Community Calendar 11/29/12

 

Thursday November 29

 

Snowmobile Course

GRANVILLE The Border Riders Snowmobile Club is accepting registrations for a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course that will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the meeting room above American Hardware on Church Street in Granville. This course is for individuals age 10 through adult who want to ride on snowmobile trails in the state. Information/registration: Elaine Daigle at 518-642-1438, or Bill McIntyre at 642-9579.

 

NYC Trip

WILTON Girl Scout Troop 3297 is accepting reservations for a Bus Trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 1. The bus will leave from the Wilton Mall and arrive at Bryant Park about 10:30 a.m. for a day of shopping, sight-seeing, or other activity of your choice. Cost: $45. Information/reservations: Rose at 669-3402, or email krbain@roadrunner.com.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Library Activities

GLENS FALLS Ed and Carmen Contento will present “Dance of the Elders” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Folklife Gallery of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Streeet in Glens Falls. Learn a dance, wear costumes, and enjoy refreshments. Also, see the new exhibition, “Dance Masks of Guatemala,” that will run through Dec. 31. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 237, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Friday November 30

 

Book Angels

MANCHESTER The Northshire Bookstore’s Book Angel Program tree in the children’s department is adorned with paper angels, each with the name of a child and his or her interests. Shoppers are encouraged to donate a book that matches the child’s interest, to make a monetary donation, or to donate book club dollars or gift cards in support of this program. For every five books purchased, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will donate one book for the program. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Christmas Tree Lighting

GRANVILLE Help Santa light the Village Christmas Tree in Veterans Park on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to join in this holiday season kick-off. Children will have an opportunity to sit on St. Nick’s lap and will each receive a gift. Hot Cocoa, cookies and a warm fire will be provided.

 

Cards for Horses

ARGYLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is holding its Holiday Cards for Horses fundraiser. Send a card and $1 and your card will be hung in the barn for visitors to see and the money will help fund the rescue operation. The address is 9 Tilford Road, Argyle, N.Y. 12809.  Information: www.doublelstableequinerescue.petfinder.org.

 

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.

 

Beer Tasting

STRATTON AREA Meulemans’ Craft Draughts will host a Beer Tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at its shop located at the corner of Route 100N and 30N, next to Tony’s Pizza, two miles east of the Stratton Access Road. The focus will be on beers that cellar well, including stouts, lambics, Belgian strong ales, barley wines, and holiday beers. Free and open to all. Information: www.craftdraughts.com.

 

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.

 

Pember Fundraiser

GRANVILLE A Holiday Fundraiser/Auction will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Dessert and coffee will be included in this festive event. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Nancy Marie Brown will present her book, “Song of the Vikings,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Marionette Show

RUPERT The Rupert Kittay Public Library will present the No Strings Marionette Company at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Rupert Firehouse on Route 153 in the center of town. Families and children of all ages are invited to celebrate the season and enjoy this performance of “Treasure Hunt.” Free and open to all. Information: Library at email rkkittay@myfairpoint.net, or www.rupertkittaylibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Almost, Maine

RUTLAND Mount St. Joseph Academy’s Shoestring Theater Company will stage John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Academy, 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland. Cost: $6 adults; $3 senior citizens, students and children. Refreshments will be served following each show. Information: 802-775-0151, or www.msjvermont.org.

 

Hallapalooza

DORSET The Dorset Players Holiday Hallapalooza Variety Show, featuring 20 talented local children, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, 8 and 9. You’ll find this show at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. Cost: $12 adults ($10 members); $8 students; free age 5 and younger. Information/tickets: 802-867-5777.

 

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

 

Santa Breakfast

GREENWICH The annual Greenwich Breakfast with Santa will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40. A family-style pancake breakfast will be served and Santa will arrive at about 8 a.m. Cost: $5 adults, $3 age 9 and younger, at the door. Photos with Santa will be available and children will make holiday crafts, create Christmas cards, and write Christmas lists to be sent to Santa. Vendors will offer seasonal items, too.

 

Christmas Craft Fair

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Christmas Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the firehouse on Joe Green Road. Offered will be homemade Christmas wreaths and floral designs, collectibles, edible bouquets, wooden crafts, handbags, Avon products, knitted gifts, jewelry, homemade baked goods, and more. Information/vendor space: Laurie at 792-9036, or Valerie at 747-7400.

 

Battle of the Bands

GRANVILLE The Granville FFA will hold its fifth-annual Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Dec. 1. Along with surprise guests and ‘out of this world’ visitors, featured bands will include the Cosmonauts, Calling Chicago and the Granville Jazz band, among others. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information call 642-1051 and ask for Terry Wheeler.

 

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.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

5K, Kids Run

QUEENSBURY The Adirondack Runners will host a Reindeer Run 5K and a Reindeer Jr. Kids Run at 9 and 10 a.m. respectively on Saturday, Dec. 1, at SUNY Adirondack on Bay Road in Queensbury. Race day registration will be from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at the Student Center. Cost for 5K: $23 ($20 Adirondack Runners members) with pre-registration; $25 race day. Cost for kids run: $5. Proceeds will benefit Cindy’s Comfort Camp, a free weekend sleep-away camp for ages 6 to 17 who’ve experienced the death or serious illness of a parent or close relative. Pre-registration: www.adirondackrunners.org. Information: Email Heather Doran at reindeerrun@adirondackrunners.org.

 

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.

 

Holiday Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at Pearl and Burgoyne streets in Schuylerville will hold a Holiday Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. New and gently used Christmas items will be available, including decorations and collectibles. There’ll be a bake sale and raffle, too. Information: 695-3479.

 

Free Indeed Event

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Community Church will hold its fourth Free Indeed event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, on the green in Middletown Springs. Offered for free will be clothing, linens, gifts, games, toys, craft items, holiday decorations, books, DVDs, and more. Items for this event may be dropped off at the church from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, and 10 a.m. to noon on Friday the 30th (no big furniture, computers, TVs, large electronics, or anything the church would have to pay to have it disposed). Information: 235-2434.

 

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.

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, 2.4-mile Hike on “rugged and rocky” terrain at Shaw Mountain in Benson/West Haven on Saturday, Dec. 1. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Viv Bebee and Larry Walter at 775-3855.

 

Hildene Holidays Event

MANCHESTER The Museum Store at Hildene in Manchester will host is annual “Our Home for the Holidays” event from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, in the Lincoln family’s 100-year-old restored carriage barn that’s decorated for the holidays. Distinctive items for holiday gift giving for young and old will be offered, from Victorian Era ornaments and greeting cards to choices for children, including books and bees. The Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble will entertain, too, and there’ll be hot apple cider and cider doughnuts. Free admission to the Welcome Center and Museum Store. Information: 802-367-7968, or email carol@hildene.org.

 

Arts and Crafts

SALEM The Seventh Annual Courthouse Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway, across from the Salem Central School (first floor is handicap accessible). A wide assortment of unique, handcrafted items perfect for holiday giving will be offered. Information: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

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.

 

Family Program

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library at 48 West Road in Manchester will present a Holiday Family Program at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Stories, songs, snacks and a visit with Santa will be featured at this event that’s free and open to all (each child must be accompanied by an adult). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Festival of Trees

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum on Adams Lane in Shushan will host a Festival of Trees from Saturday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 8. The festival will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. At 11 a.m. Dec. 1 there’ll be a story time with Ladyslipper, and the O.B.Q. Woodwind Quintet will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. While there, view a range of decorated trees and local crafts, bid on silent auction items to benefit Georgi programs, and enjoy holiday refreshments and entertainment. Information: Email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Basket Raffle

POULTNEY Students of the Poultney High School classes of 2013 and 2016 will host their third Basket Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Poultney High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Also, raffle tickets will be available at $5 each, or five for $20, for a new iPad and a 40-inch flat-screen TV. Information/to donate items for this event: Kendra Grenier at 287-5861, or email kendra.grenier@rswsu.org.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET Everyone is invited to a reception with artist Caryn King that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Dorset Library. Texture is important in Caryn’s paintings and “this feature is one of the things that allows her animal paintings to become intensely expressive without becoming sentimental.” Information: Library at 802-867-5774, www.dorsetlibrary.org, or www.carynking.com.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON An Upward Bound Basket Raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Admission: $5, including 25 tickets; $2 additional sheet of tickets. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Castleton Upward Bound Scholarship Fund. Information: Jen at 802-468-6404.

 

Legion Bingo

ARLINGTON Bingo will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Doors will open at 1 p.m., food will be available for purchase, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Toys for N.J.

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Fair is collecting Toys and Gift Cards to be delivered to Family and Children’s Service of Monmouth County, N.J., an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. New, unwrapped toys for any age, and gift cards for Walmart, Target and Old Navy for older children, may be dropped off at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds’ main office from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, or Wednesday, Dec. 5. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or email manager@schaghticokefair.org.

 

Artist Reception

BENNINGTON A reception with artist Gregory Scheckler and his exhibition of paintings titled, “Air Quintets and Other Bird Paintings,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Regional Artists Gallery of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Small portraits of songbirds, medium-sized action portraits, and larger paintings of groups of birds will be featured. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Auction, Dinner

SARATOGA SPRINGS An Advent Auction and Dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church off Northway Exit 14 at 175 Fifth Avenue. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. Featured will be entertainment, silent and live auctions, and fine cuisine. Cost: $10, $5 students and senior citizens, at the door. Information: 584-3720.

 

Bake Sale, Raffle

BENNINGTON Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish will hold a Bake Sale from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2, at the Parish Center next to the church in Bennington. Also, tickets are being sold for a basket raffle drawing that will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, in the Parish Center. Tickets are available at the parish office, 238 W. Main Street, during normal business hours, at $1 each or six for $5. Information: 802-442-3141.

 

Reception at Chaffee

RUTLAND A reception for the Winter Members’ Exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main Street in Rutland. An array of mediums, from oil paintings to origami, will be featured, along with the annual gingerbread contest and a short performance by the Rutland Youth Theater. The members’ exhibit will run through December. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Healing Service

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Healing Service at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Trinity Episcopal Church on E. Main Street in Granville.

 

Dance Documentary

MANCHESTER “Pina,” a documentary by Wim Wenders, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. This film “captured the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.” Cost: $18 adults; $12 senior citizens; $9 students. Tickets: www.bba.ticketjunior.com. Information: 802-549-8118.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Sarah S. Kilborne will discuss her book, “American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, a Man Who Turned Disaster into Destiny,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Sarah is William Skinner’s great-great-granddaughter. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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 (donate more or less based on what you can afford) 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.

 

Holiday Concert

POULTNEY Green Mountain College will present its annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Ackley Hall on the campus in Poultney. Performing lively, seasonal music with audience participation will be the college’s choirs, the GMC Festival Brass, and guest musicians. Free and open to all.

 

Singing Anchors

SALEM Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn will star in The Singing Anchors’ Annual Holiday Show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem (5 p.m. show is sold out). Cost: $25, including $6 for coffee and dessert. Information: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday December 2

 

Advent Study

CAMBRIDGE Pastor Kate Kotfila will lead an Advent Study from Sunday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 E. Main Street. Information: 518-677-3863, or www.cambridgeupc.org.

 

Breakfast Buffet

CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

St. Nicholas Breakfast

BENNINGTON Breakfast with St. Nicholas will be served at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Parish Center at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish, W. Main Street in Bennington. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children; $20 per family. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-442-3141.

 

Visit with Santa

NORTH GRANVILLE Schoony’s Country Market is hosting a Visit to the North Pole on Sunday, Dec. 2. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. for a photo with Santa. Pictures will be posted on Schoony’s Facebook page for you to share or print.

 

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.

 

Train Extravaganza

ALBANY The Upstate Train Associates and the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Assn. will host the annual “Great Train Extravaganza” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. You’ll find this event at the Empire State Convention Center in downtown Albany. Operating layouts in most gauges will be featured, along with train rides for children, more than 200 tables with holiday shopping opportunities, and more. Admission: $7 adults; free age 12 and younger with an adult. Information: 518-668-9892, or email trains@gtealbany.com.

 

Holiday Craft Fair

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The 18th Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Middletown Springs Elementary School on South Street. Gifts, maple products, honey, ornaments, paintings, quilts, woodenware, soaps, jewelry, jams and jellies, photography, and more will be offered. There also will be a food sale to benefit the grades 5 and 6 class trip.

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS A free Family Program on Angels will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. A museum educator will reveal the multitude of angels found in the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A children’s art activity will follow. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. A meeting will precede the dance at 1:30 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Music Festival

SCHUYLERVILLE A Community Christmas Music Festival to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Old Saratoga Reformed Church, corner of Pearl and Burgoyne streets in Schuylerville. Featured will be local area choirs, a combined choir under the direction of Christopher Tucker, soprano Sariah Patrick, other local musicians, and audience carol singing. Refreshments will follow and everyone will be welcome. Information: 695-3260.

 

Monday December 3

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Village Manor, Pittsford; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Parker House, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Bardwell House, Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Ira Town Hall. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

ARC Dinner/Dance

RUTLAND Monday, Dec. 3, is the deadline to make a reservation for the ARC-Rutland Area/Elks Club Christmas Dinner Dance that will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Rutland. Included will be good food, music, dancing and gifts (only members with a developmental disability will receive a gift, and only one guest per member will be allowed, unless space allows for more). Cost: $2 for non-members. Information/special needs requests: 802-775-1370.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Kaylee Rescott will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at Ma and Pa’s Place, 33 Quaker Street in Granville. Cost: $5.50 eat in, $6.50 take out, including the meal and a drink. Proceeds will go toward Kaylee’s medical expenses caused by an automobile accident last month.

 

Family Supper

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. Bring a dish to share and help celebrate December birthdays. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

 

Holiday Coping

WEST HEBRON The West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30 invites everyone to its Blue Christmas Service at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. Anyone having a hard time coping with the holidays is encouraged to attend. Information: Interim Pastor Laura Mitchell at 854-3729, or www.westhebronunitedpresbyterianchurch.com.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday December 4

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street, and Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Movie at Library

GLENS FALLS The 2011 French film, “Artist,” starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This black and white movie is set in 1927 Hollywood at the dawn of the transition from silent films to “talkies.” Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4. 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.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

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

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered on Wednesdays. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the library, 10 Court Street. The price range for most of the books will be 25 cents to $3, many suitable for gift giving. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

Tree Lighting, Potluck

DORSET The Dorset community Tree Lighting and Christmas Carol Sing-along will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Dorset Green (carol books provided; bring a flashlight). A chili and soup potluck will follow at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert (bring a pot of chili or soup). Ornament making will follow the meal and new, unwrapped toys for ages 1 to 12 will be collected for the Community Sharing Project.

 

Prostate Cancer

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

 

Jefferson Talk

RUTLAND Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s “essay in architecture,” Monticello, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Marlene’s research and writing focus is on the architectural and social history of America in the age of Jefferson. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Community Living

GREENWICH A free program, “Living in Intentional Community,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Greenwich Free Library. Jens Braun, a founder of the Quaker Intentional Village in Canaan, N.Y, and his associates will speak on developing a more satisfying life through community. A dessert reception will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. and everyone will be welcome. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or email tracyf@fastermac.net.

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.

 

H.S. Concert

FAIR HAVEN Everyone is invited to Fair Haven Union High School’s Winter Chorus Concert that will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the high school, 33 Mechanic Street (snow date Dec. 6). Information: 802-265-4966.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold 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.

 

Thursday December 6

 

Nature Program

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will present a “Tracks & Scat and Farts in the Wild” program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Be a nature detective and determine an animal’s species from its tracks and scat at this fun, wacky and educational free program for children of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

Craft, Music

GRANVILLE Linda invites all children to the Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville for a Children’s Holiday Craft, followed by Tales ‘n’ Tunes performing “Holly Jolly Holiday,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. This event is designed to spark children’s imaginations and get them in an upbeat holiday mood. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Thrift Shop

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

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Greening Vermont

MANCHESTER Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey will discuss their book, “Greening Vermont,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The history of the Vermont environmental movement, from its origins to today, is covered in this work. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Friday December 7

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Poultney Art Walk

POULTNEY The Poultney Open Studios Art Walk will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. Visit six studios in the historic Journal Press Building, plus the Winding River Studio/Gallery and the Feick Arts Center. Works in stone, wood, encaustic, oils, acrylics, photography, letterpress, handmade paper, and book binding will be featured. A map with participating venues will be available at the Journal Press Building, 188 Main Street.

 

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 Dec. 7. 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.

 

Hall-a-Palooza

HOOSICK FALLS The Polish Hall at 12 Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls will host its Fourth Annual Hall-a-Palooza Membership Drive Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7 to 9. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday there’ll be two dozen clams for $5, and Henderson’s pizza for $8. Saturday will feature a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. and music by deejay Dan James from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday there’ll be a Chinese auction, with doors opening at noon.

 

Music Concert

FAIR HAVEN A Music Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Fair Haven Grade School, 103 N. Main Street (snow date Dec. 19). Performing will be students from grades 5 through 8 of the Fair Haven Grade School, along with students from Benson. Information: 802-265-3883.

 

Coupon Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

A Christmas Carol

FORT EDWARD “A Christmas Carol,” a sing-along musical variety show, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. In addition to the show, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, prizes, refreshments, and a visit by Santa. Cost: $5, free age 11 and younger, including free eggnog, hot chocolate, and cookies. Information: 932-3620.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

Festival of Trees

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water Street in Granville will begin a new holiday tradition, “Festival of Trees,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. This event will coincide with the First Friday program celebrated each month in conjunction with the Pember Library and Museum in Granville. The Festival of Trees will run through Saturday, Dec. 15. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Hallapalooza

DORSET The Dorset Players Holiday Hallapalooza Variety Show, featuring 20 talented local children, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. You’ll find this show at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. Cost: $12 adults ($10 members); $8 students; free age 5 and younger. Information/tickets: 802-867-5777.

 

Saturday December 8

 

Church Breakfasts

GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at AJ’s Restaurant off Quaker Street in Granville. And from 8 to 9 a.m. on Dec. 8, the men will meet for breakfast in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Route 149 in South Granville. The men only are asked to make a reservation with Joan at 642-9510.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for girls age 12 and younger and 14 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Christmas Bazaar

WHITEHALL The Whitehall United Methodist Church, off Route 12 at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Featured will be a Christmas flea market, crafts, baked goods, Rada knives, trash and treasures, and more. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available, too. Information: Church office at 518-499-1851, or 499-0936.

 

Open House

ARGYLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary at 9 Tilford Road in Argyle invites everyone to an Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Meet the sanctuary horses and learn about horse adoption. Also, bring cans and bottles, and used printer ink cartridges, for recycling to help the horses. Information: 518-638-6929.

 

Festival of Trees

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum on Adams Lane in Shushan will conclude its Festival of Trees from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8. At 11 a.m., The Music Gals will present “Favorite Holiday Tunes,” and the silent auction drawings will begin at noon. While there, view a range of decorated trees and local crafts. Information: Email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Christmas Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge United Presbyterian Church at 81 E. Main Street will hold its annual Christmas Goodies Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in its Fellowship Hall. Offered will be crafts suitable for Christmas gift giving, baked goods and other homemade food, and books. Soup and sandwiches will be available for lunch, too. Information: 518-677-3863, or www.cambridgenyupc.org.

 

Hometown Christmas

VICTORY MILLS A Hometown Christmas event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Victory Mills Village. Donate $15 and a product for a raffle and you’ll receive space on an eight-foot table to display your craft items. There’ll be a food concession and bake sale, too. Proceeds will benefit the Victory Mills Fire Dept. Information: 518-695-3808.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 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.

 

Craft Fair

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects will host the 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. Fine crafts, wreaths, local products, a Chinese auction (drawing 3 p.m.), baked goods, and lunch will be available. There’ll be children’s activities and face painting, too. Information/space: Dawn Case at 518-677-3959, or email case52@verizon.net, or Tracy at 677-8823.

 

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.

 

Holiday Showcase

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory Holiday Showcase event will continue  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, 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.

 

Basket Party

FAIR HAVEN A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at American Legion Post 49 on S. Main Street in Fair Haven. Doors will open at noon, with drawings at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5; $2 additional sheet of tickets. There’ll be a 50/50 drawing, special drawings, and refreshments will be provided. You must be present to win. Proceeds will benefit First Congregational Church of Fair Haven friends and parishioners in need.

 

Christmas Party

MANCHESTER All children age 10 and younger are invited to the VFW Children’s Christmas Party that will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 280 Depot Street in Manchester Center (across from Price Chopper). Cheryl the clown will be there with games, and Santa will arrive at 1 p.m. with a gift for each child age 10 and younger. You must make a reservation for your child at 802-362-9840.

 

The Nutcracker

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Ballet Theater will present “The Nutcracker” at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday the ninth, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Students ages 5 to 18, along with guest artists, will perform. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.dcqdance.org.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Mary J. Tanner Elementary School, 9593 Route 22 in Granville. Cost: $6 eat in, $7 take out, with proceeds benefiting the medical expenses of Tammy Viger Rathbun who recently had her 15th surgery due to cancer. This event will include prize drawings, too.

 

Art Reception

SCHUYLERVILLE The Laffer Gallery at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville will host a reception for an Upstate Artists Juried Group Show from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. This show will run through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Meet the artists and see the Junior’s Award ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-3181, or email info@thelaffergallery.com.

 

Chicken and Biscuits

ARLINGTON A Chicken and Biscuits Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Cost: $8; free age 3 and younger. Also, the holiday basket raffle drawing will be held following the dinner and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER James Gustave Speth will discuss his book, “America the Possible,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. James envisions what he calls “America the possible” in this book that charts a “plausible future we can still realize.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

The Swing Docs

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls will present The Swing Docs in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. This show will feature big band, swing, Latin, rock and holiday musical selections. There’ll be light fare and a silent auction, too. Cost: $25. Information/reservations: Pat Hayes at 518-686-4314.

 

Trees Festival Gala

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street will host its 16th Annual Festival of Trees Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Featured will be great food and drink, live music, silent and live auctions, and beautifully decorated galleries throughout the museum. Cost: $50. Reservations are suggested at 802-447-1571.

 

Sunday December 9

 

Sunday Breakfast

ARLINGTON Sunday morning Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 9 at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Cost: $4. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Proceeds will benefit the grandson of a club member who has a very rare form of bone cancer. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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, Dec. 9. 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.

 

Breakfast Fundraiser

COSSAYUNA A Toys for Tots Breakfast Fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Cossayuna Fire Dept., 21 Bunker Hill Road. Cost: $7; $6 with an unwrapped toy donation; free age 5 and younger. Children will enjoy a visit with Santa and see the fire trucks, too. Information: 518-692-7155.

 

A Christmas Carol

WEST HEBRON The West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30 invites everyone to “A Christmas Carol” production by Tim Coombs at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. A Victorian tea will be provided during intermission and you are welcome to dress in Victorian style if you wish. Cost: Free, donations encouraged. Information: Interim Pastor Laura Mitchell at 854-3729, or www.westhebronunitedpresbyterianchurch.com.

 

Santa Visits

WHITEHALL All children are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at seasonally decorated Skene Manor, 8 Potter Terrace in Whitehall. Information: 518-499-1906.

 

Latke Fest

GLENS FALLS The Second Annual Latke Fest will be held from 2 to 5 pm. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Temple Beth El, 3 Marion Drive in Glens Falls. This joyful festival will include live klezmer music, dancing, children’s activities, contests, and plenty of delicious holiday treats. Twelve cooks of varying ages, creeds and abilities who registered in November will compete in the latke cook-off, featuring fried potato pancakes. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 12 and younger; $100 reserved table for eight. Information/sponsorships: 518-792-4364.

 

Season of Singing

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus and the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will present “A Season of Singing” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Glens Falls High School. The program will include excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite and other seasonal favorites. Cost: $25 and $28; $10 students. Information/tickets: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Monday December 10

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Judy Collins

GLENS FALLS Judy Collins will perform a “Holiday & Hits” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Tuesday December 11

 

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, Dec. 11. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.

 

Wednesday December 12

 

Luncheon/Lecture

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection will host a Holiday Luncheon and Lecture at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Glens Falls Country Club. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 23.

 

Thursday December 13

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Castleton Meadows, Castleton; 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Rupert Firehouse; and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Dorset Nursing Office, Dorset. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Christmas Concert

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will perform a Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.lgcb.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

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for girls age 18 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

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, Dec. 15. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

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.

 

Elf Express

MANCHESTER The Manchester Lions Club will sponsor The Elf Express, a magical train ride through the Green Mountains, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16. Green Mountain Railroad trains will depart each day from r.k. Miles station at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Riders will be entertained by holiday melodies and dance routines by elves, and a special story about Christopher Pop-In-Kins. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit and served will be hot chocolate and button cookies. Cost: $25 age 13 and older; $20 ages 2 to 12; free younger that 2. Tickets must be obtained in advance at www.manchesterlionselftrain.com, or from the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce.

 

Basket Party

WELLS A benefit Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 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 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, other raffles, and food will be available. Proceeds will help Dorothy Langlois with her medical bills as she fights cancer. Information/to donate: Shirley or Amanda Bourn at 518-642-3547, or Alice Jones at 642-1901.

 

Doors Tribute

GLENS FALLS Blue Sunday: A Tribute to the Doors will be staged at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Featured will be Mike D from the Lunkerville TV show, NBC Sports Network. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Elks Christmas Party

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40S. A prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the Green band will provide music from 7 to 11 p.m. Cost: $30 per couple. Reservations are encouraged; call 692-2061 after 4 p.m.

 

Sunday December 16

 

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 Dec. 16. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS A free family program, “Discovery Day: The Door Project,” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. and take a tour with a museum educator, and then enjoy a children’s art making activity. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Carol Sing and Tea

POULTNEY The Welsh Presbyterian Church on Grove Street, Route 30 in Poultney, will host a Carol Sing and Tea at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. This will be a non-denominational event, co-hosted by the Poultney Area St. David’s Society. Christmas hymns from the Welsh Church hymnal will be sung, with organ accompaniment by Ellen Millet from Rutland and Ann Bryan, a Wales native, followed by refreshments. Cost: Free-will offering, with proceeds benefiting the church’s handicap elevator project and the Poultney Cemetery Assn. Everyone will be welcome. Information:  Benita Mead at Welsh Church, 802-287-5264, or Helen Jones at St. David’s Society, 287-9729.

 

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, Dec. 16, 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.

 

Messiah Sing-Along

GLENS FALLS A Messiah Sing-Along will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls. Cost: Donation. Information: 518-793-2521, or www.fpcgf.org.

 

Holiday Concert

MANCHESTER The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet and Counterpoint Holiday Concert will ring in the season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. A festive program, from medieval to modern, will be featured. Cost: $22 adults; $18 students and age 65 and older; free age 17 and younger with an adult ticket purchase. Information/tickets: Northshire Bookstore, 802-362-3565, or the VSO office at 1-800-876-9293, Ext. 10. Also, to purchase a VSO “Christmas in Vermont” CD, call the above VSO office number, or visit www.vso.org.

 

Monday December 17

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday December 18

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18. 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.

 

Wednesday December 19

 

Farmers’ Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Thursday December 20

 

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 December 21

 

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 Dec. 21. 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 Dec. 21. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday December 22

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Sunday December 23

 

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, Dec. 23, 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.

 

Wednesday December 26

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, Godnick Center, Rutland; and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, Appletree Apartments, Fair Haven. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Saturday December 29

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS A free family program, “Saturday Morning Workshop: Happy New Year!” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 29 at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. For ages 6 to 12; adults welcome but not required. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Sunday December 30

 

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, Dec. 30, 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 December 31

 

Wild Women

GLENS FALLS Laura Roth Music will present “The Wild Women New Years Special” at 2 and 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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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