Community Calendar 10/18/12

 

Thursday October 18

 

Dinner Reservations

TROY Reservations are requested by Thursday, Oct. 18, for dinner that will be served at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County’s annual Silent Auction Fundraiser and Election from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street in Troy. Information/dinner reservations: 518-272-4210.

 

Story Hour

BENNINGTON Museum ABCs, a free 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. “Jane’s Quilt,” a special program designed around the various patterns in the famous 1863 Jane Stickle quilt, will be featured. Registration is not required but is recommended with Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571, or the Bennington Free Library at 802-442-9051. Information: www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Mummies/Cave Talk

QUEENSBURY Valerie Haskins, professor of anthropology and archaeology, will speak on “The Mummies of Mammoth Cave” from 3:30 to about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Miller Auditorium of Dearlove Hall at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is the “world’s longest known cave system, almost 400 miles long.” Free and open to all. Information: Joyce Miller at 518-743-2200, Ext. 2485.

 

Turkey Dinner

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children. Information: 854-7588.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

MANCHESTER An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings by Gabi Moore will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct, 18, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Included will be live music and refreshments, and this exhibition will remain in the gallery until Monday, Oct. 12. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.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.

 

Model Railroading

MANCHESTER Model railroad consultant John Schaub will share his knowledge and enthusiasm for this hobby at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Samples of N, HO and O-scale trains and equipment, an engine with digital sound, an operating section of track, and more will be featured at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Sylvia

CASTLETON The Castleton State College Theatre Arts Dept. Black Box Series will present “Sylvia,” the contemporary comedy by A.R. Gurney, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Casella Theatre Black Box in the basement of the Fine Arts Center on the Castleton campus. Additional performances will be 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Cost: $5 at the door. This show is appropriate for adult audiences.

 

The Irish Wave

PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society will host Vince Feeney, a retired adjunct professor of history at the University of Vermont, with a talk on “The Irish ‘Wave’ in Vermont” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Vince will discuss the Irish in early Vermont, post 1815 Irish coming to Vermont from Canada, the Irish fleeing famine in the 1840s and ‘50s, the Civil War period, and more. Free and open to all at the Pawlet Community Church, just north of Route 30 on Route 133. Refreshments will be served. Information: Steve Williams at 802-645-9529.

 

Friday October 19

 

Habitat Applications

BENNINGTON The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity is searching for families who want to explore the path to home ownership. The deadline for filing an application is Nov. 30. Information/applications: 802-367-1000.

 

Art Class

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for a Mixed Media Painting with Collage Art Class that will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1, 8 and 15, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Cost: $50; free Equinox Village residents. Information/registration: Kylee at 802-362-4061.

 

Art Reception

MANCHESTER An exhibition of oil paintings by Gabi Moore will run through Monday, Nov. 12, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Eat Well Program

RUTLAND Registrations are being accepted for “Eat Well Feel Great,” a free program that will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 and 30, and Nov. 8 and 13, at Rutland Regional Leaning and Organizational Development, 435 West Street in Rutland. Information/registration: 802-772-2400, or email communityeducation@rrmc.org.

 

Hockey Instruction

MANCHESTER The Northshire Hockey Assn. is accepting registrations for free hockey instruction for boys and girls age 6 and younger that will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, and run for about 15 weeks at Riley Rink in Manchester. Registration: Email Karen Grabher at grabherhockey@comcast.net. Information: www.northshirehockey.org.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. This sale will be held on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

Art Exhibition

POULTNEY An exhibition of art works in a variety of media by four professors at Green Mountain College will run through Saturday, Nov. 10, in the college’s Feick Arts Center on the campus in Poultney. The artists are Jennifer Baker, Kevin Bubriski, Jessica Cuni and Karen Swyler. Free and open to all and the Center’s hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 802-287-8398, or email feick@Greenmtn.edu.

 

Rummage Sale

MANCHESTER The First Congregational Church of Manchester will hold its Fall Rummage Sale from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday the 20th ($1 bag sale starting 12:30 p.m.). Offered will be household items, books, jewelry, artwork, winter clothing, and more. Information: 802-362-2709.

 

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.

 

Kindness Conference

CASTLETON The Federated Church of Castleton on Route 4A will host Dr. James Kok, author and founder of The Care and Kindness campaign, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20. The event theme will be “The Miracle of Kindness: Changing the World One Act at a Time.” On Friday night, Dr. Kok will be joined by Trillium, a chorus of singers from this region. Saturday will feature break out sessions and a panel discussion with local ministers on the need for care and kindness ministries. Free and open to all. Soup, bread and desserts will be available on Saturday for $5. Information/registration: Ceil Hunt at 265-7913, or www.castletonchurch.org.

 

Turkey Dinner

ARLINGTON The Chapel on the Green in Arlington invites everyone to its annual Turkey Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Cost: $12 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door. Information/to volunteer to bake: Helen Whitman at 375-2775, or John Thompson at 375-6455.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Green Mountain Seniors invite everyone to a Teacup Auction on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Modern Woodmen of America Annex Building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and drawings will start at 6:45 p.m. Cost: $1 for 10 tickets. Offered will be holiday items, crafts, jewelry, home-baked goods, and more. Free refreshments will be available, too.

 

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.

 

Sylvia

CASTLETON The Castleton State College Theatre Arts Dept. Black Box Series will present “Sylvia,” the contemporary comedy by A.R. Gurney, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 21st, at the Casella Theatre Black Box in the basement of the Fine Arts Center on the Castleton campus. Cost: $5 at the door. This show is appropriate for adult audiences.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Amor Towles will present his acclaimed debut novel, “Rules of Civility,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Organ Concert

GLENS FALLS Organist Frederick Teardo will perform works by Bach, Dudley Buck, John Cook and others at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, 400 Glen Street. Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Beeman Music Fund. Information: 518-793-2521, Ext. 17, or www.fpcgf.org.

 

Saturday October 20

 

Fall Fest

GREENWICH A Fall Fest and Homecoming will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Greenwich High School. Information/crafter space ($25 each): 692-2028, or 692-9542, Ext. 8318.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at handicap-accessible St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

Peru Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer an easy to moderate, five-mile Hike at Griffith Lake in Peru on Saturday, Oct. 20. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

College Open House

BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College in Bennington will hold a Fall Open House at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Prospective students will learn about career-driven majors, athletics, campus life, academic support, scholarships and financial aid. Pre-registration is encouraged at 802-447-6300, or email admissions@svc.edu.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. At 10:30 a.m., members will lead a quilting class for a group of Girl Scouts from Greenwich who are working to acquire a sewing badge.

 

Spud Run

HARTFORD The Sixth Annual Hartford Stewart’s Spud Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hartford Central School, routes 40 and 149. Featured will be a one-mile fun run at 9 a.m. and a competitive 5K race at 10 a.m. All 5K pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt, there’ll be post-race refreshments, and awards will be presented to the first three male and female finishers. 5K registration: $15 in advance, $20 race day, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013. Applications: Phil Jessen at email gfab@mybluelight.com, or www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Vendor Blender

FORT ANN The Third Annual Vendor Blender Mixer fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the United Protestant Church of Fort Ann, 5 Ann Street. Featured will be crafters and vendors, three basket raffles, a bake sale, mulled cider, a thrift store, and bag sales. Information/vendor and crafter space: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

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.

 

PTA Fall Festival

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA will host its 12th Annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hoosick Falls Central School. Crafters and vendors, children’s games and activities, a bake sale, food and more will be featured. And, a Will Moses print, hand-embroidered and knitted baby items, a manicure and pedicure, Great Escape passes, and more will be included in a raffle at $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Vendor space: Molly Holbritter at 518-686-4512. Information: Susan Senecal at 518-378-6056.

 

Pumpkin Challenge

BALLSTON SPA MVP Health Care will host the 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Saratoga Spa State Park. Featured will be a 5K walk or run and a 10K run through the park. There’ll be a fun run for age 12 and younger, too. Pre-registration is required at 518-587-0723, email info@saratogabridges.org, or www.saratogabridges.org.

 

Writers’ Symposium

POULTNEY The 10th Anniversary Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Poultney United Methodist Church, 108 Main Street. Cost: $70; $20 students. Information/registration: 802-287-2577, or www.thegreeleyfoundation.org.

 

Lake Forum

WELLS The Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund will host its Third Annual Lake Forum at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Wells Village School off Route 30. Information provided will include the new aeration of the Little Lake, the work with the state of Vermont to acquire a permit for hydraulic dredging, and hydro-rake dredging permits. Two Middlebury College biologists will speak on weed-destroying weevils, too. Audience questions will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Halloween Happening

GRANVILLE All children are invited to the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, for a Halloween Happening activity at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Featured will be spooky stories, crazy crafts, guessing contests, prizes, refreshments, and more. Information: 642-2525.

 

Basket Party

ARLINGTON The Women’s Auxiliary will host a Basket Party at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Burgoyne Talk

ORWELL Military historian Douglas Cubbison will speak on the research for his book, “Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign: His Papers,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Park admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.HistoricVermont.org/MountIndependence.

 

Cemetery Cleanup

POULTNEY The Poultney Cemetery Assn. will hold a Poultney Cemetery Cleanup Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 (weather permitting). Volunteers will help clean up the association’s property on Beaman Street. Needed are yard tools, ladders, wheelbarrows, chainsaws, trash bags, pickup trucks and drivers to rake, cut and haul debris to the landfill. Volunteers are asked to let the association know if they will be participating; email poultneycemeteryassociation@yahoo.com.

 

Pumpkin Festival

POULTNEY A Pumpkin Festival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, outside of the Leap Frog Nursery School at the Stonebridge building off Route 30 in Poultney. Come in a Halloween costume or as you are for pumpkin and face painting, Halloween tattoos, and an apple pie baking contest (judging 2 p.m.). There’ll also be an open playground for ages 3 to 5, a bounce house, field day activities for all ages, Hick’s cider and doughnuts, music, dancing, and more. Information: Jaime Milazzo at 802-287-5751.

 

Chicken Barbecue

EAST ARLINGTON A Chicken Barbecue will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, on the green across from the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road (rain site, church’s Bailey Hall). Cost: $12 adults; $6 age 12 and younger; free 4 and younger. Information/tickets: 802-375-2548. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary invite everyone to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the firehouse on Joe Green Road. Takeouts may be ordered beginning at 2 p.m. at 792-0161. Cost: $9. Information: Pat at 792-0157, or Valerie at 747-7400.

 

Pork Dinner

GRANVILLE The Ladies Auxiliary will serve a Pork Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $7. Information: 518-642-1599.

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition of painted tin sculptures and wooden arrow shapes by Caroline Serotta will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Small Gallery at the Valley Artisan’s Market, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. This exhibition, featuring fronts of movie theaters of the 1920s and ‘30s, will run through Nov. 13. Information: 518-677-2765, for visit Facebook.

 

Roast Turkey

QUAKER SPRINGS The handicap-accessible Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, six miles south of Schuylerville on Route 32, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger, at the door.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Roast Beef

KINGSBURY The Kingsbury Baptist Church on Route 4 invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $12 adults; $8 age 12 and younger.

 

Chicken Barbecue

EAST ARLINGTON The East Arlington Federated Church invites everyone to a Harvest Season Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Cost: $12 adults, $6 age 12 and younger, free preschoolers, at the door. Information/reservations: 802-375-2548, or 801-375-6934.

 

Chicken/Biscuit

QUEENSBURY The West Glens Falls Community Chapel at 55 Main Street in Queensbury invites everyone to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Takeouts and deliveries may be ordered at 796-1141. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Pork Dinner

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Cost: $10 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

Oktoberfest Dinner

SALEM First United Presbyterian Church in Salem will host its annual Oktoberfest Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Enjoy German food and music in this fundraiser for local causes, at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Take-outs are available. Information: Rev. Donna Jackson, 802-394-2602.

 

Family Movie

WEST PAWLET The Mettowee Valley Church on Route 153 in West Pawlet will host a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Screened will be “Fireproof,” child care will be provided, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Distinguished Young Women

WHITEHALL The 50th annual Distinguished Young Women program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Whitehall High School. 16 seniors will compete for several thousand dollars of scholarships. A basket party will precede the event at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door.

 

Stories, Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE Kelvin Keraga, a.k.a. undertaker Dr. Betteroff-Underhill, will host a Whispering Bones Storytelling and Barbecue event on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by classic ghost stories and original tales of the macabre. Cost: $50, $40 members, $20 students, $10 age 12 and younger for dinner and storytelling; $25, $20, $10 and $5 respectively for storytelling only. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

London Broadcast

MANCHESTER “The Last of the Haussmans,” a high-definition broadcast performance from the National Theatre in London, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. This play was described as “entertaining, sad and outrageous” by the Observer in London. Cost: $18 adults; $9 students and senior citizens. Tickets: www.bbaticketjunior.com. Information: 802-549-8118.

 

Film Critic

MANCHESTER Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, will answer questions about his anecdotal history of stardom, “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Violinist

GREENWICH Violinist and composer Cornelius Dufallo will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Seventy Main in Greenwich. Information/advance tickets: 692-7041, or www.seventymain.com.

 

Sunday October 21

 

F.D./ Breakfast

WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Dept. will serve its last breakfast of the year, an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the firehouse on Pine Valley Road, near the intersection of routes 103 and 109. Information: 686-1814.

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast with pancakes, omelets and more from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Gansevoort Firehouse. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 age 60 and older; $5 ages 4 to 12; free 3 and younger.

 

Country Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad at 1448 Route 40 in Schaghticoke invites everyone to a Country Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. This breakfast will be served on the third Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-6634, or 518-817-2270.

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 21. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Waffles Breakfast

XHOOSICK FALLS The Knights of Columbus invites everyone to a Buffet Homemade Waffles Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Cost: $6 adults; $3 age 11 and younger.

 

Ham Dinner

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary will serve a Ham Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the firehouse on Blodgett Road. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Reservations are required at 584-3829, or 584-2758.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Youth League will hold a basket party on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Whitehall High School. Doors will open at noon and tickets will be drawn at 1 p.m. Admission costs $5 and included one sheet of tickets. An additional sheet of tickets is available for $2. Proceeds will benefit the youth league.

 

Pitch Tourney

MANCHESTER A Pitch Tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the VFW, 280 Depot Street in Manchester (across from Price Chopper). Registration will begin at noon, the game at 1 p.m., and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-9840, or www.manchestervtvfw.org.

 

Breast Cancer Walk

RUTLAND An American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will step off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland. Featured will be special activities for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Information:  www.makingstrideswalk.org/rutlandvt, or 1-800-227-2345.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A free Family Discovery Day activity will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short museum tour and then enjoy a children’s art making activity. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Gluten-Free Fest

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Regional Celiac Support Group will host a Gluten-Free Food Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive in Queensbury. Sample gluten-free foods, get recipes from author Amy Rota-Poulin, and talk with vendors. Cost: $10 adults; $5 support group members; free age 18 and younger. Information: Jean McLellan at 518-584-6702.

 

Expressionism Talk

GLENS FALLS Dr. Jo-Ann Graham, former head of humanities at The City University of New York and associate of the Cinque Art Gallery in New York City, will speak on “Expressionism and the African-American Artist” at 2 p.m. on Sunday,  Oct. 21, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Basket Party

WELLS A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m. with drawings at 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Christmas in a Child’s Eye fund. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes, and refreshments will be available. Information/to donate items for this event: Amanda at 518-642-3547, or Dana at 642-1042.

 

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.

 

Christian Concert

GRANVILLE Sherry Anne Lints will perform a Christian Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Sherry’s debut CD, “Thank You,” was released last year, she has sung with Bill and Gloria Gaither, and she had a role in a Christian movie, “Clancy.” A free-will offering will be accepted and the church is handicap accessible. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com, or www.sherryanne.com.

 

Shipwrecks

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host Lake Champlain Maritime Museum archaeologist Adam Kane with a slides/drawings/video program on “Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607.

 

Ghost Stories

EAST ARLINGTON Ghost Stories will be the topic for a story time at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. You are asked to bring a finger food to share. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

MANCHESTER An all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Come help local players celebrate the start of the hockey season. Cost: $7 adults, $5 age 14 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Northshire Hockey Assn. Also, enjoy the popular chuck-a-puck at this event. Information: Karen Grabher at 366-8218, or email grabherhockey@comcast.net.

 

Monday October 22

 

Driving Course

CASTLETON Registrations are requested by Monday, Oct. 22, for the AARP Safe Driving Course that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Route 4A. Bring a bag lunch or eat locally. Cost: $14; $12 AARP members. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

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

 

Lunch, Program

WEST PAWLET The Haystack Hustlers seniors group will meet at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Mettawee Community School, 5788 Route 153 in West Pawlet. The students will present a program during this luncheon. Cost: $3.50. Reservations are requested with Phyllis at 325-3196. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle and food will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf.

 

Auditions

DORSET The Dorset Players will hold Auditions for “Children’s Holiday Hallapalooza: A Variety Show” at 6 pm. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23 and 24, at the Dorset Playhouse on Cheney Road. Children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to attend and bring their own audition material or material will be provided. This show will be staged on Nov. 30 and in early December. Information: 802-753-7030.

 

Cold War Film

MANCHESTER Film expert Harvey Flaxman will screen the 1964 Cold War classic, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. A discussion will follow the screening and refreshments will be served at this free event. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Language Practice

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library at 48 West Road in Manchester will offer Conversation Groups in German, French and Spanish beginning on Oct. 23 (7 p.m.), Oct. 25 (7 p.m.), and Oct. 26 (3 p.m.) respectively. Practice your foreign language speaking skills and participants with intermediate or advanced skills may feel most comfortable in these groups. Information: Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607.

 

Free Discussion

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum will host an Autumn Gallery Discussion with Kate Kotfila titled, “Sacred Impressions: The Intersection of Word and Image,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the museum on Adams Lane in Shushan. Free and open to all. Reservations will be appreciated with Gail Bearup at 518-854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

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.

 

Visual Arts Talk

BENNINGTON Former Bennington College faculty member Pat Adams will discuss the Visual Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Bennington College’s Tishman Lecture Hall. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Percussionist

BENNINGTON The Carriage Barn Concert Series will present visiting faculty member and percussionist Michael Wimberly at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Dean Carriage Barn at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Wednesday October 24

 

Women Meet

HARTFORD The Tri-County Branch Women’s Farm and Garden will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Hartford. Following a brief meeting and lunch, Janine Thomas will lead the group in making Christmas decorations for the Festival of Trees. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Diana at 584-4439, or Jean at 884-9280.

 

Garden Club Meets

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Mettowee Mill Nursery in Dorset. The Mettowee staff will present a program on Holiday Decorating, with tips and inspirational ideas for interior and exterior decorations. Cost: $5 non-members.

 

Walking Safely

MANCHESTER Rich Marantz will present a program on “Walking Safely in the Winter: Preventing Falls for Seniors” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Cost: Free for Equinox residents; $10 all others. Registration is requested with Kylee at 802-362-4061.

 

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.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. A valid state of New York driver’s permit is required to take this course. Cost: $40. Pre-registration is required at 518-686-4854.

 

Prostate Cancer

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Conference Room A of the CVPS Leahy Conference Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. An open discussion, an update of personal prostate cancer histories, and sharing experiences will be featured. Wives, partners, and men dealing with the various stages of this disease, including recurrence, are encouraged to attend. Information: Bob Harnish at 802-483-6220, or email bharnish@myfairpoint.net, or Jim Russell at 802-362-2244, email jimdoc.vt@gmail.com.

 

Sicilian Dinner

WHITEHALL Skene Manor in Whitehall invites everyone to a Sicilian Gourmet Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 24. A social hour with appetizers will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. (parmesan-encrusted whitefish or brasciola and mushroom risotto escarole). Cost: $30. Information/reservations: 518-499-1906, 499-2053, or 518-747-3735. Also, Skene Manor is holding quilt and fuel raffles, with drawings for both on Nov. 24. For tickets call the above 499 numbers.

 

Care Options

EAST ARLINGTON A program on “Range of Care Options for Seniors” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. This is the final of four free programs that are free and open to all. 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.

 

Open House

GLENS FALLS Birthright of Greater Glens Falls at 22 Center Street in Glens Falls will hold an Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service that is free of charge. Cider and pastries will be served. Also, diapers, formula and monetary donations are always appreciated. Information: 518-792-6539.

 

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.

 

Thursday October 25

 

Mendon Hike

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a moderate Hike on the Old Turnpike Road in Mendon on Thursday, Oct. 25. Meet hike leader Justin Lindholm at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland to carpool. Bring water and lunch and wear sturdy footwear. Information: Justin at 773-4249.

 

Nocturnal Animals

GRANVILLE A program on Nocturnal Animals will be presented from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Pember Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Discover nocturnal animals in a museum search and with live animals, and later enjoy a crazy bat craft. Registration is not required for this free program that is for children of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

Roast Pork

SHUSHAN A Fall Roast Pork Dinner by Tina Rowland will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Shushan Methodist Church. Eat in or take out and everyone will be welcome. Information/advance tickets: Gayle Shaw at 518-854-3896.

 

Auction, Election

TROY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold its annual Silent Auction Fundraiser and Election from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street in Troy. Information: 518-272-4210.

 

Goodbye Irene!

GRANVILLE A Goodbye Irene! Renovation Celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. The museum staff will thank the many people and organizations who helped in the recovery from Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28. This event will feature permanent and temporary exhibits, entertainment and food. A new slate floor installation by stone artisan Jim Morris will be unveiled, slate carving demonstrations will be provided by Vermont stone artist Kerry O. Furlani, and museum Executive Director Kathryn Weller will chronicle the museum’s recovery from Irene. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH The Friends of the Greenwich Library will begin its annual Fall Book Sale with a preview sale for the library members from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the library’s Basement Sale Room. If you are not currently a member you can join for $3 when purchasing your book(s) at the preview sale. This sale will continue for the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27. Also, stop at the library prior to this sale and receive a coupon to boost your buying power. Information: 518-692-2027.

 

Conversation

MANCHESTER The Green Drinks Manchester group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Barrows House, 3156 Route 30 in Manchester. Enjoy drinks and conversation on topics including sustainable agriculture, climate change, and alternative energies. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

Friday October 26

 

Poetry Reading

QUEENSBURY Stuart Barlow, professor of English at SUNY Adirondack, will discuss poetry and read from his latest collection of poems, “Questions for the Sphinx,” from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. You’ll find this event in the Miller Auditorium of Dearlove Hall on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Open to the public. Information: Dr. P. Kathleen McCoy at 743-2200, Ext. 2618, or email mccoyk@sunyacc.edu.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH The Friends of the Greenwich Library will continue its annual Fall Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, in the library’s Basement Sale Room. Also, stop at the library prior to the sale dates and receive a coupon to boost your buying power. Information: 518-692-2027.

 

Vegas Night

GRANVILLE The Granville Hook and Ladder Co. will host a Las Vegas Night on Friday, Oct. 26. There’ll be a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and the Vegas action from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the firehouse. Information:  681-2366.

 

Steak Night

ARLINGTON Steak Night will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Cost: $12. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Lego Nights

SALEM Free Lego Nights will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Children of all ages will enjoy the challenge of “building anything they can imagine.” Reservations are requested at 518-854-7053.

 

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.

 

Haunted House

ARGYLE The Village of Argyle will host the R. Stiles Haunted House activity from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, at the R. Stiles House, 55 Main Street. All ages will be welcome to experience “unexpected chills and scares” (parents should determine what is appropriate for their children). Cost: $10 adults, $5 children, with proceeds benefiting the future Argyle Community Center.

 

Hair of the Dog

HARTFORD The Hair of the Dog band will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Hartford Firehouse, routes 40 and 149. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and food and beverages will be available for sale. Concert tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information/tickets: 632-5326.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 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, 446-2928, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Halloween Party

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Halloween Party from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40. Music will be provided by “Green” and free taxi service will be provided from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. within 10 miles of the lodge. Costumes encouraged. Information: Donna at 692-2347.

 

Saturday October 27

 

Trail Work

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will hold a Trail Work Party in Shrewsbury on Saturday, Oct. 27. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City and help construct a new trail. Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes and lunch (tools will be provided). Information: Herb Ogden at 293-2510, or Wayne Krevetski at 282-2237.

 

5K, Kids Run

JOHNSONVILLE The Ladies Auxiliary will host a 5K Pumpkin Brigade and Kids Run on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Johnsonville Firehouse. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race at 10 a.m. Cost: 5K, $20 pre-registration, $25 race day; Kids Run, $2 (free if parent runs 5K). All children will receive a pumpkin after the race. Information/pre-registration: Michelle at 275-2508, or email mdaus1@gmail.com.

 

Flea Market, Crafts

RUTLAND American Legion Post 31 at 33 Washington Street in Rutland will hold a Flea Market and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Information/table space ($10): Sharon Corey at 802-325-3234.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. A wide range of items will be offered, including clothing for the entire family. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 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.

 

Fall Festival

STILLWATER A Fall Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the village of Stillwater. Come help celebrate the area’s nonprofits and enjoy food and games for the entire family. Vote for your favorite scarecrow and register to walk in the costume parade. There’ll be a chicken barbecue at 6 p.m., too. Information: 518-664-6255.

 

Halloween Party

BENNINGTON A Halloween Party will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Come in costume and enjoy guessing games, a gallery hunt, and spooky crafts. And at 3:30 p.m. there’ll be a costume parade throughout the museum. Light refreshments will be available and admission will be free. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

War of the Worlds

SCHUYLERVILLE “War of the Worlds,” a staged reading of a new adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel written by local author Darren Johnson, will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday the 28th. You’ll find these readings in the Schuyler Room of the Town of Saratoga Building, routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Cost: $7; $5 students and senior citizens. Information/tickets: 518-695-5480, or at the door.

 

Roast Beef

PITTSTOWN Everyone is invited to a Roast Beef Supper from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, just off Route 7. Eat in or take out. Cost: $12.50 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Reservations are suggested with Beverly at 518-663-5607.

 

Turkey Supper

CAMBRIDGE The South Cambridge United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Turkey Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall at the intersection of routes 59 and 74. Cost: $10.

 

La Boheme

DORSET The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will present a traveling piano production of Puccini’s “La Boheme” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Dorset Playhouse. This opera, to be sung in Italian, features a melodic score and poignant story of young love and true friendships. Cost: $25 adults; $21 members; $10 age 18 and younger. Information/tickets: 802-867-5570, or 867-5777.

 

Halloween Party

FAIR HAVEN A Halloween costume party, Monster Bash II, will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 27, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main Street in Fair Haven. Music will be provided by The Sweetwater Band and everyone age 21 and older will be welcome. Cost: $10; $18 per couple. There’ll be a costume contest, cash prizes, a 50/50, snacks and drink specials. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Sunday October 28

 

Country Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus invite everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, 1448 Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $7 adults; $3 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Pittstown Food Pantry.

 

Breast Cancer Event

QUEENSBURY A Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Queensbury High School. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. for this free event that will start at 12:30 p.m. Fight back and celebrate more birthdays will be the theme. Information: 518-792-5377, or www.makingstrides.acsevents.org/warrencounty.

 

Howling Halloween

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society will host a Howling Halloween event from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at its shelter on Stevens Road in Pittsford. Bring your dog along for games, treats, haunted trail tours and refreshments. Come in costume if you like. Information: 802-483-6700.

 

Halloween Parade

GREENWICH The Greenwich Halloween Parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. The parade will begin at the corner of Washington and Main streets, proceeding to the town building parking lot on Academy Street where five categories will be judged and prizes awarded. Information: www.greenwichchamber.org.

 

Halloween Party

ARLINGTON A Children’s Halloween Costume Party for infants to age 12 will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Arts, crafts, games and snacks will be featured. And, from 2 to 4 p.m. a game of grin mobile laser tag will be offered for children age 6 and older. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Post or at the door. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Basket Raffle

CAMBRIDGE The Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 634 on Route 22 in Cambridge will host its Fifth Annual Basket Raffle on Sunday, Oct. 28. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and drawings will start at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets: June Hommel at 518-677-3576, or visit the Legion’s lounge. Also, a concession stand will be open during this event.

 

Chamber Music

BENNINGTON The classically trained trio, MiXt, will perform in concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Bennington Center for the Arts. MiXt is described as a “versatile, dynamic and vibrant chamber group.” Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets: 802-442-7158. Information:  www.TheBennington.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, 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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the Northshire Bookstore will host New York Times bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Joe Donahue will discuss the new addition to Alexander’s Isabel Dalhousie series, “The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds.” This event will be taped for later airing on WAMC. Tickets are limited and reservations may be made at 802-362-2200, 1-800-437-3700, or at the bookstore.

 

Contra Dance

CAMBRIDGE A Contra Dance will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. A lively mix of Irish, Scottish, Quebecois and original dance tunes will be featured. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 21 and younger; $15 family; $1 discount for Hubbard Hall and Dance Flurry members. Bring clean, soft-sole shoes. A potluck supper will follow the dance at 7 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Sunday Dance

QUEENSBURY A Fourth Sunday Dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at The Fun Spot in Queensbury. Casual, social dancing will be featured and singles will be welcome. Information/cost: 518-792-1603, or www.usadanceadk.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.

 

Verdi’s Aida

MANCHESTER Marjorie Hirsch, an associate professor of music at Williams College in Massachusetts, will speak on “Verdi’s Aida: Librettist and Composer…The Collaborative Process” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. You’ll find this event in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $20. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged with Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or at www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Wednesday October 31

 

Authors Read

QUEENSBURY Barbara Louise Ungar and Nancy White will read from their works from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Bryan Hall, Room 128 (The Forum), on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Barbara’s latest book is “Charlotte Bronte, You Ruined My Life” and she is a professor at the College of St. Rose. Nancy chairs the SUNY Adirondack English Division and she will read from her latest book, “Detour.” Open to the public. Information: Dr. P. Kathleen McCoy at 743-2200, Ext. 2618, or email mccoyk@sunyacc.edu.

 

Trunk-or-Treat

SCHAGHTICOKE The Hoosic Valley Community Church invites everyone to a Trunk-or-Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Come in costume to this family event for safe trick or treating, and see the decorated cars and trunks. Also, hot dogs, popcorn, cider and more will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas Child.

 

Art Reception

BENNINGTON An opening reception for an exhibition titled “Middle Falls” by Linda Matalon will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the VAPA/Usdan Gallery at Bennington College. Linda is described as a “second-generation post-minimalist.” Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Poetry Reading

BENNINGTON The Poetry at Bennington Series will present a reading by National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Thursday November 1

 

Folklife Concert

GLENS FALLS A free Live! Folklife Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Day of the Dead

GLENS FALLS A Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls. Learn the meaning of this day, how family members honor ancestors with traditional clothing, masks and skeletons, and enjoy do-it-yourself activities. Information/cost: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Velvet Art Party

LAKE GEORGE A Black Velvet Art Party will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Lake George. Celebrate funky black velvet art with the Lake George Arts Project. Included will be a silent auction, original works of art, awards, live music, dancing, games and refreshments. Cost/location: 518-668-2616, or www.lakegeorgearts.org.

 

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.

 

Monday November 5

 

Poetry Reading

QUEENSBURY Marilyn McCabe will read from her first full-length poetry collection, “Perpetual Motion,” from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in Room 315 of Dearlove Hall on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury (open to the public but seating is limited and students will get first preference). Information: Dr. P. Kathleen McCoy at 743-2200, Ext. 2618, or email mccoyk@sunyacc.edu.

 

Saturday November 10

 

Leasing to Farmers

RUTLAND “Leasing Your Land to a Farmer: A Workshop for Landowners, Farmers and Community Groups” will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, 67 Merchants Row, Floor 3, in downtown Rutland. Assessing your land, crafting leases, legal, financial, tax, insurance, liability, and finding a farmer are topics that will be covered. Information/registration: Tara Kelly at RAFFL, 802-417-7331, email tara@rutlandfarmandfood.org, or Barb Jackson at 603-357-1600, email barb@landforgood.org.

 

Saturday November 17

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the Northshire Bookstore will host prize-winning author Jeffrey Toobin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Jeffrey will discuss his new book, “The Oath,” chronicling the “ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration.”  Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Friday November 30

 

Lego Night

SALEM A free Lego Night will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Children of all ages will enjoy the challenge of “building anything they can imagine.” Reservations are requested at 518-854-7053.

 

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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