Community Calendar 11/17/11

T hursday November 17

 

Meet Lawmakers

MANCHESTER Equinox Village and the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce invite everyone to a Legislative Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Attending will be Sen. Robert Hartwell and representatives Patti Komline, John Malcolm and Oliver Olsen. Come for breakfast, hear what lawmakers have to say, discuss the issues, and ask questions. Free and open to all and reservations are requested at 802-362-6313.

 

Wellness Fair

POULTNEY The Wellness Center at Green Mountain College will host a Fall Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, in the lobby of Withey Hall on the campus in Poultney. Different types of alternative medicine and spiritual approaches to wellness will be featured, including smoking cessation. Free and open to all. Information: Jane Allen at 802-287-8376, or email allenj@greenmtn.edu.

 

Watercolor Bootcamp

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts will offer a Watercolor Bootcamp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Monday, Nov. 17, 18 and 21. Learn basic watercolor techniques, angle brush handling, color mixing and more. Cost: $130; $120 members. Information/registration: Tanya Tobias at 584-4132, or

www.saratoga-arts.com/education.

 

Health Talk

MANCHESTER Dr. Donaldson, a urologist from the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, will speak on “Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD The class of 2012 invites everyone to a Dime-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Hartford Central School. Information: 518-632-5222.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 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.

 

Folklife Concert

GLENS FALLS A “Live! Folklife Concert” featuring “whiskey-slinging good-time banjo numbers” by the Putnam Smith band will be staged at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, www.crandalllibrary.org, or www.putnamsmith.com.

 

Free Movie

DORSET The film, “Sergio,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Long Trail School, off Route 30 at 1045 Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset. This documentary details the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello who was killed in Baghdad in 2003 while serving as the United Nations’ special representative of the secretary general to Iraq. Free and open to all. Information: www.sergiothemovie.com.

 

Historian Speaks

GREENWICH Local historian Michael Russert will speak on “My Adventures and Misadventures as a Book Reviewer” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Greenwich Free Library, 148 Main Street. Free and open to all. Information: 518-692-7157, or www.greenwich.sals.edu.

 

Friday November 18

 

Trees Gala

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum requests reservations by Friday, Nov. 18, for its 15th Annual Festival of Trees Gala from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Great food, drink, live music, live and silent auctions, and the beauty of the holiday-decorated galleries will be featured. Information/reservations: 802-447-1571.

 

Lights of Love

SARATOGA Lights of Love, a Saratoga Hospital tradition, offers a way to memorialize a loved one by making a $5 donation for a light on the hospital holiday tree. The names of honorees and donors will be inscribed in a book on display in the hospital lobby. Deadline for having your honoree’s name in the program is Friday, Nov. 18. Call 518-583-8447 or email estpierre@saratogacare.org.

 

Kindle Raffle

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School PTO is selling raffle tickets for a Kindle (electronic reader/3G, Wi-Fi). Cost: $1 per ticket or six for $5. Tickets will be sold at the school on Route 153 in West Pawlet through Nov. 21. The drawing will be during the school’s annual Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, Nov. 22, and you don’t need to be present to win.

 

Festival Trip

GRANVILLE AREA The Recycled Teenagers senior citizens group is accepting reservations for a Wednesday, Dec. 7, trip to a Christmas Festival in Pomona, N.Y. Included will be refreshments upon arrival, lunch and dinner. A visit by Santa, entertainment and dancing, too. Cost: $85. Information/reservations: Dot Barber at 518-632-5210.

 

Patriots Package

MANCHESTER The Burr and Burton Academy Booster Club is selling tickets for a Patriots Package, two separate raffles for two separate Patriots football games in Foxboro, Mass. A package consists of two tickets and $500 cash. Cost: $25 per ticket, with only 200 tickets per game being sold. Information/tickets: Terry Merrow at email terrymerrow@yahoo.com.

 

Saratoga Calendars

SARATOGA The 2012 Town of Saratoga Calendars are available at $5 each. Get yours at the town clerk’s office in Schuylerville and at several businesses in Schuylerville and Victory, or call Pat Peck of the Old Saratoga Historical Assn. at 584-4129.

 

Citrus Fruit Sale

ARLINGTON The French Club at Arlington Memorial High School is holding its annual Citrus Fruit Sale. Offered will be grapefruit, navel oranges and tangerines priced according to the type and quantity of fruit ordered. Orders will be ready in mid December and home delivery will be available. Information/orders: Kathy Corey at 802-375-2589, or email coreyk@bvsu.org.

 

Yoga with Jane

BENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence at 614 Harwood Hill will offer “Yoga with Jane” on Friday, Nov. 18. Information/time: 802-442-8136, email info@bpiads.org, or visit www.bpiads.org.

 

Holiday Activity

MANCHESTER Adults and children are asked to sign up by Friday, Nov. 18, for the First Annual Trim-a-Tree Bee that will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Hay Madeira Education Center off West Road in Manchester. Attendees will create handmade Christmas tree ornaments and other holiday decorations for their less fortunate neighbors. Walk-ins will be welcome but reservations are requested with Mr. Kim-Scott Miller at 297-2662.

 

Holiday Shop

GLENS FALLS The LARAC Holiday Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, from Friday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls. Original art and fine crafts by local and regional artists will be offered. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.larac.org.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Spaghetti at Legion

GREENWICH The American Legion Auxiliary invites everyone to a Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Greenwich American Legion Hall. Cost: $10, eat in or take out, with proceeds benefiting local veterans.

 

Legion Supper

SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Auxiliary 731 will serve a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at American Legion Post 731, 181 Lower Main St. in Schaghticoke. Cost: $8. This supper is served each Friday with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-4188.

 

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.

 

Chicken Wings

GRANVILLE The American Legion Riders will sell Chicken Wings (hot, mild and barbecue) from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at the American Legion Post on Columbus Street in Granville. Cost: $5 per dozen.

 

Pancake Supper

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteeer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at 21 Bunker Hill Road in Cossayuna. Cost: $8 adults; $7 senior citizens; $3 ages 5 to 11; free 4 and younger. Information: 692-7155, or www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

Art Reception

MANCHESTER An opening reception for an exhibition of work by Equinox Village’s Pat Musick will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Live music and hors d’oeuvres will be featured. The exhibition will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Nov. 19 through Jan. 9, 2012. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Wine/Chocolate

GLENS FALLS A Wine and Chocolate Festival will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Wines of the world and local chocolates and cheeses will be celebrated. Information/cost: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Ski Movie

GLENS FALLS The Ski West Mountain Educational Foundation will screen a Warren Miller movie, “Like There’s No Tomorrow,” narrated by Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 3, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday the 19th, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Cost: $12 adults; $8 age 11 and younger. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE Movie Night for teenagers and older will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Supermarket Bingo

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Grade School PTA invites everyone to a Supermarket Bingo on Friday, Nov. 18, at St. Mary’s School in Fair Haven. Play to win a bag of groceries or turkeys. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and a special game for students and children. Proceeds will benefit the grade school activities and PTA projects.

 

The Kitchen

MANCHESTER The National Theatre of London’s production of “The Kitchen” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. The Kitchen “puts the workplace center stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.” Cost: $20; $5 students. Information/tickets: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Aladdin Junior

GREENWICH The Greenwich Central School Junior High Drama Club will stage Disney’s “Aladdin Junior” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, in the high school auditorium. Cost: $6 adults; $4 students and senior citizens. Information/advance tickets: 518-692-9542, Ext. 4217, or visit the high school main office. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Student Play

ARLINGTON The Arlington Varsity Theatre Players will stage Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, in the Mack Performing Arts Center at Arlington Memorial High School. Information: 802-375-2589, or email Michael English at englishm@bvsu.org.

 

Student Play

POULTNEY The Poultney High School Drama Club will present “30 Reasons Not to be in a Play,” a series of vignettes written by Alan Haehnel, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday the 19th, in the school’s gymnasium. Cost: $4 adults; $3 senior citizens and students; free age 7 and younger.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Auditions

GREENWICH Auditions will be held for actors/singers for the original musical, “Eleanor,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday the 19th, at 38 Hill Street in Greenwich. Additional auditions may be arranged by appointment. This musical will premiere in Greenwich in February and March, 2012. Information: Suzanne Cohen at 518-480-9071.

 

Free Movie

BENNINGTON The film, “Cowboys and Aliens,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

 

Saturday November 19

 

Bottle Drive

POULTNEY The grade 6 students from the Poultney Elementary School will hold a Bottle Drive on Saturday, Nov. 19. Students will go door-to-door picking up bottles and you also may drop them off at the Poultney Rescue Squad building on Route 30.

 

Girls’ Volleyball

GLENS FALLS The NYSPHSAA Girls’ Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Top state of New York teams will compete. Times/cost: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.

19, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 188 Main Street, Route 4, in Hudson Falls. Door prizes will be presented in November and December. This event will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through March, 2012. Information/vendor space: 260-2807.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. For cost and pre-registration, call Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Bake Sale

DORSET The Women’s Fellowship of the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert will hold its annual Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Dorset Post Office on Route 30. Home-baked pies, cakes, breads and more will be offered. Information: 867-2260.

 

Driving Class

SCHUYLERVILLE The Turning Point at Old Saratoga Rotary will sponsor a state-approved Defensive Driving Class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Reformed Church, 48 Pearl Street in Schuylerville. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $30. Pre-registration is required with Nick Nichols at 518-695-3548.

 

Food Giveaway

WHITEHALL Anyone in need of food is welcome to go to Faith Chapel in Whitehall from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19. The chapel has 4,000 pounds of food and other necessities to share. All are welcome. Information: Pastor Mike Lemery at 518-791-6936

 

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, Nov. 19. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Open Food Shelf

POULTNEY The Poultney Food Shelf at The Stonebridge in Poultney will hold its annual Thanksgiving Open Food Shelf from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19. Thanksgiving dinner fixings will be available to residents of Poultney, Middletown Springs and Hampton who are in need. Information: Food Shelf at 802-287-9558.

 

Holiday Bazaar

CASTLETON St. John’s Catholic Church on Main Street, Route 4A, in Castleton will hold its Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. A 30-item raffle (1:30 p.m.), craft tables, homemade baked goods, and white elephant tables will be featured. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including homemade soup, gourmet desserts and more. Information: D. Perry at 468-2446.

 

Clothing, Bake Sale

WEST HEBRON The United Methodist Church on Route 30 in West Hebron will hold its annual Winter Clothing and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Winter coats, a Christmas table, tag and bake sales (homemade pies, cakes and breads) will be featured and everyone will be welcome.

 

Craft/Vendor Fair

EAGLE BRIDGE The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church on Route 67 invites everyone to a Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Information/vendor space at $15 each: 686-9845, or 677-3945.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Argyle Methodist Church. Bring your projects for show and tell. There also will be a class on making a jacket from a sweatshirt, with a fee of $5.

 

Baby Festival

SARATOGA SPRINGS All new and expectant parents are encouraged to attend a free Fall Baby Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Saratoga Library in Saratoga Springs. Baby yoga, nutrition for women before and after birth, aroma therapy, and much more will be covered. Information: www.lisacartier.com/gathering.

 

Pie Sale Benefit

MANCHESTER The Manchester Chapter of Vermont Special Olympics will hold its Second Annual Holiday Pie Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, in front of Season’s Restaurant in Manchester (rain or shine).

 

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.

 

Craft Fair

BENSON The Benson First Response organization will sponsor a Benson Community Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Benson Village School. Handcrafted gifts, food items, holiday decorations, jewelry, art, and much more will be offered. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., too. Information: Colleen Hoard at 537-3521.

 

Children’s Activity

GRANVILLE All children are invited to the Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville for a Thanksgiving Celebration at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Turkey crafts and stories will be featured, and refreshments will be served. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Auction, Crafts

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Area Shrine Club will host its First Annual Oriental Shriners Silent Auction and Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Cambridge Valley Masonic Lodge on Route 372. Baskets will be auctioned and local artists and crafters will offer a variety of items. Homemade soups and chili will be for sale and all in attendance will receive a free dessert. Proceeds will benefit the Oriental Shrine Center at the Shriner’s Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Springfield, Mass. Information: Tim or Shelly Grogan at 692-9672.

 

Polar Plunge

LAKE GEORGE  Special Olympics New York will hold a “Polar Plunge” at noon on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Shepards Cove in Lake George Village. Participants who raise at least $50 can dive into Lake George, or watch from a preferred viewing area dubbed the “Chicken Coop.” Information: http://polarplungeny.org, email khorton@nyso.org, or call 800-836-6976.

 

Local Veterans

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Saratogian reporter Paul Post will discuss his third book, “Soldiers of Saratoga County: From Concord to Kabul,” about local veterans from the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan. Free and open to all. Information: 587-2978.

 

Decorating Demo

SALEM Meg Southerland will present a free “Decorating Demo” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Gardenworks on Route 30, West Broadway in Salem. Discover simple ways to create a centerpiece or to enhance a door with fresh evergreens, dried flowers, ribbons and other trimmings. There also will be free samples of cheeses, chutneys, jams and relishes. And from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, you’ll have an opportunity to visit with Ed Hayes and his friendly llamas. Information: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.com.

 

Art Receptions

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester will hold opening receptions for its November/December Solo Shows, and the always popular Little Picture Show, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Pastel paintings, folk art, landscapes, still life and plein air works will be featured. Information: 802-362-1405, or www.svac.org.

 

Reagan-Era Plays

BENNINGTON A two-part Reagan-era play, “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” will be staged on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, in the Lester Martin Theater at Bennington College. Angels will be performed at 2 p.m. and Perestroika at 7:30 p.m. each of the days. Information/tickets: 802-440-4572.

 

Game Supper

TINMOUTH The Tinmouth Volunteer Fire Dept. will host its 42nd Annual Tinmouth Game Supper at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the firehouse. The menu will include venison and moose sauerbraten, game cornbread chili, marinated roasts of venison and moose, chicken and biscuits, and more. Eat in or take out, and the cost for this all-you-can-eat feast will be $15 for adults, $10 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

 

Roast Beef

MIDDLE FALLS Everyone is invited to a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Middle Falls Fire Dept. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting Luke Perkins’ medical expenses. There also will be an auction and music by a deejay. Information: Greg at 376-5263, Ronnie at 788-0746, or Charlie at 692-7568.

 

Steak Dinner

GRANVILLE The Men’s Auxiliary of VFW Post 1653 at 90 North Street in Granville invites everyone to a New York Strip Steak Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Information: 642-1599.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE The Argyle American Legion on Route 40, Sheridan Street, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Game Supper

RUPERT The annual Rupert Game Supper will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Rupert Firehouse/Community Building. A variety of fresh game dishes will be served, along with turkey and roast beef for non-game lovers. Cost: $11; $5 age 10 and younger. Also, there’ll be a gun raffle, the Rupert Mettawee Valley 4-H Club will hold a silent auction, and the grade 6 students from the Mettawee Community School will wait and bus tables for tips at this supper and conduct a 50/50 cash raffle. Information: Kelli Lewis at 802-394-2491, or email vtkjlouie@aol.com.

 

Roast Pork

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Cost: $10 adults; $4 children; free age 4 and younger.

 

GMC Potluck

RUTLAND The Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club will hold a Fall Potluck in celebration of its 100th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Hillside Road in Rutland City. Everyone will be welcome. Bring a dish to share and your place setting. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

Dinner, Hymn Sing

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron invites everyone to a Thanksgiving Hymn Sing and free Ham Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the sing, featuring songs of the old country church, will follow at 7 p.m. Information: 518-642-2672.

 

Bela Fleck

RUTLAND The original Bela Fleck & The Flecktones will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Cost: $36.50 to $56.50. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Cabaret

SALEM Singers/dancers Rob and Rosie Spring will tell their career stories in “Brushes with Greatness” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Cost: $20, including $5 for coffee and dessert. Reservations are encouraged at 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday November 20

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the firehouse. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 age 60 and older; $5 ages 4 to 12; free 3 and younger.

 

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 Nov. 20. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children. This buffet is served on the third Sunday each month, with few exceptions.

 

Pastels Workshop

SARATOGA SPRINGS Robert Carsten will lead a pastel painting workshop, “The Wintery Landscape in Pastel,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Saratoga Arts. Cost: $110; $100 for members. Information/registration: Tanya Tobias at 584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.com/education.

 

Bingo

WELLS The Granville Little League will hold a paper sheet Bingo at noon on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Modern Woodmen of America. There will be a guaranteed $3,000 coverall on the last sheet of the afternoon. Additional seating will be available in the white annex building.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A Family Discovery Day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short tour and then create your own masterpiece. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

GRANVILLE The Raceville Community House off Route 22A on Butler Road in Granville invites everyone to a Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Information: Douglas Baker at 518-642-3927.

 

Christian Concert

GRANVILLE Gordon Jensen, internationally known Christian singer and songwriter, will be in concert, Sunday, November 20, 3:00 pm, at Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Admission is free but free will donations will be accepted.

 

Free Concert

BRANDON The Salt River Revue, comprised of members of The Saltash Serenaders and The Cold River Band, will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Free and open to all/donations appreciated to benefit Brandon’s flood relief efforts. Information: www.brandonmusicvt.com.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Monday November 21

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. 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.

 

Parenting Class

FORT EDWARD Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part Parenting Class from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21 and 22, in the Fort Edward area. This class, for separating and divorcing parents, will help parents understand the impact of divorce on their children and how they can help children through the transition. Cost: $30 (scholarships available if eligible). Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or toll-free at 1-800-548-0881.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Habitat Meeting

MANCHESTER The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity group will hold an Information Meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Israel Congregation Synagogue, 6025 Main Street in Manchester Center. Learn how you can support the construction of a home in the Jennifer Lane project in Manchester. Help is needed both on and off the building site. Information: Elise Anton at 362-2415, or email ekanton@comcast.net.

 

Tuesday November 22

 

Bake Sale

SALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. Support Group will hold a Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Proudfit Hall in Salem. Proceeds will go toward the building of a new firehouse. Information/to donate baked goods for this sale: Jennifer Wever at 518-854-7692.

 

Licensing Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Cost: $40. Pre-registration is required with Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

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, Nov. 22. 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.

 

Thanksgiving Service

DORSET The Interfaith Council of the Northshire invites everyone to its annual Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected and the offering collected at this service will support the Holiday Project and Emergency Needs Fund (make checks payable to the Interfaith Council).

 

Wednesday November 23

 

Thanksgiving Market

GREENWICH A Thanksgiving Farmers Market will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 70 Main Street in Greenwich. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, handmade items and more will be offered. Information: 518-977-7149.

 

Thursday November 24

 

5K Run/Walk

GLENS FALLS The James P. Hinchliffe 5K Run/Walk for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) will be held on Thursday, Nov. 24. Registration will be from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at Momument Square, 333 Glen Street in Glens Falls, with the run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees: $15 adults in advance; $12 age 18 and younger in advance; $20 race day. Information: Email jph.als5k@gmail.com.

 

5K Fun Run

STRATTON MOUNTAIN Stratton Mountain will host its Sixth annual Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run on Thursday, Nov. 24. Registration will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and the run will start at 9 a.m. Walkers and runners will compete for prizes to be awarded to the first three men, women and juniors (age 13 and younger), and for those decked out in the best (outrageous) costumes. Cost: $35 in advance, $50 race day, including commemorative T-shirt, with proceeds benefiting local food pantries and Vermont families recovering from Hurricane Irene. Registration information: www.stratton.com/events/11gobblegobblewobble.htm. General information: 1-800-STRATTON, or www.Stratton.com.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

POULTNEY A free Thanksgiving Dinner will be served for those without a place to go on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Café Dale on Main Street in Poultney. Owners Dale and Pat Sullivan are serving this meal to thank the community for supporting their business during the past two years. They will close the business on Dec. 1 to pursue another opportunity. If you know of anyone without a place to go on Nov. 24, call 802-287-1161.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

ARGYLE The free 18th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be served from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, at the Argyle Firehouse. Also, dinners will be delivered to homebound people by calling Joan by Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 638-8507. Volunteers are needed, too, for help in the kitchen and to deliver meals on Nov. 24; call Betsy at 638-8683. Also needed are homemade pies and canned goods; call Kaaren at 638-8667.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

WHITEHALL A free Eighth Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane in Whitehall. Also, dinners will be delivered to those who are physically unable to attend dinner at the church; call Maxine Willis at 518-499-1565, or leave a message at the church, 499-0851. Monetary donations in support of this event may be sent payable to Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee, Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887.

 

Friday November 25

 

5K Registration

SARATOGA SPRINGS Registration is requested by Friday, Nov. 25, for the 14th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run that will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. This run will be on a USA Track and Field-certified course, starting and finishing at Skidmore College. Registration fee: $20, including a long-sleeved shirt, by Nov. 25; $30 thereafter (no race day registration). Registration: www.saratoga-arts.org. Information: 584-4132, Ext. 207.

 

Wildlife Tracking

BRANDON/TINMOUTH Pre-registration is required for a “Learn to Track Wildlife!” workshop with local tracker, ecologist and wilderness explorer Josh Hardt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Otter Valley High School in Brandon, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Old Firehouse in Tinmouth. Half-day sessions will follow from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 21, in Brandon, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28, in Tinmouth. Cost: $18, including one full-day and one half-day session. Registration: Monica Erhart at 802-446-7030, or email monica.erhart@gmail.com. Information: Staying Connected Initiative of Rutland County, www.stayingconnectedgreensadks.wordpress.com.

 

Pups Parade

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for The Posh Pups Parade that will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Crystal Palace street level entrance, 72 Depot Street, Route 11/30, in Manchester. Pups and their owners will walk a parade route to help raise funds for the nonprofit Meals on Wheels of Bennington County. Registration fee: $10 per pet. Registration: www.manchesterdesigneroutlets.com.

 

Art Exhibits

BENNINGTON The Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 West at Gypsy Lane, has three exhibitions running through Friday, Dec. 18: Small Works, Impressions of New England, and The Laumeister Fine Art Competition. All of the works are for sale. Also on view is a portion of the permanent collection, “The People of Turtle Island,” including paintings, bronzes, kachinas, pots, and Navajo rugs of and by Native Americans. Information: 802-442-7158, or www.thebennington.com.

 

Country Boutique

BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall will hold its 17th Annual Christmas in the Country Boutique and Artisan Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, at the school, one mile north of the Stratton Mountain access road on Route 30 in Bondville. Fine home accessories, pillows, hooked rugs, pure soy candles, handcrafted chocolates, and much more will be offered. Santa will visit and there’ll be hayrides, soup, gift wrapping, and more. Information/vendor space: Kim-Scott Miller at 802-297-2662, or www.themountainschool.org.

 

SVAC Open House

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester invites everyone to its First Annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26. Featured will be complimentary refreshments and 10 percent off the price of all artwork. Information: 802-362-1405, or www.svac.org.

 

Holiday Showcase

GLENS FALLS A Holiday Showcase at the Shirt Factory event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25 to 27, at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. Artisans and craftspeople will offer original art and handcrafted items. Information: 518-824-1290, or www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

Cat Adoption

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society in Pittsford will hold a Black Friday Black Cat Adoption event from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. Cost: $5 and all regular adoption policies will apply. All of the cats have been spayed/neutered, checked by a veterinarian, and more. Information: 802-483-6700, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Folk Concert

GLENS FALLS Canadian folk musician Heather Dale and her musical partner Ben Deschamps will play a free family-oriented concert at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 in the Community Room at Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. The duo performs internationally at medieval reenactments, with a high-energy, audience participation show. The concert is offered by the library as an alternative to Black Friday shopping. Information: (978) 979-0933 or www.heatherdale.com.

 

One-Act Plays
CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Theater Company will present an evening of one-act plays directed by John Hadden, “Thrills, Spills & Lonely Hearts,” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 4, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Saturday November 26

 

Gift Fair

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert on Church Street in Dorset will hold its annual Alternative Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday the 27th. Offered will be baskets, jewelry, items for home use and décor, nativity scenes, ornaments, and crafts from throughout the world. Proceeds will benefit families in need in 35 countries. If you cannot make the fair, call Derry Dickinson at 867-5976 for an alternate time.

 

Lunch with Santa

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. And from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., children are invited to have lunch with Santa and have their photograph taken with him ($3 per child).

 

Craft Fair

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville United Methodist Church invites everyone to its 12th Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at American Legion Post 278 on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Featured will be crafts, baked goods and a silent auction, and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information/crafter space: Julie Pratt at 584-7985, or email japratt@hotmail.com.

 

Trees Festival

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, will host its 15th Annual Festival of Trees from Saturday, Nov. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 31. More than 20 uniquely decorated trees will be exhibited, along with traditionally decorated trees throughout the museum. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. Also, families will enjoy free admission on Nov. 26 and have an opportunity to visit the Children’s Shopping Boutique, the Holiday Boutique, and the Museum Gift Shop. Games, crafts and snacks, too. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Mother Goose will be the theme this week. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL Skene Manor’s annual Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Whitehall High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 1 p.m. Admission tickets, $5; additional tickets $2. There also will be cash, quilt and 50/50 raffles. To donate baskets, cookies or sandwiches, or your time to help, call Jean Vladyka at 499-0913, Joan LaCroix at 499-1022, or Skene Manor at 499-1906.

 

Amazing Kreskin

BENNINGTON The Amazing Kreskin will visit the Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 West at Gypsy Lane in Bennington, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Kreskin is famous for his predictions and ability to read the minds of his audience. Cost: $30 in advance at 802-442-7158, or $35 at the door.

 

Children’s Art Studio

RUTLAND The Chaffee Art Center at 16 S. Main Street in Rutland invites everyone to the opening of “Lucy’s Room, a Children’s Art Studio” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Lucy’s Room will be open to children of all ages to enjoy an activity while visiting the gallery. Also, Rosemary Moser will lead a six-week session for ages 1.5 to 3 and 4 to 8 beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Information/registration: www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Irish Dinner

WHITEHALL Skene Manor in Whitehall will host “A Touch of Ireland” dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Irish appetizers and a beverage will be served, followed by Dublin coddle soup and a corned beef/ham and cabbage dinner. Cost/reservations: 518-499-1906, 499-2053, or 747-3735.

 

Holidays Concert

GLENS FALLS Tony DeSare will perform a “Home for the Holidays” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, and 2 p.m. Nov. 27, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Singing Anchors

SALEM Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn will present “The Singing Anchors Go Holiday!” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Cabaret at Fort Salem  Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Featured will be seasonal songs and stories by the area’s highly regarded news anchors. Cost: $20, including $5 for coffee and dessert. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday November 27

 

Road Walk

RUTLAND AREA The Green Mountain Club will offer a safe, hunting season Road Walk on Sunday, Nov. 27. Time and place: Diane Bargiel at 413-687-1109.

 

Pentecostal Event

BALLSTON SPA The Free Spirit Fellowship will host an Old-Fashioned Sunday event on Nov. 27 at the church, 1425 W. High Street in Ballston Spa. Pentcostal heritage will be celebrated through music and costume. Information/time: 518-885-3149.

 

Breakfast Benefit

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus group invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit Military Mom in Action’s efforts to support our troops worldwide at Christmas.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Modern Woodmen of America’s smaller building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and drawings will start at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Proceeds will benefit the Granville Senior High School Band’s trip to Hershey, Pa., for a competition. There also will be a raffle and a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet. Information: Janice Paddock at 518-321-9126, or Terry Mead at 518-642-3605.

 

Radio Tour

GLENS FALLS The nonprofit Christian radio station WBLN-LP, 104.9 FM, invites everyone to an Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. There’ll be informative tours of the studio in Suite 48 of the Colvin Building, 206 Glen Street in Glens Falls, and refreshments will be served. Information: Gary Bombard at 798-5235.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 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.

 

Men’s Ensemble

VALLEY FALLS The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the handicap accessible Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street. Selections will range from ancient Russian chants and chorals of Western Europe to modern music. Cost: $10 at the door and everyone will be welcome. Information: 753-4848, or www.unyumc.org/churches/detail/1130.

 

Monday November 28

 

Donations Needed

GRANVILLE The Granville Baptist Church at 23 Quaker Street in Granville will accept donations of items for its upcoming Rummage Giveaway from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, through Friday, Dec. 2, or by special arrangement with Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245. Needed is gently used winter clothing, Christmas decorations, gift items, toys, games, stuffed animals, baby and children’s clothing, household and kitchen items, sports equipment, etc. (no summer clothing, furniture, or junk). The giveaway will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the church.

 

Pottery, Clay Classes

SALEM An Introduction to Pottery class will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays from Nov. 28 through Jan. 16 at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. And, an Open Studio clay class will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Nov. 30 through Jan. 18. Information/registration: Visit the Community Center.

 

Tuesday November 29

 

Vets’ Benefit

BENNINGTON In honor of all veterans, the AARP Driver Safety Program will offer the program for free to all veterans and their spouses at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Dorset Congregational Church (bring a sandwich for a lunch break). Register with Frank at 802-287-4308. Arrive early to fill out some paperwork and bring proof of your being a veteran or veteran’s spouse.

 

Thursday December 1

 

Holiday Party

POULTNEY Reservations are requested by Thursday, Dec. 1, for the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Party that will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Fair Haven Inn (no payments accepted at the door). Cost: $30, including dinner, tax and tip. Bring a $5 gift for the Yankee Swap. Information/reservations: Mary Lee at Stitchy Women, 287-4114, or the chamber at 287-2010.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 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.

 

AIDS Memorial

GLENS FALLS A World AIDS Day Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1; Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Girls Night Musical

SARATOGA SPRINGS “Girls Night: The Musical” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Cost: $40. Information/tickets: 1-800-838-3006, or www.universalpreservationhall.org; group rates, 518-584-2627.

 

Friday December 2

 

Holiday Shop

GLENS FALLS The LARAC Holiday Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls. Original art and fine crafts by local and regional artists will be offered. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.larac.org.

 

Studio Touring

WASHINGTON COUNTY “Christmas in the Country,” the 21st Annual Artists’ Open House/Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2 to 4, at 13 locations from Kingsbury to West Fort Ann. Each location will feature high-quality artwork. Look for Christmas tree-shaped signs from routes 4 and 149, and Dix Avenue, and get a map at participating locations. Information: 793-7925.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

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 Dec. 2. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

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 Dec. 2 at the post on Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 753-4188.

 

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.

 

Sustainability Talk

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will present Gwendolyn Hallsmith, founder and director of Global Community Initiatives and author of “The Key to Sustainable Cities,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information/reservations: 802-362-6313.

 

Winter Ball

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center invites everyone to its biannual, black-tie Winter Ball, “Arts for All,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in the newly renovated Colonnade Ballroom at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester. Bid on a luxurious, five-bedroom hillside villa in St. Lucia, a weeklong stay at a private home with a pool in Vero Beach, and much more. There’ll be a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. Information/reservations: Jackie Bell-Sargood at 802-362-1405, Ext. 22, or www.svac.org.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Marionettes

RUPERT The Rupert Kittay Public Library will host the No Strings Marionette Company with a presentation of the fairytale classic, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Rupert Firehouse on Route 153. Fifteen large-scale marionettes will be featured, and children and their parents will have an opportunity to inspect them and various tools used in staging this show. Free and open to all. Information: Email rkkittay@myfairpoint.net, or www.rupertkittaylibrary.org.

 

Saturday December 3

 

Holiday Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at the corner of Pearl and Burgoyne streets in Schuylerville will hold a Holiday Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. New and gently used Christmas items will be offered, including indoor and outdoor decorations, collectibles, ornaments, and much more. A bake sale, too. Information: Church office from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at 695-3479.

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3,

and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 188 Main Street, Route 4, in Hudson Falls. Door prizes will be presented. This event will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through March, 2012. Information/vendor space: 260-2807.

 

Rummage Giveaway

GRANVILLE The Granville Baptist Church at 23 Quaker Street in Granville will hold a Rummage Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the church. Available will be items such as gently used winter clothing, Christmas decorations, gifts, toys, games, stuffed animals, baby and children’s clothing, household and kitchen items, sports equipment, etc. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245.

 

Winter Clothing

GRANVILLE An Ecumenical Coat Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at the Bethel Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville. Anyone who needs free winter coats, gloves, hats, etc. will be welcome. Donations of winter coats and other winter wear, either new or in good and clean condition, will be accepted during the above hours.

 

House Tours

MANCHESTER The Inn at Ormsby Hill at 1842 Main Street, Route 7A in Manchester, will host Holiday Open House Tours from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10. Cost: $5 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Vermont/New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure of breast cancer. Pink gift bags with offers from local businesses, artisan cheese sampling, free raffle tickets and more will be featured both days. And from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 10, Vermont mystery writer Archer Mayor will sign copies of his new bestseller, “Tag Man.” Information: Chris Sprague at 802-362-1163.

 

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 December 16

 

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 Dec. 16. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

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 Dec. 16 at the post on Main Street in Schaghticoke. Cost: $8. Information: 753-4188.

 

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.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Dance Party

BENNINGTON The Club Muse Holiday Dance Party will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Holiday-themed cocktails from the cash bar will be available and the “Best of the Fest” awards for the public’s favorite tree vignettes will be announced. Cost: $5 at the door. Information: 802-447-1571.

 

Saturday December 17

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 188 Main Street, Route 4, in Hudson Falls. Door prizes will be presented. This event will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through March, 2012. Information/vendor space: 260-2807.

 

Saturday December 31

 

5K Run

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts will host the 14th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. This run will be on a USA Track and Field-certified course, starting and finishing at Skidmore College. Advance registration fee: $30 (no race day registration). Registration: www.saratoga-arts.org. Information: 584-4132, Ext. 207.

 

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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