Community Calendar 2/2/12

 

Thursday February 2

 

Parenting Classes

FORT EDWARD Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County will offer a Parent Education Series of classes from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays from Feb. 2 through March 1. Communication skills, discipline, and building self-esteem will be covered. Cost: $10 Washington County residents; $20 all others. Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or 1-800-548-0881.

 

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.

 

eBook Workshop

EASTON Jennifer Ferris will lead an eBook Workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Easton Library. Bring your e-reader or portable listening device and a laptop if you have one. Information: 692-2253.

 

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

 

Tax Prep

TRI-COUNTY AREA Free Tax Preparation by trained volunteers will be offered for families and individuals with household incomes of $49,000 or less. Information/appointments: Washington County, 1-800-211-5128; Warren County Head Start, 793-3624; Moreau Community Center, 792-6007; Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 668-4881; and Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, 792-3537.

 

Candy Benefit

WHITEHALL Lindt signature heart tins filled with 23 milk chocolate truffles are being sold at Skenesborough Gardens, 189 Broadway in Whitehall, to benefit the Whitehall Fire Dept. Cost: $15, with $6 going to the fire department.

 

Farm Sales

SARATOGA COUNTY Register by Friday, Feb. 3, to save $5 off the fee for “Farm to Market: Your Road to Success,” a conference for farmers that will be held on Friday, Feb. 10, at Hudson Valley Community College. Covered will be booth design, marketing, sales, market trends, and tips to increase your sales. Cost: $40 by Feb. 3; $45 thereafter. Information/registration: 518-885-8995.

 

Shooting Program

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County 4-H Shooting Sports Program soon will be offered at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club (Wednesday nights) and the Salem Rifle and Pistol Range (Saturdays). For age 12 and older and a parent must attend the orientation session. Cost: $15 4-H members; $20 non-members, including 4-H enrollment. Information/registration: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-746-2560, or 1-800-548-0881.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Rupert Firehouse; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Dorset Nursing Assn; 1:15 p.m. Feb. 15, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; and 3:15 p.m. Feb. 15, The Gables (residents only), Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Driving Course

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors group is accepting registrations for a 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course that will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Cost: $17 AARP members; $19 non-members. Information/registration: Roberta at 695-3695.

 

Chorale Membership

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Chorale is seeking experienced choral singers for its May 5 and 6 concert, “To Everything There is a Season!” February rehearsals will be 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $35 membership per concert program, plus cost of music. Information/registration: 518-677-8233.

 

Boston Trip

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary is accepting reservations for a Bus Trip to Boston on Saturday, March 17. Attend the Boston Flower Show or tour on your own. Pickups will be made at the Aviation and Wilton malls. Cost: $43; flower show $63 adults, $58 senior citizens; $53 children. Information/reservations: Rose Bain at 669-3402, or www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

School Open House

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls will hold a Drop By and See Us Open House from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Parents and students in grades pre-K through 7 in Hoosick Falls and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend. Information: Maureen Daurio at 518-686-4314, Ext. 201.

 

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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Ira Town Hall; 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Village Manor, Pittsford; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Dinner, Show

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Friends for Education will host entertainer David Coffin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Middletown Springs Elementary School. With his harpoon, concertina, and singing, David will transport the audience back to 18th century Nantucket. Also, Sissy’s Kitchen chili, cornbread, salad and dessert will precede the show from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children; $24 maximum per family; free age 2 and younger. Show only: $4 adults; $2 ages 3 to 12. Information: Kathy Doyle at 235-2098.

 

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.

 

Open Mic

CHITTENDEN First Friday Open Mic will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Church of the Wildwood, 347 Holden Road in Chittenden. Musicians, poets and storytellers of all ages are invited to perform and refreshments will be available. Come entertain or listen. A portion of free-will donations will benefit the Vermont Historic Preservation Trust Covered Bridge Fund. Information: 483-2234, or email dmartin@sover.net. 

 

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.

 

Cookbooks, Foods

WEST PAWLET The Wells United Methodist Church will sell cookbooks, RADA knives and choppers, and a wide variety of foods from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the  Woodchuck Festival at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Stock up on munchies for Super Bowl Sunday.

 

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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

Woodchuck Festival

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will host its annual Woodchuck Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. The firemen’s obstacle course (1 p.m.), cow-plop bingo, dancing, hot dogs and woodchuck stew, a silent auction, vendors, coloring contest for children (judging at 2 p.m. by artist Roy Egg), free fire extinguisher inspections, and more will be featured.

 

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.

 

Meet Artists

HOOSICK FALLS As part of the Hoosipaloosa event in Hoosick Falls, a Meet and Greet for regional artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the 15 John Street Gallery in Hoosick Falls.

 

Children’s Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. The alphabet will be the theme this week. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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

PITTSTOWN The Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, 57 Old Route 7 in Valley Falls. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $7.50 age 12 and older, $5 ages 5 to 11, free 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Teen Exchange. Information/reservations: 753-9958.

 

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/Omelet Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children.

 

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.

 

Crafters Wanted

GREENWICH  Crafters are needed for the B.P.O.E. Auxiliary of Greenwich’s Spring Craft Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Cost is $25 per space, with just 40 spaces available. For an application, call Donna at 692-2347, Amber at 587-8224 or email eccdb@verizon.net.

 

Tuesday February 7

 

Ms. Co-Founder

POULTNEY Ms. Magazine co-founder Jane O’Reilly will speak about “Women’s Rights and the Feminist Movement” at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Gorge at Withey Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. A coffee reception will follow the talk. Free and open to all.

 

Paintings at Library

RUPERT Oil paintings by Ruth Frost will be exhibited through March at the Rupert Kittay Library, 2827 Route 153 in Rupert. Local landscapes and still life works are featured in these “studies of light, shadow and form.” Library hours are 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.rupertkittaylibrary.org, or email rkkitay@myfairpoint.net.

 

Celiac-Sprue Group

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Area Celiac-Sprue Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Cafeteria A/B on the lower level at Glens Falls Hospital. “It’s All About Bread,” a panel discussion of delicious recipes for breads and rolls, will be featured and gluten-free samples will be provided. Information: Jean McLellan at 518-584-6702.

 

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

 

Women Meet

CASTLETON The GFWC Castleton Woman’s Club will meet for a light lunch at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Medical Chapel on the Castleton State College campus. A business meeting will follow at 12:20 p.m., and at 1 p.m. Veterinarian Heather Christianson will discuss wild animal behavior as contrasted with pet behavior. She also will answer pet-related questions. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Linda at 273-2086.

 

Garden Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 , at the United Methodist Church, 51 Church Street in Schuylerville. Sue Beebe of Cornell Cooperative Extension will speak on how to prepare your soil for planting and how to select the proper seeds. Guests and prospective members will be welcome. Information: Kathy Turcotte at 695-3915.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 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.

 

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.

 

Thursday February 9

 

Benefit Dinner

WHITEHALL A benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491. The cost of the meal is $7 and takeout will be available. Proceeds will benefit Sandy Redmond who is recovering from cancer.

 

Youth League

WHITEHALL Children in grades kindergarten through 6 are encouraged to sign up for the Whitehall Youth League 2012 baseball and softball program from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 9, 14 and 28, and 2 to 6 p.m. March 3, at the Whitehall Recreation Center on Williams Street.

 

Singers needed

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Chorale is accepting experienced choral singers for its May 5 and 6 Spring Concert, “To Everything there is a Season.” Rehearsals start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Embury Methodist Church, 41 East Main St., Cambridge. Singers should have good sight reading skills and vocal technique. Membership fee is $35 per concert program plus the cost of music. To pre-register: 518-677-8233.

 

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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Rupert Firehouse; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Dorset Nursing Assn; 1:15 p.m. Feb. 15, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; and 3:15 p.m. Feb. 15, The Gables (residents only), Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Grief Workshop

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer an Understanding Grief Workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at its office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. The process of grieving will be explored. Those grieving and those comforting them will be welcome. Registration is required with Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.

 

Youth Readers

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library invites all readers ages 9 to 12 to join its Youth Book Club that will meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be “Secrets at Sea” by Richard Peck. The Youth Book Club for ages 9 to 12 also will meet at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 to discuss “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Subsequent meetings of both groups will be held on the second Friday each month. Information: Amanda at 518-695-6641, or email afiandaca@sals.edu.

 

Chocolate Contest

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will host the Second Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Contest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Prizes will be awarded in various categories, including cookies, candies, cakes, pies, and miscellaneous. You can enter the contest (no fee) or just watch the judges pick the winners. There’ll be a chocolate trivia contest with prizes, door prizes, beverages will be served, and chocolate creations will be sold. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Sweetheart Breakfast

WELLS The Youth Fellowship Group will host a Sweetheart Breakfast on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Wells United Methodist Church off the green. Buy one breakfast for $5 and get one for your sweetheart for $2.50. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Fishing Contest

WHITEHALL The South Bay Great Northern Fish Contest will be held from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 on South Bay in Whitehall. The cost is $25 and tickets will be on sale until 6 a.m. the day of the event at South Bay Bait and Tackle on Broadway in Whitehall.

 

Women of Hope

CAMBRIDGE The Women of Hope group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Cambridge Hotel. Following breakfast and prayer, singer/songwriter Athena Burke from Cambridge will perform and poet Victoria Pelland from Bennington will share her work. Cost: $10. Reservations are required with Susan at 518-854-7608, or email blocker.3@netzero.net.

 

Fly Tying

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester will begin a series of Fly Tying Lessons on Saturday, Feb. 11. This session will be for intermediate-level fly tiers and supplies will be provided. Cost: $5. An advanced beginners lesson will be provided on Feb. 18, intermediate on Feb. 25, and advanced on March 10. All sessions run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is requested with Kim Murphy at 802-362-3300, or email kmurphy@amff.com.

 

Basket Party

RUPERT A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Rupert Firehouse on Route 153. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Admission: $5, including a light lunch and tickets; $2 additional tickets. Donations from Nina Jewelry, The Fair Haven Inn, Telescope Casual Furniture, and the Adirondack Phantoms will be included. Also, quilt, Orvis fly fishing rod and reel, and 50/50 raffles will be held. Proceeds will benefit the Rupert F.D. Information/to donate a basket: Heidi Fisher at 518-642-1246, or 518-232-6841.

 

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.

 

WinterFest

TICONDEROGA A free WinterFest will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Ticonderoga Recreational Fields. Featured will be snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, broom ball (noon to 1 p.m.), snowmobile and wagon rides (noon to 2 p.m.), and a snowman fun run (register 10 to 10:30 a.m., run at 10:45 a.m.). Refreshments and free raffles, and promotions from area businesses, too. Information: Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, or www.ticonderogany.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.

 

Well-Being Day

MANCHESTER All adults are invited to a free Community Well-Being Day from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Wear loose-fitting clothes for a yoga demonstration at 2 p.m., an “Enjoy Eating and Never Diet Again” presentation at 3 p.m., and a “Herbal Medicine for Everyone” workshop at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested at 802-362-2607.

 

Dinner Dance

GRANVILLE The 5th Annual Haynes House of Hope Sweetheart Dinner/Dance will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Forum on Potter Ave. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with dancing to the music of “Standing Room Only” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 per single and $75 per couple. Purchase at the Pine Grove Diner, TD Bank on Main St., The Forum and the Haynes House of Hope. The event also includes door prizes and a silent auction.

 

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.

 

Sweetheart Celebration

POULTNEY St. Raphael’s Ladies Guild invites everyone to a Sweetheart Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11, in St. Raphael’s Church Hall off Main Street in Poultney. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages and “chocolate fountains” will be available starting at 6:30 p.m., with dancing to music by the local “Times Like These” band from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost: $15; $25 per couple. Tickets will be available at Marcy’s Hair Studio, The Original Vermont Store, and at the door. Information: Mary Celik at 802-353-0341.

 

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.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $7 adults; $3 children.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. 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.

 

History Program

SARATOGA AREA Teresa Wood will present a history program on the Nez Perce Tribe at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Stillwater Library. A former teacher, Teresa will use a miniature doll house, dolls, artifacts and a fact-based story in her presentation. She will repeat this program at 11 a.m. at the Saratoga Public Library and 3 p.m. at the Glens Falls Library on Saturday, Feb. 18. Children and parents are encouraged to attend. Information: www.historyhouses.webs.com.

 

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.

 

Flea Market

SCHUYLERVILLE The Annual Schuylerville Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. There’ll be more than 40 vendors, a bake sale, and homemade food will be served all day. Information: 518-695-3011.

 

Health Care Meeting

WELLS The Wells Republican Committee will host an information meeting, “Green Mountain Care: What every Vermonter should know about the state’s healthcare reform law, and how it will affect you!” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Wells Village School. Featured speakers will be state Sen. Randy Brock (by video), Daniel McCauliffe, M.D., and Rutland Treasurer Wendy Wilton. Free and open to all. Information: Ron Dreher at 802-645-0742.

 

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.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE The American Legion Post on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Love Supper

FORT MILLER The Fort Miller Reformed Church off Route 4 (between Fort Edward and Schuylerville) invites everyone to a Pots of Love Supper for adults at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Homemade soup and chili, 1970s to ‘90s music by an acoustic duo, and “decadent” desserts will be featured. Cost: $8; $15 per couple. Information: Brenda at 747-5043, or Melody at 695-5319.

 

FebFest

BROMLEY MOUNTAIN FebFest, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Bromley Outing Club, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Bromley Mountain. Featured will be fireworks, a torchlight parade, live music, dancing, dessert tasting, a silent auction, and more. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Potluck Dinner

POULTNEY Following the 10 a.m. service with Bishop Pete Weaver, the Wells United Methodist Church members will join members of the Poultney Methodist Church for a Potluck Dinner at the church in Poultney. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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

 

Pancake Supper

WELLS A Pancake Supper will be served at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Wells United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted and everyone will be welcome.

 

Bingo

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road, across from the West Glens Falls Fire Department, will host Bingo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 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.

 

Thursday February 23

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Appletree Apartments in Fair Haven, and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

 

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.

 

Fundraiser

QUEENSBURY There will be a fundraiser for the Matthew Blake Family from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Fun Spot in Queensbury. The Fun Spot will donate 50 percent of all entry fees and snack bar sales to the family. There will also be a raffle and 50/50 to benefit the family expenses. Information: Jen Livingston, 518-926-8572.

 

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.

 

Film Festival

MANCHESTER Israel Congregation in Manchester invites everyone to its Jewish Film Festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Screened will be the documentaries, “In the Fiddler’s House” about maestro violinist Itzhak Perlman, and “Delicious Peace” about Christians, Muslims and Jews coming together in Uganda to form the Delicious Peace Coffee Cooperative. Information: Doris Bass at 802-297-0167.

 

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.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

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, March 1; Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Friday March 2

 

Thrift Shop Open

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

 

Dinner Theater

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre will stage “Murder at the TonyLou Awards” at 6 p.m. on March 2 and 3, 9 and 10, 16 and 17, and 1 p.m. March 4 and 11, at   the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Cost: $45, including dinner. Information/tickets: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mt. Equinox Hike

MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust and the Mountain Goat store will offer a hike to explore the geology of Mt. Equinox and its underlying hydrology with Dave DeSimone of De Simone Goescience Investigations. Meet at 9 a.m. at the West Union Street red gate parking lot in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

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

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 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.

 

Gender Development

CASTLETON The Friends of the Castleton Free Library will host a Science Pub event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Lakehouse Pub and Grille on Route 30 in Castleton. Mark Fox, biology professor at Castleton State College, will speak on “Gender Development and its controversy in humans.” Free and open to all. Information: 802-468-5574, or www.castletonfreelibrary.org/friends.

 

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.

 

Monday March 5

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 5. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Tuesday March 6

 

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, March 6. 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 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.

 

Friday March 9

 

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 March 9. 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 March 9. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Money Madness

MANCHESTER The Manchester Rotary Club will host March Money Madness, “an exhilarating evening with a chance to win $10,000,” on Friday, March 9, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Cost: $100, including admission for two, with hors d’oeuvres, four drink tickets, and a chance to win money and door prizes. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with drawings starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Rotary Club members, www.marchmoneymadness.tumblr.com, link Buy Your Tickets Here! to Eventbrite website, or email MarchMoneyMadness@gmail.com.

 

Saturday March 10

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 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.

 

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.

 

Craft Fair

GREENWICH The B.P.O.E. Auxiliary of Greenwich will hold its annual Spring Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40. Information: 692-2347.

 

Craft Fair

GREENWICH The Elks Auxiliary of Greenwich invites everyone to its Spring Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Elks Lodge on Route 40 in Greenwich. Information/crafter space ($25 each): Donna at 692-2347, Amber at 587-8224, or email Donna at eccdb@verizon.net.

 

Irish Genealogy

GLENS FALLS Lisa Dougherty, a professional genealogist, will present a program on “Irish Genealogy,” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 10, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Learn about sources to use to help identify the place of origin of your Irish ancestor(s). Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 239, or www.crandalllibrary.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

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on March 11. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 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.

 

Saturday March 17

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 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.

 

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

 

 

Al-Anon Workshop

BENNINGTON Al-Anon will hold its 27th Annual Cabin Fever Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street in Bennington. Morning and afternoon workshops, along with a potluck lunch and raffle, will be featured. Information/directions: Apryl at 802-440-8109, Sue at 518-686-7998, or Val at 518-677-8934.

 

Sunday March 18

 

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 March 18. 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, 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.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 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, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-3805, 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 March 19. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday March 20

 

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

 

Friday March 23

 

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 March 23. 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 March 23. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 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 March 24

 

Flea Market

HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 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.

 

Preserve Hike

MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust and the Mountain Goat store will offer a hike at the Equinox Preserve with Dr. Kerry Woods, an ecologist and Bennington College professor, on Saturday, March 24. Learn about Dr. Woods’ current research into land use history and landscape ecology in the Taconic Mountains. Meet at 9 a.m. at the West Union Street red gate parking lot in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

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 March 30

 

Child Screening

RUTLAND AREA The Family and Infant Toddler Program of Rutland will hold a Child Screening from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Fair Haven Grade School. For children age infant to 3 living in Fair Haven and West Haven. Information/appointments: 802-775-9711.

 

Saturday March 31

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 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.

 

Craft Sale

GREENWICH The Middle Falls Fire Dept. will hold a Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the firehouse on Route 29 in Greenwich. Food will be available. Information/vendor space: Joan Martin at 518-480-9928, or email bringyourcrafts@yahoo.com.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 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.

 

Chamber Players

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players will perform in concert on Saturday, March 31, at the United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue and Henning Road in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $12 students; free children with an adult. Tickets/time: 518-584-1427.

 

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.

 

Sunday June 10

 

Chamber Players

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players will perform in concert on Sunday, June 10, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $12 students; free children with an adult. Tickets/time: 518-584-1427, or www.saratogachamberplayers.org.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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