Community Calendar 9/15/11

T hursday 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.

 

Youth Soccer

GRANVILLE Players are still needed at all levels, first through sixth grade, for Granville Youth Soccer, which kicked off its season on September 10. Players who wish to sign up should call Art Vaughan at 518-642-2591 or 518-338-6477. The league is also looking for a coach for the third and fourth grade team. Interested persons should contact Art Vaughan at the above numbers.

 

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.

 

Book Discussion

GRANVILLE The Pember Book Club will meet to discuss “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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

 

Concert Rehearsals

ARGYLE Rehearsals have begun at the Argyle Presbyterian Church for an annual concert of sacred and secular music that will be presented on Nov. 4 to benefit Operation Santa Claus. Information: Betty Reynolds at 638-8250.

 

Vt. Historical Society

MONTPELIER Reservations are requested by Friday, Sept. 16, for the Vermont Historical Society Annual Meeting and Fall Conference that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Pavilion in Montpelier. Cost: $20, $15 for Vermont Historical Society members, including all programs, lunch and afternoon reception. Information/registration: Diane Campbell at 802-479-8503, or www.vermonthistory.org/calendar.

 

Schuylerville Alumni

SCHUYLERVILLE Reservations are being accepted for the Schuylerville Alumni Banquet that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $32. Reservations: Alumni Banquet, POB 50, Schuylerville, N.Y. 12871.

 

NYC Trip

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Girl Scouts still are accepting reservations for a trip to New York City on Saturday, Oct. 15. The bus will leave the Dollar General store on Route 22 in Cambridge at 7 a.m. and return by 11 p.m. that day. Sightsee, shop, or take in a show. Cost: $45. Information/reservations: Lisa Pembroke at 518-222-4372, or Beth Dillard at 677-8356.

 

Essay Contest

MANCHESTER The Vermont Reading Partners organization is encouraging all students in grades 6 through 8, and home-schooled, who live in southwestern Vermont to enter an essay contest, “Should Being a Bookworm Make Me Squirm?” Winners will receive Northshire Bookstore gift certificates ranging from $50 to $150, along with five honorable mentions. A November reception will be held for the award winners at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. Fliers with contest guidelines are available at local schools, and at email msossi148@comcast.net.

 

Fall Art Show

SCHUYLERVILLE Riverfront Studios’ Fall Show, featuring works by five artists, will continue on Friday, Sept. 16, through Oct. 22. You’ll find the studios at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville and the hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Information: 518-695-5354, or www.riverfront-studios.com.

 

Golf Benefit

CASTLETON The Seventh Annual Castleton Community Center Golf Outing will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. This captain and crew event will include 18 holes of golf, a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, and prizes for low gross, low net, longest drive, and closest to the pin for both men and women. Proceeds will benefit the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Program. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

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.

 

Auction Benefit

WELLS The Mission Event group of the Wells United Methodist Church will host a “Giant Teacup Auction” on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Viewing and bidding will start at 5:30 p.m. and drawings at 6:45 p.m. Offered will be craft, flea, collectible, and knickknack items, along with books, videos, housewares, toys, plants, fresh vegetables and home-baked goods.. There’ll be a silent auction, too. Proceeds will benefit flood victims. Cost: $1 for an envelope of tickets. Information: 802-325-3203, or 802-645-0131.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE The Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will begin its monthly series of Family Movie Nights at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Talk on Economy

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present Hugh Johnson, chairman of Hugh Johnson Advisors, an asset management company, with a talk on the economic outlook at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. You’ll find this event at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center in Manchester. Cost: $15. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

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.

 

Bow, Coon Shoots

WEST HAVEN The West Haven Volunteer Fire Dept. will host its 14th Annual Two-Day, 3-D Bow Shoot on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at Book Road in West Haven. The shoot will begin at 7 a.m. each day, and all rounds must begin before 2 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $8 children, per round. Also, there’ll be a coon shoot at 8 p.m. on Sept. 17. Daily prizes, concessions, and no alcohol. Information: 802-265-8165, or 265-8630.

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Bethel Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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.

 

Volleyball Benefit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to an Ace for the Cure Volleyball Tournament that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Play will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Entry will be by donation to benefit breast cancer research.

 

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 “Waise the Woof” Dog Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Coles Woods, behind the Glens Falls YMCA, on Glen Street in Glens Falls. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Cost: $10 per dog, with all proceeds benefiting the hospital’s Annual Fund Campaign for surgical services upgrades. And, all proceeds will be matched with a grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation. Information/advance registration: Michelle Bavaro at 518-926-6276, or email mbavaro@glensfallshosp.org.

 

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.

 

Basket Party

BOMOSEEN A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Bomoseen Grange Hall on Route 30, just south of Castleton Corners. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with drawings at 1:15 p.m. Cost: $5 admission, including a sheet of tickets, $2 each additional sheet, with proceeds benefiting Jane Mead of Poultney who has been battling cancer for two years. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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

NORTH 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 North 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.

 

Heritage Days

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum will observe its Eighth Annual Heritage Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday the 18th, at the museum, 12 Broad Street in Cambridge. Richard McGuire, a former state of New York agricultural commissioner, will speak on “Stewardship in the Farming Community” at 10 a.m. Saturday and the museum will be open for tours. Refreshments, horseshoes, croquet and checkers also will be featured. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Powwow

FORT EDWARD The First Annual Autumn Harvest Powwow will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday the 18th, on the grounds at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Native-American dancers and drum groups from the northeast, including Pennsylvania, will participate in this event that also will feature storytelling, singing, flute playing, children’s activities, vendors, and more. Free and open to all. Information: 747-3421.

 

Children’s Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. “Chickens” will be the theme this week. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Pie Contest

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Historical Society will host its Third Annual Apple Pie Contest during the Apple Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Fair Haven Park (rain date Sept. 24). For the adult division, all pies (minimum eight inches in diameter, apple or other fruit) must be entered by 11 a.m. in a disposable tin and covered in clear plastic wrap. Children age 10 or younger also must enter their pies (any size) by 11 a.m. in a disposable tin and covered in clear plastic wrap. Information: Lorraine at 802-265-3545, or 254-3843.

 

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.

 

Teacup Auction

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, off Route 12, invites everyone to a Teacup Auction on Saturday, Sept. 17. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 1 p.m. Cost: $5, including the first ticket, a light lunch and door prizes; additional tickets $2. Information: 518-499-0851.

 

Art on the Hill

MANCHESTER The Bank of Bennington will sponsor “Art on the Hill,” the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s most popular family event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the center off West Road in Manchester. You’ll enjoy a variety of art projects, tour the exhibits, listen to live music by Chris Kleeman, participate in a scavenger hunt, feast on a barbecue lunch, and more. Free and open to all, rain or shine. Information: Stacy Gates at 802-362-1405, Ext. 32, or www.svac.org.

 

Battle Anniversary

STILLWATER The 234th Anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga will be remembered with living history encampments 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, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free and open to all. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Intertribal Gathering

HEBRON The First Light Singers and the Vermont Turtle Clan will host a Native American Intertribal Gathering on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at 230 Blossom Road in Hebron (off Tip Lady Road, off Route 22). Drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling, crafts and more will be featured at this family event. Gates will open at 11 a.m. each day and there’ll be a potluck feast Saturday evening (bring a dish to share). Information: Robin at 802-465-8054.

 

Palatine Ancestors

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County group invites everyone to its meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29, in Schuylerville. Wayne Weatherwax, author of “The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930,” will speak about researching palatine ancestors. Information: 587-2978.

 

Auditions

CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will hold open auditions for its 2011-2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. Previous experience is not required; head shots and resumes are requested, if available. To audition, call Benjie White at 518-677-2495 to be included on the list.

 

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.

 

Shaw Reunion

HAMPTON Family members and friends are invited to the Shaw Family Reunion from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Uncle Ernie’s, 2116/2118 Route 18 in Hampton. You are asked to bring a dish to share, your choice of beverage, and lawn chairs. Early and recent photographs of family members, too.

 

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.

 

Turkey Dinner

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary invite everyone to a Turkey Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the firehouse on Joe Green Road. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 5 and younger.

 

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.

 

GOP Golf

GRANVILLE The Granville Republican Committee Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Pole Valley Country Club in Hartford. There’ll be a captain’s meeting at 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. start. Cost: $60 per golfer, including 18 holes, cart, lunch, and chances to win prizes. A cash bar will be available. Information/registration: Frank Hunt at 518-858-4584, email detective1033@yahoo.com, or Maizie Morse at 518-642-9793, email maizie.dolores.morse@gmail.com.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL A Basket Party to benefit the Whitehall Youth League will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Skenesborough Volunteer Fire House on Main 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.

 

Food, Basket Party

FAIR HAVEN A Tastefully Simple/Basket Party event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main Street in Fair Haven. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and you’ll sample delicious food and order from a catalog, and then enjoy the basket party. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, too, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Cost: $5 admission, including 25 tickets; additional tickets available. Information/to donate items: 518-796-4761.

 

Chicken, Pies

HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Stewart’s Shoppe on Route 40 in Hartford. Cost: $5 half chicken; $9 full dinner. Also, the Hartford Yoked Parish will hold a pie sale during this barbecue.

 

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.

 

Pampered Chef

SOUTH GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church will host a ‘Pampered Chef’ party Sunday, Sept. 18 starting at 2 p.m., to benefit the Haynes House of Hope. The party takes place in the South Granville Congregational Church off of Route 149. Patrons can order their own item and/or items from the HHOH “wish list.” For more information contact Crystal Everdyke at 642-0538.

 

Wine and Cheese

SARATOGA The Saratoga Winery will sponsor a Wine and Cheese Tasting from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the winery on Route 29 in Saratoga. Live music and raffles will be featured, too, along with wood-fired pizza and desserts for sale. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Estherville Animal Shelter in Greenfield, N.Y. Information/tickets: Barb Kerker at 518-882-5562, or email kerkerb@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

Quilting Workshop

CAMBRIDGE An Introduction to Quilting Workshop will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Beacon Feed Building behind Hubbard Hall in Cambridge. Leading this workshop will be Scarlet of The Scarlet Creation. Cost: $12; $10 members. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.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.

 

Coffeehouse

WHITEHALL Faith Chapel in Whitehall invites everyone to a Coffeehouse at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Performing original Christian country and traditional country gospel music will be Julian and Bonnie George from Nashville. Refreshments will be served. Information: Pastor Mike Lemery at 518-791-6936.

 

Monday September 19

 

Mime Workshop

CAMBRIDGE Register by Monday, Sept. 19, for a two-part workshop at Hubbard Hall on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 titled, “The Magic of Mime,” and save $5 off the fee of $20 per session, $18 for Hubbard Hall members. Use the coupon code, MIMEFUN, if registering at www.hubbardhall.org, or call 518-677-2495.

 

SUNY Writers Project

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project announces the schedule of events for the Fall 2011 semester. Novelist and short story writer Jim Shepard will speak on Monday, Sept. 19 at 12:40 p.m.; nonfiction writer Melissa Fay Greene will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 12:40 p.m.; novelist Chris Bohjalian will speak on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., and nonfiction writer Jon Katz will speak on the writing life on Monday, Nov. 14 at 12:40 p.m. All events will be held in the Scoville Learning Center auditorium. Admission is free for all events, and the public is invited. For more information, call 518-743-2200 ext. 2213 or visit www.sunyacc.edu/writersproject.

 

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.

 

Animation Premiere

NORTH BENNINGTON Eight to 10-year-old student animators will premiere their original animations at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Vermont Arts Exchange’s Sage Street Mill in North Bennington. This 20-minute film “is a fun and creative compilation of all the animations, along with interviews of students sharing what they learned…” in July. Information: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org, and www.affinityeducation.wordpress.com.

 

Community Chorus

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Union High School Community Chorus will begin rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in the school’s chorus room. Everyone is invited to participate and all voice parts are needed to prepare for a Dec. 7 winter chorus concert. Information: Music Dept. at 802-265-4966, Ext. 254.

 

Vermont Celebration

MANCHESTER T. Namaya will speak on “Vermont My Home: A Celebration!” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. His stories, music, photographs and poems celebrate the Green Mountain State and his home on Blue Heron Pond in Southern Vermont. Free and open to all. Information: Email info@vermontpoet.com, visit www.vermontpoet.com, or call the library at 802-362-2607.

 

Tuesday September 20

 

Pig Roast

SALEM Reservations are required by Tuesday, Sept. 20, for a Pig Roast that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Broadway, off Route 22 in Salem. Takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. and indoor seating will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $14 adults; $7 younger than 10. Information/reservations: Marilyn Hanby at 518-854-7521, or Dolores Phaneuf at 854-7275.

 

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.

 

Library Friends

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville.

 

Solar Power Talk

WHITEHALL Kevin Bailey from High Peaks Solar will discuss how solar power works, what it costs, and available government tax incentives at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Nicholas Auction Barn, 175 Buckley Road in Whitehall. Homeowners who’ve installed their own solar panels will be on hand to answer questions. Free and open to all. Information: Stephanie Safka at 518-499-1935.

 

Quilters Meet

RUTLAND The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Christ the King Hall in Rutland (park off Killington or Engrem avenues). Cost: $3 guest fee or $20 annual membership. Everyone with an appreciation for the art of quilting 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, 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

 

Rockwell Model

MANCHESTER The Neighbor to Neighbor Seventh Annual Book/Author Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Manchester Country Club. Seventy-nine-year-old James “Buddy” Edgerton who lived next door to Norman Rockwell for 10 years in Vermont and modeled for him will be the guest of honor at his luncheon. Cost: $45 ($25 tax deductible). Information/reservations: 802-367-7787.

 

Flu Clinics

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will hold Flu and Pneumonia Clinics as follows: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Holiday Inn, Rutland; 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 23, Holiday Inn, Rutland; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, Hannaford Supermarket, Rutland. Cost: Free with Medicare Part B or Managed Medicare card; others may call RAVNAH at 802-770-1574 for the rates. Information: www.ravnah.org.

 

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.

 

Yoga

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall will host “Anusara Essentials,” two one-day yoga workshops featuring the Universal Principles of Alignment offered by Anusara Yoga at the Beacon Feed Dance Studio. Classes will be held on Sept. 22 and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 a single session, or $40 for both sessions ($36 for members). To register, visit www.hubbardhall.org or call 518-677-2495.

 

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.

 

Pork Dinner

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Rd. will hold a Roast Pork Dinner on Thursday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. Take-outs are available. Cost: Adults $9, children $4, under five, free. Information: 518-792-6647 or 518-793-6735.

 

Balloon Festival

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Balloon Festival opening ceremony will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. There’ll be a tribute to founder Walter Grishkott, the flight of 15 balloons, and music by the Stony Creek Band. Information: www.adirondackballoonfest.org.

 

Fall Dinner

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church will host its first Fall Dinner on Thursday, September 22 at 5 p.m. Menu will be pulled pork on a roll served with cole slaw, pasta salad, couscous, Mediterranean salad and apple crisp. Drinks are included Tickets, available at the door, are adults $10, and children $5. Information: 518-854-7588 or 518-854-3203.

 

Festival Party, Car Show

GLENS FALLS The Downtown Balloon Festival Party and Classic Car Show will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in downtown Glens Falls. Festivities will include music by The Refrigerators and children’s activities. Information: 518-761-3864, or www.visit.cityofglensfalls.com.

 

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.

 

Vacation Scrapbook

GRANVILLE Learn how to make a scrapbook using photos from your vacation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Bring 10 photos and other materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Short Films

GLENS FALLS Documentary filmmaker Joe York will screen short, award-winning films at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

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), 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), and a Pet Parade at the Hoosick tennis courts on Main Street (register at 10:30 a.m. for 11 a.m. parade).

 

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.

 

Balloon Festival

GLENS FALLS/QUEENSBURY The Adirondack Balloon Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23 to 25, at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury and Crandall Park in Glens Falls. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Friday. Saturday will feature a breakfast in the hangar from 5 to 11 a.m. and balloon launches at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., weather permitting. Hours Sunday will be 5 a.m. to noon at the airport and 2 to 5 p.m. at the park. The Jonathan Newell Band will entertain and balloon flights will be available. No dogs will be allowed. Information: www.adirondackballoonfest.org.

 

Craft Show

QUEENSBURY The Zonta Club Fall Craft Show will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23 to 25, at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury. Handmade crafts will be featured during this show that is in conjunction with the Adirondack Balloon Festival. Information: 518-743-1844, www.zontadistrict2.org/glensfalls, or www.adirondackballoonfest.org.

 

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 Band, a tribute band of The Band, will perform 1970s music at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Tunes will include “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “The Weight.” Cost: $25. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Paramount Concerts

RUTLAND Blues Traveler will perform in concert on Friday, Sept. 23, George Thorogood and The Destroyers on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Keb’ Mo’ on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. A portion of the proceeds will benefit victims of Hurricane Irene. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountLive.org.

 

Saturday September 24

 

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.

 

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.

 

Public Skating

LAKE GEORGE Open Freestyle and Public Skating will be held from Saturday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 30, at the Forum in Lake George. Information/cost: 518-668-2200, or www.lakegeorgeforum.net.

 

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.

 

Driver Course

SALEM An AARP Drive Safety Course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Information/registration: 518-854-7053.

 

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 and meeting place.

 

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.

 

Book/Lawn/Bake Sale

CASTLETON A Book, Lawn and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1991 Main Street, Route 4A, in Castleton (next to the Ducharme Funeral Home). Items will be discounted after 2 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit veterinary bills at the Circle of Hope K9 Rescue. Also, hot dogs, hamburgers and more will be for sale form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To donate items for this event, call Angela at 802-468-5298. Information: www.circleofhopek9rescue.org.

 

Cemetery Tour

GLENS FALLS Historical characters will be portrayed by Glens Falls Community Theatre members during a tour of the Bay Street Cemetery in Glens Falls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Tours will leave every half hour and there’ll be a charge for adults, free for age 12 and younger. Information/reservations: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Arts Festival

GLENS FALLS A Colors of Fall Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. Music, food, art, face painting, spin art, raffles, and more will be featured. Information: 518-353-2121, or www.northcountryartscenter.org.

 

Antiques Show

QUEENSBURY An Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at Glenwood Manor Antiques in Queensbury. Thirty local dealers of quality antiques will be on hand, rain or shine. Information: 518-798-4747.

 

Fiber Festival

GREENWICH The Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Cost: $5 adults, free 13 and younger, with free parking. Information: 518-692-2464, or email markwashfair@aol.com.

 

Craft Festival

LAKE GEORGE A Lakeside Craft Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at Beach Road in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.lakegeorgevillage.com.

 

Farm Aid Event

SCHAGHTICOKE The “Goodnight Irene! Eastern New York Farm Aid 2011” event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. Gates will open at noon, with music starting at 1 p.m. Food, raffles, vendors, children’s activities, an auction, and two-hour Zumba lesson, too. Admission: $10 per carload, with proceeds benefiting farms devastated by Hurricane Irene. Information/to help/vendor and band registration: Kris at 518-859-3743, or email kbrock1968@aol.com.

 

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/brew-fest-registration.html. 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.

 

Dinner, Dancing

HOOSICK FALLS The Third Annual Harvest Moon Dinner for adults only will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Youth Center, 115 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. Local fare with a bayou flair, and live music and dancing in a Louisiana style with the Buck2Fifty band will be featured. Proceeds will benefit programs for youth and families offered by the Hoosick Area Youth Center & Community Coalition. Information/tickets: 518-686-9050, or www.hoosickyouth.org.

 

Pig Roast

SALEM The Salem First United Presbyterian Church is holding a Community Pig Roast on Saturday, September 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McKenzie Chapel at 13 West Broadway. The event is a benefit to provide local assistance ranging from school lunch tickets to warm clothes for children, to heating fuel for families. Take-outs will be available starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are being pre-sold and are $14 for adults, and $7 for children 10 and under. Tables can be reserved for parties of eight. To order tickets, call 518-854-7275 or 518-854-7521.

 

Balloons, Fireworks

LAKE GEORGE A “Moonglow and Fireworks” event will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Beach Road in Lake George. Tethered hot-air balloons and fireworks will be featured. Information: 518-668-5771.

 

Sunday September 25

 

River Cleanup

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Conservancy will hold the second American Rivers’ National River Cleanup of the year on Sunday, Sept. 25. Meet at 9 a.m. at Battenkill Valley Outdoors, 1414 Route 313 in Cambridge, where canoes will be available at no charge for the cleanup. Reservations are requested with Lisa or Don at 518-677-3311, 677-2545, or email bc@battenkillconservancy.net. At 1 p.m. after the cleanup, there’ll be an annual business meeting and election of officers, and Kelly Nolan will report the 2011 water sampling results.

 

Food Festival

GLENS FALLS A Taste of the North Country Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at City Park in Glens Falls. You’ll sample foods from more than 40 North Country restaurants at this event that also will feature music and children’s activities. Information/cost: 518-744-7470, or www.glensfallstaste.com.

 

Dog Ownership Day

ARGYLE The MYNE Training and Boarding Facility at 511 Pleasant Valley Road in Argyle invites all dog owners to celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Featured will be an all-pet parade (costumes optional), obedience demonstrations, an animal blessing, canine aromatherapy and massage, refreshments, door prizes, and more. Information: 518-638-5488, 638-6985, or www.mynekennel.com.

 

CROP Walk

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Area 2011 Crop Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Park. Raise $50 or more and receive a T-shirt, $100 a hat, and $150 or more a T-shirt, hat and tote bag. This event will include refreshments, music, and balloons, too. Proceeds will benefit food pantries in Castleton, Fair Haven and Poultney. Information: Tamra Staudter at 802-468-5453.

 

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. 25, 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

 

Basket Party Benefit

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party Fundraiser for Dora Mallory on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m. with drawings starting at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Proceeds will help Dora, a 52-year-old mother of three, who is fighting cancer. Information: Janice Paddock at 518-642-1814, or Terry Mead at 642-3605.

 

Sunday Dance

QUEENSBURY A Fourth Sunday Dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at The Fun Spot in Queensbury. Casual, social dancing will be featured, singles welcome. Information/cost: 518-792-1603, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

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.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The de Blasiis Chamber Music Series will come to The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26. Information/cost: 518-792-2383.

 

Tuesday September 27

 

St. David’s Society

POULTNEY Reservations are requested by Tuesday, Sept. 27, for the Poultney Area St. David’s Society’s 23rd Anniversary Gathering of the Clans Buffet Luncheon and program that will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Young-at-Heart Senior Center in Poultney. Cost: $10. Information/reservations: Hayden Morris at 802-287-5870, Helen Jones at 287-9729, or Janice Edwards at 287-5744.

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad in Whitehall. 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.

 

Ice Hockey, Skating

MANCHESTER The Northshire Hockey Assn., the Northshire Figure Skating Club, and the Rusty Blades (women’s hockey) will hold a Registration Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Used equipment will be offered for sale and skate sharpening will cost only $5. Information: Hockey Assn., Karen Grabher at 802-366-8218; Skating Club, Debbie Tegen at email dtegen@comcast.net; and Rusty Blades, Julie Wojtkowski at 802-362-5102.

 

Wednesday September 28

 

Golf Tournament

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Arts Project Golf tournament will kick off with a noon shotgun start on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Top of the World Golf Course in Lake George. Information/registration: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgearts.org.

 

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.

 

Driving Program

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Cost: $40. Pre-registration is required with Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Bereavement

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will host a Bereavement Workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at its office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Explore the unique expressions of grief in both men and women. Registration is required at 802-770-1516, or email larocque@ravnah.org.

 

Potluck, Discussion

GREENWICH The Greenwich Library garden group will host a “Potluck and Garden Conversation” event at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Greenwich Library. Bring a dish to share and discuss what worked and didn’t work in your gardens this season. Information: Thelma Hack at 518-747-8090.

 

Audubon Society

GLENS FALLS The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society will present a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Information: www.southernadirondackaudubon.org.

 

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.

 

Tasty Talks

GLENS FALLS Travel photographer and writer Naomi Duguid will present a program titled, “Tasty Talks,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Friday September 30

 

Quilt Talk

BENNINGTON Brenda Papadakis will present an “Evening of Quilts, Stories and Inspiration” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Brenda is author of “Dear Jane, The Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt.” Show off your “Baby Janes,” ask questions, and see the actual Stickle Quilt. Cost: $7; $5 members. Reservations are required at 802-447-1571. Information: www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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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