Community Calendar 5/3/12

 

Thursday May 3

 

Seminars

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County LDC will offer the following seminars: Agri-Planning, Thursday, May 3 (free); USDA, Wednesday, May 23 (free); and NYMIR: Certification Hours Course for Planning/Zoning Board Members and Code Enforcement, May 23 ($20). Reservations are required with Sandy Hayes at 518-746-2290.

 

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.

 

New Exhibit

GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum at 89 Warren Street in Glens Falls invites everyone to see its new exhibit, “Seasonal World Celebrations,” featuring art by children ages 8 to 16 from around the world. The exhibit will run through July 2 at the museum, and an extension of the exhibit will run through May 31 at Aimee’s Diner and Movie Gallery, 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Bluegrass Class

CAMBRIDGE Alan Epstein’s popular “Bluegrass Jam!” class will return on Thursday, May 3, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Fiddlers, bass and banjo players are especially needed. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Early Church

SALEM The First United Presbyterian Church at 13 W. Broadway in Salem will host a five-week study titled, “Early Church,” that will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 2 and 3 respectively. Information: Rev. Donna Jackson at 232-6295, or email pastordonna1@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Bow Hunter Course

HARTFORD Registrations are being accepted for a Bow Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Hilltop Archery in Hartford. You are required to call Hilltop Archery at 518-632-5430 to pre-register and pick up a manual in advance.

 

Auditions

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall in Cambridge is scheduling Auditions for its Summer Theater Conservatory for ages 14 to 18 that will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays from July 10 through Aug. 3. The deadline to audition is May 12. Information/appointments: 518-677-2495.

 

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.

 

Marketing Talk

MANCHESTER James Hathaway from Hathaway Communications in Dorset will speak on “Cause-related Marketing” at the 8 a.m. meeting of the Northshire Nonprofit Network on Friday, May 4, at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. The talk will focus on for-profit businesses partnering with nonprofit organizations for mutual benefit. Information: www.nnnvt.wordpress.com.

 

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.

 

Health Clinic

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4, at the Young-at-Heart Senior Center in Poultney. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, 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.

 

Stoneware Talk

BENNINGTON New England Redware expert Lew Scranton will speak at the meeting of the Stoneware Collectors’ Group at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at the Bennington Museum. Open to the public; lecture is included with $10 museum admission. Information: 802-447-1571 or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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 6:30 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.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE The Pember Library & Museum and the Slate Valley Museum will be open for First Friday events from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 4.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Bestselling author James M. Tabor will present his gripping debut thriller, “The Deep Zone,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, toll-free at 1-800-437-3700, or www.northshire.com.

 

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, 881 Hudson Avenue in Stillwater (routes 4 and 32). 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.

 

Fitness Open House

SALEM Circle of Fitness in Salem will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 5. Come try out a group class, starting with yoga at 7 a.m. Additional classes, including kickboxing, strength training and yoga, will continue each half hour until 9:30 a.m. when there’ll be a chair massage. Free and open to children and adults.

 

Antiques Fair

GREENWICH Fairground Shows NY will host an Antiques Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 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.

 

Bird Walk

SHUSHAN Nat Parke will lead the annual Bird Walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5, at the Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School, 148 Stanton Road in Shushan. Registration is requested at 518-854-7764.

 

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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

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 N. 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.

 

Rupert F.D.

RUPERT The Rupert Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. Come see fire extinguisher demonstrations (bring your extinguisher for inspection), look at the fire trucks, and enjoy hot dogs and punch. Information: George Lewis at 802-394-2491.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

DORSET Everyone is invited to an opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by artist Ruth Frost that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Dorset Library. All of the paintings will be offered for sale through the end of May, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Information: 867-4016.

 

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.

 

Artists’ Reception

ARLINGTON An Artists’ Reception for an exhibition of pastel and oil works by seven southern Vermont artists will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the Canfield Gallery of the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Graphic Novel Creation

SCHUYLERVILLE Graphic novel artist Mark McKenna will lead a hands-on workshop on “Creating a Graphic Novel” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Free and open to all ages. Reservations are requested at 518-695-6641, or email afiandaca@sals.edu.

 

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, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

 

Lasagna Dinner

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary invites everyone to a Lasagna Dinner (meat and white lasagna) from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the firehouse at Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $9 senior citizens; $5 ages 5 to 11; free younger than 5. Information: 692-7155, email cvfda12823@gmail.com, or www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

Roast Pork

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

 

Spaghetti Benefit

WHITEHALL The Section Eight Ryders will host a Spaghetti or Goulash Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Whitehall Elks Club on Williams Street. Cost: $7. Also, there’ll be an $80 lotto tree raffle and a 50/50, with proceeds benefiting Tom Bouley who is fighting cancer. Information: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

BOMOSEEN Castleton Lee Lodge 30 invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the American Legion Hall on Route 4A in Bomoseen. Cost: $8 adults, $5 age 12 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Castleton Community Center’s SCAMP Camp. Information: 468-3093.

 

Paintings Exhibition

CAMBRIDGE An exhibition of more than 50 paintings by artist Mark Tougias will be presented from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at his home, 29 N. Park Street, Route 22, in Cambridge (across from Sunoco station). Refreshments will be served. Information: 518-677-0895.

 

Spring Ball

POULTNEY St. Raphael Church invites everyone to its Second Annual Spring Ball from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the hall behind the church at 21 E. Main Street in Poultney. The 18-piece Enerjazz band will provide the music and dress will be semi-formal. Cost: $20. There also will be a 50/50 raffle for a flat-screen TV and a Kindle Fire ($5 for one raffle ticket or five for $20). Information/tickets: Bill Corbin at 802-287-5186, Fr. Sean Dowling at 287-5703, Tot’s Diner at 287-2213, or after the 5 p.m. Mass Saturday and 10 a.m. Mass Sunday.

 

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.

 

Diaries Discussion

MANCHESTER Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s daughter, Reeve Lindbergh, will lead a discussion of “Against Wind and Tide” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book is the sixth and final collection of Anne Lindbergh’s diaries and letters. Information: 802-362-2200, toll-free at 1-800-437-3700, or www.northshire.com.

 

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. Also, acclaimed photographer Dona Ann McAdams will offer several of her silver gelatin photographs for sale, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the chorale.

 

 

Tack Swap

The Cambridge Saddle Club is hosting a Tack Swap. The public is invited to bring any horse-related items and clothes. There will be a $10 space donation, which will go towards year end awards. Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fish Hatchery Road, Cambridge, NY, 12816

Call 518-854-3669 for more information. Rain date is May 6.

 

Sunday May 6

 

Big Breakfast

MIDDLE FALLS The Middle Falls Fire Department will host its monthly Big Breakfast from 7 to 11a.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Firehouse on Rt. 29 in Middle Falls. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

 

Sunday Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the squad building, 4 River Road. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Also, you are asked to bring your bottle returns.

 

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.

 

Blankets Sale

ARLINGTON During the coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 6, at the Federated Church of East Arlington, blankets will be sold at $5 each to be distributed in disaster and war zones worldwide. Honor your mother or a mother figure in your life with your purchase. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Chicken, Bake Sale

HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, May 6, at the Stewart’s Shop in Hartford. Cost: $5 half chicken; $9 dinner. Also, there’ll be a freshman class bake sale during the barbecue.

 

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.

 

Little League Parade

GRANVILLE Granville Little League’s 60th annual opening ceremonies will begin with a parade that starts at 1 p.m., Sunday. The parade will run from North Street to the Little League Field, where there will be opening ceremonies and short exhibition games.

 

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.

 

Barbecued Chicken

KINGSBURY The Kingsbury Baptist Church on Route 4 invites everyone to a takeout-only Barbecued Chicken Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Cost: $9. Information: 747-0931.

 

Taste of Hoosick

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Church Assn. will host a “Taste of Hoosick” from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, in the auditorium at St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls. 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 adults; $10 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information/advance tickets: Dianne Hosterman at 686-5310, Thorpe’s Pharmacy, and North Hoosick True Value Hardware.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Erik Larson will present his book, “In the Garden of Beasts,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Monday May 7

 

Plant Sale

HUDSON FALLS The Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners invite everyone to a Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 7, at the Washington County Annex Building, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls (rain or shine). Annuals and perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, books, and other garden-related accessories will be offered. Information: 518-746-2560.

 

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.

 

Candidate Forum

GRANVILLE The five candidates for seats on the Granville Board of Education will be at a public forum beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, May 7, at the high school.

 

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.

 

Easton Neighbors

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. Mary Hurd, coordinator for the community’s volunteer assistance efforts and projects, will offer ideas on how everyone can help. Bring a dish to share, your table service and a beverage.

 

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

 

Looking Good

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” program for female cancer patients will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 8, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Attendees will learn beauty techniques to help them feel good about how they look during cancer treatments. Registration is requested with Rhonda Rockwell at 802-773-0032.

 

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.

 

Guitar Night

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to an Acoustic Guitar Night Fundraiser hosted by John J. Byrnes, III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Spring Concert

GLENS FALLS The 70-voice Adirondack Voices chorus will present its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay Street in Glens Falls. Celebrated will be poets, troubadours, and the singing of the gospel and blues. Cost: $10, at the door. Information: 796-4648.

 

Wednesday May 9

 

Book/Author Luncheon

MANCHESTER The Neighbor-to-Neighbor group invites everyone to a Book/Author Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9, at the Manchester Country Club. The featured guest will be Vermont author and VPR commentator Deborah Lee Luskin. Information/tickets: 367-7787.

 

Dems Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from Stewart’s Shop. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

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.

 

Starting a Business

RUTLAND A “Starting Your Own Small Business” workshop will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Rutland Economic Development Corp., 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Procedures and government regulations will be covered. Cost: $40, including a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops. Information/registration: 802-773-9147, or www.vtsbdc.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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, Benson Heights, Benson; 12:30 p.m. May 10, Castleton Meadows, Castleton; 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, Linden Terrace, Rutland; 9:30 a.m. May 16, Sheldon Towers, Rutland; 9 a.m. May 16, Dorset Nursing Assn.; 1:15 p.m. May 16, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. May 16, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; and 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, Maple Village, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Community Dinner

HEBRON The Hebron Preservation Society will hold a community carry-in dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at the East Hebron Presbyterian Church. The public is invited; bring a dish to pass with a historical connection and your own place setting. Information: 518-642-3465.

 

Friday May 11

 

Food Workshops

SALEM Friday, May 11, is the deadline to register for two Food Workshops that will be offered by the NYS Food Venture Center, Department of Food Science and Technology at Cornell University. A “Recipe to Market” workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at Proudfit Hall in Salem, while a “Good Manufacturing Practices for the Production of Acidified (pickled) Foods” workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 19 at the Battenkill Kitchen, 58 E. Broadway in Salem. Information/registration: Trish Kozal at 518-854-3032, or Steve Hadcock at 518-380-1497.

 

“May” Christmas

LAKE GEORGE A “‘May’ You Have a Merry Christmas” event will be held Friday through Sunday, May 11 to 13, at Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.villageoflakegeorge.us.

 

Senior Luncheon

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga County Office for the Aging will host its annual Senior Luncheon (chicken cordon bleu) on Friday, May 11, at the Saratoga City Center on N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. The theme will be “Hooray for Hollywood,” with live music and door prizes. Cost: $4. Tickets are required and may be obtained at local senior meal sites and at the Office for the Aging, 152 W. High Street in Ballston Spa. Information: 884-4100.

 

Golf Tourney

BENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence will hold its first annual Golf Tournament to benefit its Adult Day Service on Friday, May 11 at the Mt. Anthony Country Club. Registration is at 11 a.m. and Tee Time is at noon. Format is Four Person Scramble; entry fee is $125 for non-club members and $100 for club members. Information: 802-442-8136 or www.bpiads.org.

 

 

Open Mic

CHITTENDEN A Wildwood Open Mic event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Church of the Wildwood, 347 Holden Road in Chittenden. Musicians, poets and storytellers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be available. Cost: Free-will donation to benefit the Pittsford Food Shelf that serves Pittsford, Chittenden and Proctor. Information: Bruce at 802-483-6892, or email greyscot@hotmail.com.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Joseph Olshan will present his book, “Cloudland,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. And at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin will discuss her book, “For Women Trying to Do it All, a New Revolution.” C-SPAN Book TV will tape the May 12 event. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

Women’s Chorus Tour

RUTLAND AREA The Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus will perform its “Peace and Hope in 2012” 7:30 p.m. concerts as follows: Friday, May 11, at the Weston Church; Saturday, May 12, Wallingford Congregational Church; Tuesday, May 15, Christ the King Church in Rutland; Thursday, May 17, Castleton Federated Church; and Sunday, May 20, Brandon Town Hall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Saturday May 12

 

Long Trail Cleanup

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will hold a Long Trail Spring Cleanup on Saturday, May 12 (rain date May 13). Bring work gloves and lunch, and wear sturdy shoes (tools will be provided). Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Wayne Krevetsky at 282-2237.

Road Race

LAKE GEORGE The Prospect Mountain Road Race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the elementary school in Lake George. Information: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Plant, Bake Sale

ARGYLE The Friends of the Argyle Free Library will hold a Plant and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, at the Argyle Rescue Squad (rain or shine). Perennial plants and a variety of baked goods will be offered, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Argyle Library.

 

Plant Sale

STILLWATER The Friends of the Stillwater Free Library will host the Third Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the library’s parking lot (rain or shine). Assorted bulbs and ground cover from local gardeners and garden shops will be offered. Proceeds will support the library.

 

Rutland Market

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from May 12 through Oct. 27, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from June through October, at Depot Park in downtown Rutland. Information: www.vtfarmersmarket.org and on Facebook.

 

Plant Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE A Gardener’s Weekend at Ft. Hardy Park in Schuylerville will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, feauring a Garden Club Plant Sale, vendors, kids’ activities, and a Specimen Lilac Tour with Jeff Young. At 11 a.m. Dr. Roger Hangarter will do a photo show “The Secret Lives of Plants.” Scones, tea and coffee all day.

 

Garage Sale

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Student Senate will hold a Community Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, in the upper quad near the Student Center on the campus in Queensbury (inside if the weather is bad). Included will be music and children’s activities, and food will be available. Community members may purchase space at $15 per table (8 a.m. setup). Information/table space: 743-2251, or email charpentierh@sunyacc.edu.

 

Creek Restoration

SHUSHAN David Hunt will lead the 10th Annual Creek Restoration Work Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School, 148 Stanton Road in Shushan. Help remove invasive plant species. Registration is requested at 518-854-7764.

 

Butterfly Garden

MANCHESTER Everyone is invited to meet at the Hildene butterfly garden in Manchester from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, for a program on the “Planning and Maintenance of a Butterfly Garden.” Master Gardener Cindy Lewis will review the components of butterfly habitat and participants will learn how to plant their own butterfly garden. Free. Information: 802-367-7960, or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

City Directories

GLENS FALLS Erica Wolfe Burke, an archivist and special collections librarian, will discuss how to use all of the features of the Glens Falls City Directories from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. The directories also cover South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Fort Edward. Find your ancestors’ residences and business, occupations, and more. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap accessible church at 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, with few exceptions.

 

Sports Registration

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Schuylerville Athletic Assn. will hold In-person Registrations for football and cheerleading from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, at the elementary school. Information/registration details: www.osaacolts.org. Also, online registration is available for fall boys and girls soccer at the above Web address.

 

Plant, Garden Sale

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will hold its Spring Plant and Garden Sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, at the picnic area behind the Greenwich Town Office. Plant and garden item donations will be accepted for this sale from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on May 12. Proceeds will benefit the group’s library programs and library gardens. Information: Dona Barth at 692-1285, or email dona.barth@gmail.com.

 

Plant, Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, just off the green in Wells, invites everyone to its Spring Plant and Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Professionally planted and grown hanging baskets and patio pots will be offered at great prices. Knowledgeable assistance will be provided, too. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

Arts Exploration

RUTLAND The Chaffee Art Center at 16 S. Main Street in Rutland invites students to an Arts Exploration Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Chaffee’s art teacher, Kristen Partesi, and volunteers will assist students with various art projects. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Also, the annual Student Art Show will run through May 19 at the Chaffee. Information: 802-775-0356.

 

Teacup Auction

WHITEHALL A Teacup Auction will be held on Saturday, May 12, at the Whitehall Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5, plus an item for the food pantry (light lunch included); $2 additional tickets. Garden plants also will be offered for sale, there’ll be door prizes, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 499-0851.

 

Plants, More

TINMOUTH The 28th Annual Tinmouth Plant Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Old Firehouse on Route 140. Offered will be locally grown and dug perennials and shrubs from Tinmouth gardens. There also will be a bake sale, carwash, hot dogs, and other foods for lunch.

 

Ham Dinner

WILTON The handicap-accessible Trinity United Methodist Church off Northway Exit 16 at Ballard Road in Wilton invites everyone to a Baked Ham Dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Takeouts will be available. Cost: Donation. Information: 518-584-9107.

 

Chicken Barbecue

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the church. Take out or eat in. Advance tickets only at 265-6187.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE The North Cambridge “Stump” Methodist Church invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4:30 until sold out on Saturday, May 12. Cost: $10.

 

Civil War Tunes

RUPERT The 77th NY Regimental Balladeers will perform a concert of words and music of the Civil War, “Hard Times Come Again no More,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the historic Congregational Church of Rupert. At 6 p.m. before the concert, there’ll be a short ceremony of remembrance at Civil War graves in the Rupert Cemetery where you’ll have an opportunity to meet the singers. Free and open to all. Information: Gene Higgins at 802-394-7738.

 

Hoosical Chairs

HOOSICK FALLS HAYC3 will host the world’s first ever Hoosical Chairs Exhibit and Auction on Saturday, May 12, at HAYC3, 115 Church Street in Hoosick Falls (free preview 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11). Featured will be a reception at 7 p.m. followed by a live auction of 50 full-size Adirondack chairs, each uniquely decorated by a local artist, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25, $20 members. Advance tickets only for age 21 and older at 686-9050, or www.HAYC3.org.

 

Rising Stars

GLENS FALLS The Fifth Annual Rising Stars at the Wood will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This show will follow the free opening of the Rising Artists at the Wood Art Show at 6 p.m. The best local high school performers and artists will be featured.  Performance tickets: $26, at 518-874-0800, www.woodtheater.org, or visit the Wood box office.

 

Sunday May 13

 

Komen Registration

MANCHESTER Register by Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, for the 20th Annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a handcrafted, gold, sterling and amethyst bracelet valued at $400. The drawing will be on May 14. Register at www.komenvtnh.org. The race will be run on Saturday, July 28, at Hildene Meadows in Manchester.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $7 adults; $3 children.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Mom’s Breakfast

EASTON The Easton Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 13, at the firehouse on Route 40. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children; free age 5 and younger. Information: Craig Hansen at 222-0687.

 

Moms’ Brunch

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club invites everyone to its lodge on Route 40 for a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Featured will be a full breakfast buffet, seafood casserole, turkey, roast beef and more. Cost: $15 adults; $7 ages 6 to 14; free mothers with family, and age 5 and younger. Reservations are not required. Information: 692-2061.

 

Brunch Benefit

MANCHESTER A three-course Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at Bistro Henry in Manchester. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s second home on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. Cost/reservations: 802-362-4982. Habitat information: www.benningtonareahabitat.com.

 

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.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Symphony Concert

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Glens Falls High School. Information/cost: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Monday May 14

 

Cemetery Assn.

BACON HILL The Bacon Hill Cemetery Assn. will hold its Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church. All lot owners are urged to attend.

 

String Quartet

GLENS FALLS The Hyperion String Quartet will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-2383, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org.

 

Tuesday May 15

 

D&H History

CAMBRIDGE The Washington County Historical Society will host local train buff Mark Urbaetis with a program titled, “The Delaware and Hudson Company: An American Success Story,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at the Cambridge Depot on Broad Street, across from the Cambridge Hotel. Mark will discuss the history and influence of the D&H railroad, display D&H objects, and screen a slide show. Free and open to all ages/donations accepted.

 

Wednesday May 16

 

Original Musical

GLENS FALLS The Senior Workshop on Theater of the Glens Falls Community Theater will present an original musical comedy, “Out of This World: A Spaced Out Odyssey,” at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, www.woodtheater.org, or 518-792-1740, www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

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.

 

Open House

GRANVILLE The Haynes House of Hope at 7187 Route 149 in Granville will hold an Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. This nondenominational, nonprofit house provides physical care, emotional support, and spiritual comfort for the terminally ill and their families. Information: 518-642-8155, or www.hayneshouseofhope.com.

 

Native Americans

GLENS FALLS The Warren County Historical Society will present a program titled, “Who Lived Here before the Europeans Came? The Archaeology of Native Americans in Warren County,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. You’ll find this free event at the Glens Falls City Hall. Information: 518-743-0734, or www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Chorus Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Union High School Music Chorus will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the high school. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Ham Supper

XPITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Church just off Route 7 invites everyone to a Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Supper from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. Information/reservations: Sue at 518-663-5145.

 

Annual Concert

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will present its annual Armed Forces Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday May 20

 

Mendon Peak Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Hike in Mendon on Sunday, May 20. Hike from Brewers Corners south and east up Eddy Brook to Mendon Peak. Some bushwhacking, difficult seven miles. Meet  at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Larry Water at 775-3855.

 

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, May 20. Bring your own shotgun and ammunition. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Chris at 695-3917.

 

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.

 

Guitar Night

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to an Acoustic Guitar Night Fundraiser hosted by John J. Byrnes, III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Saturday May 26

 

Rutland Market

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from May through Oct. 27, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from June through October, at Depot Park in downtown Rutland. Information: www.vtfarmersmarket.org and on Facebook.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap accessible church at 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, with few exceptions.

 

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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