Community Calendar 3/29/12

T hursday 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.

 

Soup Supper

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church off the green in Wells invites everyone to a free Community Soup Supper from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Choose chicken florentine soup or clam chowder, with rolls and specials of the day.

 

Roast Pork

WEST FORT ANN Everyone is invited to a Roast Pork Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 adults; $4 children; free age 4 and younger. Information: Joyce at 793-6735, or Donna at 792-6647.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a family-style Chicken and Biscuit Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults, $4 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger. Gift certificates will be available, too.

 

Taste of Rutland

RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy will host a Taste of Rutland Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at its McDonough Gymnasium, 127 Convent Ave. in Rutland. Numerous area restaurants will contribute signature dishes for this event. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: MSJ Development Office, 802-775-0151, Ext. 112, or email development@msjvermont.org.

 

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 St., Route 7, in Rutland. All bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-SWFR.

 

Concert at Library

GLENS FALLS Kim and Reggie Harris will perform folk, gospel and other musical selections from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St. in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: Folklife Center at 518-792-6508, or www.kimandreggie.com.

 

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 St. in Glens Falls. Information/time: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Friday March 30

 

Lacrosse, Kung Fu

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation Dept. is accepting registrations for Outdoor Lacrosse for boys and girls in grades 3 to 8, with games primarily on Saturday mornings and Sundays. Fees, based on grade level, range from $63 to $73 for residents, $74 to $84 nonresidents (register by April 4 for a $10 discount). Also offered will be Kung Fu for all levels. Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Fees will be $98 for residents and $109 nonresidents. Information/registration: 802-773-1853, or www.rutlandrecreation.com.

 

Chili Cook-Off

WEST PAWLET Entries are due by Friday, March 30, for the Second Annual Chili and Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-Off that will be held from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Awards will be presented following the cook-off, tasting and judging. Cook-off entry will be free and all entries must be nut free, including the cooking oil. To enter, email Linda Maness at lmaness@mettaweeschool.orgwith your name/business name, phone number, and name of your entry(s).

 

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 COUNTY 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.

 

Bag Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad St. in Schuylerville will hold a Dollar Bag Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31. There also will be specials on Avon bottles, a wedding dress, and clothing for infants through adult ages, including plus sizes. Information: 518-695-4640.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

FAIR HAVEN Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Spartans AAU basketball program from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the American Legion Hall, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. Cost: $8; $5 age 12 and younger and senior citizens.

 

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.orgto see the auction items and for online bidding. Information/$100 gaming table sponsorships: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Dinner Theater

BRANDON The Mill River Music Dept. will present the 14th Annual Bistro event on March 30 and 31 at the Brandon Inn. There’ll be a dinner/theater with music and fine food at 6 p.m. Friday, and at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $30 evenings; $22 matinee. Included each evening will be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, music by the Mill River Jazz Ensemble, and solo performances by the Mill River men’s, women’s and chamber ensembles. Information/tickets: Tammy Heffernan at 259-3711, email tammy.heffernan@mac.com, or Beverly Darling at 492-3538, email bdarling@rssu.org.

 

Donkey Basketball

ARLINGTON The Arlington Memorial High School junior class will host a Donkey Basketball Tournament at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, in the gymnasium at Arlington Memorial High School. Teachers will square off against firefighters while students will play a parents’ all-star team. Cost: $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Tickets are available at the AMHS School Store, Paulin’s of Arlington, and at the Wayside Store. Information/to register with a team: Marshall Cross at 375-2589, or email crossm@bvsu.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.

 

Charlotte’s Web

RUTLAND The Rutland Youth Theatre group will stage “Charlotte’s Web” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Rutland Intermediate School. Cost: $8 adults; $6 children and senior citizens. Advance tickets are available at the Godnick Adult Center, Deer Street in Rutland, and tickets will be sold at the door.  Everyone will be welcome.

 

Twelfth Night

POULTNEY The Green Mountain College Theater Dept. will stage Shakespeare’s comedy, “Twelfth Night,” with a new twist, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the Ackley Theater on the Poultney campus. Cost: $5; free students, faculty and staff. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Amazing Kreskin

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

 

One-Act Plays

DORSET The Dorset Players will present its Ninth Annual One-Act Play Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Dorset Playhouse, off Route 30 at 104 Cheney Road. Cost: $10. Also, there’ll be an opening night reception in the Playhouse Café following the Friday show.

 

Woods Tea Company

RUTLAND The Woods Tea Company will present its farewell performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Celtic and novelty tunes, along with French-Canadian and American folk songs, will be featured. Cost: $20, plus tax, with proceeds benefiting the restoration of the Brandon Town Hall.  Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday March 31

 

Lawn Sale

CASTLETON Circle of Hope K9 Rescue will hold an Indoor Lawn Sale on Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, at 1991 Main St. in Castleton. All monies raised will be used for this organization’s veterinarian bills. Also, blankets, towels, sheets, dog and cat food and treats, collars, leashes, and other pet items will be collected during this sale. Information/hours: Angela at 802-468-5298, or www.circleofhopek9rescue.org.

 

$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.

 

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, March 31, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth St. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Cancer Seminar

CAMBRIDGE Oncologist Dr. Orion Howard and medical staff members from the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will present a free breakfast and Informative Discussions on Cancer from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31. You’ll find this event at the Cambridge Hotel and Restaurant, 4 W. Main St. Discussed will be prostate, colon and breast cancer screenings and the latest treatments. Preregistration is requested with Erica Cummings at 802-447-5019.

 

Preserve Hike

MANCHESTER Kerry Woods, an ecologist and professor at Bennington College, will lead a two to three-hour Interpretive Hike on Saturday, March 31, on the Equinox Preserve in Manchester. The focus will be on land-use history research and the landscape ecology of the Taconic Mountains. Meet at 9 a.m. at the red gate parking lot on W. Union Street in Manchester. Bring water and snacks, and dress for the weather (no dogs).

 

Fleece Production

GREENWICH A free workshop for fiber farmers on “Quality Fleece Production” will be offered on Saturday, March 31, at the Ensign Brook Farm, 1930 Route 113 in Greenwich. Sign in at 9 a.m., bring lunch, and educational materials will be provided by the American Sheep Industry Assn. Preregistration is encouraged at 518-692-2700. Information/agenda: www.battenkillfibers.com.

 

Family Bingo

HOOSICK FALLS The HFCS PTA will host its annual Family Fun Bingo from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, in the cafeteria of the Hoosick Falls Junior-Senior High School. Jim Martinez will do the calling and there’ll be great prizes, raffles, snacks and beverages. Also, bring Campbell’s and Tyson box tops for redemption. Information: Laurie Gormley at 518-686-9138, email smglkg@aol.com, or Sarah Bushey at 686-9492, Ext. 1010, email busheys@hoosickfallscsd.org.

 

Open Food Shelf

POULTNEY An Easter Open Food Shelf will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31, at the Poultney Food Shelf in the Stonebridge Inn, Beaman Street (Route 30) in Poultney.

 

Craft Fair

GRANVILLE A Craft Fair and Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. A variety of handmade items, jewelry, and more will be offered, and free coffee will be provided.

 

Quilts Festival

RUTLAND The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will host its 2012 Festival of Quilts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the handicap accessible College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Featured will be an impressive array of quilts, a special waffle brunch Sunday, a silent auction to benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund, a quilt raffle at 3 p.m. Sunday, and much more. Admission: $6; free age 11 and younger. Information: www.mapleleafquilters.org, or email mapleleafquilters@yahoo.com.

 

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 St. in Granville. Fiction, nonfiction 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.

 

Vendor Blender

GRANVILLE A Vendor Blender and Bake Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Granville P.B.A. Youth Center, 49 Main St. Attending will be vendors, including TD Bank, and offered will be crafts, jewelry, wooden items, mosaics, a raffle table, and more. Food donations will be accepted for the bake sale, and vendor spaces are available at $20 and $25 each. Proceeds will benefit the P.B.A Youth Center. Information: Brenda at 518-361-6491, or Sandi at 518-632-5467.

 

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.

 

Italian Celebration

GRANVILLE In celebration of the immigrant Italian community of the Slate Valley, the Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water St. in Granville invites everyone to St. Joseph’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Italian-American food, the feast of St. Joseph, and Italian-themed films will be featured. Also, attendees will visit the museum’s award-winning exhibit, “The Dream and the Reality: Immigration and Assimilation in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont 1840-present.” Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Weaving Demo

GREENWICH Award-winning crafter Delores Shultz will give a free demonstration of Swedish Weaving (decorative embroidery) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at Ruby’s Nimble Thimble, 81 Main St. in Greenwich. Information: 701-5323.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Second Annual Cub Scout Pack 44 Basket Party will be held on Saturday, March 31, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission sheet of tickets; $3 each additional sheet. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. Also, for every nonperishable food item you bring you’ll receive a chance to win a special prize. Information: 518-642-9283.

 

Weaving Demo

GREENWICH Award-winning crafter Delores Schultz will give a free demonstration of Swedish Weaving from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Ruby’s Nimble Thimble, 81 Main St. Swedish Weaving is a special form of decorative embroidery also known as Huck Embroidery. Information: 701-5323.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Roast Pork Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main St. 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.

 

Health Fair

GLENS FALLS The North Country Wellness Network will present a Spring Health Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Motivations Fitness Center, 221 Glen St. in Glens Falls. Classes, workshops, demonstrations, talks, health checkups, day spa services, and door prizes will be featured. Free admission. Information: Darren Briggs at 518-642-1227.

 

Free lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church, 12 Sheridan Street, will serve a free community soup and sandwich lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the church. All are 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.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Connects organization and the Village of Cambridge will host an Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Coloring Party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Cambridge Guest Home. Children preschool and younger at 1:30 p.m., kindergarten and grade 1 at 2 p.m., and grade 2 and older 2 p.m. Canned foods will be accepted for the food pantry. Information: Email cambridgeconnects@gmail.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.

 

Spring Training

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing at 4104 Main Street in Manchester will hold a Spring Training Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Families are invited to come for a day of activities including seeing what it feels like to reel in a fish, fly and knot tying, a review of fish that populate local streams/rivers, and more. Also, visit the current exhibition, “Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An Opening Reception for an exhibition of paintings and other art by Jon Segan of Fort Edward will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. This exhibition will run through April 24. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Roast Beef

FORT MILLER The Fort Miller Reformed Church off Route 4 invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, March 31. Seating will be at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. Information: Melody at 695-5319.

 

GMC Meeting

RUTLAND The Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club will hold its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Godnick Adult Center on Deer Street in Rutland. Bring a dish to share and your place setting for a potluck supper, short business meeting and election of officers. Also, Dave Hardy will speak on Tropical Storm Irene damage to the Long Trail. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

Buffet Benefit

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to an Italian-Themed Buffet Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $10, including the buffet, dinner music by DJ Jenni A, and entertainment by the Open Bar Band. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle and an auction of gift cards and other items. Proceeds will benefit Diane Pearson as she is treated for cancer. Donations will be accepted, too.

 

Dance Benefit

CASTLETON A Dance Benefit for Betty Christian Burke from Orwell will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 31, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. The Thunder Road band will provide music and there’ll be a basket raffle, silent auction, and more. Cost: $6, $10 per couple, with proceeds benefiting Betty who is fighting lung cancer. 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.

 

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.

Pancakes, Tour

GRANVILLE The Granville Rescue Squad will serve a Pancake Breakfast and display its vehicles and equipment from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at the squad building on E. Potter Avenue. Visit with squad members and see a rescue sled, all-terrain vehicle, ambulance, and more. Cost: Donations will be accepted.

 

Pancake Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Also, you are asked to bring your bottles for recycling.

 

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.

 

Easter Services

WELLS A Palm Sunday service will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at St. Paul’s Church off the green in Wells. Maundy Thursday services will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5, a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on April 6, with Easter Sunday services at 9 a.m. on April 8. An Easter egg hunt will follow the Easter service on the church grounds and everyone will be welcome.

 

Easter Services

WHITEHALL A Palm Sunday service will be held at 9 a.m. on April 1 at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitehall. Maundy Thursday services will be at 7 p.m. on April 5 and Easter Sunday worship at 9 a.m. on April 8. Refreshments, Easter eggs, bunnies and fellowship will follow the Easter Sunday service and everyone will be welcome.

 

Egg Hunt

BENNIINGTON The Community Service Dept. at Southern Vermont College will host its annual Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt for children of all ages at noon on Sunday, April 1, on the lawn of the Everett Mansion on the Bennington campus. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6388, or email communications@svc.edu.

 

Ham Dinner

HARTFORD Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge 508 on Main Street in Hartford invites everyone to its annual Palm Sunday family-style Baked Ham Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on April 1. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

 

Paintings Exhibit

RUPERT Paintings by Maryellen Hedderman-Pheiffer will be exhibited from April 1 through May at the Rupert Kittay Library, 2827 Route 153 in Rupert. The paintings include those done in the Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, locally in Washington County, and more. Library hours through May are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 2:30 to 5:30 Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Information: www.rupertkittaylibrary.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, April 1, 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.

 

Science Pub

CASTLETON The final Science Pub of the season will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at the Lakehouse Pub & Grille on Route 30 in Castleton. Dr. Helen Mango, a geology professor at Castleton State College, will speak on “Arsenic in Our Groundwater: Natural, But is it Good for You?” Come join the conversation, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the sunset. The Lakehouse will offer two-for-one entrees, too. Information: Email Martha Molnar at mlmolnar3@gmail.com, or call the Lakehouse at 273-3000.

 

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.

 

Easter Cantata

SCHUYLERVILLE An ecumenical choir from Schuylerville area churches will present an Easter cantata, “Risen as He Said,” by John Innes and Don Kruger, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. Refreshments will follow. You’ll find this event at the Schuylerville United Methodist Church, 51 Church Street, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Monday April 2

 

Children’s Exhibitions

GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum’s 2012 All-Country Show, featuring selections from its 2011 International Youth Art Exchange Program, will be exhibited from April 2 through 30 at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Also, an exhibit titled, “Our World: Thinking Green,” will be displayed through April 29 at the museum, 89 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: Museum at 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 2, Village Manor, Pittsford; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, Parker House, Rutland; and 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, Bardwell House, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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. Come join other Easton residents and business owners for a potluck supper (bring your table service, a dish to share and a beverage). You’ll meet new Easton residents Jess and Scott Stewart and their sons, Jonah and Phoenix, too.

 

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.

 

Clean Energy Program

PAWLET The Pawlet Energy Group will host Dorset resident Jim Salsgiver with a presentation on the state-approved Property Assessed Clean Energy Program at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2, at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street. Learn how Vermont towns can make loans to town residents for energy-related improvements to their homes. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Tuesday April 3

 

Women’s Health

WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street, and Wednesday, April 4, at the Cambridge Village Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Nutrition for Seniors

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will offer a free program, “The Nutrition Kitchen: Healthy Eating for Seniors,” at noon on Tuesday, April 3, in its Board Room, 211 Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

Tunnel Book Class

SALEM The North Main Gallery and Studio at 196 N. Main Street in Salem will offer a class for children and adults titled, “Structure: Making a Tunnel Book,” from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 3, 17 and 24, and May 1. Cost: $30. Information/registration: Ruth Sauer at 518-854-3406 and leave a message.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at the Granville Forum, 47 E. Potter Avenue. Cost: $6 eat in; $8 take out. Because the Forum is donating the food and space, all proceeds will benefit Wes and Leone Barlow who lost their home to fire.

 

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

 

Health Screening

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a comprehensive cardiovascular/cholesterol Health Risk Screening at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at its office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Cost: $30 for complete lipid profile and glucose (eight to 12-hour fast required). Appointments are requested at 802-775-0568.

 

Story Hour

SALEM Spring Story Hour will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Bancroft Public Library, 181 Main Street in Salem. All children and their caregivers will enjoy story favorites and a simple craft. Information: 854-7463.

 

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.

 

Picassos Pizza Party

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center will hold its annual Young Picassos Pizza Party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in its Yester House Gallery off West Road in Manchester. This event is for students with work in the “Art from the Schools” exhibition and their families. The exhibition will run through April 11. Information: 802-362-1405, or www.svac.org.

 

eReader Instruction

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Free Library at 42 State Street will offer instruction on “How to use your eReader” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Learn how to use the Upper Hudson Library System’s free on-demand eReader service. Bring your eReader, Kindle, Nook, Ipad or Ipod. Pre-registration is required at 753-4230, or visit the library.

 

Spiritual Language

RUTLAND Nancy Jay Crumbine, a Dartmouth professor, will speak on “Poetry’s Spiritual Language” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. The poetry of Dickinson, Kenyon, Rumi and Kabir will be highlighted. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, the Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626, or www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

Negro Spiritual

MANCHESTER Dr. Francois Clemmons, Middlebury College artist-in-residence, will perform and discuss the American Negro Spiritual at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Information: Mark Skinner Library, 802-362-2607, or Vermont Humanities Council, 802-262-2626, or www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

Thursday April 5

 

Pre-K Screening

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet will hold a Pre-Kindergarten Screening on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6. All children, ages infant to 5, will be screened. The screening will provide parents with a picture of their child’s developmental strengths or needs, and increase awareness of services available for area children. Information/appointments: Susan King at 802-645-9009.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD The senior class of 2012 invites everyone to a Dime-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Hartford Central School.

 

Roundabout Info

MANCHESTER A public open house to provide information on Manchester’s roundabout project will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Kilburn Meeting Room of the Manchester Town Office. Renderings, a detailed construction timetable, and the release of the proposed communication plan will be discussed. Information: Tricia Hayes at 802-362-0207, or email t.hayes@manchester-vt.gov.

 

Chili Cook-Off

WEST PAWLET The Second Annual Chili and Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-Off will be held from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Awards will be presented following the cook-off, tasting and judging (cook-off entry registrations were due to Linda Maness at lmaness@mettaweeschool.org by March 30). Tasting/judging fee: $5. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Support Group

BENNINGTON Patricia Marshall, a substance abuse coordinator with the United Counseling Service, will lead a support group discussion on “Maintaining Your Recovery” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. You’ll find this group at The Turning Point Club of Bennington, 435 Main Street. Registration is not required. Information: Patricia at 442-5491, Ext. 235, or Sue Juliano at 442-9700.

 

Healthy Eyes

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will offer a free program, “In the Blink of an Eye: A Crash Course on Healthy Eyes,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in its Board Room, 211 Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

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.

 

Service, Vigil

GRANVILLE A Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5 at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. A 24-hour prayer vigil will follow, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday and continuing through 7 p.m. on Good Friday. Church members and friends are asked to commit to one-hour time slots, at home or at the church. Prayer requests can be left at the church, too. Information/to schedule a time slot: Joan Adams at 642-9510.

Friday April 6

 

Theatre Camp

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival is accepting registrations for its Theatre Camp that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9 to 20. For ages 7 to 14, this camp will focus on developing characters, improvisation, and writing. Cost: $300. Information/registration: 867-2223, or mail registrations to Dorset Theatre Festival, POB 510, Dorset, Vt. 05251. Information: www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Mystery Trip

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Seniors group is accepting reservations for a Mystery Trip on Tuesday, May 8. Cost: $32. Everyone will be welcome. Information/reservations: Rose Thieverge at 695-3638.

 

Scholarships

SCHAGHTICOKE The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Assn. is accepting applications for up to 10 $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to New York State high school seniors and college students. All qualifying students must be active at the Schaghticoke Fair and the deadline to submit an application is April 13. Applications must be completed from the Web at www.nyfairs.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, April 6, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 10 a.m. April 6, Ira Town Hall; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Wells History

WELLS The Wells Historical Society will meet on Friday, April 6, at the Modern Woodmen of America Building off Route 30 in Wells. The society’s annual pancake supper will be served at 6 p.m., followed by discussion on plans for the Wells 250th charter anniversary celebration later this year. Bill Clark will report on this season’s maple production, and a framed display of William Norton’s history and artifacts will be unveiled. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Talent Show

NORTH CLARENDON An “incredible and diverse” Show Me Gala Talent Show will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in the auditorium at the Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon. Music, dance, and other local talent will be featured. Admission: $5, $20 per family, at the door. Information: Bear Irwin at 802-775-3451, Ext. 224, or email birwin@rssu.org.

 

Saturday April 7

 

Hiking, Biking

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, biking, bushwhacking and a geocache activity during April. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Pancake Benefit

QUEENSBURY A Pancake Breakfast to benefit Relay for Life will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Applebees on Quaker Road in Queensbury. Cost: $6. Tickets: Jen at 926-8572, or email JLiv305@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to the Greenwich Relay for Life that will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at Greenwich High School.

 

Bunny Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE Liberty Ridge Farm at 29 Bevis Road in Schaghticoke invites everyone to Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7. Cost: $11.95 adults; $9.95 children; free age 1 and younger. Each child will receive a souvenir cup. Bring a camera for pictures of children with the Easter Bunny and the farm animals. Information: 518-664-1515, or http://LibertyRidgeFarmNY.com.

 

Childbirth Classes

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital at 211 Church Street in Saratoga Springs will offer a Childbirth Preparation Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Information on fetal development, nutrition, exercise, the birth process, and more will be covered. This is one of several childbirth classes the hospital will offer during April. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450. Information: www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Pittsford Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a three to four-mile Hike (easy or more challenging routes available) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Split Rock and Bald Peak in Pittsford. Meet at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Tom Copps at 774-5144.

 

Lincoln Biography

MANCHESTER Author/historian Jason Emerson will present his new book, “Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln,” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, in the Beckwith Room at Hildene in Manchester. More than a biography, this book is a “tale of American achievement in the Gilded Age and the endurance of the Lincoln legacy.” Book signings will follow each presentation in Hildene’s museum store. Information: 802-367-7960, or www.hildene.org.

 

Egg Hunt

SCHUYLERVILLE Faith Chapel will host the Fourth Annual Great Schuylerville Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, on Pract Field at Schuylerville High School. Ages birth to 4 will hunt at 11 a.m., grades kindergarten to 2 at 11:15 a.m., and grades 3 to 6 at 11:30 a.m. Face art, jump house, Daisy the Clown, and the Easter Bunny, too. Free. In case of rain, the hunt will be in the high school gymnasium.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET The Dorset Public Library will host a Coffee Reception with artist Mimi Turton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Mimi’s paintings, mostly landscapes and water scenes, will be exhibited at the library during April and all of the works will be offered for sale. Information: 802-867-5774.

 

Chicken Barbecue

WHITEHALL The Sons of the American Legion invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from noon until sold out on Saturday, April 7, at the American Legion Hall, 148 Main Street in Whitehall. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9. Free delivery will be provided within the village limits. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

WEST HEBRON Children ages 2 to 10 are invited to a free Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m.

on Saturday, April 7, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 Route 30 (rain or shine). Bring your own basket and camera. Information: 854-3729, or 854-3250.

 

Gardening Talk

MANCHESTER Nationally recognized garden writer Charlie Nardozzi will speak on
“Edible Gardening for Everyone” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Avenue in Manchester. For beginners and experienced gardeners. Cost: $10 suggested donation, or pay what you can. Information: Rich Thompson Tucker at 802-549-8135, email hellorichtt@hotmail.com, or visit www.transitiontownmanchester.org.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

JOHNSONVILLE An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Johnsonville Fire Co. on River Road (rain or shine). Snacks, prizes and raffles will be featured. Bring your camera and catch the Easter Bunny in action. Information: Trista at 928-4983.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Pawlet Community Church. Takeouts may be ordered on April 7 at 802-325-3022. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

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.

 

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, April 8. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions.

 

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

 

Art Show Entries

STILLWATER Friday, April 9, is the deadline to submit your entry for the Recycled Art Show that will be held from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 29, at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. Information/entry forms: www.hudsoncrossingpark.org/artshow.

 

PTSD Seminar

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Military Club will host a seminar on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the Scoville Learning Center auditorium, Room 206, on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Carol Hopper, professor of psychology at SUNY, will discuss the definition, causes, and symptoms of PTSD. Albany Vet Center staff members will discuss PTSD’s effects and treatment, and SUNY Adirondack students who are military veterans will share their stories and answer questions. Free and open to all. Information: Beth Faller at 743-2220.

 

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

 

Community Garden

MOREAU Tuesday, April 10, is the deadline to apply to participate in the Town of Moreau’s Community Garden in the Moreau Recreation Park. Raised garden beds will be available for growing vegetables and flowers. Applications: www.Townofmoreau.org. Information: Gina LeClair at 361-2579.

 

Farm Safety Class

GREENWICH Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program and ATV Safety Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This program is required for children ages 14 and 15 employed on farms and other agribusinesses when operating equipment. Cost: $10 for enrolled 4-H Club members; $15 others. Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or email washington@cornell.edu.

 

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.

 

Dems Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from Stewart’s Shop. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

Kitchen Garden Design

MANCHESTER Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of “The Complete Kitchen Garden,” will make a photo presentation, “Basic Garden Design,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. And from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, you’ll create your own design during a hands-on workshop. Cost for both classes: $30 ($18 basic garden design only), with proceeds benefiting the library. Information/registration: 802-362-2607, or email events@markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

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

 

Concert at Library

GLENS FALLS Magpie, the renowned folk duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: Folklife Center at 518-792-6508, or www.magpiemusic.com.

 

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.

 

Friday April 13

 

Gardens/Landscaping

MANCHESTER The Ninth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, at the Equinox Resort in Manchester. Speakers, great food and door prizes will be featured. Information/registration: www.pyours.com/symposium.

 

Rummage Sale

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Church off Route 7 in Pittstown Village will hold a Spring Rummage Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the 14th. Clothing, jewelry, books, toys, and household goods will be offered. Fill a bag on Saturday for only $2, or fill two bags and get the third bag free. Baked goods and other food also will be for sale both days. Information/to donate items: Viv at 518-663-5522.

 

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, April 13, Rupert Firehouse; 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; and 3:15 p.m. April 18, The Gables (residents only), Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Saturday April 14

 

Painting Workshop

MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester will offer an oil painting workshop, “Ideas for Painting Water,” with local artist Andrew Orr, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. You’ll learn techniques for painting water as part of the landscape. Information/registration: Sarah Warren at 802-362-1405, Ext. 10, or www.svac.org.

 

Slack Hill Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, four-mile Hike at Slack Hill in Coolidge State Park, Plymouth, on Saturday, April 14. Meet at 10 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Vivian Bebee or Larry Walter at 775-3855.

 

1940 Census

GLENS FALLS Archivist Erica Wolfe Burke will lead an exploration of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This month is the first time this census has been made available online. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 239, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Stuff a Friend

BENSON The Benson Fundraising Committee will host a Stuff a Friend event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Benson Community Hall. For $20 you’ll receive an animal kit (choose from more than 20 kits), a snack and beverage. Information: Shirley Vladyka at 802-537-2002.

 

Lasagna Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at 48 Pearl Street in Schuylerville invites everyone to a Lasagna Dinner (meat and vegetarian) from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10. Takeouts will be available. Reservations are requested for eat-in dinners with Amber at 587-8224, or Paulette at 695-3024. Walk-ins will be welcome.

 

Turkey Dinner

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to a Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the United Methodist Church, 47 Route 23 in Hartford. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. There also will be a food sale during this dinner.

 

Maple Dinner

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Great Maple Sugarhouse Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Modern Woodmen of American Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Maple glazed ham and all things maple will be on the menu. Information/cost: Sue at 802-325-3203, or email maryannfe@comcast.net.

 

Art Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for an exhibit titled, “Cryptoecology + Transcendence,” by Ruth Stanford and Kimberly Witham, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at The Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free and open to all.

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.

 

Sunday April 15

 

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 April 15. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

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, April 15, 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.

 

Chamber Music

SALEM Chamber Music Concerts, with conductor Daniel Shulman, will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sundays, April 15, May 13 and June 17, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Works by Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven and others will be featured. Cost: $20 individual date; $45 all three dates. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053.

 

Monday April 16

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 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, 854-9383.

 

Tuesday April 17

 

Golf Training

CLIFTON PARK Saratoga Hospital will offer a “Swing into Action” class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road in Clifton Park. Dr. Robert Nelson and Certified Athletic Trainer Lisa Muscatello will provide golf-specific strengthening, flexibility and posture techniques information. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

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.

 

Wednesday April 18

 

Digital Photography

MANCHESTER Tim Heffernan, a full-time graphics and Web designer, will lead two workshops, “Introduction to Digital Photography” on Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19, and “High Dynamic Range Imaging” on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21. Both workshops will be held at the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Information/registration: Sarah Warren at 802-362-1405, Ext. 10, or www.svac.org.

 

Story Hour

SALEM Spring Story Hour will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Bancroft Public Library, 181 Main Street in Salem. All children and their caregivers will enjoy story favorites and a simple craft. Information: 854-7463.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies, Mark and Mel Guarino, will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Country and bluegrass gospel music (no preaching) will be featured and pickers will be welcome (call Mel at 518-632-5026). Cost: Free admission, donations appreciated. Refreshments and a raffle, too. Handicap accessibility at the rear of the barn. Information: www.littletheater27.com.

 

Thursday April 19

 

COPD Program

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will offer a free program, “Breathing Matters: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” known as COPD, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in its Board Room at 211 Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Dr. Richard Duff, a pulmonologist, will discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment methods for diseases that make it difficult to breathe. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

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.

 

Sunday April 22

 

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

 

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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Appletree Apartments in Fair Haven. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Thursday April 26

 

Concert at Library

GLENS FALLS The Kyle Carey Trio will perform “Appalachian-inspired song with a Celtic twist” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: Folklife Center at 518-792-6508, or www.kyleannecarey.com.

 

Saturday April 28

 

Trail Work

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Adirondack Mountain Club will do trail work on Tongue Mountain on at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Information: Tom Ellis at 638-8395, or email hola@hughes.net. Club information: www.adk-gfs.org

 

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.

 

Sunday April 29

 

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

 

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 May 13

 

Chamber Music

SALEM Chamber Music Concerts, with conductor Daniel Shulman, will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sundays, May 13 and June 17, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Works by Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven and others will be featured. Cost: $20 per performance. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053.

 

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.

 

Sunday June 17

 

Chamber Music

SALEM A Chamber Music Concert, with conductor Daniel Shulman, will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Works by Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven and others will be featured. Cost: $20. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053.

 

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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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