Community Calendar 11/8/12

 

Thursday November 8

 

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.

 

Wreath Sale

SALEM The Bancroft Public Library, 181 Main Street in Salem, is taking orders for its annual Wreath Sale, in conjunction with the Wreath Shop. Available items include wreaths for $25 each, kissing balls for $30 each, or half baskets with greens and grapevine for $30 each. Order forms are available at the library and must be in by Nov. 15, Pickup time is 12:30 to 2:30 on Nov. 24 in front of the library. All proceeds benefit the library and its programs. Information: Meg Adams, 791-0530.

 

Chocolate Letters

SCHUYLERVILLE St. Nicolaas Chocolate Letters, a Dutch tradition, are now available for purchase to help support the Schuylerville Area Chamber’s St. Nicolaas Festival on Dec. 1. Cost per initial is $6.00. To order, call Schuyler Sweets at 518-695-4171 or email rstickle@schuylersweets.com.

 

Veterans Film

GREENWICH The 2011 documentary film, “Hidden Battles,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Greenwich Free Library, 148 Main Street. This 65-minute film follows five veterans from the United States and other countries as they come to terms with their combat experiences. Following the screening, Vietnam era veteran, educator, author and therapist John R. Ostwald will lead a discussion. Cost: $5 donation suggested but not required. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or email tracyf@fastermac.net.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Novelist Hilary Jordan, author of “When She Woke,” will talk with novelist Sara J. Henry, author of “Learning to Swim” and the soon-to-be-released “A Cold and Lonely Place,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring the Blind Owl Band, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This band is billed as “a hard-driving, heavily bearded, original rowdy string music quartet from Saranac Lake.” Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 237.

 

Friday November 9

 

Festival of Trees

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water Street in Granville is seeking businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in its first annual Festival of Trees that will run from Friday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 15. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Food Drive

WHITEHALL Berkshire Bank in Whitehall will host its fourth annual food drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the bank on Route 4. Volunteers will accept donations of any non-perishable food items, toiletries, or cash, and there will be giveaways, prizes and lunch served throughout the day. All donations will benefit the Whitehall Food Pantry.

Parenting Class

FORT EDWARD Cornell Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for a Parenting Class for separating and divorcing parents that will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20, in the Fort Edward area. Parents will learn what their children are experiencing, and how to help the children through the transition. Cost: $30 (scholarships available if eligible, with applicable processing fee). Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or 1-800-548-0881.

 

Wreaths Sale

SALEM The Bancroft Public Library at 181 Main Street in Salem is taking orders for its annual Wreath Sale that will run through Thursday, Nov. 15. A wreath with a burgundy or red ribbon will cost $25; kissing balls with burgundy or red ribbon, $30; and half baskets with greens and grapevine, $30. Visit the library for more information and to place your order. Information: Meg Adams at 791-0530.

 

Computer Class

CASTLETON Registrations are being accepted for a “How To” Computer Class that will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Nov. 12 to 16, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Cost: $12; $10 supporting and life members. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

Hyde Tour, Lunch

GLENS FALLS Registrations are requested by Friday, Nov. 9, for a Tour and Lunch event with Associate Curator Jayne Stokes, “A Feast for the Eyes: Hyde House,” that will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $25; $20 members. Limit 12 people. Information/registration: 518-792-1761, Ext. 27.

 

Veterans Breakfast

FORT ANN American Legion Post 703 will host a Veterans Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the auditorium at the Fort Ann Central School. All veterans and their family members will be welcome.

 

Veterans Breakfast

GLENS FALLS An Honoring Our Veterans Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Glens Falls Senior Center. Local veterans are invited to bring a guest for a complimentary breakfast. Information: 518-793-2189.

 

Shopping Fair

WELLS The Women’s Group of the South Granville Congregation Church will host a Christmas variety shopping fair on Nov. 9. The event, which will take place at the Modern Woodsman hall in Wells, Vt., will include refreshments and a raffle. The ladies are still looking for vendors; the cost to participate is $20 for one table; $35 for two tables and $50 for three tables. The fair will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information or to secure a table call Debbie Lewry at 518-642-9692 or email dlewry1@yahoo.com, or email Carrie DeKalb at dekalbc5@dishmail.net.

 

Book Clubs Meet

SCHUYLERVILLE The Teen Book Club and the Dog-Eared Book Club members will meet to discuss their favorite books at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Fall Fling

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington invites everyone to its Fall Fling on Friday, Nov. 9. Cocktails will be available beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by local culinary artisans. There’ll be a silent auction, opening of an annual art show and sale, and an Afro-Cuban/Brazilian-roots jazz concert and dancing. Cost: $60, including dinner and cocktails. Information/reservations: www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Rummage Sale

WEST HEBRON The annual Winter Rummage Sale will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday the 10th, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Offered will be snow pants, coats, hats, mittens, boots, blankets, and more. Hot chili, corn chowder and baked goods, too. Information: Winifred Getty at 854-3329.

 

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 Nov. 9. 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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS A Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Middletown Springs Elementary School, 15 School House Road. Cost: $7 adults, $5 senior citizens, $4 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the class 5 and 6 trip to Washington, D.C. Takeouts will be available as well as delivery to local residents. Information/delivery requests: Kathy Letendre at 235-1369, or the school at 235-2365.

 

Dinner/Show

CAMBRIDGE An opening night dinner for the show, “You Can’t Take it with You,” will be served at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost for this roast beef meal and show, $50 ($30 dinner only for season subscribers). Additional performances will be 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, Nov. 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.
Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Will Schwalbe will present his “brave and soulful elegy to his mother,” “The End of Your Life Book Club,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Comedy Show

CAMBRIDGE A Comedy Show featuring Jodi Weiner, Linda Belt and Carole Montgomery will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the American Legion Hall in Cambridge. Cost: $20, with proceeds benefiting the medical expenses of Julie Hathaway who lives in Hoosick Falls. Information/tickets: Bethany Witham at 518-681-0723, Jess Griffith at 518-791-8144, or email CambridgeClerk@gmail.com. Also, there’ll be a Chinese auction at 6 p.m. before the show.

 

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.

 

Charity Rodeo

GLENS FALLS GE and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. will present the 2012 Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and more will be featured. Cost: $15 adults; $9 children. Information/tickets: 518-798-0202, or www.glensfallscc.com. Proceeds will benefit local children’s charities.

 

Dance Concert

BENNINGTON The Martha Hill Dance Concert, featuring Bennington College students, will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Martha Hill Dance Theater, VAPA, at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Richard III

RUTLAND The Middlebury Actors’ Workshop will stage Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Cost: $20 adults; $15 students. 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

 

Saturday Hike

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS/EAST POULTNEY The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, seven-mile Hike on Saturday, Nov. 10, on back roads in the Middeltown Springs/East Poultney area (rain date Nov. 11). For meeting time and place, call Diane Bargiel at 413-687-1109.

 

Memory Lights

POULTNEY The St. Raphael Ladies Guild will sell Memory Lights for $1 each from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Discount Food of Poultney store, at the Nov. 23 and 24 craft fair at Poultney High School,   before and after Mass at St. Raphael Church in Poultney, and at Tot’s and other local retail stores. The lights will adorn the memory tree in front of the Poultney Town Hall in December, and names will be printed in the Lakes Region Free Press. Proceeds will benefit the Poultney Food Shelf and the Tree of Giving. Names to be remembered also may be sent with a check payable to St. Raphael Ladies Guild to P. Beatty, 751 Hampshire Hollow Road, Poultney, Vt. 05764.

 

Craft Fair

GREENWICH A Fall Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Greenwich Elks Club, Route 40 and Bulson Road. On hand will be more than 40 vendor and crafters with items including stained glass, jelly and jams, jewelry, goat milk products, candles, fleece wear, Christmas ornaments, and more. Free admission and there’ll be a snack bar with baked goods, pizza and chili dogs. Time/table space: Donna at 692-2347, or Amber at 587-8224.

 

Food, Clothing Sale

WEST HEBRON A Food and Clothing Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the West Hebron United Methodist Church. Adult and children’s clothing, including winter coats and sweaters, will be available. Also offered will be home-baked goods, tag sale items, and a variety of books.

 

Clothing/Bake Sale

WEST HEBRON The United Methodist Church on Route 30 in West Hebron will hold its annual Winter Clothing and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Included will be children’s sizes, with winter coats and sweaters for the entire family, along with pies, cakes, breads and more. Tag sale items and books, too. Information: Peg Underwood at 518-854-7537.

 

Craft Fair

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Center, 2108 Main Street. Twenty-three vendors will offer one-of-a-kind handmade clothing, decorations, crafts, and food items. Lunch will be available, too. Also, a raffle of a one-night stay and breakfast at the Applewood Manor in Castleton will be held, with tickets available at $3 each, three for $5, or 10 for $10. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Craft Fair

WILTON The Ballard HSA will host Ballard Elementary School’s 17th Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the school, 300 Ballard Road in Wilton. More than 80 crafter booths will be at the school and 20 more next door at the Wilton Fire Dept. Raffle baskets, food and bake sale, too. Information: 587-0600.

 

Childbirth Classes

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and the Rutland Regional Medical Center will offer a Birth Shop Class for parents and parents-to-be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the RAVNAH office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Also offered will be a series of childbirth classes on Nov. 7, 14 and 28, and Dec. 5. Information/registration: 802-770-1502, or www.ravnah.org.

 

Annual Bazaar

HUDSON FALLS The Rosary Altar Society invites everyone to its annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls. Featured will be crafts, a kids’ corner, plants, books, jewelry, baked goods, and a raffle. Chili, soups, hot dogs, sandwiches and more will be available, too.

 

Sibshop

RUTLAND ARC Rutland Area will host a Sibshop event for children ages 7 to 12 who are siblings of brothers and sisters with special needs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Education and Wellness Center at Rutland Mental Health, Egrem Avenue (a one-way street) and Main Street in Rutland. Cost: $5 per child, including lunch (scholarship available). Information/reservations: 802-775-1370, or email arcrutlandarea@myfairpoint.net. Also, ARC is looking for candidates to fill vacant seats on its board of directors. Board meetings are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month.

 

Spinning Guild

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

 

Basket Raffle, Luncheon

WELLS A Basket Raffle and Potluck Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission, including 25 tickets; additional sheet of tickets, $2. Food will be available at 50 cents per scoop, and beverages for $1, and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit Brian Ramey who is battling cancer. Information/to donate a basket: Patricia Vance at 518-955-8994, Kim Ramey at 518-223-4576, Renee Burch at 518-361-8920, or Tanya McDonald at 518-796-5967.

 

Basket Party

WEST PAWLET The sixth graders will host a Basket Party on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $3 each additional sheet. Soups, fresh sandwiches and hot dogs will be available, too. Proceeds will go toward the class of 2013 spring trip. Information/to donate a basket: Stephanie at 802-645-0307, or Lisa at 802-325-3655.

 

Basket Raffle

POULTNEY The sixth grade students will hold a Basket Raffle, with more than 100 baskets, on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Poultney Elementary School. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the raffle will run through 2 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase, too, and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Proceeds will go toward the spring trip to Camp Chingachcook.

 

Basket Party

WELLS Adoniram Chapter 22, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a Basket Party, with about 100 baskets (including a Vermont-themed basket), on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with drawings after lunch. Cost: $7, including light lunch and 10 tickets; $1 additional 10 tickets. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Maryann Fellows at 645-0131.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

ARLINGTON Vermont humorist and storyteller Tom Weakly will discuss his new book, “The Story Teller,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Artists’ Reception

SALEM An artists’ reception with Jordan Becker and Anthony Cafritz will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street in Salem. Both artists use a multitude of methods, processes and materials and their exhibition will run through Dec. 1. Information: 518-854-3406.

 

Potluck/Dance Benefit

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS A Potluck Dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Middletown Springs Firehouse. Bring a dish to share to this family event that will feature music by deejay Art Howard and dancing. Admission will be free but donations will be appreciated to benefit Dylan Dickerson’s medical expenses as she celebrates her fourth birthday. Information/to donate: Karen at 235-2237, or email kjmach@aol.com.

 

Roast Pork

FORT MILLER A Herbed Roast Pork Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Fort Miller Reformed Church, off Route 4 in Fort Miller (between Fort Edward and Schuylerville). Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Game Supper

PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to its 44th Annual Wild Game and Chicken and Biscuit Supper at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Pawlet Firehouse on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Bear and venison roast, venison stew and meatloaf, moose balls, chicken pie and vegetable salads will be available. Cost: $12 adults; $6 age 11 and younger. Information: Email pvfd155@gmail.com, or call Ellen at 802-325-3495, or the firehouse at 325-3222.

 

Bowling for Cancer

SOUTH GLENS FALLS The Eagles Relay for Life Team will host a “Strike Out Cancer!” unlimited bowling event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sparetime, Pine Lanes, 166 Saratoga Road in South Glens Falls. Cost: $15, including shoe rental, contests and games. There also will be a Beer Pong Tournament beginning at 8 p.m. at a registration cost of $10 and a $100 cash prize for first place. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Information/tickets: Rebecca Turner Cullen at 518-932-5831, or email rmt@bpsrlaw.com.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Memoirist Julie Klam will discuss her book, “Friendkeeping,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Ballroom Dancing

GLENS FALLS Temple Beth-El in Glens Falls will host Second Saturday Ballroom Dancing from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. All dancing abilities and singles will be welcome, and a lesson will be provided at 7 p.m. Information/cost: 518-761-4174, or www.usadanceadk.com.

 

Cabaret

SALEM Manhattan cabaret artist Lynne Kerr will star in “MORE Songs My Husband Wrote” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Cost: $25, including $6 for coffee and dessert. Reservations encouraged at 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday November 11

 

Sunday Breakfast

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

 

Senior Breakfast

ARLINGTON A Senior Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Buffet Breakfast

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

 

Sunday Breakfast

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

 

Veterans Support Talk

EAST ARLINGTON Deirdre D’aquila, who works in the Veterans Administration’s Community-Based Outpatient Clinic that serves Bennington County, will speak at the 10 a.m. service of the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Learn how to support our veterans and enjoy a coffee hour following the service. Information: 802-375-2548, or www.federatedchurchofeastarlington.org.

 

Food, Crafts Fair

MANCHESTER A Gourmet Food and Artisan Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Israel Congregation of Manchester on Route 7A/Main Street. Exceptional works by talented local artists and specialty food producers will be offered, and there’ll be cooking demonstrations. Free admission. Information: 802-362-4578.

 

Benefit Breakfast

GREENWICH  The Greenwich Knights of Columbus and the Friends of St. Joseph’s will hold a benefit breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Hill Street in Greenwich. A full breakfast including bacon and eggs, pancakes and sausage will be available for a free will offering. All donations will go to support Superstorm Relief needs.

 

Basket Raffle

GRANVILLE A Basket Raffle will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Middle Granville Firehouse on Route 24. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. More than 200 baskets and items will be available. Cost: $5 for 25 tickets; $2 each additional sheet of tickets. There also will be a 50/50 raffle, and a tree with more than 100 state of New York scratch-off lottery tickets at $2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets. Lunch and beverages will be available for a small fee. Proceeds will benefit Chuck Loomis’ expenses for open-heart surgery. Information/to donate: Tara Loomis at 518-642-2059.

 

Baked Ham Dinner

HARTFORD Herschel Argyle Lodge No. 508, Free and Accepted Masons,  invites everyone to a family-style Baked Ham Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the lodge on Main Street in Hartford. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10. Information: 747-3828.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Veteran s Ceremony

GRANVILLE The community of Granville will host it annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. A parade will kick off the event and will be followed by a ceremony at Veteran Park where a new plaque honoring the founders of the park will be unveiled.

 

Veterans Program

GLENS FALLS In honor of our country’s veterans, Civil War historian Lance Ingmire will present a vast collection of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Rotunda Gallery at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. And at 2 p.m., Lance will speak about his family’s connection to President Lincoln and display original photographs of the president’s funeral on May 4, 1865. This program, appropriate for all ages, will be followed by a panel discussion and poetry reading, featuring veterans, writers and students. Also, there’ll be a children’s art activity so that adults may attend the presentation that’s free and open to all. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 27.

 

Veterans Ceremony

WHITEHALL Whitehall will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street. Everyone is encouraged to attend in honor of our veterans.

 

Cabaret

LAKE GEORGE VILLAGE Local musicians and vocalists will present a Young Performers’ Cabaret at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at St. James Episcopal Church in Lake George Village. Free and open to all. Information: 518-668-2001.

 

Roast Pork

VICTORY MILLS Everyone is invited to a Roast Pork Dinner from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Victory Mills Fire Dept. on Pine Street. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9.50 age 10 and older; $6 ages 4 to 9; free 3 and younger.

 

Poetry of Music

GLENS FALLS Michael Emery and the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will present a concert, “The Poetry of Music,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Glens Falls High school. Come early for a pre-concert talk with Maestro Peltz. Information/cost: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Music and Words

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Ezra Laderman’s Canto V of Dante’s Inferno, a “music and words” collaboration with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Cost: $25 and $28 adults; $10 students; group discounts available. You’ll find this event at Glens Falls High School. Information/tickets: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Free Supper

HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main St., Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to their free monthly Sunday Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Future dates are Dec. 9 and Jan. 13. Information: 518-686-4982.

 

Arlo Guthrie

RUTLAND Arlo Guthrie will perform “Here Comes the Kid,” a tribute to his father, Woody Guthrie, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Cost: $44.50 to $54.50. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountLive.org.

 

Monday November 12

 

Turkey Bingo

BENSON A Turkey Bingo will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Benson Village School, 32 School Street. Proceeds will benefit the grade 8 class trip to Washington, D.C. Information: Elizabeth Moyer at 547-2491, Ext. 215, or email emoyer@arsu.org.

 

Arthritis Support

RUTLAND A Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, on the first floor of the RSVP/FGP/One-2-One office at 6 Court Street in Rutland. Share your experiences or just listen. Information: Nan at 802-775-8220, Ext. 101, or email nanhart14@aol.com.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Music, Social Change

BENNINGTON Marie Racine Montilla, a classically trained violinist, will speak on “Music as an agent of social change” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the CAPA Symposium at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

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.

 

Genealogy Group

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library genealogy group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Looking Good

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” program for female cancer patients will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Learn beauty techniques to help restore appearance during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Information/registration: Rhonda Rockwell at 802-773-0032.

 

Seniors Potluck

PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors will share a Potluck Lunch with invited veterans at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Following a program, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and items will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf. Information: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Library Friends

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. All community residents are invited to join this group that supports the various library programs, and provides supplementary materials to its patrons. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Asian Food Talk

ARLINGTON Vermont resident Linda Furiya will read from her book, “How to Cook a Dragon,” and discuss Asian food in Vermont, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Movie at Library

GLENS FALLS The 2010 film, “sleepwalk with me,” starring comedian Mike Birbiglia, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This movie runs 106 minutes. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Diabetes Seminar

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Seventh-Day Adventist Community Church will present a seminar “Reversing Diabetes” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Better Living Center on 2176 W. Hoosick Rd. in Buskirk. Discover natural strategies for preventing and reversing the effects of high blood sugar. Free admission; light supper and blood screening provided. Information: 518-686-4524.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13. 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.

 

Catholic Daughters

WHITEHALL Members of Court McLoghlin 596, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Our Lady of Hope Church Hall in Whitehall. A pie social will follow a business meeting, and raffle tickets and non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving basket raffle may be brought to this meeting.

 

Shakespeare Talk

MANCHESTER Janis Young, a Bennington College faculty member and actress, will speak on “Timon of Athens,” Shakespeare’s timeless morality play, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13. You’ll find this event in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $20, Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark t 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Paying for College

MANCHESTER The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will make a “Paying for College” presentation at 7 p.m. to about 8:30 or 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Free and open to all and time will be allotted for questions.

 

Urban Design Talk

BENNINGTON Grahame Shane, who teaches graduate urban design at Columbia University and undergraduate architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City, will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

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, Nov. 13. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

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.

 

Wellness Fair

POULTNEY Green Mountain College will hold its annual Fall Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the main lobby of Withey Hall on the campus in Poultney. Area practitioners and vendors will showcase alternative approaches to health and well-being. Rutland Pharmacy will offer flu shots, and there’ll be chair massage, samples and demonstrations, along with herbal remedies and healthy snacks. Free and open to all. Information: Jane Allen at 287-8376, or email allenj@greenmtn.edu.

 

Irene Program

CASTLETON The GWFC Castleton Woman’s Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Castleton State College Medical Chapel. A light luncheon will be served, followed by a business meeting at 12:30 p.m. And at 1 p.m., Ann Cousins of the Preservation Trust of Vermont will present a PowerPoint program featuring indomitable Vermonters facing Hurricane Irene. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Linda at 273-2085.

 

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.

 

Dems Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from the Stewart’s Shop. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.

 

Historical Program

QUEENSBURY A free Warren County Historical Society program will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Queensbury. Information/location: 518-743-0734, or www.warrrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Nano-Tech Talk

MANCHESTER Dr. Scott Allen Tenenbaum of the University of Albany-SUNY, will present a slide lecture titled, “What the Heck is Nano-tech?” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Dr. Scott will discuss how nanotechnology is used in the semiconductor industry, and in energy, cosmetics, and the medical field. Cost: $20. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Education Planning

DORSET The Long Trail School will kick off its Community Classroom Series with a forum titled, “Vermont Made, and World Class,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. A panel of business owners and educational leaders will discuss how we can best prepare students for success in the global economy. Area parents, teachers and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this event at the school’s Hunter Center, off Route 30 on Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset. Refreshments will be served. Information: Matt Donohue at 802-867-5717, Ext. 279, or email mdonohue@longtrailschool.org.

 

Thursday November 15

 

Reptile Program

GRANVILLE John Dolyak, a rehabilitator with Reptile Rescue of the United States, will present a program on “Cold-blooded Animals” from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Pember Museum of Natural History, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Following the program, the museum will present snake skins, turtle shells and skeletons for investigation. Free and open to children and adults of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515, or www.pembermuseum.com.

 

Roast Pork

STILLWATER The Women’s Association of the handicap-accessible Stillwater United Church invites everyone to a family-style Roast Pork Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 747 Hudson Avenue. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children age 5 and older; free 4 and younger. Tickets will be available in advance at 664-7984, and will be sold at the door.

 

Gallery Opening

MANCHESTER A gallery opening event for an exhibition titled, “The Poetry of Color: Collages, Paintings & Photographs,” by Linda Durkee will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Live music will be provided by Christopher Placella and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free and open to all. Information/reservations: 802-362-4061.

 

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.

 

Honey Bees

MANCHESTER Honey Bees will be the topic for the Sustainable Living Series event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Bill Mares, owner of Mares Apiaries, past president of the Eastern Apicultural Society, and author of “3:14 and Out” will lead the discussion. Free and open to all. Information: www.SustainableDesignOfVt.com.

 

Canal Boats Talk

ARLINGTON Adam Kane, director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Research Institute, will discuss his research experiences as chronicled in “Life on Board: Studying Lake Champlain Sunken Canal Boats” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. You’ll find this free event that is open to all at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Information: 802-375-2219, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Neighborhood Watch

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, downstairs at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney. Following a business meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lt. Charles Cacciatore of the Vermont State Police will speak on creating Neighborhood Watch programs, and also on current scams. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring Crowfoot, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This group weaves musical influences from England, Ireland, Quebec and the Appalachian Mountains. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 237.

 

Friday November 16

 

Volleyball

GLENS FALLS The Boys’ and Girls’ State Volleyball Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Information/cost: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Ski Movie

GLENS FALLS A 2012 Warren Miller Ski Movie will be screened at various times on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/times: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 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.

 

Children’s Activity

GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls will offer an After-school Friday: Gope Boards from Papua, New Guinea activity for ages 5 to 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 16. Registration/cost: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Wine/Chocolate/Cheese

GLENS FALLS A Wine and Chocolate Tasting event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Celebrate wine, chocolate and cheese, with musical entertainment. Information/cost: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

November Christmas

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas in November event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday the 17th, at its museum on Broad Street in Cambridge. Included will be a bake sale, silent auction, collectibles, Christmas table, and more. A matted Will Moses print, “Firefly,” will be raffled, too, along with a holiday wreath. Information: 518-677-5232.

 

Prime Rib

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Prime Rib Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Student Play

GREENWICH The Greenwich Central School Junior Drama Club will stage “Beauty and the Beast Junior” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, in the high school auditorium. Cost: $6 adults, $4 students and senior citizens, free preschool children, at the door or in advance at the High School Main Office, or 692-9542, Ext. 4217. .

 

Stage Show

CAMBRIDGE The show, “You Can’t Take it with You,” will be staged at 8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, and Nov. 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 and 25, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Student Play

BENNINGTON Bennington College students will stage “The School for Lies” by David Ives at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16 to 18, in the Lester Martin Theater, VAPA, at Bennington College. This play “skewers hypocrisy in the arenas of love, law and art.” Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Saturday November 17

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Chrissy Mihill and Kati Squires will teach a class for members on making a Christmas basket.

 

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, Nov. 17. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the South Street Pavilion in Glens Falls. This will be the last market of the season. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Holiday Bazaar

CASTLETON A Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. John’s Catholic Church on Main Street in Castleton. Featured will be a 30-item raffle at 1:30 p.m., homemade baked goods, craft tables, and a white elephant table. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Deborah Perry at 468-2446.

 

Fall Bazaar

GREENWICH The Centenary United Methodist Women will host a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church’s Fellowship Center, corner of Gray Avenue and Church Street in Greenwich. Featured will be white elephant, food, book, craft and Christmas tables. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Craft Fair

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville United Methodist Church will host its 13th Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at American Legion Post 278 on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Information/crafter space: Nellie Dumas at 695-9668, or email ndumas1@nycap.rr.com.

 

Christmas Bazaar

POULTNEY A Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Methodist Church, 108 Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be knitted items, ornaments, dried apple wreaths and painted pieces, all hand-made and reasonably priced. Luminaries will be available at $2.50 each and can be signed “In memory of” or “In honor of.” Lunch, with homemade soups and sandwiches, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., too. Information: Nancy Boden at 802-287-9689.

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Open House

QUEENSBURY An Autumn Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at The Warren County Historical Society in Queensbury. Featured will be books, doodads, and a basket raffle. Free admission. Information: 518-743-0734, or www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Gifts, Crafts

QUEENSBURY A Holiday Gifts and Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Queensbury. Local artists and artisans will offer their original works and there’ll be entertainment. Information: 518-793-1468, or www.glensfallsuu.com.

 

Holiday Crafts

SCHAGHTICOKE A Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, 1448 Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Information/vendor space: Email HVRSinfo@yahoo.com.

 

Christmas Bazaar

SCHUYLERVILLE  The Schuylerville Youth Center on Ferry Street will host a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. There will be many crafters and vendors on hand. Free admission. Information: Julie, Smith, 518-812-5855.

 

Story Time

MANCHESTER A family story time with Elf and the Elf Express, the Christopher Pop-in-Kins book, songs, music and crafts will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Children’s Activity

GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls will host a West Africa Music and Storytelling event for ages 6 to 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17. Registration/cost: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Polar Plunge

LAKE GEORGE The Special Olympics Lake George Polar Plunge will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. for this event that will benefit the Special Olympics program. Information: 518-388-0790, Ext. 109, or www.specialolympics.org.

 

Genealogy Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville with genealogy researcher Lynn Calvin discussing “Searching Through Probate Records.” Everyone is welcome. Information: 518-587-2978.

 

Basket Party/Music

WELLS A Basket Party and Musical Entertainment to benefit Little Jimmy Taplin, a.k.a. Yabba, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Music by several local bands will be provided from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., and raffles will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Admission: $5, including a sheet of raffle tickets. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will go toward Yabba’s medical expenses and renovations for wheelchair accessibility. Information/to donate raffle baskets, snacks (brownies, cookies, scoopable food items, etc.: Janice Paddock Rivers at 518-345-5078.

 

Polish Dance

CAMBRIDGE Darcy May will lead a free Polish Folk Dance Workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Dance Studio at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Recommended for experienced dancers, age 10 through adult. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Game Supper

TINMOUTH The Tinmouth Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Game Supper at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Tinmouth Community Center, 573 Route 140. This will be a gourmet, all-you-can-eat event, with venison and moose sauerbraten, game cornbread chili, marinated roasts of venison, moose and bear, and more. Chicken and biscuits will be available, too. Early-birds will be welcome and takeouts will be available. Cost: $15 adults; $10 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: 235-2718, or email mosquire@vermontel.net.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Pulled Pork Dinner

GREENWICH The United Church of Greenwich will host a Pulled Pork Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the church, 37 Salem Street in Greenwich. All veterans and their spouses may attend as guests of the church. Cost for others is $6 each with no charge for children ages five and under. Take-outs can be picked up starting at 4:30 pm. To make reservations, call Carol Skiff at 692-2687 by Tuesday, Nov. 13. Dinners will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Game Supper, More

RUPERT The Rupert Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to its annual Game Supper at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the firehouse. The menu will include venison stroganoff, venison sausage meatballs, teriyaki moose, pheasant a l’orange, elk potpie, bear meatloaf, and more. Roast beef and turkey also will be available. The Fire Dept. will raffle a 243 rifle, the Mettawee Community School grade 6 students will bus tables and hold a 50/50 raffle to support a trip to Boston, and the Rupert Valley 4-H Club will hold a silent auction. Information: Kelli at 394-2491, or email vtkjlouie@aol.com.

 

Hymns, Dinner

HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron invites everyone to a Fall Festival Hymn Sing and free Ham Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 17. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the hymn sing, starting at 6:30 p.m., will feature songs of your choice. Information: 518-642-2672.

 

GMC Potluck

RUTLAND The Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club invites everyone to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland. Bring your place setting and a dish to share and enjoy a slide show after the meal. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.

 

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.

 

1980s Songs

SALEM CBS 6 News Anchor Jerry Gretzinger will star in “Ham and Cheese: Gretzinger Sings the Eighties” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Cost: $25, including $6 for coffee and dessert. Reservations encouraged at 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday November 18

 

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 Nov. 18. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A free Family Discovery Day: Romare Bearden will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short tour with a museum educator and then enjoy children’s art making in the Art Studio. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

GRANVILLE A Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Raceville Community House on Butler Road in Granville. Free and open to all, donations accepted.

 

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, Nov. 18, 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.

 

Organ Recital

BENNINGTON Donald McMahon will present an Organ Recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the handicap-accessible Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church, 238 W. Main Street in Bennington. Works by a variety of composers will be featured at this free event that’s open to all.

 

Monday November 19

 

Seniors Activity

MANCHESTER The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will attend a Northshire Seniors program at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Manchester Rod and Gun Club. Adam Boyce, a living history presenter, musician and ole-time country fiddler, will entertain and refreshments will follow.

 

SS Information

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will host the Madison Health Managers with a program on “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. Learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

Women Meet

CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, in the Fellowship Hall of the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Coffee and tea will be served and Jane Kopta will present a program, “World Thank Offering,” and a business meeting will follow. Information: 518-677-3602.

 

Tuesday November 20

 

Genealogy Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Genealogy Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Holiday Feast

WEST PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will attend the annual Holiday Feast at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. Reservations are requested with Phyllis at 325-3196 since each senior will be assigned a student host for the dinner.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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.

 

Film at Library

GLENS FALLS The 2011 film, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. USA Today described this film as “a refreshing, mature fairy tale with a top-notch ensemble cast.” Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Legion Bingo

ARLINGTON American Legion Post 69 at 54 Legion Road in Arlington invites everyone to Bingo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Craft Night

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will host a Craft Night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Wednesday November 21

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 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.

 

5K Race/Walk

ARLINGTON Pre-registration for the Running of the Turkeys 5K Road Race and Walk will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Arlington Community House. This race/walk will take place on Thanksgiving Day morning, Nov. 22, in Arlington. Online registration: Battenkill Valley Runners Club at www.active.com/running/arlington-vt/running-of-the-turkeys-2012. Information: Lynn Grieger at 802-688-4511, or email lynn@lynngrieger.com.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

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.

 

Thursday November 22

 

Thrift Shop

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

 

Friday November 23

 

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 Nov. 23. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 23. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Sunday November 25

 

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, Nov. 25, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Monday November 26

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday November 27

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 27. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Guitar Night

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to an Acoustic Guitar Night Fundraiser hosted by John J. Byrnes, III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

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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