Community Calendar 8/30/12

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Masonic Center invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Cost: $9.

 

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.

 

Bicycle Repair

POULTNEY Johnson and Son Bikeworks will offer a free Bicycle Repair Clinic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at The Station, across from Shaw’s market in Poultney. Bring your tools and learn how to maintain and repair your bicycle. Pre-registration is required with Tim at 518-282-9089. Information: www.johnsonbikeworks.com.

 

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

 

Hunter, Rifle Courses

HARTFORD Registrations are being accepted for Bow Hunter, Trapper and Rifle Safety Education Courses. Call John Durling at 894-9385 for the bow hunter course that will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 to 7 at the Hartford Fish and Game Club; Ralph Rossi by Sept. 5 at 932-4802 for a home study bow hunter course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Salem Fish and Game Club; Marc Evans at 499-1862 for a trapper course 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Skenesborough Skete Club in Whitehall; and Marc Evans at 499-1862 for a hunter course 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, also in Whitehall.

 

StoryWalk

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library encourages families to walk, jog or bike along its StoryWalk on the trail at Manchester Rec where two new stories have been installed. The new story books are “Leaves” and “Looking for a Moose” and this activity will be available through September. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

USS Bennington

BENNINGTON To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the beginning of construction of the USS Bennington, the Bennington Museum invites everyone to see a new exhibition on this U.S. Navy ship in its John T. Harrison, Jr., Orientation Gallery at 75 Main Street, Route 9. This exhibition will run through Oct. 30. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Photo Exhibition

CASTLETON Photographs by Ed and Maggie Stokes of Randolph Center will be on exhibition throughout September and through Oct. 5 in the Calvin Coolidge Library Lounge Gallery at Castleton State College. The works feature 18 images of American birds, ranging from the bald eagle and heron to leggy shore birds and small songbirds. Information/hours: www.castleton.edu/library.

 

Field Day

POULTNEY Friday, Aug. 31, is the deadline to register for The Nature Conservancy of Vermont’s annual Field Day for individuals and families that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at and around Green Mountain College in Poultney. Included will be gardening workshops, nature hikes, paddling on the Poultney River. Cost: $25 adults, $10 ages 12 to 17, free age 11 and younger, including lunch. Information/registration: Kim Ward at 802-229-4425, Ext. 100, or www.nature.org/vermont.

 

Volleyball, Baseball

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for Adult Volleyball (men’s and women’s leagues) and Smart Start Baseball for ages 4 and 5 (parent participation mandatory) that will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Information/registration: Visit the Godnick Adult Center on Deer Street in Rutland, or www.rutlandrec.com/volleyball, and www.rutlandrec.com for baseball.

 

Community Day

SALEM The Salem office of the Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. at 212 Main Street will host a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Featured will be family-friendly activities and works by local artist Wayne Rizzo. There’ll be refreshments, a trivia contest, basket raffle, bake sale, Greenjacket football ticket giveaways, fingerprinting by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and a fire truck display.

 

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.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. A highlight this month will be pen and ink work by Cambridge artist Lynne Knobel, and the Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble will return for an encore performance. Information: Pember at 518-642-2525, and Slate Valley Museum at 642-1417.

 

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.

 

Music Festival

WHITEHALL “It’s All About Jesus Fest,” a Christian music festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Skenesborough Canalside Park on Skenesborough Drive in Whitehall. The festival will feature six performers, dancing, food, refreshments and a “meet and greet tent” where fans can meet the musicians. Admission to the event is free.

 

Town wide yard sale

WHITEHALL The Whitehall town wide yard sale will be held throughout the community of Whitehall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Maps indicating the location of sales will be available at Skenesborough Gardens, Putorti’s Market, Stewart’s, and Cumberland Farms.

 

Coin Drop

GRANVILLE The annual Haynes House of Hope Coin Drop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, in Granville. Anyone wishing to assist with this effort is encouraged to call Linda Angiolillo at 518-642-9707 to schedule a time slot.

 

Art Show, Sale

PAWLET The Pawlet Scholarship Committee’s 16th Annual Art Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Edith Mach’s green field in Pawlet (enter between the Pawlet Post Office and the bridge in the village). Thirty-two area artists will offer oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, photography, mixed media works, sculptures, jewelry, and more. Free admission and 20 percent of sale proceeds will benefit the Pawlet Scholarship Fund. Tasty food will be available, too, by The Barn Restaurant and Mach’s General Store. Information: Anita Pomerance at 802-325-3786.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

DORSET An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings by local artist Maynard Deen will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Dorset Public Library. A number of en plein air Dorset scenes are included in this exhibition that will run through September. A portion of sale proceeds will benefit the library and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-867-5774, or www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.

 

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.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Pawlet Community Church. Takeouts may be ordered on Sept. 1 at 802-325-3022. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SALEM Boy Scout Troop 61 invites everyone to a takeout Chicken Barbecue from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Scout bottle drop on Route 22, just south of the Salem Village limits. Cost: $9 in advance; $10 on Sept. 2. Tickets are available from Troop 61 Scouts and leaders and at the Salem Hardware store. Proceeds will go toward the troop’s trip to the National Scout Jamboree next summer in West Virginia.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker 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.

 

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.

 

Rock of Ages

RUTLAND The five-time Tony-nominated musical, “Rock of Ages,” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 4 and 5, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. The greatest rock songs from the 1980s are celebrated in this show. Cost: $59.50 and $69.50. Tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountLive.org. Information: www.rockofagesontour.com.

 

Wednesday September 5

 

Women’s Health

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

 

Gardening

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center on Route 24 in Middle Granville. Colleen Plimpton will present a talk titled, “Oh, No, Bambi: Gardening in Deer Country,” at this meeting and all area residents with an interest in gardening will be welcome. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 11 a.m. Sept. 6, Parker House, Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Forestdale Senior Center, Brandon; and 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Templewood Court, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Mission Group of the Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Teacup Auction on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Viewing and bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. and drawings at 6:45 p.m. A wide range of items, along with fresh local produce and home-baked goods, will be offered. Cost: $1 for 10 tickets. Also, available for purchase will be hot dogs, chili dogs, ice cream and more. Information: Maryann at 802-645-0131.

 

Belly Dancing

MANCHESTER A Belly Dancing Workshop will be offered at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Julz Irion and Bethany Perron of the Bennington Beledi Tribal Belleydance organization will teach belly dancing fundamentals. Free and open to all; wear exercise clothing. Information/reservations: 802-362-2607.

 

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.

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from June 24 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.

 

Chinese Painters

MANCHESTER Prof. John Berninghausen of Middlebury College and his wife, Alice, will present a slide lecture titled, “Behind the Brush: The Art and Lives of Classically Trained Contemporary Chinese Ink and Color Painters,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. You’ll find this event at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Cost: $20. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, 768-8525, or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Pizza at VFW

GRANVILLE The VFW Auxiliary will offer Pizza from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 cheese pizza, $9 pepperoni. Information: 518-642-1599.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Legion Auxiliary

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

 

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 Thursday, 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.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.
Tag Sale Benefit

CAMBRIDGE A Tag Sale will be held and water and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation bracelets ($3 per bracelet) will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7 to 9, at Stevens & Sons Sunoco, 24 N. Park Street in Cambridge. Proceeds will go to Team Collin (family and friends of Chad Stevens) at the JDRF Walk at Skidmore College on Oct. 14.

 

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 Sept. 7. 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.

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Century of Song

GLENS FALLS The Seagle Music Colony will present “A Century of Song” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sept. 9, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. This musical revue chronicles Broadway tunes from 1910 through 2010. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

Car Show

POULTNEY The Sons of the American Legion will host a Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney. Entry fee: $15 per vehicle/motorcycle. Spectator admission: $5 adults; $2 children; free age 4 and younger. There’ll be many awards, a 50/50 raffle, muffler rap and piston toss, live music, food and a picnic area. Information: 802-468-0327.

 

Flea Market

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its 18th Annual Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 9, at Strawberry Acres on Route 67 in Buskirk. Call Joan LeBarron at 518-686-9390, the fire station at 518-686-9966, or email bfd5chief@aol.com to reserve a free vendor space. Available will be food and drink, including hamburgers and sausage with peppers and onions sandwiches.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

Half Marathon

MANCHESTER The Jay Hathaway Memorial Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Dana Thompson Recreation Center in Manchester. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations and deserving individuals. Information: Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce at 802-362-6313, or www.manchestervtmapleleaf.com.

 

Alzheimer’s Walk

RUTLAND A Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from Main Street Park, Route 7 and West Street in Rutland (parking available around the park). Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Short and longer routes will be available, as will volunteers to walk with you if desired. A raffle will be held following the walk and prizes will include a $50 gift certificate to Sam’s Steakhouse in Ludlow, hand lotions from Beauchamp & O’Rourke Pharmacy, passes to the Montshire Museum of Science, and more. Information: Marlee Mason at 802-776-2900, or Mary Lou Morrissette at 802-747-3426.

 

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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

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.

 

Run and Bike

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer the Fifth Annual Duathlon for all ages on Saturday, Sept. 8. Run a 5K and bike a 10K loop over the Pine Hill trails. Registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the race at 10 a.m. from the Godnick Adult Center on Deer Street in Rutland. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 on Sept. 8. Information/registration: Visit the Godnick Center or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Rabies Clinic

FORT ANN Washington County Public Health will offer a free Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Fort Ann Highway Garage on Route 149. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccination and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

Living History

ORWELL “Soldiers Atop the Mount,” a living history weekend looking at the September, 1777, American raid to take Mount Independence back from the British, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the ninth. You’ll find this event at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Reenactments, a schoolhouse visit and story time for children, and fife and drum corps music will be among the highlights. Admission: $6 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.HistoricVermont.org/MountIndependence.

 

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.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Whitehall High School. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., with drawings at 12:30 p.m. Admission: $5, with proceeds benefiting Paul Wager and his family as he fights cancer. Also, donations may be mailed to Paul Wager Benefit Fund, c/o Beth Molinero, POB 263, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887.

 

Teacup Auction

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church invites everyone to a Teacup Auction that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Information/to donate items for the auction: Debbie Lewry at 518-642-9692, or Katie Ripley at 642-4621.

 

Steak Barbecue

BUSKIRK The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church invites everyone to a Tri- Tip Steak Barbecue at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Strawberry Acres on Route 67 in Buskirk. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. Information/reservations: 518-686-9845, or 518-677-3945.

 

Dance Registration

SARATOGA SPRINGS The School of Arts of the National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs, will hold in-person registration for its fall classes for children and adults from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. Offered will be professional-quality dance technique instruction in a low-pressure environment. Online registration also is available at www.dancemuseum.org/school. Information: 518-584-2225.

 

Authors at Fort

TICONDEROGA Will Martin, author of “Benedict Arnold: Legacy Lost,” will speak at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Fort Ticonderoga. And at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Doug Cubbison, author of “Profession and honour is all that remains: Papers of Lieutenant General John Burgoyne relating to the Saratoga Campaign, 1777,” will speak at the fort. Both authors will sign their books at 3 p.m. Also, a living history event will be held at the fort that weekend. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org.

 

Art Reception

ARLINGTON An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings titled, “As I See It,” by Sunderland artist Judy Cotter, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Martha Canfield Memorial Library in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6153.

 

Roast Pork

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to a Roast Pork Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the United Methodist Church, 47 Route 23 in Hartford. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. There also will be a food sale during this event.

 

SculptFest 2012

WEST RUTLAND Everyone is invited to an opening reception for SculptFest 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. This annual outdoor exhibition will feature sculptural installations by regional and national artists “responding to the post-industrial landscape.” There’ll be a fine art raffle at 7 p.m. and live music will be provided by Swing Noire. Information: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

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.

 

Sunday September 9

 

Sunday School

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church off the green in Wells will begin the second year of its Sunday school on Sept. 9. Coordinator Amy Murphy says the “philosophy of the program is to engage the children in projects and stories hat are winsome and non-regimental.” Information/registration: Rev. William Davidson at 518-499-1850, or Amy at 802-645-9133.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Registration, Song

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington will hold registration for its church school at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the church’s Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. Also, at 4 p.m. Sept. 9, singer Elisabeth VonTrapp will perform in concert in the church sanctuary, followed by an open house to celebrate the renovations of Bailey Hall where refreshments will be served. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Try Scuba

GLENS FALLS Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Centers of Glens Falls will offer a free “Try Scuba” session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Glens Falls High School pool. Bring your swim suit and a towel and all equipment will be provided. Registration is required at 518-761-0533. Also, this activity also will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.

 

Youth Day

MECHANICVILLE The Highway Tabernacle at 235 Hudson Avenue in Mechanicville will host a Youth Appreciation Day at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Information: 518-664-4442.

 

Giffy’s Barbecue

BENNINGTON The Ladies Oriental Shriners will host a takeout-only Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Bennington. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance from Sharon at 518-265-6187.

 

Activism and Faith

EASTON Steve Chase, an Antioch University professor and author, will speak on “Creative Maladjustment” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Easton Friends’ South Meeting House, 227 Meeting House Road in Easton (off Route 40 about six miles north of Schaghticoke). Steve will focus on the relationship of activism and faith. Open to all. Information: Jeannine at 518-587-8932, or Bill at 518-677-8934.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m. with drawings at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets and $2 each additional sheet. There also will be a 50-cents-per- scoop buffet and a raffle lotto tree. Proceeds will benefit Carl Delaba’s medical expenses as he fights cancer. Information: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078.

 

Sunday Concert

MANCHESTER Cindy Ogulnick will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Equinox Terrace, 324 Equinox Terrace in Manchester.  Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-5141.

 

Free Supper

HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to a free Sunday Supper at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9. This meal is served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions and the building is handicap accessible. Information: 686-4982.

 

Monday September 10

 

Golf Tournament

GREENWICH St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus will host its annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Windy Hills Golf Course in Greenwich. Information/registration: Bob Shay at 677-3954.

 

Pasta Dinner

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Pasta Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at The Forum Bar & Grill, 47 E. Potter Avenue in Granville. Cost: $8, eat in or take out, with proceeds benefiting the Reginbald family. Also, raffle tickets will be sold for various donated items and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle.

 

Potluck Supper

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will meet for a Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in the Community Room at the Easton Library (bring your table service, beverage and dish to share). Carolyn Snyder will lead a discussion about the upcoming Artisans at Work show on Sept. 22 at Burton Hall and everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Choir Rehearsals

ARGYLE The Argyle Community choir will begin rehearsals at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in Fellowship Hall at the Argyle Presbyterian Church. Sacred and secular music will be practiced in preparation for a Nov. 2 concert, with proceeds benefiting Operation Santa Claus. All singers will be welcome and auditions are not necessary.

 

Tuesday September 11

 

Remembrance

HUBBARDTON A Day of Remembrance will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Admission will be free for those wishing to contemplate or honor our past heroes. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Clogging

HOOSICK FALLS The Hill Country Cloggers will offer Clogging Lessons beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Hoosick Falls Central School. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Margaret Pine at 686-7767.

 

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.

 

Castleton Slate

GRANVILLE Author Donald H. Thompson will speak on “Castleton Vermont’s Slate Industry” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Donald will explore the impact of the discovery of slate on the northern end of the slate belt in the mid 19th century. Highlighted will be some of the area’s early hotels, businesses and industries. Information: 518-642-1417.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

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.

 

Friday September 14

 

Unsinkable Women

GLENS FALLS Deborah Jean Templeton, in association with the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, will present “Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday September 15

 

Warrior Run

LAKE GEORGE An Urban Warrior Run for age 14 and older will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, from Canada Street in Lake George Village. Urban-themed obstacles, wrecked cars, smoke, drainage ditches and more will be featured. Cost/registration: www.warriorrunmountainseries.com.

 

Boat Show

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George In-Water Boat Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, at Beach Road in Lake George Village. Area dealers, demo rides, and new and used boats will be included. Free. Information: 518-791-0070, or www.boatlakegeorge.com.

 

Cycling Race

LAKE GEORGE The Tour of the Adirondacks, a road cycling stage race sanctioned by USA Cycling, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, in Lake George and Lake Luzerne. Information/registration: 518-275-6185, or facebook.com/touroftheadirondacks.

 

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.

 

Jazz at the Lake

LAKE GEORGE Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday only, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Featured will be contemporary jazz by nationally acclaimed performers. Free. Information: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgearts.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.

 

Sunday September 16

 

Golf, Barbecue

QUEENSBURY/GLENS FALLS The Hole in One for Hole in the Woods Mini Golf Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf in Queensbury. Following will be a barbecue, games and other activities at Crandall Park on Upper Glen Street, Route 9, in Glens Falls. Information/registration: 518-696-5921, or www.doublehranch.org.

 

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.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday September 20

 

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.

 

Balloon Festival

GLENS FALLS The 40th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival will begin 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.

 

Pizza at VFW

GRANVILLE The VFW Auxiliary will offer Pizza from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 cheese pizza, $9 pepperoni. Information: 518-642-1599.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Friday September 21

 

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 Sept. 21. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

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

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

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.

 

Saturday September 22

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Monday September 24

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

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.

 

Thursday October 4

 

Farmer’s Market

POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, 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 conclude its Thursday afternoon tours program from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 4. This is a lovely historic residence that also features a collection of antique carriages and tools.

 

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.

 

Sunday October 14

 

Try Scuba

GLENS FALLS Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Centers of Glens Falls will offer a free “Try Scuba” session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Glens Falls High School pool. Bring your swim suit and a towel and all equipment will be provided. Registration is required at 518-761-0533. Also, this activity also will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.

 

Sunday November 4

 

Try Scuba

GLENS FALLS Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Centers of Glens Falls will offer a free “Try Scuba” session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Glens Falls High School pool. Bring your swim suit and a towel and all equipment will be provided. Registration is required at 518-761-0533. Also, this activity also will be offered on Sunday, Dec. 2.

 

Sunday December 2

Try Scuba

GLENS FALLS Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Centers of Glens Falls will offer a free “Try Scuba” session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Glens Falls High School pool. Bring your swim suit and a towel and all equipment will be provided. Registration is required at 518-761-0533.

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