Community Calendar 10/4/12

 

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. Reservations are requested with Karen Gladstone at 518-677-3928, Ext. 220, or email karengladstone@newskete.org. 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

 

Fall Classes

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington is accepting registrations for its Fall Classes for teens and adults that will begin the week of Oct. 22. Information: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

VOICE Contest

SCHUYLERVILLE Hudson Crossing Park near Lock 5 in Schuylerville encourages everyone to enter a “VOICE” contest now through Oct. 20. To enter, download a contest application at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org/bethevoice, or call 518-859-1462. The winner(s) will be the voice(s) thousands of people hear at the park’s Tour-Mate audio interpretive units.

 

Watercolors

ARLINGTON An exhibition of watercolor paintings by local artist/illustrator Tony Conner will be displayed through Oct. 31 at the Martha Canfield Library’s Canfield Gallery, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Tony’s paintings are inspired by the Vermont landscape and all of its seasons. Information: Library at 802-375-6153, or Tony at 375-5548.

 

Iron Casting

WEST RUTLAND The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 636 Marble Street in West Rutland is accepting registrations for a Weekend Iron Casting Workshop with sculptor Joseph Montroy that will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. Learn the basic techniques for creating an iron sculpture. Information/registration: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

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.

 

Park Attractions

SHUSHAN Admission will be free to the Georgi Museum and Park on Adams Lane in Shushan on Friday, Oct. 5, and subsequent Fridays. Visitors will enjoy the hydrangeas that now are in bloom, along with picnicking on the banks of the Battenkill River. The photography exhibition, “The Iron Rail: Railroading in the Salem/Shushan Area” also will be available. Information: 518-854-3773, or www.thegeorgi.com.

 

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.

 

Art Walk

POULTNEY The Poultney First Friday Open Studio Art Walk will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the village. Featured at several locations on Depot, Main and College streets, Bentley Avenue, and across from the high school on Main Street will be painting, print making, graphic design, mixed media, sculpture, photography, ceramics painting, and more. An art film will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Tiny Theater on Main Street. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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 LARAC’s Annual Juried Exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lapham Gallery on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.larac.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.

 

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.

 

Cooking Science

MANCHESTER Author Christopher Kimball will present his new book, “The Science of Cooking,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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

 

Garage Sale/Car Show BEST BET

ARGYLE The town of Argyle will be a beehive of activity on Saturday, Oct. 6, when the community sets up for its 27th Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale starting at 9 a.m. More than 60 homes and businesses will have goods of all kinds available for purchase.

“People come from all over,” said Argyle Town Clerk Shelly McKernon. “The town is a very busy, very happening place.”

The event also includes the Seventh Annual Cruise-in Stiles Car Show running from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the side yard of the R. Stiles House at 55 Main Street.

“It’s a big event,” said organizer Dan Komarony. “There will be more than 50 cars of all kinds.” Any type of classic car, truck, or motorcycle is welcome to enter, he added. Gates will open at 8 a.m. for those entering vehicles in the show.

Music for the car show will be provided by DJ Andy Nazrynski. The show also will have food for sale. Admission to the show is $3 for adults, and free for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Stiles House restoration.

Other events around Argyle that day include a bake sale at the Argyle Methodist Church, and soup, sandwiches, pies and crafts provided by the Senior Citizens group at the Argyle United Presbyterian Church.

In addition, the Argyle Emergency Squad will conduct a Coin Drop beginning at 9 a.m., and will also host a bake sale at the squad building. Over at the American Legion, there will be a basket raffle, yard sale and refreshments. The Argyle Central School is having a bottle fundraiser for Operation Santa Claus. Those wishing to donate redeemable bottles should look for the truck parked at the back of the school’s parking lot.

“This will be one of the biggest garage sales in recent years,” said McKernon. For more information, contact Shelly McKernon at the Argyle Town Clerk’s office at 518-638-8681 ext. 10.

 

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.

 

Lawn Sale fundraiser

WHITEHALL An Ultimate Lawn Sale Fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 and 7 at 88 South Williams Street in Whitehall. Proceeds from the sale will help local Boy Scout Mike Mattison fund his Eagle Scout project. For more information call Joanne Mattison at 499-9177 or Bob Gendron at 499-0297.

 

Church Breakfasts

GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at AJ’s Restaurant in Granville. Ordering will be from the menu. And from 8 to 9 a.m. that day, the men will gather for breakfast at the church. The men should make a reservation with Joan at 642-9510.

 

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.

 

10K and Relay

MANCHESTER Manchester’s fall 10K and two-person relay will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Hunter Park in Manchester. The race is open to runners of all ages and abilities. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Hunter Park and Riley Rink programming. Information: 802-362-0150, or www.rileyrink.com.

 

Kid’s Clothing Closest

WHITEHALL Grace Baptist Church in Whitehall will host a Kid’s Clothing Closet event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the church at 12 Queen Street. Children will be able to “shop” for fall and winter clothing. All items will be completely free.

 

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.

 

Fall Festival

GREENWICH A Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Village of Greenwich. Featured will be a Country Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Washington Square; music at Livery Square from noon to 2 p.m.; farmers’ and artisans’ markets at 70 Main Street; and local eateries will offer soup samplings for $1 to benefit the Greenwich Food Pantry. Free admission.

 

Yard Sale

GREENWICH The United Church of Greenwich at 37 Salem Street, Route 29, will hold its Fourth Annual Fall Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Vintage items, collectibles, Christmas decorations, toys and more will be offered.

 

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 handmade jewelry, felted items, prints, tiles, note cards, paintings, pottery and fiber. Free admission. Information: www.seventymain.com.

 

Tag Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Knights of Columbus, Council 10917, will hold its annual Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Patrick’s Church, 17 S. Park Street in Cambridge. Information/vendor space ($10): Phil at 518-677-2414, or the church at 677-2757.

 

Yard Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad Auxiliary will hold a Red Light and Sirens Untagged Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 37 Gilbert Street, on the lawn of the Squad Building. Items will not be priced; please make an appropriate donation. All proceeds will benefit the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad.

 

Harvestfest

STRATTON A Harvestfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday the seventh, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Stratton Mountain. Featured will be hayrides, pumpkin painting, caramel apple dipping, sand art, face painting, henna tattoos, a magician, a Vermont raptors show, brew fest and chili cook-off. Live music, too, along with a race to the summit. Information: 802-297-2200.

 

Tag Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Chorale will host a gigantic tag sale of fine and unique quality items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 22 East Main Street. All proceeds will support the Chorale’s 18th anniversary season which opens on Jan. 19 at ST. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greenwich.

 

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.

 

Open House

POULTNEY An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the native plant restoration nursery behind Sage Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Increase your knowledge of planting techniques, plant sustainability, ecology, soils, water quality and land use management. Free and open to all.

 

FFA Ag Expo

GRANVILLE The Granville FFA will host an Ag Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Tractor Supply store off Quaker Street in Granville. Featured will be farming equipment and antique tractors, and local farmers will provide information about the equipment and farming life. Donkeys, pigs, goats, calves and the impressive Wing Clydesdales will be on hand, too. And from 11 a.m. to noon there’ll be face painting and games for the children. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Gallery Open House

PAWLET Marion Waldo McChesney and Dona Mara Friedman invite everyone to a free Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Oct. 6 to 8, at the Barn Shop Gallery, near Mach’s General Store in Pawlet. Featured will be Marion’s unique ceramic works that have been shown in galleries and magazines across the country, and Dona’s oil paintings of the southwestern Vermont landscape, including some utilizing the ancient method of encaustic painting. This open house will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 14 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Haystack, a local effort to preserve Haystack Mountain in Pawlet. Information: Marion at 802-325-3238, or Dona at 802-394-2502.

 

Chicken Barbecue

WHITE CREEK The annual Fall Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Jermain Community Hall on Niles Road in White Creek. Time/cost: 518-686-4633, 686-9307, or 802-442-9559.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET An artist reception with Katherine Buchmayr will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Dorset Library. All of Katherine’s works (many of Dorset landscapes, and farm and domestic animals) will be offered for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Information: Katherine at 802-867-0383.

 

1777 Happenings

ORWELL Historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will present an illustrated program titled, “1777: A Year in the Life of Mount Independence,” 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 Theatre 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. Cost: $10 adults; $8 senior citizens; $5 students. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Fall Fest, Clams

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary will host a Fall Fest and Clam Bake at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Adirondack Bar and Grill on Route 149. Cost: $10. Music will be provided by Country Express and Dan “Buck” Ladd beginning at 1 p.m., and there’ll be a drawing for an authentic Adirondack table, a silent auction, and 50/50. Information: 518-792-0161.

 

Chicken Barbecue

MANCHESTER The Manchester VFW at 280 Depot Street (across from Price Chopper) invites everyone to a Foliage Chicken Barbecue from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 10 and younger. There also will be a cash bar. Information: 802-362-9840.

 

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.

 

Artist Reception

SALEM An artist reception with acclaimed landscape painter Harry Orlyk will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Salem Art Works’ Barn 2 Gallery. This exhibition of Harry’s rare abstract paintings will run through Oct. 31. Free and open to all. Information: 518-854-7674.

 

Fine Art Show

MANCHESTER An opening reception for “Home Grown: A Fine Art Show,” celebrating renowned local artists, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4361 Main Street and Ways Lane in Manchester. Information: Gregory DeLuca at 802-770-8820, or email greg@wvanderlip.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.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Takeouts may be ordered the day of the dinner at 802-325-3022. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

Artist Reception

RUPERT A reception with noted landscape artist George Van Hook will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Frank Hatch Sap House at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315 in Rupert. A majority of the proceeds from this event will support educational programming for this region’s students. The exhibition of George’s work will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 7 and 8. Free admission for both the reception and exhibition. Information: 802-394-7836, or www.merckforest.org.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Kenneth C. Davis will speak on “Our Presidents” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Dance Benefit

DANBY FOUR CORNERS The Danby-Mt. Tabor Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Food Shelf Benefit Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Danby Four Corners Town Hall. Deejay music will be provided by Treblemaster’s Entertainment at this BYOB event that also will include a 50/50 raffle and refreshments for sale. Admission: $10, free age 14 and younger, with all proceeds benefiting the Danby Food Shelf. Information: Patrick at 779-7610.

 

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.

 

Big Breakfast

MIDDLE FALLS The Middle Falls Fire Department’s Big Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Middle Falls Fire House. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under the age of 12.

 

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.

 

Ag Tailgate Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE The Brunswick Grange will host its Agricultural Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (rain or shine). More than 50 vendors will offer chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, vegetables, flowers, plants, and other agricultural items (no dogs, puppies, cats or kittens). Refreshments will be available. Also, Cornell Cooperative Extension will host an open discussion on showing poultry from 10 to 11 a.m. in the show arena. Information/vendor space ($15): 279-9113.

 

Animals Blessing

PERU The Peru Congregational Church will host a Blessing of the Animals at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 (rain or shine). Canines, felines, reptiles, rodents, fish, fowl and more will be welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Information: Pastor Margaret at 379-1438.

 

Communion Day

EAST ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to help celebrate World Communion Day at the 10 a.m. service of the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road on Sunday, Oct. 7. A coffee hour will follow in the church’s Bailey Hall. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

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.

 

Frost Fete

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert at 143 Church Street in Dorset invites everyone to its annual service in honor of Robert Frost at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, a day that also is World Communion Sunday. Information: 867-2260.

 

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.

 

Yoga Sunday

CAMBRIDGE Yoga Sunday will be offered with Natasha Judson from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Beacon Feed Studio Board Room, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Additional sessions will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Irene Book

STRATTON Author Yvonne Daley will sign copies of her book, “A Mighty Storm,” that documents the fury of Hurricane Irene that struck on Aug. 28, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. You’ll find this event at the Stratton Foundation Office in Stratton Village, across from the Partridge Gourmet Deli. Information: 802-297-2096, or www.strattonfoundation.org.

 

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.

 

Animals Blessing

PITTSFORD A Blessing of the Animals with Rev. Christopher David of Trinity Episcopal Church will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. Bring your pet or a picture of it. All dogs must be leashed and cats and other pets in safe carriers. The shelter will remain open until 4 p.m. for visits with adoptable animals. Information: 802-483-9171.

 

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. Cost: $2 adults, free age 14 and younger; fee includes the museum and battlefield. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

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, Oct. 7, 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. A meeting will precede the dance at 1:30 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share).  Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

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.

 

Monday October 8

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author/artist David Shannon will present his new picture book, “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Spaghetti, Vigil

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Supper will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out. Proceeds will benefit the Granville Police Department’s “Racing to Stop Domestic Violence” program. Also, Frank Hoard III’s number 13 race car will be on display at Bernardo’s and there’ll be a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. for domestic violence victims at Veteran’s Park on Quaker Street.

 

Tuesday October 9

 

Looking Good

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” program for female cancer patients will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Learn beauty techniques to help restore appearance during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Information/registration: Rhonda Rockwell at 802-773-0032.

 

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.

 

Artist Speaks

BENNINGTON Bennington College’s Visual Arts Lecture Series will present Jason Middlebrook with a talk on his multimedia exhibitions that include drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. You’ll find this event that’s free and open to all in the Tishman Lecture Hall at the college. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Free Concert

BENNINGTON Bennington College’s Carriage Barn Concert Series will present Janine Nichols and Semi-Free at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Deane Carriage Barn at the college. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Wednesday October 10

 

Story Hour

SALEM A weekly Story Hour will be offered at 10 a.m. beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bancroft Public Library, 181 Main Street in Salem. Stories, simple crafts and playtime will be featured each Wednesday. Information: 518-854-7463.

 

Butterfly Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE Margo Olson, executive director of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, will speak about the preserve’s Karner Blue butterfly population at the 1 p.m. meeting of the Schuylerville Garden Club on Wednesday, Oct. 10. You’ll find this event at the United Methodist Church in Schuylerville and everyone will be welcome. Information: 306-6845.

 

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.

 

End-of-Life Prep

EAST ARLINGTON Cynthia D. Yee, spiritual advisor at the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, will lead a discussion about end-of-life preparations titled, “Start the Conversation,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10. You’ll find this free event in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Information: 802-375-2548, or email ksclark58@yahoo.com.
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

 

Tai Chi for Seniors

MANCHESTER Rich Marantz will lead Tai Chi for Seniors at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Information: Rich at 802-645-1960, or email rich@greenmountaintaichi.com.

 

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.

 

Carry-In Dinner

EAST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Harvest Carry-In Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the East Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22 (north of Salem, south of Granville). Bring a dish to pass (entrée, vegetable, dessert, etc.; beverages will be provided). Information: 518-642-3465.

 

Gnosis Lecture

BENNINGTON Everyone is invited to a free introductory lecture titled, “Gnosis: Transform Greed, Anger & Delusion,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Karma Cat Yoga Studio, 469 Main Street in Bennington. Information: Email gnosis.hoosick@gmail.com.

Friday October 12

 

Work Requests

ARLINGTON Friday, Oct. 12, is the deadline for individuals and organizations to submit requests for student volunteers to help with projects on the Day of Community Service in Arlington. Information/work request sheets: www.bvsu.org, select “Arlington Memorial High School” and see the grey box on the left.

 

Quilting Class

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Quilters are accepting registrations for a “Julies’ Just Right Bag” class with Sue Pritt that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway in Salem. Registration: Email salemcourthousequilters@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Turkey Dinner

PUTNAM A traditional Harvest Turkey Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Putnam Fire House on Route 22. Takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10; free 4 and younger and adults older than 90. Proceeds will benefit the Putnam Founders’ Scholarship Award Fund.

 

Haunted House

SALEM A Haunted House will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 26 and 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Courthouse Community Center, 58 Broadway in Salem. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 13 and younger and volunteer fire and EMS workers; $25 families (mother/dad or caregiver and children). Handicap accessible and refreshments will be available. Information: www.fearthis.org.

 

Book Reading

CAMBRIDGE Author Gerry Preece will read from the “Farm on the Hill” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at Battenkill Books in Cambridge. Free; donations in support of the Forum Series appreciated.

 

Trio Performs

TINMOUTH The Starry Mountain Trio will bring “haunting vocal melodies and world music” to the Tinmouth Community Church on Route 140 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Cost: $10. Refreshments will be available. Information: 446-2928, or email eworks@vermontel.net.

 

Friday Concert

NORTH BENNINGTON Composer/guitarist/singer Howard Fishman will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Vermont Arts Exchange’s Sage Street Mill in North Bennington. Cost: $20 in advance at 1-800-838-3006, or www.brownpapertickets.com, or $24 at the door.

 

Saturday October 13

 

Clothing Giveaway

MANCHESTER “Clothes from the Heart,” Heartwork’s fifth annual clothing giveaway, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. Gently used clothing for women, men and children, including coats and footwear, will be available. Bring your own bag and everyone will be welcome.

 

Fall Retreat

CAMBRIDGE The New Skete Communities at 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge will host a Fall Retreat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year’s guest speaker will be Bishop Seraphim Sigrist who will discuss his most recent book, “A Life Together: Wisdom of Community from the Christian East.” Information/registration: 518-677-3928, or www.newskete.org.

 

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.

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a difficult, steep 5.2-mile Hike at Burnt Rock in Waitsfield/Fayston on Saturday, Oct. 13. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Larry Walter at 775-3855.

 

Electronics Recycling

DORSET The Dorset Teachers Assn. and the Dorset Energy Committee will sponsor a Fall Electronics Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Dorset School, 130 School Drive. All items will be accepted free of charge (computers/monitors/printers, Wii, Playstation, UPS battery backups, stereo equipment, etc.) and this event is open to people in Dorset and surrounding towns (no items will be accepted before or after the above hours). Proceeds will benefit the school’s technology fund. Information: Alex Bornstein at AlexBornstein@gmail.com.

 

Rummage Sale

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert at 143 Church Street in Dorset will hold a Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 (outside sales will begin at 8:30 a.m.). There’ll be a bag sale from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information: 867-2260.

 

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.

 

Bake/Bag Sale

EAGLE BRIDGE The ladies of the Eagle Bridge Methodist Church will hold a Bake and Bag Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church on Route 67. Items will be offered at $3 per bag and everyone will be welcome.

 

Half Price Sale

HEBRON A Half Price Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. A variety of items will be offered in three full rooms. Information: 518-854-9383.

 

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.

 

Rabies Clinic

HUDSON FALLS Washington County Public Health will offer a free Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Kingsbury Highway Garage on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccination and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

Gallery Open House

PAWLET Marion Waldo McChesney and Dona Mara Friedman invite everyone to a free Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, at the Barn Shop Gallery near Mach’s General Store in Pawlet. Featured will be Marion’s unique ceramic works that have been shown in galleries and magazines across the country, and Dona’s oil paintings of the southwestern Vermont landscape, including some utilizing the ancient method of encaustic painting. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Haystack, a local effort to preserve Haystack Mountain in Pawlet. Information: Marion at 802-325-3238, or Dona at 802-394-2502.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

Monopoly

ARLINGTON The Martha Canfield Library at 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington will host its first Monopoly tournament at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Featured will be two 90-minute rounds with a limit of 16 players. The four winners of the first round will play for the championship in the second round. Free and open to all. Information/registration: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Exhibition Reception

GLENS FALLS A free exhibition reception for “The Door Project” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Refreshments will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 27.

 

Chicken, Demos

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the firehouse, 134 Parker School Road. Takeouts will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. at $10 each. Also, the department will hold a Fire Prevention Open House with safety information and hands-on fire extinguisher demonstrations during the dinner.

 

Giffy’s Barbecue

GREENWICH The Greenwich Trailblazers/Easton Sno-Kats will host a Giffy’s Barbecue Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Middle Falls Fire Dept. Cost: $10 for a half chicken or rack of ribs. Takeouts of chicken only will be available. There also will be 50/50 and muzzleloader raffles, an auction, deejay music, and a pre-sale gun raffle (Weatherby Vanguard Sporter .270 WSM). Call 518-692-9687 for all tickets.

 

Roast Pork

BACON HILL The handicap-accessible Bacon Hill Reformed Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13. Seating will be at 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. and takeouts also will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 12 and younger. Information/reservations: Carolyn King at 695-6876.

 

Autumn Night Sky

HUBBARDTON The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers invites everyone to enjoy the Autumn Night Sky from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Bring a blanket, flashlight, and your own binoculars and telescope if you have them and the group members will share their telescopes. In case of rain, there’ll be an illustrated program inside. Free, donations appreciated. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Dance Company

CAMBRIDGE The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company will present “an evening of modern dance, live music and art” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Featured will be percussionist Donald Knaack, “The Junkman,” in “It’s a JUNKJAM Attack!” Also, ask about Donald’s workshops for children and adults. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

Student Play

BENNINGTON A student production of  “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” an acclaimed comedy by Sara Ruhl, will be staged at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, in the Margot Tenney Theater at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Sunday October 14

 

Sunday Breakfast

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 14 at the fire station, 2217 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk. This meal will be served on the second Sunday each month from October through May, 2013.

 

Pancake Breakfast

HARTFORD The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the company’s Community Hall, routes 40 and 149. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 13; free 4 and younger. Information: 632-3013.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Book Fair

SARATOGA SPRINGS A Book Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be book readings, art activities, and a display of photographs documenting the creation of The Hyde’s Door Project. A percentage of the purchases made in the store and online will benefit The Hyde Collection’s educational programs (online purchases through Oct. 19 will qualify). Online purchases: www.bn.com/bookfairs (enter code 10780567 at the bottom of the payment page). Also, book fair vouchers are available at The Hyde Museum Store and at www.hydecollection.org. Information: The Hyde in Glens Falls at 518-792-1761, Ext. 20.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome and a dance caller is needed. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Piano Concert

MANCHESTER Josh Wien will present a Piano Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Equinox Terrace in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Roast Pork

SALEM Holy Cross Church on N. Main Street in Salem invites everyone to a family-style Fall Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 age 11 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Knights of Columbus scholarship program. Information/tickets: Church office at 854-7626, Peter Dunigan at 854-9217, or Jack Phillips at 854-7247.

 

Free Supper

HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to a free Sunday Supper at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14. Handicap accessible. Information: 686-4982.

 

Monday October 15

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

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.

 

Healthcare Movie

GREENWICH “The Healthcare Movie” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Greenwich Library, 147 Main Street. This documentary contrasts the American and Canadian healthcare systems. Following the screening, Alice Brody, a healthcare activist with Single Payer NY in Albany, will speak briefly about threats to Medicare and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act, and lead a discussion. Free and open to all. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or email tracyf@fastermac.net.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The de Blasiis Chamber Music Series will present the Kelet Duo, featuring violin and piano, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in the Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $25; $5 students with identification. Information/tickets: 518-792-2383.

 

Tuesday October 16

 

Medicare Options

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Cares office for aging and disabilities resources will host its Third Annual Health Insurance Expo, “Know Your 2013 Medicare Options,” from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. You’ll find this event at the Washington County Building, entrance B downstairs training rooms, 383 Broadway in Fort Edward. Free admission and refreshments. Information: 518-746-2420.

 

Free Concert

BENNINGTON Bennington College’s Carriage Barn Concert Series will present musician and composer Kenji Bunch at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Deane Carriage Barn at the college. American music and improvisation will be featured at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

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.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

Library Activities

GLENS FALLS Ed and Carmen Contento will present Gallery Talks, Short Films and Dance Demonstrations from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday,  Oct. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Folklife Gallery and Community Room of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Streeet in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 237, or www.crandalllibrary.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.

 

Gnosis Lecture

BENNINGTON Everyone is invited to a free introductory lecture titled, “Gnosis: Meditation in Daily Life,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Karma Cat Yoga Studio, 469 Main Street in Bennington. Information: Email gnosis.hoosick@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Haunted House

SALEM A Haunted House will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, 26 and 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Courthouse Community Center, 58 Broadway in Salem. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 13 and younger and volunteer fire and EMS workers; $25 families (mother/dad or caregiver and children). Handicap accessible and refreshments will be available. Information: www.fearthis.org.

 

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.

 

Sunday October 21

 

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, Oct. 21, 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 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.

 

Friday October 26

 

Haunted House

SALEM A Haunted House will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26 and 28, at the Courthouse Community Center, 58 Broadway in Salem. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 13 and younger and volunteer fire and EMS workers; $25 families (mother/dad or caregiver and children). Handicap accessible and refreshments will be available. Information: www.fearthis.org.

 

Sunday October 28

 

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, Oct. 28, 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 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.

 

Saturday November 3

 

Rabies Clinic

HUDSON FALLS Washington County Public Health will offer a free Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Kingsbury Highway Garage on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccination and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

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.

 

Thursday November 29

 

Library Activities

GLENS FALLS Ed and Carmen Contento will present Gallery Talks, Short Films and Dance Demonstrations from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Folklife Gallery and Community Room of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Streeet in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 237, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

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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