Hopefully everyone has recovered from their fun (and food) filled Thanksgiving celebrations and is ready for a great weekend! I know a lot of you were out snatching up amazing Black Friday deals, and don't forget that tomorrow is Small Business Saturday and there are still plenty of deals to be had at our fantastic local businesses, we have all the info you need here, plus you can check out ALL of our Buying Local Gift Guides (so far, there are more to come!) here. Today we gave you a simple recipe to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers and I also gave you my Top Ten Advent Calendars. I spent part of today bringing out my holiday decorations including the debut of our first Elf on the Shelf, if your family is doing this fun tradition check out our Elf on the Shelf Fun Photo Contest! There are some great weekend events going on like the 36th Annual Saratoga Holiday Craft Fair, for all the info on local holiday events (including when to see Santa!) check out our Holiday Events here, and have a great weekend Mamas! Saturday, November 26th
- Saratoga City Center - the 36th Annual Saratoga Holiday Craft Fair from 10am to 4:30pm. There is a $2 donation to take a look at all the wonderful crafts this Fair has to offer!
- Children’s Museum - Story Art from 10:30-11am. Reading together is always better, so please join us Saturdays for an exciting new story each week! We’ll use our imaginations and stories from around the world to inspire creative and unique art projects. Book Author Reading and Signing at 11am. Join Dawn Desjardins as she reads her book Leopold’s Long Awaited Leap Year Birthday. Recommended for preschoolers to Grade 4.
- Moreau Lake State Park – Holiday Wreath Making from 10-1pm. Sick and tired of buying wreaths that aren’t exactly what you want and they just aren’t fresh enough? Come take a wreath making class and make a fresh wreath that you can decorate yourself. This is a skill that you can use year after year! Fee: $20/each
Sunday, November 27th
- Saratoga Library – Far from the Shamrock Shore at 3pm. Acclaimed author, folklorist, and musician, Mick Moloney will share stories and songs illustrating the journey Irish immigrants faced and the social conditions they experienced as they made their way to the New World.
- Children’s Museum – Artrageous! from 2-3pm. Want to be the next Picasso? Together we will learn about famous artists and then make our own masterpieces! Each week we will explore a different art style and medium.