Community Calendar 03/17/11

Thursday March 17

 

Art Exhibit

MANCHESTER “The Art of Impromptu Gatherings,” an exhibition of artwork by Joel Beckwith, will be on display from Thursday, March 17, through April 18 at The Gallery at Equinox Village in Manchester.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, Maple Village, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland; and 12:30 p.m. March 31, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Seniors Luncheon

HUBBARDTON The Hubbardton Senior Connection invites everyone to a catered Luncheon at noon on Thursday, March 17, at the Hubbardton Town Hall. Cost: $3.25 senior citizens; $4.25 all others. This meal is served on the first and third Thursday each month. Reservations are requested with Trudy at 273-2953.

 

Ecumencial Lunch

SALEM An Ecumenical Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, March 17, at the Salem United Presbyterian Church. Fr. Liam Condon will deliver the sermon and everyone will be welcome.

 

Book Discussion

GRANVILLE The Pember Book Club will meet to discuss “A Long and Happy Life” by Reynolds Price at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. This book explores North Carolina rural life and the themes of love, identity and birth. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Pre-School Program

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum and the Bennington Free Library will present Museum ABCs, a free program for pre-school children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or caregivers, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 (children must be accompanied by an adult). “Colors and Shapes” will be the theme this month. Registration is not required but recommended at 802-447-1571, or 802-442-9051. You’ll find this event at the museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9.

 

Corned Beef

WHITEHALL A traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Elks Club in Whitehall. Cost: $8. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Corned Beef

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary invites everyone a Corned Beef, Ham and Cabbage Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the fire house on Joe Green Road. Cost: $9.

 

Rotary Dinner

SALEM The Salem Rotary Club will serve its annual International Foods Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at McKenzie Chapel of the Salem First United Presbyterian Church. Cost: $10 adults, $5 younger than 8, with proceeds benefiting the foreign student exchange program. Everyone will be welcome.  

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the cafeteria at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2011. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Potato Supper, Music

HARTFORD Herschel-Argyle Lodge 508 on Main Street in Hartford invites everyone to a St. Patrick’s Day Potato Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Country music will be enjoyed from 4 to 7:30 p.m., too. Supper cost: $6, with proceeds benefiting the lodge and the Shriners Hospital Fund. Information: 791-1149, or 632-5436.

 

Soup and Bingo

ARLINGTON The Fisher Elementary School parent teacher group will host a “Souper Bingo” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the school’s Mack Multi-Purpose Room in Arlington. Guests of all ages will enjoy hot soup, chowder and chili before the first ball is dropped at 6:15 p.m. Cost: $10 soup and bingo; $6 soup only; $6 bingo only. A 50/50 raffle, too. Information: 375-6409.

 

Drawing at VFW

GRANVILLE VFW Post 1653 on North Street in Granville invites everyone to stop in and purchase a ticket for its weekly “Search for the Queen of Hearts” drawing that is held at 6 p.m. each Thursday at the post. This pot accumulates until there is a winner, each ticket costs $1, and you don’t need to be present to win. The post is open each day from 9 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Information: 642-1599.

 

Card Making

GRANVILLE A Card Making activity will be offered at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Cost: $1 per card for materials. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Talk at Hyde

GLENS FALLS David F. Setford, executive director of The Hyde Collection, will speak on “Fish, Fowl, and Flowers: 20thCentury Still Life from the Norton Museum” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. You’ll find this event at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Internet Safety

VERMONT The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project will offer free Internet safety “webinars” for parents. No registration is required and you can log in at http://vscmymeeting.acrobat.com/evtwebinars/, and also linked atwww.e4vt.org. Times are 6 to 6:30 p.m. March 17, 21 and 24. Information: 802-223-6091, or www.e4vt.org.

 

Indentures of Children

SALEM Loretta Bates, Washington County deputy historian, will speak on “Indentures of Children Taken from the Poorhouse” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Archive Room at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Free and open to all, good-will offerings appreciated to offset heating costs. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Irish Comedy Tour

RUTLAND The Irish Comedy Tour show will be staged at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Tickets: 802-775-0903, or visit the box office at 30 Center Street. Video clips: www.theirishcomedytour.com.

 

A Chorus Line

CASTLETON The Broadway musical, “A Chorus Line,” will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 17 to 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 20th, in the Casella Theater at Castleton State College. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, March 23 to 26. Cost: $12. Information/tickets: 802-468-1119.

 

Friday March 18

 

Spring Fling Dance

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Central School Student Council will host the annual Spring Fling dance from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, March 18 at the school. The dance is open to grade 7 to 12. Tickets are $5.

 

WHITEHALL A dance for youth in grades 6 to 8 will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, March 18, at the Whitehall Recreation Center. Music will be provided by DJ Eric Colomb. Admission is one can of food to be donated to the Whitehall Ecumenical Food Pantry.

 

Baseball Camp

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for a Pre-Season Baseball/Softball Training Camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 8 that will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 28 through April 20. Registration: www.rutlandrec.com. Information: 802-773-1822. Also, ask about youth soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and flag football that will be held at Giorgetti Arena.

 

Skiing, Boarding

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The world’s top skiers and snowboarders will compete in the 29th Annual U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships and the U.S. Freestyle Championships from Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 27, at Stratton Mountain. Information: 1-800-STRATTON, or www.stratton.com.

 

Scout Fundraising

CASTLETON/POULTNEY Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 13 of Castleton and Poultney are selling Zap-A-Snacks frozen pizza and other snacks to raise funds to replace small, bronze flag holders that were stolen from local veterans’ graves. To contribute to this effort, talk with any scout or call Lori Spaulding at 802-468-5245, or Wanda Stiles at 802-287-2057.

 

Boston Trip

QUEENSBURY/WILTON The Tri-County Educational Office Personnel Assn. and Yankee Trails are accepting reservations for a trip to Boston on May 21. The bus will pick up passengers at 6 a.m. at Aviation Mall, and 6:30 a.m. at the Wilton Mall. Cost: $40, with proceeds benefiting the organization’s scholarship fund. Information/reservations: Rose Bain at 692-7864, or e-mail krbain@roadrunner.com.

 

After-Prom Support

HOOSICK FALLS The Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team requests contributions by Friday, March 18, for the 27thAnnual Hoosick Falls Central School substance-free, after-prom celebration on May 21 and 22. Monetary donations, payable to ADAPT, may be mailed to ADAPT, c/o Laurie Gormley, Treasurer, 4 Estabrook Avenue, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 12090. Information/to donate prizes and supplies: Cheryl Downing at 518-686-4664, or Maggie Middleton at 686-1599, or e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

Boys Basketball

GLENS FALLS The 34th Annual NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, March 18 to 20, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Games will run from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday. Information/tickets: 518-798-0202, Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, and Price Chopper locations statewide.

 

Toddlers Playgroup

GREENWICH A Toddlers Playgroup will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 18, at the Greenwich Free Library. This group meets each Friday, with few exceptions, and you’ll have an opportunity to visit with other adult caregivers.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 18. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Legion Supper

SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Auxiliary 731 will serve a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 18 at American Legion Post 731, 181 Lower Main St. in Schaghticoke. Cost: $8. This supper is served each Friday with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-4188.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Cookie Sales

HOOSICK FALLS Local Girl Scouts will sell Girl Scout Cookies from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday March 18 and 25, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Stewart’s, routes 7 and 22 in Hoosick. Cost: $4 per box. Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or e-mail GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

Buffet at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat St. Patrick’s Buffet from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Cost: $10.

 

Mini Golf Weekend

GLENS FALLS A Mini Golf Weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Eighteen-hole mini golf for adults (21 and older) will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and families will play from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Friday cost: $25 per person, including casual dinner foods from Gourmet Café, live music, wine, silent auction, and nine holes of mini-golf. Saturday cost: $5 per person, all ages welcome. Information/reservations: 518-792-6508, Ext. 284, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Fantasia

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem Director Lila Brown will guide attendees through a musical look at “Fantasia” through the works of composers such as Bach, Kodaly and Schubert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18. You’ll find this event at the Beacon Feed Building behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10. Pre-registration is requested at 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 18. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Capitol Steps Show

RUTLAND The Capitol Steps will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or visit the box office at 30 Center Street.

 

Wilder’s “Our Town”

CAMBRIDGE Thornton Wilder’s beloved drama of American small-town life, “Our Town,” will be staged at 8 p.m. on March 18 and 19, and at 2 p.m. March 20, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. March 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. March 27 and April 3. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students and children. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Saturday March 19

 

WHITEHALL Whitehall American Legion Post 83 will hold its annual Birthday Party and Awards Dinner Saturday, March 19, at the Legion Hall on Main Street.

There will be a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Members are free, and non-members are $7. The post will honor its Legionnaire of the Year and give other awards. For more information, please call 499-2482.

 

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer Walk/Ski/Snowshoe, Hike/Snowshoe, and Skiing activities March 19 through 29. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Rock the Block

LAKE GEORGE A free Sham “Rock” the Block event will be held on Saturday, March 19, on Canada Street in Lake George Village. Live music, children’s games, bounce houses, traditional Irish foods, and vendors will be featured. Information: 518-668-5323.

 

N.Y. Maple Weekends

NEW YORK STATE The 16th Annual Maple Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout the state of New York on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, and March 26 and 27. For information on local open houses, demonstrations, and maple product sampling call 585-591-1190, or visit www.mapleweekend.com.

 

POULTNEY MAPLE FEST

POULTNEY Maple Fest 2011 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, in Poultney. Saturday’s festivities will begin with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methodist Church, followed by a 5K run at 10 a.m. from St. Raphael’s Parish Hall (9:30 a.m. registration). Many other activities for all ages will follow. And on Sunday, there’ll be tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at seven local sugarhouses. Information: Pam Mikkelsen at 802-287-4004, e-mail bentleyhousebb@comcast.net. Other information: Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce at 287-2010, e-mail poultneyvt@yahoo.com.

 

Scrapbooking, Expo

FAIR HAVEN The First Annual FHGS PTA Scrapbook Day and Women’s Business Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, in the gymnasium at the Fair Haven Grade School. Cost: $50 for 12 hours of scrapbook time, breakfast, lunch and supper, 10 raffle tickets, goodie bag, and Expo admission (Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $2 admission for those not scrapbooking). Information/to showcase your business: Lea Pettis at 802-265-8348, or e-mail lapettis@hotmail.com.

 

Quilters, Scouts Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. And at 10:30 a.m., the guild members will host a quilting workshop for Girl Scout troops 3431 and 3438. Lunch and sewing kits will be provided for the girls.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Runners Screening

WILTON Saratoga Hospital will offer a free Screening for Runners from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 19, at Wilton Medical Arts, 3040 Route 50 in Saratoga Springs (half-mile north of Northway Exit 15). Flexibility and strength evaluation, and an analysis of stride and feet for improved running mechanics will be included. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Al-Anon Workshop

BENNINGTON Al-Anon’s 26th Annual Cabin Fever Workshop, “Attitude of Gratitude!” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street in Bennington. Breakfast, a potluck lunch, and a raffle will be included. Information: Apryl at 802-440-8109, Sue at 518-686-7998, or Val at 518-677-8934.

 

Sugarhouse Tours

SALEM Mapleland Farms at 647 Bunker Hill Road in Salem will hold Open House Weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20 and 26 and 27. Free tours of the sugarhouse will be offered where you’ll watch maple syrup being made, and sample maple products. Information: www.maplelandfarms.com.

 

Auditions

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival will hold Auditions for regional equity and non-equity actors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at The Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. Interested actors should e-mail their resumes to casting@dorsettheatrefestival.org, and call the business office at 802-867-2223. Information: www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Guided Hike

RUTLAND WalkRutland will offer a Guided Hike of three to four miles at Pine Hill Park in Rutland at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Sturdy boots are recommended and snowshoes may be needed. Go to the Giorgetti Park parking lot and bear left toward the skate park field house and meet at the trailhead. Information: Jen at 342-3479, orwww.walkrutland.com, or www.pinehillpark.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Winter Farmer’s Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at 77 Wales St. in Rutland. This market will be open all winter on Saturdays. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Sugaring Celebration

RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert invites everyone to a Sugaring Celebration and Pancake Breakfast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. There also will be horse-drawn sleigh rides, sugaring demonstrations, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Information: 802-394-7836.

 

Flea Market

SOUTH GLENS FALLS St. George Church at 55 Main St. in South Glens Falls invites everyone to a Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. This market will be open each Saturday through April. Vendors may rent spaces at $10 each and proceeds from the rentals and food sales benefit the church’s expenses.

 

Irish Day at Museum

GRANVILLE In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the immigrant Irish community of the Slate Valley will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Irish tea and traditional food, a screening of the 1952 John Wayne/Maureen O’Hara classic, “The Quiet Man,” and the exhibit, “The Dream and the Reality: Immigration and Assimilation in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont, 1840 to present,” will be featured. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymusem.org.

 

Madness Book Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE            The Schuylerville Public Library will hold a March Madness Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Paperbacks will be sold for 25 cents each, and hardcover books for $1. And starting at 2 p.m. you’ll fill a bag with books for only $2. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Dinosaurs for Children

MANCHESTER Betsy Bennett Stacey from the Nature Museum at Grafton will present a program about dinosaurs for children ages 4 and older at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Mark Skinner Library on Route 7A in Manchester. This interactive program will include a puppet show, activity stations, and all-group activities. Free and open to all; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

 

Children’s Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. The return of the swallows to Capistrano will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Wildflower Seeds

BENNINGTON Jackie Marro and Sara Bonthuis will present a program titled, “Collect, Condition, and Plant Wildflower Seeds,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,  March 19, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This program also will include an update on work done by volunteer groups last year, and information on the removal of invasives  from Hadwen Woods. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Children’s Classes

RUTLAND Jen Hogan will lead drop-in Art Classes for ages 5 to 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept., 39 E. Center Street. A second class, “Story Books and Painting,” for ages 3 to 6 with a parent will run from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays. These classes will be held through April 9. Information/cost: 802-773-1822, e-mail info@handsonmindson.com, or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Scan Old Photos

SCHUYLERVILLE Get your old photos of the Schuylerville area scanned and archived with the town, and receive a photo CD, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Free, open to all, and handicap accessible. Information: E-mail oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com, or www.oldsaratogahappenings.blogspot.com.

 

Wine Tasting

LAKE GEORGE A Relieve Your Cabin Fever Wine Tasting will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Adirondack Winery in Lake George Village. Free samples of wines, cheddar cheese, chocolates and fine foods will be offered. Information: 518-668-9463, or www.adirondackwinery.com.

 

Basket Party

QUEENSBURY The Warren Washington District, Order of the Eastern Star, invites everyone to its annual Basket Party on Saturday, March 19, at the Masonic Temple, 15 Burke Drive in Queensbury. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Admission: $5, including noon lunch and 20 tickets; $1 additional 20 tickets.

 

Snowshoe Benefit

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Seventh Annual Alpine Snowshoe Walk to benefit the Hemophilia Federation of America will be held on Saturday, March 19, at Stratton Mountain’s Sun Bowl Base Lodge. Registration will start at 12:30 p.m. and the guided walk will step off at 1:30 p.m. The minimum donation will be $25 per adult, age 17 and older, and age 16 and younger will walk for free. For a donation of $50 or more you’ll earn a seat at the Saturday evening celebratory dinner. There also will be a silent auction with many valuable prizes, and a special raffle for tickets and hotel reservations for a Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks concert on March 27. Information/online registration/raffle tickets: E-mail info@cthemophilia.org.

 

Seniors Luncheon

CASTLETON The Fellowship Bible Church on Route 30 in Castleton invites 100 or more senior citizens to a Free Luncheon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Included will be gifts for all, entertainment by the church’s handbell ringers and piano players, skits, and more. Special gifts will be provided to the 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th senior to attend. Information: Pastor John Longaker at 802-468-5122.

 

Chef Demo

DORSET Chef Katherine Vanderminden will demonstrate the preparation of heirloom squash, maple apple bisque, curried maple apple yogurt dip with veggies or pita, and more at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at The Kitchen Store at J.K. Adams on Route 30 in Dorset. Katherine owns the Village Roots Catering Company in Pawlet. Free and open to all.

 

Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE The Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Dave Hubbard, former site manager at the Grant Cottage in Wilton, will present a program on “Saratoga County Genealogy: U.S. Grant’s Last Days.”  Free, open to all, and handicap accessible. Information: 587-2978, e-mail oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com, or www.oldsaratogahappenings.blogspot.com.

 

Book Reading

CAMBRIDGE In recognition of Women’s History Month, Hubbard Hall will present historian Teri Gay with a reading from her book, “Strength without Compromise: Womanly Influence and Political Identity in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Rural Upstate New York,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

Baked Maple Ham

POULTNEY As part of Poultney’s Maple Fest Weekend, American Legion Post 39 at 689 Granville Street in Poultney invites families to a Baked Maple Ham Dinner on Saturday, March 19. Seating will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $8 adults; $5 younger than 12. Advance reservations are required with Robin at 802-236-8801.

 

Saturday Supper

WHITEHALL The Whitehall United Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane invites everyone to a Saturday Supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 19. Turkey pie, casseroles, salads and more will be on the menu. Cost: $8 adults; $5 younger than 12. The church is handicap accessible. Information: 499-0851.

 

Movies for Families

HOOSICK FALLS The ADAPT group will host Movie Nights for children in grades kindergarten through 6 and their families from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 and May 7, in the auditorium at the Hoosick Falls Central School Junior-Senior High School. “Despicable Me” will be shown on March 19 and the animated film, “Tangled,” on May 7. Food and drink will be for sale at the showings and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Information/to donate to ADAPT for the class of 2012 after-prom party, e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

Supper Buffet

WHITEHALL The Whitehall United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Saturday Supper Buffet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Hot and cold dishes will be served. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 10 and younger.

 

Artists’ Reception

SCHUYLERVILLE            Riverfront Studios at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville will host an Artists’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Information: 518-695-5354, or www.riverfront-studios.com.

 

Happy Songs, Dinner

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron invites everyone to a Spring Hymn Sing and Free Dinner on Saturday, March 19. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by an evening of “March Gladness” featuring songs of joy and happiness. Information: 518-642-2672.

 

Potluck, Dance

GREENWICH The Village of Greenwich and Battenkill Transition Communities will host a Community Potluck and Dance from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at 70 Main Street (former Green Pea Market) in Greenwich. Bring a covered dish or dessert to serve eight to 10 people, including a note card listing the ingredients, and you are asked to use no paper or plastic items. Con Brio Performing Arts will provide dinner music and The Wildwood Bluegrass Band will play during the dance beginning at 8 p.m. Information: Barbara Price at 518-692-8658, or e-mail Barbara@barbaraprice.net.

 

Square Dance

Cossayuna-The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department will host a Square Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the firehouse on Bunker Hill and East Lake Road in Cossayuna. Live music will be provided by the “Old Time Country Band.” The price is $5. For more information, call 692-7155, or visit www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

Freedom Hawk

HARTFORD The Hartford Volunteer Fire Co. and Auxiliary will present Freedom Hawk in concert on Saturday, March 19, at the Community Center, routes 40 and 149 in Hartford. Cost: $10. Doors will open at 7 p.m., the concert will begin at 8 p.m., and you can bring your own snacks. Information/tickets: 632-5326, or 632-5166.

 

Contra Dance

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host a Contra Dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. All dancing abilities will be welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. Information/cost: 518-307-6091, or www.danceflurry.org.

 

Fat Jonny’s Comedy Show

GRANVILLE The Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company will host the Fat Jonny’s Comedy Show from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the fire house in Granville. This show features the adult humor of more than 15 comedians and singers. Adult beverages will be available for age 21 and older. Cost: $8 in advance from fire department members; $10 at the door.

 

Concert at College

BENNINGTON The Slavic Soul Party band will perform in concert at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, in the Student Center at Bennington College. This band features “an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music.” Free and open to all.

 

Sunday March 20

 

Cycling

CAMBRIDGE A Spring Preview Ride for the 2011 Tour of the Battenkill Cycling Race will be held on Sunday, March 20, starting and finishing in Cambridge. This non-competitive ride on a challenging, 64-mile course is open to all ages and abilities. Cost: $30 per person; $50 families of three or more. Information/registration: Anthem Sports, POB 504, Cambridge, N.Y. 12816, or www.tourofthebattenkill.com.

 

Coffe House

WHITEHALL Faith Chapel will host a coffee house beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 20. The Rev. Bradly Thomas Wilder Band will perform.

For further information, please contact Pastor Mike Lemery at 791-6936.

 

 

Outdoor Activities

Pancake Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Company will host an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 20, at the fire house in West Pawlet. Cost: $7; $5 children 12 and under; free under 5. There also will be a baked goods sale.

 

Pancake Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the lodge on Route 67, across from Hoosic Valley High School.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. will serve an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the Fire House. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 age 60 and older; $5 ages 4 to 12; free younger than 4. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on March 20. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Book Discussion

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road invites everyone to hear Rev. James Calvin Davis speak on his recently published book, “In Defense of Civility: How Religion Can Unite America on Seven Moral Issues that Divide Us,” at noon on Sunday, March 20. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Movie at Museum

GRANVILLE In celebration of its upcoming exhibit, “Rivals in Slate, Brothers in War,” the Slate Valley Museum will conclude its series of movies about the Civil War, and movies with connections to the Slate Valley, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Screened will be “Glory,” the modern classic that explores race within the Union Army through the experiences of the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry that included Slate Valley residents. Homemade soft pretzels, soda and popcorn will be available for sale. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren St. in Glens Falls will host a Discovery Day Program for families, “Objects of Wonder and Delight,” on Sunday, March 20. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m., take a short tour, and then create your own masterpiece at this free event that’s open to all. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Chorus at Church

WALLINGFORD The Rutland Curbstone Chorus, a male barbershop singing group, will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the Wallingford Congregational Church. Everyone is invited and proceeds will benefit the Ladies’ Auxiliary’s Steeple Fund.

 

Early Explorers

BENNINGTON The Bennington Historical Society will present Don Miller with a talk on “the rugged endurance, tenacity and courage of two young men from Bennington” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, in the Ada Paresky Education Center on Floor 2 of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Ninteenth century explorers Daniel Harmon and Simon Fraser will be highlighted. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-6182.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

WELLS The fifth and sixth grade students from Wells Village School are hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise money for their trip to Boston in May. The meal will be held at the school from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GANSEVOORT The St. Therese Rosary Altar Society invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, in the Parish Hall at Route 32 and Wilton-Gansevoort Road in Gansevoort. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $7 adults, $4 age 10 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the St. Therese Food Pantry.

 

Video, Discussion

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven Union High School’s Schools for Schools Club will screen a video titled, “The Tony Bracelet,” and host a discussion on the video from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the high school. This video was provided by the nonprofit Invisible Children organization that was created to rescue children kidnapped from their homes in Uganda and forced to be soldiers. Food and drink will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m., and items from Uganda will be sold to support Invisible Children’s projects. Everyone is invited.

 

Monday March 21

 

Auction Bidding
PITTSFORD Online bidding will begin on Monday, March 21, for the Fifth Annual Spring for the Animals Auction by the Rutland County Humane Society that will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the Rutland Country Club. To bid, visit www.rchsvt.org. All proceeds will benefit the animals and society programs. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Pre-School Screening

RUTLAND COUNTY The Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union’s Early Education Program will hold Pre-School Screening of all children ages 3 and 4 on Monday, March 21, in Wells, March 22 in Tinmouth and Ira, and March 23 and 24 in Poultney. If you have a child age 3 or 4 who will not be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2011, you are asked to call 802-287-5212, Ext. 224 to register your child for screening. Also, referrals are being accepted for child evaluations, age birth through 5, for children who appear to have a handicapping condition that may need services. Anyone knowing the child is asked to call Sheri Kinney or Darlene Ellis at the Early Education Program at the above number.

 

Walk and Ride

CASTLETON A Walk and Ride Room will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Castleton Community Center. Ride a bicycle or walk on the treadmill for brain and overall health. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Women Meet

CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 21, in the Fellowship Hall of the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Lois Sheaff will present a program titled, “Women’s History Month: UMW Style.” Bring a sandwich for your lunch and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

Bereavement

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a bereavement workshop, “Loss of a Companion/Spouse,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the RAVNAH office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland.  Free and open to all, including those who are comforting the bereaved. Pre-registration is required with Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.

 

VSO Concert

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert titled, “Voyages,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Cost: $9 for students to $29 for all others. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

Climate Action Talk

BENNINGTON Bennington College Environmental Studies Director Valerie Imbruce will speak on “Climate Action Planning in Higher Education” at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, March 21. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the East Academic Center, Room 2, at Bennington College.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Monday, March 21, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 6:45 p.m. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out, with proceeds going toward the baseball and football outdoor score clock at Poultney High School. Advance tickets are available from the high school at 287-5861, and from the baseball and football players. Tickets also will be sold at the door and everyone is invited.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON The community is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share. This event will be held on the third Monday of each month, with few exceptions. Information: 854-7716.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 21. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday March 22

 

Author Speaks

BENNINGTON Alexandria Peary, an author and associate professor of writing and rhetoric, will speak on “Peter Elbow, Walter Ong and Dortohy Sarnoff: A Discussion of Inner and Outer Rhetoric” on Tuesday, March 22. You’ll find this event at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Building location/time: 802-447-6388, e-mail communications@svc.edu, or www.svc.edu.

 

Baseball Sign-Ups

ARLINGTON/SUNDERLAND Boys and girls ages 5 through 12 are encouraged to sign up for spring baseball from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 24, at the Fisher Elementary School in Arlington. Sign-ups also will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Sunderland Elementary School. First-time players must bring their birth certificate. Registration fees range from $25 to $35. Information: Kate Bryan at 802-375-9573, after 6 p.m.

 

Play Readings

DORSET Paula Mann will lead a Play Reading Workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 22 through April 12 at the Dorset Colony House in Dorset. Paula, a professional actress and assistant professor and director of the Theater Program at Green Mountain College, will lead readings of comedic, classic and modern plays. Cost: $60 for four sessions, or $15 per individual session; additional cost of about $7.50 per script payable directly to the Northshire Bookstore. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Bedtime Stories

PAWLET All young children and their families are invited to join Heidi Hammell for Bedtime Stories at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the Pawlet Public Library. Children may come in their pajamas and enjoy peaceful and sometimes silly stories, songs and crafts. Also, the library’s regular story time runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Free and open to all. Information: 325-3123.

 

Forest Management

WEST HAVEN Mary Droege and Rose Paul will present a free program titled, “Managing Your Family Forest for Biodiversity” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at The Nature Conservancy, 115 Main Road in West  Haven. Also, learn about funding opportunities for managing your family forest. Information: 802-265-8645, Ext. 27.

 

Library Friends

MANCHESTER Everyone who cares about the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester is encouraged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the library. The purpose of this meeting is to explore the formation of a new Friends of the Mark Skinner Library group. Refreshments will be served. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Piano Recital

BENNINGTON Christopher Lewis, a Bennington College faculty member, will perform a Piano Recital at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Deane Carriage Barn at Bennington College. Works by Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Claude Debussy will be featured. Free and open to all.

 

Wednesday March 23

 

Book Discussion

GRANVILLE The Book Club will meet to discuss “A Long and Happy Life” by Reynolds Price at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. This book chronicles North Carolina rural life and examines themes of love, identity, and birth. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Hospice Information

MANCHESTER The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will present a program on “Hospice and Palliative Care” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Free and open to all and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested with Marie at Equinox Village, 802-362-4061.

 

Exercise Classes

CASTLETON Zumba classes will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays starting March 23 at the Castleton Community Center. Latin and international rhythms will make you want to move to the beat and burn calories, and no experience is needed. Cost: $5 per class. Also, Movement Medley classes will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Cost: $4 per class. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Organic Gardening

GREENWICH Tracy Frisch will present a program on organic vegetable gardening titled, “Tips for Enjoyable Abundance,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at a meeting of the Greenwich Garden Group in the Community Room at the Greenwich Free Library. There’ll be a door prize drawing for two consultations with Tracy at her recently started business, Vegetable Garden Coach. Free and open to all. Information: Thelma Hack at 518-747-8090.

 

Thursday March 24

 

K Registration

GRANVILLE Parents with last names beginning with A through D may register their children for kindergarten from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and those beginning with E through J from 1 to 3 p.m., on Thursday, March 24, at the Mary J. Tanner School on Route 22 in Middle Granville. Those beginning with K through P should register on Friday morning, March 25, and Q through Z Friday afternoon. Information: 518-642-9460.

 

Children’s Health

MALTA Saratoga Hospital will present Pediatrician Martin Breen with a talk titled, “Aaaa-Choo! Kids, Colds, and Allergies: When to call the Pediatrician,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. You’ll find this free event at the Round Lake Library,. Malta Branch, One Bayberry Drive in Malta. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.sarartogahospital.org.

 

Pre-Licensing Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. Cost: $40 pre-registration fee. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Archive Scanning

SCHUYLERVILLE An Archive Scanning Working Session will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Volunteers are needed to help the historian’s office scan documents and photos in the historical archive. Information: E-mail oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com.

 

Shipwrecks Talk

PROCTOR Adam Kane, a Lake Champlain Maritime Museum archaeologist, will speak on “Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Proctor Free Library. Slides, drawings and video will detail some of the more than 300 wrecks in the area. Information: Lisa Miser at 802-459-3539.

 

Jazz Café

GRANVILLE The Jazz Café will be open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Performing will be the school’s Jazz Ensemble and there’ll be bidding on homemade desserts, and a raffle for valuable prizes including Telescope furniture and Disney hopper passes. Free admission. Raffle tickets: $1 each, or six for $5.Everyone will be welcome.

 

Patriotism Talk

POULTNEY Vermont author Stephen Kiernan will speak on “Authentic Patriotism” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Patriotism, Stephen argues, transcends flag waving and political posturing and lies instead in our service to each other and a willingness to sacrifice for our country and people. Free and open to all.

 

Quarrymen Talk

SALEM Orson Kingsley, assistant director and archivist for the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, will speak on “They Came to Work: Early Quarrymen of the Slate Valley” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Archive Room at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Free and open to all, good-will offerings appreciated to offset heating costs. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Saratoga Postcards

SCHUYLERVILLE Saratoga Area Postcards will be the topic at the Old Saratoga Historical Assn. meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Historian, author and Town Supervisor Tom Wood will provide interesting background information on old area postcards. Free, open to all, and handicap accessible. Information: E-mail oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com.

 

Friday March 25

 

Dairy Princess

WASHINGTON COUNTY Friday, March 25, is the deadline for women ages 16 to 24 who are at least a junior in high school, never been married, and a resident of Washington County to apply to the 2011 Washington County Dairy Princess Program. Other criteria apply. Information: Laura Burch at 798-0069, or Sandy Buxton at 746-2560.

 

Senior HelpLine

BENNINGTON/RUTLAND COUNTIES The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging offers a free Senior HelpLine that provides possible solutions to seniors having trouble paying for basic living expenses in Bennington and Rutland counties. Call 802-786-5991 or toll-free 1-800-642-5119 and learn about programs to help pay for health care, pharmaceuticals, food, fuel, and telephone. Information: www.svcoa.org, or e-mail seniorhelpline@svcoa.org.

 

Scholarships

PAWLET Morning Flower Lodge 71, Free and Accepted Masons, will offer $500 scholarships to two senior students living in the Pawlet/Rupert area and who have been accepted to a school for post-secondary education. Applications are available at the Pawlet Public Library and the Pawlet Post Office and the deadline to apply is April 29. Applications should be mailed to Robert Bryant, 3449 Route 133, Pawlet, Vt. 05761. Information: Robert at 802-325-3172.

 

Trees, Shrubs

WASHINGTON COUNTY Friday, March 25, is the deadline to place your order for Trees and Shrubs from the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District. Order forms are available at Walkers in Fort Ann, county buildings in Fort Edward, Country Power in Greenwich, A&J Enterprises in Salem, area post offices, and at www.washingtoncountyswcd.org.

 

Boat Show

QUEENSBURY The Great Upstate Boat Show will be held Friday through Sunday, March 25 to 27, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Twenty-five dealers, 60 brands, 200 boats, and vendors will be featured. Cost /hours: 518-791-0070, or www.greatupstateboatshow.com.

 

Fish Fry

GREENWICH The Greenwich Centenary United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Boston Fish Fry Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Takeouts will be available and the church is handicap accessible. Cost: $8 adults; $5 children; free younger than 5. Information: George Kelly at 692-7006.

 

Fish Fry

CAMBRIDGE A Lenten Fish Fry will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8. Everyone will be welcome and this meal will be served each Friday during Lent. Information: 677-2757.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY MILLS The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 in Victory Mills invites everyone to a Fish Fry Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Takeouts will be available. Fried fish, clam strips, and chicken tenders will be offered. Cost: $7. This dinner will be held every Friday through April 15.

 

Huge Auction

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church will hold a “Huge Auction” inside its Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Fran’s Auctions will conduct this auction of household items, jewelry, antiques, small furniture, children’s toys, and much more. Homemade refreshments will be available, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

The Logger

ARLINGTON Vermont comedian Rusty DeWees, “The Logger,” will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, in the gymnasium at Arlington Memorial High School. Cost: $20, with proceeds benefiting the Mack Attack AAU Girls Basketball Team. Tickets are available at the AMHS School Store, or the main office at  Fisher Elementary School. Information: Deanne Lacoste at 375-6409, or e-mail lacosted@bvsu.org.

 

On Golden Pond

GLENS FALLS Wrightstage Productions will stage “On Golden Pond” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH Will Mentor will call while Rodney Miller and Brendan Taaffe provide the music during a Tinmouth Contra Dance for all ages at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at the Tinmouth Community Center. Cost: $8; $6 teens; $3 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. Refreshments will be available. Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Wilder’s “Our Town”

CAMBRIDGE Thornton Wilder’s beloved drama of American small-town life, “Our Town,” will be staged at 8 p.m. on March 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. March 27 and April 3, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students and children. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Saturday March 26

 

N.Y. Maple Weekend

NEW YORK STATE The 16th Annual Maple Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout the state of New York on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27. For information on local open houses, demonstrations, and maple product sampling call 585-591-1190, or visit www.mapleweekend.com.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 26, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Children’s Workshop

PAWLET Local artist Heidi Hammell will lead a “Create with Me” workshop for parents and children from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, on the lower level at the Pawlet Public Library. Children will learn about the proportions of the human face and then draw a self portrait (no experience needed). Cost: $10 per child and adult. Information/registration: 802-645-9051, or e-mail hamfamvt@myfairpoint.net.

 

Benefit basketball game

 

WHITEHALL Whitehall Central School’s teachers will play a team of U.S. Olympians in a benefit basketball game at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26, in the school gym. The athletes include teammates of Whitehall student Codie Bascue, who is part of the U.S. bobsled team. Food will be available at the event.

 

Book Sale

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will hold a Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the main room at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Only paperbacks will be sold at 25 cents each.

 

Basket Party

GRANVILLE Cub Scout Pack 44 will host a Basket Party on Saturday, March 26, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 for an admission sheet of tickets; $3 each additional sheet. Special tickets will be available for four Disney hopper passes, Telescope camping cots, and two season passes to the Green Jackets at one ticket for $5 or five for $20. Also, for every non-perishable food item you bring you’ll receive a ticket for a chance to win a set of Telescope director chairs. Proceeds will benefit Cub Scout Pack 44. Information: 518-642-9283.

 

Basket Party

WEST PAWLET A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the West Pawlet Fire House. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. More than 150 baskets will be up for bid and a light lunch will be available. Proceeds will benefit Team Lee and Relay for Life. Information: Shannon Landon at 802-345-2867, Morgan Hosley at 802-287-0600 or 802-645-0158, or Carol Herbst at 518-361-6869 or 802-645-9032.

 

American Girl Party

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will host a free American Girl-themed party for all ages from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Bring your American Girl doll, have your picture taken with her, and then use the picture in a craft. Pizza and refreshments will be served, and there’ll be cupcake decorating, too. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Spring Carnival

POULTNEY The Mettowee Valley Church will host a Spring Carnival from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the gymnasium at the Poultney Elementary School. Free and open to all, this event for all ages will feature carnival games and foods.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GRANVILLE The VFW Post 1653 Men’s Auxiliary will host a Ring in the Spring Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the post on North Street in Granville. Cost: $8.

 

Chicken Barbecue

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a takeout- only Cabin Fever Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at its Fire House Hall. Cost: $9.

 

Roast Beef

FORT MILLER Everyone is invited to a family-style Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, March 26, at the Fort Miller Reformed Church. Seating will be at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 3 to 10; free younger than 3.

 

Chicken Pie

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington invites everyone to a Chicken Pie Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the church’s Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. Cost: Free-will offering to benefit the church. Reservations are required at 802-375-2548.

 

AirBand Competition

DORSET A “Big Kid AirBand” charity fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the Long Trail School off Route 30 in Dorset. Groups will lip-sync well-known songs and compete for cash prizes to be donated to the groups’ favorite charities. A bistro with appetizers and cash bar will precede the competition from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets/to enter the competition: Simone at 802-867-5717, Ext. 161.

 

Dance Performance

BENNINGTON “Glen, Girl, Gallery,” a new dance work by Bennington College alumna Gwen Welliver, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the Martha Hill Dance Theater at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

 

F.D. Bingo

GRANVILLE Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Hook and Ladder Fire Co. in Granville. This bingo will be held each Saturday, with few exceptions, refreshments will be available for purchase, and everyone is invited. Information: 642-2401.

 

Winter Blues Event

WHITEHALL Elks Club 1491 in Whitehall invites everyone to a “Winter Blues” event from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 26. Admission: $10, $12 if you’re not wearing blue, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

 

Sunday March 27

 

Sunday Breakfast

WHITEHALL Elks Club 1491 in Whitehall will serve a Sunday Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on March 27. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 younger than 10; free younger than 5. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Italy Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host “Italy Day” from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Italian culture, history, dance, music and food will be celebrated. Cost: $5; free younger than 12 and members. Admission will include viewing of the museum’s exhibits. Reservations are encouraged at 518-584-2225, Ext. 3001, or e-mail info@dancemuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-6182.

 

Support Group

VERMONT The Outright Vermont organization will host a Support Group Meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. This group’s mission is to build safe, healthy and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13 through 22. Information: 802-865-9677, Ext. 3, or www.outrightvt.org.

 

Monday March 28

 

Gentle Yoga

IRA Gentle Yoga will be offered beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 28, at the Ira Town Office, 808 Route 133. This class is for those wishing to maintain good health and also for those recuperating from an injury. Information: AmeriCorp member Sherri Durgin-Campbell at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, 802-786-5990.

 

Travel Writer Speaks

QUEENSBURY Travel and adventure writer Barbara Bennett will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, in the Scoville Learning Center Auditorium at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: J. Courtney Reid at 518-743-2200, Ext. 2213, or e-mail reidjc@sunyacc.edu.

 

Quesadillas Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Quesadillas and Tomato with Rice Soup Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28, in the Krazy Cooks Café at St. Luke’s Parish House, St. Luke’s Place in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available and all ages will be welcome. Information: 854-3435.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE The Granville and Whitehall Girl Scouts are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner at Bernardo’s Restaurant from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28. The cost of the meal is $5, or $6 for take-outs. Proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts adopt families for Christmas. Tickets are available from the girl scouts or at the door. You can also call Tami Clark at 642-3395, or visit www.granvillescoutmom@hotmail.com.

 

Taste of Ballston Spa

MALTA The Ballston Spa Education Foundation invites everyone to its annual Taste of Ballston Spa event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at the HVCC TEC-SMART Campus on Hermes Road in Malta. Admission: $30 per person; $55 per couple. Appetizers, main dishes and desserts showcasing local specialties from area restaurants will be featured. The Education Foundation provides grants to Ballston Spa Central School District teachers and administrators for special projects that may not be included in the school’s budget. Information/tickets:www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com, or e-mail info@ballstonspaeducationfoundation.org.

 

Tuesday March 29

 

Pianist and Friends

CASTLETON In conjunction with Brandon-based artist Fran Bull’s touring exhibition, “In Flanders Fields,” pianist Tanya Gabrielian and colleagues from the Julliard School will perform Oliver Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” on Tuesday, March 29, at Castleton State College. The exhibition, inspired by Lt. Col. John McCrea’s World War I poem, will run through April 1. Open to all. Information/time: 802-468-1394, or www.castleton.edu.

 

Thursday March 31

 

Art Entries

STILLWATER Entries are requested by Thursday, March 31, for the Recycled Art Show from April 15 to 17 at Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32 in Stillwater. This event is being held in support of Earth Week 2011. Information/entry forms: www.hudsoncrossingpark.org/artshow.

 

Shushan Luncheon

SHUSHAN The Shushan Grange will host a Shushan Community Luncheon at noon on Thursday, March 31. Cost: Donations will be accepted to benefit the local food pantry and everyone will be welcome.

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Dorset Church, 143 Church St., off Route 30. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Jane at 867-2260.

 

Movie at Academy

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will screen “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” the last of three movies in its winter film series, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Film expert Harvey Flaxman will host the screening and lead a discussion on this tragic drama based on a novel by Irish writer John Boyne. Cost: $10. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Friday April 1

 

Fish Fry

CAMBRIDGE A Lenten Fish Fry will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8. Everyone will be welcome and this meal will be served each Friday during Lent. Information: 677-2757.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY MILLS The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 in Victory Mills invites everyone to a Fish Fry Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Takeouts will be available. Fried fish, clam strips, and chicken tenders will be offered. Cost: $7. This dinner will be held every Friday through April 15.

 

Saturday April 2

 

Free Movies

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library will host Movie Nights on the big screen at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 and 16. Open to all, with free admission and refreshments. Information/movie titles: 802-287-5556.

 

Monday April 4

 

Chorus at Grange

NORTH CLARENDON The Rutland Curbstone Chorus, a male barbershop singing group, will perform at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, April 4, at the North Clarendon Grange. Coffee and dessert will follow the performance and everyone will be welcome. Cost: Free-will donation, with proceeds benefiting the North Clarendon Grange.

 

Thursday April 7

 

Animals Auction
PITTSFORD The Fifth Annual Spring for the Animals Auction by the Rutland County Humane Society will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the Rutland Country Club. Cost: $25, including hors d’oeuvres, a beverage, silent auction, and live music. Auction items include art, jewelry, dining, items for the home, and more. Tickets are available at the shelter in Pittsford and at The Pet Cage in Rutland.  To bid in advance, visit www.rchsvt.org. All proceeds will benefit the animals and society programs. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Saturday April 9

 

Horse Symposium

BALLSTON SPA The 20th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. Information: Sharon LaPier at 518-885-8995, or e-mail stl32@cornell.edu.

 

Wednesday April 13

 

Spay/Neutering

PITTSFORD Cat owners are encouraged to drop their cats off at the Rutland County Humane Society in Pittsford for same-day, low-cost spaying/neutering at the Vermont Companion Animal Neutering Clinic in Middlesex, Vt.. Rabies shots also will be provided and the round-trip transportation will be free. Dates for this service are April 13, May 11 and June 22. Prior registration is required at 802-483-6700. Information: www.rchsvt.org, or www.vt-can.org.

 

Talk at SUNY

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will present teacher/educator Leila Christenbury with a talk titled, “Retracing the Journey,” at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Scoville Learning Center Auditorium on SUNY’s Bay Road campus in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: J. Courtney Reid at 743-2200, Ext. 2213, or e-mail reidjc@sunyacc.edu.

 

Friday April 15

 

Fish Fry

CAMBRIDGE A Lenten Fish Fry will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 677-2757.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY MILLS The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 in Victory Mills invites everyone to a Fish Fry Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Takeouts will be available. Fried fish, clam strips, and chicken tenders will be offered. Cost: $7.

 

Monday May 2

 

Editor at SUNY

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will present Editor Pat Towers  at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in the Miller Auditorium on SUNY’s Bay Road campus in Queensbury. Pat has been associated with the New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, Mirabella, O, and Oprah Magazine. Free and open to all. Information: J. Courtney Reid at 743-2200, Ext. 2213, or e-mail reidjc@sunyacc.edu.

 

Saturday May 7

 

Movie for Families

HOOSICK FALLS The ADAPT group will host a Movie Night for children in grades kindergarten through 6 and their families from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, in the auditorium at the Hoosick Falls Central School Junior-Senior High School. Screened will be the animated film, “Tangled.” Food and drink will be for sale and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Information/to donate to ADAPT for the class of 2012 after-prom party, e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday May 10

 

Lincoln Talk

MANCHESTER Erin Carlson Mast, director of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the Beckwith Room at Hildene in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Stephanie at 802-367-7960, or e-mail Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

Wednesday May 11

 

Spay/Neutering

PITTSFORD Cat owners are encouraged to drop their cats off at the Rutland County Humane Society in Pittsford for same-day, low-cost spaying/neutering at the Vermont Companion Animal Neutering Clinic in Middlesex, Vt.. Rabies shots also will be provided and the round-trip transportation will be free. Dates for this service are May 11 and June 22. Prior registration is required at 802-483-6700. Information: www.rchsvt.org, or www.vt-can.org.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

Cambridge, Cambridge Freight Yard, East Main Street, behind Hubbard Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through mid October, contact Fran Morrison, 261-1877, e-mail jcamero4@nycap.rr.com.

 

Fort Edward, Broadway Lanes parking lot, Route 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays June through October, contact Linda Gifford, 792-0198.

 

Granville, downtown Granville, 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays, June through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

Greenwich, Main Street (former IGA parking lot), 2 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, June through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

Hudson Falls, Sutherland Farms, Lower Dix Avenue, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June through October, contact Linda Gifford, 792-0198.

 

Salem, Salem Park, Main Street, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

Whitehall, Boulevard Park, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, June through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

SARATOGA COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

Ballston Spa, Wisnal Park, Front Street, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, mid June through September, contact Cyndi Pastore, 885-6693.

 

Burnt Hills, Dollar General Plaza parking lot, Route 50, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October, contact Gary Janssen, 384-0526.

 

Clifton Park, St. George’s Church, Route 146, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, July through October, www.saratogafarmersmarket.org.

 

Gansevoort, Village Park, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June through October, contact Linda Gifford at 792-0198.

 

Greenfield, Middle Grove Park, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, late June through early September, contact Ron Deutsch, 469-6769.

 

Saratoga Springs, High Rock Park, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October, www.saratogafarmersmarket.org.

 

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Hospital, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, through October.

 

South Glens Falls, Village Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, June through October, contact Linda Gifford, 792-0198.

 

Waterford, Waterford Harbor Promenade, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, June through mid October, contact Mary Stalker, 665-8344.

 

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