Community Calendar 1/3/13

Thursday January 3
Tobacco Cessation
BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER The state of Vermont will offer its free Freshstart Tobacco Cessation Program as follows: Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 8 through 29; Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m., Jan. 3 through 24; Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Feb. 5 through 26, and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m., Feb. 7 through 28, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington (take elevator B to Room 345E on Floor 3). Freshstart also will be offered Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 23 through Feb. 13, in the conference room at Equinox Terrace in Manchester. Information/registration: Janice Provost at 802-440-4098, or email proja@phin.org.
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.
Gnostic Anthropology
HOOSICK The nonprofit Northeast Association of Gnostic Anthropology will offer free public classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 3 through 31 at the Hoosick Armory, 80 Church Street. Information: Email gnosis.hoosick@gmail.com.
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
Basketball Instruction
RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for Basketball Instruction with Joan Olsen for children in grades 1 and 2 that will run from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 5 through Feb. 9. Cost: $43 residents, $54 non-residents, including a T-shirt. Also offered will be basketball instruction for children in grade 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays from Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. Cost: $51 residents, $62 non-residents, including a T-shirt. Register at the department’s office in the Godnick Adult Center on Deer Street, or online at www.rutlandrec.com. Information: 802-773-1853.
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.
Health Clinics
RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, Benson Heights, Benson; 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Castleton Meadows, Castleton; 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, Dorset Nursing Office; 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16, Sheldon Towers, Rutland; 11 a.m. Jan. 16, Linden Terrace, Rutland; and 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Maple Village, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.
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
Outdoor Activities
GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking/snowshoeing on Jan. 5, 12 and 13; geocaching on Jan. 7; and walking/skiing/snowshoeing Jan. 8 and 15. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.
Book Sale
HOOSICK FALLS The Cheney Library at 73 Classic Street in Hoosick Falls will hold a Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. Cost: 50 cents hardcover books; 25 cents paperback and children’s books. Information: 518-686-9401.
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
Pancake Breakfast
JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Also, bring your bottles and cans for recycling, and ask about becoming a squad volunteer. Information: 753-9549.
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.
“Cheap Skate”
DORSET The Long Trail School invites everyone to a “Cheap Skate” from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester. Skating cost: $1 students; $3 adults (skate rentals not included). You’ll also have an opportunity to make bowls for the school’s Empty Bowls 2013 project. Cost: Free, and the bowls will be fired and sold with donated soup, bread and dessert at the Empty Bowl dinner on April 6, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Information: Courtney Callo at 802-867-5717, Ext. 141, or email ccallo@longtrailschool.org.
Country Dance
SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. A meeting will precede the dance at 1:30 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.
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) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. This one-act opera also will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, at the Weston Playhouse in Weston. Cost: $15 to $28. Rutland tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org. Weston tickets: 802-824-3821, email otw@sover.net, or www.operatheatreofweston.com.
Science Pub on Beer
FAIR HAVEN A science pub, “The Art and Science of Beer Making,” will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Fair Haven Inn, 5 Adams Street. Steve Parkes, head of the American Brewers Guild in Salisbury, will take the audience from “7,000 years ago when beer was humanity’s first biological engineering breakthrough” to today’s thousands of microbrews. Open to all.
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.
Blood Drive
WHITEHALL The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at Whitehall High School. Appointments are requested at the school office, 518-499-1770, or with Kassi Van Guilder at 499-5344. Donors are reminded to eat a meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating and walk-ins will be welcome. Each donor will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
Family Supper
GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 invites everyone to a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. Bring a dish to share and come help celebrate church members’ and community members’ January birthdays.
Neighbors Meet
EASTON The Easton Neighbors group invites all community members to a Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. Easton neighbor ML Healy, a consultant with Green Martha Professional Organizing, will discuss how to sensibly and economically downsize, get a second opinion on organizing your business or personal files, how to get rid of clutter, helping an elderly relative, and more. Bring your table service, a beverage and dish to share.
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.
Women’s Health
GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker 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.
Seniors’ Potluck
PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will meet for a Potluck Lunch at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, items will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf, and Brenda Howe, SWVCOA community services manager, will be the special guest.
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.
Wednesday January 9
Fly Tyers Meet
RUTLAND The Green Mountain Fly Tyers will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Godnick Center, off Woodstock Avenue on Deer Street in Rutland. Eric Nelson will demonstrate tying the Clouser crayfish fly and discuss crayfish facts, fishing techniques and use of tying materials. Bring your vises and tie with this group.
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
Educators Symposium
MANCHESTER The Maple Street School in Manchester is accepting registrations for the Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Educators Symposium that will be held at the Maple Street School on Friday, March 15. All southern Vermont elementary and secondary schools, private and public, along with preschools, are invited to attend and make a presentation. Cost: $75, including continental breakfast and lunch. Information/registration: Joy Stewart at 802-362-7137, or email jstewart@maplestreetschool.com.
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
Church Breakfasts
GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at AJ’s Restaurant off Quaker Street in Granville. And from 8 to 9 a.m. Sept. 8, the men will meet for breakfast in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Route 149 in South Granville. The men only are asked to make a reservation with Joan at 642-9510.
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A 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.
College Preview
BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College in Bennington will host a Winter Preview Day at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Learn about the college’s academic offerings, student life and financial aid. Information/registration: 802-447-6300, email admissions@svc.edu, or www.svc.edu/preview.
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.
Texas Hold’em
ARLINGTON A Texas Hold’em will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.
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.
Sunday Breakfast
VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.
F.D. Breakfast
COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 13, at the firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads in Cossayuna. Cost: $7; $5 senior citizens and ages 5 to 10; free 4 and younger. Information: 692-7155, or Facebook.
Fiddling Session
SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome. Information: 518-274-6817.
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.
Souper Supper
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to a Super Souper Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13. A variety of soups, bread, muffins, drinks and dessert will be offered at $6, free for age 5 and younger. Information/tickets (tickets also will be sold at the door): 753-6053, 753-6028, or www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.
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
Seniors Lunch
WEST PAWLET Reservations are requested by Tuesday, Jan. 15, for the Haystack Hustler Seniors group lunch at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Cost: $3.50 suggested. Reservations: Phyllis at 325-3196. The students will present a program, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, and items will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf.
Women’s Health
GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Greenwich Town Office on Academy Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.
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.
Eat More/Weigh Less
GLENS FALLS A free “Eat More, Weigh Less” class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Brighter Day Lifestyle Center in the Colvin Building, 206 Glen Street, Suite 41, in Glens Falls. Learn strategies for reducing fat in your diet while increasing physical activity, coping with stress, and creating support systems. Information/registration: 798-9898.
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.
Thursday January 17
Eat More/Weigh Less
BUSKIRK A free “Eat More, Weigh Less” class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Buskirk Better Living Center at the Buskirk Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2176 West Hoosick Road (county routes 67 and 103). Learn strategies for reducing fat in your diet while increasing physical activity, coping with stress, and creating support systems. Information/registration: 686-4524.
Gnostic Anthropology
HOOSICK The nonprofit Northeast Association of Gnostic Anthropology will continue its free public classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31, at the Hoosick Armory, 80 Church Street. Information: Email gnosis.hoosick@gmail.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
Outdoor Activities
GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following Outdoor Activities: Walk/ski/snowshoe, Jan. 19, 22 and 29; hike/snowshoe, Jan. 26; bushwhack, Jan. 26; and cross-country ski, Jan. 27. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.
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.
Dinner, Auction
HEBRON A Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the old West Hebron Firehouse on Route 30 in Hebron. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds will benefit the family of Van Fronhofer, Sr. To donate an item(s) for the auction: Email Maura Rapp at rapp110@yahoo.com. Information: Eva Woodell at 518-791-2390.
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.
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, Jan. 20, 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.
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
Seniors Lunch
WEST PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will meet for lunch at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Cost: $3.50 suggested. Reservations are requested with Phyllis at 325-3196. The students will present a program, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, and items will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf.
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
Tobacco Cessation
MANCHESTER The state of Vermont will offer its free Freshstart Tobacco Cessation Program Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 23 through Feb. 13, in the conference room at Equinox Terrace in Manchester. Information/registration: Janice Provost at 802-440-4098, or email proja@phin.org.
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.
Spaghetti Dinner
ARLINGTON A Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. until the food is gone on Friday, Jan. 25, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.
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, at the Spartan Arena in Rutland. 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.
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.
Comedy Show
XGREENWICH American Legion Post 515 invites everyone to its annual Comedy Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40. Performing will be Jodi Weiner, R.C. Smith and Kevin Bartini. Cost: $10. Reserve a table with a minimum of 10-ticket purchase. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and food will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Information/tickets: Phil at 378-4810, Jessica at 361-8970, Elks at 692-2061, or Legion at 692-8090.
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.
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, Jan. 27, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.
Contra Dance
CAMBRIDGE A Contra Dance will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 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.
Wednesday January 30
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, Jan. 30, Godnick Center, Rutland, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.
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.
Friday February 1
Juried Exhibition
BENNINGTON “Engage,” a juried exhibition showcasing works created by Vermont artists with various disabilities, will run from Friday, Feb. 1, through Tuesday, May 7, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. An artists opening event will be held on Saturday, April 6. Also see a companion exhibition titled, “More Like You Than Not,” about artists with disabilities who’ve worked in Vermont and the surrounding region during the past 150 years. Also see the annual Student Art Show that will run from Feb. 1 through 28. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.
Book Sale
GLENS FALLS The Crandall Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the second, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 226, or www.crandalllibrary.org.
Thrift Shop Open
ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2. 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 Feb. 1. 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.
Coupon Club
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.
Friday Bingo
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.
First Friday
GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 1 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 February 2
Winter Carnival
LAKE GEORGE Weekend one of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Included will be a parade on Canada Street, family activities, outhouse races, polar plunge at 3 p.m., helicopter rides, beach bonfire, and fireworks (Saturday, weather permitting). Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 12 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the third, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Farmers Market
GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in February at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.
Polar Cap Run
LAKE GEORGE The four-mile Polar Cap Run will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Elementary School in Lake George. Proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart Food Pantry and the Upstate Autism Awareness organization. Cost/registration: www.adirondackrunners.org.
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.
Family Activity
LAKE GEORGE Chilly Willy Day, a family fun activity, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Battlefield Park in Lake George. Dodgeball, tug-of-war, food and treats will be featured. Free admission. Information: www.lkgeorge.org.
Monday February 4
Legion Bingo
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
Tuesday February 5
Film Forum
GLENS FALLS In honor of Black History Month, an African American Film Forum will be presented at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in February at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.
Bingo at VFW
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.
Legion Meetings
POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5; Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Information: 802-287-5229.
Wednesday February 6
Mania Auditions
WEST PAWLET Auditions for Mettawee Mania 2013/A Talent Extravaganza will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. This event showcases a wide range of local talent, including comedy, dance, sleight of hand and music, and will be hosted by the reigning Miss Vermont, Chelsea Ingram. Rehearsals for the Saturday, March 9, show will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8. Interested acts should call Rod Hawkins at 802-325-3687 for an audition time.
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.
Toastmasters Meet
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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 a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in February at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
Thursday February 7
Thrift Shop
FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.
Legion Auxiliary
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 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.
Free Concert
GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.
Saturday February 9
Winter Carnival
LAKE GEORGE Weekend two of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Included will be family activities, a polar plunge at 3 p.m., helicopter rides, beach bonfire, and fireworks (Saturday, weather permitting). Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
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, Feb. 9, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 10th, 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, Feb. 9, 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.
Basket Party
WHITEHALL A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Whitehall Athletic Club on Route 4 (former armory). Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $8, including a sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be a big items raffle, lunch will be available at $8, and unlimited coffee or tea only for $2. Proceeds will benefit Mike “Horse” Kennedy. Donated items for the basket party and raffle may be dropped off at the First Step Dance Studio and Putorti’s Market in Whitehall, and at Schoony’s and DC Realty in Granville. Information: Cheryl Putorti at 499-0788, Pam Hobus at 499-0951, or Dan Campbell at 744-2145.
Chinese New Year
GLENS FALLS The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls invites everyone to a Chinese New Year Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Featured will be stories and an opportunity to create “red envelopes,” traditional lucky money envelopes. Cost/reservations: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.
Sunday February 10
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, Feb. 10. 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.
Free Skiing, Boarding
NORTH CREEK A Festival for Kids and a Family Race will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Gore Mountain in North Creek. Lift tickets will be free for age 12 and younger with a full-paying adult. The race will be held at 11 a.m. Information: 518-251-2411, or www.goremountain.com.
Trees Exploration
TICONDEROGA Heidi Karkoski, curator of landscape at Fort Ticonderoga, will lead an “Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Landscape” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the fort. See ornamental tree species and learn their ages and how they were incorporated into the landscape design in the past 150 years. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.
Monday February 11
Chorus Practice
RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.
Friday February 15
Rummage Sale
GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 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 Feb. 15. 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.
Parade, Fireworks
QUEENSBURY “Fire on the Mountain,” featuring a torchlight parade and fireworks, will be offered the evening of Friday, Feb. 15, at Ski West Mountain in Queensbury. This free family event will feature live entertainment. Information: 518-793-6606, Ext. 350, or www.skiwestmountain.com.
Friday Bingo
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. 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, Feb. 15. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.
Saturday February 16
Winter Carnival
LAKE GEORGE Weekend three of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Included will be family activities, a polar plunge at 3 p.m., helicopter rides, a beach bonfire, and fireworks (Saturday, weather permitting). Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
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, Feb. 16, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th, 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, Feb. 16. 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 Saturdays in February 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 February 17
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 Feb. 17. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.
Monday February 18
Potluck Supper
HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 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 Feb. 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
Tuesday February 19
Film Forum
GLENS FALLS In honor of Black History Month, the African American Film Forum will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 and 26, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.
Bingo at VFW
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19. 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 February 20
Astronomy Club
SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.
AA Meetings
WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.
Model Railroaders
GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in February at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
Thursday February 21
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.
Saturday February 23
Ice Fishing Tourney
HAGUE The Hague Fish and Game Club will host the Northern Lake George Ice Fishing Tournament, the largest tournament of its kind on Lake George, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Town Park in Hague. Registration will begin at 5 a.m., with four categories, adult and junior. Prizes will be awarded. Information/cost: 518-543-6542, or www.haguefishandgame.com.
Winter Carnival
LAKE GEORGE Weekend four of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Included will be family activities, a polar plunge at 3 p.m., helicopter rides, a beach bonfire, and fireworks (Saturday, weather permitting). Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
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, Feb. 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 24th, 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, Feb. 23, 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.
Friday March 1
Thrift Shop Open
ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.
Murder Mystery
GLENS FALLS A murder mystery dinner theatre, “Eat, Drink and be Murdered,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 and 10, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Reservations/cost: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.
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 March 1  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 March 2
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, March 2, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the third, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Farmers Market
GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in March at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.
Monday March 4
Legion Bingo
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
Tuesday, March 5
Bingo at VFW
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 5. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.
Legion Meetings
POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Information: 802-287-5229.
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.
Toastmasters Meet
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 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 a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in March at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
Thursday March 7
Thrift Shop
FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.
Legion Auxiliary
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 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.
Friday March 8
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 March 8. 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.
Murder Mystery
GLENS FALLS A murder mystery dinner theatre, “Eat, Drink and be Murdered,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Reservations/cost: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.
Friday Bingo
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 8. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.
Saturday March 9
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 12 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the tenth, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.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.
Spinning Guild
SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Saturday, March 9, 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.
Sunday March 10
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, March 10. 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.
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.
Monday March 11
Chorus Practice
RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.
Thursday March 14
Victorian Exhibition
BENNINGTON “Victorian Extreme: Fancy Work 1850-1900,” a new exhibition at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9, will run from Thursday, March 14, through Monday, May 27. This exhibition explores the wilder side of Victorian aesthetics, including intricately embroidered crazy quilts, and shadow boxes featuring elaborate designs woven from human hair. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.
Friday March 15
Boys’ Basketball
GLENS FALLS The NYSPHSAA Boys’ Basketball Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, March 15 to 17, at the Civic Center in Glens Falls. The best high school basketball teams will compete for the state title at various times. Information/cost: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.
Educators Symposium
MANCHESTER The Maple Street School will host the Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Educators Symposium at the Maple Street School in Manchester on Friday, March 15. All southern Vermont elementary and secondary schools, private and public, along with preschools, are invited to attend and make a presentation. Cost: $75, including continental breakfast and lunch. Information/registration: Joy Stewart at 802-362-7137, or email jstewart@maplestreetschool.com.
Rummage Sale
GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 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.
Dinner at VFW
VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.
Saturday March 16
Girls’ Softball
QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 10 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.
Farmers Market
GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in March at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.
Sham Rocking
LAKE GEORGE A free Sham “Rock” the Block event, featuring live traditional Irish and American music, Celtic games, Irish food and children’s activities, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, and noon Sunday the 17th, in Lake George Village. There also will be a parade on Sunday. Information: 518-361-2559.
Diggin’ for Gold
QUEENSBURY Diggin’ for Gold, a St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Ski West Mountain in Queensbury. Dig through piles of snow for prizes at this free event. Information: 518-793-6606, or www.skiwestmountain.com.
Sunday March 17
1776 Boston Talk
TICONDEROGA Rich Strum, director of education at Fort Ticonderoga, will give a presentation on “Evacuation Day 1776” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the fort. Rich will discuss the British occupation of Boston in 1775 and 1776, and their departure on March 17, 1776. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.
Baroque Comes Alive
GLENS FALLS “Baroque Comes Alive,” performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. There also will be a pre-concert talk with Maestro Peltz at 3:15 p.m. Information/cost: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.
Monday March 18
Legion Bingo
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
Baroque Ensemble
GLENS FALLS “de Blasiis at the Hyde: Rebel,” featuring an internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-792-2383, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org.
Tuesday March 19
Bingo at VFW
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 19. 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 March 20
Historical Society
QUEENSBURY The Warren County Historical Society will present a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at its building in Queensbury. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Information/address: 518-743-0734, or www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.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 a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 and 27, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.
Thursday March 21
Thrift Shop
FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.
Friday March 22
Boat Show
QUEENSBURY The Great Upstate Boat Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 23, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Featured will be 25 dealers, 60 brands, vendors, and 200 boats on display. Information/admission cost: 518-791-0070, or www.greatupstateboatshow.com.
Fish Fry
WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 22. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.
Pizza at Elks
GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.
Friday Bingo
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 22. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.
Saturday March 23
Winter Warm Up
LAKE GEORGE A free Winter Warm Up family activity will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Berry Pond Preserve in Lake George. Included will be a bonfire and hot chocolate. Information: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.
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 March 24
Olympics Benefit
GLENS FALLS A Shamrock Shuffle and Leprechaun Leap event will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Glens Falls High School. Featured will be a five-mile flat and fast loop and a children’s fun run, all to benefit Special Olympics. Cost/registration: www.adirondackrunners.org.
Wednesday April 3
Literary Paris Talk
RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present Barbara Will, a Dartmouth professor, with a talk titled, “Literary Paris: the 1920s in the City of Light,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 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.
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.

Sunday April 21
Tour at Fort
TICONDEROGA Stuart Lilie, director of interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga, will lead a tour titled, “Very Well Prepared for the British Army,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the fort. Join Stuart for a walking tour of the many redoubts, redans, and entrenchments built to fortify Ticonderoga in 1776. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

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