Community Calendar 9/20/12

 

Thursday September 20

 

Art Reception

BENNINGTON A reception with Richard Kime, creator of the current exhibition, “Signs of the Times: Original Designs by Richard Kimes,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This exhibition will run through Sept. 30. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Maple Village, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Godnick Adult Center, Rutland; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, North Clarendon Community Center. Cost:  $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Story Hour

BENNINGTON Museum ABCs, a story hour for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents, will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Free and registration is not required. Information: Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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 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 through Oct. 4, across from the Castleton Free Library on Main Street, Route 4A.

 

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: 518-222-4593, or www.adirondackballoonfest.org.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS A gallery reception for an exhibition titled, “Dance Masks of Guatemala,” a collection of Ed and Carmen Contento from Saratoga Springs, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. You’ll find this event at the Folk Life Center of the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS The Third Thursday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in downtown Glens Falls. Art receptions and exhibitions will be featured at this free event. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.com.

 

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.

 

Birds of Prey

FAIR HAVEN A “Silent Wings, Birds of Prey” program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Fair Haven Free Library. The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York will bring an eagle, falcon, hawk and owl for this informative program that’s free and open to all. Information: 802-265-8011.

 

Vermont History

RUPERT Jane Beck, founder of the Vermont Folklife Center, will tell the story of Alec Turner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the handicap-accessible Rupert Historical Society/Library Building on Route 153 in Rupert. Alec was born a slave in 1845 and died a free man, farmer and landowner in Grafton in 1923. His narrative was told to his family and recounted to Jane by his daughter, Daisy. Free and open to all. Information: Gene Higgins at 802-394-7738.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS MaryLeigh & the Fauves will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This group features “catchy melodies and intelligent lyrics.” Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Friday September 21

 

Festival Registration

GLENS FALLS LARAC is accepting registrations from artists and crafts people who wish to participate in its 30th Annual Fall Arts and Craft Festival that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Adirondack Sports Complex. Information/registration: Stacy at 518-798-1144, Ext. 5, or www.larac.org.

 

Business Showcase

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Local Development Council is accepting registrations until Friday, Sept. 26, for its 2012 Export Business Showcase that will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the CTK Center, 575 Burton Road in Easton. Information/registration: 518-746-2292, email TRiley@co.washington.ny.us, or www.wcldc.org.

 

Free Workshop

PROCTOR The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is accepting registrations for a free workshop titled, “Selling to the Employees: Employee Ownership as a Path to Business Succession.” This workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the offices of Carris Reels in Proctor. Pre-registration is required at 802-321-8362, or www.veoc.org.

 

Studio Workshop

WEST RUTLAND The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 636 Marble Street in West Rutland is accepting registrations for a “From Idea to Living Art” workshop with local artist Fran Bull that will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 27 through Nov. 15. Information/registration: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Craft Festival

LAKE GEORGE A Lakeside Craft Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21 to 23, at Beach Road in Lake George Village. Information: www.lakegeorgevillage.com/lake_george.asp.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. This sale will be held on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

Story Time

POULTNEY A free Fall Story Time will be offered for toddlers and preschoolers (children of all ages welcome) at 11 a.m. on Fridays, Sept. 21 and 28, and Oct. 5 and 12, at the Poultney Public Library. Information: 802-287- 5556.

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.

 

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.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE The Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will host a Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Art Reception

SCHUYLERVILLE A reception for a new exhibition by David Miller will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at The Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville. David is professor emeritus at Skidmore College and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Information: Erik Laffer at 518-695-3181, or www.thelaffergallery.com.

 

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.

 

Stars Talk

ARLINGTON Bob Dudley will speak on “Star Clusters, Gas Clouds and Galaxies” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Free Movie

POULTNEY A free Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street. Popcorn and candy will be provided without charge. Information/movie title: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Shipwrecked

GLENS FALLS The Pendragon Theatre will stage “Shipwrecked” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. This family-friendly play tells the real-life tale of Louis de Rougemont and his 30-year adventure in the Australian outback after being lost at sea. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Frankenstein

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage “Frankenstein” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday the 22nd, and 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 23, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens and students. Information/reservations: 518-747-4418, or email hrsc1999@aol.com.

 

Saturday September 22

 

Iron Pour

SALEM Salem Art Works will host its Sixth Annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour on Saturday, Sept. 22. College students from the Northeast and Midwest will gather for a weekend of iron casting, while visitors will observe thousands of pounds of molten iron being poured into artists’ prepared molds. And, cast iron artist and master technician Matt Wicker will speak on current trends in cast iron and his thoughts on the future of this medium. Information/times: 518-854-7674, or www.salemartworks.org.

 

Cemetery Maintenance

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Cemetery Committee will hold a Work Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the West Street Cemetery in Fair Haven. Volunteers are asked to meet at the cemetery at 8:45 a.m. for the work that will run until noon (restack the old stone walls, pick up fallen headstones, rake). Bring tools, work gloves, insect spray and water. This activity will be repeated on Saturday, Oct. 13. Information: Tim Pockette at 265-4952, or Mary McNeil at 342-3394.

 

Grass Drags

GREENWICH The Greenwich Trailblazers will host a Backyard Grass Drags event on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Register at 9 a.m. for racing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $25. General race and class rules will apply and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY The Book and Movie Discussion Group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street. For discussion will be “Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and copies of this book are available at the library. Refreshments will be provided. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Volleyball Tournament

GRANVILLE The Third Annual Ace for the Cure Volleyball Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Granville High School gymnasium. Participating districts include Hadley-Luzerne, Warrensburg, and Waterford-Halfmoon. This event also will include a bake sale, giveaways, a children’s activity center, and a T-shirt sale. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Information: Kate Becker at 518-642-1051.

 

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.

 

Heritage Day

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society will host its annual Heritage Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at its 1869 house, 12 Broad Street in Cambridge. Local historian Phillip Brown will lead a roundtable discussion titled, “The Wells Family in Cambridge, N.Y.” He will discuss services of the state library in Albany, and then the Wells family. The museum will be open, too, with tours and new exhibits until 3 p.m. Information: 518-677-5232.

 

Garage/Bake Sale

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Garage and Bake Sale benefit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the home of Laura Hall, 4 John Street in Greenwich. Proceeds will benefit Amanda House, a home away from home for patients of Glens Falls Hospital and other facilities within a five-mile radius of Amanda House. Information/to donate items for this sale: Laura at 692-7243.

 

Arts/Crafts Festival

GLENS FALLS The Colors of Fall Arts and Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. Featured will be local and regional artists, artisans, and children’s activities. Free admission. Information: 518-747-7740, or www.northcountryartscenter.org.

 

Exhibit and Sale

EASTON The Easton Neighbors Group will host an Artisans at Work Exhibit and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Burton Hall on Route 40 in Easton (rain or shine). Handmade, local artwork and crafts, including jewelry, quilts, goat soap, toys and more will be offered, along with a bake sale (gluten-free items available), a soup lunch, and a farmers’ market. Information: Carolin Snyder at 664-7452. To donate or purchase soup or baked goods for this sale: Amy Patterson at 695-5727.

 

Fiber Festival

GREENWICH The Fourth Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Demonstrations and workshops, 120 vendors, food, a fleece show and sale, finished products, patterns and kits, and handmade soaps will be featured. There also will be livestock private sales and a fiber photo contest. Admission: $5 adults; free age 13 and younger. Free parking. Information: www.adkfiber.com.

 

Alumni Show

CASTLETON Seven former students of Castleton State College will participate in a show titled, “Poetics of Space,” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Christine Price Gallery at the college. They will assess their own ideas about domestic space and how they may respond to theories in Gaston Bachelard’s book, “The Poetics of Space.”

 

Teacup Auction

WHITEHALL A Teacup Auction will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Whitehall Methodist Church, off Route 12 at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5, including tickets and a soup/sandwich lunch; $2 additional tickets. Door prizes, too. Information: 518-499-0851.

 

Quilt Documentation

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Historical Society will host the Vermont Quiltsearch Documentation Team from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the society’s building on the green in Middletown Springs, junction of routes 133 and 140. The team will “document” your quilt for free (age, what it’s made of, its condition, and caring for it), and offer more detailed appraisals at $40 per quilt. Information: Historical Society at 802-235-2376, or Quiltsearch at 802-485-8892.

 

Basket Party

CASTLETON A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the American Legion Hall on Route 4A in Castleton. Viewing will begin at 11:30 a.m. and drawings at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit John Groesbeck from Granville who is fighting cancer. Information/to donate basket items: Pam Groesbeck at 802-671-8054, Stella Rathbun at 518-796-4356, or Annette Minnie at 518-744-0274.

 

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 younger than 6 free admission. To purchase, call 518-817-2270, or 518-860-8626.

 

Golf Benefit

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Irish Open Crazy Pin Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hoosick Falls Country Club. This will be a four-person scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost: $50 per player, with proceeds benefiting the Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Raffles, music, bagpipes and food, too. Information: Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035.

 

Artist Reception

SALEM An artist reception with Elizabeth (Betty) O’Brien and her solo exhibition, “Nature Walk,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street, Route 22, in Salem. Betty teaches classes in watercolor and mixed water media at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. Information: Ruth Sauer at 518-854-3406.

 

Turkey Dinner

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary invite everyone to a Turkey Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Fire House on Joe Green Road. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9. Information/take out orders: 792-0161.

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception will be held for an exhibition of paintings by award-winning artist Elizabeth Coyne from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Elizabeth says all of her images “come from the natural world.” Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Legion Dance

FAIR HAVEN A Dance for ages 21 and older will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 22, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main Street in Fair Haven. Music will be provided by The Sweetwater Band. Snacks will be available and everyone age 21 and older is invited. Cost: $8; $15 per couple.

 

Sunday September 23

 

Fine Art

BENNINGTON Sunday, Sept. 23, is the final day to purchase works from the juried Laumeister Fine Art Competition exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Also, while there, see three other fine art exhibitions. Information: 760-908-5937, or www.TheBennington.org.

 

Breakfast Benefit

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus invite everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Military Moms in Action program that benefits our soldiers overseas during the holidays.

 

Steep Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Shrewsbury Peak Loop hike on Sunday, Sept. 23. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. This hike will include a gradual climb of 1.7 miles followed by a steep grade of 0.3 miles. The descent will be very steep, with climbing over rocky outcrops necessary. Wear appropriate footwear and bring water and lunch. Information: Barb and Barry Griffith at 492-3573.

 

Chicken, Pie

HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club will hold a Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Stewart’s Shop in Hartford. Cost: $9 dinner; $5 half chicken. Also, the Hartford Yoked Parish will hold a pie sale during the barbecue.

 

Auction

FAIR HAVEN Eureka Lodge 75, Free and Accepted Masons, will hold an Auction at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in Fair Haven Park. Information/to donate items for this auction: Joe Eaton at 683-4074, Joe Rice at 683-9098, or Jeff Eaton at 265-2006.

 

1777 Reenactment

ORWELL English actor/playwright Howard Burnham will offer an encounter with “Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne” and recount his 1777 Northern Campaign experiences at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. You’ll find this activity at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Cost: $5 park admission; free age 14 and

younger. Information: 802-948-2000.

 

Meditation Meeting

GREENWICH The Baha’i Community of Greenwich will host a Devotion/Meditation Meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Marlow home, 9 Mowry Avenue in Greenwich. Achieving unity will be the theme of this meeting, you are asked to bring prayers and writings to share, and refreshments will be served. Information: John Marlow at 692-7694.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Gaslight Follies

GLENS FALLS Uncle Floyd Vivino will present The Gaslight Follies Stage Revue, featuring alumni of Gas Light Village, at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Families are invited to experience the “spirit of vaudeville” at this show. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Ham Dinner

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Ham Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12. Information/reservations: 753-7518.

 

Sunday Dance

QUEENSBURY A Fourth Sunday Dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at The Fun Spot in Queensbury. Casual, social ballroom dancing will be featured and singles will be welcome. Information/cost: 518-792-1603, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

Monday September 24

 

Vermont Brigade

CASTLETON Paul Andriscin, adjunct professor of history at Castleton State College and a site interpreter at Mount Independence, will present a PowerPoint program on the Vermont Brigade at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Cost: $3. Also, lunch will be available at noon before the talk and reservations for the lunch should be made by 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Information/reservations: 802-468-3093.

 

Public Forum

RUTLAND The Department of Vermont Health Access will host a Public Forum on the new health benefits exchange from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. This exchange, scheduled to launch in late 2013, will be a marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses to compare and purchase qualified private health insurance plans and more. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Documentary

ARLINGTON A documentary film, “The Making of the Hunger Games,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Vermont Politics

XMANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host a panel discussion on “How Red Turned to Blue in the Green Mountain State” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village. The panel will be Seth Bongartz, Anthony Marro and Stephen Terry. Admission: $15. Information/pre-registration: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS Trio 826, with guest pianist Rene Lecuona, will open the deBlasiis Chamber Music Series at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Works by Schubert, Borodin, Kodaly, and others will be featured. Cost: $25; $5 students. Information/tickets: 518-792-2383, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Tuesday September 25

 

Military Talk

CAMBRIDGE Michael Russert will present “Oh, What a Bloody Trail,” the reasons for the decline of the II Army Corps between July, 1863, and August, 1864, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Cambridge Public Library on W. Main Street. Free and open to all. Information: 677-2443.

 

Dancing Dogs

CAMBRIDGE The Curiosity Forum will present “Dancing Dogs,”  author Jon Katz’s first collection of short stories, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: Free/donations appreciated. Also, Jon’s second book for children, “Lenore Finds a Friend,” will be celebrated. Information: Hubbard Hall at 518-677-2495.

 

Wednesday September 26

 

Story Time

VALLEY FALLS Story Time will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Valley Falls Free Library, 42 State Street. A children’s story and craft time will be featured. Information: 753-4230.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. A valid state of New York driver’s permit is required to take this course. Cost: $40. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. There’ll be raffles, and refreshments will be available. Free admission, donations appreciated. Pickers are asked to call Mel at 632-5026.

 

Civil War Letters

HARTFORD The Hartford Historical Group will host Caroline Gibbs Whitney with a program on “The Civil War Letters of Martin Arnold” at 7 p.m. on a Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Baptist Church in Hartford. Free and open to all and the museum and Enlistment Center will be open following the talk.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday September 27

 

Castleton Market

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

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Green Drinks

DORSET The Green Drinks Manchester group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Barrows House, 3156 Route 30 in Dorset. Enjoy drinks and conversation on topics such as sustainable agriculture, climate change, local consumption, alternative energy, and more. Everyone will be welcome. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

Freedom Riders

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 N. Main Street, Route 7, in Rutland. All bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS Annalivia will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This group features traditional bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian and old-time music. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Friday September 28

 

Ragnar Relay

LAKE GEORGE The Ragnar Relay Adirondacks, “not your average 10K or half marathon,” will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, from Canada Street in Lake George Village. Information/registration: www.ragnarrelay.com.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church off the green in Wells will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29. Featured will be a $3 per bag sale. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Taste of Italy

BENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence, and adult day service, will host “A Taste of Italy,” an evening of wine and beer tasting, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Included will be a buffet of Italian entrees and cheeses, along with music by the Catbird Trio. There’ll be a raffle for a basket of 100 lottery tickets, door prizes, and other raffles. Event tickets at $35 each are available at the Bennington Beverage Outlet, at Bennington Project Independence, 802-442-8136, and www.bpiads.org.

 

Paranormal Talk

POULTNEY Internationally acclaimed psychic medium William Constantine will discuss various topics of the paranormal, focusing on angels, and answer you questions from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at   the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com, or www.psychicwilliamconstantine.com.

 

Guerilla Opera

CAMBRIDGE The Boston-based Guerilla Opera will present “Heart of the Dog” with chamber ensemble at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 30th, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: Pay what you will at the door, or $15 suggested donation in advance. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Wear clean, non-marring shoes. Refreshments will be available and everyone will be welcome (you don’t need to bring a partner). Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

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.

 

Pumpkinpalooza

HOOSICK FALLS HAYC3 will host “Pumpkinpalooza 4” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, in Hoosick Falls. Featured will be a “punkin chunkin” competition, a chili cook-off, 5k road race, and a zombie fun run. Information on activities and sponsorships: 518-686-9050, email contact@hoosickyouth.org, or www.HAYC3.org.

 

Refreshments

FAIR HAVEN The Southwest Freedom Riders will host a “Refreshment Break” fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Fair Haven Welcome Center. Baked goods and snacks will be offered at no charge and donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit this group’s community activities. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, six-mile hike along the Glen Lake Trail in Bomoseen on Saturday, Sept. 29. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Lisa Pettis at 265-4816.

 

5K Fun Run

POULTNEY The Poultney Rotary Chili Cook-Off 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from The Station, corner of Main and Depot streets in Poultney. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the run at 9 a.m. Cost: $15; free age 10 and younger (T-shirts will be provided to the first 50 to register). Awards will be presented to the top three finishers, male and female. Information: www.poultneyvt.com.

 

Book Sale

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library at 205 Main Street will hold a Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 (rain or shine). New, used and rare books will be offered. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Oktoberfest

LAKE GEORGE An Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday the 30th, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Quality art and craft items will be offered and there’ll be music and activities for all ages. Free admission. Information: 518-744-3418.

 

Community Day

DORSET The Long Trail School off Route 30 on Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset invites everyone to a Community Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Featured will be fall foods, a Fall Classic Soccer Jamboree with players from six local middle schools (10 a.m. through afternoon), a farmers’ market, pony and wagon rides, artisan displays (potters and weavers), craft tables, and children’s activities. Information: Courtney Callo at 802-867-5717, Ext. 141, or email ccallo@longtrailschool.org.

 

Free Admission

MANCHESTER As part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Eighth Annual Museum Day Live! program, Hildene in Manchester will offer free admission from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. You’ll need to download a free ticket good for two people at www.smithsonian.com (one ticket per household). Information: 802-367-7961, or www.hildene.org.

 

Cemetery Tour

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre and the Chapman Historical Museum will host a Glens Falls Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Bay Street Cemetery. Tours of 1.5 hours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: Fee for adults; free age 11 and younger. Information: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.com.

 

Drug Collection

RUTLAND The Rutland County Solid Waste District will offer an unused or unwanted Medication Collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the old Hannoush Jewelers location, in front of J.C. Penny’s at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland. Information: RCSWD at 802-775-7209, or the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office at 775-8002.

 

Sale at Pember

GRANVILLE The Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will hold a Sale of VHS Movies and Audio Books on Cassette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Paperbacks will be offered for sale, too, and all proceeds will benefit the Pember’s book acquisition fund.

 

Museum Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS As part of Smithsonian Magazine’s “National Museum Day Live!” program, admission will be free from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be several exhibitions, including the newly opened “Tails and Terpsichore” that explores the many ways dance and animal themes combine. To download a ticket good for free admission for two people, visit www.Smithsonian.com/museumday. Information: 518-584-2225, or www.dancemuseum.org.

 

New Exhibition

GLENS FALLS A new exhibition, “The Door Project,” will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Hoopes Gallery at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Artists ages 13 to 20 worked with the Hyde’s Education Dept. to create this exhibition that’s composed of discarded doors. Information: www.hydecollection.org.

 

Music for Families

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival and the mark Skinner Library will present a family program, “Music from the Shelves,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Music from the world’s great composers will be celebrated. Free and open to all (children must be accompanied by adult caregivers). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Jeff Rivers Run

GRANVILLE The Section Eight Ryders’ Jeff Rivers Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29. Sign in from 11 a.m. to noon at Fair Haven Park in downtown Fair Haven for the ride that will end at Happy Daze Pub on Main Street in Granville. Cost: $15 per bike; $5 per rider. T-shirts will be offered for sale and there’ll be music, a small basket party, and good food. Proceeds will benefit the Haynes House of Hope, a nonprofit comfort care home for the terminally ill in Granville. Information: 518-345-5078.

 

Chili Cook-Off

POULTNEY The Poultney Rotary Club will host the 23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Sept. 29, along Main Street in Poultney (rain or shine). Cooking will begin at 8 a.m. and music at 10 a.m., with tasting from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There’ll be a total of $900 in cash prizes, including $300 for first place and $250 second place. Cost for tasters: $8. No charge for cookers (cooker registration is required at 802-287-9987).

 

Free Dinner

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

 

Haven Open House

PAWLET Heron Brook Haven at 432 Kelley Hill Road in Pawlet will hold an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Featured will be music, exhibits, demonstrations, a celebration of creativity, and an HBH-made and grown food table. Become part of a community art project, too. Information: Jana at 802-325-3880.

 

Harvest Moon

PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society invites everyone to an alcohol-free Harvest Moon Fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Alan Calfee’s “Old Gray Barn” off Route 30 in East Rupert.

Dinner will be by Pink Boots Farm of West Pawlet and music by Gold Town. Cost: $15 adults; $5 ages 8 to 18; free 7 and younger. Raffle drawing, too. Information: Susanne Rappaport at 802-645-0993.

 

Award Gala

GLENS FALLS The Charles R. Wood Award Gala will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Hiland Park Country Club, 195 Haviland Road in Queensbury. Featured will be dinner, dancing to music by Standing Room Only, live auctions, and Joan and By Lapham will receive the Charles R. Wood Award. Information/reservations: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Barn Dance, Auction

BRANDON In celebration of the conclusion of “What’s Hatching in Brandon?” a Chicken Chaser’s Barn Dance and Silent Auction will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Brandon Town Hall. Cost: $5; $15 family of four or more. There’ll be a silent auction preview at 6 p.m. and a contra dance at 7 p.m. (beginners welcome). Information: 802-247-4956.

 

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.

 

Tom Rush Concert

BENNINGTON “An Evening with Tom Rush,” featuring guitar music and storytelling, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington. Singer James Taylor told Rolling Stone Magazine, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” Cost: $35. Information/tickets: 802-442-7158.

 

Fireworks

LAKE GEORGE Fireworks will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Beach Road in Lake George Village. Information: 518-668-5771.

 

Sunday September 30

 

Car Show

GRANVILLE The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 26th Annual Autumn Leaves Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, on the grounds of the Granville Elementary School off Quaker Street. Admission: $3; free age 15 and younger. Show car entry fee: $20, including a T-shirt and a chance to win a $50 gas card. There’ll be 15 special awards and 13 major sponsor awards for winning entries, along with two door prizes for spectators, a Sharp 32 in. television and a solid oak computer work table. Information: Denise Davies at 518-642-2640, and 802-342-6298 on Sept. 30; or www.granvillechamber.com.

 

Dog Diving

BOMOSEEN The Lake House Pub and Grille on Route 30 in Bomoseen will host its Fourth Annual Dog Dock Diving Competition on Sunday, Sept. 30. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., practice jumps at noon and the competition at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Cost: $5 entry or viewing. Tickets will be available at the Lake House, The Pet Cage in Rutland, and the Rutland County Humane Society in Pittsford. Tickets also will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Information: Lake House at 802-273-3000; Humane Society at 802-483-9171.

 

Food Festival

GLENS FALLS A Taste of the North Country Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at City Park in Glens Falls. Samples from more than 40 North Country restaurants will be offered, along with music and children’s activities. Information/cost: 518-744-7470, or www.glensfallstaste.com.

 

Honorary Tea

WHITEHALL American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83 will host a Tea to honor its Gold Star Mother, Catherine Aiken, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at American Legion Post 83 on Main Street in Whitehall. Auxiliary, Legion and Sons of the Legion are encouraged to attend along with other community members.

 

Bridal/Prom Expo

QUEENSBURY A Bridal and Prom Expo will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Mohican Ballroom at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury. More than 60 vendors, prizes, and wedding and prom package giveaways will be featured. Free admission. Information: 518-798-9333, or www.adkwc.com.

 

Bandstock

WEST ARLINGTON The Second Annual Bandstock event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Battenkill Grange in West Arlington. An open mic featuring student bands will be followed by local musicians, including Mike Keough and Friends and the Phelan Gallagher Jazz Quartet. Cost: $5 adults, $3 students, including admission and pulled pork sandwich lunch. Baked goods will be available for purchase, too, and proceeds will benefit the Arlington School Band. Information: Phelan at 375-2589, or email gallagherp@bvsu.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Monday October 1

 

Welsh Dinner, Sing

POULTNEY Monday, Oct. 1, is the deadline to make your reservations for the Poultney St. David’s Society’s New England Buffet Dinner (Yankee pot roast) that will be served at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the United Baptist Church of Poultney on the green in East Poultney. This dinner will be followed by a Gymanfa Ganu (traditional Welsh hymn sing) at 2 p.m., and a Te Bach (dessert/beverages). The dinner cost will be $16 and a free-will offering will be accepted during the Gymanfa. Reservations: 802-287-5744. Information: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds/

 

Vermont Symphony

CASTLETON The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will conclude its Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton State College. A highlight will be the work of David Feurzeig of Williston titled, “High Water,” a three-part impression of Hurricane Irene. Cost: $26 adults; $22 age 65 and older; $13 Vermont state college faculty and staff; $13 students; $6 Vermont state college students. Information/tickets: 802-863-5966, or www.flynntix.org.

 

Tuesday October 2

 

Lobster Bake

HARTFORD Tuesday, Oct. 2, is the deadline to make a reservation for the Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge 508’s Maine Lobster Bake that will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the lodge on Main Street in Hartford. Eat in or take out. Cost: $15. Information/reservations: 642-9404, 542-7000, or 747-3828.

 

Story Time

HOOSICK FALLS A Fall Story Time for preschool children will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the children’s section of the Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls. Featured will be stories about animals, along with rhymes, finger plays, songs, a craft, and a snack. Information: 518-686-9401.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday October 3

 

Disney on Ice

GLENS FALLS Disney on Ice will be presented from Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Information/tickets: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Historical Society

WELLS The Wells Historical Society will hold its last meeting of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Featured will be a harvest turkey supper at 6 p.m. and you are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert. A short meeting will follow with election of officers and collection of dues ($5). There also will be a reading of amusing and memory-provoking apron history. Information: Joe Capron at 802-645-0200.

 

Lecture Series

MANCHESTER The First Wednesdays Lecture Series will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the First Congregational Church on Route 7A in Manchester Village. A look at “Willa Cather’s Prairie Landscapes” will be featured at the first lecture. This series will continue through May, 2013. Information: www.markskinnerlibrary.org, or www.vermonthumanities/org/WhatWeDo/FirstWednesdays/First WednesdaysManchester.

 

Ethan Allen Talk

RUTLAND Historian and author Willard Sterne Randall will speak on the Revolution-era history of “Ethan Allen on Lake Champlain” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Nella Fox Room of the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: 802-773-1860, or email programs@rutlandfree.org.

 

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 historic residence that also features a collection of antique carriages and tools.

 

Animals Blessing

CAMBRIDGE In celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a Blessing of the Animals will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the New Skete Monastery, 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge (all animals must be leashed or contained). Come early to see new products in the gift shop and, weather permitting, have your picture taken outdoors with your pet. Refreshments will be available. Information: 518-677-3928, Ext. 303.

 

Castleton Market

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

 

Art Reception

SALEM An opening reception for an exhibition of photographs and collages created by Donna Orlyk will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the handicap-accessible Great Hall at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway. Landscapes and local architecture are highlighted in Donna’s work that will be displayed through Nov. 2.

 

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, Oct. 4, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS Cantrip will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This quartet of Scottish musicians features “a driving blend of twin fiddles, bagpipes and guitar.” Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Friday October 5

 

Story Time

POULTNEY A free Fall Story Time will be offered for toddlers and preschoolers (children of all ages welcome) at 11 a.m. on Fridays, Oct. 5 and 12, at the Poultney Public Library. Information: 802-287- 5556.

 

Golf Benefit

RUTLAND COUNTY The 12th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Homeless Animals that will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. and captain and crew play will start at 1 p.m. Cost: $85, $80 PPCC members, including a post-tournament banquet. Information/pre-registration: Rutland County Humane Society at 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden,” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Wood Gallery of The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $15; free for members. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.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.

 

Haunted Hayride

BENSON The Benson Fire Dept. will offer its Haunted Hayride from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6. Cost: $10 in advance to avoid waiting in line; $3.50 night of ride.

 

Saturday October 6

 

Century Ride

LAKE GEORGE The Peak Season Century, a 100-mile or 60-mile bike ride to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, from Lake George Village. Cost/registration: 518-527-8256, or www.peakseasoncentury.org.

 

Sunday October 7

 

Pancake Breakfast

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

 

Duathlon

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Lions Club Duathlon will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, from East Field in Glens Falls. This is a 5K run, 30K bike, and 5K run event. Information/registration: www.baystateevents.com.

 

Wednesday October 10

 

Public Forum

RUTLAND The Department of Vermont Health Access will host a Public Forum on the new health benefits exchange from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street. This exchange, scheduled to launch in late 2013, will be a marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses to compare and purchase qualified private health insurance plans and more. Free and open to all.

 

Model Railroaders

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

 

Saturday October 13

 

Cemetery Maintenance

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Cemetery Committee will hold a Work Day on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the West Street Cemetery in Fair Haven. Volunteers are asked to meet at the cemetery at 8:45 a.m. for the work that will run until noon Bring tools, work gloves, insect spray and water. Information: Tim Pockette at 265-4952, or Mary McNeil at 342-3394.

 

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.

 

Wednesday October 17

 

Film Screening

MANCHESTER Transition Town Manchester invites everyone to a screening of the film, “Gasland,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Learn about the secrets, lies and contamination associated with hydrofracking. Information: www.TransitionTownManchester.org, or info@Transitiontownmanchester.org.

 

Thursday October 18

 

Story Hour

BENNINGTON Museum ABCs, a story hour for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents, will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Free, and registration is not required. Information: Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.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.

 

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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