Community Calendar 12/6/12

Thursday December 6
Reversing Disease
GLENS FALLS The Brighter Day Lifestyle Center on Floor 4 at 206 Glen Street in Glens Falls is accepting registrations for a free Alzheimer’s, Stroke and Parkinson’s Reversing Disease Workshop that will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. A light supper will be provided. Information/registration: 518-798-9898.
Toys for Tots
WHITEHALL The Whitehall Elks Club and the Whitehall American Legion are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. Toy donations may be placed in the barrel at the entrance to Elks Lodge 1491, 5 Elks Way in Whitehall. Toys will be distributed to children in the community at the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. when Santa arrives with the Toy Train at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Information: 518-499-1491.
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
Starting a Business
RUTLAND The Vermont Small Business Development Center is accepting registrations for a “Starting Your Own Small Business” workshop that will run from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Rutland Economic Development Corp., 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Get accurate information about the procedures and government regulations involved with starting a business in Vermont. Cost: $40, including a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops. Registration: www.vtsbdc.org. Information: 802-773-9147.
Memory Tree
GRANVILLE The Raceville United Methodist Church in Granville is accepting names for its Christmas Advent Memory Tree. The tree, outside the church, will be lighted on Christmas Eve in memory of loved ones who’ve gone before us and members of the military who are away from home or who’ve been wounded in the line of duty. Mail $1 with each name to be remembered to Raceville United Methodist Church, 477 Butler Road, Hampton, N.Y. 12837. Proceeds will benefit the Haynes House of Hope. Information: Douglas Baker at 518-642-3927.
Craft Fair
POULTNEY Green Mountain College will hold its Third Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, in the lobby of Withey Hall (student center) on the Poultney campus. GMC students, staff and faculty members will offer a variety of craft items. Information: Allison Cota at 1-800-776-6675.
Art Exhibition
POULTNEY An exhibition titled, “Serenity,” by ceramic sculptor and pottery artist Pat Swyler will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Pat’s work is influenced by the human body and by medieval, Egyptian, Renaissance and Asian sculptures of the past. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: Jessica Kaminski at 802-287-8398, or email feick@greenmtn.edu.
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.
Pictures with Santa
CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Central School class of 2016 will offer Pictures with Santa from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the historic Rice Mansion Inn in Cambridge. A choice of three packages of photos will be available, at $10 each. Photos will be printed while you wait, or they can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at O’Hearn’s Pharmacy, a co-sponsor of this event.
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.
Cambridge Christmas
CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th annual “It’s a Wonderful Life…Christmas in Cambridge” celebration Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7 to 9. A lighted parade will step off at 6 p.m. Friday from the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, corner of Main Street and Memorial Park (line up by 5:45 p.m. if you are in the parade; call 518-677-0887 and leave a message to register a float). Cambridge retail businesses will offer light refreshments on Friday for shoppers, and there’ll be special promotions. Information: Above number, or email cambridgechamber@gmail.com.
Open House
CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum on Broad Street will hold its annual Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. There’ll be free refreshments and beverages will be available, Christmas items for purchase, and a sing-along of Christmas carols. While there, bid on a Will Moses print; the winner to be drawn just before closing time on Dec. 7.
Children’s Film/Craft
WILTON A fun Nature Film/Craft/Snack event will be held for school-age children from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Office, 80 Scout Road. The minimum registration for this event will be five children and the maximum 20 children. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
Author Visits
MANCHESTER Author Alex Kershaw will present his World War II book, “The Liberator,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.
Movies, Story Times
POULTNEY Holiday Movies will be screened at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 and 14, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Free admission. Information/movie titles: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com. Also, the library will offer a free Holiday Story Time designed for toddlers and preschoolers (children of all ages welcome) at 11 a.m. on Fridays through Dec. 21.
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. Discover the artistic, culinary and musical offerings of the Slate Valley. 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. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via the Wing Clydesdales at 7:30 p.m. and will give treats to all children and pose for pictures with Museum visitors. Gifts created by regional artists will be offered, too. 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. Also, attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for distribution to local, needy children through the community sharing project.
Saturday December 8
Hiking
GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls/Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking/snowshoeing on Dec. 8, 9 and 15, and walking/hiking on Dec. 11 and 18. Locations/times: www.adk-gfs.org, click “Calendar.”
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.
Holiday Breakfast
CAMBRIDGE Everyone is invited to a Holiday Community Breakfast: Poland that will be served on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Seating will be at 9 and 11 a.m. In addition to traditional Polish sweets and savories, featured will be folk dance, puppetry, Christmas and Hanukkah stories, and live music. Cost: $10; $8 members; $5 students. Reservations are suggested at 518-677-2495.
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.
Holiday Bazaar
RUPERT A Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Rupert Firehouse. Offered will be jewelry, jams, relishes, knitted items, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the Fire Dept. and the Mount Anthony Grange. Lunch will be available, too, with proceeds benefiting the Kids Summer Lunch Program. Information/vendor table space ($15): Kelli at 802-394-2491, email vtkjlouie@aol.com, or Rose at 394-7801.
Hoop Shoot
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall invites alls children ages 8 to 13 as of April 1, 2012, to a free Hoop Shoot at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Information/to volunteer to help with this event: Herb at 518-499-2367.
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.
Cookie Sale
SALEM The First United Presbyterian Church of Salem on W. Broadway will hold its annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the church’s chapel. Create your own assortment from a variety of homemade cookies and purchase them by the pound (containers and plastic gloves provided). Information: Marilyn Hanby at 854-7521, or Dolores Phaneuf at 854-7275.
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.
Holiday Shop
SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Flax Mill Gallery, 88 Broad Street, Schuylerville, will host a crafters’ marketplace featuring unique and affordable crafted works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and 15, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 and 16. Skilled artisans will also be on hand demonstrated crafts including rug hooking, knitting, basket weaving, pottery, woodworking and more. Fresh local evergreen wreaths will be for sale also. Information: 518-695-5534.
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. More than 70 vendors will offer fine crafts, wreaths, local products and baked goods. There also will be a Chinese auction (drawing 3 p.m.), children’s story time at 1 p.m., face painting, and lunch will be available. Information/vendor 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 Raffle
WELLS Students from grades 5 and 6 invite everyone to the annual Holiday Basket Raffle on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wells Village School on Route 30. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. To be raffled will be a 40-inch flat-screen television and a new iPad mini, and there’ll be a lottery tree. A lunch concession will be available, too.
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.
Festival of Lights
ARLINGTON The Santa Lucia Festival of Lights will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, on Route 7A in Arlington. The Arlington Garden Club Craft Fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Arlington Community House when there also will be open houses at Arlington and Manchester inns. At 4 p.m., Santa will visit the Community House and there’ll be a Christmas tree and luminary lighting, and a carol sing. The Santa Lucia Pageant will follow at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church across the street, and there’ll be a community Swedish church supper at 6 p.m. Tours will be offered at inns and B&Bs in Arlington and Manchester ($15), too. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be collected for the Arlington Food Shelf. Information: Amie at 802-375-6516, or email amie@sover.net.
Christmas Party
VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls will host a children’s Christmas Party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. and there’ll be games, prizes, food and beverages.
Wreath Making
RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center will host its annual Wreath Making Workshop for all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at its Joy Green Visitor Center, 3270 Route 315 in Rupert. Boughs from the Center’s farm, ribbons and some adornments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own. Drink some warm cider and enjoy the glow from a masonry woodstove. Reservations are requested at 802-394-7836. Information: www.merckforest.org.
Hooked on Holidays
MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing at 4070 Main Street, Route 7A in Manchester, will host its annual “Hooked on the Holidays” celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Decorate and eat a trout cookie, paint a fish ornament, make a holiday card, or tie a clown fly in your favorite holiday colors. Refreshments will be served at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: 802-362-3300, or www.amff.com.
Local Author Visits
POULTNEY Local author Megan Price will celebrate the launch of her new book, “Vermont Wild, Adventures of Fish and Game Wardens,  Volume Three,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hermit Hill Books, 95 Main Street in Poultney. Megan will discuss her books and sign copies of them, including the latest that features a true, modern-day cougar attack, battling beavers, a footrace with a woodchuck, and much more. Information: 802-287-5757, or email hermithill@vermontel.net.
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.
Chicken and Biscuits
WHITEHALL A Chicken and Biscuits Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Elks Lodge 1491, 5 Elks Way in Whitehall. Cost: $8. There also will be a raffle drawing and members, guests and friends will be welcome. Information: 518-499-1491.
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.
Toys for Tots Party
KILLINGTON The 26th Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Foundry at Summit Pond in Killington. Attendees are asked to donate an unwrapped toy and there’ll be a raffle with all proceeds going to charity. Raffle items include local restaurant gift certificates, lodging packages, ski and snowboard gear and apparel, Killington golf and ski packages, and more. Information: 802-422-3035.
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.
Holiday Cabaret
HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls will host a Holiday Cabaret with The Swing Docs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. This show will feature big band, swing, Latin, rock and holiday musical selections. There’ll be a cash bar, light fare and a silent auction, too. Cost: $25. Reservations/table reservations: Pat Hayes at 518-686-4314, Ext. 10.
Free Movie
WHITEHALL “Love and Anarchy,” a 1973 Italian film set in Italy before the onset of World War II, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the heated pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. This movie “follows the story of an anarchist who stays in a brothel and falls in love with a whore while preparing to kill Benito Mussolini.” Free. Bring a lawn chair.
Christmas Musical
QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs United Methodist Church on Route 32, south of Schuylerville, invites everyone to “Away from the Manger: A Christmas Musical” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Hear the excuses of the people and animals that did not make it to the manger and then enjoy dessert and carol sing with the church’s band. Also, donations of non-perishable food items for S.A.F.E.R. will be appreciated.
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
Breakfast
BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will hold their monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at the fire station from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Please come out and enjoy the best breakfast in town and support the dedicated volunteers in your community.
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.
Breakfast Buffet
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.
Vermont Symphony
RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a joyful “Holiday Pops” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Additional concerts will be “Youth and Beauty” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, and “Three for Two” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013. Cost per concert: $9 students, to $30 (series discounts available). Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.
A Christmas Carol
WEST HEBRON The West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30 invites families to “A Christmas Carol” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Storyteller Tim Coombs will perform a one-man interpretation of this Charles Dickens classic. A Victorian tea and treats will be provided during intermission and you are welcome to dress in Victorian style if you wish. Cost: Free-will offering. 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. Also, while attending this concert, for $10 you can cast your vote for your favorite celebrity conductor, Peter Aust, Molly McMaster, or Bill Woodward, with proceeds benefiting the orchestra (or vote in advance at www.gfso.org). Information/tickets: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.
Monday December 10
Spaghetti Benefit
GRANVILLE The Granville Rotary Club will host a Christmas Wish Spaghetti Dinner on Monday, Dec. 10, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out, with proceeds going toward the purchase of winter clothing and boots for Granville area children in need.
Networking Ministry
XSALEM A Job Networking Ministry will be offered on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 29 W. Broadway. All those unemployed, underemployed, or unhappy with their employment are encouraged to attend. Registration will begin at 6 p.m., there’ll be a free dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by workshops on resume writing and the job search. Information: 854-3203, or www.salemwesthebronumc.org.
Holiday Movie
WEST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a free Holiday Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. The journey to Bethlehem will be featured in “The Nativity Story,” a movie geared to age 10 through adult. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Information: Interim Pastor Laura Mitchell at 854-3729, or www.westhebronuntedpresbyterianchurch.com.
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
Homeschoolers
WILTON A Nature’s Homeschoolers Program will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Office, 80 Scout Road. For home-schooled students learning kindergarten through grade 4 material, this program is designed to supplement home-school curriculum with nature-based science. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
Dinner, Auction
PAWLET A Dinner and Silent Auction to raise funds for a fire escape and renovation of the upstairs auditorium at the Pawlet Town Hall will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Barn Restaurant on Route 30 in Pawlet. The auction will include a painting by Brian Sweetland, pottery by Marion Waldo McChesney, custom maple boards from J.K. Adams, and other holiday gift giving items. Admission: $25. Reservations: 802-325-3088. Also, donations may be mailed to Judy Coolidge, Treasurer, Town of Pawlet, POB 128, Pawlet, Vt. 05761.
Park Annual Mtg.
WILTON The Annual Meeting, Holiday Reception and Photography Show will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Office, 80 Scout Road. Information: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
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.
Women Meet
SCHAGHTICOKE The Valley Falls Women’s Club will hold its Christmas Lunch and Music Program at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Masonic Hall in Schaghticoke. Harpist Debi Craig will be the featured guest.
Coping with Grief
RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a Coping with Grief During the Holidays Workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at its office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Learn coping strategies to make it through the holidays and even enjoy them. Information/registration: Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.
Holiday Mixer
GREENWICH The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce invites all members, employees and friends to a Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Dish Bistro, 93 Main Street in Greenwich. Cost: $12 with a prepaid reservation at the chamber’s office, 6 Academy Street, by Dec. 7. Information: 518-692-7979.
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.
Artist Reception
QUEENSBURY An artist reception for a photography exhibition titled, “Through Their Eyes,” will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Student Center lounge on the Bay Road campus at SUNY Adirondack. Works by students in Dr. Renee O’Brien’s intermediate photography class will be featured, refreshments will be served, and everyone will be welcome. Information: Dr. O’Brien at 743-2300, Ext. 2489.
Drumming Circle
CAMBRIDGE A Drumming Circle Happy Hour with Otha Day will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Freight Depot Theater/Gallery of Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. You’ll learn traditional rhythms of West Africa, Brazil and Japan, with a focus on rhythm improvisation. Recommended for adults and teens; age 10 and older also welcome. Bring your own drum if you have one. Cost: $10 suggested at the door. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.
Pantry Open House
CAMBRIDGE The Loaves and Fishes Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will hold an Open House from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. Come celebrate another year of helping to alleviate hunger in the Cambridge area. Tour the facility and enjoy dessert and coffee. This pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.
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.
Movie Night
HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA will host a family movie night, featuring the movie, “Arthur Christmas,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, in the Elementary School Cafeteria. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and drinks, popcorn and pizza will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Hoosick Falls PTA. Bring a blanket or your favorite chair.
Children’s Film/Craft
WILTON A fun Nature Film/Craft/Snack event will be held for school-age children from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Office, 80 Scout Road. The minimum registration for this event will be five children and the maximum 20 children. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
Movie, Story Times
POULTNEY A Holiday Movie will be screened at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Free admission. Information/movie title: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com. Also, the library will offer a free Holiday Story Time designed for toddlers and preschoolers (children of all ages welcome) at 11 a.m. on Fridays through Dec. 21.
Saturday December 15
Breakfast with Santa
POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will host a Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney. Cost: $1.25. A photo with the Jolly ‘ole Elf will be available for an additional $1.25 and everyone will be welcome.
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.
Book Discussion
POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library’s book and movie discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, to discuss “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at the library on Main Street. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.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.
Quilters’ Party
ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will hold its Christmas Party at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Bring a show-and-tell item and a dish to pass. Also, comfort bears will be collected for donation to area rescue squads, and monetary donations will go to the Whitehall and Argyle food pantries.
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.
Pancake Supper
ARGYLE An all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.
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.
Winter Gala
STRATTON The Winter Gala, an elegant evening to benefit The Stratton Foundation, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Featured will be cocktails, a buffet, live entertainment, dancing, a Stratton winter experience silent auction, Von Bargen’s diamond earring sweepstakes, and raffle prizes (raffle tickets $5 each or five for $20). Gala cost and location/tickets: 802-297-2096, email strattonfndn@yahoo.com, or www.strattonfoundation.org.
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.
Chicken and Biscuit
WEST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner following the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Information: Interim Pastor Laura Mitchell at 854-3729, or www.westhebronunitedpresbyterianchurch.com.
Bowling/Pizza Party
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall invites children ages 12 and younger to a Christmas Bowling Pizza Party at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. Santa will visit and cookies and treats will be provided at this fun event. Information: 518-499-1491.
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.
Art Party Reception
SALEM An art party reception for an exhibition of pastels titled, “Toys and Things,” by award-winning artist Dave Francis will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street, Route 22, in Salem. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-854-3406.
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 of Glens Falls. Sung will be Part 1 and portions of parts 2 and 3 of Handel’s masterwork (bring a score if you can; additional scores available). Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Beeman Music Fund. Singers are asked to call 518-793-2521, Ext. 17, by Dec. 15, or email kbkirk@fpcgf.org. Listeners welcome. Information: www.fpcgf.org.
Christmas Concert
POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will sponsor its annual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at St. Raphael’s Church Hall on Main Street in Poultney. Traditional Christmas music will be performed by the Poultney-Granville Town Band, there’ll be a sing-along, and light refreshments will be served. Cost: Free-will donation to benefit the Poultney-Granville Town Band.
Santa Visits
SALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. will tour the village of Salem beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, ending at the Proudfit Hall firehouse where Santa will talk with the children and grownups who have special wish lists.
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.
Free Supper
HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to a free Sunday Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 16. This meal is served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions and the building is handicap accessible. Information: 686-4982.
Christmas Concert
SALEM A Christmas Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the handicap-accessible Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway. Several individual musicians and musical groups will perform and refreshments will be served. A free-will offering will be accepted for the Salem Food Pantry and the Salem-Shushan Heat Fund. Information: 854-7588.
Monday December 17
Preschool Camp
WILTON A Preschool Pioneers at Camp Saratoga activity will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park’s Camp Saratoga. This activity will help participants remember their shapes, colors and numbers. Adults are required to attend and support their children and there’ll be a short walk (weather permitting) and a fun craft. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
Potluck Supper
HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 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.
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.
Music Concert
CASTLETON Students in grades 6 through 8 will present a Music Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Castleton Village School (snow date Dec. 18). Everyone will be welcome.
The Equine Hoof
GRANVILLE The Granville Veterinary Service/Large Animal at 1987 Route 23 in Granville will continue its Equine Educational Series with “The Equine Hoof” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Learn about function, care and common issues with the equine hoof at this free event. Information: 518-642-1676.
Tuesday December 18
Homeschoolers
WILTON A Nature’s Homeschoolers Program will be offered at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Office, 80 Scout Road. For home-schooled students learning grade 5 to 8 material, this program is designed to supplement home-school curriculum with nature-based science. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
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
Craft Workshop
CASTLETON Wednesday, Dec. 19, is the deadline to register for a Holiday Centerpiece Craft Workshop that will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Make a centerpiece from wood, pine branches, candles and holiday decorations for use at home or to take to a holiday dinner. Cost: $2, including materials. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.
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.
Toastmasters Meet
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the Annex II Building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building , 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone is invited to attend. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.
Astronomy Club
SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.
AA Meetings
WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.
Thursday 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.
Children’s Film/Craft
WILTON A fun Nature Film/Craft/Snack event will be held for school-age children from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Office, 80 Scout Road. The minimum registration for this event will be five children and the maximum 20 children. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.
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.
Monday December 24
Christmas Dinner
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will serve its Fourth Annual Community Christmas Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. This free turkey dinner is open to all. Information/to volunteer to help/to provide a pie(s): 518-499-1491.
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.
Friday December 28
Movie Night
HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA will host a family movie, featuring a drive-in theme, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, in the Elementary School Cafeteria. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and drinks, popcorn and pizza will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Hoosick Falls PTA. Bring a blanket or your favorite chair.
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.
Tuesday January 8
Piano/Guitar Recital
FAIR HAVEN A Piano and Guitar Recital will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Fair Haven Union High School (snow date Jan. 9). Everyone will be welcome.
Friday January 11
Paranormal Talk
POULTNEY Psychic medium William Constantine will present a Paranormal Talk from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. William will discuss the paranormal and answer your questions. Reservations are requested at 802-287-5556. Information: www.poultneypubliclibrary.com, or www.psychicwilliamconstantine.com.
Sunday January 13
Free Supper
HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to a free Sunday Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 13. This meal is served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions and the building is handicap accessible. Information: 686-4982.
Sunday January 20
Vermont Symphony
RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Youth and Beauty” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. An additional concert will be “Three for Two” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Cost per concert: $9 students, to $30. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.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.
Sunday March 10
Vermont Symphony
RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Three for Two” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Cost: $9 students, to $30. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.
Saturday April 6
Songs of Freedom
RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Paramount Theatre will present a “Songs of Freedom” concert with Peter Yarrow at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Robert De Cormier will conduct. Cost: $34 to $49. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

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