBIyscQY_400x400Thursday, Dec. 5th from 4-7:00 pm

"Afternoon at Ursula's" To benefit St. Mary's Waterford

WATERFORD - Shop at Ursula of Switzerland’s showroom and boutique, (31 Mohawk Avenue, Waterford) enjoy free refreshments, raffles, tours of the historic building which was once a major mill on the Mohawk River. Ursula will generously donate 20% of all sales from the event to St. Mary's Church. Come for a fun afternoon/evening - bring you friends!


imagesSunday, Dec. 6 from 2-5:00 pm

The 19th Annual Holiday on the Avenue

SCOTIA - Mohawk Ave (Route 5). This free community event will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus, chili cook off, gingerbread contest, musical performances, vendors, and children's activities. For more information email


breakfast2Sunday, Dec. 6 from 7:30-11:00 am

Last Breakfast ($)

JOHNSONVILLE - The last breakfast for the Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road. Menu includes eggs, French Toast, pancakes, sausage, omelets, toast, hash browns, juice fruit or coffee. Cost is adults 13- $7 children 5-12 $4. Questions call 753-9549


il_fullxfull.681359502_jf38Sunday, Dec. 6 from 4-6:00 pm

10th Annual Family Chanukah Celebration Menorah Mittens

CLIFTON PARK – Clifton Park Center. Please bring mittens, gloves, hats, socks, and scarves to help warm those in need. Menorah lighting, hot latkes, dreidels and donuts, crafts, face painting and raffles. RSVP       495-0772 or


stylish_christmas_bannerMonday, Dec. 7th at 7:30

Christmas Concert

SARATOGA - Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd. with Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus. All proceeds to benefit Code Blue. Admission payable at the door. Suggested donation: Cash or Canned Goods and/or Warm Outerwear such as Hats, Scarves, Gloves or Mittens. In the event of cancellation due to weather, our snow date will be December 14, 7:30 pm. Please check our website for or call 518-747-3823.


lectureTuesday, December 8th from 7 pm - 8 pm

Winter Lecture Series Mary Liz & Paul Stewart

“The Underground Railroad: A New Interpretation of a Very Old Story”

WATERFORD - At historic Smith’s, 171 Remsen Street in Cohoes. Founding members of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, the Stewarts will speak on “The Underground Railroad: Food and drink will be available for purchase. If you would care to have dinner, please make a reservation at Smith’s at (518) 237-9809.


potluck2Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 7:00 pm

Hoosick Grange Christmas Cover Dish Dinner

HOOSICK FALLS - There will be a special musical program – no grab bag.


Pictures 2 301Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10:00

Malta Presbyterian Church Annual Cookie Sale!

MALTA - A huge variety of cookies available sold by the pound including nut and gluten free varieties!!!! Malta Presbyterian Church, 118 Dunning St.

5632ff05f15a8.imageSaturday, Dec. 12 at 6:30

Malta’s Holiday Revue ($)

MALTA - Dress in your holiday best and see talented area performers on a seasonally decorated stage at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Dr. singers, dancers, musicians and other performing artists entertain with a winter holiday theme! Tickets are on sale now. Call the Malta Community Center at 899-4411 for more information or purchase tickets at


lumberjack-breakfastSunday, Dec. 13 from 8-11:00 am

Monthly Breakfast ($)

VALLEY FALLS - The Ladies Auxiliary from Valley Falls VFW located on Poplar Ave. will be having their monthly breakfast and the menu consists of biscuits with sausage gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes, french toast, juice, fruit, coffee and hash browns. Cost children 5-12 $4 adults 13 & up $7.


Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 am

Who Killed Christmas 2

BALLSTON SPA - Free Spirit fellowship West High St. in Ballston Spa This is an original play with a myriad of interesting characters that will be featured at Free Spirit Fellowship. Join with us as we determine who is the guilty party. For more info call 518-885-3149.


polarFriday, Dec. 18 from 6-9:00 pm

Polar Express Pajama Party ($)

STILLWATER - Drop your children off at the "train station" where they will embark on a magical journey to the North Pole. During their journey they will enjoy pizza, hot chocolate, craft, and a viewing of The Polar Express! All children grades K-5 are welcome! We encourage children to wear their pajamas, although it is not necessary. There is a FEE. RSVP to (518)664-2515 ext 10 or email