Community Calendar 5/17/12

 

Thursday May 17

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer an evening paddle, hiking, walking,  and paddling/camping/hiking activities from Thursday, May 17, through Tuesday, May 22. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Rummage Sale

HUDSON FALLS The Presbyterian Women’s Assn. of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday the 18th. You’ll find this event in the Church House basement, 9 River Street in Hudson Falls. Information: Rene Peceu at 747-3013.

 

The Amish

SCHAGHTICOKE The PBS documentary, “The Amish,” will be screened at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Contemporary Amish faith and life will be highlighted. Information: 753-4344.

 

Meal, Volleyball

HARTFORD The junior and senior classes invite everyone to a Dime-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Hartford Central School. Following the meal there’ll be junior-senior and faculty-alumni volleyball games beginning at 6:15 p.m.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS A free Third Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 17 in downtown Glens Falls. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.com.

 

Living Series

MANCHESTER The Sustainable Living Series will present a discussion on “The Building Envelope” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Learn tips on how to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Free and open to all. Information: www.SustainableDesignOfVT.com.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, will open a new Thrift Shop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Regular shop hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

SUNY Ceremony

QUEENSBURY SUNY Adirondack will hold its 50th Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony for 380 students at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The commencement speaker will be A. Nicholas Buttino, professor of business at SUNY Adirondack. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Oliver!

DORSET The Dorset Players will stage the award-winning musical, “Oliver!” at 7:30 p.m. May 17 to 19 and May 24 to 26, and 2 p.m. May 20 and 27, at the Dorset Playhouse. Cost: $25 adults; $17 members; $10 age 18 and younger. Information/tickets: 802-867-5777, or www.dorsetplayers.org.

 

Friday May 18

 

Golf Benefit

RUTLAND COUNTY Registrations are being accepted for the 24th Annual Killington Pico Rotary Golf Tournament that will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. Cost: $75 per player, or team of five players at $375, with proceeds benefiting the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. Information/registration/sponsorships: Ken Lee at 802-342-3575, or Bernadette Robin at 802-747-3634.

 

A.C. Trip

SARATOGA Reservations are being accepted for a trip for senior citizens to Atlantic City Sunday through Tuesday, May 20 to 22. The bus will pick up at 7:15 p.m. and cars can be parked at the Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $194, including $20 cash, breakfast and dinner buffets, a show if available, and more. Information/reservations: Sal at 695-4481.

 

Arts Classes

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs is accepting registrations for its Spring 2012 Classes and Workshops, and summer camp programs. Information: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

Painting Raffle

MANCHESTER The Manchester Historical Society is raffling an oil painting by local artist Pam Marron titled, “Lake Champlain Afternoon.” Tickets are $3 each or four for $10 and the drawing will be on Sept. 19. Tickets: Larry Lee at email goblue43@comcast.net. Information: www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.

 

Lake George Event

LAKE GEORGE A free Lake George Performance Weekend event will be held Friday through Sunday, May 18 to 20, in Lake George Village. Information: 518-504-4418.

 

Live Radio, Breakfast

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Dept. will host WGNA Country 107.7 radio and The Sean and Richie Show from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Victory Mills firehouse. During this live broadcast, there’ll be a pancake/French toast breakfast at $7 per person and everyone will be welcome.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. This sale will be held on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

Golf Benefit

POULTNEY The Third Annual Lakes Region and Spartans Basketball AAU Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 18, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. Four-man scramble, 1 p.m. shotgun start, $300 per team. A buffet-style, barbecued chicken and ribs meal will be included. Information/registration: Dan Jones at 802-287-5887, 802-342-0216, or email dsjones101@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Annual Art Show

GLENS FALLS An opening reception for the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s annual Member Show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place in downtown Glens Falls. Nearly 100 works of fine art and crafts will be displayed. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.larac.org.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Auto/Euro Show

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs, will host its Invitational and Auto/Euro Show Friday through Sunday, May 18 to 20. This event will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday with Wayne Carini of the Velocity Channel’s Chasing Classic Cars show. Cost: $40. For tickets for this event and a listing of the weekend’s activities, call 518-587-1935, or visit www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Beef Cooperative

HUDSON FALLS All beef producers looking for new markets are encouraged to attend a Working Group Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in the Annex II Meeting Room, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 411 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Final documents for incorporating a cooperative will be discussed. Information: Sandy Buxton at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-380-1498, or Meagan Blank at Adirondack Grazers’ Cooperative, 207-664-8179, or 518-642-1030.

 

Festival Reception

CAMBRIDGE The annual Kickoff Reception for the Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Cambridge Hotel, 4 W. Main Street. An 18-month calendar in support of the festival, featuring photographs by Meaghan Wilkins of Wilkins Photography, will be unveiled, along with the festival logo created by local teacher Julie Duggan. Reception cost: $20 in advance; $25 walk-ins. Reservations are required at 518-677-0887, or email cambridgechamber@gmail.com.

 

Brew, Food Pairing

BENNINGTON The annual Brew and Food Pairing event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Dishes created by the region’s finest chefs will be paired with international and regional craft brews. Cost: $40; $35 members. Information/tickets: Visit the museum or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Author Ricki Lewis will discuss the book, “The Forever Fix,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. And at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, Terry Tempest Williams will discuss her book, “When Women Were Birds.” Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Ladies Night Out

MIDDLE FALLS A ladies night out event for age 21 and older, “Men in Motion,” will be held on Friday, May 18, at the Middle Falls Fire Dept. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the show at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Information/tickets: Lynn at 518-376-5314, or Lorrie at 518-361-7274.

 

Saturday May 19

 

Reenactment

TICONDEROGA A “No Quarter, 1775 Capture of Ticonderoga” reenactment will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at Fort Ticonderoga. Information: 518-585-6619, or www.ticonderogany.com.

 

Monument Climb

BENNINGTON The American Lung Assn. will host the Fourth Annual Climb the Bennington Monument event for all athletic abilities on Saturday, May 19. Walk or race to the top via the stairway and enjoy the view of Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, all to benefit lung health and prevent lung disease. Each participant will be responsible for a $35 registration fee and a $100 fundraising minimum. Information/registration: www.fightforairclimb.org.

 

Breakfast, Lunch

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Also, hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage and peppers will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Granville town-wide yard sale on May 19.

 

Road Race

HOOSICK FALLS The Town of Hoosick Lions Club invites runners, wheelchair racers, and walkers to the 27th Annual Wood Memorial Road Race on Saturday, May 19. Featured will be a 5K, one-mile walk, and a one-mile fun run. Registration from 7 to 8:40 a.m. at the Wood Park Gazebo on Main Street, and race at 9 a.m. Trophies and medals will be awarded to top finishers and refreshments will be provided. Cost: $15 for the 5K and one-mile walk; $3 fun run. Registration forms are available at Thorpe’s Pharmacy and at www.townofhoosicklions.org.

 

Plants, Treasures

GRANVILLE The Granville United Methodist Church on Church Street invites everyone to its Plant and Treasure Sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, during the Granville town-wide yard sale.

 

Granville Sale

GRANVILLE The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Town-Wide Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. Just put your “stuff” on your porch, driveway or yard. If you live outside the village, you can set up for free in Veterans Park on Quaker Street. Outside vendors should call Bob Jones at 518-642-1901 for space in front of the high school on Quaker Street for a small fee. Information: 518-642-2815.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library book and movie discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the library, 205 Main Street. For discussion will be “War Horse” and copies of the book are available at the library. Refreshments will be served. Information: 802-287-5556.

 

Veterans Assistance

TROY The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at Brunswick Harley-Davidson, 1130 Hoosick Road in Troy, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Personal counseling and claim filing assistance will be provided for veterans. Free for all veterans and their family members. Information: NSO William F. Gibney at 518-626-5690.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Car Wash

HOOSICK FALLS Seventh and eighth grade students will hold a “Smarathon” Car Wash from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19, in the parking lot at St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls. Cost: $5, with proceeds benefiting the academy.

 

Bake Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Embury United Methodist Women will hold a Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19, at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge (rain or shine). Homemade baked goods, new cutlery and dishcloths will be available for purchase. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

Plant Sale

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester will hold its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Northshire Day School on Route 7A in Manchester Center (rain or shine). Hardy perennials and organic herbs will be offered and there’ll be a half-price sale at noon.

 

Plant Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge area branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Assn. will hold its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, on the lawn of the United Methodist Church in Cambridge (rain or shine). Offered will be perennials and flowering annuals grown by club members.

 

Yard Sale

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford will hold a Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, to raise money for the homeless animals. Donations of pre-priced items in working order will be appreciated for this sale (no clothing, shoes, textbooks, magazines or computer equipment). Drop them off from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, or 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 19. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Yard/Plant/Bake Sale

GRANVILLE The Haynes House of Hope at 7187 Route 149 in Granville will hold a Yard, Plant and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. To donate items for the sale that are in good condition, you are asked to call Janelle at 518-642-8155. For plant donations and to help sort and price items, call Alice Didier at 518-642-9193.

 

Basement Sale

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron will hold a Basement Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Featured will be a half-price sale on everything, including furniture, housewares, linens, toys, crafts and books, and a $1 bag sale on clothing. Information: 518-854-7716.

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont invites everyone to its Fourth Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. This event will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9 and 10, July 4 through 7, and July 21 and 22. Inside and outside vendor space, to donate items for the sale: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480, or 802-353-5204.

 

Plein Aire Art Day

STILLWATER A Plein Aire Art Day for local artists and photographers will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater (rain date May 20). Information: Visitor Center at 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Home Buying

WEST RUTLAND A Homebuyer Education Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, 110 Marble Street in West Rutland. Affordability, the loan process, shopping for a home, home inspection, insurance and more will be covered. Cost: $60. Registration is required at 438-2303, Ext. 210.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Argyle Methodist Church. Bring items for show and tell, and the Guardian House Block class will be held for participating members. Quilt raffle tickets will be available, too.

 

Story Hour

SCHAGHTICOKE Hope Davis will lead a Story Hour for all ages from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 753-4344.

 

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.

 

Tag Sale

MANCHESTER Riley Rink at Hunter Park, 410 Hunter Park Road in Manchester Center, will host a Community-Wide Tag Sale to benefit the Connections Program for individuals with special needs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 (rain or shine). Admission: $2; free age 11 and younger. Information/vendor space: 802-362-0150, Ext. 201, email info@rileyrink.com, or www.rileyrink.com.

 

Bake, Rummage Sale

ARLINGTON The St. James Missions and Outreach Committee will hold a Bake and Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington. Offered will be spring and summer clothing and household goods, and there’ll be a white elephant table. Information: 802-375-9952.

 

Watercolor Workshop

SARATOGA SPRINGS A Watercolor II Workshop with Tom Ryan will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $75; $65 members. Information/registration: Tanya Tobias at 518-584-4132, or email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Car Show, More

FORT EDWARD Cole’s Cruisers will present a Cruisin’ in on the Farm Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward (rain date May 20). Featured will be live music, a swap meet for car parts and tools, a crafts fair and flea market, bake sale, raffles, and food. Vendor space/show car pre-registration: Janice at 518-638-8925, or Dave Cole at 518-360-6364. Information: www.littletheater27.com.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL Our Lady of Hope Parish invites everyone to its Eighth Annual Theme Basket Party on Saturday, May 19, at the Whitehall Athletic Club in the historic Whitehall Armory on Route 4. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Admission: $8, including a light lunch and door prizes; $2 additional tickets.

 

Fun, Fitness Fair

WHITEHALL The 10th Annual Fun and Fitness Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. Featured will be a drawing at 12:50 p.m. for nine bicycles donated by Walmart (child must be present to win); one free hot dog and drink for each child; prizes for the completion of activities such as a safety demonstration, hula hoop contest, fast and slow-speed races, and more (ribbons to be presented to top three finishers in each age group at 12:45 p.m.). There’ll be free face painting, too, by Whitehall Central School Honor Society members.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 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. This dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, earlier this month due to the Memorial Day holiday. Reservations are not necessary and everyone will be welcome. Information: Bev at 677-3327, or the church at 677-5487.

 

1940 U.S. Census

SCHUYLERVILLE The Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Erica Wolfe Burke from the Folklife Center of the Crandall Public Library will offer tips on exploring the 1940 U.S. census and everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

Beauty Pageant

LAKE GEORGE The New York State World of Beauty Pageant will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the Tiki Resort in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 607-226-2347.

 

Caregiver Class

CAMBRIDGE A “Caring for the Caregiver” demo class with Beth Newman will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $5 for materials. Information: www.bethnewman.com.

 

GOP Picnic

VALLEY FALLS The Pittstown Republican Committee will hold its annual Spring Fling from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the VFW Hall on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. A picnic and cash bar will be featured. Information: Theresa Abbott at 663-5036.
Art Reception

BENNINGTON An opening reception for a digital photo exhibition by Joanna Gabler titled, “Transcapes: Vermont and the Berkshires,” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Regional Artists Gallery at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street. Meet Joanna and learn about her work. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Roast Pork

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary invite everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the firehouse on Joe Green Road. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9.

 

Chicken Barbecue

ARGYLE The Argyle Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, May 19, at the firehouse on Route 40 North. Eat in or take out.

 

Ham Supper

PITTSTOWN 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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church at 12 Head of Lane invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. Information: 283-5397.

 

Roast Pork

CASTLETON The Castleton Federated Church on Main Street in Castleton Village invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Cost: $9 adults; $6 age 12 and younger. Information: Norm or Cindy Williams at 265-8686, or Holly Hitchcock at 468-5105.

 

Roast Pork

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Takeouts will be available after 5 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $4 children; free age 4 and younger.

 

Hee Haw Show

FORT EDWARD Steve “Skeeter” Morse will present a Hee Haw Variety Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Favorites, from Minnie Pearl to Buck Owens, will be portrayed. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle, too. Admission: $5. Information: www.littletheater27.com.

 

Annual Concert

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will present its annual Armed Forces Day 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

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Breakfast, Picnic

EAST ARLINGTON The Men’s Fellowship will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. And, following the 10 a.m. service, a picnic will be held on the church’s newly expanded lawn area (hot dogs and paper products provided; names beginning with A through M should bring salad, and N through Z bring dessert). Information: 802-375-2548, or www.federatedchurchofeastarlington.org.

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on May 20. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

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.

 

Shires Marathon

BENNINGTON The Second Annual Shires of Vermont Marathon, a classic point-to-point, 26.2-mile road race connecting Bennington and Manchester, will be run on Sunday, May 20. This race will start at 9 a.m. from the Bennington Center for the Arts that is located just off of Route 9. Information/registration: www.shiresofvermontmarathon.com.

 

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.

 

Pet Festival

SCHAGHTICOKE The Fifth Annual Great American Pet Festival will be held form 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (rain or shine). Featured will be giveaways, pet groomers, pet adoptions, Save-A-Bull vendors, rescue groups, raffles, demonstrations, including dog agility, 4-H information, alternative animal care therapies, the Chicks ‘n’ Chaps Drill Team, and more. Admission: $5 per car. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or www.schaghticokefair.org.

 

Fun Jump

CASTLETON The Green Mountain Dockdogs will host a Fun Jump event on Sunday, May 20, at the Lake House Pub & Grill on Route 30 in Castleton. Dogs age six months and older will be welcome. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., with jumps starting at noon. Everyone is invited.

 

Van Gogh Talk

DORSET Carol Berry will make a PowerPoint presentation on Vincent Van Gogh’s transition from preacher to painter at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert in Dorset. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 867-2260, or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GREENWICH Ashlar Masonic Lodge on Route 40 North in Greenwich invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, May 20. Cost: $10 per takeout dinner. This barbecue will be held each Sunday through Aug. 19, with few exceptions.

 

Alzheimer’s Walk

LAKE GEORGE An Alzheimer’s Association Walk will be held on Sunday, May 20, at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George Village. Register at noon and walk at 1 p.m. Information: 518-867-4999, or www.alzwalkadk.org.

 

Ham Dinner

HARTFORD The Herschel Argyle Lodge 508, Free and Accepted Masons, invites everyone to a family-style Ham Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Hartford. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SCHUYLERVILLE The 50th Annual Monument View Chicken Barbecue will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at Burgoyne Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $6. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Advance tickets: 695-4318, or 695-4867 (walk-ins will be welcome). Proceeds will benefit St. Stephen’s Church and the Schuylerville Food Pantry.

 

Open House

HARTFORD The Hartford Baptist Church at 56 Main Street, Route 23, invites everyone to participate in the National Sacred Sites Open House from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Featured will be a bell choir concert, children’s art, guided cemetery tours, a talk on the history and architecture of the church, the merits of sacred sites grants, and more. Information: Dale LaPoint at 518-791-6116, or email DTLaPoint@aol.com.

 

Revolution Talk

STILLWATER Tillman Nechtman, a professor at Skidmore College, will speak on “East Meets West: Global Impacts of the Battle of Saratoga,” at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. The focus will be on how the American Revolutionary War affected India, and music will be enjoyed at 1:45 p.m. You’ll find this free activity that’s open to all at the Visitor Center of Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32 in Stillwater. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

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.

 

Queensbury Patent

QUEENSBURY An observance of the anniversary of the Issuance of the Queensbury Patent will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Old Quaker Burying Ground, Bay and Quaker roads in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-8097, or www.queensbury.net.

 

Open House

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Meet the squad members, get information on becoming a member, have your blood pressure and blood glucose checked, and enjoy an ambulance tour and games for the children. Refreshments, too.

 

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.

 

Church Concert

GRANVILLE Nationally known Christian singer Wade Hammond will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the handicap-accessible Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. A free-will offering will be accepted. Information: Rev. Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245.

 

Roast Pork

GRANVILLE The Raceville United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Raceville Community House on Butler Road, off Route 22A, in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Burger Benefit

BALLSTON SPA Juicy Burger of Ballston Spa will donate 10 percent of its gross proceeds from sales between 5 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, to the Saratoga Bridges Foundation. Information: 518-587-0723, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Jazz Concert

BRANDON Benny Sharoni will perform a “masterful sax from Israel” Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Concert cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Concert/chili dinner cost: $25. Information/tickets: 802-465-4071, or email info@brandon-music.net.

 

Monday May 21

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

Women Meet

CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in the Fellowship Hall of the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Carol Nason will present a program titled, “Peace as Action,” and Bea Pierce will provide refreshments. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

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.

 

School Concert

CASTLETON A Music Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Castleton Village School. Everyone is invited.

 

Tuesday May 22

 

Library Classes

PAWLET VTel will offer free Computer Classes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, May 22, at the Pawlet Public Library. Information/registration: Dan Lucier at 802-885-7758. Also, a Writers’ Group for aspiring writers and journalists is being formed that tentatively will meet every other Thursday at 4 p.m. at the library. Information/registration: 802-325-3123 days, or 802-325-3248 evenings.

Senior Honor Awards

FAIR HAVEN Senior Honor Awards Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at Fair Haven Union High School. Everyone is invited.

 

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.

 

Wednesday May 23

 

Weaving Workshop

CASTLETON Registration is requested by Wednesday, May 23, for a Weaving Workshop that will be offered at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Learn the technique of tri-axle weaving with ribbon and make a colorful, three-dimensional design on a greeting card. Cost: $5. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Garden Club

HARTFORD The Tri County Farm and Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Hartford. Included will be a brief meeting and lunch (bring a sandwich; dessert and beverage provided), followed by a work project at Bernice Wallman’s (wear work clothes, bring gloves, gardening tools). Information: Email geodibullsr@gmail.com.

 

Hee Haw Show

FORT EDWARD Steve “Skeeter” Morse will present a Hee Haw Variety Show at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Favorites, from Minnie Pearl to Buck Owens, will be portrayed. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle, too. Admission: $5. Information: www.littletheater27.com.

 

Prostate Support

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Meeting Room D of the CVPS Leahy Conference Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Wives and partners will be welcome, too. Information: Bob Harnish at 802-483-6220, or email bharnish@myfairpoint.net, or Jim Russell at 802-362-2244, email jimdoc.vt@gmail.com.

 

Special Dinner

WHITEHALL The nonprofit Skene Manor at 8 Potter’s Terrace in Whitehall invites everyone to its first Special Dinner of 2012 on Wednesday, May 23. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an appetizer table, followed by a chicken francese dinner and dessert at 6 p.m. Cost: $30. Reservations are suggested at 499-1906, 499-2053, or 747-3735.

 

Mothers/Daughters

PITTSTOWN A free Mother and Daughter Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall. Bring a covered dish to share and celebrate moms and daughters (dessert and beverages provided). There also will be games, songs and special music. Reservations are requested with Viv at 518-663-8206.

 

Music Concert

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven Grade School students from grades 5 through 8, along with students from Benson and Orwell, will present a Music Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Fair Haven Grade School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Thursday May 24

 

Final Tribute

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 will host a Final Tribute Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, in Greenwich. The tribute will begin at the monument at the intersection of Route 29 and Washington Square, continue on to two cemeteries, and end at Veterans Park, Corliss Avenue and Main Street. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Comedy Night

FORT ANN The Washington County Friends of Hospice will sponsor its Sixth Annual Comedy Night on Thursday, May 24, at the Country Meadows Golf Club on Route 149 in Fort Ann. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with music by the Kangaroosters, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and comedy hour with Vinny Mark and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25. Door prizes and silent auction, too. Information/tickets: Pat Monahan at 792-2973, or Juanita Collins at 639-8822.

 

Drinks, Conversation

DORSET A Green Drinks at The Dorset Inn event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. Enjoy drinks and conversation with environmental enthusiasts on topics such as sustainable agriculture, climate change, local consumption, and more. You’ll find the Dorset Inn at 8 Church Street. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

Ontario Invasion

EASTON Michael Russert will present a talk titled, “For the Liberation of Ireland: Last Battle of the Civil War?” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Easton Library, 1074 Route 40. The talk will focus on 1866 when Irish Union and Confederate veterans united to invade Ontario, Canada, hoping to seize control of the Canadian government and exchange it for the liberation of Ireland. Free and open to all. Information: 692-2253.

 

Friday May 25

 

Golf Tournament

QUEENSBURY Friday, May 25, is the deadline to register for the SUNY Adirondack Foundation’s 2012 Lyman A. “Teen” Beeman, Jr., Golf Tournament that will be held on Thursday, May 31, at the Hiland Golf Club, Haviland Road in Queensbury. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost: $150 per player or $600 per foursome. Information/registration: 743-2243, or www.sunyacc.edu/beemangolf.

 

Golf Tournament

RUPERT Registration is requested by Friday, May 25, for the Rupert Kittay Library’s Seventh Annual Golf Tournament that will begin with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. Cost: $70 per person, including 18 holes of golf, cart, and chicken barbecue. There’ll be hole-in-one prizes, too, including one for $15,000, other prizes, and a teacup auction. Information/registration: 802-394-2444, or 394-2467 (leave your name, phone number), email rkkittay@myfairpoint.net, or visit www.rupertkittaylibrary.org.

 

Lawn Sale

WHITEHALL The Skene Manor Memorial Day Lawn Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 (no early birds). Donations for this sale will be welcome (no large appliances); call Sally Raino at 499-2998. You’ll find Skene Manor at 8 Potter’s Terrace in Whitehall.

 

Blood Drive

ARLINGTON The Arlington Memorial High School National Honor Society and the American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 25, in the school’s gymnasium. Information/appointments: Gayna Cross at 802-375-2589, Ext. 143, or email crossg@bvsu.org.

 

Homebuyer Class

BENNINGTON A Homebuyer Education Workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at the Vermont Department of Health, 324 Main Street, Suite 2, in Bennington. Cost: $60, including lunch. Registration is required at 438-2303, Ext. 210.

 

Parade

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 invites everyone to march in the annual Memorial Day Parade on Friday, May 25. Participants will assemble at 5 p.m. in the vicinity of Mill Hollow in Greenwich and floats will be welcome. The parade will step of at 6 p.m. following a brief ceremony over the Battenkill River and will end at the VFW on Abeel Avenue. Transportation will be provided for those unable to walk. To register to march, call Ron Thomas at 692-2753, Tim Taylor at 692-7804, or George Perkins at 692-2367.

 

Evening of Broadway

MANCHESTER The Parent Assn. will host “An Evening of Broadway” event on Friday, May 25, at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Featured will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, student art display, live music, live auction, and a buffet by the Perfect Wife Restaurant. Raffle for a weekend getaway to New York City, too (tickets $30 each, two for $50). Information/reservations: Shannon O’Leary at 802-549-8281, or email soleary@burrburton.org.

 

Free Concert

LAKE GEORGE A free Party in the Park Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at Shephard Park in Lake George Village. Information: 668-5771, or www.improverecords.com.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Author Tim Weiner will present his book, “Enemies,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 25, and John Fox will discuss his book, “The Ball,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, both at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Wear clean, non-marring shoes. Refreshments will be available and everyone will be welcome (you don’t need to bring a partner). Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday May 26

 

Chittenden Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, seven-mile Hike to Boiling Spring in Chittenden on Saturday, May 26. Follow old roads to this site where water bubbles up through the ground. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Barb and Barry Griffith at 492-3573.

 

Plant Sale, Barbecue

SALEM The Salem Fire Dept. will hold a Plant and Bake Sale and a Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, May 26.  At the firehouse, the plant and bake sale will start at 9 a.m. and there’ll be hot dogs and hamburgers. And at noon at Proudfit Hall, there’ll be a takeout-only chicken barbecue ($9). Tickets are available at the Main Street Diner, Salem Hardware, A&J Agway, from Salem Fire Dept. members, and at 518-321-9430. To donate baked goods for this sale, call Jenny Wever at 518-854-7692.

 

Tag Sale

HOOSICK FALLS HAYC3 will host the annual Village-Wide Tag Sale on Saturday, May 26, in and around the village of Hoosick Falls. A free map of registered sale locations will be available at an information tent in Wood Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to noon on May 26. Information: 518-686-9050.

 

Plant Sale

RUPERT The Rupert Kittay Library Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the library, 2827 Route 153 in Rupert. Annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables will be offered, along with hanging baskets. And, master gardener John Margravite will be on hand to answer your questions. Also, donations of perennials for this sale will be appreciated (if you need pots, call Ellie Wetterauw at 394-2404). Information: 802-394-2444, or visit www.rupertkittaylibrary.org.

 

Plants, Baked Goods

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will hold its annual Plant and Baked Goods Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Community House on Main Street, Route 7A, in Arlington. A variety of perennials grown at club members’ homes will be available, along with specially selected plants from a local nursery. Some herbs and vegetable plants, too. Information: Jeri Schoof at 440-8158.

 

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.

 

Market, Bake Sale

FAIR HAVEN A Flea Market and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Loft 89 Teen Center, 89 Main Street in Fair Haven. New and used items will be offered along with home-baked goods. Also, space is available at $10 each; bring your own table. Donations of items for the sale will be appreciated and proceeds will benefit the Teen Center. Information: Desiree Boucher at 802-278-8221, or email loft89center@gmail.com.

 

Bazaar/Auction

EAST DORSET The East Dorset Congregational Church will hold a Springing into Summer Bazaar/Benefit and Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 (rain or shine). Quality crafts and antiques will be offered on the church lawn, just off Route 7, across from the Jiffy Mart (no tag sale items). Information/vendor space ($15 each): 802-362-2682, or 802-293-5793.

 

Historical Sites Open

SCHUYLERVILLE/VICTORY Schuyler House, located on Route 4 at the southern end of Schuylerville Village, will open for the season from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. And the Saratoga Monument on Route 338, Burgoyne Road in Victory Village, will open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 28. Both sites then will be open Wednesday through Sunday in the summer at the above time. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Service at Library

VALLEY FALLS A Memorial Day Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Valley Falls Free Library, 42 State Street. There’ll be limited seating and space on the lawn, and light refreshments will be served. Free and open to all. Also, the “Memories of War” exhibit will be open at the Valley Falls Community Hall following the service. Information: Lynn Keyes at 753-4389, or Janet Weber at 753-6131.

 

Natural History Walks

STILLWATER Leisurely, Guided Natural History Walks will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 and June 2, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Battlefield, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

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.

 

Open House

RUTLAND A free Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at 224 Stratton Road in Rutland. Dr. Sharrie Hanley, a neurotherapist, will provide information on neurofeedback, audio-visual entrainment, a bio-acoustical utilization device, and more. Try biofeedback, too. Food, drawings, prizes and giveaways. Information: 802-236-7378, or www.drsharrie.com.

 

Basket Party

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Historical Society invites everyone to a Basket Party from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, in Fair Haven Park.

 

Antiques Show

QUEENSBURY A Memorial Day Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Glenwood Manor & More in Queensbury. Information: 518-798-4747.

 

Open Studios

VERMONT Vermont Open Studio Weekend will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. Art studios throughout the area will be open to the public, offering works and demonstrations in various media.

 

Open House

SALEM An Art Party and Open House for a solo show of work by David O’Keefe will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street, Route 22, in Salem. This show will run through June 16. Information: 518-854-3406.

 

Beach, Music Fest

GREENWICH The Battenkill Conservancy will host the Second Annual Battenkill Runs Through It Beach and Music Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Greenwich Town Beach. Featured will be a Memorial Day ceremony; live music; river-related demonstrations, including fly casting; canoe and kayak rides; raffles for valuable prizes; and the presentation of the Community Citizen Award. Admission: $12 adults, $8 youths, $35 family of four (two adults/two youths), free age 5 and younger, including a picnic plate of locally procured foods. Information/advance tickets: 518-677-2545, or email bc@battenkillconservancy.org.

 

Dragon Book Making

SCHAGHTICOKE A Dragon Books activity for age 8 and older will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Drop by between 1 and 4 p.m. and make a dragon book using origami folds and glue, a book that fits into the palm of your hand and unfolds for decoration, writing in, and coloring. Information: 753-4344.

 

Avenue Q!

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga will stage “Avenue Q!” at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 and June 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27 and June 3, at the Arts Center, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $20. Information/tickets: 518-393-3496.

 

Barbecue

EAGLE BRIDGE The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church on Route 67 invites everyone to a Barbecue at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10. Reservations are recommended at 518-686-9845, or 518-677-3945.

 

Ballet Recital

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Ballet will present a Recital on Saturday, May 26, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Time/cost: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday May 27

 

Pancake Breakfast

SALEM The Salem Fish and Game Club on Route 29 invites everyone to a Holiday Weekend Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 27. Tickets will be sold at the door. Information: Bill at 677-3384, or Kevin at 222-3448.

 

Stratton Concert

STRATTON MOUNTAIN A Concert for Vermont to benefit the Stratton Foundation will be presented on Sunday, May 27, at the Stratton Mountain Golf Course. The gate will open at 2:30 p.m., with the concert, featuring six artists, at 4 p.m. (bring a lawn chair). There also will be a barbecue and cash bar. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 802-297-2096, or www.strattonfoundation.org (tickets also will be sold at the door).

 

Sultry Vocals

BRANDON “Swinging, sultry vocals” by Sharon Jones will be performed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Concert cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Concert/chili dinner cost: $25. Information/tickets: 802-465-4071, or email info@brandon-music.net.

 

Monday May 28

 

Parade

ARGYLE The Argyle Memorial Day Parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the north side of the bridge on Route 197 for a 10 a.m. march along routes 197 and 40 to the American Legion Hall where a memorial service will be held. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Tuesday May 29

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer a walk/hike activity on Tuesday, May 29, and an evening paddle on Thursday, May 31. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Board Games

SCHAGHTICOKE Board Games will be played from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Scrabble, Pears and Pairs, Monopoly and others will be enjoyed. Bring a friend. Information: 753-4344.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Geraldine Brooks will present her book, “Caleb’s Crossing,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Wednesday May 30

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Driving Course

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

 

The Smurfs

SCHAGHTICOKE Kids’ Movie Night, featuring “The Smurfs,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 753-4344.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Artist Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS An Opening Reception for a photography exhibit by Christopher Duggan titled, “Christopher Duggan at Inside/Out: In Celebration of Jacob’s Pillow’s 80th Season,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at this event that’s free and open to all. Reservations are requested at 518-584-2225, Ext. 3009, or email sue@dancemuseum.org.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers and listeners will be welcome at this free event (donations appreciated) where there also will be refreshments and a raffle. Information: Mel at 518-632-5026.

 

Thursday May 31

 

Computer Workshop

SCHAGHTICOKE A Computer Workshop, “Staying Connected: Email, Facebook, and Photo Sharing,” will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 753-4344.

 

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.

 

Saturday June 9

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will continue its Fourth Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. This event will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 through 7, and July 21 and 22. Inside and outside vendor space, to donate items for the sale: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480, or 802-353-5204.

 

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.

 

Wednesday July 4

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will continue its Fourth Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 4 to 7, in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. This event will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 21 and 22. Inside and outside vendor space, to donate items for the sale: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480, or 802-353-5204.

 

Saturday July 21

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will conclude its Fourth Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, in the President’s Building at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Inside and outside vendor space, to donate items for the sale: Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480, or 802-353-5204.

 

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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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