Community Calendar 10/3/11

T hursday October 6

 

Chowderfest

BENNINGTON 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.

 

Manchester Market

MANCHESTER The Manchester Farmers’ Market will be open for the last time this season from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Adams Park, Route 7A and Center Hill, across from Gringo Jack’s Restaurant in Manchester. Fresh products from local farms and musical entertainment by The Stonewaulers will be featured. Information: Email mfmvt@yahoo.com.

 

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

SARATOGA 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.

 

Thrift Shop Sales

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad Street in Schuylerville will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a $1 bag sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8. And from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, there’ll be a 25 percent off store-wide coupon, and a 50/50 drawing. Information: 695-4640.

 

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

SALEM 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

NORTH 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 30, 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.

 

 

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

ARGYLE 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.

 

Flea Market

POULTNEY The Ladies Guild of St. Raphael Church invites everyone to a Flea Market from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Church Hall, Route 30 and Main Street in Poultney. Also, the café will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with homemade soup and sandwiches.

 

Writers’ Conference

POULTNEY The Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Poultney Methodist Church. Featured will be speakers and interactive workshops in exploration of the art of writing. Cost: $60; $20 students. Information/registration: 802-287-2577, or www.thegreeleyfoundation.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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driving record. Pre-registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

Bake and Tag Sale

POULTNEY 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.

 

Tag Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Chorale will hold a “Gigantic Tag Sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 22 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Fine and unique, quality items will be offered and all proceeds will support the chorale’s 17th anniversary season.

 

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

WEST 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.

 

Breastfeeding Cafe

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA SPRINGS Two certified lactation counselors will lead a Breastfeeding Café from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rock Hill Café, 19 Exchange Street in Glens Falls. This event will be repeated from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Virgil’s House, 86 Henry Street in Saratoga Springs. Free information will be provided for past, present and future breastfeeding mothers. Information: www.lisacartier.com/cafe.

 

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

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road invites everyone to its last Chicken Barbecue of the year at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children. Information/tickets: Donna at 792-6647, or Joyce at 793-6735.

 

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

BRANDON 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.

 

German Dinner

LAKE GEORGE St. James Episcopal Church at 172 Ottawa Street in Lake George invites everyone to a sauerbraten German Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Takeouts will be available beginning at 5 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $4 children. Free parking. Information: 518-668-2001.

 

Vegas Night

WHITEHALL Whitehall Elks Lodge #1491 will host Vegas Night from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The evening will include Roulette, Black Jack and Bell Jar.

 

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

POULTNEY 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

HUBBARDTON 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

BENNINGTON 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

 

Firehouse Breakfast

BUSKIRK  The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will hold its monthly “All You Can Eat” breakfast at the fire station on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

 

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

SALEM 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

BENNINGTON 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

BENNINGTON 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.

 

Library Board Meets

STILLWATER The Board of Trustees of the Stillwater Free Library will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the library. The public will be welcome.

 

Wednesday October 12

 

Dairy Program

HUDSON 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.

 

Women Meet

CASTLETON The GFWC Castleton Woman’s Club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the 1787 Room of the Campus Center at Castleton State College. A light lunch will be served at noon, with a business meeting at 12:20 p.m. Sharon Norton from the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter then will discuss the shelter’s services and needs. Attendees are asked to bring household items and toiletries for donation to the shelter. Information: Linda at 273-2086.

 

Embroidery Class

STILLWATER Jane Weber will lead a 3D Embroidery class at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 26, at the Stillwater Free Library. Bring a large-eyed needle and a pair of sharp scissors. Reservations are requested at 664-6255.

 

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.

 

Guided Hike

SCHUYLERVILLE Saratoga National Historical Park Ranger Joe Craig will lead a free, 1.5-hour Guided Hike of Victory Woods by Moonlight on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Meet at 8 p.m. at the Saratoga Monument on Burgoyne Street in Schuylerville. Learn about the last days of Gen. Burgoyne’s army just before its surrender in Oct. 1777. Bring a flashlight. Reservations are required at 518-664-9821, Ext. 224.

 

Thursday October 13

 

Post Suicide Workshop

DORSET 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.

 

Story Time

STILLWATER PJ Story Time with Carol will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 and 27, at the Stillwater Free Library. Stories, crafts and a bedtime snack will be provided.

 

Harvest Dinner

MANCHESTER 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.

 

Schoolhouse Talk

HEBRON Dale and Joan Prouty will speak on getting the Perkins Hollow School at the Washington County Fair Museum listed as a landmark schoolhouse with The Country Schoolhouse Association of America at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. You’ll find this talk at a meeting of the Hebron Preservation Society in the East Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22 in Hebron. A short business meeting will precede the talk at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will follow it. Information: 518-642-3465.

 

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.

 

Opening Reception

RUTLAND An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, for an exhibition titled, “Enduring Traditions: The Art of Memorials from Marble Valley,” at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main Street in Rutland. Kerry O. Furlani will present a letter carving demonstration at this event. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Blue Jean Ball

MANCHESTER A Blue Jean Ball to benefit the Mark Skinner Library will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, under the big white tent at Hildene in Manchester. Featured will be delicious party food, a cash bar, dancing and a raffle. Wear blue jeans and dress up or down “where denim rocks and baubles rule.” Cost: $60. Information/reservations: 802-362-2607.

 

Book Discussion

STILLWATER Charlie’s Book Club will meet and discuss Craig Childs’ book, “Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archeologica,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Stillwater Free Library.

 

Haunted Hayride

BENSON A Haunted Hayride event will be held 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.

 

Heritage Hunters Meet

SCHUYLERVILLE Marian Pierre-Louis, the principal researcher for Fieldstone Historic Research, will lead four workshops at the annual Heritage Hunters Fall Conference on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Saratoga Town Hall, routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Registration, exhibits and coffee will be at 8:45 a.m., a hot lunch will follow, and the conference will end at 3:15 p.m. Cost: $40; $30 Saratoga County Heritage Hunters members. Registration is requested by Oct. 12 at 518-587-2978, or email melfrejo@aol.com.

 

Slack Hill Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, four to five-mile hike on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Slack Hill, Coolidge State Park in Plymouth. View Mount Ascutney from the summit. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street, in Rutland City. Information: Vivian Bebee and Larry Walter at 775-3855.

 

Spud Run

HARTFORD The Fifth Annual Hartford Stewart’s Spud Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hartford Central School, routes 40 and 149. A one-mile fun run will step off at 9 a.m., and a competitive 5K race at 10 a.m. (pre-register for 5K and get a T-shirt). Phil’s “Almost Famous Five-Alarm Chili” and other great food will follow, and awards will be presented. Entry fee: Free for fun run; $15 in advance, $20 race day for 5K, with proceeds benefiting the class of 2012. Pre-registration: Phil Jessen at 518-232-7040, or www.adirondackrunners.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.

 

Food Drive

HARTFORD A Hartford Community Food Drive will be held from Oct. 15 this year through June 30 next year to benefit the Hartford Community Food Pantry. Bring non-perishable food items to the Hartford United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. Monetary donations also will be appreciated, with all food and donations going to the pantry at the Yoked Parish on Route 23. Information: 518-632-5894, or www.Hands4NY.org.

 

Fall Festival, Bake-Off

FORT ANN A Fall Festival and Craft Fair, along with an Apple Bake-Off, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack, 5565 Route 4 in Fort Ann. Free admission, with bounce houses, pony rides, crafts, baked goods, and a barbecue to benefit the Fort Ann Youth League. There also will be a costume parade and contest for children, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Bake-Off entry fee: $10, with proceeds benefiting the Fort Ann Food Pantry (pre-register at Walker’s by Oct. 10). Information/vendor space: Allison at 518-639-5223.

 

Pumpkin Carving

MANCHESTER The Sixth Annual “Official” Vermont Pumpkin Carving Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Equinox Valley Nursery in Manchester (rain or shine). The carving challenge will begin at 2 p.m. and this year’s goal is 250 carved pumpkins in celebration of Manchester’s 250th birthday. Free and open to all. Also, vendors will be on site with local foods and crafts, games and activities for children, including wagon rides and a corn maze. Vendor information: 802-362-2610.

 

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.

 

Parenting Information

QUEENSBURY A New and Expecting Parents Gathering will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 12 Peggy Ann Road in Queensbury. Free information will be provided for a satisfying birth experience and an easier journey into parenthood. Information/registration: www.lisacartier.com/gathering.

 

Artist Reception

BENNINGTON An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings on canvas by Colin Brant will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Come meet Colin and discuss his work that will be on display through Nov. 13. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE The American Legion Post on Route 40, Sheridan Street in Argyle, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Turkey Dinner

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Fall Feast Turkey Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Cost: $10 adults. Information: Audrey at 802-645-0216.

 

Turkey Supper

JOHNSONVILLE Christ Methodist Church in Johnsonville invites everyone to its annual Turkey Supper on Saturday, Oct. 15. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. and takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12. Information/reservations: 753-4949.

 

Barbecue Dinner

MIDDLE FALLS The Greenwich Trailblazers will host a Landowner Appreciation Barbecue Dinner (Giffy’s Bar-B-Q) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Middle Falls Fire Dept. Cost: $20 chicken; $25 ribs; $10 takeouts while supplies last; beer/soda included for limited time. There also will be a 50/50 raffle, an auction, and gun raffle ($5 per ticket, Weatherby Vanguard Sporter .270 WSM). Deejay music, too. Information/tickets: 518-692-9687.

 

Candlelight Tour

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will host a free, guided Candlelight Tour of the General Philip Schuyler House from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. You’ll find Schuyler House on Route 4, just south of Schuylerville, and light refreshments will be served. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 224, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 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.

 

Concert Benefit

POULTNEY The Green Mountain College Choir and “We are the Men,” a 30-member male voice choir that performs songs in the Welsh tradition, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Ackley Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Cost: $10 adults, free GMC students and children, with proceeds benefiting the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y., that was damaged by Hurricane Irene. Donations in addition to the admission fee will be accepted and appreciated.

 

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.

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 16. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Ham Dinner

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Fire Department and Auxiliary invite everyone to a Fall Ham Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the firehouse, 107 Blodgett Road. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Reservations are required at 584-3829, or 584-2758.

 

Piano Concert

BENNINGTON Concert pianist and recording artist Frederick Moyer will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane, Route 9. Information: 802-442-7158, or www.thebennington.org. Also, artists from around the world are invited to submit work for The Laumeister Fine Art Competition that will run through Dec. 18. Contact above number/address for information.

 

Monday October 17

 

Computer Class

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center on Route 4A, Main Street, will offer a Basic Computer Skills class from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Oct. 17 to 21. Learn to find your way around Microsoft Word and tips on problem solving. Cost: $12. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

Potluck Supper

EAST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month. Information: 518-854-7017, or 854-7716.

 

Drawing Class

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer a “Drawing as a Practice” class with local artist Jane Davies from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 and 24, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. Cost: $40. Pre-registration is required with Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Zombie Fiction

STILLWATER The Walking Dead/Zombie Fiction Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Stillwater Free Library. Join Michele for a discussion of the season premiere for The Walking Dead on AMC, and pick up November’s book for discussion. All ages will be welcome. Information: 664-6255.

 

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.

 

Professor Speaks

BENNINGTON Prof. Deborah Gans of the Pratt Institute will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. She is an editor of “Bridging the Gap: Rethinking the Relation of Architecture and Engineering” and author of “The Le Corbusier Guide.” 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

 

Rummage Sale

LAKE GEORGE A Fall Rummage Sale will be held at the Caldwell Presbyterian Church in Lake George Village. Clothing, furniture, baby and household items, toys, books, jewelry and more will be offered. Information/time: 518-668-2613, or www.caldwellpres.org.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS The Third Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 in downtown Glens Falls. Artist receptions and art displays will be held at various downtown sites. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.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.

 

Lecture at Hyde

GLENS FALLS A Third Thursday Lecture will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Information/reservations: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Novelist Speaks

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will present novelist Chris Bohjalian with a talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Scoville Learning Center auditorium on SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: J. Courtney Reid at 743-2200, Ext. 2213, or email reidjc@sunyacc.edu.

 

Anthony Tribute

PAWLET Historical performer Sally Matson will present “Susan B. Anthony: the Invincible!” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Learn about this important historical figure’s fight for abolition and women’s rights and suffrage. Free and open to all. Information: Steve Williams, Pawlett Historical Society, at 802-645-9529.

 

Friday October 21

 

Special Olympics

GLENS FALLS A Special Olympics Competition will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, at Crandall Park and the Civic Center in Glens Falls, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury, and at area golf courses. State of New York athletes will compete in bocce, cycling, cross-country, equestrian, golf, soccer and softball activities. Information/times: 518-761-3883, or www.specialolympics.org.

 

Book Sale

GLENS FALLS The Friends of the Crandall Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday the 23rd at the library. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 226, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Thrift Shop Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad Street in Schuylerville will continue the celebration of its 10th anniversary with a 25 percent off store-wide coupon, and a 50/50 drawing, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. Information: 695-4640.

 

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.

 

Haunted House

GRANVILLE A Haunted House will be open at 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, through Oct. 30, at 1394 Route 24, behind the Penrhyn Firehouse in Granville. Cost: Free-will donation, with proceeds benefiting the Haynes House of Hope.

 

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.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Sunday October 23

 

Coins, Collectibles

QUEENSBURY The Coopers Cave Coin Club will host its Fall Coin and Collectibles Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, at VFW Post 6196 in Queensbury. Everything for the new and experienced collector will be featured. Information: 518-596-0076.

 

Sunday Dance

QUEENSBURY A Fourth Sunday Dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at The Fun Spot in Queensbury. Casual, social dancing will be featured and singles will be welcome. Information/cost: 518-792-1603, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

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.

 

Wednesday October 26

 

Audubon Society

GLENS FALLS The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society will present a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Information: www.southernadirondackaudubon.org.

 

 

Saturday October 29

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 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.

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.

 

Friday November 11

 

Closing Reception

RUTLAND A closing reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, for an exhibition titled, “Enduring Traditions: The Art of Memorials from Marble Valley,” at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main Street in Rutland. Curator Anne Tait, Dennis Montagna from the National Park Service, and Michael Austin from Castleton State College will present a special program at this event. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Monday November 14

 

Author Speaks

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will present nonfiction writer Jon Katz speaking on “The Writing Life” at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Scoville Learning Center auditorium on SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: J. Courtney Reid at 743-2200, Ext. 2213, or email reidjc@sunyacc.edu.

 

Friday November 18

 

Food Drive

HARTFORD The Hartford Community Food Drive will continue through June 30 next year to benefit the Hartford Community Food Pantry. Bring non-perishable food items to the Hartford United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. Monetary donations also will be appreciated, with all food and donations going to the pantry at the Yoked Parish on Route 23. Information: 518-632-5894, or www.Hands4NY.org.

 

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.

 

Friday February 17

 

Food Drive

HARTFORD The Hartford Community Food Drive will continue through June 30 to benefit the Hartford Community Food Pantry. Bring non-perishable food items to the Hartford United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. Monetary donations also will be appreciated, with all food and donations going to the pantry at the Yoked Parish on Route 23. Information: 518-632-5894, or www.Hands4NY.org.

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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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