Community Calendar 5/5/11

T hursday 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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Rick Riordan will present his new book, “The Throne of Fire,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Cost: $5, including a $5 discount off the price of The Kane Chronicles, Book 2: The Throne of Fire. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the Spiral Press Café will be open. Tickets: www.northshire.com. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Ladies Aid group of the Wells United Methodist Church will host a Teacup Auction on Friday, May 6, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with drawings starting at 6:45 p.m. Offered will be new and old items, homemade pies, cakes, bread and cookies. Free refreshments and door prizes, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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

 

Mother’s Breakfast

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary invites everyone to a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 7.

 

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.

 

Clean-up Day

POULTNEY  The Town of Poultney will hold its Annual Green-up Day on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poultney transfer station. No charge for passenger car tires, residential metals, and residential appliances. Computers – $5 charge, other charges may apply for C & D debris, commercial metals and appliances. Valid Poultney transfer station permit required.

 

Plant Sale

STILLWATER The Friends of the Stillwater Free Library will hold the Second Annual Plant Sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the library’s parking lot. Assorted bulbs and ground cover will be offered at reasonable prices, rain or shine.

 

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 Friends of the Argyle Free 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.

 

Car Wash Benefit

ARLINGTON The Arlington Memorial High School senior class will hold a Car Wash from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Berkshire Bank in Arlington. Donations will be accepted to benefit Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol-free, drug-free party for graduating seniors. Information: Beth Albert at 364-4600.

 

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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Celebrating Mothers

SALEM Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem will host a Mother’s Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Featured will be a gardening workshop, greenhouse tour, and local food sampling. Mothers will be treated to free coffee or tea, a freshly baked cider doughnut, and a free gift. Also, ask about a herb garden workshop that’ll be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Information: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.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.

 

Kung-fu for Kids

PAWLET Rich Marantz will lead a Kung-fu for Kids Program for ages 7 to 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays from May 7 through June 11 (no class June 4) at the Pawlet Public Library. No belts, uniforms or ranking will be required. Registration/cost: Rich at 802-645-1960, or email Rich@GreenMountainTaichi.com.

 

Hula Hoop Contest

WHITEHALL The Elks Club will host its Eighth Annual Hula Hoop Contest on Saturday, May 7, at its lodge in Whitehall. Register at 10 a.m. for the contest that will start at 10:30 a.m. There’ll be four age groups, including a group for adults, and prizes. Bring your own hoop, and some will be available if you don’t have one.

 

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.

 

Mini-Golf Day

QUEENSBURY The nonprofit Washington County Community Action Angels invite everyone to a Mini-Golf Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at The Fun Spot in Queensbury. Cost: $10 per person; $25 family of four. Information: Washington County EOC, 746-2390.

 

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.

 

Free Books

ARLINGTON Free Books will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, in the parking lot at the Martha Canfield Library on E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.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.

 

Opening Reception

ARLINGTON An opening reception for a photography exhibition by Nada Samuels will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Martha Canfield Library on E. Arlington Road in Arlington. This exhibition will run through May 31. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

WHITEHALL-A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday May 7 at Howie’s Bar and Grill in Whitehall. The cost of the dinner is $8 and proceeds will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. A basket party and raffle will augment the dinner. Drawings will be held at 8 p.m. For more information, or to make a donation, call Howie’s Bar and Grill at 499-9969.

 

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 Disney 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.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

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.

 

Casino Night

RUTLAND A Spartans AAU Basketball Casino Night fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Spartan Arena behind the Diamond Run Mall off Route 7 in Rutland. Black jack, roulette, craps, spinning wheel, prizes, food and beverages will be featured at this event for age 18 and older. Door charge: $20, including 200 chips.

 

One-Woman Show

SALEM Tony-nominated actress and singer, Anita Gillette, will perform her one-woman show, “After All,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Fort Salem Theater. Cost: $20, including coffee and dessert. Information/reservations: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

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 to this breakfast, the last one until October.

 

Sunday Breakfast

WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the fire house on Pine Valley Road, near the intersection of routes 103 and 109. Information: 686-1814.

 

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.

 

Mother’s Day Breakfast

HARTFORD  The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company hosts a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 8 from 8-11 a.m. at the Community Hall in the firehouse on Rt. 40. Pancakes with maple syrup, eggs, ham, sausage, and beverages will be served. Cost: $6 adults, $3 children.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will serve a Mother’s Day Brunch from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Fire House on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Cost: $8 adults; $4 younger than 12. Information: 325-3382, or email tjonespawlet@yahoo.com.

 

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 Breakfast

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Elks Lodge invites everyone to its annual all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Buffet Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8. Cost: Free for mothers; $6 others; $3 age 12 and younger. Each mother in attendance will receive a fresh carnation, too.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CASTLETON The Susan Litchfield Scholarship Fund Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Cost for this all-you-can-eat meal will be $8 for adults and $3.50 for children, with proceeds benefiting an annual scholarship for a Fair Haven Union High School student who will be pursuing a nursing career. Information/donations: Greg at 802-468-8962.

 

Mother’s Breakfast

EASTON A Mother’s Day Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. fire house on Route 40, between Greenwich and Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Craig at 518-222-0687.

 

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.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

GREENWICH A Mothers’ Day Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road in Greenwich. Cost: $14.95 adults; $6 ages 5 to 12. Information/reservations: 518-692-9550.

 

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.

 

CSJ Commencement

RUTLAND Former Vermont Gov. James Douglas will be the commencement speaker during the 1 p.m. Commencement Exercises at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland on Sunday, May 8.

 

Healing Service

GREENWICH An Ecumenical Healing Service with Fr. Nigel Mumford will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Oratory of Christ the Healer Chapel, Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road in Greenwich.

 

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.

 

Cemetery Assn. Meets

BACON HILL The Bacon Hill Cemetery Assn. will hold its Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church. All lot owners are encouraged to attend.

 

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.

 

Opening Night Dinner

CAMBRIDGE Reservations are requested by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, for an opening night dinner, “A Spring Community Bread Oven Feast!” that will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, outside the Freight Depot (inside if it rains) at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $50, including a ticket to the musical, “Merrily We Roll Along,” or $30 meal only for season subscribers. Information/reservations: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Van Gogh Talk

MANCHESTER Artist and educator Carol Berry will bring to life the artist, Vincent Van Gogh, through a focus on books he read, during a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Women’s Chorus

RUTLAND The Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus will present its spring concert, “Silver Songs of Starry Nights,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the handicap accessible Tuttle Theater at the College of St. Joseph, off Dorr Drive in Rutland. The Celtic group, Extra Stout, also will perform. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Information: Chorus Director Lucy Allen Tenenbaum at 802-775-8004, or email lucytune@sover.net.

 

Wednesday May 11

 

Driving Course

MANCHESTER Registration is requested by Wednesday, May 11, for an AARP Driving Course that will be offered for all ages from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at Equinox Village in Manchester. No test is required to pass this course. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Information/registration: Bennington County Sheriff’s Office, 802-442-4900.

 

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.

 

Whitehall Food Pantry

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Ecumenical Community Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning on May 11. To arrange to pick up food, call 499-2039 prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Eligible are people living within the boundaries of the Whitehall school system.

 

Woman’s Club

CASTLETON The Castleton Woman’s Club will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, at the South Station Restaurant in Rutland. A social hour will start at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at 12:30 p.m. All members and guests will be welcome. Information: 468-0011.

 

Garden club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Garden Club will present National Garden Club Master Judge Stephen Brown at their meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Schuylerville. Mr. Brown’s program will illustrate a Tapestry Design and an Exhibition Table II, in preparation for the club’s annual flower show on July 23 and 24. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome. Information: Kathy Turcotte, 518-695-3915.

 

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.

 

Mother/Daughter Dinner

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Women group will sponsor a Mother and Daughter Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall. Music will be provided by Santa Lucia. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and make a reservation with Betty at 663-8206.

 

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.

 

Class of 1971

GRANVILLE Members of the Granville High School class of 1971 will meet to plan a 40th Reunion Celebration at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at AJ’s Restaurant in Granville. Information: Elaine Daigle at 642-1438.

 

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.

 

Thursday May 12

 

Developmental Screening

CASTLETON Parents are asked to make an appointment by Thursday, May 12, for the annual Developmental Screening for Castleton and Hubbardton children, infant through age 5, that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17 and 18, at the Castleton Elementary School off Route 30. Information/appointments: 802-468-5624.

 

Card Making

GRANVILLE A free Card Making Class will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Come make cards to donate to local senior centers. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star-Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13, and 9 a.m. to noon May 14, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 97 North Street in Granville. There also will be a bag sale from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Donations of clean spring and summer clothing, household goods, books, tools, toys and games will be accepted at the Center before noon on Thursday, May 12.

 

Surveying Barns

EAST HEBRON The Hebron Preservation Society will host William Krattinger with a PowerPoint presentation on “Surveying the Early Barns of Washington County” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the East Hebron Presbyterian church, south of Granville at 6559 Route 22 in East Hebron. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Also, a business meeting will precede the program at 7 p.m. Information: 518-642-3465.

 

Sondheim Musical

CAMBRIDGE The  Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will present Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Merrily We Roll Along,” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 (pay what you will rehearsal), at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 13 and 14, 20 and 21, 27 and 28, and June 3 and 4; 3 p.m. Sundays, May 15, 22 and 29; and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Cost: $22 members; $25 non-members; $15 students and children. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Friday May 13

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS  The Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Giant Rummage Sale on the Village Green in Wells, VT on Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Clothing, shoes, accessories, flea market items, crafts and more. Friday special: Tomato plant and house plant sale. Saturday special: The Big Bag Sale. Information: 802-325-3196.

 

Silent Retreat

GREENWICH Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich is accepting reservations for “Be Still and Know,” a silent retreat for “talkative” women, that will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 25 to 27. Information/cost: Brenda at 518-692-9550, or www.ctkcenter.org.

 

Dinner Benefit

POULTNEY The Haynes House of Hope will host a May Day for Hope Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club. Cost: $50, $100 per couple, including a pasta appetizer station and a surf ‘n’ turf or vegetarian dinner. There’ll be silent and live auctions, too, with a variety of valuable items. Haynes House of Hope in Granville is a comfort care home for the terminally ill and their families. Information/tickets: Peter O’Brien at TD Bank in Granville, 518-642-1010.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Cirque Le Masque

RUTLAND Cirque Le Masque, a sophisticated European-style circus, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Acrobatics, dance, mime, lavish costumes, music and special effects will be featured. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday May 14

 

Plant Sale

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will hold its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14, at the Greenwich Town Hall on Academy Street. Annuals and perennials at reasonable prices will be offered. Information: 518-692-1285.

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, walking and geocaching activities from Saturday, May 14, through Tuesday, May 24. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

Dance Recital

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Ballet Center will present its Yearly Dance Recital at various times on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Quilt Raffle, More

GRANVILLE  A large, multi-colored quilt donated by Patti’s Quilting and Fabrics Shop in Glens Falls will be on display on Saturday, May 14, at the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens Building on Morrison Avenue in Granville. The Washington County Council of Seniors’ Executive Council will offer raffle tickets for the quilt, and there’ll also be a rummage and bake sale inside, and a barbecue outside, that day. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Food Drive

RUTLAND COUNTY The National Association of Letter Carriers #495 asks that you leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox for the annual food drive that benefits county food pantries. Carriers will pick up items in the following zip codes: 05701, 05702, 05733, 05743, 05759, 05765, 05777, 05764, 05156, and 05149. Donations also may be dropped off at the Rutland City Post Office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information: United Way at 773-7477.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14, at the South Street Pavilion in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Flea Market

LAKE GEORGE An indoor “Fleeing Flea Market” will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 15th, 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.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. Ask about reducing your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Cleanup Day

LAKE GEORGE The Adirondack Mountain Club will hold an ADK Lake George Property Work Day Spring Cleanup at the club’s headquarters off Northway Exit 21 at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Coffee, doughnuts and lunch will be provided, and a hike at nearby Lake George trails will follow the cleanup. Information: Maureen Coutant at 745-7834, or email mojim@roadrunner.com.

 

Road Race

LAKE GEORGE The 5.67-mile Prospect Mountain Road Race will be held on Saturday, May 14. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Elementary School in Lake George. Information/cost: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Cleanup, Party

HOOSICK FALLS A Village Cleanup and Community Block Party will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Wood Park in Hoosick Falls. The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the party from noon to 3 p.m. Information: 518-686-9050, or email contact@hoosickyouth.org.

 

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.

 

Plant Sale

GRANVILLE The Haynes House of Hope on Route 149 in South Granville will hold a “Huge Plant Sale” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. More than 200 plants will be offered.

 

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.

 

Guided Walk

STILLWATER A New York State Heritage Weekend Guided Natural History Walk will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield in Stillwater. Discover an amazing array of beautiful flowers and trees in lesser-known areas of the park, and listen to stories about the battlefield’s heritage. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Plant Sale

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14, at the Greenwich Town Office. Plant donations may be dropped off from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on May 14 at the picnic area behind the Town Office. Plants should be labeled with their common name and should be potted.

 

Family Fun Day

HUDSON FALLS Washington County Head Start/Early Head Start will host a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Gospel Lighthouse Church on LaCrosse Street in Hudson Falls. Featured will be children’s activities, games and prizes. Many area agencies and programs will be there with information, too, along with a food concession. Free admission and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Flea Market

EAGLE BRIDGE The Owlkill Rod and Gun Club will host a Sportsmen’s Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the club on Center Road in Eagle Bridge. Come sell your new, used or surplus hunting, fishing, camping and trapping equipment. Refreshments will be available for sale and tables/chairs may be rented from Erbe Rentals at 518-692-2974, or bring your own. Free admission and parking. Information: Bill at 518-677-5292, or John at 677-5562.

 

Car Show Weekend

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum will host a Doubleheader Car Show Weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at Saratoga Spa State Park. Saturday will feature the Second Annual Euro Show, and Sunday the SAM Auto Show. There’ll be exhibitors and you’ll have an opportunity to drive racing simulators. Participants may pre-register at www.saratogaautomuseum.org. Clubs may arrange parking together by calling Tracy Paige at 518-587-1935.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Stories about socks will be featured. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Spring Showcase

ARGYLE The Silver Eagles Farm at 22 Route 45 in Argyle will host a Spring Showcase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 (rain date May 15). Featured will be a side saddle exhibition, equine acupuncture at 1 p.m., drill team performances, Reiki consultations, equine worming information, and refreshments by the Argyle American Legion. Information: www.silvereaglesfarm.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. Registration will start at 2 p.m. Featured will be demonstrations, a vendor fair, silent auction, contests and games. Dog owners are encouraged to bring costumes for the cutest dog and silliest dog competitions. Information: 518-695-5600, www.relayforlife.org/greenwichnybark, or email Bark4lifewashco@gmail.com.

 

Giant

RUTLAND The 1956 epic film, “Giant,” will be screened at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. Cattle ranching and oil discovery dominate this movie starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean (Dean’s last film). Cost: $6 adults; $4 age 12 and younger.

 

Baked Ham

WILTON The handicap accessible Trinity Methodist Church off Northway Exit 16, Ballard Road, in Wilton invites everyone to a Baked Ham Dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Takeouts will be available. Cost: Donation. Information: 584-9107.

 

Chicken Barbeque

NORTH CAMBRIDGE The North Cambridge “Stump” Church will hold a “Take-Out Only” Chicken Barbeque on Sunday, May 14, with pick-up time from 4-6 p.m. Menu will consist of half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert for $9 per person. To reserve ahead, phone 518-692-9391.

 

Lasagna Dinner

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary invites everyone to a Lasagna Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the fire station on Bunker Hill Road. Cost: $9 adults; $8 age 65 and older; $5 ages 5 to 11; free younger than 5. Information: Rose Bain at 692-7864.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church at 12 Head of Lane invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Cost: $10, eat in or take out. Information: 283-5397.

 

Chicken Barbecue

ARLINGTON The Arlington Memorial High School class of 2011 will host a Chicken Barbecue fundraising dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Takeouts will be available and there’ll be a dessert auction. Cost: $11 adults, $6 age 12 and younger, with proceeds benefiting Project Graduation, an alcohol free and drug free party for graduating seniors. Information: Beth Albert at 375-6451.

 

Food, Wine Festival

WINHALL The Mountain School at Winhall will host a Sonoma in Vermont Food and Wine Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Red Fox Inn on Winhall Hollow Road in Winhall. Cost: $25, with proceeds benefiting the school. Information/tickets: 802-297-2662, or www.themountainschool.org.

 

Dinner, Concert

HOOSICK FALLS A Spaghetti with Meatballs Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the Brewster Brothers Band will perform in concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall in Hoosick Falls. Dinner will be eat in or take out, and home delivery will be available. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting Anthony Chapones’ People to People student ambassador trip to Europe this summer.  Information/orders: Lori Chapones at 518-659-4079, or email lorichapones@hotmail.com.

 

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

 

Shires Marathon

BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER The Shires of Vermont Marathon, a 26.2-mile race beginning at the Bennington Center and ending at the Hildene Meadows in Manchester, will be held on Sunday, May 15. This event is sponsored by Southwestern Vermont Health Care and the Vermont Country Store. Information: www.ShiresOfVermontMarathon.com. To volunteer to help: 802-442-5491, Ext. 313, or email volunteer@shiresofvermontmarathon.com.

 

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, May 15. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Alzheimer’s Walk

LAKE GEORGE A Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Sunday, May 15, at Fort William Henry in Lake George Village. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Information: 518-867-4999, Ext. 304, or www.adirondack.kintera.org.

 

Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School invites golfers to its Inaugural Scholarship ————————————————-Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 15, at The Golf Club at Equinox in Manchester. Registration will start at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun scramble at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $100, including 18 holes of golf, cart, and a hors d’oeuvres reception following the round. Also, $200 hole and cart sponsorships are available. Information/sponsorships: Kate Bryan at 802-362-7137.

 

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.

 

Hispanic Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host a Hispanic Day from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Come celebrate Hispanic culture and enjoy music, dance, history, crafts and food. Cost: $5, free age 11 and younger and museum members, including admission to the museum’s exhibits. Reservations are encouraged at 518-584-2225, Ext. 3001, or email info@dancemuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

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

 

Chamber Music

SALEM The 2011 Chamber Music Series will continue at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Featured will be violinist Kaori Washiyama along with other talented musicians, and insightful narrative by Daniel Shulman. Cost: $20. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Self Publishing

MANCHESTER A Publishing on Demand presentation by Debbi Wraga and Rich Marantz will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Self publishing will be covered and Rich will discuss his inspiring memoir, “Way of the Voice of Peace.” Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Monday May 16

 

Driving Course

SCHUYLERVILLE A 55 Alive Safe Driving Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Information/registration: Roberta at 695-3695.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON The community is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 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.

 

Parenting Program

POULTNEY The Poultney United Methodist Church at 108 Main Street will host a program for successful parenting titled, “Conscious Discipline.” This program will include seven monthly meetings, the first from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at the church. Free and open to all, including teachers, parents, and caregivers of children ages infant to 12. Pre-registration is requested with Heidi Brown at 802-884-4236, or email musicwithheidi@gmail.com.

 

Taylor Hicks

GLENS FALLS Adirondack Broadcasting will present American Idol winner Taylor Hicks in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $48. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.WoodTickets.com.

 

Tuesday May 17

 

Women’s Health

GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at the Greenwich Town Office on Academy Street. 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.

 

Genealogy

SCHUYLERVILLE The Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at the Schuylerville Public Library. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Pasta Fest

ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary School in Arlington invites everyone to its annual Pasta Fest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the school’s Mack Multi-Purpose Room. Signature pasta dishes from many area restaurants will be featured. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger; $25 family of four or more. Information: Deb Roberts at 802-375-6409, or email robertsd@bvsu.org.

 

Dinner Benefit

SARATOGA SPRINGS Dine at Scallion’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, and a portion of dinner revenue will benefit the nonprofit Saratoga Bridges Foundation.

 

Driver Program

RUTLAND The AARP Driver Safety Program will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland (park in lower lot off Allen Street; enter by “Education” sign). No test is involved. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Information/registration: 802-772-2400.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Gerald McFarland, author of “The Counterfeit Man,” will visit with the Manchester Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Paula Cole

GLENS FALLS The Applause Factory will present Grammy winner Paula Cole in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $48. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Thursday May 19

 

Marine Mammals

GRANVILLE A program on Marine Mammals will be presented from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main St5reet in Granville. For children of all ages, this program will include a slide presentation and hands-on artifacts. Information: 518-642-1515.

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.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will lead a class on Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Use strips of paper to make creative, decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Park Research

STILLWATER You are invited to join the Old Saratoga Historical Assn. and the Stillwater Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, to learn about ongoing research at Saratoga National Historical Park. Meet at the Saratoga NHP Battlefield in Stillwater. Information: 518-664-9821, or www.nps.gov/sara.

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.

 

Sondheim Musical

CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will present Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Merrily We Roll Along,” at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 20 and 21, 27 and 28, and June 3 and 4; 3 p.m. Sundays, May 15, 22 and 29; and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Cost: $22 members; $25 non-members; $15 students and children. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Volunteer Brunch

HOOSICK FALLS  The Hoosick Area Church Association will hold its Volunteer and Community Partners Appreciation Brunch on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the First United Presbyterian Church. Keynote speaker will be Dave Cleveland, volunteer coordinator for the Food Pantries of the Capital District, Inc. For reservations, call 518-686-9530, 518-686-7146, or 518-686-5310 by May 16.

 

Kids’ Fishing Derby

LAKE LAUDERDALE  The Salem Fish & Game Club will host its Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Lake Lauderdale Park on Route 22 in Cambridge on Saturday, May 21 from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The Derby is open to all children ages 14 or younger. Contestants should bring their own equipment and bait and be accompanied by an adult. Fishing will be catch and release. Free admission, door prizes, awards, and free food and drink. Information: 518-222-3448 or 518-677-3384.

 

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

 

Farmers’ Market

QUEENSBURY The Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at Elks Lodge 81 on Cronin Road in Queensbury. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

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.

 

Friday May 27

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday May 28

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 28, at the South Street Pavilion in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

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.

 

Sunday June 12

 

Chamber Music

SALEM The 2011 Chamber Music Series will conclude at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Featured will be violinist Kaori Washiyama along with other talented musicians, and insightful narrative by Daniel Shulman. Cost: $20. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Wednesday June 22

 

Concert

HARTFORD  The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company presents Leroy Troy and the Tenessee Mafia Jug Band on Wednesday, June 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Hartford Firehouse on Rt. 40. Tickets are $10 per person, and available from Chris Jones at 518-632-5326 or Bonnie of As Time Goes By at 518-632-5166.

 

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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