Community Calendar 3/31/11

T hursday 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.

 

Bag Sale

SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store, located to the right of the Historic Salem Courthouse, will hold a Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 31 to April 2. Spring clothing will be offered at only $1 per bag. Shoes and handbags, too.

New Exhibit

GRANVILLE The new exhibit, “From Ellis Island to Kennedy’s Inauguration: The Prehodas go to Washington,” is currently open at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. This exhibit explores one family’s experience, from their arrival in the Slate Valley to their invitation to the inaugural ball of President John F. Kennedy. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A invites everyone to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Takeouts and gift certificates will be available. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 4 to 12; free younger than 4. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

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.

 

Preschool Registration

RUTLAND An Open House/Registration Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, for the Rutland Recreation Department’s Tenney Brook Preschool at the Dana Recreation Center, 39 E. Center Street in Rutland. For age 3 to 5. Information: 773-1856.

 

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

 

Scholarships

NEW YORK The Washington County Fair is accepting applications for 10 $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to current state of New York high school seniors or students enrolled in college. Qualifying students must be active at the Washington County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Assn. The application deadline is Friday, April 8. Applications: www.nyfair.org. Information: 518-692-2464.

 

Kindle Raffle

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community PTO is selling tickets for the raffle of a 3G Wireless Kindle reading device. Cost: $1 per ticket or six for $5. The drawing will be held at the PTO’s Chili and Mac and Cheese Bake Off and Tasting on May 5. Information: E-mail lmaness@mettaweeschool.org.

 

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.

 

Boston Trip

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary is accepting reservations for its Trip to Boston on Saturday, May 7. The bus will leave at 6 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. Cost: $50 by April 1; higher thereafter. Information/reservations: Kim Strainer at 361-6994.

 

Fishing Season

STATE OF NEW YORK Friday, April 1, is the opening day for trout, lake trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing in the state of New York. Anglers age 16 and older must have a state fishing license that may be obtained online at www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6101.html, by calling 1-86-NY-DECALS, or purchased locally.

 

Benefit Auction

ARGYLE The Argyle Central School Class of 2014 will host an Auction Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at the school. Over 90 items, all of which have been donated by local businesses, will be auctioned. Proceeds from the event will benefit the class.

 

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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 12:30 p.m. April 1, Ira Town Hall; 11:30 a.m. April 4, Village Manor, Pittsford; 10:30 a.m. April 6, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 10 a.m. April 7, Parker House, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. April 7, Bardwell House, Rutland; 10 a.m. April 8, Rupert Fire House; and 12:30 p.m. April 14, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Dinner, Dancing

CASTLETON A Baked Ham Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Cost: $10 adults, $5 younger than 12, with proceeds benefiting the Castleton Community Center. Also, there’ll be 50/50 and basket raffles, and music and dancing with DJ John Saltis after the dinner. Information: Greg at 468-8962, or 265-8003.

 

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.

 

Auction Benefit

ARGYLE The Argyle School, class of 2014, will hold a Fundraising Auction on Friday, April 1, in the school cafeteria. Previewing will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. Items will include gift cards and baskets, tools, a mountain bike, handmade items, and more. There’ll be refreshments and music, too. Information: Maureen Gannon at 638-8243.

 

Spring Soiree Benefit

MANCHESTER The Friends Foundations for MEMS will host its 11th Spring Soiree from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Colonnade Room at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. Featured will be a silent auction, the traditional Hat Parade, a major raffle, great food, cash bar, a deejay and dancing. Funds raised will benefit student learning at the Manchester Elementary and Middle School. Cost: $60. Information/advance tickets: MaryBeth O’Donnell at e-mail mb4odonnell@gmail.com.

 

Movie at School

MANCHESTER “Race to Nowhere,” a movie by concerned mother Vicki Abeles, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. This film explores the “silent epidemic” in our schools, demonstrated by cheating, student disengagement, stress-related illness and depression, and more. To purchase tickets, call 802-362-7137, or visit www.maplestreetschool.com. Also, this film will be screened on April 21 at the Long Trail School in Dorset.

 

Fenway Park Book

MANCHESTER Sports writer Harvey Frommer will present his book, “Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. A book signing will be included. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Exhibit Opening

GRANVILLE An opening reception will be held for a new exhibit, “Words to Stone: The Carved Lettering of Kerry O. Furlani,” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-1417, or e-mail kw@slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

42nd Street

RUTLAND The 1933 musical, “42nd Street,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler star in this classic. Cost: $6 adults; $4 age 12 and younger.

 

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 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $46.50. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Our Town

CAMBRIDGE Thornton Wilder’s timeless drama of American small-town life, “Our Town,” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday 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 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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS On Saturday, April 2 there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. The cost is $40; $35 if you bring a friend and a portion of the proceeds benefits the church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

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.

 

Family Workshop

BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall will host a free Family Weekend Workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the school on Route 30 in Bondville (eight-tenths of a mile north of the Stratton Mountain access road). Children and their adult caregivers will create crafts and cards celebrating spring. Reservations are requested at 297-2662 by Friday, April 1.

 

Auditions

POULTNEY The Poultney Summer Theater Company will hold Auditions for two summer productions from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2, in Withey Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Actors of all ages are needed for “Romeo and Juliet” while high school students are sought for “As You Like It.” Technical support personnel also are encouraged to interview. Information: Gary Meitrott at 802-235-2400.

 

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.

 

Adios Winter Brunch

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Democratic Committee invites everyone to its Second Annual Adios Winter Brunch at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at El Mexicano Restaurant, 3011 Route 4 in Hudson Falls. Cost: $20. Reservations are requested with Sheila Comar at 518-642-9566, or e-mail slcomar@ roadrunner.com.

 

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.

 

Auditions

DORSET Area students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to audition for parts in the Dorset Theatre Festival’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” to be staged in June. Auditions will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Dorset Playhouse on Cheney Road. Students should bring a short monologue, or something to read. Information: 802-867-2223.

 

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.

 

MS Support

SALEM An MS Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the United Methodist Church, 29 W. Broadway in Salem.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

ARLINGTON An opening reception for a Hooked Rug Show by artist Dan Barber will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Martha Canfield Library on East Arlington Road in Arlington. This show will run through April 30. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.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.

 

Turkey Dinner

HARTFORD The United Methodist Church at 47 Route 23 in Hartford invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. There also will be a food sale during this dinner.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Ninth Annual Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Cost: Free-will offering with proceeds benefiting the church’s mission programs. You’ll find this event off Northway Exit 14 at Henning Road and Fifth Avenue, across from BOCES. Information/advance takeout orders: 584-3720.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GREENWICH The United Church of Greenwich at 37 Salem Street invites everyone to a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, April 2. Takeouts will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and a sit-down dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $9 adults; $4.50 children.

 

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.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Takeouts may be ordered on April 2 at 325-3022. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

Roast Pork

CASTLETON The Castleton Federated Church on Main Street, Route 4A, invites everyone to a Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Cost: $9 adults, $5 age 12 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the church’s restoration fund. Handicap accessible. Information: Cindy at 265-8686.

 

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.

 

Community Dinner

DORSET The Empty Bowls Community Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Long Trail School on Kirby Hollow Road, off Route 30, in Dorset. Cost: $10, including soups, stews, chowders and chilis from more than 30 area restaurants, and a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowl to take home. Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels, the Community Food Cupboard, BROC, and the Arlington Food Shelf. Tickets are available at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, and will be sold at the door. Information: Courtney Weir at 802-867-5717, Ext. 203, or e-mail cweir@longtrailschool.org.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Brunonia Barry will present her second novel, “The Map of the True Places,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. A book signing will be included. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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

 

Bus Trip

WHITEHALL Sunday, May 1 is the deadline to register for a Bus Trip to see Will and Anthony Nunziata perform at Feinstein’s Dinner Theater at the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City. The actual trip will be held on Saturday, July 23 and the cost to attend is $105, which includes bus fare and a ticket to the performance. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to call Cheryl Putorti at 499-2812 or stop by Putorti’s Market in Whitehall.

 

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.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

BENSON Fair Haven Union High School Project Graduation will host a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at The Wheel Inn in Benson. Cost: $10, eat in or take out. Information/reservations: 537-2755.

 

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.

 

Biomass Plant Info

FAIR HAVEN Beaver Wood Energy will host an Informational Meeting on the biomass plant it proposes to build in Fair Haven at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the Fair Haven Grade School. The company will have another information session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the same location. Information: Elliott Dent at 802-229-4900.

 

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.

 

After-Prom Benefit

BENNINGTON/HOOSICK FALLS Chili’s Grill and Bar Restaurant in Bennington will donate 10 percent of sales from patrons who bring in an ADAPT flyer from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 and May 1, to ADAPT for the after-prom party of the Hoosick Falls Central School class of 2012. And, McDonalds on Route 22 in Hoosick Falls will donate a percentage to ADAPT on sales from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Flyers are available at 518-686-4684, or e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Vermont Wind, Solar

BENNINGTON Steven Letendre, Green Mountain College environmental studies director, will speak on “Opportunities and Challenges: Developing Vermont’s Wind and Solar Energy Potential” at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, April 4. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the East Academic Center, Room 2, at Bennington College.

 

Family Supper

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 invites everyone to a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Community and church members’ April birthdays will be celebrated at this event and you are asked to bring a dish to share. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

 

Knitting Class

SALEM Jane Gibson will lead a “Zig Zag Scarf!” knitting class from 6:45 to 9 p.m. on four Mondays, April 4 through 25, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Yarn that “flows one color slowly into another” will be used. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

International Law

BENNINGTON Jonathan Pitcher, a Bennington College faculty member, will lead a discussion on “International Law and Racial Equality” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in the Barn, Room 100, at Bennington College. 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

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Baptist Church on Quaker Street in Granville, and Wednesday, April 6, at the Brieman Building in Cambridge. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Gourmet Lunch

BENNINGTON A gourmet Soup and Salad Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Curves of Bennington. Cost: $7, with proceeds benefiting the American Lung Association’s Monument Climb. Information/reservations: 802-442-0600.

 

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.

 

College Fair

CASTLETON The Rutland Area Guidance Counselors will host a College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, and 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 6, in the gymnasium at Castleton State College. More than 125 colleges will be represented and there’ll be a drawing for a new iPod on Tuesday evening. Information is available at guidance counselors’ offices.

 

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.

 

Compassionate Friends

RUTLAND The Compassionate Friends self-help organization will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Grace Congregational Church (West Street entrance) in Rutland. All those who’ve suffered the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild are encouraged to attend. Information: Susan at 446-2278, or 236-9784, after 5:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday April 6

 

Health Screening

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a comprehensive cardiovascular/cholesterol Health Risk Screening at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at its office, Seven Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Cost: $30. Information/appointments: 802-775-0568.

 

Seniors’ Potluck

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors group will host a Potluck Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 6, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Also, ask Roberta Hewitt about the 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 16 and 17. Course cost: $14; $12 AARP members.

 

MEMS Benefit

MANCHESTER Seasons Restaurant at 4566 Main Street in Manchester will donate 20 percent of its food sales from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to benefit the students at the Manchester Elementary and Middle School. Reservations are suggested (required for parties of eight or more) at 362-7272.

 

Ecumenical Service

ARLINGTON An ecumenical, candlelit Taize Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington. Included will be simple music, scripture, and silence, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Thursday April 7

 

Bag Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The Thrift Shop at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls will hold a Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Fill a bag with clothing for only $3. Coats will be available for free, and the shop has a household goods department.

 

Scarf Demo

RUTLAND Jenn Pattillo will demonstrate ways to wear scarves and Buff headwear at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Tattersall’s Clothing, 96 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. Information: Jenn at 773-5007, or e-mail jenn@tattersallsclothing.com.

 

Seniors’ Luncheon

HUBBARDTON The Hubbardton Senior Connection will host a Roast Pork Luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 7. Cost: $4.25; $3.25 age 60 and older.

 

Lung Disease Talk

RUTLAND Sarah Cosgrove from the Rutland Regional Medical Center will speak on “What I Want to Know About Lung Disease Is…” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Pace Vermont Inc. on General Wing Road in Rutland. Free and open to all. Information: Sherri Durgin-Campbell, Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, 802-786-5990.

 

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.

 

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. Cost: $1 per ticket. The post is open each day from 9 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Information: 642-1599.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Neighborhood Watch

FAIR HAVEN A Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Fair Haven High School. Look for directional signs after entering the front door.

 

FHUHS Concert

FAIR HAVEN A Pops Concert will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Fair Haven Union High School.

 

Art of Interviewing

GREENWICH Radio talk show host Joe Donahue will present a free program titled, “The Art of Interviewing Revealed,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Hedbring Community Room at the Greenwich Free Library. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or Library Director Becky Wright at 692-7157, e-mail rwright@sals.edu.

 

Vermont Band

GLENS FALLS The Split Tongue Crow band from Vermont will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all, this event will feature “amazing vocal harmonies and well-crafted folksy Americana tunes.” Information: www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS A Sandy Hill Days 2011 meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Board Room at the Hudson Falls Village Hall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Friday April 8

 

Stuffed Animals

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Union High School Community Service Club is holding a Stuffed Animal Drive now through April 30. Your donation of a stuffed animal or money for shipping to nursing homes in Canon City, Colo., may be dropped off at the high school, or you may call Angela Woodbury at 468-5298. Information: www.teddybearprojectm.blogspot.com.

 

Women’s Softball

GREENWICH Registrations are being accepted for a Women’s Softball League that will start on Tuesday, May 3, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge softball field on Route 40 in Greenwich.  Games will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Information/registration: 518-281-2828.

 

Adirondack Living

QUEENSBURY The Adirondack Living Show will be held Friday through Sunday, April 8 to 10, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adirondackliving.com.

 

SUNY Open House

QUEENSBURY SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Enrollment Management will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 8, in the gymnasium on its Bay Road campus in Queensbury. Hands-on demonstrations and interactive presentations will be featured. Free and open to high school students and the general public. Reservations are recommended at 518-743-2264.

 

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.

 

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 April 8. 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 April 8 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 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.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS A free exhibition reception will be held for “Identity in Itself” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.larac.org.

 

Legion Drawing

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

 

Grocery Bingo

CASTLETON A Grocery Bingo will be held on Friday, April 8, at the Bomoseen Grange Hall on Route 30, just south of Castleton Corners in Castleton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will start at 7 p.m. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 8. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

GODSPELL

GREENWICH The Christ the King Theater Ensemble will stage “GODSPELL, the musical” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road in Greenwich. Information/tickets: 518-692-9550.

 

Salem’s Mojo

SALEM The Footlighters will stage the lighthearted spoof, “Who Stole Salem’s Mojo?” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and younger than 18. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Cagney Movie

RUTLAND The 1942 film, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. This movie, starring James Cagney and Walter Houston, chronicles the life of renowned musical composer and entertainer George M. Cohan. Cost: $6 adults; $4 age 12 and younger.

 

Free Concert

NORTH EASTON The Easton Library will present Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys with an “Americana roots music” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Burton Hall on Route 40 in North Easton. Free and open to all.

 

Saturday April 9

 

Cycling Event

CAMBRIDGE The Tour of the Battenkill cycling event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, in Cambridge. On Saturday, there’ll be a non-competitive Cycle for Health Bike Marathon to benefit wounded and disabled veterans. And on Sunday, the Tour of the Battenkill Professional Invitational will be held. There’ll also be crafts, fitness-related vendors, live music, family activities, and local food both days. Information: www.cycleforhealth.org, and www.tourofthebattenkill.com.

 

Church Breakfasts

GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at AJ’s Restaurant in Granville. And from 8 to 9 a.m. that day, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at the church on Route 149. All community men and women will be welcome. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

 

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. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and workshops will be held throughout the day, the first at 9 a.m. and the last beginning at 3:15 p.m. Cost: $20; $7.50 4-H members. Lunch will be available for purchase. Information: Sharon LaPier at 518-885-8995, or e-mail stl32@cornell.edu, or www.cceequine.org.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. Ask about taking points off your driver’s license and a reduction in insurance costs. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

College Open House

BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College in Bennington will host a Spring Open House at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. Prospective students will learn about the college’s majors, athletics, campus life, academic support, scholarships and financial aid. Pre-registration is encouraged at 802-447-6304, or e-mail admissions@svc.edu.

 

Spring Break Program

GREENWICH Registrations will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Greenwich Village Hall for the Spring Break Day Program that will run from April 18 to 22. This program is for Greenwich children in grades kindergarten through 6. Cost: $50 for the week, including lunch and snacks. Information/registration: Maureen Kinsella at 518-321-5505.

 

Zumbathon, Raffle

GREENWICH A Zumbathon/Basket Raffle fundraiser for Relay for Life will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, in the primary gymnasium at the Greenwich Central School. Zumba will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Admission: $10, including a raffle ticket; additional raffle tickets will cost $1 each or five for $3. Everyone will be welcome. Information: www.hipfitness.net.

 

Bottle Drive

POULTNEY Poultney Elementary School grade 6 students and their parents will hold a Bottle Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, throughout Poultney. They’ll canvass for bottle donations, and bottles also may be dropped off at the Poultney Rescue Squad building on Route 30 during the above hours.

 

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, April 9. 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.

 

Easter Candy Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church Ladies will hold an Easter Candy Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Grand Union Family Market on Route 22 in Hoosick Falls.

 

Children’s Opera

GLENS FALLS The Saratoga Opera to Go group will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” for children at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free. Information/tickets: 518-798-9663, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Furniture Making

ARLINGTON Tim Stewart will teach the technique of Twig Furniture Making from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Arlington Memorial High School. Cost: $60, including all materials and tools will be provided. Pre-registration is requested with Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Easter Dishes

DORSET Chef Courtney Contos will prepare traditional Greek Easter dishes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at The Kitchen Store at J.K. Adams on Route 30 in Dorset. Chocolate walnut baklava and more will be featured. Information: 802-362-4422.

 

Bear Building Workshop

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

 

Roast Beef

KINGSBURY The Kingsbury Baptist Church invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Kingsbury Parish House on Route 4. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $7 age 12 and younger. Information: 747-0931.

 

F.D. Drawing, Bingo

GRANVILLE The Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Co. on Quaker Street invites everyone to participate in its Queen of Hearts Drawing at 6 p.m. on Saturdays. And, bingo will be held at 7 p.m. each Saturday, with few exceptions. Information: 642-2401.

 

Murder Mystery

SCHUYLERVILLE A murder/mystery, “Burgoyne’s Gold: You Solve the Mystery,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Cost: $17.77 per person to benefit the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. Reservations are required at 518-664-9821, Ext. 219, or e-mail stevens@nps.gov (no walk-ins).

 

Ballroom Dancing

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host Second Saturday Ballroom Dancing from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on April 9. All dancing abilities and singles will be welcome, and a lesson will be provided. Information/cost: 518-761-4174, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

Coasters, Platters

RUTLAND The Coasters and the Platters will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Fort Salem Cabaret

SALEM Cambridge native Nathan Lucrezio will star in “UnHeard,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Fort Salem Theater. This performance will feature mostly original songs, created for Nathan’s 2010 Manhattan cabaret debut. Cost: $20, including music, coffee and dessert. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday April 10

 

Sunday Breakfast

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Fire House, 2217 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk. The department will serve breakfast on the second Sunday each month through May and everyone is invited.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to a buffet Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 10. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 children. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Bow Hunter Course

SALEM A Bow Hunter Safety Course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Salem Fish and Game Club. Participants must pre-register and pick up a manual before this class. Information/registration: Ed Kenyon at 854-7827.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Basket Party

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary will host its annual Basket Party at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the lodge in Greenwich. Funds raised will go toward five scholarships to students in Greenwich, Argyle, Cambridge, Schuylerville and
Salem. Admission: $5, including a light lunch.

 

Telethon

QUEENSBURY The Prospect Child and Family Center, United Cerebral Palsy of the Tri-Counties, Inc., in Queensbury will hold its 24th Annual Telethon from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, on Time Warner Channel 18. Your gift will help the Center continue its support of individuals with disabilities and their families.

 

Chocolate History, Samples

RUPERT Ron and Jackie of Mother Myrick’s Confectionery in Manchester will present a program on “Chocolate!, Chocolate!, Chocolate!” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Rupert Kittay Library on Route 153. Learn chocolate history and about the many varieties of chocolate, enjoy samples, and possibly win a Chocolate Lovers Delight Basket (raffle tickets available at the library and at this event). Free and open to all. Information: 802-394-2444, or e-mail rkkittay@myfairpoint.net.

 

Soprano Performs

HUDSON FALLS Soprano Sariah Patrick will perform in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the new Hudson River Music Hall in Hudson Falls. Sariah, a Greenwich resident, will sing music by composers including Debussy, Mozart and Lehar, including arias, as well as Broadway show tunes and American standards. Cost: $10 adults; $5 students; $2 Hudson Falls elementary school students. Information: 677-8184, or e-mail Dbchorale@aol.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE VOSCA, a local community service organization of Cambridge Central School seniors, will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the American Legion Post on Route 22 in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10, with proceeds going toward the rebuilding of homes in poor areas of South Carolina during the students’ spring “vacation.” Advance tickets are available at the IGA Store and from VOSCA members. Information: Bob Cheney at 518-677-2766, or e-mail bobdu1@verizon.net.

 

Monday April 11

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be served on Monday, April 11, 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 benefiting Garrett Brown’s trip with People to People. Information/tickets: Dan, June or Garrett Brown at 642-0507.

 

Digital Camera Class

SALEM Professional photographer Crickett Polis will lead a class on Digital Camera Use from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 13 and 15 at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Whitehall Grange

WHITEHALL Whitehall Grange 922 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Chamberlain residence, 3627 Route 21 in Whitehall. Members and non-members are encouraged to attend. Information: Gail Chamberlain at 499-1028, or Howard Ryder at 499-1652.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The de Blasiis Chamber Music Series musicians will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $20; $5 students with identification. Information/tickets: 518-792-2383.

 

Tuesday April 12

 

Blood Drive

BENNINGTON The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Mountaineer Athletic Center gymnasium at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Students and community members are encouraged to participate. Information/appointments: Katie Shearer at 802-447-4692, or e-mail kshearer@svc.edu.

 

Student Writing Talk

BENNINGTON Scott O’Callaghan, assistant professor and chairman of the Hunter Division of Humanities, will speak on “Responding in Real Time: Bringing Response to a Semester’s Responses to Student Writing” at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. You’ll find this event in the Everett Theater on the Southern Vermont College campus in Bennington. Free and open to all. Information: Scott at 802-447-6359, e-mail socall@svc.edu, or www.svc.edu.

 

Lincoln Talk

MANCHESTER Timothy Townsend, historian at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Illinois, will present a talk titled, “Here I Have Lived: The History of the Lincoln Home and Neighborhood,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. You’ll find this event 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.

 

Biomass Plant Info

FAIR HAVEN Beaver Wood Energy will host an Informational Meeting on the biomass plant it proposes to build in Fair Haven at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Fair Haven Grade School. Information: Elliott Dent at 802-229-4900.

 

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.

 

After-Prom Benefit

HOOSICK FALLS McDonalds on Route 22 in Hoosick Falls will donate a percentage of its sales to ADAPT from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Patrons must bring in a flyer that’s available at 518-686-4684, or e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com. ADAPT is raising funds for the after-prom party of the Hoosick Falls Central School class of 2012.

 

Art Opening

CASTLETON An opening reception will be held for an exhibition titled, “Arcadia Now: Contemporary Art in Country,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Herrick Auditorium at Castleton State College. Photography, sculpture, painting and video is included. This exhibition will run through May 15 in the college’s Christine Price Gallery that’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Thursday April 14

 

Clothing Drive/Give-Away

WHITEHALL Christ Baptist Church on Queen Street will be collecting kids clothing and accessories from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15. The following day, Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the church will offer a free shopping experience for the entire community. For more information, call Daniel at 812-3351.

 

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.

 

Easter Candy Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church Ladies will hold an Easter Candy Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Grand Union Family Market on Route 22 in Hoosick Falls.

 

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.

 

Thursday April 21

 

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. Cost: $1 per ticket. The post is open each day from 9 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Information: 642-1599.

 

Friday April 22

 

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 April 22. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

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.

 

Saturday April 23

 

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, April 23. 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.

 

F.D. Drawing, Bingo

GRANVILLE The Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Co. on Quaker Street invites everyone to participate in its Queen of Hearts Drawing at 6 p.m. on Saturdays. And, bingo will be held at 7 p.m. each Saturday, with few exceptions. Information: 642-2401.

 

Friday April 29

 

Legion Supper

SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Auxiliary 731 will serve a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 29 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.

 

Legion Drawing

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

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 29. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Sunday May 1

 

After-Prom Benefit

BENNINGTON Chili’s Grill and Bar Restaurant in Bennington will donate 10 percent of sales from patrons who bring in an ADAPT flyer from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, to ADAPT for the after-prom party of the Hoosick Falls Central School class of 2012. Flyers are available at 518-686-4684, or e-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

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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