Community Calendar 4/14/11

T hursday April 14

 

Boston Trip

TRI-COUNTY The Tri-County Educational Office Personnel Assn. is accepting reservations for its Boston Trip on Thursday, May 21. The bus will pick up passengers at 6 a.m. at the Aviation Mall and 6:30 a.m. at the Wilton Mall. Cost: $40, with proceeds benefiting the association’s scholarship fund. Information/reservations: Rose Bain at 692-7864, or email krbain@roadrunner.com.

 

Hospice Volunteers

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and Rutland Regional Medical Center are requesting registrations by Thursday, April 14, by prospective volunteers for the Hospice Care Program. Volunteers are needed in Rutland County and the Dorset and Rupert areas. Training programs will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays from April 21 through May 26 at 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Information/registration: Nancy Birdsall at 802-770-1682, or email birdsall@ravnah.org.

 

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.

 

Baked Ziti

DORSET The Neighbor to Neighbor group invites everyone to a Fundraising Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert in Dorset. Meat and vegetarian baked ziti and more will be on the menu. Cost: Free-will offering to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor that works to keep older neighbors independent and connected with the community. If you know of someone who would benefit from this effort, call 802-367-7787.

 

Chamber Dinner

GREENWICH The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 14, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40S. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a prime rib/chicken marsala buffet dinner and the meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Dinner cost: $25. Reservations are requested at 518-692-7979 and everyone will be welcome.

 

Card Making

GRANVILLE 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

 

Summer Camps

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center is accepting registrations for its Summer Art Camps for children that will be held in July and August. Ages 4 to 6 will be July 26 to 29; ages 7 to 12 Aug. 9 to 12; and ages 9 to 14 Aug. 16 to 19. Advance registration is required and forms are available at www.svac.org. Information: Stacy Gates at 802-362-1405, Ext. 32, or email sgates@svac.org.

 

Boston Trip

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary is accepting reservations for its Boston Trip on Saturday, May 7. The bus will leave the Elks Lodge at 6 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. Visits to the aquarium and Quincy Market will be included. Cost: $50. Information/reservations: Kim Strainer at 361-6994.

 

Poetry Contest

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library is accepting entries for its Poetry Writing Contest in honor of the 250th birthday of the Town of Poultney. Entries will not be limited by length or style, but must be the original work of the submitting author. All poems will be included in a commemorative book that’ll be circulated at the library. Register at the library and submit your entry by 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Information: 802-287-5556.

 

Super Bingo

CASTLETON  American Legion Posts #39 Poultney, #49 Fair Haven, #50 Castleton and #87 West Rutland will hold a “Super Bingo” at the Castleton American Legion Post 50 on Friday, April 15 to support American Legion Baseball in the region. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open for burgers, hot dogs, homemade fries, and beverages. Information: 802-468-8962.

 

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. For information on several events, visit  www.nps.gov/sara, and 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.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

RUTLAND The College of St. Joseph Human Services Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, around Tuttle Hall at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Ages 2 to 12 are encouraged to attend and, in case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the college’s Athletic Center. Treats, a raffle, and other activities will be featured. Information: Lindsey Johnston-Brown at 802-776-5233, or email ljohnston@csj.edu.

 

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.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2011.

 

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. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9. Macaroni and cheese also will be available for $5, as will takeouts. Information: 686-4314.

 

Dutch Influence

GRANVILLE Peter Rose will present a program on the “Influence of the Dutch on the American Kitchen and Life” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Green Mountain Seniors group invites everyone to a Teacup Auction on Friday, April 15, at the Modern Woodmen of America’s annex building off Route 30 in Wells. Viewing will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m., including household items, jewelry, games, groceries, and homemade baked goods. There’ll be refreshments and door prizes, too. Cost: $1 per envelope of 10 tickets.

 

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.

 

Banjo Dan Concert

TINMOUTH Banjo Dan and the Sky Blue Boys will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Old Firehouse Stage on Route 140 in Tinmouth. Cost: $9 at the door. Refreshments will be available for sale. Information: Colleen at 802-414-0011, or email celibalch@comcast.net, or www.tinmouthvt.org.

 

Weekend Shows

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage Patrick Hamilton’s “Angel Street” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 17th, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Information/reservations: 747-4418, or www.hudsonrivershakespeare.org.

 

Saturday April 16

 

Nature Scrapbooking

GRANVILLE Registration is requested by Saturday, April 16, for a Wooden Nature Scrapbook and Journal Workshop that will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Cost: $5, including all materials. For children of all ages. Information/registration: 642-1515.

Fire Dept. Fundraiser

GRANVILLE The North Granville Hose Co. will hold a Basket Fundraiser and Spaghetti Dinner at the North Granville Firefighter’s Hall on Saturday, April 16. Dinner, which is $8 for adults and $4 for children, will be served at 4 p.m. Drawings begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the drawing are $5 per sheet, with $2 for an additional sheet. Also 50/50, door prizes and raffles. Bring a basket. Information: 642-2869 or 642-9692.

 

Bird Mobile Workshop

GRANVILLE Registration is requested by Saturday, April 16, for a Felted Bird Mobile Workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, that will be offered at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. For children of all ages. Cost: $3. Information/registration: 642-1515.

 

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.”

 

Bunny Breakfast

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. will host an all-you-can-eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the fire house on Joe Green Road. Cost: $6 for adults. Free pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available (donations accepted), too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Pancake Breakfast

WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Dept. on Pine Valley Road, near the intersection of routes 103 and 109, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Information/cost: 686-1814.

 

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.

 

Breakfast, Egg Hunt

PITTSTOWN An Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 16, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Old Route 7. The buffet breakfast ($6 adults, $3 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger) will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and the hunt ($1, free plastic bags provided or bring a basket) will start at 9:30 a.m. Information: Bev at 663-5607.

 

Bunny Breakfast

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club invites everyone to Breakfast with Bunny from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the Fellowship Hall at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1.25. Photos with Bunny also will be available at $1.25 each. Information: 802-287-9244, or www.gfwc.org.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. MaryAnn Alberico will lead a workshop on making pillow cases that’ll be donated to the Children’s Oncology Unit at Albany Medical Center.

 

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.

 

Story Hour

SCHAGHTICOKE Hope Davis will lead a Story Hour for ages 4 to 10 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. A fun story and craft will be included. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Tack Swap, More

HARTFORD The Turn ‘n’ Burn 4-H Club invites everyone to a Tack Swap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Burchland Country Experience, 1466 Burch Road in Hartford (between Granville and Hartford). Sell your tack and show clothes, or buy something you need, at this event. Also, Dave Reynolds will entertain with roping demonstrations, and Jessica Lavin will offer equine massage and donate half of her proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Information/table rentals: 632-5798.

 

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, an egg hunt, and special 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.

 

Egg Hunt, Coloring

CAMBRIDGE The Village of Cambridge Youth Dept. will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Coloring Party on Saturday, April 16, at the Cambridge Guest Home. Activities schedule: 1 to 2 p.m. preschool and younger, egg hunt 1:30 p.m.; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. kindergarten and grade 1, egg hunt 2 p.m.; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. grade 2 and up, egg hunt 2:30 p.m. Bring an Easter basket to collect the eggs and a non-perishable food item for the Cambridge Food Pantry.

 

Egg Decorating

SCHAGHTICOKE Learn the art of Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. This free activity is for adults and supervised children. Registration is required at 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

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. Everyone will be welcome. 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 Hall, corner of routes 59A and 74 in South Cambridge. Tickets will be sold at the door and everyone will be welcome.

 

Roast Pork

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church on W. Park Place invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Pork Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $4 younger than 12.

 

Movie Tickets

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library is distributing free movie tickets for shows at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Tickets must be presented at the door to attend the movies. Pick up your ticket(s) in advance at the library and call 802-287-5556 for more information.

 

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the lodge on Route 67, across from Hoosic Valley High School.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. will serve an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the fire house. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 age 60 and older; $5 ages 4 to 12; free younger than 4. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Buffet Breakfast

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

 

Canal Sweep

SCHUYLERVILLE Hudson Crossing Park will hold its annual Canal Clean Sweep from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. Meet at the Play Garden on Lock 5 Island, off Route 4 in Schuylerville. Wear boots and work gloves and, if you can, bring a bucket, bow saw and nippers to help blaze trails. Free refreshments will be provided. Information: Marlene Bissell at 518-859-1462, or visit www.hudsoncrossingpark.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sunday Brunch

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church on E. Broadway will host a Palm Sunday Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 17. Pancakes, French toast and more will be served and takeouts will be available. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Advance tickets are available at Salem Hardware and AJ’s Enterprises in Salem, and will be sold at the door. Information: Arlene Coldwell at 854-7588.

 

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.

 

Bennington Railroads

BENNINGTON The Bennington Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. George Lerrigo will present a program on the Corkscrew Railroad, the “mystery map” that sheds light on the rail of 1925 that never materialized, and current rail service in Bennington County. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, 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.

 

Concert at Church

GRANVILLE Christian gospel singer Cheri Taylor will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the handicap accessible Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Cheri is the winner of three gospel talent searches and she lives in Indiana. Cost: Free-will offering. Information: Jim Peterson at 642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER Pianist Gary Schmidt will perform works by Bach, Chopin and Debussy at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Israel Congregation Synagogue, 6025 Main Street in Manchester. The program will end with a set of standard jazz tunes, featuring Gary with Seth Carper and Peter Maness, including “Stella by Starlight,” “My Romance,” and “Moonlight in Vermont.” Free and open to all.

 

Children’s Choir

BENNINGTON The nonprofit World Help organization will present the Children of the World Choir at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Green Mountain Christian Center, 440 Main Street in Bennington. Featured will be a high-energy, inspiring program of songs in English and native dialects. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-447-7224.

 

Coffeehouse

WHITEHALL Faith Chapel in Whitehall invites everyone to a Coffeehouse at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. Christian recording artist Cheri Taylor, who won three gospel talent searches, will perform, and refreshments will be served. Information: Pastor Mike Lemery at 791-6936.

 

Monday April 18

 

Spring Walk

HEBRON The Pember Museum will host a Spring Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at the Hebron Nature Preserve. Meet at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the preserve, rain or shine, to discuss bird migration and identify local birds. Free and open to all adults and children. Information: 642-1515.

 

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: 854-3805.

 

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.

 

Kids Movie Night

SCHAGHTICOKE Kids Movie Night, featuring the animated film, “Tangled,” will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Pizza will be available at $1 per person beginning at 5:30 p.m., along with free popcorn and juice. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies band from Hartford will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Everyone is invited to come and play or just listen to old country, bluegrass and old-time gospel music. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. Cost: Donations appreciated. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too.

 

Newspaper History

MANCHESTER Andrew McKeever, managing editor of the Manchester Journal, and local historian Judy Harwood, will speak about the Manchester Journal’s history, from the time it started publishing during the Civil War to present, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. You’ll find this Manchester Historical Society event at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: Bob or Sally at 802-362-2523.

 

Thursday April 21

 

Exhibit Closing

GLENS FALLS Thursday, April 21, is the last day to see “Four Centuries of Still Life,” an exhibition from the Norton Museum of Art, that’s displayed at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Visit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Book Club Meets

GRANVILLE The Pember Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Books by Nevada Barr will be discussed. Information: 642-2525.

 

Blood Drives

WARREN COUNTY The American Red Cross will hold Blood Drives as follows: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, Glens Falls Civic Center, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22, Warren County Health Services, 1340 Route 9, Lake George, call Dan Durkee, 761-6580; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, call Heather Charpentier, 743-2251.

 

Blood Drives

WASHINGTON COUNTY The American Red Cross will hold Blood Drives from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Cambridge Area Rescue Service, 37 Gilbert Street, Cambridge, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Fort Ann High School, One Catherine Street, call 639-5594.

 

Story Hour, Crafts

SCHAGHTICOKE An Earth Day Story Hour and Kids Craft Activity will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Potluck, Service

GRANVILLE St. Mary’s Church invites everyone to its annual, ecumenical Potluck Supper at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Granville. Following the supper, the Granville Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists will host a 7 p.m. service at the Granville Methodist Church where everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Clay Creations

DORSET Anharad Edson will lead a series of classes on “Functional and Whimsical Clay Creations” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from April 21 through May 19 at The Long Trail School in Dorset. Cost: $120, including all materials. Pre-registration is requested with Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199.

 

Sustainable Living

MANCHESTER Oliver Levis of the Earth Time Sky Community Farm in Manchester, Bob Schoenemann of Little Hawk Nursery in Pawlet, and Alan Benoit of Sustainable Design will make presentations on starting vegetables from seed, care of locally raised dwarf conifers, and building a cold-frame using reclaimed materials at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. You’ll find this free “Sustainable Living” series event at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Summer Preparation

SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will host a “Get Ready for Summer” program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Eastern Mountain Sports in Saratoga. Information: Marisa Christiano at 346-8775, or email programs@roadrunner.com.

 

Dirt! The Movie

GREENWICH In celebration of Earth Day, “Dirt! The Movie” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Community Room at the Greenwich Free Library. This 80-minute documentary includes several local initiatives and common sense practices to protect and benefit the soil. The movie and a panel discussion to follow will be free and open to all. Also, the Greenwich Citizens Committee will hold its annual meeting, with light refreshments, at 6:30 p.m. before the movie. Information: Tracy at 518-692-8242, or email greenwichconcerned@earthlink.net.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS The Boston-based folk-acoustic trio, “Pesky J. Nixon,” will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: www.crandalllibary.org.

 

Friday April 22

 

Electronics Recycling

SCHUYLERVILLE From 2 to 7 p.m. on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, Hudson Crossing Park will hold an Electronics Recycling Day at the Hudson Crossing Play Garden, next to Lock 5, off Route 4, two miles north of Schuylerville. Televisions, fax machines, computers, stereos, etc. will be accepted at 35 cents per pound, of which 15 cents will go to support Hudson Crossing Park. Information: Marlene Bissell at 859-1462, or email abissell@nycap.rr.com.

 

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.

 

Dr. Seuss Party

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Rutland County Parent Child Center and Community Partners will host the Second Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the Middletown Springs Elementary School, 15 Schoolhouse Road. Meet the Cat in the Hat and enjoy games, food, music, storytelling, movies, door prizes, a raffle, and more. Information: 802-775-9711, or 802-235-2365.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Chris Martenson will present his book, “The Crash Course,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Interpreting developing worldwide events and their interconnectedness is the focus of the book. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH The Long Trail School will host a free Contra Dance at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Wear clean, soft-sole shoes. Refreshments will be provided and everyone will be welcome. Information: 235-2718, or www.longtrailschool.org.

 

Saturday April 23

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer paddling, walking, hiking, and a spring bird walk from Saturday, April 23, through Saturday, April 30. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Marathon, Runs

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 23, in Lake George. Starting times will be 8 a.m., 8:15 a.m., and 9:45 a.m. respectively. Information/cost: www.lakegeorgehalf.com.

 

Doggie Walk Benefit

GLENS FALLS Dog owners are encouraged to bring their dogs to the Third Annual Canine Angels Doggie Walk to help “lick” cancer on Saturday, April 23, at the Murray Street Park in Glens Falls. Registration will start at 9 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. Demonstrations by the Warren County and state of New York police K9s, and dog care/obedience demonstrations by local breeders and trainers, will precede the walk. Contests and prizes, and dog photos, too. Cost: $5 per dog and owner, with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. Information/advance registration: Amy at 518-798-9511, or email arunnalls@genpak.com.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Bake Sale

ARLINGTON The St. James Mission Committee Bake Sale will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, in front of the Arlington Community House on Route 7A in Arlington. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, jams, jellies and more will be offered.

 

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.

 

Fiber Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Fiber Tour, a free family activity, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24. Meet alpacas, llamas, sheep and rabbits, visit farm shops, and see fiber demonstrations. Information/participating farms: 518-854-3680, or www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org.

 

Egg Hunt

SCHUYLERVILLE Faith Chapel will host the Third Annual Great Schuylerville Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23, at the Greenwich High School practice field (rain location, high school gymnasium). Egg hunts will begin at 11 a.m. for birth-age to age 4, 11:15 a.m. for children in grades kindergarten through 2, and 11:30 a.m. for grades 3 through 6. There’ll be a jump house, Daisy the Clown, and the Easter Bunny, too. Free. Information: www.fcschuylerville.com.

 

Egg Hunt, Baseball

BENNINGTON The Student Government Assn. will host its annual Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt at noon on Saturday, April 23, on the front lawn at the Everett Mansion at Southern Vermont College in Bennington (rain date noon, April 30). Also at noon on April 23, the college’s men’s baseball team will host Elms College in a double header. Both events will be free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6389, or email communications@svc.edu.

 

Texas Hold’em

NORTH HOOSICK ADAPT will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament Fundraiser for age 18 and older, with hosts Rick Ferrannini and Rick Tinkham, on Saturday, April 23, at the North Hoosick Fire Dept. on Route 22. Registration will start at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1 p.m. and advance registration is not required. Entry fee: $35, with $10 benefiting ADAPT that is planning an after-prom celebration for the Hoosick Falls Central School class of 2012. Refreshments will be for sale and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Information: 518-686-4664, or email hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

The Ten Commandments

RUTLAND The classic film, “The Ten Commandments,” starring Charlton Heston and Yvonne De Carlo, will be screened at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at The Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Cost: $6 adults; $4 age 12 and younger.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Melissa Coleman, the daughter of pioneering organic gardener Eliot Coleman, will present her book, “This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Cabaret

SALEM Jay Kerr will perform “Memories” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 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 24

 

Easter Service

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumencial Council will host an Easter Son-Risen Worship Service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 24, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Rev. Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Easter Service

CAMBRIDGE A traditional Easter Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 E. Main Street. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

JOHNSONVILLE The annual Johnsonville Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at the Johnsonville Fire House on River Road. Bring your camera to this rain or shine event for photos with the Easter Bunny, and there’ll be prizes and fun games, too. Information: 753-0315.

 

Monday April 25

 

Talk at College

BENNINGTON Bennington College faculty member Donald Sherefkin will speak on “Architecture and the Shaping of Sustainable Processes” at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the East Academic Center, Room 2, at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

 

Discussion at College

BENNINGTON Bennington College faculty member and co-creator and director of Quantum Leap, Susan Sgorbati, will moderate a discussion on “Post-Conflict Transitional Justice” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 25. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all at the Barn, Room 100, on the Bennington College campus.

 

Tuesday April 26

 

After-Prom Planning

HOOSICK FALLS ADAPT, a committee planning an after-prom celebration for the Hoosick Central School class of 2012, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in the HFCS Elementary School library. Information: Cheryl Downing at 518-686-4664, or Maggie Middleton at 686-1599.

 

Talk at College

BENNINGTON Michael Mandiberg, assistant professor of design and digital media at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Michael also is co-author of “Digital Foundations: an Intro to Media Design.” Free and open to all.

Wednesday April 27

 

Driver Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety Council will offer a five-hour, Pre-Licensing Driver Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. Cost: $40. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Native Plant Gardening

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will host Emily DeBolt with a program titled, “Grow Native: Gardening with Native Plants,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Greenwich Library. Emily is owner of the Fiddlehead Creek Native Plant Nursery on Route 40 in Hartford. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Author Visits

HOOSICK Scott Christianson will discuss the Underground Railroad and his book, “Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War,” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Hoosick Grange in Hoosick. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Comedian at Paramount

RUTLAND Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

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.

 

Concert, Irish Dance

GREENWICH Hair of the Dog will perform in concert and there’ll be an Irish dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Elks Lodge on Route 40S in Greenwich. Information: 518-692-2347, or email eccdb@verizon.net.

 

Comedy at Wood

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre will stage the comedy, “Rumors,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday May 1, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-874-0800, or email gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Saturday April 30

 

Antiques, Flea Market

GREENWICH A Spring Antiques Fair and Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Parking will be free and admission $2 for adults, $1 senior citizens, and free 13 and younger. Information: 518-692-2464, or email markwashfair@aol.com. Vendor information: 518-331-5004, or email FairgroundShowsNY@aol.com.

 

Cabaret

SALEM Broadway musical star Teri Ralston will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 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 May 1

 

Crop Walk

GREENWICH The Greenwich Interfaith Group will host the Annual Crop Walk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Mowry Park gazebo in Greenwich. Registration will be at 1:30 p.m. and there’ll be three walking routes. Free carry-all bags will be provided to all participants and proceeds will benefit World Church Services and the Greenwich Food Bank. Information: 518-692-2731.

 

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.

 

Tuesday May 3

 

Running Events

GLENS FALLS The AdiRUNdack 5K Trail Race Series and 20K Challenge will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Cole’s Woods, Glens Falls Family YMCA, in Glens Falls. Information/cost: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Spring Concert

GLENS FALLS The 200-member Adirondack Voices will present its spring concert, “Verdi’s Requiem,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-793-2620.

 

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.

 

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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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