Community Calendar 5/19/11

T hursday May 19

 

Concert, Baking

BENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence will host a Patriotic Trumpet Concert on Thursday, May 19, and a Baking with Rhubarb program on Friday, May 20. Times/location: 442-8136.

 

Facebook Seminar

RUTLAND The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce will offer “Facebook 101 & More” seminars with Katye Munger from 8 to 10 a.m., and again from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 19, at the Franklin Conference Center in Rutland. Cost: $25; $20 members. Pre-registration is required at 802-773-2747.

 

Bathhouses Lecture

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs will host a lecture on “The Historical Bathhouses of Saratoga Springs” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 19. Learn about the mineral springs, and all that Saratoga Spa State Park has to offer, including the Little Theater. A question/answer period will follow. Free and open to all. Reservations strongly recommended at 518-584-2225, Ext. 3001. Information: www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Marine Mammals

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will offer an after-school program on Marine Mammals at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. This program is for children of all ages and a plush killer whale door prize will be awarded. Information: 642-1515.

 

Italian Buffet

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church invites everyone to an Italian Buffet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Takeouts will be available. Cost/location: Arlene Coldwell at 854-7588.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD The junior and senior classes will offer double the food at an all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2011.

 

Farm Tour

SCHAGHTICOKE The Denison Farm at 33 Buttermilk Falls Road in Schaghticoke invites adults and children to a free Farm Tour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Tour the fields, work the fields, and visit the packing shed while enjoying fresh vegetables. Bring a dish to share and place setting for a potluck after the tour. Information: 664-2510.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS The Third Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 19 in downtown Glens Falls. Look for receptions and exhibitions at various sites. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.com.

 

International Supper

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset invites everyone to its annual International Mission Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in the church vestry. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger; $25 per family. Information/reservations: 867-2260.

 

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.

 

Talk at Hyde

GLENS FALLS Erin B. Coe, deputy director and chief curator at The Hyde Collection, will speak on “Thomas Eakins as a Teacher” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in the Hyde’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Reservations are suggested at 518-792-1761, Ext. 17. Information: www.hydecollection.org.

 

Football Musical

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy’s Media and Performing Arts Dept. will stage the 1920s-era, football-themed musical, “Good News,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 19 to 21. There also will be a 2 p.m. show on May 21. Cost: $12; $7 for BBA students, faculty and staff, and younger than 18. Information/tickets: 802-549-8224, or www.burrburton.tix.com.

 

Adaptive Sports Info

BENNINGTON The Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center will present information on its Summer Programs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Barn, One Monument Circle in Bennington. Prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend and learn how they can help others have a day of fun and sun. The mid-week summer program will run from June 23 through Aug. 31. Information: Joe Hurley at email bartcenter@comcast.net, or Neil Post at email ngpost@comcast.net.

 

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.

 

Colonial Story

STILLWATER You are invited to join the Old Saratoga Historical Assn. and the Stillwater Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, for a program titled, “The Uttermost Frontier: The Saratoga-Stillwater Colonial Story and What it Means to You,” with Chris Martin and Chris Valosin. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the Visitor’s Center at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. Information: 518-584-4129, and www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Friday May 20

 

Summer Art Camp

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts in downtown Saratoga Springs is accepting registrations for its Summer Camp for ages 5 through 14 that will begin on July 5. Children will learn about, and create, art at this eight-week camp. Information/registration: Visit www.SaratogaArts’Education.com, or email Tanya Tobias at ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Summer Camps

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy will offer Summer Camps in basketball with Bill Muench, baseball, softball, soccer, football, girls lacrosse, dance, field hockey, and tennis. Other camps will be on digital film, Lego Mindstorms, video game design, art, and Shakespeare. Information/registration: Kevin Morrison at email kmorrison@burrburton.org, or www.bbacamps.ticketjunior.com.

 

Children’s Theater

CAMBRIDGE Registrations are being accepted for Hubbard Hall’s Children’s Theater Group for ages 7 through 12. Rehearsals for the summer production, “A Year with Frog and Toad” will be held July 6 through 29, and the show will be staged on July 30 and 31. Cost: $350. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Fort Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA Fort Ticonderoga will open for the season on Friday, May 20. The new exhibit, “The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the eyes of American’s Great Artists,” will run through Oct. 20. Also, for information and to register for the “Third Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators” on May 20, and the “16th Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War” May 20 to 22, call 518-585-6370. Information: www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will hold its Third Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Dates are May 20 and 21, June 3 through 5, July 2 through 4, and July 15 and 16. Inside and outside vendor space is available for new and used items. Information/vendor space: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480.

 

Boating, Car Weekend

LAKE GEORGE The Queen’s Great Boating and Custom Car Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, May 20 to 22, in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.queensgreatboatingweekend.com.

 

Mango Languages

MANCHESTER A free Mango Languages Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Mango is an online language tool that teaches practical conversation skills and cultural awareness for more than 70 languages. Refreshments and giveaways will be included, too. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Dance Museum Open

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs invites everyone to visit from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a number of exhibits, including Postage Paid, MJ: A Michael Jackson Tribute. Information: www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Encaustic Paintings

GLENS FALLS The exhibit, “Encaustics,” featuring encaustic paintings by three local artists, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Buttonwood Gallery in The Shirt Factory, Floor 1, Lawrence and Cooper streets in Glens Falls. This exhibit will run through July 2 at the gallery that’s open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  Information: 793-9309, or email workswithfire@yahoo.com.

 

Plant, Rummage Sale

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane will hold a Plant and Rummage Sale from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday the 21st. Donations of plants, summer clothing and linens will be appreciated. Call 499-0851 to arrange a time to deliver donations.

 

Church Bag Sale

MANCHESTER The Catholic Daughters group will hold a Clothing Rummage Bag Sale from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 21st, at St. Paul’s Church Hall in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Plant Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum will hold a Plant Sale from 3 p.m. until dark on Friday, May 20, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 21st, on the lawn at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of Route 22 and Main Street in Cambridge. Perennials and beautiful annuals from Al Rapp’s greenhouses will be offered at this rain or shine sale.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS A free exhibition reception for a Members Show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.larac.org.

 

Legion Drawing

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

 

Book Fair, Carnival

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA will host a Scholastic Book Fair and Carnival Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in the elementary cafeteria. Families, teachers and community members are encouraged to attend.

 

Brew, Food Pairing

BENNINGTON A Brew and Food Pairing event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Bennington Museum. Dishes created by the finest regional chefs and craft beers will be featured. Cost: $40. Information/tickets: 802-447-1571 (major credit cards accepted).

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Lily King, author of “Father of the Rain,” and Susan Conley, author of “The Foremost Good Fortune,” will visit the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Documentary

CAMBRIDGE The award-winning documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Embury United Methodist Church on E. Main Street in Cambridge. This 98-minute film details how five families handled the realization of having a gay or lesbian child. Light refreshments and discussion will follow. Free and open to all. Information: 518-677-3602.

 

Fashions, Dance

SALEM Susi Trombley will present local models in a “Fashion with Heart” show at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Fashions from the Salem Central School’s Cassie Greene, The Gap, and Banana Republic will be featured, the Suzi Shoes Dancers will entertain, and there’ll be a dessert auction. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Jazz, Blues

TINMOUTH Vermont-based singer Jenni Johnson will perform versatile renditions of jazz and blues standards at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Old Firehouse on Route 140 in Tinmouth. Cost: $9 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Tinmouth Community Fund. Information: Colleen Balch 802-414-0011, or email celibalch@comcast.net.

 

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

 

Garage Sales

GREENWICH Town-wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, in Greenwich Village and the Town of Greenwich. Information: 518-692-7979.

 

Plant Sale

TICONDEROGA A Pre-Season Plant Sale will be held in the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, May 21. Information/time: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Art Workshops

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts in downtown Saratoga Springs will offer Spring Workshops as follows: “Intermediate Level Watercolor,” May 21, $90, $80 members; “Spring Landscape: Plein Air Oil Painting” with Ann Larsen, June 4 and 5, $270, $250 members; and “Creative Pastel Painting: It’s All about the Light” with Robert Carsten, June 26, $95, $85 members. Information/registration: www.SaratogaArts’Education.com, or email Tanya Tobias at ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Breakfast, Clydesdales

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum will host a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House, 181 Hatch Hill Road in North Granville. Cost: $8. And from 10 a.m. to noon, you’ll have an opportunity to take a wagon ride with the beautiful Wing Clydesdales. Information/reservations: 518-642-1417. Direction to Rathbun’s: 642-1799.

 

Randy’s Run

LAKE GEORGE The 10th Annual Randy’s Run will be held on Saturday, May 21, at the Lake George Elementary School on Sun Valley Drive. Registration for this 5K run and walk in memory of Randal Madison will be from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., with the run at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $15; $12 in advance with Wendy Matthews at 798-5794, or email wmappraiser@aol.com. Proceeds will benefit Lake George students.

 

5K, Kid’s Race

BALLSTON SPA The Ballston Spa Education Foundation will host its Second Annual 5K Race to the Future and Kid’s Race (400m) on Saturday, May 21, in Ballston Spa Village. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. Cost: $20 for the 5K and $10 for first child, $5 each additional child. Registration is available online at www.AREEP.com. Information: 518-884-7195, or www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com.

 

Coin Drop

POULTNEY American Legion Post 39 of Poultney will hold a Coin Drop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, on E. Main Street in Poultney. Post 39 and Legion posts in Castleton, Fair Haven and West Rutland are raising funds for American Legion Baseball for local area youths and your support will be appreciated.

 

Flea Market

LAKE GEORGE An indoor “Fleeing Flea Market” will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 22nd, 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.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters’ Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Work on your unfinished quilting project at this event, and there’ll be a “garage sale” of quilting items to exchange. Bring lunch and plan to play the game, “Left/Right/Center.”

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

RCHS Yard Sale

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford will hold a Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Donations of pre-priced items in working order valued at 25 cents or more will be accepted for the sale (no clothing, shoes, textbooks, magazines, computer equipment) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20, and 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 21, at the brown building next to the shelter. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Spring Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA The Tri-County Mothers of Twins Club will hold a Spring Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Eight Homestead Road in Saratoga (between Route 29 and King Road in Northumberland). Clothing, toys and accessories will be offered for babies through age 5.

 

Perennials Sale

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Community Garden Club will hold its annual Perennials Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Shepard Park in Lake George. Plants offered are locally grown by club members and members will be available to share planting tips and other information. Proceeds will benefit civic beautification and community service projects.

 

Food Collection

GRANVILLE Granville and Whitehall Girl Scouts will collect non-perishable food items for the Granville and Whitehall food pantries from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Price Chopper Plaza in Granville. In addition to food items, also needed are paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. All donations will benefit the Granville Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Church on Bulkley Avenue, and the Whitehall Food Pantry at the Whitehall United Methodist Church on Granville Road. Help fill two school buses for this worthy cause.

 

Vendors at Walker’s

FORT ANN Local vendors will offer produce, food, crafts, art and jewelry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. There’ll be a bounce house for the children, too. Information/vendor space: 639-5223, or email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

 

Fight for Air Climb

BENNINGTON The Third Annual Fight for Air Climb will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Battle Monument in Bennington. Come help raise funds for the American Lung Association of New England. Information: 802-876-6861.

 

Perennial Options

SALEM A free gardening tour and talk, “Perennial Options,” will be presented at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Learn how to assess soil, sun and water availability for successful planting. Take home a perennial for your garden, too. Information: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.com.

 

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 in Hoosick Falls. Keynote speaker will be Dave Cleveland, volunteer coordinator for the Food Pantries of the Capital District, Inc. Early reservations are requested at 518-686-9530, 686-7146, or 686-5310.

 

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.

 

Trail Maintenance

RUPERT A Trail Maintenance Volunteer Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Merck Forest and Farmland Center on Route 315 in Rupert. Help prepare for National Trails Day on June 4 at this free event that’s open to all ages. Information: 802-394-7836, or www.merckforest.org.

 

Car Wash Benefit

CAMBRIDGE Members of the Cambridge Central School National Honor Society will hold a Car Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Stewart’s Shop in Cambridge. Donations from this activity will benefit the group’s ongoing “Support Our Troops” project. Also, items to be sent to troops will be accepted during the car wash, and donations for postage and supplies will be appreciated.

 

Chili, Baked Goods

CAMBRIDGE The Embury United Methodist Church at 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge invites everyone to its Chili and Cornbread Luncheon and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 21. A variety of home-baked goods, quality cutlery and dish cloths will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the chili/cornbread will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeouts will be available. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

Civil War Event

RUTLAND A Civil War Reenactment will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Main Street Park in Rutland. This event will commemorate the mustering of the First Vermont Regiment, the first Vermont troops to leave the state in 1861. Featured will be regimental camps, infantry, artillery, civilians and speakers to explain period events. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Children are invited to the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, for Fireside Stories at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Books of songs will be the theme this week. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Little Folk Stories

MANCHESTER Storyteller and musician Becky Graber will bring her “Stories of the Little Folk” to the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Stories spiced with music, participation and singing games will be featured. Free and open to all children who must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Horsemanship

FORT ANN Certified instructor Michelle Labriola will lead a Natural Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack on Route 4 in Fort Ann. This demonstration will be repeated on June 4 and 18, July 9 and 30, Aug. 13 and 27, and Sept. 10 and 24. Information: Email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

 

Church Open House

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at 48 Pearl Street in Schuylerville invites everyone to an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Church members will host tours, provide historical information, and light refreshments will be served. This church was founded sometime prior to 1770 and this event is part of the New York State Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. Information: Colleen Heemeyer at 212-995-5260.

 

Kids’ Fishing Derby

CAMBRIDGE 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: Kevin at 518-222-3448, or Bill at 518-677-3384.

 

Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE The Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Author and genealogical researcher Stephen Clarke will speak on “Black Sheep in the Family Barnyard.” Free and open to all. Information: 587-2978.

 

Smorgasbord

RUPERT A Smorgasbord Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Rupert Fire House. Cost: $7 adults, $5 age 12 and younger, including lasagna, desserts and more, and everyone will be welcome. Information: Marie Lewis at 394-2976.

 

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.

 

Spring Fling

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown Republican Committee will hold its annual Spring Fling from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the VFW Hall on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Included will be a picnic and cash bar. Information: Theresa Abbott at 663-5036.

 

Giffy’s Barbecue

GREENWICH St. Joseph Church on Hill Street in Greenwich invites everyone to its Giffy’s Barbecue fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance from Jim or Pat at 638-6862.

 

Crocheting

SCHUYLERVILLE Volunteers are needed to make squares and caps from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Schuylerville Public Library. Ashley, a local Girl Scout, is coordinating this Crochet for Cancer marathon event, with a goal of making 100 squares and five caps. Refreshments will be served. Information: Amanda at 518-695-6641, or email afiandaca@sals.edu.

 

Spring Barbecue

ARGYLE The Argyle Fire/Rescue Spring Barbecue will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Argyle Fire House. No advance orders. Cost: $9, including half chicken, cake, and more. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Chicken and Biscuits

KINGSBURY The Kingsbury Baptist Church invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in its Kingsbury Parish House on Route 4. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $7 age 12 and younger. Information: 747-0931.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

VALLEY FALLS Boy Scout Troop 49 will host a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Information/reservations: Donna at 753-7518.

 

Roast Pork

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church on W. Park Place invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Pork Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $4 younger than 12.

 

Gala Dinner/Dance

RUTLAND The Rutland Jewish Center will conclude its centennial year celebration with a Gala Dinner/Dance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at its building, 96 Grove Street in Rutland. Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin will be the guest speaker and everyone is invited. Cost: $50, including dinner, wine and music. Information/reservations: 802-773-3455, or email rjcenter@sover.net.

 

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.

 

Hootenanny

EASTON Rural Soul Productions will present the “Burton Hall Hootenanny” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Burton Hall on Route 40 in Easton. Bring your dancing shoes and help celebrate spring with four bands and guest artists. Cost: $15 suggested donation at the door, with proceeds benefiting Rural Soul Production’s music program for underprivileged teens. Information: ruralsoul.blogspot.com.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Vermont mystery writer Sara Henry will present her new book, “Learning to Swim,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Patriotic Concerts

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will present Armed Forces Day Patriotic Concerts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday the 22nd, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-222-1302, or www.lakegeorgecommunityband.com.

 

Sunday May 22

 

Breakfast Benefit

SCHAGHTICOKE The Knights of Columbus will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $5 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12, free 5 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Hoosic Valley Athletic Assn.

 

Coin Show

QUEENSBURY The Coopers Cave Coin Club will hold its Spring Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at VFW Post 6196 in Queensbury. A great selection of coins, stamps and paper money will be featured, and refreshments will be available. Information: 518-596-0076.

 

Pet Festival

SCHAGHTICOKE The PETCO company will sponsor the Fourth Annual Great American Pet Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67. Featured will be pet groomers; on-site pet adoptions; reptiles (display only); alpacas; an on-site veterinarian; rabies clinic (10 a.m. to noon); dog, horse and 4-H activities; fashion pet parade (1 p.m.); Chicks ‘n’ Chaps Drill Team performances throughout the day; and more. Cost: $5 per carload. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or www.schaghticokefair.com.

 

Texas Hold’em

CASTLETON A Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 22, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with play starting at noon. Cost: $200 buy-in, no re-buys and no add-ons, deep stack 20,000 start chips. Also, there’ll be an Omaha Hi-Lo at 4:30 p.m. with an $80 buy-in and 80 percent payback. Information: Ray Downs at 518-321-7720, or email rdowns01@nycap.rr.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SCHUYLERVILLE The 49th Annual Monument View Chicken Barbecue will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Burgoyne Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $6. Advance tickets are available at 695-4318 or 695-4867, and walk-ins will be welcome. There also will be a baked goods sale and a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefiting St. Stephen’s Church.

 

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.

 

Christian Singer

GRANVILLE Christian singer/songwriter Wade Hammond will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the handicap accessible Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Cost: Free-will offering. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 642-2245.

 

Dance Concert

HUDSON FALLS The Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre will host its 30th anniversary spring dance concert, “Dance the Blues Away,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, in the auditorium at Hudson Falls High School, 80 E. LaBarge Street. Grammy-nominated artists Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, and local musicians, will be featured along with innovative choreography. Cost: $15 adults; $10 students. Information/tickets: 518-761-0873.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

XGRANVILLE The North Granville Hose Co. invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the North Granville Firefighters’ Hall on Route 22. Cost: $8 adults, $4 children, with proceeds benefiting Schoony’s employees while the store is being rebuilt.

 

Coffeehouse

WHITEHALL Faith Chapel in Whitehall will host a Coffeehouse with award-winning Christian recording artist Wade Hammond at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Refreshments will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: Pastor Mike Lemery at 791-6936.

 

Monday May 23

 

Hoosick Tag Sale

HOOSICK FALLS Monday, May 23, is the deadline to register to have your sale location on the map for the annual Hoosick Town-wide Tag Sale that will be held on Saturday, May 28, in and around the Village of Hoosick Falls. Registration forms are available at the village clerk’s office, 26 Main Street, and at the Hoosick Area Youth Center, 115 Church Street. For information on vendor space in Wood Park, call 518-686-9050.

 

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.

 

Music Concert

CASTLETON A Music Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the Castleton Village School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Tuesday May 24

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad. 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.

 

Senior Awards Night

FAIR HAVEN Senior Honor Awards Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Fair Haven Union High School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Book Discussion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Book Club will discuss “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk. Refreshments will be served. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Wednesday May 25

 

Precision Walk

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center on Route 4A will celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day with a “Precision Walk,” refreshments and prizes on Wednesday, May 25. At 9:30 a.m., participants will walk at their own speed three times around the center’s one-mile walking trail. The person who guesses the closest to how long it will take them to do the walk will win. The rain date will be May 27. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Garden Party

QUEENSBURY A Garden Party and Theme Basket Tea will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Senior Center in Queensbury. Information: 518-761-8224, or www. seniorsonthego.org.

 

Health Center Talk

BENNINGTON The Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service will host Dr. Korey DiRoma with a talk on naturopathic medicine and the services available at the Center for Integrative Health and Healing that recently opened in Bennington at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information: Tracy Purdy-Martin at 802-442-8136, or email info@bpiads.org.

 

Hey Dude

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre’s Senior Theatre group will stage “Hey Dude” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, and 7 p.m. May 26, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Farmers’ Market will open for the season from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at 70 Main Street in Greenwich. Special activities will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., including music by Chelsie Henderson and Adam Brockway, and planting activities for children. Information: 518-977-7149.

 

Pre-Licensing Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a five-hour Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. You must present a valid state of New York driver’s permit. Cost: $40. Pre-registration is required with Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Harry Potter Movie

SCHAGHTICOKE A Tween/Teen Movie Night, featuring “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I,” will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at the Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Come at 5 p.m. for a pizza party ($1 per person), and wear your best witch/wizard hat for a chance to win a copy of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard.” The movie will run from 5:30 to about 7:45 p.m. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: Email info@diverlibrary.org.

 

Roast Beef

WHITEHALL Skene Manor in Whitehall will host a Special Monthly Roast Beef Dinner on Wednesday, May 25. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. Cost: $30. Reservations are suggested at 518-499-1906, 499-2053, or 518-747-3735.

 

Bereavement Workshop

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will host a bereavement workshop, “A Grief Unattended,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at its office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Explore the effects of unattended grief on a person’s life, relationships, spirit and future. Free and open to all but pre-registration is required with Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.

 

Gardening Talk

GREENWICH Cathy Firman will speak on “Using Annuals and Bulbs in the Garden” during a meeting of the Greenwich Garden Group at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Greenwich Public Library. Free, donations appreciated. Information: 518-692-1285.

 

Music Concert

FAIR HAVEN A Music Concert, with students from Fair Haven Grade School, Orwell and Benson, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Fair Haven Grade School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Waterpower Talk

GLENS FALLS John Crumbler will speak on “Mills, Waterpower Dams and the Transformation of the Environment” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: 518-793-2826.

 

Thursday May 26

 

Memorial Day Event

WELLS A Memorial Day event will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, on the green in Wells. And, to kick off the town’s celebration of its 250th anniversary, a new monument honoring area veterans will be unveiled. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Art Exhibit

GREENWICH The Greenwich High School Art Department will hold an opening reception for its annual Student Exhibition on Thursday, May 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Gallery 668 on the Cambridge-Battenville Road in Greenwich. The event is open to the public; the exhibit will run through Wednesday, June 8.

 

Dance Instruction

CASTLETON Barbara Hoffman, and Americorps worker and contra dance caller, will call and teach traditional contra dances from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. You don’t need to bring a partner and all family members will be welcome. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Friday May 27

 

Cycling Killington

KILLINGTON The Killington Stage Race will be held Friday through Monday, May 27 to 30, in Killington. Featured will be a circuit cycling race Saturday, 11-mile individual time trials Sunday, and a 62-mile “Queen Stage” on Monday. For information on this cycling event, visit www.killingtonstagerace.com.

 

Robotics Camp

SARATOGA SPRINGS Area students entering grades 9 and 10 are encouraged to sign up for a Robotic Challenge Camp Wednesday through Sunday, July 20 to 24, at the WSWHE BOCES’ F. Donald Myers Education Center, 15 Henning Road in Saratoga Springs. Participants will explore the construction and control of industrial robots and build their own robots. Free tuition. Information/registration: Scott Draina at 581-1405, or email sdraina@wsheboces.org, or www.questar.org/summercamp.

 

Art of Bridge

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester is accepting registrations for The Art of Bridge, an ACBL-sanctioned duplicate tournament, and a Party Bridge event that will be held on Monday, July 11. Entry fee: $75, including pre-game coffee and pastries, bridge play, and a post-game light buffet luncheon by Chef Mariah Macfarlane. Information/registration: Jackie Sargood at 802-362-1405.

 

Bake Sale

POULTNEY Local churches and organizations will hold a Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 27, in front of Williams True Value Hardware on Main Street in Poultney. Proceeds will benefit flood victims in the southern United States. In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the store. Also, donations for this effort may be made through the Poultney Rotary Club.

 

Book Sale

ARLINGTON The Martha Canfield Library will hold a Book Sale May 27 through 30 at the Arlington Community Center on Route 7A. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Giffy’s Barbecue

GREENWICH A Giffy’s Barbecue will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Takeouts only will be available at the Route 40 entrance of the Fairgrounds’ east gate. Cost: $10, with proceeds going toward a new roof on the Fairgrounds’ Poultry Building. Information/advance tickets: 518-753-4411, 518-663-8156, or 663-9970.

 

Greenwich Parade

GREENWICH The Memorial Day Parade will step off at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, from the bridge in Greenwich and end at the American Legion Hall on Abeel Avenue.

 

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.

 

Free Movie

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will screen the G-rated, 84-minute movie, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27. Bring a snack to this free event that’s open to all. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Vermont author Michele Doucette will visit with her book, “Walking to Eden,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Saturday May 28

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer walking, hiking and biking activities from May 28 through 31. Information/details: www.akd-gfs.org, local chapter link “Outings Schedule.”

 

MayFest

BENNINGTON MayFest will be held on Saturday, May 28, in downtown Bennington.

 

Epee Competition

TICONDEROGA The Middlebury Fencing Club will cosponsor the 15th Annual Open Epee Competition on Saturday, May 28, at Fort Ticonderoga (rain date May 29). Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Rupert Service

RUPERT The Rupert 250th Anniversary Committee will sponsor a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Rupert Town Office. A monument and plaque honoring all veterans will be dedicated, and surviving World War II veterans and their families, along with many other Rupert veterans, will be in attendance. Guest speaker will be Col. Charles Rockwell (Ret.) of the Vermont National Guard. Music by Duane Carlton and The Space Monkeys will follow, and free hot dogs, ice cream and maple treats will be served. Information/time: Gene Higgins at 802-394-7738.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY The age 10 and younger Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Information: 518-798-5718, or www.adksc.org.

 

Salem Garage Sale

SALEM The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Salem Town-wide Garage Sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.

 

Glens Falls Art

GLENS FALLS “Have a Seat Glens Falls,” an outdoor art project of decorated Adirondack chairs, will be held from Saturday, May 28, through Monday, Sept. 5, in downtown Glens Falls. Free. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.haveaseatglensfalls.com.

 

$1 Breakfast

XPOULTNEY Everyone is invited to a Community Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Episcopal Ministry Center, 84 Church Street in Poultney. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger.

 

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.

 

Flea Market

LAKE GEORGE An indoor “Fleeing Flea Market” will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 29th, 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.

 

Hoosick Tag Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The annual Hoosick Town-wide Tag Sale that will be held on Saturday, May 28, in and around the Village of Hoosick Falls. A free map with sale locations will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hoosick Area Youth Center, 115 Church Street. Information: 518-686-9050.

 

Plants, Baked Goods

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will hold its annual Plant and Baked Goods Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Community House on Main Street, Route 7A, in Arlington. Perennials from the Gardens Perfecti Nursery in Castleton, and special plants from club members’ gardens, will be offered. A variety of home-baked goods, soups and bakes beans also will be available. Information: Kathy Geneslaw at 375-1233.

 

Guided Walk

STILLWATER A guided Natural History Walk will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield in Stillwater. Information: Email oldsaratogahappenings@gmail.com.

 

Danby Tag Sale

DANBY A Town-wide Tag Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the green on Main Street in Danby (inside the Griffith store in case of rain). Space is available at $5 each and tables may be rented at $5 each, or bring your own table. Donations for this sale will be appreciated; call Georgia LaBatt at 293-5071. Proceeds will benefit Danby’s 250th anniversary celebration.

 

Art Studios Open

POULTNEY Dick and Nancy Weis will open their studio at 188 Main Street in Poultney from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, as part of Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Encaustic paintings, paper works, acrylic and oil paintings, drawings, sculpture, and hard-carved wooden flutes will be featured. Other studios in Pawlet, Middletown Springs, Fair Haven and Castleton also are scheduled to participate in Open Studio Weekend.

 

Antiques Show

QUEENSBURY An Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, at Glenwood Manor Antiques in Queensbury. Free. Information: 518-798-4747.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE All children are invited to Fireside Stories at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Gardening will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

LGV Parade

LAKE GEORGE The Memorial Day Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at Canada Street in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-2045.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Bob Beaver from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Rotary gazebo on Main Street in Salem, rain or shine. Free and open to all, this concert will feature classic rock and familiar favorites.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at Proudfit Hall in Salem. Cost: $8. Advance tickets are available at Salem Hardware, the Main Street Diner, A&J Agway, and at 518-321-9430.

 

Chant Workshop

CASTLETON A Gregorian Chant Workshop with Dr. William Tortolano will be offered from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at St. John the Baptist Church on Route 4A, Main Street, in Castleton. Little or no knowledge of the chant is needed to participate in this “review” for choir and congregation members, liturgy leaders, and others. Cost: $25, including handbook, music and refreshments. Information: 802-468-5706.

 

Plants, Barbecue

SCHUYLERVILLE The Quaker Springs United Methodist Church at 466 Route 32 in Schuylerville will hold its Third Annual Chicken Barbecue and Yard/Plant Sale on Saturday, May 28. Included will be Giffy’s Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Takeouts will be available or eat at the church. Cost: $9. Advance tickets: Deb Lagoe at 584-1812. There also will be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Rebuilding Together of Saratoga County.

 

Jon Katz

MANCHESTER Author Jon Katz will present his debut children’s book, “Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Sunday, May 29

 

Pancake Breakfast

SALEM A Holiday Weekend Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, at the Salem Fish and Game Club on Route 29 in Salem. Tickets will be sold at the door. Information: Bill at 677-3384, or Kevin at 222-3448.

 

Benson Service

BENSON A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, in front of the Benson Town Office. Local representative Will Stevens will address the gathering, the Fair Haven Town Band will perform, and a guest violinist will play the national anthem. Bring a chair.

 

Monday May 30

 

Wreath Laying

TICONDEROGA The annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30, at Fort Ticonderoga. Information/time: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Mile Race

GLENS FALLS A Memorial Day Mile Race will be held at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at Glen Street in Glens Falls. This race is billed as “flat, fast and fun!” Information: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Glens Falls Parade

GLENS FALLS The Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at the Civil War Monument in Glens Falls. Information: 518-761-3813.

 

Parade, Service

ARGYLE The Town of Argyle and American Legion Post 1518 will host a Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade will begin at the north end of the village, ending at the American Legion Hall on Route 40 where a memorial service will be held. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

 

Barbecue, Plant Sale

HARTFORD The United Methodist Church at 47 Route 23 in Hartford will hold a Memorial Day Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults, $4 ages 5 to 12, free younger than 5. A food and plant sale also will be held during the barbecue.

 

Tuesday May 31

 

Driving Class

PITTSTOWN The National Traffic Safety Institute will sponsor a Defensive Driving Class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, and Friday, June 3, at the Pittstown Methodist Church Hall. Cost: $35, or $30 per person for groups of three or more. Ask about taking points off your driving license and saving on car insurance. Pre-registration is requested with Mike at 663-5651.

 

Wednesday June 1

 

Garden Opens

TICONDEROGA The Kings Garden will open for the season at Fort Ticonderoga on Wednesday, June 1. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Recital at FHUHS

FAIR HAVEN A Piano and Guitar Recital will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Fair Haven Union High School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Concert

SARATOGA SPRINGS Singer/guitarist Jeffrey Gaines, with Amy Speace, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Information/tickets: 1-800-838-3006, or www.universalpreservationhall.org.

 

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.

 

Friday June 3

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will continue its Third Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Dates are June 3 through 5, July 2 through 4, and July 15 and 16. Inside and outside vendor space is available for new and used items. Information/vendor space: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480.

 

Saturday June 4

 

Horsemanship

FORT ANN Certified instructor Michelle Labriola will lead a Natural Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack on Route 4 in Fort Ann. This demonstration will be repeated on June 18, July 9 and 30, Aug. 13 and 27, and Sept. 10 and 24. Information: Email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

Saturday July 2

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will continue its Third Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Dates are July 2 through 4 and July 15 and 16. Inside and outside vendor space is available for new and used items. Information/vendor space: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480.

 

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.

 

Saturday July 9

 

Horsemanship

FORT ANN Certified instructor Michelle Labriola will lead a Natural Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack on Route 4 in Fort Ann. This demonstration will be repeated July 30, Aug. 13 and 27, and Sept. 10 and 24. Information: Email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

 

Monday July 11

 

Art of Bridge

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center will host The Art of Bridge, an ACBL-sanctioned duplicate tournament, and a Party Bridge event, on Monday, July 11. Entry fee: $75, including pre-game coffee and pastries, bridge play, and a post-game light buffet luncheon by Chef Mariah Macfarlane. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum on the center’s campus off West Road in Manchester. Information/advance registration: Jackie Sargood at 802-362-1405.

 

Friday July 15

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will conclude its Third Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland on Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. Inside and outside vendor space is available for new and used items. Information/vendor space: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480.

 

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.

 

Saturday August 13

 

Horsemanship

FORT ANN Certified instructor Michelle Labriola will lead a Natural Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack on Route 4 in Fort Ann. This demonstration will be repeated Aug. 27, and Sept. 10 and 24. Information: Email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

 

Saturday September 10

 

Horsemanship

FORT ANN Certified instructor Michelle Labriola will lead a Natural Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack on Route 4 in Fort Ann. This demonstration will be repeated on Sept. 24. Information: Email walkersfarmhomeandtack@yahoo.com.

 

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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 (updated May 6, 2011)

 

Ballston Spa, Wisnal Park, Front Street, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, mid June through September; Winter Market, CCE Building, 50 W. High Street, first Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, October through May; contact Cyndi Pastore, 885-6693.

 

Burnt Hills, Former Old Homestead Restaurant, Route 50 and Lakehill Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 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; Winter Market, inside City Hall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Saturdays, November through February,  contact Linda Gifford at 792-0198.

 

Greenfield, Middle Grove Park, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, late June through September, contact Ron Deutsch, 469-6769.

 

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, June through October, contact Kellie Postlethwaite, 584-7766.

 

Saratoga Springs, High Rock Park, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October; Winter Market, Division Street Elementary School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, November through April,  www.saratogafarmersmarket.org.

 

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 1 p.m. Sundays, June through October, contact Mary Stalker, 665-8344.

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