Community Calendar 9/29/11

T hursday 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.

 

Thrift Store

SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store next to the Courthouse Community Center in Salem will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Purchase a bag filled with warm clothing for children and adults, shoes and purses for only $1. Donations of gently used clothing will be appreciated and accepted during store hours.

 

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

 

Calendars Sale

BENSON The grade 8 class at the Benson Village School is selling Community Calendars. To order one, or advertise in it, call Elizabeth Moyer at 802-537-2491, or email emoyer@arsu.org. Also, the grade 8 class will have a concession stand at the Haunted Hayride on Oct. 14 and 15 in Benson. Funds raised will benefit the class’ spring trip to Washington, D.C.

 

Chicken BBQ

GRANVILLE The American Legion Riders will hold a Chicken BBQ on Friday, Sept. 30 from 4 p.m. until sold out. Price is $10. The club is offering a 20% discount to active American Legion members and military with ID.

 

Archiving Workshop

FORT EDWARD Registrations are requested by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, for a workshop titled, “Becoming Your Own Archivist,” that will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Washington County Historical Society, 167 Broadway in Fort Edward. Learn how to store and protect your important papers, pamphlets, etc. Cost: $5 for materials. Information/reservations: 747-9108.

 

Quilt Raffle

WHITEHALL Skene Manor is selling tickets for a Quilt Raffle that will be drawn on Saturday, Nov. 26, during its annual Basket Party. This autumn-themed quilt is king size and has matching pillow shams. Tickets are $5 each and only 300 will be sold. Get yours at Skene Manor in Whitehall or from any Skene Manor volunteer. Information: 518-499-1906.

 

Holiday Shop

GLENS FALLS Friday, Sept. 30, is the deadline for artists and craftspeople to apply for space in LARAC’s 2011 Holiday Shop Nov. 18 through Dec. 24 at the Lapham Gallery in downtown Glens Falls. Information/applications: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.larac.org.

 

Art Exhibits

BENNINGTON The Bennington Center for the Arts invites everyone to see two exhibitions that will run through Dec. 18, “Small Works in the Collector’s Gallery” (landscapes and still lifes) and “Impressions of New England” (in paint and bronze). Also, artists from around the country and world are encouraged to submit works for the third annual fine art competition. Information: 802-442-7158, or www.thebennington.org.

 

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.

 

Flea Market

WEST PAWLET A Fall Flea Market will be held form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the West Pawlet Firehouse. Included will be raffles and a bake sale, lunch will be available, and everyone will be welcome. Information: Edna at 802-645-0174.

 

Buddy Walk

RUTLAND Everyone is invited to the Sixth Annual Buddy Walk in support of individuals with Down Syndrome that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Main Street Park in Rutland (rain or shine). Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the one-mile, optional walk will step off at 10 a.m. Buddy Walk T-shirts will be available at $7 each. Also featured will be a bounce house, fact painting, free food, raffle prizes, a deejay and dancing, pumpkin decorating, a clown, and more.

 

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

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

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Fire prevention will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Country Music

SCHAGHTICOKE Phil Hoyt will perform original and traditional country music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds Small Business Expo and Craft Fair. Free admission. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or www.schaghticokefair.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.

 

Broadway Royalty

FORT EDWARD The premiere of a new musical revue, “Broadway Royalty,” will be presented at 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. This show will highlight the best songs written by Jewish composers/lyricists during the past 100 years of Broadway productions. Cost: $10. Information/reservations: 518-461-5411, or www.littletheater27.com.

 

Raffle Benefit/Homecoming weekend

WHITEHALL A Super Prize Raffle to benefit Danon Whiting will be drawn at about 2:15 p.m. during halftime of the annual Whitehall High School Homecing football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, against Rensselaer. 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.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Pawlet Community Church. Takeouts may be ordered on Oct. 1 at 802-325-3022. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

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.

 

GOP Picnic

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Republican committees of the towns of Northumberland and Saratoga will hold a Family Picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Schuyler Park on Route 29, across from the Farmer’s Daughter. Cost: $10; free younger than 10. Information/reservations: Brandon Myers at 321-3548.

 

Arnold Reenactment

STILLWATER A dramatic reenactment by Sean Grady and Gary Petagine, “Rendezvous with Treason: Benedict Arnold Betrayal,” will be presented from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 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.

 

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

 

Flu Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Flu and Pneumonia Clinics as follows: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 3, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Community Church, Middletown Springs; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 5, American Legion, Route 7, Brandon; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, St. Alphonsus Church Hall, Pittsford; 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 7, United Church of Dorset, Dorset; and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Firehouse in Rupert. For age 18 and older. Cost: Free with Medicare Part B or Managed Medicare card; $33 flu, $55 high-dose flu, $65 pneumonia (MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards accepted). Information: Flu Hotline at 802-770-1574, RAVNAH at 802-775-0568, or www.ravnah.org.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, Village Manor, Pittsford; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 10 a.m. Oct. 6, Parker House, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Bardwell House, Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Ira Town Hall; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Family Supper

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church will host a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at the church on Route 149 in South Granville. The public is invited to come and celebrate church and community members’ birthdays occurring in October. Bring a dish to share. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

 

Democrats Meet

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Basement Training Room (use entrance B) of the Washington County Municipal Center, 383 Broadway in Fort Edward. This meeting is open to all interested Democrats, and committee members are asked to make a reservation with Sheila Comar at 518-642-9566, or email slcomar@roadrunner.com.

 

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

 

Fall Garden Cleanup

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Slate Valley Masonic Lodge on Route 24 in Middle Granville. Donna Anderson of the Mettowee Mill Nursery will speak on “Fall Garden Cleanup” and the annual raffle drawing will be held. All Granville area residents with an interest in gardening are encouraged to join this club.

 

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.

 

Art for Adults

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Youth Center and Community Coalition will offer a course for adult artists at 6:30 p.m. on 12 Wednesdays beginning Oct. 5 at the Youth Center, 115 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. This course will include activities and exercises found in Julia Cameron’s best-selling book, “The Artist’s Way.” Cost: Purchase of Cameron’s book; free otherwise. Information: 518-686-9050.

 

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.

 

Einstein Talk

MANCHESTER The Vermont Humanities Council will present Middlebury College Prof. Susan Watson with a talk on “The Genius of Albert Einstein” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. Einstein’s achievements and legacy will be detailed. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

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

 

Chowderfest

XBENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence will host a Chowderfest on Thursday, Oct. 6, and a “Remembering John Lennon” event on Oct. 7, in Bennington. Information/times: 802-442-8136, or info@bpiads.org.

 

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.

 

Healthier Living Series

CASTLETON A free Healthier Living Workshop Series will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 6 through Nov. 10 at the Castleton Community Center on Main Street, Route 4A, in Castleton. This series, for people suffering with chronic illnesses and conditions, will include information on managing medications, dealing with pain, frustration and fatigue, and improving communications with healthcare providers. Information/registration: Rutland Regional Medical Center at 802-772-2400.

 

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/.

 

Spaghetti, Book Fair

HARTFORD The senior class will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Book Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $5 adults, $3.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2012.

 

Basket Bingo

HOOSICK FALLS The Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls invites everyone to a Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 6. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and games will start at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for 18 games; $3 for the special games. Door prizes will be awarded and food will be for purchase. Information/tickets: 518-686-4737, 686-5075, Thorpe’s Pharmacy, or the church rectory.

 

Anniversary Celebration

XSARATOGA SPRINGS The Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center will hold its 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Information/reservations: 518-480-2432, or email gohealthcareer.org.

 

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

 

GOP Dinner

GRANVILLE Reservations are requested by Friday, Oct. 7, for the Washington County Republican Committee’s annual Fall Dinner that will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at The Forum on E. Potter Avenue in Granville. A social hour with cash bar will run from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a dinner buffet. The keynote speaker will be Sen. Betty Little. Cost: $25. Information/reservations: Maizie Morse at 518-642-9793, or Dona Crandall at 642-2381.

 

Golf Benefit

PITTSFORD The 11th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit homeless animals in Rutland County will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club in Pittsford. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m., and captain and crew play at 1 p.m. Cost: $85, $80 for PPCC members, including golf, prizes and post-tournament banquet. Pre-registration is strongly suggested at 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

F. D. Open House

XSALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold an Open House from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Proudfit Hall Firehouse on W. Broadway in Salem. Visit with the firefighters and sign up to win a door prize.

 

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 Oct. 7. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Mary Johnson will discuss her recently released book, “An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life,” on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information/time: 802-362-2200, or 1-800-437-3700.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Original Play

XNORTH BENNINGTON Bennington College students will stage their original play, “Lena’s Scissors,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Vermont Arts Exchange’s Sage Street Mill in North Bennington. Free and open to all. This play also will be presented at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the South Street Café in Bennington. Information: 845-430-4625, or email Faith Griffiths at fgriffiths@bennington.edu.

 

Haunted House

GRANVILLE A Haunted House will be open at 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, from Oct. 7 to 31, at 1394 Route 24, behind the Penrhyn firehouse, in Granville. Cost: Free-will donation, with proceeds benefiting the Haynes House of Hope.

 

Saturday October 8

 

Car Show

GREENWICH The 13th Annual Country Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Washington Square in Greenwich Village. Classic and antique vehicles will be featured. Information/time: 518-692-7030, or email info@countrypeddlershoppes.com.

 

Argyle Garage Sale

ARGYLE The Argyle Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. Featured will be more than 100 authentic garage sales, sidewalk and bake sales, crafts, refreshments and produce. Also, sandwiches and soup at the United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, a basket raffle at the American Legion both days, and a coin drop by the Emergency Squad Saturday. Free maps will be available at Argyle Hardware, The Stovery, Stewart’s Shoppe, the town clerk’s office, and at www.addigest.com. Route 40 vendor space: American Legion, Walt Caprood at 518-

531-4174.

 

Renaissance Gathering

GREENWICH The East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism will hold a free Renaissance gathering and Middle Ages re-creation Saturday through Monday, Oct. 8 to 10, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Information: 518-812-6847, 518-692-2464, or www.eastkingdom.org.

 

Rutland Race

RUTLAND The Great Rutland Race II will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. You’ll travel all over Rutland City on a scavenger hunt. Cost: $70 in advance, $80 race day, with proceeds benefiting the Rutland Recreation Scholarship Fund. Information/registration: Visit the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. at 1 Deer Street, or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Barn Sale

XARGYLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary at 9 Tilford Road in Argyle will hold its annual Barn Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Tack, horse-related items, and horse blankets will be offered. Also, visit with the horses and see a list of adoptable ones. Information: 518-638-6929, or www.doublelstableequinerescue.petfinder.org.

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, four-mile hike around the Chittenden Reservoir on Saturday, Oct. 8. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

Tag Sale, Flea Market

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Council 10917, Knights of Columbus, invites everyone to its annual Tag Sale and Flea Market at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, on the S. Park Street church grounds in Cambridge. Information/vendor space ($10): 518-677-2757.

 

Clothing at Mettawee

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community PTO will host the Fifth Annual Share the Warmth Clothing Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Available will be clothing for all seasons (bring your own bags), along with specialty clothing such as Halloween costumes and homecoming/prom gowns. Clothing donations will be accepted at the school from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday before the sale. Donations must be clean, reusable and smoke free. Information: Brooke Burnham at 802-645-0968, or email bburnham@mettaweeschool.org.

 

Rummage, Bake Sale

POULTNEY The handicap accessible United Baptist Church of Poultney will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Free coffee will be provided with a purchase from the bake sale. Christmas items and much more also will be offered.

 

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.

 

Bake and Tag Sale

XPOULTNEY The Bomoseen Grange invites everyone to a Bake and Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 17 Church Street in Poultney. Proceeds will benefit the Grange’s community service projects.

 

Poultney Yard Sale

POULTNEY The Poultney Town-Wide Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, rain or shine. Vendor space: Mary Lee Harris at Stitchy Women, 144 Main Street, or call 802-287-4114 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Information: Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce at 287-2010.

 

Plein Aire Event

STILLWATER Artists and photographers will gather at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, for a Plein Aire at Saratoga Battlefield event (rain date Oct. 9). Children’s art lessons also will be provided. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold its monthly Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Summer and winter items will be offered at this event that is held on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Charity Downs at 802-645-0071.

 

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.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Boats will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Raffle Benefit

FAIR HAVEN A Basket Raffle, Bake Sale and 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Community Kids Preschool Center in Fair Haven will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main Street in Fair Haven. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings beginning at 1 p.m. There’ll be door prizes, and hot dog/chips/drink will be available for $4. Proceeds will go toward repairs to the preschool that was badly damaged by Hurricane Irene. Information/to donate funds or basket: Erica Jones at 278-8028, or Misty Bolster at 278-8031.

 

Pantry Fundraiser

CAMBRIDGE A Vendor Blender Food Pantry Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Cambridge Central School. In addition to a variety of vendor offerings, this event will feature a bake sale, light lunch, and children’s activities. Proceeds will benefit the Cambridge Food Pantry. Information/vendor space: Dawn Case at 518-677-3959, or email case52@verizon.net.

 

Chicken Barbecue

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the firehouse on Bunker Hill Road. Cost: $9. Advance orders are encouraged at 692-7864, or email cvfda12823@gmail.com. Information: www.cossayunavfd.com. Also, the Auxiliary will hold a Tag Sale/Flea Market on Oct. 8. Vendor space: Rose Bain at above number and email address.

 

Open House

XWEST PAWLET The work of folk artist Doreen Frost will be featured at a Harvest Gathering Open House from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Vermont Harvest Folk Art, 131 Route 153 in West Pawlet. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-645-9543, or www.vermontharvestfolkart.com.

 

Stuart Little

GLENS FALLS The Pendragon Theatre will stage a Fairy Tale Theater production of “Stuart Little” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Pittstown Firehouse, 134 Parker School Road. Takeouts will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost: $10. Also, a Fire Prevention Open House will be held during the barbecue, with fire safety information and hands-on fire extinguisher demonstrations.

 

Lobster Bake

HARTFORD Herschel Argyle Masonic Lodge 508 invites everyone to a Lobster Bake from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Masonic Temple on Main Street in Hartford. Cost: $15, eat in or take out. Information/advance tickets (available through Oct. 2): 632-5436, 747-3828, 632-5441, or 638-8876.

 

Fall Free Fest

WHITEHALL Christopher La Flamme of La Flamme’s, Inc., will host the Second Annual Fall Free Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. This event will include live music, giveaways, a food booth to benefit the Boy Scouts, a food pantry booth, cake raffle, and more. Information/sponsorships/donations of gifts and prizes: Bethe Reynolds, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, 518-499-4435, or email WhitehallThrives@aol.com.

 

Roast Pork

BACON HILL The Bacon Hill Reformed Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8. Seating will be at 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. Cost: $9.50 adults; $5 children. Takeouts will be available. Information/reservations: Jane Schwerd at 587-8147.

 

Art Auction

XBRANDON The 11th Annual Brandon Artists Guild Auction, “Art Makes Brandon Tick,” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Brandon Town Hall. Stop by at 5 p.m. and preview unique clocks decorated by 27 well-known Vermont artists, and stay for the auction at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available and the winner of the “How-Many-Watches?” guessing contest will be announced. Information: 247-4956, or email thebag@brandonartistsguild.org.

 

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.

 

Round/Square Dance

XPOULTNEY People of all ages are invited to a Fall Round and Square Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the St. Raphael Church Hall, corner of Route 30 and Main Street, in Poultney. Cost: $10, free younger than 12, at the door. Everyone will be welcome, including beginners and singles, Ron Bailey will do the calling, and refreshments will be available at this alcohol-free event.

 

Astronomy Program

XHUBBARDTON The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will host a free Astronomy Program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Hubbardton Battlefield on Monument Hill Road (cloudy skies date, Oct. 9). Telescopes will be available or bring your own telescope or binoculars, a blanket and flashlight. Marshmallows will be provided. Information: www.HistoricVermont.org/sites.

 

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.

 

Free Jazz

XBENNINGTON The Thomas Bergeron Quintet, featuring Grammy-winning jazz violinist Mads Tolling, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Deane Carriage Barn on the Bennington College campus. Free and open to all.

 

Sunday October 9

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to a buffet Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 children. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Trek for Hope

GRANVILLE A “Trek for Hope” to benefit the Haynes House of Hope will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. A 10K will begin at 9 a.m., a one-mile kids’ run at 10:15 a.m., and a 5K run/walk at 10:45 a.m. Cost: $15 in advance; $20 on Oct. 9; $10 age 18 and younger. Music and a chicken barbecue, too. Information/advance registration: Peter O’Brien at 518-321-9640, or email peter.obrien@tdbank.com.

 

Car Cruise-In

HARTFORD The class of 2012 will host the 10th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In ‘n’ Show it Off event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Hartford Central School, routes 40 and 149 (rain date Oct. 16). Participating cars (no cutoff date for show cars) should register by 9 a.m.; entry fee $5 in advance, $7 show day; dash plates first 50 vehicles. General admission: $3. Food and beverages will be available and there’ll be music from the 1950s through today. Information: Andrea Stoddard at 518-632-5222.

 

Poker Benefit

BOMOSEEN A Texas Hold’em Tournament and Dinner to benefit flood victims will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Trak-In Restaurant on Route 30 in Bomoseen. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and play will start at noon. Entry fee: $100; 75 percent payback. Omaha Hi-Lo Tournament registration at 3:30 p.m., Omaha Hi-Lo no-limit start 4 p.m., $40 buy-in. Dinner cost: $10; serving from 1 to 6 p.m. Information: Ray Downs at 518-499-1750, or email rdowns01@nycap.rr.com.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Chicken Barbecue

XSALEM Boy Scout Troop 61 will hold its annual Columbus Day weekend Chicken Barbecue from noon to 1 p.m., or until sold out, on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Boy Scout bottle drop on Route 22, just south of the Salem Village limits. Cost: $8 in advance; $10 on Oct. 9. Advance tickets are available from the scouts and scout leaders, and at Salem Hardware. Proceeds will benefit the troop’s trip to Minnesota next summer.

 

Basket Raffle

CAMBRIDGE The American Legion Post 634 Auxiliary will host its Fourth Annual Basket Raffle on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the post on Route 22 north in Cambridge. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with drawings starting at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance from June Hommel, 518-677-3576, or visit the Legion’s lounge. There’ll be a concession stand, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

F.D. Open House

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuyler Hose Company will celebrate 175 years of providing firefighter coverage for the Village of Schuylerville with an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the firehouse, 35 Spring Street. From 1 to 3 p.m. equipment displays, demonstrations, and information on becoming a firefighter will be featured. And at 3 p.m. there’ll be a formal anniversary ceremony, including officer/member recognition. Light refreshments will follow and everyone will be welcome.

 

Gold Star Mother

WHITEHALL The American Legion Auxiliary will honor Whitehall’s Gold Star Mother, Catherine Aiken, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at American Legion Post 83, 148 Main Street in Whitehall. Catherine lost her son, William, in the Vietnam War. Refreshments will follow the service and everyone will be welcome.

 

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, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11. Information: 686-4982.

 

Suicide Prevention

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Youth Center and Community Coalition, and the Marcoux and Sweeney families, will host a Community Walk for Suicide Prevention at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Wood Memorial Park where candles will be distributed. St. Mark’s Church will provide a free dinner for all participants following the walk. Information: 518-686-9050.

 

Chad and Jeremy

GLENS FALLS “British Invasion” artists Chad and Jeremy will perform in concert at 8 pm. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Informaton/tickets: 518-874-0800.

 

Monday October 10

 

Chaffee Dinner/Auction

RUTLAND Reservations are required by Monday, Oct. 10, for the Second Annual Dinner and Auction, “Art of Masquerade,” that will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland to benefit the Chaffee Art Center. Included will be live music by MeadoWinds, a sit-down dinner, and live and silent auctions. Auction items will include “masked” artwork by anonymous artists, antiques, collectibles, gift certificates, and more. Cost: $50. Information/reservations: 802-775-0356, or email info@chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Surrender Week

SCHUYLERVILLE Surrender Week events will be held at special locations in Schuylerville and Victory from Monday, Oct. 10, through Monday, Oct. 17. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Egyptian Revolution

XBENNINGTON Batool Khattab, assistant professor of Arabic at Williams College and a Fulbright Fellow at the School of Drama, University of Washington, will speak on “The Egyptian Revolution: Reclaiming a Nation’s Voice” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all at the CAPA Symposium on the Bennington College campus.

 

Tuesday October 11

 

Energy Talk

XBENNINGTON Richard Heinberg, a senior fellow in residence at the Post Carbon Institute, will speak on “Life After Growth: Building Community Resilience in a World of Declining Energy” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. You’ll find this event that’s free and open to all in the Tishman Lecture Hall on the Bennington College campus.

 

Wednesday October 12

 

Dairy Program

XHUDSON FALLS Dr. Brian Gould of the University of Wisconsin will lead a program on “Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Crop Insurance” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Annex II meeting room in Hudson Falls. Information on the Milk Income Loss Contract Program and other disaster information also will be provided. Free. Pre-registration is recommended at 518-746-2560, or email sab22@cornell.edu.

 

Democrats Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from the Stewart’s Shoppe. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

Film at Library

RUTLAND The Judy Lieff film, “Deaf Jam,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. This film depicts a deaf teenager living in New York City “who discovers the power of American sign language poetry to transcend and liberate.” Information: 802-773-1860, or email ed@rutlandfree.org.

 

Thursday October 13

 

Post Suicide Workshop

XDORSET The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a workshop, “No Goodbyes: Understanding Loss After Suicide,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Dorset Nursing Office, 909 Route 30 in Dorset. Registration is required with Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.

 

Harvest Dinner

XMANCHESTER Reservations are requested by Thursday, Oct. 13, for an elegant Harvest Dinner at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Cilantro, 5036 Main Street in Manchester Center. Local ingredients will be showcased in this five-course gourmet

meal. Cost: $75, all going to the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity’s first home on Jennifer Lane. Information/reservations: 802-367-1000, or bennhabitat@yahoo.com.

 

Pops Concert

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will perform a Pops Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.lakegeorgecommunityband.com.

 

Friday October 14

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Rupert Firehouse; 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. Oct. 19, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19, Dorset Nursing Assn. (by appointment), Dorset; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland; and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Appletree Apartments, Fair Haven. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti and Meatballs/Sausage Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 age 12 and younger. Information/tickets: 695-3011, or visit the post; limited sales at the door.

 

Haunted Hayride

XBENSON A Haunted Hayride event will be held form from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15, in downtown Benson. Advance tickets (pick the wagon you want, not only the first wagon) at $10 each are available from Sue Janssen at 537-3111; regular tickets (good for a specific wagon and time) will be $7.50 each on Oct. 14 and 15. Indoor vendor space, Gina Cull at 537-2063; outdoor vendor space, Tom Neumann at 558-1122.

 

Chamber Music

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players will perform in concert on Friday, Oct. 14, at the United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue and Henning Road, in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $12 students; discounts for season ticket holders. Time/tickets: 518-584-1427.

 

Guitar Virtuoso

GLENS FALLS Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Cost: $48. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

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, Oct. 15. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Rummage Sale

DORSET The Dorset Church off Route 30 at 143 Church Street will hold its Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 (outside sales begin at 8:30 a.m.; no early-bird shopping). Bag sale noon to 1 p.m. Clean winter clothing, jewelry, purses, linens, kitchen/household items, books, and more will be offered. Information: 867-2260.

 

Fall Fair

GLENS FALLS The Senior Center will host a Fall Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Books, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, household items, plants and more will be offered. Information: 793-2189.

 

Trash Talkin’

GREENWICH Sharon McLelland will lead a free workshop titled, “Trash Talkin’,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Greenwich Free Library on Main Street. For teachers and youth leaders, this workshop will focus on ways to motivate young people to recycle and compost. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Information/registration: Andy at 518-677-3073, or email andyterry@verizon.net.

 

Candlelight Tour

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will host a free, guided Candlelight Tour of Schuyler House from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Schuylerville. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Sunday October 16

 

Tag Sale

GLENS FALLS The Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls will hold a Tag Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, rain or shine. Information: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Monday October 17

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The de Blasiis Chamber Music Series will present the A M Duo at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-792-2383.

 

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

 

Writer Visits

GLENS FALLS The Fall Writers Series will present Christopher Bohjalian at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

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

 

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 Oct. 21. 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 Oct. 21. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday October 22

 

FARMERS’ MARKET

RUTLAND The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Depot Park, next to Walmart, in Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

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.

 

Monday October 24

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Sunday November 13

 

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 Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Information: 686-4982.

 

Sunday December 11

 

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 Dec. 11. Information: 686-4982.

 

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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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