Community Calendar 4/7/11

T hursday April 7

 

Calling Artists

GLENS FALLS LARAC is seeking new and emerging artists to be featured in its Lapham Gallery during the 2011 Third Thursday Art Walks from May through October in downtown Glens Falls. Information: Jenny at 518-798-1144, Ext. 2.

 

Art Camps

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester is accepting registrations for three Art Camps for different ages of young people that will be offered in July and August. Advance registration is required at www.svac.org. Information: Stacy Gates at 802-362-1405, Ext. 32, or e-mail sgates@svac.org.

 

Amish Tour

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church is accepting reservations for an Amish Tour to Lancaster, Pa., on Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19. The bus will pick up at 5 a.m. at the Price Chopper Plaza. Cost: $320 double, $305 triple, $295 quad, and $375 single. Information/reservations: Sylvia Cramer at 802-645-0384, or Joan Adams at 642-9070.

 

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.

 

Dance Performance

BENNINGTON A performance by Japanese dancers/choreographers and Bennington College guest faculty members Kota Yamazaki and Mina Nishimura will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Martha Hill Dance Theater at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

 

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

 

Red Sox Raffle

ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary School is holding a raffle for a Red Sox package that includes two tickets to the Red Sox/Angels game Tuesday, May 3, and a one-night stay at the Best Western Hotel Tria. Cost: $5 one ticket; $20 five tickets. Proceeds will benefit the grade 5 trip to Boston. Tickets are available at the Fisher Elementary School’s main office, and at the Arlington Memorial High School and Middle School Store. Information: www.bvsu.org.

 

Art Camp

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington is accepting registrations for its Vacation Art Camp for ages 6 to 12 that will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 11 to 15. Cost: $175, including all materials. Also ask about the Exchange’s spring classes for teens and adults that will run during April and May. Information/registration: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Chocolate Making

CASTLETON Registration is requested by Friday, April 8, for a Chocolate Candy Making Workshop at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Make an Easter Bunny with Charlotte and Heidi from the Party Store. Cost: $2.50, including all materials and ingredients. Information/ registration: 802-468-3093.

 

Watercolor Class

PAWLET Registrations are being accepted for a four-week “Techniques of Watercolor Painting” course with Heidi Hammell that will begin from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Pawlet Public Library. For ages 8 to 12. Information/registration: 802-645-9051, or e-mail hamfamvt@myfairpoint.net.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church off the green in Wells will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, rain or shine. Fill a bag provided by the church for $3. Barely used winter clothing, linens, books, jewelry, toys and more will be offered. Information: Michelle at 802-645-0934.

 

Sports Club Day

MANCHESTER Eastern Mountain Sports Club Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at the store on Route 11/30, Depot Street, in Manchester. On hand will be representatives from the Green Mountain Club, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, the Battenkill Valley Runners, and others. There’ll be more than $500 worth of raffles, too, with proceeds benefiting the clubs. And, Vew-Do Balance Boards will demonstrate their boards on Saturday. Information: 802-366-8082.

 

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.

 

Blood Drives

RENSSELAER COUNTY The American Red Cross will hold Blood Drives as follows: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, Hoosick Falls Fire Dept., Main Street, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Hoosick Valley High School, routes 40 and 67, Schaghticoke, call Nicole Martyn, 753-4432.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy invites everyone to a Lenten Fish Fry Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8 and 15, at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall in Hoosick Falls. Cost: $9, including a $1 coupon for a future fish fry dinner. Macaroni and cheese will be available, too, for $5. Takeouts will be available. Information: 686-4314.

 

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.

 

Art Opening

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for “Forgotten,” an exhibition of work by photographers Ian Creitz and Darren Ketchum, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 .m. on Friday, April 8, at the House of Creative Soul, 38 Van Dam Street in Saratoga Springs. This exhibition will run through April 30. Information: www.houseofcreativesoul.com.

 

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.

 

One-Act Play

BENNINGTON A performance of Harold Pinter’s one-act play, “The Lover,” will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Margo Tenney Theater at Bennington College. This play examines the boundaries of marriage and fidelity. Information/reservations: 802-440-4572.

 

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.

 

Sound of Music

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Community Theater will stage “The Sound of Music” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 10th, in the auditorium at Schuylerville High School. Cost: $20 adults; $18 students and senior citizens; $12 younger than 12. Assistive listening devices will be available. Information/tickets: 518-695-5480.

 

Saturday April 9

 

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 Saturday, April 9, 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.

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, geocacheing, and a walk/hike from April 9 through 12. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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.

 

Rummage, Bake Sale

HEBRON A Rummage and Bake Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Look for a half-price sale beginning at 1 p.m.

 

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.

 

Canal Cleanup

HUDSON FALLS The Feeder Canal Alliance will hold its annual Canal Cleanup at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Murray Park on Route 4, behind Jack and Jill Ice Cream in Hudson Falls. Bring gloves, small clippers for brush, or rakes for raking the parks. To pre-register, call Jeanne Williams at 518-792-5363. Information: www.feedercanal.com.

 

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.

 

Salem Legion Meeting

SALEM American Legion Post 812 will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Proudfit Hall in Salem. Town Supervisor Seth Pitts will discuss the proposed park in the village and answer questions. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

 

Cemetery Cleanup

EASTON Spring Cleanup will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Easton Rural Cemetery. Bring a rake. The rain date will be April 16.

 

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.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

WELLS An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Modern Woodmen of America off Route 30 in Wells. Invited are infants through age 12 to meet the Easter Bunny, receive a prize, and enjoy a snack. The rain date will be April 16. Information: Andrea Rathbun at 518-642-9283, Julie Taylor at 642-3856, or Kellie Sykes at 802-325-2730.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Children are invited to Fireside Stories at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Readings this week will be about frogs. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON The Lakes Region Independent Ryders will sponsor a Basket Raffle on Saturday, April 9, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be food and a 50/50 drawing, too. Information: 802-273-2107, 802-468-5765, or 802-236-9657.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Connects group and the Embury United Methodist Church invite everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Advance tickets: $8; $5 ages 6 to 10; free 5 and younger. Tickets are available at Alexander’s True Value in Cambridge and from Janine at 338-3588.

 

Maple Dinner

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to an Old Tyme Maple Sugarhouse Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Maple-glazed ham and all things maple will be on the menu. Cost: $12 adults; $13 takeouts; $6 ages 5 to 10; free 4 and younger. Information: 802-325-3203, or 802-645-0216.

 

Souper Supper

POULTNEY St. Raphael’s Ladies Guild invites everyone to a Souper Saturday Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the St. Raphael’s Parish Hall in Poultney. A variety of homemade soups and more will be on the menu. Cost: $5 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12.

 

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.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Nine authors are scheduled to visit the Northshire Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. And at 7:30 p.m., food and refreshments will be available in the Spiral Press Café, there’ll be a cash bar, and book signings. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Film at College

RUTLAND The Rutland Jewish Center will screen “Walk on Water” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in Tuttle Hall at the College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road in Rutland. This drama is about an Israeli intelligence agent assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal. A discussion will follow the screening with Middlebury College Prof. Robert Schine. A wine and cheese bar, too. Cost: $7 (wine extra). Information: 802-773-3455.

 

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

 

Earth Week

STILLWATER Celebrate Earth Week at the Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater, from Sunday, April 10, through Sunday, April 17. Environmental programs and events will be featured. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Breakfast Benefit

HOOSICK FALLS ADAPT will host a Scrambled Eggs/French Toast Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Hoosick Falls Fire House on Main Street. Cost: $6, with proceeds benefiting the substance-free, after-prom party for the class of 2012. There also will be a 50/50 and raffle. Information/to donate: E-mail hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Praise Band

GRANVILLE Crystal Everdyke will join Paul Gibbs and the Jesscott Praise Band in concert on Sunday, April 10, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. Bring sandwiches to share for a noon luncheon and the concert will follow at 1 p.m. Cost: Free-will offering. Information: 642-9510.

 

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 from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the lodge on Route 40S in Greenwich. Funds raised will go toward five scholarships to students in Greenwich, Argyle, Cambridge, Schuylerville and Salem. Admission: $5, including a light lunch. Information: 518-692-2347.

 

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.

 

Dutchie’s Buffet

WEST PAWLET A Dinner Buffet with a pig roast and barbecued chicken, music by Gold Town, and a silent auction will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. Dinner cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting Will Kuban and Eric Swanson who recently lost the local landmark, Dutchie’s General Store, to fire (the auction and music will be free). Tickets are available at Mach’s Brick Oven Pizzeria in Pawlet and at other local businesses, and will be sold at the door. Also, donations may be made online at www.pawletvermont.com. Information: Katrina Farrell at 802-645-0613.

 

Floyd Butler Program

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to the Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, to see an exhibit on Floyd Butler, and listen to a talk by Marie Ely Butler on Floyd’s accomplishments. Floyd was a recognized gunsmith and violinist who lived in Raceville. Also, the Granville Heritage Society will hold a brief meeting after this free program that’s open to all. Information: 642-9824.

 

Pantry/Kitchen Shower

WHITEHALL Skene Manor in Whitehall invites everyone to a Pantry/Kitchen Shower at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Lunch will be available. Information: Joan LaCroix at 499-1022, Jean Vladyka at 499-0913, or Lorraine Bowen at 747-3735.

 

Chicken BBQ

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Elks Lodge will host a benefit Chicken BBQ Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday. The cost is $9 and include a half-chicken corn, baked potato, finger rolls, and dessert.

 

Chamber Series

SALEM Chamber Music in the Courtroom will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, May 15 and June 12, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Featured will be acclaimed pianist and conductor Daniel Shulman. Cost: $20 per concert or $45 for the series. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053.

 

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

 

Blood Drives

SARATOGA COUNTY The American Red Cross will hold Blood Drives as follows: 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co., 35 Washington Street, Ballston Spa, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; 2 to 7 p.m. April 12, King of Kings, 1593 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, call Nancy Paulsen, 899-2607; and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 13, Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, call Volunteer Services at 583-8447.

 

Bennington’s Waste

BENNINGTON Trevor Mance, founder of TAM, Inc., a southern Vermont waste management company, will speak on “The Bennington Waste Stream: What’s the Impact?” at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the East Academic Center, Room 2, at Bennington College.

 

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.

 

Gender Equality

BENNINGTON Carol Meyer will moderate a discussion on “International Law and Gender Equality” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Barn, Room 100, on the Bennington College campus. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Talk at GMC

POULTNEY Manitonquat, a storyteller and elder of the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation of Massachusetts, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Gorge of Withey Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney. The speaker is the author of eight books and he directs a program for Native American prisoners in seven regional prisons. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday April 12

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Baptist Church on Quaker Street in Granville. 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.

 

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.

 

Blood Drive

HUDSON FALLS The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at American Legion Post 574, 72 Pearl Street in Hudson Falls. Information/appointments: 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

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.

 

Children’s Event

MANCHESTER Erin Hunter will lead a children’s event, “Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4: Sign of the Moon,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

Women Meet

CASTLETON The Castleton Woman’s Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Medical Chapel at Castleton State College. Following a light lunch, Laurie Knauer, activity director at the Castleton Community Center, will present a program on the aerobic exercise program, Zumba. Information: 802-468-0011.

 

Tulips Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the United Methodist Church in Schuylerville. Judy Stacey, city gardener for Albany, will speak about her experience planting thousands of tulips for the Albany Tulip Festival. Guests will be welcome. Information: Kathy Turcotte at 695-3915.

 

Blood Drives

WARREN COUNTY The American Red Cross will hold Blood Drives as follows: 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at th;e Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, call Debbie Manell, 926-1809; and 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, call Debbie at above number.

 

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.

 

One-Act Plays

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will stage two one-act plays, “The Best of the Nor’Easterns,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, April 13 to 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or at the door.

 

Thursday April 14

 

Starting a Business

RUTLAND The Vermont Small Business Development Center will offer a “Starting Your Own Small Business” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Rutland Economic Development Corp., 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Learn about the procedures and government regulations involved with starting a business. Cost: $40, including a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops. Information: 802-773-9147. Registration: www.vtsbdc.org.

 

Rock Concert

GLENS FALLS The New Orleans rock band, “Imagination Movers,” will perform in concert at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Hip-hop to country and in between music will be featured. The opening act will be “Choo Choo Soul.” Information/tickets: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults; $2.50 students. Proceeds will benefit the senior class of 2011.

Card Making

XGRANVILLE Kim will lead a Card Making Activity at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Learn to make mini-cards at this event. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

PTA Science/Art Fair

GRANVILLE The Granville PTA Science and Art Fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the gymnasium at Granville High School. Students in pre-school through grade 12 and home-schooled students are encouraged to participate and share their enthusiasm for science or art.  Also, entry forms are available at all Granville schools for adults who wish to participate. Fair tee-shirts at $7 each are available, too, from Cindy Teller at 642-9357, Ext. 3136.

 

Carry-In Dinner

EAST HEBRON The Hebron Preservation Society invites everyone to a Carry-In Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the East Hebron Untied Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22 in East Hebron. Bring a dish to pass (entrée, vegetable, salad or dessert) and your place setting. Information: 518-642-3465.

 

Folk Concert

GLENS FALLS Greenwich native Kevin Warren will perform a folk concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at The Folklife Center of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Pawlet’s Curtain

PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society will present Chris Hadsel, director of Curtains Without Borders, Inc., with a talk titled, “The Past as Present,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Pawlet Public Library. This program will focus on the restoration of the Town of Pawlet’s theater curtain. Free and open to all. Information: Steve Williams at 802-645-9529, or e-mail voorburg00@comcast.net.

 

Vt. Deer Management

VERMONT Vermont Public Television’s “Outdoor Journal” will broadcast a live forum on the goals and challenges of managing the deer and moose herds at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Viewer calls will be taken and all comments will be given to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept. To participate, call 1-866-424-LIVE during the program, or you can e-mail connect@vpt.org before or during the program.

 

Friday April 15

 

Sioux Photos

BENNINGTON An exhibition of photography by John Willis titled, “Views from the Reservation and Recycled Realities,” will be featured through Monday, May 2, in the Regional Artists Gallery at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. John is a teacher at Marlboro College in Vermont, and the photos in this exhibit are from the Pine Ridge Reservation, tribal home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux People. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Earth Week at Parks

SCHUYLERVILLE/STILLWATER Celebrate Earth Week at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater and Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville from Friday, April 15, through Saturday, April 23. Information: www.hudsoncrossingpark.org.

 

Kindergarten Registration

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet will hold Kindergarten Registration and Screening from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Children must be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2011, to register for kindergarten, and parents must bring a birth certificate and immunization records for each child. Information/appointments: 645-9009.

 

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.

 

Clothing Drive/Giveaway

WHITEHALL Christ Baptist Church on Queen Street in Whitehall will collect children’s clothing and accessories from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15. And the following day, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the church will offer free shopping for the entire community. Information: Daniel at 812-3351.

 

Sustainable Farming

POULTNEY Green Mountain College graduates who’ve gone into sustainable farming will participate in a panel discussion about their experiences from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in The Gorge at Withey Hall on the campus in Poultney. Leading the panel will be Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of “Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader.” Refreshments and appetizers featuring local foods will be served. Free and open to all.

 

Chili Supper

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum invites everyone to a Tax Day Chili Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the museum on Broad Street in Cambridge. In addition to homemade chili, there’ll be Stewart’s ice cream and more at a reasonable price. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

 

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

SALEM The Holy Cross Men’s Group/Knights of Columbus invites everyone to a Moby Dick Fish Fry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at Holy Cross Church on Main Street in Salem. Cost: $8, with proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy invites everyone to a Lenten Fish Fry Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall in Hoosick Falls. Cost: $9. Macaroni and cheese also will be available for $5, as will takeouts. Information: 686-4314.

 

Student Readings

BENNINGTON Students in the Advanced Creative Writing Workshop class will present individual Reading Performances at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 19, in the Everett Theatre on the Bennington College campus. Free and open to all.

 

Sugary Recipes

MANCHESTER Gesine Bullock-Prado will present a book featuring sugary recipes, “Sugar Baby,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Saturday April 16

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, biking, and a walk/hike from April 16 through 19. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Blood Drives

SARATOGA COUNTY The American Red Cross will hold Blood Drives as follows: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, St. Therese’s Church, One Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; 1 to 6 p.m. April 19, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 912 Route 146, Clifton Park, call Sue Walthers, 371-6351; 1 to 6 p.m. April 21, Prestwick Chase, 100 Saratoga Boulevard, Saratoga Springs, call Kellie Postlethwaite, 584-7766; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21, Curtis Lumber, 885 Route 67, Ballston Spa, call Golenne Kortz, 490-1395; noon to 7 p.m. April 28, Southern Saratoga YMCA, One Wall Street, Clifton Park, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; and noon to 7 p.m. April 28, Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

Canal Cleanup

QUEENSBURY A Feeder Canal Cleanup will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Overlook Park in Queensbury. Information: 518-792-5363, or www.feedercanal.com.

 

Softball Tournament

QUEENSBURY An Indoor Softball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome, in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

St. Peter’s Keys Run

SARATOGA SPRINGS The 32nd Annual St. Peter’s Keys Run will be held on Saturday, April 16, at the Columbia Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park. There’ll be a 10K at 9 a.m., children’s One-Mile Fun Run at 10:30 a.m., and a 5K at 11 a.m. Walkers will be welcome for the 5K. Registration: www.saratogastryders.org, link to active.com. Family discounts apply. Information: Jeff Clark at 581-7550.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Turkey Calling

PAWLET The Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club invites everyone to the Sixth Annual Bart Jacobs Memorial Turkey Calling Contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Pawlet Fire House on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Children ages 7 to 15 will compete to win handcrafted slate prizes. Also, there’ll be a shotgun raffle and small teacup auction, and food will be available for purchase. Information/registration form: Ellen at 325-3495, Tom at 394-2445.

 

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.

 

Children’s Activity

GRANVILLE All children are invited to Learn with Linda at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Stories, crafts and snacks for Easter will be featured. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Owls Program

MANCHESTER The Vermont Museum of Natural History will present a live birds of prey program on Owls at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This family event will focus on adaptations that make owls supreme nighttime hunters. Cost: $5 suggested donation to benefit the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Family Program

MANCHESTER Alexandra Langstaff of Hullabaloo Danceshop will lead a Super Saturday Family Program at 10:30 a.m. on April 16 at the Mark Skinner Library on Route 7A in Manchester. This special music and movement program will “spark the creativity and imagination of children and their caregivers.” For ages 3 to 6, this event will be free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Teacup Auction

GRANVILLE The North Granville United Methodist Church on Route 22A invites everyone to a Teacup Auction on Saturday, April 16. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and drawings will start at 1 p.m. Admission: $6, including a card of 25 tickets, door prize ticket, and light snack; $2 each additional card. The church is handicap accessible.

 

Genealogy Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Mark Phillips, director of the Burke Funeral Home, will speak on “Saratoga County Genealogy: What Genealogists Can Learn from Funeral Home Directors.” Open to all. Information: E-mail oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com.

 

Zumba Benefit

POULTNEY Zumba Mania/Zumba Atomic, with instructor Tabitha Perry, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the gymnasium at Poultney High School (wear sneakers). Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, including a chance to win lots of great prizes. Proceeds will benefit the varsity boys’ baseball program. Information: 802-287-9519.

 

Rupert Artists

SALEM An Art Party Reception for a new exhibition titled, “Rupert Artists,” will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street in Salem. Information: 518-854-3406.

 

Roast Turkey

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, six miles south of Schuylerville on Route 32, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. The church is handicap accessible.

 

Roast Beef, Bottle Drive

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Fire House, Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads in Cossayuna. Cost: $9 adults; $8 senior citizens; $5 ages 5 to 11; free younger than 5. Information: Jessica Douglas at 692-2826. Also, the Junior Auxiliary will collect bottles and cans at the Fire House on April 16.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the American Legion Post on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Turkey Supper

CAMBRIDGE The South Cambridge United Methodist Church will serve a Spring Turkey Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Pleasant Valley Grange, corner of routes 59A and 74 in South Cambridge. Tickets will be sold at the door and everyone will be welcome.

 

Comedy Show

GLENS FALLS Comedian Rodney Carrington will present his “Laughter’s Good” show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Information/tickets: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Vermonter’s  Novel

MANCHESTER The Shires Press will present “Inertia,” the debut novel by Vermont author Kim Cope Tait, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Struggling with grief over unimaginable loss and learning to heal is the focus of this book. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Jazz Concert

BRANDON Vermont jazz musician Jonathan Lorentz and his trio will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road in Brandon. Cost: $15. Reservations are requested at 802-465-4071.

 

Cabaret

SALEM Singer/songwriter Bob Warren will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Cost: $20, including coffee and dessert. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday April 17

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Granville Rescue Squad invites everyone to its annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the squad building, 52 E. Potter Avenue. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the building and see the equipment used by trained squad members to benefit the community.

 

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Motorcycle Swap

RUTLAND Fat Tom’s Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Royce Mandigo Arena at the Vermont State Fairgrounds on Route 7 in Rutland. Sign in for a 3 p.m. bike show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’ll be a people’s choice tattoo contest, too, with awards at 4 p.m., and vendor space will be free (call Tom or Tina at 802-468-5877, or e-mail fattom@myfairpoint.net.

 

Easter Services

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge United Presbyterian Church at 81 E. Main Street will hold Palm Sunday services at 10 a.m. on April 17, a Maundy Thursday supper at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. on April 21, and Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m. April 24. Information: 518-677-3863 mornings.

 

Autism Book

MANCHESTER Margo Southwick will discuss her one-of-a-kind book, “Point to Happy,” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book is designed specifically for children with autism. Free and open to all and snacks will be served. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Spring Celebration

POULTNEY The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link invites families to a Sunday Sprouting Community Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, in The Gorge at Withey Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Enjoy a huge potluck (bring a dish or snack to share), music, and a silent auction of farm-inspired textile and ceramic works by GMC student Jason Jansen.

 

Ham Dinner

HARTFORD Herschel Argyle Lodge 508, Free and Accepted Masons, invites everyone to its annual Palm Sunday Family-Style Ham Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on April 17. You’ll find this dinner at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Hartford. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9. Information: 747-3828.

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls will offer a family program, “Discovery Day: Travel through Art,” on Sunday, April 17. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. for tours followed by a children’s art making session. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.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, April 17, 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.

 

Polka Benefit

SARATOGA The saratogabridges organization will hold its annual Polka Benefit from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Saratoga Knights of Columbus Hall on Pine Road, corner of Route 29W in Saratoga. Raffles, music, dancing, great food and a cash bar will be featured. Cost: $15 in advance with Steve and Cathy Coblish at 518-899-3061, e-mail scoblish@nycap.rr.com, or at the door. Information: Saratoga Bridges at 518-587-0723, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Monday April 18

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON The community is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share. This event will be held on the third Monday of each month, with few exceptions. Information: 854-7716.

March 21, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share. This event will be held on the third Monday of each month, with few exceptions. Information: 854-7716.

 

 

Legion Bingo

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

 

Environmental Law

BENNINGTON Valerie Imbruce will moderate a discussion on “International Environmental Law” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the Barn, Room 100, on the Bennington College campus. Free and open to all.

 

Jazz Trio

BENNINGTON A performance by the chamber jazz trio of Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless, recognized pianist/composer Art Lande, and Bennington faculty member Bruce Williamson will perform at 8 p.m. on Monday,
April 18, in the Deane Carriage Barn at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

 

Tuesday April 19

 

Art for Children

GLENS FALLS Children’s Vacation Art Studio Classes will be offered Tuesday through Friday, April 19 through 22, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. For students in grades 2 through 6. Cost: $30; $20 for children of Hyde members. Information/times: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17.

 

Tractor Course

GREENWICH A 4-H Tractor Safety Course will be offered for area youths on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19 and 20, at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich. Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or e-mail washington@cornell.edu.

 

Genealogy Meeting

SCHUYLERVILLE The Saratoga County Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Schuylerville Public Library.

 

Pember Friends Meet

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will hold a planning meeting for the summer book sale at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville.

 

Correspondent Speaks

RUTLAND David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Rutland Regional Health Services Board of Corporations at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. You’ll find this event at the Holiday Inn on Route 7 South in Rutland. Reservations are requested with Rory House, 802-772-2458, or e-mail RHouse@rrmc.org.

 

Joint Replacement

RUTLAND Dr. Eric Marsh from RRMC’s Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic will speak on “Total Joint Replacement” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Center, Conference Room A, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested at 802-772-2400.

 

Quilters Auction

RUTLAND The Maple Leaf Quilters Bi-Annual Auction will be held from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Godnick Adult Center, One Deer Street in Rutland. Information: www.mapleleafquilters.org.

 

Bingo Benefit

PAWLET A Pampered Chef Bingo Fundraiser for the Pawlet Public Library and Dutchie’s General Store in West Pawlet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Pawlet Library, 141 School Street. Ten games of bingo and great Pampered Chef prizes will be featured. Admission: $20 for all games, or $10 for five games, and additional cards will be available for purchase. Information: Beth Kashner at 802-325-3123.

 

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.

 

Fiber Artist Speaks

BENNINGTON Fiber artist Elana Herzog will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

 

Wednesday April 20

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. April 20, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; 9:30 a.m. April 20, Dorset Nursing (by appointment), Dorset; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland; and 9:30 a.m. April 28, Appletree Apartments, Fair Haven. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

 

 

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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