Community Calendar 8/23/12

T hursday August 23

 

Soccer Registration

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Youth Soccer Program has limited room and is offering late registration for youth entering grades kindergarten through 6 until Aug. 25. To register, call Heather McNulty at 518-320-6153 or go to www.cysny.com. A late fee will apply after Aug. 25.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Pizza at VFW

GRANVILLE The VFW Auxiliary at VFW Post 1653 on 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.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann’s Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, will be open 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 Four on the Floor band (formerly The Belairs) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Schaghticoke Town Hall gazebo, 290 Northline Drive in Melrose. Fireworks will follow the concert. Free and open to all. Information: 753-6915.

 

Symphony Performs

LAKE GEORGE As part of the Lake George Music Festival, The Festival Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free. Information: 518-791-5089, or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The West Rutland Summer Concert Series will present West Rutland music teacher Phil Henry at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 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.

 

Hospice program

MANCHESTER RAVNAH will present a program on end-of-life options, how to start the conversation, and the components of a care plan at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 at the Israel Congregation of Manchester, 6025 Main Street (Rt. 7A) in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Doris at 802-297-0167.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park will present the TS Ensemble, with songs from the 1950s through today, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Fair Haven town park. There’ll be a 50/50 drawing, multiple door prizes, and water, hot dogs and popcorn will be available, Free ice cream will be provided, too. Rain site: Baptist Church adjacent to the park. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present the Enerjazz band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Swing, rock, ballads and more will be featured. Free and open to all.

 

Friday August 24

 

Bow Hunter Course

HUDSON FALLS Registrations are being accepted for a Bow Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 10 and 12, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club. Register by Sept. 4 at 955-0236.

 

Hunter Course

EAGLE BRIDGE Registrations are being accepted for a home study Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Owlkill Rod and Gun Club on Center Road in Eagle Bridge. Register by Aug. 31 at 518-746-2560, or 1-800-548-0881 and pick up a manual at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Hudson Falls before the start of class.

 

NYC Trip

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Tea Party Patriots are accepting reservations for a bus trip to New York City to see the 9/11 Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 29. The bus will leave the Washington County Municipal Center at 7 a.m. Cost: $35. Information/reservations: Ray Laque at 518-747-9650.

 

Bow Hunter Course

HARTFORD Registrations are being accepted for a Bow Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hilltop Archery in Hartford. Pre-registration is required at 632-5430 by Sept. 4.

 

Hunter Course

FAIR HAVEN Registrations are being accepted for a free Hunter Safety Course for children and adults that will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 28 through Sept. 13 at Fair Haven High School. Pre-registration is required at 802-265-4966, or visit the high school from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Open House

QUEENSBURY An open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Queensbury Town Hall. Free. Information: 518-792-8097, or queensbury.net.

 

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 Aug. 24. 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.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE A family-style Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. Eat in or take out. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and gift certificates also will be available.

 

Friday Concert

GRANVILLE Skeeter Morse, with guests Andy Munger and Marty Wendell and his tour band, will perform a concert of music from the 1950s through the ‘70s from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Teresa Link will read from her novel, “Denting the Bosch,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book, “full of humor and heart,” deals with three middle-age couples whose marriages have reached the breaking point. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Free Movie

POULTNEY A free Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Free popcorn and candy, too. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. 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 Talegatorz band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the 1892 bandstand in Whitehall’s Riverside Park. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

One-Act Plays

SALEM Al Budd end Jay Kerr will star in “Significant Others,” three one-act plays about marriage, separation, reconciliation and more at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. You’ll find this show at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Saturday August 25

 

Car Tour

ORWELL Jim Rowe, a storyteller and president of the Crown Point Road Assn., will lead a Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Meet at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Cost: $5 adults, free age 14 and younger, including admission to the Mount Independence and Hubbardton Battlefield historic sites. Information: 802-273-2282, or visit www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, 7.8-mile Hike at Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Fort Ann on Saturday, Aug. 25 (rain date Aug. 26). Meet at 8:30 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.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY The Book and a Movie Discussion Group will discuss “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Refreshments will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

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.

 

Car Wash

ARLINGTON The Sophomore Class of Arlington Memorial High School will host a Car Wash and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Berkshire Bank on Route 7A in Arlington. Information: Cheryl Cornwell, 375-2589.

 

Tag Sale

CAMBRIDGE Honduras Community Support, a nonprofit corporation, will hold its annual Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 22 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Proceeds will go toward community projects in Honduras. Information/to donate items for the sale: 518-677-3775, or www.hcshonduras.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

Boat Show

LAKE GEORGE An Antique and Classic Boat Show Rendezvous will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Village Docks in Lake George Village. Free. Information: 518-885-0145, or www.acbs-adc.org.

 

Equine Art

BATTENVILLE Gallery 668 invites everyone to see an exhibition of Equestrian Photographs by Tom Killips, former head photographer for the Troy Record, and Equine Paintings by T.H. Archer. The gallery, just east of Greenwich off Route 29 in Battenville, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except Monday through Sept. 2. Information: 518-692-9559, or www.gallery668.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.

 

Day at Races

SARATOGA SPRINGS The 23rd Annual Saratoga Bridges Travers Day at the Races will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Saratoga Race Course. Cost: $135, including a buffet from noon to 3 p.m., a complimentary cocktail, clubhouse admission, and post-parade program. Information/tickets: 518-587-0723, email info@saratogabridges.org, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present the five-piece blues-jazz group, Dafe Brudajo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. Free and open to all.

 

Powwow

HEBRON A Native American Powwow will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, at 230 Blossom Road in Hebron. Gates will open at 11 a.m. each day, with a “grand entry” at about noon. Featured will be drumming, singing, storytelling, crafts, and a Saturday evening community feast (bring a dish to share). Free admission to everyone and no fee for vendors. No drugs or alcohol. Information: 802-465-8054.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE Members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will serve a free Community Dinner from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 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 this baked ziti 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. Information: Bev at 677-3327, or 677-5487.

 

Free Lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street invites everyone to a free Community Lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Hot dogs/chips/dessert/beverage.

 

Stratton Concerts

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Altogether Now band will perform from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, and the Blues Sanctuary band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the 26th, on the Village Stage at Stratton Mountain. Information: 802-297-2200.

 

Navies and Forts

ORWELL Author and historian Russell Bellico will present an illustrated program on the “Navies and Forts of Lake Champlain and Lake George” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Cost: $5 adults, free age 14 and younger, including the program, access to all trails, and a visit to the air-conditioned museum. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

 

Cabaret

WHITEHALL The Bridge Theater Cabaret Series will present a youth show, “The Planet Fractonia,” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 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.

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for “Studies and Contemplations,”  an exhibition of oil paintings by Barta Burr, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2765, or visit Facebook.

 

Pig Roast

MANCHESTER The Manchester VFW will hold a Pig Roast from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the VFW Hall on 280 Depot Street. Live music, cash bar, pork, chicken, corn on the cob, and more. Cost: $12  adults; $7 age 6 and younger. Information: 802-362-9840.

 

Pig Roast

GRANVILLE The VFW Men’s Auxiliary will hold a Pig Roast on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 4 p.m. until sold out. Cost: $10. The roast will be held at the new pavilion on North Street in Granville.

 

Car Show

HUDSON FALLS ACE will host “Under the Lights 4,” a car show with all makes, models and years, from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Derby Park on Coleman Avenue in Hudson Falls (rain date, Aug. 26). Spectator admission: $3. Show car fee: $10, including awards for cars and motorcycles. Music, too. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Amanda House and St. Joseph House of Grace. Information: Dave at 638-6239, or Sandy at 222-6122.

 

Hula Hooping, Music

STRATTON MOUNTAIN Mountain Hoops will host a free Hooping Zone and Contest from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Stratton Mountain’s main base area. This activity also will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Also, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25, Superfrog will perform a free concert at the base area. Information: 802-297-2200.

 

String Quartet

BOLTON LANDING The Hyperion String Quartet will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Murder Thriller

DORSET Jonathan Walker will star as Sidney Bruhl in Ira Levin’s classic mayhem and murder thriller, “Deathtrap,” at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Dorset Playhouse on Cheney Road, off Route 30. Information/tickets: 802-867-2223, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Classical Pianist

BENNINGTON Young classical pianist Mackenzie Melemed, who has performed at the White House and on PBS, will perform a concert at the Bennington Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Information/tickets: 760-908-5937, 802-442-7158, or visit www.thebennington.org.

 

Piaf Tribute

GLENS FALLS Marcel and Beyond the Sun will present “The Journey of E,” with featured vocalist Carolyn Raming, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. The legacy of one of France’s greatest stars, Edith Piaf, will be celebrated through the romantic music of the late 1930s and ‘40s. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Sunday August 26

 

Fishing Contest

VICTORY A free Children’s Fishing Contest (ages 3 through 15) will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 in Victory. Prizes will be awarded and lunch will be available. Bring your own fishing gear (a limited number of fishing rods will be available). Information: Chic at 695-9407.

 

Doggy Days

RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society will host a Dog Days of Summer Pool Party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at White’s Pool, end of Avenue B in Rutland (rain or shine). Bring your favorite pooch for a dip in the pool (only dogs in pool). Cost: $5 per dog, and a donation per person, with proceeds benefiting homeless animals in Rutland County. There’ll be doggy games and on hand will be veterinarians, pet vendors, canine nonprofit organizations, free doggy frozen yogurt samples, raffle prizes, and more. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Book Reading

MANCHESTER Yvonne Daley will read from her book, “A Mighty Storm: Stories of Resilience After Irene,” about Tropical Storm Irene’s path of destruction in Vermont, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Yvonne will be joined by others who experienced the storm. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Dinner Benefit

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street invites everyone to its annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. This will be a Tuscan-inspired, seven-course tasting dinner featuring farm-fresh foods from our region. Cost: $75; or purchase a $100 ticket good for the dinner and the Oldcastle Theatre’s cabaret and auction on Saturday, Aug. 25, in downtown Bennington. Tickets: Museum at 802-447-1571. Information: www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY The Poultney-Granville Town Band will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Waltzes, marches, show tunes and blues music will be featured. Free and open to all. Information: Rusty Wescott at 802-287-5185, or email holrus@myfairpoint.net.

 

Monday August 27

 

Dinner, Auction

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its annual Dinner and Silent Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. More than 60 items will be auctioned, including scenic boat cruises, wagon rides, romantic dinners, golf, horseback riding, and much more. Cost: $35, with proceeds benefiting SVM’s community and educational programming, and exhibits. Reservations: 518-642-1417. Information: www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Tuesday August 28

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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.

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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.

 

Wednesday August 29

 

Schaghticoke Fair

SCHAGHTICOKE The 193rd Schaghticoke Fair will be held from Wednesday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 3, at the fairgrounds, 69 Stillwater Bridge Road. Information: 518-753-4411 or www.schaghticokefair.org. Also, veterans and their families are encouraged to visit the Veterans Hall, behind the grandstand at the fairgrounds, where the service of Rensselaer County veterans will be celebrated.

 

Seniors’ Picnic

GREENWICH The Greenwich Seniors Club will hold a Picnic at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Greenwich Beach on the Battenkill, Route 29. Bring your own lunch, including beverage and dessert. Guests will be welcome.

 

Health Screenings

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer comprehensive Cardiovascular/Cholesterol Health Risk Screenings as follows: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Community Center, North Clarendon. An eight to twelve-hour fast is required. Cost: $30. Information/appointments: 802-775-0568.

 

Hyde Programs

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls will offer the following weekly children’s and family programs: ARTfull Afternoons, ages 6 to 12, drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through June 19, 2013; AHA Afternoons, age 18 and younger, art history/appreciation, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays (518-792-1761, Ext. 27, for information); and Tours for Tots, ages 3 to 5 with adult, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays (518-792-1761, Ext. 17, to register each week). Information: www.hydecollection.org.

 

Kids’ Movie Night

SCHAGHTICOKE Kids’ Movie Night will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street in Schaghticoke. Information: 518-753-4344, or www.diverlibrary.org.

 

Cancer Support

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s Man-to-Man Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the CVPS Leahy Conference Center, Conference Room A, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Dr. David Albala will speak on “PROVENGE: The Power to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer is Already in You …TURN IT ON.” Information: Bob Harnish at 802-483-6220, or Jim Russell at 802-362-2244.

 

Cemetery Meeting

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Lake Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on the cemetery grounds on East Lake Road at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The public is invited to attend. Information: Bruce Ferguson at 854-9401 or Mary Keith at 854-9320.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers and listeners will be welcome. Cost: Free; donations appreciated. Information: Mel at 518-632-5026.

 

Thursday August 30

 

Plymouth Hike

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Department will offer a Hike for senior citizens at Camp Plymouth State Park in Plymouth on Thursday, Aug. 30. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland and carpool to Plymouth for a moderate hike on the Echo Lake Vista Trail. Cost: Free with Green Mountain Passport card. Information: Edith Kellogg at 775-1246.

 

Closing Party

SCHUYLERVILLE A closing party for the Summer Reading Program will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Games, snacks and prizes will be featured. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

GMC Convocation

POULTNEY Mitchell Thomashow, director of The Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program, will be the keynote speaker for Green Mountain College’s 2012 Convocation at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in the college’s Ackley Hall on the Poultney campus. Free and open to all. Information: 802-287-8205.

 

Family Program

GRANVILLE The storytelling duo, Taradiddle, will bring “Tunes and Tales of Night Visitors” to the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. This is an interactive program for the whole family and admission will be one knock-knock joke. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

ACLU Program

MANCHESTER Everyone is invited to an evening with “The ACLU of Vermont: An Insider Report on Civil Liberties…Expectations and Realities in an Election Year” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The keynote speaker will be Michael W. MacLeod-Ball, legislative chief of staff and first amendment counsel at the ACLU in Washington, D.C. Cost: $20, including beverages and hearty appetizers. Information/reservations: ACLU at 802-223-6304, Ext. 114.

 

Riders Meet

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 N. Main Street in Rutland. All bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-SWFR.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The 2012 Summer Concert Series will present The Big Smoothies band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville (rescheduled from July 26 rainout). Pop, R&B and big band music, along with audience interaction, will be featured. Free and open to all.

 

Friday August 31

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Music in the Park Concert Series will present the Air Tight band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the 1892 bandstand in Whitehall’s Riverside Park. Free and open to all; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Saturday September 1

 

Triathlon Festival

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Triathlon Festival will be held at Battlefield Park in Lake George beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Featured will be an Olympic/International Triathlon, Kids Splash-n-Dash, and a Big George Triathlon. Cost/registration: 518-792-5999, or www.lgtrifestival.com.

 

Breakfast, Tag Sale

SHUSHAN As part of the Shushan Townwide Tag Sale, antiques and collectibles dealers will offer their wares beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at The Georgi Museum and Park off Main Street in Shushan. Information/dealer space: 518-854-3773. Tag sales will be held throughout the community and there’ll be a pancake/sausage breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Shushan Methodist Church where lunch also will be available. Information: Gayle Shaw at 854-3896.

 

Free Concert

SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Al and Kathy Bain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, on the green next to the train depot, Main Street/Route 22, in Salem. Traditional country, bluegrass and gospel music will be featured. Free and open to all.

 

Parade, Blues

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The annual Teddy Bear Parade will march through the village at Stratton Mountain at noon on Saturday, Sept. 1. Register at 11 a.m. Following the parade, you’ll enjoy the free Stratton Blues Fest. The blues will continue on Sept. 2. There also will be a guided hike on Sept. 1. Information: 802-297-2200.

 

Saturday Series

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy’s Media and Performing Arts Department, Green Mountain Academy, and Northshire Performing Arts will present a high-definition broadcast performance in the school’s Riley Center for the Arts every other Saturday at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 1. Genres represented will include theater, film, opera, ballet and dance. Sept. 1 will feature the 25th anniversary production of “The Phantom of the Opera” from Royal Albert Hall in London. The series concludes in April. Tickets: $18 adults; $9 students. Purchase online at www.bba.ticketjunior.com. Information: www.burrburton.org/arts/Riley.

 

Piano Recital

BOLTON LANDING International performer Christopher Johnson will present a Piano Recital at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.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.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GANSEVOORT St. Therese Chapel at the intersection of Route 32 and Gansevoort-Wilton Road in Gansevoort invites everyone to its annual Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $4 children. Information: 792-2276.

 

Hike into History

ORWELL Archaeologist Allen Hathaway will lead a Hike into History at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Learn what was built in 1777 and what remains. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Park admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.HistoricVermont.org/MountIndependence.

 

Monday September 3

 

Monday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, four-mile Hike at Bear Mountain in Wallingford on Monday, Sept. 3. Meet at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Gerry and Chryl Martin at 492-2244.

 

Tuesday September 4

 

Songs, Storytelling

MANCHESTER Singer/guitarist/storyteller Bob Horan will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Equinox Terrace, 324 Equinox Terrace in Manchester. Bob features a mixture of old and new songs that highlight a variety of life experiences, while sharing humorous events and poignant moments from his own life. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-5141.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4; Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

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, Sept. 4. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday September 5

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered each Wednesday. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

AA Meetings

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

 

Closing the Sale

HUDSON FALLS Kevin Harkins, a financial consultant, will speak on “Closing the Sale” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at a meeting of the Washington County Toastmasters. Learn how to gain support in business, community and personal settings. You’ll find this event in the Annex II building at the Washington County Municipal Center on Route 4 in Hudson Falls. 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 Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. See four layouts and learn about the building and operation of a model railroad. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday September 6

 

Car Show

LAKE GEORGE The Adirondack Nationals Car Show will be held Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 6 to 9, at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George. Classic, antique and muscle cars, custom and street rods will be featured. There’ll be family activities and a car cruise, too. Information/cost: 518-821-6237, or www.adirondacknationals.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.

 

Dinner, Show

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Land Conservancy will host a Dine for the Lake event featuring “Love List” on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Lake George Dinner Theater in the Holiday Inn at Lake George. Dine at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. Information/tickets: 518-668-5762, Ext. 411, or www.lglc.org.

 

Authors Visit

ARLINGTON As part of National Get a Library Card Month, the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington will present husband and wife team Sue Halpern and Bill McKibben reading from their new books at 7 p.m. on Thuesday, Sept. 6. Sue will read from her bestselling “Learning to Swim,” while Bill, a noted environmentalist, will talk about his book “The Fight for a Working Climate.” Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Friday September 7

 

Vettefest

QUEENSBURY The Adirondack Vettefest will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7 to 9, at the Ramada Inn in Queensbury. Celebrate Corvettes and enjoy autocross, an Adirondack road tour, and a “show and shine” car show. Information/cost: 518-527-3329, or www.adirondackcorvettes.com.

 

The Crime Novel

ARLINGTON The Martha Canfield Library in Arlington will present Frankie Bailey, an associate professor at the School of Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany, speaking on the evolution of the crime novel, “From Poe to Mosley: The Evolution of a Genre,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.  Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Free Concert

LAKE GEORGE Fridays at the Lake will present Capital Zen in concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Free and open to all. Information: www.fridaysatthelake.com.

 

Saturday September 8

 

Golf Benefit

QUEENSBURY Sokol’s Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury. Enjoy a round of golf and support the Prospect Child and Family Center of Queensbury. Information/registration: 518-798-0170, or www.prospectcenter.com.

 

Guided Hike

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Land Conservancy will host a free, moderately challenging 5.5-mile round trip Guided Hike and Wetlands Exploration at the Berry Pond Preserve in Lake George from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Information/meeting place: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.

 

Raptor Day

GLENS FALLS A free Raptor Awareness Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at City Park in Glens Falls. See raptors up close and learn about endangered and at-risk birds. Information: 518-955-8301, or www.winterraptorfest.com.

 

Local Fest

GLENS FALLS A Local Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, at The Shirt Factory, 21 Cooper Street in Glens Falls. Artisans and craftspeople will showcase their works and provide demonstrations. Free admission. Information: 518-907-4478, or www.shirtfactory.com.

 

September Gala

BOLTON LANDING A Sembrich in September Gala will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. Featured will be delicacies and a silent auction. Information/cost: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Ballroom Dancing

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host Second Saturday Ballroom Dancing on Sept. 8. A free lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. and the dance will begin at 8 p.m. All dancing abilities and singles will be welcome. Information/cost: 518-761-4174, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

Wednesday September 12

 

Hyde Programs

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls will offer the following weekly children’s and family programs: ARTfull Afternoons, ages 6 to 12, drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through June 19, 2013; AHA Afternoons, age 18 and younger, art history/appreciation, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays (518-792-1761, Ext. 27, for information); and Tours for Tots, ages 3 to 5 with adult, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays (518-792-1761, Ext. 17, to register each week). Information: www.hydecollection.org.

 

Thursday September 13

 

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.

 

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.

 

Saturday Series

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy’s Media and Performing Arts Department, Green Mountain Academy, and Northshire Performing Arts will present a high-definition broadcast performance in the school’s Riley Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. A drama, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” will be shown from Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets: $18 adults; $9 students. Purchase online at www.bba.ticketjunior.com. Information: www.burrburton.org/arts/Riley.

 

Tuesday September 18

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Guitar Night

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to an Acoustic Guitar Night Fundraiser hosted by John J. Byrnes, III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday September 19

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered each Wednesday. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

AA Meetings

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

 

Thursday September 20

 

Balloon Festival

GLENS FALLS The 40th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival will lift off with a 4 p.m. launch at Crandall Park in Glens Falls on Thursday, Sept. 20. More than 100 hot-air balloons, including a dozen special shapes, are expected at the festival that will continue at the Warren County Airport in Queensbury with launches at 5 p.m. on Friday, at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, and at 6 a.m. on Sunday. Information: www.adirondackballoonfest.org, or 518-222-4593.

 

Friday September 21

 

Staged Readings

DORSET Plays written by students in the Dorset Theatre Festival’s playwrighting programs will be performed in staged readings by professional actors at noon and 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. Information: 802-867-5777, or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

 

Family Day

SCHAGTICOKE  The Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad will host an End of Summer Party and Family Day at the Squad on Route 40 from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. This event will be hosted by Kevin Richards of WGNA and Harold Ford as Johnny Cash will perform. There will be food all day, with a chicken barbecue at 4 p.m. Event tickets are priced at $30 in advance, and $35 at the door. Ages 11 to 15 are $20, 6 to 10 are $15, and under 6 free admission. To purchase, call 518-817-2270, or 518-860-8626.

 

Saturday September 29

 

Harvest/Horse Festival

TICONDEROGA A Heritage Harvest and Horse Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Fort Ticonderoga. Information: Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, or www.chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com.

 

Saturday Series

MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy’s Media and Performing Arts Department, Green Mountain Academy, and Northshire Performing Arts will present a high-definition broadcast performance in the school’s Riley Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. This broadcast, the final of three, will feature the “Manhattan Short Film Festival.” Tickets: $18 adults; $9 students. Purchase online at www.bba.ticketjunior.com. Information: www.burrburton.org/arts/Riley.

 

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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