Community Calendar 1/19/12

 

Thursday January 19

 

Oil Painting Class

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge will offer an “Oil Painting: The Still Life” class on Thursday, Jan. 19. Information/registration: www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Maple Village, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Blood Pressure

WASHINGTON COUNTY Public Health Educator Elizabeth St. John will offer Blood Pressure Testing and Heart Disease Risk Factor Assessment as follows: 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Cambridge Senior Center, 5 Park Street, call Cathie Brownell, 677-8592; 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Kingsbury/Fort Edward Area Senior Center, 78 Oak Street, call Max McDonnell, 747-9352; 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Salem Senior Site, 32 E. Broadway (in front of food pantry), call Kathie Roby, 854-7294; and 12:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Whitehall Senior Site, American Legion, call Hellin LeClaire, 499-2482. Cost: Free testing/assessment; $3 lunch. Reservations requested.

 

Organic Farming

SARATOGA The 30th annual NOFA-NY Organic Farming and Gardening Conference opens on Thursday, Jan. 19 with the Northeast Organic Research Symposium and Beginning Farmer Mixer at the Saratoga Hilton and City Center in Saratoga Springs. The event continues through Saturday, Jan. 21. For full information, see www.nofany.org/conferenceschedule. Walk-in registration is available. Information: 585-271-1979 ext. 512.

 

 

Chicken and Biscuit

WHITEHALL Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Our Lady of Hope Church’s Parish Hall in Whitehall. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults, $4 age 11 and younger, free age 4 and younger.

 

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, Jan. 19, at the Hartford Central School. Everyone is invited.

 

Art Opening

MANCHESTER A gallery opening event for an exhibition of work by photographer George Bouret, a Hebron resident, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at The Gallery at Equinox Village in Manchester. Free and open to all, with live music and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are requested at 802-362-4061.  Preview George’s work at www.bouretphotography.com.

 

Sustainable Living

MANCHESTER The Sustainable Living Series, hosted by Alan Benoit, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This month’s topic is “Socially Responsible Investing,” with guest speaker Will Belongia, executive director of the Vermont Community Loan Fund. Free and open to all. Information: SustainableDesignOfVT.com.

 

Green Drinks

DORSET Environmental enthusiasts are invited to attend “Green Drinks” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Dorset Inn, 8 Church St. Enjoy drinks and conversation on topics including sustainable agriculture, climate change, local consumption, alternative energies, and more. Green Drinks is an informal group of community members who wish to engage broadly in environmental issues. Information: www.greendrinks.org or Green Drinks Manchester VT on Facebook.

 

Bike Club

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Bike Club invites the community to a Potluck Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, on the second floor of the rkMiles business offices (located to the right of the hardware store) in Manchester. Enjoy a slide show, presentations on projects, and mingle with other outdoor enthusiasts. Bikers of all ages are welcome. Reservations are requested at milesj@rkmiles.com. Information:  www.mmbc.us.

 

Knitting Class

SALEM Learn how to knit a Zig Zag Scarf with instructor Jane Gibson from 6:45 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 19 through Feb. 9 at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Participants must have the ability to knit, using size 8 knitting needles. Stop in the Courthouse to see a sample scarf. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

 

Friday January 20

 

Phone Drive

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union is holding its annual Cell Phone Drive now through February. Donated cell phones will be given to the STOP Domestic Violence Center in Essex County where they will be converted into emergency 911 phones for domestic violence survivors. To donate a phone, visit the TFCU branches in Ticonderoga, Port Henry or Elizabethtown. Information: www.tfcunow.com.

 

Book, Record Sale

ARLINGTON Red Mountain Chapter 41, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a Book/Record/Puzzle/Games/Framed Print Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday the 21st. You’ll find this event at the Arlington Masonic Lodge, 117 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, next to Mack Molding and the old railroad station. Information: Kathy Cotrofeld at 375-6782.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. This sale will be held on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club invites everyone to its weekly Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 20 through March 30 at the club on Rt. 32, south of the village of Victory. Offered will be fried fish, fried clams or fried chicken tenders for $8 each, and clam chowder at $5 per quart. Eat in or take out. Information: 518-695-3917.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS A reception for the opening of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild’s exhibit “Creation Myths” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lapham Gallery at LARAC headquarters on City Park in Glens Falls. The event will feature musician Kate Blain and refreshments by The Chocolate Spoon and Uncorked. Free and open to the public. Information: 518-798-1144 ext. 2.

 

Dinner Fundraiser

DORSET The eighth grade class at Long Trail School will hold a “Breakfast for Dinner” fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Sherrie’s Café. The menu includes quiche, steak and eggs, French toast and more. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting the class trip to Washington, D.C., in March.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE The Pember Library, 33 West Main St., will hold a Movie Night featuring a classic comedy at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Two by Albee

CAMBRIDGE “Two by Albee/The Zoo Story and The Sandbox” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, at the Freight Depot Theater behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 22 and 29. Cost: $20; $18 members; $15 students; free for season subscribers. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Saturday January 21

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

Pancake Benefit

POULTNEY A benefit Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Poultney Firehouse. Proceeds will benefit Ashley Mulholland who was recently injured in an automobile accident.

 

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. 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, Jan. 21. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., will hold its annual Cabin Fever Book Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the library. Thousands of pre-owned books will be available, including a special children’s section and video and audiotapes. Go to www.rutlandfree.org to print out a coupon for one free book. Information: 802-773-1860.

 

Road Group Meeting

CASTLETON The Friends of the Hubbardton Military Road will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Castleton Free Library, 638 Main Street. The first agenda item will be to formalize this group as a committee of the Crown Point Road Assn., a legal nonprofit organization. Potential 2012 projects also will be discussed and everyone will be welcome. Information: Tom Hughes at 802-388-2967.

 

Adult Volleyball

HOOSICK FALLS Competitive “A” teams and non-competitive “B” teams will participate in St. Mary’s Academy’s annual Indoor Volleyball Tournament for adults from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the academy in Hoosick Falls. Cost: $30 per player; $25 per player for a team of six pre-registered by Jan. 13. Information/registration: Pat Hayes at 686-4314, Ext. 202, or Bridget Crawford at 686-4314, Ext. 206.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE The Pember Library, 33 West Main St., will host Fireside Stories for children with a theme of “Snow” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Raffle, Dinner

DANBY A Basket Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Currier Memorial School (Danby Elementary School). All proceeds will go toward the Colemans’ medical and disaster recovery. Doors will open for the basket raffle at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Admission is $5, including a sheet of tickets. And from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a spaghetti dinner sponsored by Sal’s Restaurant. Cost at the door: $10 adults, $5 younger than 10; $8 advance tickets, available at Sal’s Restaurant, 148 West St., Rutland, and 15 South Main St., Wallingford, or at American Hairlines, 59 Elm St., Manchester.

 

County History, Records

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will host Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29. Lauren will discuss the resources available at the county historian’s office, and explain how to access the Saratoga County clerk’s online resources such as deeds, mortgages and censuses. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-587-2978.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE The Argyle American Legion Post will hold an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the post on Route 40. Cost: adults $6; children $3. Information: 518-638-8603.

 

Souper Supper

POULTNEY St. Raphael’s Ladies Guild invites everyone to a “Souper Saturday Supper” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the St. Raphael Church Hall, 21 Main Street in Poultney. Soups, salad, bread, dessert and beverages will be served. Cost: $5 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Songbird Program

MANCHESTER Songbird expert Dr. Judith Scarl will present a free program titled, “Mountain Birdwatch,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Manchester Room at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. Dr. Scarl will discuss the findings of a citizen science research project on high-elevation songbird populations, notably the Bicknell’s Thrush. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Bromley Anniversary

PERU Bromley Mountain will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a “Bash for the Ages” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Base Lodge. Dance to the music of the Swingin’ Vermont Big Band, enjoy food and drink, Bromley memorabilia, souvenirs, and more. Also enjoy anniversary special prices on skiing for the weekend. Information/ tickets: www.bromley.com.

 

Capitol Steps

RUTLAND The musical/political parody group, The Capitol Steps, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Cost: $24.50 to $34.50. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, www.paramountlive.org, or visit the box office at 30 Center Street.

 

Sunday January 22

 

Pancake Breakfast

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will hold its 39th Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Poultney Elementary School. Drive or snowmobile to this event. Information: Ernie DeMatties at 802-287-9755.

 

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, Jan. 22, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Film Festival

MANCHESTER Israel Congregation of Manchester will continue its winter film festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, with “Everything is Illuminated,” a quirky film from the book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. This critically-acclaimed film stars Elijah Wood in this strange and unexpectedly funny journey of a young man searching for the heroine who saved his grandfather’s life during World War II. Admission: Free-will donation. Refreshments will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-297-0167.

 

Monday January 23

 

Little League

GRANVILLE The Little League of Granville will hold registration for all players, former and new, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Granville Elementary School. A registration form, birth certificate, and $15 fee is required. Forms are available at the school.

 

Chorus Rehearsals

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Union High School Community Chorus will begin one-hour weekly rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, in the Chorus Room. Everyone is invited, all voice parts are needed, and the Spring Chorus Concert will be presented on May 16. Information: 802-265-4966, Ext. 254.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad in Whitehall. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Seniors Meet

WEST PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors will meet for lunch at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. The school’s students will share information about their activities during this event. Members are encouraged to invite a neighbor to come along to the lunch. Also, food will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Information: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Sesame Street

GLENS FALLS “Sesame Street Live! 1-2-3 Imagine! With Elmo & Friends” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Information/cost: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

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.

 

Women’s Chorus

RUTLAND The Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus will hold its first rehearsal of the new year from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Rutland Middle School’s Music Room. Twelve more rehearsals will follow before several performances in May. Singers must be able to carry a tune and blend their voices, and there’ll be a social time at each rehearsal. All interested singers are asked to call Lucy Tenenbaum at 802-775-8004, or email lucytune@sover.net, to confirm their placement in the choir.

 

Wednesday January 25

 

Game Day

GREENWICH The Greenwich Seniors Club invites everyone to the VFW Post on Abeel Avenue in Greenwich for Greenwich Game Day at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Card, board, dice and other games will be featured and refreshments will be available.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. A valid state of New York driver’s permit is required to take this course. Cost: $40. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Movie Night

SCHAGHTICOKE The Diver Memorial Library will hold Kids’ Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the library, 136 Main St., Schaghticoke. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 518-753-4344 or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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.

 

Thursday January 26

 

Book Group

WELLS The new author-of-the-month Book Discussion Group will meet from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Wells Village Library on the green. Read a new book each month, play book games, and learn trivia about each author. Bring a beverage and a treat will be served. Visit the library for a copy of a book and to register. Information: 802-645-0611.

 

Reception, Drumming

GREENWICH A reception with West African artist Babacar Biaye will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at The Gallery Upstairs at 111 Main Street in Greenwich. A collection of his acrylic on canvas paintings will be highlighted and this exhibition will run through March 20. Also, Babacar will offer African Drumming Lessons from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and 25, and March 10. Cost: $12 per hour. Information/registration: 518-677-3544.

 

Friday January 27

 

Hockey Night

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Phantoms will host Granville Night at the Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 games. Members of the Granville sixth grade chorus will open the game at 7 p.m. with the Star Spangled Banner. Tickets are available at the Granville Elementary School for both games at a cost of $13 for adults and $11 for children.

 

Collin Raye

RUTLAND Collin Raye, a five-time nominee for country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year Award, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Paramount Theater on Center Street in Rutland. Cost: $21.50 to $28.50. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Wear clean, non-marring shoes. Refreshments will be available and everyone will be welcome (you don’t need to bring a partner). Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday January 28

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served by Poultney community members on the last Saturday each month and everyone will be welcome.

 

Fly Tying

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester will continue its series of fly tying lessons from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 28. This session will be for advanced beginners and supplies will be provided. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is requested at 802-362-3300, or email kmurphy@amff.com.

 

Winter Hike

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Conservancy will host a two-hour Winter Hike along wooded trails off McMillan Rd. at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 (McMillan Rd. is 2.5 miles north of Cambridge Village on Route 22). Naturalist Sue Van Hook will lead this hike. Dress in layers and bring snowshoes if necessary. Cost: $5 suggested donation; free children. Information/reservations: 518-677-2545, or email bc@battenkillconservancy.net.

 

Children’s Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Soup will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Free Lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church invites everyone to a free Community Soup and Sandwich Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Also, blood pressure checks will be done at this event.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE The Country Clovers 4-H Club will serve a free Community Dinner will from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Auditions

RUTLAND The Rutland Youth Theatre will hold Auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Godnick Adult Center off Woodstock Avenue in Rutland. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with performances on March 30 and 31. Information: Saskia Hagen Groom at 558-4177.

 

Zumba for Children

MANCHESTER Lia Taylor will lead a Zumba Class for children ages 5 and older at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. This will be a fast moving, fun filled dance program with great music and easy to follow steps. Free and open to all and children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Reservations are requested at 802-362-2607.

 

La Musique Francaise

GREENWICH The Battenkill Chorale will present “La Musique Francaise” at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 35 Hill Street in Greenwich. The program will include the Durufle Requiem and motets by Poulenc, Faure and Messiaen. Cost: $15. Information/reservations: 518-692-8093, or email judith.kleinberg@yahoo.com.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

WEST HAVEN Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Todd Book at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the West Haven Grange on Main Road. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children. Todd lost a portion of his hand while logging on Jan. 9. Information: Allison Enny at 518-499-1654, or Bruce Book at 802-265-8059.

 

Roast Pork

CASTLETON The Castleton Federated Church on Main Street in Castleton Village invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Cost: $9 adults, $6 younger than 12, with proceeds benefiting the church restoration. Handicap accessible at the rear of the building. Information: 802-468-5725, or Norm and Cindy at 802-265-8686.

 

Trivia Night

GRANVILLE The Granville Rotary Club invites community members to come to the Forum Jan. 28 to compete in the Rotary Trivia Challenge 2012. Teams of six will compete to answer questions in five rounds of trivia excitement, entry fee is $150 per team, $90 for student teams and spectators $12; cash bar and free appetizers provided. For more information contact Peter O’Brien at 518-642-1010.

 

Collin Raye

GLENS FALLS Collin Raye, a five-time nominee for country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year Award, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday January 29

 

Ski for Heat

PERU Ski for Heat 2012, a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing event, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru. Participants may ski or snowshoe at any time of the day and for any length of time, and their donations or pledges will benefit the Shareheat Fund at BROC that helps local families and individuals pay for heating fuel. Information: Martha Robertson at 802-824-3558, email skiforheat@vermontel.net, or visit www.skiforheat.org.

 

Basket Raffle

BOMOSEEN The Habitat Club at Castleton State College will hold a Basket Raffle on Sunday, Jan. 29, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Bomoseen. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Food and drinks will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the students’ spring trip to Georgia to help build homes for the needy.

 

Fiddler Portrayal

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Historical Society and Jay Brown of Fabian Trucking will present 10th generation Vermonter Adam Boyce with a portrayal of Charles Ross Taggart, “the old country fiddler,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Fair Haven Grade School Learning Center. Mr. Taggart was a fiddler, piano player, humorist, singer and ventriloquist who performed across the country for more than 40 years, starting in 1895. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: Lorraine Brown at 802-265-3843.

 

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, Jan. 29, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

VSO Concert

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart and Faure Requiems 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, www.ParamountLive.org, or at the box office on Center Street. Also, there’ll be a pre-concert discussion for audience members titled, “Musically Speaking,” moderated by Barre Times Argus and Rutland Herald Arts Critic Jim Lowe, at 3 p.m.

 

Monday January 30

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE Cub Scout Pack 44 will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Monday, Jan. 30, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out, including spaghetti, sauce, salad and bread; drinks and dessert extra. Proceeds will benefit the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council Community Fuel Assistance Program.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY Nationally acclaimed writer/activist Rick Bass will discuss his book, “Heart of the Monster: Why the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies Must Not Become an ExxonMobil Conduit to the Alberta Tar Sands,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. Learn about the fight to save salmon, forests and communities in Idaho and Montana by stopping the Keystone XL oil pipeline. This event will be held in the Gorge at Withey Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney and everyone will be welcome.

 

Tuesday January 31

 

Author Speaks

POULTNEY Author Rick Bass will read from his nature works at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Griswold Library at Green Mountain College in Poultney. The New York Times Book Review stated that Rick is “one of the country’s most intelligent and sensitive short story writers.” Everyone will be welcome.

 

Chorus Rehearsal

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Voices, under the direction of Penny Schiek, will hold their first rehearsal in preparation for their spring concert at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay St. Following rehearsals will be held Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. No auditions are required, but members must be willing to commit to attending at least 75 percent of rehearsals. Male voices are especially needed. Information: 518-796-4648 or 518-792-1922.

 

Rifle Competition

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of the village of Victory, will host a Rifle Competition at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 31 through March 13. Open to all; bring your own 22-caliber rifle and ammunition. Information: Ron at 695-3917.

 

Wednesday February 1

 

Public Skating

LAKE GEORGE Open Freestyle and Public Skating will be held Feb. 1 through 28 at the Lake George Forum. Information/cost: 518-668-2200, or www.lakegeorgeforum.net.

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Cambridge Village Office, 56 N. Park Street. This clinic will no longer be held at the Brieman Building. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Seniors Meet

XSCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors group will meet at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Schuylerville Town Hall.

 

Auditions

WEST PAWLET Auditions for Mettawee Mania 2012, A Talent Extravaganza, will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, and other acts are needed. Information/audition appointment: Rod Hawkins at 802-325-3687. All acts using musical recordings should be prepared to leave a copy with Rod following the audition. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 10, with rehearsals on March 8 and 9.

 

Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders group will host a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 1 through 29, in Glens Falls. Information/location: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday February 2

 

Story Time

WELLS The Wells Village Library on the green will continue its Little Listeners Story Time for children ages 3 to 5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16. Stories, rhythms, songs and craft activities will be featured. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Information/registration: 802-645-0611.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 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.

 

Poultney Legion

POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2; Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Friday February 3

 

Book Sale

GLENS FALLS The Friends of the Crandall Library will hold a Book Sale Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3 to 5, at the library in Glens Falls. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4. 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 Feb. 3. 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.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club invites everyone to its weekly Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays through March 30 at the club on Rt. 32, south of the village of Victory. Offered will be fried fish, fried clams or fried chicken tenders for $8 each, and clam chowder at $5 per quart. Eat in or take out. Information: 518-695-3917.

 

Torch Light Parade

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host a Torch Light Parade, snow permitting, on Friday, Feb. 3. Participants will line up at 5:30 p.m. at the East Poultney green and ride at 6 p.m. to the Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney for a spaghetti supper. The club will provide the torches. Information: Ernie DeMatties at 802-287-9755.

 

Coupon Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Musical at Wood

GLENS FALLS The St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus Community Musical will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Students, parents, teachers, alumni and St. Mary’s community members will perform. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday February 4

 

Ice Fishing

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Lake Improvement Assn. will host an Ice Fishing Tournament and 50/50 Raffle from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Cossayuna Lake. Cost: $10 entry fee, with cash prizes for largest pike or tiger muskie, perch and crappie. You may register and buy bait at Lakeside General Store. Measuring will be near Pratt’s Point, by orange flag. Information: Tom Schultz at 531-4146, or Nancy Hieber at 692-9206.

 

Hypothermic Hoedown

CAMBRIDGE Hypothermic Hoedown 2012 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the new bandstand on Avenue B, off Route 22, in Cambridge Village. Teams and individuals will race through woods, fields, streams and frozen swamps. There’ll be three distance categories: a short race for children; a 1.5-mile race; and a 5K. Other events, too, if snow is sufficient. Time/registration: www.hypothermic-hoedown.info.

 

Hoosipalooza

HOOSICK FALLS Hoosipalooza, a community event to support the Hoosick Falls Food Pantry, will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Hoosick Falls. This daylong event will feature events, activities, music and food for all ages, all free. Donation jars will be at each location to benefit the pantry. And at 5 p.m., there’ll be a pancake dinner. Information: 686-9050.

 

Teen Softball

QUEENSBURY Winter Blast Teen Softball Tournaments will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 4 through 26, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Free. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Flea Market

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

and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 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. Information/vendor space: 260-2807.

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Winter Carnival, Weekend I, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5, in Lake George Village. Featured will be a polar swim, cook-offs, races, children’s activities, a beach bonfire, and fireworks. Free admission. Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

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, Feb. 4, 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 February 4 through 25 at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Basket Raffle

BENSON The grade 8 class will host a Basket Raffle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Benson Village School. You don’t need to be present to win and proceeds will benefit the class’ trip to Washington, D.C. Information: Elizabeth Moyer at email emoyer@arsu.org.

 

Winter Carnival

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host a Winter Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Chesnut’s York Street Extension in Poultney. Games, sliding, snowmobile rides, hot food and drinks will be featured. The New England Antique Model T Club will show off its vehicles, too, at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: Bonnie Bradley at 802-287-9259.

 

Feltmaking Demonstration

GLENS FALLS The Lapham Gallery at LARAC will host a Feltmaking Demonstration by two exhibitors from the “Creation Myths” exhibit at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. At 1:30 p.m., the Gallery will host Storytelling by Native American author Joseph Bruchac. The events are free and open to the public. Information: 518-798-1144 ext. 2.

 

Dance, Auction Benefit

RUTLAND A Spark Your Winter Blues Dance and Silent Auction to benefit Rutland Catholic Schools will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Members of the Satin and Steel and the On the Rocks bands will perform, light hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served, and there’ll be a cash bar. Cost: $10. Tickets are available from CKS and MSJ students and at the school offices, and will be sold at the door. Also, for tickets or to donate and item for the silent auction, call Mary Lou Tedesco Harvey at 236-3485, or Joann Rotella Ballard at 747-8199.

 

Sunday February 5

 

Breakfast Benefit

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire  Department and Auxiliary invites everyone  to a Pennies for Peyton Benefit Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the firehouse. Cost: $6, free age 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting four-year-old Peyton Colby who is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia at Albany Medical Center. There’ll be raffles and a 50/50, too. Raffle item donations may be dropped off at the firehouse after 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, or call 692-7155. Monetary donations, payable to Cossayuna VFD- Peyton Fund, may be mailed to Cossayuna VFD, c/o Pennies for Peyton, POB 321, Cossayuna, N.Y. 12823. Information: www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and

everyone will be welcome.

 

Snowshoe Races

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Race will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Saratoga Spa State Park. And, the Camp Saratoga 8K Snowshoe Race will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. A limited supply of Dion snowshoes will be available for a $5 rental fee. Email Laura Clark at laura@saratogastryders.org to reserve them. Go to www.saratogastryders.org to download a race application, or register online at www.active.com.

 

Soup Swap

SALEM The Battenkill Time Trader group will host a Soup Swap Winter Social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Proudfit Hall, 181 Main Street in Salem. Bring a crock pot full of your favorite soup, stew or chili to share (bowls and spoons will be provided). You’ll earn one Battenkill Time Traders hour for your contribution and also meet your neighbors. Also, non-perishable food items will be collected for the Salem Food Pantry. Information: www.battenkill.timebanks.org.

 

Choirs Festival

GLENS FALLS A Festival of Choirs will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Glens Falls High School. Select choirs from area high schools will perform. Information/cost: 518-692-9460.

 

Climate Change Talk

CASTLETON The Friends of the Castleton Free Library will host a Science Pub event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Lakehouse Pub and Grille on Route 30 in Castleton. Alan Betts, an atmospheric researcher from Pittsford, will discuss “Climate Change and Vermont.” Free and open to all. Information: 802-468-5574, or www.castletonfreelibrary.org/friends.

 

Monday February 6

 

Arthritis Support

RUTLAND The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 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, Feb. 6, 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 Feb. 6. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday February 7

 

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, Feb. 7. 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 February 8

 

Club Meeting

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will meet with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the York Coach Works on Rt. 30 just north of Poultney. Information: http://poultneysnodevils.posterous.com.

 

Friday February 10

 

Vacation Camp

RUTLAND Children who register by Friday, Feb. 10, for a Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. Vacation Camp that will run from Feb. 20 to 24 will receive a $10 discount. Swimming, arts and crafts, fun sports, and outside time at Giorgetti Park will be featured. Each day the camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and pre and post camp care also is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost/registration: 802-773-1853, or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Phone Drive

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union is continuing its annual Cell Phone Drive through February. Donated cell phones will be given to the STOP Domestic Violence Center in Essex County where they will be converted into emergency 911 phones for domestic violence survivors. To donate a phone, visit the TFCU branches in Ticonderoga, Port Henry or Elizabethtown. Information: www.tfcunow.com.

 

Saturday February 11

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE Weekend II of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12, in Lake George Village. Featured will be a polar swim, cook-offs, races, children’s activities, a beach bonfire, and fireworks. Free admission. Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

Fly Tying

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester will continue its series of fly tying lessons from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. This session will be for intermediate-level fly tiers and supplies will be provided. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is requested with Kim Murphy at 802-362-3300, or email kmurphy@amff.com.

 

Wine Tasting

LAKE GEORGE A free Valentine’s Wine Tasting will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 12th, at the Adirondack Winery in Lake George Village. Couples will sample champagne, wines, cheeses, chocolates and more. Information: 518-668-9463, or www.adirondackwinery.com.

 

Sunday February 12

 

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, Feb. 12. 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 Feb. 12. Information: 686-4982.

 

Tuesday February 14

 

Rifle Competition

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of the village of Victory, will host a Rifle Competition at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 13. Open to all; bring your own 22-caliber rifle and ammunition. Information: Ron at 695-3917.

 

Thursday February 16

 

Chad & Jeremy

GLENS FALLS Chad & Jeremy will perform a British Invasion Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. This sale will be held on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

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 Feb.17. 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.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club invites everyone to its weekly Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays through March 30 at the club on Rt. 32, south of the village of Victory. Offered will be fried fish, fried clams or fried chicken tenders for $8 each, and clam chowder at $5 per quart. Eat in or take out. Information: 518-695-3917.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night

Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

American Song

GLENS FALLS Pianist Richard Glazier will salute American popular song, “From Gershwin to Garland,” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This show will include a special tribute to Glens Falls musician, arranger and instructor Maurice Whitney. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday February 18

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE Weekend III of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, in Lake George Village. Featured will be a polar swim, cook-offs, races, children’s activities, a beach bonfire, and fireworks. Free admission. Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

Ice Fishing Derby

QUEENSBURY The Lake George Chinga-Classic Ice Fishing Derby and Frozen Point Panfish Tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the YMCA Camp at Pilot Knob in Queensbury. Cash prizes will be awarded in four categories and there’ll be demonstrations. Information: 518-656-9462, Ext. 6660, or www.northeasticefishing.com.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 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. 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, Feb. 18. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday February 18 and 25 at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Whitehall Festival

WHITEHALL The 2012 Whitehall Winter Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Skenesborough Harbor Park. Featured will be the Penguin Dip and many other popular activities. Information: Marge Mohn at 518-499-2435.

 

Sunday February 19

 

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 Feb. 19. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A free Family Discovery Day activity will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short tour and then create your own art masterpiece. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Monday February 20

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 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.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday February 21

 

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, Feb. 21. 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 February 24

 

Dinner Theater

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre will present a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, and 1 p.m. Sunday the 26th, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Saturday February 25

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE Weekend IV of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, in Lake George Village. Featured will be a polar swim, cook-offs, races, children’s activities, a beach bonfire, and fireworks. Free admission. Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served by Poultney community members on the last Saturday each month and everyone will be welcome.

 

Fly Tying

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester will continue its series of fly tying lessons from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. This session will be for advanced-level fly tiers and supplies will be provided. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is requested with Kim Murphy at 802-362-3300, or email kmurphy@amff.com.

 

Moonlight Ride

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host a Moonlight Ride at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, from the East Poultney green. Coffee, hot cocoa and treats will be provided at the end of the ride at Ernie DeMatties’ house. Information: Ernie at 802-287-9755.

 

Tuesday February 28

 

Rifle Competition

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of the village of Victory, will host a Rifle Competition at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 13. Open to all; bring your own 22-caliber rifle and ammunition. Information: Ron at 695-3917.

 

Thursday March 1

 

Public Skating

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

 

Friday March 2

 

Dinner Theater

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre will present a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, March 9 and 10, and 1 p.m. Sunday March 4, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Saturday March 3

 

Teen Softball

QUEENSBURY Winter Blast Teen Softball Tournaments will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, and March 10 and 11, at the Adirondack Sports Complex/The Dome in Queensbury. Free. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 3, 10, 24 and 31, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Mini-Shredders

NORTH CREEK A free Mini-Shredders Jibfest Freetyle event will be held at noon on Saturday, March 3, at Gore Mountain in North Creek. For age 10 and younger. Information: 518-251-2411, or www.goremountain.com.

 

Sunday March 4

 

G.F. Symphony

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert titled, “Strings Tell Stories Side by Side,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at Glens Falls High School. The region’s young string players will sit side by side with the pros at this event. Information/tickets: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Wednesday March 7

 

Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders group will host a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 7 through 28, in Glens Falls. Information/location: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Girls Ice Hockey

GLENS FALLS The New York State Age 14 and Younger Tier II Girls Ice Hockey Championship Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, March 9 to 11, in Glens Falls. Top state athletes will compete at various times. Free. Information/location: www.adirondacknorthstars.com.

 

Saturday March 10

 

Snowshoe Hike

LAKE GEORGE A free Winter Warm Up/Guided Snowshoe Hike will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Berry Pond Preserve in Lake George. Featured will be family activities, a bonfire, hot chocolate and treats. Information: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.

 

Music and Dance

GLENS FALLS The Tamburitzans of Duquesne University will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March, 10, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. The Tamburitzans are America’s longest running, multicultural Eastern European, 32- member music and dance ensemble. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.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.

 

Tuesday March 13

 

Rifle Competition

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of the village of Victory, will conclude its Rifle Competition series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Open to all; bring your own 22-caliber rifle and ammunition. Information: Ron at 695-3917.

 

Friday March 16

 

Boys Basketball

GLENS FALLS The NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, March 16 to 18, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. See tomorrow’s stars and top state teams compete. Information/tickets: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Children’s Troupe

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Children’s Troupe Winter Production, featuring students in grades 3 through 12, will be staged Friday through Sunday, March 16 to 18, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Show times will be 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.adirondackchildrenstroupe.org.

 

Sunday March 18

 

Family Day

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

 

Monday March 19

 

Free Skiing

NORTH CREEK Gore Mountain in North Creek will hold a “Take Your Son to Gore Week” beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Sunday, March 19 to 25. Sons age 19 and younger will ski, ride and tube for free with a paying parent. Information: 518-251-2411, or www.goremountain.com.

 

Saturday March 24

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24 and 31, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Sunday March 25

 

Shamrock Shuffle

GLENS FALLS The Shamrock Shuffle & Leprechaun Leap will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 25, at Glens Falls High School. Featured will be a five-mile, flat and fast loop, along with a 7/8-mile children’s fun run. Information: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Monday March 26

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The de Blasiis Chamber Music series will present The Walden Chamber Players at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-792-2383.

 

Boat Show

QUEENSBURY The Great Upstate Boat Show will be held Friday through Sunday, March 30 to April 1, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More than 25 dealers with 60 brands, 200 boats, and vendors will be featured. Information/cost: 518-791-0070, or www.greatupstateboatshow.com.

 

Friday April 20

 

Driving Course

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors group will offer an AARP Defensive Driving Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Cost: $19; $17 for AARP members. Information/registration: Roberta Hewitt at 695-3695.

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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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