Community Calendar 12/13/12

Thursday December 13
Holiday Party
ARGYLE The Tri-County Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Assn. will meet for a Holiday Party and Luncheon at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in the home of Claudia Elkins at the end of Mill Street in Argyle Village (snow date Dec. 14). Bring mittens for the mitten tree to be donated to a local school, and donations will be collected for an area fire company/rescue squad.
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.
After-School Workshop
GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water Street in Granville will host an After-School Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 13. Children are invited to come make a special item from slate for their own tree, or an item to display during the holidays. The museum will be open until 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. Reservations are requested at 518-642-1417.
Toys and Tanks
SARATOGA The New York State Military History Museum at 61 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs is currently hosting an exhibit “Toys and Tanks: The Model Army.” The display features rare 1960’s and 1970’s GI Joe figures and accessories, and military model dioramas of New York National Guard units which fought in World War II. Information: 518-581-5100.
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.
Quilling Class
GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 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.
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.
Bingo Benefit
WELLS Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, and noon on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Proceeds will benefit the Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York Youth Organizations. Information: Linda Angiolillo at 518-642-9707.
Library Advocates
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Advocates group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.
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
Living History Program
WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for a 4-H program, “Living History: Take a Step Back in Time,” that will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 22, in the Hudson Falls Public Library. Explore heritage and community, and learn new skills. This program is open to children in grade 5 and up, including home-schooled students, who are 4-H members and non-members. Registration/cost: 518-746-2650, or Washington@cornell.edu.
Chocolate Letters
SCHUYLERVILLE St. Nicholaas Chocolate Letters are available in milk, dark and sugarless chocolate at Schuyler Sweets, 695-4171, or email rstickle@schuylersweets.com. Part of the proceeds of the chocolate letter sales will support the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce’s St. Nicholaas Festival.
Holiday Party
POULTNEY Reservations are due now for the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Party that will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Fair Haven Inn. Cost: $30. Attendees are asked to bring a gift for a Yankee swap. Information/reservations: Mary Lee Harris at Stitchy Women, 287-4114 Wednesday through Saturday, or 468-5370 evenings.
Care Providers
RUTLAND The Community Access Program, an affiliate of Rutland Mental Health Services and the Community Care Network, serves community members with intellectual disabilities. Its Shared Living Program is seeking care providers throughout Rutland County, especially those with homes that can be made physically accessible. Information: Marcia at 802-786-7339, or email mgadway@rmhsccn.org.
Winter Wonderland
SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs is accepting registrations for “Winter Break for Kids! Winter Wonderland” classes for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 14 that will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 26 through 28. Cost: $90, $80 members, for ages 5 to 7; $130, $120 members, ages 8 to 14. Information/registration: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.
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.
Arts and Crafts
ARLINGTON The 14th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show will run through Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Offered will be woodworking, felt bags, hats and scarves, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Also, raffle tickets are available for a variety of holiday baskets at $1 each, or six for $5. Drawings will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 802-375-6153.
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.
Christmas concert
CASTLETON The Castleton Federated Church on Main Street will present a Concert and Christmas Caroling event at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at the church. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Snowflake Ball
DORSET The Middle School Snowflake Ball will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, in the winter-wonderland-decorated Physical Activity Center at the Long Trail School in Dorset. All area middle school students are invited to this semi-formal dance featuring great music, food, games and prizes. Admission: $7, with 25 percent of proceeds benefiting Hurricane Sandy relief. You’ll also have an opportunity to create a bowl for the Empty Bowls 2013 project. Information: Justin Bendall at 802-867-5717, Ext. 107.
Saturday December 15
Community Breakfast
FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven (handicap accessible on main floor). Cost: Free this month; donations welcome. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.
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.
Pancakes/St. Nicholas
ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington will host a Pancake Breakfast with St. Nicholas at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. People of all ages are invited to come hear the true story of Santa Claus and enjoy crafts, music and photos with St. Nicholas. Cost: Free-will offering to benefit the church’s special community programs. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.
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.
Open Food Shelf
POULTNEY The Poultney Food Shelf will hold an Open Shelf at the Stonebridge Inn from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 15, for eligible residents of Poultney, Middletown Springs and Hampton.
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.
Lincoln Christmas
MANCHESTER Hildene in Manchester will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, and daily through December (closed Dec. 24 and 25). You’ll experience the look and feel of presidential son Robert Todd Lincoln’s and wife Mary’s home during the holidays. Festive holiday tunes from Robert’s collection of Aeolian pipe organ music will fill the house, too. Also, Hildene’s Museum Store offers distinctive items for holiday gift giving for young and old, from Victorian Era ornaments and greeting cards to choices for children, including books and bees. Admission: $16 adults; $5 ages 6 to 14; free members, volunteers and younger than 6. Information: 802-362-1788, or www.hildene.org.
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.
Bake Sale
WHITEHALL Brownie Troop 3149 will host a Bake Sale to benefit the Whitehall Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Stewart’s on Route 4 in Whitehall.
Holiday Shop
GLENS FALLS LARAC’s Holiday Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at its Lapham Gallery on City Park in Glens Falls. Original and hand-crafted gift items from regional fine artists and artisans will be offered. Live music will be provided, too. The Holiday Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2.
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.
Barbecue Fundraiser
QUEENSBURY A Dickie’s Barbecue Pit Fundraiser to benefit the Family Service Association Food Pantry in Glens Falls will be held from 11 a.m. to closing on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Queensbury Plaza, 756 Upper Glen Street in Queensbury. Dickie’s will donate 10 percent of all proceeds of this event to the pantry.
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 ARGYLE American Legion Post 1815 will host an all you can eat pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the post on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle. The meal will include sausage, bacon and other sides as well as beverages. The cost is $6. For more information call Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.
Lessons, Carols
ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington will host an Evensong with Advent Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Before and after this service, you’ll have an opportunity to view an exhibition titled, “Los Nacimientos,” a display of more than 50 nativity scenes reflecting the cultures of countries around the world. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.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.
Citizen of the Year
POULTNEY The Poultney Area chamber of Commerce will host a Citizen-of-the-Year Reception in honor of Jeff Roberts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney. Refreshments will be served, there’ll be a cash bar, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Information: 802-287-2010.
Christmas Show
HUDSON FALLS The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present “Our Christmas Show” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls. Christmas songs, poems and skits will be featured. Judi Gross will perform carols on the Celtic harp before the show, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and during intermission. Admission: $5. Information: www.hudsonrivershakespeare.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.
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
Christmas Breakfast
SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Christmas Breakfast with pancakes and Belgian waffles from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Santa will provide a gift for each child and everyone will be welcome.
Santa Breakfast
GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Gansevoort Firehouse. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 age 60 and older; $5 ages 4 to 12; free 3 and younger.
Santa Breakfast
SCHAGHTICOKE The Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad invites everyone to Breakfast with Santa Claus from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the squad building at 1448 Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. A surprise will follow breakfast. Cost: $8 adults; $5 children; $20 max for a family. Information: 518-753-6634.
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.
Basket Raffle
CASTLETON Members of the Pond Hill Interscholastic Equestrian Teams will host their Second Annual Basket Raffle on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Bomoseen Grange Hall on Route 30, just south of Castleton Corners. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 at the door; $2 additional tickets. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too, and refreshments will be for sale. Information: Email teampenningus@yahoo.com.
Bingo Benefit
WELLS A Bingo will be held at noon on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Proceeds will benefit the Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York Youth Organizations. Information: Linda Angiolillo at 518-642-9707.
Carol Singing
EAST ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road for Christmas Carol Singing at noon on Sunday, Dec. 16. Information: 802-375-2548, or www.federatedchurchofeastarlington.org.
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.
Community Dinner
GREENWICH  Boy Scout Troop 27 invites everyone to their free Community Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Middle Falls Firehouse on Route 29. The scouts are cooking a turkey dinner with all the fixings. Meals to go will be available also. For delivery, call 855-4059 or 692-9229.
Jingle Bell Jam
POULTNEY Children ages infant to 7 are invited to a Jingle Bell Jam from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney. Featured will be singing, dancing, musical instrument playing, crafts and refreshments. Participation in this one-day event will include a magical Christmas lantern and an E-music card. Information/registration: Heidi at 802-884-8040, or email musicwithheidi@gmail.com.
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 Mary Ellen Millet from Rutland and Ann Bryan, a Wales native, featuring vocals by Sally Giambatista from Hebron. Refreshments will follow. 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.
Chorus Visit
BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall Chorus invites everyone to join in a visit to the West River Valley Assisted Living Home in Townshend at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. The chorus will lead a performance of traditional holiday selections and share holiday cheer. Information: Daren Houck at 297-2662, or www.themountainschool.org.
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.
Christmas Concert
GRANVILLE The Granville Area Chorus will present a “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. Traditional carols, spirituals and contemporary songs of the season, with audience participation, will be featured under the direction of Crystal Everdyke. Cost: Free, free-will offerings accepted. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert and everyone will be welcome.
Carols, Conversation
CASTLETON The Castleton Historical Society invites local folks to the handicap-accessible Higley House Museum, 407 Main Street in Castleton, for Carols, Sweets and Conversation at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. Pianist Linda Splatt will take the lead at this free event. Information: Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105.
Santa Visits
SALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. will tour the village of Salem beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, ending about 6 p.m. at the Proudfit Hall firehouse where Santa will talk with the children and adults who have special wish lists.
Christmas Caroling
SHUSHAN Everyone is invited to take part in caroling in front of the Shushan United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served. Information: Gayle Shaw, 854-3896.
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. Also, to purchase a VSO “Christmas in Vermont” CD at $15 each, call 802-864-5741, Ext. 10.
Christmas Concert
MANCHESTER The Choir of Christ Our Savior Parish, community members, and a small orchestra will perform a Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church on Route 30, Bonnet Street, in Manchester. A mix of familiar and unfamiliar Christmas music will be featured under the direction of Michael Gallagher. Free and open to all.
Chariots of Fire
MANCHESTER The classic 1981 film, “Chariots of Fire,” will be screened at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Israel Congregation on Route 7A, Main Street, in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-4578.
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
First National Event
FORT ANN The Glens Falls National Bank at 110 George Street in Fort Ann will host a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Hot chocolate, snacks and chili will be served and there’ll be a raffle of a 100-gallon fuel oil gift certificate donated by CV Fuel Services. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Fort Ann Rescue Squad’s purchase of new defibrillators. Attendees also are encouraged to bring new or gently used coats, hats and scarves for Fort Ann Central School students and families in need. Information: 518-639-5591.
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
CAMBRIDGE Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 for a meeting and Potluck Supper. Please bring a dish to share. The program is “Bethlehem – Beyond the Christmas Story.” Information: 518-677-3602 or http://emburyunited.weebly.com.
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
Women’s Health
WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, Dec. 18, Fort Ann Rescue Squad; Dec. 19, Presbyterian Church, W. Broadway in Salem; and Friday, Dec. 21, Skenesborough Rescue Squad, in Whitehall. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.
Genealogy Group
SCHUYLERVILLE The Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Also, the library will host a Craft Night at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18. Information: 518-695-6641.
Rockin’ Snow White
WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School students will stage “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White” at 12:30 p.m. (dress rehearsal) and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the school, 5788 Route 153 in West Pawlet. This show, adapted from the classic Grimm fairy tale, will feature a modern twist and a variety of music genres. Both performances are free and open to all. Information: 802-645-9009.
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.
Winter Concert
MANCHESTER Students from the Maple Street School in Manchester will present a Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the school. Students will sing and play recorders, handbells, djembe drums (with guest artist Gary Meitrott), and concert band instruments. Holiday songs and different genres of music will be represented. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-7137, or www.maplestreetschool.com.
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.
Bag Sale
SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store will hold its Bag Sale from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday, Dec. 20 to 22. A bag filled with clothing will cost only $1. The Shoppe will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 22 and will reopen at 1 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2013. The Shoppe is located to the right of the Courthouse Community Center at 58 East Broadway in Salem.
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.
Catholic Daughters meet
SALEM The Catholic Daughters of Holy Cross Catholic Church will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 for a special meeting in which they will collect donated cookies for shut-ins and baby items for at-risk young mothers. Anyone who would like to help can bring their home-baked cookies and baby clothes at this time.
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.
Holiday Memories
MANCHESTER “An Evening of Holiday Memories” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Tales of Hanukkah and Christmas, with special guests Ruth Gilbert and Tom Weakley, holiday music, mulled cider and wine, and sweets will be featured and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-2607, or email events@markskinnerlibrary.org.
Holiday Concert
MANCHESTER The Manchester Historical Society will present the Tall Spire Ringers with a free Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Featured will be the church’s Chancel Choir, the Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble, cellist Jared Shapiro and narrator Sue Pierce. Open to all and refreshments will follow the concert. Information: www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.
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
Meal at School
HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults; $2.50 students. Proceeds will benefit the senior class of 2013.
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.
Environment Group
MANCHESTER Green Drinks, an informal group of community members broadly interested in environmental issues, invites everyone to its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. You’ll find this event at Barrows House, 3156 Route 30 in Dorset. Enjoy drinks and conversation. Information: www.greendrinks.org.
Santa at Library
ARLINGTON Santa will visit the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. As part of the festivities, he will read “The Night Before Christmas.” Information: 802-375-6153.
Holiday Stories
CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Theater Company will present “Stories of the Season: A Holiday Reader’s Theater” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. This family event also will include a concession stand with hot soup, cheeses and chutneys, mulled cider, and more, available at 6:30 p.m. and at intermission. Admission: $12; $10 members; $5 students. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.
Energy Incentives
MANCHESTER Alan Benoit, owner of Sustainable Design, will discuss the many state and federal rebates, incentives and financing options available for energy efficiency upgrades at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Northshire Bookstore. Free and open to the public. Information: www.SustainableDesignofVT.com.
Friday December 21
Rummage Sale
GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. This sale will be held on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Donations of clothing, household items and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.
Holiday Meal
SCHUYLERVILLE The Saratoga County Office for the Aging’s 60+ Dining Program will serve a special meal for the holiday season at noon on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Stuffed chicken breast with all the trimmings and banana cream pie will be on the menu. Cost: $2 suggested for age 60 and older.  Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance at 695-3644, Ext. 316.
Children’s Activity
GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls will offer an After-School Friday: Winter Solstice activity for ages 5 to 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. Children will create a winter solstice art project. Information/cost: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.
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.
Dinner at VFW
VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.
Family Movie
SCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. A PG-rated film running about 105 minutes will be screened at this free event that’s open to all. Bring popcorn if you like. Information: 518-695-6641.
Dance Party
BENNINGTON Everyone is invited to an Afterglow Dance Party from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Featured will be holiday-themed cocktails from the cash bar, and announcement of the awards for the public’s favorite tree vignettes. Cost: $7 at the door. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.
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.
Christmas Celebration
POULTNEY The Foundation Church invites everyone to a Christmas Celebration at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, in the library at Poultney High School. Featured will be singing, refreshments, and each child will receive a gift bag.
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.
Christmas Cantata
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church Choir will present the Christmas cantata “All is Well” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23 in the church sanctuary at 16 State Street in Valley Falls. The church is handicap accessible and has an assistive listening system. All are welcome. Information: 753-6028.
Monday December 24
New Skete Services
CAMBRIDGE The New Skete Monastery at 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge will hold a Christmas Eve matins service at 8 a.m., a tersext service at noon, vespers at 5 p.m., and a great vigil at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. A matins service will be held at 9 a.m. and a divine-liturgy service at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day. Information: 518-677-3928, or email monks@newskete.org.
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.
Christmas Eve Service
WEST HEBRON The West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30 invites everyone to its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. Information: Interim Pastor Laura Mitchell at 854-3729, or www.westhebronunitedpresbyterianchurch.com.
Christmas Eve Service
QUAKER SPRINGS Everyone is invited to a traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at the Quaker Springs United Methodist Church on Route 32, south of Schuylerville. Familiar Christmas readings and carols will be featured, and communion offered. Information: 695-3101, or www.qsumc.com.
Tuesday December 25
Christmas Dinner
CAMBRIDGE Everyone is invited to a free Community Christmas Dinner at noon on Dec. 25 at the Embury United Methodist Church on Main Street in Cambridge. Reservations for eating in at the church or to have a dinner delivered to your home (Washington, Rensselaer counties) are requested with Chris Catlin at 677-2491. Also, volunteers are needed to help with this meal, to deliver meals, decorate the hall, to provide food donations, etc. Call Naomi Marsh at 677-5665, or email nmarsh@mycap.rr.com.
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.
Thursday December 27
Children’s Activity
GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls will offer a European Holiday Traditions activity for ages 6 to 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28. Sweden and Mexico will be the focus on Thursday, Russia and Finland on Friday. Cost/registration: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.
Driving Course
HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. A valid state of New York driver’s permit is required to take this course. Cost: $40. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.
Friday December 28
Holiday Meal
SCHUYLERVILLE The Saratoga County Office for the Aging’s 60+ Dining Program will serve a special meal for the holiday season at noon on Friday, Dec. 28, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Boneless pork roast with all the trimmings and a frosted brownie will be on the menu. Cost: $2 suggested for age 60 and older.  Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance at 695-3644, Ext. 316.
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.
Free Dinner
CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.
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 Actress and comedienne Laura Roth will present “The Wild Woman New Year’s 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.
First Night Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts will host First Night Saratoga, with an “Explore the Night” theme, on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, along Broadway and surrounding streets in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be music, art and family-friendly entertainment at several venues. First Night buttons are on sale at area Price Chopper stores, Stewart’s Shops, the Saratoga Springs YMCA, Adirondack Trust branches, The Arts Center, and online at www.saratoga-arts.org/firstnight/buttons. Also, compliments of GE, children age 12 and younger will be free. To volunteer to help with First Night: Ingrid Capron at 518-491-8080, or email icapron@saratoga-arts.org.
New Year’s Party
ARLINGTON A New Year’s Eve Party for everyone age 21 and older will be held from 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1 at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Deejay John Wooddell will provide the music and snacks will be provided. Cost: $10; $15 per couple. Information: 802-375-6157.
Tuesday January 1
Polar Plunge
LAKE GEORGE The New Year’s Day Polar Plunge Swim will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Duffy’s. There’ll be family activities, too. Information: 518-668-5323, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
Wednesday January 2
Nazi Germany Talk
RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present Paul Vincent, a Keene State College professor, with a talk titled, “Daily Life in Prewar Nazi Germany,” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.
Actress Speaks
MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series featuring actress and educator Sally Matson with a talk titled, “Margaret Bourke-White, Courageous Photographer,” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Council at 802-262-2626.
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 House events from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 2 through 30, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
Thursday January 3
Legion Auxiliary
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 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.
Legion Meetings
POULTNEY The Sons of American Legion Post 39 at 689 Granville Street in Poultney will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, and the regular Legion meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. Information: 802-287-5229.
Friday January 4
First Friday
GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 4 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.
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.
Monday January 14
Job Networking
SALEM The Job Networking Ministry of the Salem United Methodist Church will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan 14 at the church. Free dinner will be provided, along with information on jobs of every description. Open to the public.
Wednesday January 16
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 House events from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
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.
Wednesday February 6
Climate Change Talk
RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present author and environmentalist Bill McKibben with a talk titled, “McKibben on Climate Change,” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.
Pianist Speaks
MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series featuring pianist Michael Arnowitt with a program titled, “An Evening with George Gershwin,” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Council at 802-262-2626.
Wednesday March 6
Author Speaks
RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present novelist Chris Bohjalian with a talk titled, “Fiction’s Getting to the Truth: Chris Bohjalian’s the Sandcastle Girls, Family History, and Armenian Genocide,” at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.
Marshall Plan Talk
MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series featuring Mark A. Stoler, a University of Vermont professor, with a talk titled, “The Marshall Plan Revisited,” at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Council at 802-262-2626.
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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