Community Calendar 1/26/12

 

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.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to a free Community Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in St. James Episcopal Church’s undercroft at the intersection of routes 7A and 313 West in Arlington. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Book Readings

WHITEHALL Local authors C.W. Wolf and Mary Martin Holland will read from their fiction novels, “The Unknown Pyp” and “The Spaces in Between” respectively, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Isaac C. Griswold Library in Whitehall. Questions, conversation and book signings will follow at 7:30 p.m. and everyone will be welcome.

 

Occupy Meeting

GREENWICH The Washington County Occupy Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Greenwich Library on Main Street. Bring your ideas and concerns and help plan an outreach campaign to area rural communities. Information: Tracy at 518-692-8242, or email tracyf@fastermac.net.

 

Bingo Benefit

WELLS Project Graduation, Fair Haven Union High School class of 2012, will sell pink paper sheet bingo strips at Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, and noon Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Project graduation will receive half of the proceeds that will be used to provide a safe, alcohol-free graduation night experience for the students.

 

Friday January 27

Art Workshop

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester is accepting registrations for a winter plein air workshop, “Snow painting with Stapleton Kearns: Design and Color for Outdoor Painting,” that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 1 to 3. Information/registration: 802-362-1405, Ext. 10, or www.svac.org.

 

Women’s Getaway

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for a Women’s Winter Getaway for adult women that will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7 and 8, at the Swiss Farm Inn & Mountain Meadows in Pittsfield, Vt. Escape the daily grind of work, family and life stress and meet new, active friends while doing healthy activities. Cost: $120, including meals, snowshoeing, yoga, and more. Information/registration: Cindy Wight at 282-1092.

 

Tax Forms

MANCHESTER As part of the Tax Forms Outlet Program, federal and state of Vermont tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Bag Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop on Broad Street in Schuylerville will hold a $1 Bag Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28. Nearly all items are included in this sale, including backpacks, travel bags, Avon items, and men’s suits. Also, the shop accepts donations of usable items during its hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 695-4640.

 

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.

 

“Annie”

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Drama Club will stage ‘Annie’ at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets cost $5 and will be sold at the door and refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Whitehall Drama Club.

 

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 Tax Preparation

CAMBRIDGE Free state and federal tax preparation will be provided by an IRS-certified, volunteer preparer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Feb. 11, at the First Baptist Church, 29 West Main Street in Cambridge. Your annual household income must be less than $50,000 to use this service, appointments are not required, and walk-ins will be welcome.

 

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.

 

“Souper Lunch”

EASTON Everyone is invited to a “Souper Lunch” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. Homemade soups, breads, desserts and beverages will be served. Eat in or take out, and reservations are not needed. Cost: $7.50 adults; $3.50 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Information: Edna at 664-7184.

 

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.

 

Ham Dinner

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Springs United Methodist men invite everyone their 13th Annual Ham Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the United Methodist Church off Northway Exit 14 at 175 Fifth Avenue, across from BOCES. Cost: $9 adults; $8 senior citizens; $5 ages 12 to 18; free 11 and younger. Information/advance tickets: 584-3720, Ext. 17.

 

Party/Dinner

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary invite everyone to a Cabin Fever Party/Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the firehouse on Joe Green Road. Cost: $9, including lasagna, spaghetti bake, and chicken and biscuits.

 

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.

 

Show at Legion

GRANVILLE A Bad Dog Spike Show with Miss Carol will be staged at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at American Legion Post 323 on Columbus Street in Granville. “Rockin’ bone chillin’ harmonica, country, rock ‘n’ roll, blues,” including hits from the 1950s through the ‘80s, will be featured. Sing along and dance. Information: 518-642-1759.

 

Trivia Night

GRANVILLE The Granville Rotary Club invites everyone to The Forum in Granville at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, to compete in Rotary Trivia Challenge 2012. Teams of six will answer trivia questions in five exciting rounds. Entry fee: $150 per team; $90 per student team; $12 per spectator. There’ll be a cash bar and free appetizers will be provided. Information/registration: 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/registration/to donate: Martha Robertson at 802-824-3558, email skiforheat@vermontel.net, or visit www.skiforheat.org.

 

Basket Raffle

FAIR HAVEN A Basket Raffle to benefit Project Graduation…a safe, alcohol-free graduation event…will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, in the cafeteria at Fair Haven Union High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 additional sheet. Food and beverages will be for sale, too. More than 100 baskets, special baskets, a 50/50 drawing, and door prizes will be featured.

 

Snowshoe Hike

HEBRON Pember Museum Educator Bernadette Hoffman will lead a Snowshoe & Animal Tracking Hike at the Hebron Nature Preserve from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse on Route 22. This free event is open to children old enough to hike as well as adults. Bring water and your own snowshoes. Register by Jan. 27 by calling the Pember at 518-642-1515. For hike verification on the day, call 518-692-3129.

 

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.

 

Pottery Class

SALEM Teapot Pottery Classes with Jordan Becker will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from Jan. 29 through March 11 at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. You’ll make a functional tea set and learn about the role of tea in history. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

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.

 

One-Act Plays

MANCHESTER Everyone is invited to see Burr and Burton Academy students perform seven One-Act Plays at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the school’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester. Some content may be inappropriate for young children. Cost: $5. Advance tickets: burrburton.tix.com.

 

Monday January 30

 

Blood Drive

GRANVILLE The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Orchard Nursing Home, 10421 Route 40 in Granville. Appointments are requested at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

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.

 

Informational meeting

GRANVILLE The public is invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the Granville School District budget for next year and beyond in the high school auditorium Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. The forum will provide a chance for taxpayers to ask questions about the budget and will include a presentation by Superintendent Mark Bessen and Business Manager Cathy Somich. Find the high school at 58 Quaker Street, Granville.

 

Gnosis Classes

HOOSICK FALLS The nonprofit Northeast Association of Gnostic Anthropology will offer meditation classes with Patricia Gallagher from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and 13, at 4976 Route 7 (just east of the Moose Deli) in Hoosick Falls. Free and open to all; donations welcome. Information: Email gnosis.hoosick@gmail.com.

 

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 the first rehearsal for a spring concert at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay St. in Glens Falls. 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

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

 

Voice Course

MANCHESTER Voice and piano instructor Joanne Beck will lead a course titled, “The Voice of a Singer,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 1 through 22 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village. Learn the mechanics of the voice and begin to explore your individual vocal ability. Cost: $70. Pre-registration is required with Renee Bornstein at the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Taste of Long Trail

DORSET The Long Trail School will present an arts and academic showcase, “A Taste of Long Trail,” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the school off Route 30 in Dorset. Included will be academic presentations, artistic displays, international baccalaureate and upper-level musicians and chorus, upper school drama, and varsity a cappella and dance team presentations. Information: Courtney Callo at 802-867-5717, Ext. 141.

 

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.

 

Middle East Policy

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will present Haviland Smith, former CIA chief of counterterrorism, with a talk on “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Complicated and Incendiary Middle East” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

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.

 

Bridge Course

MANCHESTER Elizabeth von Riesenfelder will lead a new bridge course titled, “Where Am I and Who Am I? Identity Crisis at the Bridge Table,” that will run from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 2 through 23 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. Learn to constantly evaluate your hand. Cost: $75. Pre-registration is required with Renee Bornstein at the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

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.

 

Thrift Shop Open

HOOSICK FALLS Local Girl Scouts will staff the Thrift Shop from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday the fourth, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls (far right door, floor 2). Winter and spring clothing for all ages at reasonable prices will be offered, and you can fill a shopping bag provided by the shop for only $3 (cash only). Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or email GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Torchlight Parade

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host a Torchlight 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.

 

Garage Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church off Northway Exit 14 at 175 Fifth Avenue will hold a Church-wide Winter Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Antiques, collectibles, toys, linens, tools, electronic and sports equipment, and more will be offered. Items may be donated for this sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.

 

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.

 

Green Mtn. Club

DORSET The Dorset Library will host an opening reception for members of the Green Mountain Club who will present information about the club and its history from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the library. This club is the builder of the Long Trail that runs from the Massachusetts border to the Canadian border. Books and trail guides will be offered for sale. Information: 802-867-5774, or www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY In celebration of Black History Month, the Green Mountain College Choir will perform with the Men’s Gospel Choir of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church from Albany, N.Y., at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. You’ll find this event, featuring lively music from the spiritual and gospel song traditions, in Ackley Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Free and open to all.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

PUTNAM The Washington County Trail Blazers/Putnam-Dresden Snowmobile Club invites everyone to a Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Putnam Firehouse on Route 22. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 adults; $4 age 10 and younger. There also will be food basket and 50/50 raffles. Information: Randy Moore at 547-8410.

 

Dinner Benefit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Grandpa’s Tour of Italy Benefit Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the American Legion Hall on Columbus Street in Granville. Lasagna, baked ziti, spaghetti, goulash and more will be served. Cost: $6 eat in, $7 take out, with proceeds benefiting the medical bills of Britany Jordan’s grandfather who is battling cancer.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to beat the winter cold with a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Joseph’s Hall on Hill Street in Greenwich. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children, free age 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the church’s restoration program. Games for children will be available, too. Information/advance tickets: 692-8376.

 

Alfredo Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE An Alfredo Dinner with chicken or broccoli will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $7, with proceeds benefiting the Adirondack Save-a-Stray Program at the Estherville Animal Shelter. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too. Information/tickets: 222-3411, 956-3516, or visit the Post. Also, donations of canned dog and cat food, cat litter, and cleaning supplies will be appreciated.

 

Art Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for an exhibit by four installation artists titled, “Time, Space, Place,” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free and open to all. Also, there’ll be a Gallery Submission Process Workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29 (submission deadline is March 31). Information: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

Kids’ Night Out

FAIR HAVEN Kids’ Night Out will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Fair Haven Union High School. For children age 3 through those in grade 6, this event will include kick ball, a movie, board games, and snacks. Make your own ice cream sundae, too, donated by Stewart’s. Cost: $10 per child; $5 each additional child. Proceeds will benefit the two of the school’s seniors, Maria Burt and Kaylie-Ann Flannigan, who will go to Honduras through the Rotary. Information: Kaylie-Ann at 468-5298, or Maria at 683-5797.

 

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.

 

Curling Clinic

MANCHESTER The Equinox Curling Club will offer a Learn to Curl Clinic for ages 15 and older from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Basic rules, techniques, etiquette and more will be covered. Cost: $35. Pre-registration is required at www.equinoxcurlingclub.org. Information: Jacki Lappen at 802-645-0222, or email info@equinoxcurlingclub.org.

 

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.

 

Super Bowl Barbecue

SALEM The Salem Fire Dept. will hold its annual Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Barbecue on Feb. 5. Pick up your order from noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $8. Tickets are available at Salem Hardware, TD Bank, A&J Agway, and the Main Street Diner, or at 518-321-9430.

 

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.

 

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, Feb. 5, 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. A meeting will precede the dance at 1:30 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

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.

 

Cambridge History

CAMBRIDGE Ken Gottry will present a photo Slide Show of local history at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Cambridge Public Library. You’ll have an opportunity to identify the locations in the photos and Ken will discuss the history of the buildings and community. You’ll also receive a copy of his new book, “Cambridge Then and Now.” Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Free Tax Preparation

CAMBRIDGE Free state and federal tax preparation will be provided by an IRS-certified, volunteer preparer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the First Baptist Church, 29 West Main Street in Cambridge. Your annual household income must be less than $50,000 to use this service, appointments are not required, and walk-ins will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Taste of Chocolate

RUTLAND All Saints Anglican Church will host “A Taste of Chocolate” on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Godnick Adult Center, Woodstock and Deer streets in Rutland. Chocolate tasting, from cookies to mousse, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by musical entertainment at 7 p.m. You’ll sing and dance with Max in his Elvis persona. Cost: $15 adults; $5 age 7 and younger. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle, too. Information: 802-282-8098.

 

Taste of Vermont

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Stratton Foundation will host “A Taste of Vermont,” featuring “men who cook and women who grill,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Stratton Base Lodge. Sign up to be a chef and also enter the cook-off contest for prizes, with Chef Suvir Suran judging. Cash bar, silent auction and children’s activities, too. Cost: $35 adults; $15 age 12 and younger; $100 family of four. Tickets are available at 802-297-2096 and www.strattonfoundation.org, and will be sold at the door.

 

Sunday February 12

 

Essay Deadline

MANCHESTER Sunday, Feb. 12, is the deadline for grade 8 students to submit their entries for the 2012 Lincoln Essay Competition to Hildene in Manchester. Cash prizes will be awarded, with a top prize of $1,000. Competition packets were distributed to area schools and are available at www.hildene.org/schools.html.

 

Sunday Breakfast

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Fire Station, 2217 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to a Breakfast Buffet 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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of the village of Victory invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children.

 

Auditions

CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will hold Auditions for “Amadeus” at noon on Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Freight Depot Theater behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Come prepared with a one-minute monologue, resume and photo if possible (professional head shot not required). All levels of experience will be welcome. Information: Benjie White at 518-677-2495, or email benjie@hubbardhall.org. Call, too, if you require an alternate audition time.

 

Basket Raffle

BOMOSEEN A Basket Raffle to benefit the Circle of Hope K9 Rescue will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the American Legion Hall on Route 4A in Bomoseen. Doors will open at noon with drawings at 2 p.m. Admission and tickets, $5; additional tickets $2. More than 100 baskets, special baskets, a 50/50 drawing, hot dogs, soda and dessert will be featured. Also, donations of blankets, sheets, towels, dog food, treats, collars, leashes and more will be accepted at this event. Information/to donate a basket: Angela at 802-468-5298.

 

Birthday Gathering

MANCHESTER Children ages 8 to 11 are invited to a Birthday Gathering for President Abraham Lincoln from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester. Children will learn how a little known story about the president was brought to light by an author with Manchester connections, and more. Check in at the Welcome Center. Cost: $3. Pre-registration is required at 802-367-7960, or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

Roast Beef

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 in Greenwich invites everyone to a family-style Roast Beef Dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10; $5 younger than 10. Information: 677-3174, or 692-7804.

 

“Souper Supper”

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to a “Super Souper Supper” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. A wide array of soups, along with bread, muffins, dessert and drinks will be served. Cost: $6; free age 5 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and the church is handicap accessible. Information: 753-6053, or 753-6028.

 

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. Handicap accessible. 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

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Information: Jane at 867-2260.

 

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.

 

Dance at Legion

FAIR HAVEN Everyone is invited to a Cabin Fever Dance for age 21 and older from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 18, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main Street in Fair Haven. Music will be provided by The Sweet Water Band and the Legion will serve snacks. Cost: $5 per person; $10 per couple; present a coupon from the Lakes Region Free Press and receive $1 off per person and $2 off per couple.

 

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.

 

Skeet Shooting

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of the village of Victory will continue its Skeet Shooting Competition at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. Bring your own shotgun and ammunition and everyone will be welcome. Information: Chris at 695-3917.

 

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.

 

Nature’s Child

MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust and Hildene will sponsor the screening of the documentary film, “Mother Nature’s Child,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. This film “explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development…” and its director, Camilla Rockwell, will lead a discussion after the screening. Free and open to all. Information: www.mothernaturesmovie.com.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m. with drawings at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 additional sheet. Proceeds will benefit the medical bills for Charlie Brown of Granville and repairs to his home so that he can come home from the hospital following physical therapy. This event will include a lotto tree, raffle, and a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet. Information/to donate raffle items and baskets: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078.

 

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, Feb. 19, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Monday 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.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 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 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.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 1 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.

 

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.

 

Sunday February 26

 

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, Feb. 26, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Monday February 27

 

Driving Safety

DORSET The Long Trail School off Route 30 in Dorset will host a presentation by the Remember Alex Brown Foundation at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. This foundation is conducting a distracted driver awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of texting while driving. Parents and other adults are encouraged to attend. Information: Justin Bendall at 802-867-5717, Ext. 107.

 

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.

 

Art Workshop

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester will offer a winter plein air workshop, “Snow painting with Stapleton Kearns: Design and Color for Outdoor Painting,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 1 to 3. Information/registration: 802-362-1405, Ext. 10, or www.svac.org.

 

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. Handicap accessible. 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.

 

Wednesday March 14

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Information: Jane at 867-2260.

 

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.

 

Basket Raffle

BOMOSEEN The Habitat Club at Castleton State College will hold a Basket Raffle on Saturday, March 24, 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.

 

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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