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  Opens December 16
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors.
Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment
December 20, 5:30-8:30pm

Joel Fisher
December 15, 7pm
Good Time Charlies
December 16, 9pm
Ill Funk
December 17, 9pm
December 21, 6pm

151 Bar & Restaurant
Melissa Sgambelluri
December 14, 6:30pm

The E Block
December 16 , 9:30pm
Grand Central Station
December 17, 9:30pm

Mad Jack Brewery
@ The Van Dyck
Colleen Pratt & Friends
December 15, 7pm

Pinhead Susan's
Ugly Sweater Party with 
DJ Ketchup 
December 17, 8pm

December 23, 12-2pm

Completely Different
December 15, 7-10pm
George Krakat
December 16, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe will allow you to enjoy Christmas morning by having breakfast ready to serve. 

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

December 15-21, 2 016
CBS 6 Melodies of Christmas
December 15-18
Mainstage at Proctors

The Capital Region's premier holiday extravaganza, featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests Fireworks Ensemble, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando's School of Dance.

Net proceeds benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. More...

'Twas The Land of the Night Before Christmas
December 16-18
Fenimore Gallery at Proctors

A heartwarming musical family comedy about an enchanting village where everyone enthusiastically prepares for the holiday morning ­ ALL the time. Exchanging presents but never opening them, decorating and undecorating the tree...it's all part of their simple and content daily life. Until one day, when a likable bumbling soul wanders into the town and promises everyone he can show them all about the holiday. More...
This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

The Found Footage Festival - Dec. 16, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take the audience on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. 

Christmas Sinatra Style - Dec. 17, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - The Joey Thomas Big Band takes you on an intimate holiday tour through the Sinatra Songbook and more.

Magpie and Kim & Reggie Harris - Dec. 18, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Sing Solstice: Come sing, laugh, and light a taper at our warm and wonderful musical celebration of the Season of Light! Presented by the Eighth Step.
On The Screen

War Horse - Dec. 15, 3 & 7pm  
GE Theatre - Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. 


The Open Door Bookstore  
December 17, 1- 2:30pm
128 Jay Street

Richard Lovrich and Michael Eck signing: Encore: Proctors at 90

Bel Cibo: An American Bistro
December 18, 10am-2pm
96 Jay Street
Christmas Open House featuring Brunch with Mrs. Claus. If we are lucky, Santa may make an appearance, but it's a very busy time of year for him. Specialty foods and gift baskets for gift giving and suitable for everyone's budget! Reservations would be suggested for brunch.

Through December 18
Schenectady County Historical Society &
YWCA of Northeastern New York
Celebrate the season as the galleries are filled with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the trees of the SCHS and the YWCA glow with the enchantment of the holiday season.

December 18, 1pm
510 Union Street
Class: Fresh winter arrangement.  Call 518-374-6885 to register.

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm

December 20, 7pm
Night Sky Adventure
2016 Discoveries, A Year in Review:
A summary of the latest and greatest astronomical discoveries of 2016! Afterwards, enjoy a live planetarium show focusing on winter sky constellations.

December 26-30
Keep the kids busy during the holidays with half-day workshops for various grade levels.

Through January 16, 2017
The model trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Coffee Table books: Half price in December
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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