Community Calendar 9/8/11

T hursday September 8

 

Hunter Education

XEAGLE BRIDGE Registration will be held at the Owlkill Rod and Gun Club on Center Road in Eagle Bridge from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, for home-study Hunter and Bow Hunter Safety Education Courses. The Sept. 8 pre-registration is mandatory to allow time for home study before classes are held.

 

Car Show

LAKE GEORGE The Adirondack Nationals Car Show will be held Sept. 8 through 11 at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George Village. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. There’ll be a cruise 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and fireworks Saturday night. Information/cost: 518-821-6237, or www.adirondacknationals.com.

 

Motorcycle Rally

KILLINGTON New England’s largest motorcycle touring rally, The Killington Classic, will be held Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8 to 11. Social events, day rides, poker runs, lectures, demonstrations, and a 12-mile parade with more than 1,000 motorcycles will be featured. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6 on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be bedding plants, specialty foods, range-fed meat and eggs, farmstead cheeses, Vermont crafts, and more. Information: 802-468-5805.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market next to Citizens Bank on Main Street will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6. Offered will be locally grown and made products. Information: Lori Barker at 353-0498, or Robert Staudter at 468-2213.

 

Children’s Activity

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects will host a free “Diggers, Dump Trucks and Sirens” event from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Bob Durrin Memorial Park, Avenue B, in Cambridge. Children will explore the vehicles that dig, clean, transport, haul and more. Light food and refreshments will be available. Park in the adjacent school lot. Information: Email cambridgeconnects@gmail.com.

 

Rummage, Bake Sale

SOUTH HARTFORD The Hartford Yoked Parish will hold its annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale Sept. 8 through 10 at the Congregational Church and Church House, corner of Route 40 and Gilchrist Hill Road in South Hartford. Hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, including a noon bag sale. Jewelry, cutlery, glassware, baskets, clothing for all ages, and much more will be offered along with home-baked goods.

 

Turkey Dinner

GRANVILLE The handicap accessible North Granville United Methodist Church on Route 22 invites everyone to a family-style Turkey Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 3 to 10; free younger than 3. Information: 642-1512, or 499-0579.

 

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.

 

GOP Candidates

PITTSTOWN You’ll have an opportunity to meet the endorsed Pittstown Republican candidates from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Sterup Square Ballrooms, 2113 Route 7 in Raymertown. Buffet and cash bar. Cost: $20. Information: 663-5036, or 753-6179.

 

Harvest Dinner

HEBRON The Hebron Preservation Society invites everyone to its annual carry-in Harvest Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the handicap accessible East Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to pass (main or side dish, salad or dessert) and your place setting (beverages will be provided). Also, the book, “Hebron: A Century in Review,” will be available for purchase. Information: 518-642-3465.

 

Cub Scouting

GRANVILLE Cut Scout Pack 44 will hold a Recruit Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the cafeteria at the Granville Elementary School. Families from Granville, Hampton, Wells, Pawlet and surrounding areas are invited to come learn about scouting and its fun activities. For boys age 6 and older in grades 1 through 5. Information: Wendy Chilkott at 802-645-0615.

 

Cuba Update

GREENWICH Jeannine Laverty of Easton Friends Meeting (Quakers) will show slides of her recent trip to Cuba titled, “So Close and Yet So Far: Visiting Our Cuban Neighbors,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the North Meeting House, 1778 Route 40 in Greenwich. Jeannine will update the audience on differences she observed between her first visit in 2003 and the latest visit. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-692-9539.

 

Friday September 9

 

Knitters Wanted

LAKE GEORGE The Knit-Wits social knitting and crocheting group at St. James Episcopal Church in Lake George is looking for volunteers to knit or crochet 300 caps made from 100 percent worsted wool to be sent to Capitol Region troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Information: 518-668-2001, or email stjameslg@verizon.net.

Trip Reservations

HARTFORD AREA The Recycled Teenagers group is accepting reservations for the following trips: Mystery Trip, Monday, Sept. 12, $79 including dinner, pick up in South Hartford; Lake George Holiday Inn luncheon and show, Thursday, Sept. 29, $47, meet at the Holiday Inn at 11:15 a.m.; and Oktoberfest, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at an inn in Seymour, Ct., food/drink/entertainment, $88. Information/reservations: Dot Barber at 632-5210.

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS Sandy Hill Days will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, in Hudson Falls as follows: Juckett Park, 2 p.m. arts and crafts festival; 4 to 6 p.m. Moreau Fun Band; and 7 to 10 p.m. Elvis show with Joe Ramsey. Paris Park, 4 p.m. bazaar with food, rides, and games; 4 to 6 p.m. balloons by Mr. Bill; 6 to 8 p.m. magic by Rowdy the Clown; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Center of Detention; and 8 to 11 p.m. Mischief. This event will continue on Saturday, Sept. 10 in both parks.

 

Farmer’s Market

PAWLET The Pawlet Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Pawlet Village green, next to the library. Fresh produce, handmade crafts and Vermont maple products will be offered every Friday, rain or shine.

 

Vettefest

QUEENSBURY The 20th Annual Adirondack Vettefest will be held Sept. 9 through 11 at the Ramada Inn in Queensbury. This event will start at 4 p.m. Friday, continue from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and conclude from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Information/cost: 518-371-3969, or www.adirondackcorvettes.com.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Balloon Festival

QUEENSBURY The SunKiss Balloon Festival will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. More than 30 hot air balloons and family activities will be featured. Information: 518-796-0373, or www.sunkissballooning.com/festival.

 

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

POULTNEY A reception for an exhibition by Brandon photographer Caleb Kenna titled, “India: Ten Years of Color and Light,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Feick Fine Arts Center at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Cub Scouts Night

CAMBRIDGE All Cub Scouts are invited to Pack 62’s Lego and Pizza Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the First Baptist Church on Main Street, behind the IGA, in Cambridge. Returning Cub Scouts should bring their parent to re-register. Re-registration also may be done by email at wstarsammis@verizon.net.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday September 10

 

Team Challenge

MANCHESTER The Jay Hathaway Memorial Team Challenge for runners and walkers will be held in conjunction with the Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K Race on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Manchester. Proceeds from the race registrations will support more than 20 Manchester Lions Club charities. Registration forms are available at the Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5046 Main Street in Manchester, and at www.manchestervtmapleleaf.com/teamchallenge.

 

Event at Fort

TICONDEROGA A special event, “The Struggle for Liberty: The Revolutionary War at Fort Ticonderoga,” will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, at Fort Ticonderoga. Experience life during the Revolutionary War, with programs on colonial trade, demonstrations, interpretive vignettes, camp life, and daily battle re-enactments.

Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Driving Program

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Program at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Cost: $40. Pre-registration is preferred with Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Bingo Benefit

WELLS The Modern Woodmen of America organization will host a Matching Fund Super Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 10, at its building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 9 a.m., there’ll be a free luncheon at 11 a.m., and bingo will start at noon. Cost: $25 advance tickets, $30 at the door. All proceeds up to $2,500 will be matched by the Modern Woodmen home office to benefit the Poultney High School Booster Club’s fund for a new scoreboard. Information: 802-645-0323 (MWA Hall), or Dan at 518-487-0397.

 

Benefit Golf Tournament

WHITEHALL There will be a benefit Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Valley View Country Club. The cost is $50 per person and will include golf, a cart and lunch. Proceeds will benefit Danon Whiting, son of Keith and Penny Whiting, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s Disease. For more information, or to register, call Keith Redmond at 499-1487.

 

FARMERS’ MARKET

RUTLAND The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, through October in Depot Park, next to Walmart, in Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Rummage, Bake Sale

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. A half-price sale will start at 1 p.m. and everyone is invited.

 

Shrewsbury Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Shrewsbury History Hike (moderate with some bushwhacking) on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Picnic Rock in Shrewsbury. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Barb and Barry Griffith at 492-3573.

 

Kung-fu Program

PAWLET A Kung-fu for Kids Program will be offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15 (no class Sept. 17) at the Pawlet Public Library. Open to ages 7 through 12, this program will require no uniforms and there’ll be no belt ranking. Cost/registration: Rich Marantz at 802-645-1960, or email Rich@GreenMountainTaichi.com.

 

Cheese Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Fifth Annual Washington County Cheese Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11. Five cheese makers will showcase their goat, sheep and cow dairy farms, including cheese tasting, demonstrations, farm and cheese room tours, and other activities. This is a free, drive yourself tour. Also, a cycling option will be available this year, with maps and YouTube videos. Information/tour maps: 518-746-2560, or www.washingtoncountycheese.org.

 

Sandy Hill Days

HUDSON FALLS Sandy Hill Days will continue on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Hudson Falls as follows: Juckett Park, 10 a.m. arts and crafts festival; 10 a.m. 9/11 memorial service by Hudson Falls Volunteer Fire Dept.; noon to 2 p.m. John Lawrence Duo; 2 to 4 p.m. Melody the Clown; 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Paul Gibbs & Jescott Music; 6 to 10 p.m. Vintage Country. Paris Park, 11 a.m. bazaar opens with food, rides, games; 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Carry the Tradition; 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. balloons by Mr. Bill; 2 to 3 p.m. Melvin the Magnificent; 3 to 5 p.m. Sparkles the Clown/Magic Dan; 4 to 7:30 p.m. Even the Odd; 8 to 10 p.m. Jonathan Newell Band; and 9:30 p.m. fireworks.

 

HarvestFest

SALEM The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fourth Annual HarvestFest from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane, off W. Broadway, in Salem. Featured will be an all-day craft fair, silent auction at 10 a.m., lunch by local vendors, a children’s play area with games and animals, a Farm to Fork Dinner with music by Al and Kathy Bain at 6 p.m., followed by a Barn Dance with music by The Bluebillies at 9 p.m. Cost: Free for daytime activities; fee for dinner and dance. Tickets are available at several local businesses. Information: 518-854-7674, or www.salemnychamber.com. Craft fair vendor information/silent auction donations: Janet Swears at 518-854-9977, or email sales@jacksontraders.com.

 

Bead Making Demo

SALEM Nancy Bariluk-Smith will present a Bead Making Demonstration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Spinning Glass Studio, 123 Gillis Hill Lane in Salem (one mile north on Route 22 from traffic light). Information: 518-854-9566.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. “Kindergarten” will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Beef Barbecue

BUSKIRK The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church invites everyone to a Tri-Tip-Steak Beef Barbecue at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Flea Market at Strawberry Acres, Route 67 in Buskirk. Eat in or take out for $10. Advance orders: 686-9845.

 

Open House

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad will hold an open house at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Brieman Building, adjacent to the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 E. Main Street in Cambridge. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about the squad’s services and training, and view and learn about the ambulance equipment. Light refreshments will be served, too. Information: Martha Waite at 518-677-5163, or email mwaite1@nycap.rr.com.

 

Cheese Tasting

SALEM As part of the Washington County Cheese Tour, Gardenworks and Murray’s Cheese Shop of Manhattan will host a Cheese Tasting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, and 2 p.m. Sept. 11, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Learn about the cheese making process and the subtleties of artisanal and imported cheeses. Information/registration: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.com.

 

Roast Beef

HARTFORD The United Methodist Church at 47 Route 23 in Hartford invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner and Food Sale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Dinner cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Roast Pork

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Valley Lodge 481 invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the lodge, 6 Old Cambridge Road. Information/reservations: 518-932-6680, or 518-854-7250.

 

Puppet Show

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Free Library invites everyone to a free back-to-school performance by The Puppet People at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the auditorium at Whitehall High School. This 50-minute show, appropriate for all ages, will feature “beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large-body puppet.”

 

Rupert Potluck

RUPERT All Rupert residents and friends are invited to a Potluck Supper, the final event of the town’s 250th anniversary celebration, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Calfee’s Barn off Route 30 in East Rupert. Each family is asked to bring a favorite dish to share; beverages, tableware and birthday cake will be provided. And, Moe Harrington’s Band will entertain with old-time bluegrass and country music. Information: Gene Higgins at 394-7738.

 

1950s Musical

FORT EDWARD The Twisted Twirlers will perform in a 1950s and ‘60s Musical Variety Show at 7 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. All members of this group out of the C.R. Wood Cancer Center are cancer survivors. Cost: $5.Refreshments will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle.

 

Ballroom Dancing

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host Second Saturday Ballroom Dancing from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. All dancing abilities and singles will be welcome. Information/cost: 518-761-4174, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

Saturday Concert

GREENWICH 70 Main at 70 Main Street in Greenwich will host a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The featured performers will be Rachel Carson singing arias and popular standards, and Rob “Moon” McGeoch who will feature blues while accompanying himself on the bass. Cost: $10 adults; $5 students. Tickets will be sold at the door and reservations are available at 518-677-8296, or email Dbchorale@aol.com.

 

Sunday September 11

 

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, Sept. 11. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 children. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Softball Benefit

BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall and its Parent Advisory Board will host a rain or shine six-team, double-elimination Softball Tournament and Pasta Supper on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Mountain School in Bondville. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m., break for lunch at noon, with a 9/11 memorial at 12:30 p.m., and a championship game at 3 p.m. Children’s activities and live music, too. All proceeds will benefit Teri and Derek Andersen whose pottery studio was destroyed by fire. Information/dinner reservations: Kim Scott Miller at 297-2662.

 

Diabetes Walk

GLENS FALLS A 5K Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will continue until 4 p.m. Information: 518-742-1700, or www.jdrf.org.

 

Potluck, Talk, More

EASTON The Easton meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the South Meeting House, 227 Meeting House Road in Easton. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., a worship meeting and children’s program (ages 12 and younger) at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch and singing. And at 2 p.m., Jeannine Laverty will present a program on her recent trip to Cuba. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-692-9539.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Vermont Celebration

BENNINGTON Storyteller and humorist T. Namaya will present “Vermont My Home: A Celebration” at 2 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 11, at the Bennington Center for the Arts. This multimedia presentation will be based on Namaya’s stories, music, songs and photographs of Vermont. Information/tickets: 802-442-7158.

 

Phil Hoyt

GRANVILLE Phil Hoyt will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Original, traditional and patriotic music will be featured in memory of the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Bring a chair. Information: 518-337-6789.

 

Photographer Speaks

GLENS FALLS Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Jim MacMillan will speak at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Jim’s work is included in The Hyde’s current exhibition, “New York, New York! The 20th Century,” that runs through Sept. 18, and this event is part of a weeklong tribute to those who serve (police, fire, first responders, etc.). Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Roast Beef

GRANVILLE The Raceville United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Raceville Community Center off Route 22A on Butler Road in Granville. Cost: $9; $5 ages 4 to 16; free younger than 4.

 

Free Suppers

HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to free Sunday Suppers from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13.

 

Monday September 12

 

GOP Barbecue

GRANVILLE Reservations are requested by Monday, Sept. 12, for the Granville Republican Committee’s annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 18, at American Legion Post 328, 10 Columbus Street in Granville. A social hour will start at 4 p.m. with a cash bar and snacks, and the barbecue at 5 p.m. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: John Cosey at 642-2369, John Tanner at 642-1239, or committee members.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Cost: $6 eat in, $7 take out, with proceeds benefiting Dora Mallory, the mother of three and grandmother of three, who is battling breast cancer that has spread. Information: Esther at 802-287-0134.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Choral Society

BENNINGTON The Bennington County Choral Society invites all interested singers to its first rehearsal from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the handicap accessible Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Street in Bennington. Singers are asked to arrive early to register and sign out music. Fee: $25 per concert. Information: Deb Perkins at 802-442-6275, or www.beesmusic.wordpress.com.

 

Tuesday September 13

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 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.

 

Adirondack History

LAKE GEORGE Andy Flynn will present an Adirondack history talk titled “Turning Points” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Adirondack Mountain Club in Lake George. Reservations are requested at 518-668-4447. Information: www.adk.org.

 

Wednesday September 14

 

Men’s Health

RUTLAND Dr. Ernest Bove will present a free Men’s Health Seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street in Rutland (enter by the sign for the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center). Dr. Bove will provide the latest information on enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction issues that can lead to a truly positive change in your life. Registration is requested at 802-772-2400.

 

Chairs Auction

GLENS FALLS Decorated Adirondack chairs will be sold to the highest bidders in a “Chair-itable Auction” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.haveaseatglensfalls.com.

 

Film at Library

RUTLAND The Rutland Film Society and the Rutland Free Library will host a monthly film series on Wednesdays beginning with “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the library’s Fox Room at 10 Court Street. This film is about women bringing peace to Liberia during civil war. Information: 802-773-1860.

 

Granville Democrats

GRANVIL.LE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from Stewart’s. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

Film and Music

BOLTON LANDING An “Out of this World!” film and music performance will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Thursday September 15

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6 on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be local meats, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, maple syrup, crafts and more. Information: 802-468-5805.

 

Time for Tots

MANCHESTER The Manchester Public Library will offer Rhyme Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. This free event, featuring stories, music, movement and play for infants and toddlers, will be held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Maple Village, Rutland; 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Dorset Nursing (by appointment), Dorset; 1:15 p.m. Sept. 21, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. Sept. 21, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Sheldon Towers, Rutland; and 11 a.m. Sept. 21, Linden Terrace, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market next to Citizens Bank on Main Street will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6. Offered will be locally grown and made products. Information: Lori Barker at 353-0498, or Robert Staudter at 468-2213.

 

Chamber Mixer

LAKE GEORGE The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its ARCC September Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 15, aboard the Lac du St. Sacrement on Lake George. Boarding will be at 5 p.m. and the cruise will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $20. Advance reservations are required at 518-798-1761.

 

Roast Beef

SCHAGHTICOKE Everyone is invited to a Roast Beef Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Victor Masonic Lodge, 1535 Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $10. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at 518-686-9190 or 518-753-0406.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS The Third Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 15 in Glens Falls. Artist receptions and art displays will be at various downtown locations. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.com.

 

Drug Abuse Info

BENNIINGTON The United Counseling Service will offer a free Family Education Seminar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 and 22, at its Community Conference Room, 100 Ledge Hill Drive in Bennington. Learn about substance abuse and addiction, how it affects the family, and the principles of healing and recovery. Registration: 802-442-5491, or email Jamie Estey at jestey@uscvt.org. Information: www.ucsvt.org.

 

Lecture at Hyde

GLENS FALLS A Third Thursday Lecture will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. This event is in conjunction with the Third Thursday Art Walk in downtown Glens Falls. Information/reservations: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Appraisal Road Show

GRANVILLE The Granville Lioness group will host an Antiques and Jewelry Appraisal Road Show with Jim Marquis and Ron Marcus from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Granville Hook & Ladder building on Quaker Street in Granville. Cost: $5 per item or three for $10. Appraised will be furniture, old tools, art, frames, china, silver, etc. Refreshments will be available. Information: Nancy Williams at 518-642-0709.

 

Friday September 16

 

Rummage Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will hold a Rummage Sale on Sept. 16 and 17 in the Fellowship Hall at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gently used clothing and a large variety of household goods will be offered. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

Book Sale

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will hold a Book Sale Sept. 16 to 18 at the former Bank of Bennington building, 4331 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. Hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (preview sale, $5 admission), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Hardcover books and audiovisual materials will be $1, paperbacks 75 cents, and children’s books 50 cents. Low-priced signed, first edition and collectible books also will be available. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Local Foods Festival

KILLINGTON A Farm-to-Table Food Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, in the Killington area. Celebrate locally grown food paired with seasonal beers and ciders, and see demonstrations of cheese making, home brewing, and creating fresh food dinner menus. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Organ Concert

GLENS FALLS Dr. Dana Robinson will present an Organ Concert, featuring works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls. Dr. Robinson is professor of organ at the University of Illinois. Information: 518-793-2521, or www.fpcgf.org.

 

Play at Wood

GLENS FALLS The Pendragon Theatre Company will stage “The Mystery of Irma Vepp” by Charles Ludlum at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, at the Charles. R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday September 17

 

Hiking, Geocaching

GLENS FALL/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking on Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25, and geocaching on Sept. 19. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Cycling Stage Race

LAKE GEORGE The USA Cycling-sanctioned “Tour of the Adirondacks” road cycling stage race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at Canada Street in Lake George Village. Cost/registration: www.anthemsports.us.

 

Car Show

BENNINGTON The 45th Annual Bennington Car Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, in Willow Park. Information: Joann Erenhouse, Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, 802-447-3311.

 

Garage Sale, Food

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church on Burgoyne Street in Schuylerville will hold a Fall Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, rain or shine. Furniture, dishes, linens, toys, knick-knacks and Christmas decorations will be offered, and there’ll be hamburgers, hot dogs and soda for sale.

 

Bike Rally

QUEENSBURY SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury will host a 50th Anniversary Homecoming Bike Rally/Tour D’Education event on Saturday, Sept. 17. Register at 8:30 a.m. for bicycle rides of 10, 25 and 50 miles. Information: 518-743-2200, Ext. 7730.

 

Golf Benefit

WHITEHALL The Fifth Annual Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 Cerebral Palsy Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Valley View Golf Course, 2616 Route 12 in Whitehall (off Route 4 at the Armory). Shotgun start 8:30 a.m., 18 holes, prizes, refreshments/food on ninth hole. Cost: $40 per person, four-person team/co-ed, with proceeds benefiting Major Projects Cerebral Palsy. Information: Orson Kingsley at 518-499-9351.

 

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, Sept. 17. This pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Dog Walk

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Hospital Foundation will host a Dog Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Coles Woods in Glens Falls. Information: 518-926-6276.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driving record. Pre-registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

Car/Truck Show

MALTA The Firebird Nation of North America will present the Second Annual All Car and Truck Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta (rain date Sept. 18). Cost: Minimum donation of $5 for spectators, $10 for car/truck registration, with proceeds benefiting Saratoga Bridges. Information: 518-587-0723, email info@saratogabridges.org, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Quilters Guild

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Argyle Methodist Church. Lucille Makrin will provide details on the Quilter’s Bingo and Sherry Skellie will offer guidelines on community service quilts. Also, bring your projects for a show-and-tell and dues money if you haven’t paid them.

 

Applefest 2011
FAIR HAVEN Applefest 2011 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 (rain date, Sept. 24) at Fair Haven Park. This event will include a farmers’ market, vendors, crafters, games, food, a chicken barbecue, downtown merchants’ sidewalk sales, and a book sale at the library. Proceeds will benefit students through grade 8. Information: 802-265-3883, Ext. 208, or email kramey@arsu.org.

 

Art, Crafts

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will hold its annual Art and Crafts Exhibit and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Burton Hall on Route 40 in Easton. In addition to art and crafts, this event will feature local Easton products and business information, home-baked goods and soup, and locally grown produce. There also will be a yard sale open to the greater community, not only Easton residents. Information, free vendor/exhibitor space: Carolin Snyder at 664-7452.

 

Raptor Awareness

GLENS FALLS Raptor Awareness Day 2011 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at City Park and the Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Live birds of prey presentations at the park will highlight birds native to the Washington County grasslands. And, the Friends of the IBA Juried Art Show, “Birds in Nature,” will be located in the library’s second floor gallery. Information: www.winterraptorfest.com.

 

Writers Retreat

SHUSHAN The annual Writers Retreat will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School in Shushan. This year’s theme is “Angels and Angles (or…Playing with Transposition).” Cost: $45. Pre-registration is required at 518-854-7764, or email dionondehowa@yahoo.com.

 

Boat Show

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George In-Water Boat Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at Beach Road in Lake George Village. Local dealers will offer new and used boats and there’ll be demonstration rides. Information: 518-791-0070, or www.boatlakegeorge.com.

 

Benson Fundraiser

BENSON A Fundraiser for Shane Bowen will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Benson Community Hall. There’ll be a basket raffle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 entry); a spaghetti dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. ($10, $8 senior citizens, $5 younger than 10, tickets at Wheel Inn, G&L, Benson Village Store, New Do’s); an auction 6 to 8 p.m.; and dance 8 p.m. to midnight ($5 entry). Information/donations for raffle and auction: JoAnne at 537-2617, or Lynn at 537-3978; help with event, Brenda at 265-3141, or Elsie at 537-3392; help with dinner, Tanyia at 537-3533, or Lisa at 537-4041.

 

Battle Anniversary

STILLWATER The 234th Anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga will be remembered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday the 18th, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield. Free and open to all. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Clam Steam

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls invites everyone to a “Clam Steam” on Saturday, Sept. 17. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers and raw clams will be served from 1 to 4 p.m., and steamers beginning at 5 p.m. No takeouts. Music will be provided by Winchester and Young at this event. For advance tickets at $25 each call 753-7707.

 

Jazz Weekend

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Jazz Weekend event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgearts.org.

 

Shriners Circus

QUEENSBURY The Oriental Temple Shriners will present the 2011 Shriners Circus at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, under the big top at Fireman’s Field on Luzerne Road in Queensbury. Cost: $12 (two children younger than 12 admitted free with each paid adult). Tickets will be available at the circus ticket office, or online at www.ticketweb.com.

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge United Presbyterian Church at 81 E. Main Street will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 17. Information/time: Church office at 518-677-3863 mornings.

 

GMC Picnic

LONDONDERRY The Green Mountain Club will hold its Volunteer Appreciation Picnic from 3 to 5 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you’ve helped with club activities, call Mari at 802-244-7037, Ext. 24, or email mzagarins@greenmountainclub.org, for details.

 

Roast Pork, Auction

QUAKER SPRINGS The handicap accessible Quaker Springs United Methodist Church invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Pork Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. There also will be a silent auction benefit. You’ll find the church six miles south of Schuylerville on Route 32.

 

Wine Tasting

GLENS FALLS A Taste of Art Wine Tasting event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. There’ll be entertainment and a silent auction, too. Reservations/cost: 518-792-1761, Ext. 23, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Buffet, Dance

STILLWATER The Stillwater Players will host an all-you-can-eat Buffet and Golden Oldies Dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Peter’s Parish Center, 241 N. Hudson Avenue in Stillwater (routes 4 and 32). Songs from the 1960s through the ‘80s will be performed by Switch Point, David McClements will perform magic between sets, and there’ll be a Chinese auction. Cost: $10, and a cash bar will be available. Information: 772-1251.

 

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 September 18

 

Bass Tournament

TICONDEROGA A USO Open Bass Tournament will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, on northern Lake George. Information: 917-217-9350, or www.ticonderogany.com/fishing.html.

 

Pie Games

GLENS FALLS A “Got Pie Games” event will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at City Park in Glens Falls. A pizza Olympic-style competition will be featured. Information: 518-505-2433.

 

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 Sept. 18. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Mini-Golf, Barbecue

QUEENSBURY A Hole-in-One for Hole in the Woods Mini-Golf Tournament will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf in Queensbury. A barbecue, games and other activities will follow from noon to 4 p.m. at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne. Information/cost: 518-696-5921, or www.doublehranch.org.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL A Basket Party to benefit the Whitehall Youth League will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Elks Lodge on N. Williams Street in Whitehall. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with drawings beginning at noon. Cost: $5 entry fee; $2 each additional card. There’ll be a concession stand, too, and everyone is invited.

 

Jeff Rivers Run

FAIR HAVEN The Section Eight Ryders will host the Third Annual Jeff Rivers Run to benefit the Haynes House of Hope on Sunday, Sept. 18. Sign in from 11 a.m. to noon at Fair Haven Park at $10 per rider, or $15 per couple. There’ll be a raffle and 50/50, with a party following the run. Information: Jan at 518-642-1814, or Ernie at 642-9051, or 518-321-9126.

 

War History

HUBBARDTON Dressed in period attire, Carl Fuller will bring a Hubbardton resident of 1777 back to life to discuss the Revolutionary War battle of Hubbardton at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Meet at the Visitor Center at the Hubbardton State Historic Site on Monument Hill Road. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/sites.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A Family Discovery Day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short tour and then make your own masterpiece. Information/reservations: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. A meeting will precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Monday September 19

 

Potluck Supper

EAST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month. Information: 518-854-7017, or 854-7716.

 

Tuesday September 20

 

Golf Benefit

MANCHESTER Casella will sponsor the 20th Annual Win Hoyt Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Manchester Golf and Country Club. Registration will start at 11:30 a.m., with awards at 5 p.m. Cost: $100 per golfer, or $750 for corporate teams, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Manchester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity. Advance registration/sponsorships: 802-362-6313.

 

Garden Club

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the American Legion Hall in Arlington. The business meeting will be followed by fall wreath making (bring materials), refreshments will be served, and new members will be welcome. Information: Jill Osborn at 375-6992.

 

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, Sept. 20. 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.

 

Knitting Club, More

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library’s Knitting Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. This club now is open to all crafters and meetings are held on the third Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: Amanda at 518-695-6641.

 

Clogging Lessons

HOOSICK FALLS The Hill Country Cloggers of Hoosick will offer Clogging Lessons at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Hoosick Falls Central School on Route 22, and at the Britton Kill Central School in Brunswick. Everyone will be welcome at these fun events. Information: Margaret Pine at 518-686-7769.

 

Wednesday September 21

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Area Astronomy Club will hold its first organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. This club will meet monthly and is open to people of all ages with an interest in learning about the wonders of the night sky. Information: 854-7053, or email salemastronomy@yahoogroups.com.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders group will continue its Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 28, in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday September 22

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6 on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be bedding plants, specialty foods, range-fed meat and eggs, farmstead cheeses, Vermont crafts, and more. Information: 802-468-5805.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market next to Citizens Bank on Main Street will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6. Offered will be locally grown and made products. Information: Lori Barker at 353-0498, or Robert Staudter at 468-2213.

 

Drawing at VFW

GRANVILLE VFW Post 1653 on North Street in Granville invites everyone to stop in and purchase a ticket for its weekly “Search for the Queen of Hearts” drawing that is held at 6 p.m. each Thursday at the post. Cost: $1 per ticket. The post is open each day from 9 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Information: 642-1599.

 

Friday September 23

 

Pumkinpalooza

HOOSICK FALLS The Third Annual Hoosick Pumpkinpalooza will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23 to 25, in Hoosick Falls Village. All competitions will be held on Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 25. Featured will be Punkin’ Chunkin and a Chili Cook-Off (rules/registration, 518-686-9050, or email contact@hoosickyouth.org), and a 5K Road Race (9a.m.) and Fun Run (10 a.m.) at Wood Memorial Park (register at 7:30 a.m. or in advance at www.hoosickyouth.org).

 

Seminar at Fort

TICONDEROGA The Eighth Annual Seminar of the American Revolution will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23 to 25, at Fort Ticonderoga. Reservations are required at 518-585-2821. Information: www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Rummage Sale

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Church will hold a Rummage Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday the 24th, in its hall off Route 7 in Pittstown Village. Clothing, jewelry, books, toys and household goods will be offered, with a $2 per bag sale Saturday, and there’ll be a bake and food sale. Fill two bags and get the third one free. Information/to donate items: Viv at 663-5522.

 

Farmer’s Market

PAWLET The Pawlet Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Pawlet Village green, next to the library. Fresh produce, handmade crafts and Vermont maple products will be offered every Friday, rain or shine.

 

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 Sept. 23. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Legion Drawing

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

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Tribute Band

GLENS FALLS The Band, a tribute band from Woodstock of The Band, will perform in concert on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800.

 

Saturday September 24

 

5K Foot Race

TICONDEROGA The annual 5K Foot Race to benefit the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Fort Ticonderoga. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Pancake Breakfast

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Girl Scouts invite everyone for pancakes, juice and coffee beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, under the tent at the Town of Hoosick Athletic Fields between Barton and Griffin avenues in Hoosick Falls Village. This breakfast will be served before and during the Punkin’ Chunkin contest at the Hoosick Pumpkinpalooza. Information: 518-686-9050, or www.hoosickyouth.org.

 

Killington Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a 100th Anniversary Hike at Killington via the historic Summit Hotel road on Saturday, Sept. 24. Local historian Justin Lindholm will lead this trek to the site of the old hotel and share his experiences in discovering and mapping the road. Difficult, bushwhacking, steep, seven miles. In light of the road problems due to Hurricane Irene, check with Sue Thomas at 773-2185 on the status of this event.

 

Peru Fair

PERU The 2011 Peru Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24. Opening at 9 a.m., the fair will feature hay rides, a “village green” pig roast, pony rides, a wide range of area crafts and food products, and more. Free bus service will be provided from the Bromley Mountain parking lot to the town (five-minute ride). Admission: $5, free younger than 6, with proceeds benefiting the Peru Scholarship Fund. The annual parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. from the town center in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding. Information: www.perufair.com.

 

FARMERS’ MARKET

RUTLAND The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, through October in Depot Park, next to Walmart, in Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Retirement Seminars

MANCHESTER Reservations are requested by Saturday, Sept. 24, for Equinox Village’s Autumn Informational Open House that will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Seminars on tackling legal and financial issues in retirement, “expediting unwanted belongings,” and keeping in touch through social media will be offered. Free and open to all age 55 and older, spouses and family members. Information/reservations: 802-362-4061.

 

Brewfest

BENNINGTON The Fifth Annual Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Old Bennington Brush Co. on North Street in downtown Bennington. The Hair of the Dog band will entertain and there’ll be food, homebrews from throughout New England, brewing demonstrations, and more. Homebrews will be judged by an expert panel and cash prizes will be awarded. To enter a brew, visit www.benningtonmuseum.org. Information: 802-447-1571.

 

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, Sept. 24. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. Information: 283-5397.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 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, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Monday September 26

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Wednesday September 28

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Thursday September 29

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be local meats, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, maple syrup, crafts and more. Information: 802-468-5805.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market next to Citizens Bank on Main Street will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6. Offered will be locally grown and made products. Information: Lori Barker at 353-0498, or Robert Staudter at 468-2213.

 

Saturday October 1

 

Brewfest

KILLINGTON The Killington Brewfest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1. Enjoy New England’s finest craft beers at the base of Killington Peak with live music, food tasting, and a choice of more than 60 artisan brews on tap. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Thursday October 6

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be bedding plants, specialty foods, range-fed meat and eggs, farmstead cheeses, Vermont crafts, and more. Information: 802-468-5805.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market next to Citizens Bank on Main Street will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Offered will be locally grown and made products. Information: Lori Barker at 353-0498, or Robert Staudter at 468-2213.

 

Saturday October 8

 

Art in the Park

RUTLAND Art in the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, at Main Street Park, routes 4 and 7, in Rutland. Along with free admission, there’ll be free parking at the Vermont State Fairgrounds where shuttle service will be available. Offered will be jewelry, glass, crafts, furniture, ceramics, fiber art, photography, and fine art. Music, too. Information: www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Sunday October 9

 

Free Suppers

HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to free Sunday Suppers from 5 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9 and Nov. 13.

 

Sunday November 13

 

Free Supper

HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to a free Sunday Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 13.

 

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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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