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Calendar of Events February – March 2016




Friday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 pm

Pampered Chef Party

MELROSE-at Melrose Methodist church, 20 Church Street, Melrose.There will be food to share and prizes given out. Bring friends. For information call 235-4370.

Pork-tenderloin-wrapped-baconFriday, Feb. 26 4-7:00

Pork Loin Dinner ($)

SCHAGHTICOKE -American Legion $10.00, Eat in or Take out. 753-4188 04 753-4880


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Standup Comedy Comes To Schuylerville for Leap Year ($)

SCHUYLERVILLE – Schuylerville Community Theater (SCT) is hosting, the proceeds from this event benefit the SCT Scholarship Program. The show will be held at Clark's Steakhouse in Schuylerville on Leap Day- Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30. Tickets for this show are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 695-5480.

MManagement careers - Management consultancyThursday, March 3 at 1:30

AC60KWVA Meeting

SARATOGA - VFW building on Veterans' Way.  Veterans Way is located  off the arterial, just North of Saratoga Sprs.  For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Commander Roger Calkins at 584-3037.

CLIFTON PARK - The League of Woman Voters Clifton Park Halfmoon Library, Moe Rd. Clifton Park.


Antique SignSaturday, March 5 from 9-4:00 pm

Annual Antique Show

MECHANICVILLE - All Saints on the Hudson at the Parish Center at 52 William Street. Food will be available from the kitchen. Vendors wanted : call Maria Amann 664-6405 or email Anne Amann at


Wednesday, March 9 7-8:00 pm

Family Wellness Series – Is Your Child at Risk? (FREE)

CLIFTON PARK - Dr. Joseph Gulyas, Director of Northeast Spine & Wellness Stresses & Environmental Concerns for all Children ”, at 1741 Route 9, Clifton Park, across from the Residence Inn. To register for this free seminar, go to or call 518 371-4800.

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Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner ($)

MELROSE - The Melrose Methodist Church, 20 Church Street, take outs at 4:30 p m. Cost for adults $10.00, children 4-10 is $5.00.  We are handicap accessible. For more information or reservation call 235-4370


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Café Malta – Irish Style ($)

MALTA -  Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr. Seats $8.00 advanced; $10.00 after 3/11 or at the door. Coffee and dessert also available for purchase. Contact The Malta Community Center-899-4411 or for advanced tickets.

vegetable-soupsSunday, March 13 4:30-6:00 pm

Souper Supper ($)

VALLEY FALLS - The Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street. Featured will be a wide variety of soups plus bread, muffins, drinks, and dessert for only $7.00 – children under 6 free.  Tickets are available at the door.  The church is handicapped accessible.  For tickets and information, call 541-3039 or 753-6028 or check our website at

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Information Night

SARATOGA SPRINGS - State University of New York Empire State College will hold

information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Saratoga location, 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs on:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016. For more information, please call 518-783-6203.


Tuesday, March 15 at 11:30

KWVA CH. 60 March Luncheon ($)

SARATOGA - At the Parting Glass Pub - 40 Lake Ave.For reservations and further information, please contact the Nolan's at 893-3379, by March 15th.  Veterans who served in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited to attend.  For an application to join the KWVA or other information, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 584-3037.



Thursday, March 17 at 5:30

St. Patrick's Day Dinner ($)
SCHAGHTICOKE - Presbyterian United Church of Schaghticoke, NY
Corned Beef, red potatoes, carrots, cabbage, rolls and cake. Take out only. Serving begins at 5:30 Tickets Liz Baker at 753-0265 to reserve your ticket for $12.00.



Easter BunnyFriday, March 18 from 6-8:00 pm

Dinner with the Easter Bunny

STILLWATER – Stillwater Area Community Center offering children’s activities, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny.



BBQ Chicken on the Grill3Saturday, March 19 4-7:00 pm

Brooks’ BBQ & Chinese Auction ($)

STILLWATER - Stillwater United’s Fellowship Hall, 747 Hudson Ave. (across from Post Office). Reserve through the church office, 664-7984 or purchase at the door. Eat in or take-out. A Chinese Auction will be held at the same time. The preview of items begins at 3:00 p.m. with a scheduled 7:00 p.m. drawing.Winners do not have to be present at the time of the drawing. Handicap accessible.


Field_Kids_EggsSaturday, March 19 11:00 am

Egg Hunt at the Mechanicville Library

MECHANICVILLE - Mechanicville District Public Library will be hosting an Egg Hunt. Registration is required, so please give us a call at (518) 664-4646.


womens_history_wordleSaturday, March 19 from 2-3:00 pm

Women’s History Month Presentation

STILLWATER – Saratoga National Historical Park. “In Their Own Words: Women in the Revolution,” at the park visitor center.  Located between Rt. 4 and Rt. 32 in the Town of Stillwater, NY. Event snow date: Sunday, March 26.

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A.L.S. Benefit Breakfast ($)

SCHAGHTICOKE - Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke. All the food has been donated so all the income from the breakfast will go to these charities.   The menu will be pancakes, Belgian waffles, Knickerbocker soufflé, bacon, sausage, home fries, eggs, juice and coffee.  Cost is $7.00 but greater donations appreciated.


G-ClefSunday March 30 at 3:00 pm


MECHANICVILLE - Palm Sunday Cantata. Mechanicville UMC 7 North Main St. Mechanicville. Church office phone # 664-3095 Free

Wine Pull Photo 4Friday April 15th 6:30-9:00 pm

2nd Annual Wine Pull ($)

STILLWATER – Stillwater Area Community Center. Live entertainment, raffles, etc. Tickets available in the Main Office at SACC. 664-2515 ext 10 or 23 for more information.


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Daffodil Brunch ($)

TROY - Friends of Oakwood. Reservations are a must, and limited to 100 people/seating. Sells out fast. Call 1-800-556-6273 for your choice of time: 10:00 am or12:00 noon.   State name, phone, time, # of people. Children under 5 are free but must have reserved seats. Take a stroll among thousands of daffodils or experience a ride through the cemetery in one of Jack Byrne’s antique cars as you view Oakwood’s ornate monuments.



April 15, 16 & 17

Fiddler On The Roof

SCHUYLERVILLE – Schuylerville Community Theater. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons, Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings.  For additional information or questions, contact Director, William Howard III at  or call 636-8444 or Producer, Lorraine Thompson at or 369-6558 or Bonnie Thomas at or 798-5984.

Sunday, April 17 2:30-4:30 pm

zumbathonZumbathon Benefit

TROY-- Benefit Camp Bravehearts, a not-for-profit oncology camp for women, dedicated to enriching the lives of Cancer Survivors. The fundraiser will take place at Catholic Central High School gymnasium in Troy,

bus tripWednesday, May 4 8:15 am

Spring Day Trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum and Fort Crailo ($?)

WATERFORD - Waterford Museum & Cultural Center. Lunch will be at Michaels Restaurant in Stockbridge. After lunch, we travel to Fort Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer. Return at 4:30pm.  For more information please call Emily Wilson at (518) 237-7122.

Waterford-Halfmoon FD Dinner – by M. LeMay

HALFMOON – On Saturday February 6th The Halfmoon – Waterford Fire District No. 1 in conjunction with Halfmoon Fire Company, held its 91st annual inspection dinner at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Two hundred plus attendees were on hand to enjoy the evening and to honor the fire fighters. Officers and Chiefs were sworn in by Halfmoon Town Supervisor Kevin Tollisen. Company officers were sworn in by Waterford’s Town Councilman Dave Ball.

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Calendar of Events


Friday, 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

Waterford LibrarySaturday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 am

Friends of the Waterford Public Library to Meet

WATERFORD - The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to discuss and plan 2015-2016 events and fundraising activities in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square,. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend.

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Christmas Breakfast (4)

SCHAGHTICOKE - Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke Route 67 in Schaghticoke.   The menu will be pancakes, Belgian waffles, Knickerbocker soufflé, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes with and without onions, juice and coffee. Children are free and Santa Claus will be at the breakfast.

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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.


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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.


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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


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"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


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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.

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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