Community Calendar 3/21/13

 

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.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal that will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013.

 

 

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.

 

Easter Services

WELLS Services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells as follows: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28; 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 29; and 9 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, followed by an Easter egg hunt. Information: Rev. William A. Davidson at 518-499-1850.

 

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.

 

Friday March 22

 

Business Workshop

RUTLAND Registrations are being accepted for a  “Starting Your Own Small Business” workshop that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Rutland Economic Development Corp., 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Cost: $99, including a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops. Registration: www.vtsbdc.org. Information: 802-773-9147.

 

Painting Classes

SALEM The Courthouse in Salem is accepting registrations for a “Creative Expression Painting” class with Alaina Vooris for ages 3 and older that will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, May 11 and 25, and June 8 and 22. Cost: $10 per day, or $50 all five classes; $40 members. Informationo/registration: 518-854-7053.

 

Tree/Shrub Orders

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders for Tree and Shrub Plantings. The deadline to place an order is Monday, March 25. Order forms are available at www.washingtoncountyswcd.org, and at Walkers in Fort Ann, the county buildings in Fort Edward, Country Power in Greenwich, A&J Enterprises in Salem, and at many post offices.

 

Crochet Classes

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for Beginner Crochet Classes for children in grades 2 through 5 that will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays from March 25 through April 22 (no class April 15) at the Maple Street School in Manchester. Information/registration: Stacy Gates of Create with Bogate at 802-362-7137, or www.maplestreetschool.com.

 

Christian Concert

Singer, song-writer and guitarist Garrison Doles will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Fair Haven Methodist Church. A pot luck supper will precede the concert at 6 p.m. Admission is free but free will offerings will be accepted.

 

Hunter Course

HARTFORD Registrations are being accepted for a Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. April 1 through 3 at the Hartford Fish and Game Club on Route 196. Pre-registration is required by March 24 with Bill Pike at 632-5993.

 

Photo Contest

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting photographs of past Cambridge Valley balloon festivals. Eight of the best photos, from amateur as well as professional photographers, will be printed on postcards that will be available at the next balloon festival, and sold later at various Cambridge shops. The entry deadline is April 1 and photos may be mailed to the Chamber at CVCC Photo Contest, POB 405, Cambridge, N.Y. 12816. Information: 518-677-0887, or www.cambridgenychamber.com.

 

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.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday the 23rd, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Featured will be $3 and $5 bag sales and lunch will be available. Donations of clothing, household items, small appliances and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center from 9 a.m. to noon on March 21. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

Pullman Porters

MANCHESTER Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, is offering a new education program, “Pullman Porters: Unsung Heroes,” during its normal hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car named Sunbeam is the setting for this program. Information: Diane Newton at 802-367-7965, email dianenewton@hildene.org, or www.hildene.org.

 

Tag/Bake Sale

GRANVILLE The Resident Council will host a Cabin Fever Tag and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at The Orchard Nursing Centre on Route 40 in Granville. Tours of the facility also will be available and everyone will be welcome. Information: Email fnolan@clrchealth.com.

 

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.

 

Vt. Slide Show

RUTLAND Roy Pilcher, co-president of the Rutland County Audubon Society, will present a slide show and lecture on “Vermont the Beautiful” at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at The Gables at East Mountain in Rutland. This show highlights Vermont birds, butterflies and flowers and it’s free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Randi Cohn at 802-770-5275, or email rcohn@thegablesvt.com.

 

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.

 

Whitehall Musical

WHITEHALL The Whitehall High School Drama Club will stage the musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 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 school office during school hours, they will be sold at the door, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Movie Madness

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library on Main Street will host March Movie Madness at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and 29. Free admission and snacks. Information/movie titles: 802-287-5556, or email ppl5556@yahoo.com.

 

30 Short Plays

POULTNEY Green Mountain College will present “The Neo-Futurist Project,” 30 short plays performed within 60 minutes, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. You’ll find this event in the Ackley Theater on the college’s Poultney campus. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Easter Food

POULTNEY The Poultney Food Shelf will hold its Easter Open Shelf from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23. Eligible residents of Poultney, Middletown Springs and Hampton will be welcome at this event at The Stonebridge Inn, 56 Beaman Street, Route 30, in Poultney.

 

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; Maple Fest story time 11 a.m., Poultney Public Library; 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.

 

Rabies Clinic

SALEM Washington County Public Health will hold a Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Salem Town Barn on Rexleigh Road in Salem. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccinations and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Free and open to all. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

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. Also visit www.mapleweekend.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.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

WELLS The Granville Price Chopper store will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for all children through age 12 at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Modern Woodmen of America on Route 30 in Wells. The Easter Bunny will greet the children and there’ll be prizes. Information: 518-642-9283.

 

Easter Celebration

GRANVILLE All children are invited to an Easter Celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Holiday stories and crafts, a guessing contest, and delicious treats will be featured. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge United Presbyterian Church will sponsor a free Community Meatloaf Dinner from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 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, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Egg Hunt, Coloring

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Connects group will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Coloring Party (coloring 1 to 3 p.m.) on Saturday, March 23, at the Cambridge Guest Home. Preschool and younger children will egg hunt at 1:30 p.m., kindergarten and grade 1 at 2 p.m. (both hunts on front lawn), and grades 2 through 6 at 2 p.m. (on sledding hill). Bring you own basket and a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Information: Email cambridgeconnects@gmail.com, or Facebook.

 

Charity Bowling

GRANVILLE Join a team and bowl to benefit the Mettowee Ecumenical Council Food Pantry from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The $10-per-person cost will include three games and bowling shoes.  Registration will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information: Jim Briggs at 642-1005.

 

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.

 

Italian Artists

CAMBRIDGE/HUDSON FALLS Con Brio Performing Arts will present pianist Maddalena Giacopuzzi and violinist Matteo Bovo in their first American concerts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the home of Douglas and Linda Bischoff, 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge (reservations necessary for March 23 concerts), 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

 

Squad Open House

GRANVILLE The Granville Rescue Squad on E. Potter Avenue invites everyone to its annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Breakfast cost: Free, donations appreciated. Meet the squad members and see state-of-the-art life saving equipment. Also, if you have photographs of the squad from the past you are asked to bring them to share.

 

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.

 

Bunny Breakfast

SOUTH GLENS FALLS A Pancake/French Toast Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be served from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 24, at Fire Station #2 on Route 197 in South Glens Falls. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Easter Services

GRANVILLE Services will be held at the South Granville Congregational church as follows: 9 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Good Friday/Easter prayer vigil, March 29; 6:30 to 7 a.m. Easter Sunday sunrise service, March 31; 7 a.m. Easter Sunday potluck breakfast; 9 a.m. Easter Sunday service (no Kid’s Church); and 10 a.m. March 31 egg hunt. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Easter Services

WELLS Services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells as follows: 9 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24; 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28; 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 29; and 9 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, followed by an Easter egg hunt. Information: Rev. William A. Davidson at 518-499-1850.

 

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.

 

Puppet Show

DORSET The Sunday School class will perform “Puppet Show Parables” at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, at The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset. The adult and Sunday School choirs will perform, too, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-867-2260, or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com.

 

Easter Services

EAST ARLINGTON Easter services will be held at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road as follows: 10 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24; 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28, soup supper, 7 p.m. service; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. meditation Good Friday, March 29; 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Easter egg hunt for ages 2 through 9 (bring a basket or bag for eggs); and 6:30 a.m. service Easter Sunday, March 31, on east-facing lawn of the Mack Headquarters on Route 313, followed by a continental breakfast in Bailey Hall.

 

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.

 

Ham Dinner

HARTFORD Herschel Argyle Lodge 508 invites everyone to a family-style Baked Ham Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the Masonic Temple on Main Street in Hartford. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10; $5 ages 6 to 12; free age 5 and younger.

 

Spaghetti/Baskets

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Party will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. There’ll be music by DJ Crystal, too, and proceeds from this event will benefit the daughter of Christopher Lehoisky who was born three months premature and will be at Albany Medical Center until she is full term (the girl’s mother died in the childbirth). Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

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 The VOSCA group of senior students at Cambridge Central School invites everyone to a 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, with proceeds benefiting the students’ rebuilding of homes of impoverished families in South Carolina. Information: Bob Cheney at 518-677-2766, or email bobdu1@verizon.net.

 

Monday March 25

 

ADAPT Mtg.

HOOSICK FALLS Parents and guardians of Hoosick Falls Central School juniors interested in joining the alcohol and drug abuse prevention team (ADAPT) are invited to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the Hoosick Falls Central School elementary library. Help plan the after-prom activities and fundraisers. Information: Email hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad in Whitehall. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

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.

 

Curriculum Info

GLENS FALLS The Race to the Top Network team facilitators will provide information on the curriculum changes needed for the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the auditorium at Glens Falls High School. Free and open to all. Information: Courtney Jablonski at 518-581-3733, or email cjablonski@wswheboces.org.

 

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.

 

Girls Program

CASTLETON Molly Barker, founder of the Girls on the Run program for pre-teen girls, will speak on “Climbing Out of the Girl Box” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. This program addresses the effects of stereotyping and encourages girls to embrace a healthy lifestyle. You’ll find this free event in the Casella Theater at Castleton State College. Information/tickets: 802-468-1119, or visit the college’s Fine Arts Center.

 

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.

 

Prostate Cancer

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 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.

 

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.

 

Auditions

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will hold Auditions for the Robert Anderson comedy, “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street in Hudson Falls. Parts are available for age 16 and older and no experience or prepared material is required. Information: 747-4418, email hrsc1999@aol.com, or www.hudsonrivershakespeare.org.

 

Healing Service

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road will host a Healing Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. For those who wish to have prayers and healing touch for physical, mental and emotional concerns. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

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.

 

Thursday March 28

 

Watercolor Class

MANCHESTER An “Easy Way to Watercolor” class with Tony Conner will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays from March 28 through April 18 at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Cost: Free for Equinox Village residents; $50 others. Information/registration: 802-375-5548, or www.tonyconner/classes-workshops.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. A valid state of New York driver’s permit is required to take this course. Cost: $40. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

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 Thursday, March 28. 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.

 

Easter Services

DORSET Easter services will be held at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset, as follows: 5 p.m. foot washing, 5:30 p.m. agape potluck supper, 7 p.m. tenebrae service on Maundy Thursday, March 28; noon Good Friday, March 29; and 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31. Information: 802-867-2260, or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com.

 

Easter Services

CAMBRIDGE Services will be held at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 E. Main Street, as follows: 6 p.m. covered dish supper followed by 7 p.m. service, Holy Thursday, March 28; and 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, followed by an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Information: 518-677-3863 mornings, or email cambridgenyupc@gmail.com.

 

The Hit Men

CASTLETON The Hit Men will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Casella Theater on the Castleton State College campus. This group is composed of musicians and singers who performed on hit records of the 1960s through the ‘80s such as “Oh, What a Night,” “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and others. Cost: $20 adults; $17 students and senior citizens; $15 children. Information/tickets: 802-468-1119.

 

Citizens United Talk

SARATOGA SPRINGS Jeffrey Clements, president of Free Speech for People, will speak on “Corporations are Not People: Responding to the Supreme Court in Citizens United” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Laminitis Info

GRANVILLE The Granville Veterinary Service/Large Animal at 1987 Route 23 in Granville will offer a free equine education meeting on Laminitis at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Prevention will be stressed and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-1676.

 

Easter Services

JOHNSONVILLE/PITTSTOWN The Johnsonville and Pittstown United Methodist churches will hold the following services: Combined service 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28, in Johnsonville; combined service 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 29, in Pittstown; Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, in Pittstown; 9 a.m. March 31 in Johnsonville and 10:45 a.m. in Pittstown. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Easter Services

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA Easter services will be held as follows in the greater Schuylerville area: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28, Old Saratoga Reformed Church; noon Good Friday, March 29, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church; 8 p.m. Easter vigil, Notre Dame-Visitation Church; and 6:15 a.m. Easter sunrise service, Bacon Hill Reformed Church.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring progressive roots music by Alyssa Stock and Jerry Dee of Rusty Doves, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 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.

 

Friday March 29

 

Art Classes, Camp

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts will offer 24 Fine Art and Fine Craft Classes from April through June at The Arts Center, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. These classes will be taught by regional artists for students of all ages and at all artistic levels. Also, registrations are being accepted for 2013 summer camp programs. Information: Tanya Tobias at 518-584-4132, Ext. 202, or email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Summer Camps

MANCHESTER Hildene in Manchester is accepting registrations for 2013 Summer Camps. New this year will be a Junior Ranger Camp for children in grades 1 through 3, and “Always Artful,” for ages 9 and 10. Camps run one week for children in grades 1 through 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost: $205; $185 members. Information/registration: Diane Newton at 802-367-7965, email dianenewton@hildene.org, or www.hildene.org.

 

Boston Trip

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary is accepting reservations for a Boston Bus Trip on Saturday, May 4. The bus will leave the Elks Lodge on Route 40S at 6 a.m., returning about 11 p.m. Cost: $50 through April 15; $55 thereafter. Information/reservations: Kim Strainer at 361-6994.

 

NYC Trip

ARGYLE The Argyle PTSA is accepting reservations for “A Day in New York City” bus trip on Sunday, April 28. Pickups will be made at 6:30 a.m. at the Argyle Central School and then at the Wilton Mall. The bus will depart Bryant Park at 7:30 p.m., arriving in Argyle about 11 p.m. Cost: $45, with proceeds benefiting the 2013 senior class. Information/reservations: Paula at 955-6537.

 

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.

 

Good Friday Svc.

GRANVILLE A Good Friday service will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on March 29 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 35 E. Main Street in Granville. A number of pastors from churches in the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will lead this service. Information: Rev. Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Movie Madness

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library on Main Street will host March Movie Madness at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29. Free admission and snacks. Information/movie title: 802-287-5556, or email ppl5556@yahoo.com.

 

Saturday March 30

 

Doubleheader

WELLS The Modern Woodmen of America organization will host a Super Saturday Doubleheader on March 30 at its hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for a super bingo to benefit area churches and to include a free lunch at 11 a.m. and games at noon. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Doors will open again at 4 p.m., with games at 6 p.m., to benefit U.S. Navy Seabee veterans. Cost: $25. Buy both events for $35. Information: MWA at 802-645-0323, or Dan at 518-487-0397.

 

Market/Food Sale

WEST PAWLET A Spring Flea Market and Easter Food Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the West Pawlet Firehouse on Main Street. Offered will be Easter cakes, pies, cookies, candy, homemade beans, and lunch. There’ll be Easter children’s activities, refreshments and lunch, and raffles, too. Information: Edna Winot at 802-645-0174.

 

KMF Auditions

RUTLAND Vermont students of violin, viola and cello…ages 12 through 22…are encouraged to come to Auditions for a competition the Killington Music Festival will hold at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the Rutland High School chorus room. The winner will receive a full scholarship to the 2013 KMF Chamber Music Residency Program. Information/audition appointment: 802-773-4003.

 

Library Activity

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library at 48 West Road in Manchester will offer “The Way Things Work,” an opportunity for children (age 8 and older) and adults to take apart anything from a telephone to a typewriter, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. Free and open to all. Registration is requested at 802-362-2607, or email jkleinberg@markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Egg Hunt

SCHUYLERVILLE Faith Chapel will host the free Fifth Annual Great Schuylerville Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at the Schuylerville High School practice field (school gym in case of rain). Children age 4 and younger will hunt at 11 a.m., grades kindergarten through 2 at 11:15 a.m., and grades 3 through 6 at 11:30 a.m. There’ll be live music, face art, jump houses, Daisy the Clown, and the Easter Bunny. Information: www.facebook.com/faithchapelchurch.

 

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.

 

Auditions

CAMBRIDGE All high school students are encouraged to audition for parts in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” that will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 and April 6. You’ll find the auditions in the Freight Depot Theater behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Prepare a one to three-minute monologue from any Shakespeare play. Information/appointment: Benjie White at 518-677-2495, or email benjie@hubbardhall.org.

 

Appraisals

BENNINGTON An Appraisal Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Expert appraisers of art and antiques will appraise one item for $5, with a limit of five items. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

WEST HEBRON All children ages 2 through 10 are invited to a free Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 Route 30 (rain or shine). Bring a basket for the eggs, and a camera if you want to take some photos. Information: 854-3250.

 

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.

 

Artist Reception

BENNINGTON A reception with artist Laura Christensen will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the Regional Artists Gallery of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Laura’s current exhibition, “Here, Then, Today and Far Away,” features oil paintings, antique photographs and paper, cherry wood, and silk. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Sunday March 31

 

Easter Service

HARTFORD The Hartford Council of Churches will hold a joint Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, behind the First Baptist Church on Main Street, Route 23, in Hartford. Hot drinks and hot cross buns will follow and everyone will be welcome.

 

Easter Service

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will hold an Easter Sun Risen Service from 6:30 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Rev. Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Easter Celebration

WEST PAWLET The Second Annual Easter Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet. Featured will be a brunch, egg hunt, bunny hop, baby goats, gift baskets, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Pawlet Town Hall restoration project. Cost: $15 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free 5 and younger. Advance tickets available at Lakes Lampshades in Pawlet Village and from Angela Miller at the West Pawlet Farmers’ Market Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. Information: Sue LaPorte at 802-325-3424.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

POULTNEY The Foundation Church will host a free Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the Poultney Elementary School. In addition to the hunt, featured will be a bounce house, popcorn and cotton candy. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Monday April 1

 

Online Auction

MANCHESTER Bids may be placed starting on Monday, April 1, and continuing through Tuesday, April 30, in the Third Annual Burr and Burton Academy Online Auction. Bidding: www.benefitevents.com. Information: 802-549-8277, or email orchoard@burrburton.org.

 

Tuesday April 2

 

Spring Walk

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum will host a Spring Walk at the Hebron Nature Preserve on Tuesday, April 2. Meet at 10 a.m. at the S. Grimes Hill Road entrance to the preserve. Listen for birds and clean out birdhouses. Free and open to children and adults. Registration is requested by April 1 at 518-642-1515.

 

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, April 2; Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday April 3

 

Tide Pools

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will offer a program on Tide Pools from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Learn about the plants and animals that live in tide pools and create a wind chime with real sea urchin spines and a starfish. For age 8 and older; younger children with adult supervision. Cost: $5. Registration is requested by April 2 at 518-642-1515.

 

Garden Club

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center on Route 24 in Middle Granville. Prospective members will be welcome. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629.

 

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.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 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.

 

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 Movie

POULTNEY The Foundation Church will screen the movie, “What If…” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Wednesday April 17

 

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.

 

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.

 

Wednesday May 1

 

Sports Writing

RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present Alexander Wolff, senior writer at Sports Illustrated, with a talk titled, “The Evolution of Sports Writing,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 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 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).

 

Thursday May 16

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5, “The ABCs of Architecture,” at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 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.

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Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell, 88, of Boardman Street, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on […]

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