Community Calendar 4/18/13

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Thursday April 18

 

Artist Talk

CASTLETON An artist talk with Poultney photographer/artist Alan Nyiri will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College’s Casella Theater. Alan’s photography exhibition, “The Vermont Barn,” will run through May 18 at the Price Gallery and everyone will be welcome.

 

Farmers’ Workshop

POULTNEY The Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District will host a “Conserving Natural Resources for Our Future” workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. For operators of small and large farms, and beginner and experienced farmers, this workshop will be held in the East Room of Withey Hall and at the Cerridwen Farm of Green Mountain College in Poultney. Reservations are requested at Cyd Groff at 802-287-8339, or Jennifer Alexander at 802-558-6470.

 

Annual Lecture

POULTNEY Dr. Alan Goldberg, professor of toxicology and founding director of Johns Hopkins’ The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, will deliver the annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Free and open to all and a reception will follow the talk.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 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.

 

Gallery Opening

MANCHESTER The Greater Manchester Arts Council will host a gallery opening event with painter Gabi Moore from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. See Gabi’s art and enjoy live music and hors d’oeuvres at this event that’s free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

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.

 

Heritage Quest

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to the Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, to learn “How to Use Heritage Quest.” Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Health Session

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Better Living Center at the Buskirk Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, 2176 W. Hoosick Road, corner of routes 67 and 103, will host a session titled, “Hypertension: Taking the Pressure Off,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Learn how to naturally lower your blood pressure at this free event that’s open to all. Information/registration: 518-686-4524.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring the Burlington bluegrass/folk quintet, PossumHaw, will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 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.

 

Vermont’s Flood

PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society will host historian Nicholas Clifford with a talk on “Vermont’s Flood of 1927: A New Look,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Pawlet Public Library. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: Steve Williams at 802-645-9529, or email voorburg00@comcast.net.

 

Friday April 19

 

Scholarship

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club is accepting applications for a $250 scholarship to be awarded to a Granville High School graduating senior. Eligible applicants must be planning to major in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, or oceanographic, environmental or culinary studies. Applications are available in the Granville High School office and must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.

 

Free Oil Change

GRANVILLE Single mothers and widows are asked to make an appointment by Friday, April 19, for a Free Oil Change on Saturday, April 27, at the Truthville Baptist Church, 39 Route 12A. Provide the vehicle make and model, year, and engine size when you call 518-642-2517 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

 

Art Competition

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Farm Museum at the Washington County Fair encourages youth ages 7 through 18 to participate in its annual Youth Art Competition. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, May 3, and the Museum’s art show will open on Saturday, May 11. Information: 518-692-2464, or www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

 

Boston Trip

GLENS FALLS AREA The Angels Among Us Relay for Life team is accepting reservations for a Boston Bus Trip on Saturday, May 25. The bus will leave Aviation Mall at 6 a.m. and the Wilton Mall at 6:30 a.m., departing Boston at 6 p.m. Cost: $45. Information/reservations: Rose Bain at 669-3402, or email krbain@roadrunner.com.

 

AC Trip

SCHUYLERVILLE/SARATOGA Sal’s Pals is accepting reservations for a Trip to Atlantic City that will be held Sunday through Tuesday, May 19 to 21. Boarding will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Wilton Mall. Cost: $194. Information/reservations: 695-4481.

 

Skene Manor Open

WHITEHALL Skene Manor at 8 Potters Terrace in Whitehall will open for the season at noon on Friday, April 19. Free tours of this historically preserved Victorian mansion will be offered and lunch will be available in the tea room. There’s a gift shop, too, and ongoing hours will be noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Information: 518-499-1906,

or www.skenemanor.org.

 

College Events

BENNINGTON The following events will be held at Bennington College: Lecture 1 p.m. Friday, April 19; lecture 7 p.m. Monday, April 22; documentary filmmaking talk 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23; and poetry reading and discussion 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Information/details: www.bennington.edu.

 

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 April 19. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.
Chili Supper

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum invites everyone to its annual Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the society’s building on Broad Street in Cambridge. Cost: $6. Ice cream sundaes will be provided by Stewart’s and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too.

 

Five-band Concert

GRANVILLE Sideshow Productions will present a Five-band Concert at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Granville Youth Center on W. Main Street. Headlining will be the band, “If We Sleep.” Cost: $8 in advance at 518-742-6221, or $10 at the door (10 percent of proceeds will benefit the Granville High School band). Also, ink and piercing will be provided by Ink Sanity at this event (must be age 18 or older for ink and piercing).

 

Free Movie

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA and the Hoosick Federal Credit Union will host a free screening of “Wall-E” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in the school’s auditorium. The late film critic, Roger Ebert, described this film as “an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment and a decent science-fiction story.”

 

Dinner/Show

FORT ANN A Dinner and Comedy Show featuring Steve Van Zandt will be held on Friday, April 19, at the Fort Ann Firehouse on Route 149. Choose roast beef or chicken for dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $30 dinner and show; $20 show only. Proceeds benefit the fire company. Cash bar available. Information/tickets: 361-9444, or 744-6314.

 

4-H Auction

BRUNSWICK The Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Council will host its annual Auction on Friday, April 19, at the Brittonkill Elementary School on Route 2 in Brunswick. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with bidding starting at 7 p.m. Dinner, dessert and refreshments will be available, too. Information: Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 19. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Family Movie

SCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night, featuring a PG-rated film running 169 minutes, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Bring popcorn to this free event that’s open to all. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a  Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Life During WW II

STILLWATER A program about World War II through the eyes of a child, “American Girl Doll Party,” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Stillwater Area Community Center. For children and parents alike, including a craft for the children and refreshments for all. Free. Information: 518-664-2515, Ext. 23.

 

Free Concert

POULTNEY The Green Mountain College and Community Concert Band will present its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in the college’s Ackley Hall on the campus in Poultney. Featured will be selections from Carl Orff’s famous Carmina Burana, along with a collection of Welsh battle marches, whimsical French folk songs, and more. Free and open to all.

 

Acoustic Music

TINMOUTH The Vermont band, Atlantic Crossing, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Old Firehouse Stage on Route 140 in downtown Tinmouth. Traditional songs and acoustic New England music will be featured. Cost: $10. Refreshments will be available, too. Information: www.AtlanticCrossingVt.com.

 

Fiddler on the Roof

RUTLAND The national Broadway tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” will come to the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Cost: $44.50 to $54.50, plus tax. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday April 20

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following outdoor activities: Hiking, Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, and Saturday, April 27; walking/hiking, Tuesday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 30. Information/details: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Townwide Cleanup

GRANVILLE On Saturday, April 20, the Granville FFA, the  Granville town and village boards, and Washington County will host a Granville Community Service Day/Townwide Cleanup.  Volunteers may use their own tools or those provided and should meet at Veteran’s Park on Quaker Street at 8 a.m.  T-shirts will be provided to volunteers and there will be a free barbecue lunch at noon.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven (handicap accessible on first floor). Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. This breakfast will be served on the third Saturday each month by the Episcopalians of the Slate Valley Region and everyone will be welcome.

 

Nature Activities

MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust in Manchester will offer a series of free family-friendly Nature Activities the morning of Saturday, April 20, beginning with a birding walk from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Following will be tips on taking outdoor photographs 9 to 10 a.m., fly fishing basics 10 to 11:30 a.m. (must pre-register), interpretive hike 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and nature scavenger hunt 9 to 11 a.m. Information/fly fishing registration: Rick LaDue at 802-366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

Highway Cleanup

XSALEM The Battenkill Conservancy and the Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host an Earth Day Highway Cleanup along Route 313 in Salem on Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the state line rest area on Route 313 where coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Information: Email battenkillconservancy@gmail.com, or visit www.battenkillconservancy.org.

 

Park Cleanup

SHUSHAN Spring Cleanup Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20, at Georgi Park on Adams Lane in Shushan (rain date April 27). Bring work gloves and a rake. Information/to volunteer: 854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON A Basket Raffle will be held on Saturday, April 20, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5, including a sheet of tickets, $2 each additional sheet, with proceeds benefiting the Rutland Relay for Life, Foley Family Companies Team. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, lottery tree, and refreshments available for purchase, too. Information: Amy at 802-558-5006.

 

Chicken Barbecue

JOHNSONVILLE Christ Methodist Church in Johnsonville invites everyone to its annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, April 20. Cost: $10 for drive-through service only. Information/time: 753-4070.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Members of the Capital District Quilt Study Group will be guests and guild members are asked to bring pre-1950s quilts for display and discussion.

 

Townwide Cleanup

HARTFORD

The town of Hartford will hold a town-wide cleanup day on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can meet at the town garage, and there will be a free, hot dog lunch at noon.

 

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, April 20. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Auditions

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center will hold Auditions for its annual Talent Show from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20 and 27, at the Center, 58 E. Broadway. The show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Information: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

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, Saturday, April 20. Featured will be a $3 bag sale and everyone will be welcome. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Earth Day

CAMBRIDGE Earth Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Durrin Park in Cambridge. Information on environmental protection, recreation and recycling will be provided and there’ll be live music and children’s activities. Free admission. Information: Evan at 677-5662, or email evanlawrence@verizon.net.

 

Zumbathon

GRANVILLE The Granville Lions Club will host a Zumbathon Fundraiser from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at The Forum on East Potter Avenue in Granville. Cost: $10 at the door. Featured will be dancing with four zumba instructors, raffles, T-shirts, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Diabetes Research Foundation and everyone will be welcome.

 

Poetry/Collage Talk

ARLINGTON An artist’s talk, “Frost to Frost: Poetry and Collage in Dialogue,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-375-6159, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition of sculpture and ceramics by Teru Simon, and paintings by Francine Panely, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Elks Dinner

WHITEHALL Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 will host its Early Bird Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the lodge on North Williams Street. The cost is $7.

 

Tri-Tip Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Pee Wee Football will host a Tri-Tip Barbecue at 4 p.m. on Saturday,

April 20, in the parking lot of the Cambridge Central School. Information/reservations: Diane Bouplon at 518-686-0150, or Christy Toleman at 518-677-2168.

 

Community Dinner

HARTFORD A Community Dinner will be served on Saturday, April 20, at the Hartford Firehouse. Appetizers will be at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m., with entertainment to follow. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting the Hartford Fire Department and Auxiliary. Tickets will be available at What’s Cookin?, the Town Tavern, and Hartford Town Office. Call 632-9900 for ticket information.

 

Turkey Dinner

QUAKER SPRINGS The handicap-accessible Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, six miles south of Schuylerville on Route 32, invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Roast Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger, at the door. There also will be a silent auction.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church off Northway Exit 14 at Henning Road and Fifth Avenue in Saratoga Springs invites everyone to its 11th Annual Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Cost: Free-will offering, with proceeds benefiting homeless people.

 

Turkey Dinner

WEST FORT ANN Everyone is invited to a Roast Turkey Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the West Fort Ann Firehouse on Joe Green Road. Eat in, or take out orders may be placed beginning at 2 p.m. Cost: $10.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Turkey Supper

CAMBRIDGE The South Cambridge United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Turkey Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Pleasant Valley Grange, intersection of routes 59 and 74. Information: 518-677-5227.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

CAMBRIDGE Boy Scout Troop 62 invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the First Baptist Church, behind the IGA store in Cambridge. Cost: $8 adults; $5 age 10 and younger.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GREENWICH The Bottskill Baptist Church at 30 Church Street in Greenwich invites everyone to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Saturday, April 20. Takeouts will be available from 4:30 to 5 p.m. and dinner seating will be at 5 and 6 p.m. Cost: $9 adults; $4.50 age 11 and younger.

 

Turkey Dinner

LAKE GEORGE Everyone is invited to a Roast Turkey Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street in Lake George. Takeouts will be available starting at 5 p.m. Cost: $12 adults; $5 children.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Elizabeth Graver will read from her novel, “The End of the Point,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Country Show

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The 35th Annual Country Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Middletown
Springs Firehouse. Featured will be local talent, including vocal and dance performances. Cost: $5 admission. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle and other prizes, too. Proceeds will benefit the Middletown Springs Volunteer Fire Department and everyone will be welcome.

 

Singer/Comedienne

SCHUYLERVILLE Singer/comedienne/impersonator Laura Roth will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in the auditorium at Schuylerville High School. Cost: $14; $12 senior citizens and students. Reservations strongly suggested at 695-5480.

 

Mercer Songs

SALEM Four Broadway performers will present a new musical revue, “Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Cost: $25, including $6 for refreshments. Coffee and dessert available at 7:30 p.m. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Adult Dance

GRANVILLE A Dance for Adults will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 20, at Granville Hook and Ladder, 42 Quaker Street. The Sweetwater Band will provide the music. Cost: $6, $10 per couple, with proceeds benefiting the fire company. Information: Dan Roberts at 518-681-2366.

 

Sunday April 21

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

F.D. Breakfast

WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Dept. will serve an all-you-can-eat Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the firehouse on Pine Valley Road, near the intersection of routes 103 and 109. Also, local Girl Scouts will collect nonperishable food items for the Hoosick Area Food Pantry. Information: 686-1814.

 

Pancake Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 21, at the West Pawlet Firehouse on Route 153, Main Street. Cost: $7 age 12 and older; $5 ages 5 through 11; free age 4 and younger. Information: Tom Collard at 802-645-0839, or email wpvfd@yahoo.com.

 

Pancake Breakfast

HARTFORD The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Community Hall, routes 40 and 149 in Hartford. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 13; free 4 and younger.

 

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, April 21, at the Gansevoort Firehouse. Cost: $8 adults; $7.50 age 55 and older; $6 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Pancake Breakfast

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The DG Construction Team invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Middletown Springs Elementary School off Route 133. Cost in advance: $4; $2 ages 5 to 10; free 4 and younger. Cost on April 21: $5; $3 ages 5 to 10; free 4 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. Information/advance tickets: 802-235-2060.

 

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 April 21. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Motorcycle Swap

RUTLAND Fat Tom’s Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, in the Royce Mandigo Arena at the Vermont State Fairgrounds on Route 7 in Rutland. Bike show entry fee: $5. Free vendor space. Tattoo contest. General admission: $5; free age 9 and younger. Information/vendor space: Tom or Tina at 802-468-5877, or email fattom@myfairpoint.net.

 

Park Clean Sweep

SCHUYLERVILLE A Canal Clean Sweep will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville. Help clear trails, plant, and build. Information: www.hudsoncrossingpark.org.

 

Brunch Buffet

HOOSICK FALLS The Knights of Columbus invites everyone to a Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Cost: $6 adults, $3 children, including pancakes, French toast and more.

 

Basket Party

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary invites everyone to its annual Basket Party at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Cost: $5 admission includes a light lunch. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for students in Greenwich, Argyle, Cambridge, Schuylerville and Salem.

 

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.

 

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, April 21, 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.

 

Chamber Music

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center’s Sunday Chamber Music Series will present works by Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn and Stravinsky at 3 p.m. on April 21. Cost: $20, or $45 for concerts on April 21, May 19 and June 9; $5 for music students. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053, or at the door.

 

Poetry Reading

PAWLET The Ninth Annual Favorite Poem Reading will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Pawlet Library. Come read one of your favorite poems, or just come and listen. For adults and children, and refreshments will be served. To be listed as a reader at this event, call Anita at 802-325-3786, or email skyshows@vermontel.net.

 

Boat Restoration

CAMBRIDGE Reuben Smith will present a slideshow and talk about the restoration of a matched pair of 1926 racing sailboats that are historic to Long Island Sound and Lake George at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. You’ll find this free event in the Freight Depot Theater/Gallery of Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Monday April 22

 

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.

 

Park Activities

GANSEVOORT The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort will offer an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt at the Fox Parcel at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Identify flora and fauna while putting your senses to the test. Information/registration: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Monday, April 22, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Cost: $5 eat in, $6 take out, with proceeds benefiting Ron and Bernadette Woods with their high medical expenses, and expenses due to related trips to doctors in New Hampshire. Information/advance tickets: 518-642-2728.

 

Job Ministry

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church at 29 W. Broadway will hold a Job Networking Ministry on Monday, April 22. All who are unemployed, underemployed or unhappy with their current jobs are invited to register at 6 p.m., enjoy a free dinner at 6:30 p.m., and participate in resume and job search workshops. Information: 854-3203, or www.salemwestthebronumc.org.

 

Guiana Talk

GREENWICH The Greenwich Library will host local science educator Howard Romack with a talk on “French Guiana: Gateway to Amazonia” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. You’ll find this event in the library’s Hedbring Community Room. Information/registration: 518-692-7157, or www.Greenwich-library.org.

 

Documentary

CASTLETON The documentary, “Tapped,” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Casella Theater at Castleton State College. This award-winning film by Stephanie Soechtig asks if access to clean drinking water is a basic human right or a commodity to be bought and sold. Free and open to all. To reserve a ticket(s), call 802-468-1119, or visit the Fine Arts Center Box Office on campus.

 

Auditions

DORSET The Dorset Players will hold Auditions for the comedy, “Private Lives,” at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23, at the Dorset Playhouse off Route 30 on Cheney Road. Also at 7 p.m. on April 22, auditions will be held at the Playhouse for “I Am My Own Wife.” Audition material/alternate time: Sheila at 867-5570.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 22. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The deBlasiis Chamber Music Series will present Ann Alton on cello and pianist Gabrielius Alekna at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. You’ll find this concert in the Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $25; $5 students with identification. Information/tickets: 518-792-2383.

 

Tuesday April 23

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 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.

 

Seniors Meet

WEST PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors will meet for lunch at noon on Tuesday, April 23, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. A presentation by the students will follow, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, and you are asked to bring a food item for the Pawlet Food Shelf. Lunch cost: $3.50 suggested. Information: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Recognition Tea

GLENS FALLS The staff and board of directors of The Hyde Collection invite all Hyde volunteers to a Volunteer Recognition Tea from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Queensbury Hotel. Information/reservations: 518-792-1761, Ext. 323.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 23. 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.

 

Book Discussion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be Alan Bradley’s “A Red Herring without Mustard.” Information: 518-695-6641.

 

MSJ Meetings

RUTLAND AREA Mount St. Joseph Academy of Rutland will host Meet and Greet events for new and prospective students from 7 to 9 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, April 23, at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club in Pittsford; Thursday, April 25, Sugar and Spice Restaurant, Route 4, Mendon; and Monday, April 29, Blue Cat Bistro, 575 Main Street, Castleton. Reservations: Email Keturah Tallon at ktallon@msjvermont.org.

 

Wednesday April 24

 

Pickleball

WILTON Wednesday, April 24, is the deadline to register for a Pickleball Tournament that will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Gavin Park in Wilton. For age 45 and older. Cost: $22, including polo shirt and light refreshments. Information/registration: 518-584-9455, Ext. 301.

 

Author Speaks

MANCHESTER Bruce Piasecki, author of “Doing More with Less,” will speak at a “Books for Breakfast” event from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the Equinox Resort in Manchester. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 39 Bonnet Street in Manchester, or www.manchestervt.com.

 

Gardeners Meet

HARTFORD The Tri-County Women’s National Farm and Garden group will hold its annual Officers’ Tea and Membership Drive at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hartford Methodist Church on Main Street. Todd Smith of Fitness in Motion will demonstrate warm-up exercises for gardening, a full lunch will be provided and guests will be welcome. Information: Jean at 518-884-9280, or Diana at 518-584-4439.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Godnick Center in Rutland, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Appletree Apartments in Fair Haven. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Know Your Body

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center on Route 4A will host a “Know your Body, Inside and Out” event from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Optometrist Tina Keshava will answer questions on ocular health, while audiologist Mitchell B. Kramer will enable you to see inside your ear canals and eardrums and recommend any needed evaluations. Balance assessments also will be available. Cost: $3. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

Egypt Program

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will host a free “Walk like an Egyptian” program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Learn about Egyptian writing and make a bookmark of your name in hieroglyphics. For children of all ages. Information: 518-642-1515.

 

Roast Beef

VALLEY FALLS Everyone is invited to a Roast Beef Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street in Valley Falls. Seating will be at 5 and 6 p.m., with takeouts available at 5 p.m. Cost: $12 adults; $6 ages 6 to 10; free 5 and younger. Reservations are suggested with Sharon or Bob at 753-6053.

 

Massage Benefits

PAWLET The Circle of Healing, just south of Pawlet Village on Route 30, will present massage therapist Jennifer Bryan with a talk on what happens during a massage and its health benefits at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Free and open to all. Information: 802-325-3300.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers and listeners will be welcome and there’ll be refreshments and drawings. Cost: Donations appreciated. Information/to reserve a seat on the stage: Mel at 518-632-5026.

 

Adult Comedy

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory will stage the adult comedy, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” at 7:30 p.m. April 24 through 27 and May 2 through 4, and 2 p.m. April 28, at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Cost: $15; dinner/theatre package, $30. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903.

 

Hubbard Hall Play

CAMBRIDGE The Tony Award winning play, “Shirley Valentine,” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 (pay what you will open rehearsal), and 8 p.m. April 25 and 27, May 3, 4, 10 and 11, and 2 p.m. April 28, May 5 and 12 at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Opening night dinner April 25, too. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students and children; $18 subscribers. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495.

 

Thursday April 25

 

Scrap-booking

TINMOUTH Reservations are requested by Thursday, April 25, for a Spring Scrap-a-Thon, a scrap-booking event, that will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $45, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, a wheel of fortune, door prizes and goody bags. Proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of the dairy barn that recently burned at the Marro family farm in Tinmouth. Information: Cindi Ettori at 802-468-5379, or email KraftyCindi@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Music History

RUTLAND Rip Jackson, minister of music at the Grace Congregational Church, will present the second part of a two-part series, “The History of Western Music in Performance,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. You’ll find this activity that’s free and open to all at The Gables at East Mountain in Rutland. Information: Randi Cohn at 802-770-5275, or email rcohn@thegablesvt.com.

 

Earth Fair

POULTNEY The Sixth Annual Poultney Earth Fair, “A Balanced Life, a Balanced Earth,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Poultney High School. Displays and demonstrations, free fresh organic pizza, free tie-dyed T-shirts, live music, and children’s activities will be featured. Information/exhibitor space: Jose Galvez at 225-936-9973, or email galvezcontrerasj@gmail.com.

 

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, April 25, 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.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013.

 

Turkey Dinner

SALEM Everyone is invited to a Turkey Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children. Information: 854-7588.

 

Chicken Parmesan

NORTH EASTON Everyone is invited to a Chicken Parmesan Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Edna at 664-7184.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Documentaries

BENNINGTON VSA Vermont, the state organization on arts and disability, will host the screening of two documentaries at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. In the first film, disabled artists share their trials and tribulations through dance, performance art, spoken word and poetry. The second explores the world of Vermont artist Gayleen Aiken. Cost: $10; $8 members. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Riders Meet

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 N. Main Street in Rutland. Owners of all bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-SWFR.

 

Sandra Fluke Speaks

CASTLETON Sandra Fluke will speak on “Making Our Voices Heard” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Casella Theater at Castleton State College. Sandra gained instant fame when she testified before a U.S. House panel on the need to provide access to contraception. Free and open to all. Information/to reserve tickets: 802-468-1119.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS A Live! Folklife Concert, featuring original and old-time music by the Saratoga Springs-based group, Quickstep, will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 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 April 26

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, in the school’s cafeteria. Another Community Conversation meeting will be held on May 31 to engage community members in dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.

 

Rummage Sale

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 will hold a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Donations of clothing, household items, small appliances and toys may be brought to the Masonic Center from 9 a.m. to noon on April 25. Information: Jean MacLeod at 518-260-0460.

 

Blood Drive

GRANVILLE The Granville Leos and Lions will host a Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the gymnasium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Appointments recommended, walk-ins welcome. Information/appointments: 642-3516.

 

Fashion Preview

MANCHESTER A Summer Fashion Preview will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Manchester’s outlet and independently owned clothing retailers will show off their best seasonal looks. Donations will be accepted to benefit Project Against Violent Encounters and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Landscaping Workshop

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga P.L.A.N. and friends will offer a free Outdoor Workshop on native plant landscaping from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve on Grand Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Learn the history of the Saratoga Sand Plains and how to choose plants that thrive in such conditions. Information/reservations: 518-587-5554, or email andy@saratogaplan.org.

 

Rummage Sale

MANCHESTER The First Congregational Church of Manchester will hold a Spring Rummage Sale from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday the 27th. A “Big Bag Bonanza” will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday during which you may fill as many bags as you wish for only $1 per bag. Information: 802-362-2709.

 

Art Opening

SALEM An opening reception for an exhibition of landscape and architecture photography by Ian Creitz will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the Great Hall at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Free and open to all. Information: 518-854-7053.

 

Dinner/Paranormal

STILLWATER The Albany Paranormal Research Society will host a family-friendly Soup and Salad Dinner on Friday, April 26, at the Stillwater Area Community Center. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion on paranormal evidence collected from a recent investigation. Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door, free age 5 and younger. Information/tickets: Visit the Center or call 518-664-2515, Ext. 23.

 

Bistro

BRANDON Vocal music students from the Mill River Music Dept. will present the 15th Annual Bistro event on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at the Brandon Inn. Tickets are available for the 6 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday shows (Saturday evening show sold out). Cost: $32 Friday; $21, $16 students Saturday. Music and fine food both days. Information/tickets: Tammy Heffernan at 259-3711, or Beverly Darling at 492-3538, or email tammy.heffernan@mac.com., or sbrdar@vermontel.net.

 

Art Show

FORT  EDWARD The Fort Edward Art Center Senior Student Art Show and Scholarship Competition will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday the 27th, at the Center, 83 Broadway. Information: 518-747-9600.

 

Legion Dance

ARLINGTON A Spring Fling Dance with D.J. Wooddell will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Cost: $10; $15 per couple. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Hair of the Dog

GREENWICH The Hair of the Dog band will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Celtic, rock, folk and bluegrass music will be featured. Cost: $15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available. Free taxi service will be provided up to 10 miles. Information/tickets: Visit the lodge (692-2061) or call Cindy at 638-6002.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9 ($5 first timers); $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 April 27

 

Flash Mob

CAMBRIDGE The second annual nationwide dance event, “Flash Mob,” will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

Trail Work

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will perform Trail Work at Tongue Mountain at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Contact project leader Tom Ellis at 638-8395, email hola@hughes.net for details. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Rummage Sale

DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset, will hold a Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 (inside sales begin at 8:30 a.m.), with a bag sale from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information: 867-2260.

 

Vendor/Craft Sale

SALEM The Angels Among Us Relay for Life team will sponsor a “Shop for a Cause” local vendor and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Proudfit Hall on Main Street in Salem. A bake sale and used book sale, too. Information: Rose Bain at 669-3402.

 

Bake/Tag Sale

EAGLE BRIDGE The ladies of the Eagle Bridge Methodist Church will hold a Bake and Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the church on Route 67. Featured will be a $3 bag sale and everyone will be welcome.

 

Horse Symposium

BALLSTON SPA The 22nd Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the 4-H Training and Education Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Advance Cost: $15 adults; $10 college students with identification; $5 4-H members with identification. Cost April 27: $20 adults; $15 college student; $10 4-H member. Information/registration: 518-885-8995, or www.CCEequine.org.

 

Children’s Program

HOOSICK FALLS The Friends of the Cheney Library will host Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Belle will read to and talk with children, and those ages 5 through 7 will be able to get library cards under a new policy lowering the eligibility age. The library is on Classic Street in Hoosick Falls.

 

Drug Collection

RUTLAND Unused or unwanted medications will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the former Hannoush Jewelers location (in front of the J.C. Penney inside entrance) in the Diamond Run Mall off Route 7 in Rutland. Information: Rutland County Sheriff’s office, 802-775-8002, or Rutland County Solid Waste District, 775-7209.

 

Football Registration

SALEM Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, for Salem youth football and cheerleading for children in grades kindergarten through 6. Register at the snack shack at the baseball fields in Salem. Information: Andrea Harrington at 518-232-0784, or Jessica Barrett at 518-321-6535.

 

Trees Sale

POULTNEY Native trees, shrubs and perennials will be offered for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Green Mountain College’s native plant nursery, behind Sage Hall and the Waldron Athletic Complex on the Poultney campus. Tours of the nursery will be available and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

 

Fiber Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Fiber Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. This is a free, self-guided tour of 17 farms and a fiber mill featuring livestock and information on the care of the animals and uses for their valuable fiber. Information/participating farms: www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org.

 

Art Opening

GLENS FALLS The 22nd Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in the Wood Gallery at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-1761.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 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.

 

School Info

POULTNEY The LiHigh School on the second floor at 188 Main Street in Poultney will hold an Information Session at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Meet the staff and learn about this middle school’s “unique, community-based program designed to connect core academic skills to students’ interests.”

 

Ham Dinner

COSSAYUNA The Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary invites everyone to a Ham Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and E. Lake roads. Cost: $10 adults; $9 senior citizens; $5 ages 5 to 11; free 4 and younger. Information: www.cossayunavfd.com.

 

Sugarhouse Dinner

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church will host an Ole-Time Maple Sugarhouse Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Maple-glazed ham and all the fixings will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: Bill Clark at 802-325-3203.

 

Casino Night

SCHUYLERVILLE Casino Night will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Food will be available, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Concert/Dancing

EASTON The Easton Library will present The WhipperSnappers band in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Burton Hall in Easton. Traditional community dancing called by Paul Rosenberg will follow. Free admission and open to all.

 

F. D. Banquet

RUPERT The Rupert Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its Annual Banquet on Saturday, April 27, at the Rupert Firehouse. Included will be a pork loin dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a brief presentation and music by the Freedom Hawk band starting at 9 p.m. Cost: $15 dinner; $5 band. Information: Kelly Lewis at 802-394-0035.

 

Pianist in Concert

POULTNEY Pianist Dianna Fanning will perform classical music in the first public concert on Green Mountain College’s new concert piano at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. You’ll find this event in Ackley Hall on the campus in Poultney. Free and open to all.

 

Children’s Chorus

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Christ Church Methodist, 54 Bay Street in Glens Falls. This chorus is composed of children ages 8 through 15 from 15 area schools. Cost: $10 suggested donation for adults, or $20 per family, with proceeds benefiting the children’s chorus. There’ll be a silent auction, too.

 

Paramount Concert

RUTLAND Steve Earle and The Dukes will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Cost: $39.75 plus tax. Tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org. Information: www.steveearle.com.

 

Sondheim Salute

SALEM Kathleen Devine, Florence Hayle, and Lynne Kerr will present “Beautiful Girls: Celebrating Sondheim’s Women” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Cost: $25, including $6 for refreshments. Coffee and dessert available at 7:30 p.m. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Sunday April 28

 

 

Sunday Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. 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 Hoosic Valley Athletic Assn.

 

Skeet Shooting

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of Victory Village, will begin Skeet Shooting Competition at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. Bring your shotgun and ammunition. Everyone, including non-members, will be welcome. Information: Chris at 695-3917.

 

Roast Pork

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to a family-style Roast Pork Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Herschel- Argyle Masonic Lodge 508 on Main Street in Hartford. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger.

 

Cemetery Cleanup

HOOSICK FALLS The Warren Cemetery Assn. will hold an Annual Cleanup at the cemetery in Boyntonville at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. And, the Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in the Boyntonville United Methodist Church Hall, 23 Route 109.

 

F.D. Open House

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Fire Co. will hold an Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the firehouse, 5 River Road. Come meet the firefighters, emergency medical technicians, certified first responders, fire police, ladies auxiliary, Youth Explorers, and social members, and learn what it takes to become a volunteer. The minimum age to join the Explorers is 14, and 16 to join the fire company.

 

Student Art Show

FORT EDWARD The Fort Edward Art Center Senior Student Art Show and Scholarship Competition will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the Fort Edward Art Center and Archive Building, 83 Broadway. Free admission. Information: Old Fort House Museum at 518-747-9600.

 

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, April 28, 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.

 

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 9

 

Conversation Series

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls will continue its “Seeing Things: The Art of Love” conversation series with “Young at Art” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Free and open to all; bring a bag lunch. Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

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.

 

Friday May 31

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, in the school’s cafeteria. Community members are encouraged to come and join a dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.

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