Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit the Ballston Spa Public Library

Support the Ballston Spa Public Library at their first ever Barnes & Noble Bookfair on December 14 from 10am-9pm.

There will be a free children’s craft make & take from 10am-4pm, caroling from the St. Mary’s Church Children’s Choir at 1pm & 2pm, gift wrapping, a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at 3pm, and much more.

It will be a fun-filled day for every age and the perfect opportunity to get that holiday gift shopping done, while supporting your local library! A percentage of store proceeds will be donated to the Ballston Spa Public Library.

CLICK TO SAVE >>>>$1.00 off TWO (2) WONKA Candy Canes

CLICK TO SAVE >>>>$1.00 off TWO (2) Seasonal Nestle Chocolate Bags

CLICK TO SAVE >>>>$0.30 off any French’s French Fried Onions

The event will take place at the Barnes and Noble store located at 3029 New York Route 50, Saratoga Springs.

To support this event online, visit www.bn.com/bookfair, shop and enter the bookfair ID #11485414 between December 14 and December 19.

Call the library for information at 885.5022.

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28th Annual Victorian Streetwalk in Downtown Saratoga Springs

This festive holiday event takes place  in downtown Saratoga Springs and offers over 40 sites of free entertainment, including fiddlers, hammered dulcimer, a cappella singing, choral singing, Christian Brothers Academy Military Marching Band, saxophone, crystal glasses, accordion, balloons, ballet dancers, live reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Festival of Trees at the City Center, face painting, Newfoundland dogs, and much more.

The 28th Annual Victorian Stroll, sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association, begins at 6 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. Broadway will close from 5p.m.-10p.m.from the Route 50 arterial to the Spring Street intersection.

CDTA is running free shuttle buses every 20 minutes from the Empire State College parking lot at 111 West Avenue on Saratoga Springs’ west side, NYRA’s Oklahoma track (just off Exit 14 of I-87) and the Weible Avenue Skating Rink parking lots on the east side of Saratoga Springs to downtown, bringing carloads of people to and from the Victorian Streetwalk from 4:3p.m. until 10:30p.m.

The Downtown Business Association is combining their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Victorian Streetwalk. Girl Scouts will serenade the crowd with Christmas Carols while the children wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Honorable Mayor Joanne Yepsen will light the trees at 435 Broadway at 6p.m. and Santa, Clara, many elves and Rumple Dumple arrive at the Santa Cottage shortly after that to visit with children in the beautiful, handmade and detailed Santa Cottage that is set up in front of Putnam Market, just across from Caroline Street.

Have a group photo taken at Impressions with A Victorian Print Giveaway. Nacre Dance Company and Octavo Singers will delight audiences of all ages as they combine talents at the Universal Preservation Hall at 7:30p.m. and 8:15p.m.

Special Victorian Streetwalk postal cancellations are available at the Broadway Post Office from 6p.m-9p.m. Bring your stamped Christmas card envelopes, get them canceled with the special Victorian Streetwalk cancellation (free) and you have a month to mail them.

Most businesses will be open until 10p.m. and will hold open houses and serve delicious, free refreshments to their guests, friends and customers.

The Victorian Streetwalk is the Downtown Business Association’s way of saying “thank you” to all their customers for supporting their beautiful downtown throughout the year. Everyone is invited to join the fun with caroling and Victorian costumes and enjoy an old-fashioned “Christmas as it used to be” street party and celebration of the holiday season.

Please leave your furry, four legged family members at home.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees at the Victorian Streetwalk are encouraged to look for maps with entertainment locations and times in downtown member businesses.

For information or a map and listing of the entertainment, visit www.saratogadowntown.com, click on events, then on Victorian Streetwalk. Or call the Downtown Business Association at 587-8635.

13th Annual Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association Fall Festival

The free Fall Festival, a celebration of autumn and Halloween, will kick off on October 25 at 10 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market with a ribbon cutting by special guest Mayor Joanne Yepsen. They will announce the winner of the “What Fall Means to You” coloring contest and the winner of the Giant Pumpkin Guess the Weight Contest. Little Elvis will be there to start things off followed by interactive drumming for children and Coffee Sack Races.

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1st Annual Balloon Walk to benefit the Wesley Community

Support The Wesley Community at the 1st Annual Balloon Walk on October 4 at 9:30 a.m. at The Wesley Community campus at 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs.

Participants will walk a 1-mile or a .25-mile course, collecting colorful balloons along the route to create a parade of color.  In addition, a hot-air balloon will be on The Wesley Community campus near the Community Garden area (weather permitting).

All registered participants will receive a 1st Annual Balloon Walk t-shirt.  Fun family activities and food will also be available for registered participants.  Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children, and is available online at www.theballoonwalk.com.  Check in and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The Walk is presented by Medline.

The Wesley Community cares for more than 700 seniors and people with disabilities from throughout the area.  For information, call691-1420 or visit www.theballoonwalk.com.

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Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi “Naked!”

SARATOGA SPRINGS–On Friday, May 2 at 10:30 am, Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host reading and interactive drawing demonstration for children with Debbie Ridpath Ohi, illustrator of Naked!

Naked! is a hilarious new book about a boy who refuses to wear clothes, from comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, the team that brought you I’m Bored, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Ohi, whose “smart cartoony artwork matches Black’s perfect comic timing” (The New York Times Book Review), has created illustrations that showcase the antics of an adorable little boy who just doesn’t want to get dressed.

Debbie Ridpath OhiDebbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Her illustrations appear in I’m Bored, and in the latest editions of Judy Blume’s novels. She is the author and illustrator of the forthcoming picture book Where are My Books? She is the founder of Inkspot, one of the first online writing communities.

For more information on this or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.