Community Calendar 9/22/11

T hursday 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.

 

Convivialist Speaks

POULTNEY Raymond Boisvert will speak on “Convivialism Explored: How the Sick the Weak and the Parasitic Became new Paradigms for Philosophy and Evolution” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the East Room at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Free and open to all.

 

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. Takeouts will be available. Cost: Adults $9, children $4, under five, free. Information: 518-792-6647 or 518-793-6735.

 

BBA Homecoming

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy will continue its Homecoming Week 2011 celebration with the Powder Puff football game at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the school in Manchester. A cookout will follow at 6 p.m., with a pep rally and bonfire at 7 p.m. in the upper parking lot. Boys (5:30 p.m.) and girls (7:30 p.m.) soccer games will be played on Friday, Sept. 23, at Applejack Field, with a party from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Tuttle Library. And on Saturday, there’ll be a noon barbecue tailgate party prior to the varsity football game at 2 p.m., and a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Rowland Center. Information: www.burrburton.org/Homecoming.

 

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.

 

Healing Service

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Healing Service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 35 E. Main Street in Granville.

 

Friday September 23

 

Pumpkinpalooza

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.

 

Greek Play

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage its first Greek play, “Philoctetes,” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday the 25th, at the Little Theater on the Farm in Fort Edward. Cost: $10; $8 students and senior citizens. Assisted listening devices will be available. Reservations are recommended at 747-4418, or email hrsc1999@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Community Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Episcopal Ministry Center, 84 Church Street in Poultney. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park in Rutland, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

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, live music, 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.

 

Food Drive

WEST RUTLAND The Town of West Rutland will hold a Town-Wide Food Drive on Saturday, Sept. 24. Non-perishable food items will be collected from you mailbox for the local food shelf between 9 a.m. and noon. Also, you may drop off food donations at the West Rutland Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Information: 802-438-2263.

 

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.

 

Basement Sale

HEBRON A Basement Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Look for the half-price sale on all items and a $1 bag sale on clothing.

 

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.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. “Autumns” will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Cooking Demo

SALEM Cookbook editor Annette Nielsen will give a free “Absolutely Apple” cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Information: 518-854-3250.

 

Music, Potluck

GRANVILLE A free Music Festival and Potluck Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the House of Angels, 4738 Route 31 in Granville. Several music groups will perform and you are asked to bring a covered dish, dessert, chips, or beverage to share, and a chair. Everyone will be welcome and reservations are requested at 802-645-0708.

 

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 210 South Street, across from the Bennington Town Hall. 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. Cost: $35, with proceeds benefiting the Bennington Museum. To enter a brew, visit www.benningtonmuseum.org/brew-fest-registration.html. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Artist Reception

SALEM The North Main Gallery at 196 N. Main Street, Route 22, in Salem will host an Artist Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Featured will be an exhibition of photographs by Karen Brown and Corinna Aldrich titled, “Images.” Information: 518-854-3406.

 

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 First United Presbyterian Church at 13 W. Broadway in Salem invites everyone to a Pig Roast from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. Takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will provide local assistance ranging from school lunch tickets, to warm clothes for children, to heating fuel for families. Tickets are being sold in advance at $14 for adults, and $7 for age 10 and under. Tables can be reserved for parties of eight. Information/tickets: Dolores Phaneuf at 518-854-7275, or Marilyn Hanby at 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

 

Kids Church

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 will begin its Kids Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. There’ll be three classes by age, ranging from pre-school/kindergarten through age 6 and older. Information: Julie Meade at 643-2495.

 

Pancake Breakfast

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department building. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Car Show

GRANVILLE The 25th Autumn Leaves Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, on the grounds at the Granville Elementary School off Quaker Street. About 200 vehicles are expected and slate plaques will be awarded to winners in 25 classifications, with 14 special awards. Admission: $3; free 14 and younger. Show car entry: $20, including two admission tickets and commemorative T-shirts. Others may purchase a T-shirt for $10. Vehicle registration will run from 8 to 11 a.m., or in advance at the Granville Chamber of Commerce website, www.granvillechamber.com. Also, the America Legion will sell barbecued chicken and the Boy Scouts will offer hot dogs and snacks at this event. Information: 518-642-2815.

 

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.

 

Old Country Fiddler

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will present Adam Boyce with a portrayal of Charles Ross Taggart, “The Old Country Fiddler,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street in Manchester. Adam will portray Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Gun Expert Speaks

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Historical Society will hold an Annual Meeting on Sunday, Sept. 25, at its building in Middletown Springs. Come at 6 p.m. for dessert and the meeting, and stay for a talk by Vermont gun expert Terry Tyler. Terry will speak about his adventures in gun collecting and detail the intriguing history of Vermont gun making. Free and open to all. Information: David Wright at 802-235-2376.

 

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.

 

Three Religions

DORSET The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present Williams College Prof. Leyla Rouhi with a talk on “The Co-Existence of Three Religions in Medieval Spain” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Discussed will be how Jews, Muslims and Christians learned from one another at that time. Cost: $15. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

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.

 

Grad School Fair

BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College will host a Graduate School Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Everett Mansion on the campus in Bennington. Representatives from more than 17 graduate and professional schools will attend and the public is invited. Information: Denise Spencer at 802-447-4631, or email careers@svc.edu. General information: www.svc.edu.

 

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.

 

German Dinner

WHITEHALL Skene Manor in Whitehall invites everyone to its last Special Monthly Dinner of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an appetizer table and beverage, followed by a German beef dinner at 6 p.m. Cost: $30. Information/reservations: 518-499-1906, 499-2053, or 747-3735.

 

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.

 

Earthquakes Talk

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host Middlebury College Prof. Patricia Manley with a talk titled, “The Dynamic Earth,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. This talk will focus on the fundamental causes of earthquakes and some secondary effects of them. Cost: $15. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 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.

 

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.

 

Choir Rehearsals

MANCHESTER The Choir of Christ Our Savior Parish will hold Rehearsals from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in preparation for its Eighth Annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 18. Rehearsals will be at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Bonnet Street in Manchester and all vocal parts are needed. Information: Music Director Michael Gallagher after Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday, email mkgallagher@yahoo.com, or call the office, 802-362-1380.

 

Schuylerville History

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville historian Krissy Saddlemire will present findings of her research on the village and its early residents at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall on Spring Street in Schuylerville. The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will host this event. Information: 698-3211.

 

Friday September 30

 

Legion Supper

SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Post 731 Auxiliary invites everyone to a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at the post on Main Street in Schaghticoke. Meatloaf will be served. Information: 753-4188.

 

Thrift Shop Open

HOOSICK FALLS Local Girl Scouts will staff the Thrift Shop from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls (far right door, floor 2). Clothing for all ages at reasonable prices will be offered, and you can fill a shopping bag provided by the shop for only $3. Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or email GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, biking and paddling activities from Saturday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 9. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

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.

 

Plant Sale

TICONDEROGA A Fall Plant Sale will be held in the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, Oct. 1. Also, the King’s Garden will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Public Skating

LAKE GEORGE Open Freestyle and Public Skating will be offered from Saturday, Oct. 1, through Monday, Oct. 31, at the Forum in Lake George. Information/cost: 518-668-2200, or www.lakegeorgeforum.net.

 

Bicycle Ride

LAKE GEORGE The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will host a Peak Season Century Bicycle Ride at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in lake George Village. Information: 518-527-8256, or www.peakseasoncentury.org.

 

Tractor/Truck Pulls

GREENWICH The Washington County Fall Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Weigh in at 8 a.m. and pull at 9 a.m., tractor pulls Saturday and truck pulls Sunday. Pit passes: $20 18 and older; $10 ages 13 to 17; free younger than 13 (younger than 18 with parent). Information: 518-692-2464, 518-321-4303, or www.nytpa.com/octpull.htm.

 

Quilting Workshops

BENNINGTON Brenda Papadakis will lead two Quilting Workshops, the first on Saturday, Oct. 1, on difficult blocks from the famous Jane A. Stickle Quilt, and the second Sunday, Oct. 2, on foundation techniques without a sewing machine. Cost: $65 per workshop; $50 for members of the Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, where the workshops will be held. Information/registration: Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571, or email dmallory@benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Bromley Hike

RUTLAND/PERU The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, five-mile hike with climbing on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Bromley Mountain in Peru. Enjoy spectacular views from an observation tower. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Allison Henry at 775-1627.

 

Business Expo

SCHAGHTICOKE A Small Business Expo and Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, 69 Stillwater Bridge Road. Showcased will be the area’s finest small businesses and local artisans. Free admission. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or www.schaghticokefair.com.

 

Harvest Festival

ARLINGTON The 17th Annual St. James Harvest Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Arlington (rain or shine). Featured will be more than 39 artisans, craftspeople, antiques and collectibles dealers, a chili cook-off, food grill, and home-baked goods. Also, a silent auction, candy store, books, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Bennington Interfaith Food and Fuel Fund. Information: www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Danby Stroll

DANBY Annette Smith of Vermonters for a Clean Environment and Monica Erhart of the Staying Connected Initiative group will lead an easy stroll along a gravel road with fall foliage and other scenic views on Saturday, Oct. 1. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Smokey House Center in Danby and learn how local forests form travel corridors for wildlife. Information: Monica at 802-446-7030, or email monica.erhart@gmail.com.

 

Biking Day

RUTLAND Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the upper parking lot at the Giorgetti complex in Rutland. Rutland Recreation Youth Mountain Bike Club Team members will help with this activity. Helmets are required and parents are encouraged to participate with their child. Bring your own bike (a few will be available). Hot dogs and chips will be provided at noon. Information: www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Car Seat Check

CAMBRIDGE A free Car Seat Check will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Cambridge Fire Dept., corner of W. Main and Pearl streets. Certified child passenger safety technicians will check car seats for proper installation and advise you of any recall. Bring your vehicle with the car seat/booster seat and manuals for them. Information: Elizabeth St. John, Washington County Public Health, at 518-746-2400, Ext. 3478.

 

Seniors Open House

MANCHESTER A Fall Informational Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Equinox Village on Maple Street in Manchester. A variety of free informational seminars will offered for people age 55 and older, and refreshments will be served. Information/registration: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Harvest Fair

PITTSFORD The Seventh Annual Harvest Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, on Route 7 in Pittsford Village. Handmade and homegrown is this year’s theme. Information/crafter and vendor space: 802-483-0074.

 

Apple Festival

CAMBRIDGE The Third Annual Cambridge Apple Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Railroad Park, just east of the Cambridge Hotel, on Main Street in Cambridge. Featured will be pie contests, games, crafts, food, vendors (open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), live music, and more. For pie contest rules and registration, event times and other information, call the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce at 518-677-0887, email cambridgechamber@gmail.com, or visit www.cambridgenychamber.com.

 

Open Studio

WEST CASTLETON Karen Deets Stained Glass will be open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a part of the statewide Foliage Open Studio Weekend sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council. The event features refreshments, demonstrations, and exclusive sales. The studio is located near Glen Lake at 728 Moscow Rd, Fair Haven. Information: 802-265-8668, www.karendeets.com, www.vermontcrafts.com.

 

Country/Bluegrass

GRANVILLE A Country/Bluegrass Celebration will be staged from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Knights of Columbus grounds, Park and Potter avenues in Granville. Five popular area bands will perform (inside in case of rain). Cost: $15; free 12 and younger. Also, there’ll be a chicken barbecue by Granville Engine & Hose Co. ($8), and hot dogs, chili, baked goods and more inside by the K of C. A 50/50 raffle, too. Proceeds will benefit the Haynes House of Hope in Granville. Information: 518-642-8155.

 

Homecoming Weekend

BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College will continue its Family and Homecoming Weekend at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, with a homerun derby on the campus in Bennington. The annual alumni baseball game will follow at noon, with a women’s soccer game at noon, men’s soccer at 2:30 p.m., and the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Mountaineer Athletic Center. Free and open to all. This weekend celebration will run from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Information: Daryl Kenny at 802-447-6357, or email alumni@svc.edu.

 

Raffle Benefit

WHITEHALL A Super Prize Raffle to benefit Danon Whiting will be drawn at about 2:15 p.m. during halftime of the Whitehall High School football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Whitehall. Raffle items include seven cords of firewood, an Adirondack chair, gift certificates, two flowering crab trees, greens fees at Valley View Country Club, snowshoe rentals, and more. Danon is fighting cancer and proceeds will help with his medical expenses. Information/tickets: Penny Whiting at 518-499-2577. To donate items for the raffle, call Keith Redmond at 499-1487.

 

The Piano Men

GLENS FALLS WCKM-98.5 Radio and NBT Bank will present “The Piano Men,” a Bill Joel/Elton John tribute show starring Leo Frantz and Les Smith, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. Cost: $30 including all fees. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Dept. will hold a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9:50. Also, non-perishable food items will be collected at this event for the local food pantry. Information/reservations: 695-3957.

 

Dance for Dave

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Annual Dance for Dave will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Included will be a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, catered buffet dinner at 6 p.m., music, raffles, and 10 cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. Cost: $100 (only 125 tickets will be sold), with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society in memory of David A. Duval. Information/tickets: 518-225-5552, email mjduval@hotmail.com.

 

Italian Buffet

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville United Methodist Church at 51 Church Street invites everyone to its annual Italian Buffet Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Cost: Free-will offering.

 

Doo-Wop Legends

MANCHESTER A Doo-Wop Legends show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. This show will star original recording artists Jay Siegel and The Tokens, Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles, and Jay Traynor of Jay and the Americans. Information/tickets: 802-362-1405, or www.svac.org, or visit the Northshire Bookstore.

 

Sunday October 2

 

Pancake Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 518-753-9549.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Ag Tailgate Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE The Brunswick Grange will hold its annual Fall Agricultural Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (rain or shine). More than 50 vendors will offer chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, plants, flowers, and other agriculture-related items. Refreshments will be available. Information/vendor space ($15): 279-9113.

 

Wisdom Workshop

RUTLAND A workshop titled, “Natural Wisdom: Writing and Art as Spiritual Voice,” will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 2 through 23, at the Grace Congregational Church in Rutland. Joanna Tebbs Young will lead this workshop and participants will listen to the sounds of nature and respond through writing and art. Cost: Donation, with proceeds benefiting the Grace Church Hurricane Irene Relief Fund. Information/registration: 802-747-0761, or email joanna@wisdomwithinink.com.

 

Arnold Reenactment

STILLWATER A dramatic reenactment, “Rendezvous with Treason: Benedict Arnold Betrayal,” will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield in Stillwater. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Blessing of Animals

PITTSFORD In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, a Blessing of the Animals will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. Officiating will be Rev. Lee Crawford of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Dogs must be leashed and cats and other pets must be in safe carriers. Bring a photo of your pet if you cannot bring it. Also, the shelter will be open until 5 p.m. to offer animals for adoption following the blessing. Information: 802-483-9171.

 

Symphony Performs

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform “Tales of Country Scenes and City Lights” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, in the auditorium at Glens Falls High School. Works by Debussy, Beethoven and Jennifer Higdon will be featured. Information/cost: www.gfso.org.

 

Comedy Show

GLENS FALLS Comedian Bill Engvall will perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Civic Center in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Monday October 3

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens of Granville from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Cost: $5 eat in; $6 take out.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Music Festival

CASTLETON Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its 18th annual “Made in Vermont” music festival on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Castleton State College Fine Arts Center. In addition to works by Mozart, Honegger, Sibelius and Hadyn, the orchestra will debut “Dark Mountains,” a new work by Robert Paterson that evokes the Green Mountains of Vermont. Tickets are adults, $26; seniors $23; and students, $13. To purchase, visit www.vso.org or call 800-876-9293, ext. 10.

 

Tuesday October 4

 

Animals Blessing

CAMBRIDGE In celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi the New Skete Monasteries at 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge will host an annual Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. All animals must be leashed or in a secure pen (if not possible to bring the animal, bring a photograph of it). Light refreshments will follow the blessing. Information: 518-677-3928, Ext. 303, or www.newskete.org.

 

Poultney Legion

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

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, Oct. 4. 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.

 

Talent Show, Café

ARLINGTON Arlington Memorial High School will host its annual Talent Show and Café Night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Mack Multi-Purpose Room at Fisher Elementary School in Arlington. Students, faculty and community members will perform, and everyone will enjoy dessert and a beverage. Adults and area high school students wishing to perform should call Patti Cody well in advance at 802-375-2589, Ext. 149, or email codyp@bvsu.org.

 

Wednesday October 5

 

Writer Speaks

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will host non-fiction writer Melissa Fay Greene who will speak at 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Scoville Learning Center auditorium on the SUNY Adirondack campus, Bay Road in Queensbury. Information: www.sunyacc.edu/writersproject.

 

Wells Postmark

WELLS The Wells Post Office and the Wells Historical Society will offer a special Pictorial Postmark to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the charter of the Town of Wells from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Come to the Modern Woodmen of America building off Route 30 in Wells where acting Wells Postmaster Sarah Pesler and her staff will stamp letters and postcards with the special postmark, thereby creating an inexpensive but historic anniversary souvenir. Cost: Free. Also, you may request a special postmark free of charge by mail within 30 days of this event by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope containing the letter or envelope you wish to have cancelled to Postmaster, 10 North Street, Wells, Vt. 05774-9998. Information: Sarah at 802-645-0822.

 

Adirondacks Mammals

ARGYLE The Argyle Free Library will present nature photographer Gerry Lemmo with a free slide show, “Mammals of the Adirondacks, from Mice to Moose,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Argyle United Presbyterian Church.

 

Vermeer’s Women

RUTLAND Dartmouth Prof. Jane Carroll will speak on “Virtue and Vice: The World of Vermeer’s Women” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Prof. Carroll will examine the portrayal of women in the work of 17th century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, including encoded messages in the paintings. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

Model Railroading

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold an Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 5 through 26, in Glens Falls. Information/location: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.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.

 

Book Sale

QUEENSBURY A Fall Book Sale will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the Senior Center in Queensbury. Information: 518-761-8224, or www.seniorsonthego.org.

 

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.

 

German Dinner

LAKE GEORGE A German Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at St. James Episcopal Church in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 518-668-2001, or www.capital.net/~stjames1/.

 

Drawing at VFW

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

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Author at Library

GLENS FALLS The Fall Writers Series will present Kristin Kimball, author of “The Dirty Life: on Farming, Food and Love,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Friday October 7

 

Gallery Talk

GLENS FALLS A Gallery Talk will be presented from 4:15 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.larac.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Ballroom Dancing

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host Second Saturday Ballroom Dancing from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. All dancing abilities and singles will be welcome, and a lesson will be provided. Information/cost: 518-761-4174, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

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.

 

Saturday October 15

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking and geocaching activities from Saturday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 31. Information: www.adk-gfs.org. Also, the club will hold a workday at its building off Northway Exit 21 at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15. Call Maureen Coutant at 745-7834, or email chapterchair@adk-gfs.org.

 

Tuesday October 18

 

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, Oct. 18. 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.

 

Wednesday Oct. 19

 

Model Railroading

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold an Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and 26, in Glens Falls. Information/location: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday October 20

 

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 October 21

 

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.

 

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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