Community Calendar 9/27/12

 

Thursday September 27

 

Bag Sale

SALEM The handicap-accessible Salem Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store, near the Courthouse Community Center, will hold a Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27 to 29. Clothing for the entire family, along with women’s shoes and handbags, will be available at $1 per bag.

 

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.

 

Candidate Speaks

FORT EDWARD Dan Stec, candidate for the 114th District of the New York State Assembly, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Washington County Tea Party Patriots group at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. You’ll find this meeting at the Washington County Offices, Building B, Basement Room 2, 383 Upper Broadway in Fort Edward. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Gravestones Repair

SCHUYLERVILLE Joe Ferrannini of Hoosick Falls will speak on “The Care and Repair of Gravestones” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Free and open to all. Information: Old Saratoga Historical Association’s Deb Peck Kelleher at 698-3211.

 

Friday September 28

 

Soap, Bread Making

SALEM The Battenkill Kitchen in Salem is accepting registrations for the following classes: “Soap Making” with Chrissy Eberhardt from Joy of the Journey Farm, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and “Bread Baking” with Adam Witt from the Rock Hill Bakehouse, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Information/registration: 518-854-3032, or manager@battenkillkitchen.org.

 

Music Tickets

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival is offering season tickets for its 2013 summer program. Available are tickets for seven Thursday night concerts at $200. Add the Young Artist Monday night concerts for a total of $240. These prices will be available until Nov. 1. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Gyrokinesis

SALEM Registrations are being accepted for a Gyrokinesis Workshop with Certified instructor Jacquie Farbman that will be offered on Thursdays from Oct. 11 through Nov. 1 at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. For age 50 and older. Registration: 518-854-7053. Information: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Soccer Signups

BENNINGTON Registrations are being accepted for the Head Start Soccer Clinic, sponsored by NSK Steering Systems America, that will be held on Sept. 29 and Oct. 3, 10 and 13 at middle Willow Park in Bennington. For ages 3 to 5. Information/registration: Robert Pini at United Counseling Service, 802-442-5491.

 

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.

 

Dancing Dogs

MANCHESTER Author Jon Katz will present his first collection of short stories, “Dancing Dogs,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Observations of dogs, sheep, chickens and other residents of his Bedlam Farm will be featured. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Homecoming Parade

WHITEHALL A Whitehall High School Homecoming Parade and Bonfire will be held on Friday, Sept. 28. Participants will depart from Putorti’s Market at 7:15 p.m. and proceed to the Whitehall Recreation Center by about 8 p.m.

 

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.

 

Flapjack Fundraiser

QUEENSBURY The Argyle Youth Commission will host a Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar on Quaker Road in Queensbury. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy this breakfast to benefit area youths.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1 adults; free age 14 and younger. The church is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lawn Sale

CASTLETON A Lawn Sale to benefit Hope for Honduras will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, at 1991 Main Street in Castleton. Proceeds will help feed children at St. Gertrude’s School (a Rotary school). Also, to donate items for this sale (no clothing), drop them off anytime at 1991 Main Street. Information/to make a monetary donation: Kaylie or Angela at 468-5298.

 

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.

 

Fun Day

GRANVILLE Granville Hook & Ladder Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 42 Quaker Street. Games, prizes and raffles will be featured, including bingo, a bounce house, and apple bobbing and pie eating contests. A variety of tasty food will be available, too.

 

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), donations welcome. 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.

 

Raffle Benefit

CASTLETON A benefit Basket Raffle in memory of Maxwell Burns will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the American Legion Hall on Route 4A in Castleton. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission and 25 tickets; $2 additional 25 tickets. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of playground equipment in Max’s memory. There’ll be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and lunch will be available for a small charge. Information/to donate to this fundraiser: Lisa Thayer at 802-265-4426, or email lisathayercm@yahoo.com..

 

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.

 

Free Lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street invites everyone to a free Community Lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

 

Children’s Author

MANCHESTER Children’s author Colleen Paratore will present her new book, “BIG,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book emphasizes how “local actions add up to a world of change.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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 Feast

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to a turkey breast Taste of Fall Harvest Feast from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 4 to 10; free 3 and younger. Information: 802-645-0216, or email maryannfe@comcast.net.

 

Pig Roast

SALEM The First United Presbyterian Church in Salem invites everyone to its Second Annual Pig Roast from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Takeouts will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 9 and younger. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Marilyn Hanby at 518-854-7521, or Dolores Phaneuf at 854-7275.

 

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. Silent auction, 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.

 

U.S. and China

MANCHESTER Author Eric Jay Dolin will present his book, “When America First Met China,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept, 29, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book covers our relationship with China from the 19th century to today. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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. Also, a free opening reception for the Oil Painters of America 2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the concert. 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

 

Ceramic Plates

GLENS FALLS Sunday, Sept. 30, is the last day to view a Ceramic Plates Display, created by local artists, in the Friends Gallery of the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508.

 

Pancakes, Waffles

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

PHS Meeting, Talk

POULTNEY The public is invited to the Poultney Historical Society’s annual meeting that will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the 1896 schoolhouse off the green in East Poultney. Following the meeting, Leonard Spence, a Victorian painting expert, will speak on “The Painted Lady of East Poultney.” Refreshments will be served.

 

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.

 

HACA Open House

HOOSICK FALLS Everyone is invited to an Open House and Mortgage Shredding event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the HACA Ministry Center, 26 John Street in Hoosick Falls. Volunteers will provide information and answer questions about the HACA Food Closet, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and more. You are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Closet. Information: Dianne Hosterman at 686-5163.

 

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.

 

Recipes Book

MANCHESTER Andrea Chesman will present her book, “The Pickled Pantry,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. “Recipes as diverse as they are delicious” will be highlighted. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Archaeology

ADDISON Kate Kenny, a historian and archaeologist from the University of Vermont, will present an illustrated program about Archaeological Discoveries on the Vermont side of the Lake Champlain Bridge project at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. You’ll find this event at the Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17, at the foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge in Addison. Reservations are required at 802-759-2412.

 

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.

 

Author Speaks

MANCHESTER The Neighbor to Neighbor group will hold its Eighth Annual Book/Author Fundraising Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Manchester Country Club. Novelist and food writer Sarah Pinneo will relate true stories shared by the “mompreneurs” she met while researching her recent comedy, “Julia’s Child,” about motherhood’s choices. Cost: $45. Information/tickets: 367-7787.

 

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.

 

Estate Planning

EAST ARLINGTON Attorney Peter Lawrence of Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence and Silver will present a four-part series titled, “Another Chapter: Paying Attention to Details,” beginning from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The first topic will be “Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning” and you’ll find it in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Free. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

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. Amherst College Professor Michele Barale will speak on “Willa Cather’s Prairie Landscapes.” This series, free and open to all, 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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

HARTFORD The senior class invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Hartford Central School, routes 40 and 149.

 

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.

 

Basket Bingo

HOOSICK FALLS Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls invites everyone to its Fall Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the church hall. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and the games will begin at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes, too. Tickets are available at Thorpe’s Pharmacy and at the church rectory. Information: 518-686-4737.

 

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

 

Learn to Skate

MANCHESTER The Northshire Figure Skating Club is accepting registrations for eight-week Learn-to-Skate Classes that will be offered for age 3 through adult on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings beginning on Oct. 23. Information/registration: Riley Rink at 802-362-0150, Ext. 200, or www.rileyrink.com.

 

Food Collection

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School’s big yellow bus will be used for a Food Collection Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5 to 7. The bus will be at the HFCS Homecoming Football Game on Friday. From 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday it’ll be on Main Street, in the driveway of the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home, and you’ll find it at St. Mary’s cow plop until 4 p.m. Sunday.

 

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.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

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 Oct. 5. 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.

 

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.

 

Flamenco Company

SARATOGA SPRINGS Flamenco Vivo II will present a short talk about its company and dance genre, followed by a question/answer period, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. This, the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance company, is composed of two musicians and three dancers. Cost: $25, including wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are strongly suggested at 518-584-2225.

 

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.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

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.

 

Bob Newhart

RUTLAND Comedian Bob Newhart will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Cost: $69.50 to $89.50. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountLive.org.

 

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.

 

Apple Festival

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth Annual Cambridge Valley Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Railroad Park (next to the Cambridge Hotel) and in the Historic Cambridge Freight Yard (behind Hubbard Hall). Featured will be apple pie contests, games, crafts, food, vendors, music, a communitywide tag sale, and sidewalk sales. Information/times: 518-677-0887, or www.cambridgenychamber.com.

 

Flea Market

CAMBRIDGE The First Baptist Church at 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge will hold a Flea Market during the Fourth Annual Cambridge Valley Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6. Information/space rentals: Lesley at 686-0179, or Beverly at 677-3327.

 

Bottle Drive

ARGYLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, 9 Tilford Road in Argyle, will hold its annual Bottle Drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 (cans, bottles, used ink cartridges). Tack and horse-related items, including blankets, will be for sale, too. See the horses and get a list of adoptable horses while there. Information: 518-638-6929.

 

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, Oct. 6, 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.

 

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, Oct. 6, 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.

 

Flea Market

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Ladies Auxiliary will host a Fall Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the West Pawlet Fire House. Featured will be vendor tables, a raffle, 50/50, refreshments (including corn chowder, hot dogs), and a large food sale with homemade cakes, pies, beans, and more. Information: Edna Winot at 802-645-0174.

 

Artist Market

GREENWICH An Artist Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Seventy Main in Greenwich. Offered will be hamdmade jewelry, felted items, prints, tiles, note cards, paintings, pottery and fiber. Free admission. Information: www.seventymain.com.

 

Basket Party

HUDSON FALLS A Chinese Basket Party to benefit young Lukas Lemery will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Main Street in Hudson Falls. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Lukas is fighting cancer. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and concessions, too. Information/to donate a basket or items for this event, call Lorraine at 759-3028, or email Lwesterman_61@msn.com.

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Harvest Fair

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington invites everyone to a Harvest Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, on the church grounds and the Arlington Village Green. Vendors will offer arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles. There’ll be self-guided tours of the historic cemetery, too. Information/vendor space: 802-375-9952, or email stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com.

 

1777 Happenings

ORWELL Historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will present an illustrated program on the “Happenings of 1777” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. This event celebrates the 235th anniversary of the Mount. Admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.HistoricVermont.org/MountIndependence.

 

Pinocchio

GLENS FALLS The Pendragon will stage “Pinocchio,” a fable for all ages, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Lobster Bake

HARTFORD Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge 508 invites everyone to a Columbus Weekend Lobster Bake 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/tickets: Lodge members, or call 792-1121, 642-9404, 638-8876, or 747-3828.

 

Chili Cook-Off

BOMOSEEN The Lake Bomoseen Assn. will host its annual Chili Cook-Off from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Prospect Point Golf Club on Route 30 in Bomoseen. Bring your own supplies and ingredients. This event will include beer tasting, music, and a dunking chair. Cost: $10; $5 LBA members. Information: 802-468-5581, or email Jason at lbadirector@gmail.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SCHUYLERVILLE The Sons of American Legion Post 278 will hold an eat in or take out Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Legion Pavilion in Schuylerville. Cost: $12. Information/tickets: 695-3011.

 

Night in Italy

ARLINGTON A three-course meal, “A Night in Italy,” will be served on Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington. Seating will be at 5 and 7 p.m. Cost: $20; $10 age 12 and younger. Reservations for this chicken piccata and angel-hair pasta meal are suggested at 802-375-9952, email stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com; tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Art Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Observations,” by Sanford Mirling and Michelle Ann Harris, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. This exhibition combines drawings, objects, video and sound. Also, a discussion with the artists will precede the reception at 5 p.m. and there’ll be a concert at 8:15 p.m. Information: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

Concert

SARATOGA SPRINGS Jake Holmes, with Todd Reynolds, will perform in concert at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $20. Information/tickets: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

Sunday October 7

 

Pancake Breakfast

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

 

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.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 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.

 

Haynes Trek

GRANVILLE Haynes Trek will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, in Granville. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. for a 9 a.m. 10K road race, a 9:15 a.m. fun run for children, and a 10:30 a.m. 5K run/walk. All events will begin and end at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Registration cost: $20 adults ($15 in advance), $10 age 18 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Haynes House of Hope in Granville. Each of the first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt and there’ll be awards for the top three men and women, along with the top three in each age category. Information/pre-registration: Peter O’Brien at 321-9640, or email peter.obrien@td.com.

 

Sunday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, three to five-mile hike at Bald Mountain in Mendon on Sunday, Oct. 7. There’ll be a few steep sections of this trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Tom Copps at 345-7159.

 

Car Show

HARTFORD The class of 2013 will host the 11th Annual Classic Cruise on In and Show it Off Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Hartford Central School, routes 40 and 149 (rain date Oct. 14). Music from the 1950s through today will be featured. Show cars (all years) will register at 9 a.m. with an entry fee of $5 in advance, $7 on Oct. 7. Spectator admission: $3. Information/advance car registration: Andrea Stoddard at 518-632-5222.

 

Cow Plop/Car Show

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy will host its annual Cow Plop Giveaway and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Town of Hoosick Athletic Fields. You’ll have a chance to win $1,000 in the cow plop, and there’ll be lots of food, homemade baked goods, children’s games, raffles and prizes, along with more than 90 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Cost: $20 per cow plop deed; $10 vendor space; $10 per show car. Information/deed/registration: Pat Hayes at 518-686-4314, or email patriciakhayes@yahoo.com.

 

Sunday Concert

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Projects will present a Music from Salem concert, “Variations on Youth and Experience,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Featured will be pianist Diane Walsh and works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert, and George Rochberg. Cost: Pay what you can. Information/advance tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

MMF Quintet

MANCHESTER A Manchester Music Festival quintet will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Equinox Terrace in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Welsh Sing

POULTNEY The Poultney St. David’s Society will host a non-denominational Gymanfa Ganu (traditional Welsh hymn sing) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the United Baptist Church of Poultney on the green in East Poultney. A free-will offering will be accepted during this event. Information: Janice Edwards at 802-287-5744, or email Cartreftaid@hotmail.com.

 

Mt. Zion Hike

HUBBARDTON Site interpreter Carl Fuller will lead the 15th Annual Mount Zion Hike from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Meet at the Visitor Center and wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring water. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Animals Blessing

ARLINGTON A Blessing of the Animals will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington. All pets will be welcome, dogs must be leashed, and cats, birds and other pets contained. Information: 802-375-9952, or email stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday October 9

 

Poetry Reading

QUEENSBURY A Writers Project Poetry Reading with Djelloul Marbrook will be held at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road in Queensbury. Djelloul is the son of pioneer female artist Juanita Guccione (1904-1999). An exhibition of her work will run through Nov. 15 in the Visual Arts Gallery. Information: Rebecca Pelchar at 832-7738, or email pelcharr@sunyacc.edu.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9. 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.

 

Talent Show/Cafe

ARLINGTON Arlington Memorial High School will present its annual Talent Show and Café at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Mack Multi-Purpose Room at the Fisher Elementary School. Cost: $3. Information/to donate to the AMHS Choral Music Dept.: Cody at 802-375-2589, Ext. 149, or email codyp@bvsu.org.

 

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, Oct. 9. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday October 10

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 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.

 

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.

 

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, Oct. 10, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Groucho

GLENS FALLS “An Evening with Groucho,” starring Frank Ferrante, will be staged at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs, including “Hooray for Captain Spalding.”  Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Thursday October 11

 

Education Night

GLENS FALLS A free Education Appreciation Night will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Teachers, administrators, arts-in-ed liaisons, PTA representatives, home schooling parents, youth service administrators and staff will view exhibitions and learn about new programs. Door prizes and refreshments, too. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 27.

 

Friday October 12

 

Book Sale

GLENS FALLS The Friends of the Crandall Public Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday the 14th at the library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 226, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Fall Fair

GLENS FALLS A Fall Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Glens Falls Senior Center. Offered will be books, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, plants and more. There’ll be a raffle and café, too. Information: 518-793-2189.

 

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.

 

Ballroom Dancing

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host Second Saturday Ballroom Dancing on Saturday, Oct. 13. A free lesson will be provided 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 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.

 

Symphony Debut

GLENS FALLS Internationally celebrated violinist Sarah Chang will headline the opening concert of the Glens Falls Symphony at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, in the auditorium at the Glens Falls High School. Cost: $25, $35 and $50 adults; $10 students; season subscriptions and group discounts available. Information/tickets: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org. Also, a pre-concert talk with Maestro Charles Peltz will precede the concert at 3:15 p.m.

 

Monday October 15

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

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.

 

Art Walk

GLENS FALLS The free Third Thursday Art Walk, the final walk of the season, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 18 in downtown Glens Falls. Artist receptions and exhibitions will be featured. Information: www.glensfallsartwalk.com.

 

Thrift Shop

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

 

Friday October 19

 

Special Olympics

GLENS FALLS The Special Olympics State Fall Games will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 19 to 21, at the Civic Center and Crandall Park in Glens Falls, and at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. New York athletes will compete in bocce, cycling, cross country, equestrian, golf, golf skills, soccer and softball. Free. Information: 518-388-0791, or www.specialolympicsny.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 Oct. 19. 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 Oct. 19. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday October 20

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and 30, 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.

 

Monday October 22

 

Dine for Lake

LAKE GEORGE A Dine for the Lake event will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, at the Inn at Erlowest in Lake George. Proceeds will support the Lake George Land Conservancy. Information/reservations: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.

 

Tuesday October 23

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23. 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, Oct. 23. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday October 24

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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, Oct. 24, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Monday October 29

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

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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