Community Calendar 12/20/12

Thursday December 20
Story Hour
BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum and the Bennington Free Library will host a Story Hour at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This special Museum ABCs program… for ages 3 to 5, their parents and caregivers… will focus on new toys and playing with them. Free and registration is not required. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.
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 Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall 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. Featured will be readings of favorite stories and poems. There also will be 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
Cupcake Decorating
RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for a Cupcake Decorating Workshop with Delaney Courcelle, a “middle school baking wonder,” that will be held from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland. For ages 8 to 12. Cost: $5 resident; $7 non-resident. Pre-registration is required at 802-773-1853, www.rutlandrec.com, or visit the Godnick Center at 1 Deer Street.
Raffle Benefit
GRANVILLE Raffle tickets are being sold for a seven-piece Telescope patio set (table with umbrella and base, four chairs) with proceeds to benefit Tammy Rathbun’s health insurance costs due to a recent illness. Tickets at one for $1 or five for $6 are available from Joanne Warner at 518-642-1051, Ext. 2119, or Terri Boisclair at 642-1360. The drawing will be held at a basket party on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Granville High School (doors open at 11 a.m., drawings at 1 p.m.).
Parenting Classes
WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is accepting registrations for Parenting Classes that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 8 through Feb. 5 at the Washington County Municipal Center in Hudson Falls. The focus will be on enhancing communication skills and achieving effective discipline with children. Cost: $10 county residents; $20 non-county residents. Information/registration: 518-746-2560, or toll-free at 1-800-548-0881.
Women’s Health
WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the 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.
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.
Salem Shopping
SALEM The village of Salem will host a Late Night Shopping event on Friday, Dec. 21. Look for “Ugly Sweaters” on display at local retailers, strolling carolers from 7 to 8 p.m. on Main Street, and specials at retailers who will be open until 8 p.m. The United Presbyterian Church will host a Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a telling of the Story of Christmas.
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
Skate with Santa
RUTLAND The Louras family invites children age 10 and younger, along with parents and grandparents, to a Skate with Santa from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Giorgetti Arena in Rutland. Free admission and special $1 skate rentals. Information: Cindi Wight at 282-1092.
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.
Handel’s Messiah
GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a singing of Handel’s Messiah at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149.
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 Service
QUAKER SPRINGS A Blue Christmas Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Quaker Springs United Methodist Church on Route 32. This service is for those struggling with loss and feeling down or blue this year.
Christmas Cantata
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church Choir invites everyone to 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. 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.
Park Exploration
RUTLAND Cindi Wight will lead students in grades 1 through 6 on a free Exploration of Pine Hill Park in Rutland from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 24. Younger children will be welcome, too, if accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather, be it sun, rain or snow, and bring a backpack with water and a snack. Pre-registration is not required. Information: Cindi at Rutland Recreation and Parks Department, 282-1092.
Christmas Eve 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
EASTON The Easton Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) will hold its Christmas Even celebration at 5 p.m., preceeded by a potluck at 4 p.m. The candlelight worship will be held at the North Meetinghouse, located at 1778 State Route 40 in Easton. All are welcome. Information: 518-692-9539 or http://nyym.org/easton/.
Christmas Eve Services
MANCHESTER The Zion Episcopal Church at 5167 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester Center will hold a Christmas Eve Service at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24, with a community children’s service and Christmas pageant. A festive Eucharist service will follow at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Chapel, 3512 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester Village, and there’ll be a festive candlelight Eucharist service with choir at 9 p.m. at Zion Church. Children will be welcome at all of the services. Information: 802-362-1987, or email office@zionchurchmanchester.org.
Christmas Eve Service
PERU The Peru Congregational Church invites everyone to a Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The community choir, directed by Dr. Roger Fox and accompanied by several talented musicians, will provide festive music. Information: Pastor Margaret at 379-1438.
Christmas Eve Services
QUAKER SPRINGS A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with communion will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 at the Quaker Springs United Methodist Church on Route 32, south of Schuylerville. Return at 9 p.m. for a traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with familiar Christmas readings and carols, and communion. Information: 695-3101, or www.qsumc.com.
Christmas Eve Service
SCHUYLERVILLE A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with communion will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at the Schuylerville United Methodist Church, 51 Church Street. Everyone will be welcome.
Christmas Eve Service
CASTLETON  A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at the Hydeville Baptist Church, 1044 Route 4A West. This traditional service will include special music, scripture readings, an Advent message, and lots of Christmas hymns. Everyone will be welcome.
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
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to a Christmas Eve Service at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 24. The church is handicap accessible and has an assistive listening system. Information: 753-4848, or www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.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.
Basketball Tournament
WHITEHALL The annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball tournament will be held at Whitehall High School on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26 and 27. Games will begin at 3 p.m. each day with the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The tournament will feature teams from Whitehall, Fort Edward, and Fair Haven and Poultney, Vt.
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.
Family Program
MANCHESTER A family program featuring local author Gordon McClellan will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Rev. McClellan will read from his original picture book, “Don’t Give the Dog Sugar with His Tea!” Free and open to all (children must be accompanied by adult caregivers). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.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.
Basketball Tournament
GRANVILLE The American Legion will hold a Christmas basketball tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28. Granville, Fort Ann, Mount St. Joseph Academy and Hadley-Luzerne will compete in the event. Granville junior varsity will play at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and varsity will start at 7:30 p.m. Scheduling on Friday depends on Thursday’s winners. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $1 for all junior varsity games.
Friday December 28
Tech Sessions
SARATOGA SPRINGS SAM’s Garage will host three RPI Formula/SAE Tech Sessions from 10 a.m. to noon at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs, as follows: “Cars and Careers” Saturday, Jan. 12; “Building a Formula Race Car” Saturday, Jan. 19; and “Formula Racing Goes Green” Saturday, Feb. 16. Registration: Email seth.warden@saratogaautomuseum.org. Information: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.
Pink the Rink
CASTLETON Bids are being accepted online for specially designed pink jerseys that will be worn by the Castleton State College Women’s Ice Hockey Team when it plays St. Michael’s College in the Fourth Annual “Pink the Rink” game at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. Online bids may be placed at www.castleton.edu/athletics, and bids also may be placed prior to the game (minimum bid per jersey, $100). Proceeds will benefit the Breast Care Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Admission to the game will be $6, $4 for senior citizens, $2 Castleton students, with proceeds also benefiting the Breast Care Program. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of this effort.
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.
Messiah Sing-Along
ARLINGTON The annual Communitywide Messiah Sing-Along will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington. Scott Smedinghoff will lead singers of all levels and abilities, accompanied by a chamber orchestra of talented local musicians, in this informal sing-along that will include the Hallelujah Chorus. Bring your Handel’s Messiah score if you have one; a limited number of copies will be provided. Information: 375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.
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.
New Year’s Concerts
MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival invites young and old to welcome 2013 with New Year’s Eve Concerts at 4 and 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street in Manchester Village. Regional actor Peter Langstaff will lead a musical tour of three centuries at the 4 p.m., family friendly program. Keith Kibler, an interpreter of baroque and classical arias, will present the music of Bach, Handel, Mozart and others through the Festival Strings. Refreshments will follow the 6 p.m. concert. Cost at 4 p.m.: $10 adults; free age 17 and younger. Cost for 6 p.m.: $27; $10 students with valid identification. Tickets are available at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, at 802-362-1956 or www.mmfvt.org, and will be sold at the door.
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
Women’s Health
CAMBRIDGE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.
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.
Toastmasters Meet
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 2, 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.
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
Snow Train
NORTH CREEK The Saratoga & North Creek Railway Snow Train will run Fridays through Sundays, from Jan. 4 through March 31, from 3 Railroad Place in North Creek. Information/cost: 1-877-726-7245, or www.sncrr.com.
Thrift Shop Open
ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.
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 Jan. 4. 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.
Fish Fry
VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to a Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 4 through 25.Cost: $8.50 fried fish, clams, or chicken tenders; $5 quart of clam chowder. Eat in, or order a takeout at 695-3917.
Friday Bingo
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.
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.
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.
Saturday January 5
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 16 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the sixth, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Driving Course
HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.
Farmers Market
GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Jan. 5 through 26, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.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.
Derby Tune-up
SARATOGA SPRINGS SAM’s Garage will host a Pinewood Derby Speed Workshop, a tune-up program for children and scouts, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs. Learn and test the physics of pinewood derby racing. Cost: Free for children with adult admission to the museum. Information: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.
Lose Weight
GREENWICH Simple, healthy steps to lose weight and keep it off will be offered during a free event at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Soul Space, 120 Ray Road in Greenwich. There’ll be a guest speaker and healthy refreshments. Reservations are requested with Evan at 518-677-5662, or email healthyevan@verizon.net.
Sunday January 6
Breakfast Buffet
CAMBRIDGE An all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.
Noah’s Flood
RUTLAND Members of the Opera Theatre of Weston Youth Chorus will don animal masks they’ve made for the staging of Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s flood) on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. This play also will be presented the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, at the Weston Playhouse in Weston. Times/tickets: 802-824-3821, www.operatheatreofweston.com, or email otw@sover.net.
Monday January 7
Free Skiing, Boarding
NORTH CREEK Skiers and boarders age 19 and younger will ski and ride for free with a full-paying parent from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, through Sunday, Jan. 13, at Gore Mountain in North Creek. Free tubing, too. Information: 518-251-2411, or www.goremountain.com.
Legion Bingo
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
Tuesday January 8
Watercolor Workshop
WHITEHALL Registrations are requested by Tuesday, Jan. 8, for a Winter Paint in Watercolor Workshop for adults that will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 15, 22 and 29, in the indoor pavilion at the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. Bring whatever painting supplies you have and other materials will be provided for a small charge. Also bring lunch. Cost: $60. Information/registration: 845-591-8910.
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.
Bingo at VFW
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.
Guitar Night
GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to an Acoustic Guitar Night Fundraiser hosted by John J. Byrnes, III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.
Thursday January 10
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.
Auxiliary Meets
ARLINGTON The Women’s Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.
Friday January 11
Coffee House
WHITEHALL A Coffee House on the Canal event, with light music, will be held the evening of Friday, Jan. 11, at the indoor pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. A coffee barista will be on duty and desserts will be served. Cost: $7 cover charge, and no charge for refreshments. Information: 845-591-8910.
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.
The Drawer Boy
CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Projects will present “The Drawer Boy,” a story about the healing power of art and the true bonds of friendship, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 and 20. You’ll find this play in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.
Saturday January 12
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 18 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the thirteenth, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Spinning Guild
SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 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.
Macbeth Auditions
CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Theater Company will hold Open Auditions at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, for its March production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. You’ll find this activity in the Freight Depot Theater behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Open to persons at every level of experience. Reservations are requested at 518-677-2495. Information: www.hubbardhall.org.
Art Reception
CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Beginnings, Ends…,” by photographer Ian Creitz will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. This exhibition will run through Sunday, Feb. 17. Information: 518-677-2765, or visit Facebook.
Teen Dance
WHITEHALL A Teen Dance will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the indoor pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. Music will be provided by a deejay and refreshments will be provided. Cost: $3. Information: 845-591-8910.
Sunday January 13
Seniors Breakfast
ARLINGTON A Seniors Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Cost: Donation for seniors; $4 non-seniors. Information: 802-375-6157.
Buffet Breakfast
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13. 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.
Realities of War
FORT TICONDEROGA Chris Fox, curator of collections at Fort Ticonderoga, will speak on “The Realities of War” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at the fort. Cost: $10 at the door; free members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.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 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.
Chorus Practice
RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.
Tuesday January 15
GNAT-TV Meeting
SUNDERLAND Greater Northshire Access Television invites the public to its Annual Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the GNAT-TV studio, 6378 Route 7A in Sunderland. GNAT-TV’s primary function is to keep residents of 11 Northshire towns connected with their communities through the broadcasting of municipal meetings, informational programs, talk shows, and other entertainment produced by local residents. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 802-362-7070, or email info@gnat-tv.org.
Legion Bingo
ARLINGTON Bingo will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Doors will open at 6 p.m., food will be available for purchase, and bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Information: 802-375-6157.
Wednesday January 16
Astronomy Club
SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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.
Toastmasters Meet
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 16, 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.
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.
Friday January 18
Girls’ Hockey
GLENS FALLS/LAKE GEORGE The Winter Classic XIX Girls’ Hockey Tournament will be held at various times Friday through Monday, Jan. 18 to 21, at the Civic Center and the Recreation Center, both in Glens Falls, and at the Forum in Lake George. More than 50 teams from Canada and the Northeast will compete. Free admission. Information: www.adirondacknorthstars.com.
Rummage Sale
GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 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.
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 Jan. 18. 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.
Fish Fry
VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to a Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and 25.Cost: $8.50 fried fish, clams, or chicken tenders; $5 quart of clam chowder. Eat in, or order a takeout at 695-3917.
Steak Night
ARLINGTON Steak Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Cost: $12, with proceeds benefiting the Post’s Children and Youth Program. Information: 802-375-6157.
ATF Winter Benefit
GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 19th Winter Benefit, “Insanely Happy,” will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls. Featured will be a silent auction from 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a live auction, both with many valuable items. Food from the Gourmet Café, beer from Davidson Brothers, and wine from Adirondack Wine Merchants will be served. Cost: $65 to $150. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, www.ATFestival.org, or the Wood box office noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Friday Bingo
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18. 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, Jan. 18. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.
The Drawer Boy
CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Projects will present “The Drawer Boy,” a story about the healing power of art and the true bonds of friendship, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. You’ll find this play in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.
Saturday January 19
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 14 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 20th, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Food Pantry Open
SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.
Farmers Market
GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 19 and 26, at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.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.
Sunday January 20
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 Jan. 20. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.
Basket Party
GRANVILLE A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, in the cafeteria at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Tammy Rathbun’s health insurance costs incurred during a recent illness. Also, the winner of a raffle for a seven-piece Telescope patio set will be drawn at this event. Information/raffle tickets: Joanne Warner at 518-642-1051, Ext. 2119, or Terri Boisclair at 642-1360.
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.
Monday January 21
Potluck Supper
HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 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 Jan. 21. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
Tuesday January 22
Italian Group
WHITEHALL The Tutti Italiani group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the indoor pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. This is a cultural group for all things Italian, but you don’t need to be Italian to join. Light refreshments will be served and you may bring something to share. Information: 845-591-8910.
Bingo at VFW
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.
Guitar Night
GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to an Acoustic Guitar Night Fundraiser hosted by John J. Byrnes, III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Bring your guitar or just come and listen. No cover charge. Guitar night is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions.
Wednesday January 23
Paramount Shows
RUTLAND The Vermont Actors Repertory Theatre Company will stage “My First Time” by Ken Davenport and “Real People Just Like You” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 23 to 26, and Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. You’ll find this show at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland. Cost: 15. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or at the door.
Thursday January 24
Thrift Shop
FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 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.
French Group
WHITEHALL The Table Francais group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the indoor pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. This is a cultural group for all things French but you don’t have to be French to join. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 845-591-8910.
Friday January 25
School Meeting
SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in the school’s cafeteria. Additional Community Conversation meetings will be held on March 29, April 26, and May 31, 2013, to engage community members in dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday January 26
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 16 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Free Dinner
CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 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 January 27
Ski for Heat
PERU Clark’s Quality Foods of Londonderry will again be the title sponsor of the Ski for Heat cross-country skiing and snowshoeing fundraiser that will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru. Proceeds will benefit the Green Mountain Power Warmth Program at BROC that provides heating fuel assistance to local low-income families and individuals. There will be no registration or trail fee, and no minimum amount you need to raise, in order to participate. This is not a timed event and all abilities will be welcome. Information/time: 802-824-3558, or www.SkiForHeat@vermontel.net.
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.
Tuesday January 29
Business Alliance
WHITEHALL The New South Bay Business Alliance will hold an organizational meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the indoor pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. Come share business and creative ideas and activities to boost economic development in Whitehall and towns bordering the south bay of Lake Champlain. Information: 845-591-8910.
Celiac Group
WHITEHALL A Celiac Awareness Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the indoor pavilion of the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park in Whitehall. This group is for all people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance related to food allergies. There’ll be an informative presentation, discussion, and a demonstration of how to make gluten-free pasta. Information: 845-591-8910.
Elmo’s Super Heroes
GLENS FALLS Sesame Street Live! Elmo’s Super Heroes will be staged at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Civic Center in Glens Falls. Tickets/cost: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.
Thursday January 31
Paramount Show
RUTLAND The Vermont Actors Repertory Theatre Company will stage “My First Time” by Ken Davenport and “Real People Just Like You” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. You’ll find this show at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland. Cost: 15. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or at the door.
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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