Annie, Winterfest, Snip-its and More This Week

I’ve realized that I need to get to work earlier on my weekly posts now that Downton Abbey is on again. I am simply to enraptured to multitask. Speaking of tv fun, last night we watched Crazy, Stupid, Love, and it was surprisingly sweet and enjoyable. Put it in the queue.

Here’s what I’ve found for this week. I love additions in the comments, and check out for more ideas.

All Week:

Bethlehem Middle School presents Guys and Dolls, Jr. starting Tuesay and continuing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Monday, January 30th:

  • The Family Life Center  on Western Avenue in Albany has Prenatal Yoga from  12-1:15 p.m. and Mommy/Daddy and Me Yoga from 1:30-2:45 p.m.  Call or email Kristen for more information: 518-859-3136 or
  • It’s PJ Storytime at 5:45 pm or 6:30 pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. This is a drop-in program.

Tuesday, January 31st:

  • It’s Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga.
  • Albany Pine Bush has Pine Bush Pups: Sleeping, Sleeping All Winter Long at 10:30 am. It’s free, and you can register online.
  • Go for a Beaver Walk in Winter from 11 am to 1 pm at Moreau Lake State Park. This is advertised as a kid-friendly adventure. Registration required.
  • From 11 am to 12:30 pm, it’s Preschool Naturalists at Saratoga Spa State Park. Registration is required, and it’s $3/person, $5/family.

Wednesday, February 1st:

  • At 10 am, there’s a Snowshoe Walk planned at Thacher Park. Snow’s not looking great, but you can call to see if they’ll still hike.
  • There’s a Family Playtime from 10:15-11 am at the Bethlehem Public Library.
  • Albany Pine Bush has Pine Bush Pups: Sleeping, Sleeping All Winter Long at 10:30 am. It’s free, and you can register online.

Thursday, February 2nd:

Friday, February 3rd:

  • There’s a new Snip-Its children’s hair salon opening in Guilderland, and they’re celebrating their Grand Opening all weekend with face painting, a kid’s DJ, balloon artists,  and activities for the kids. They were kind enough to send us some products and the girls are particularly fond of the good-smelling shine spray.
  • At 11 am, it’s Story Art at the New York State Museum. Free.
  • Albany Pine Bush has its First Friday Hike at noon.
  • It’s First Friday Albany from 5-9 pm.
  • It’s Ballston Spa First Friday  from 6-9 pm.
  • Update: this has been moved to March’s First Friday due to the unseasonable weather conditions. Thanks to MamatogaJenny for Tweeting this so I wouldn’t miss it. There’s a Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe from 6-8:30 pm at Saratoga Spa State Park.  Snowshoes available for rent, ice skating, and refreshments are planned (again, we’ll see about the weather!) at the warming hut. This kicks off the weekend-long Saratoga Winterfest.
  • At 7 pm, the Siena Saints are playing basketball vs. St. Peter’s at the Times Union Center. $14/adult, $8/student.
  • Ballston Spa Middle School students are performing Annie at 7 pm and through the weekend. Tickets are $7.
  • Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Theatre for Children is presenting Pinocchio and Treasure Island today at 7 pm and on Saturday. Tickets are $7.
  • The Phantoms are playing hockey vs. Norfolk at Glens Falls Civic Center. Tickets are $13 and up.
  • The SMSA Community Players present Annie at 7 pm at Wood Theatre in Glens Falls, and again on Saturday at 1 pm. Tickets are $15.


  1. Thanks, Lisa! I’m putting it up there. Although I’m wondering what they cut out in the Jr. version–the gambling? the girl wondering if he’ll ever by the cow? Hmmm …

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