Community Calendar 7/12/12

 

Thursday July 12

 

Word/Art Workshop

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum in Shushan is accepting registrations for “Nature’s Kaleidoscope: Expressing Yourself through Words and Art,” a workshop that will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23 to 27. For ages 12 to 16. Cost: $50, including all materials. Information/registration: 518-854-3773, or email georgimuseum@albany.twbc.com.

 

Drum Circle

MANCHESTER Otha Day will open the Mark Skinner Library’s free summer reading program with a “sparkling and spirited interactive drum circle” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Young children and teens will earn free raffle tickets by reading in this program. Information/registration: 802-362-2607.

 

Thrift Shop Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad Street in Schuylerville is offering Christmas items at half price and a $1 bag sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 12 to 14. Information: 695-4640.

 

Historic Residence

CASTLETON The Higley House at 407 Main Street, Route 4A, in Castleton will be open on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. through Oct. 4. This is a lovely historic residence that also features a collection of antique carriages and tools.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays during the summer, across from the Castleton Free Library on Main Street, Route 4A.

 

Open Rehearsal

SALEM Music from Salem invites everyone to an Open Rehearsal at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem. Observe the shaping of a performance, with questions and conversation encouraged. Information: www.musicfromsalem.com.

 

Ham Supper

GRANVILLE The handicap-accessible North Granville Methodist Church at 10344 Route 22 invites everyone to a family-style Ham Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. Information: Dorothy Rathbun at 632-5182.

 

Free Concert

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Summer Concert Series will present the Billy Joel tribute band, “Storm Front,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Schaghticoke Town Hall gazebo, 290 Northline Drive in Melrose. Free and open to all. Information: 753-6915.

 

18th Century Structures

CAMBRIDGE Owner Vance C. Bateman, accompanied by restoration specialist Thomas Litwin, will examine an 18th century log structure and post-and-beam barn at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at 190 Brownell Road in Cambridge. Free admission and light refreshments will be served. Information: Joan at Hebron Preservation Society, 518-642-3465.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park will present the Chad Hollister Band with original rock and cover tunes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, in the Fair Haven town park. There’ll be a 50/50 drawing, multiple door prizes, and concessions by the Lakes Region Police Cadets. Water, hot dogs and popcorn will be available. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Story Time

SALEM The Bancroft Public Library at 181 Main Street in Salem will offer a Summer Evening Story Time at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, July 12, 19 and Aug. 2. A simple craft will be included, too. Information: 518-854-7463, or Susan Getty at email sgetty@sals.edu.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present Harold Ford and the Cash Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. The music of Johnny Cash will be featured. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair.

 

French Farce

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival will stage the hit French farce, “Boeing-Boeing,” by Marc Camoletti, Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 28, at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. An American businessman living in Paris juggles affairs with three airline flight attendants in this show. Times/tickets: 802-867-2223, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Fireworks

LAKE GEORGE Thursday Night Fireworks will be presented at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 19 and 26 at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.lakegeorgevillage.com.

 

Friday July 13

 

Bow Hunter Course

HARTFORD Cornell Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for a Bow Hunter Safety Course that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Hilltop Archery in Hartford. Registration is required by Tuesday, July 31, with Hilltop at 632-5430.

 

NYC Show

GREENWICH Reservations are being accepted for a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, Aug. 5, to see 2005 Greenwich Central School graduate Andrea Lynn Green in an off-Broadway play titled, “Harrison, TX.” The bus will leave at 8 a.m., returning about 11:30 p.m. Cost: $90 for bus and show. Tickets are available at Just Because, 2 Washington Square in Greenwich, at 518-338-5992, or email marygreen323@localnet.com.

 

Bible School

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will offer a Vacation Bible School that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16 to 20, at the Granville Baptist Church. For children in grades kindergarten through 6. Registration will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on July 16. Information: Rev. Peterson at 642-2245, or Rev. McKinney at 642-9039.

 

Caribbean Cruise

HARTFORD AREA The Recycled Teenagers group is accepting reservations for a Caribbean Cruise on the Norwegian Gem out of New York City that will run from Wednesday Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 16. Accommodations range from $1,075 to $1,415 and bus transportation will be provided to and from the city. Information/reservations: Dot Barber at 518-632-5210.

 

Books/Buns/Plants
GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library and the Slate Valley Garden Club will host the groups’ annual Book, Buns and Blooms Sale beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at the Mary J. Tanner School on Route 22 in Middle Granville. A variety of garden plants and home-baked goods will be offered, along with thousands of gently used fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, audio-visual materials, records, tapes, CDs, and books on tape. Prices range from 25 cents for paperbacks to $1 for hardcover books. Fill an entire bag provided for only $1 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information/to help set up the sale: 518-642-2525.

 

Literature Course

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer a Literature Course with Dr. James Kraft from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 13 and 27, at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. The title of this course is, “The American Divide: Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Henry James’ Daisy Miller and the Europeans.” Cost: $35 for both days. Information/registration: Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Family Fun Night

ARLINGTON The Arlington Recreation and Park Committee and the Arlington Lions Club will host a Family Fun Night from 4 to 7 p.m. on “lucky Friday,” July 13, at the Arlington Recreation Park. The reopening of the Lions’ swimming pond will be celebrated and there’ll be a barbecue, free balloons, popcorn and ice cream for children of all ages. Barbecue cost: $10, $25 per family, with proceeds benefiting the Pond Restoration Fund. Information: Jack Lee at 802-345-0062.

 

Art Opening

GLENS FALLS An opening reception for LARAC’s  “State of Flux” exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Lapham Gallery on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. Local musician Kate Blain will entertain and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 5, or www.larac.org.

Art Reception

WEST RUTLAND An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Emerging Sculptors,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 259 Marble Street in West Rutland. Also, at 6 p.m. there’ll be a life celebration of Keiko Van Guilder. Information: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Evening by Lake

NORTH BENNINGTON United Counseling Service invites everyone to “An Evening by the Lake” from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at Lake Paran in North Bennington. The local group, Bring It to the Fire, will provide music at this family event. Cost: Free admission; donations appreciated to benefit the counseling service. Information: www.ucsvt.org.

 

Dance Recital

WHITEHALL First Step Dance Studio will host its season-end dance recital “South Beach Bash 2012” at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, inside the Whitehall High School Auditorium. Admission costs $6 and proceeds will benefit the Class of 2014.

 

Band Festival

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Community Band Festival will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 13, and 10 a.m. July 14, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free. Information: www.lgcb.org.

 

Canal Festival

WHITEHALL The 30th Anniversary Whitehall Canal Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at Skenesborough Park, Skenesborough Drive in Whitehall. Friday will feature a cake booth at 6 p.m.; vendors, food, children’s games and rides from 6 to 10 p.m.; and music by the Willie Playmore Band at the picnic shelter from 7 to 9 p.m. The festivities will continue at noon on Saturday and everyone will be welcome.

 

Movie Night

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites everyone to a Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13. This PG-rated film runs 106 minutes. Bring popcorn to this free event. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Author Events

MANCHESTER The Northshire Bookstore will host the following authors this weekend: Juliet Grey, author of “Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13; David Rynick, author of “This Truth Never Fails” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14; and Buddhist teacher Irini Rockwell with “Natural Brilliance” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Free admission. Information: 802-362-2200 or www.northshire.com.

 

LGA Gala

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Association Gala will be held on Friday, July 13, at the Inn at Erlowest in Lake George. Information/reservations: 518-668-3558, or www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

 

Shakespeare

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Additional performances will be 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens and students. Refreshments will be available. Information/reservations: 518-747-4418, or email hrsc1999@aol.com.

 

Singing Anchors

SALEM A century of Broadway musicals will be celebrated in “The Singing Anchors of Broadway” that will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Starring will be television anchors Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn. Additional performances will be 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Saturday July 14

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Tag Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold its annual Tag Sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 14. Offered will be furniture, housewares, clothing, toys, and seasonal items priced to sell. Proceeds will go toward the church’s Outreach Fund for those in need and the Adams House restoration. Information/to donate clean, functional items for this sale: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Wells Variety Day

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to the 35th Annual Variety Day Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the green, Route 30 in Wells. Vendors, live music, food, a silent auction, treasure hunt, information on locally grown food and solar energy, games, contests and more will be featured.

 

GRANVILLE — The Slate Valley Museum will hold its first Quarry Dog Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 14. Dog lovers are invited to bring their favorite pets to the campus surrounding the museum for a wide variety of activities.

 

Car Show

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts will host the 33rd Annual RAVE Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Featured will be vintage vehicles, vendors, food, music, door prizes, a model car contest (Sunday only), live radio remotes, a 50/50 raffle, a car cruise (4:30 p.m. Saturday), and a dance (Saturday night, Holiday Inn, $7). Spectator admission: $5; free age 11 and younger. Show car registration starting at 7 a.m. both days: $15 in advance; $20 at show. Information: 802-773-6612 before 9 p.m., email ravecarclub@gmail.com, or www.ravecarclub.com.

 

Arts and Crafts

LAKE GEORGE A Festival of Arts and Crafts will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village.  Information: 518-744-3418.

 

Tractor Pull, More

ARGYLE The Third Annual Carl Lufkin Memorial Garden Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday, July 14, at the large field behind 10 Main Street in Argyle. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the competition at 10 a.m. Cost: $5 adults, free age 9 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. This event will include displays of antique farm equipment, a car and truck show, bounce houses, food, a pig roast (6 p.m.; advance tickets only with Michelle Armstrong at 518-638-8482); craft fair, bluegrass music, and more. Information: Scott Lufkin at 638-6960.

 

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, July 14, at the Department of Public Works Garage on Memorial Drive in Cambridge Village. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccination and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

Dream Catcher

HUDSON FALLS A free Debby’s Dream Catcher Craft Activity will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street. Children will make a dream catcher and learn about this Native American custom. Pre-registration is required at 518-747-6406, or email mgandron@sals.edu.

 

Encampment

STILLWATER An 18th Century Artificers’ Encampment will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Artificers were professional tradesmen who worked with armies to provide or repair supplies needed by the troops. See how common items were manufactured in early America at this free event. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 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.

 

Art Show

NORTH GREENBUSH The Rensselaer County Master Gardeners will present a Juried Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Robert C. Parker School on Rte. 43, No. Greenbush. Forty artists will display a variety of work from pottery and jewelry, to photography, painting and more. Also tour the Herb Garden, Grasses Garden, and Butterfly Garden. Free admission. Information: David Chinery at 518-272-4210 or dhc3@cornell.edu.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present the New Orleans-style band, Buck2Fifty, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. Free and open to all.

 

Canal Festival

WHITEHALL The 30th Anniversary Whitehall Canal Festival will continue on Saturday, July 14, at Skenesborough Park on Skenesborough Drive. From noon to 10 p.m. there’ll be vendors, food, children’s games and rides, including the Wing Clydesdales; from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the Children at Play Band will perform in the amphitheater; and fireworks will light up the sky at 9:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Photo Exhibit

PAWLET The work of photographer James Link will be featured in the annual Summer Photo Exhibit from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, in the Matt Waite Gallery of the Pawlet Public Library. The “essence of everyday life both locally and globally” is captured in James’ images that will be available for purchase. Information: 802-325-3123.

 

Pig Roast

ARLINGTON The annual Pig Roast will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington Center. Cost: $12; $8 ages 5 to 12. Everyone is invited to this family event. Information: 802-375-9952.

 

Quintet

WHITEHALL The Bridge Theater Cabaret Series will present The Spurs USA Quintet in a “When Country Was Cool” show from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Whitehall Armory, corner of Williams Street and Route 4. All seats are reserved at $19, $17 senior citizens, and $15 students at 518-874-0800.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67. Cost: $10. Information: 753-0406.

 

Big Apple Circus

LAKE GEORGE The Big Apple Circus will present matinee and evening shows on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, and Tuesday through Sunday, July 17 to 22, at the Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 518-668-5771, or www.villageoflakegeorge.us.

 

Harmonica Master

MANCHESTER Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Supersharp” Cotton and his band will headline the Blues and Brews Festival at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Cost: $25 in advance at 802-362-1405 or www.svac.org; $30 at the door.

 

Potluck, Meeting

WELLS The Lake St. Catherine Assn. will hold its annual Potluck Supper and Membership Meeting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. All members, friends and residents will be welcome. You are asked to bring a serving for eight people of a favorite salad, meat or vegetable dish, or dessert. The membership meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Information: Mary Jo Teetor at 802-287-5836.

 

Free Concert

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Under-the-Stars Concert Series will present The Lawn Boys from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, in the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge area. This group features Phish-style music, with rolling melodies and up-tempo beats. Cost: Free. Barbecue and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: 1-800-Stratton, or www.Stratton.com.

 

Sunday July 15

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Bottle Show

NORTH EASTON The Ninth Annual New York-New England Milk Bottle Collectors Show and Picnic will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Burton Hall in North Easton. Everyone is invited to bring bottles to buy, sell or swap, or just to browse. Tables, food and drinks will be provided. Information: Joe Archambeault at 692-7803, or Burton Hall (show day only), 692-2678.

 

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 Sunday, July 15. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Coffee/Open House

LAKE GEORGE A free Coffee-on-the-Porch Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 15, at the Wiawaka Holiday House in Lake George. Information: 518-668-9690, or www.wiawaka.org.

 

Award Luncheon

MANCHESTER Darby Bradley, a well-known conservationist and former president of the Vermont Land Trust, will be feted at a noon luncheon on Sunday, July 15, in the Lincoln Family Home at Hildene in Manchester. The Hildene Award will be presented to Darby and it includes a $10,000 prize to go to the community project of his choosing. Cost: $30; $20 Hildene members and volunteers. Reservations are required with Stephanie at 802-367-7960, or email stephanie@hildene.org.

 

Paint, Picnic

QUEENSBURY The Adirondack Pastel Society will host a Plein Air Paint Out and Picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 (rain date July 22), at Hovey Pond Park Lafayette in Queensbury. Bring your own easel and painting materials and the society will provide cookies and beverages (also bring your lunch or something to share). Free and open to all. Information: Bev at 518-793-9350.

 

Reenactment

HUBBARDTON A Hubbardton resident from 1777 will come to life and tell about the Revolutionary War and what happened in Hubbardton after the battle at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road (rain or shine). Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Chamber Music

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will present a chamber music concert, “Great Impressions: Beethoven/Faure/Mozart,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: Pay what you will. Advance tickets: 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org. Information: www.musicfromsalem.org.

 

1856 N. Bennington

BENNINGTON The Bennington Historical Society will host Jane Radocchia with a talk on the village of North Bennington before the “big house,” the Park-McCullough House was constructed, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, in the Ada Paresky Education Center of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street. Jane will use an 1856 map as a guide for this talk that’s free and open to all. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 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 precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 832-1780.

 

Vermont Author Talk

MANCHESTER The Vermont Humanities Council and the Mark Skinner Library will present Helene Lang with a program titled, “Dorothy Canfield Fisher: A Vermonter for the World,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Dorothy is the author of 40 books of fiction and non-fiction. Free and open to all. Information: Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607.

 

Learn to Curl

MANCHESTER The Equinox Curling Club will offer Learn to Curl Clinics from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. and again from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 and 29, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Cost: $35. Pre-registration is required with Jacki Lappen, 802-645-0222, or email info@equinoxcurlingclub.org.

 

Monday July 16

 

Car Show

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will host and Antique and Classic Car Show Rally beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, at the Dorr Farm off Route 30 in Manchester. Featured will be more than 200 Model Ts. Visit the farm or see the cars as they cruise Route 7A. Information: Chamber at 802-362-6313.

 

Benefit Raffle

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library will host a benefit raffle for S.A.F.E.R. (Scuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief) during library hours from Monday, July 16 to Saturday, July 21. Bring a donation of household items such as toilet paper, shampoo or bug spray to receive a ticket to be entered in the raffle. Prizes include gift baskets from Schuyler Sweets, Avon, Bath and Bodyworks and more. For a complete list of items needed, call 695-6641.

 

Summer Luncheon

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection will host its Summer Luncheon Series at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, at The Lake George Club in Diamond Point. Erin Coe, The Hyde’s chief curator, will discuss and preview The Hyde’s summer 2013 exhibition, “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.” Cost: $55 (or $100 for this luncheon and another on Aug. 23 with New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman). Information/tickets: Kara Shier at 518-793-1761, Ext. 23, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 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.

 

Tuesday July 17

 

Women’s Health

GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Greenwich Town Office on Academy Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Blood Drive

RUTLAND CVPS and WJJR Radio will sponsor the Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon that will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Appointments to donate blood are recommended but walk-ins will be welcome. Children age 16 now are eligible to give blood in Vermont. Information/appointments: 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

Garden Club Meets

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the American Legion Hall in Arlington. A business meeting will be followed by instruction and sign-ups for a private, self-guided garden tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 ($15; information/reservations: 375-6869). Non-members bringing a guest to this meeting are asked to call Fran Shepherd at 375-2465 for a reservation. Information: www.arlingtongardenclubvt@webs.com.

 

Bible School

WEST HEBRON The United Presbyterian Church in West Hebron will continue its Vacation Bible School from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 24 and 31, and Aug. 7. All children in grades kindergarten through 6 will be welcome. Information/registration: 854-3729.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The Tuesday Concerts on the Green will present Celtic rock music by Prydein from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at Applejack Field at the Manchester Recreation Park (rain site, Riley Rink). Free and open to all. Information: Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at 802-362-6313.

 

Pond Management

GREENWICH The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Ag Stewardship Assn. will offer a Pond Management Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Lacroix family pond off Route 372 at 205 Old Cambridge Road in Greenwich (rain or shine). Light refreshments will be served. Information: SWCD at 518-692-9940, Ext. 3, or ASA at 692-7285.

 

Craft Night

SCHUYLERVILLE Craft Night will be offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. This activity will be held throughout the summer and this month, all knitters, crocheters and crafters are encouraged to attend. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Play Reading

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival will continue its New Play Reading Series with Laura Eason’s “The Undeniable Sound of Right Now” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the Dorset Playhouse. Cost: $12. Also, beginning at 6:30 p.m., music and food will be available in the Playhouse’s Gallery Café. Information: 802-867-2223, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Castleton Summer Concert Series will present the 10-piece, big horn, big sound New York Players at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Old Chapel Green on the Castleton State College Campus off or Route 4A (rain site, Casella Theater adjacent to the green). This group features energetic “rockin-billy” and honky-tonk music. Free and open to all. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Wednesday July 18

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, Sheldon Towers, Rutland; 11 a.m. July 18, Linden Terrace, Rutland; 9 a.m. July 18, Dorset Nursing Assn., Dorset; 1:15 p.m. July 18, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. July 18, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; and 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, Maple Village, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Floating Classroom

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Assn. will offer a Floating Classroom activity at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in July at Lower Amherst Street in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 518-668-3558, or www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

 

Blood Drive

MANCHESTER A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, in the large banquet room at Riley Rink in Manchester. Coordinator Jessie Forrest suggests that donors come between 10 a.m. and noon, or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., so that the workers will have time for lunch.

 

Growing Flowers

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester will host master gardener Henry Homeyer with a slide show titled, “Growing Great Flowers for Vermont, including Lesser-Known Greats,” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Henry will explain what each flower needs to succeed and how to deal with pests and diseases without using chemicals. Cost: $5 non-members.

 

Legally Blonde

LAKE GEORGE The Youtheatre will present “Legally Blonde” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20, at Lake George High School. Information/cost: 518-793-3521, or www.lgyoutheatre.com.

 

Owls Program

HUDSON FALLS An “Owls of the Midnight Sky” program with live animals will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street. Information: 518-747-6406, or www.hudsonfalls.sals.edu.

 

WWI Music, Art

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer a program on “The Music and Art of World War I” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Drs. Diane Paige and Douglas Zullo from Hartwick College will lead this program. Cost: $20. Information/registration: Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820.

 

Bees Documentary

SCHAGHTICOKE The documentary “Vanishing of the Bees” will be screened at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

Night Music

MANCHESTER Young musician/composer Ramsay Eyre will present a “Little Night Music” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY Heidi Brown will lead a discussion based on the book, “Conscious Discipline” by Dr. Becky Bailey, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, in Poultney. Parents, caregivers and teachers are encouraged to attend this free activity that is designed to help them better communicate with children. Information/location: Heidi at 802-884-8040, or email musicwithheidi@gmail.com.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold free Open House events from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in July at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Dance Party

BOLTON LANDING A Balkan Dance Party with the Raya Brass Band will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Thursday July 19

 

Cookout

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will host a Cookout on Thursday, July 19, at Lake Shaftsbury in Shaftsbury. Bring something to cook over a campfire and hike, swim, or just relax. Information/time: Renee Warren at 747-4466.

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 4 on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be bedding plants, specialty foods, range-fed meat and eggs, farmstead cheeses, Vermont crafts, and more. Information: 802-468-5805.

 

Family Program

MANCHESTER Alexandra Langstaff will lead a Family Program of “music, movement, fun and fantasy” for children at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Lego Activity

PAWLET Beth Kashner will read a Lego description and then you’ll build what she described during a “LEGOs!” activity from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Pawlet Public Library. Free and open to all. This activity will continue on Thursdays during the summer. Information: 802-325-3123.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays during the summer, across from the Castleton Free Library on Main Street, Route 4A.

 

Pizza at VFW

GRANVILLE The auxiliary of VFW Post 1653 at 9 North Street in Granville invites everyone for Pizza from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 cheese; $9 pepperoni.

 

Gallery Opening

MANCHESTER A Gallery Opening event will be held for an exhibition of work by painter Dottie Ferone and sculptor Judy Pagnucco at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at The Gallery at Equinox Village in Manchester. Their work celebrates “the natural world, light, and things they find beautiful.” Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Summer Concert Series will present the Hair of the Dog band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Schaghticoke Town Hall gazebo, 290 Northline Drive in Melrose. Free and open to all. Information: 753-6915.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park will present the Left Eye Jump Blues Band with traditional blues music from the 1940s and ‘50s at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Fair Haven town park. There’ll be a 50/50 drawing, multiple door prizes, and concessions by the Lakes Region Police Cadets. Water, hot dogs and popcorn will be available. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Hildene Talk

RUPERT  Hildene Executive Director Seth Bongartz will share the history of the estate of Robert Lincoln at a special program of the Rupert Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the R.K. Kittay Library and Historical Society building on Route 153, Main St., Rupert. Free admission. Information: Gene Higgins at 802-394-7738.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The West Rutland Summer Concert Series will present the West Rutland duo of Carl Wener and Ralph Johnson of “The Reasonable Facsimile” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the West Rutland Town Hall green. Free admission; non-perishable food items will be collected for the West Rutland Food Shelf. Rain site: Town Hall auditorium.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present Country Express from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. A mix of current and classic country hits will be featured. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair.

 

Imani Winds Concert

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “Music Under the Stars,” featuring the highly acclaimed Imani Winds in concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Cost: $35 adults; $10 students with ID. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Stargazing

HUBBARDTON The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will host a “Star Light, Star Bright Star Night” event from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Telescopes will be provided for stargazing; bring a blanket, flashlight, binoculars and your own telescope if you have them. In case of inclement weather, a program with photos of deep space will be held indoors. Reservations are requested at 802-273-2282. Information: www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Friday July 20

 

SolarFest

TINMOUTH The 18th Annual SolarFest…Vermont’s longest-running music, art, and sustainability festival…will be held Friday through Sunday, July 20 to 22, at the Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth. Words by keynote presenter Steven Strong, president of Solar Design Associates, will be delivered on Saturday, while author, teacher and community activist Bill McKibben will deliver the keynote address at 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $39; $15 single day pass; free age 14 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information/tickets: 802-235-1513, or www.SolarFest.org.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 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

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Stratton Golf School Benefit Jamboree will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Stratton Mountain Golf School, 5 Village Lodge Road. Featured will be clinics, a putting contest, 10-minute lessons, refreshments, prizes and raffles. Lesson fees will be waived in lieu of donations to the Hurricane Irene Relief Fund. Pre-registration is not necessary. Information: 802-297-2096, or www.strattonfoundation.org.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on July 20. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Music in the Park Concert Series will present the Hartford Community Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the 1892 bandstand in Whitehall’s Riverside Park. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Guthrie Tribute

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival will present “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Additional performances will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, through Saturday, July 28, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. Cost: $25 to $40. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.ATFestival.org.

 

Saturday July 21

 

1777 Reenactment

TICONDEROGA A “Defiance and Independence” reenactment of the 1777 capture of Ticonderoga will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, at Fort Ticonderoga. Information: Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, or www.ticonderogany.com.

 

Rummage/Bake Sale

PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church at 12 Head of Lane will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. In addition to the sale items, homemade soup, chili, hot dogs, hamburgers and more will be available for sale all day. Information: 283-5397.

 

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

 

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 through October, at Depot Park, next to Walmart in downtown Rutland. Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

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.

 

Auction/Tag Sale

EAST DORSET The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity will hold an Auction and Tag Sale on Saturday, July 21, at A Safe Place Self Storage in East Dorset. There’ll be a preview and tag sale at 9 a.m. and the auction will start at 10 a.m. Auction items include chairs and tables for various uses, bedroom furniture, lamps, recreation equipment, and much more. All funds raised will be used locally. Information: 802-367-1000, or email bennhabitat@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

Garden Tour

ARLINGTON AREA The Arlington Garden Club will host a self-guided Tour of Eight Private Gardens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, in Arlington, Sandgate and Shaftsbury (rain or shine). Cost: $15. Tickets are available at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, The Arlington Inn (prior to and day of tour), Berkshire Bank in Arlington, and at Arlington Framers. Order a bag lunch for the tour by July 19 at 375-6462. Information: 375-6869.

 

Community Market

POULTNEY The Stone Valley Community Market at 216 Main Street in Poultney will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

Blind Run Benefit

GRANVILLE The Section Eight Ryders will host a Blind Run Fundraiser for the Granville PBA Youth Center on Saturday, July 21, from the Price Chopper parking lot in Granville. Sign in from 11 a.m. to noon at $15 per bike, $5 per rider. Find the party at the end of the run where there’ll be prizes, music, food and a raffle. Information: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present The Barefoot Boys from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. Free and open to all.

 

Lantern Making

SCHAGHTICOKE You are invited to come to the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, to make a Tissue Paper Lantern to hold a candle or light. For ages 11 and older. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Mark Phillips, owner of the William J. Burke and Sons Funeral Home on N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs, will speak on Victorian funeral customs and what you can learn from funeral home records and directors. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

Play Reading

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival will present a new play reading of “Filming O’Keeffe” by Eric Lane at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, and 7:30 p.m. July 22, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Cost: $25 to $40. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.ATFestival.org.

 

Art Reception

SALEM Everyone is invited to an Art Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the North Main Gallery & Annex, 196 N. Main Street, Route 22, in Salem. Featured will be exhibition by artists Johanne Renbeck and Paula Krieg, and eight book-art works. Information: 518-854-3406.

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for a photography exhibition titled, “Beauty is Where You Find It,” by Dana Spencer will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at The Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Church off Route 7 in Pittstown Village invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Eat in or take out. Information/reservations: Faith at 518-663-5196.

 

Museum Event

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum invites everyone to a “White on Green” event (white wine on a green lawn) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at its property on Broad Street in Cambridge. In addition to wine, there’ll be hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live music. Also featured will be the exhibition, “The American Revolution from Start to Finish as Expressed in Popular Art.” Cost: Small donation. Information: Lois Sheaff at 518-677-5562.

 

Open Mic

FORT EDWARD Open Mic Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: $5 suggested. If interested in performing, call 747-3421. Refreshments will be available, there’ll be a raffle, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 832-1780.

 

Annual Gala

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Bridges Annual Gala, “The White Party,” will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Fasig Tipton in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be food by Hall of Springs Catering, an open bar by Diageo, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. Cost: $150; $100 age 35 and younger. Information/reservations: 518-587-0723, email info@saratogabridges.org, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Opry Show

WHITEHALL The Bridge Theater Cabaret Series will present Laura Roth with a “1960s Grand Ol’ Opry” show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Whitehall Armory, corner of Williams Street and Route 4. All seats are reserved at $19, $17 senior citizens, and $15 students at 518-874-0800.

 

Whiskey Sessions

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival will present The Whiskey Sessions with The Wood Brothers and Gold Town bands on Saturday, July 21, at the Dorset Playhouse. In addition to music by these popular local bands, there’ll be hors d’oeuvres, “prohibition period” cocktails, “single-barrel” bourbon (cash bar), a honky-tonk bar, and more. Cost: $75. Tickets/time: 802-867-2223, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Guitarist Performs

BENNINGTON Guitarist Gabriel Ayala will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Gabriel has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has received a number of prestigious awards. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information/tickets: www.thebennington.org.

 

Sunday July 22

 

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, July 22. Cost: $10 per takeout dinner. This barbecue will be held each Sunday through Aug. 19, with few exceptions.

 

Monday July 23

 

Magical Monday

LAKE GEORGE A free Musical Magical Monday event will be held each Monday in July at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Live music, magicians, jugglers, and bounce houses will be featured. Information/times: 518-668-5771, or www.villageoflakegeorge.us.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on July 23. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday July 24

 

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, July 24. 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, July 24. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday July 25

 

 

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, July 25, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Open Mic

FORT EDWARD Open Mic Night will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: $5 suggested. If interested in performing, call 747-3421. Refreshments will be available, there’ll be a raffle, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 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.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Thursday July 26

 

Historic Residence

CASTLETON The Higley House at 407 Main Street, Route 4A, in Castleton will be open on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. through Oct. 4. This is a lovely historic residence that also features a collection of antique carriages and tools.

 

Castleton Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Village Farmers Market will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays during the summer, across from the Castleton Free Library on Main Street, Route 4A.

 

Guthrie Tribute

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival will continue its staging of “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 26 to 28, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Cost: $25 to $40. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.ATFestival.org.

 

Sunday July 29

 

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, July 29, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 832-1780.

 

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 August 4

 

Children’s Exhibits

RUTLAND The Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum will provide Summer Exhibits for young children at 5 Center Street on Saturday, Aug. 4, during the downtown Rutland sidewalk sales, and during Friday Night Live in downtown Rutland on Aug. 10. Information: Myra Peffer at 802-774-8493, email wonderfeetkidsmuseumvt@gmail.com, or  www.wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.

 

Sunday August 5

 

Pancake Breakfast

WELLS The Wells Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the firehouse on Route 80.

 

Monday August 6

 

5K Trail Race

WILTON The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Race Series will continue at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 and 20, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Cost: $5 per race, with proceeds benefiting the Preserve and Park. Light refreshments will follow each race along with unusual raffle prizes. Bring water. Information: Jeff and Laura Clark at 581-1278, email info@saratogastryders.org, or www.saratogastryders.org.

 

Tuesday August 7

 

Story Hour

CAMBRIDGE A free Summer Story Hour for ages 2 to 6 will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays in August at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Bring you own child’s snack and beverage. Information: 518-677-2515, or email info@battenkillbooks.com.

 

Play Reading

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival will continue its New Play Reading Series, with nationally recognized playwrights Sherry Kramer, Laura Eason and Cusi Cram, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Dorset Playhouse. Also, beginning at 6:30 p.m., music and food will be available in the Playhouse’s Gallery Café. Information: 802-867-2223, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Wednesday August 8

 

Story Hour

SCHUYLERVILLE Story Hour will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer at the Schuylerville Public Library. A craft and snack will follow the stories and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Sunday August 12

 

Family Program

MANCHESTER The Northshire Bookstore and the Southern Vermont Arts Center will offer a free “This Land is Your Land” family program for ages 4 to 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at the Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, toll-free at 1-800-437-3700, or www.northshire.com.

 

Tuesday August 14

 

Book Reading

PAWLET Local author Austin Burbank will read excerpts form his work at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Pawlet Public Library. Information/reservations: 802-325-3123.

 

Wednesday August 15

 

Art in the Park

SARATOGA SPRINGS Wednesday, Aug. 15, is the deadline for artists to register for Saratoga Arts’ “Art in the Park” exhibition and sale that will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Registration/fees: 518-584-4132, or email snatale@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Tuesday August 21

 

Summer Luncheon

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection will host its Summer Luncheon Series at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs. Michael Kimmelman, a critic for the New York Times, will speak on “From New York Abroad and Back Again.” Cost: $55. Information/tickets: Kara Shier at 518-793-1761, Ext. 23, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Sunday September 2

 

Pancake Breakfast

WELLS The Wells Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the firehouse on Route 30.

 

Saturday September 15

 

Art in the Park

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts’ “Art in the Park” exhibition and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Artist registration/fees: 518-584-4132, or email snatale@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Sunday October 7

 

Pancake Breakfast

WELLS The Wells Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the firehouse on Route 30.

 

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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(The following farm market information is outdated, JWC 6-12)

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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