Community Calendar 5/9/13

 

Thursday May 9

 

K Registration

ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary School in Arlington will hold a Kindergarten Visit and Registration on Thursday, May 9. Eligible children must be age 5 by Aug. 31 to attend kindergarten this fall. Bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization record. Children will tour the classroom and meet the teachers, and parents will have an opportunity to meet the school principal. Information/visit reservations: Priscilla Klauder at 802-375-6409.

 

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.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

SCHAGHTICOKE The women of the Star of Liberty Order of the Eastern Star of Stillwater will host a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the Masonic Lodge in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Roast Beef

GRANVILLE The North Granville Methodist Church on Route 22 invites everyone to a Roast Beef Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

 

Book Fair

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School PTA will host a Scholastic Book Fair and Family Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in the elementary cafeteria. Families, teachers and the community members are encouraged to stop by. The Book Fair will continue from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, through May 17.

 

Genealogy

GRANVILLE The Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will host a program on Intermediate Genealogy: Family Stories from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. You’ll learn how to find family stories through items such as lengthy obituaries, prison records, ship logs, and more. Pre-registration is not required and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

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.

 

1812 Songs

GLENS FALLS The Chapman Museum will present Dave Ruch with a musical program on “The War of 1812: Songs and Stories from NY” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in the Community Room of the Crandall Public Library on Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

Yogurt/Cheese Talk

HEBRON The Hebron Preservation Society will host Marge Randles of the Argyle Cheese Factory with a talk on the latest in yogurt and cheese production at her family’s dairy farm at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. You’ll find this event at the East Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22 in Hebron. Also, the Society will accept pre-priced item contributions for its May 25 lawn sale. Information: Joan at 518-642-3465.

 

Friday May 10

 

Tai Chi

CASTLETON Registrations are being accepted for a Tai Chi for Diabetes series of classes that will run from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from May 16 through June 20 at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Information/registration: 802-468-3093.

 

Mens Softball

WHITEHALL Registrations are being accepted for the First Annual Mettawee MudCats Mens Softball Tournament that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, at the Whitehall Elks Field. Twelve teams will compete and winners will receive T-shirts. Proceeds will benefit the Mettawee Valley MudCats youth baseball team. Food and drinks will be available at the field and there’ll be 50/50 raffles. Information/registration: Ben at 518-796-9602.

 

Seniors’ Trips

HARTFORD AREA The Recycled Teenagers seniors group is accepting reservations for the  following activities: Mystery Trip Wednesday, May 15, $83; Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, N.Y. lunch and show, Tuesday, June 25, $74; MacHayden Theatre, Chatham, N.Y., buffet/show/luncheon, $64; Myrtle Beach, Sept. 22 to 28; and Amish Country, October. Information/reservations: Dot Barber at 632-5210.

 

Day Trip

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is accepting reservations for a day trip, “Hyde Hall and the Fenimore Art Museum,” that will run on Thursday, June 6. Cost: $137; $112 members. The deadline for reservations is Thursday, May 23, at 518-792-1761, Ext. 313, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Chainsaw Competition

RUTLAND Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry and Natural Resources Program will host a Chainsaw Safety and Skills Competition at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 10, at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford. Forty high school students from around Vermont will compete in a nationally recognized “Game of Logging” event. Information: Mark Raishart at 802-770-1057, or email mraishart@rutlandhs.k12.vt.us.

 

Art Opening

DORSET The Dorset Historical Society on Main Street will host an opening reception for an exhibition of orchid paintings, newly printed photographs of daily life 100 years ago, paintings by local artists from the 1870s to the present, and more from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Free and open to all and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-867-0331, or email info@dorsetvthistory.org.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. 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.

 

Grocery Bingo

CASTLETON The Bomoseen Grange invites everyone to a Grocery Bingo on Friday, May 10, at the Bomoseen Grange Hall on Route 30, next to Hubbardton Forge, in Castleton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with games starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available and there’ll be a raffle table. Information: Jenny Dimick at 287-9225.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The ladies of the Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. More than 400 items will be offered, including several tables of home-baked goods. Cost: $1 per envelope of 10 tickets. Information: Bonnie at 802-645-0422.

 

Banquet

GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 will host a Mother/Daughter Banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Invited are ages infant through adult. This event will begin with a potluck dinner (bring a dish to share), followed by a short program. Reservations are requested with Joan at 642-9510.

 

Dance recital

WHITEHALL First Step Dance Studio will host its 20th annual Madgic Moments recital at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 at Whitehall High School. Admission costs $6 and half the proceeds will benefit the Class of 2017.

 

Artist Reception

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host an opening reception for artist Jordan Matter’s photography exhibition, “Dancers Among Us,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Information: www.jordanmatter.com, www.dancersamongus.com, and 518-584-2225, Ext. 3001.

 

Author Interview

MANCHESTER Andrew McKeever, the Manchester Journal’s managing editor, will interview author Fred Waitzkin about his new book, “The Dream Merchant,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 10. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday May 11

 

Park Activities

GANSEVOORT The following activities will be offered by the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort: Hikes on May 11 and 12; two walks on May 11; Nature’s Homeschoolers (kindergarten through grade 4) meeting, May 14; Nature’s Homeschoolers  (grades 5 through 8) meeting, May 21; and Preschool Pioneers (ages 3 through 6) meeting, May 20. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Prime Rib

HARTFORD Reservations are requested by Saturday, May 11, for a Prime Rib Dinner that will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the handicap-accessible South Hartford Church House, corner of Route 40 and Gilchrist Hill Road in South Hartford. Takeouts will not be available. Cost: $20. Music and door prizes, too. Information/reservations: Becky Arlen at 632-5711, or Mary Ellen Pike at 632-5993.

 

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.

 

Breakfast/Auction

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Cost: $5; free age 5 and younger. Also, May 11 will be your last chance to bid in a silent auction of gift baskets and the winners will be announced following the breakfast.

 

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.

 

Townwide Sale

WEST RUTLAND The Town of West Rutland will hold its semi-annual Townwide Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Vendor space is available on the town hall lawn at $10 for a 10 ft. by 10 ft. area (bring your own tables). Information/vendor space: Town Office at 438-2263.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library’s Book Club Favorites discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the library on Main Street. For discussion will be “Room” by Emma Donoghue. Copies of the book are available at the library. Also, the library offers more than 40 foreign languages online through its Mango Languages program. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Basket Party

GRANVILLE The Granville High School senior class will host a Basket Party on Saturday, May 11, to benefit the upcoming after-prom party. The event, which also will include a scoop-lunch for purchase, will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Park Street in Granville. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and drawings will begin at noon. Admission will be $5, and additional sheets of tickets will be available for purchase. Information/to donate a basket: Sue Kristoff at 518-642-2050.

 

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.

 

Plant/Bake Sale

ARGYLE The Friends of the Argyle Free Library will host a Plant and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, at the Argyle Rescue Squad building on Sheridan Street, Route 40 (rain or shine). A wide selection of perennial plants and baked goods will be offered, with proceeds benefiting the library.

 

Plant/Book/Bake Sale

FORT MILLER The Fort Miller Reformed Church will hold its annual Plant, Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11. You’ll find the church off Route 4 on Fort Miller Road, between Fort Edward and Schuylerville.

 

Bird Walk

SHUSHAN Nat Parke will lead a Bird Walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, at the Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School, off Route 61 at 148 Stanton Road in Shushan. Everyone will be welcome. Cost: Donation to support Dionondehowa. Information/complete directions: 518-854-7764, or www.dionondehowa.org.

 

Garage Sale

BACON HILL The Bacon Hill Reformed Church at 560 Route 32N will hold its Fourth Annual HUGE Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Featured will be a bake sale, hot dog booth, furniture, toys, collectibles, and much more. Everyone will be welcome.

 

BioBlitz

RUPERT A “BioBlitz” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315 in Rupert. Regional naturalists will lead volunteers in completing a quick survey of living species at select sites on the property. Information: 802-394-7836, or www.merckforest.org.

 

Food/Clothing Sale

WEST HEBRON A Food and Clothing Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the West Hebron United Methodist Church on Route 30. Available will be clothing for adults and children, along with pies, cakes, bread and cookies, tag sale items, and books. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Peg Underwood at 518-854-7537.

 

Sibshop

RUTLAND The ARC Rutland Family Support Network will host a fun Sibshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Education and Wellness Center of Rutland Mental Health. For children ages 7 through 12 who are siblings of brothers and sisters who have special needs. Cost: $5 per child, lunch included. Information: 802-775-1370, or email arcrutlandarea@myfairpoint.net.

 

Plant Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church off the green in Wells will hold its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Professionally grown and planted hanging baskets and patio pots will be offered at great prices and knowledgeable people will be on hand to answer your questions. Information: Tammy Alexander at 802-236-1880.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON A Basket Raffle will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the American Legion Hall on Route 4A in Bomoseen. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There’ll be door prizes, special baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and hot dogs and hamburgers available. Proceeds will go for meals for students at St. Gertrude’s School in Honduras that was built buy the Rotary. Also, bring in any unwanted gold jewelry. There’ll be a gold buyer on hand. Information/to donate/to help: Kaylie-Ann Flannigan at 802-468-5298.

 

Golf Benefit

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School will host its Third Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 11, at the Golf Club at Equinox in Manchester Center. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and this will be a scramble format with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost: $125, including 18 holes, cart, raffle and 50/50 tickets, hors d’oeuvres, and more. Information/registration/sponsorships: Katy Bryan at 802-362-7137.

 

ARC Dance

RUTLAND ARC Rutland will hold a Spring Fling Dance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland. ARC supports people with developmental disabilities and their families and all ages will be welcome at this event, to dance or visit with friends. Information: 802-775-1370, or email arcrutland@myfairpoint.net.

 

Gardener Speaks

MANCHESTER Cindy K. Lewis, owner of The Cultivated Gardener, will speak on “What should be included in a healing garden to make it a truly restorative environment” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607, or email events@markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE The North Cambridge Stump Church off Route 74A on Stump Church Road will hold a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Up to 150 dinners will be available and reservations are not needed. Cost: $10. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Children’s Craft

MANCHESTER Children age 10 and younger are invited to the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, to craft a special gift for their mothers for Mother’s Day. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PETERSBURG A Chicken Barbecue will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Petersburg Methodist Church, 12 Head of Lane. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle, too. Information: 283-5397.

 

Bluegrass Concert

FORT EDWARD The High Octane Bluegrass Band from West Virginia will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Opening will be the Bluebillies band. Cost: $8; $5 senior citizens and students. Information: 518-747-3421, or www.littletheater27.org.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Jim Sterba will present his book, “Nature Wars,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200.

 

Sunday May 12

 

Mom’s Breakfast

BUSKIRK The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Dept. will serve an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the firehouse, 2217 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk. This will be the department’s last breakfast until October.

 

Mom’s Breakfast

WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Dept. will serve an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the firehouse on Pine Valley Road, near the intersection of routes 103 and 109. Information: 686-1814.

 

Mom’s Brunch

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 will host a Mother’s Day brunch from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12 at the lodge on North Williams Street in Whitehall. All mother’s eat for free; everyone else is $6.

 

Mom’s Breakfast

ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven will serve an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Mom’s Breakfast

HARTFORD The Hartford Fire Company and Auxiliary will serve an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, at its Community Hall, corner of routes 40 and 149. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. There’ll be a basket raffle, too, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Mom’s Brunch

PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will serve a Mother’s Day Brunch from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the firehouse on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Cost: $8 age 12 through adult; $4 age 11 and younger. Information: 802-325-3222, or email pvfd155@gmail.com.

 

Mansion Activities

SCHAGHTICOKE An all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast will be served for Mother’s Day from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Road in Schaghticoke. Cost: $6. There’ll be mansion tours every half hour (last tour 3:30 p.m.), a bake sale, gifts in Charlotte’s Shop, a snack bar with hamburgers and hot dogs, and a chicken barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. ($10). Information: 518-664-1700.

 

Mom’s Breakfast

EASTON The Easton Volunteer Fire Co. will serve a Mother’s Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 12, at Fire Station #1 on Route 40. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children; free age 5 and younger. Information: Craig Hansen at 222-0687.

 

Moms’ Brunch

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40 South will serve a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Mom’s will eat free and others will be $15 for adults, $7 ages 6 to 14, and free 5 and younger. While reservations are not needed they may be made for groups of eight or more at 692-2061.

 

Brunch Benefit

MANCHESTER Henry and Dina Bronson at Bistro Henry in Manchester will host a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Habitat to support homes being built on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. Reservations: 802-362-4982. Information: www.benningtonareahabitat.com.

 

Fiddling Session

SCHUYLERVILLE The Adirondack Fiddlers will host an “Old Tyme Fiddling” session from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. All fiddlers and the public will be welcome and there’ll be round and square dancing. Information: 518-274-6817.

 

Family Program

GLENS FALLS A family program for Mother’s Day will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. See work in the gallery and the collection made by women artists, and then make a gift for mom. Free and open to all ages. Information: 518-792-1761.

 

Symphony Concert

GLENS FALLS Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform with the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720 when she joins the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, in the auditorium at Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade Street. Also, ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert talk with Maestro Charles Peltz at 3:15 p.m. Information/tickets: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Satirical Musical

GLENS FALLS The Tony Award winning satirical musical revue, “Forbidden Broadway,” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls. Featured will be parodies of more than 24 Broadway musicals. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.WoodTheater.org.

 

Monday May 13

 

Tai Chi Class

GREENWICH Chris Lincoln will lead a Beginners Introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong Class that will run from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at 70 Main in Greenwich. This will be the first of eight weekly classes. Information/registration: Chris at 692-8579, or email vanlinc1@gmail.com.

 

Cemetery Meeting

BACON HILL The Bacon Hill Cemetery Assn. will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church. All lot owners and those interested in becoming lot owners are urged to attend.

 

Poe Talk

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will host literary historian/playwright Rob Velella with a talk on “Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in the Nella Grimm Fox Room of the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. A brief meeting to elect new board members and officers will precede the talk, everyone will be welcome, and light refreshments will be served. Information: 802-773-1860.

 

Italian Film

BENNINGTON The Traveling in Italian Film class will screen an Italian film at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in the East Academic Center, Classroom 2, at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu, link calendar.

 

Tuesday May 14

 

Career Fair

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet will hold a Career Fair for its students on Tuesday, May 14. Craftspeople, companies and businesses will provide information that will inspire students to pursue careers in their fields. Those interested in staffing an information table are encouraged to call 802-645-9009 for table space.

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker 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.

 

Seniors Meet

PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will meet for a Potluck Lunch at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Marlee Mason from the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will present a program titled, “Start the Conversation.” Items will be collected for the food shelf, there’ll be a 50/50 raffle, and summer activities will be planned.

 

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.

 

Wednesday May 15

 

Ride of Silence

MANCHESTER A Ride of Silence, a nationwide event to honor bicyclists injured or killed by motor vehicles, will be held on Wednesday, May 15, in Manchester. Participants will ride about 12 miles in silence. Information/meeting time and place: Amy Verner at email AmyLVerner@gmail.com.

 

Seniors Lunch

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Seniors will gather for a sandwich meeting at noon on Wednesday, May 15, at the town hall on Spring Street in Schuylerville. Also, reservations will be taken at this meeting for a birthday luncheon that will be held at noon on June 6 at Longfellows. Information: Pat Temple at 331-2978.

 

Farmers’ Market

HOOSICK FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. Fresh, local produce along with art, jewelry, décor and more will be offered.

 

Pember Trustees

GRANVILLE The board of trustees of the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the library. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Cemetery Meeting

HARTFORD The annual meeting of the Hartford Morningside Cemetery lot owners will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the Hartford Town Office.

 

Food Pantry

ADAMSVILLE The Cornerstone Outreach Center’s new food pantry will be open on Wednesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any Washington County residents are welcome to come, eat and pick food from the pantry to take home, without any paperwork. The pantry will be open the third Wednesday of each month, and it is located at 1767 State Route 196 in Fort Edward. Call 518-642-1898 for more information.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

Schizophrenia Film

GREENWICH The documentary, “Take These Broken Wings,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the Greenwich Library, 148 Main Street. This 75-minute film details the process of full recovery from schizophrenia, without medication, through the stories of two women. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for an informal reception with refreshments and following the screening Anthony Ciccarino, associate director of Voices of the Heart, Inc., will answer questions and lead a discussion. Free and open to all. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or email tracyf@fastermac.net.

 

School Concerts

CASTLETON/FAIR HAVEN Music concerts will be presented as follows: Fair Haven Union High School, School Chorus, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15; Castleton Village School, Band and Chorus (grades 6 through 8), 7 p.m. Monday, May 20; and Fair Haven Grade School, Band and Chorus (Fair Haven grades 5 through 8 and Benson grades 6 through 8), 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. Free and open to all. Information: Fran LaPlaca at 802-265-4966, Ext. 254.

 

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.

 

Art Opening

MANCHESTER An exhibition of work by abstract painter Irene Cole titled, “Equal,” will open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Featured will be works in acrylic and oil. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-4061, or www.equinoxvillage.com.

 

Bit Seminar

FORT ANN A Myler Bit Seminar with Dale Myler will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack in Fort Ann. Information: 1-800-480-5223, or www.walkerstore.ccor.

 

Willem Lange Speaks

GRANVILLE Vermont Public Radio host and commentator Willem Lange will celebrate the geology, geography and wonder of this region through storytelling on his life in Upstate New York, New Hampshire and Vermont at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Cost: $10. Reservations: 518-642-1400. Information: 518-642-1417.

 

Movie Night

SCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. The movie will be PG-rated and it runs about 117 minutes. Bring popcorn to this free event that’s open to all. Information: 695-6641.

 

Play

DORSET The Dorset Players will present “Anyone Can Whistle,” a musical comedy about a town that has gone bankrupt this weekend. The play will run Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19 and May 23-26. Thursday through Saturday showings at 7:30 p.m. Sunday showings at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under. For more information call 802-867-5777.

 

Proposition Info

EASTON The Easton library trustees will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the library. The trustees will answer questions about a funding proposition that will be voted upon on May 21 at the Greenwich Central School. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Asian Art Talk

BENNINGTON Scarlet Jang, professor of history at Williams College, will speak on “The Enduring Masterpieces of Asian Art” at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the CAPA Symposium at Bennington College. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu, link calendar.

 

Friday May 17

 

Golf Tournament

RUTLAND Registrations are being accepted for the 24th Annual Killington Pico Rotary Tournament that will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. Cost: $75 per golfer, with teams of five for $375, including a day of golf, goodie bag, continental breakfast and barbecue lunch. Proceeds will benefit the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. Information/registration/sponsorships: Ken Lee at 802-342-3575, Bernadette Robin at 802-747-3634.

 

Golf Classic

KILLINGTON The Foundry at Summit Pond is accepting registrations for the return of the Goombay Golf Classic that will be held on Thursday, June 20, at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. Cost: $100 per golfer, including 18 holes, cart, tee favor, breakfast and buffet dinner, with proceeds benefiting the Ted Bridges Hospitality Scholarship Fund. Information/registration: 802-422-5335, or www.facebook.com/thefoundryatsummitpond.

 

Market/Craft Fair

RUTLAND The Fifth Annual Flea Market and Craft Fair to benefit BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 17 to 19, at the President’s Building of the Vermont State Fairgrounds, 175 S. Main Street in Rutland. Information/vendor space: Donna Stearns at 802-353-5204.

 

Italian Garden Tips

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will present garden expert/food writer Charlie Nardozzi from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at The Barrows House in Dorset. Charlie will base his presentation on the cookbook, “Vegetables from an Italian Garden,” while exploring some common and uncommon vegetables for Italian cooking, and offering organic growing tips and recipes. Cost: $35. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 39 Bonnet Street in Manchester, at 802-362-6313, or www.visitmanchestervt.com.

 

Craft Brewing

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, will host a “Celebrating the Art of Craft Brewing” event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Featured will be dishes created by the region’s finest chefs, caterers and chocolatiers…along with a range of craft beers and ciders. Cost: $40; $35 members. Information/reservations: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Movie Night

ARLINGTON Outdoor Movie Night will be held on Friday, May 17, at the Fisher Elementary School in Arlington (rain date May 24). Cost: Free, donations accepted for the Fisher After-school and Fisher Summer programs. The snack bar will open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie, “Looney Tune Classics,” at 7 p.m. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Information/to donate to the Fisher programs: Tai King at 802-375-6409, Ext. 228, or email kingt@bvsu.org.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Saturday May 18

 

Granville Sales

GRANVILLE The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Granville Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. Area maps will be available for those not familiar with the area (maps will not list individual sales) and people living on side streets will be welcome to set up sales tables at Veterans Park on Quaker Street. Vendors may rent space from the Granville Rotary Club on the Granville High School lawn. Also, the Chamber will hold an auction from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

5K/1K

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Lions Club will sponsor the 28th Annual Wood Memorial Road Race, featuring a 5K run and 1K walk, on Saturday, May 18. 5K registration will be from 7 to 8:40 a.m. at the Wood Park gazebo on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, with the run at 9 a.m. Cost: $15. 1K registration will be from 7 to 9:40 a.m., with the walk at 10 a.m. Cost: $7. Advance registration forms are available at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/townofhoosickny. Information: Rosemarie Smith at Hoosick Federal Credit Union, 518-686-4504.

 

Nature Walk

ORWELL An Early Bird Nature Walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Look for and learn about the birds of spring. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water if you like (no pets). Meet in front of the Site’s museum. Cost: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-759-2412.

 

Gardens Event

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will continue its “Seeds, Shovels, Buckets and Boots” event with a continental breakfast and tour of Hildene’s gardens with horticulturist Andrea Luchini at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Following will be a full day of exhibits and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at J.K.Adams and Mio Bistro’s garden café. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 39 Bonnet Street in Manchester, and at J.K. Adams. Information: Chamber at 802-362-6313, or www.visitmanchestervt.com.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Donna Skellie will teach a class on “Slash Your Stash” and attendees are asked to bring a bag of leftover fabric smaller than fat quarters, ruler, rotary cutter, and a clear shoe box or two.

 

Children’s Fishing

ARLINGTON A Children’s Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 18, in Arlington. Register at 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Fishing will begin at 10 a.m. (bring your own bait) and trophies and gifts will be presented. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

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, May 18. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Plant Sale

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester will hold its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Northshire Day School, 5484 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester Center. Offered will be hardy perennials and organic herbs at reasonable prices, half price beginning at noon.

 

Perennials, More

LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Community Garden Club will hold a Perennials Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Shepard Park in downtown Lake George Village. There also will be a tag sale of gently used items and a bake sale. Hand-painted clay pots for sale, too.

 

RCHS Yard Sale

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society will hold a Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at its shelter, 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. There’ll be a bake sale, too, with all proceeds benefiting homeless animals. Also, the shelter will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for visits with the adoptable animals. Pre-priced donations for this event (none less than 25 cents) will be accepted at the brown building next to the shelter from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 18 (no clothing, shoes, textbooks, magazines, computer equipment). Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

Clothing Drive

WEST PAWLET The Mettawee Community School will hold its Sixth Semi-Annual Share the Warmth Clothing Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at the school on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Free clothing for the family will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Information: Brooke Burnham at 802-645-0968.

 

Consignment Sale

STILLWATER The Stillwater Area Community Center will hold a Consignment Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Information: 518-664-2515.

 

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.

 

Bike Safety

RUTLAND A Bike Safety Day for children to age 13 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Giorgetti Park in Rutland. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. Cost: $5. This event is sponsored by the Rutland Kiwanis Club, the Killington-Pico Cycling Club, and the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept.

 

Bike Safety

WALLINGFORD The 15th Annual Wallingford Bike Safety Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Wallingford Elementary School. Free helmet fitting, an obstacle course, safety inspections, giveaways, face painting, refreshments, and more will be featured. Information: Russ Lattuca at 802-446-2693, or Rodney Ward at 446-3672.

 

H.S. Art Show

GLENS FALLS The 22nd Annual Juried High School Art Exhibition will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, and 2 to 4 p.m. May 19, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Art created by students ages 14 to 18 will be featured. On Saturday, there’ll be a scavenger hunt in the exhibition area and an art project in the studio at this free event; awards ceremony Sunday. Information: 518-792-1761.

 

Basket Raffle

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to a Basket Party on Saturday, May 18, at the firehouse on Route 153. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $6; $3 additional tickets. Lunch will be available for sale and there’ll be a lottery tree and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the fire department’s operations.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL Our Lady of Hope Church will hold its Ninth Annual Basket Party on Saturday, May 18, at Whitehall High School on Buckley Road. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 admission ticket (for all age 5 and older), including cookies and ice tea or lemonade; $2 per extra ticket. There’ll be a raffle and 50/50, too, and sandwiches and drinks will be available at minimal cost. Information/to donate a basket: Jean at 499-0912.

 

Pots/Plants Sale

SHUSHAN A Patio Pots and Plant Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at The Georgi Museum on Adams Lane in Shushan. The patio pots have been created by local artists and gardeners and the fragrant hosta elegance and other perennials will be offered for sale. Information: 518-854-3773, or www.thegeorgi.com.

 

Genealogy

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Genealogy and DNA will be the topic for this meeting and member Kim McCartney will discuss her decision to use DNA to investigate her heritage. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

Barns Program

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County Historical Society invites everyone to a free event focusing on “Historic Timber-Frame Barns of Washington County” from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at 190 Brownell Road in Cambridge. Host Vance Bateman will provide an overview of that farm’s history and buildings, including a 1790s timber-frame barn. Refreshments will be served. Information: Bill Krattinger at 518-727-1039, or email billkrat@hotmail.com.

 

Kickoff Barbecue

CASTLETON The Southwest Freedom Riders and the Lakes Region Independent Ryders will hold a Season Kickoff Barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Cost: $10; free age 11 and younger. There’ll be live music and raffles, too. Proceeds will benefit veterans and veterans’ families. Information: 1-888-299-7937, or 802-265-3596.

 

Museum Day

GLENS FALLS International Museum Day will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Everyone is invited to learn about The Hyde’s exceptional collections, programs and exhibitions. Free for members and their guests and refreshments will be served. Information/reservations: 518-792-1761, Ext. 313.

 

Pizza/Wings

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Dept. will hold a Pizza and Wings Night from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Eat in or take out. Pizza prices will range from $11 for a 12-cut ($2 each topping) to $18 for the works, while wings will be $8 per dozen, 75 cents more with extra blue cheese.

 

London Broil

LAKE GEORGE A London Broil Cookout will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street in Lake George. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $12 adults; $4 children. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Adirondack Counseling Center. Information: 518-668-2001.

 

Artists Reception

WEST RUTLAND A reception with the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the gallery at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 259 Marble Street in West Rutland. Center members will display their work in the annual Member’s Show and everyone is invited. Information: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Variety Show

FORT EDWARD A Hee Haw Variety Show will be staged at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and 2 p.m. May 19, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: $8; $5 senior citizens and students. Refreshments will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 drawing. Information: 518-747-3421, or www.littletheater27.org.
College Activities

BENNINGTON The following activities will be held at Bennington College: Dance performance, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18; spring concert, 4 p.m. May 19; Italian film screening 7:45 p.m. May 20; 2013 senior student show, 7 p.m. May 21; dance performance, 7 p.m. May 22; and opera 9 p.m. May 23 and 24.  Information: www.bennington.edu, link calendar.

 

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.

 

Tuesday May 21

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 21. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Thursday May 23

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Friday May 24

 

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 Friday, May 24. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

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

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on May 24. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Sunday May 26

 

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, May 26, 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 May 27

 

College Activities

BENNINGTON The following activities will be held at Bennington College: Studio dance concert by dance students, 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, and screening of Advanced Projects in Video by film students, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Free and open to all. Information: www.bennington.edu, link calendar.

 

Wednesday May 29

 

Farmers’ Market

HOOSICK FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. Fresh, local produce along with art, jewelry, décor and more will be offered.

 

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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