Community Calendar 2/21/13

 

Thursday February 21

 

Birds Workshop

GRANVILLE Children age five and older are welcome to learn about birds of N.Y. and Vt. and their songs at a workshop to be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Pember Museum. Fee: $5. Register by Feb. 15 by calling 518-642-1515.

 

Story/Craft Time

MANCHESTER Lana Hauben, author of the children’s picture book, “Ice Cream Land,” will lead a Story and Craft Time at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Friendly’s will provide ice cream at this event that’s free and open to all (children must be accompanied by adult caregivers). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Dorset History

DORSET The Dorset Historical Society will meet for its third Thursday brown bag lunch at noon on Feb. 21 at the society’s location, corner of Church Street and Route 30 in Dorset. Judy Harwood will share stories about her grandfather, Dr. Charles Farrar (1830-1924), who was born and grew up on the Harwood Farm at the northern end of Merck Forest. Bring your lunch to this free event where dessert and drinks will be provided. Information: 802-867-0331, or email info@dorsetvthistory.org.

 

Ecumenical Luncheons

SALEM AREA Ecumenical Luncheons will be held at noon on Thursdays as follows in the Salem area: Feb. 21, First United Presbyterian Church; Feb. 28, West Hebron Presbyterian Church; March 7, Holy Cross Catholic Church; March 14, Salem United Methodist Church; and March 21, East Hebron United Presbyterian Church.

 

Animal Tracking

GANSEVOORT An Animal Tracking Snowshoe Walk will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Snowshoes will be available at 1:30 p.m. at parking Lot 1 of Camp Saratoga; $3 per pair, free members. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Movie Night

WEST HEBRON All children are invited to a Pizza and Movie Night featuring a G-rated film that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Information: Pastor Laura at 854-3729.

 

SAD Therapies

ARLINGTON Ana del Rosal and Eric Katz of the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine will lead an informational discussion on non-narcotic therapies for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and how to combat the winter blues, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Sandgate Meeting Room at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Reservations: Stram Center at 802-445-3152. Information: www.stramcenter.com.

 

Gallery Opening

MANCHESTER The Greater Manchester Arts Council and Equinox Village will host a gallery opening event with artists Carol Berry and Elinor Katz from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Come enjoy art, live music and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Equinox Village culinary team. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Movie Night

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Clothing Walk-In

GREENWICH A Clothing Walk-In will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday the 22nd, at the Greenwich Town Office on Academy Street. Clothing for women, men and children of all ages will be offered for a modest fee and 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.

 

Cemetery Meeting

PAWLET The Annual Meeting of the trustees and lot holders of the Mettowee Valley and Northeast Cemetery Assn. will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Pawlet Town Hall.

 

Natural Building

MANCHESTER Alan Benoit, Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin will present a program on “Building with Natural Materials” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The focus will be on ecologically sensitive and resilient design and construction strategies. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Vaccinating Horses

GRANVILLE A program on “Vaccinating Horses in the Northeast: Infectious Diseases that Affect Horses and Owners” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Granville Veterinary Services/Large Animal, 1987 Route 23 in Granville. Free and open to all ages and persons with varying equine experience. Information: 518-642-1676, or www.gvsla.com.

 

Sculptor Speaks

POULTNEY Slate sculptor Kerry Furlani will speak about her craft at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Poultney Woman’s Club on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the downstairs rooms of the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street. Kerry’s work can be seen on exhibition at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville.  Information/to arrange a ride to this event: 802-287-9744.

 

Friday February 22

 

Art Adventures

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge is accepting registrations for two Art Adventure Classes with Gabi Moore.  “Art Adventure I: Drawing, Painting & Collage” for ages 4 through 7 will run from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 26 through April 16. Cost: $90; $83 members. “Art Adventure II: Watercolor for Kids,” for ages 8 through 12, will run 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 28 through April 18. Cost: $80; $73 members. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Art Classes

GLENS FALLS Early registration is requested for Studio Art Classes with Evi Fisher, for ages 6 to 14, that will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, March 2 through 23, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Each week, students will work with two artists and learn how to use various materials. Cost: $50 for four sessions. Information/registration: 518-792-1761, Ext. 340.

 

Story Time

POULTNEY A Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers (children of all ages welcome) will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, March 1 and 8, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibary.com.

 

Horseman’s Social

SARATOGA SPRINGS Friday, Feb. 22, is the deadline to make a reservation for the Fourth Annual Horseman’s Social that will be held 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 and soda, and a cash bar. Information/reservations: Sharon LaPier at 518-885-8995, or email stl32@cornell.edu.

 

Mania Tickets

WEST PAWLET Tickets now are on sale for Mettawee Mania 2013 that will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; free 3 and younger. Information/tickets: Visit the Mettawee Community School office 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days (school closed Feb. 18 through 22).

 

Bowling for Soldiers

GRANVILLE Registrations are being accepted for a “Bowl for Our Soldiers” event to benefit Operation Adopt a Soldier that will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Granville Lanes, 1124 Route 24 (registration deadline March 5). There’ll be four to five persons per team, three games, and a 50/50 raffle. Information/registration: Lila at 518-642-1626, or Candy at Granville Lanes, 642-9855.

 

Clogging Classes

HOOSICK FALLS Registrations are being accepted for Clogging Classes with the Hill Country Cloggers that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Hoosick Falls Central School, elementary cafeteria. Information/registration: Margaret Pine at 686-7767.

 

Winter Craft

GANSEVOORT A winter craft, “Natural Picture Frames,” will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Decorate picture frames with stickers, pine cones, leaves, and natural artifacts. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Lenten Fish Fry

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Church, 17 S. Park Street in Cambridge, will hold Lenten Fish Frys from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Deep-fried pollock, cole slaw, fries and more will be served. Cost: $8.50, eat in or take out, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Fair Haven Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, invites everyone to a Teacup Auction on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Modern Woodmen of America annex building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., with drawings at 6:45 p.m. Also, a hot dogs and chips combo will be available for $2, as well as desserts. Proceeds will benefit the chapter’s charity work.

 

Owls Program

MANCHESTER Mike Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will make a free interactive presentation featuring Owls and Owl Artifacts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Rockwell Room at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. Following the presentation, there’ll be an option to make a short, nocturnal visit to the preserve to listen and call for owls. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

Youth Activity

WHITEHALL Grace Baptist Church in Whitehall will host a “Stuck in the Snow” youth lock-in event for ages 12 to 17 from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, through 7 a.m. Saturday the 23rd. Featured will be food, games, a movie, and prizes. A maximum of 40 youths will attend. Cost: $5 at the door. Early registration is encouraged at 518-499-9241, or stuckinthesnow.gracebaptist@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number.

 

Professional Wrestling

A World of Hurt professional wrestling event, headlined by former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Tickets can be purchased by calling 518-832-3662.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 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 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.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 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, 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.

 

Sale at Legion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Auxiliary Unit 278 will host the 16th Annual Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. More than 50 tables of antiques, collectibles and many other items, home-cooked foods, a bake sale, and a 50/50 raffle will be featured. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Kindermusic

POULTNEY Heidi Brown is offering a free preview class of Kindermusic for ages infant to 7. Regular classes will run Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney. Information: Heidi at 802-884-8040, or email musicwithheidi@gmail.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 1 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary and everyone will be welcome. Information: Bev at 677-3327, or the church at 677-5487.

 

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, Feb. 23.

 

Dog Show

RUTLAND Red Dog Solutions will host, “For the Love of Dogs,” a fundraiser for the Rutland County Humane Society, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Diamond Run Mall, next to Old Navy, in Rutland. Come see dogs dancing to music, performing tricks, and “great feats of agility and intelligence.” Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting the RCHS. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win a unique dog collage created by Stephanie Rost titled, “Color of Vermont.”

 

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

HOOSICK FALLS Guest author Connie Bramer will help children celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Cheney Library on Classic Street in Hoosick Falls. Also, the children will have access to new books and toys in the expanded children’s section.

 

Artist Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings titled, “My Land,” by Stu Eichel, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 225 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Stu is known for his paintings of area mansions, and aging trucks and tractors. Information: 518-677-2765, or visit Facebook.

 

Penne Pasta

SCHUYLERVILLE A benefit Penne Pasta Dinner “with the works” will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mac’s Diner, 106 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $9 adults, $5 children, free age 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting The Adirondack School in Greenwich. There also will be a silent auction at this dinner. Takeouts may be ordered at 791-0092.

 

Pheasant Dinner

RUPERT Everyone is invited to a Pheasant Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Rupert Firehouse. Cost: $15; $8 age 10 and younger. Information: Kelli at 802-394-2491, or email vtkjlouie@aol.com.

 

Art Reception

SCHUYLERVILLE A reception for a new exhibit titled, “Burst” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Drawings, paintings and ceramics by Troy native Wendy Williams will be featured, hors d’oeuvres will be served, and everyone will be welcome. The exhibit will run through March 31. Information: 518-695-3181, or www.thelaffergallery.com.

 

Courthouse Dinners

SALEM “Beat the Winter Blues” dinners will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the homes of four area residents, all in support of the Courthouse Community Center. Each home will accommodate up to eight diners. The menus are listed at www.salemcourthouse.org and reservations may be made by contacting the CCC at 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org. Also, this event will be repeated at four other homes on Saturday, March 2.

 

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.

 

Cash Tribute Band

GREENWICH The Johnny Cash tribute band, “The Spirit of Johnny Cash,” will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Greenwich Elks Club, 30 Bulson Road and Route 40, in Greenwich. Admission: $20. Doors will open at 6 p.m. when there’ll be a cash bar, light food, raffles and souvenirs available. Information/tickets: Amber Marriott at 518-677-2642. Tickets also will be available at the Glens Falls National Bank locations in Salem, Greenwich and Schuylerville.

 

Las Vegas Night

MANCHESTER A Vegas in Vermont Casino Night will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Come try your hand at blackjack, roulette, and other games of chance. Proceeds will benefit the Manchester Fire Dept. Information: Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Sunday February 24

 

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, Feb. 24. 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. Proceeds will benefit Cub Scout Pack 680.

 

Bach Exploration

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem’s Listening Club will host singer Peter Subers who will lead an exploration of Bach’s masterwork, Mass in B Minor, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Beacon Feed Studio Building behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10, in advance at 518-232-2347, email info@musicfromsalem.org, or at the door.

 

Family History

ARLINGTON The Russell Vermontiana Collection at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, will host the second of three Family History Seminars from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Participants will identify basic methods to extend the life of family heirlooms, including letters, deeds, clothing and photographs. Free; donations appreciated. Information: 802-375-6153, or email Martha_Canfield_Lib@hotmail.com.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-798-8962.

 

Black History

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host its second Black History Month Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Featured will be performances by the Mt. Olive Southern Missionary Baptist Church gospel choir and clerical dancers, along with the Rithmos, a hip-hop dance group from Skidmore College. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Information: 518-584-2225, or www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, 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

 

Dinner Benefit

SCHUYLERVILLE Monday, Feb. 25, is the deadline to make a reservation for a Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo Dinner to benefit the Schuylerville Area Food Emergency Relief organization that will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. You’ll find this event at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 10 and younger. Information/tickets: 695-3011.

 

Preschool Pioneers

GANSEVOORT The Preschool Pioneers, a group of young nature lovers, will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. This month the group will create pinecone owls. Adults are expected to attend and support their children. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Legion Dinner

GRANVILLE The American Legion Riders will host a Ham, Macaroni and Cheese Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at American Legion Post 323 on Columbus Street in Granville. Cost: $9; $10 takeouts. Legion members, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, and all active military members with a current membership card will receive a $1 discount.

 

AOT Meeting

RUTLAND Vermont’s deputy secretary of transportation, Sue Minter, will lead a public meeting on the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s strategic goals, priorities and performance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in the theater at Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss local and regional transportation issues to help the agency update and prioritize its goals.

 

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.

 

Tuesday February 26

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad. 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.

 

Tai Chi for Seniors

BENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence will offer a free, eight- week Tai Chi Class for seniors beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center on Harwood Hill in Bennington. Certified Tai Chi instructor Rich Marantz will lead this series. Information/registration: Tracy Purdy-Martin at 802-442-8136, or email activities@bpiads.org.

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service, in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information will be shared to make caring for a loved one easier and this group meets on the last Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: 802-442-8136, or www.bpiads.org.

 

Taste of Long Trail

DORSET The Long Trail School off Route 30 on Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset will hold “A Taste of Long Trail” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Everyone is invited to learn how the school’s faculty works with the students, to obtain information on the International Baccalaureate Program, view displays on the arts and academics, and enjoy refreshments. Information: Courtney Callo at 802-867-5717, Ext. 141, or email ccallo@longtrailschool.org.

 

Homeschoolers Meet

GANSEVOORT Nature’s Homeschoolers, a series designed to supplement home-school curriculum for children studying grade 5 to 8 subjects, will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. This month the group will examine past and present aerial photographs to learn how the changing landscape affects ecosystems. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Book Club Meets

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be Kathleen Grissom’s book, “Kitchen House.” Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Wednesday February 27

 

Lenten Lunches

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Council of Christian Churches will host Lenten Lunches at noon on Wednesdays during Lent at the Embury United Methodist Church in Cambridge. A brief scripture reflection and hymn singing will precede each soup and sandwich lunch. Information: 518-677-3863, or www.cambridgenyupc.org.

 

Growing Vegetables

CASTLETON Jay Jones from Vermont Hydroponics will speak on “Hydroponics: The Methods and Reasons for Growing Vegetables” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Prostate Cancer

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Conference Room A of the CVPS Leahy Conference Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. An open discussion, an update of personal prostate cancer histories, and sharing experiences will be featured. Wives, partners, and men dealing with the various stages of this disease, including recurrence, are encouraged to attend. Information: Bob Harnish at 802-483-6220, or email bharnish@myfairpoint.net, or Jim Russell at 802-362-2244, email jimdoc.vt@gmail.com.

 

Vermont Reads 2013

BENSON The Benson Village School will kick off the first event in the Vermont Reads 2013 community reading program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the school, 32 School Street. Students will participate in “A Night of the Arts,” including demonstrations of music, written and oral poetry, and art work they’ve created. And Spanish class students will serve food from Spanish-speaking countries. Information: Jacqueline Lussier at 802-537-4231, or the school at 537-2491.

 

Gardening Information

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Community Garden on Washington Street will host an Informational Meeting for new and returning members at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Beacon Feed board room of the freight yard behind Hubbard Hall in Cambridge. Everyone will be welcome, including prospective members. Information: Bliss McIntosh at 677-3151, or email mcinbass@aol.com.

 

Heart Health Talk

MALTA Saratoga Hospital will present Dr. Andrij Baran, a cardiologist, with a free talk on “AFib: Get to the Heart of It” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive. Dr. Baran will discuss the most common of cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, its symptoms, and effective treatment options. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Reflexology

PAWLET Certified reflexologist Carson Lake will discuss “The Theory and Practical Aspects of Reflexology” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Circle of Healing on Route 30 in Pawlet (just south of Pawlet Village). Free and open to all. Information: 802-325-3300.

 

Vocal Ensemble

TINMOUTH Northern Harmony, a Vermont-based world music vocal ensemble, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Tinmouth Community Church. Music and dances from South Africa, polyphony from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing, and more will be featured.  Cost: $15; $10 students. Information: 802-426-3210.

 

The Dining Room

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory will stage A.R. Gurney’s comedy of manors, “The Dining Room,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland. Additional performances will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 through March 2, 2 p.m. March 3, and 7:30 p.m. March 7 through 9. Cost: $15. Also, ask about a dinner/theater package. Reservations: 802-775-0903. Information: www.actorsrepvt.org.

 

Thursday February 28

 

Starting a Business

RUTLAND The Vermont Small Business Development Center will offer a “Starting Your Own Small Business” workshop from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Rutland Economic Development Corp., 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Finding market information, writing a business plan, and more will be covered. Cost: $99, including a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops. Registration: www.vtsbdc.org.  Information: 802-773-9147.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013.

 

Skidmore Talk

SARATOGA SPRINGS Exhibition Curator Hilary Knecht will present a talk titled, “Crowded,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Information: www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

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.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Historical Program

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will host a program on the Underground Railroad and Fugitive Slave Act at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Debi Craig, a founding member of the NorthStar Historical Project in Greenwich, will lead this event that’s free and open to all.

 

Friday March 1

 

Library Raffle

SCHUYLERVILLE The Friends of the Schuylerville Public Library group is holding a Basket Raffle during March at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

NYC Bus Trip

GLENS FALLS The Angels Among Us Relay for Life team is accepting registrations for a bus trip to New York City that will be held on Saturday, April 20. Pickups will be made at 6 a.m. at Aviation Mall and 6:30 a.m. at Wilton Mall, and departing Bryant Park at 6 p.m. Cost: $45. Information: Rose Bain at 669-3402, or email krbain@roadrunner.com.

 

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.

 

Church Luncheons

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will host free Friday Luncheons, beginning with a half-hour prayer service at noon, followed by a simple soup and bread meal, as follows: Feb. 15, Granville Methodist Church, Church Street; Feb. 22, Trinity Episcopal Church, E. Main Street; March 1, North Granville United Methodist Church, Route 22; March 8, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 23 Bulkley Avenue; March 15, South Granville Congregational Church, Route 149; and March 22, Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. through March 22 at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

Fish Fry

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Boston Fish Fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Greenwich. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $6 children. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Art Opening

BRANDON An opening reception will be held for an exhibition titled, “Vermont Scapes,” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street. Featured will be traditional painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media, along with pottery, glass and zippers. Refreshments will be served. This exhibition will run through April 30. Information: 802-247-4956, or www.brandonartistsguild.org.

 

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. Cost: $45. Reservations: 518-792-1740. Information: 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.

 

Bluebillies Concert

HARTFORD The Bluebillies, a traditional country/bluegrass band, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Hartford Firehouse, routes 40 and 149. Cost: $8. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and beverages and food will be offered for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Hartford Volunteer Fire Co. Tickets: 632-5326, or at the door. Information: www.facebook.com/thebluebillies.

 

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

 

College Success

QUEENSBURY Saturday, March 2, is the deadline to register for “Recipe for College Success,” a daylong conference that will be held on Monday, March 11, in Dearlove Hall on SUNY Adirondack’s Bay Road campus in Queensbury. For students with disabilities, their parents, educators, school counselors and agency representatives. Information/registration: 518-743-2282, or email access.sunyacc.edu.

 

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.

 

Elks Craft Fair

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge, Route 40 and Bulson Road. More than 40 area vendors will offer a range of locally made products, including stained glass, jelly and jams, jewelry, goat milk foods, candles, fleece ware, and more. There’ll be raffles and a snack bar, too, including chili dogs and pizza. Information/vendor space ($30): Donna at 692-2347, Amber at 587-8224, or email Donna at eccdb@verizon.net.

 

Free Tax Prep

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Church Assn. will offer free Income Tax Preparation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and Thursdays by appointment, in March and April. This is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, serving those with income of $51,000 or less. For appointments and a list of information and documents needed, call Alison at 686-9491.

 

Nano Brothers

GLENS FALLS The Amazing Nano Brothers will perform at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $15 adults; $10 children. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

St. David’s Day Dinner

POULTNEY The annual St. David’s Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 2, at The Station on Depot Street in Poultney. Seating will be at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Diners will have a choice of chicken ‘n’ biscuits or baked haddock. Cost: $13.25 in advance; $15.25 at the door. Everyone will be welcome and reservations are recommended at 518-642-0709, or email pasds88@yahoo.com. Information: Janice B. Edwards at 802-287-5744.

 

Gala/Auction

WEST RUTLAND The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will host its annual Gala/Silent Auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Rutland Country Club. Featured will be cocktails, a sumptuous dinner, dancing to music by the On the Rocks band, and the auction with a wide variety of valuable items. Cost: $65. Information/reservations: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

ROCK’N for Cubs

MANCHESTER The Equinox Curling club will host a “ROCK’N for Cub Scouting” event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Form a team of four or join one. Admission: $55, including a learn-to-curl session, an opportunity to play a mini game, and finger foods. A portion of proceeds will support Cub Scout Pack 333 of Manchester’s summer camp 2013. Information: Diane at 802-362-2145, or www.equinoxcurlingclub.org.

 

Courthouse Dinners

SALEM “Beat the Winter Blues” dinners will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the homes of four area residents, all in support of the Courthouse Community Center. Each home will accommodate up to eight diners. The menus are listed at www.salemcourthouse.org and reservations may be made by contacting the CCC at 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

 

Novelist Visits

MANCHESTER Jamaica Kincaid will read from her new novel, “See Now Then,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Night of Comedy

HOOSICK FALLS The Town of Hoosick Lions Club will present a Beat the Winter Blues Night of Comedy with five comedians from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Hoosick Falls Country Club. Cost: $15. The country club will serve food and beverages from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Hoosick Falls Community Band’s 2013 concert series. Information/reservations: Rosemarie at the Hoosick Falls Federal Credit Union, 518-686-4504.

 

Recitals

CAMBRIDGE/HUDSON FALLS Con Brio Performing Arts will present a recital by Sylvia Bloom, accompanied by Douglas Bischoff, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Douglas’ home, 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge. Advance reservations are required at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com. And on Sunday, March 3, Sylvia will perform at 3 p.m. at the Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street in Hudson Falls. Reservations are not necessary but will be accepted for the Sunday performance. Cost per concert: $10.

 

Sunday March 3

 

Sunday Breakfast

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 3, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. A choice of four breakfast casseroles will be offered, along with fruit pizza and more. Cost: $8. Information: 518-642-1599.

 

Ceili Fundraiser

STILLWATER The Friends of the Stillwater Free Library will host a Ceili Fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Stillwater Area Community Center, 19 Palmer Street in Stillwater. This family-friendly event will celebrate Irish music and dance, featuring music by Rick Russo of Black Abbey and dancing by the Wild Irish Acres Dancers. Come watch or learn a few steps yourself. Cost: $5; $15 per family. Proceeds will benefit the library. Information: 664-6255, or email sflfriends@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Lenten Services

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington will host Lenten Worship Services at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 19. A simple supper will be served following each service, ending about 7:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome and you don’t need to be an Episcopalian to attend. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

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

 

Lions’ Fish Fry

BOMOSEEN Wednesday, March 6, is the deadline to make a reservation for the Castleton Lions’ 10th Annual Fish Fry on Sunday, March 10, at the TRAK-IN restaurant on Route 30 in Bomoseen. Social hours will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15. Information/reservations: Stan Patch, Jr., at 802-468-5001.

 

Gardening Programs

CASTLETON Elaine Nordmeyer will present a program on “Enhancing Your Garden with Worms,” for indoor and outdoor gardens, and Jean Perry will share tips on “Flower Gardening and Indoor Plants” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Cost: $3. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Library Benefit

HOOSICK FALLS The Friends of the Cheney Library will host a “Dine Out to Help Out” event from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Falls Diner in Hoosick Falls. There’ll be 50/50 and book basket raffles, and a portion of the cost of your dinner will benefit the library’s programs and services. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Lenten Services

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA The Greater Schuylerville Clergy Assn. will host Ecumenical Lenten Services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows: Bacon Hill Reformed Church, March 6; Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, March 13; and Schuylerville United Methodist Church, March 20. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Taize Service

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road will hold a Taize service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 and March 20 at the church. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

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

 

Sinusitis Info

SARATOGA SPRINGS Dr. Mark Levenson, an otolaryngologist, will present information on “Advances in the Treatment of Sinusitis” at noon on Thursday, March 7, at 59D Myrtle Street in Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Learn about minimally invasive surgical procedures such as balloon sinuplasty. Free and open to all. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Ecumenical Luncheons

SALEM AREA Ecumenical Luncheons will be held at noon on Thursdays as follows in the Salem area: March 7, Holy Cross Catholic Church; March 14, Salem United Methodist Church; and March 21, East Hebron United Presbyterian Church.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH The Boomerang Book Store in the basement of the Greenwich Library will hold its first monthly sale from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. Visit the Friends’ Book Room and browse for bargains in books of entertainment and inspiration. Also, find a copy of The Da Vinci Code, present it to a volunteer staff member and win a free boomerang book of your choice. Proceeds will benefit the library’s programs and materials.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS Singer/Nashville songwriter Roy Hurd, with Frank Orsini, will perform a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Folklife Center of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: Library at 518-792-6508, or www.royhurd.com.

 

The Dining Room

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory will stage A.R. Gurney’s comedy of manors, “The Dining Room,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 7 to 9, at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland. Cost: $15. Also, ask about a dinner/theater package. Reservations: 802-775-0903. Information: www.actorsrepvt.org.

 

Macbeth

CAMBRIDGE William Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 (open rehearsal), at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. March 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24. There’ll be an opening night dinner on March 8. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students and children; $18 with prepaid season subscription. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Friday March 8

 

Woods Workshop

WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is accepting registrations for a Woods and Wildlife Workshop that will be held on Saturday, March 16, at Tamarac High School in Troy. Included will be seven presentations in the morning and a woods walk in the afternoon. This workshop primarily will cover issues and concerns of woodland owners in the Rensselaer Plateau area. Cost: $15, including refreshments, lunch and an information packet. Information/registration: Email Kristi Sullivan at kls20@cornell.edu, or visit www.2.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/pwt/bio/.

 

Amphicar Program

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs is accepting registrations for “The Amphicar Chronicles,” a six-session tune-up program and exploration of the exotic vehicle, the amphicar. Discover how this vehicle works on land and water. The first session will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23. Information/registration: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 8. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Lenten Fish Fry

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Church, 17 S. Park Street in Cambridge, will hold Lenten Fish Frys from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Deep-fried pollock, cole slaw, fries and more will be served. Cost: $8.50, eat in or take out, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Play at Wood

GLENS FALLS Wrightstage and Rabine productions will present “All My Sons” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. March 10, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON The Castleton State College Habitat Club will host its Second Annual Basket Raffle on Saturday, March 9, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Food and drinks will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will support the club’s spring trip to Tennessee to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Information: 802-468-8962.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Council, Knights of Columbus, will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Hugs for Heroes from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the American Legion Hall on Route 22 in Cambridge. Cost: Free-will donation.

 

Beer, Burgers

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs will host its Fourth Annual Beer & Burgers Fundraiser for adults only from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Featured will be microbrew tasting, gourmet burgers, and Albany roller derby team members serving carhop style. Cost: $35. Information/tickets: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Mettawee Mania

WEST PAWLET Mettawee Mania 2013 will be staged at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Chelsea Ingram, Miss Vermont 2012, will emcee the show featuring a variety of local talent. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; free 3 and younger. Information/tickets: Visit the Mettawee Community School office 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days, or at the door.

 

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.

 

Family History

ARLINGTON The Russell Vermontiana Collection at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, will host the final of three Family History Seminars from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Featured will be a review of how to transform documents, photographs, along with older audio, video and vinyl recordings to digital CD or MP3 archives. Free; donations appreciated. Information: 802-375-6153, or email Martha_Canfield_Lib@hotmail.com.

 

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.

 

Wednesday March 13

 

Lenten Lunches

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Council of Christian Churches will host Lenten Lunches at noon on Wednesdays during Lent at the Embury United Methodist Church in Cambridge. A brief scripture reflection and hymn singing will precede each soup and sandwich lunch. Information: 518-677-3863, or www.cambridgenyupc.org.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and 22, at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

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.

 

Poetry and Tea

BENSON The Benson Public Library will host a Saturday Afternoon Tea at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Community members will have an opportunity to read a poem from the Vermont Reads 2013 program’s “Poetry 180,” a favorite poem, or one they’ve written. Information: Jacqueline Lussier at 802-537-4231.

 

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

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 and April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour will include a monthly topic, visits to galleries to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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 to 6:30 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.

 

Friday April 5

 

Art Camp

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange is accepting registrations for a Vacation Art Camp that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 15 to 19, at its Sage Street Mill studios in North Bennington. Cost: $185 per week.  Information/registration: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Saturday April 6

 

Songs of Freedom

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Paramount Theatre will present a “Songs of Freedom” concert with Peter Yarrow at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Robert De Cormier will conduct. Cost: $34 to $49. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

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.

 

Thursday April 25

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour, the final of three, will include a monthly topic, a visit to a gallery to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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