Community Calendar 10/25/12

 

Thursday October 25

 

Veteran assistance

SALEM From now through Veterans’ Day, Nov. 12, McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home is collecting new or gently-used sweaters and gloves to be delivered to local VA hospitals, VA homes, and veterans’ service organizations. The funeral home is also an official Cell Phones for Soldiers drop-off center. Information: 518-854-3555.

 

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.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE A family-style Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. Eat in or take out. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and gift certificates also will be available.

 

Chamber Mixer

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Dagon’s Den at the Whitehall Marina. Network with fellow members and enjoy delicious food and beverages. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes, too. Cost: $5 at the door. Information: 518-499-4435, or www.Whitehall-Chamber.org.

 

Energy Workshop

SALEM The Salem Rotary Club and other community organizations will host a Heating, HEAP and Weatherization Workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Included will be information on weatherization for renters, HEAP benefits, and the Salem Fuel Fund. Everyone will be welcome and dinner and child care will be provided.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Vt. Paranormal

ARLINGTON Jay Loftus, head of the Paranormal Research Society, will discuss the “Paranormal in Vermont” and the Society’s activities in the area at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Deputy Speaks

FORT EDWARD Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Stark will speak about “Domestic Terrorism” at a meeting of the Washington County Tea Party Patriots at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Training Room 2 (basement) of Building II at the Washington County Municipal Center in Fort Edward. Open to all.

 

Friday October 26

 

Sewing for Children

RUTLAND The Rutland County Project Linus Chapter, part of a national organization dedicated to providing needy and sick children with handmade blankets, is seeking volunteers to sew quilts. Bring your basic sewing skills, along with a sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat if possible. Information: Kathy Budd at 802-438-5180.

 

Drumming Circle

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Projects is accepting registrations for a Monthly Drumming Circle with Otha Day that will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13 at the Freight Depot Theater/Gallery, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church off the green will hold a Fall Rummage Sale from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and on Saturday, Oct. 27, when there’ll be a $3 bag sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Fall and winter clothing, shoes, handbags, house plants, bedding, household items, and more will be offered. Information/to donate an item(s) for this sale: Peggy Littlewood at 802-645-0804, or Maryann Fellows at 645-0131.

 

Fall Fest

SALEM The First United Church in Salem will host its Third Annual Fall Fest Party for children in grades K through 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church. Children are invited to dress in costume and enjoy activities including face painting, and pumpkin decorating. Information: Donna Jackson, 802-394-2602.

 

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.

 

Open Mic

SALEM Deena Chappell will lead an Open Mic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at Jackos Corner, 190 Main Street in Salem. Sing a song, tell a joke, read a poem. Come early and sign up to have a handmade treat from the old fashioned ice cream counter. Information: 518-854-7449.

 

Haunted Barn

FORT EDWARD The Eighth Annual Haunted Barn will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. “Haunted Theater” will be this year’s theme. Cost: $7 adults; $5 children. Information: www.littletheater267.org.

 

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, beer and wine will be available for sale. Concert tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information/tickets: Chris Jones at 632-5326.

 

Ghost Play

RUTLAND The Hall Stage Series will present “The Woman in Black,” a ghost play adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2 (with talkback involving cast and crew) and 10 p.m. Saturday the 27th, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. You’ll find this show at Marchants Hall, 40-42 Merchants Row in Rutland. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 802-855-8081, or www.merchantshall.com.

 

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

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1 adults; free age 14 and younger. The church is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Craft Fair

QUEENSBURY A Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the South Queensbury Firehouse on Dix Avenue in Queensbury.

 

Bake Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The First United Presbyterian Church of Hoosick Falls will hold a Bake Sale at WalMart in Bennington starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The sale includes Halloween goodies, homemade cupcakes, pies, and more.

 

Basket Party

EAST DORSET The East Dorset Congregational Church invites everyone to a Basket Party on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 for a card of tickets, light lunch and beverage; $2 each additional card. Proceeds will benefit the repair and restoration of the church. Information: Tom Beebe at 802-292-9082, Kathy Beebe at 802-779-5009, or Edna Winot at 802-645-0174.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Turkey Community Dinner will be served on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Seating will be at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Takeouts will be available at 1:30p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary and everyone will be welcome. Information: Bev at 677-3327, or the church office at 677-5487.

 

Northshire Witches

MANCHESTER The Coven of Witches event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27. The witches of Northshire will meet at noon at the Orvis green in Manchester where food and monetary donations will be accepted to benefit the Community Food Cupboard. Wear something black for the official photograph, and stay in costume for a two-for-one special at Gringo Jack’s and 10 percent discount at Orvis.

 

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.

 

Free Lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street invites everyone to a free Community Lunch, including soup, from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

 

Scarecrow Festival

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School Parent Assn. will host its Third Annual Scarecrow Festival from noon to 3 pm. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the school in Manchester. Featured will be crafts, games, a book and toy sale, bouncy house, a PlayScape and child care for young children, a family photo booth, hay rides, music and more. Cost: $$5 per child; free parents. Information: Grace Bibens at 802-362-7137, or www.maplestreetschool.com.

 

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.

 

Feeding Birds

ARLINGTON Randy Schmidt from The Vermont Bird Place will present the dos and don’ts of feeding birds during the winter months at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthcanfieldlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Kidz Fall Festival

WHITEHALL Grace Baptist Church, 12 Queen Street in Whitehall, will host a Community Kidz Fall Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Admission is free and activities include a bounce house, face painting, hayrides and there will be food and refreshments. For more information, call 499-9241.

 

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.

 

Turkey Supper

ARGYLE The Argyle Presbyterian Church invites everyone to its annual Turkey Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children.

 

Turkey Supper

CASTLETON The Castleton Federated Church on Main Street in the village invites everyone to a Turkey Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Cost: $9 adults; $6 age 11 and younger. Proceeds will help fund recent church renovations, including a handicap-accessible rear entryway. Information: Norm and Cindy at 265-8686.

 

Free Skate

BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER United Counseling Service and Big Brothers Big Sisters will offer a Free Skate for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Riley Rink in Manchester. DuFour Bus Tours busses will pick ups students at the Bennington Recreation Center at 5:30 p.m., returning at 9:45 p.m. Middle school students in Bennington County and adjacent areas are eligible for the free skating ($6 skate rentals not included). Information: Chrissy Blaylock at 824-4200.

 

Halloween Party

COSSAYUNA A Halloween Party will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Cossayuna Fire Dept., corner of Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads. Included will be music, food, candy, cider and surprises. Wear your spookiest costume. Admission: $5; free age 10 and younger.

 

Food/Wine Festival

BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall in Bondville will host its Third Annual Food and Wine Festival from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Red Fox Inn on Winhall Hollow Road in Winhall. Cost: $25, including hors d’oeuvres, wine and craft-brewed beer tasting, and a commemorative school glass. Proceeds will benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. There’ll be a live auction at 8 p.m., too. Information/tickets: 297-2662, or email cfayette@themountainschool.org.

 

Halloween Readings

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present “Murder, Mayhem, and the Macabre: A Halloween Reading” of “spooktacular” prose and poetry at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main Street. Works by Edgar Allen Poe, Goethe and Shakespeare will be read. Free admission and refreshments will be available. Information: 747-4418.

 

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.

 

Graveyard Poets

CAMBRIDGE Pompanuck Farm at 494 Chestnut Hill Road in Cambridge will present The Graveyard Poets at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Poets’ music “invokes the spirits of doom, death, heartbreak, sin and inevitable redemption with lots of fun thrown in.” Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Information/tickets: 518-677-5552, or www.pompanuckfarm.blogspot.com.

 

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 21st Annual Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce 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: 518-692-7979, or 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.

 

Tuesday October 30

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Tuesday,  Oct. 30, at the Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service, in the Richard A. Sleeman building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information will be shared to make caring for a loved one easier and this group meets on the last Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: 802-442-8136, or www.bpiads.org.

 

Documentary

GLENS FALLS PEPE Productions will screen the documentary, “The Sunken Fleet of 1758,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. A representative from PEPE will be on hand to discuss why the British deliberately sank their warships and to answer questions. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Wednesday October 31

 

Club Dinner

ARLINGTON Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the deadline to make a reservation with the Arlington Memorial High School French Club for a French Club Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at Jonathan’s Table in Arlington. Choose from four entrees at $25 each. Information/reservations: Kathy Corey at 802-375-2589, Ext. 116, or email coreyk@bvsu.org.

 

Story Hour

SCHUYLERVILLE Story Hour will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and every Wednesday and Thursday, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. A craft activity and snack will follow the stories and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Thrift Shop

SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway Thrift Shop will hold its monthly Bag Sale starting on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 6 p.m., and continue Thursday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each. Shoppers will have the opportunity to fill a bag of clothing for just one dollar. A variety of gently-used winter clothing is available.

 

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.

 

Substance Abuse

BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER United Counseling Service will offer a free Teen Substance Abuse and Education Group for ages 16 to 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at its Ledge Hill facility in Bennington. Everyone who is using, abusing, and experimenting with substances is encouraged to attend this and subsequent group meetings that will be held on Wednesdays. Information/to make a referral: Megan Brooks at 442-5491.

 

Trick or Treating

BENNINGTON The Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service encourages children to Trick or Treat at its home in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. For information on Bennington Project Independence or to schedule a tour, call 802-442-8136, or email info@bpiads.org.

 

Halloween Parade

CAMBRIDGE The Village of Cambridge and Cambridge Connects, a community group, will host the annual Cambridge Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, outside the Cambridge Guest Home. Costume judging will be held in five categories, i.e., cutest, scariest, best group, most creative and best pet, followed by a parade to the Rice Mansion where awards will be presented.

 

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

 

Genomic Testing

GRANVILLE Pfizer will host a bovine producer meeting on “Genomic Testing” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Granville Veterinary Service/Large Animal, 1987 Route 23 in Granville. Information: 518-642-1676.

 

Lake Resources

CASTLETON The Lake Bomoseen Assn. will host Megan Smith, state of Vermont commissioner of tourism and economic development, at a lake initiative meeting for Lake Bomoseen, including surrounding towns and businesses, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The goal of this meeting is to assist local towns and businesses in drawing attention to the resources and opportunities in the lake area. You’ll find this event at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A.

 

Healthcare Movie

MANCHESTER The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in Bennington will screen the award-winning documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Village Picture Shows, 263 Depot Street in Manchester. Cost: $10. Information: 802-362-2982.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 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.

 

Champlain’s Dream

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer with a talk on “Champlain’s Dream” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring acoustic American music by the Mike & Ruthy duo, will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 237.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1; Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Friday November 2

 

NYC Trip

ARGYLE/WILTON The Argyle PTSA is accepting reservations for a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a day of shopping or sightseeing on your own. Cost: $45. Pickups will be made at 6:30 a.m. at the Argyle Central School parking lot and at the Wilton Mall, near Dicks Sporting Goods, pole C2. Return time will be 11 p.m. Information/reservations: Paula at 955-6537, or email argyleptsa12809@yahoo.com.

 

Nonprofit meeting

MANCHESTER The Northshire Nonprofit Networks will host Doug Sauer, CEO of the New York Council of Nonprofits at its meeting on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. in the Hunter Room at Burr and Burton Academy. Admission is free to representatives from nonprofit organizations. Information: http://nnnvt.wordpress.com.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library Book Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the library, 10 Court Street. Books for all ages, most priced from 25 cents to $3, will be offered, and proceeds will support the library’s collections and programming. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

heART Auction

RUTLAND A “heART Auction” will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. A preview of the hearts to be auctioned will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the auction of the four-foot fiberglass hearts, painted and embellished by talented local artists, will begin at 6:30 p.m. There also will be a silent auction of Vermont handmade items and fine art. Admission: $10, including hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Information: 802-775-8836, 802-773-0672, or www.theheartsofrutland.com.

 

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.

 

Psychic Visits

POULTNEY Internationally acclaimed psychic medium William Constantine will discuss various topics of the paranormal and answer your questions form 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street. Due to limited seating, reservations are requested at 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com. Information: www.psychicwilliamconstantine.com.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 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.

 

Thirty-One Party

PITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Women will host a Thirty-One Party at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall off Route 7 in Pittstown Village. Everyone will be welcome and proceeds will benefit the Parsonage Repair Fund.

 

Choir Concert

ARGYLE A Community Choir Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Argyle Presbyterian Church. Performed will be sacred and secular music under the direction of Joyce Durkee, accompanied by Sariah Patrick. Cost: Free-will offering, with proceeds benefiting Operation Santa Claus at the Argyle Central School.

 

Baby, the Musical

WEST RUTLAND The Marble Valley Players will stage “Baby, the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, 9 and 10, and also at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater. Three couples deal with the “painful, rewarding and even comical consequences of conceiving a baby” in this show. Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door beginning one hour before each show. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountLive.org.

 

Guys and Dolls

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre will stage “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2 to 4 and 9 to 11, and also at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 and 11, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Saturday November 3

 

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, Nov. 3, 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.

 

Rupert Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, five-mile hike with some steep sections on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Mount Antone in Rupert. Follow trails through Merck Forest and Farmland Center to an overlook with a panoramic view. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Steve Williams at 802-645-9529.

 

Craft, Vendor Fair

EAGLE BRIDGE The ladies of the Eagle Bridge Methodist Church invite everyone to a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the church on Route 67. Soup and sandwiches will be available. Information/eight-foot table space ($15): 518-686-9845.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Juried Fair

MANCHESTER A Crafts for All Seasons Fair, a juried show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Eagles Club, Route 11/30 in Manchester Center. Information/booth space: Roby Read at 802-683-4546, or email fritter@comcast.net (put Eagles in the subject line). All proceeds will benefit the Eagles’ children’s charities.

 

Arts Festival

QUEENSBURY The LARAC Fall Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the fourth, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. One-of-a-kind, handcrafted items and specialty foods will be offered. Cost: Fee for adults; free age 11 and younger. Information: 518-798-1144, or www.larac.org.

 

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.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET An Artist Reception with watercolorist Britt Abbott will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Dorset Public Library. Britt’s work ranges from primitive, to impressionistic, to abstract, and she draws inspiration from flowers she photographs in Vermont. All paintings will be for sale and proceeds will benefit the library.

 

Souper Lunches

NORTH EASTON The Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton will serve Souper Lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Homemade soups, breads, desserts and beverages will be served and takeouts will be available. Information: Edna at 664-7184.

 

Turkey Dinner

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads. Cost: $10 adults; $9 senior citizens; $5 ages 5 to 11; free 4 and younger. Proceeds will benefit a local family in need at Christmas time. Information: www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

Turkey Dinner

HARTFORD The United Methodist Church at 47 Route 23 in Hartford invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Also, a food and craft sale will be held during this dinner.

 

Harvest Supper

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church, corner of Pearl and Burgoyne streets in Schuylerville, invites everyone to its annual Harvest Supper with Amish baked ham from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost: $8.50 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Information/reservations: 695-6638, or 695-6187.

 

Ham Dinner

SCHAGHTICOKE Everyone is invited to a Veterans Day Ham Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, 1448 Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Come help honor our veterans at this event where veterans will eat for free and others for $10. Information/reservations: 518-753-6634, or 518-817-2270.

 

Cash Tribute

RUPERT Harold Ford and The Cash Band, featuring Laura Lucy as June Carter, will present “The Spirit of Johnny Cash” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Rupert Firehouse. Cost: $20, or two for $35. Information/tickets: Bob Bain at 802-394-7873, George Lewis at 394-2491, or Kelly Lewis at 394-0035.

 

Aida

MANCHESTER A high-definition broadcast of Verdi’s “Aida” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. This open-air staging of Aida was performed at the Opera Festival St. Margarethen in Austria. Cost: $18 adults; $12 senior citizens; $9 students. Tickets: www.bba.ticketjunior.com. Information: 802-549-8118.

 

Line Dance Fest

SOUTH GLENS FALLS A Country Line Dance Fest to benefit the South Glens Falls Fire Dept. will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the firehouse on Route 197. Admission: $5. Food and beverages will be available. Information: 798-4020.

 

Bull Run Reading

ARLINGTON/DORSET The Dorset Players will host a Vermont Reads program at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Dorset Playhouse, off Route 30 on Cheney Road. Maureen Chaffee will direct a staged reading of Paul Fleischman’s book, “Bull Run,” a novella that takes place during the Civil War. This reading also will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Free and open to all.

 

Gershwin Songs

SALEM The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem, will present “The Patriotic and Political Songs of Gershwin,” starring Broadway’s Bill Carmichael, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost: $25, including $6 for coffee and dessert. Reservations encouraged at 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

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

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 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.

 

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.

 

Yoga

CAMBRIDGE Yoga Backbends with Natasha Judson will be offered at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Beacon Feed Studio Board Room at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Information/reservations: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Book Fair

GLENS FALLS The Autumn Leaves/Chronicle Book Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Local and regional authors, booksellers, publishers, local and regional history, talks, signings and children’s activities will be featured. Free admission. Information: 518-792-1126.

 

Chamber Orchestra

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-798-8962, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There also will be a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet and a raffle lotto tree. Proceeds will help Susan Warner with her medical expenses. Information: Janice Paddock at 518-345-5078.

 

Dinner, Auction

LAKE GEORGE An International Cuisine Dinner and Auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George. Featured will be dishes prepared by the region’s top restaurants, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. Cost/reservations: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

 

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.

 

Piano and Strings

GLENS FALLS The de Blasiis at The Hyde Chamber Music Series will present the Manchester Music Festival with a quintet of piano and strings at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 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, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org.

 

Tuesday November 6

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Bake/Book Sale

EASTON The Friends of the Easton Library annual Bake and Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the library. Home-baked goods and a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, movies, and recorded books will be offered. Donations of baked goods for this sale will be accepted during the sale, or they may be left in the kitchen at Burton Hall prior to 9 a.m. on Nov. 6.

 

Veterans Hall

SCHAGHTICOKE An Election Day Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Veterans Hall behind the grandstand at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. A list of Rensselaer County veterans from the Civil War to today is being compiled in order to honor their service. While there, browse the memorabilia and visit with other veterans. Memorabilia loans or donations, financial support, and volunteers will be welcome. Information: Jody Luskin at 663-8156, or Kim Micklas at 663-9970.

 

Souper Lunch

NORTH EASTON The Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton will serve a Souper Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Homemade soups, breads, desserts and beverages will be served and takeouts will be available. Information: Edna at 664-7184.

 

Spaghetti Supper

PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church invites everyone to a Spaghetti Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Petersburg Memorial Hall. Cost: $8 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Also, mini hot dogs with Charlie sauce will be available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and takeouts will be available. Information: 658-3757, or 283-5397.

 

Election Night Dinner

GREENWICH Enjoy a Chicken ‘n Biscuit Dinner with strawberry shortcake at the Greenwich Elks Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cost is $9 adults and $5 children under 11. Reservations suggested; call 692-2061 from 8 a.m. to noon or after 4 p.m. on weekdays.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

CAMBRIDGE A Chicken and Biscuit Election Night Supper will be served at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Advance tickets are available at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge and tickets will be sold at the door. Information: 518-677-3602, or www.emburyunited.weebly.com.

 

Turkey and Biscuit

VALLEY FALLS The handicap-accessible Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to an Election Day Turkey and Biscuit Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Seating will be at 5 and 6 p.m. and takeout dinners will be available at 5 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 10; free 5 and younger. Information/reservations: 753-6053.

 

Pasta Dinner

ARLINGTON The junior class will serve an Election Night Pasta Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the cafeteria of Arlington Memorial High School. Voting that day will be in the school’s gymnasium. Information: 802-375-2589, Ext. 116, or email Kathy Corey at coreyk@bvsu,org.

 

Movie at Library

GLENS FALLS The Bruce Willis and Bill Murray film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This 2012 movie is set on an island off the New England coast in 1965 and it runs 94 minutes. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Wednesday November 7

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Model Railroaders

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

 

Friday November 9

 

Baby, the Musical

WEST RUTLAND The Marble Valley Players will stage “Baby, the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater. Three couples deal with the “painful, rewarding and even comical consequences of conceiving a baby” in this show. Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door beginning one hour before each show. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountLive.org.

 

Guys and Dolls

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Community Theatre will stage “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9 to 11, and also at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

Tuesday November 13

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Wednesday November 14

 

Story Hour

SCHUYLERVILLE Story Hour will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, and every Wednesday and Thursday, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. A craft activity and snack will follow the stories and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Substance Abuse

BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER United Counseling Service offers a free Teen Substance Abuse and Education Group for ages 16 to 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at its Ledge Hill facility in Bennington. Everyone who is using, abusing, and experimenting with substances is encouraged to attend this and subsequent group meetings. Information/to make a referral: Megan Brooks at 442-5491.

 

Thursday November 15

 

Equine Dentistry

GRANVILLE A new horse owner education series program, “Dentistry,” will be offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Granville Veterinary Service/Large Animal, 1987 Route 23 in Granville. Discussion will include different dental techniques, common dental issues, and why good dental health is essential to the overall health of your horse. Information: 518-642-1676.

 

Saturday November 17

 

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.

 

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.

 

Wednesday December 5

Education Lessons

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host Williams College Professor Edward Burger with a talk titled, “Monkeys, Mathematics, and Mischief: What Are the Lifelong Lessons of Education?” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626.

 

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Weekender 10/10/14

Lakes Region Freepress 10/10/14

Classifieds 10/08/14