Community Calendar 4/26/12

 

Thursday April 26

 

Bag Sale

SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store in Salem will hold an April Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 26 to 28. Purchase a bag filled with family clothing, shoes and handbags for only $1.

 

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.

 

Civil War Talk

BENNINGTON Historian and author Howard Coffin will speak on “Vermont and the Civil War” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in the Everett Mansion Theatre at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. A reception and book signing will follow. Free and open to all. Information: Andrea Robare at 802-447-6311, or email arobare@svc.edu.

 

Madagascar

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Glens Falls/Saratoga Chapter of he Adirondack Mountain Club will host Joyce Miller, professor of library science at SUNY Adirondack, with a photographic slide show titled, “Adventures in Madagascar,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all at the Saratoga Library in Saratoga Springs. Information: Sarah King at 798-0615, or www.adk-gfs.org.

 

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

 

Softball League

WHITEHALL The Whitehall men’s softball league and the Whitehall co-ed league are looking for players and teams who are interested in playing softball this summer.  Anyone who is interested in participating is encouraged to contact Chris Bascue at 499-1514. The deadline to sign-up is May 12.

 

A.C. Trip

SCHUYLERVILLE/SARATOGA The seniors from Ballston Spa and Saratoga are accepting reservations for a Trip to Atlantic City Sunday through Tuesday, May 20 to 22. Cost: $194. Information/reservations: Sal at 695-4481.

 

Hildene Arbor Day

MANCHESTER Kindergarten through grade 2 teachers are encouraged to sign up their classes of 50 or fewer students for Hildene’s annual Arbor Day Celebration at the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester. Two sessions will be available, 10 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free. Information/reservations: Stephanie at 802-367-7960, or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

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.

 

Pastel Exhibition

SALEM An exhibition by local artist Tom Kerr titled, “Color Country: Impressions in Pastel,” will run through Friday, June 1, at the Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway in Salem.

 

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. Saturday will feature a bag sale. 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.

 

Movie Night

POULTNEY A free Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street. Free popcorn and candy will be provided. Information: 802-287-5556.

 

Hansel and Gretel

RUTLAND The Vermont Theatre Lab will stage “Hansel and Gretel: just a walk through the woods” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday the 28th, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Merchants Hall, 40-42 Merchants Row in Rutland. An ensemble of young Vermont artists and 11 puppets will be featured. Cost: $10 adults; $7 age 12 and younger. Information/reservations: 802-855-8081.

 

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.

 

Bingo: The Musical

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Community Theater will stage the musical, “Bingo, the Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday the 28th, at American Legion Post 278 on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens and students. Information/tickets: 695-5480.

 

Little Theater Play

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Doubt, A Parable,” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 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: 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

 

Soccer Classic

SARATOGA SPRINGS The annual May Day Soccer Classic will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at Gavin Park in Saratoga Springs. More than 100 top boys’ and girls’ soccer club teams will compete. Free admission. Information/times: Christina Slade at 518-727-4388.

 

Breakfast, Car Wash

MANCHESTER A Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Manchester Firehouse. Cost: $8 adults to age 12, $4 ages 6 to 11, $2 ages 2 to 5, free younger than 2, with proceeds benefiting the Burr and Burton Academy class of 2012 alcohol-free senior send-off party.

 

$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.

 

 

Volunteer  cleanup

GRANVILLE Volunteers are needed at the Granville Little League complex from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28, for a cleanup session in advance of next week’s opening day.

 

Car Wash/Bake Sale

GRANVILLE Granville Music will host a car wash and drive-through bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Quaker Street, across from Tractor Supply Co.

 

Battenkill Project

SALEM The Battenkill Conservancy will join with volunteers in a Trees for Tribs Project to reforest unhealthy stream buffers along the Battenkill, a tributary of the Hudson River, on Saturday, April 28 (rain date May 5). Meet at 9 a.m. at the Salem Central School and bring shovels, buckets, a packed lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages. Information: 518-677-2545, or email bc@battenkillconservancy.org.

 

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.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library at 205 Main Street will host a discussion of “The Maltese Falcon” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Refreshments will be served. Information: 802-287-5556.

 

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 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 (outside sales begin at 8:30 a.m.; bag sale 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

 

Rummage, Bake Sale

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Four rooms of items will be offered and there’ll be a half-price sale at 1 p.m. Information: 518-854-7716.

 

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.

 

Drug take back

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Police Department will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the police station. Residents are encouraged to drop off their expired and unused medication for safe and proper disposal.

 

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.

 

Farm Open House

LONDONDERRY The Taylor Farm in Londonderry will host an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 (rain or shine). Come for a kite building activity and for information on the Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit that arranges for inner-city children to spend a week with host families away from the city. Information: Pat Meulemans at 297-9886, or www.FreshAir.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.

 

Art Reception

RUTLAND The Chaffee Art Center at 16 S. Main Street in Rutland invites everyone to an opening reception for its annual Student Art Show from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This show features art created by students in public school grades kindergarten through 12, and home-school students in the Rutland area. Refreshments will be served. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

SALEM A reception for a solo exhibition by Patrick Mohundro titled, “Dial-Up/Making New Connection,” will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane in Salem. Drawings, paintings and soundscapes will be featured, along with an artist talk at 4:30 p.m. Information: 518-854-7674, or www.salemartworks.org.

 

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 Mills 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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Cost: $8.

 

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.

 

Documentary

SALEM The First United Presbyterian Church at 13 W. Broadway in Salem invites everyone to a screening of the documentary, “An Appalachian Dawn,” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This film chronicles how local churches and residents in Manchester, Ky., united through prayer and a common goal to fight back against drugs and corruption. A discussion will follow the screening. Information: 854-9471, or www.firstunitedsalem.com.

 

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 in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. Information/tickets: 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 band members 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.

 

Elegant Brunch

RUPERT Mt. Anthony Grange and Mettowee Grange will hold an Elegant Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Rupert Firehouse. Extensive brunch and raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Statewide Grange Community Service towards the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund, to help farms hit by Tropical Storm Irene.

 

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.

 

Sport of Kings

CAMBRIDGE “The Sport of Kings: A Day at the Races” with racing commentator Brad Telias, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Hear from Brad what goes on inside this popular sport, from thoroughbred conformation and early morning workouts, to veterinarian care and more. Free and open to all. Information: www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Moon Gazing

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will host a Moon Gazing Party at dusk on Monday, April 30, at the Historic Salem Courthouse (weather permitting). View craters, mountains, seas and valleys on the moon if the sky is clear.

 

Tuesday May 1

 

Clay Workshop

MANCHESTER Local instructor Fred Brownstein will lead a Figure in Clay from Life Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday, May 1 to 5, in the Hay Madeira Studios at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Create a figure in clay from a live model. Information/registration: 802-362-1405, or www.svac.org.

 

Women’s Health

WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Baptist Church on Quaker Street in Granville, and Wednesday, May 2, 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.

 

Soldier Memorabilia

VALLEY FALLS An Exhibit of Memorabilia from soldiers from Pittstown and surrounding areas will be displayed from 10 a.m. to noon, and 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesdays during May at the Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street. Everyone will be welcome. Information/to loan items for the exhibit: Lynn Keyes at 753-4389, or Janet Weber at 753-6131.

 

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.

 

Garden, Farm Talk

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center on Route 24 in Middle Granville. Michael Kilpatrick will speak about the Kilpatrick family farm at this meeting and everyone with an interest in gardening will be welcome. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629.

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market at 70 Main Street will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods and more will be offered. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in the Annex II Building of the Washington County Municipal Center on Route 4 in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone will be welcome. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.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

 

Kindergarten

HARTFORD Kindergarten Registration and Screening will be held in Hartford on Thursday, May 3, for children who will be age 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2012. Parents who have not received a registration packet are asked to call Mrs. Getty at 632-5222, Ext. 101.

 

Books for Babies

POULTNEY Expecting parents and parents of babies are invited to a free “Beginning with Mother Goose” program that will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 10 and 17, at the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street in Poultney. Tips for sharing books with children will be provided. Pre-registration is requested at 802-287-5556.

 

Author Speaks

BENNINGTON Author Megan Mayhew Bergman will discuss her newly released book, “Birds of a Lesser Paradise,” at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the Everett Mansion Theatre at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. A book signing and reception will follow. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-6389 or 6388.

 

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.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 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.

 

GriefShare

ARGYLE The Argyle Presbyterian Church at 48 Main Street will host a 13-week “GriefShare Program” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on May 3. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Tonya Schneible at 518-638-8072.

 

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

 

Golf Tournament

RUTLAND Friday, May 4, is the deadline to sign up for Mount St. Joseph Academy’s annual scramble Spring Golf Tournament that will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. Cost: $40; $35 members. Information/registration: John Valente at 459-2727, or MSJ Development Office at 775-0151. Application form: www.msjvermont.org.

 

Writer’s Toolbox

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School in Manchester is accepting registrations for a summer program for students in grades 5 through 12 titled, “Writer’s Toolbox,” that will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22 (no homework). Information/registration: 802-362-7137, or www.maplestreetschool.com/writers-toolbox/.

 

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.

 

Kindergarten

WEST PAWLET Kindergarten Registration and Screening will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. For children living in Pawlet and Rupert who will be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2012. Bring a birth certificate and immunization records. Information: 645-9009.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

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 May 4. 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.

 

Fruhlingsfest

MANCHESTER The Perfect Wife Restaurant in Manchester invites everyone to “Fruhlingsfest in Vermont,” a benefit for the German Exchange Program at Burr and Burton Academy, at 6:03 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Featured will be an authentic German buffet, with German-style beer from the Harpoon Brewery, wine, a beer mug raffle and silent auction, and oompah-pah music. Cost: $45, including tax and gratuity. Information: Barb Miceli at email bmiceli@burrburton.org.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 4. 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.

 

Neil Simon Comedy

STILLWATER The Stillwater Players Among Others, Inc., will stage the Neil Simon comedy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” at the Stillwater Parish Theater in the All Saints on the Hudson North Parish Center.

Show dates will be Friday through Sunday, May 4 to 6 and 11 to 13, and Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. Dinner by Panza’s Catering. Times/reservations: 290-0019, or www.spaotheater.org.

 

Christie Whodunit

WEST RUTLAND The Marble Valley Players will stage Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, “The Mousetrap,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 11 and 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramounttickets.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Anne Frank

GLENS FALLS “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday the sixth, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Saturday May 5

 

Cycling Race, Expo

BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER Stan’s Notubes Great American Cycling Series will host the Tour of the Dragons Cycling Race on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, in Bennington and Manchester. Included will be a race expo for sponsors and area vendors both days. For time trial and race details, registration, expo and sponsorship information, visit www.tourofthedragons.com

 

Fishing Clinics

MANCHESTER Orvis will offer free Fly Fishing 101 and 201 Clinics from May 5 through July 1 at its various locations. Information: Dale Robinson at the Manchester store, 4180 Main Street, at 802-362-3750.

 

Loving Parks

NEW YORK STATE Volunteers will gather at various locations in the state of New York to participate in the first “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 5. Help celebrate and improve state park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and more.  Information: 518-434-1583, or www.ptny.org.

 

Antiques Fair

GREENWICH Fairground Shows NY will host an Antiques Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Gates will open 8 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. More than 200 Northeast dealers will offer antiques, collectibles, crafts, furniture, and much more. Entrance fee: $3 weekend ticket; $2 age 65 and older; free younger than 14. Information/vendor space: 518-331-5004, email fairgroundshows@aol.com, or www.fairgroundshows.com.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

 

Plant, Bake Sale

FORT MILLER The Fort Miller Reformed Church off Route 4 (between Fort Edward and Schuylerville) invites everyone to its annual Spring Plant, Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. Plants, flowers, hardcover and paperback books, pies, breads, cookies and brownies will be offered.

 

Village Cleanup

HOOSICK FALLS The annual Village-wide Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in Hoosick Falls. Volunteers are asked to come to the information tent in Wood Memorial Park and then help clean up roadsides, sidewalks, parks, yards and flowerbeds. Warm doughnuts, drinks and free water bottles will be provided at the tent.

 

Kids’ Exchange

QUEENSBURY A Kids’ Exchange Consignment will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.exchange-foundation.org.

 

Bus. Expo, Crafts

SCHAGHTICOKE A Spring Small Business Expo and Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (indoors, rain or shine). Offered will be hardwood gifts, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, floral arrangements and wreaths, maple syrup, and much more. Free admission. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or email mhaynesschaghticokefair@yahoo.com.

 

5K Race

GRANVILLE The 17th Annual Granville Area Lioness Club Run for the Community will be held on Saturday, May 5. This 5K race will step off at 10 a.m., beginning and ending at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse, corner of Quaker Street and Potter Avenue in Granville. Also featured will be commemorative T-shirts for pre-registrants, Phil’s “almost famous five-alarm chili,” and awards. Entry fee: $15 in advance; $20 race day. Information/advance registration: Phil Jessen at 518-232-7040, email gfab@mybluelight.com, www.adirondackrunners.org, or visit the Manchester Newspapers office in Granville.

 

Hula Hoop Contest

WHITEHALL Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 will host its ninth annual Hula Hoop Contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the lodge on North Williams Street. The contest will include four age groups, including one for adults. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hula hoops.

 

Park Walk

STILLWATER Leisurely, guided Natural History Walks will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 12 and 26, and June 2, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free and open to all, featuring trees, wildflowers and stories from lesser-known areas of the park. Information: Visitor Center at 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Courthouse Classes

SALEM The Historic Salem Courthouse will offer a Mime Workshop for age 10 through adult from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 5 and 12. Cost: $35; $25 members. Also offered will be a Basic Computer Skills for the Computer Intimidated class from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from May 16 through June 20. Cost: $75; $65 members. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

 

Bennington Tour

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum Curator Jamie Franklin will lead a Tour of Area Cemeteries and the museum’s exhibition, “Memento Mon: the Art and Commerce of Gravestones in Bennington,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 (rain or shine). Cost: $15; $12 members. Pre-registration is required at 802-447-1571.

 

Royalist Americans

STILLWATER Royalist Americans, commonly known as Tories, will take over the Breymann Redoubt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at Saratoga Battlefield, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Men and women will portray Royalist American soldiers and followers on the site of an original 1777 campsite. Cost: Park entry fee of $5 per carload of people, or $3 per adult to bike or hike. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Open House

GLENS FALLS A Spring Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at The Shirt Factory, 21 Cooper Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-907-4478, or www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON Bomoseen Grange on Route 30, just south of Castleton Corners, invites everyone to a Basket Raffle on Saturday, May 5. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission, including a sheet of 25 tickets; $2 each additional 25-ticket sheet. Door prizes, special raffle table, and refreshments, too. Information: Pat at 287-9063, or Jenny at 287-9225.

 

U.S. Grant

GRANVILLE Steve Trimm will present “U.S. Grant: After Appomattox” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. The focus will be Gen. Grant in the years following 1865 when he began his Overland Campaign, commencing with the Battle of the Wilderness. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Derby Party

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center invites everyone to a Kentucky Derby Party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the home of Cindy Spence, 89 Nelson Avenue in Saratoga Springs (across from the track). Featured will be a buffet, cash wine bar, fun betting to benefit the Center, prizes, and a raffle. Dress in your favorite Derby attire. Cost: $25. Information/reservations: 518-854-7053.

 

Country Show

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to the 34th Annual Country Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Middletown Springs Firehouse. Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, with proceeds benefiting the Middletown Springs Fire Dept. Featured will be a 50/50 raffle and a “Vermont Strong” plate, and refreshments will be available. Information: 235-2347.

 

Chorale Concert

GREENWICH The 80-voice Battenkill Chorale will conclude its 17th season with “To Everything There is a Season!” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and 4 p.m. May 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 35 Hill Street in Greenwich. Lorna Cooke deVaron, one of the preeminent choral conductors of the 20th century, will speak of her close professional relationships with many of the composers in this concert. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 518-692-7458, or email jen.braucher@gmail.com.

 

Sunday May 6

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, 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.

 

Ag Tailgate Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE The Brunswick Grange will hold its annual Spring Agricultural Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (rain or shine). More than 50 vendors will offer various varieties of chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, plants, flowers, and other agriculture-related items. Refreshments will be available, too. Information/vendor space ($15): 279-9113.

 

Wildflower Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Spring Wildflower Hike on Sunday, May 6, location to be determined. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland. Information: Connie Youngstrom at 492-3502.

 

Chicken Barbecue

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Fire Dept. and Auxiliary invite everyone to an annual Chicken Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the firehouse. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults, $4 ages 6 to 12, free 5 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Schoharie Volunteer Fire Dept. that lost its facilities in Hurricane Irene. Information: Patty O’Brien at 421-4079, email pnazl@juno.com.

 

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, May 6, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. A meeting will precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687.

 

Free Concert

BENNINGTON Pianist/organist Donald McMahon and baritone Michael Kovage will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Sacred Heart/St. Francis de Sales Church, 238 W. Main Street in Bennington. Compositions by Bach, Louis Vierne, Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Rodgers and others will be featured. Free and the church is handicap accessible. Information: 802-442-3141.

 

Taste of Hoosick

HOOSICK The Hoosick Area Church Assn. will host the “Taste of Hoosick” from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, in the auditorium at St. Mary’s School in Hoosick. Local restaurant owners will showcase their most popular dishes. The Hoosick Falls Central School jazz band will entertain with other talented local musicians, and there’ll be a silent auction. Cost: $12.50 in advance; $15 at the door. Information/advance tickets: Dianne Hosterman at 686-5310.

 

Science and Art

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host the screening of a New York’s 92nd Street Y discussion program, “Between Science and Art,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Israel Congregation of Manchester. This program features author Eric Kandel from Columbia University and six-time Emmy Award winner Alan Alda. Admission: $10. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Bicycle Ride

POULTNEY Johnson and Son Bike Works in Hampton will offer a free Bicycle Basics/Community Ride event on Sunday, May 6. Meet at 4 p.m. in the Poultney Elementary School parking lot for a bike adjustment the first half hour, followed by an easy, three to five-mile ride on local back roads. Information: 518-282-9089.

 

ATV Club

WEST RUTLAND The Birdseye Mountain ATV Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the trailhead on West Road in West Rutland. You are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the West Rutland Food Shelf.

 

Monday May 7

 

Toastmasters Club

QUEENSBURY The Timber Talkers, a new Toastmasters club, will meet at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in Room 203 of the Eisnehert Building on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Open to all to help improve public speaking and leadership skills.

 

Arthritis Support

RUTLAND The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in the RSVP/FGP/One-2-One office on the first floor at 6 Court Street in Rutland. Share stories, suggest strategies and tips for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, and listen to speakers with disease management advice. Information: Nan at 802-775-8220, Ext. 101, or email nmhart14@aol.com.

 

Chorus Practice

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

 

Legion Bingo

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

 

Tuesday May 8

 

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, May 8. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Thursday May 10

 

Civil War Tour

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum in Granville is accepting reservations for a Civil War in Vermont Bus Tour that will be held on Saturday, May 19. Historian and author Howard Coffin will lead the tour that will include stories of soldiers who fought in the war and those who stayed behind in our local communities. Information/reservations: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Watercolors Class

MANCHESTER A “Watercolors: The Basic Techniques” class will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, May 10 through 31, at Equinox Village in Manchester. If you are new to watercolor or find the medium difficult, this class is for you. Information/registration: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Friday May 11

 

Christie Whodunit

WEST RUTLAND The Marble Valley Players will stage Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, “The Mousetrap,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramounttickets.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Neil Simon Comedy

STILLWATER The Stillwater Players Among Others, Inc., will stage the Neil Simon comedy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” at the Stillwater Parish Theater in the All Saints on the Hudson North Parish Center.

Show dates will be Friday through Sunday, May 11 to 13, and Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. Dinner by Panza’s Catering. Information/reservations: 290-0019, or www.spaotheater.org.

 

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.

 

Wednesday May 16

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market at 70 Main Street will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods and more will be offered. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

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.

 

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 May 18. 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 May 18. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

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.

 

Sunday May 20

 

Civil War Widow

GRANVILLE Maxine Getty will present a program titled, “Rebecca Cameron: Civil War Widow,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Learn about the complex mourning customs during the Civil War, who mourned, and the etiquette involved. See examples of mourning items and hear one woman’s experiences after her husband’s death. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.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, May 20, 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.

 

Monday May 21

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 21. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday May 22

 

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, May 22. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Friday 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.

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market at 70 Main Street will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods and more will be offered. Information: 518-944-7149. (updated 4-18-12)

 

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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