Community Calendar 1/24/13

T hursday 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.

 

Library Meeting

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will host a special meeting on its developing Home School Collection at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The public is invited to bring thoughts on this topic. Information: 695-6641.

 

Cancer Screening

GLENS FALLS The Third Annual Main Streets Go Blue Campaign to promote colorectal cancer screening will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Featured will be a blues party, information about colorectal screening and a screening kit. Information: Cancer services program at 926-6570, or www.glensfallshospital.org.

 

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

Farm Business Plan

SARATOGA COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County is accepting registrations for a “Writing Your Farm Business Plan” workshop that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 8, at the CCE office, 50 W. High Street in Ballston Spa. Set farm goals, identify the farm team, and make basic financial projections. Pre-registration is requested by Feb. 6 with Sharon T. LaPier at 518-885-8995, or email stl32@cornell.edu.

 

Cello Lessons

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts is accepting registrations for an Adult Group Cello Lessons Class, with local cellist Demetria Koninis, that will run from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 14 through April 4 at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. There’ll be an introductory class from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. Cost: $120 (cello rental at additional cost). Information/registration: Raul Martinez at 518-584-2225, Ext. 3008, or email school@dancemuseum.org.

 

Childbirth Classes

SARAROGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital is accepting registrations for a Childbirth Preparation Class that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the hospital in Saratoga Springs. This is one of several childbirth classes the hospital will offer in February, including a sibling class to prepare children for a new baby. Information/registration: 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Birthday Parties

WILTON Gavin Park in Wilton is offering personalized Birthday Party Packages for children, including Crafty Kid and Sporty Sport packages with age-appropriate games and activities. Information: 518-584-9455 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Craft Workshop

CASTLETON Friday, Jan. 25, is the deadline to register for a Paper Bag Hearts workshop to be led by Nancy Ruby at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. All necessary materials will be provided but you may bring scissors, pinking shears, colored pencils or pens, and a glue gun. Cost: $2. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

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.

 

Pizza and Wings

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone for Pizza and Wings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the firehouse on Route 149. Pizza will cost $9, plus $1.50 per topping, while wings will be $7 for plain, mild, barbecue or hot. Information: 518-639-8811.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER David Hinton will discuss his book, “Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This will be a “broad-ranging discussion offering insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the cosmos.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

MRUHS Play

CLARENDON Mill River Union High School Stage 40 will present “Geography of a Horse Dreamer and other scenes” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, in the MRUHS auditorium in Clarendon. This play by Sam Shepard features “a unique blend of mythic Americana and punk sensibilities,” along with monologues, live music and projection. Cost: $5 at the door. Information: 775-1925, Ext. 270, or email lsteere@rssu.org.

 

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

 

Tubbs Romp

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The 11th Annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series will be held at Stratton Mountain Resort’s Nordic Center on Saturday, Jan. 26. Featured will be a choice of 3K or 5K snowshoe walk, or a 3K snowshoe race. The goal is to raise more than last year’s total of $114,000 to combat breast cancer. For registration, tips on joining or forming a team, or to sponsor or support this event, visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com.

 

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.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1 adults; free age 14 and younger. The church is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Road Friends Meet

CASTLETON The Friends of the 1776 Hubbardton Military Road will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 26, in the basement of the Castleton Free Library, 638 Main Street in Castleton (snow/ice date: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27). For handicap access, park on the west side of the library and find the basement entrance at the back of the building. Information: Tom Hughes at 802-388-2967, or www.HubbardtonMilitaryRoad.org.

 

Dance Registration

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre will hold Class Registration for its upcoming session from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 26, at its downtown Glens Falls studio, 144 Glen Street. New this session will be modern dance, taught by Joan Anderson from the Philadelphia Dance Company. Dancers of all ages and abilities will be welcome and male dancers receive full scholarships for all upper-level ballet classes. Information/registration: 518-761-0873, or email ardtinfo@gmail.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.

 

Basket Blizzard

FORT ANN The Fort Ann United Protestant Church at routes 4 and 149 invites everyone to a Basket Blizzard on Saturday, Jan. 26. Viewing will start at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available, too. Information: 518-538-5314.

 

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 1 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.

 

Free Lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street invites everyone to a free Community Lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

 

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.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Authors Katrina Kenison and Margaret Roach will visit the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Discussed will be the books, “Magical Journey: an Apprenticeship in Contentment,” and “The Backyard Parables: a Meditation on Gardening, and Life.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Children’s Play

DORSET The Missoula Children’s Theatre will stage “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast,” an original country-western adaptation of the classic fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast,” at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. You’ll find this show, featuring the talents of more than 50 local students, at The Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. Cost: $10 age 11 and older; $5 age 10 and younger. Information: Sheila Conway at 802-867-5570, or email info@dorsetplayers.com.

 

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.

 

Orchids Session

SALEM The Flower Shop@Laura’s Garden, 196 N. Main Street in Salem, will host a free “Orchids for Beginners” session at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Local hobbyist/growers Bob Odess and Mark Conly will share their passion for orchids and you are encouraged to bring specimens for discussion. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required at 518-854-3833.

 

Lasagna Dinner

GREENWICH The United Church of Greenwich at 37 Salem Street will serve a Lasagna Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 (takeouts will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.). Cost: $10. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Curling Clinic

MANCHESTER The Manchester Curling Club will host a Learn to Curl Clinic from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Learn basic rules and techniques, followed by on-ice instruction and play. Cost: $35. Pre-registration is required at www.equinoxcurlingclub.org. Information: Jacki Lappen at 802-345-0900, or email info@equinoxcurlingclub.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

 

Equine Seminar

SCHUYLERVILLE Reservations are requested by Sunday, Jan. 27, for the Fifth Annual Client Educational Seminar on Equine Nutrition that will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Upstate Equine Medical Center, 362 Rugg Road in Schuylerville. Sponsored by the Center and Nutrena Feeds, this seminar will feature Dr. Jim Ward from Texas speaking on how to prevent colic, and George Peters of Win$um Ranch discussing “round penning” as a training tool. Door prizes, snacks/beverages, questions/answers, too. Information/reservations: 518-695-3744, or email UpstateEquine@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Gorilla Basketball

WILTON Gorilla Basketball will be offered for ages 4 through 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Sundays from Jan. 27 through March 3 at Gavin Park in Wilton. Children will learn dribbling, passing and shooting in a fun, relaxed setting, and each child will receive a T-shirt. Pre-registration is required at www.townofwilton.com. Also, ask about ongoing Zumba parties for age 15 and older. Information: 518-584-9455.

 

Scottish Traditions

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset, will host a Scottish Traditions/Robbie Burns Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. Bring a tartan or cloth that has special meaning for your family for a blessing of the tartans, and enjoy music by bagpiper Ellen Green. A coffee hour will follow, with haggis and oatcakes. Kilts and sashes are encouraged. Information: 802-8676-2260, or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Yoga Classes

WALLINGFORD The Thrive Center of the Green Mountains will offer a “Winter-Spring-Sunday Sampler: Yoga Workshops and Classes” program from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 27, Feb. 2, 10 and 17, March 3, 10 and 17, and Saturday, March 23. Classes will be held in the gymnasium of the Wallingford Elementary School, 126 School Street/Route 140 East. Cost: $20 per workshop, $10 per class, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Wallingford Elementary School and other charities to be named on each class date. Information/registration: 802-446-2499, or email uthrive@vermontel.net.

 

The Irish Wave

FAIR HAVEN The Vermont Humanities Council will present author Vince Feeney with a talk on “The Irish ‘Wave’ in the Green Mountains” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Fair Haven Grade School, 103 N. Main Street. Learn how the Irish immigrants of the 1840s to 1860s came to this area to work in railroad construction, slate and marble quarrying, and textile production. Free, handicap accessible, and open to all. Information: Lorraine Brown at 802-265-3545.

 

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.

 

Seabees Dinner

GRANVILLE The Adirondack Island X-14 of the Seabee Veterans of America invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner with meat or meatless sauce from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at Bernardo’s Restaurant, 52 Church Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Dinner cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out. Drinks will be available. Information: Nick at 518-642-0506, or email seabeenick@verizon.net.

 

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.

 

Auditions

DORSET The Dorset Players will hold Auditions for its May production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Anyone Can Whistle” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, at the Dorset Playhouse. Major, principal roles are available for two women and four men, along with smaller roles, and chorus members also are needed. Information: Sheila Conway at 867-5570.

 

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.

 

MSJ Open House

RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy on Convent Avenue in Rutland will hold an Open House at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Students and transfer students will have an opportunity to apply for the academy’s college preparatory program and two raffle drawings for a $1,000 tuition discount for the 2013-2014 school year will be held. Information on academics, athletics, co-curricular activities, and more will be provided. Reservations are not required. Information: Guidance Director Keturah Tallon at 802-775-0151, or email ktallon@msjvermont.org.

 

Thursday January 31

 

Special Ride

BENNINGTON COUNTY Reservations are requested by Thursday, Jan. 31, for a Very Special People Ride activity for adults and children age 6 and older with special needs that will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the McKenna Barn in Woodford. Sponsored by the Woodford SnoBusters, this event will feature free snowmobile rides, hot dogs and other refreshments. Children younger than 16 and anyone needing assistance must be accompanied by an adult. Information/reservations: Jeanne McKenna at 447-0591, or email gmckenna6@myfairpoint.net.

 

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.

 

Camps

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for several camps being offered Monday through Friday, Feb. 18 to 22. Activities will include swimming, rock climbing, skating, sledding, a basketball camp, and a barbecue. Cost/registration: www.rutlandrec.com, or visit the department’s office at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street.

 

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.

 

Student Art

BRANDON A free opening reception for a Student Art Show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street in Brandon. Refreshments will be served. This show will run through Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 802-265-8668.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to a Fish Fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on every Friday in February. Cost: $8.50 fried fish or clams; or $8.50 fried chicken tenders; $5 quart clam chowder. Eat in or order takeouts at 695-3917.

 

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.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON A free Community Supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, in the undercroft at St. James Episcopal Church, routes 7A and 313 in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

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.

 

Comedy Night

DORSET Comedian Jason Lorber will headline a Comedy Night at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at The Dorset Playhouse, off Route 30 on Cheney Road. Jason opened for Joan Rivers in Burlington this past year and he will be joined by two other comedic talents, Carmen Lagala and Mike Thomas. Cost: $15 at the door. Also, there’ll be a wine reception prior to the show. Information: www.dorsetplayers.org.

 

Political Satirists

RUTLAND Political satirists, The Capitol Steps, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. This group “mocks everyone from the past Republican presidential candidates such as Newt Gingrich to Vice President Joe Biden.” Cost: $29.50 to $39.50, plus tax. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday February 2

 

Fishing Tournament

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2. Register from 5:30 to 8 a.m. at the Cossayuna Firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads. Cost: $10, with 100 percent of registration fees paid out in prizes. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too. Information: www.cossayunalake.com, or email ekmussi@gmail.com.

 

Las Vegas Night

GRANVILLE Feeling lucky? Then head to Granville Hook and Ladder’s Las Vegas night on Saturday, Feb. 2. The event will include games such as Black Jack, Over and Under, Horse Wheel, roulette wheel, number wheel and more. There will also be a disc jockey providing music and snacks available at the kitchen. Proceeds from the night will go towards equipment for the fire department. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information call 518-681-2366.

 

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.

 

Exhibition Opening

ARLINGTON The Martha Canfield Library at 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington will open an exhibition of plein-air landscape paintings by Brian Sweetland on Saturday, Feb. 2. Brian’s paintings are in the permanent collection of the Southern Vermont Arts Center and in many private collections worldwide. This exhibition will run through Tuesday, Feb. 26. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Ice Fishing Clinic

HARTFORD The New York Conservation Officers Assn. and the Hartford Fish and Game Club will host a Youth Ice Fishing Clinic (or for anyone who wants to learn) from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Lilly Pond in Hartford (Route 30 to Burch Road to Lilly Pond Road; Route 149 to Lilly Pond Road). No equipment is needed and hot dogs and hot chocolate will be provided. Information: Country Pets of Hudson Falls, Steve Gonyeau at 567-2104.

 

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.

 

Historic Film

GREENWICH In celebration of Black History Month, the film, “The Loving Story,” will be screened at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Greenwich Free Library. The honored guest at this event will be Barbara Villet, wife of the late photographer, Grey Villet, whose images were vital in the making of this film about a couple’s fight to have the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the state of Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

PUTNAM The Northern Washington County Trail Blazers will host a spaghetti diner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Putnam Firehouse on Route 22 in Putnam. The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 years old and younger. For more information, call Randy Moore at 547-8410.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

BENNINGTON The annual Spaghetti and Pasta Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the handicap-accessible Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall in Bennington (park at 236 Main Street). Meat and meatless sauce and a salad bar will be available. Takeouts, too. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children; $25 family of two adults and two children. Information: 802-442-3141.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

FAIR HAVEN A Spaghetti with Meatballs Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Eagles Club in Fair Haven. Cost: $7, with proceeds benefiting diabetes research. Information: 642-2459.

 

Taste of Vermont

STRATTON MOUNTAIN Taste of Vermont, a fundraiser for the Stratton Foundation, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge. Dishes from more than 50 of the area’s finest restaurants will be represented, accomplished Vermont-based cookbook authors will sign copies of their works, and numerous amateur cooks will contribute their favorite creations to this event. Cost: $40 adults, $20 children, including all non-alcoholic beverages; $100 premier pass, advance purchase only (age 21 and older), including signed cookbook and all beverages. Tickets are available at The Hub and Stratton Foundation Office. Information: 802-297-2096, email strattonfndn@yahoo.com, or www.strattonfoundation.org.

 

Love Songs

HUDSON FALLS Con Brio Performing Arts will present a concert of love songs, “February is for Lovers,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street in Hudson Falls. Classics from the American Song Book will be featured. Cost: $12; $9 senior citizens and students. Reservations strongly suggested at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale.aol.com.

 

Sunday February 3

 

Hydrofracking Film

MANCHESTER The Transition Town Manchester group will host a screening of the film, “Dear Governor Cuomo,” at noon on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Village Picture Shows theater in Manchester. This film depicts a May, 2012, demonstration against hydraulic fracturing that was held in Albany, N.Y. to highlight the “terrifying facts about how hydrofracking is currently ruining America’s water supply.” Cost: $10 suggested donation, discounts available for senior citizens and students. Information: www.dear-governor-cuomo.com, or www.Villagepictureshows.com.

 

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, Feb. 3, 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. A meeting will precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Sunday Concert

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players will present pianist Margaret Kampmeier and violinist Jill Levy in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue and Henning Road in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $12 students; free children with adult. Tickets via MasterCard and Visa: 518-928-9664. Information: www.saratogachamberplayers.org.

 

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

 

Farm Program

WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is requesting registrations by Monday, Feb. 4, for a Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Program that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Glenmont, N.Y. This program is for all size farms, especially dairy and livestock farms. Farms that attain certification will receive a dated certificate to present to insurers for a more favorable insurance policy. Cost: $35 per person. Information/registration: Gale Kohler at 518-765-3579, or email Gale at gek4@cornell.edu.

 

Soup Competition

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will host a Chicken Soup Competition at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. Susan Quillio, owner of Spoonful Catering and Kitchen, will judge the entries. Bring your special soup for judging and a dish to share, your table service and beverage for a potluck supper. Free and open to all.

 

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

 

Sinusitis Program

MALTA Dr. Barry O. Maisel, an otolaryngologist, will present a free program on “Advances in the Treatment of Sinusitis” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive. Learn about advances, including minimally invasive surgical procedures such as balloon sinuplasty. Open to all, reservations required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

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, music and more, 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.

 

Genetic Roulette

GREENWICH “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives,” a new documentary film about the dangers of genetically engineered foods, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Greenwich Library, 148 Main Street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a free reception with non-GMO refreshments and a discussion will follow the screening. Free and open to all. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or email tracyf@fastermac.net.

 

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

 

Fall Prevention

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will present Amy Wolin, senior occupational therapist, and Debbie Collins, senior occupational therapist assistant, with a free program titled, “Keep Your Feet on the Ground: Fall Prevention,” at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. Learn what contributes to falls and how to decrease your risk of falling. You’ll find this event at the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams Street in Saratoga Springs. Reservations are required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

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.

 

Friday February 8

 

Flower Show Trip

SARATOGA COUNTY Saratoga Arts and Soroptimist International of Saratoga County are accepting reservations for an annual overnight excursion to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3. A visit to Longwood Gardens will be included. Pickups will be made in Saratoga Springs and Albany. Cost: $385, double occupancy. Information/reservations: 607-387-3322, or email goedventures@gmail.com.

 

Cupcake Battle

SCHUYLERVILLE The Advocates of the Schuylerville Public Library will host a Cupcake Battle at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Participants of all ages will submit decorated cupcakes to a panel of judges and there’ll be adult and children’s categories. Everyone is invited to stop by and sample the cupcake creations. Cost: $5 adults, free age 12 and younger (donations appreciated). Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

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, Feb. 10. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Mardi Gras Mystery

PAWLET The Pawlet Public Library invites everyone to Solve a Mardi Gras Mystery on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at The Barn Restaurant on Route 30 in Pawlet. Celebrate Mardi Gras with a cocktail social at 5 p.m., enjoy a dinner of Brazilian cuisine at 6 p.m., and help solve a fun Mardi Gras mystery, too. Cost: $25 by Feb. 5, $30 thereafter, space permitting. Tickets are available at the library and the West Pawlet Farmer’s Market. Information: Library at 802-325-3123.

 

Friday February 15

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to a Fish Fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on February 15 and 22. Cost: $8.50 fried fish or clams; or $8.50 fried chicken tenders; $5 quart clam chowder. Eat in or order takeouts at 695-3917.

 

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.

 

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, Feb. 17, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Monday 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.

 

Sunday February 24

 

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, Feb. 24, 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.

 

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.

 

Horseman’s Social

SARATOGA SPRINGS Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine will host the Fourth Annual Horseman’s Social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Longfellows Restaurant & Inn, 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $25, including heavy hors d’oeuvres, soda and water; cash bar available. Information/reservations: Sharon T. LaPier at 518-885-8995, or email stl32@cornell.edu.

 

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.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON A free Community Supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the undercroft at St. James Episcopal Church, routes 7A and 313 in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

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.

 

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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By Dan King Head Coach Amanda Mazza enters her first season as Whitehall’s Indoor Track coach with a group of […]