Community Calendar 4/25/13

 

Thursday April 25

 

Scrapbook Event

TINMOUTH Reservations are requested by Thursday, April 25, for a Spring Scrap-a-Thon, a scrapbook 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.

 

Turkey Dinner

SALEM Everyone is invited to a Turkey Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children; free age 5 and younger. Information: 854-3213, or 854-7588.

 

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 and Biscuit

GRANVILLE A family-style Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. Eat in or take out. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and gift certificates also will be available.

 

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.

 

Band Memories

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to share memories of the Green Sabres Drum and Bugle Corps at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. View a collection of photographs and memorabilia of this musical group that performed in the inaugural parades of President Kennedy, at the world bobsled competition at Lake Placid, and at other major functions. Information: Old Saratoga Historical Assn. at 698-3211.

 

Comedy

CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will present Christine Decker in a one-character comedy, “Shirley Valentine,” beginning with a pay-what-you-will open rehearsal performance at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 12. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org/theatre.

 

Friday April 26

 

Scholarships

GREENWICH The Washington County Fair is accepting applications for four $500 scholarships to be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. Eligible are students who’ve been active at the Fair, and who will be students at an accredited institution of higher learning during the 2013-2014 school year. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Applications must be filed online at www.washingtoncountyfair.com. Information: 518-692-2464.

 

Cooking Class

SALEM The Battenkill Kitchen at 58 E. Broadway in Salem is accepting registrations for an Open Forum Class with Chef Michael Mahar that will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Michael is donating his time, ingredients and expertise for this event. Cost: $60, with all proceeds benefiting the Battenkill Kitchen. Information/registration: 518-854-3032, or www.battenkillkitchen.org.

 

Photography Workshop

GLENS FALLS LARAC is accepting registrations for a Photographing Your Art Workshop that will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in its Lapham Gallery on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. An SLR camera or quality point-and-shoot camera is required. Cost: $35; $25 members. Information/registration: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.larac.org.

 

Scholarships

VALLEY FALLS The Chester James Carknard VFW and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 1938 in Valley Falls are accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to a Hoosic Valley male senior student, a Hoosic Valley female senior, and a Hoosick Falls female senior. Applications are available in the school guidance offices and the deadline to apply is Thursday, May 2.

 

Prize Calendar

HOOSICK FALLS ADAPT, the alcohol and drug abuse prevention team of the Hoosick Falls Central School class of 2014 is selling a May 2013 prize calendar at $10 each. Prizes range from $25 to $125. To order a calendar, email hfcs.adapt@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Art Exhibit

BRANDON The exhibit, “A Sense of Place,” by Poultney resident Ruth Hamilton, will be on display through June 8 at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Information: 802-465-4071.

 

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.

 

Ham Dinner

ARGYLE A Ham Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Argyle United Methodist Church, 12 Sheridan Street. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Leslie Maitland will present her book, “Crossing the Borders of Time,” a true story of love lost during World War II, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1 adults; free age 14 and younger. The church is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

Tea Cup Auction

NORTH GRANVILLE The North Granville Methodist Church will host a Tea Cup Auction this Saturday, April 27. Doors for the event will open at 11 a.m., and tickets are $5 and include a light lunch. Additional tickets cost $2. The church is located on Route 22 in North Granville.

 

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.

 

Perennials Sale

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Annual Perennials Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Expert gardeners will be on hand to help you choose what works best for your garden and offer tips on plant care. Contribute plants, tools, garden décor, etc., for this sale and you may begin shopping at 7 a.m. Information/to arrange donation pickup: Bliss McIntosh at 518-677-3151.

 

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.

 

Drug Take Back

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Police Department will collect all unused and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at its police station on Montcalm Avenue in Whitehall.

 

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.

 

Teacup Auction

GRANVILLE A Teacup Auction will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the North Granville United Methodist Church on Route 22. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5, including a light lunch; $2 additional tickets. There also will be a food auction and everyone will be welcome.

 

Basket Raffle

POULTNEY A Basket Raffle will be held on Saturday, April 27, in the gymnasium of Poultney High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission, including 25 tickets; $2 additional sheet of tickets. Proceeds will support the classes of 2014 and 2015 and everyone will be welcome.

 

Chicken Barbecue

WHITEHALL The Sons of the American Legion invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from noon until sold out on Saturday, April 27, at the American Legion Hall, 148 Main Street in Whitehall. Free local delivery will be available. Cost: $9.  Information: 518-499-2482.

 

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.

 

Music in Hoosic

HOOSICK The Music in Hoosic Music Festival will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street in Hoosick. A style of music for every taste will be featured. Cost: $10 at the door; $8 HAYC3 members; free age 11 and younger. Information: 518-686-9050, or www.HAYC3.org.

 

Beautify Bennington

BENNINGTON Beautify Bennington/A Youth Service Day, will be held on Saturday, April 27. Youths and adults will register at 12:30 p.m. at the TD Bank parking lot on Main Street, and the day will conclude at 4 p.m. with an award ceremony and youth appreciation celebration at the Bennington Town Office. Information: www.gysd.org/beautifybennington/beautify_bennington_a_ youth_service_day.

 

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.”

 

Chorale Concert

GREENWICH The Battenkill Chorale will present “Hallelujah! a concert featuring Handel’s “Messiah, Part 2” and Bach’s “Cantata 140, Wachetauf” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday the 28th, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 35 Hill Street in Greenwich. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 518-692-7458, or email jen.braucher@gmail.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SHUSHAN The Shushan Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to its annual Chicken Barbecue from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the firehouse on Route 64. Takeouts will be available starting at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Tickets will be available from the firefighters or at Yushak’s Store.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

WEST FORT ANN Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road. Cost: $9; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Information: 792-6647.

 

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-Tyme 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 fixings maple will be served and everyone will be welcome. Cost: $12 adults; $6 age 10 and younger; free 4 and younger. Information/reservations: 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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Allegra Di Bonaventura will present her book, “For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

Free Breakfast

EAST ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to a free Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

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.

 

F.D. Open House

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. will open its doors as part of the Third Annual RecruitNY statewide initiative from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. The firefighters will lead tours of the renovated fire station on Main Street and there’ll be other activities. See the company’s new trucks and equipment, and learn how to become a volunteer firefighter. Information: www.recruitny.org, and www.whitehallfire.org.

 

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.

 

Wildflower Walk

ORWELL A Spring Wildflower Walk with wildflower expert Amy Olmsted will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Meet in front of the museum. Cost: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-759-2412, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

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.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party on Sunday, April 28, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet and a raffle lotto tree, too. Proceeds will benefit the medical expenses of young Jordan Hilton. Information/to donate a basket: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078.

 

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.

 

Monday April 29

 

Online Auction

RUTLAND COUNTY The Rutland County Humane Society will kick off its Online Auction to raise funds for kitten care on Monday, April 29. Visit www.rchsvt.org. Information/to donate merchandise or services for this auction, call Beth at 802-483-9171, or email shelterbeth@rchsvt.org.

 

Preschool Pioneers

GANSEVOORT The Preschool Pioneers, a group of nature lovers ages 3 to 6, will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, at The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Adults are expected to attend and support their children. Dress for outdoors. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Tuesday April 30

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service, in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information will be shared to make caring for a loved one easier and this group meets on the last Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: 802-442-8136, or www.bpiads.org.

 

Homeschoolers

GANSEVOORT Nature’s Homeschoolers, children in grades 5 to 8, will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Children will learn about environmental stewardship and more. Cost: $3. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Culinary Class

DORSET Chef Jon Gatewood of the Dorset Inn will lead a “Celebrate Spring” culinary class from 5:45 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Salsgiver residence in Dorset. Cost: $75. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Health Insurance Info

MANCHESTER Vermont Health Connect, a new health insurance marketplace set to launch in October, will host a Community Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Lindsey Tucker, deputy commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access, will be on hand with information to help you, your family or small business find, compare and purchase health insurance. Snacks will be provided. Information: www.vermonthealthconnect.gov.

 

Wednesday May 1

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Brain Health

CASTLETON    A program on “Brain Health” will feature Gail Regan, an associate professor in the physical Education Dept. at Castleton State College, who will speak on the latest research available on the connection between exercise and cognition from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Gail will be joined by Ellen Ceppetelli, the college’s director of nursing, and Maggie Lewis, director of program and services of the Alzheimer’s Assn. You’ll find this event at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Cost: $3. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Leadership Forum

QUEENSBURY SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury and others will present a free forum on “The Role of Leadership in Professional Contexts” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the auditorium at Queensbury High School, 409 Aviation Road. A networking reception with refreshments will kick off this event for community members and representatives of local organizations. Information: Dr. Suzanne Catana at 518-696-2710, or email catanas1@plattsburgh.edu.

 

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 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.

 

Author Speaks

MANCHESTER The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present author Polly Young-Eisendrath with a talk on “What Women Want” at 7 p.m. on May 1, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607, or www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

Talent Show

NORTH CLARENDON The Show Me Gala Talent Show will be staged at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the auditorium at Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon. Music of various genres, along with vocal and dance performances by local talent, will be featured. Cost: $5 admission at the door; $15 per family. Proceeds will benefit the school’s music programs. Information: Michelle Lapp at 235-9316, or email mlapp02@aol.com.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 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.

 

Reception, Awards

FORT EDWARD The Fort Edward Art Center will hold a reception for its Senior Student Art Show and Scholarship Competition at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, with an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. You’ll find this event at the Fort Edward Art Center and Archive Building, 83 Broadway. Free and open to all. Information: 518-747-9600.

 

Thursday May 2

 

Catamount Exhibit

BENNINGTON An exhibition on the “Disappearance of the Catamount from Vermont” will be on display from May 2 through July 30 at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Walk Fit Group

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library’s Walk Fit group will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 and 9, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. And beginning on May 28, this group will meet at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH The Boomerang Bookstore in the basement of the Greenwich Library will hold a First Thursday Sale from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on May 2. All proceeds will benefit the library’s programs and materials.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON A free Community Supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the undercroft at St. James Episcopal Church, routes 7A and 313 in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Watercolor Class

HOOSICK FALLS A Watercolor Class will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the HAYC3 Armory in Hoosick Falls. Adults and high school students with all painting experience levels will be welcome. Information/reservations: Jason Jansen at 518-686-9050.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. Nominations and elections will be held at this meeting. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Happiness Talk

MANCHESTER Tibetan Buddhist scholar and teacher Anyen Rinpoche will speak on “Authentic Happiness” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. He invites people of all beliefs to this talk. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2; Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Friday May 3

 

K Registration

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet will hold Kindergarten Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Children must be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2013, to register. Bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Appointments are requested at 802-645-9009.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Spring Fling Book Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday the fourth, at the library, 10 Court Street. Books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs for all ages will be available, with most items priced from 25 cents to $3. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Art Opening

BRANDON An art exhibition opening will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street. Featured will be unique mobiles by Patty Sgrecci of Cornwall and vibrant watercolors by Lyn DuMoulin of Brandon. This exhibition will run through July 2. Information: 802-247-4956, or www.brandonartistsguild.org.

 

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).

 

Class of 1963 Reunion

GRANVILLE The Granville High School class of 1963 will hold an informal gathering at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Bernardo’s Restaurant in Granville. And, the class’ 50th reunion will be held on Saturday, May 4, in Lake George. Information: Carole (Bascom) McDonald at email cbascom.mcd217@yahoo.com.

 

Coupon Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 3 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Discover the artistic, culinary and musical offerings of the Slate Valley. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

Comedy

CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will present Christine Decker in a one-character comedy, “Shirley Valentine,” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 12. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org/theatre.

 

Saturday May 4

 

Soccer Classic

WILTON The 15th Annual May Day Soccer Classic will be held on Saturday, May 4, at Gavin Park in Wilton. More than 100 top boys’ and girls’ soccer club teams will compete. Free admission and parking. Information: www.swysc.net.

 

Farmers’ Market

GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Farmers’ Market will hold a Customer Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, outdoors at the South Street Pavilion. Free samples of homemade treats and face painting will be featured.

 

Fan Festival

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Partnership will host the Second Annual Devil’s Bowl Downtown Fan Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4, along Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. About 50 stock racing cars and drivers are expected to participate and you’ll have a chance to win a Devil’s Bowl Speedway 2013 season pass. Free admission. Information: 802-773-9380, or www.rutlanddowntown.com.

 

Bike-A-Thon

WELLS The Modern Woodmen of America Jr. Service Club will hold a Bike-A-Thon next Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. The event will benefit Our Neighbors Table food pantry of Wells, Pawlet Food Pantry and Rupert Food Pantry. Participants are asked to bring their bikes, helmets and sponsor sheets for some fun laps and exciting prizes for those who raise the most donations for those who raise the most donations. Donations can be money or non-perishable items, which each equal $1. Checks can be made out to the Modern Woodmen of America Jr. Service Club, and donations can be flat or per lap. For more information email kayakcrew@gmail.com or call 642-9283.

 

Business Expo/Fair

SCHAGHTICOKE The Second Annual Spring Small Business Expo and Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, indoors at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, 69 Stillwater Bridge Road. A wide range of products and services and food will be available. Free admission. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or email manager@schaghticokefair.org.

 

Rabies Clinic

HUDSON FALLS 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, May 4, at the Kingsbury Highway Garage on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls. 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.

 

5K Lioness Run

GRANVILLE The 18th Annual Granville Area Lioness Club Run for the Community, a 5K race, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, beginning and ending at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse, corner of Quaker Street and Potter Avenue in Granville. Awards will be presented, pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt, and there’ll be refreshments after the race. Entry fee: $15 in advance; $20 race day. Information/advance registration: Phil at 232-7040, or online at www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Gardening/Books

HOOSICK FALLS Master Gardener Marylou Town will speak on and demonstrate “The Beginner’s Garden” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Cheney Library on Classic Street. Following this activity, there’ll be a “Books are Fun” event at the Hoosick Falls Firehouse where Beverly White will have a display of books and spring items.

 

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.

 

Truck Day

CASTLETON Everyone is invited to “Truck Day: Chrome, Steel and Lore” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Castleton Elementary School off Route 30. Visit with truck owners and enjoy truck crafts, truck-themed books, play sand (bring your toy trucks), a bake sale, and picnic lunch food. Completed “passports” that were stamped at each vehicle will be rewarded with prizes. Cost: Free, $1 donation suggested to support town library children’s programs. Information: Jan Jones at 802-468-5574, Sue Day at 468-2203, or email  castletonfreelibrary@gmail.com.

 

Art Opening

DORSET The Dorset Library will welcome its Artist of the Month, Angela Arkway, at an opening reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Angela originally worked in watercolor but now favors pastel painting. Everyone is invited.

 

Basket Raffle

HARTFORD The Hartford Central School Junior and Senior Basket Raffle will be held at noon on Saturday, May 4, in the cafeteria at the school, 4704 Route 149. Drawings will begin at 1:30 p.m. Free coffee and cookies will be served. Cost: $5 admission, $2 per sheet of tickets, with proceeds benefiting the junior senior prom. Information/to donate a basket: Andrea Stoddard at 632-5222, Ext. 313, or email astoddard@hartfordcsd.org.

 

Argyle Sports

ARGYLE A free event, “Argyle Sports: Past, Present and Future,” will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Argyle Central School. An exhibit highlighting 75 years of sports in Argyle will be featured and there’ll be alumni softball, volleyball and basketball games. Refreshments will be offered for purchase. Information/to sign up for an alumni team: Patty Hammond at 638-8362, or Diana Eggleston at 638-6207.

 

Chicken Barbecue

ARGYLE The annual Spring Chicken Barbecue will be held from 4 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, May 4, at the Argyle Firehouse on Route 40, north of the village. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Derby Day

SALEM The Second Annual Kentucky Derby Day will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the home of Cindy Spence in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be delicious food, fun betting, and viewing of the Derby. Wear Derby finery, including hats, if you like. Cost: $25, with proceeds benefiting the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053.

 

Brewfest

GLENS FALLS The Fourth Annual Glens Falls Brewfest will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street in Glens Falls. More than 50 local and national breweries will be represented. Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door, including beer tasting, a souvenir tasting glass and complimentary food from area restaurants. Also, designated driver tickets will be available at the door for $10 each, including complimentary food tasting, water and soda. Tickets are available at the Cooper’s Cave Ale Company, 2 Sagamore Street, 518-792-0007, at Davidson Brothers Brewery and Restaurant, 184 Glen Street, 518-743-9026, and online at www.glensfallsbrewfest.org.

 

Derby Party

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $75. Information/tickets: Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 518-698-2377, or Hall of Fame at 518-584-0400, Ext. 102.

 

Ham Dinner

WHITEHALL Everyone is invited to a Ham Dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Whitehall Methodist Church, off Route 12 at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane. Cost: $10 adults and takeouts; $5 age 9 and younger. And at 6 p.m. there’ll be a screening of the play, “Noah.” Information: 518-499-0851.

 

Recycled Art

SCHUYLERVILLE An artists’ reception for Hudson Crossing Park’s recycled art show in celebration of Earth Day will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Espressohuis in Schuylerville. A variety of works by more than a dozen highly talented artists will be featured. Information: Phyllis Bader-Borel at 582-1254, or email info@hudsoncrossingpark.org.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

BENSON Everyone is invited to a Spaghetti with Meatballs Dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Benson Community Hall. Cost: $8, $6 age 11 and younger, with proceeds supporting Kaleb LaRock’s trip to New Zealand and Australia to represent the United States in wrestling. You’ll also receive a chance to win a trip for two to the 2013 Down Under Sports Competition in Australia and Hawaii, or a five-day cruise for two.

 

Sunday May 5

 

Tailgate Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE The Brunswick Grange will hold its annual Spring Agricultural Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (rain or shine). More than 50 vendors will offer chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, vegetables, plants, flowers and other agricultural items (no dogs, cats, puppies or kittens). Vendor space: $15. Refreshments available, too. Information: 279-9113.

 

Road Race

NORTH BENNINGTON The Steve Zemianek/Bennington Road Race (3.8K and 10K races) will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, at the Historic Park McCullough House in North Bennington. Free T-shirts for the first 200 entrants, awards. Entry fee: $15 by May 2; $20 thereafter. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship in Steve’s memory. Online registration: www.runreg.com/events/register.asp?EventID=3045. Information: Dave at 802-688-7807.

 

Chicken Barbecue

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at the firehouse, 107 Blodgett Road. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Reservations are required at 584-3829, or 584-2758.

 

Family Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host an Open House and Family Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Featured will be Dee Dee the Clown with face painting and balloon sculptures, dog agility demonstrations, Regina Cristo performing with Roo, a dressage horse, llamas, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and popcorn, horseshoes and bocce ball. Free and open to all. Information: www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Chamber Orchestra

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. The guest soloist will be pianist John Tu. Information/tickets: 518-798-8962.

 

Taste of Hoosick

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Church Assn. will host “Taste of Hoosick 2013” from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the auditorium at St. Mary’s School in Hoosick Falls. Local restaurants will provide their most popular dishes and there’ll be live music and a silent auction. Cost: $12.50 in advance; $15 at the door. Information/advance tickets: Dianne Hosterman at 686-5163.

 

Monday May 6

 

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.

 

Family Supper

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

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 6. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday May 7

 

Perception Talk

RUTLAND The Chaffee Downtown Art Center at 75 Merchants Row in Rutland will present Bill Ramage with a talk titled, “Two Paths of Perception,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. This talk will explore if there is a different way to think about how we see and interpret the visual world in which we live. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday May 8

 

Butterflies/Moths

GRANVILLE A program on “Butterflies and Moths” will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Come learn the differences between the two and create a butterfly stained glass picture. Free and open to children of all ages. Information/registration: 518-642-1515.

 

Youth Advocate Speaks

GLENS FALLS Author and youth advocate Irv West will speak on “How So-Called Helping Agencies are Destroying Our Youth” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the auditorium of the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Irv will detail effective ways we can advocate for our children and improve communication with them, and will discuss the education system in Finland. Free and open to all. Also, there’ll be a parent workshop on May 15. Information: www.irvwestyouthadvocate.com.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Saturday May 11

 

Church Breakfasts

GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at AJ’s Restaurant off Quaker Street in Granville. And from 8 to 9 a.m. on May 11, the men will meet for breakfast in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Route 149 in South Granville. The men only are asked to make a reservation with Joan at 642-9510.

 

Fishing Day

RUTLAND The Rutland Kiwanis Club and the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will host a Special Fishing Day for children up to age 13 on Saturday, May 11, at Combination Pond. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and prizes will be awarded. Information: 802-773-1853.

 

Plant Sale

GREENWICH The Greenwich Garden Group will hold its annual Plant Sale from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the picnic area behind the Greenwich Town Hall on Academy Street. Also for sale will be gently used garden items, with proceeds benefiting garden programs and maintenance. Information/to donate plants or garden items for this sale, call Dona Barth at 692-1285, or Susan Smith at 692-7728.

 

Tuesday May 14

 

Photography Talk

RUTLAND The Chaffee Downtown Art Center at 75 Merchants Row in Rutland will present Steven Schaub with a talk titled, “Leaping Outside the Box: Reimaging Photography,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. This talk will seek to expand our definition of what a photograph will be in the future, as opposed to the photographic technology of the past. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Saturday May 18

 

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.

 

Monday May 20

 

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.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 20. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Wednesday May 22

 

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 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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