Category Archives: Culture

Caroga Historical Association and Museum Events 2015

MUSEUM OPENS JUNE 25 7 PM – 9 PM
Welcome reception with featured artist Alan Gessinger – Exhibit runs from June 25-July 31

WORKSHOP “New” Terrarium Building: Susan Ackerbauer JULY 9 10 AM – 3 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

WORKSHOP Watercolor: Cheryl Bielli JULY 16 10 AM – 3 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

CRAFT FAIR & BBQ JULY 18 10 AM – 3 PM
Crafters, Bake Sale, Raffles, Weaving demonstration – Eileen Wrightsman
Music – “Durey Creek Bluegrass Band – 11 am – 2 pm

WORKSHOP Basket Weaving: Eileen Wrightsman JULY 23 10 AM – 3 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

MUSIC & DANCING: “CLEENSTREET” JULY 24 7PM – 11 PM
Popular local group will play it all: Rock, R & B, Country
Performance held at Adirondack Paradise
St. Hwy. 29A and 10, Pine Lake (Paid admission)

WORKSHOP Quilting: Diane Henderson JULY 30 10 AM – 3 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

WORKSHOP Bird in a Barn Shadow Box: Cheryl Bielli AUGUST 6 10 AM – 3 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

GALLERY OPENING AUGUST 6 7 PM – 9 PM
Welcome reception August featured artist – Ed McDaniel
Exhibit runs from August 6th through September 30th

BROOKS CHICKEN BARBECUE AUGUST 8 4 PM – 7 PM
(EAT ON GROUNDS OR TAKE-OUT)
Tickets available at museum
Music provided by Warren Sieme

WORKSHOP Barn Quilt Square: Liz Argotsinger & Kathy (Ziggy) Zajicek AUGUST 13 10AM – 2 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

WORKSHOP Painting Snowmen & Evergreens on Tin: Phyllis Sanford AUGUST 20 10 AM – 3 PM
(Limited class sizes, bring a lunch, money may be needed for supplies and materials so please check the website for details before attending)

For more information, including directions and contact information, please visit the Caroga Historical Association information page.

Fort Klock 2015 Summer Events

Fort Klock 2015 Calendar of Events

Hammer-In (June 13th and 14th.) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. All blacksmiths are invited to attend and demonstrate how iron items were created in early times. A two day program held in the 1820’s Fort Klock Blacksmith shop. All Blacksmiths are invited to attend and offered a chance to demonstrate their specialty skills making items out of iron. The public is invited. Volunteers will provide hamburgers, sausages and hot dogs plus refreshments for a small fee.

Stone Soup Music Concert (July 24, 2015) 7:00 p.m.. Come to Fort Klock on Friday, July 24 and enjoy an acoustic band playing an variety of traditional folk, old time and original songs. After the Concert our Site Interpreters will give a late night tour of the fort. Donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted.

Young Pioneer Program (August 4th.,5th. ,and 6th.) The Young Pioneer Program is for children between the age of 9 and 13. The children will experience frontier life and colonial lifestyles while having fun learning about life was like for children of the of that period. There will plenty of hand-on activities. Please phone 518-568-7779 to register. Please register early because only the first 20 students will be accepted. A small fee is charged.

Fort Klock Two Day Giant Craft Fair. (September 12th and 13) Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 100 talented artisans and crafters will offer their home made creations. This is one of the best craft fairs in the northeast area. Friends of Fort Klock will have homemade food and refreshments on Saturday starting at 11:30 until gone. A food wagon with hamburgers, fries, hot dogs and other treats will be available on both days. Admission and Parking is free. Vendors please call 518-568-7779 for more information on how to register.

Fort Klock Will Close for the Regular Season on Columbus Day

Sometimes problems arise with scheduled events that are beyond our control. Please call Fort Klock to confirm dates and events. At times additional events are added to our schedule. These events will be announced on the is web page and the local media.

For More Information call 518-568-7779 or visit the Fort Klock website.

GLOVE Performing Arts Center Summer Schedule

GLOVE Performing Arts Center
42 N. Main Street
(518) 773-8255 Ext 25
Summer Line-up

Clue the Musical
June 19, 20,
June 25, 26 & 27 @ 8PM
$15 – Student/Senior $12
Comic antics, witty lyrics & beguiling score.

Fiddler on the Roof
July 24, 25, 30, 31,
Aug 1 @ 8PM
July 26 @ 2PM
$15 – Student/Seniors $ 12
Musical theatre at its best – winner of 9 Tony awards,

The Music Man JR
Aug 20,21,22 @ 7PM
Aug 23 @ 2PM
$10 Student/Seniors $ 8
Based on the timeless Broadway classic, The Music Man JR is adapted for young performers. The result is family entertainment at its best!

January's Observances

It’s observances like Adopt A Rescued Bird Month or Sugar Awareness Week that just make you think of January, don’t they?

But you want to learn more about National Science Fiction Day, don’t you?

Learn more about that one and more (lots more!) of January’s special observance days at BrownieLocks.

January Events from Discover Saratoga

Selected events from Discover Saratoga; visit the site for a full event listing.

Fri, Jan 2, 2015
Funk Evolution LIVE at Vapor
Location: Vapor Night Club at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 581-5772
Funk Evolution LIVE at Vapor!

Fri, Jan 2 – 2, 2015
PAINT “COUNTRY STAR’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or Register on our website.

Sat, Jan 3 – 3, 2015
PAINT ‘WINTER BIRCH’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 3 – 3, 2015
FAMILY PAINT ‘SNOW PENGUIN’ AT ART IN MIND
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa and creative time with your family! ALL AGES WELCOME! We will create individual masterpieces! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 11″x14″ canvases. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, and cocoa! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
DeeJay Element LIVE at Vapor
Location: Vapor Night Club at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 581-5772

DeeJay Element LIVE at Vapor!
Sat, Jan 3, 2015
Saturday Night Special

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
Old Friends at Cabin Creek 6th Annual Birthday Party for our Retired Thoroughbreds
Location: 483 Sand Hill Road Greenfield, NY
Phone: (518) 698-2377
OLD FRIENDS AT CABIN CREEK… 6TH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY FUNDRAISER FOR OUR RETIRED RACEHORSES…. PLEASE JOIN US ON JANUARY 3RD 2015 FOR NOON TO 3PM AT THE FARM…..483 SAND HILL RD. GREENFIELD CENTER, NY. …..ENJOY DELICIOUS STEAMING HOT SOUPS FROM AREA RESTAURANTS, BIRTHDAY CAKE, TOURS AND LOTS OF QUALITY TIME WITH OUR HORSES. YOUR GENEROUS PRESENTS WILL HELP TO FEED AND MAINTAIN OUR HORSES DURING THE HARDEST TIME OF THE YEAR Old Friends at Cabin Creek is a 501(c)3 organization 483 Sand Hill Rd. Greenfield, NY 12833 – (518) 698-2377

Mon, Jan 5, 2015
Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED
Location: Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middlegrove Rd. Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Phone: 518-378-5623
RescuTech Associates, LLC in Greenfield Center will be providing ongoing Community CPR courses the 1st and 3rd Monday evening of every month at the Ndakinna Education Center in Greenfield Ctr. Community CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant gives you the tools you’ll need to act quickly in a cardiac, stroke or choking emergency. We teach our courses in an open relaxed format with an emphasis on hands-on skills. At course completion you’ll receive a nationally recognized certification card.

Mon, Jan 5 – Fri, Feb 13, 2015
Winter Riding Session
Location: 522 Route 32 North, Schuylerville, New York 12871
This is a 6 week riding program. Ride in our indoor arena all winter. Call for time and dates available. 518-577-0449

Mon, Jan 5, 2015
Open House Tango Fusion Dance Company
Location: The Newburry 388 Broadway Saratoga Springs
Phone: 518 932 6447
Tango Fusion Dance Company Open House at The New-berry Music Hall formerly MINE NIGHTCLUB there is a Buffet and DJ Free class for New Students We will teach Bachata at 6 pm and Salsa at 7 pm

Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Community Acupuncture Clinic
Location: Roosevelt Baths & Spa
Phone: 518-226-4790
Roosevelt Baths and Spa Community Acupuncture Clinic with Brooke Hewitt, L.Ac. MAOM Community Acupuncture us an effective way of providing relaxation and relief, from various ailments, to the greater population. Patients are treated in a common room while relaxing in comfortable chairs. With this design, we are able to significantly reduce the cost of a treatment without sacrificing the effectiveness. Treatments are offered on a sliding scale of $20 – $30. Reservations Required: (518) 226-4790

Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Wednesday Night Special
Location: DiDonna’s South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Phone: 518-584-0227
Wednesday special: Steak night, 10 oz NY Strip or 8 oz Top Sirloin w/vegetable and homemade mashed potatoes w/a beer $15 Also on Wednesday, dart league new to DiDonna’s. Starts at 7pm. This is new and starting up so bring a friend or two and let’s build it up! Any questions, give us a call 518-584-0227

Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Dart League at DiDonna’s
Location: DiDonna’s South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Phone: 518-584-0227
Dart league is new to DiDonna’s. Starts at 7pm. This is new and starting up so bring a friend or two and let’s build it up! Any questions, give us a call 518-584-0227

Thu, Jan 8, 2015
Thursday Night Special
Location: DiDonna’s South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Phone: 518-584-0227
Thursday special: Chicken or eggplant parm served w/pasta and a garden salad $10

Thu, Jan 8, 2015
Big Brains Trivia
Location: The Parting Glass Pub
Phone: (518) 862-1250 x.21
Teams of Big Brains competing to outsmart one another, helping create a brighter future for our community! Hosted by M.C.’s Brian Cody of Fly92.3 and Kevin & Shanna of 99.5 The River! A $200 donation OR fundraising goal per team of four earns each participant one adult drink token & appetizers. (Additional food and drink available for purchase.) PRIZES: * The winning team of each location will receive $200 cash! *$800 CASH PRIZE for the highest scoring team of all four trivia locations! (Teams do not have to attend all four events!) Register or Sponsor a team today! View Website

Thu, Jan 8 – 8, 2015
ART LESSONS FOR KIDS AT ART IN MIND STUDIO (ages 7-12)
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Art lessons for kids are for the young artist who is ready to take their art to the next level. Through specific exercises and secrets of master artists, your work will come to life. Classes are offered bi-weekly with painting or drawing as a focus. All supplies included. $20.00 PER SESSION Ages 7-12
Thu, Jan 8 – 8, 2015
PAINT ‘FIRST SNOW’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO

Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Road Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.
Fri, Jan 9 – 9, 2015
PAINT ‘SNOW CARDINALS’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO

Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.
Fri, Jan 9 – 9, 2015
PAINT ‘SNOW CARDINALS’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO

Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 10 – 10, 2015
PAINT ‘STARRY NIGHT’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20” canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 10, 2015
Food For Thought Farmers’ Market Book Discussion at Saratoga Farmers’ Market
Location: Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Lincoln Baths
Phone: 584-7860
Concerned about food sustainability issues? Ever considered chucking it all in and starting your own farm? Wonder what’s really in that processed cheese slice? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might want to join us for our new “Food For Thought” book discussion series, to be held at, and in partnership with Saratoga Farmers’ Market in their winter location at the Lincoln Baths in Saratoga Spa State Park. This month’s selection is “Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal” by Melanie Warner.

Sat, Jan 10, 2015
All Stars: A Showcase of Saratoga, Fulton & Montgomery County High School Artists
Location: 320 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518.584.4132
High school art teachers throughout Saratoga, Fulton & Montgomery County, including Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Broadalbin-Perth, Corinth, Johnstown, Saratoga Springs, Schuylerville, Shenendehowa, South Glens Falls, Stillwater, Amsterdam, Gloversville, Mayfield & Northville, select work in all media from their strongest students to exhibit in The Arts Center Gallery. From sculpture to drawing, these wonderful artworks highlight the dedication of area art teachers together with the amazing talent of their art students. By encouraging younger generations of artists to excel in their creative work, Saratoga Arts fulfills its mission of cultivating, nourishing and sustaining the arts in all of its forms. Guests are welcome to visit the The Arts Center Gallery from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Local, regional and nationally-known artists’ work is displayed in our 2,000 square-foot gallery. Opening receptions and Discussions with the artists are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to browse through our Gallery Shop, featuring fine art by over 50 of our member artists. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions at call 518.584.4132

Sat, Jan 10 – 10, 2015
BEATLES Tribute Dinner Theatre Concert
Location: The Parting Glass Pub 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-583-1916
Come on in out of the cold. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a Deluxe HEY JUDE BEATLES Tribute Show at the prestigious Parting Glass Pub in Saratoga, NY on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Don’t miss the band’s New Concert Experience featuring a Sgt. Pepper set! Enjoy HEY JUDE’s Expanded Set List full of FAB BEATLES Hits! Meet and Greet with “John,” “Paul,” “George,” and “Ringo” for free fan photos. Performances feature authentic costumes, instruments, and witty British stage banter. Spend a memorable evening with the Capital Region’s renowned BEATLES tribute band, HEY JUDE, at The Parting Glass Pub, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. To purchase tickets to see the show, or to make reservations, contact The Parting Glass Pub at 518-583-1916. Cheers-From Hey Jude…The Tribute! To book Hey Jude for your next event, contact Lisa Gandia at 518-844-5453.

Mon, Jan 12, 2015
Monday Night Specials
Location: DiDonna’s South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Phone: 518-584-0227
Monday night special: 25 cent chicken wings throughtout the football game starting at 8:30 pm. In house only. Also on Monday night, pool league starts at 7pm. This is new so don’t be afraid to just show up and bring a friend. Any questions call 518-584-0227.

Mon, Jan 12 – 12, 2015
PAINT ‘NIGHT OWL’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Tue, Jan 13 – 13, 2015
MAKE A DROP BEADED NECKLACE AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and create beautiful jewelry! We will create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will provide all instruction, materials, coffee, wine cups, and ice! Call or register on our website.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015
Wednesday Night Special

Thu, Jan 15 – 15, 2015
PAINT ‘POINSETTIA’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Thu, Jan 15 – 15, 2015
STUDIO ART LESSONS AT ART IN MIND (ages 13-Adult)
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Studio Art Lessons for ages 13 – adult is for the artist who would like detailed instruction or is ready to take their art to the next level. Through specific exercises and secrets of master artists, your work will come to life. Classes are offered bi-weekly with painting or drawing as a focus. Instructor will provide lessons or the artists may also bring specific projects that they would like to be guided on. $20.00 PER SESSION Call or register on our website.

Fri, Jan 16 – 16, 2015
PAINT ‘WHIMSY SNOW TREE’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Hattie’s 14th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit
Location: Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
One of the region’s “must attend” fundraising events of the winter is Hattie’s Marti Gras Party at The Canfield Casino. This this year’s event will support Jake’s Help From Heaven.

Sat, Jan 17 – 17, 2015
PAINT ‘ADK SKYLIGHT’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 17 – 17, 2015
FAMILY PAINT ‘OLAF’ AT ART IN MIND
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa and creative time with your family! ALL AGES WELCOME! We will create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 11″x14″ canvases. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, and cocoa! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 17 – 18, 2015
The Vibratones LIVE at The Old Trail Inn
Location: The Old Trail Inn, Hadley NY
Phone: 914 474-4440
Come out and play with the area’s hottest PARTY BAND in their first appearance at The Old Trail for 2015. Bring your dancing shoes!!

Mon, Jan 19, 2015
Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED
Location: Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middlegrove Rd. Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Phone: 518-378-5623
RescuTech Associates, LLC in Greenfield Center will be providing ongoing Community CPR courses the 1st and 3rd Monday evening of every month. Community CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant gives you the tools you’ll need to act quickly in a cardiac, stroke or choking emergency. We teach our courses in an open relaxed format with an emphasis on hands-on skills. At course completion you’ll receive a nationally recognized certification card.

Mon, Jan 19 – 19, 2015
PAINT ‘SNOW BRIDGE’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Creative Wellness Studio Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Mon, Jan 19 – 19, 2015
PAINT ‘SNOW BRIDGE’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Creative Wellness Studio Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Tue, Jan 20 – 20, 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY 101 AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MANDY In this class you will learn the basics of photography including…. *how your camera works ?*camera modes *exposure *focus/depth of field *resolution *file formats ?*additional equipment (batteries, lenses, etc) We will have lots time in between instruction to play so please bring your DSLR camera, manual and a notebook with you. Be ready to snap, smile, and study!

Wed, Jan 21 – 21, 2015
PAINTING FUNDRAISER FOR MOUNTAIN ROTTIE RESCUE
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
JOIN US FOR A FUN PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO! Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York (MRR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the Capital District of NY, Central NY and Catskill Mountain areas. MRR is dedicated to re-homing homeless Rottweilers and other breeds. All MRR dogs are temperament tested before acceptance into our program. Our members consist of experienced animal handlers and experienced rottweiler owners. Some of our dogs are cruelty cases and come from abusive pasts – we offer rehabilitation and training to these dogs and have successfully placed most of our cruelty cases into new loving homes. Any dog adopted from Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York has been fostered in a home prior to adoption. This fundraiser at Art in Mind Studio will benefit Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York whose foster homes have been recently consistently full. The proceeds will allow MRR to continue fulfilling their mission to re-home homeless dogs throughout New York.

Thu, Jan 22 – 22, 2015
PAINT ‘WHIMSY SNOWMAN’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come on in from the weather and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or BYOB as we paint beautiful 16″x20″ canvases. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All supplies and instruction included. We have coffee, wine cups and ice. Call or register on our website.

Thu, Jan 22 – 22, 2015
ART LESSONS FOR KIDS AT ART IN MIND STUDIO (ages 7-12)
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Art lessons for kids are for the young artist who is ready to take their art to the next level. Through specific exercises and secrets of master artists, your work will come to life. Classes are offered bi-weekly with painting or drawing as a focus. All supplies included. $20.00 PER SESSION Ages 7-12 Call or register on our website.

Fri, Jan 23 – 23, 2015
PAINT ‘SNOW TREE’ – adult/teen night (age 11+) AT ART IN MIND
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
ADULT/TEEN NIGHT AGES 11+ Come enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, and cocoa! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 24 – 24, 2015
PAINT ‘MR. SNOWMAN’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Youth Orchestra Concert: Carmina Burana with High School Choral Groups
Location: The Palace Theatre, Albany
Phone: 518-382-7581
Empire State Youth Orchestra, conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo will be joined on stage by select singers from four high schools in the region, Albany, Shaker, Guilderland, and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Woodrow Bynum, Baritone, Brendan Hoffman, Tenor, Sharla Nafziger, Soprano, and a small choir from Boys Choir at The Cathedral of All Saints will complete the complement of musicians on the stage. Visit http://esyo.org/event/youth-orchestra-concert-carmina-burana-high-school-choral-groups/ for more information.

Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Premier Bridal Show Extravaganza
Location: Hall of Springs & Gideon Putnam (Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Phone: 518-374-4141, ext. 4170
Featuring over 75 wedding professionals, including over 15 different reception facilities and caterers, photographers, videographers, bands, DJ’s and more, this Saratoga bridal event is a must attend!

Mon, Jan 26 – 26, 2015
PAINT A GLASS SNOWMAN PLATE AT ART IN MIND
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and paint a beautiful 12″ glass plate! We will create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine cups, and ice! Call or register on our website.

Tue, Jan 27 – 27, 2015
MAKE BEADED STAR/SNOWFLAKE EARRINGS AT ART IN MIND
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and make beautiful jewelry! We will create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will provide all instruction, all materials, coffee, wine cups, and ice!

Thu, Jan 29 – 29, 2015
PAINT ‘BREAKFAST’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice!

Thu, Jan 29 – 29, 2015
STUDIO ART LESSONS (13 – ADULT)
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Studio Art Lessons for ages 13 – adults is for the artist who would like detailed instruction or is ready to take their art to the next level. Through specific exercises and secrets of master artists, your work will come to life. Classes are offered bi-weekly with painting or drawing as a focus. Instructor will provide lessons or the artists may also bring specific projects that they would like to be guided on. $20.00 PER SESSION Call or register on our website.

Fri, Jan 30 – 30, 2015
PAINT ‘SNOW BARN’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Chowderfest 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY
Location: Participating Restaurants in Saratoga, New York
Chowderfest 2015 in Saratoga Springs NY! Come enjoy samples of chowder from over 50 local restaurants in Saratoga. Once you taste them all you can vote for your favorite! Bring your furry friend for a bowl of chowder just for them!

Sat, Jan 31 – 31, 2015
PAINT ‘MOONLIGHT VIEW’ AT ART IN MIND STUDIO
Location: Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd. Glenville NY 12302
Phone: 518-477-3798
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or BYOB and de-stress as we create individual masterpieces! ?NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! We will paint a 16″x 20″ canvas. We will provide all instruction, art materials, coffee, wine glasses and ice! Call or register on our website.

A Folklorist's Look

A Folklorist’s Look at the Changing Demographics of Schenectady and the Mohawk Valley

Presented by
Dr. Ellen McHale
Executive Director, NY Folklore Society

Saturday, December 13, 2014
at 2:00 PM

Presented at
Mabee Farm Historic Site 
1100 Main St
Rotterdam Junction NY 12150
Admission: $5.00; Free for SCHS members

What are the dynamics of cultural equity and how does a community encourage its own cultural arts? Executive Director of the New York Folklore Society, Ellen McHale will speak about the 21st century demographics of Schenectady and the Mohawk Valley and will provide some thoughts towards a culturally inclusive community. Dr. Ellen McHale has served as the Executive Director of the New York Folklore Society since 1999. She holds a PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a Fulbright Fellow at the Institute for Folklife Studies at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. McHale has also been a folklore and oral history consultant to numerous cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife, the Robert Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and the Albany Institute of History and Art. She currently serves as a trainer for the Veteran’s History Project for the Library of Congress and has assisted the project in developing a guide for “best practices.”

For more information, please contact Mary Zawacki at 518-887-5073 or curator@schenectadyhistorical.org. Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the Franchere Education.

December's Crazy Observances

December is when we have National Handwashing Week, which makes sense given that colds and flus are a danger. That doesn’t explain National Ninja Day or International Coelenterate Biology Week, though.

What’s really scary is that Leap Second Time Adjustment Day starts to look like a great idea in comparison. (Even though it’s somewhat contested.)

Learn more about these observances and more (lots more!) of December’s special observance days at BrownieLocks.

National Novel Writing Month

If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, the idea is to write a novel during November. That’s not easy, so here’s some help:

1. Sign up
2. Create your concept for your novel’s 50,000 word rough draft.
3. Interact with other writers to keep up your inspiration and earn badges.
4. Get inspired and prepared.
5. Start writing November 1st and keep your word count updated.
6. Paste in the full text of your novel no earlier than November 20th to win.

Learn more (lots more!) of November’s special observance days at BrownieLocks – don’t overlook National Fig Week and the International Game Day.

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