Community Calendar 4/28/11

T hursday April 28

 

Scholarships

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. is accepting applications for the $350 Francis Ostrander Scholarship that will be awarded to a Schuylerville Central High School senior who will be attending a two or four-year college in the fall. Also, a $250 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up. A 600-word essay on one of two topics must be submitted by May 10 to Patricia Peck, 178 Wagman’s Ridge, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866. Information/mandatory essay topics: 584-4129.

 

Bag Sale

SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store on E. Broadway in Salem will hold a Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 28 to 30. Purchase a bag of clothing, shoes and handbags for only $1. Accessories, household items, collectibles and books also will be available.

 

Craft, Bake Sale

GRANVILLE A Craft and Bake Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Old Orchard Nursing Centre on Route 40 in Granville. In addition to a variety of home-baked goods, offered will be handmade jewelry, pocketbooks, totes, pillows, blankets, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Resident Council Fund.

 

Rodents and Rabbits

GRANVILLE An After-School Program on rodents and rabbits will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. See live animals and discover their differences. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

Pre-School

NORTH BENNINGTON North Bennington Head Start will hold an Open House from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at its building, Two Park Street. Children must be at least age 3 by Sept. 1, 2011, to enroll in the pre-school for ages 3 to 5 for the 2011-2012 school year. Information: Shannon VanderWoude at 442-3686, Ext. 232.

 

Archive Scanning

SCHUYLERVILLE An Archive Scanning Working Session will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Volunteers are needed to help the historian’s office to scan documents and photos in the historical archive. Free. Information: Email oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com.

 

Turkey Supper

MIDDLE GRANVILE  The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Rt. 22A will hold a Family Style Turkey Supper on Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, rolls, pies and beverages. Takeout and gift certificates will be available. Tickets at the door: Adults, $8, children 4-12 $3.50, under 4, free.

 

Heirlooms Seminar

ARLINGTON The Russell Collection of the Martha Canfield Library will host a “Preserving Family Heirlooms” seminar with Curator Bill Budde from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6153, or email Martha_Canfield_Lib@hotmail.com.

 

Georgi Meeting

SHUSHAN A Georgi meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the Community Room at the Georgi on the Battenkill in Shushan. The 2011 schedule and attendees’ ideas will be discussed. Information: 854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Folk Concert

GLENS FALLS Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand will perform a high-energy Folk Music Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Farming Memories

SCHUYLERVILLE            The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. The meeting topic will be “Farming Reminiscences” and you are encouraged to attend and share your memories of growing up or working on a farm. Free and open to all. Information: 584-4129, or email oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com.

 

Friday April 29

 

Cook-Off Benefit

PAWLET Registration is requested by Friday, April 29, for a Chili and Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-Off and Tasting that will be held on Thursday, May 5, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Tasting tickets will cost $5, with proceeds benefiting the school’s music and band programs. To enter the cook-off, call the school, 802-645-9009.

 

Rummage Sale

PITTSTOWN A Spring Rummage Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday the 30th, at the Pittstown Methodist Church Hall, just off Route 7. Look for a bag sale on Saturday, $2 per bag, and a food and bake sale, too. Offered will be clothing, household goods, toys, and more. Information: Viv at 663-5522.

 

Rummage Sale

CAMBRIDGE A clothing and household items Rummage Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday the 30th, in the Fellowship Hall at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Proceeds will go toward local, national and international mission activities, with an emphasis on assisting women and children. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

George Jones Talk

POULTNEY Andre Fleche, an assistant professor at Castleton State College, will speak about George Jones, a native of Poultney and co-founder of The New York Times, at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, April 29. You’ll find this event at the United Baptist Church of Poultney on the green in East Poultney where Jones’ father served as a deacon. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Concert, Food

GREENWICH The Hair of the Dog band will perform in concert on Friday, April 29, at the Greenwich Elks Club. Celtic, rock, folk and bluegrass music will be featured. Doors will open at 6 p.m., food will be available, and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Cost: $15 per person, in advance only; tables of 10 available. Free taxi service will be provided within 10 miles, too. Information/tickets: Cindy at 638-6002, or the lodge at 692-2061.

 

Candlelight Vigil

GRANVILLE The Granville Junior/Senior High School SADD Chapter will host a Candlelight Vigil at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. This event will showcase the negative results of drunk driving, and recognize Alcohol Awareness Month. Meet at the track fence on Church Street in Granville. An open mike will follow a walk to enable community members to speak about their own experiences. Free refreshments will be provided, too.

 

Author Visits

STILLWATER Lyn-Miller Lachmann will present her book for young adults, “Gringolandia,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Stillwater Free Library. This book depicts an immigrant teen’s struggle to reach his tortured father, and to find his place in the world. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Poet Visits

MANCHESTER Renowned Vermont poet and author of eleven poetry collections Stephen Sandy will present his most recent work, “Overlook,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Curbstone Chorus

PROCTOR The Rutland Curbstone Chorus, comprised of 30 men from Rutland and nearby towns, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Proctor Union Church. Cost: $10 adults and $4 age 9 and older is suggested to benefit the Parish Hall re-siding project. Everyone is invited.

 

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.

 

Dance Concert

BENNINGTON Senior students in the Bennington Dance Program will present the Bennington College Senior Dance Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the Martha Hill Dance Theater at Bennington College.

 

Violinist Performs

RUTLAND Violinist Bella Hristova will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday April 30

 

Garage Sale

FORT ANN A Garage Sale Weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, on the front lawn at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. Reserve free sale space by calling 518-639-5223.

 

Barrel Racing Clinic

FORT ANN National Final Rodeo Champion and Olympic gold medalist Molly Powell will lead a Barrel Racing Clinic on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. Learn the methods Molly uses to train and win on her own horses. Cost: $25 for both days. Spectators will be welcome, too. Information/time: 802-287-9995.

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking and walking  activities from Saturday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 10. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Bike Race Weekend

BENNINGTON Bennington Race Weekend, a Pro-Am Bike Race, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1. For information or to volunteer for a two to six-hour shift, call Barb Dooling at 442-5491, Ext. 313.

 

Odyssey Benefit

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The following will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the Middletown Springs Elementary School to benefit the Middletown Springs Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Team: 7 to 11 a.m., pancake breakfast, $6 adults, $4 ages 4 to 12, free 3 and younger; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., basket raffle; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., community yard sale, call Kathy Doyle at 802-235-2098 for spaces at $15 each. Also, pans of frozen meat and spinach lasagna will be available for sale at $20 and $18 respectively per pan.

 

Basement Sale

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron will hold a Basement Sale from 8 a.m. until sold out on Saturday, April 30. A wide range of items will be offered, all at half price, and there’ll be a $1 per bag clothing sale.

 

Run/Walk

RUTLAND The Vermont Sports Medicine Center will host the 19th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30, at 5 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Registration will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m., with the Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk to follow. Entry fees: 5K Run/Walk, $15 age 16 and older, $10 ages 10 to 15, $5 younger than 10, in advance; $20, $15 and $5 respectively on April 30. Refreshments will be available. Information: www.vsmc.org, and www.usaxc.com.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Episcopal Ministry Center, 84 Church Street in Poultney. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Hartford Cleanup

HARTFORD Cleanup Day will be held in Hartford from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30 (rain date May 7). Meet at the Hartford Town Barn (children younger than 13 should be accompanied by an adult), bring gloves and dress for the weather. Trucks are needed, too. A free lunch, including hot dogs and ice cream, will be provided following the cleanup of town roads. Information: Greg Brown at 632-5255.

 

Hebron Cleanup

HEBRON A Roadside Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Hebron Highway Garage (barn), 660 Chamberlain Mill Road in Hebron. A barbecue lunch will be held at the garage after the cleanup. Information: 518-854-3078, or www.hebronny.com.

 

Prescription Take Back

HOOSICK FALLS Community members are encouraged to bring unused prescription drugs to the Hoosick Falls Police Dept. on “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 30,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Hoosick Area Youth Center and Community Coalition. Information: 518-686-9050.

 

Rummage Sale

DORSET The Dorset Church at 143 Church Street, off Route 30, will hold an inside Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 (outside sales begin at 8:30 a.m.). Offered will be children’s clothing and toys, women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, linens, small appliances, and much more. Donations of clean, serviceable items will be accepted at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 through 28. Information: 802-867-2260.

 

Library Cleanup

SCHAGHTICOKE The Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library at 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke will hold its Spring Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Volunteers will do garden work, rake, clean indoors, and more. Sign in at the library desk and bring any tools you plan on using, or that others may be able to use. Information: Email info@diverlibrary.org.

 

Martial Art

MANCHESTER Kung-fu Master Wang Rengang will demonstrate the Chinese martial art of Da Cheng Chuan from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Grange Hall on School Street in Manchester. Information/registration: Rich Marantz at 802-645-1960, or www.GreenMountainTaichi.com.

 

Spring Open House

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory Assn. will hold its 2011 Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at the historic Shirt Factory Building, Lawrence and Cooper streets in Glens Falls. Visit the studios, shops and galleries, see craft demonstrations, and participate in the new scavenger hunt. There’ll be free acupuncture and chair massage available, too. Information: 518-824-1290, or www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

Children’s Story

GRANVILLE Children will read about Harry the Dirty Dog at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, during Fireside Stories at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Maple Cooking

SALEM Annette Nielsen, chef and editor of the Northern Bounty Cookbook, will present a free Maple Medley Cooking Demonstration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Maple wings, maple baked beans, maple ice cream, and more will be available for sampling. Tips on preparing local foods will be provided, too. Information/registration: 518-854-3250.

 

Basket Raffle

BENSON The Grade 8 Basket Raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Benson Village School, 32 School Street. Proceeds will benefit the class trip to Washington, D.C., in May. Donations will be appreciated, too.

 

Chicken Barbecue

WHITEHALL The Sons of the American Legion will hold a Chicken Barbecue from noon until sold out on Saturday, April 30, at American Legion Post 83, 148 Main Street in Whitehall. Cost: $8. Also, free delivery will be available within the village limits. Information/orders: 499-2482.

 

Community Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Chicken and Biscuit Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the handicap accessible First Baptist Church on W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 1 p.m. if food still is available. Information: Bev at 677-3327, or the church at 677-5487.

 

High School Art

GLENS FALLS The 20th Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition will open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Garden Talk

SALEM Meg Southerland will lead a free “Garden Talk on Edible Landscapes: Fruits and Vegetables” class at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Included will be a tour of the greenhouse. Information/registration: 518-854-3250. Also, ask about a Spring Floral Workshop Meg will lead the morning of April 30.

 

1946 Movie

RUTLAND The 1946 movie, “The Best Years of Our Lives,” starring Dana Andrews and Virginia Mayo, will be screened at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Cost: $6 adults; $4 age 12 and younger. Information: www.paramountvt.org.

 

Dramatic Readings

FORT EDWARD The actors from North Creek’s Our Town Theater Group will present Dramatic Readings of classic short stories at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Refreshments will be available during intermission and you’re reminded to dress for cool weather. Cost: $5. Information: Dennis at 518-494-3198, or www.littletheater27.com.

 

Novelist Visits

MANCHESTER Julia Spencer-Fleming will present her eventful novel of love, crime and salvation, “One Was a Soldier,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book is set in the Adirondack town of Miller’s Kill. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Country Show

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The annual Country Show will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Middletown Springs Fire House. Cost: $6 adults; $2 children; free 5 and younger. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too, and refreshments will be available, with proceeds benefiting the Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ladies Auxiliary. Information: 235-2347.

 

New Orleans Jazz

TINMOUTH Vermont-based E-Jazz will perform New Orleans jazz standards at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Old Firehouse Stage on Route 140 in Tinmouth. Cost: $9 donation at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be available for sale. Information: Colleen at 802-414-0011 or 802-446-3457, or email grant62@vermontel.net.

 

Youth Orchestra

NORTH CLARENDON The Lakes Region Youth Orchestra will perform a Gala Concert to end its 20th season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon. A highlight will be a performance by 2011 Anton Solo Competition winner Jenna Jordan. Information: 802-773-4689, or www.lryo.org.

 

Art Gala, Sale

CAMBRIDGE An Art Gala and Sale will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Local artists will offer six-inch by eight-inch pieces of art for $133 each. Names will be drawn from a hat to see who gets to pick first. Admission: $10, including appetizers and desserts, with a cash bar. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

1940s Music Concert

HUDSON FALLS Con Brio Performing Arts will present “Starlight and Moonbeams,” a concert of mostly 1930s and 1940s music, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30,  at the Hudson River Music Hall, 122 Main Street in Hudson Falls. Cost: $10 adults; $5 students. Reservations: 677-3476, or email Dbchorale@aol.com. Information: www.conbrioperformingarts.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

 

Big Breakfast

MIDDLE FALLS The Middle Falls Fire Dept. will serve a Big Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Fire House on Route 29. Cost: $6 adults, $3 children, including pancakes and French toast.

 

Sunday Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 1. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-9549.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and

everyone will be welcome.

 

Poker  Tournament

GREENWICH Love in Supportive Action, a team for the Greenwich Chapter of Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), will host a Poker Tournament on Sunday, May 1, at the Greenwich VFW on Abeel Avenue. Seating will begin at 10 a.m. and play at 11 a.m. Cost: $75 buy-in, including lunch, with a 60 percent payout, with proceeds benefiting the local Relay for Life. Information/reservations: Gene Tomczak at 518-692-7298, or Sarah Rice at 802-287-1096.

 

Chicken Barbecue

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Fire Dept. and Auxiliary invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the fire house on Blodgett Road. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Reservations are required at 584-3829, or 584-2758.

 

Exhibit Opening

SALEM An opening reception for a new exhibit, “The Iron Rail,” will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, in the Great Hall at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. This exhibit tells the story of how trains expanded the lives and livelihoods of Salem area residents and it will run through June 12.  Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Antiques Appraisal

CASTLETON The Castleton Historical Society will host an Antiques Appraisal at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the handicap accessible Higley House Museum on Main Street in Castleton. Rutland antiques dealer Tom Conway will evaluate items at one for $5, three for $10, with proceeds benefiting the society. Refreshments will be served. Information: Holly Hitchcock at 468-5105.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party Fundraiser to help 47-year-old Bernice Petty with her medical bills on Sunday, May 1, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings starting at 4 p.m. Donations of basket and raffle items for this event will be appreciated, and there’ll be a 50 cents-per-scoop buffet. Information: Jan at 518-642-1814, or Emma at 642-9051.

 

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, May 1, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. A meeting will precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m., and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687.

 

Ham and Bean Dinner

GRANVILLE The Raceville United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Ham and Bean Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Raceville Community Center off Route 22 on Butler Road in Granville. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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.

 

Pasta and Puccini

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Friends of Opera Saratoga and Opera Saratoga will host “Pasta and Puccini,” and event featuring the tastes and sounds of Italy, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $80. Reservations: www.operasaratoga.org/events.php. Information: Email pastaandpuccini@nycap.rr.com.

 

May Day Festivities

PERU The Peru Church invites everyone to the Peru Town Center at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, for the annual May Day festivities. Decorate the Maypole, create May baskets, and enjoy live bluegrass music. Bring a dish to share at a potluck supper, too. Information: Pastor Margaret at 379-1438.

 

Football Banquet

CASTLETON The Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation will hold its Annual Banquet on Sunday, May 1, in the Glenbrook Gymnasium at Castleton State College. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and the reception/banquet at 6 p.m. Cost: $35 per person; $30 if in a table of eight.

 

Music of Jewish Life

RUTLAND Robert DeCormier and his group, Counterpoint, will perform a free concert, “Music of Jewish Life from the Shtetl to the Resistance,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Rutland Jewish Center. This concert is part of the Center’s 100th anniversary celebration and also is the Rutland community’s Holocaust remembrance observance. Reservations are required at 802-773-3455, leave your name, or e-mail RutlandJewishCtr@aol.com.

 

Monday May 2

 

Scholarships

VALLEY FALLS Monday, May 2, is the deadline to apply for annual scholarships that will be awarded by VFW Post 1938 and the Ladies Auxiliary in Valley Falls. One scholarship each will be awarded to a Hoosic Valley senior male and senior female, and another to a Hoosick Falls senior female, all based on community and school involvement and VFW affiliations. Applications are available in school guidance offices.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 2, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out, with proceeds benefiting Lee Herbst who is fighting cancer and is unable to work. Information: Donna at 642-9946, or Trudy at 642-3346.

 

Tuesday May 3

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Baptist Church, Quaker Street in Granville, and Wednesday, May 4, at the Brieman Building in Cambridge. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants and children to age 5. Information: 518-746-2460.

 

Painting Classes

SHUSHAN Janine Thomas will lead a series of Painting Technique classes from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 3 through 24, at The Georgi on the Battenkill in Shushan. Cost: $60. Information/registration: 518-854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Running Events

GLENS FALLS The AdiRUNdack 5K Trail Race Series and 20K Challenge will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Cole’s Woods, Glens Falls Family YMCA, in Glens Falls. Information/cost: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY The Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney. The Sons of the American Legion will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, and the regular Legion meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Support Group

RUTLAND The Compassionate Friends self-help organization will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Grace Congregational Church in Rutland (use West Street entrance). This meeting is for those who’ve lost a child or sibling and Ann LaRocque will speak on the stages of grief. Information: Susan at 446-2278, or 236-9784 after 5:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Wednesday May 4

 

Saratoga Seniors

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors group will meet for a potluck luncheon at noon on Wednesday, May 4, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. A business meeting will follow the luncheon. Also, this group will sponsor a 55 Alive Safe Driving Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Information/registration: Roberta Hewitt at 695-3695.

 

Farmers’ Market

FORT ANN A Farmers’ Market will be open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. This market will be open each Wednesday through Oct. 26. Information: Allison Wilshere at 518-639-5223.

 

Barbie after 50

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will present Carol Ockman, a Williams College art professor, with a talk on “Barbie after 50” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. The Barbie toy doll turned 50 in 2009. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Shakespeare and War

RUTLAND Peter Saccio, a Shakespearean scholar and Dartmouth professor, will speak on “Going to War in Shakespeare: Oliver, Branagh, and Henry V,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Thursday May 5

 

Book Sale

QUEENSBURY A Spring Book Sale will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, at the Senior Center in Queensbury. Information/time: 518-761-8224, or www.seniorsonthego.org.

 

Dining for Lake

LAKE GEORGE A “Dine for the Lake” event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George Village. Say you’re there for the Lake George Land Conservancy.

 

Cook-Off Benefit

PAWLET Everyone is invited to a Chili and Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-Off and Tasting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Tasting tickets will cost $5, with proceeds benefiting the school’s music and band programs. Information: Linda Maness at 802-645-9009.

 

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, May 5, 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 The Fair Haven Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Fair Haven High School. Enter the front door and follow the signs.

 

Documentary

GREENWICH The documentary film, “What in the World are They Spraying?” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the Greenwich Free Library, 148 Main Street. This film explores the rapidly developing industry called “geoengineering.” A discussion will follow the screening and everyone will be welcome.

 

Farming Talk

POULTNEY The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link and others will present Bob St. Peter with a talk on “Local Food, Local Rules: Creating Food and Farming Policies that Work for your Community” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. You’ll find this free event in the East Room at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Information: Rural Vermont at 802-223-7222, or www.ruralvermont.org.

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS A planning meeting for Sandy Hill Days in September will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in the Boardroom at the Hudson Falls Village Hall. The public is invited to help plan this event.

 

Friday May 6

 

Kindergarten

CASTLETON/HUBBARDTON Kindergarten registration for Castleton and Hubbardton children will be held on Friday, May 6, at the Castleton Elementary School. Children who’ll be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2011, are eligible. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization record. Last names beginning with A and B register from 8 to 9 a.m.; C to K 9 to 10 a.m.; L to P 10 to 11 a.m.; Q to S noon to 1 p.m.; and T to Z 1 to 2 p.m.

 

Golf Classic

KILLINGTON Fox/101.5 radio and the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce are accepting registrations for the 26th Annual Golf Classic and Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 2, at the Killington Resort and Grand Hotel. Golfers will report to the Pro Shop at 11:30 a.m., a shotgun start will follow at 12:30 p.m., with the banquet at 5:30 p.m. Information/registration: 802-773-2747.

 

Online Auction

MANCHESTER The Burr and Burton Academy Parent Assn. currently is holding its first Online Auction. For information on the auction, 50/50 raffle tickets now being sold by the students, or a gala celebration planned for Friday, May 27, call Shannon at 802-549-8281, or email soleary@burrburton.org.

 

Summer Camps

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival is accepting reservations for its Summer Theatre Camps that will run from July 11 through 22. Fractured Fairy Tales will be for ages 6 to 10, with Medieval Madcaps for ages 10 to 14. Cost for each two-week camp will be $300 and the hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information/registration: 802-867-2223.

 

Beauty Pageant

LAKE GEORGE The New York State World of Beauty Pageant will be held Friday  through Sunday, May 6 to 8, at the Tiki Resort in Lake George. For all ages, babies to older than 40. Times/cost: 1-877-596-9152.

 

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 Friday, May 6. 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 Friday, May 6, 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.

 

Thrift Shop Open

HOOSICK FALLS Girl Scouts from local Service Unit 155 will staff the Thrift Shop at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7. Enter the far right door on Floor 2. Clothing prices range from 25 cents to $3, or fill a bag provided by the shop for $5 (cash only). Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or email GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

FAIR HAVEN Spartans AAU Basketball will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Fair Haven American Legion Hall. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 12 and younger and senior citizens. Proceeds will benefit local youth athletic activities and everyone is invited.

 

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.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE The May “First Friday” event at the Pember Library & Museum at 7 p.m. will feature “The I-75 Project,” an art installation by award-winning New York artist Norm Magnusson, fine art carvings and stump carvings by Glenn Durlacher, and heroic baseball portraits by Argyle painter Mark Haley. Snacks provided by the Wells Country Store and music by Granville’s own country artist, Phil Hoyt. At the Slate Valley Museum, the watercolors of Ellen Faber will be on exhibit, with bluegrass music by Steve Rubin. Information: 851-642-1515.

 

Elvis Concert

SCHUYLERVILLE Donny Elvis will perform an Elvis Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $10 at the door, or reserve a table for eight people in advance with Marie Foster at 518-695-5609. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase, too. Proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus and Court Stella Maris, Catholic Daughters.

 

Book Critic Visits

MANCHESTER Dwight Garner, book critic for The New York Times, will interview with store owner Chris Morrow at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Birding Activity

GLENS FALLS Joyce Miller will lead a Street Tweets Basic Birding activity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and 13, at Red Fox Books in Glens Falls. Identify local birds. Information: 518-793-5352, or www.redfoxbookstore.com.

 

Staged Readings

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will present staged readings of three winning plays from the Nor’Eastern Playwrights’ Contest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. You’ll find this event in the Brick Box at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. A question and answer period with the playwrights, directors and actors will follow the readings. Cost: $15 at the door, or in advance by email at Actorsrepvt@aol.com. Information: Peter Marsh at 802-773-8038.

 

Saturday May 7

 

Battlefield Activities

STILLWATER Plein air at Saratoga Battlefield (painting, photography, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), a British encampment (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), guided natural history walks (10 to 11:30 a.m.), and more will be offered on Saturday, May 7, at Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield in Stillwater. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Plant Sale

TINMOUTH The 27th Annual Tinmouth Plant Sale will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Old Firehouse Stage building on Route 140 in Tinmouth. Choose from a variety of locally grown perennials and shrubs. There also will be a bake sale and car wash, with proceeds benefiting Tinmouth School activities and materials.

 

Flea Market

LAKE GEORGE An indoor “Fleeing Flea Market” will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the eighth, at The Forum in Lake George. Crafters and vendors will be on hand, and there’ll be a garage sale and children’s activities. Information/cost: 518-668-2200, or www.lakegeorgeforum.net.

 

Pitch, Hit, Run

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Golden Eagles will host a free Pitch, Hit and Run event for ages 7 to 14 at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at East Field in Glens Falls. Featured will be four levels of competition. Information: 518-223-0820, or www.glensfallsgoldeneagles.com.

 

Plant Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at Fort Hardy Park on Route 29 in Schuylerville. Perennials, house plants, gardening gloves, and garden-related items will be offered. Information: www.schuylervillegardenclub.org.

 

Plant, Bake Sale

ARGYLE The Argyle Friends of the Library will hold a Plant and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Argyle Rescue Squad. Garden perennials and homemade breads, pies, cakes and cookies will be offered, and proceeds will benefit the Argyle Free Library.

 

Georgi Cleanup

SHUSHAN The Georgi on the Battenkill in Shushan will hold a Spring Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7. Bring gloves and rakes to help clean up the park for the 2011 season. Information: 854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Gardener’s Weekend

SCHUYLERVILLE A Gardener’s Weekend with Lilacs and Grasses will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville. There’ll be workshops on lilacs by Jeff Young, ornamental grasses by Cathy Rogers, and area garden shops will offer discounts and demonstrations. Information: 518-695-6923, or www.schuylervillechamber.org.

 

Children’s Clothing

QUEENSBURY A Kid’s Consignment Exchange will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Like new and gently used children’s items will be offered. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Scrapbooking, More

CASTLETON A National Scrapbook Day/Crop and Shop event will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Castleton Elementary School off Route 30. Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door, or $25 half-day, including scrapbooking, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a goody bag, door prizes, digital demos, and raffles. Table space at $10 each is available, too, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information/advance tickets: Lisa Thayer at 802-265-4426, or email lisathayercm@yahoo.com.

 

5K Lioness Run

GRANVILLE The 16th Annual Granville Area Lioness Club Run will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, beginning and ending at the Hook and Ladder Fire House, corner of Quaker Street and Potter Avenue in Granville. This 5K race features a flat and fast course. All pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt, refreshments will follow the run (including Phil’s Almost Famous Five-Alarm Chili), and awards will be presented. Entry fee: $15 in advance; $20 race day. Information/registration: Phil Jessen at 518-232-7040.

 

Plant Sale

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will hold its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Greenwich Town Hall on Academy Street. Annuals and perennials at reasonable prices will be offered. Information: 518-692-1285.

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Farmer’s Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at 77 Wales St. in Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Children’s Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Stories about bicycles will be featured this week. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Equine Training

FORT ANN Clinicians will demonstrate different horse training methods during a Spring Training Equine Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. There’ll be pony rides, a 4-H project display, equine massage, and food, too. Information: Michelle Labriola at www.fullcircletrainingstables.com.

 

Family Activity

GLENS FALLS A family activity day, “Decoupage Flower Pots,” will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Magic Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites everyone to join its free Magic the Gathering Club for all ages that will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays each month. Information: Amanda at 518-695-6641.

 

Shane

RUTLAND The western classic, “Shane,” will be screened at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin and Jack Palance star. Cost: $6 adults; $4 age 12 and younger.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PITTSTOWN A takeout-only Chicken Barbecue will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Route 7. Cost: $10. Advance tickets are recommended; call Sue at 518-663-5145.

 

Prime Rib, Clams

GRANVILLE The Men’s Auxiliary invites everyone for Prime Rib and Clams from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at VFW Post 1653 on North Street in Granville. Cost: $16. You are asked to call the Post at 518-642-1599 to place your order and advise how you want the clams cooked, raw or steamed.

 

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.

 

Spring Ball

POULTNEY A semi-formal Gala Spring Ball will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at St. Raphael’s Church Hall in Poultney. The 18-piece, regional big band, Enerjazz, will provide music for dancing, light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be available, and there’ll be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Cost: $20, with proceeds benefiting the church’s refurbishment. Tickets: Visit Tot’s Diner in Poultney. Information: Bill at 802-287-5186, or Lucia at 802-468-5889.

 

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.

 

Dinner, Auction

GREENWICH The Lions Club will hold its Annual Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Elks Club Lodge on Route 40S in Greenwich. Cost: $15. Information: 518-692-2123.

 

Dessert Theatre

SOUTH HARTFORD The Hartford Yoked Parish will host a Dessert Theatre, featuring jazz pianist Charles Cornell, on Saturday, May 7, at the South Hartford Church House, routes 40 and 196 in South Hartford. Accompanying Charles will be Michael Craner on bass and Matt Niedbalski on drums. Dessert, 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Reservations are recommended with Becky Arlen at 632-5711.

 

Fly Fishing

MANCHESTER Tom Rosenbauer, renowned fly fisherman and Angler of the Year, will discuss “The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Stars at Wood

GLENS FALLS The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls will present “Rising Stars and Artists at the Wood,” an art exhibit and concert by talented area high school students, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Information: 518-798-9663.

 

Legacy of Terezin

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Battenkill Chorale will present “Voices of Hope and Remembrance: Honoring the Legacy of Terezin” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, and 4 p.m. Sunday the eighth, in the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. A panel discussion with Jewish music historian Joshua R. Jacobson, and filmed interviews with Terezin survivor Edgar Krasa and composer Thomas Oboe Lee, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Cost: $15. Information/reservations: 518-692-7458, or email jen.braucher@gmail.com.

 

Sunday May 8

 

Driver Program

RUTLAND Reservations are requested by Sunday, May 8, for an AARP Driver Safety Program that will run from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. This program does not include a test. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Information/reservations: 802-772-2400.

 

Sunday Breakfast

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Fire House, 2217 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk. Everyone is invited.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-7708.

 

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, May 8. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 children. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Cost: Free for mothers; $12 other adults; $5 ages 6 to 11; free 5 and younger. Beginning at noon, mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available at additional cost. Reservations are not required but large groups may call 692-2061 to reserve space.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adiriondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Towering Tchaikovsky

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will present “The Towering Tchaikovsky” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at Glens Falls High School. All mothers in attendance will receive a long-stemmed, red carnation for Mother’s Day. Also, a pre-concert talk with Maestro Charles Peltz will be held at 3:15 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.   Information: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org, “Concerts and Tickets” link.

 

Monday May 9

 

Farmers’ Market

QUEENSBURY The Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at Elks Lodge 81 on Cronin Road in Queensbury. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Pottery Classes

SALEM Jordan Becker will lead an Introduction to Pottery Class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays from May 9 through June 20 at the Historic Salem Courthouse in Salem. Jordan also will offer a Sunday Clay Class from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from May 15 through June 26. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Tuesday May 10

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 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.

 

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, May 10. 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.

 

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.

 

Shop on Budget

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven Concerned will present a workshop, “How to Shop on a Budget,” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at St. Mary’s School, 19 Washington Street in Fair Haven. Learn how to stretch your food dollars, and about great coupons and local agencies and businesses that can help. Open to all, and a $25 gift certificate to Shaw’s in Fair Haven will be given to the first 25 people who sign up with Julie Austin at 802-265-3666.

 

Hudson Talk

GLENS FALLS Timothy Weidner will speak on “Stoddard’s Perspective on Damming the Hudson” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Concert at FHUHS.

FAIR HAVEN A Chorus Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Fair Haven Union High School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Saturday May 14

 

Plant, Bake Sale

FORT MILLER The Fort Miller Reformed Church off Route 4, between Fort Edward and Schuylerville, will hold its annual Plant, Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14. In addition to a variety of plants and flowers, offered will be pies, breads, cookies, brownies and books.

 

Bookstore Event

MANCHESTER The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will host a family event, “Northshire Community Garden Swap and Tour,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Jenna Wogorich, author of “Chick Days,” will bring chicks and speak at 10:30 a.m. And at 7 p.m. that day, Margaret Roach will speak about year-round gardening and her new book, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There.” Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Spring Wreath Workshop

SALEM  Celebrate spring with Gardenworks’ first wreath workshop of the season. Meg Southerland will teach how to make a wreath to complement a front door or any room of the house. Class will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $38. Information: 518-854-3250.

 

Youth Art Show

GREENWICH The Picture Washington County Youth Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Fair Farm Museum at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Free, donations appreciated. Information: 518-692-2464, or email markwashfair@aol.com.

 

Bark for Life

GREENWICH The First Annual Bark for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Information: 518-695-5600, or www.relayforlife.org/greenwichnyBARK.

 

Looking for Love

SALEM Television anchor Jessica Layton will star in “Somewhere Out There: Lessons Learned While Looking for Love” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the 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 15

 

Belle Vue School

GREENWICH The Belle Vue School 40th Celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Alumni families will gather for this musical recognition of the school’s 40th year. Information: 518-695-5565.

 

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, May 15, 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.

 

Wednesday May 18

 

Farmers’ Market

FORT ANN A Farmers’ Market will be open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. This market will be open each Wednesday through Oct. 26. Information: Allison Wilshere at 518-639-5223.

 

Thursday May 19

 

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.

 

Foster Care Film

BENNINGTON Kingdom County Productions’ documentary about foster care in Vermont, “Ask Us Who We Are,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This film explores the children’s search for family and a sense of belonging. Cost: $10 adults, $5 students, at the door. Information: 802-592-3190, or www.kingdomcounty.com.

 

Friday May 20

 

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 Friday, May 20. 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 Friday, May 20, 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.

 

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.

 

Saturday May 21

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Farmer’s Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at 77 Wales St. in Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

New Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites everyone to join its free Magic the Gathering Club for all ages that will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays each month. Information: Amanda at 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Sunday May 22

 

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, May 22, 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.

 

Monday May 23

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 23. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday May 24

 

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, May 24. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Thursday June 2

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS A planning meeting for Sandy Hill Days in September will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in the Boardroom at the Hudson Falls Village Hall. The public is invited to help plan this event.

 

Thursday July 7

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS Planning meetings for Sandy Hill Days in September will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 and 21, in the Boardroom at the Hudson Falls Village Hall. The public is invited to help plan this event.

 

Thursday August 4

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS Planning meetings for Sandy Hill Days on Friday and Saturday,  September 9 and 10, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 and 18, in the Boardroom at the Hudson Falls Village Hall. The public is invited to help plan this event.

 

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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.

 

Fort Ann, Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through October 26, contact Allison Wilshere, 639-5223.

 

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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