Community Calendar 5/31/12

 

Thursday May 31

 

Elvis Festival

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George.com Elvis Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, May 31 to June 3, at the Lake George Forum. Information/times: 518-681-7452, or www.lakegeorgeelvisfest.com.

 

Art Opening

BATTENVILLE An opening reception for Greenwich High School’s Annual Art Exhibit will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at Gallery 668, 668 Cambridge-Battenville Road in Battenville. Free and open to all. This exhibit will run through June 5.

 

Tech Networking

RUTLAND The Rutland Economic Development Corp. and the Community College of Vermont will host a “Tech@Rutland Meet-up” networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at Café Terra in downtown Rutland. Information: Andrew Stickney at email Andrew@vermonttechnologies.com, Jamie Stewart at jstewart@rutlandeconomy.com, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/techatvt.

 

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.

 

Storytelling

FAIR HAVEN The Traveling Storyteller will present “The Elves and the Shoemaker” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in the Hyde Room at the Fair Haven Free Library. Free and open to all. Information: 265-8011.

 

Friday June 1

 

Pember Dinner

GRANVILLE The Pember Library and Museum is accepting reservations for its annual Benefit Dinner that will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. Live music, dancing and a silent auction will complement a great dinner. Cost: $40; $75 per couple. Information/reservations: 518-642-1515, or email pember@roadrunner.com.

 

Poster/T-Shirt Design

SCHAGHTICOKE The Rensselaer County Agricultural and Horticultural Society will sponsor a Poster Design Contest and a T-shirt Design Contest with a theme of “Happy Feet.” Participating Rensselaer County students in grades 9 to 12 are required to submit entries by Friday, June 15. Information: Mary at the Schaghticoke Fair office, 753-4411, Ext. 13, or www.schaghticokefair.org.

 

CCC Open House

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center will hold an Open House in celebration of its 10th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Explore this historic facility and learn about the many opportunities it offers. Guided tours will be available at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m., and board members and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Tow Trucks

LAKE GEORGE The ESTRA Tow Truck Convention will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George Village. Information: www.estranys.com.

 

Charity Art Show

HUDSON FALLS The nonprofit Washington County Community Action Angels will hold its first “Charity Art Show: A Hunger for Art” from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Old Courthouse in Hudson Falls. Works of art donated by local students will be offered and proceeds will support local families in need. Sponsorships are available by calling the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council at 518-746-2390, or 518-605-1858.

 

Balloon Festival

CAMBRIDGE The 12th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 1 to 3, in the village of Cambridge. The 40-piece Washington County Band will perform at the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday at the Cambridge Central School. Robert Wuagneaux will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Guest Home on S. Park Street, prior to fireworks, and a pizza concession and glow items will be sold at the First Baptist Church. Festival information: www.cambridgenychamber.com. Sponsorships/to volunteer: Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce at 518-677-0887, or email cambridgechamber@gmail.com.

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for “Glass and Paper: Landscapes and History Books” by Cheryl Gutmaker and Cecily Callahan-Spaulding will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Relay for Life

QUEENSBURY A Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the high school track in Queensbury. Information: 518-792-5377, or www.relayforlife.org/queensburyNY.

 

St. Paul Portrayal

SCHUYLERVILLE Notre Dame-Visitation Church at 18 Pearl Street in Schuylerville will host a program titled, “A Visit with St. Paul,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Glenn Smith of Albany will portray St. Paul, detailing this saint’s captivity and days as a missionary. A free-will offering will be accepted to support mission work in China. Refreshments will follow and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Hollywood Songs

WHITEHALL The Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio will present its 2012 dance recital, “Hooray for Hollywood,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the auditorium at the Fort Ann Central School. Nearly 200 dancers from the area, both New York and Vermont, will perform original choreography to songs about old Hollywood. Cost: $5. Information: 518-793-3323.

 

First Fridays

GRANVILLE The First Fridays Series will continue from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 1 at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street, and the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. The Pember will present the work of Eugene Fairbanks and his daughter, Shelley Fairbanks, titled, “Fathers and Daughters: Two Generations of the Slate Valley Artists Illustrate their World.” Food by cooking show host Amy Rota-Poulin will be served. Free and open to all. Information: Pember at 518-642-2525; Museum at 642-1417.

 

Saturday June 2

 

Crafts, Carnival

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Parent Teacher Partnership will host the 12th Annual Craft Fair and Carnival during the 12th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, in Cambridge. Information/space for vendors of fine arts and crafts: Dawn Case at 518-677-3959.

 

Rail Trail 5K

GRANVILLE The Rail Trail to the Footbridge 5K Trail Race/Fun Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 2, in Granville. Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street. The race/walk/run will begin at Andrew’s Lane and finish at the museum (bus transportation will be provided from the museum to Andrew’s Lane). Registration cost: $20 adults; $15 age 17 and younger; $5 kids run. Online registration: www.active.com. Information: Kerri Thomas at 518-424-7683, or email racedirector@railtrailtothefootbridge5k.com, or www.railtrailtothefootbridge.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, June 2, 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.

 

Trails Day

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will participate in National Trails Maintenance Day on Saturday, June 2, in Killington. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street, in Rutland City. Bring work gloves, lunch and bug spray, and wear sturdy shoes. Tools will be provided. Information: Heby Ogden at 293-2510, or Wayne Krevetski at 282-2237.

 

5K Run/Walk

MANCHESTER The Pursuit of Wellness 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, beginning and ending at Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester. Registration fee: $25 age 15 and older, $15 ages 7 to 14, free age 6 and younger, with proceeds benefiting pancreatic cancer research. Pre-registration is encouraged at http://sites.google.com/site/thepursuitwellness, or email thepursuitwellness@gmail.com.

 

Bake Sale

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will hold a Bake Sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, in front of Scottie’s on Main Street in Granville. Donations for the sale may be dropped off that morning, or call 642-8086 on Friday, June 1, for your donation to be picked up. Proceeds will benefit the Committee’s awards to the most improved students in the government class at Granville High School.

 

Lawn, Garage Sale

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Free Library will host the Valley Falls Villagewide Lawn and Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Included will be a treasures and trash sale on the library lawn where food will be available. Food also will be available at the United Methodist Church. Library information: 518-753-4230.

 

Poultney Yard Sale

POULTNEY The 2012 Annual Townwide Yard Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 and Oct. 13, in Poultney (rain or shine). Vendor space ($20 June 2 only; $30 June 2 and Oct. 13): Mary Lee Harris at 802-287-4114, or visit her at Stitchy Women, 144 Main Street in Poultney.

 

Spring Fair

LAKE GEORGE St. James Episcopal Church in Lake George Village will hold its Spring Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. Information: 518-668-2001.

 

Music with Heidi

POULTNEY The Music with Heidi Studio at 144 Main Street in Poultney will hold an Open House from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. Learn about summer music classes for children, infants to age 7, and bring your child/children for a free demo class, snacks, giveaways, music and fun. Information: Heidi at 802-884-8040, or www.musicwithheidi.blogspot.com.

 

Rabies Clinic

GRANVILLE Washington County Public Health will offer a free Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Granville Town Highway Garage on Route 24. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccination and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

Personalities Talk

WHITEHALL Teacher and evangelist Jacqueline Gordon will present “How to be a soul winner” and “Do you know you? The differences in personalities” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. You’ll find this event at the Baptist Church on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

World of Weeds Talk

MANCHESTER Educator Carol Berry will speak on “The Wonderful World of Weeds” and lead a trail walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2, at Hildene in Manchester. Meet at the Beckwith Room for a brief history of herbalism and foraging. Bring a camera, magnifying glass, pen and identification guides if you have them. Cost: $5; free members. Pre-registration is recommended with Stephanie at 802-367-7960, or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

Pillow Making

GREENWICH Elizabeth Cockey will lead a Botanical Pillow Project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Gallery 668, 668 Cambridge-Battenkill Road in Greenwich. Learn how to print from real plants and/or flowers to create a beautiful stuffed pillow. Cost: $85. Information/registration: Email veroniquechopin@gmail.com.

 

Open House

CAMBRIDGE The New Skete Monastic Communities at 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge will hold an Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Featured will be a cheesecake bakery tour at 1 p.m., puppy socialization demo at 1:30 p.m., dog training demo at 2:30 p.m., parishioners bake sale, and gift shops. A taste of Cambridge at 5 p.m., too. Information: 518-677-3928, Ext. 303, or www.newskete.org.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Bernice Lewis, an internationally known folk singer/songwriter, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. Free and open to all.

 

Art Reception

DORSET An opening reception for an exhibition of work by Vermont landscape and still-life painter Brian Sweetland will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Dorset Public Library. All works will be offered for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the library. Information: 802-867-5774, or www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.

 

Canoe/Kayak Race

QUEENSBURY The Feeder Canal Alliance’s five-mile Canoe/Kayak Race and Recreational Paddle will be held at noon on Saturday, June 2, from the Feeder Dam in Queensbury. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the race/paddle at noon, ending at the Martindale Boat Basin in Hudson Falls. Cost: $20 solo, $25 tandem, with special consideration for groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and youth/family groups (groups should call ahead to 518-792-5363, or email info@feedercanal.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street will hold a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Cost: $10 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12. Information/orders: 753-6053.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CLEMONS The Dresden Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. (or until sold out) on Saturday, June 2, at the firehouse on Route 22 in Clemons. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9. Information: 499-2031 on June 2.

 

Scything Demo, Stories

STILLWATER An 18th century Scything Demonstration will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. Park rangers also will tell stories about farming and food harvesting in the late 1700s. Rain date: June 3. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Rodeo at Fair

SCHAGHTICOKE The Painted Pony Rodeo competition will be held on Saturday, June 2, at the Schaghticoke Fair. Gates will open at 3 p.m. for the rodeo where the Rensselaer County Dairy Princess will give away coloring books for children and award prizes to the rodeo’s youngest participants. Raffle tickets will be sold, too. Donations or loans of memorabilia will be appreciated covering the Civil War through today to be used in a display honoring Rensselaer County veterans. Monetary donations also will be accepted to improve the Veterans Hall at the fairgrounds. Information: Jody at 518-663-8156, or Kim at 663-9970.

 

Artist Receptions

SALEM Artist Receptions will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. for the exhibitions, “BioLogical” and “Plastic,” at Salem Art Works. Both exhibitions will run through June 30. Information: 518-854-7674, or email ben@salemartworks.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SHUSHAN The Shushan Methodist Church invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Information: Gayle Shaw at 518-854-3896.

 

Art Reception

RUTLAND An opening reception for the 2012 Summer Members’ Exhibit, an exhibition of artwork by Chaffee juried members, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main Street in Rutland. The Vermont Pastel Society’s annual juried show also will be featured, along with music by John Lyons, hors d’oeuvres, and wine. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

BACON HILL The handicap-accessible Bacon Hill Reformed Church invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, June 2. Seating will be at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. and takeouts will be available. Cost: $9.50 adults; $5 younger than 12. Information/reservations: Jane Schwerd at 584-8147.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Pawlet Community Church. Takeouts may be ordered on June 2 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.

 

Car Rally

GRANVILLE The 2012 Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Middle Granville Carnival Grounds, 1394 Route 24 (rain date 3 to 6 p.m. June 3). Cars, motorcycles, tractors and other vehicles will be welcome. There will also be a competition for model cars. Food, prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and live music by DJ Crystal, too. Admission: $3; free age 5 and younger. Vehicle entry fee: $10.

 

Spring Auction

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School in Manchester will hold its Biennial Spring Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. More that 150 silent auction items and quality live auction items will be offered, the Manchester Music Festival string quartet will perform, and catered food will be available. Proceeds will benefit the school’s scholarship fund. Information: 802-362-7137, or www.maplestreetschool.com/auction-live-items.

 

Art Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Dreamscape,” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. There’ll be a discussion with the artists beginning at 5 p.m. The exhibition will run through July 28. Information: www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

Fly Fishing Film

MANCHESTER Orvis invites everyone to a screening of the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour video at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). Featured will be the Missouri River in Craig, Montana. Demo fly rods will be available to cast and participants will be entered to win a Helios fly rod ($795 value) and other prizes. Cost: $15 online, $12 at the Orvis store, with proceeds benefiting the local cancer nonprofit organization, the AKP Foundation. Information: www.thef3t.com.

 

Talent Show

SALEM The annual Old Courthouse Talent Show to benefit the Salem Courthouse Community Center will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Fort Salem Theater. This will be a family entertainment event featuring singers, dancers and comedians, with emcee Dr. Dan Garfinkel. Cost: $10 adults; $5 students younger than 18. Information/reservations: 518-854-7053.

 

Sunday June 3

 

Kids Fun Run

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Cantina Restaurant and the Saratoga Hospital Foundation will host the Fifth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run to benefit Saratoga Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Services unit on Sunday, June 3. Registration for ages 12 and younger will begin at 8 a.m. and the run at 9 a.m. at 430 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. STAR 101.3 will provide music and medals will be given to all of the children. Bounce house and goodies, too. Cost: $15 (parents running with children also must pay and register). Information/pre-registration: 583-8779, or www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, 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.

 

Family Fun Day

HARTFORD The Hartford Central School on Route 149 will host its annual Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Featured will be a bounce house, crafters, vendors, a frozen T-shirt contest, a free scooter raffle, and rope spinning. Other highlights include sand art, a plant sale, and animals. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Car Show

SCHUYLERVILLE The General Schuyler Emergency Squad will hold its First Annual Car Show at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, at its new building, 902 Route 29 East in Schuylerville. Show car entry fee, $10, with registration at 9 a.m. Admission: Free for spectators. Refreshments will be available and there’ll be goody bags, door prizes and raffles. Information: George Garney at 518-796-7051.

 

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, June 3. Cost: $10 per takeout dinner. This barbecue will be held each Sunday through Aug. 19, with few exceptions.

 

Cow Plop Bingo

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Central School class of 2016 invites everyone to the First Annual Cow Plop Bingo that will be held at noon on Sunday, June 3, behind the Cambridge Central School offices, 58 S. Park Street (rain or shine). Cost: $5 per “land deed” and you must be age 18 or older to participate. Deeds will be sold from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 1 and 2 at the carnival behind the school. Information/deeds: Caroline Goss at 518-677-8527, Ext. 1539, or email caroline.goss@cambridgecsd.org.

 

Memorial Service

LAKE GEORGE The Prospect Mountain POW/MIA Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at Prospect Mountain in Lake George. Information: 518-504-4202.

 

Cello Concert

CAMBRIDGE A Cello Seminar Concert will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Admission: Pay what you will. Information: www.musicfromsalem.com.

 

Author Visits

CASTLETON The Castleton Historical Society will host Andre Fleche, a history professor at Castleton State College, who will discuss his new book, “The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. A book signing will follow the talk, refreshments will be served, and everyone will be welcome. You’ll find this event in the Higley House Museum on Main Street, Route 4A, in Castleton Village. Information: Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105.

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, June 3, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. A meeting will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share).  Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.

 

Grilled Cheese Eating

SCHAGHTICOKE Hender’Son’s Bar and Grill in Schaghticoke will host its annual Grilled Cheese Eating Contest on Sunday, June 3. Register at 2:30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. contest. No professional eaters will be allowed.

 

Music at Church

MECHANICVILLE The Mechanicville Methodist Church at 7 N. Main Street invites everyone to “An Afternoon of Music” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Performing will be the men’s choir, along with a flutist, pianist, soprano and the handbell choir. Parking will be available behind the church.

Vocalist Performs

BRANDON Celebrated vocalist Judi Silvano will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 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 June 4

 

Family Supper

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 invites everyone to its final Family Night Supper of the season at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4. Bring a side dish to share and hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Also, birthdays occurring in June, July and August will be celebrated.

 

Easton Neighbors

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will hold a Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. Bring your table service, beverage, and a dish to share. Following the supper, Easton resident and jewelry designer Nancy Sherbrooke will show examples of her work that includes a range of techniques in various media. All Easton residents and business owners will be welcome.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on June 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Dems Meet

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at the Washington County Municipal Center, Annex II, on Broadway in Fort Edward. Reservations are requested with Sharon Kruger at 518-672-7713. Information: Sheila Comar at 518-642-9566.

 

Salon Concerts

BRANDON Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and pianist Donna Loewy will present a Salon Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road in Brandon. And at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, the JACK Quartet will perform a salon concert. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting the Compass Music and Arts Center. Information/tickets: 802-465-4071, or email info@brandom-music.net.

 

Tuesday June 5

 

Americade

LAKE GEORGE The 30th Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally will be held Tuesday through Saturday, June 5 to 9, in Lake George. Information: 518-798-7888, or www.americade.com.

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street, and Wednesday, June 6, at the Cambridge Village Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill and about farmers’ market checks. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Fair Haven Seniors

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Seniors group will hold a Planning Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at Loft 89, 89 Main Street in Fair Haven. All area senior citizens will be welcome.

 

Animal Adaptation

GRANVILLE An Animal Adaptation after-school program will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. A live, short-tailed opossum will be on hand. Free for children of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

Doula Night

SARATOGA SPRINGS A free Meet the Doula Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at One Big Roof (above the Putnam Market), 433 Broadway, Suite 302, in Saratoga Springs. Learn how a doula can help during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Information: Katie Cartwright at 265-5925, Amanda Mody at 577-1222, or www.doulanetwork.org.

 

Planetary Rarity

HUBBARDTON Venus will pass in front of the sun on Tuesday, June 5, and you can view this Rare Planetary Alignment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will host this event, weather permitting. Free, donations appreciated. Reservations are requested at 802-273-2282. Information: www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

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

 

Poultney Legion

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Castleton Summer Concert Series will present the Jonathan Newell Band at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the Old Chapel Green on the Castleton State College Campus off or Route 4A (rain site, Casella Theater, adjacent to the green). Free and open to all. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

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, June 5. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday June 6

 

Birds Talk

GRANVILLE Randy Schmidt will speak on “Enjoying the Birds in Your Garden Even More” during the 10:30 a.m. meeting of the Slate Valley Garden Club at the Slate Valley Masonic Center on Route 24 in Middle Granville on Wednesday, June 6. Randy is owner of the Vermont Bird Place in Manchester. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629.

 

Potluck Picnic

WEST HAVEN The West Haven Historical Society invites everyone to a Potluck Picnic at noon on Wednesday, June 6, at the school museum in West Haven. Come share great food, stories and memories. Society memberships and donations will be appreciated. Information: Harold at 265-3675, or Tad at 265-2177.

 

Farmers’ Market

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

 

Dinner, Concert

FORT EDWARD A Bluebillies Fever Goin’ Round event will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Included will be a barbecue dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a Bluebillies concert at 7 p.m. Cost: $18; $5 concert only. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too, and reservations are required for the barbecue with Linda at 518-747-3421.

 

Seabee Installation

HUDSON FALLS The Adirondack Island X-14 of the Seabee Veterans of America will hold an Officers Installation Barbecue at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at the American Legion Hall on Pearl Street in Hudson Falls. Everyone who served with a Seabee unit will be welcome, along with significant others. Free. Information: Nick at 518-642-0506, or email seabeenick@verizon.net.

 

Wells History

WELLS The Wells Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, June 6, at  the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. (bring a dish to share), followed by a brief meeting and an award-winning Vermont history program by Wells Village School students. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Parenting Class

FORT EDWARD Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a Parenting Class for separating and divorcing parents from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 and 7, in the Fort Edward area. Learn how to help your child through this transition and to create a more positive relationship with him or her. Cost: $30 (scholarships available). Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or 1-800-548-0881.

 

Recital at FHUHS

FAIR HAVEN A Piano and Guitar Recital will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at Fair Haven Union High School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Auditions

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will hold Auditions for its July 13 to 15 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church. Information: 518-747-4418, or email hrsc1999@aol.com.

 

Hip-Hop Class

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library at 48 West Road in Manchester will host “Night Moves,” a free Hip-Hop Dance Class, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. For teens and adults and no experience is necessary. Information/registration: Cindy at 802-362-2607.

 

Thursday June 7

 

Watercolors Class

MANCHESTER A “Watercolors: Beyond the Basics” class will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, June 7 through 28, at Equinox Village. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Book Sale

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson Falls Free Library at 220 Main Street will hold its annual Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday the 8th, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Offered will be hardcover and paperback books, and audio and video recordings in various formats. Information: 518-747-6406, or email mgandron@sals.edu.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on 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.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 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.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present the 10-piece, classic R&B horn band, Satin & Steel, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair.

 

Music, Film

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts and the Saratoga Film Forum will present four nights of Live Music and Film at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, June 7 to 10, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Information/tickets: www.Saratoga-Arts.org.

 

Friday June 8

 

Garage Sale

GRANGERVILLE A Spring Garage Sale to benefit painting at the Old Saratoga Reformed Church in Schuylerville will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at the home of Ruth Hayes, 247 Hayes Road in Grangerville. Offered will be household goods, some clothing, games, books and furniture. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

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 June 8. 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.

 

Auction Benefit

WELLS An Auction to benefit the Delaney Project Lakeside Community Recreation Center off North Street in Wells will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Modern Woodmen of America Annex Building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for a preview of auction items, including a 12-foot aluminum row boat, a six-foot chain-saw-carved bear, a fancy wine cabinet, new Hess trucks in boxes, a Dayton water pump, a two-drawer filing cabinet with key, and much more. Proceeds will be used to purchase an aluminum dock, picnic tables, and barbecue grills for the lakeside area. Cash or check will be accepted, refreshments will be available, and chairs will be provided. Information/to donate cash or items: Felix Reed at 802-645-0829.

 

Pember Dinner

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to the Pember Library and Museum’s annual Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. Live music, dancing and a silent auction will complement a great dinner. Cost: $40; $75 per couple. Reservations are requested at 518-642-1515, or email pember@roadrunner.com.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on June 8. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday June 9

 

Free Park Admission

ORWELL As part of Vermont Days Weekend, admission to the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell, will be free on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. At 1 p.m. on June 9, historian Bill Powers will share his research on a mysterious stone on the Mount. And at 1 p.m. on June 10, Castleton State College professor Helen Mango is tentatively scheduled to lead a geology walk (rain or shine). Information: 802-948-2000.

 

Park Activities

HUBBARDTON As part of Vermont Days Weekend, site interpreter Carl Fuller will lead a guided tour around the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. And at 1 p.m. Sunday the 10th, reenactor Mike Barbieri will speak on the Battle of Hubbardton, and new research and interpretations of same. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Church Breakfasts

GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at AJ’s Restaurant in Granville. Ordering will be off the menu. And from 8 to 9 a.m. that day, the men will gather for breakfast at the church. The men should make a reservation with Joan at 642-9510.

 

Tailgate Sale

GREENWICH The Washington County Fair’s Poultry Dept. will hold a Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Buyers and sellers will sell or trade small farm animals, supplies and light equipment. Crafts and plants will be offered, too. Information/vendor space ($15) reservations: Roger Rode at 518-638-0150, or Robert Bentley at 518-222-6443.

 

Car Show

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the 26th Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show/The Land Rover Experience, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Dorr Farm off Route 30 in Manchester. BMW and Buick will be featured this year, along with 59 other car classes, and there’ll be food, music and giveaways. Admission: $10; free age 11 and younger. There also will be an early bird flea market from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. Information: 802-362-6313, or www.manchestercarshow.com.

 

Softball

GLENS FALLS/QUEENSBURY The NYSPHSAA Softball Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Morse Field, Sherman Avenue in Glens Falls, and in Queensbury. Information: 518-441-7287, or www.nysphsaa.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 27, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from June through October, at Depot Park, next to Walmart in downtown Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Plant, Bake Sale

HUBBARDTON Center Grange 290 will hold a Plant and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Hubbardton Town Garage. Annuals, perennials, houseplants and home-baked goods will be offered and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 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.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Cradle Switch from Cambridge, featuring “folk and bluegrass with a homegrown flair,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. Free and open to all.

 

Short Films

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center will host the premiere of five Short Films written and produced by Salem High School Film Club members at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. A dessert auction will follow the screenings, with proceeds benefiting the Lunch, Learn and Play program. The Center is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

Hikers’ Ball

QUEENSBURY The Black Fly Affair/A Hikers’ Ball will be held on Saturday, June 9, at the Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury. Information: 518-668-4447, or www.adk.org.

 

Sunday June 10

 

Restaurant Week

LAKE GEORGE Lake George Region Restaurant Week will be held at various eating establishments Sunday through Saturday, June 10 to 16. Information: 518-668-5755, or www.lakegeorgechamber.com.

 

Triathlon

SCHUYLERVILLE The Third Annual Hudson Crossiing Triathlon will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Lock 5, off Route 4 in Schuylerville. Information: www.hudsoncrossingtri.com. To volunteer to help with this event, call Chris Bowcutt at 518-290-0457, or email cbow142@yahoo.com.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. 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.

 

Breakfast Benefit

GREENWICH The Greenwich Knights of Columbus will serve a Kidney for Casey Benefit Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Hill Street in Greenwich. Cost: Free-will offering, with proceeds going toward five-year-old Casey’s kidney transplant expenses.

 

Comic Opera

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will stage Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio,” a “comic tale of capture, rescue and love,” at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the Caffe Lena Theater in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $10 at the door, free with Arts Pass. Advance tickets: 518-580-8010, or www.saratogaartsfest.org.

 

Chamber Music

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players will end its 25th anniversary season with a performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, in the Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $12 students; free children accompanied by an adult; free holders of Saratoga ArtsFest pass. Information/advance tickets: 518-584-1427.

 

Viola Concert

CAMBRIDGE A Viola Seminar Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Admission: Pay what you will. Information: www.musicfromsalem.com.

 

Brandon Concert

BRANDON New York City-based guitarist Michael-Louis Smith will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 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.

 

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.
Monday June 11

 

War Documentary

GREENWICH The prize-winning documentary, “Why We Fight,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Greenwich Library on Main Street. This film reveals “how political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war.” Free and open to all. Information: 692-8242.

 

Tuesday June 12

 

Bird Eggs, Nests

GRANVILLE A Bird Eggs and Nests after-school program will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Free for children of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

Prezi Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will offer class on “Using Prezi to Create Unique and Visually Appealing Slide Presentations” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. Bring your laptop. Information/registration: 518-854-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Castleton Summer Concert Series will present the Celtic band, Gypsy Reel, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Old Chapel Green on the Castleton State College Campus off or Route 4A (rain site, Casella Theater, adjacent to green). Free and open to all. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Wednesday June 13

 

Castleton Women

CASTLETON The GFWC Castleton Woman’s Club will hold its Annual Picnic at noon on Wednesday, June 13, at the Castleton Community Center. This will be the final meeting of the club year, the picnic will be held inside the Center if it rains, and members are encouraged to bring guests. Information: Linda at 273-2086.

 

Bicycle Tours

STILLWATER Five-mile, ranger-guided Bicycle Tours will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, and Aug. 1, 15 and 29, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free and open to all. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Dems Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from the Stewart’s Shop. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 20 and 27, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday June 14

 

Lyme Disease Talk

MANCHESTER Dr. Ronald Stram will present a free talk on “Lyme Disease: Deciphering Fact from Fiction and Improving Outcomes with a Whole System Approach” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, in the Meeting Room at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Get the facts on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and advocacy. Reservations are requested with the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine at 802-445-3152.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present the Blue and Gold Night, student musicians from Granville Central School, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair.

 

Farmer Group

GREENWICH The second Beginning Farmer Learning Group meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at 99 Route 52 in Greenwich. Chris Lincoln and Tamara Van Ryn will discuss the direct marketing channels they’ve used to sell their produce, those that worked and those that didn’t. Free. Registration is requested with Gale Kohler at 765-3500, or email gek4@cornell.edu. Information: Steve Hadcock at 518-380-1497, email seh11@cornell.edu.

 

Friday June 15

 

Book Sale

GLENS FALLS The Friends of the Crandall Library will hold a Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 16th, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 226, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 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.

 

Parade/Awards/Music

GREENWICH The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host the 20th Annual Whipple City Festival Friday through Sunday, June 15 to 17, in Greenwich. “Sunday Comics Parade” marchers will line up at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in the Greenwich Kmart parking lot and step off at 6 p.m. Following the parade, award-winning artwork by syndicated artist John McPherson will be presented to the top three contingents or floats at the gazebo in Mowry Park. John will sign copies of his “Close to Home” books, too. Country music will follow by the Dry Town Drifters with Aaron Hahn and friends. Information: Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at 518-692-7979, or www.greenwichchamber.org.

 

Exhibit, Activities

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host an opening for its exhibit, “Tails and Terpsichore,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 15. This interactive event will feature a talking and singing 30-year-old yellow nape Amazon parrot, information from Dr. Joy Lucas of the Upstate Animal Medical Center, a dancing white barn owl with wildlife rehabilitator/educator Trish Marki, skilled Chihuahuas, and Sara Ellis with products for walking, eating, sleeping and having fun with your pets. Free and open to all. Information: 518-584-2225, or dancemuseum.org.

 

Saturday June 16

 

Bass Fishing Season

NEW YORK STATE Bass Fishing Season will open on Saturday, June 16, throughout the state of New York. Information: 518-897-1200, or www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9219.html.

 

Softball Tourney

QUEENSBURY The Girls 12 and under and 14 and under Softball Tourney will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Greenwich Festival

GREENWICH The 20th Annual Whipple City Festival, sponsored by the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, will continue on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Featured will be a country craft fair, a family carnival, events, games, animal exhibitors, pony rides, horse and wagon rides, a 5K run (Saturday morning), live music, and great food choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Information: 518-692-7979, or www.greenwichchamber.org.

 

Lawn Sale

GLENS FALLS An All-American Lawn Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Senior Citizens Center in Glens Falls. Information: 518-793-2189.

 

Horse Show

GREENWICH The 2012 Old Timer’s Horse Show will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Washington County Fairgrounds (rain or shine). Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. for participants age 18 and older and out of high school. Cost: $5 per class, $10 stall rental, with proceeds benefiting the Washington County 4-H Horse Program. Class list/rules/entry forms: 518-746-2560, or www.washington@cornell.edu.

 

Arts Festival

GLENS FALLS The LARAC Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, at City Park in Glens Falls. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 5, or www.larac.org.

 

Country Faire

GLENS FALLS The Zonta Country Faire will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th, at the Glen Street parking lot in Glens Falls. Information: 518-743-1844, or www.zontadistrict2.org/glensfalls.

 

Showcase at Sembrich

BOLTON LANDING A Young Performers Showcase will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Free and open to all. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Comic Opera

BENNINGTON The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will stage Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio,” a “comic tale of capture, rescue and love,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Cost: $25 at the door, $20 in advance at 802-442-7158.

 

Sunday June 17

 

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, June 17. Cost: $10 per takeout dinner. This barbecue will be held each Sunday through Aug. 19, with few exceptions.

 

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.

 

Monday June 18

 

New Exhibit

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Historical Society at 169 Broadway in Fort Edward invites everyone to see its current exhibition, “Hostilities in the Champlain Valley, 1812 to 1814,” running from Monday, June 18, through mid November. Learn about the war often referred to as “America’s Second War of Independence.” Also see a large model of the 17-gun schooner, Ticonderoga, and other memorabilia. Information: 518-747-7901.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on June 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday June 19

 

Bears of World

GRANVILLE A Bears of the World slide presentation will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. A short quiz will follow, along with a button bear craft. Free for children of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

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, June 19. 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, June 19. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday June 20

 

Tea Tasting, Talk

BOLTON LANDING A Lakeside Tea Tasting and Talk with Michael Harney will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, a The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered each Wednesday. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

Thursday June 21

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on 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.

 

Friday June 22

 

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 June 22. 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 June 22. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday June 23

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 27, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from June through October, at Depot Park, next to Walmart in downtown Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Thursday June 28

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present the New York Players from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This band features a big-band sound, top 40 and Motown tunes, and R&B. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair.

 

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.

 

Wednesday July 11

 

Bicycle Tours

STILLWATER Five-mile, ranger-guided Bicycle Tours will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 11 and 25, and Aug. 1, 15 and 29, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free and open to all. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

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.

 

Wednesday August 1

 

Bicycle Tours

STILLWATER Five-mile, ranger-guided Bicycle Tours will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 15 and 29, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free and open to all. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Saturday October 13

 

Poultney Yard Sale

POULTNEY The second of two 2012 Annual Townwide Yard Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Poultney (rain or shine). Vendor space ($20 each): Mary Lee Harris at 802-287-4114, or visit her at Stitchy Women, 144 Main Street in Poultney.

 

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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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