League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Calendar of Events

In addition to our Meet the Candidate Events, the League provides programs that are open to the public. The calendar below includes upcoming events sponsored by the League as well as some sponsored by other groups that we believe may be of interest to our members. Non-League events are marked as such.

October 23, 2017
Monday
6:30 pm

CancelledSaratoga Springs Candidate Forum is canceled

Please note that the Candidate Forum on 10/23/17 for the candidates in the City of Saratoga Springs has been cancelled because of the school lockdown at the Saratoga Springs High School venue.

All candidates on the ballot for Mayor, Public Safety, Supervisor and Judge are included. The event is open to all members of the public and the media. The event will be divided into four segments, with the Judicial candidates going first, followed by Public Safety candidates, then Supervisor candidates, finishing with Mayoral candidates. Please note it is League policy that when only one candidate of a race is available, that candidate may not participate in the event. This includes candidates running unopposed or when the other candidate does not attend. These candidates (e.g. Anthony Scirocco, John Franck, Michele Madigan) are welcome to attend the event, be introduced and speak with members of the audience after the event is over.

Location: Saratoga Springs High School
Teaching Auditorium
1 Blue Streak Blvd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

October 25, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

Meet the Candidates Night: Town of Wilton

All candidates on the ballot for Town Supervisor, Town Council, Justice and Highway Supervisor are invited. The event is open to all members of the public and the media.

The event will be divided into three segments, with the Justice Candidates going first, followed by Highway Supervisor candidates, then Town Council candidates and finishing with Town Supervisor ending at approximately 9 pm.

Please note it is League policy that when only one candidate for a race is available, that candidate may not participate in the event. This includes candidates running unopposed or when the other candidate does not attend. The candidate is welcome to attend the event, be introduced and speak with members of the audience after the event is over.

Location: SUNY Adirondack Wilton
696 Route 9, Wilton, NY 12831

November 1, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

November 4, 2017
Saturday
5-8 pm

Reception for opening of Votes for Women exhibit at the NYS Museum

The women's suffrage exhibit, "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial," opens at the NYS Museum on Novermber 4th. That evening, the LWV of New York State is hosting a joint reception with the New York State Archives, including access to the exhibit and staff available to answer questions.

Purchase tickets or become a benefactor.

New York State Museum
222 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12230

Exhibit details

November 6, 2017

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York

Women won the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Women across the coungfy were granted the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

November 7, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Election Day

Polls open 6 am - 9 pm.

Learn about the candidates and find your polling place on our Voter Information page.

November 9, 2017
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cZeGniBL6Gs

Discussion leader: Janice

Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

November 15, 2017
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Death with Dignity Concurrence

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Do we concur with the LWV Utah position on Death with Dignity? Join us to discuss the pros and cons of the issue.

Prepare for the discussion by reading the LWV Utah study now. The Utah study provided information about laws in the five states currently allowing terminally ill persons to request physician aid in dying, as well as a detailed history of death with dignity through the ages. See more information on our Studies page.

The Utah Position, which would become the New York position, reads as follows:

  1. The League of Women Voters believes state laws should grant the option for a terminally ill person to request medical assistance from a relevant, licensed physician to end one's life.
  2. The League of Women Voters believes such legislation should include safeguards against abuse for the dying and/or medical personnel.

More information will be posted as the date draws nearer. This is very likely to be a hot topic in the legislature in 2018.

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

November 16, 2017
Thursday
11:30 am - lunch and tours available

3:00 - 5:00 pm
program

Annual League Day at the United Nations

A Briefing on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

The LWV of New York State Education Fund is sponsoring their annual League Day at the United Nations. The again will offer a delicious lunch in the Delegates' Dining Room, tours of the facility (General Assembly room, Security Council room, etc) and then a briefing. This year we will have a panel of UN experts discuss the issue of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. The panel will also discuss what individuals can do to help reduce this problem.

The State League will also be offering a group bus option from Albany to NYC with a stop in Poughkeepsie. Register online or download a form to print and mail.

December 6, 2017
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

December 14, 2017
Thursday
1:00 pm

Book Club

The LWVSC Book Club will meet to celebrate the holidays.

Thirsty Owl
184 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

December 19, 2017
Tuesday
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Holiday Party

Come celebrate the Holiday Season…
with friends, food, and holiday cheer!

MENU:

  • Appetizer Station: Bruschetta, Antipasto, fruit and vegetable crudité
  • Salad: choice of dressing, House & Caesar
  • Pasta: Penne with Bolognese Sauce
  • Side: Sautéed Broccoli and Spinach
  • Entrées: Chicken Picatta & Eggplant Parmesan
  • Dessert: Homemade Tiramisu, Cannolis and chocolate petit-fours
  • Cash Bar

RSVP and more details coming soon.

Bravo Restaurant
3246 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Flyer

January 3, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

January 11, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Plot to Hack America by Malcolm Nance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=joSUFaLcKWc

Discussion leader: Terry

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

January 17, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Art of Protest

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

How, when and why do we protest? When is protest an effective method for affecting change? How can LWV Saratoga County protest and still be a nonpartisan organization? How do we control the message? How do we get media coverage? Is there some action we need to take now?

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

February 7, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

February 8, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald
http://www.seattlechannel.org/misc-video?videoid=x22212

Discussion leader: Barb

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

February 21, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

March 7, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

March 8, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Strangers in Their Own Land by Robert Wright & Arlie Hochschild
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=itJtsPJyqFw

Discussion leader: Ann

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

March 21, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

April 4, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

April 12, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Evicted by Matthew Desmond
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=24M9wUaCEKo

Discussion leader: Darnell

Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

April 18, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

May 2, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

May 10, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Earning the Rockies by Robert Kaplan

Discussion leader: Helen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ziMYB0I

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

May 16, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

June 6, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

June 14, 2018
Thursday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Pot luck luncheon.

Location: Home of Francine Rodger, 34 Hemlock Drive, Clifton Park, NY

June 20, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Topic TBA.

Location:
Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

June 28-July 1, 2018

LWV Convention 2018

LWV's Biennial National Convention will be held at the Chicago Hilton on Museum Mile. Details.

November 19, 2019

100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of New York State

February 14, 2020

100th Anniversary of the National League of Women Voters

August 26, 2020

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the US

100th Anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment by the U.S. Secretary of State.

  

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