Community Calendar 7/19/12

 

Thursday July 19

 

Benefit Raffle

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street  will continue hosting a benefit raffle for the Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief organization Thursday through Saturday, July 19 to 21. Donate household items such as toilet paper, shampoo or bug spray and receive tickets to enter the raffle. Win gift baskets from Schuyler Sweets, Avon, Bath and Bodyworks, and others. Information/other items to donate: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Walk-Fit Group

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites everyone to join a Walk-Fit Group at 8 a.m. on Thursdays. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS The free Third Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in downtown Glens Falls. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.com.

 

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., in Rupert. Free and open to all. 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.

 

Free Concert

LAKE GEORGE The 42nd Infantry Division Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free and open to all. Information: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgeartsproject.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

 

History Day Camp

ORWELL The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is accepting registrations for its annual History Day Camp for ages 6 to 11 that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 25 to 27. The first inhabitants of the Mount thousands of years ago, and the American Revolution, will be highlighted. Cost: $50, including snacks each day. Pre-registration is required at 802-948-2000. Information: www.HistoricVermont.org/sites.

 

Bible Club

WEST PAWLET The Mettowee Valley Church is accepting registrations for a SKY Backyard Bible Club that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23 to 27, at 82 Route 27, Parker Hill Road, in Granville. For children in kindergarten through grade 5 and transportation will be available. Information/registration: Kandy Southworth at 802-645-0905.

 

Photo Contest

RUTLAND The Chaffee Art Center at 16 S. Main Street in Rutland is seeking entries in its Fifth Annual Amateur Photography Contest. “Portraits” is this year’s theme, and anyone of any age may submit up to three photos with an entry form that is available at the Chaffee, or at www.chaffeeartcenter.org. The entry deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 19. Information: 802-775-0356.

 

Story Walk

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library and the Manchester Parks and Recreation Dept. will host a Story Walk activity at the Manchester Recreation Park throughout the summer and early fall. Walk, read and have fun. Information: Library at 802-362-2607.

 

Seniors’ Trip

PAWLET AREA The Haystack Hustler Seniors group is accepting reservations for a trip to Salem to see “Adorable Me,” the Totie Fields story, on Saturday, Aug. 4. Information/reservations: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Day Camp

ORWELL The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is accepting registrations for a Morning Day Camp for ages 6 to 11 that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 25 to 27. Cost: $50. Pre-registration is required at 802-948-2000. Information: www.HistoricVermont.org/MountIndependence.

 

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.

 

Children’s Opera

BOLTON LANDING The Seagle Music Colony Children’s Opera will be presented at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 20, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Free. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

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.

 

Americana Music

GREENWICH The Nashville duo, The Twangtown Paramours, will perform a “sophisticated Americana blend” of music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at Seventy Main in Greenwich. Cost: $12 in advance at www.seventymain.com; $14 at the door. Information: www.twangtownparamours.com.

 

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

 

Paddle Fest

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Stand Up Paddle Fest and Fun Race will be held on Saturday, July 21, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free. Information: 518-656-9353.

 

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.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

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 Adirondack chairs and tables for various uses, bedroom furniture, lamps, bicycles, recreation and exercise 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.

 

Family Fun Day

GREENWICH A Family Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Washington County Fair Farm Museum in Greenwich. Activities based on Winnie the Pooh stories will be featured (visit with owl, pet the donkey and piglets) and cake will be provided at the food booth. Free admission. Information: Washington County Fair office at 518-692-2464, or www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

 

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.

 

Hot Rods

LAKE GEORGE A Lake George Hot Rod Happening event will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 22nd, at Beach Road in Lake George Village. Information/cost (free age 11 and younger): 518-668-3692, or www.lakegeorgehotrod.com.

 

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.

 

Ham Dinner

GREENWICH A Ham Dinner to benefit the Casey Wolf family will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Middle Falls Firehouse on Route 29 in Greenwich. Doors will open at 4 p.m., takeouts will be available, and there’ll be an auction at 6 p.m. and deejay music at 7 p.m. Cost: $15. Tickets are available at Marty Smith’s Garage, 692-2053, and from Sandy Friday at 692-8697.

 

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 An Open Mic Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Admission: $5. If interested in performing, call Steve “Skeeter” Morse at 932-3620 or 642-9866. Refreshments will be available, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, and everyone will be welcome. Information: www.littletheater27.org.

 

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

 

Mt. Ascutney Climb

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a difficult, six-mile climb to the summit of Mount Ascutney in Windsor on Sunday, July 22. Meet at 8 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

Benefit Run

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will host the Silver Towers Run on Sunday, July 22. Sign in from 9 to 10 a.m. at Outdoors in Motion on Route 4 in Rutland. Cost: $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Silver Towers Camp for Exceptional People. A barbecue will follow the run. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

Basket Party

GRANVILLE A basket party is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Bulkley Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m., and drawing begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the first set and $2 for each additional set. The group is seeking baskets, which may be dropped off at the church rectory or foyer.

 

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.

 

Democrats’ Picnic

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Democrats’ Annual Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, at the Idle Hour Club off Route 197W on Roger’s Island in Fort Edward (bring a dish to share). Cost: $15; $25 per couple. Tickets are available from Washington County Democratic Committee members. Information: Sheila Comar at 518-642-9566, or www.washingtoncountydemocrats.com.

 

1777 Redux

ORWELL Historian Paul Andriscin will present a program titled, “An Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking Col. John Brown,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. The American attempt to retake Mount Independence in 1777 will be the focus of this program. Cost: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.HistoricVermont.org/MountIndependence.

 

Spaghetti, Auction

RUPERT A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the families of Steven L. Susee and Shirley Waite will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, at the Rupert Firehouse on Route 153. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10. Tickets are available in the Salem area at the Main Street Diner, Salem Hardware, Fred’s Sub Shop, A&J Agway, and from Steven Saunders at 518-321-9430. In the Bennington area, call Pamela Saunders at 802-688-6612. There also will be a silent auction, raffle, and a 50/50 raffle. To donate items, call Jen Wever at 518-854-7692, or Steven Saunders at 518-321-9430.

 

Dinner Benefit

ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to a Rotini with Salsa de Limone Dinner to benefit Burdett Commons at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Information/reservations: 802-375-2548.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY The Poultney-Granville Band will perform in concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 and 29, at the green in East Poultney. Waltzes, marches, show tunes, blues and more will be featured. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

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.

 

Seeing is Believing

MANCHESTER Dr. James FitzGerald, founder of Advanced Eye Care in Bennington, will speak on “Seeing is Believing: Six Things Optical Illusions Can Teach Us” at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Our visual perception of shapes, color and fine art will be the focus of this talk. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

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

 

Seniors’ Picnic

LAKE ST. CATHERINE Duane and Louella Park will host a Picnic for the Haystack Hustler Seniors group on Tuesday, July 24, at their camp on Lake St. Catherine (rain or shine). Attendees should bring a picnic lunch item, lawn chair and beverage. Supplies and meat for grilling will be provided. Food will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf, too. Time/address: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad in Whitehall. 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.

 

Children’s Activity

SCHAGHTICOKE Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to a “Myths, Masks and Dreams” activity from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 and 31, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. This two-part, interactive workshop is about storytelling and dreams, and children will make their own mythical mask. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The Tuesday Concerts on the Green will present Wildwood with bluegrass and acoustic music from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at Applejack Field at the Manchester Recreation Park (rain site, Riley Rink). Free and open to all; no dogs allowed. Information: Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at 802-362-6313.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Castleton Summer Concert Series will present Boreal Tordu at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Old Chapel Green on the Castleton State College campus off Route 4A (rain site, college’s Glenbrook Gymnasium). Folk songs, ballads, Cajun swing and French fiddle tunes will be featured. 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, 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

 

Puppet People

BOLTON LANDING “The Firebird” with the Puppet People will be presented at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Children’s Activity

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs invites ages 3 to 6 to “Top Hats & Tap Shoes,” a program on the world of vaudeville and tap, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Children will color scenes from the Karen Ackerman book, “Song and Dance Man,” and dance along with a vaudeville video. Free. Reservations are requested at 518-584-2225, Ext. 3009, or email sue@dancemuseum.org.

 

Garden Club

HARTFORD The Tri-County Farm and Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Hartford. Tri-County designers will show several designs to inspire participation in the annual flower show in August. Guests will be welcome. Information: 584-4439, or 884-9280.

 

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.

 

Seussical

LAKE GEORGE The Youtheatre will stage “Seussical” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27, at the high school in Lake George. Information/cost: 518-793-3521, or www.lgyoutheatre.com.

 

Open Mic

FORT EDWARD An Open Mic Show will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Admission: $5. If interested in performing, call Steve “Skeeter” Morse at 932-3620 or 642-9866. Refreshments will be available, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, and everyone will be welcome. Information: www.littletheater27.org.

 

Bedtime Stories

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson Falls Free Library at 220 Main Street will host “Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Casey” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Children are invited to come in their pajamas to listen to classic bedtime stories and enjoy milk and cookies. Free. Information: 518-747-6406, or www.hudsonfalls.sals.edu.

 

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.

 

The Summer Sky

PAWLET Errol Pomerance will present a “Starry Night” program for children and adults at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Pawlet Public Library. The wonders of the summer sky will be featured. Return at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, for a “Stars, Planets and Moons” program, Aug. 7 for “Where the Wild Things Are,” and Aug. 14 for “Nocturnal Animals.”  Cost: Free; donations appreciated. Information: 802-325-3123.

 

Movie Night

SCHAGHTICOKE The Diver Memorial Library at 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke will host a Kids’ Movie Night, featuring “The Secret World of Arrietty,” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Amazing Robotics

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will host Kathy Ceceri’s “Amazing Robotics” program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. Learn about robots with hands-on activities. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers and listeners will be welcome at this free event and refreshments will be available. Information: Mel at 518-632-5026.

 

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

 

Bluegrass Festival

DANBY The Green Mountain Climbers Snowmobile Club will host an “Olde Country & Bluegrass Festival” Thursday through Saturday, July 26 to 28, at Powers Field in Danby. Featured will be several bands each day (bring a chair; performances 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday), a food concession stand (opens 4 p.m. Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday), and workshops. Cost: $50 weekend pass; $15 Thursday; $25 Friday ($15 after 5 p.m.); and $25 Saturday ($15 after 5 p.m.). There also will be a spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday ($8). Information: www.greenmountainclimbers.wordpress.com.

 

Bats Program

MANCHESTER Beth from the Grafton Nature Museum will present an interactive program about bats at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. For ages 5 and older. Slides, mounted bats, a puppet show and more will be included in this free event that’s open to all (children must be accompanied by an adult). Information: 802-362-2607.

 

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.

 

Family Dinner

GRANVILLE The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A will hold a family style turkey dinner with turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, homemade rolls, homemade pies and beverages. The event is 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26. Tickets are $8, children five to 12 are $4 and children under four are free. Takeouts and gift certificates are available. For more information, call 642-3871

 

F. D. Auction

PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its annual Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the firehouse on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Food and beverages will be available before and during the auction. Bring a chair. Information/to donate an item for the auction: Firehouse at 802-325-3222, Fran Powers at 325-3191, or Dale Decker at 325-3721.

 

1K Beer Run

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Golden Eagles will host the First Annual 1K Beer Run for age 21 and older at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at East Field, 175 Dix Avenue in Glens Falls. The 1K, preceding the Eagles’ game with the Amsterdam Mohawks, will consist of three laps around the perimeter of the field, with stops for beer after the fist two laps. All runners will get free admission to the game, a T-shirt, and three beers. Trophies will be awarded, too. Register from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. for $25 at the East Field office. Information: Jon Williams at email jwilliams@glensfallsgoldeneagles.com, or call the office at 518-223-0820.

 

Green Conversation

MANCHESTER The Green Drinks Manchester group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Barrows House, 3156 Route 30 in Dorset. Enjoy drinks and conversation on topics including sustainable agriculture, climate change, local consumption, alternative energy, and more. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

Free Concert

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Summer Concert Series will present The Nellies band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Schaghticoke Town Hall gazebo, 290 Northline Drive in Melrose. Free and open to all. Information: 753-6915.

 

Freedom Riders Meet

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 N. Main Street, Route 7, in Rutland. All bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park will present Possum Haw at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 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.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The West Rutland Summer Concert Series will present local Chad Hollister and Trevor McCullough from Proctor at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 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 The Big Smoothies from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Pop and R&B music with a big-band sound, and audience interaction, will be featured at this concert. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair.

 

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.

 

Celestial Concert

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival and People’s Bank will present a “Celestial Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Works by Beethoven and Mozart will be featured. Cost: $45 adults; $10 students with identification; $15 lawn seating, weather permitting. Information/tickets: 802-297-2055, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Friday July 27

 

Seniors’ Trip

QUAKER SPRINGS The Sunshiners seniors group is accepting reservations for a trip to the Riverview Inn near the Pennsylvania border on Thursday, Sept. 13. Included will be dancing and a sing-along to songs from the 1930s through the ‘50s, lunch and a show. The bus will pick up passengers at 7:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church on Route 32 in Quaker Springs, returning about 6:30 p.m. Information/reservations: Rose Thivierge at 518-695-3638.

 

Balance Class

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center on Route 4A is accepting registrations for a free program titled, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” that will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays from Aug. 6 through Oct. 1 (no class Sept. 3). Reduce the fear of falling and increase your activity level through exercises that improve strength and balance. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Music in the Park Concert Series will present the Adirondack Fiddlers from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at the 1892 bandstand in Whitehall’s Riverside Park. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Nashville Singer

SALEM Nashville singer and award-winning songwriter Angela Kaset will perform, accompanied by Stephen Trombley, at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 27, and 2 p.m. Saturday the 28th, at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Blues and Brews

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance’s new Action Committee will host a Blues, Brews and Barbecue event for age 21 and older from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 27, at the museum, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Three artists will perform original and classic blues tunes, Olde Saratoga Brewery will provide craft beer tasting, the Saratoga Photobooth Co. will provide a classic photo booth, and there’ll be other amusements. Cost: $55 in advance; $65 at the door, $50 museum members. Information/tickets: 518-584-2225, Ext. 3005, or www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Saturday July 28

 

Bass Tournament

COSSAYUNA The Ninth Annual Jerry Simon, Jr., Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, from the state of New York State boat launch on Cossayuna Lake. Artificial and live bait may be used at this catch-and-release event (no dead fish may be entered); weigh in at 11 a.m. at the Cossayuna Lake Improvement Association’s docks on E. Lake Road. Registration cost: $25; $10 age 13 and younger. Information: Jerry Simon at 518-677-2652 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 518-692-8274 evenings.

 

Komen Race

MANCHESTER The 20th Annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure of breast cancer will be held on Saturday, July 28, at Hildene Meadows in Manchester. This is a 5K run or walk to benefit the Vermont-New Hampshire affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. Men, women and children are encouraged to run or walk and enjoy great food, ice cream, a silent auction, and children’s activities. Information: 802-362-2733, or www.komenvtnh.org.

 

Drums/Clams/Music

TICONDEROGA A Fife and Drum Muster and Community Clambake will be held on Saturday, July 28, at Fort Ticonderoga. The Glens Falls Symphony will perform, too. Also on July 28, there’ll be a Streetfest in downtown Ticonderoga. Information: Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, or email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com.

 

River Paddle

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer its annual Poultney River Paddle activity on Saturday, July 28. Bring a canoe or kayak for a relaxing and scenic paddle along the Vermont-New York border. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Barb and Barry Griffith at 492-3573.

 

Tractor Show

GREENWICH The Tri-State Antique Tractor Club Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. The gates will open at 9 a.m. both days and admission will be $5. Featured will be a children’s pedal pull at 12:30 p.m. and a transfer sled pull at 2 p.m. on Saturday. There’ll be an old-fashioned auction at 10 a.m. (preview 8 a.m.) on Sunday. Food will be offered by 4-H clubs. Information: Jared Thomas at 518-695-4325, email jat@capital.net, or Heather Cook Goodspeed at 518-222-2185, email onthestraight@hotmail.com.

 

Book Sale

WEST PAWLET The 45th Annual Pawlet Public Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the 29th, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Information/to help with this sale: Dolores Luebke at 802-645-0109, or the library at 802-325-3123.

 

Golf Benefit

RUPERT RMS Plumbing and Heating will host a Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 28, at the Pole Valley Players Club in Hartford. Tee time will be 10 a.m. Cost: $50 per player, including cart and chicken lunch by Sherman’s Store, with proceeds benefiting the Rupert Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Interfaith Summer Kids Lunch Program. There also will be a teacup auction and a raffle, with prizes such as four tickets to the Aug. 17 Yankees/Red Sox game in New York, a round of golf at Pole Valley, and a set of golf clubs. Information/registration: 802-645-0976.

 

Golf Tournament

WHITEHALL The New York vs. Vermont Border War Charity Gold Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Valley View Golf Course, 2616 Route 12 in Whitehall. This will be a scramble format event with four-person teams. Cost: $80, including greens fees, car, lunch and prizes. Information/registration: Valley View at 518-499-2634.

 

Painting Workshop

GREENWICH Clarence King will lead a Still Life Oil Painting Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Gallery 668, 668 Cambridge-Battenville Road in Greenwich. Cost: $85 to benefit Music from Salem. Information/registration: Email veroniquechopin@gmail.com.

 

Quilt Show

WHITEHALL Landmark Stitches will host the Whitehall Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, at the Whitehall Junior/Senior High School, off Route 4 at 87 Buckley Road. From 35 to 100 patchwork quilts will be provided for display or sale at this show, including wall hangings and hand-hooked rugs. Selected quilts will be judged by attendees for the People’s Choice Award. And on Saturday, Kathryn Greenwold will offer appraisals for a fee (appointments, 518-499-2313). At 1 p.m. Saturday, Eleanor Levie will conduct a fashion show titled, “Quilted Wearabouts: Strut Your Stuff.” Information: Mary Ward at 518-480-9211, or email marywardquilts@yahoo.com.

 

Mural Creation

SCHAGHTICOKE The Diver Memorial Library at 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke invites everyone to come and contribute to a Collaborative Mural being created on a bed sheet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Dana and Susan Robinson from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. This duo features “an exciting blend of mountain music and songs of the American landscape.” Free and open to all.

 

Artisanal Cheeses

SALEM Rob Southerland will speak about the making of Artisanal Cheeses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Free samples will be provided and everyone will be welcome. Also, the Guild of Adirondack Artists will have an exhibition, “Natural Selections,” in the Barn Gallery at Gardenworks.

 

Rick’s Ride

GRANVILLE The Eighth Annual Rick’s Ride will be held on Saturday, July 28, beginning with registration and lunch at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Granville. Following the ride at about 4:30 p.m. there’ll be a barbecue dinner, raffles and prizes. Cost: $15, $25 per couple to ride, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Assn. and local organizations including the Granville Little League and families in need. This is a rain or shine event. Information: Luann Vogel-Stanley at 518-361-3377.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Flower Show

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Garden Club invites everyone to the National Garden Club Standard Flower Show, “A Work of Art,” from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday the 29th, in the Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Spring and Broad streets in Schuylerville. In addition to horticulture and floral design competitions, this show will include youth and educational exhibits along with food and plant sales. And at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Christine Mahoney will present a floral painting demonstration. Free admission and refreshments. Information: www.schuylervillegardenclub.org.

 

Art Reception

RUTLAND The Chaffee Art Center at 16 S. Main Street in Rutland will hold an opening reception for the 2012 Annual Vermont Watercolor Society Awards Exhibition from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Music, hors d’oeuvres and wine will be featured. Free and open to all; donations appreciated. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Wine, Food Tasting

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Lions Club will host the Sixth Annual Wine and Food Tasting for age 21 and older from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Schuyler Yacht Basin on Route 29, next to the bridge crossing the Hudson River. Local restaurants and food vendors will offer tasty samples of their fare, along with booths offering wines from the area’s major and boutique distributors. Cost: $20 at the gate or from Lions Club members. Information: Larry Alheim at 518-695-3102.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE The South Cambridge United Methodist Church invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, intersection of routes 59A and 74. Information: 518-677-5532.

 

Dinner/Brunch

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center will host its 10th Annual Al Fresco Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. This dinner is sourced from local growers and producers and is served under white tents in a scenic, rural setting. There also will be a silent auction and dance music by the Netherwood Blues Band. And from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, a chef’s brunch will be served. A farmers’ and craft market will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., too, with music by the Roadside Blues Band. Tickets for both days are available at the Courthouse Community Center. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Bards of Ireland

BOLTON LANDING “From the Bards of Ireland: Songs, Flute and Piano” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Jazz Quartet

WHITEHALL The Bridge Theater will present the Matt Maguire Jazz Quartet in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Whitehall Armory, corner of Route 4 and Williams Street. The program will include a blend of tunes from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards.  Cost: $19; $17 senior citizens; $15 students. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800.

 

Rockabilly

FORT EDWARD Rockabilly Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Marty Wendell will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Little Theater. There’ll be a number of raffles, too, and refreshments will be available. Information/tickets: 518-747-3421, or www.littletheater27.org.

 

Sunday July 29

 

Bicycle Tour

EASTON The Agricultural Stewardship Assn. and Saratoga P.L.A.N. will host the Third Annual Tour de Farm on Sunday, July 29, at the Hand Melon Farm, 533 Wilbur Avenue in Easton. Bicycle riders will choose a 15-mile or 35-mile route. Registration for the 35-mile route will be 8:30 a.m.; 15-mile route 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged at 518-692-7285, 518-587-4054, or www.biketourdefarm.wordpress.com.

Golf Open

ARLINGTON The Arlington Golf Assn. will host the 23rd Annual Monk Grover Open on Sunday, July 29, at Arlington Park on Route 7A. The format for this 18-hole tournament starting at 8:45 a.m. will be two-person alternate shot first nine holes, and two-person scramble second nine holes. Cost: $10, $7 members, including 18 holes of golf, doughnuts and beverages. Information/registration: Gloria Howell at 802-375-6469, or Charlie Kenison at 518-854-3764.

 

Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER The Long Trail School’s annual Irene and Bing Hunter Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 29, at the Golf Club at Equinox in Manchester. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., scramble format. There’ll be contests and prizes, too. Cost: $125 per individual, $500 per foursome, including food during an awards ceremony following golf, with proceeds benefiting the school’s scholarship fund. Information/registration: Matt Donahue at 802-867-5717, Ext. 279, or email mdonahue@longtrailschool.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 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.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY The Poultney-Granville Band will perform in concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at the green in East Poultney. Waltzes, marches, show tunes, blues and more will be featured. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Wednesday August 1

 

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, Aug. 1 through 29, at Lower Amherst Street in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 518-668-3558, or www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

 

Fame

LAKE GEORGE The Youtheatre will stage “Fame” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the high school in Lake George. Information/cost: 518-793-3521, or www.lgyoutheatre.com.

 

Ensemble Performs

BOLTON LANDING The Silver Bay Ensemble will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

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.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 1 through 29, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Free Concert

LAKE GEORGE A free Summer Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 1 through 29, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgearts.org.

 

Woodfest

GLENS FALLS A Woodfest will be presented at various times from Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 20, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

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 through Aug. 29, at Lower Amherst Street in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 518-668-3558, or www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 29 at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Free Concert

LAKE GEORGE A free Summer Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 29 at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgearts.org.

 

Friday August 17

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. 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.

 

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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