Community Calendar 1/17/13

 

Thursday January 17

 

Tax Preparation

WASHINGTON COUNTY Trained community volunteers who are certified by the IRS are scheduling appointments for free Income Tax Preparation at various locations in the tri-county region. This service is for families and individuals with income of $49,000 or less and individuals who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Electronic filing of both federal and state returns will be available. Call the following for an appointment: Washington County, 1-800-211-5128; Glens Falls Head Start, 793-3624; Moreau Community Center, 792-6007; Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 668-4881; and Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, 792-3537.

 

Pottery Classes

SALEM The pottery studio at the Salem Courthouse Community Center is offering several classes for all ages. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or visit www.salemcourthouse.org and click on “The Latest Course Catalog.”

 

Docent Training

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls will offer Docent Training beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. Docents lead tours and provide information on the museum’s history and its art collections. The training includes six two-hour classes and the minimum age for a docent is 16. Information/registration: 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or email jleary@hydecollection.org.

 

Pork Roast

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Pork Roast Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Local delivery may be requested at 518-642-9115 on Jan. 17.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013.

 

Art Reception

MANCHESTER An evening of art, live music and hors d’oeuvres will be offered at a reception for an exhibition titled, “Here and There,” by Dorset artist Katherine Buchmayr, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Katherine’s work “captures the serenity of the Green Mountains, the warmth of sunshine,” and more. Free and open to all. This exhibition will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Feb. 18. Reception reservations are requested with Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

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.

 

Women Meet

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the downstairs rooms of the Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney. And at 7:30 p.m., Poultney Librarian Rebecca Cook will speak about the Poultney Library’s offerings and activities. Refreshments will follow the talk and the public will be welcome. If you need a ride to this event, call 802-287-9744.

 

Conserving Land

MANCHESTER Alan Benoit, David Campbell of the Vermont Land Trust, and Lee Krohn, Manchester planning director, will discuss their successes and challenges in conserving land for generations to come at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. You’ll find this free event at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Friday January 18

 

Sweet Potatoes Class

RENSSELAER COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is accepting registrations for the class, “Success with Sweet Potatoes,” that will be offered at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the CCE office in Troy. Master gardener Doug Pratt will provide details from growing slips to curing for storage. Information: Marcie at 518-272-4210, or email mmp74@cornell.edu.

 

Saratoga Arts Project

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs is sponsoring “Saratoga En Pointe,” a citywide arts project for 2013. This project will highlight Saratoga’s rich dance history through 24, five-foot pointe shoe sculptures to be unveiled on Friday, May 31. Information: 518-584-2225, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

 

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.

 

Tai Chi, Medicare

WHITEHALL Marge Mohn will present an Introduction to Tai Chi at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the meal site at the American Legion Hall on Main Street in Whitehall. And, Stephanie Ball from Washington County Cares will speak on health services covered by Medicare, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Reservations are requested for lunch at 499-2482. Also, on Friday, Jan. 25, Vanessa Ross from Washington County Cares will present a program at the meal site on super healthy foods and eating healthily.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the American Legion Hall, 10 Columbus Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Cost: $7. Information: Bruce at 391-8101.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS A reception for a new exhibit titled, “Passage of Time,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place in Glens Falls. A gallery talk will begin at 5 p.m. and local musicians, Coffee & Onions, will entertain during the reception. This exhibit will run through Feb. 15. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.larac.org.

 

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.

 

Storytellers

DORSET Storytellers Jennings & Ponder will present the tale of the “Vampire Princess” and other eerie folktales at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. You’ll find this event in the theater at Hunter Center at the Long Trail School, off Route 30 on Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset. All tales will feature humor and suspense and this show will be recorded for a new CD. Free admission, reservations required at 802-223-9103, or www.longtrailschool.org (click the link on the homepage and complete the online reservation form).

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Daniel Klein will present his book, “Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Family Movie

SCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night, featuring a PG-rated movie running about 105 minutes, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Schuylerville Public Library. Bring popcorn if you like to this event that’s free and open to all. Information: 695-6641.

 

Comedy Show/Dinner

RUTLAND The Marble Valley Players will present a Comedy Improv Dinner/Theater Show on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, at the South Station Restaurant, Trolley Square, 170 S. Main Street in Rutland. Gather at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. show. Cost: $35. Information/reservations: Bobbie Torstenson at 247-6778.

 

Basketball Game

WHITEHALL The Whitehall girls varsity basketball team will take on Bolton at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Whitehall High School/

 

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.

 

Sleigh Rides, Snowshoeing

RUPERT The Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert will offer Sleigh Rides and Guided Snowshoeing on Saturdays through Feb. 23, and a Sweetheart Sleigh on Sundays. Cost/times/reservations: 802-394-7836, or www.merckforest.org.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven (handicap accessible on first floor). Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Make quilts to be donated to worthy causes. Sewing machines are needed and a soup and bread lunch will be provided.

 

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.

 

Children’s Classes

SALEM Sarah Wohlleb will lead a series of 10 classes for children, each with a different theme, beginning from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Salem Courthouse. Children will learn that everything doesn’t have to come new from a store, be processed, or wrapped in plastic. Classes will run Saturdays through March 23. Cost: $65; $55 members. Information/registration: 518-854-7053.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.  Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Winter Celebration

MANCHESTER A Grand Winter Celebration for grandparents and grandchildren (great grandparents and great grandchildren, too) will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Featured will be a hot cocoa bar, a snowman craft, games and stories. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Winter Craft

GANSEVOORT A winter craft, “Nature Picture Frames,” will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Decorate picture frames with sticks, pinecones, leaves, and other natural materials. Children will enjoy this activity. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.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.

 

Animal Tracking

GANSEVOORT An Animal Tracking Snowshoe Walk will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Identify creatures that have walked before you on the trails of Camp Saratoga North. Snowshoe rentals will be available for $3 a pair (free for members) at the camp’s parking lot one. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

House History

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. John Cromie of Ballston Spa will present a talk on “Creating a House History.” Everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

Battenkill Chorale

GREENWICH The 90-voice Battenkill Chorale, with Artistic Director Janet McGhee, will open its 18th anniversary season with Gioacchino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20. You’ll find both concerts at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 35 Hill Street in Greenwich (not handicap accessible in winter). Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 518-692-8093, or email judith.kleinberg@yahoo.com.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Dessert, coffee and more will be included. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

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. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 9 and younger. Proceeds will benefit Van Fronhofer, Sr. Tickets are available at Salem Hardware, Fred’s Sub Shop, Salem NAPA, A&J Agway, and from Eva Woodell at 518-791-2390 or 518-854-3726, or from Steven Saunders at 518-321-9430. To donate an item(s) for the auction, email Maura Rapp at rapp110@yahoo.com.

 

Slave Trade

MANCHESTER The Saturday Series will present “Opera on Ice” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. This high-definition broadcast combines the “marvels of opera music and the acrobatic maneuvers of figure skating.” Tickets: www.bbatickets.com. Information: Burr and Burton at 802-549-8118.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Jon Clinch will discuss his new novel, “The Thief of Auschwitz,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Sunday January 20

 

Pancake Breakfast
POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host its 40th annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Poultney Elementary School. The meal, which includes pancakes, toast, eggs, home fries, and beverages, costs $7. Children 10 and younger are $4. Patrons can drive their car or their snowmobile to the breakfast. For more information, call Harry Drum at 802-287-9855.

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Quilting

SALEM You’re invited to make a quilt block from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Proudfit Hall in Salem. Each quilt block will be placed in a quilt to be displayed at a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in October. If you don’t know how to sew, you can draw, color or write a story on a piece of muslin. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Information/reservations: Sue Morrison at email morrison.sue@gmail.com.

 

Felting Workshop

RUPERT Local fabric artist Ruth Kinne will lead a Needle Felting Workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Rupert Kittay Library, 2827 Route 153 in Rupert. Ruth will assist participants in making a 3-D owl or rabbit with wool. Cost: $10 for materials. Inclement weather date: Jan. 27. Information: 802-394-2444, or www.rupertkittaylibrary.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. 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.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The organization Hands Across New York will host a Basket Party at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the MWA Hall in Wells. The party will benefit the family of David Bishop of Gloversville, who need to relocate due to David’s health issues. There will be a magician, music, and food, and the raffle will take place at 5 p.m. Information: Colleen Lyon, 518-538-9343.

 

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.

 

Foreign Film

MANCHESTER “Gloomy Sunday,” a riveting foreign film set in 1930s Budapest, will be screened in German with English subtitles at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. You’ll find this event at Israel Congregation on Route 7A, Main Street, in Manchester. Free admission. Information: 802-362-4578.

 

Comedy Show

RUTLAND Rabbi Bob Alper, an East Dorset resident and a comedian since 1986, will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street. Bob does about 80 shows a year, frequently in an extraordinary pairing with Muslim comedian Azhar Usman. For age 11 and older. Cost: $18 in advance at 802-773-3455, $22 at the door, including refreshments.

 

Comedy Show

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Stratton Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Comedy on the Mountain show at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, on the second floor of the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge. Performing will be Joey Novick, Steve Van Zandt, and Steve Kramer. Cost: $20 in advance at 802-297-2950, or $25 at the door.

 

Pizza Night

HARTFORD What’s Cookin’ in Hartford will hold a pizza night at on Sunday, Jan. 20. From 4 to 8 p.m., hungry residents can order take-out, one-topping pizzas for $10. All proceeds will benefit the Hartford Volunteer Fire Company. To order your pie, ahead call to 518-632-9900.

 

Monday January 21

 

Children’s Activity

GLENS FALLS Monday, Jan. 21, is the deadline to register for a “Worldwide Thursdays” activity that will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the World Awareness Children’s Museum. 89 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Featured will be singing of international songs, dancing and playing for ages 3 to 5. Cost: Free with museum admission. While there, see the “Winter Solstice” exhibition that will run through Jan. 28.

 

Auditions

DORSET Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Dorset Playhouse. Roles are available for from 50 to 60 local students in grades kindergarten through 12. The first rehearsal will begin within a half hour of the auditions. Cost: $35 for each child in the cast. Information: Sheila Conway at 802-867-5570 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or email info@dorsetplayers.com.

 

Free Dinner

SALEM Community members are invited to a free Give Back to the Community Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the First United Presbyterian Church of Salem. Congregation members will prepare a variety of tasty dishes for this event. Information: Charles Perry at 854-3945, or Dolores Phaneuf at 854-7275.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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.

 

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 Pantry.

 

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.

 

Book Discussion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Schuylerville Public Library. For discussion will be Paula McLain’s “Paris Wife.” Information: 695-6641.

 

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.

 

Vt. Then and Now

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present a program titled, “Vermont Then and Now: A Conversation with Seth Bongartz and Anthony Marro,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village. Seth is executive director of Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, while Anthony is a ninth-generation Vermonter who served for 16 years as editor of Newsday. Cost: $20. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.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

 

Human Rights Talk

POULTNEY Timothy Patrick McCarthy, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard’s Kennedy School, will speak at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the East Room of Withey Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. In honor of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the topic will be “Human Rights, Human Wrongs: The Long History of Slavery and Abolition,” focusing on modern slavery and the sex slave trade. Free and open to all.

 

Winter Concert

DORSET The Winter Concert will be presented at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Dorset School. Music teacher Kim Bodhorn will lead students in grades kindergarten through 8 in a medley of singing, dancing and instrumental tunes. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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

 

Hospice Training

RUTLAND The Rutland Area visiting Nurse Association and hospice is accepting registrations for its free Hospice Volunteer Training Classes that will run for eight weeks beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Each of the three-hour classes will be held at the RAVNAH office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Information/registration: 802-770-1683, or email jcampbell@ravnah.org.

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, 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.

 

Grazing Conference

WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County will host its Fifth Annual Winter Greenup Grazing Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 26th, at the Century House in Latham. Cost: $160, including speakers, breaks, two lunches and a local grass-fed beef banquet. Information/registration: Gale Kohler at 518-765-3500, email gek4@cornell.edu, or www.ccealbany.com.

 

Annual Meeting

DORSET The Board of the Dorset Public Library will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the library. Plans for 2013 will be reviewed.

 

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.

 

Family Movie

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA and the Hoosick Federal Credit Union will host a Family Movie Night featuring the PG-rated “Dolphin Tale” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Hoosick Falls High School auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and drinks, popcorn and pizza will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the PTA. Bring a blanket or chair.

 

Auditions

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Community Theater will hold Auditions for its spring production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in the auditorium of the Schuylerville Junior/Senior High School. Roles will be available for age 10 through senior. Be prepared to sing eight to 12 bars from a song from the show, read from the script, and dance a short movement segment. Chorus members will be needed, too. Information: Bill Howard at 636-8444, or call the theater’s information line at 695-5480.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Wear clean, non-marring shoes. Refreshments will be available and everyone will be welcome (you don’t need to bring a partner). Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday January 26

 

Romance Novels Sale

ARLINGTON A Glance of Romance Sale will be held from Saturday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Decorative bags filled with romance novels will be offered at $3 per bag. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Antiques Show

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will hold its Fourth Annual Winter Antiques Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 27th. More than 50 vendors will offer variety of wares, from jewelry, glass and china to postcards, fine art and trinkets. Admission: $5; free for members. Information: 518-584-2225, Ext. 3001.

 

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.

 

Chili Cook-off

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Pee Wee Football will host a Chili Cook-off from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the American Legion Hall in Cambridge. Best overall, hottest, meatiest, youngest, and best business chili will be recognized. Cornbread and rolls will be provided. No entry fee. Information: Shannon at 518-203-4534, Greg at 677-0843, or Christy at 677-2168.

 

Steak and Clam Dinner

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Steak and Clam Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. Cost: $15 at the door. Information: 642-1599.

 

Pork Loin

LAKE GEORGE Everyone is invited to a Pork Loin Roast Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street in Lake George. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $12 adults; $5 children.

 

Moonlight Ski

GANSEVOORT The Wilton Rotary and the Healthy Living Market and Café will sponsor the annual Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Explore luminary-lit trails and enjoy hot cocoa by the bonfire. For all levels and ages and you can drop in anytime from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Snowshoes will be available on first come, first served basis in the Winter Lodge. Cost: $5 pair non-members; free members. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

XC Ski, Snowshoe

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Conservancy and the Salem Astronomy Club will host a Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Hike on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the home of Jan and Tom Wolski, 4 McMillan Road in Cambridge. Meet at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. hike along tiki-torch-lighted trails and starlit skies. A bonfire, warm mulled cider and other snacks will follow. Cost: Free, bring food and drink to share. Equipment rentals/directions/reservations: Email battenkillconservancy@gmail.com, or www.battenkillconservancy.org.

 

Comedy Show

GREENWICH 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.

 

Sunday Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus group invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. You’ll find this meal at the Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $7 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12, and free 5 and younger, with proceeds benefiting Girl Scout Cadets Troop 1891.

 

Snowshoe Walk

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum will host a Snowshoe Walk from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse on Route 22 in Hebron and walk through the nature preserve while looking for wildlife. Bring water, and snowshoes if you have them. Inclement weather will cancel this event. Information: Bernadette at 692-3129, or the museum at 642-1515.

 

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.

 

Monday January 28

 

Preschool Pioneers

GANSEVOORT The Preschool Pioneers, a group of young nature lovers, will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Birdfeeders will be created using peanut butter and pine cones and adults are expected to support their children during this activity. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Children’s Chorus

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus will meet for practice at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. People from age 8 through 15 with unchanged voices are encouraged to schedule a hearing. Rehearsals will continue for the winter/spring season performances. Information/appointments: 793-1348.

 

WW II Program

RUTLAND Historian Paul Andriscin will present a program on World War II from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at The Gables at East Mountain, 1 Gables Place (off Gleason Road) in Rutland. The focus will be on the neutrality of the United States prior to Pearl Harbor and the efforts on the home front that helped our nation to win the war. A group discussion will follow. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Randi Cohn at 770-5275, or email rcohn@thegablesvt.com.

 

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.

 

Nature’s Homeschoolers

GANSEVOORT The Nature’s Homeschoolers group of students in grades 5 through 8 will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Camp Saratoga, Parking Lot 1, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. This session will be held outside and the focus will be on animal tracking (dress accordingly and bring snowshoes if you have them; rentals will be available for $3 per pair, free for members). Arrive early so the activity can start at 2 p.m. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

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.

 

Women’s Chorus

RUTLAND Women ages 16 through 86 and older are invited to join the Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29,  when it begins rehearsals for a series of May concerts. While this chorus performs some complex pieces, it stresses camaraderie and having fun, and includes a snack time at each rehearsal. For information or to join, call Lucy Allen Tenenbaum at 802-775-8004, or 802-342-8348.

 

Wednesday January 30

 

New Years Exhibition

GLENS FALLS An exhibition titled, “Chinese & Other New Years,” will run from Wednesday, Jan. 30, through Monday, March 4, at the World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-793-2773, or www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

 

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

 

Arts Grants

WARREN/WASHINGTON COUNTIES Friday, Feb. 1, is the extended deadline to submit an application for a 2013 Arts Education Grant administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council for Warren and Washington counties. Application/guidelines: http://www.larac.org. Information: Candice Frye at 518-798-1144, Ext. 4, or email outreach@LARAC.org.

 

Tax Preparation

WASHINGTON COUNTY Trained community volunteers who are certified by the IRS are scheduling appointments for free Income Tax Preparation at various locations in the tri-county region. This service is for families and individuals with income of $49,000 or less and individuals who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Electronic filing of both federal and state returns will be available. Call the following for an appointment: Washington County, 1-800-211-5128; Glens Falls Head Start, 793-3624; Moreau Community Center, 792-6007; Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 668-4881; and Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, 792-3537.

 

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.

 

Torch Light Parade

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host its annual snowmobile Torch Light Parade on Friday, Feb. 1. Participants will meet at the East Poultney Green at 5:30 p.m. and will depart at 6 p.m. The parade will proceed to Main Street and end at the Methodist Church where the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Spaghetti Dinner. Torches will be provided by the club and participation is free. For information, call Ernie DeMatties at 802-287-9755.

 

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.

 

Play at Wood

GLENS FALLS The St. Mary’s St. Alphonsus Community Players will present “Honk! The Ugly Duckling” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost for this family friendly play: $15. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

Woodchuck Festival

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will host the 10th Annual Woodchuck Festival on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Four-person teams from a number of area fire departments will compete in a variety of games. The cow plop bingo will be held at 10 a.m. (order your squares in advance at 802-645-0158 or 645-9224), followed by the woodchuck rescue challenge at 1 p.m. There also will be a marketplace and artists gallery (crafters should email woodchuckfestival@yahoo.com for space) and the woodchuck café will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving hot food, drinks and desserts. For information, contact the above numbers or email address.

 

Winter Carnival

POULTNEY A Winter Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Chesnut’s on York Street Extension. The carnival, which is sponsored by the Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club, will include games, food, sledding, snowmobile rides, and an appearance by the Eastern Antique Model T Snow Machines. The event is completely free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Sunday February 3

 

Science Pub

RUTLAND The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Three Tomatoes Trattoria, 88 Merchants Row in Rutland. Cynthia Moulton of Castleton State College will speak on “Is Our War on Bacteria Making Us Sick?” She will examine everyday products, including toothpaste, that contain antimicrobial chemicals designed to “protect” us. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Scrapbook Crop & Shop

FAIR HAVEN A “Scrapbook Crop and Shop” will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at American Legion Post 49 in Fair Haven. Many local vendors will be on hand. $45 admission includes 4’x3’ scrapbook space, door prizes, goodie bag, lunch, dinner and drinks. The event benefits Project Graduation. To reserve, call Debbie Alexander at 802-265-4295 or email vtalex60@comcast.net.

 

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/monetary donations: 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.

 

Blues, Brews

CAMBRIDGE A Blues & Brews event for age 21 and older will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Featured will be food, music and a cash bar. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.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.

 

Tuesday February 12

 

Essay Deadline

MANCHESTER Tuesday, Feb. 12, is the deadline for Hildene in Manchester to receive essays and applications from eighth grade students participating in its 2013 Lincoln Essay Competition. Hildene’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Emailed submissions and late entries will not be accepted. Prizes are $1,000 for first place, $750 second place, $500 third place, and $200 for up to 10 honorable mentions. Entry packets: www.hildene.org/schools.html. Information: Stephanie at 802-367-7960, or email stephanie@hildene.org.

 

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.

 

Thursday February 28

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Another free supper will be served on March 20.

 

Friday March 1

 

Tax Preparation

WASHINGTON COUNTY Trained community volunteers who are certified by the IRS are scheduling appointments for free Income Tax Preparation at various locations in the tri-county region. This service is for families and individuals with income of $49,000 or less and individuals who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Electronic filing of both federal and state returns will be available. Call the following for an appointment: Washington County, 1-800-211-5128; Glens Falls Head Start, 793-3624; Moreau Community Center, 792-6007; Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 668-4881; and Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, 792-3537.

 

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.

 

Sunday March 3

 

Science Pub

CASTLETON The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Iron Lantern Restaurant, 272 Route 4A in Castleton. Steven Letendre of Green Mountain College will present “Electric Cars that Give and Take,” a program on how electric cars not only reduce our reliance on foreign oil but also provide power when the grid goes down. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Tuesday March 12

 

Business Show

RUTLAND Rutland Regional Medical Center will sponsor the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Business Show from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Admission: $3, with door prizes every half hour. Also, exhibitor space is available from $190 to $385. Information/space: 802-773-2747.

 

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.

 

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, March 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 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

 

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 March 17. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

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

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 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 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 the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble, Rebel, 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

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 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 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.

 

Friday March 29

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, in the school’s cafeteria. Additional Community Conversation meetings will be held on April 26 and May 31 for the purpose of engaging community members in dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.

 

Saturday March 30

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 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.

 

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 7

 

Science Pub

RUTLAND The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Three Tomatoes Trattoria, 88 Merchants Row in Rutland. Helen Mango from Castleton State College will present “Three Ranges, Three Stories/The Ground Beneath Us,” a program about this area’s Green, Taconic and Adirondack mountain ranges and their differing geologic stories. Free and open to all.
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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