Community Calendar 4/19/12

 

Thursday April 19

 

Health Day

POULTNEY Green Mountain College students will sponsor a Community Health Day on Thursday, April 19. Highlighted will be the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. There’ll be a 5.5-mile community road bike ride (helmets required), a health pledge, healthy snack workshop, and a guest speaker. This event is being held in conjunction with the Wellness Fair that will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 19 at the college. Information: Camille Stephens at email stephensc@greenmtn.edu.

 

Wellness Fair

POULTNEY A Wellness Fair and Community Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Withey Hall Lobby at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Area practitioners and vendors will showcase alternative approaches to health and well being. Free and open to all. Information/to reserve vendor space or arrange to conduct a workshop: Jane Allen at 802-287-8376, or email allenj@greenmtn.edu.

 

Music, Storytelling

MANCHESTER Musician and storyteller Brendan Taaffe will provide family entertainment at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver at this free event that’s open to all. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Book Discussions

NORTH BENNINGTON Two book club discussions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington. Discussed will be “Bull Run” by Paul Fleischman and “Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane. Reservations are requested with Susanne Warren at 802-447-7121, or email mclibrary@comcast.net.

 

Hyde Tour, Lunch

GLENS FALLS A Tour and Lunch program will be held at noon on Thursday, April 19, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-792-1761, Ext. 27, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

American Dream

POULTNEY James Gustave (Gus) Speth from the Vermont Law School will deliver the annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Gus will speak on “America the Possible: Realizing a New American Dream.” Everyone will be welcome.

End-of-Life Film

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and Rutland Regional Medical Center will host a screening and discussion of the film, “Whose Death is it Anyway?” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen Street in Rutland. End-of-life decision making will be explored. Free and open to all and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested with Jessica Rappeno at 747-1883, or email jrappeno@rrmc.org.

 

Science, Art Fair

GRANVILLE Students from all three Granville schools will take part in the annual Science, Technology and Art Fair, which will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at Granville High School. Visitors are encouraged.

 

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.

 

Sustainable Living

MANCHESTER Alan Benoit will host another Sustainable Living Series event, “Energy Code, Energy Star and Efficiency Vermont,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The benefits of the Energy Star program and the services of Efficiency Vermont will be highlighted. Free and open to all. Information: www.SustainableDesignOfVT.com.

 

Vermont Barns

WEST PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society will host Joshua Phillips, director of the Vermont Barn Census, with a talk on “The Agricultural Use of Vermont Barns through History” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Joining Josh will be Bill Krattinger, Historic Preservation Program Analyst from New York, who will address barn architecture and construction techniques. Free admission, light refreshments, and everyone will be welcome. Information: Bob Morlino at 802-325-2116.

 

Friday April 20

 

Scholarship

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA The Schuylerville Community Theater is accepting applications for a one-time Scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior graduating in June, 2012, from a Warren, Washington, or Saratoga county high school. Recipients must be entering a two or four-year accredited college in the fall of 2012. Information/applications: www.scttheater.org, or write to Michele Peters, 50 Duncan Lane, Gansevoort, N.Y. 12831.

 

Dog Care Classes

SCHAGHTICOKE Cornell Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for Rensselaer County Dog Care Classes that will start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 25 through June 13 at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. Cost: $60; discount available for Rensselaer County 4-H members. Information/registration: 518-272-4210.

 

Canal Sweep

NEW YORK STATE The New York State Canal Corp. staff is looking for volunteers for its annual Canal Clean Sweep event that will be held Friday through Sunday, April 20 to 22. Information: Parks & Trails New York events list at http://www.ptny.org/canalway/sweep/index.shtml.

 

No-Fee Adoptions

RUTLAND COUNTY During April and May, the Rutland County Humane Society is offering No-fee Adoptions of cats age 1 and older if you bring in an item from its wish list. Wish list items include canned and dry kitten food, microwavable rice heating bags, KMR powdered kitten formula, and gift cards. You’ll find the RCHS at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Youth Exhibit

GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum at 89 Warren Street in Glens Falls invites everyone to see an exhibit titled, “We Live in Australia, We Live in America, Mother Earth is our Home,” now through July 23. This exhibit was created by youth from Australia and America. Information: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Earth Week

STILLWATER Saratoga National Historical Park at routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater, and Hudson Crossing Park at Lock 5 in Schuylerville, will celebrate Earth Week with a series of free events from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 29. Information: SNHP at 518-664-9821, or www.nps.gov/sara; HCP at 518-859-1462, or email info@hudsoncrossingpark.org.

 

SUNY Open House

QUEENSBURY SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Enrollment Management will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 20, in the gymnasium on the Bay Road campus in Queensbury. Free admission and open to high school students and the general public. Information/reservations: 743-2264.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE The Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Included will be $3 and $5 bag sales, and lunch will be available. Donations of household items, small appliances, clothes and toys for this sale may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon on April 19. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

Rummage, Bake Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 Fifth Avenue invites everyone to a Spring Rummage/Garage/Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday the 21st. Pay what you will.

 

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.

Farmers’ Market

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Spring Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Fish and Game Club building.

 

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.

 

Time Traders

GREENWICH The Battenkill Time Traders will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the Bottskill Baptist Church’s Community Room at 32 Church Street in Greenwich. Everyone is invited to come meet the time bank members. Information: 518-288-5241.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington invites everyone to a free Community Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Takeouts will be available. Information: Leroy at 802-375-0053.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE The Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville invites everyone to a Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20. See an updated version of “Let’s put on a show” with some of your favorite TV characters. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Movie Night

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all families to a free Movie Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Bring popcorn and snacks. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Play at GMC

POULTNEY “The 39 Steps,” a farce adapted for stage by Patrick Barlow from a 1915 novel by John Buchan and a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the Ackley Theater on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Additional performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. Cost: $10. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Saturday April 21

 

Easton Cleanup

EASTON The Town of Easton will hold its Roadside Cleanup Days on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. Families and organizations are encouraged to pick up trash bags and gloves at the Easton Highway Garage, 1169 Route 40 (free lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday only), and collect trash along the roadsides. Information: Burton Hall, 692-2678, or Highway Garage, 692-0029.

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in  Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Canal Cleanup

HUDSON FALLS The Feeder Canal Alliance and the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society will host a Feeder Canal Cleanup beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Murray Park on Route 4, behind Jack and Jill Ice Cream in Hudson Falls. Bring work gloves, small clippers for brush, or rakes for raking the parks. Information/pre-registration: Jeanne Williams at 518-792-5363.

 

Highway Cleanup

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Conservancy and the Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited will coordinate a Spring Cleaning on Highway 313 on Saturday, April 21. Come with your work gloves to the rest stop on Route 313, near the New York/Vermont state border, at 9 a.m. where hot coffee and doughnuts will be provided to all volunteers. Information: 518-677-2545, or www.battenkillconservancy.org.

 

Community Cleanup

GRANVILLE – Volunteers are needed to take part in a community cleanup of both the village and town of Granville, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, starting at Veterans Park. Dress for work, wear gloves and bring outdoor work tools. Orange garbage bags will be available in advance at the town garage. A cookout will follow at noon at the Little League complex. Senior citizens who need help in their yards should call the town at 642-1500.

 

Hartford Cleanup

HARTFORD Volunteers are needed to take part in a community cleanup in the town of Hartford beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Volunteers are asked to meet at Hartford Town Barn. Volunteers are encouraged to wear gloves and work will continue until noon at which point a complimentary lunch will be served. For additional information, call town highway superintendent Greg Brown at 632-6255.

 

Cemetery Cleanup

GRANVILLE Volunteers are needed for a two to three-hour cleanup of the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants, and bring gloves and a rake if you have one.

 

Dorset Climb

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, four-mile climb on old roads, with some steep grades, on Saturday, April 21, at Natural Bridge in Dorset. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Sue Thomas at 802-773-2185.

 

College Open House

BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College in Bennington will hold a Spring Open House beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Prospective students will learn about career-driven majors, athletics, campus life, academic support, scholarships and financial aid. Pre-registration is encouraged at 802-447-6300, or email admissions@svc.edu.

 

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

 

Argyle Cleanup

ARGYLE The Town of Argyle will hold its Roadside Trash Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Trash collected may be brought to the town Highway Garage on Route 40. Hot dogs and beverages will be served at the Highway Dept. Rain date: Saturday, April 28. Information: 518-638-8681, Ext. 10.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Argyle Methodist Church. Included will be a trunk show, and a class on the guardian house block will be provided after the meeting (no show and tell).

 

Turkey Calling

PAWLET The Seventh Annual Bart Jacobs Memorial Turkey Calling Contest will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Pawlet Firehouse on Route 133. Children ages 18 and younger will showcase their calling skills and prizes will be awarded. Cost: $10 in advance with Lisa at 802-394-2445, $15 at the door. Proceeds from the contest, refreshments, a teacup auction and shotgun raffle will benefit the Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

 

Food Ministry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge United Church Council will reopen its Food Ministry from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21, at 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge (Embury United Methodist Church, next to the U.S. Post Office). Food donations are needed, including peanut butter, jelly/jam, tuna fish, canned meat, spaghetti sauce, cereal, etc. Donations will be accepted in the baskets at the Glens Falls National Bank, Cambridge IGA, and at some other locations. Information: Kay Runge at 518-677-8160.

 

Papermaking

GLENS FALLS An Earth Day Papermaking program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21, at the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Book Sale, Raffle

QUEENSBURY A Cabin Fever Book Sale and Kindle Raffle will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Warren County Historical Society in Queensbury. Information: 518-743-0734, or www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Princess Tea Party

GRANVILLE A Princess Tea Party will be held at noon on Saturday, April 21, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Each “princess” is encouraged to wear their favorites princess dress to this event featuring stories about princesses, crafts, and tea party snacks. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS A free family program, “Butterflies are Patient,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls. Information: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Author Speaks

GRANVILLE Prof. Andre Fleche will speak about his newly released book, “The Revolution of 1861: the American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. A book signing will follow and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SHUSHAN The Shushan Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the firehouse on Route 64. Takeouts will be available starting at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $10 (enough food for two children, including dessert). Advance tickets are available from the firefighters and will be sold at the door.

 

Robots and Legos

SCHUYLERVILLE The Advocates group for the Schuylerville Public Library invites everyone to a free, fun afternoon of Robots and Legos at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Children older than 7 will make and program robots from Legos. You’ll find the library at 52 Ferry Street. Reservations are suggested at 695-6641, or email afiandaca@sals.edu.

 

Dinner, Fuel Auction

QUAKER SPRINGS The handicap accessible Quaker Springs United Methodist Church on Route 32 invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Also, there’ll be a silent auction for fuel oil during this event.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 Fifth Avenue invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Cost: Free-will offering.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE The American Legion Post on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Turkey Supper

SOUTH CAMBRIDGE The South Cambridge United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Turkey Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, corner of routes 59A and 74. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

VALLEY FALLS Boy Scout Troop 49 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Spaghetti with Meatballs/Sausage Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Valley Falls Methodist Church on State Street. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-7518.

 

Soup, Dessert Supper

MANCHESTER The Christian Education Dept. of the First Baptist Church of Manchester will serve a buffet-style Soup and Dessert Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the church. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $4 for soup, bread and beverage; $2.50 dessert. Proceeds will benefit teens who will attend a National Baptist Convention in Washington, D.C. Information: Lisa Towslee at 362-3076.

 

Roast Pork

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children; free age 3 and younger.

 

Maple Ham Dinner

POULTNEY Everyone is invited to a Maple Ham Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in the St. Raphael Church Hall, corner of Main Street and Route 30 in Poultney. Cost: $8 adults; $5 ages 5 to 11; free 4 and younger.

 

Wine Tasting

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs will hold its First Annual Start-to-Finish Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 21 (age 21 and older with photo ID). Included will be more than 80 international wines, food by DZ Restaurants, and a tour of the museum’s current Porsche exhibition. Time/reservations: 518-587-1935.

 

Spring Gala, Auction

CAMBRIDGE A Rites of Spring Gala and Silent Auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. A locally sourced, seasonal foods dinner by Spoonful, wine provided by Sante Magazine, and music by The Barnstormers will be featured, along with the silent auction. Cost: $100. Information/reservations: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Dinner, Dance

GRANVILLE A benefit Ziti Dinner/Dance Night and Basket Party will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Middle Granville Firehouse on Route 24. Cost: $10 at the door, including dinner, dance and a basket raffle ticket; $6 takeout dinner only; free age 12 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Loomis family that lost its home to fire. Information: Kelly at 518-345-5068, Janice at 345-5078, or Colleen at 518-538-9343.

 

Firemen’s Banquet

RUPERT The Rupert Firemen’s Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Rupert Firehouse. Featured will be a roast pork dinner, followed by dancing to the music of Freedom Hawk at 9 p.m. Cost: $15 dinner and dancing; $5 dancing only after 9 p.m. Information/reservations: Kelly Lewis at 802-394-0035, or George Lewis at 394-2491.

 

Donny Elvis

SCHUYLERVILLE Donny “Elvis” will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $15 at the door. Doors will open at 5 p.m., there’ll be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing, beverages and snacks will be for sale, and everyone will be welcome. Information: Marie Foster at 695-5609, or Mary Farrell at 695-3950.

 

Contra Dance

GLENS FALLS A Danceflurry Spring Contra Dance will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-307-6091, or www.danceflurry.org.

 

Cool Country

SALEM The Fort Salem Theater in Salem will present the Spurs USA 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

 

Pancake Breakfast

HARTFORD The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the fire company’s Community Hall at the intersection of routes 40 and 149. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 13; free 4 and younger. Information: 632-3013.

 

Skeet Shooting

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of Victory Village, will continue its Skeet Shooting Competition at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 22. Bring your shotgun and ammunition. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Chris at 695-3917.

 

Basket Party

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary will host a Basket Party at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Cost: $5 admission, including a light lunch. Proceeds will go toward five scholarships that are awarded to students in Greenwich, Argyle, Cambridge, Schuylerville and Salem. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Open House

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will host an Open House Event on Sunday, April 22, at its firehouse on Skenesborough Drive in Whitehall. Various firefighting apparatus will be on display and members will discuss fire safety.

 

Ranger Day

STILLWATER Children are invited to take a free, ranger-guided hike on National Junior Ranger Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Children ages 7 to 12, each accompanied by an adult, will hike two miles through the battlefield and participate in games focusing on the park’s “wild” side. Meet at the Visitor Center, wear hiking boots or sneakers, and bring water and insect repellent. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

MIDDLE FALLS Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Middle Falls Fire Station on Route 29. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 adults; $5 age 11 and younger. Information/takeout orders: 518-692-2830. Also, the Middle Falls Fire Dept. rents out its banquet hall for special events. For information, call 518-885-4059.

 

Basket Party

WELLS A Basket Party to benefit the Barlow family that lost its home to fire will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Cost: Free admission, $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Food and refreshments will be available at 50 cents per serving and there’ll be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing at 4 p.m. Information/to donate a basket: Laura at 518-642-3292, email wesbarlow34@yahoo.com, Shannon at 642-8009, Shirley at 642-3547, or Flo at 642-0706.

 

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.

 

Breakfast Benefit

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus invite everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Girl Scout Cadets Troop 1891.

 

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.

 

World Book Night

WELLS The Wells Village Library on the green will participate in World Book Night at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, by distributing a free copy of “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger to each of the first 20 attendees. Librarian Joanne Van Meter will make a brief presentation before the distribution and refreshments will be served. There also will be an afghan raffle, with tickets at three for $1. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Tuesday April 24

 

Women’s Health

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

 

Earth Fair

POULTNEY The Fifth Annual Poultney Earth Fair will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Poultney High School. Featured will be free hearth-baked pizza, free tie-dyed T-shirts, a live band, children’s activities, displays and demonstrations. Learn how each person may contribute to a sustainable Poultney while helping the environment and saving money. Information/exhibitor or vendor space: 802-287-9389, or email bfearthfair@aol.com.

 

Horseshoes

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of Victory Village, invites everyone to its annual Horseshoes Tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Information: Ed Bennett at 222-5969.

 

Bubble Show

FAIR HAVEN A free, Interactive Bubble Show for all ages will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Fair Haven Library. Information: 265-8011.

 

Harlem Wizards

SALEM The world famous Harlem Wizards comedic basketball team will play the local Community All-Stars team at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Salem Central School. An autograph session will follow the game. Cost: $10 in advance at 854-8044, email salembasketball@live.com, or www.harlemwizards.com; $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Salem Youth Basketball program for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12.

 

Humpback Whales

TINMOUTH The Tinmouth Community Church will present acoustic biologist Katy Payne with “Songs and Stories of the Humpback Whale” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Old Firehouse Stage on Route 140 in Tinmouth. Katy was the first to discover that humpback whales compose ever-changing song to communicate. Cost: Free, donations appreciated to support Katy’s research, the Old Firehouse and the church. Information: Susan Lloyd at 802-235-9016.

 

Wednesday April 25

 

Garden Club Meets

HARTFORD The Tri County Farm & Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Hartford Untied Methodist Church on Main Street. A full lunch will be served, gardening books on perennials and house plants will be available, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Arthritis Program

CLIFTON PARK Saratoga Hospital will offer a free program on “Arthritis of the Hips and Knees” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street in Clifton Park. Dr. Jonathan Gainor, an orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the latest treatment options, including joint replacement. Pre-registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

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.

 

Tea, Sandwiches

GLENS FALLS A Victorian Tea and Fancy Sandwiches event will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Senior Citizens Center in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-793-2189.

 

Driving Course

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

 

Roast Beef

VALLEY FALLS The handicap-accessible Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner on Wednesday, April 25. Seating will be at 5 and 6 p.m., and takeouts will be available after 5:30 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 10; free 5 and younger. Reservations are encouraged with Sharon or Bob at 753-6053 and walk-ins will be welcome.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

River Report

DORSET The Manchester and Dorset historical societies will host Long Trail School teachers Scott Worland and David Spero, along with student Noah Lowenthal, with a report on five years of study on the health of the Mettowee River at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. You’ll find this free event at the Long Trail School off Route 30 at Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset. Refreshments will be served. Information: www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.

 

Growing Veggies

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will host Tracy Frisch with a free program on “Starting Seeds, Stopping Weeds” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Greenwich Free Library’s Community Room. Get tips on successfully growing vegetables and take home a six-pack with vegetable seeds. Free and open to all. Information: Thelma Hack at 518-747-8090.

 

Thursday April 26

 

Job Fair

WILTON The Town of Wilton will hold its Second Annual Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Gavin Park in Wilton. Meet with recruiters from dozens of top companies. Dress for success and bring your resume copies. Free admission and parking, and light refreshments will be served. Information/company registration (free): 518-584-9455, Ext. 201.

 

Population Talk

POULTNEY William Ryerson, “one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices on population growth,” will speak on “A Proven Strategy: Using Entertainment Media to Achieve a Sustainable Population” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the Ackley Theater on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney.

 

Chicken Parm

NORTH EASTON The Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton invites everyone to a Chicken Parmesan Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Edna at 664-7184.

 

Diabetes Benefit

CLIFTON PARK A benefit event for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Angelo’s Prime Bar + Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park. Angelo’s and Mazzone Hospitality’s favorites, a signature cocktail and cash bar, a silent auction with sports memorabilia, jewelry, wine packages and more will be featured, along with music Chris Wright. Cost: $30; $24 by April 23. Information/tickets: www.diabetes.org/spring.

 

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.

 

Friday April 27

 

Meet and Greet

SALEM Reservations are requested by Friday, April 27, for a Meet and Greet event for representatives from area arts organizations that will be held on Sunday, May 6, at Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane in Salem. You’ll learn about the exciting events local arts organizations have planned for this year. Light fare will be served and tours of SAW’s 120-acre campus will be available. Information/reservations: 518-854-7674, or email info@salemartworks.com.

 

Rummage Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will hold a Rummage Sale of gently used clothing and household items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday the 28th, in the Fellowship Hall of the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-3602, or http://emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church off the village green in Wells will hold a Spring Rummage Sale from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday the 28th. Tomato plants and food will be sold outdoors on Friday, while inside you’ll find spring and summer clothing, knickknacks, house plants and more. Donations for this sale may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 23 through 26. Information: Lisa at 802-665-7371.

 

Fashion Preview

MANCHESTER Berta Maginniss, executive director of the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce, will emcee a Summer Fashion Preview event at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Summer fashions for mature men and women will be highlighted and refreshments will follow at this free event that’s open to all. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Period Comedy

MANCHESTER The classic period comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, “She Stoops to Conquer,” will be broadcast from the National Theatre of London at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, to the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $20 adults; $5 students. Information/tickets: Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820, www.greenmtnacademy.org, or the Northshire Bookstore.

 

Play at GMC

POULTNEY “The 39 Steps,” a farce adapted for stage by Patrick Barlow from a 1915 novel by John Buchan and a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, in the Ackley Theater on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Cost: $10. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Little Theater Play

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Doubt, A Parable,” Friday through Sunday, April 27 to 29, at The Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Andy Daly will portray a priest suspected of improper behavior toward a young boy. Information/times: www.hudsonrivershakespeare.org, or email hrsc1999@aol.com.

 

Buddhist President

MANCHESTER Prof. Thomas Redden from Southern Vermont College will speak on “The Buddhist President: Envisioning a Politics of Compassion for America” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. Prof. Redden is a political scientist and ordained Zen Buddhist priest. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6388.

 

Selected Shorts

GLENS FALLS “Selected Shorts,” the hit public radio show featuring live performances of short stories, read by actors of stage and screen, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 and 28 at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Show host Isaiah Sheffer will be joined by Dana Ivey and Broadway star Lucretia Taylor on Friday, and L.A. Law’s Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker on Saturday. Paid reservations are required at $10 each, per performance. Information/reservations: 518-792-6508, Ext. 285, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Bingo the Musical

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Community Theater will stage “Bingo, The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Dessert will be served at intermission. Cost: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens and students. Information/tickets: 695-5480, or the Legion.

 

Hair of the Dog

GREENWICH The Irish band, Hair of the Dog, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available. Reserved tables are available with 10 advance tickets at $15 each. There’ll be free taxi service for up to 10 miles, and also for hire. Information/tickets: Cindy at 638-6002, or the lodge at 692-2061.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Mary Wesley will do the calling, with Shirley White and Brendan Taaffee providing the music. Wear non-marring shoes. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Refreshments will be available. Information: www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday April 28

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the handicap accessible Poultney United 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.

 

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

 

Doggie Walk

GLENS FALLS The Fourth Annual Canine Angels Doggie Walk to “help lick cancer” will be held on Saturday, April 28, at Murray Street Park in Glens Falls (rain date May 6). Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. Demonstrations and contests will follow by the Warren County and NYS Police K9s, and local breeders and trainers will have booths at this event. Registration: $5 minimum donation per dog/owner. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Information/advance registration: Amy at 518-798-9511, or email arunnalls@genpak.com.

 

Food Collection

HOOSICK FALLS Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, local Girl Scouts will stop at homes in the village of Hoosick Falls and nearby neighborhoods to collect non-perishable food items for the Hoosick Area Church Association Food Pantry. Food donations also may be brought to the pantry at 26 John Street in Hoosick Falls. Donations, payable to HACA, may be mailed to HACA, POB 1, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 12090.

 

Poker Run

SARATOGA Operation Adopt a Soldier, Inc., will sponsor the Marine Captain John McKenna IV Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, April 28, at American Legion Post 70 on West Avenue in Saratoga (rain or shine). Register from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: Motorcycles, $15 driver, $25 for two; Other Vehicles, $15 driver, $25 for two, $7 each additional passenger in same vehicle. Dinner will be a Jody’s Tavern on Route 29 in Schuylerville (food, beverages, awards, music). Information: Email Big Dan at dan1nolin@yahoo.com, or redmooseracing@yahoo.com.

 

Rummage Sale

DORSET The Dorset Church off Route 30 at 143 Church Street invites everyone to a Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 (outside sales begin at 8:30 a.m.; bag sale noon to 1 p.m.). Information/donations for sale: 867-2260.

 

Bake, Bag Sale

EAGLE BRIDGE The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church on Route 67 invites everyone to a Bake and $3 Bag Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

 

Free Clothing

WEST PAWLET The Fifth Semi-Annual Share the Warmth free clothing distribution will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Bring your own bags and select clothing for the entire family. Donations of clean, reusable, smoke-free clothing, shoes, jackets, hats and accessories for all seasons may be dropped off from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. on April 26, and any time before 4 p.m. on April 27 (food pantry donations also will be accepted). Information/to volunteer: Brooke Burnham at 802-645-0968.

 

Art Class

MANCHESTER Weston artist Chester Kasnowski will lead “Glazing a Still Life,” an oil painting glazing technique class for all levels, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 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.

 

Unused Drugs

HOOSICK FALLS Community members are encouraged to bring their unused prescription drugs to the Hoosick Falls Village Police Dept. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, for proper disposal. In addition to prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications also will be collected. Information: HAYC3 at 518-686-9050.

 

Fiber Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY The 20th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29. Visit participating farms, learn about caring for and breeding the animals, and see demonstrations of how the animals’ fiber is used for crafts. Rain or shine; dress for the weather. Information/farm locations: www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org.

 

War Round Table

FORT ANN The Washington County Historical Society will host “Battle Hill: Washington County’s Roadblock to British Victory/a Revolutionary War Round Table” on Saturday, April 28, at the Fort Ann Central School, 1 Catherine Street. Re-enactors will be on hand at 11 a.m., a memorial service will be held at noon, there’ll be a book shop, the Fort Ann Booster Club will provide food all day, and a round table discussion will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Information: 747-9108, or www.wchs-ny.org.

 

Vendor Expo

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville School Relay for Life Vendor Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Schuylerville Fire Dept., 35 Spring Street. An array of vendors will sell their products, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Schuylerville School Relay for Life Team for the American Cancer Society. Information: Nancy Benn at 669-1754.

 

Free Dinner

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

 

Cupcake Social

SCHUYLERVILLE The Battenkill Time Traders group will host a Cupcake Social from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Saratoga Town Building, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Learn about time banking and bring six cupcakes or other treat. Also, bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry and earn an hour. Information: 518-288-5241.

 

 

African Dance

NORTH EASTON The Easton Library will offer a West African Dance Workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Burton Hall on Route 40 in North Easton. Members of the Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater will lead this free activity that’s open to all males and females ages 7 through 19. Information/registration: Library at 692-2533.

 

Baskets, Dinner

GRANVILLE A Basket Party and Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the American Legion Hall in Granville to benefit the Granville Junior/Senior Prom After-Prom Party. Basket viewing will begin at 3 p.m., with the dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., and basket drawings at 7 p.m. Dinner cost: $6 eat in; $7 take out. To donate a basket, call Maria Hyatt at 518-642-9987. Dinner tickets are available from Prom Committee members and will be sold at the door. Information: Sue Kristoff at 642-2050, or Nicole Scribner at 518-681-1938.

 

Ham Dinner

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mils Fire Dept. invites everyone to the firehouse on Pine Street for a Ham Dinner from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 age 10 and older; $6 ages 4 to 9; free 3 and younger.

 

MMF Concert

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival musicians will perform in concert from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Information: www.mmfvt.org.

 

Spring Concert

GLENS FALLS The 35-voice Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 Glen Street in Glens Falls. The program will include works by Bernstein, Copland, Faure, and other composers. Cost: $10 adults; $20 per family; children free. Come early for a teacup raffle. Proceeds will benefit the chorus.

 

Pulled Pork

PITTSTOWN Everyone is invited to a Pulled Pork Dinner at the Pittstown Methodist Church Hall, located just off route 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Reservations are requested with Sue at 518-663-5145.

 

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.

 

Country Dance

SOUTH GLENS FALLS Everyone is invited to a Country Dance Fest from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the South Glens Falls Fire Co. on Route 197. Admission: $5. Food and beverages will be available. Information: 798-4020.

 

Vermont Film

PAWLET The Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30, will host a screening of the award-winning film, “The Summer of Walter Hacks,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This movie was made entirely in Vermont, except for one train chase scene that was filmed in New Hampshire. Director George Woodard and Producer Gerianne Smart will be on hand to discuss their work. Cost: $10. Information: Pam Gilbert at 802-867-0245.

 

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

 

5K Fun Run

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Half Marathon 5K Fun Run will be held on Sunday, April 29, at Canada Street in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 407-599-0568, or www.runlakegeorgehalf.com.

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Sunday Climb

RUTLAND The Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, five-mile climb to an overlook at Moreau Lake State Park in South Glens Falls on Sunday, April 29. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Allison Henry at 775-1627.

 

Coin Show

QUEENSBURY The Cooper’s Cave Coin Club will hold its 35th Spring Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at VFW Post 6196 in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: 596-0076.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: www.lgco.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 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.

 

Monday April 30

 

Solos Concert

GRANVILLE Granville High School students will perform a Solos Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30, in the auditorium at the school on Quaker Street. Some of the students are experienced in performing solo while others are new to this. Attendees are asked to bring supplies that have been requested by the Haynes House of Hope in Granville. Examples include facial tissue, coffee, baby wipes, copy paper, gift cards for Price Chopper and Staples, non-latex gloves, and dishwasher detergent. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Tuesday May 1

 

Financial Literacy

WEST RUTLAND NeighborWorks of Western Vermont at 110 Marble Street in West Rutland will offer Financial Literacy Workshops from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning on May 1. Learn how to improve your financial management skills. Registration is required at 438-2303, Ext. 210.

 

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.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Riverdance Farewell

GLENS FALLS “Riverdance: The Farewell Tour” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Information/cost: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Wednesday May 2

 

Himalayas Talk

RUTLAND Dartmouth anthropologist Sienna Craig will speak on “Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage through the Himalayas” on Wednesday, May 2, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Information/time: Library at 802-773-1860, Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626, or www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

Author Speaks

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host author Mary Childers with a talk on “Welfare Brat” on Wednesday, May 2, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Information/time: Library at 802-362-2607, or Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626, www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders group will hold an Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 2 through 30, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday May 3

 

Country Music

GRANVILLE Local musician Phil Hoyt will perform a Country Music Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at The Forum Restaurant, 47 E. Potter Avenue in Granville. Everyone is invited.

 

Farmers Meeting

GREENWICH Farmers who’ve been farming for fewer than 10 years are invited to attend a free Cornell Cooperative Extension meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Julie and Brain Seacord’s farm, 32 Old Cambridge Road in Greenwich. Talk will center on issues faced in starting and operating a farm. Pre-registration is suggested with Gale Kohler at 765-3500, or email gek4@cornell.edu. Information: Steve Hadcock at 518-380-1497, email seh11@cornell.edu.

 

Friday May 4

 

No-Fee Adoptions

RUTLAND COUNTY During May, the Rutland County Humane Society is offering No-fee Adoptions of cats age 1 and older if you bring in an item from its wish list. Wish list items include canned and dry kitten food, microwavable rice heating bags, KMR powdered kitten formula, and gift cards. You’ll find the RCHS at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Spring Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Fish and Game Club building.

 

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.

 

Friday May 18

 

Farmers’ Market

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Spring Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Fish and Game Club building.

 

Saturday May 19

 

Youth Art Show

GREENWICH The Washington County Fair Farm Museum at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich invites everyone to see the entries in its 2012 Youth Art Show and Competition, “Just Down the Road 1850-1910,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Work by children ages 7 to 18 will be featured. Winners will be announced that morning and prizes awarded. Information: 518-692-2464, or www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

 

Friday June 8

 

Farmers’ Market

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Spring Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Fish and Game Club building.

 

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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