Community Calendar 3/24/11

T hursday 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.

 

British Invasion

MANCHESTER The Burr and Burton Academy Media and Performing Arts Dept. will present “The British Invasion” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the school’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester. Tickets are available at www.burrburton.tix.com.

 

Volunteer Training

GREENWICH Orientation and youth protection training for adult volunteers for the Youth Center will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 and 31, at the Greenwich Free Library. Information: Maureen Kinsella at 321-5505.

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Acclaimed author Andre Dubus III will present his memoir, “Townie,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. A book signing will follow. Information: 802-362-2200, 1-800-437-3700, or www.northshire.com.

 

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

 

Writers Contest

VERMONT Vermont Public Television invites all children in kindergarten through grade 3 to enter its PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Children will write and illustrate original stories. Entry forms are available at 1-800-639-3351, or www.vpt.org/writers. The entry deadline is April 8.

 

Scholarships

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild will offer three $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Saratoga County who are planning to enter a college curriculum in the medical field in September, 2011. The deadline to apply is April 5. Information/applications: Guidance offices at area high schools, or 583-8447.

 

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.

 

Lenten Lunches

GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, March 25, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. Noon luncheons, all sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will follow on April 1 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, April 8 at the Granville Baptist Church, and April 15 at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South 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.

 

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.

 

Legion Drawing

GRANVILLE The American Legion at 323 Columbus Street in Granville invites everyone to participate in its Queen of Hearts Drawing at 6 p.m. each Friday. Tickets are available at the Post. Information: 642-1759.

 

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.

 

Harlem Superstars

MANCHESTER The Stamford Hotel will present the Harlem Superstars comedy basketball team versus the Bulldog Dream Team at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, in the gymnasium at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Included will be audience participation, door prizes, and a halftime show. Cost: $7 in advance, $8 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the school’s Booster Club. Advance tickets: Manchester and Londonderry branches of Peoples United Bank, and from Kathi Bierwirth at 549-8819, or Terry Merrow at 824-3134.

 

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.

 

Community Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Episcopal Ministry Center, 84 Church Street in Poultney. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Basket Making

CAMBRIDGE Bliss McIntosh will lead an Adirondack Pack Basket Making Class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $60, $54 members, plus a $20 materials fee. Pre-registration is required at 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Fresh Air Fund

SOUTH LONDONDERRY The Fresh Air Fund will hold its annual meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the West River Trail’s restored historic depot in South Londonderry. All who are interested in this nonprofit organization, and who may wish to host an inner-city child during the summer, are encouraged to attend. For information, visit www.freshair.org, or call Tom Kisiba in Brattleboro at 802-722-4315; Lisa Pearson in Rutland at 802-770-4280; Pat Meulemans in Jamaica at 802-297-9886; Martha Thompson in Dorset at 802-362-3473; or Heather Corcoran in Bennington at 802-681-8394.

 

Heroes Ice Show

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Skating Club will present a Salute to the Heroes Ice Show at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. This event is a tribute to the victims and families of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and also honors our veterans, and military and emergency services personnel. Cost: $5 adults; $3 senior citizens; $1 students; free for veterans, military and emergency services personnel with identification. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at www.GlensFallsFigureSkating.com.

 

Benefit Basketball

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 on the U.S. bobsled team. Food will be available at this 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

POULTNEY The Poultney High School classes of 2013 and 2016 will host a Basket Raffle on Saturday, March 26, in the gymnasium at Poultney High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission and sheet of 25 tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be a lunch concession, door prizes and raffles, too, and everyone is invited.

 

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.

 

Flower Gardens

MANCHESTER Master Gardener Cindy K. Lewis will inspire and educate gardeners with her presentation on Flower Gardens at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Mark Skinner Library on Route 7A in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information/pre-registration: 802-362-2607.

 

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 and Biscuit

PITTSTOWN Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Supper from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Route 7. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. Reservations are suggested at 518-663-5607.

 

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.

 

Drawing at F.D.

GRANVILLE Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Co. on Quaker Street invites everyone to participate in its Queen of Hearts Drawing that will be held at 6 p.m. each Saturday. Information: 642-2401.

 

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.

 

Dance Party

NORTH BENNINGTON The Prescription band will perform “hot rock ‘n’ roll and steamy rhythm and blues” music at a Dance Party on Saturday, March 26, at the Vermont Arts Exchange’s Sage Street Mill in North Bennington. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the dance will start at 8 p.m. Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Information/tickets: 1-800-838-3006, or www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus invite everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $5 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger, with proceeds benefiting Cub Scout Pack 680.

 

Shamrock Shuffle

GLENS FALLS The Shamrock Shuffle and Leprechaun Leap event will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, at Glens Falls High School. Featured will be a five-mile flat, fast loop, and a children’s fun run. Information: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

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.

 

Adirondacks Climate

CAMBRIDGE Author and Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Jerry Jenkins will speak on “Climate Change in the Adirondacks” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, in the Beacon Feed Building behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Documentary

MANCHESTER The award-winning, 2004 documentary, “Paper Clips,” will be screened at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at Israel Congregation on Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. A free-will donation will be accepted and everyone will be welcome. Information: Sandy at 802-297-1185.

 

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE The Granville-Whitehall Girls Scouts Service Unit will host a Spaghetti Dinner with seatings at 5, 6 , and 7 p.m., Monday, March 28, at Bernardo’s Restaurant in Granville. The cost is $5 to eat in and $6 for takeout. The dinner benefits the group’s Adopt-A-Family program for the Christmas season. For further information, please contact Tami Clark at 642-3395 or by e-mail at granvillescoutm@hotmail.com.

 

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

 

Bow Hunter Course

SALEM Tuesday, March 29, is the deadline to register for a Bow Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at the Salem Fish and Game Club. Participants must pre-register and pick up a manual prior to the class. Information/registration: Ed Kenyon at 854-7827.

 

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.

 

Seniors’ Needs

GLENS FALLS Donna Beal, executive director of Mercy Care, and Carole Silvera, executive director of Care Links, will discuss services their organizations provide for senior citizens, how to meet seniors’ needs, and the goal of enabling seniors to remain in their homes as long as possible. This event will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library. Reservations are requested with BJ Eisenhardt at 518-761-0300, Ext. 31851, or e-mail beisenhardt@medserv.net.

 

Arthritis Program

SARATOGA SPRINGS Orthopedic surgeon Jon Gainor and nurse practitioner Mary Kay Nichols will present a program on “Arthritis of the Hips and Knees” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. You’ll find this free event at Quad Graphics, 56 Duplainville Road in Saratoga Springs. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Party Planning

HOOSICK FALLS ADAPT, a committee planning a substance-free after-prom party, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in the library at the HFCS Elementary School. Information: Maggie Middleton at 518-686-1599, or e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

Victorian Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS Dr. Hollis Palmer will present an interactive program that will help bring the Victorian Era to life at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in the Community Room on Floor One of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street. This program is based on Dr. Palmer’s latest book, “See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era.” A book signing will follow. Information: 518-584-7860, or www.sspl.org.

 

Wednesday March 30

 

Bicycling Trip

GLENS FALLS Steve and Licia Mackey, members of the Glens Falls/Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, will present a program on their bicycling trip from California to the East Coast at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 792-6508.

 

Youth Football

GRANVILLE Registration for 2011 Youth Horde Football will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the Granville Elementary School. Children now in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 are eligible for tackle, flag and cheerleader activities. Parents should bring each child’s birth certificate and health insurance information. Information: Greg Scribner at 926-0559, or www.eteamz.com/granvillehorde.

 

Parenting Class

FORT EDWARD Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a Parenting Class for separating or divorcing parents from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, in the Fort Edward area. Cost: $30 (scholarships available). Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or 1-800-548-0881.

 

Country Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies band will host monthly Country and Bluegrass Gospel Jams beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. This event is open to all musicians and listeners. No preaching, just enjoy the music, and light refreshments will be available. Information: Mel at 632-5026.

 

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.

 

Family Law Project

SCHAGHTICOKE Information about the Family Law Project, a service of Unity House for Rensselaer County residents, will be provided from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: E-mail info@diverlibrary.org.

 

Turkey Dinner

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Cost: $10 adults; $5 younger than 12. Takeouts will be available. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at Salem Hardware and A&J Enterprises in Salem. Information/family rates: Arlene Coldwell at 854-7588.

 

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.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will lead a Quilling class at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Learn how to transform strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Golf Safety

MALTA Saratoga Hospital will offer a free program with Dr. Robert Nielson and athletic trainer Lisa Muscatello on “Preventing Golf-Related Injuries” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive in Malta. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

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.

 

The Sound of Music

GRANVILLE The high school Drama Club invites everyone to its stage production of “The Sound of Music,” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 31 to April 2, in the auditorium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Information: Barbara Chellis at 499-1295.

 

Friday April 1

 

Humane Society

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society is seeking donations of old blankets, sheets and towels for use in its Pittsford animal shelter. Information: 802-483-6700, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Granville Painting

GRANVILLE A beautiful painting by Brian Sweetland depicting downtown Granville, including the recently rededicated World War II veterans clock, is being raffled by the Pember Library and Museum’s First Fridays series. Cost: $5 per ticket, or five for $20. Tickets will be available at each First Friday event that runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pember, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, and from Pember trustees. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Scholarships

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 and its Ladies Auxiliary are accepting applications for annual scholarships to be awarded to one Hoosic Valley senior male, one Hoosic Valley senior female, and a Hoosick Falls senior girl. Applications are available in the school guidance offices and the deadline to apply is May 2.

 

Great Escape Tickets

QUEENSBURY Tickets are available at $19.99 each for the Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Battenkill Kitchen, Inc. Information/tickets: 518-854-3032, or e-mail manager@battenkillkitchen.org.

 

Arts Tour

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection’s director, David Setford, will lead a guided tour of Manhattan arts venues Friday through Sunday, April 1 to 3, for Hyde members and their guests. Information/reservations: 518-792-1761, Ext. 13, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Spring Soiree

MANCHESTER The Friends Foundation for Manchester Elementary Middle School will host its biannual Spring Soiree on Friday, April 1, at The Equinox Hotel in Manchester. Included will be live and silent auctions. Information/time: Mary Jo Gourd at 802-362-6037.

 

Lenten Lunches

GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, April 1, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Granville. Noon luncheons, all sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will follow on April 8 at the Granville Baptist Church, and April 15 at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church in Granville. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Scouts Staff Store

HOOSICK FALLS Girl Scouts from Service Unit 155 will staff the Thrift Store at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Floor 2, on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2. Proceeds will benefit the scouts and the store. Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or e-mail GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Play at School

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Drama Club will stage “Once Upon a Mattress” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the auditorium at the Whitehall Central School. Information: 499-1770.

 

One-Act Comedies

WEST RUTLAND The Marble Valley Players will stage Comedy Extravaganza II, featuring three one-act comedies, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday the third, at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater. Cost: $15. Tickets are available at www.paramountlive.org, the Paramount box office, 775-0903, and will be sold at the Town Hall an hour before each show. Information: Gary at 779-2722.

 

Country Music

GLENS FALLS Adirondack Broadcasting will present country music star Jack Ingram in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-798-9663, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday April 2

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, walking, snowshoeing and skiing activities from April 2 through 12. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Softball

QUEENSBURY An Indoor Softball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

College Planning

CASTLETON The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s 10th Annual College Pathways Program will offer a free day of college planning workshops for high school sophomores and juniors and their parents from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. You’ll find this event at Castleton State College. Pre-registration is encouraged at www.vsac.org/CollegePathways.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Home Show

RUTLAND The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont will present a Home, Garden and Recreation Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Spartan Arena behind the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland. Information: 802-773-0672, or www.cvthomebuilders.com.

 

Childbirth Classes

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will offer a Childbirth Preparation Class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. This is one of several childbirth classes the hospital will offer during April, including Infant Care, Childbirth Refresher, and Breastfeeding Basics. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

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

 

History Fair

GREENWICH The Washington County Historical Society will sponsor a We Grow History Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Greenwich High School on Woodlawn Avenue. Many towns and organizations will provide exhibits, there’ll be afternoon children’s activities, talks by author Teri Gay and Linda Baker, daughter of Doris Putnam Laselle, and several other presentations. Greenwich Stewart’s will be on hand all day with food and beverages for sale. Free admission/donations accepted.

 

Boutique at Stratton

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Mountain School at Winhall will host “For the Common Good: Beyond the Ordinary Boutiques” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, on the lower level of the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge. Offered will be clothing for the entire family, jewelry, accessories and home goods from some of the region’s most inspired designers. Information: www.themountainschool.org.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Children are invited to Fireside Stories at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Readings this week will be about rainbows. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Author Visits

POULTNEY Ivor Hughes, co-author of “Before We Went Wireless,” will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Hermit Hill Books on Main Street in Poultney. And at 2 p.m., Ivor will speak about his travels involving the writing and publishing of the book with co-author and North Wales resident David Ellis Evans. Everyone will be welcome and refreshments will be served. Information: Janice B. Edwards at 802-287-5744, e-mail Cartreftaid@yahoo.com, or the Poutlney Area St. David’s Society at e-mail pasds88@yahoo.com.

 

Basket Making

MANCHESTER Joy Stewart will lead a class in making a Williamsburg Basket from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, in the Madeira Education Center at the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Cost: $52, including materials. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Brahms Concert

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Projects will present a Music from Salem chamber music concert, “The German and Dutch Brahms,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Featured will be Lila Brown on viola and Mihae Lee on piano. Cost: Pay what you wish/$20 suggested. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

ET at Wood

GLENS FALLS Adirondack Broadcasting will present Steven Spielberg’s classic movie, “ET,” at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-798-9663, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Kaffeehaus, More

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem invites everyone to a Musical Viennese Kaffeehaus at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Rice Mansion Inn in Cambridge. During this event, Lila Brown and graduate students from the Boston Conservatory will sight-read viola duets and canons by Telemann and others. Cost: $25. Information/reservations: 518-232-2347.

 

Lasagna Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church invites everyone to a Lasagna Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the church, 48 Pearl Street in Schuylerville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: 8 adults; $4 younger than 10. Reservations are requested but walk-ins will be welcome. Reservations: 693-6527. Information: 695-3479.

 

Dinner, Basket Party

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Elks Club on Williams Street invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Party from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $7, with proceeds benefiting Cullen Flynn, a grade 6 student who is battling chronic Lyme Disease. Information/donations: Tammy Stevens at 857-7235, or e-mail blkmntmama@yahoo.com.

 

Meet Artists

SARATOGA SPRINGS A discussion with artists Jennifer Hunold and Jason Paradis will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at The Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. And, from 6 to 8 p.m., there’ll be an opening reception for their exhibit, “the visual dynamic,” that will run through May 28. Information: 518-584-4132.

 

Turkey Dinner

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Valley Lodge 481, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 147, invite everyone to a Welcome Back Spring Turkey Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. You’ll find this event at the Masonic Building, Six Old Cambridge Road in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 age 9 and younger. Information/tickets: Tim Grogan at 518-692-9672, or the club members.

 

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.

 

The Sound of Music

GRANVILLE The high school Drama Club invites everyone to its final performance of “The Sound of Music,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, in the auditorium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Information: Barbara Chellis at 499-1295.

 

Sunday April 3

 

Pancake Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-9549.

 

Pancake Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-7708.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and

everyone will be welcome.

 

Family Fiesta

GLENS FALLS A Family FUNdraiser Fiesta will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Featured will be games, entertainment, food and raffles. Information: www.gfmmf.org.

 

Ballet at Wood

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Ballet will stage “Alice in Wonderland: Our Looking Glass Ballet” at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-798-9663, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Basket Raffle

WELLS A Basket Raffle will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall (tin building) off Route 30 in Wells. Proceeds will benefit Steven Holcomb who lost his home to fire in February. Monetary donations may be made at TD Bank, with checks payable to Jennifer Miller FBO Steven Holcomb Fire Fund. Information/basket donations: Jennifer Miller at 802-325-2259, or e-mail jdm832002@vermontel.net.

 

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, April 3, 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. A meeting will precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687.

 

Baseball Business

CAMBRIDGE Baseball fan and author Douglas J. Gladstone will discuss his book, “A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and the Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3. This book deals with a group of former big-league ballplayers who were denied pensions. Free admission/donations appreciated to support the Curiosity Forum series. You’ll find this event at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Monday April 4

 

Sculpture Class

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a Sculpture Class with Jen Hogan for children age 2 through grade 5 beginning on Monday, April 4, in Rutland. Information/registration: www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Teaching Workshop

QUEENSBURY Monday, April 4, is the deadline to register with the SUNY Adirondack Writers Project for a free workshop on teaching high school/college-level reading with educator Dr. Leila Christenbury that will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.  To register, call Jane Arnold at 743-2207, or e-mail arnoldj@sunyacc.edu. Also, Dr. Christenbury will give a presentation at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Scoville Learning Center on the Bay Road campus in Queensbury.

 

Photo Scanning

SCHUYLERVILLE A Photo Scanning Session will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Get your old photos of the Schuylerville area scanned and archived with the town, and receive a photo CD. Free and open to all.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

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.

 

Tuesday April 5

 

Rising Stars

GLENS FALLS Auditions for the 2011 Rising Stars at the Wood talent show for high school students in the Glens Falls area will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5 and 6, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. The show will be staged on May 7 at the Wood. Applications are available from school music teachers, and at e-mail mail@woodtheater.org. Information: Bill Woodward at 798-9663, Ext. 21.

 

Celiac-Sprue Support

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Area Celiac-Sprue Support Group for gluten intolerance will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, in Auditorium A on the lower level of Glens Falls Hospital. Marianne Romano, a registered dietician and nutrition consultant, will speak on “Healthy Eating the GF Way: What can I eat to add more nutrition to my diet?” Gluten-free snacks will be served. Information: Jean McLelian at 518-584-6702, or the hospital’s Nutrition Center at 518-926-2615.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7; and the regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Tuesday Bingo

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road, across from the West Glens Falls Fire Department, will host Bingo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Friday April 8

 

Lenten Lunches

GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, April 8, at the Granville Baptist Church. Another noon luncheon, also sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will follow on April 15 at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church in Granville. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Bear Building Workshop

BENSON A Traveling Bear Building Workshop is coming to the Benson Community Hall in Benson between 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Attendees will choose one of more than 20 different animal kits to create. The cost is $20 and includes one kit, a snack and a beverage. There will also be a number of door prizes and a birthday party for animals created during last year’s event. For more information, call Shirley at 537-2002, Jen at 353-7044, or Gina at 537-2063.

 

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

 

Lenten Luncheon

GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, April 15, at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church in Granville. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Saturday April 16

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, biking, and paddling activities from April 16 through 26. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Winter Farmer’s Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at 77 Wales St. in Rutland. The winter market will be open through May on Saturdays. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Monday April 18

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday April 19

 

Tuesday Bingo

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road, across from the West Glens Falls Fire Department, will host Bingo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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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