Community Calendar 3/8/12

T hursday March 8

Youth League Raffle

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Youth League is selling raffle tickets for one of four cash prizes and a chance to win a 2013 Chevy Malibu or a large screen television. The league will give winners cash prizes of $500, $300, and $100, and anyone who purchases will be entered into a chance to win the car. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the Putorti’s Market in Whitehall or from Youth League board members.

Gallery Event

MANCHESTER Reservations are requested by Thursday, March 8, for a Gallery Opening Event that will be hosted by The Greater Manchester Arts Council at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. Featured will be an exhibition of work by seven Long Trail School students, including sculptures, two-dimensional images with collage, mosaics, and acrylics. Information/reservations: 802-362-4061.

 

Speech Contest

BENNINGTON Thursday, March 8, is the deadline for Bennington area students in grades 9 through 12 to apply to participate in the Bennington and Catamount Rotary clubs’ Four-Way Test Speech Contest that will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 (snow date March 15). Cash prizes will be awarded. Applications, available from Mike Molloy at Mount Anthony Union High school, and online at www.benningtonrotary.com, or www.catamountrotary.com, should be submitted to Mike at Mount Anthony, to Robert Montgomery at the Career Development Center, or to Barbara Hoar at 674 Rice Lane in North Bennington.

 

Child Screening

ARLINGTON Two local supervisory unions will offer a free, play-based Child Development Screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Happy Days Playschool on E. Arlington Road in Arlington. All Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland families with children ages infant to 5 are encouraged to participate and learn about their child’s developmental strengths and needs, and to obtain information about area services. Information/appointments: Playschool at 802-375-6039.

 

Lenten Services

SALEM For Lent, Stations of the Cross will be held at noon on Thursday, March 8, 22 and 29, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Salem. And, Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays during Lent. Also, the Catholic Daughters will collect scarves during Lent for women in the Congo, many of whom have been victims of violence and sexual abuse. Information: Paulette Leonard at 854-3519, or the Commission on Peace and Justice at 453-6695.

 

Bridge Courses

MANCHESTER Elizabeth von Riesenfelder will teach Beginner Bridge Courses at Equinox Village in Manchester as follows: Level one from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, March 8 through 29, and level two, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, April 19 and 26, and May 3 and 10. Those familiar with the basics can start at level two. Cost: $60. Pre-registration is required with Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Chili Challenge

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy will hold its Fourth Annual Chili Challenge from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Roland Center at the school in Manchester. Cost for this all you-can-eat event, with chili prepared by faculty, staff and BBA hockey players, will be $5 (bring your own bowl and save $1). Proceeds will benefit the boys’ and girls’ ice hockey teams.

 

Friday March 9

 

Community Garden

CAMBRIDGE Now is the time to join the Cambridge Community Garden located on Washington Street in Cambridge Village. Members have access to tools, water, compost and helpful mentors, and there is space for children to play. Information: Bliss McIntosh at 518-677-3151.

 

Book Sale

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Library on Williams Street will hold a Book Sale during its normal hours for the next few weeks. Bring a shopping bag and fill it for only $2, or buy a single book for 25 cents. You’ll find the sale in the downstairs Children’s Room.

 

Photography Exhibit

ARLINGTON An exhibit by Massachusetts photographer Kelly Lee, “Landscapes, Animals, Flowers,” will be featured through Friday, March 30, in the Canfield Gallery at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Information: 802-375-2310.

Pirate Language

MANCHESTER The Manchester Public Library says it is the place to be “if it’s pirate chatter ye be after.” Use one of the library’s 10 public computers, or your own at home, to access Mango Language’s online Pirate Language Course. Free with a Mark Skinner Library card. Information: 802-362-2607, or email info@markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Museum Presentation

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum will make a presentation on Friday, March 9, at Bennington Project Independence, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information/time: 802-442-8136, www.bpiads.org.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 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.

 

Lenten Meal

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy will offer Lenten Meals from 5 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) on Fridays through March 30 at the Immaculate Conception Hall in Hoosick Falls. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 fish fry dinner, including a $1 coupon for a future fish fry dinner; $5 macaroni and cheese. Information: 686-4314.

 

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.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church’s Mission Event group will host a Teacup Auction on Friday, March 9, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with drawings at 6:45 p.m. Nearly 500 items, including crafts, knick-knacks, glass, houseplants, and baked foods will be featured. Cost: $1 for 10 tickets. There also will be a silent auction, including maple products and jams, and hot dogs, doughnuts, and make-your-own sundaes will be available. Information: Bill at 802-325-3203, or Maryann at 802-645-0131.

 

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.

 

“Chocolate Friendzy”

CASTLETON The Castleton Library on Main Street, Route 4A, will hold its second “Chocolate Friendzy” event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Featured will be an “astounding array” of chocolate-based deserts, coffee and tea, a tasting contest, a film and/or speaker, music, and a warm fire. Admission: $10; bring a dessert and get one free admission (label the dessert with your name and name of the dessert). Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Castleton Library.

 

Wilde Classic

DORSET Oscar Wilde’s witty classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on March 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. March 11 and 18, at the Dorset Playhouse on Cheney Road. Cost: $20 adults; $10 students; two for the price of one opening night. Information/tickets: 802-867-5777.

 

Irish Comedy Tour

GLENS FALLS The comedic troupe, “The Irish Comedy Tour,” will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This trio of “hilarious Irish American comedians tear apart, as well as validate, all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.” Cost: $29.50. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.WoodTickets.com.

 

Club Muse

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum’s Club Muse on the second floor at 75 Main Street, Route 9, will be open from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Dance music will be provided by the Shakespeare in the Alley band, and there’ll be great brews and Irish-themed drinks from a cash bar. Admission: $5 cover charge at the door. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Saturday March 10

 

Pancake Breakfast

WELLS The Youth Fellowship invites everyone to its monthly Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Wells United Methodist Church off the green in Wells. Cost: Free with a donation for the Wells Food Shelf/Our Neighbors Table, or $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12.

 

Prayer Breakfasts

GRANVILLE A Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. And, the Ladies Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at AJ’s Restaurant in Granville, with ordering from the menu.

 

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.

 

Driving Workshop

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Safety Group will offer a Defensive Driving Workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at 144 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Ask about taking points off your driving record and saving 10 percent on your car insurance. Information/registration: 695-4665.

 

Women’s Breakfast

CAMBRIDGE The Women of Hope group invites all women to a Praise and Worship Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Cambridge Hotel. Cost: $10. Reservations are required Susan at 518-854-7608, or email blocker.3@netzero.net.

 

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 DeSimone Geoscience Investigations on Saturday, March 10. Meet at 9 a.m. at the W. Union Street red gate parking lot in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

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 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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 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.

 

Journaling Workshop

RUTLAND Joanna Tebbs Young will lead a workshop titled, “Journal to the Self,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main Street in Rutland. Twenty-two journaling techniques will be taught for “personal growth, creative expression, and life enrichment.” There also will be a bus trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Cost/registration: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Kung-fu for Kids

PAWLET A Kung-fu for Kids Program will be offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays from March 10 through April 7 at the Pawlet Public Library. Information/registration: Rich Marantz at 802-645-1960, or email rich@greenmountaintaichi.com.

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will host a Hike of the Plymsbury Ski Trails on Saturday, March 10. Explore cellar holes, stone walls and more on this moderate, four-mile trek. Meet at 10 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Barb and Barry Griffith at 492-3573.

 

Horse Event

GRANVILLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary will host a Horse Information Event beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Tractor Supply Co. store on Quaker Street in Granville. Get information on adoptable horses and a free copy of “To Those We Hold So Dear, Letters to Our Beloved Pets” by local author Patti Carte. Also, learn how to get your horse ready for spring and sign up for spring shot clinics. Live music and a raffle, too. Information: Double L at 518-638-6929, or www.doublelstableequinerescue.petfinder.org.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS A Rummage Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on E. Wells Road, near the green in Wells. Fill a bag for $3, including books and linens. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Raptor Fest

FORT EDWARD The Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area will host the Second Annual Winter Raptor Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, at the Gallup Ridge Farm in Fort Edward. Close encounters with owls, hawks and falcons, presentations, vendor exhibits, guided snowshoe walks, horse-drawn sleigh rides, children’s activities, a photo contest, and more will be featured. Cost: Small fee for raptor programs and sleigh rides. Information: www.winterraptorfest.com.

 

Business Forum

POULTNEY The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Second Annual Spotlight on Business Forum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Poultney Elementary School. Showcased will be the products and services of Poultney and surrounding area businesses. Information: 802-287-2010, email poultneyvt@yahoo.com, or visit www.poultneyvt.com.

 

Battle Reenactment

TICONDEROGA Major Robert Rogers and the Battle of Snowshoes will be highlighted during a Living History Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Fort Ticonderoga. Tour through opposing pickets of British rangers and French soldiers and experience a tree-to-tree battle reenactment at 1 p.m. Cost: $10; free Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga residents. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.fortticonderoga.org.

 

Farm Open House

FORT EDWARD Pine Meadow Farm at 1986 Route 4 in Fort Edward invites everyone to an Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the 11th. Come pet the donkeys and see all the colors, jennies and jacks, and the first foal born on Valentine’s Day. Information: 518-746-7463, or www.pinemeadowfarm.com.

 

Fireside Stories

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

 

Art Marketing

GLENS FALLS LARAC will offer a Marketing Channels Artist Workshop with Nadia Korths from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Lapham Gallery on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. Determine who your buyers are, where the markets are, and how to get your products there. Cost: $40; $35 members. Information/registration: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2.

 

Rabies Clinic

BENSON The Benson First Response organization will sponsor a Rabies Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Benson Firehouse. Cost: $8 per rabies shot for dogs and cats. Dog licenses also will be available. Information: Jan Ladd at 802-537-3434.

 

Knitting Workshop

RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert will offer a free Time to Knit Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Information: 802-394-7836, or email info@merckforest.org.

 

Family Activity

SARATOGA SPRINGS A Family Saturdays activity will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 10 at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For children age 5 and older, this activity will feature a brief gallery tour followed by a hands-on art activity. This event will be held on Saturdays through April 21 (except April 7). Information/reservations: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Corned Beef

WILTON The handicap accessible Trinity United Methodist Church off Northway Exit 16 at Ballard Road in Wilton invites everyone to a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Takeouts will be available. Cost: Donation. Information: 584-9107.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner prepared by T’s Kitchen from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Cost: $6.50, with proceeds benefiting the family of Kevin and Crissy Loomis who recently lost their home to fire. Information: Matthew Meade at 518-955-0990.

 

Roast Beef

KINGSBURY The Kingsbury Baptist Church invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Kingsbury Parish House on Route 4. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $6 age 12 and younger. Information: 747-0931.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Granville Hook & Ladder, Inc., 42 Quaker Street. Eat in or take out. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 senior citizens; $5 age 10 and younger.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

WELLS A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Cost: $6 eat in, $7 take out, free age 2 and younger. Proceeds will benefit Keith Williams, son of Ken and Nancy Williams, who injured his hip in an accident on Jan. 14, is out of work and may need a hip replacement. Information: Kellie Sykes at 802-287-9762.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

CAMBRIDGE Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the American Legion Hall, 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10, including “Shushan’s finest desserts,” with proceeds benefiting Judi and Lenny Taft for Judi’s medical expenses. Information/advance tickets: Cambridge Legion’s lounge, Black Dog Wine and Spirits, Salem Hardware, Donna at 677-3407, or Shane at 854-3928. Donations by check payable to Judi Taft also will be appreciated.

 

Mettawee Mania

WEST PAWLET Mettawee Mania 2012: A Talent Extravaganza will be staged at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Miss Vermont, Katie Levasseur, is scheduled to emcee this event that showcases local talent of all ages. Tickets are available at the school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days and will be sold at the door. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; free children age 3 and younger with an adult. Information: 802-645-9009 during school hours.

 

Music and Dance

GLENS FALLS The Tamburitzans of Duquesne University will perform at 7:30 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

 

Sunday Breakfast

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to its monthly all-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on March 11 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, March 11, 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, 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.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 11. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Girl Scout Salute

HOOSICK FALLS To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts USA, local girl scouts and their families will be honored at a special 10:30 a.m. worship service at the First United Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Sunday, March 11. Cake and refreshments will follow and everyone will be welcome. Scouting information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or email GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

Corned Beef

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary invite everyone to an annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the firehouse, 107 Blodgett Road. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Reservations are required at 584-3829, or 584-2758.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Irish Fest

GREENWICH The second annual Warm-Up to St. Patrick’s Day Irish Music and Food Fest will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Ashlar Masonic Lodge in Greenwich. Offered will be corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew with soda bread, and more. Irish music by Dave Moore and Sarah Weber, step dancing by the Hubbard Hall dancers, and area musician performances, too. Cost: $3 donation to the Greenwich Area Food Pantry; free age 11 and younger. Information: 518-692-7000.

 

Free Concert

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Community Band will present a “Music in Our Schools” concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, in the auditorium at the Lake George Junior/Senior High School. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Information: www.lgcb.org.

 

VSO Concert

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra, with Director Jaime Laredo, will perform an “Orchestral 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.ParamountLive.org.

 

Kaffeehaus

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will present its third musical Viennese Kaffeehaus at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Rice Mansion Inn, 16 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Authentic Viennese torten, with kaffeeschokolade and live chamber music will be featured. Cost: $25 donation. Information/reservations: 518-232-2347, or email info@musicfromsalem.org.

 

Ruth Gruber Story

MANCHESTER Israel Congregation of Manchester at 6025 Main Street, Route 7A, invites everyone to a screening of “Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Patti Kenner, one of the film’s executive producers, will discuss what motivated her to preserve this foreign correspondent/photojournalist’s story for future generations. Cost: Free-will donation. Information: Doris Bass at 802-297-0167.

 

“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, March 11. A variety of soups, bread, muffins, drinks and dessert will cost $6, free age 5 and younger. Information/tickets: 753-6053, 753-6028, or www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.

 

Mac and Cheese

EAST ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to a Macaroni and Cheese Dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road in East Arlington. A free-will offering will be accepted to support camp scholarships for children this summer. Information/reservations: 802-375-2548.

 

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.

 

Parish Mission

GRANVILLE The Sisters of Charity from Scarsdale will lead an ecumenical Parish Mission at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, March 11 to 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Bulkley Avenue in Granville. Each session, running from an hour to 1.5 hours, will feature praise, song, witnesses and talks, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Gospel Discussion

HOOSICK FALLS A series titled, “The Peacekeeping Church,” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays in March and April (except Easter Sunday) at the Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road. A small group will discuss how to apply the gospel to conflicts in everyday relationships. Cost: $8 for workbooks. Information/registration: 686-3269.

 

Monday March 12

 

Poultry Workshop

HUDSON FALLS A Backyard Poultry Production Workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 12, in Annex II of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Cost: $10. Information/registration: Gale Kohler at 518-765-3500, or email gek4@cornell.edu.

 

Qigong Class

WEST PAWLET An introduction to a Qigong and Meditation Class with Rich Marantz will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at the Fish and Game Club in West Pawlet. Free and open to all ages and fitness levels. Information: Rich at 802-645-1960, or email rich@greenmountaintaichi.com.

 

Tuesday March 13

 

New Classes

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge will start several new classes as follows: Belly Dance with Vicki, Tuesday, March 13; Oil Painting with Carolyn, Thursday, March 15; Total Drawing with Gabi, Monday, March 19; Painting Fun for Kids with Gabi, Thursday, March 22; and Memoirama: Memoir Workshop, Sunday, March 25. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Beauty Techniques

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society will offer its free Look Good, Feel Better Program from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 13, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. Female cancer patients will learn beauty techniques to help them feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Information/registration: Rhonda Rockwell at 802-773-0032.

 

Prayer Shawls

SALEM The Prayer Shawl ministry group will meet at noon on Tuesday, March 13, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 13 W. Broadway in Salem. This group meets each Tuesday at noon and works to knit and crochet shawls and lap blankets that are given to people in need of comfort. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 854-9471.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

CASTLETON Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Iron Lantern Restaurant on Route 4A in Castleton. Cost: $8, $5 senior citizens and children, with proceeds benefiting the grade 8 class at the Castleton Village School. Takeouts may be ordered on March 13 at 468-5474.

 

Buddhism and Politics

BENNINGTON Prof. Thomas Redden from Southern Vermont College will present six lectures on “Buddhism, Spirituality, and American Politics: Envisioning a Politics of Compassion” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church of Bennington, 108 School Street. The talks will be on March 13 and 20, April 3 and 17, and May 1 and 15. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6388, or email communications@svc.edu.

 

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

 

Lenten Classes

SALEM During Lent, a Bible Study Class will be held at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays at the First United Presbyterian Church, 13 W. Broadway in Salem. This class is in addition to regular bible study classes at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Information: www.firstunitedsalem.com.

 

Woman’s Club

CASTLETON The GFWC Castleton Woman’s Club will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, March 14, at the Medical Chapel on the Castleton State College campus. A business meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., Laurie Knauer will demonstrate the popular Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi routines, members are asked to bring items for donation to Castleton Cares, and everyone will be welcome. Information: Linda at 273-2086.

 

Garden Club Meets

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Beckwith Room at Hildene in Manchester. Local arborist Joe Blair of Joseph J. Blair Tree Care will demonstrate the art of corrective pruning. Cost: $5 for non members.

 

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.

 

BBA Concert

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy students will perform this year’s Prism concert, “Calling All Dawns,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15, at the Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester. Tickets: burrburton.tix.com. Information: Julie Freebern at email jfreebern@burrburton.org.

 

Dems Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, across from Stewart’s Shop, 51 Quaker Street in Granville. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

Irish Week

FAIR HAVEN Folk storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder will celebrate Irish Week with traditional Irish music on harp and concertina, anecdotes about historical Irish musicians, and more at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. You‘ll find this free event for all ages at the Fair Haven Library and refreshments will be served. Information: 265-8011, or email fairhavenlibrary107@yahoo.com.

 

Thursday, March 15

 

Tai Chi

MANCHESTER Tai Chi for Seniors will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Equinox Village in Manchester. Information/registration: Rich Marantz at 802-645-1960, or email rich@greenmountaintaichi.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. Thursday, March 15, Maple Village, Rutland; 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, Dorset Nursing Assn., Dorset; 1:15 p.m. March 21, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. March 21, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; 11 a.m. March 21, Linden Terrace, Rutland; and 9:30 a.m. March 21, Sheldon Towers, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Garden Club

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Area Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden will open its season with a meeting at noon on Thursday, March 15 at the Town Hall in Center Cambridge. Well-known author and birder Denise Hackert Stone will speak on “Attracting Birds to Your Backyard.” Guests and new members are welcome. Information: Joan Smith, 518-677-8344.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD The senior class invites everyone to a Dime-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Hartford Central School on Route 149.

 

Sustainable Living

MANCHESTER The Sustainable Living Series with Alan Benoit will continue at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The Perfect House Committee will present its top 10 suggestions on “Fixing Up a Money Pit.”  Free and open to all. Information: www.SustainableDesignofVt.com.

 

Folklife Concert

GLENS FALLS The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library will present Jennings & Ponder performing music and tale-spinning on harp and concertina at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Ballads, parlor songs, humor, suspense, and more. Free and open to the public.

 

Women Meet

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will meet on Thursday, March 15, downstairs at the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street. Following a 7 p.m. business meeting, Sue West will lead a craft activity at 7:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome; bring $2 for materials. Information/for a ride: 287-9744.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Chair Yoga

MANCHESTER Chair Yoga will be offered at 2 p.m. on Fridays at Equinox Village in Manchester. Information/registration: Ali Wassick at 802-558-7764.

 

Teen Movie Night

GRANVILLE Movie Night for teens and older will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Comedy of Errors

MANCHESTER The National Theatre of London’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $20; $5 students. Information/tickets: Renee Bornstein, Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, 802-362-1199, www.greenmtnacademy.org, or the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester.

 

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.

 

Night of the Iguana

CAMBRIDGE “The Night of the Iguana” will be staged on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 25 at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students; free subscribers. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Saturday March 17

 

Maple Weekend

GRANVILLE Local maple-sugaring houses will be open for Maple Weekend, March 17 and 18 and 24 and 25. These include Grottoli’s Maple in Middle Granville and Rathbun’s Sugar House on the Granville-Whitehall border. For more information on the events,  see  www.mapleweekend.com/

 

 

$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.

 

Pancake Benefit

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 will kick off its “Raise the Roof” project with a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. Cost: $6 adults, $3 ages 5 to 11, free 4 and younger, with proceeds going toward replacement of the church’s slate roof. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

 

Mystery Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Mystery Hike in the Rutland area on Saturday, March 17. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. This will be a moderate hike of about five miles on trails and old roads. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

Little League

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Little League will hold open registration from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 in the new cafeteria at Cambridge Central School. Registration will also be held on Thursday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Information: www.cambridgelittleleague.com.

 

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.

 

Hunter Safety

SALEM The Salem Coon & Cat Club will host a home study Hunter Safety Education Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the club on Quarry Road in Salem. Pre-registration is required; call John Bowe at 854-3369.

 

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.

 

Irish Celebration

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water Street in Granville will celebrate the immigrant Irish community of the Slate Valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. Featured will be Irish tea and food, along with the screening of the 1952 film classic, “The Quiet Man,” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Also, view the museum’s award-winning exhibit on immigration from 1840 to the present. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Learn with Linda

GRANVILLE Learn with Linda for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. St. Patrick’s Day will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Pruning Demo

MANCHESTER Local arborist Joe Blair will present a Pruning Demonstration from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17, at Hildene in Manchester. Corrective pruning of ornamentals and pruning to increase the production of apple-bearing trees will be featured. Start at the Welcome Center. Free and open to all. Information: 802-367-7960, or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

Anniversary Potluck

EAST ARLINGTON The Prayer Shawl Ministry will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a Potluck Lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Cat Adoption

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society on Stevens Road in Pittsford will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with reduced adoption fees for adult cats from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Other, regular adoption policies will apply. Information: 802-483-6700, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Great Graves

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Chuck D’Imperio will discuss his book, “Great Graves of Upstate New York.” Chuck has documented the final resting places of Kate Smith, Lucille Ball, Mark Twain, and others. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

St. Pat’s Parade

HOOSICK FALLS The 21st Annual Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, starting and ending at Wood Park. Following the parade, there’ll be an Irish Festival at the Hoosick Falls Armory where Irish food and beverages will be available. Festival admission: $5 adults; free children. Information: Kevin O’Malley at 518-686-9460.

 

Corned Beef

GRANVILLE The Men’s Auxiliary invites everyone to a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Eat in or take out. Cost: $7. Information: 642-1599.

 

Corned Beef

ARGYLE American Legion Post 1518 on Route 40, Sheridan Street in Argyle, invites everyone to a Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Takeouts will be available. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603, or Walt Caprood at 531-4174.

 

Corned Beef

SARATOGA SPRINGS Everyone is invited to a Corned Beef Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, off Northway Exit 14 at Henning Road and Fifth Avenue, across from BOCES. Cost: Free-will offering, with proceeds benefiting the church’s mission programs.

 

St. Pat’s Dinner

VALLEY FALLS Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls.

 

Corned Beef, Ham

SCHUYLERVILLE American Legion Post 278 at 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville invites everyone to a Corned Beef or Ham and Cabbage Dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Cost: $8 eat in; $8.50 take out. Families will be welcome and tickets will be sold at the door and at the post’s bar, 695-3011.

 

Show, Potluck

HUBBARDTON The Center Grange will host its Seventh Annual Variety Show and Potluck Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Grange Hall on Monument Hill Road in Hubbardton. Admission: Bring a dish to share. Also, talent is wanted for an open mic. Information: Marie Goodrich at 273-2364.

 

Potato Supper, Music

HARTFORD Herschel-Argyle Lodge 508 on Main Street in Hartford invites everyone to its Fourth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Potato Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Cost: $6, with proceeds benefiting the lodge and the Shriners Hospital Fund. Also, live country music will be enjoyed from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information: 791-1149, or 632-5436.

 

Dinner, Hymns

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron invites everyone to a Spring Hymn Sing and Free Italian Dinner on Saturday, March 17. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., with singing at 6:30 p.m. featuring the songs of blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby. Information: 518-642-2672.

 

Monty Python

RUTLAND The 1974 movie classic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 17, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903.

 

St. Pat’s Dance

POULTNEY The Legion Auxiliary will host a St. Patrick’s Day Dance from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 17, at American Legion Post 39 on Granville Street in Poultney. Music will be provided by DJ Saltis-Penguin Enterprises, and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. The first 40 attendees also will receive a St. Patrick’s necklace. Members and their guests will be welcome. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

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.

 

Hunter Safety

SALEM The Salem Coon & Cat Club will host a home study Bow Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 at the club. Pre-registration is mandatory; call John Bowe at 854-3369.

 

Brunch Fundraiser

TINMOUTH A Brunch Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, baked goods and more will be served at $10 per person. Also, beginning at 2 p.m. there’ll be basket and 50/50 raffles, and silent and live auctions, including an UGG basket valued at more than $900. Proceeds will benefit Shawn Young of Tinmouth who is fighting cancer. To donate: Brunch or baked goods, Karla Day, 492-3613; basket raffle, Liz Frederick, 466-2106; silent auction, Carleen Eaton, 446-3101.

 

Basket Party

GRANVILLE A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, March 18, at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse on Quaker Street in Granville. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with drawings starting at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5 admission tickets; $2 additional tickets. Proceeds will benefit Rachael Everts’ participation in the People-to-People Student Ambassador Program. Information: Rachael at 518-642-3831.

 

Shelter Tour

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society will hold an Open House from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at its shelter on Stevens Road in Pittsford. Tours and staffed tables with information on volunteering, shelter and community programs will be featured. Meet adoptable animals and enjoy refreshments, too. Information: 802-483-6700, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

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.

 

Ladies Tea

STILLWATER As part of Women’s History Month, Saratoga National Historical Park will offer a special Ladies’ Tea and Iroquois Storytelling program from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Enjoy Native American-inspired strawberry water and sassafras tea while listening to Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan talk about the important role women played in the culture of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). Cost is $15 per person to benefit the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. Reservations: megan_stevens@nps.gov by March 14.

 

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, March 18, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Fanny Crosby Story

CAMBRIDGE Local hymn historian Bill Dagle will present the Fanny Crosby Story at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the Whiteside Church on Center Cambridge Road in Cambridge. This multimedia presentation about the blind hymn writer will feature narration by the late Bonnie Witham and her husband, Pastor Cal Witham. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Monday March 19

 

Art Competition

GLENS FALLS Monday, March 19, is the deadline for students in local area schools to submit applications and artwork examples to participate in the Charles R. Wood Theater’s visual arts competition. Paintings of all kinds, sculpture, photography, and easily accessible video or installations are encouraged. Applications are available at local school art departments and by emailing erin@woodtheater.org. Information: 518-798-9663.

 

Preschool Screening

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union’s Early Education Program will hold its annual Preschool Screening for all children ages 3 and 4 as follows: Monday, March 19 in Wells; Tuesday, March 20, Tinmouth and Ira; and Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22, Poultney. If your child will not be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2012, you are asked to register them for screening at 802-287-5212, Ext. 224. Also, the Early Education Program accepts referrals to evaluate any child, age birth through 5, who has evidence of a handicapping condition that may need services. Call the above number and ask for Sheri Kinney or Darlene Ellis.

 

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.

 

Women Meet

CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 19, in the Fellowship Hall at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Lois Sheaff will present a program on “National Ministries.” Bring a sandwich for lunch and dessert and beverages will be provided by Fran Voerman. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-677-3602.

 

Entrepreneur program

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Local Development Corporation will conduct its Spring 2012 Microenterprise Assistance Program beginning Monday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The eight-week course is open to all Washington and Warren County prospective entrepreneurs, as well as existing small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The program provides information on building an effective business plan, advertising, legal issues, taxes, permits, financing and more. Fee: $125 per person. Call the LDC at 518-746-2290 or email info@wcldc.org for more information.

 

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.

 

Burgoyne’s Army

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga National Historical Park Ranger Larry Arnold will answer the question, “What happened to the British troops who surrendered at Saratoga?” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the NYS Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 61 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Free and open to all. Information: 518-581-5100, or www.nysmm.org.

 

Thursday March 22

 

Art Talk

SARATOGA SPRINGS Artist Donald Moffett and Mason Stokes, associate professor of English, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday,  March 22, in the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Meet Donald and Mason and learn about the current exhibition, “Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein,” that will run through June 3. Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Friday March 23

 

AARP Presentation

MANCHESTER AARP will provide information on the current state of the Social Security and Medicare debate and what will happen next in Washington, D.C., at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 23, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Your concerns, ideas and questions also will be heard, refreshments will be served, and giveaways provided. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22. 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 4:30 to 7 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.

 

Lenten Meals

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy will offer Lenten Meals from 5 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) on Friday, March 23 and 30, at the Immaculate Conception Hall in Hoosick Falls. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 fish fry dinner, including a $1 coupon for a future fish fry dinner; $5 macaroni and cheese. Information: 686-4314.

 

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.

 

Cash Tribute

HARTFORD The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host “The Spirit of Johnny Cash,” a concert featuring Harold Ford, Laura Lucy and The Cash Band, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in the firehouse at the corner of routes 40 and 149. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be available. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 632-5326.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt

EASTON “Eleanor,” an original musical by Suzanne Cohen that’s based on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 25th, at Burton Hall in Easton. Sylvia Eowyn Bloom will star as Eleanor Roosevelt while John Dartt of Hoosick Falls will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Cost: $15 adults; $10 students. Information/reservations: 518-480-9071.

 

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.

 

Breakfast, Activities

RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert invites everyone to its annual Maple Breakfast and Family Activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25. Enjoy breakfast of locally sourced ingredients, see the sugaring process, walk or hike the forest, and explore Merck Farm, including a scavenger hunt guided by riddles and rhymes. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 2 to 11; free younger than 2 ($2 of each adult ticket will go to local food pantries). Information: 802-394-7836, or www.merckforest.org.

 

Fireside Stories

GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. “Let’s get Moving!” will be this week’s theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a takeout only Cabin Fever Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Firehouse Hall. Cost: $9.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

PITTSTOWN A Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall off Route 7 in Pittstown. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Reservations are suggested with Bev at 518-663-5607.

 

Bill McKibben

MANCHESTER Middlebury College professor, author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will present “Notes from the Frontline of the Climate Fight” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. Cost: $10 adults, $5 students, with half of proceeds benefiting 350.org. Information/tickets: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, www.greenmtnacademy.org, or the Northshire Bookstore.

 

Roast Pork

POULTNEY Everyone is invited to a Maple Fest Pork Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Young-at-Heart Senior Center, 206 Furnace Street in Poultney. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 12 and younger. Information/advance tickets: 802-287-9200. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Alice in Wonderland

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Ballet will present “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Time/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday March 25

 

Skeet Shooting

VICTORY The Fish Creek Road and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will continue its Skeet Shooting Competition at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 25. Bring your own shotgun and ammunition and everyone will be welcome. Information: Chris at 695-3917.

 

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.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will hold a Basket Party fundraiser on Sunday, March 25, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings starting at 4 p.m. There’ll also be a raffle, an $80 lotto tree raffle, and a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet. Proceeds will benefit the club’s efforts to assist sick or injured area residents. Information/to donate a basket: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078, or Emma Rivers at 518-642-9051.

 

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, March 25, 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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Central School seniors, members of VOSCA, a local community service organization, invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the American Legion Post on Route 22 in Cambridge. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. There also will be a raffle. Tickets for the barbecue and raffle may be purchased at the IGA store after school hours through March 24. Information: Bob Cheney at 518-677-2766, or email bobdu1@verizon.net.

 

Monday March 26

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Young-at-Heart Senior Center will be held on Monday, March 26, 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. Information/tickets: 802-287-9200, Gerry at 802-645-0326, or Rita at 518-282-9795.

 

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.

 

Tuesday March 27

 

Exhibition Tour

SARATOGA SPRINGS Associate Curator Rachel Seligman will lead a tour of the exhibition, “Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein,” at noon on Tuesday, March 27, at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. This exhibition will run through June 3. Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Wednesday March 28

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Chili Chow Down

GREENWICH The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host its first “Chili Chow Down Challenge” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40. The public is invited to taste each recipe for $1 per tasting cup, and to vote for their favorite chili and chili table display. Proceeds will benefit the Greenwich Relief Fund for the food pantry. Information: 692-7979, or email info@greenwichchamber.org.

 

Thursday March 29

 

Still Life Class

MANCHESTER A class on “Alla Prima Acrylics: Classic Still Life” will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, March 29 and April 5, 12 and 26, at Equinox Village in Manchester. For all levels of skill. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Freedom Riders

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 N. Main Street, Route 7, in Rutland. All bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-SWFR.

 

Fundraiser

GLENS FALLS A Southern Adirondack Young Life Fundraiser will be held the evening of Thursday, March 29, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/time: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Friday March 30

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the firehouse, 5 River Road. Cost: $10. Information: 753-4843.

 

Casino Night

RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society will host a Spring for the Animals Auction and Casino Night on Friday, March 30, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. A silent auction will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m., dinner will be 6 to 7:30 p.m., with casino night from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost: $50, $80 per couple, including dinner and $100 in “pet dollars” for the casino. Tickets are available at the Humane Society in Pittsford, and at The Pet Cage and Rutland Veterinary Clinic, both in Rutland. Visit www.rchsvt.org to see the auction items and for online bidding. Information/$100 gaming table sponsorships: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Anything Goes

GREENWICH The Greenwich Central School Senior Drama Club will stage the rollicking Cole Porter musical, “Anything Goes,” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the school’s auditorium. Cost: $7 adults, $5 students and senior citizens, at the door, in advance at the school’s office, or at 692-9542, Ext. 4217.

 

Amazing Kreskin

GLENS FALLS The famous mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

Paperback Sale

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will hold an annual Spring Paperback Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles will be available at only 25 cents each. And, fill a bag provided by the library for only $1 from 1 to 2 p.m. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Raffle, Dinner

POULTNEY A Basket Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 31, at American Legion Post 39 on Granville Street in Poultney. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for the raffle, with drawings at 1 p.m. The dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting MaKenzee Brown who was born very sick and has been cared for in Boston Children’s Hospital and CHAD Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

 

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.

 

Rachel Maddow

MANCHESTER Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, will present her new book, “Drift,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Manchester Elementary Middle School. This book explores the debate on how, when and where to apply America’s strength and power, and who gets to make those decisions. Cost: $28, including a copy of the book, or $8 admission only. Information: 802-362-2200, 1-800-437-3700, or www.northshire.com.

 

Weaving Workshop

RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert will offer a Wool and Weaving Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is suggested at 802-394-7836, or email info@merckforest.org.

 

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.

 

SVMC Fundraiser

MANCHESTER The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will host “Heart and Soul,” a fundraiser for the its cardiology services unit, on Saturday, March 31, at the Equinox Resort in Manchester. Featured will be fine wines, hors d’oeuvres, light dinner fare, and dancing to the Bennington-based band, “The Prescription.” Cost: $100, including event and select wine tasting; $75 event only. Information/tickets: 802-447-5088.

 

Chamber Music

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players, featuring pianist Margaret Kampmeier and violinist Jill Levy, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. 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 paying adult. Information/tickets: 518-584-1427, or www.saratogachamberplayers.org.

 

Sunday April 1

 

Polka Benefit

SARATOGA SPRINGS An annual Polka Benefit for the Saratoga Bridges organization will be held on Sunday, April 1, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be music, dancing, great food and raffles for the whole family. Information/time: 518-587-0723, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, 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.

 

Film Festival

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Arts Project will present The Pixel Project, a short film festival, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Monday April 2

 

Easton Neighbors

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. A potluck supper will be included.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Tuesday April 3

 

Buddhism and Politics

BENNINGTON Prof. Thomas Redden from Southern Vermont College will continue his lectures on “Buddhism, Spirituality, and American Politics: Envisioning a Politics of Compassion” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church of Bennington, 108 School Street. The talks will be on April 3 and 17, and May 1 and 15. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6388, or email communications@svc.edu.

 

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, April 3. 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.

 

Poultney Legion

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

 

Wednesday April 4

 

Visual Impairment

MANCHESTER The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired will present a talk on “Living with Visual Impairment” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Thursday April 5

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Friday April 6

 

Craft Fair

MANCHESTER A Spring Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Hand-knitted items, custom jewelry, soaps, beeswax candles, and one-of-a-kind accessories will be offered.

 

Easter Services

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Good Friday Worship Service at noon on April 6 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on E. Main Street in Granville. And, an Easter Son-Risen Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7. 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 4:30 to 7 p.m. on April 6. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

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 April 7

 

Doctor Strangelove

RUTLAND The 1964 movie classic, “Doctor Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and other Hollywood luminaries, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903.

 

Piano Man

SALEM The Fort Salem Theater in Salem will present Philadelphia piano man Peter Kidd in the cabaret, “On My Feet Again,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Cost: $25, including $5 for coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Information/reservations: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday April 8

 

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, April 8. 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.

 

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 April 8. Handicap accessible. Information: 686-4982.

 

Monday April 9

 

Legion Bingo

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

 

Tuesday April 10

 

Gallery Tour

SARATOGA SPRINGS Author Douglas Crimp, a Fanny Knapp Allen professor of art history at the University of Rochester, will lead a Gallery Tour at noon on Tuesday, April 10, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Return at 8 p.m. for Douglas’ reading from his new book, “Our Kind of Movie: The Films of Andy Warhol.” Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Wednesday April 11

 

Gallery Tour

SARATOGA SPRINGS A tour of the current exhibitions, “Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary” and “Pam Lins: Denver Gold,” will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 11, in the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Judy Collins

GLENS FALLS Legendary singer Judy Collins will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Thursday April 12

 

Music, Poetry

SARATOGA SPRINGS Poets Caroline Rothstein and Jared Paul will present “An Evening of Spoken Word” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Included will be an opening musical performance by the “Artifacts.” Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Saturday April 14

 

Patsy Cline Reprise

SALEM The Fort Salem Theater in Salem will present Kathy Beaver in “Patsy and Me” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Kathy reprises her Patsy Cline persona in this cabaret. Cost: $25, including $5 for coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Information/reservations: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Tuesday April 17

 

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, April 17. 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 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.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on April 20. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Saturday April 21

 

Cool Country

SALEM The Fort Salem Theater in Salem will present the SpursUSA band in “When  Country Was Cool, Volume One” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. This Berkshires band will salute the great country singers and songwriters from the 1940s to the ‘70s. Cost: $25, including $5 for coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Information/reservations: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Monday April 23

 

Legion Bingo

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

 

Wednesday April 25

 

Exhibition Tour

SARATOGA SPRINGS Associate Curator Rachel Seligman will lead a tour of the exhibition, “Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein,” at noon on Wednesday, April 25, at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. This exhibition will run through June 3. Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Saturday April 28

 

The Apartment

RUTLAND The 1960 movie classic, “The Apartment,” starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903.

 

Mostly Frank

SALEM The Fort Salem Theater in Salem will present Jerry Gretzinger and some of the Swing Docs in “Mostly Frank” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Cost: $25, including $5 for coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Information/reservations: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Tuesday May 1

 

Buddhism and Politics

BENNINGTON Prof. Thomas Redden from Southern Vermont College will conclude his series of lectures on “Buddhism, Spirituality, and American Politics: Envisioning a Politics of Compassion” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 and 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church of Bennington, 108 School Street. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6388, or email communications@svc.edu.

 

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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North Country Freepress – 10/17/14

Northshire Freepress 10/17/14

Lakes Classifieds – 10/17/14