Community Calendar 11/15/12

 

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.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013.

 

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

 

Crafters needed

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects is seeking fine arts artists, crafters, and vendors to participate in this year’s 16th Annual Christmas in Cambridge Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Cambridge Central School. Information: Dawn Case, 518-677-3959 or email case52@verizon.net.

 

 

Pie Sale

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary are selling pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Available will be 11 pie choices for $10 each, and maple cream pie made with real maple syrup for $15 each. A variety of rolls and carrot cake also will be offered. Pick up will be between 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Dec. 24 (alternate times available if needed). Information/orders: Pat at 792-0157, or Valerie at 747-7400.

 

Parenting Workshop

GRANVILLE Granville Schools are accepting reservations from parents and teachers for a free Parenting Workshop that will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Granville Elementary School, 61 Quaker Street. Parent educator/speaker/author Bill Corbett will lead the workshop, “No I won’t and You Can’t Make Me!” that is designed to provide parents and professionals with discipline solutions for challenging children. Refreshments will be served and training certificates provided to teaching staff and professionals. Information/reservations: Principal Jane O’Shea at 518-642-9357, or email joshea@granvillecsd.org.

 

Farming Workshop

WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is accepting registrations for a workshop titled, “Improve Your Business with On-Farm Research.” This workshop will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Century House, 997 Route 9 in Latham. Cost: $40 by Dec. 13; $60 walk-ins. Registration: Gale at 765-3500, or email gek4@cornell.edu. Information/business sponsorships: Aaron Gabriel at 518-380-1496, or email adg12@cornell.edu.

 

CCE Project

TROY Now through Friday, Dec. 21, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will be collecting mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and socks in all sizes and colors (including knitted preemie sweaters, booties, hat sets and new preemie clothing), homemade or purchased, for later donation to county children in need. Donations may be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 61 State Street, Floor 2, in downtown Troy. Information: 518-272-4210.

 

Chocolate Letters

SCHUYLERVILLE St. Nicolaas’ Chocolate Letters, a Dutch tradition, now are on sale, with proceeds to benefit the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce’s St. Nicolaas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1. Available in milk, dark and sugarless chocolate at $6 each, the chocolates may be ordered from Schuyler Sweets at 695-4171, or email rstickle@schuylersweets.com. Or, call 695-5609, email fostermr@verizon.net.

 

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.

 

REDC Gala

RUTLAND The Rutland Economic Development Corporation will host its 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration at 6 pm. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the REDC’s past and vision for the future with cocktails, dinner and special recognitions. Cost: $50. Reservations are required at 802-773-9147, or email info@rutlandeconomy.com.

 

Movie at School

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA and the Hoosick Federal Credit Union will host a Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in the high school auditorium. Screened will be “Madagascar 3.” Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and food items will be for sale. Open to all.

 

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. .

 

F.D. Raffles

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will conclude its fundraising raffle with a drawing at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the firehouse. Tickets are $1 each, or eight for $5. First prize will be a 30-06 Rem pump rifle Model 7600, or $400, with prizes for second through fourth place. Twenty-five turkeys will be raffled, and three complete dinners, at three tickets for $1. Door prizes, too. Information: Ron Taylor, Jr., at 802-645-0003, or Ron Taylor, Sr., at 645-0032.

 

Sandy Relief

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will  collect items for Meadowmere Park Relief from Hurricane Sandy in Meadowmere, Queens, N.Y. Collected will be cleaning supplies, batteries, hand tools, monetary donations, gift cards (a Lowes store is close by), and new toys. Non-perishable food items and bottled water will be accepted but are not a priority. Donations may be dropped off at the firehouse during the department’s raffle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16; from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 17; from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18; and from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 20. Information/alternate time: Tom Best at 802-287-1800.

 

Missionary Visits

WARREN/WASHINGTON COUNTIES Missionary Grace Fabian, whose husband was murdered in their home in Papua, New Guinea, will discuss her book, “Outrageous Grace,” as follows: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, The Central House, Main Street, Salem; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17, The Lighthouse Bookstore, 5 S. Western Avenue, Queensbury; 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, CentrePoint, 10 Warren Street, Glens Falls; and 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Durkeetown Baptist Church, 2 Durkeetown Road, Fort Edward (“Choices Toward Forgiveness and Reconciliation” talk). Information: 518-638-6085 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY The Green Mountain College and Community Concert Band will perform works by Bach, Grieg, and Vaughan Williams, along with folk songs from the southern Appalachians and four Balkan songs, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. You’ll find this event in the college’s Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall on the Poultney campus. Free and open to all.

 

Urinetown

NORTH CLARENDON Mill River’s Stage 40 will present “Urinetown, the musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, in the auditorium at Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens and students.

 

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

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven. Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

Bake Sale

DORSET The Women’s Fellowship of the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert will hold a Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Dorset Post Office on Route 30. Homemade pies, cakes, breads and more will be offered. Information: 867-2260.

 

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.

 

Trail Work

MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust will hold a Fall Trail Work event on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Equinox Preserve. Meet at 9 a.m. at the red gate parking lot at the end of West Union Street in Manchester and help rake leaves from more than 100 water bars on the trail system. Bring a sturdy rake, snacks, drinks, and warm gloves. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400.

 

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

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Offered will be Christmas items and items suitable for Christmas gift giving. Homemade soup, chili and sandwiches will be available, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Basket Party, Crafts

CASTLETON The Castleton After-School Program will sponsor its Fourth Annual Basket Party and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Castleton Elementary School off Route 30. In addition to a variety of quality raffle baskets (you don’t need to be present to win), 26 vendors will offer crafts and other goods suitable for gift giving. Admission: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Information: Ann at 802-468-8946.

 

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.

 

Christmas Bazaar

SCHUYLERVILLE A Christmas Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Schuylerville Youth Center on Ferry Street. Crafters and vendors will offer a variety of items suitable for gift giving. Information/crafter-vendor space: Julie Smith at 812-5855.

 

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.

 

Craft Fair

BENSON Benson First Response will hold its annual Community Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Benson Village School. Offered will be handcrafted gifts, food items, holiday decorations, jewelry, art, and more. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information/vendor space: Coleen Hoard at 537-3512, or Ed Peltier at 537-4002.

 

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.

 

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. Enter to win a copy of the Pop-in-Kins book at this event that’s 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.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL The Friends of Nathan Willis group will host a Basket Party on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. for baskets and door prizes. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets, $2 each additional sheet, with proceeds benefiting the Nathan Willis Memorial Fund. Also, soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase. Information/to donate a basket, food or cash: 518-499-1851, or 499-0936.

 

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, routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Genealogy researcher Lynn Calvin will discuss “Searching Through Probate Records” and everyone will be 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.

 

Artist Reception

RUPERT The Rupert Kittay Library at 2827 Route 153 in Rupert will host a reception with watercolorist Lynn Pratt from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Lynn’s work has been shown at quality venues in Vermont and out of state, and will be exhibited at the library through December. Information: Email rkkittay@myfairpoint.net, or www.rupertkittaylibrary.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.

 

Roast Pork

QUEENSBURY The Community Chapel of West Glens Falls at 55 Main Street in Queensbury invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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, Route 29, in Greenwich. All veterans and their spouses may attend as guests of the church. Cost for others will be $6 each, free for age 5 and younger. Takeouts will be available starting at 4:30 pm. and the church is handicap accessible.

 

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.

 

Roast Pork

FAIR HAVEN Everyone is invited to the Fair Haven United Methodist Church for a Roast Pork Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $4 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

 

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.

 

Folk Concert

DORSET The Dorset Church Choir will present a unique Folk Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset. Old-time favorites, some humor, solo and ensemble singing, and an audience sing-along will be featured. Cost: $10 at the door. Information: 867-2260, or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER WAMC Joe Donahue of Northeast Public Radio will interview prize-winning author Jeffrey Toobin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Maple Street School 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

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Hunters and the public will be welcome.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly “All You Can Eat” Country Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Gansevoort Fire House. Menu includes eggs, omelets, pancakes, French toast and more. Cost is $7 adults, $6.50 seniors, $5 for children and free for kids under four.

 

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.

 

Pipe Organ Fete

SHUSHAN The Shushan United Methodist Church invites everyone to a celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Steere and Turner pipe organ, and a service of thanksgiving, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Steven Rosenberry will present an organ recital during this event. Information: Gayle Shaw at 518-854-3896.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY The Green Mountain College Cantorion, harpsichordist James Cassarino, and visiting classical guitarist Darren O’Neill will present “An Afternoon of Madrigals” at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Feick Arts Center on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Featured will be English madrigals and instrumental music at this event that’s free and open to all.

 

Monday November 19

 

Hildene Contest

MANCHESTER In honor of President Lincoln’s role in making Thanksgiving a day of celebration for all Americans, Hildene in Manchester invites youth ages 5 to 15, accompanied by an adult, to “Guess the Lincoln Pennies in the Jar.” The winner will receive a check for the actual amount in the jar, and a duplicate check will be sent to the Super Storm Sandy relief effort. Also, age 16 and older, including adults, may participate in the contest, with the winner receiving a copy of “Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln.” No admission fee or purchase is required to enter the contest at Hildene’s museum store. Information: 802-362-1788, or email info@hildene.org.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be served on Monday, Nov. 19, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out (beverages and dessert available at additional cost), with proceeds benefiting the Youth Commission Cheerleaders of the Hartford Central School. Reservations are encouraged with Jen Livingston at 926-8572, or Stephany Euber at 638-8716.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Greenwich Town Office on Academy 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 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.

 

Garden Club Meets

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the American Legion Hall in Arlington. Following a business meeting, Ellen Roden of Green Mountain Pressed Flowers will present a program titled, “Pressing Flowers and Creating Art from Garden and Woodland.” Non-members wishing to attend are asked to call Fran Shepherd at 375-2465. Information: arlingtongardenclubvt@webs.com.

 

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.

 

Thanksgiving Service

EAST ARLINGTON The Interfaith Council of the Northshire will sponsor its annual Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to be shared with two local food shelves. And, the offering at this service will support the Council’s Emergency Needs Fund. Refreshments will follow. Information: 375-2548.

 

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

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

FAIR HAVEN Reservations are requested by Wednesday, Nov. 21, for a Thanksgiving Dinner that will be served from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Fair Haven Eagles Club, off Route 22A on Academy Street. Takeouts will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, and rides will be provided to those needing them. Reservations/ride requests/to donate pies, turkeys, squash and potatoes: 265-7966 after 10 a.m. daily.

 

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.

 

Worship Service

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council invites everyone to a Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the United Church of Granville (United Methodist Church) on Church Street. The offering at this service will go to the Granville Ecumenical Food Pantry and donations of canned and non-perishable food items also will be accepted. Information: Rev. Jerry McKinney at 642-9039.

 

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

 

Library Hours

PAWLET The Pawlet Public Library will be closed Nov. 22 through 24. Information: 802-325-3123.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

SALEM Holy Cross Catholic Church at 247 Main Street in Salem will serve Thanksgiving Dinner for anyone in the community who would like to share Thanksgiving Day with others from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Reservations are requested with Kim Gariepy at 854-3500. Also call Kim for local delivery if needed.

 

Community Dinner

WHITEHALL The Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee will serve a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greemount Cemetery Lane. Takeouts will be available and local deliveries will be made to those in need. Information: Maxine Willis at 518-499-1565. Donations, payable by check to Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee (put Thanksgiving dinner in memo line), may be mailed to the above church address in Whitehall, 12887.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

ARGYLE The Friends Ensuring a Super Thanksgiving group invites residents of Argyle and surrounding communities to a 19th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Argyle Firehouse. Cost: Free, but reservations appreciated with Joan Huggins at 638-8507. Also, deliveries to local homes will be available. To donate food for this dinner, call Kaaren Even at 638-8667; to volunteer, call Betsy Smith at 638-8817.

 

Friday November 23

 

Victorian Tea

CAMBRIDGE Reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 23, for the Third Annual Victorian Tea to be hosted by the Washington County Historical Society on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the historic, 1903 Rice Mansion of Cambridge. Seating will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m., and Victorian-theme attire will be optional. Cost: $20. Information/reservations: The Society at 747-9108, or Kay Tomasi at 854-7274.

 

Holiday Showcase

GLENS FALLS A Shirt Factory Holiday Showcase event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 23 to 25, at The Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence Street in Glens Falls. Meet local artisans and crafters. Free admission. Information: 518-907-4478, or www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS A free family program for ages 6 to 12, “Seasonal Assemblage Art Workshop,” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 23, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. See “The Door Project” exhibition and then create assemblage art pieces. Adults welcome but not required. This program will be offered again from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Festival of Trees

GLENS FALLS A North Country Festival of Trees will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 25th, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. A holiday wonderland, boutique, children’s activities, and Santa will be featured. Information/cost: 518-798-0170, or www.prospectcenter.com.

 

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.

 

Concert Benefit

WHITEHALL A concert to benefit the late Dan Lafayette’s children will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Whitehall Athletic Club (former Armory) on Route 4 in Whitehall. Eleven musical groups will take the stage from 6 through 11 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. There also will be a raffle and food. Donations by check, payable to “Lafayette,” may be mailed to Community Bank, 118 Main Street, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887, or donate online at indiegogo.com (search The Beat Goes On). Information: Alex Hyatt at email brasihyatt@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Concert at Wood

GLENS FALLS Singer/pianist/songwriter Tony DeSare will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 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 visit www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday November 24

 

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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 24. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Christmas Tag Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold a Rummage Sale at the church, and a Christmas Tag Sale in the Adams House next door, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Offered will be winter clothing, household and Christmas items, and baked goods. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Holiday Open House

CAMBRIDGE The Valley Artisans Market and the Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge, will hold a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25. Twenty-percent discounts will be available on art and crafts created by local artists and crafters. Free local wine and cheese tasting, and other light refreshments, will be provided. Information: 518-677-2765, or visit Facebook.

 

Festival of Trees

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street will present its 16th Annual Festival of Trees from Saturday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Dec. 30. Uniquely designed and decorated holiday trees will be featured, along with traditionally decorated trees. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Tuesday. Admission on Saturday, Nov. 24, will be $1 for everyone, and children who bring a non-perishable food item for the Tree of Thanks will get in free. There’ll be craft activities and snacks on Saturday, too, along with a children’s shopping boutique, while adults may shop for Vermont-made products in the museum store. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL A Skene Manor Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Whitehall Athletic Club (former Armory) on Route 4 in Whitehall. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $8, including tickets and a light lunch; $2 additional tickets (each child age 5 and older will require an admission ticket). Also, winners of the fuel and quilt raffles will be drawn. Information/to donate a basket: Jean at 499-0913, Joan at 499-1022, or Skene Manor at 499-1906.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 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.

 

Thanksgiving Concert

DORSET The Manchester Music Festival’s Thanksgiving concert, featuring the Montclair Brass and the Manchester Music Festival String Quintet, will be presented at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert in Dorset. Cost: $25; $10 students with identification; free age 11 and younger. Tickets will be available at the Northshire Bookstore, at the MMF, 802-362-1956, online at mmfvt.org, and at the door.

 

Advent Concert

RUTLAND The Ladies’ Night Out Chorus will present its annual Advent Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Trinity Church in Rutland, at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at St. Bridgit’s in West Rutland, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Church on the Hill in Weston. Traditional and unusual seasonal music will be featured, along with an audience sing-along. Cost: Free admission, donations appreciated.

 

Thanksgiving Cabaret

SALEM The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem, will present pianist/composer Geoffrey Gee and dancer Kimerer LaMothe with their five children in “Thanks! A Thanksgiving Weekend Performance of Gratitude,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Cost: $25, including $6 for coffee and dessert. Reservations are encouraged at 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday November 25

 

Benefit Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer county Knights of Columbus will present an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, French toast and more from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost is $7 adults, $3 for children six to 12 and free for children five and under. Proceeds will benefit Birthright.

 

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.

 

Contra Dance

CAMBRIDGE A Contra Dance will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 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 Nov. 25 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 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

 

Film at Library

GLENS FALLS The 2010 film, “Water for Elephants,” starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. The Chicago Tribune described this film as “…a completely satisfying realm of romantic melodrama.” Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Parenting Workshop

GRANVILLE A free Parenting Workshop for parents and teachers will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Granville Elementary School, 61 Quaker Street. Parent educator/speaker/author Bill Corbett will lead the workshop, “No I won’t and You Can’t Make Me!” that is designed to provide parents and professionals with discipline solutions for challenging children. Refreshments will be served and training certificates provided to teaching staff and professionals. Information/reservations: Principal Jane O’Shea at 518-642-9357, or email joshea@granvillecsd.org.

 

Book Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. For discussion will be Jane Austen’s “Northhanger Abbey.” Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Gallery Conversation

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum in Shushan will host a “gallery conversation” event titled, “Sacred Impressions: The Intersection of Word and Image,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11. Free and open to all. Information: 518-854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Guitar Night

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

 

Wednesday November 28

 

Women Meet

HARTFORD The Tri-County Branch Women’s Farm and Garden group will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Hartford. Included will be a brief business meeting, Chinese auction to benefit the group’s scholarship fund, and refreshments. Attendees are asked to bring at least four items, including one baked item, for the auction where everyone will be welcome. Information: Diana at 584-4439, or Jean at 884-9280.

 

Blood Drive

GRANVILLE The Granville Leos and Lions will sponsor a Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday——–, Nov. 28, in the library at Granville High School. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be welcome. Information/appointments: 642-3516.

 

Clothing Collection

GRANVILLE The Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street will collect donations of winter clothing, baby clothes, Christmas decorations, toys and kitchen ware from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 28 to 30. Items collected will be distributed during the church’s annual Rummage Giveaway that will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245.

 

Poetry Reading

BENNINGTON The Poetry at Bennington Series will present a Reading and Discussion with poets Brenda Shaughnessy and Craig Morgan Teicher at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

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

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in the school’s cafeteria. Community Conversation meetings will be held on the last Friday of each month through May, 2013, to engage community members in dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.

 

Christmas Festival

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road invites everyone to a Christmas Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Friday will include lunch with homemade soups and sandwiches, and crafters offering their products. Saturday will feature a basket raffle drawing at 2:30 p.m. A cookie walk and food sale will be held both days.

 

Studio Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY A Christmas in the Country Open House and Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2, at shops and art studios throughout Washington County. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided at each location. Information/participating locations: www.facebook.com/ChristmasintheCountry-WashingtonCountyNY.

 

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.

 

Music at Seventy Main

GREENWICH Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys will perform traditional American music along with their own creative arrangements at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Seventy Main, 70 Main Street in Greenwich. Information: www.seventymain.com, or www.lindsayloumusic.com.

 

Hockey

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Fighting Spirit hockey team will take the ice on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Lake George Forum. Cost/time: 518-668-2200, or www.lakegeorgeforum.com.

 

Saturday December 1

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for girls age 16 and younger and 18 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Dec. 1 through Dec. 29 at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

Clothing Giveaway

GRANVILLE The Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street will hold its annual Rummage Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Available will be winter clothing, baby clothes, Christmas decorations, toys and kitchen ware. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245.

 

Christmas Boutique

GLENS FALLS A Christmas Boutique will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Glens Falls Senior Center. Offered will be holiday decorations, baked goods and gifts in the historic Sherman House, all decorated for the holidays. Free admission. Information: 518-793-2193.

 

Holiday Festival

QUEENSBURY The 20th Annual Spirit of Christmas Holiday Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the United Methodist Church in Queensbury. Featured will be a holiday café, local and regional artisans, handcrafted jewelry, a bake sale, decorations, children’s craft room, silent auction, and more. Free admission. Information: 518-798-8206.

 

Holiday Market

PAWLET The annual Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the second, at the Pawlet Public Library. Local crafters will offer jewelry, hand-painted scarves, local cheese, a pink boot farm, pitchfork preserves, quilted products, hand-made American Girl doll clothes, turned wood bowls, Udderly Delicious baked goods, holiday décor, and more.

 

Benefit Concert

MANCHESTER Local favorite “Downtown” Bob Stannard and Friends will perform a Hot Blues for Cold Nights Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Eagles Club on Route 11/30 in Manchester. Cost: $20 suggested donation to benefit Ski for Heat, a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing fundraiser for the Shareheat Fund at BROC that is set for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Wild Wings Touring Center in Peru. Tickets are available online at www.skiforheat.org, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, and by email to Martha Robertson, skiforheat@vermontel.net. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

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.

 

Tuesday December 4

 

Holiday Concert

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Voices, a 70-member chorus, will present a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-796-4648.

 

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.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold free Open Houses from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 5 through 26, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Saturday December 8

 

Festival of Trees

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street will continue  its 16th Annual Festival of Trees through Sunday, Dec. 30. Uniquely designed and decorated holiday trees will be featured, along with traditionally decorated trees. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Tuesday. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Friday December 14

 

Pie Sale

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary are selling pies for Christmas. Available will be 11 pie choices for $10 each, and maple cream pie made with real maple syrup for $15 each. A variety of rolls and carrot cake also will be offered. Pick up will be between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, Dec. 24 (alternate time available if needed). Information/orders: Pat at 792-0157, or Valerie at 747-7400.

 

Saturday December 15

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Sunday January 27

 

Contra Dance

CAMBRIDGE A Contra Dance will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 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.

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