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Here’s what’s coming up: Sun, Jan 13: The Music Studio Open House at The Music Studio Young children have an innate affinity for music, and they absorb new concepts quickly and easily. Music for the Young classes are a great way to get them started, in small, short-term classes grouped by age. Two-and three-year-olds will be captivated by songs, dances, instruments, rhythm games, and slightly older children will thrill to the puzzle of musical notation.

Sun, Jan 13: Taste of Camp 2019 at the Schenectady JCC at Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) Bouncy-bounce, inflatable slide, swimming, arts & crafts, challah making, archery, sno-cones, raffles and more!

Sun, Jan 13: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts) This triple-bill includes the wonderful story of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of LITTLE CLOUD’s travels through the sky, and the MIXED-UP CHAMELEON’s discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Sun, Jan 13: Family Paint Workshop at Albany Institute of History and Art Join us for an afternoon of painting fun for the whole family!

Sun, Jan 13: I/O Out Loud: Kids Make Music! at Clark Art Institute “All Ears” is a free, one-hour event at which kids and their families can discover new sounds and create live music with students and faculty from Williams College. Join us in exploring the hidden sounds in everyday objects and in uncovering the strange, wonderful noises in the instruments of the orchestra. Open your ears to the sounds all around us, and be prepared to make some noise!

Mon, Jan 14: Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog at Castleton Public Library Lacey loves for kids to read to her! Kids are invited to stop in to read to Lacey, or just pet her and say hi.

Mon, Jan 14: Preschool Nature Hour at Camp Saratoga, Parking Lot 1 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.

Thu, Jan 17: Knee High Naturalist at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event.

Thu, Jan 17: Art Club! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our fun & educational Art Club Classes! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Thu, Jan 17: Winter Board Art Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Thu, Jan 17: New Family Preview Class at St. George’s Episcopal Church New families, come join Miss Lisa’s Musikids for a free preview class of “Marvelous Me,” a Kindermusik unit for young children up to age 4. This event is the first class of the 5-week series.

Fri, Jan 18: Night Watchman Family Night Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Fri, Jan 18: Paint Starry Night Over the Rhone at the Galway Rock Winery! at Galway Rock Winery Join us at the new Galway Rock Winery (998 Saratoga Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019) for a fun night creating a unique painting! Limited Space

Fri, Jan 18: American Girl Live! at The Egg at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts) American Girl Live, a new stage production, features favorite American Girl characters at sleepaway camp as they share their dreams, follow their hearts, and learn the power of friendship through story and song.

Sat, Jan 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Fireworks at Windham Mountain at Windham Mountain Celebrate the long weekend with a fireworks display on the mountain.

Sat, Jan 19: Full Moon Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner

Sat, Jan 19: Ice Fishing Contest at Grafton Lakes State Park Rise and shine for the Annual Ice Fishing Contest at Grafton Lakes State Park! Grab your poles and your parkas and join us on the ice for a day of angling. Quit hibernating and get the family out on the ice! $10/adult to register and children are free. Big cash prizes for adult categories, goodies for kiddos. Meets at Maintenance Shop. Call the park for more details: 518-279-1155

Sat, Jan 19: Study Week @CPL at Castleton Public Library Busy studying for Regents exams, preparing for tests, or doing homework? Join us for some snacks and use our study space. Groups and individuals welcome. Hours below: Thursday, January 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Sat, Jan 19: Timmy Failure Total Takeover Party! at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Join us to celebrate the launch of the final book in the Timmy Failure series with a Total Takeover party! We’ll have a mystery to solve, giveaways, raffles, Timmy Failure sunglasses and, of course, a giant inflatable polar bear named Total. This is a great event for readers of the series & for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants looking for their next great read.

Sat, Jan 19: Preschool Fair at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Visit with several local preschools to find the best fit for your child.

Sat, Jan 19: Winter Blues Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Jan 19: Ronald McDonald House Charities – 18th Annual Radiothon at Crossgates Mall Join RMHC and Albany Broadcasting for our 18th Annual Radiothon, which will once again be presented by our friends at Capital Bank!

Sat, Jan 19: Ice Fishing Clinic at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park Learn all about ice fishing at this free clinic!

Sat, Jan 19: Ice Fishing Contest at Thompson's Lake at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park Join us on the ice for the Annual Ice Fishing Contest!

Sat, Jan 19: Family Fun Night at Guilderland YMCA Is your New Year’s Resolution to spend more time together as a family? Join us for our family fun night! There will pickleball, ping-pong, and arts & crafts for kids! It’s a great way to spend time with your family.

Sun, Jan 20: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra at Proctors Theatre at Proctors Great music in a great space.

Sun, Jan 20: Model Train Show at miSci at miSci miSci celebrates the holiday season with its annual exhibit, Model Trains in Motion: Full STEAM Ahead, an elaborate 19- by 27-foot layout constructed by Upstate Train Associates, boasting several running O Gauge model trains. In addition to several trains running continuously, visitors can see a host of other items that have been added to the display over the years, including animated toys and various rural and industrial landscapes. The trains that load and unload their cargo of barrels, lumber, and other objects always delight visitors. Watch the trains navigate through a variety of structures or conduct a scavenger hunt for objects and sights throughout the display. Visitors can see the trains running Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM and 11-4 and on Sundays from 12:30 to 4 PM. Model Trains in Motion opens on Friday, November 23, 2018 and runs through January 21, 2019.

Sun, Jan 20: Animania! – Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall Animania is Back!

Sun, Jan 20: Book Talk & Signing | Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art at Albany Institute of History and Art Local author Hudson Talbott will discuss his most recent work Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art.

Sun, Jan 20: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Party at miSci (formerly Schenectady Museum) & Suits-Bueche Planetarium Join us late into the night of January 20th for a lunar eclipse party hosted by the Dudley Observatory at miSci! There will be eclipse viewing through telescopes, hands-on activities, planetarium shows, and more! miSci galleries and the trains will be open as well. Event held rain or shine- we will live stream the eclipse if it’s cloudy.

Mon, Jan 21: New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance at Empire State Plaza Free and Open to the Public: Speeches and Music at the Empire State Plaza followed by March

Mon, Jan 21: School Break Star Shows at Discover Albany: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Henry Hudson Planetarium January 21 @ 11 am: Zoo In the Sky – Meet a lion, bears and other animals of the night sky. After the show, enjoy an astronomy craft with your family! Approprite for children grades pre-K – 2 and their families. $3 all seats. January 21 @ 1 pm: Wonders of the Universe – Interactive program identifies stars, planets and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer. Geared for skywatchers 8 and up. $3 all seats.

Mon, Jan 21: MLK Day Olive Branch Craft at World Awareness Children’s Museum Olive branches are a universal sign of peace. Join us as we make paper collage olive branches in honor of a man who sought peace for all, Mr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon, Jan 21: MLK Day Basketball Clinic at Greenbush YMCA Work with our experienced coaches to improve fundamental skills and become better players. Our Skills and Drills clinic will help current players advance their skills and help players new to the game develop the fundamental skills needed to improve their play. This is for all players ages 8-18.

Mon, Jan 21: Free Admission Day | Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Albany Institute of History and Art Visit the Albany Institute of History & Art for free, courtesy of M&T Bank!

Wed, Jan 23: Beading Bonanza at Castleton Public Library Stop by the library to make bracelets, necklaces, and other creative beaded crafts!

Wed, Jan 23: NEW! Digital Drawing & Illustration Class at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Thu, Jan 24: Preschool Naturalists at Saratoga Spa State Park Preschool Naturalists is a nature class designed for children ages 3 to 5. This hour-long program will focus on using the senses to explore a certain aspect of the outdoor world. Children will also enjoy a nature related story and craft.

Thu, Jan 24: Study Week @CPL at Castleton Public Library Busy studying for Regents exams, preparing for tests, or doing homework? Join us for some snacks and use our study space. Groups and individuals welcome. Hours below: Thursday, January 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Thu, Jan 24: Art Club – Sculptures Series! Figurative Sculpture at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio In our Art Club Sculpture Series we will explore a variety of sculpture forms utilizing several types of media. These classes will run every other week. *Save money by purchasing 3 at once!

Fri, Jan 25: Must Be Love Family Night Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Jan 26: Social Saturday at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room On Saturdays we do something special. Come and bring your family!

Sat, Jan 26: One Man Star Wars Trilogy at Proctors Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creationOne-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show. Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes- no costumes, no props, no sets- all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles. If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm, and Charlie’s mom. The Force is strong with this one.

Sat, Jan 26: Winter Fest at Grafton Lakes State Park at Grafton Lakes State Park Join us at Grafton Lakes’ 34th Annual Winter Fest! Bring your family out to this FREE festival to enjoy food, games, exhibitors, and fun in the snow.

Sat, Jan 26: First Book Friendiversary at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Join The Carle and First Book for a FREE day of activities all about friendship and reading!

Sat, Jan 26: Perler Bead Crafts at Castleton Public Library Come make something awesome out of perler beads!

Sat, Jan 26: Icy Path Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Jan 26: “Tunes and Tales from the Towpath” by The Hudson River Ramblers at New York State Museum Come along on a journey in story and song, to when the Erie Canal was the major “super highway” of the young nation. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk and historical balladeer Rich Bala, dressed in period clothing, will be your guides along the way.

Sat, Jan 26: Robert C. Parker School Open House at Robert C. Parker School Pre K Critical thinkers, phenomenal teachers, positive peer culture. Come meet our master teachers, tour the school campus and learn about our rich and responsive program. Parker School is located on a beautiful 77 acre campus, just 2.2 miles off exit 8 of I-90. Robert C. Parker School is an independent school for boys and girls in pre-school through 8th grade, 10 minutes from downtown Albany. We believe that successful learners are confident, caring and creative, capable of defining their own place in the world. Children eager to understand their world energize our classrooms at a time when their capacity for learning is arguably at its peak. They join together in our community of teachers, peers, mentors and families to discover and be discovered, to learn respect and earn respect, and to develop intellectual strategies that will carry them forth in a direction of their own choosing.

Sat, Jan 26: Parker School Open House at Robert C. Parker School Active project-based learning, phenomenal teachers, positive peer culture. Come meet our master teachers, tour the school campus and learn about our rich and responsive program. Parker School is located on a beautiful 77 acre campus, just 2.2 miles off exit 8 of I-90.

Sat, Jan 26: Schenectady Soup Stroll Free Sampler Show!!! at The Mopco Improv Theatre The Mop and Bucket Company, the Capital Region’s favorite improvisers, is serving up laughs for the whole family during the Schenectady Soup Stroll! Come in, relax and warm up with some improvised comedy made up entirely on the spot from your suggestions, so no two shows are alike!

Sun, Jan 27: High School Choral Festival at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall This is Albany Pro Musica’s 19th year of hosting this beloved invitational festival of regional high school choirs. Guest composer and conductor Brad Ellingboe, whose more than 150 published compositions and arrangements are favorites of choral ensembles across the world, will share the stage with Maestro Flores-Caraballo to conduct a festival chorus of more than 250 voices. Elingboe has received annual awards in composition from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2000. For his work in making the music of Norway better known among English-speaking singers, Ellingboe was awarded Sankt Olavs Medaljen by His Majesty, King Harald of Norway, in 1994.

Sun, Jan 27: Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats Culinary Arts Event for Kids & Family! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our culinary art classes for kids and families! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sun, Jan 27: Paint a Winter Light-up Wine Bottle and Wine Glass Set with us at the Saratoga Winery! 1/27/19 1:30pm class at Saratoga Winery Join us at the Saratoga Winery (462 Route 29 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) for a fun afternoon creating a unique project with Art in Mind. We will be painting LIGHT-UP WINE BOTTLES and a matching SET OF WINE GLASSES! Limited Space

Sun, Jan 27: Nature Hike at Saratoga Spa State Park Join a skilled naturalist for a walk in the park searching for signs of wildlife. Lately we’ve spied porcupines and mink in the area. Who knows what you might find! No registration necessary. Hikes meet at Creekside Classroom every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Snowshoes are available for use.

Mon, Jan 28: Wetland Hike at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Tue, Jan 29: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library – Glenville Branch This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from birth to 24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

Tue, Jan 29: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Tue, Jan 29: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.

Tue, Jan 29: Cool Science: Rainbow Paper at Castleton Public Library We’ll learn how color, light, and rainbows work by using solvents and black paper to make rainbow paper!

Wed, Jan 30: Science Story Time at Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) Story and project-based activity for ages 2 to 6, with a different theme each month.

Wed, Jan 30: Diavolo at Proctors Following their success as one of the top 10 finalists in Season 12 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Los Angeles-based DIAVOLO continues pushing a new edge of performance with Artistic Director Jacques Heim’s inventive genius and his fearless, athletic daredevils. With a unique style that encompasses dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics, DIAVOLO explores the relationship between the human body and its surrounding architectural environment.

Wed, Jan 30: The Story Corner at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga This program is best suited for children ages 3 and up. Join us on our front patio* as we explore new stories and develop early-literacy skills through multi-sensory activities, projects and crafts. *we will be indoors during inclement weather

Wed, Jan 30: Character Design & Storytelling for Comics at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Thu, Jan 31: Baby Bookworms (babies up to 18 months) at East Greenbush Community Library Parents and caregivers participate with their babies in this program that emphasizes songs, rhymes, bounces, and short stories. The program concludes with a play session. We even provide the toys!

Thu, Jan 31: Sensory Play at Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join CMOST staff in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands-on sensory science activity. No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission.

Thu, Jan 31: Learn & Play Storytime at Castleton Public Library Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Thu, Jan 31: Science Explorers at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga This program is best suited for all ages. Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us.

Thu, Jan 31: Kindermusik with Miss Lisa at St. George’s Episcopal Church Come join Miss Lisa’s Musikids for a five week class of “Marvelous Me,” a Kindermusik unit for young children up to age 4.

Fri, Feb 01: Investigate the A in STEaM Fridays at Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) Designed for our younger visitors, children will have an opportunity to explore a different creative art activity each week.

Fri, Feb 01: Family Movie Night- "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (PG) at Castleton Public Library Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our family movie night! This month’s movie is Goosebumps 2 (PG)

Fri, Feb 01: Winter Birch Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Feb 02: ESYO's Annual Playathon at Crossgates Mall Over 500 ESYO youth musicians will transform Crossgates Mall into a symphony hall for its annual Playathon. This free, family event takes place from 11 am through 6:30 pm and showcases 11 ESYO ensembles–from the deep rumble of the percussion ensembles to the uplifting trills of the wind orchestra. The day will also include a Musical Petting Zoo from our friends at John Keal Music and live auctions to earn a chance to lead one of the ensembles! The marathon display of musical talent is more than simply a community concert; it helps ESYO ensure no qualified musician is ever turned away from the ESYO Experience because of inability to pay. The money raised will fund a substantial portion of ESYO’s operating expenses and musician scholarships.

Sat, Feb 02: Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum at Hanford Mills Museum Take part in a traditional ice harvest, using historic tools and techniques. Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides; ice carving, ice fishing, and historic cooking demonstrations; bonfires; hot soup buffet; local farmers and vendors

Sat, Feb 02: Winter Festival and Artisan Market at Eldridge Research Center Join the Huyck Preserve for sledding, ice skating, hot cocoa and tasty food, shopping local and handmade goods, an upcycling workshop, and live rescue demonstrations! All ages welcome!

Sat, Feb 02: Take Your Child to the Library Day at Castleton Public Library Visit to learn about all the fun you can have with us (plus – pick up a special goodie bag to take home!). Drop in for a special storytime at 10:30, and drop in from 11:30-4:00 to make your own library card holder!

Sat, Feb 02: Snow Barn Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Feb 02: Empire State Youth Orchestra – Annual Playathon – Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall Support ESYO’s most important friend-raiser and fundraiser, and support the future of music!

Sat, Feb 02: Winter Scavenger Hunt! at Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department Cabin fever got you down?! Bundle up and head over to Elm Avenue Park for a family Scavenger Hunt!

Sat, Feb 02: Chinese New Year at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Our annual celebration includes children’s songs and a real dragon parade followed by performances of Chinese musicians, drummers and dancers.

Sat, Feb 02: Take Your Child to the Library Day at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Celebrate your library! Come in for storytime, the opportunity to read to a therapy dog, games, contests, giveaways and more!

Sat, Feb 02: Balloon Gal Jenny at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library No registration required, just stop in. Not safe for babies.

Sun, Feb 03: Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park Join us on a winter walk through woods and fields on Nature Center Trails!

Sun, Feb 03: First Sunday Free: Hearth & Home at Clark Art Institute On this First Sunday Free at the Clark, check winter doldrums at the door and spend the day celebrating all things cozy in the spirit of the Danish concept of hygge and other heartwarming traditions from around the world. Settle in by the digital hearth in the Michael Conforti Pavilion to write “warm fuzzies” to friends and family, make your own cocoa blend to enjoy on a frosty day, and use our fiber art materials to create a weaving project that’s soft to the touch.

Fri, Feb 15: Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure at Proctors The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. www.prehistoricaquarium.com

Fri, Feb 15: Starry Cabin Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Fri, Feb 15: Creative Kids Heart Mosaic Plaque at The Pottery Place Creative Kids is a multimedia arts and crafts class designed to encourage older kids creativity using a variety of mediums! Space is very limited so call to sign up today!

Fri, Feb 15: Little Ones Yoga at World Awareness Children’s Museum Introduce your children to Yoga at this fun program Friday, Feb. 15th! Our “Little Ones Yoga” program, led by guest teacher Neha Golwala, aims to develop proper posture, better balance, and self-awareness in this fun, child-friendly practice. This yoga workshop is best suited for children 5 years old and younger, but all ages are welcome to attend! This program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted

Fri, Feb 15: Family Trivia Night at World Awareness Children’s Museum Get your family in the friendly competitive spirit and join us after hours on Friday, Feb. 15th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm for “Family Trivia Night”! All ages are welcome. Teams of 6 or fewer people will play to win a special reproduction of one of the images in the Museum’s art collection! This event is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Sat, Feb 16: Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at Okemo Mountain Resort at Okemo Mountain Resort A spectacular pyrotechnics show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Okemo Clock Tower base area. An amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail precedes the fireworks show. Join in on a guided snowshoe hike up the mountain with Naturist Joe Karl for a slope side view of the show. Meet inside the Okemo Rental Shop (Main Base) at 6:00 p.m. to be fitted for snowshoes. Tour departs from the Okemo Base Area beside South Ridge Quad A at 6:30 p.m. and heads up on Bull Run to watch the fireworks! Note: The snowshoe tour is first come first served, reservations are recommended. Please have guests call 802-228-1558 to reserve their spot in the tour.

Sat, Feb 16: Happier Family Comedy Show at The Eric Carle Museum at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour-long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members’ suggestions and participation. Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!

Sat, Feb 16: Winter Stream Paint Event with Guest Artist Noreen Powell at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! With guest artist Noreen Powell! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Feb 16: The Prince & Princess in Me Series at The Prince & Princess in Me Series My Daughters and Me presents a program that focuses on helping to build self-esteem, self-love, and self-respect in young boys and girls.

Sat, Feb 16: Children's Writing Workshop with Janine De Tillio Cammarata at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Children’s book author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will present a special writing activity for kid readers & writers on Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m. She is the author of The Puzzle Quests: Saving Atlantis. Saving Atlantis is the second book in The Puzzle Quests’ series of adventures that span across time and generations.

Sat, Feb 16: Teen Video Game time at Rensselaer Public Library Teens, come play video games at the Rensselaer Library

Sun, Feb 17: SYLVIA THE VENTRILOQUIST at Okemo at Okemo Mountain Resort World renowned professional Actress-Ventriloquist-Comedian, Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects and voice illusions that will lure audiences into her hilarious and intriguing world of comedy.

Sun, Feb 17: Mutts Gone Nuts at The Egg at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts) From shelters to showbiz, canines and comedy collide as disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers.

Sun, Feb 17: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Cohoes Music Hall Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and all the Peanuts you love come to life in this delightful series of songs and vignettes. It’s perfect theatre fun for the whole family!

Sun, Feb 17: Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Sun, Feb 17: John Gray – Keller's Heart at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Join us on Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m.as John Gray talks about his new book, Keller’s Heart, a love story about a special girl and a fluffy white knight who rescue each other.

Sun, Feb 17: Come Meet Baseball Hall of Famer Dwight Gooden – Colonie Center Shopping Mall at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Dwight Gooden, former Yankee and Mets Hall of Famer, will be coming to Heroes Hideout in Colonie Center!

Mon, Feb 18: Animal Tracking Winter Walk at Saratoga Springs Public Library Participants will meet at the Saratoga Springs Public Library to learn about animal footprints and get snowshoes. We will walk to Congress Park and look for animal tracks. Registration is limited to 20 families, so register early! Pre-registration is required by calling the Library at (518) 584-7860 option 3.

Mon, Feb 18: Free Admission Day | Presidents' Day at Albany Institute of History and Art Visit the Albany Institute of History & Art for free, courtesy of M&T Bank!

Mon, Feb 18: Project: Cameron's Story Bookraiser Party at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Enjoy craft projects, face painting, and a visit with Elmo on Monday, February 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presented by Project: Cameron’s Story, join the party to celebrate their goal of giving books to every parent of a premature baby upon admission to regional NICUs.

Tue, Feb 19: Full Moon Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park Rebecca, our Park Educator will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake She will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Full moon hikes are $3 per person, please call for reservations 793-0511.

Tue, Feb 19: Special Storytime with Adam Gudeon at The Eric Carle Museum at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art In Adam Gudeon’s Peeper and Zeep, two accidental friends use innovation, trial and error, and some help from an unusual acquaintance to find their way home again. Through it all, Peeper the bird and Zeep the alien learn the meaning of friendship and family.

Tue, Feb 19: Moonlit Guided Walk at Schodack Island State Park Experience Five Rivers’ trails by moonlight. Dress for the weather and meet at the visitor center for this winter adventure. Space is limited call to register by noon, Tuesday, February 19. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

Tue, Feb 19: Nature Picture Frame Making at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Office Join us at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park for a great nature craft that can be done during any season! We will use twigs, pine cones, and other materials found in nature to create our picture frames. This program is for children ages 5 and up. Pre- registration required by February 18th.

Tue, Feb 19: Sweet Cinnamon Rolls Culinary Arts for Kids & Family Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our culinary art classes for kids & families! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Tue, Feb 19: Slime Making Class for Kids! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our Slime Making class for kids! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Tue, Feb 19: Teen Time: Sharpie Art Tiles at Castleton Public Library Do you want to make a fun decoration or a great gift? Join us at the library to decorate a ceramic tile with sharpie designs. For teens in 6th-12th grades.

Tue, Feb 19: Mad Science Slime Time! at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Create your own slime and enter the Slime Olympics! For 1st-4th graders. Registration required.

Tue, Feb 19: Bone and Skeleton Lab at New York State Museum Stop by and check out the Bone Room. Compare skeletal anatomy with activities such as Find the Femur, Vertebra Variations, Mystery Skulls, Assemble the Skeleton, and more.

Tue, Feb 19: Cetaceous Talks & Whale Tales at New York State Museum If you like whales please join educator Truemaster Trimingham for a fun, hands-on program all about these fascinating cetaceans.

Tue, Feb 19: Family Fun: Cardboard Carpentry at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Cardboard is an incredibly useful material that can be used to build some pretty cool things. Join our center staff to learn about building your own things out of cardboard and help us build a cardboard playhouse for the center! Space is limited; call to register by Saturday, February 16.

Tue, Feb 19: Special Storytime with Adam Gudeon at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Join Adam Gudeon as he reads from his book Peeper and Zeep!

Wed, Feb 20: Book Signing with Mary Pope Osborne at The Eric Carle Museum at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Meet Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time! Guests can get books stamped with Mary’s signature and take photos with her.

Wed, Feb 20: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Treehouse Adventure at The Eric Carle Museum at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art The show must go on in this new hip-hop musical, Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure. When the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to Elizabethan England they meet William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! But Mr. Shakespeare is having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie ready to make a big entrance? Or will it be curtains for Shakespeare? This production is appropriate for elementary and middle school aged children and family audiences.

Wed, Feb 20: Turtle Time at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park We currently have 8 turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event.

Wed, Feb 20: Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt at Camp Saratoga, Parking Lot 1 Children will learn to use their senses to explore the outdoors during winter by working to complete a nature scavenger hunt.

Wed, Feb 20: NEW! Digital Drawing & Illustration Class at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Wed, Feb 20: Cool Science: Snow Fluff! at Castleton Public Library Do you like playing and building with snow? In this month’s science demonstration, we will be making snow fluff with shaving cream and learning about the science behind real snow!

Wed, Feb 20: Mary Poppins Movie at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Watch the original Mary Poppins movie and enjoy “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” crafts and activities.

Wed, Feb 20: Family Film Vacation Special: Alice in Wonderland at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Come visit the ridiculous and exotic world of Alice’s Wonderland as created by the genius animators of Disney.

Wed, Feb 20: The Prince & Princess in Me Series at The Prince & Princess in Me Series My Daughters and Me presents a program that focuses on helping to build self-esteem, self-love, and self-respect in young boys and girls.

Wed, Feb 20: It’s All About the Bears! at New York State Museum Join us for an interesting time of learning about how black bears get through a long, cold New York winters. Discover amazing facts about these large omnivores, examine thick fur, skulls and bones, and make a fun craft to take home with you!

Wed, Feb 20: Ice Age New York at New York State Museum Learn the stories of New York’s mammoths, mastodons, and caribou. Where did they live? What happened to them? We’ll investigate mammoth and mastodon teeth and New York’s changing landscape to understand their lives.

Wed, Feb 20: Meet Mary Pope Osborne at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Meet Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time! Guests can get books stamped with Mary’s signature and take photos with her. Showtime with Shakespeare, a theatrical production of Osborne’s Magic Tree House adventure book, Stage Fright on a Summer Night, will be performed by Berkshire Theatre Group at 11:00am and 1:30pm this day.

Wed, Feb 20: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Treehouse Adventure at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art The show must go on in this new hip-hop musical, Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure. This production is appropriate for elementary and middle school aged children and family adventures. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6300.

Thu, Feb 21: The Wonder Room Vacation Program: Create a House at The Wonder Room We will be starting with pre-constructed unfinished wooden houses (about 2 feet x 2 feet x 8 inches) and will spend the week finishing and outfitting them to suit our tastes and imagination!

Thu, Feb 21: Shakin' Skate at Okemo at Okemo Mountain Resort A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Skate rentals are available.

Thu, Feb 21: Reptiles & Amphibians at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Office What makes the Eastern Hognose Snake reptile? What makes a Wood frog an amphibian? Meet us at the Park Office for a fun and interactive lesson on the defining characteristics of both reptiles and amphibians.

Thu, Feb 21: Art Club – Sculptures Series! Sculpture-Repetition of Form at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio In our Art Club Sculpture Series we will explore a variety of sculpture forms utilizing several types of media. These classes will run every other week. *Save money by purchasing 3 at once!

Thu, Feb 21: Pipe Cleaner Crafts at Castleton Public Library Stop by to make a pipe cleaner monster, animal, or any other pipe cleaner craft you can imagine! All ages.

Thu, Feb 21: Vacation Art Break | Lively Lines! at Albany Institute of History and Art Looking to get creative this February school break? Explore shape and sculpture in this program for children ages 6-12!

Thu, Feb 21: School Break Star Shows at Discover Albany: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Henry Hudson Planetarium January 21 @ 11 am: Zoo In the Sky – Meet a lion, bears and other animals of the night sky. After the show, enjoy an astronomy craft with your family! Approprite for children grades pre-K – 2 and their families. $3 all seats. January 21 @ 1 pm: Wonders of the Universe – Interactive program identifies stars, planets and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer. Geared for skywatchers 8 and up. $3 all seats.

Thu, Feb 21: Cabin Fever – Minute to Win It at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Drop in program for families with children age 5 and up.

Thu, Feb 21: Music with Deb Cavanaugh at New York State Museum Come gather around the Colvin Tower with Deb Cavanaugh of Heldeberg Music Together to hear songs about some of the wild animals found in New York. You can sing, dance, and play along with percussion instruments provided for you. Come and see what surprises she may have in store!

Thu, Feb 21: Dinosaur Eggs at New York State Museum Because most of the rocks in New York are too old to contain dinosaur fossils, traces of these ancient creatures are rare. Come see Triassic mystery footprints—some of the very few dinosaur fossils found in New York—and break open your own homemade “dinosaur egg.”

Fri, Feb 22: Winter Nature Detectives at Camp Saratoga, Parking Lot 1 Meet us outdoors for a hike through the eyes of an animal!

Fri, Feb 22: Moose Sighting Family Night Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Fri, Feb 22: Legomania! at Castleton Public Library We’ll have our big Lego bins out all day for this huge build-a-thon! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Fri, Feb 22: Story Time with Jessica Laurel Kane at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Join us for a special story time on Friday, February 22nd at 10:30 a.m. with Jessica Laurel Kane, author of A Book of Hearts and Feed It to the Worms.

Fri, Feb 22: Whooo Eats? at New York State Museum Come learn about the owls of New York State. Dissect an owl pellet and discover what these interesting birds eat and how they get rid of indigestible materials.

Fri, Feb 22: Bird Is the Word! at New York State Museum Enjoy an overview of some amazing birds that live in your neighborhood and make a cool bird mask to take home with you!

Fri, Feb 22: Birds of Prey Meet and Greet at New York State Museum The Museum welcomes The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York, and their experts will introduce you to a few of their live birds of prey. Learn each bird’s story, their adaptations, and their unique behaviors. You will also discover what makes them such fierce hunters.

Fri, Feb 22: Kids Day at Saratoga Automobile Museum Kids days at the Saratoga Automobile Museum are a great way to introduce families to what the Museum has to offer. Each kids day in our spring series will include hands on activities that will guide them throughout the Museum. Examples include scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, book readings from local authors and arts and crafts projects. Enjoy the day off of school with your children by visiting the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Whether you have visited before or are exploring it for the first t

Sat, Feb 23: Kids' Art Time at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc.

Sat, Feb 23: Indian Meadows Skating Rinks at Indian Meadows Town Park The Indian Meadows Park skating rinks are now open for public skating. There is no charge for public skating and there is no danger in the event of ice breaking due to the rinks shallow depth. One rink is designated for free skating and the other for pond hockey. The rinks are open sunrise until 9 PM, and the warming hut will be open most evenings as staffing allows. The rinks will be open as long as conditions allow and will be cleared of snow as soon as possible after a storm event.

Sat, Feb 23: Snowy Mountains Paint Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Sat, Feb 23: Beautiful Bald Eagles at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park By now, your may have heard the news that Bald Eagles have nested on the shore of Thompson’s Lake!

Sat, Feb 23: International Taste of the World Festival at Albany Academies Join us for a celebration of the many cultures that make our Academies community so special! This event is located at the Albany Academy for Girls and is free and open to the public.

Sat, Feb 23: Art for All | Cardboard Jewelry at Albany Institute of History and Art Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative with fun drop-in art-making projects! Offered most Saturdays mid-October through early May, our drop-in art projects in the art studio are included with museum admission and open to adults and children of all ages. Activities change monthly, are inspired by our current exhibitions, and include techniques like painting, drawing, multimedia work, collage, and more!

Sat, Feb 23: Crafternoon at Castleton Public Library We have lots of craft supplies – bring your imagination and make something awesome! All ages.

Sat, Feb 23: Family Mini Golf at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Got the winter doldrums? Let’s cure that cabin fever with a fierce game of mini-golf at the Library. Enter your scorecard in a raffle for the chance to win a gift basket!

Sun, Feb 24: Sugar on Snow at Riverside Maple Farms Riverside Maple Farms is proud to offer Sugar on Snow every Sunday in January and February from 12-3 pm. This winter tradition invites families to our sugarhouse to try samples of hot maple syrup poured over shaved ice, quickly turning into a taffy. These events are free and open to all.

Sun, Feb 24: Eagle Watch at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us!

Sun, Feb 24: Sunday Funday Diving Clinic at Union College Come try out the Olympic sport of Springboard diving in a safe and fun environment.

Sun, Feb 24: Family Mini Golf at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Got the winter doldrums? Let’s cure that cabin fever with a fierce game of mini-golf at the Library. Enter your scorecard in a raffle for the chance to win a gift basket!

Wed, Feb 27: Baby Bounce Time at APL Main Branch at Albany Public Library: Main Branch [Ages 0-2] Songs and stories especially for pre-walkers. Playgroup immediately following.

Wed, Feb 27: Fitness Program at Colonie Center at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Come to Colonie for one of our monthly fitness programs!

Wed, Feb 27: Family Storytime at Albany Public Library: Delaware Branch Stories and fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Wed, Feb 27: Create a Chain Reaction! at Castleton Public Library Set up a course of ramps, hammers, pendulums, and more, then watch the chain reaction!

Wed, Feb 27: Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour-Albany at The Palace Theatre, Albany Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around!

Thu, Feb 28: Art Club! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our fun & educational Art Club Classes! *Making reservations for classes at least 24 hours in advance is highly recommended to ensure you will have a seat. It will also enable our staff to be prepared to give you the best experience! Walk-ins and late registrations may be available at the studio’s discretion, though we cannot guarantee a spot after the 24 hour deadline.

Thu, Feb 28: Jerry Craft. Graphic Novelist – New Kid at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Join us on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. for Jerry Craft, author of New Kid, a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real.

Thu, Feb 28: Brown School Open House at Brown School Brown School, an independent nursery through grade 11 school, is hosting an open house where we will provide a tour and information to interested families! Be sure to RSVP at 518.370.0366. It’s a great time to learn more about our individualized lesson plans for all students (IGNITE), our STEM initiatives, and our strong arts and education curriculum. Open houses will take place on 2/2, 2/28 and 3/14 2019. You can also check out our website http://www.brownschool.org/

Thu, Feb 28: Spring Weekly Classes – The School of the Performing Arts at Proctors at Proctors Weekly Classes from Feb 28 to April 6 for ages 7-19+ in acting, dance, voice and film.

Fri, Mar 01: New Parents Gallery Talk at Clark Art Institute On selected Friday mornings November through March, the Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk. This program is designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted.

Fri, Mar 01: Family Fort Night at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Build a cozy fort at the library with your sheets, blankets, or pillows! Remember your flashlight! We’ll have snacks, stories, and games to play. For families with kids ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Sat, Mar 02: Hannaford Kidz Expo 2018 at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY at Empire State Plaza Admission is FREE and there is something for kids of all ages! Throughout the seven Meeting Rooms, Convention Center, and the Empire State Plaza Concourse, you will find activities like meet and greets with beloved characters, theater performances, bounce rides, arts and crafts, mini-golf, and even reptiles! In addition to activities, this event features over 100 booths including children’s camps, photographers, college savings plans, and more.

Sat, Mar 02: Special Storytime with Lesléa Newman at The Eric Carle Museum at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel’s Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island. The book includes an author’s note explaining how Gittel’s story is based on the journey to America taken by Lesléa Newman’s grandmother and family friend.

Sat, Mar 02: Northeast Florida Veg Fest at Riverside Park at Riverside Park – Jacksonville FL The 8th Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Riverside Park in Jacksonville, FL. Last year was our largest and best Veg Fest to date, and the festival is only getting bigger and better!

Sat, Mar 02: Read Across America Day at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a storytime, games, the opportunity to read to a therapy dog, and more!

Sat, Mar 02: WWE Hall of Famer STING – Colonie Center Shopping Mall at Colonie Center Shopping Mall Join Heroes Hideout in Colonie Center to welcome WWE Hall of Famer STING!

Sat, Mar 02: Hannaford Kidz Expo at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services The 14th Annual Hannaford Kidz Expo takes over the Empire State Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 for a day full of entertainment and activities to keep your kids happy and on the go. Admission is FREE and there’s something for everyone!

Sat, Mar 02: Art Lab: Mixed Media Sculpture at University Art Museum Visitors will use materials such as wood and clay to create their own three-dimensional sculptures inspired by Nicole Cherubini’s work. Art Lab, a Saturday afternoon program that offers free hands-on, art projects to students, community members, artists, and non-artists of all ages, will be taught by practicing artist Christine Snyder.

Sat, Mar 02: George Bellows and His Portraits at the Woodstock Art Colony at New York State Museum Come see Bellows’ portraits and learn how to draw one of your own. Try fun and challenging drawing exercises that will help capture your own likeness or the likeness of a friend!

Sun, Mar 03: First Sunday Free: Hearth & Home at Clark Art Institute On this First Sunday Free at the Clark, check winter doldrums at the door and spend the day celebrating all things cozy in the spirit of the Danish concept of hygge and other heartwarming traditions from around the world. Settle in by the digital hearth in the Michael Conforti Pavilion to write “warm fuzzies” to friends and family, make your own cocoa blend to enjoy on a frosty day, and use our fiber art materials to create a weaving project that’s soft to the touch.

Mon, Mar 04: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library – Glenville Branch Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Tue, Mar 05: Baby Bookworms at Guilderland Public Library Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to a Storytime full of songs and fun. Make a weekly date to build memories with your baby, lay a foundation for success with pre-literacy skills, and connect with other caregivers in the community.

Tue, Mar 05: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library – Central Library Fun with stories, songs and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Tue, Mar 05: Teen Writing Club at Schenectady County Public Library-Niskayuna Branch Do you like to write? Like to share your stories, poems, prose or thoughts?

Tue, Mar 05: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Tue, Mar 05: STEM Science classes at Robert & Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center After School Science Clubs in Niskayuna. We are now offering afternoon classes open to the public at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center. These classes are open to students from all schools. Classes Meet on Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 at Schenectady Jewish Community Center 2565 Balltown Rd, Schenectady, NY 12309 Register today! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun! Colonie.clubscientific.com

Wed, Mar 06: Artful Playgroup for Toddlers (free!) at OMI International Arts Center Learn about Art Omi through the eyes of your little artist! Gather with other families of our growing Omi community for a morning of play, exploration, and art making as we learn about ourselves and the world around us.

Wed, Mar 06: WONDER TIME Session 3! at The Wonder Room Wonder Time is a playgroup for our youngest visitors (ages 2-3) and their accompanying adult. We have a new theme each week. Each week ends with a song, a story and an opportunity for show and tell.

Thu, Mar 07: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library – Central Library Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Thu, Mar 07: Schenectady LGBTQA Youth Group (Ages 18 & under) at Schenectady YMCA Meets every Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm at YMCA Schenectady (433 State Street, Schenectady) This drop-in group is a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQA youth and their allies ages 18 and under to discuss issues of coming out, school, work, and relationships in a group of their peers and to socialize and meet new friends. Facilitated by trained volunteers, this group empowers youth to become advocates from themselves and provides them with the opportunity to meet like-minded peers across school districts.

Thu, Mar 07: Owl Prowls at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Office Starting with an indoor presentation, participants will learn about which owls are found in our area. Then we will head outdoors to listen and look for wild owls!

Thu, Mar 07: Early Explorers Play Group at World Awareness Children’s Museum Early Explorers Play Group is a time for caregivers and their children to visit the museum, enjoy some light snacks, and form a community of encouragement and acceptance.

Thu, Mar 07: Albany Academies Lunch on Us Information Session at Albany Academies Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn more about The Albany Academies.

Thu, Mar 07: Mugs & Hugs Playgroup! at New Covenant Nursery School FREE PLAYGROUP: Mugs & Hugs Playgroup for little ones of all ages Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Open to the public, drop-ins encouraged!

Thu, Mar 07: Learn & Play Storytime at Castleton Public Library Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Fri, Mar 08: PJ Library Playgroup at The Herman & Libbie Michaelson Early Childhood Center of Temple Israel Join us every Friday for playtime in our indoor motor room and a fun Shabbat playtime. This program is open to children ages 3 months- 5 years and a caregiver.

Fri, Mar 08: Home School Skating Sessions at Rollarama Skating Center, Inc. Public skating session for Homeschool organizations. All Christian music is played during these sessions.

Fri, Mar 08: Family Movie Night: "The Grinch" (PG) at Castleton Public Library Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our family movie night! Join us for The Grinch (PG).

Sat, Mar 09: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Saturday. Located in the shadow of the majestic State Capitol, amenities include a full-service snack bar, and a skate lounge with lockers and music. Open noon to 8 pm seven days a week, weather permitting. Closed daily 3:30 – 4:30 pm for maintenance. Closes early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Rentals are available whenever the rink is open for $3 for children under 12 and $4 for adults. A photo ID is required to rent skates.

Sat, Mar 09: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library – Central Library Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

Sat, Mar 09: Women of Science at the New York State Museum at New York State Museum Join us for an exciting day of activities celebrating the amazing women scientists working at the New York State Museum! In recognition of the U.N. International Day of Women and Girls in Science we bring you this program honoring the women working in a variety of scientific discliplines right here in downtown Albany. Lectures, “Ask the Scientist” sessions, and scientific activities will be happening throughout the day. The day includes hands-on activities that allow YOU to be the scientist. Examine specimens from our collections and ask questions of the women working in science at the edge of human discovery and preserving the wealth of knowledge in museum collections. Cultural Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Archeology, Malacology, Botany, Geology and Paleontology are some of the fields represented in this amazing all-day extravaganza!

Sat, Mar 09: Owl Prowl at Eldridge Research Center Local wildlife rehabilitator, Kelly Martin, will begin with an indoor showing of her live, rescued owls and will share the wonders of these incredible birds with the community. Then, the Prowl will venture outdoors, where we will keep our eyes and ears open in the search for owls in the wild. Bring headlamps or flashlights if you’d like (red lights preferred). All ages are welcome!

Sat, Mar 09: Women of Science at the New York State Museum at New York State Museum Join us for an exciting day of activities celebrating the amazing scientists working at the New York State Museum!

Sat, Mar 09: Family Gallery Tours with the Junior Interpreters at Albany Institute of History and Art These tours are a fun, engaging experience for visitors of all ages!

Sat, Mar 09: Start with Art Preschool Series at Clark Art Institute Get your preschoolers off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. Best suited to three- to six-year-olds and their parents. No registration necessary. Art project appropriate clothing encouraged.

Sat, Mar 09: Saturdays on Stage Spring Classes at Theatre Institute at Sage Some kids have a very lively and active imagination, some have an “inner actor” hidden deep inside, and others are just “born to the stage.” Come join other young performers every Saturday for an exciting exploration of the world of theatre.

Sat, Mar 09: Knock Hockey at Castleton Public Library Bring a friend to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey!