Community Calendar 3/14/13

 

Thursday March 14

 

Sit & Knit

CAMBRIDGE A “Sit & Knit” activity will be held on Thursday, March 14, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Bring crafts or something else “to fiddle with” if you don’t knit. Open to all. Information: 518-677-2515, or email info@battenkillbooks.com.

 

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.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, Benson Heights, Benson, and 12:30 p.m. March 14, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Museum Program

GLENS FALLS A program with curator of education, June Leary, titled “The Ides of March: It’s All Greek” will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Tour selected works of art, listen to a presentation on this month’s theme, “The Art of Love,” and enjoy a lunchtime conversation in the art studio (bring a bag lunch). Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Men’s Health Panel

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will present a free Men’s Health Panel at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at 59D Myrtle Street Park in Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Dr. Seth A. Capello, a urologist, Dr. Jonathan Gainor, an orthopedic surgeon, and clinical rehabilitation specialist Dominick Marchesiello will offer information on arthritis, therapy treatments for fitness and health, and the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

Tea Party Meeting

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Tea Party Patriots group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in Building B, lower floor, at the Washington County office complex in Fort Edward. Ways of informing citizens about “Agenda 21” will be discussed. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Meetings

ARLINGTON The Women’s Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Civil War Talk

CAMBRIDGE Michael Russert will present a talk titled, “For the Liberation of Ireland: Last Battle of the Civil War?” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Cambridge Public Library, 21 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Michael will discuss the formation of the Fenian Brotherhood, its invasion from Buffalo, N.Y., and the ensuing battles. Free and open to all. Information: 677-2443.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS Adirondack singer/songwriter/storyteller Christopher Shaw will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in the Folklife Center of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508.

 

Food Talk

SALEM Dick McGuire will speak on “The Miracle of Food Production” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in the first floor archive room of the handicap-accessible Salem Courthouse Community Center. Dick is the former commissioner of agriculture and markets for the state of New York. Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

 

Friday March 15

 

Great Peeps Contest

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library on Main Street is holding a “Great Peeps in Literature Contest” and entries will be accepted through Saturday, March 30. Also, ask about the library’s new online Mango Languages courses that are free. Information: 802-287-5556, or visit the library.

 

Vermont Open

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Vermont Open, a snowboarding competition on Stratton Mountain’s main face, will be held Friday through Sunday, March 15 to 17. Riders will compete for prizes in halfpipe, rail jam, and banked slalom events. Registration is open to everyone in the categories of junior (age 12 and younger), amateur, pro, and washed up. Information/registration: www.vermontopen.com.

 

Spring Break

WILTON Gavin Park in Wilton is accepting registrations for its Spring Breakers Club Program for children in kindergarten through grade 5 that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, through Friday, April 5. Cost: $35 per day, four day minimum for Wilton residents; $45 per day, four day minimum for non-residents. Registration: www.townofwilton.com/gavin-park, or the Park office. Information: 518-584-9455.

 

Bottles Collection

HOOSICK FALLS The ADAPT group is collecting bottles and cans to raise funds for a safe, substance-free after-prom celebration for the Hoosick Falls Central School junior class. Bring you bottles and cans to the Nickelback Redemption Center on Carey Avenue in Hoosick Falls and tell the attendant your returns are to benefit ADAPT. Information/to arrange a pickup if you can’t get to the Redemption Center: 518-894-6482, or email hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

Fair Contest

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Fair is accepting entries in its 2013 Fair Theme and Design Contest. Currently enrolled high school students in Rensselaer County are encouraged to enter and build on the theme, “Who’s Your Super Hero?” by June 7. Information/how to participate: Visit your high school art department, or call Mary at the Fair office, 753-4411, Ext. 13.

 

Finance Classes

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert at 143 Church Street in Dorset is accepting registrations for its “Financial Peace University,” classes that will run from 4 to 6 p.m. on nine Sundays beginning on March 17. Learn how to make sound money decisions to achieve your financial goals, eliminate debt, build wealth, and more. Information: Church at 802-867-2260, or Gretchen Lima at 802-362-5548.

Easter Pie Orders

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. and the Ladies Auxiliary are selling Easter Pies at $12 each with a wide variety of fillings available. Orders for pies with special flavors and sugar-free pies also will be taken, along with orders for dinner rolls and angel food logs. Information/orders (deadline March 25): Pat at 792-0157. Pies will be ready for pickup from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30, at the West Fort Ann Firehouse on Joe Green Road.

 

Line Dancing

POULTNEY The Young-at-Heart Senior Center at 206 Furnace Street in Poultney is accepting registrations for a free Country Line Dancing Series that will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning April 10 and continuing for a total of 10 weeks. Information/registration: Mary at 802-287-9200.

 

Healthier Living

MANCHESTER The Northshire Medical Office in Manchester is accepting registrations for a free Healthier Living Workshop that will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays from March 30 through May 4. Learn ways to control your symptoms, stay optimistic, cope with frustrations and fears, to manage pain and stress, and more. Provided by the VT Blueprint for Health. Pre-registration is requested with Janice Provost at 802-440-4098, or www.svhealthcare.org.

 

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.

 

Visual Artworks

BENNINGTON An exhibition of visual artworks by Eric Despard, adjunct professor of music and humanities and music director at Southern Vermont College, will run through Friday, March 29. You’ll find this exhibition in the Burgdorff Gallery of the Everett Mansion on the Southern Vermont College campus in Bennington where hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information: Prof. Greg Winterhalter at 802-447-6316, or email gwinter@svc.edu.

 

Maple Tree Tapping

WHITEHALL State of New York Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine and local officials will kick off the Maple Open House Weekends event with a tree tapping at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in Whitehall. Sugarhouses in Warren, Washington, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties will open their sugar houses for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the weekends of March 16 and 17, 23 and 24. For a list of participating locations, visit www.upperhudsonmaple.com.

 

Senior Games

GREENWICH The Greenwich Seniors Club will host an Afternoon of Games from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the VFW on Abeel Avenue. Use the club’s games or bring your own board games, cards or dice. Cost: $1 admission and chance to win a door prize. Light refreshments available, too.

 

Irish Celebration

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water Street in Granville invites everyone to a celebration of the immigrant Irish community from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Irish tea and a screening of the John Wayne/Maureen O’Hara classic, “The Quiet Man,” will be featured, along with the current exhibition on immigration into the Slate Valley. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Scout Cookies

HOOSICK FALLS Local Girl Scouts will sell Girl Scout Cookies from 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, throughout March at the Stewarts Shop, corner of routes 7 and 22 in Hoosick. Cost: $4 per box. Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or email GirlScoutsHoosick@gmail.com.

 

Basket Raffle

WELLS A Basket Raffle to benefit the Wells Volunteer Fire Dept. will be held on Friday, March 15, at the Modern Woodmen of America building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with drawings at 7 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be special raffles and refreshments will be for sale. Information/to donate an item(s) for this event: Lisa at 802-342-7190, Jill at 342-6622, or Todd at 802-645-9522.

 

Corned Beef

CASTLETON The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Corned Beef and Cabbage or Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 11 and younger. Information: 802-468-8962.

 

Fish Fry

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy on Parsons Avenue in Hoosick Falls invites everyone to Fish Fry Dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent in its Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Eat in or take out. Information: 518-686-4314.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to Fish Fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday in March. 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.

 

NFL Player Speaks

MANCHESTER Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann will share his mission to inform, inspire and initiate individual, community and societal change though sports and coaching at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March, 15, in the gymnasium at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Cory Herrington at 802-362-1775, or www.coachforamerica.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.

 

Movie Night

SCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. A PG-rated film running about 105 minutes will be screened at this free event that’s open to all. Bring popcorn if you like. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Irish Ceili, Tea

CAMBRIDGE An Irish Ceili and Tea will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in the auditorium at the Cambridge Central School. Performing will be Hubbard Hall’s Irish dancers, refreshments and baked goods will be for sale, admission will be free, and everyone will be welcome. Also, you are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Cambridge Food Pantry.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER David Burstein will present his book, “Fast Future,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and Elizabeth Field her book, “Marmalade: Sweet and Savory Spreads for a Sophisticated Taste,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Free Movies

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library on Main Street will host March Movie Madness, the screening of movies on its big screen, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 22 and 29. Free admission and snacks. Information/movie titles: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Musical at CSC

CASTLETON Castleton State College Theater Arts will present the musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 and 24. You’ll find this show in the Casella Theater at Castleton State College. Cost: $15; $10 students. Information: 802-468-1119.

 

Celtic Nights

RUTLAND “Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Talented female and male voices of the Celtic world, accompanied by expert dancing and musicianship, will be featured. Cost: $29.50 to $38.50, plus tax. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday March 16

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following outdoor activities: Hike/Snowshoe, March 16 and 17; Walk/Ski/Snowshoe, March 16; Snowshoe, March 19; Bushwhack, March 24; and Ski Trek, March 26. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven (handicap accessible on main floor). Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Corned Beef Dinner

GRANVILLE The VFW Post 1653 men’s auxiliary will hold a corned beef dinner on Saturday, March 16. The public is welcome to the dinner, which takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by Mad Dog Spike, and the cost is $9.

 

Maple Weekend

WASHINGTON COUNTY

The New York State Maple Weekend will take place at various sugar houses throughout the county on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, and March 23 and 24. Most farms offer pancake breakfast, free tours and samples of maple products. For more information visit mapleweekend.com.

 

Bunny Breakfast

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will host Breakfast with Bunny from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney. Cost: $1.25. A photograph with Bunny will be available for an additional $1.25. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Lenten Retreat

CAMBRIDGE A Lenten retreat, “Lent and the Experience of Sin, Forgiveness and Gratitude,” will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, in the Holy Wisdom Chapel at the New Skete Monastery in Cambridge. Information/registration: Karen Gladstone at 518-677-3928, Ext. 214, or email karengladstone@newskete.org.

 

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.

 

Running Screening

SARATOGA SPRINGS Highly trained therapists from Saratoga Hospital’s Regional Therapy Center will conduct a free Running Screening from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16, at the Saratoga Regional YMCA’s Saratoga Springs branch, 290 West Avenue. You’ll receive a free assessment of your flexibility, strength, stride and more, including the best running shoes for you, heading into the running season. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

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.

 

Quilters Guild

ARGYLE  The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Teachers from Adirondack Quilts will be teaching Learning Curve Technique. Bring sewing supplies and lunch.

 

Al-Anon Workshop

BENNINGTON Al-Anon will host its 28th Annual Cabin Fever Workshop, “Together We Can do What We Cannot Do Alone,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street in Bennington. Information: Apryl at 802-440-8109, Sue at 518-686-7998, or Val at 518-677-8934.

 

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.

 

Tot Drop-in

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a Tot Drop-in at Giorgetti for children age 18 months through age 4 that will run from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, March 16 through May 4. Children will play with balls, tunnels and age-appropriate items in an unstructured setting. Cost: $5 individual, $10 per family, per day. Dress warmly. Information: 802-773-1853, or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold its monthly Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Donations of spring and summer items are being accepted for the church’s  sales. Information: Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Stop and Shop

SCHUYLERVILLE The General Schuyler Emergency Squad will host its Second Annual Easter Stop and Shop event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at its building, 901 Route 29 in Schuylerville. More than 30 vendors and crafters will offer items suitable for Easter and Mother’s Day gift giving, and food and beverages will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit the emergency squad.

 

Sugar House Tours

WHITEHALL The Upper Hudson Maple Producers Assn. will host Maple Open House Weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the weekends of March 16 and 17, 23 and 24. Sugarhouses in Warren, Washington, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties will open their sugar houses for tours. Most will offer samples and demonstrations, while many locations will hold pancake breakfasts. For a list of participating locations, visit www.upperhudsonmaple.com.

 

Teacup Auction

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane will host a Teacup Auction on Saturday, March 16. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 sheet of tickets and light lunch; $2 additional tickets. Information/to donate an item(s) for this event: Church office at 518-499-0851.

 

Basket Party

MANCHESTER The Ladies Auxiliary will host a Basket Party on Saturday, March 16, at the VFW Hall, 280 Depot Street (across from Price Chopper) in Manchester. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $8 entry fee, including lunch; $5 additional sheet of tickets. Information: 802-362-9840, or www.vfw6471.org.

 

Hoedown

CAMBRIDGE The class of 2015 will host a Hypothermic Hoedown on Saturday, March 16, at the Cambridge Central School. There’ll be a kids’ run for children age 5 and younger at 11:30 a.m., 2.5K runs at noon and 1 p.m., and 5Ks at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome. Information/pre-registration: www.hypothermic-hoedown.info.

 

Souper Lunch

NORTH EASTON The Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton invites everyone to a St. Patrick’s Day Souper Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Homemade soups, breads, desserts and more will be served. Cost: $7.50 adults; $3.50 age 5 to 12; free age 4 and younger. Takeouts will be available and reservations are not needed. Information: Edna at 664-7184.

 

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.

 

Snowshoe Walk

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The Ninth Annual Katzman Family Snowshoe Walk to benefit the Connecticut Hemophilia Society will be held on Saturday, March 16, at Stratton Mountain’s Sun Bowl. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the walk promptly at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per adult. There also will be a dinner and auction with tickets at $50 each. Information/registration/dinner tickets/sponsorships/to donate auction items: 1-860-495-0006, or email info@cthemophilia.org.

 

St. Pat’s Parade

HOOSICK FALLS The 22nd Annual Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade, featuring eight marching bands, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The parade will leave from Wood Park. An Irish Festival will follow at 2 p.m. To participate in the parade with an antique car, truck, tractor or horse, obtain an entry form from Kevin O’Malley at 518-686-9460, or email hoosickkid@gmail.com.

 

Google Earth Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Bob Jones, an associate professor of economics at Skidmore College, will explain how we may use Google Earth to solve geographical riddles. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

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.

 

Photography Walk

GANSEVOORT A Photography Walk at Old Gick North will be offered 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Snowshoes will be available at Parking Lot I of the preserve’s Camp Saratoga (free members; $3 non-members). Pre-registration is required at 518-450-0321, or email info@wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Corned Beef, Ham

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary invite everyone to a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the firehouse on Joe Green Road (corned beef, ham, cabbage and more). Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 11 and younger; free age 4 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Corned Beef

ARGYLE American Legion Post 1518 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle will host a St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603, or Walt Caprood at 531-4174.

 

Corned Beef/Ham

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to a St. Patty’s Day Dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Served will be a choice of corned beef and cabbage or ham and cabbage. Cost: $8 eat in, 8:50 take out. There’ll be a cash bar and Irish music by Dave Moore and his band, too. Information/tickets: 518-695-3011, or visit the Post.

 

St. Patrick’s Dinner

VALLEY FALLS An all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $12. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

St. Patrick Dinner

POULTNEY Everyone is invited to a St. Patrick Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the St. Raphael Church Hall, Main Street in Poultney. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 11 and younger; free age 4 and younger. There’ll be Irish music, too. Information: Ernie DeMatties at 802-287-9755.

 

Talk at Northshire

MANCHESTER Bruce Lisman, founder of Campaign for Vermont, will speak at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This is a non-partisan group formed to address trends  that will affect Vermont’s communities and the state. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Ballet Broadcast

MANCHESTER A broadcast performance by the Mariinsky Ballet of  George Balanchine’s famous ballet, “Jewels,” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $18 adults; $12 senior citizens; $9 students. Tickets: www.bbatickets.com. Information: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Auction and Dance

RUTLAND A Spark-Your-Winter-Blues Silent Auction and Dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting Mount St. Joseph Academy and Christ the King School. Tickets are available from MSJ and CKS students, at the school offices, from Lori Elliott at 345-2205 or Colleen Diezel at 725-8060, and will be sold at the door.

 

Saturday Concert

SARATOGA SPRINGS Con Brio Performing Arts will present pianist Maddalena Giacopuzzi and violinist Matteo Bovo in their first American concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, in the Dee Sarno Auditorium at the Saratoga Springs Arts Center, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Both artists are graduates of the E.F. Dall’ Abaco Conservatory in Verona, Italy. Cost: $12. Information/reservations: 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com.

 

Sunday March 17

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome and proceeds will benefit the Lou Gehrig’s Disease Fund and the Multiple Sclerosis Fund.

 

Pancakes/Waffles

WEST PAWLET An all-you-can-eat St. Patrick’s Day Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 17, at the handicap-accessible West Pawlet Firehouse on Route 153, Main Street. Cost: $7 age 12 and older; $5 ages 5 to 11; free 4 and younger. There’ll be a food sale at this event, too. Information: 802-645-0158, or 645-0839.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast with pancakes, omelets and more from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the Gansevoort Firehouse. Cost: $8 adults; $7.50 age 55 and older; $6 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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.

 

Dance MiniFest

BENNINGTON A Dance MiniFest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, in the Martha Hill Dance Studio, VAPA, at Bennington College. Dancers of all skill levels are invited to participate in this fun activity that’s free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Corned Beef

GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 at 63 Abeel Avenue in Greenwich invites everyone to a St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Cost: $10; $5 age 9 and younger. Early reservations are requested at 692-2636, or 683-5945. This event will include Irish music downstairs in the canteen (reservations not needed for music only).

 

Maple Festival

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Historical Society will host its 25th Annual Maple Festival on the Green and indoors from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Featured will be a maple sugaring talk, demonstration and video, maple desserts, 2013 maple syrup, sugar on snow, a silent auction and raffle, student art, music, and more. Information: Robert Gould at 235-1811, or David Wright at 235-2376.

 

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.

 

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, March 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.

 

Free Recital

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival’s Michael Rudiakov Music Academy will present its Spring Recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at Israel Congregation of Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: www.mmfvt.org.

 

St. Pat’s Party

MANCHESTER Everyone is invited to a St. Patrick’s Day Party from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the VFW Hall, 280 Depot Street (across from Price Chopper) in Manchester. Included will be a corned beef or ham dinner at $9 each. Information: 802-362-9840, or www.vfw6471.org.

 

Symphony Concert

BENNINGTON The Sage City Symphony will perform in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, in the Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA, at Bennington College. The program will include Silent Auction, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane. The featured soloist will be Kaori Washiyama. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 will host a traditional St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the lodge on North Williams Street. The meal will feature all the trimming and the cost is $8.

 

Symphony Concert

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Baroque Comes Alive” concert from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Energetic works by Bach, Handel, Rameau and Vivaldi will be featured. Cost: $28 adults; $10 students. Also, there’ll be a pre-concert talk at 3:15 p.m. with Maestro Peltz. Information: 518-793-1348.

 

Potato Supper

HARTFORD Herschel-Argyle Lodge 508 on Main Street in Hartford will host a St. Patrick’s Day Potato Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Various dishes made from potatoes will be served along with dessert. Cost: $6, with proceeds benefiting the Shriners Hospital Fund. Also, there’ll be live country music from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information: 791-1149, or 632-5436.

 

Monday March 18

 

Academy Registration

GRANVILLE Monday, March 18, is the deadline for parents to call the Truthville Christian Academy to enroll their child for the 2013-2014 school year. A Kindergarten Roundup will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Academy, 39 Route 12A in North Granville. Registration applications will be available and there’ll be a $15 fee. Information: 518-642-2517, or www.truthvilleca.org.

 

Osteobusters

WEST HEBRON Osteobusters, a mind and body wellness program, will be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Wear appropriate clothing. Information: Pastor Laura Mitchell at 518-854-3729. Also, the church is looking for singers for its choir that will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call above number.

 

Preschool Pioneers

GANSEVOORT The Preschool Pioneers, a group of young nature lovers, will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 18, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Children will take a short walk outside, weather permitting, and make nature-inspired window hangings. If snowshoes are needed, they will be available at the camp’s Parking Lot I ($3; free members). Adults are expected to attend and support their children.  Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Stories for Children

POULTNEY During the spring semester, Green Mountain College students will read stories to children from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a March Madness Book Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the library, 10 Court Street. Hardcover and paperback books (most 25 cents to $3), puzzles, CDs and DVDs will be offered. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

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.

 

Technology Talk

GREENWICH Jim Kunstler, author of “Geography of Nowhere,” “World Made by Hand,” and other works will join others to talk about “Technology and the Survival of Our Society” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, in the Hedbring Community Room at the Greenwich Library. Information/registration: 518-692-7157, or email Annie Miller at amiller@sals.edu.

 

Professor Speaks

BENNINGTON Rudolph P. Gaudio, an associate professor of anthropology and media, society and the arts at Purchase College, SUNY, will speak on “God Keep a Secret: Language, Sexuality & Space in Islamic Northern Algeria” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18. You’ll find this event that’s free and open to all at the CAPA Symposium at Bennington College. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

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 “Rebel: Musical Treasures of the 17th and 18th Centuries,” 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. Cost: $25; $5 students with identification. Information/tickets: 518-792-2383, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org.

 

Tuesday March 19

 

Seniors’ Luncheon

WEST PAWLET Reservations are requested by Tuesday, March 19, for a Luncheon with the Haystack Hustler Seniors group that will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 26, at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. Cost: $3.50. Heather, an agent for school meals, will speak about the new criteria for planning, preparing and serving school lunches. Information/reservations: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Women’s Health

FORT ANN/SALEM Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Fort Ann Rescue Squad, and Wednesday, March 20, at the Presbyterian Church on W. Broadway in Salem. 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.

 

Garden Club Meets

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will hold its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the West Arlington Inn. This will be a covered dish event, followed by the honoring of 25-year members Leslie Alcott. Information: Fran Shepherd at 802-375-2465.

 

Homeschoolers

GANSEVOORT Nature’s Homeschoolers, home-schooled children in kindergarten through grade 4, will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Children will learn about human impacts on the environment, specifically through water pollution, and how to make a difference. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Quilters’ Auction

RUTLAND The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will hold a Meeting and Auction on Tuesday, March 19, downstairs in the Christ the King Parish Hall on S. Main Street in Rutland. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with a business meeting at 7 p.m. and auction to follow. Information: www.mapleleafquilters.org.

 

Open House

ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary School in Arlington will host a Pre-Kindergarten Open House from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Families will meet pre-K teachers Meghan Withington and Stacey Martin and tour their classrooms. Children must be age 4 by Aug. 31, 2013, to be eligible for the 2013-2014 school year. Information: Principal Deanne Lacoste at 802-375-6409, or email lacosted@bvsu.org.

 

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.

 

Legion Bingo

ARLINGTON Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Doors will open at 6 p.m., food will be available for purchase, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Wild Sun!

MANCHESTER Dr. Richard Wolfson of Middlebury College will present a program titled “Wild Sun!” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $20. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Three Documentaries

BENNINGTON The Visual Arts Lecture Series will present three documentaries, “Coal Spell,” “River Rites,” and “Three Men and a Fish Pond” at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. You’ll find this event in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Solstice Tales

POULTNEY Lesley Nase will relate tales about the celebration of the seasons, including the solstice and equinox, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in Withey Hall at The Gorge on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. Lesley hosts a radio program in Bennington titled, “Books, Yarns & Tales.” Free and open to all and refreshments will be served.

 

Wednesday March 20

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, Sheldon Towers, Rutland; 9 a.m. March 20, Dorset Nursing Office, Dorset; 11 am. March 20, Linden Terrace, Rutland; 1:15 p.m. March 20, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. March 20, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; 10 a.m. March 21, Maple Village, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Godnick Center, Rutland; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Community Center, Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Art Entry Deadline

CAMBRIDGE From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21, is the deadline for 2-D and 3-D artists and artisans to submit their entries to the Small Gallery at Valley Artisans Market, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Works that are juried will be in the theme exhibition, “Wheels,” that will run from March 22 through April 16. And, an opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Information: 518-677-2765, or Facebook.

 

Seniors Meet

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors will meet for a Sandwich Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 20, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Schuylerville Youth students will provide entertainment and new members will be welcome.

 

Writer Speaks

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will host short story writer Pam Houston at 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in the Miller Auditorium of Dearlove Hall on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Pam will discuss her works that have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories and for other significant recognition. Free and open to all. Information: Dr. Stuart Bartow at 743-2200, Ext. 2601, or email bartows@sunyacc.edu.

 

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. Information: 867-2260.

 

Pember Board Mtg.

GRANVILLE The board of trustees of the Pember Library will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Pember, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. This board meets on the third Wednesday each month.

 

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.

 

Mt. Equinox Talk

MANCHESTER The Manchester Historical Society will host Courtney Mutz Callo with a talk about her childhood growing up on Mount Equinox at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Her parents ran the Skyline Inn at the top of the Mount from 1965 to 1977. Free and open to all, with refreshments. Information: Bob or Sally at 802-362-2523.

 

Lincoln Women

MANCHESTER In celebration of Women’s History Month, author C.J. King will lead a discussion on “The Lincoln Women” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

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

 

Skidmore Symposium

SARATOGA SPRINGS A “Pop Art, Printmaking & Protest” symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs. Information: www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Preschool Play

MANCHESTER A free Preschool Playtime will be offered from 11 to 11:40 a.m. on Thursdays in the Community Room at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Wilson House Talk

DORSET The Dorset Historical Society will host Bonnie Burke at a noon luncheon on Thursday, March 21, at its building on Main Street in Dorset. Bonnie will speak on the 1846 Wilson House in East Dorset and Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA. Bonnie is managing director at the Wilson House. Bring a bag lunch; drinks and refreshments provided. Information: 867-0331.

 

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.

 

Art Opening

MANCHESTER An opening reception for an exhibition of work by nature photographer Matthew Lerman titled, “Through the Lens: A View of Life,” will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at The Gallery at Equinox Village in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information/reservations: Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Sewing Classes

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer three sewing classes on Thursdays: “Introduction to Sewing” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 21; “Sewing an Envelope Pillow Cover” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 28; and “Sewing a Totebag” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Arthritis Info

MANCHESTER Dr. Deborah Henley from the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will provide information on “Managing Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester.

 

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.

 

Book Signing

CAMBRIDGE Artist Adriano Manocchia will sign copies of his new book, “Water, Sky & Time: The Paintings of Adriano Manocchia,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. This book contains 145 images of paintings created in the last 30 years. Information: 518-677-2515, or email info@battenkillbooks.com.

 

Author Interview

MANCHESTER Jodi Picoult, author of “Sing You Home,” “House Rules” and other works will be interviewed by National Public Radio’s Joe Donahue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. The topic will be Jodi’s new novel, “The Storyteller.” Doors will open at 5 p.m. Information/tickets: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Depression Workshop

BUSKIRK A “Depression & Stress…the Natural Way Out” workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Buskirk Better Living Center/Buskirk Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, 2176 W. Hoosick Road, routes 67 and 103. Free and open to all and there’ll be food samples and chair massage. Information/registration: 518-686-4524.

 

Grand Tetons

SARATOGA SPRINGS Jim Coutant from the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will present a video on “Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Saratoga Springs Library. Information: Sarah King at 798-0615, or email programs@adk-gfs.org.

 

Artist Talk

RUTLAND Paul Bowen will provide an overview of his work in wood and other materials from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row in Rutland. Images from Wales, Cape Cod and southern Vermont that have inspired his work will be featured. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring Aoife Clancy, a diva of Irish and contemporary folk music, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 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. 237.

 

Historical Program

SALEM Paul McCarty will present a PowerPoint program on Solomon Northup at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the first floor archive room of the handicap-accessible Salem Courthouse Community Center. Paul is historian for the Town of Fort Edward and executive director of the Old Fort Museum. Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

 

Women Meet

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the downstairs rooms at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney. And at 7:30 p.m., Poultney High School art teacher Melissa Kristiansen will speak. Melissa was honored as artist-in-residence at Skidmore College for six weeks last summer. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Friday March 22

 

Open House

BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall in Bondville will host an Open House from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22. Interested families, community members and educators are encouraged to tour the school, participate in classes, and meet faculty, staff and students. Information: Daren Houck at 297-2662, or www.themountainschool.org.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

FAIR HAVEN The Spartans AAU basketball team will host a Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at American Legion Post 49, 72 Main Street in Fair Haven. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 12 and younger.

 

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.

 

AMHS Basketball

ARLINGTON The Arlington Memorial High School varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play the Arlington varsity alumni on Friday, March 22, in the school’s gymnasium. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and the girls’ game will begin at 6 p.m. There’ll be a concession stand, 50/50 raffle, and knock-out competitions at halftime. Admission: $5 adults; $3 age 11 and younger; $20 maximum per family at the door. Advance tickets, at $4 adults and $2 children, are available at the Fisher Elementary School office and at 802-375-6409.

 

Fish Fry

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Co. will host a Fish Fry Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the firehouse, 5 River Road. Cost: $10. Information: 753-4843.

 

Owl Prowl

GANSEVOORT An Owl Prowl with Beth and Brad Bidwell will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Learn about area owls indoors and then go outside to listen and look for owls. Age 5 and older. Pre-registration is requested at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, co-sponsor of this event, at 518-584-7860, Option 3. Information: Preserve at 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Family Night

GRANVILLE The MJT PBIS Team Family Fun Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Mary J. Tanner School on Route 22 in Granville. Enjoy dancing with the Homespun Community Dancing Group, games, and pizza at $1 per slice. And, learn about the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support program. There’ll be a bake sale, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Basket Weaving

MANCHESTER A Basket Weaving Course with Trish Weill will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Weave a sturdy, Cherokee double-wall basket. Cost: $35, including materials. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark, Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Crazy for You

GREENWICH The Greenwich Central School Drama Club will stage Gershwin’s “Crazy for You” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, and 3 p.m. March 24, at the school. “Elaborate dances and hilarious dialogue” will accompany classic Gershwin tunes. Cost: $6 adults; $4 senior citizens and students.

 

The Fantasticks

GRANVILLE The Granville High School Drama Club will stage “The Fantasticks” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, and 2 and 7 p.m. March 23, in the school’s auditorium. Cost: $5. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and everyone is invited.

 

Disney Musical

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School Drama Club will present the Disney musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 24th, at the school. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the cafeteria during intermission. Free and open to all. Information/advertisement space in show program: Rob Allen at 686-7321, Ext. 1106, or email hfdrama@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Classical Violinist

RUTLAND “Amadeus Leopold…The Artist Formerly Known as Hahn-Bin” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Amadeus is a South Korean classical violinist, record producer, composer and vocalist. Cost: $10 to $20, plus tax. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 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 March 23

 

Maple Celebration

RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert will host its annual Maple Celebration and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. Information/to volunteer to help with this event: 802-394-7836, or email info@merckforest.org.

 

Alice Ballet

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Ballet Theatre will present an Alice in Wonderland Ballet on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost/times: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Buffet/Egg Hunt

PITTSTOWN An Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 23, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall. A buffet breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m., with the egg hunt at 10 a.m. (plastic bags will be available at $1 each, or bring your own basket). Also, photographs with the Easter Bunny will be available at $3 each. Information: 518-663-5607.

 

Bunny, Egg Hunt

STILLWATER Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, with an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 to 11:15 a.m., at the Stillwater Area Community Center. Photographs with the Easter Bunny will be available and there’ll be a bounce house and crafts for children. Cost: $5; $15 maximum per family. Information: 518-664-3590.

 

Charity Bowling

GRANVILLE Join a team and bowl for a cause at a benefit bowling event for the Mettowee Ecumenical Council Food Pantry on March 23. The $10-per-person cost for the fundraiser, which takes place from 1 to 4 p.m., includes three games and shoes.  Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the area food pantry. For more information call Jim Briggs at 642-1005.

 

Maple Fest

POULTNEY Maple Fest will be held in Poultney on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. Included will be a fun run at 9 a.m. from Poultney High School; artist guild display 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Poultney Elementary School; basket party 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Raphael Church Hall; bag sales at selected retail businesses; maple fried dough 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., front of Stitchy Women; soup/sandwiches 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Raphael Church Hall; pork dinner 5 p.m., Young-at-Heart Senior Center; social 6 p.m. and dinner 6:45 p.m., East Room, Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, and much more. The Maple Fest will continue on Sunday with area sugarhouse tours. Information: Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, 802-287-2010, or email poultneyvt@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

Equine Clinic

POULTNEY The Granville Veterinary Service/Large Animal will hold an Equine Vaccination Clinic at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Cuttin’ Corners Arena in Poultney. Pre-registration is required at 518-642-1676.

 

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.

 

Sugar House Tours

WHITEHALL The Upper Hudson Maple Producers Assn. will host a Maple Open House Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 23 and 24. Sugarhouses in Warren, Washington, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties will open their sugar houses for tours. Most will offer samples and demonstrations, while many locations will hold pancake breakfasts. For a list of participating locations, visit www.upperhudsonmaple.com.

 

Raptor Fest

FORT EDWARD The Friends of the IBA will host Winter Raptor Fest 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, at the Gallup Ridge Farm in Fort Edward. See and learn about owls, hawks and falcons of the Washington County grasslands. Also, horse-drawn sleigh rides, children’s activities, exhibitors, food vendors and more. Information: www.winterraptorfest.com, or www.ibafriends.org.

 

Basket Party

POULTNEY A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, March 23, at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission and 25 tickets; $2 each additional sheet of 25. There’ll be door prizes and food for purchase. Proceeds will support programs for veterans.

 

Pruning Demo

MANCHESTER Local arborist Joe Blair will provide a Pruning Demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Hildene in Manchester. Pruning for ornamentals and pruning to increase productivity for apple trees will be featured. Information: 802-367-7960, or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

 

Student Art

MANCHESTER An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Art from the Schools,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in the Yester House Galleries of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Vibrant artwork from 17 area schools will be featured in this exhibition that will be free and open to all through April 10. Information: 802-362-1405, or www.svac.org.

 

Poultney Movies

POULTNEY “The Hobbit” will be screened at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at The Tiny Theatre, 153 Main Street in Poultney. And at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, “Les Miserables” will be the feature film. Cost: $3 per show. Information: 802-287-6005.

 

Pizza/Wings

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Dept. will hold a Pizza and Wings Night from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Eat in or take out. For a take out order, call 695-6623 after 2 p.m. on March 23.

 

Rotary Dinner

POULTNEY Vermont resident Richard Phillips, captain of the pirated MV Maersk Alabama, will be the guest speaker at the Poultney Rotary Club’s annual dinner on Saturday, March 23, in the East Room of Withey Hall on the Green Mountain College campus in Poultney. This event will begin with a social at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:45 p.m. Cost: $50. Information/tickets: 802-236-6158, or see any member of the Poultney Rotary Club.

 

Dessert Dance

GRANVILLE The Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill and their families in Granville, will host a Spring Fling Dessert Dance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in the ballroom of The Granville Forum on E. Potter Avenue. The Airtight band will provide music from the 1960s to present, and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and dessert buffet. Cost: $15. Tickets are available at TD Bank and Scottie’s in Granville, and will be sold at the door. Information: 518-642-0709, or www.thehayneshouseofhope.com.

 

Ski/Snowshoe

GANSEVOORT A Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe activity will be offered from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Featured will be luminary-lit trails, warming bonfires, and free hot cocoa. For all ages and levels, drop in at any time, no registration needed. Snowshoes available at the Winter Lodge, free for members and $5 per pair for non-members. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Italian Artists

CAMBRIDGE/HUDSON FALLS Con Brio Performing Arts will present pianist Maddalena Giacopuzzi and violinist Matteo Bovo in their first American concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at The Bischoff House, 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge (reservations necessary for March 23), and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street in Hudson Falls. Both artists are graduates of the E.F. Dall’ Abaco Conservatory in Verona, Italy. Cost: $12. Information/reservations: 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com.

 

Sunday March 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, March 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 the American Cancer Society.

 

Easter Services

FAIR HAVEN Easter services will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, N. Main and Allen Streets in Fair Haven, as follows: Palm Sunday, 9:30 a.m. March 24; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday, 7 p.m. March 29; and Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m. March 31. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

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, March 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. There’ll be an Easter basket drawing, too. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Hymn Sing

WHITEHALL The First Baptist Church of Whitehall at 41 Williams Street will host its annual ecumenical Palm Sunday Hymn Sing from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Area churches are invited to have their choirs or soloists join in this special event. Refreshments will follow the singing.

Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE VOSCA, a local community service organization of seniors at Cambridge Central School, will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the American Legion Hall on Route 22 in Cambridge. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. Raffle, too. Information: Bob Cheney at 518-677-2766, or email bobdu1@verizon.net.

 

Romantic Music

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem’s Listening Club will present “Schoenberg, The Romantic” with Lila Brown from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the Beacon Feed Studio Building behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10. Information/reservations: 518-232-2347, or email info@musicfromsalem.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

 

Monday March 25

 

College Lecture

BENNINGTON The Social Science Colloquium will host William Saturno, assistant professor of archaeology at Boston University, with a talk titled, “Mythic Foundations: Maya Architecture and the Origins of Kings,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25. You’ll find this event at the CAPA Symposium at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Disasters Talk

GREENWICH The Greenwich Library will host Dr. Donald Minkel, professor of earth science at SUNY Adirondack, with a talk on “Disasters!” the latest research into what’s coming and how we can survive it. You’ll find this program that is for adults in the library’s Hedbring Community Room. Information: 518-692-7157, or www.Greenwich-library.org.

 

Tuesday March 26

 

Pember Friends

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. All community members interested in promoting and in assisting the library are encouraged to attend.

 

Book Discussion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Also, the library will be closed on Saturday, March 30. Information: 695-6641.

 

Scientist Speaks

POULTNEY Green Mountain College will welcome William Schlesinger as the 2013 Visiting Scientist and Sophomore Plenary speaker at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Marcy 26, in the college’s Ackley Auditorium on the Poultney campus. Bill’s work includes the investigation of the environmental chemistry behind global climate change. Everyone will be welcome.

 

3-D Modeling

BENNINGTON Steve Grimmer will speak on the use of 3-D modeling software and rapid prototyping for the production of functional ceramic tableware at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the Tishman Lecture Hall at Bennington College. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

Wednesday March 27

 

Art Entries

GLENS FALLS Wednesday, March 27, is the deadline for entries to be submitted for the “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region” juried exhibition that will be presented this fall at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 335, or email sbishop@hydecollection.org.

 

Pennies Drive

SCHUYLERVILLE Students in the Schuylerville elementary and middle schools are participating in the 20th Annual Pennies for Scholars Project that provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors. To contribute pennies, cash or a check for this effort, send your donation by Wednesday, March 27, with one of the students to the Schuylerville Central Elementary or Middle School. Information: Kathy Turcotte at 695-3915.

 

Writer Speaks

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will host a talk by Michael Meyerhoffer at 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in the Miller Auditorium of Dearlove Hall on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: Dr. Stuart Bartow at 743-2200, Ext. 2601, or email bartows@sunyacc.edu.

 

Them Dry Bones

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will offer a free program for children of all ages, “Them Dry Bones,” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Featured will be discussion of animal bones, and viewing of real animal x-rays. Children also will create a bone craft. Information/registration: 518-642-1515.

 

Chili Chow Down

GREENWICH The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to its Second Annual Chili Chow Down Challenge from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge, Route 40 and Bulson Road. Local restaurants and caterers will provide samples for tasting. Cost: $1 per tasting cup. Vote for the best chili and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Greenwich Food Pantry. Information: 692-7979, or email info@greenwichchamber.org.

 

Free Concert

BENNINGTON Bennington alumna and composer Mara Gibson, and violinist Michael Hall, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in the Deane Carriage Barn at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu.

 

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.

 

Les Miserables

POULTNEY “Les Miserables” will be screened at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at The Tiny Theatre, 153 Main Street in Poultney. Cost: $3. Information: 802-287-6005.

 

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.

 

Wednesday April 10

 

Writer Speaks

QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Writers Project will host a talk by Meg Kearny at 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the Wilton Center on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: Dr. Stuart Bartow at 743-2200, Ext. 2601, or email bartows@sunyacc.edu.

 

Line Dancing

POULTNEY The Young-at-Heart Senior Center at 206 Furnace Street in Poultney is offering a free Country Line Dancing Series at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning April 10 and continuing for a total of 10 weeks. Information/registration: Mary at 802-287-9200.
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.

 

Friday May 3

 

Healthier Living

MANCHESTER The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington is accepting registrations for a free Healthier Living Workshop that will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from May 16 through June 20. Learn ways to control your symptoms, stay optimistic, cope with frustrations and fears, to manage pain and stress, and more. Provided by the VT Blueprint for Health. Pre-registration is requested with Janice Provost at 802-440-4098, or www.svhealthcare.org (classes and events link).

 

 

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