Community Calendar 8/2/12

 

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 invites everyone to a family-style Turkey Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. Cost: $8, $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Takeouts and gift certificates will be available. Information: 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

 

Sundaes and Sonatas

CASTLETON Reservations are requested by Friday, July 27, for a free Sonatas and Sundaes event that will be held on Monday, July 30, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Ice cream sundaes will be served at 7 p.m. and musicians from the Killington Music Festival will perform at 7:30 p.m. Information/reservations: 802-468-3093.

 

Halloween Trip

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary is accepting reservations for a Halloween Bus Trip to Salem, Mass., on Saturday, Oct. 13. The bus will leave Greenwich at 5:30 a.m. and you’ll shop, sightsee or bar crawl in Salem “with the witches, ghosts and goblins.” Cost: $55. Information/reservations (deadline Sept. 10): Kim Strainer at 361-6994.

 

Scout Camp

HOOSICK FALLS The Sports Complex at the Hoosac School is accepting registrations for a Hoosick Falls Girl Scout Camp for girls in grades 1 through 6 that will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10 in the town of Hoosick and the Village of Hoosick Falls. Information/registration (deadline Aug. 3): Marion at 686-4576.

 

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.

 

Animal Sleepover

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library will host a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Drop off a stuffed animal at the library on Friday, July 27, and come back at 9 a.m. Saturday to see how your animal spent the night, and enjoy breakfast. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Carnival

ARLINGTON The Arlington Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual Carnival on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, at the Arlington Recreation Park on Route 7A. The gate will open at 5 p.m. Friday for rides, a cake wheel, dime toss, bingo, a fire truck ride, food and more. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday there’ll be a car show, with a chili cook-off and tasting from 1 to 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Information: Jamie Paustian at 802-375-1072, or Darrin Jennings at 375-0065.

 

Campout Benefit

SALEM Children of all ages are invited to participate in a campout to benefit ShelterBox USA that provides tents, sleeping mats and more to people displaced by disasters. The campout, hosted by children of the First United Presbyterian Church, will start with dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at the church, 13 W. Broadway in Salem. Activities and games will follow. The goal is to raise $1,000. Information: Rev. Donna Jackson at 232-6295, or email passtordonna1@gmail.com.

 

Cookbook Author

CAMBRIDGE Cookbook author Alana Chernila will present her book, “The Homemade Pantry,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Recipes for 101 everyday staples will be featured and everyone will be welcome.

 

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. Cost: $25. 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.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the handicap accessible Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served by Poultney community members on the last Saturday each month and everyone will be welcome.

 

Yard/Bake Sale

FAIR HAVEN A Yard and Bake Sale (no clothing) will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at St. Mary’s School in Fair Haven. Lunch will be available, too, and everyone will be welcome. Information/vendor space: 518-499-9377.

 

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.

 

Classic Auto Show

FAIR HAVEN The Vermont Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will host its Seventh Annual Classic Auto Show, “In the Good Olde Summertime,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the junction of Route 22A and Park Place in Fair Haven.

 

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

POULTNEY The Fourth Annual Perry Moyer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 28, at the Milestone Golf Club on Route 18 in Hampton. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with a 10 a.m. shotgun start, best ball scramble format. Cost: $50 per golfer, with proceeds going toward the purchase of heart monitor/defibrillators for the Poultney Rescue Squad. Included will be greens fees, cart and food. Information/registration: 518-282-9030.

 

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.

 

Brunch, Tour

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum invites everyone to brunch and a tour of the historic Woodlands Cemetery on Saturday, July 28. Deceased local residents will be brought back to life by reenactors during the tour. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Museum, 12 Broad Street in Cambridge.

 

Ox Roast/Auction

WHITEHALL The Whitehall United Methodist Church off Route 12 at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane will hold its annual Ox Roast and Auction by Nicholaus on Saturday, July 28. An outdoor flea market will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the family-style dinner at noon (takeouts available) and the auction at 1 p.m. Information: 518-499-0851.

 

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.

 

Thrift Shop Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad Street in Schuylerville will hold a $3 bag sale and an in-store sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday each week. Information: 695-4640.

 

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.

 

Basket Party

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center on Route 4A will hold its Fifth Annual Basket Party Raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Drawings will begin at 1 p.m. and there’ll be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Admission: $5, including 25 tickets. More than 100 baskets and 100 valuable raffle items will be available, along with refreshments. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Lake Assn. at 314 E. Lake Road in Cossayuna invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children. Information/reservations: Albina at 692-8376.

 

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.

 

Concert, Hula Hooping

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Peacheaters band will perform in concert from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Stratton Mountain base lodge area. Allman Brothers music will be featured at this free event where barbecue and beverages will be available for purchase. There also will be a hula hoop contest (hoops will be provided and prizes awarded). Information: 1-800-STRATTON, or www.Stratton.com.

 

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

 

Clam Steam

VICTORY Sunday, July 29, is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s annual Clam Steam that will be held from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Cost: $40 clams; $30 chicken. Everyone will be welcome. Information/tickets: Tom at 491-8194 or 507-6308, or the clubhouse at 695-3917.

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 29, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

New Pastor

HOOSICK FALLS The First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls welcomes everyone to meet their new full-time pastor, Reverend Kenneth Webster, at his first Sunday in the church at the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, July 29. A welcome reception will follow. The church is located at 80 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Information: 518-686-5779.

 

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.

 

Hunter Course

HUDSON FALLS Registrations are being accepted for a Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16 and 17, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club on Route 196 (you must attend all three sessions). Pre-registration is required and will be held at the club from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 and 30, and 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

 

Market, Crafts

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Farmer’s Market will host its Fourth Annual Super Sunday Farmer’s Market and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 29 at Fair Haven Park. Locally produced fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, jams, pickles, baked goods and more will be offered, along with crafts, including quilted and knitted items and jewelry. Information/vendor space: Sherry Smith at 518-282-9781, or email Sherry12887@yahoo.com. Local history day and a car show also will be held at the park.

 

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.

 

Bridge Tours

ADDISON State historic site managers Elsa Gilbertson and Tom Hughes will lead Guided Tours of the new Lake Champlain Bridge at 1 p.m. on the last Sunday each month through September. The July 29 and Sept. 30 tours will start at the Crown Point State Historic Site Museum at the foot of the bridge in New York, while the Aug. 26 tour will begin at the Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17, at the foot of the bridge in Vermont.

 

Talk at Hyde

GLENS FALLS Consulting curator and author Nina Gray will speak on “Glass of All Hues and Colors: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls…The Glass Selectors at Tiffany Studios” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, in the Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Free with museum admission. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 28, or www.hydecollection.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.

 

Willem Lange

MANCHESTER New England storyteller Willem Lange, accompanied by photographer Lee Krohn, will present stories and a Vermont photo slide show set to music at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester. The women’s vocal harmony group, “SoFar,” also will perform. Cost: $25, with proceeds benefiting the Neighbor-to-Neighbor group that assists older, disabled and housebound Northshire area residents. Information/tickets: 802-367-7787; a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Curling Clinics

MANCHESTER The Manchester Curling Club will host Learn to Curl Clinics for all ages from 4:15 to 6: 15 p.m. and again from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Cost: $35. Information/registration: Jacki Lappen at 802-645-0222, email info@equinoxcurlingclub.org, or www.equinoxcurlingclub.org.

 

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.

 

Monday July 30

 

Adventure Program

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Conservancy will hold its Outdoor Adventure Program Monday through Thursday, July 30 to Aug. 2. This program is for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 with an interest in environmental science, biology and ecology. Cost: $200. Information/registration: 518-677-2545.

 

Concert, More

HARTFORD The Hartford Community Band will perform in concert on Monday, July 30, at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hartford. From 5 to 6 p.m. before the 6:30 p.m. concert there’ll be hot dogs and homemade baked goods for sale to benefit the band’s scholarship fund. The Hartford Civil War Enlistment Center will be open for touring, and the Hartford Yoked Parish Women’s Fellowship will hold its annual silent auction inside the church. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Tuesday July 31

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Living Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at the Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service, in the Richard A. Sleeman building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information will be shared to make caring for a loved one easier and this group meets on the last Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: 802-442-8136, or www.bpiads.org.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The Tuesday Concerts on the Green will present Gold Town from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 31 at Applejack Field at the Manchester Recreation Park (rain site, Riley Rink). This band draws its inspiration from punk, fiddle music and old-time ballads. Free and open to all. No dogs allowed. Information: Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at 802-362-6313.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Castleton Summer Concert Series will present Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at the Old Chapel Green on the Castleton State College campus off Route 4A (rain site, Casella Theater adjacent to the green). Ragtime and Dixieland music will be featured. Free and open to all. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Wednesday August 1

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

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.

 

Health Screenings

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer comprehensive Cardiovascular/Cholesterol Health Risk Screenings as follows: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 10 a.m. Aug. 2, Parker House, Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, Forestdale Senior Center, Brandon. An eight to twelve-hour fast is required. Cost: $30. Information/appointments: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Worry Doll Making

HUDSON FALLS A Debby’s Worry Dolls Craft activity will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street. Children will make a worry doll and learn the story behind the craft. Pre-registration is required at 518-747-6406. This activity will be repeated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

 

Legends, Ghosts

GRANVILLE Retired teacher and author David J. Pitkin will speak on “New York State legends, folklore and ghost stories” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Featured will be a “super strange story from Middle Granville.” Information: 518-642-2525, or www.pember.sals.edu.

 

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.

 

Recorder History

MANCHESTER The Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble will perform “A Musical Journey: Rediscovering the Recorder” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Learn the recorder’s place in Western Hemisphere music history. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibary.org.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the Annex II Building of the Washington County Municipal Center on Route 4 in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone will be welcome. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.

 

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.

 

Thursday August 2

 

Driver Course

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center will offer the AARP Driver Safety Course exclusively for educators and school personnel age 50 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. Cost: $5 with coupon provided by the Center. Information/registration: 518-854-7053.

 

Children’s Program

MANCHESTER Musician and storyteller Roger Tincknell will present a Musical Program for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Songs, dancing, movement, animal imitations and more will be featured. Free and open to all; children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Children’s Workshops

SALEM Music from Salem will offer free Children’s Workshops for ages 6 through 12 as follows: 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Salem Courthouse, 58 E. Broadway; and 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, Bancroft Public Library, 181 S. Main Street, Salem. Information: 518-232-2347.

 

Library Activity

SCHAGHTICOKE A “Make a Constellation” activity will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Just like the Big Dipper and Orion, make your own personal constellation. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Health Benefits

MANCHESTER Kylee Ryan, Equinox Village’s activities/wellness coordinator, will discuss the “Health Benefits of Community Living” for senior citizens at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Free and open to all; light refreshments will be served. Information/reservations: Ashley Brenon Jowett at 802-362-4061.

 

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 its Open Rehearsal at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem. Observe the shaping of a performance, with your questions and conversation encouraged. Free. Information: www.musicfromsalem.com.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Free Concert

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Summer Concert Series will present The Refrigerators band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Schaghticoke Town Hall gazebo, 290 Northline Drive in Melrose. Free and open to all. Information: 753-6915.

 

Concert

GREENWICH Award-winning singer/songwriter Tim Grimm will perform songs of rural America at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 at Seventy Main in Greenwich. Joe Crookston is special guest. Tickets are $14, available at www.seventymain.com.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park will present Prydein, the Celtic rock band from Burlington, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 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 classic rock music by The Space Monkeys at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 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 T.S. Ensemble from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Standards from the Beatles, Santana, Chicago and others will be featured. Free and open to all.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2; Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Judd Hirsch Stars

DORSET The Dorset Theatre Festival will present television and Broadway star Judd Hirsch in the world premiere of Michael Cristofer’s “The Whore and Mr. Moore” at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 through 4 and 7 through 10 at the Dorset Playhouse. Additional performances will be 3 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, 8 and 11. Information/tickets: 802-867-2223, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Fireworks

LAKE GEORGE Free Thursday Night Fireworks will be presented at 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 2 through 30, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.lakegeorgevillage.com.

 

Friday August 3

 

Turning Stone Trip

HARTFORD AREA The Recycled Teenagers seniors group is accepting reservations for a trip to Turning Stone in Oneida, N.Y., on Friday, Sept. 21. Included will be the Texas Tenors in concert, a harvest buffet, and a gaming bonus. Cost: $65. Information/reservations: Dot Barber at 632-5210.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Universalist Unitarian Church of Rutland will hold a Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, at 117 West Street in Rutland. Books will be offered for 25 cents each and more, and there’ll be some tag sale items. Information: 287-9338.

 

Hometown Days

HOOSICK The Second Annual Hoosick Hometown Days Craft Fair and Carnival will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, at the Town of Hoosick Athletic Fields on Barton Avenue. Arts and crafts, rides, local entertainment, food, games, a Texas hold’em tournament, fireworks and more will be featured. Information/vendor space: Dawn Case at 518-669-2052, or email case52@verizon.net.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Chicken, Music

ARLINGTON The Arlington Soccer Club invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Grange Hall, near the covered bridge in West Arlington. Barbecue will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and live music will be provided by local musicians from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $12, with proceeds going toward the club’s trip to England in April, 2013. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Information: Jamie Paustian at 802-375-1072.

 

Artists Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS Riverfront Studios will host a reception with artists Jenny Horstman and Dahl Taylor from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at Siro’s Trattoria, 1 Nelson Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Jenny’s metal sculptures and Dahl’s oil paintings will be highlighted, and light refreshments will be served. Information: Michael or Lois Dudley at 518-695-4991, or 369-3280.

 

Coupon Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Music in the Park Concert Series will present the Moonlighters from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at the 1892 bandstand in Whitehall’s Riverside Park. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, in Granville. At the Pember, the Cambiata Winds ensemble will perform. Information: Pember at 518-642-1515; Slate Valley Museum, 642-1417.

 

Fields Tribute

SALEM Cabaret diva Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan will perform a tribute to comedienne Totie Fields in a biographical musical, “Adorable Me,” at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Performances will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, 10 and 11, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, 11 and 12. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Saturday August 4

 

Turkey Dinner

GRANVILLE The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a turkey dinner at the VFW Post 1653 , North St., Granville, on Aug. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $7. For more information contact Sherry at 518-223-3488.

 

Golf Tournament

GREENWICH The Sons of the American Legion of Greenwich will host the Seventh Annual Bob Henderson Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4. Proceeds will benefit the local hospice. Registration/sponsorships: Phil Murphy at 518-378-4810.

 

Art Entries

GLENS FALLS Artists are encouraged to enter their works in any medium (2D or 3D) in LARAC’s annual juried exhibit. Drop-off dates are Saturday, Aug. 4, Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Aug. 8 at 19 Ridge Street, next to the Chronicle, in Glens Falls. Entry fee: $15 for one to three pieces; $10 members. Information: Jenny at 518-798-1144, Ext. 2.

 

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.

 

Volleyball

LAKE GEORGE The 4 on 4 Beach Volley Ball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George. Information/cost: 518-798-0170, or www.prospectcenter.com.

 

Antiques Fair

GREENWICH An Antiques Fair and Flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the fifth, at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich (rain or shine). More than 200 dealers and great food will be featured. Admission: $3; $2 age 65 and older; free age 13 and younger. There’ll be an early-bird time from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; $10. Information: 518-331-5004, or www.fairgroundshows.com.

 

Rabies Clinic

GREENWICH Washington County Public Health will hold a free Rabies Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Greenwich Town Highway Garage on Bald Mountain Road. Dogs, cats and ferrets will be vaccinated; bring proof of prior rabies vaccinations. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

Concert, Brunch

BONDVILLE A concert by musicians from the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival will be performed from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a Brunch from 11 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Aug. 4, at The Alpenrose Inn, 261 Winhall Hollow Road in Bondville. Cost: $50, with proceeds benefiting the Stratton Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund. Information/reservations: 802-297-2096, or www.strattonfoundation.org.

 

Kids Day

DORSET The 10th Annual Entrepreneurial Kids Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at The Someday Farm Stand at the JK Adams Kitchen Store on Route 30 in Dorset. Children will set up their own tables and sell products they’ve made or grown. Children who play musical instruments are encouraged to bring them to entertain the shoppers. Free and open to all and registration is not required.

 

Car Show

HOOSICK Local Girl Scouts will sponsor a Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Town of Hoosick Athletic Fields on Barton Avenue. In addition to cars, there’ll be trucks, hot rods, street rods and motorcycles. Vehicle entry fee: $10; free for spectators. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 entries and prizes will be awarded. There also will be a Chinese raffle, bake sale, glitter tattoos and face painting. Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or email GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

Powwow

WHITEHALL The Seventh Annual Native American Festival/First Nations Intertribal Powwow will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, by the canal at Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. Drumming, singing and dancing, storytelling, food, arts and crafts, raffles, and chainsaw carving by Johnny Thorpe will be featured. Free admission and open to all. Information: 518-260-6059, or email whitehallpowwow@yahoo.com.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Woodchucks Revenge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. This Vermont-based group plays traditional and contemporary folk songs. Free and open to all.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CASTLETON The Hubbardton Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to its annual Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out, on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Crystal Beach off Route 30 in Castleton. Cost: $9.

 

Ticonderoga Cruises

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Cruise at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, starting from the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites in Ticonderoga. There also will be a Downtown Cruise-In from 3 to 6 p.m. in downtown Ticonderoga. Jerry’s Juke Box will provide music and trophies will be awarded at the cruise-in. Information: 518-585-6619, or www.ticonderogany.com.

 

Cabaret

WHITEHALL The Bridge Theater Cabaret Series will present Paul Stillman with “Ben Franklin Walks” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 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.

 

Prize Party

SCHAGHTICOKE A Summer Reading Program Prize Party will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Celebrate the end of the program with pizza, snacks, activities and a prize giveaway. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Chamber Music

SALEM The Cambiata Winds, a North Carolina chamber music group, will perform in concert from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Leading this group will be Alice Woods who grew up in Salem.

 

Art Reception

ARLINGTON An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings by local artist Lydia Johnston will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Light refreshments will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Barbecue, Auction

WEST HEBRON The Hebron Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to its Chicken Barbecue and Annual Auction on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the firehouse in West Hebron. The barbecue will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at $10 per person and the auction will start at 6 p.m. Information/to donate items for the auction: David Getty at 854-7506 or see a fire company member.

 

Horse Fundraiser

DORSET The Spring Hill Horse Rescue will host its Third Annual Fundraiser at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show in Dorset. Featured at the Grand Prix Pavilion will be light refreshments, a silent auction, raffle giveaways, and guest speaker Heidi Jo Hauri-Gill from the First Choice Riding Academy in New Hampshire. Information: Tara Williams at 802-282-3387, email tarawilliams410@yahoo.com, or www.springhillrescue.com.

 

Alumni Banquet

SCHUYLERVILLE The annual Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Included will be cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. to music by the Vivid band. Cost: $30. Information/tickets: 695-6928 (no tickets will be sold at the door).

 

Lizzie Borden

BOLTON LANDING “Lizzie Borden at 8 o’clock” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Classical Music

CAMBRIDGE A “Northern Lights: Brahms, Chardon, Honhannes, Onslow” classical music concert will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: Pay what you can; $20 recommended. Tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org. Information: www.musicfromsalem.com.

 

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.

 

Car Show

TICONDEROGA The 20th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga. There’ll be 27 classes, with awards in each class, food, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, music by Jerry’s Juke Box, and more. Vehicle registration: $20. Free for spectators; donations appreciated. Information: 518-585-6619, or www.ticonderogany.com.

 

Parade, Festival

SCHUYLERVILLE The 18th Annual Turning Point Parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Village of Schuylerville. The theme will be “Our Heroes, Our Home,” a welcome home for our armed forces members and reservists. There also will be a Festival Weekend at Fort Hardy Park on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, after the parade. Fireworks at dusk Sunday, too. Information: Jean Driscoll at 695-3932, or www.turningpointparade.com.

 

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, Aug. 5, 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 824-3719.

 

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.

 

Magical Mondays

LAKE GEORGE Free Musical Magical Mondays will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Aug. 6 through 27, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Live music, magicians, jugglers, and bounce houses will be featured. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.lakegeorgevillage.com.

 

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.

 

Thursday August 9

 

Fort Observance

LAKE GEORGE The 225th anniversary of the surrender of Fort William Henry will be observed at noon on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Fort William Henry in Lake George Village. Free. Information: 518-964-6626, or www.fwhmuseum.com.

 

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 its Open Rehearsal at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem. Observe the shaping of a performance, with your questions and conversation encouraged. Free. Information: www.musicfromsalem.com.

 

Sembrich Concert

BOLTON LANDING The Bel Canto Singers will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Friday August 10

 

Retirement Living

MANCHESTER Kirt Sampson, Equinox Village’s vice president and executive director, will discuss “Choosing Your Retirement Community” at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Free and open to all; light refreshments will be served. Information/reservations: Ashley Brenon Jowett at 802-362-4061.

 

Children’s Troupe

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Children’s Troupe will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.adirondackchildrenstroupe.org.

 

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.

 

Phila. Orchestra

BOLTON LANDING The musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Tuesday August 14

 

Fireman’s Festival

LAKE GEORGE The Fireman’s Family Festival will be held Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 14 to 19, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free admission. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.villageoflakegeorge.us.

 

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.

 

Music at Sembrich

BOLTON LANDING Music from South America by La Cumbianamba eNeYe will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.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.

 

Thursday August 16

 

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.

 

Fireworks

LAKE GEORGE Free Thursday Night Fireworks will be presented at 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 16 through 30, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.lakegeorgevillage.com.

 

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.

 

Retirement Living

MANCHESTER Monica Knorr, director of the Spicer Center’s Growing Older Program, will discuss “Transitioning to Retirement Living Proactively” at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Free and open to all; light refreshments will be served. Information/reservations: Ashley Brenon Jowett at 802-362-4061.

 

Saturday August 18

 

Golf Tournament

WHITEHALL The New York vs. Vermont Border War Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Valley View Golf Course, 2616 Route 12 in Whitehall. Tee time will be 8:30 a.m., with a scramble format and four-person teams. Cost: $60, including greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Information/registration: Valley View at 518-499-2634.

 

Sunday August 19

 

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, Aug. 19, 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 824-3719. .

 

Monday August 20

 

Magical Mondays

LAKE GEORGE Free Musical Magical Mondays will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Aug. 20 and 27, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Live music, magicians, jugglers, and bounce houses will be featured. Information: 518-668-5771, or www.lakegeorgevillage.com.

 

 

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.

 

Thursday August 23

 

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.

 

Thursday August 30

 

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.

 

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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