Community Calendar 12/15/11

 

Thursday December 15

 

Knitting Group

ARGYLE The Argyle Free Library will host an Open Knitting Group from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Beginner and experienced knitters will be welcome.

 

Winter Concert

MANCHESTER Students at the Maple Street School in Manchester will present a Winter Concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Songs of hope and joy will be featured under the direction of Choral Director Erin Gill Reilly. Original songs by Erin and Sandy Wilber will be included. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: Jeff Barclay at 802-362-7137, or www.maplestreetschool.com.

 

Clothing Walk-In

GREENWICH St. James Roman Catholic Church will sponsor the Greenwich Community Clothing Walk-In that will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday the 16th, at the Greenwich Town Hall. All items will sell for 10 cents each.

 

Sustainable Shopping

MANCHESTER Alan Benoit, owner of Sustainable Design, and Chris Morrow, founder of Local First Vermont will host a program entitled “Sustainable Shopping” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at Northshire Bookstore. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday December 16

 

Cat Adoptions

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford is holding a “12 Days of Catsmas” event through Dec. 24. The adoption fee for adult cats that started at $12 will drop daily, to only $1 by Dec. 24. Information: 802-483-6700, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE The Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter #122 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North St., Granville. Anyone wishing to donate items should bring them to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale.

 

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.

 

Open House

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory, on the corner of Lawrence and Cooper Streets, will hold a “Friends & Family Night” from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Enjoy refreshments, the music of barbershop quartet Primrose Lane, special events, demonstrations and holiday discounts by artisans at participating studios and shops. Information: www.shirtfactorygf.com or  518-907-4478.

 

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.

 

Holiday Film

GRANVILLE A classic holiday film will be screened at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Open House

SCHUYLERVILLE The Riverfront Studios Fine Art Gallery at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville will hold its Holiday Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Free refreshments will be served. Information: 518-695-5354, or www.riverfront-studios.com.

 

Holiday Movie

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library at 205 Main Street will screen a Holiday Movie at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec.16. Free admission and refreshments. Information/movie title: 802-287-5556.

 

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.

 

Youth Theatre

RUTLAND The Rutland Youth Theatre will stage “Miracle on 34th Street-The Musical” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday the 17th, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903.

 

Concert, Caroling

CASTLETON The Castleton Federated Church at the green on Main Street in Castleton Village invites everyone to a free Concert and Carol Sing at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Information: 802-468-5725.

 

Christmas Concert

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will present its annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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

 

Bird Counting

SALEM As part of the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, volunteers will gather in Salem on Saturday, Dec. 17, to participate in this annual event (snow date Dec. 18). Come enjoy nature while supporting this scientific survey. Bird counts also will be done in Argyle, Hebron, Greenwich, Easton and Cambridge. Information/locations: Sue Van Hook at 518-788-7388, or email suevanhook@gmail.com.

 

Bird Count

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Land Conservancy in Bolton Landing will coordinate a Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Bolton Landing/southern Lake George area. Registration/cost: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.

 

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.

 

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, Dec. 17. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Open Food Shelf

POULTNEY The Poultney Food Shelf will hold its annual Christmas Open Food Shelf from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, at The Stonebridge on Beaman Street (Route 30). Fixings for a complete Christmas dinner will be available to any resident in need from Poultney, Middletown Springs and Hampton (proof of residency required).

 

K9 Rescue

BOMOSEEN/WHITEHALL The Circle of Hope K9 Rescue organization will be at Kinney Drugs in Bomoseen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 18th at the State Line Flea Market in Whitehall. See pictures of adoptable pets, sign up to foster or help with transporting pets, and purchase stocking stuffers to support the K9 Rescue. Information: Angela at 802-468-5298, or www.circleofhopek9rescue.org.

 

Holiday Breakfast

GRANVILLE Daisy Girl Scout Troop #3162 will host its First Annual Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 17, with seatings at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. at the Mason’s Hall on North St. in Granville. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa, readings by Mrs. Claus, crafts and carols. Cost is $5.95 for children 10 and under; includes photo with Santa. Reservations: 518-260-4423. Proceeds to benefit Troop #3162 and a Christmas Angel.

 

Quilters Meeting

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Argyle Methodist Church for a meeting and Christmas Party. Bring a dish to pass, your fabric Bingo card and two cans of food with $1 for the food pantries in Greenwich and Salem. Attendees are also welcome to bring any holiday wall hangings or quilts for “Show and Tell.”

 

Wrestling Tournament

GRANVILLE The Ken Harrison Memorial Granville Lions Club wrestling tournament kicks off at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. A dozen schools from around the area bring their teams to Granville for an all-day competition. Find the school at 58 Quaker Street. Entry fee is $3. For more information call 642-1051.

 

Open House

SALEM North Main Gallery in Salem will host a Holiday Open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. All are welcome. Information: 518-854-3406.

 

Children’s Activity

GRANVILLE All children are invited to a Christmas Fun Morning activity at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Featured will be holiday stories, special crafts, refreshments, a very tall Christmas tree, and more. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Stories at Library

MANCHESTER Sue Ritchie will read stories in Spanish and English from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. Free and open to all; children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Free Luncheon

GRANVILLE A free Luncheon will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 17, at the North Granville Methodist Church on Route 22. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Scrooge & Company

GRANVILLE The Poultney Summer Theatre Company presents “Scrooge & Company,” a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are Sat., Dec. 17, at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville and Sun., Dec. 18, in the Poultney High School library. All performances are at 2 p.m. Admission is free, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit the Dick Wright Performing Arts Fund. For information: 802-282-2581.

 

Bluegrass Concert

MANCHESTER The Manchester Chamber and the Equinox Resort present nationally renowned recording artist Phil Rosenthal in a special children’s Bluegrass Concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Rockwell Room at the Equinox Resort. Members of the group Wildwood will join Rosenthal in this new “Manchester Merriment” event. Admission: Free for children, $10 for adults. Reserve by calling the Manchester Chamber at 802-362-6313.

 

Basket Raffle

BOMOSEEN The Pond Hill Interscholastic Equestrian Team will hold a Basket Raffle from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Bomoseen Grange. Baskets will be raffled at 4 p.m. 50/50 drawing and bake sale, too. All proceeds will go towards the cost of sending the team to the National IEA competition in Oklahoma City. Information: Peggy Sumner, 802-273-3977.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE The Section Eight Ryders group will host a benefit Spaghetti or Goulash Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the American Legion Hall on Columbus Street in Granville. Cost: $6 eat in, $7 take out, with proceeds benefiting Betty David whose home burned to the ground, leaving her and two others homeless. There also will be an $80 lotto tree raffle, music, and a small basket raffle. Donations of household items will be accepted to benefit the family. Information/donations: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078.

 

Live Nativity

QUAKER SPRINGS A Live Nativity will be presented at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Cabin Creek Acres on Duell Road, off Route 32, in Quaker Springs (look for the star on the barn). A carol sing and refreshments will follow at the church. The Quaker Springs Fire Dept. will provide hayrides to and from the nativity scene, leaving the church on Route 32 at 5:15 p.m. Reservations for large groups will be appreciated at 587-6008. In case of rain, the carol sing and refreshments still will take place at 6 p.m. at the church. Information: Call above number or visit www.qsumc.com.

 

Christmas Show

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present its annual Christmas Show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls on River Street. Cost: $5. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Christmas Songs

GREENWICH Con Brio Performing Arts will present “Songs of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 70 Main in Greenwich. Cost: $10 adults, $5 students, and complimentary refreshments will be served. Reservations are suggested at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com. Information: www.conbrioperformingarts.com.

 

VFW Party

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls will host a Holiday Party at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. A live band will provide the music throughout the evening and everyone will be welcome.

 

Sunday December 18

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge invites everyone to a buffet-style Breakfast with Santa from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67. Santa will have gifts for the children and pancakes, Belgian waffles and more will be served.

 

Group Run

ARLINGTON The Battenkill Valley Runners will hold a Group Run at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 on Arlington’s River Road. Meet at the skating rink parking lot on Rt. 313 just down the hill from Rt. 7A. Choice of distance up to 12 miles. All runners and walkers are welcome. Information: Jon French, 802-375-8083.

 

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 Dec. 18. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Basket Party

WELLS A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with drawings starting at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served and there’ll be a bake sale, raffle and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit a Granville youth group. Information/basket donations: Debbie Lewry at 642-9692, or Krystal Lewry at 944-1944.

 

Christmas Program

BALLSTON SPA The Free Spirit Fellowship at 1425 W. High Street in Ballston Spa will host a Christmas Program at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Featured will be dramatic and musical presentations and everyone will be welcome. Information: 885-3149.

 

Santa Parade

WHITEHALL Santa will parade throughout Whitehall beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, and he’ll then go to the firehouse where refreshments will be served until 2 p.m. Also, the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Dept. will collect food items for the Whitehall Food Pantry at this event where everyone will be welcome.

 

Pet Adoptions

RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society will be at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 18. Society items suitable for gift giving will be offered for sale, donations will be accepted to benefit the animals, and information will be available on pet adoptions. Information: 802-483-6700, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Free Dinner

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Lane, will offer a free Sunday Dinner with turkey, biscuits, gravy, vegetables and dessert from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. All are welcome. The public is also welcome to attend the church’s service at 10:30 a.m. and to meet the new minister, Pastor Sharon Sauer.

 

BOWLING PARTY

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1891 will host their annual Children’s Christmas Bowling Pizza Party at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the lodge on Williams Street. The party is open to children 12 and under, treats will be available and Santa Claus will pose for pictures.

 

Live Nativity

MANCHESTER The Christian Education Dept. of the First Baptist Church, corner of routes 30 and 7A in Manchester, will present a Live Nativity Scene from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Information: Maurie Hill at 802-362-3997.

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A free Family Discovery Day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short tour and then create your own masterpiece. Information/registration: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Railroad History

BENNINGTON Brian Donelson will discuss his book, “The Coming of the Train, Part II,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Ada Paresky Education Center at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This book deals with the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and the Wilmington and Deerfield River railroads. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687.

 

Christmas Concert

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club invites everyone to its annual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the St. Raphael Church Hall on Main Street in Poultney. The Poultney-Granville Town Band will perform traditional Christmas music, there’ll be a sing-along, and light refreshments will be served.

 

Christmas Concert

GRANVILLE The Granville Area Chorus will perform a Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville. Traditional and contemporary seasonal music will be featured. Cost: Free-will offering. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Santa Arrives

SALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Department will escort Santa Claus through the Village of Salem from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. When the tour is finished, Santa will do a “meet and greet” at the Proudfit Hall Firehouse on West Broadway. Children should make sure to bring their last-minute wish lists for this visit with Santa.

 

Christmas Concert

MANCHESTER The choir of Christ Our Savior Parish will present its annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church on Route 30, Bonnet Street, in Manchester.  A mix of familiar and unfamiliar Christmas music will be performed by community members and a small orchestra. Free and open to all.

 

Holiday Music

SALEM An evening of Holiday Music will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway. Featured will be the Gee Family singers, along with other vocal groups, and refreshments will be served. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Arlene Coldwell at 854-7588.

 

Monday December 19

 

Overeaters Meeting

GREENWICH Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, in the back of the red brick house attached to St. Joseph’s Church on Hill Street in Greenwich. This group meets each Monday at 10 a.m. and offered is physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery for those suffering from compulsive eating, bulimia and anorexia. Free.

 

K9 Benefit

RUTLAND The Fab Finds Diva Shack at Reincarnation Upscale Resale and Fabulous Finds, 86 River Street in Rutland, will offer 10 percent off all regular-priced items from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. A portion of the night’s sales will be donated to the Circle of HopeK9 Rescue organization. Information: Angela at 802-468-5298, or www.circleofhopek9rescue.org.

 

School Concert

CASTLETON The Castleton Village School Music Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the school (snow date Dec. 20). Everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday December 20

 

Holiday Meals

BALLSTON SPA Reservations are required by Tuesday, Dec. 20, for a special holiday Stuffed Chicken Meal that will be served for senior citizens on Wednesday, Dec. 21, in Ballston Spa. And on Friday, Dec. 30, a lasagna dinner will be served. Cost: $2 suggested donation for diners age 60 and older; $3 younger than 60. Information/reservations: Saratoga County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program at 518-884-4100.

 

Blood Marathon

RUTLAND The 2011 Gift-of-Life Marathon will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Rutland. The goal is to obtain the donation of 1,969 pints of blood. Appointments are requested at 1-800-RED-CROSS, but walk-ins will be welcome. Information/locations: www.giftoflifemarathon.com.

 

Nashville Star

HUDSON FALLS Rainer’s Gourmet Inspirations at B&B on the Green, 89 Route 41 in Hudson Falls, will present Nashville’s Leroy Troy at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Leroy can be seen on the Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV. Cost: $15. Food and beverages will be available. Information/tickets: 518-632-5402.

 

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, Dec. 20. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday December 21

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, The Meadows, Rutland; 3:15 p.m. Dec. 21, The Gables, Rutland (Gables residents only); 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21, Dorset Nursing Office (by appointment only, 802-362-1200); and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, Appletree Apartments, Fair Haven. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Solstice Celebration

PERU The Peru Congregational Church invites everyone to a Winter Solstice Celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Music will be provided by the female a cappella group, So Far, and storyteller Lesley Nase will spin a tale of renewal and hope. Cost: Free-will offering at the door and adults and children will be welcome. Information: Pastor Margaret at 379-1438.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Christmas Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Little Theater on the Farm in Fort Edward. No preaching; just good ole country and bluegrass gospel music. Meet in the heated Green Room. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Refreshments, 50/50 raffle and cookie exhange. The theater is located at 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward. Information: www.littletheater27.com or 518-632-5026.

 

 

Thursday December 22

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD The senior class of 2012 will serve a Dime-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Hartford Central School. Everyone is invited.

 

Friday December 23

 

Story Time

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library at 205 Main Street will offer free Story Time for Toddlers through age 5 at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23. Information/registration: 802-287-5556.

 

Sunday December 25

 

Christmas Breakfast

GLENS FALLS Christ Church Methodist at 54 Bay Street in Glens Falls invites everyone to its Fourth Annual Community Christmas Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and Al and Kathy Bain, along with Ray Agnew, will perform seasonal music. Information: www.christmasbreakfast.net.

 

Wednesday December 28

 

Children’s Activity

MANCHESTER Two-time Parents Choice Award-winning artist Roger Tincknell will lead children in singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, songs in Spanish, and more at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. Free and open to all families; children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Health Clinic

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Pre-Licensing Program

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

 

Thursday December 29

 

Call to Artists

CAMBRIDGE Artists in all media are invited to submit works for the jurying process from Thursday, Dec. 29, through Saturday, Jan. 2, 2012, to participate in the January/February 2012 juried exhibition at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. The theme will be “Reflection.” Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Soccer Registration

HOOSICK FALLS Registration is now open for the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club. Travel team registration (for ages 10-18) deadline is Jan. 1. For information, call Steve Hinchliffe at 518-488-4386. Registration deadline for in-house programs for children pre-K through sixth grade is April 1. For more information about this program, call Paul Dunham at 518-753-7690. See www.hoosickfallssoccer.org for general information.

 

Saturday December 31

 

New Year’s Eve Concerts

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Strings will present two concerts on Saturday, Dec. 31 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. A family concert will take place at 4 p.m., with tickets costing $10 for adults and free admission for children 18 and under. The full program concert takes place at 6 p.m., followed by chocolates and bubbly. Cost is $27 for adults and $10 for students with ID. Tickets are available at www.mmfvt.org, at Northshire Bookstore or at the door.

 

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.

 

New Year’s Concert

GLENS FALLS A New Year’s Eve Concert, featuring Broadway and American Songbook music, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday January 1, 2012

 

Public Skating

LAKE GEORGE Open Freestyle and Public Skating will be held January 1 through 31 at the Lake George Forum. Information/cost: 518-668-2200, or www.lakegeorgeforum.net.

 

Polar Plunge

LAKE GEORGE A free New Year’s Day Polar Plunge Swim will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Register at Duffy’s. Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

Tuesday January 3

 

Poultney Legion

POULTNEY American Legion Post 39 at 689 Granville Street in Poultney will hold meetings as follows: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; Sons of the America Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday January 4

 

Classic Film Talk

RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council will present film expert Rick Winston with a talk titled, “What Makes a Classic Film?” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Humanities Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will host free Open House events from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 4 through 25, in Glens Falls. Information/location: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday January 5

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 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.

 

Friday January 6

 

Bridal Weekend

LAKE GEORGE A free Bridal Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, Jan. 6 to 8, at the Dunham’s Bay Resort in Lake George. Plan your day with the area’s leading professionals. Information/times: 518-792-6092, or www.adkwc.com.

 

Softball Showcase

QUEENSBURY A free 16 and under/18 and under College Softball Showcase will be held on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6 and 7, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday the seventh. 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 Friday, Jan. 6. 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.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday January 7

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7,

and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday the eighth, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 188 Main Street, Route 4, in Hudson Falls. 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, Jan. 7, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Jan. 7 through 28 at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Lawn Sale

CASTLETON Circle of Hope K9 Rescue will hold an Indoor Lawn Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the eighth, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Donated items for this sale can be dropped off at 1991 Main Street and at Kinney Drugs in Castleton, and at the State Line Flea Market in Whitehall. Items also may be dropped off at the American Legion Post in Castleton beginning at 6 p.m. on Jan. 6. Information: 802-468-5298.

 

Show at Wood

GLENS FALLS The Pendragon Theater will stage “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday January 8

 

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, Jan. 8. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 children. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

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 Jan. 8. Information: 686-4982.

 

Monday January 9

Overeaters Meeting

GREENWICH Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan 9, in the back of the red brick house attached to St. Joseph’s Church on Hill Street in Greenwich. This group meets each Monday at 10 a.m. and offered is physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery for those suffering from compulsive eating, bulimia and anorexia. Free.

 

Arthritis Support

RUTLAND The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, in the RSVP/FGP/One-2-One office on the first floor at 6 Court Street in Rutland. Share stories, suggest strategies and tips for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, and listen to speakers with disease management advice. Information: Nan at 802-775-8220, Ext. 101, or email nmhart14@aol.com.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday January 10

 

Recital at FHUHS

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Union High School Piano and Guitar Recital will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 (snow date Jan. 11), at the school. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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, Jan. 10. 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.

 

Friday January 13

 

ATF Gala

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival will hold its Annual Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday January 14

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE Everyone is invited to an opening reception from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, for a juried exhibition titled, “Reflection,” at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Friday January 20

 

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 Friday, Jan. 20. 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.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday January 21

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 188 Main Street, Route 4, in Hudson Falls. This event will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through March, 2012. Information/vendor space: 260-2807.

 

Monday January 23

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday January 24

 

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, Jan. 24. 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.

 

Sunday January 29

 

VSO Concert

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Monuments” concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Tickets range from $9 for students to $29, available at 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

Sunday February 12

 

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 Feb. 12. 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.

 

Sunday March 11

 

VSO Concert

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Heroes” concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Tickets range from $9 for students to $29, available at 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

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 March 11. Information: 686-4982.

 

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WASHINGTON COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

Cambridge, Cambridge Freight Yard, East Main Street, behind Hubbard Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through mid October, contact Fran Morrison, 261-1877, e-mail jcamero4@nycap.rr.com.

 

Fort Edward, Broadway Lanes parking lot, Route 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays June through October, contact Linda Gifford, 792-0198.

 

Fort Ann, Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through October 26, contact Allison Wilshere, 639-5223.

 

Granville, downtown Granville, 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays, June through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

Greenwich, Main Street (former IGA parking lot), 2 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, June through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

Hudson Falls, Sutherland Farms, Lower Dix Avenue, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June through October, contact Linda Gifford, 792-0198.

 

Salem, Salem Park, Main Street, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

Whitehall, Boulevard Park, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, June through October, contact Bob Andersen, 854-3750.

 

SARATOGA COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKETS (updated May 6, 2011)

 

Ballston Spa, Wisnal Park, Front Street, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, mid June through September; Winter Market, CCE Building, 50 W. High Street, first Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, October through May; contact Cyndi Pastore, 885-6693.

 

Burnt Hills, Former Old Homestead Restaurant, Route 50 and Lakehill Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May through October, contact Gary Janssen, 384-0526.

 

Clifton Park, St. George’s Church, Route 146, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, July through October, www.saratogafarmersmarket.org.

Gansevoort, Village Park, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June through October; Winter Market, inside City Hall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Saturdays, November through February,  contact Linda Gifford at 792-0198.

 

Greenfield, Middle Grove Park, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, late June through September, contact Ron Deutsch, 469-6769.

 

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, June through October, contact Kellie Postlethwaite, 584-7766.

 

Saratoga Springs, High Rock Park, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October; Winter Market, Division Street Elementary School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, November through April,  www.saratogafarmersmarket.org.

 

South Glens Falls, Village Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, June through October, contact Linda Gifford, 792-0198.

 

Waterford, Waterford Harbor Promenade, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June through October, contact Mary Stalker, 665-8344.

 

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