Community Calendar 1/31/13

 

Thursday January 31

 

Photography, More

SARATOGA SPRINGS Thursday, Jan. 31, is the deadline to register for with The Arts Center in Saratoga Springs for a Professional Photography Apprenticeship with Lawrence White that will run Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15 to 17, at the Dance Flurry 2013 event. Cost: $375; $350 members. The Arts Center also is accepting registrations for drawing, watercolor, and pastel workshops, and more, that will be offered in February and March.   Registration: Tanya at 518-584-4132, Ext. 202. Information: www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

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.

 

School Open House

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy at 4 Parsons Avenue in Hoosick Falls will conclude its weeklong Open House during school hours on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. As part of Catholic Schools Week, the public is invited to visit and learn about the school, and also see a faculty/student basketball game on Friday afternoon. Information: Principal Maureen Daurio at 518-686-4314.

 

Bag Sale

SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store on E. Broadway in Salem, to right of the Courthouse Community Center, will hold a Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Fill a bag of clothing, including winter items, for $1, along with women’s shoes and handbags.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

WHITEHALL The Whitehall High School Basketball Boosters invite everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Elks Lodge 1491 on N. Williams Street in Whitehall. Cost: $8, with proceeds benefiting Trajan Artt, a Whitehall student athlete, and his family who lost their home and all belongings to fire on Jan. 20. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

LARAC Potluck

GLENS FALLS LARAC will hold its annual Potluck Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. Bring a dish to share at 6 p.m. or just come at 7 p.m. to enjoy the guest speaker, talented artist and director for the Lake George Arts Project, Laura Von Rosk. Free and open to all. Reservations appreciated at 518-798-1144, Ext. 2.

 

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.

 

Vacation Activity

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge is accepting registrations for an “Arts Around the World” activity during school vacation week, Feb. 18 to 22. Included will be dance, cooking, crafts, music and stories led by Darcy May, Bliss McIntosh, Gina Deibel and friends. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.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.

 

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.

 

Museum Reopening

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, will celebrate its reopening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. This will be an opportunity to view the annual display of artwork created by students from the region’s public and private schools, a juried exhibition titled, “Engage,” featuring the works of 35 artists with various disabilities, and more. Come back at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 when admission will be free and view an exhibition titled, “The Catamount in Bennington: Origins of the Mythology.”  Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

Game Day

CASTLETON A Game Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Lunch will be served at noon and the games will begin at 1 p.m. Included will be board games, cards, Nintendo Wii bowling, shuffleboard, and a putting green. Door prizes, too. Reservations are required at 802-468-3093.

 

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, or www.brandonartistsguild.org.

 

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.

 

Pork Dinner

MANCHESTER The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at VFW Post 6471, 280 Depot Street in Manchester Center (across from Price Chopper). Cost: $10 adults. There also will be cash bar. Information: 802-362-9840.

Torchlight Parade

POULTNEY The Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club will host its annual snowmobile Torchlight 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 a Spaghetti Dinner (dinner will begin at 5 p.m.). 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.

 

Art Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Fragment,” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at The Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Paintings, alternative process photography, video installation and more by Jake Winiski, Diana Schmertz and Hyun-Joon Yoon will be featured. Also, a discussion with the artists will begin at 5 p.m. This exhibition will run through March 29. Information: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.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.

 

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. The Pember will feature landscape photographs and historical gun reproductions by Fred Michel, handmade goats milk soap from Tracy Thurston of the Top Knot Farm,  chocolates from Mother Myrick’s Confections, and music by Dave Lawlor. 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.

 

La Traviata

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will present “La Traviata” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. This will be a pay-what-you-will, open piano dress rehearsal performance for upcoming performances at the GE Theater at Proctors, 432 State Street in Schenectady (Feb. 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17).  Cambridge information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org. Schenectady information/tickets: 518-346-6204.

 

Saturday February 2

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALL/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following outdoor activities: Hike/Snowshoe, Feb. 2 and 9; Snowshoe, Feb. 5; Walk/Ski/Snowshoe, Feb. 9; Bushwhack, Feb. 10; Geocache, Feb. 11; and Ski, Feb. 12. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

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.

 

Drag Queens Photos

RUTLAND A new exhibit, “Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.: Drag Queens of Dummerston, VT,” will run through Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Chaffee Arts Center’s new downtown location, 75 Merchants Row in Rutland. This exhibition features black and white photographs of drag queens taken by photographer Evie Lovett. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Income Tax Prep

CAMBRIDGE Free Income Tax Preparation will be offered by IRS-certified local volunteers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 and 16, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. If you earn less than $50,270 per year, don’t have stock sales, rental or business income, you are eligible for this service. Information/appointments: Toll-free at 1-800-211-5128.

 

Winter Carnival

POULTNEY The Poultney Snowmobile Devils will host a Winter Carnival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the home of Bob Chestnut on York Street Extension in Poultney. Featured will be snowmobile rides and games, along with a display of antique snowmobiles, hot food, and more, all free. There also will be a $10 per hand poker run for purchase from 9 a.m. to noon, ending at 3:30 p.m., with proceeds going to the Poultney Food Shelf. Information: Ernie at 802-287-9755.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $39; bring a friend for additional $34. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

Story and Craft

MANCHESTER Miss Page Turner will lead a family Valentine’s Story and Craft Program at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the children’s room at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all (children must be accompanied by an adult). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Kindermusic Classes

POULTNEY Kindermusic Classes for ages infant to 7 will be offered beginning from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney. Heidi Brown will lead children in movements to stimulate their brain and body while helping them to listen, calm themselves, take turns, and more. Information/registration: Heidi at

802-884-8040, or email musicwithheidi@gmail.com.

 

Art Reception

DORSET The Dorset Public Library will host an opening reception for an exhibition of works by Dave and Patty Herzfeld from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Dave will feature new works in oil that highlight backyard birds. Patty will offer high-fired stoneware, including custom dinnerware, nesting sets, and hand-thrown vessel sinks. Information: 802-867-5774.

 

Basket Raffle

BENSON Grade 8 students will host a Basket Raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Benson Village School. Refreshments will be served and proceeds will benefit the class trip to Washington, D.C.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

PUTNAM The Northern Washington County Trail Blazers snowmobile club invites everyone to a Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Putnam Firehouse on Route 22. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $4 age 10 and younger. There also will be 50/50, food basket, and other raffles. Information: Randy Moore at 547-8410.

 

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.

 

Church Booth

WEST PAWLET   The Wells Methodist Church will have a booth in the Mettawee Community School at the Woodchuck Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 featuring homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, snacks, fudge, chili, maple baked beans, and more. Information: 802-325-3203.

 

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.

 

Las Vegas Night

GRANVILLE Granville Hook and Ladder at 42 Quaker Street will host a Las Vegas Night from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 2. Included will be black jack, over and under, horse wheel, roulette wheel, number wheel, and more. There also will be music by a disc jockey and snacks will be available. Proceeds will to toward equipment for the fire company. Information: 518-681-2366.

 

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

 

Sunday Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Also, the squad will collect bottles and cans for recycling. Information: 753-9549.

 

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.

 

Legislative Breakfast

RUTLAND TD Bank will sponsor the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce/Rutland Economic Development Corp. Legislative Breakfast that will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at the South Station Restaurant, 170 S. Main Street in Rutland. Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott will be the featured speaker. Cost: $10. Information/reservations: 802-773-2747.

 

Family Supper

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 will host a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share and help celebrate February birthdays of community and church members.

 

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 and prizes donated by Hannaford Stores of Greenwich will be awarded.

 

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.

 

Comedy Films

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer a Comedy Film Series with host Harvey Flaxman at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 4, 11 and 25, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Feb. 4 will feature “Blazing Saddles,” Feb. 11 “My Favorite Year” starring Peter O’Toole, and Feb. 25 “Young Frankenstein.” Cost: $10 per film. Discussion will follow each screening. Information/registration: 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Tuesday February 5

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Artist Reception

CASTLETON A reception with artist-in-residence Leonidas Chalepas will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Calvin Coolidge Library on the Castleton State College campus. Leonidas’ exhibition, “Sculpture,” featuring several works created with a variety of materials, will run through Feb. 22. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Celiac-Sprue Group

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Area Celiac-Sprue Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Auditorium B, lower level, at Glens Falls Hospital. Attendees may bring a gluten-free recipe and baked delicacy to share, or just come for the tasting. Additions to the mix used to add flavor and innovation will be welcome and prizes will be awarded. Information: Jean McLellan at 518-584-6702.

 

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.

 

Gospel Choir

POULTNEY In celebration of Black History Month, the Men’s Gospel Choir of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Albany will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Ackley Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. The college’s choir will join the Albany choir with a program of lively music from the spiritual and gospel music traditions. Free and open to all.

 

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

 

Seniors Meet

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Seniors group will meet for a Lasagna Lunch at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. You are asked to bring your own place setting.

 

Western Music

RUTLAND Rip Jackson, minister of music at Grace Congregational Church, will present a two-part series titled, “The History of Western Music in Performance,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13, at The Gables at East Mountain, 1 Gables Place, off Gleason Road in Rutland. Rip will demonstrate styles and performance practices with examples played on the harpsichord and piano, and with singing. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Randi Cohn at 770-5275, or email rcohn@thegablesvt.com.

 

Nursing Forum

QUEENSBURY The public is invited to an open forum with representatives from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Room 131 of Washington Hall at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. Attendees will be encouraged to share their comments about this program with the League’s site visit team. Information: 518-743-2265.

 

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.

 

Writers Meet

POULTNEY The Horace Greeley Writers’ Guild will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Poultney Public Library, 205 Main Street. Writers in all genres, regardless of age or experience, are encouraged to attend and discuss the craft of writing. Bring a short piece of writing to share if you like. Information: David Mook at 802-884-8052, or www.thegreelyfoundation.org.

 

Directors Sought

DORSET The Dorset Players will hold a meeting for all potential directors for its 10th Annual One-Act Festival in April, and its 2013-2014 season, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road. Aspiring directors are asked to bring script copies for plays being submitted for consideration, and to be prepared to speak about it. Information: Sheila Conway at 802-867-5570.

 

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. A discussion will follow the screening with Steve Gilman, policy coordinator for the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Interstate Council. 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.

 

Mom’s Day Off

PERU Bromley Mountain at 3984 Route 11 in Peru will host Mom’s Day Off, a fundraiser for the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington, on Friday, Feb. 8. Moms will ski or ride Bromley that day for $15, all of which will go to benefit the cancer center. Information: www.bromley.com.

 

Chili, Circus

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS A Chili Dinner will be served and Circus Smirkis will be presented on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Middletown Springs elementary School, off Route 133 at School House Road (just south of four corners). Meat and vegetarian chili will be available, along with mac ‘n’ cheese, at 5:30 p.m., and the show at 7 p.m. Cost for dinner and show: $8 adults; $4 children; $24 maximum per family; free age 2 and younger. Cost for show only: $4 adults; $2 children, ages 3 to 12. Information: Kathy Doyle at 235-2098, or the school at 235-2365.

 

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.

 

Schoolhouse Rock Jr.

GLENS FALLS Broadway Upstate will present “Schoolhouse Rock Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 10th, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.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.

 

Pet Days

GREENWICH The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary will participate in “Community Pet Days” on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Tractor Supply store in Greenwich. Stop by for a list of adoptable horses, bring your cans, bottles and ink/toner cartridges for recycling to support the sanctuary’s horses, learn about the sanctuary’s Valentine’s Day contest, and how to win a Tractor Supply gift card. Information: 518-638-6929, or www.doublelstableequinerescue.petfinder.org.

 

Church Breakfasts

GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at AJ’s Restaurant off Quaker Street in Granville. And from 8 to 9 a.m. on Feb. 9, the men will meet for breakfast in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Route 149 in South Granville. The men only are asked to make a reservation with Joan at 642-9510.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 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.

 

Sibshop

RUTLAND ARC’s Rutland Family Support Network will hold a Sibshop session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Education and Wellness Center at Rutland Mental Health, Engrem Avenue and Main Street (Engrem is a one-way street). Sibshops are for children age 7 to 12 who are siblings of brothers and sisters who have special needs. Cost: $5 per child, including lunch (scholarship available). Information: 802-775-1370, or email arcrutlandarea@myfairpoint.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.

 

Zentangle Workshop

PAWLET Heidi Hammell, a certified Zentangle teacher, will lead a Zentangle Workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Pawlet Public Library. Zentangle is a meditative form of drawing for artists and non-artists alike. Cost: $30 per parent and child, plus a $5 materials fee per child; $12 and $5 respectively for each additional child. Information/registration: Heidi at 802-645-9051, or email hamfamvt@myfairpoint.net.

 

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 Whitehall native Michael Kennedy’s medical bills in his fight against cancer. 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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $9 adults, $5 age 9 and younger eat in; $10 adults, $6 age 9 and younger take out; $28 family bucket for four people. Information/tickets (only 200 will be sold): 695-3011.

 

Roast Turkey

CASTLETON The Federated Church of Castleton at 504 Main Street invites everyone to a Roast Turkey Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Cost: $9 adults; $6 age 11 and younger. Proceeds will benefit recent improvements to the church and there is a handicap-accessible entrance at the rear of the building. Information: 802-468-5725, or call Norm and Cindy at 802-265-8686.

 

Dinner/Dance

QUEENSBURY A Relay for Life fundraiser, “Cupid for a Cure: A Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sweet Basil Restaurant, 1012 Route 9 in Queensbury. Included will be cocktails at 5 p.m., a three-course dinner at 6 p.m., sweets and karaoke at 7 p.m., prizes/raffles/auction at 8 p.m., and dancing at 9 p.m. Wear black or red, casual or formal. Information/reservations: Sweet Basil at 518-792-5300.

 

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.

 

Appalachian Music

GREENWICH The Poor Old Shine band from Connecticut will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Seventy Main in Greenwich. This band’s music is billed as “foot stomping, mind racing, dirty, down-home Americana…rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition.” Information/tickets: 692-7041.

 

Sunday February 10

 

Sunday Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $7 adults; $3 children. Proceeds will help support events for our troops.

 

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.

 

Sweetheart Breakfast

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS A Sweetheart Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. Anne’s Church in Middletown Springs. Omelets, French toast and more. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 10 and younger. 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.

 

Fly Fishing Film

MANCHESTER “Where the Yellowstone Goes,” a 2011 documentary by award-winning filmmaker Hunter Weeks, will be screened at noon on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Village Picture Shows, 263 Depot Street in Manchester Center. This film chronicles a 30-day drift boat fly fishing journey along the Yellowstone River in Montana and North Dakota. Cost: $10 in advance at www.villagepictureshows.com, $12 at the window on Feb. 10, with part of the proceeds benefiting The American Museum of Fly Fishing.

 

Hyde Tour

GLENS FALLS A free Family Discovery Day/Black History Month activity will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. See works by African-American artists Henry O. Tanner and Sam Gilliam and take an interactive tour with a museum educator, followed by a children’s art making session. All ages will be welcome. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 17, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

ART Dance

RUTLAND The Elks Club will sponsor ARC’s Valentine’s Dance and Barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Elks Club on Pleasant Street in Rutland. DJ John Saltis will provide the music. Reservations are required at 802-775-1370. Also, non-members will be welcome but will be asked to make a donation at the door. ARC memberships will be available at $10 each. ARC serves citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. Each individual’s support person is required to be at the dance if the individual cannot be left unattended.

 

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.

 

Hyde Tour

GLENS FALLS Chief Curator Erin Coe will lead a free tour of the exhibition, “50 at 50: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Wood Gallery of The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. A maximum of 15 people can be accommodated and registration is requested at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets, $2 each additional sheet. There also will be a 50-cents-per- scoop buffet and a lotto raffle tree. Proceeds will benefit Danny Gordon’s medical bills as he combats COPD and other ailments. Information/to donate a basket or other support: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078.

 

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.

 

Comedy Films

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will continue its Comedy Film Series with host Harvey Flaxman at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 and 25, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Feb. 11 will feature “My Favorite Year” starring Peter O’Toole, and Feb. 25 “Young Frankenstein.” Cost: $10 per film. Discussion will follow each screening. Information/registration: 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Tuesday February 12

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

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.

 

Book Club Meets

GRANVILLE The Pember Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Books by Julie Klam, whose parents live in Granville, will be discussed, and copies are available at the Pember. New members will be welcome.

 

Pember Friends Meet

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. All community members interested in promoting and assisting the Pember Library are encouraged to attend.

 

Pancake Supper

SCHUYLERVILLE The Little Angels Nursery School of the Schuylerville United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Pancake Supper fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the church, 51 Church Street in Schuylerville. Cost: Free-will donation. There also will be a bake sale and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the nursery school.

 

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.

 

Library Boards Meet

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Municipal (village) Board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. And, the Library Funding District (school) Board meeting will follow at 7:15 p.m. Both meetings will be open to the public. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Wednesday February 13

 

Western Music

RUTLAND Rip Jackson, minister of music at Grace Congregational Church, will present the second part of  a two-part series titled, “The History of Western Music in Performance,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at The Gables at East Mountain, 1 Gables Place, off Gleason Road in Rutland. Rip will demonstrate styles and performance practices with examples played on the harpsichord and piano, and with singing. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Randi Cohn at 770-5275, or email rcohn@thegablesvt.com.

 

Thursday February 14

 

Library Advocates

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Advocates group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Concert at GHS

GRANVILLE A Music Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the auditorium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Singers will be accompanied by piano and guitar, and pianists will perform solos, too. Items will be collected for the Haynes House of Hope, including facial tissue, rice, coffee, sugar packets, Clorox and baby wipes, copy paper, Price Chopper and Staples gift cards, and paper plates. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Movie Night

XSCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night featuring a PG-rated film running about 105 minutes will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Bring popcorn if you like to this event that’s free and open to all. Also, the library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, for President’s Day. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Income Tax Prep

CAMBRIDGE Free Income Tax Preparation will be offered by IRS-certified local volunteers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.16, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. If you earn less than $50,270 per year, don’t have stock sales, rental or business income, you are eligible for this service. Information/appointments: Toll-free at 1-800-211-5128.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Monday February 25

 

Comedy Film

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will conclude its Comedy Film Series with host Harvey Flaxman at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Screened will be the comedy/sci-fi film, “Young Frankenstein.” Cost: $10 per film. Discussion will follow the screening. Information/registration: 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

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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