Thursday May 16
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.
Meal at School
HARTFORD Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip Meal that will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students. Proceeds will benefit the junior/senior prom.
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.
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.
MANCHESTER Transition Town Manchester will screen the timely documentary, “Fixing the Future,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. The film deals with examples of people reinventing the American economy and discussion will follow. Cost: $5 suggested; free students. Information: www.TransitionTownManchester.org.
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.
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.
STILLWATER The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will present Clifford Oliver portraying Solomon Northup at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Visitors Center of the Saratoga National Historical Park on Route 32 in Stillwater. Solomon was a free black man who was lured from Saratoga Springs in 1841 and taken to Washington, D.C., where he was sold into slavery, and he was subsequently rescued in 1853. Free and open to all. Information: 698-3211.
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.
DORSET The Dorset Players will present “Anyone Can Whistle,” a musical comedy about a town gone bankrupt, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 16 to 18, and 2 p.m. May 19, at the Dorset Playhouse. Additional performances will be May 23 through 26. Cost: $25 adults; $10 age 18 and younger. Information/tickets: 802-867-5777.
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
KILLINGTON The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is accepting registrations for its 28th Annual Golf Classic that will be held on Friday, May 31, at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. This will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start event with an opportunity to win a car from Shearer Honda and hot tub from Allen Pools and Spa. Cost: $99. Information/registration: 802-773-2747, or email email@example.com.
POULTNEY Heidi Brown is offering a free Preview Kindermusik Class for age infant through 7. The idea is for children to benefit from a variety of multi-sensory activities during this and subsequent classes ($12 per class) that will be held in The Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney. Information/registration: Heidi at 802-884-8040, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLENS FALLS The Domestic Violence Workplace Initiative of Warren and Washington counties is accepting reservations for “Domestic Violence: The Workplace Responds,” two seminars with KC Wagner of Cornell University, that will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Cost: $18 breakfast session; $28 lunch session; $45 both sessions. Information/reservations: Jeanne Noordsy at Catholic Charities, 793-6212, or www.events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event.
TV Show Taping
MANCHESTER GNAT-TV is accepting reservations from community members who wish to be in the audience for a live taping of the “Let’s Talk!” show with Salley Gibney from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in Manchester. Information/reservations: 802-362-7070. To view prior shows, visit www.gnat-tv.org.
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.
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.
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.
CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings by Cambridge artist Jeri MacDonald will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Valley Artisans Market, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-677-2765.
CAMBRIDGE The Kickoff Reception for the 13th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Amorici Vineyard, 637 Colonel Birch Road in Valley Falls. Cost: $15. Information/reservations: 518-677-0887, or email email@example.com. Also, ask about a free raffle for a balloon ride being held by the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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.
SCHUYLERVILLE An artist reception with Regis Brodie and his exhibition, “Adventures in Space,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-3181.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
BRANDON The Lyme disease documentary, “Under Our Skin,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Brandon Town Hall Community Center. Running time, including a short intermission, will be about two hours, refreshments will be served, and informative literature provided. Free and open to all but not suitable for children. Information: Jackson Whelan at 802-483-4050, or email email@example.com.
TINMOUTH Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne of the Vermont band, Mayfly, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Tinmouth Old Firehouse on Route 140. Featured will be old-time New England and Appalachian music. Cost: $10 at the door. Refreshments will be available, too.
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NORTH CLARENDON The Mill River Stage will present Roald Dahl’s whimsical “James and the Giant Peach” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at Mill River Union High School, 2321 Middle Road in North Clarendon. Cost: $5 at the door. Refreshments will be served before the show and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-775-1925, Ext. 270.
TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger; $5 if your first Tinmouth contra dance. 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 May 18
GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following outdoor activities: Bushwhack, May 18; Hike, May 18 and 19; Walk/Hike, May 21 and 25; Paddle/camp, May 25; and Paddle, May 28. Information/details: www.adk-gfs.org.
GREENWICH The Townwide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, throughout the Town of Greenwich and Village of Greenwich. Maps will not be provided and this will be a self-guided event.
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.
GRANVILLE The American Legion Post 323 Auxiliary and Legion Riders will hold a Bake Sale and sell hot dogs and hamburgers during the Granville Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 18, at the Post on Columbus Street. Restroom facilities will be available there, too, for sale shoppers.
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.
GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. The church also will have a baked goods table and offer hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage and peppers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Granville’s Townwide Yard Sale.
GREENWICH The Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area/IBA will lead a Guided Bird Walk at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the 600-acre Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich. Cost: $10; $20 per family; free members. An optional hot and cold buffet lunch with salad bar will be offered in the cafeteria for $9 following the walk. Reservations are requested at 518-677-3350.
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.
MIDDLE GRANVILLE A basket party to benefit 16-year-old Tiffany Carrera, who needs a liver transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital, will be held Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Penrhyn Engine and Hose firehouse. All proceeds will go to Carrera and her family to help pay for expenses related to the operation. Tickets cost $5 initially and $2 for additional tickets. For more information call 944-6272.
FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven (handicap accessible on first floor). Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.
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.
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.
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.
GRANVILLE During the Granville Townwide Yard Sale, the Granville United Methodist Church on Church Street will hold a Plant and Treasure Sale beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.
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.
CAMBRIDGE A Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, on the lawn at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge (rain or shine). Space is available for a small donation. Information/space: Bev at 677-3327, or Lesley at 686-0179.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAKE GEORGE All families are invited to the Lake George Italian Festival that will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday the 19th, at Shepard Park and Canada Street. Information: 518-668-9541, or www.lgfestivals.com.
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.
SALEM Cargill will sponsor the Third Annual Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 18, in the Youth Barn behind the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Children in grades 3 to 6 will play from 10 a.m. to noon, grades 7 and 8 noon to 1 p.m., 9 to 12 1 to 2 p.m., and adults 2 to 4 p.m. Information/registration: 854-7053. Walk-ins will be welcome, too.
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.
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.
WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold its monthly Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Spring and summer items for all family members will be available. Information/to donate an item(s) for this sale: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.
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.
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.
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 499-0913.
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.
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.
POULTNEY The comedy/drama/romance movie, “Silver Linings Playbook,” will be screened at 1, 3:30 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at The Tiny Theater on Main Street in Poultney. Starring will be Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence who received the best actress Oscar for her performance.
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, in Cambridge. The host 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MANCHESTER Vermont author Tracey Medeiros will sign copies of her just-released book, “The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook,” and her 2008 book, “Dishing Up Vermont,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Recipe samples will be provided, too. Information: 802-362-2200.
MANCHESTER The Michael Rudiakov Music Academy will present Elizabeth Kilpatrick on violin and her brother, Jonathan Kilpatrick, on piano at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street in Manchester. Cost: Free; donations appreciated for the Academy’s scholarship fund. Information: www.mmfvt.org.
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.
JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold a Chicken Barbecue and Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12. Included will be free blood pressure and pulse readings, blood glucose testing, ambulance tours, and fun activities for children. Information: 753-4590.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
EAST ARLINGTON Everyone is invited to a Yankee Pot Roast Family Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Takeouts will be available. Cost: Free-will donation to provide for emergency needs, such as fuel and electricity, for local families. Reservations are not needed. Information: 802-375-2548.
CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge will hold a Rites of Spring Gala and Auction, and screen the new short film, “Hubbard Hall: Making Art and Community Happen,” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Reservations are required at 518-677-2495 and tickets will not be sold at the door.
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.
GREENWICH Singer/songwriter Jamie Notarthomas will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Seventy Main, 70 Main Street in Greenwich. Cost: $10. Information/tickets: 692-7041, or www.seventymain.com.
BENNINGTON Classic Gaelic ballads, lively pub songs and haunting rhythms will be performed by O’hAnleigh at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Gypsy Road at Route 9. Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information/tickets: 802-442-7158, or www.TheBennington.org.
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.
Sunday May 19
MANCHESTER The First Annual Adult Equinox Valley Football Club Flag Football Tournament for age 18 and older will be held on Sunday, May 19, at the Manchester Elementary Middle School. Five-person teams will compete in double elimination style, rain or shine. Cost: $20 per player. Information/registration: Jamie Wright at 802-375-1282, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENNINGTON/MANCHESTER Southern Vermont Heath Care will sponsor the Third Annual Shires of Vermont Marathon that will be run on Sunday, May 19, between Bennington and Manchester. Race applications are available at www.shiresofvermontmarathon.com. Proceeds will benefit community mental health and developmental services. Information/to help with the race: Call Robert Pini at 802-442-5491, Ext. 281, or email info@ShiresofVermontMarathon.com.
SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.
GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on May 19. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.
FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Archery League will begin its 10-week shooting series at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Fair Haven Airpark. The series will continue through the week of July 21, followed by playoffs July 28 to Aug. 9, and Championship Day on Aug. 11. Information: Ron Adams at 802-265-4586 or 802-353-5749, or Town of Fair Haven at 265-3010, or www.fairhavenvt.org.
CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Conservancy, American Rivers, and Battenkill Valley Outdoors will host a “Give Back by Taking Out” river cleanup activity from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. Battenkill Valley Outdoors at 1414 Route 313 in Cambridge will make canoes available to volunteers at key locations. Pre-registration is required at 518-677-3311, or email email@example.com.
VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will continue its Skeet Shooting Competition at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. Bring your own shotgun and ammunition. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Chris at 695-3917.
CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Farmers’ Market will open for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Railroad Park, across from the Cambridge Hotel. This market will be open every Sunday with a wide range of fresh, local produce and live music.
SCHUYLERVILLE St. Stephen’s Church invites everyone to its 51st Annual Chicken Barbecue and Baked Goods Sale from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Monument View, Burgoyne Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $6. Information/advance tickets: 695-4318, or 695-6061. Donations for the food pantry will be welcome, too.
RUTLAND The Vermont Theatre Lab will hold a Basket Raffle on Sunday, May 19, at Merchants Hall, 40-42 Merchants Row in Rutland. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with drawings at 3 p.m. Cost: $5 admission; $2 additional tickets. Information: 802-265-8810.
STILLWATER The Stillwater Free Library will host African drummer Wayne White from Schuylerville and African dancer Jasmine Ceniceros from Troy who will present an afternoon of African drumming, drum designing and dancing for all ages and abilities from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. You’ll find this event at the Stillwater Area Community Center. Information: 518-531-8828, or www.ruralsoul.com.
Tap Dance Day
SARATOGA SPRINGS National Tap Dance Day will be celebrated from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs. Featured will be a lecture/demonstration, discussion, advanced beginner tap class, and advanced tap class. Information/registration: Tina Baird at 518-581-1791, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKE GEORGE The Fort Salem Theater will present Jerry Gretzinger in concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Lake George Italian Festival in Shepard’s Park.
SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center’s Sunday Chamber Music Series will be presented at 3 p.m. on May 19 and June 9. Cost: $20 per concert; $5 for music students. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053, or at the door.
HUDSON FALLS The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party, with more than 100 baskets, on Sunday, May 19, at the Zion Episcopal Church, 224 Main Street in Hudson Falls. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with drawings at 3 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Proceeds will benefit 18-year-old William Woodard’s medical expenses as he combats cancer. Information: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078.
GRANVILLE The Raceville United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Raceville Community House, off Route 22A at 470 Butler Road in Granville. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 4 to 12; free age 3 and younger.
CASTLETON The Castleton Village School invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 age 12 through 54; $5 age 55 and older and children; free age 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the grade 8 trip to Washington, D.C., next year.
FAIR HAVEN Everyone is invited to a Stuffed Shells and Meatballs Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors School in Fair Haven. Cost: $7. Information: Mariann Miller at 518-499-9377.
Monday May 20
BENNINGTON A Research Training Course on Aging and Alzheimer’s will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 20 through June 20 at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Registration: Dr. Barry Flanary at 802-447-4312, or email email@example.com. Information: www.svc.edu.
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.
HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.
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.
POULTNEY The State Line Band will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at the Monroe’s on Hampshire Hollow Road in East Poultney. All local musicians interested in performing with the band in Poultney and Granville venues are encouraged to join and all ages will be welcome. Information: Doc Williams at 802-287-9462.
GLENS FALLS The deBlasiis Chamber Music Series will present Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough on flute and Young Kim on piano from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Monday, May 20, in the Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $25; $5 students with identification. Information: 518-792-1761, Ext. 323.
Tuesday May 21
GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Greenwich Town Office on Academy 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.
AARP Driver Class
RUTLAND An AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. This is a 4.5-hour refresher course for drivers age 50 and older and many insurance companies offer a discount to drivers who’ve completed it. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Information/registration: 802-772-2400.
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.
ARLINGTON Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Doors will open at 6 p.m., food will be available for purchase, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.
Wednesday May 22
GREENWICH A Beginning Meditation Series of classes will be held at Seventy Main, 70 Main Street in Greenwich, from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on six Wednesdays beginning on May 22. Cost: Donation. Pre-registration is required at 692-7041, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat Local Talk
HARTFORD Kathryn Vanderminden of Village Roots Catering will speak on “How to Eat Local” at a meeting of the tri-county branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Assn. at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Hartford Methodist Church on Main Street. A market table, baked goods, and white elephant items will be available and guests will be welcome. Information: Jean at 884-9280, or Diana at 584-4439.
GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will offer a free program on African Animals from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Children of all ages will conduct a museum search of the far reaches of Africa and see a live African pygmy hedgehog. Registration is not necessary. Information: 518-642-1515.
CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Connects group will host a “Diggers, Dump Trucks and Sirens” event for children from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Bob Durrin Memorial Park on Avenue B in Cambridge (weather permitting). Children will explore the trucks and cars that work in the community and light refreshments will be provided. Information: 677-2622, or email email@example.com.
WHITEHALL The nonprofit Skene Manor at 8 Potters Terrace in Whitehall invites everyone to its first Special Monthly Dinner of this year on Wednesday, May 22. There’ll be a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by a roast pork dinner. Cost: $30. Information/reservations: 518-499-1906.
RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in Conference Room A of the CVPS Leahy Conference Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. This meeting will include a review of diet recommendations for men who may have special needs secondary to treatment for prostate cancer. Wives, partners, and men dealing with the various stages of this disease, including recurrence, are encouraged to attend. Information: Bob Harnish at 802-483-6220, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jim Russell at 802-362-2244, email email@example.com.
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
Chicken and Biscuit
SALEM The handicap-accessible Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway invites everyone to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children, free age 5 and younger, at the door. Information: 854-7588.
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.
CAMBRIDGE Christian ballad singer/songwriter Don Francesco will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in the sanctuary at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 E. Main Street. Cost: Free-will offering. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-677-3863, or www.cambridgenyupc.org.
Warren County Talk
GLENS FALLS To help mark Warren County’s 200th birthday, Mark Bowie will present a program on “Glens Falls, the Adirondacks and Photography of Richard Dean” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, downstairs at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free. Information: www.crandalllibrary.org.
Friday May 24
Yard Sale Space
POULTNEY The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting requests for Main Street Vendor Space for the Poultney Townwide Yard Sales that will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 and Oct. 12. Information/space: Mary Lee Harris at 802-287-4114, or visit her Stitchy Women shop at 144 Main Street in Poultney from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
DORSET The Long Trail School in Dorset is accepting registrations for its 11th Annual Irene and Bing Hunter Memorial Golf Tournament in support of scholarships that will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at The Golf Club at The Equinox in Manchester. The entry fee for this scramble format event will include a commemorative golf shirt, Equinox luncheon, and round of golf. Information/registration: Matt Donahue at 802-867-5717, Ext. 279, or www.longtrailschool.org.
Fly Fishing Exhibit
MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester has a new exhibition titled, “The Wonders of Fly Fishing,” that will run through spring next year. The museum is open daily, closed Mondays. Information: 802-362-3300.
QUEENSBURY The Tri-County United Way is accepting registrations for its Fifth Annual Summer Slam Golf Classic that will be held on Friday, June 14, at the Airway Meadows Golf Club. Same day registration will begin at 11 a.m. for this four-person scramble event with a 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. Cost: $85, including golf with cart, lunch and dinner, and more. Information/registration: Tom Smith at 518-792-9914, Ext. 4413, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival is accepting registrations for a Music Discovery Week for ages 6 through 14 that will run from July 8 to 12. Children will receive lessons in violin, viola, cello, piano or recorder. Information/registration: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.
Relay for Life
RUTLAND COUNTY The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Rutland County organization is registering volunteers for the county team. Information/to register: 1-800-227-2345, or www.RelayForLife.org.
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.
MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Academy will hold is Third Annual Gala on Friday, May 24, at Hildene in Manchester. Information: Christine Hoard at 802-549-8277, or email email@example.com.
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.
TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Wear clean, non-marring shoes. Refreshments will be available and everyone will be welcome (you don’t need to bring a partner). Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.
Saturday May 25
Vt. Studios Open
VERMONT Open Studio Weekend will be held at the locations of 242 craftspeople and fine artists throughout Vermont on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. For example, studios will be open in Castleton, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Orwell and Poultney. For a complete list of participating studios, visit www.vermontcrafts.com.
Civil War Exhibit
BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, will host an exhibition titled, “Southwestern Vermont and the Civil War,” from Saturday, May 25, through Oct. 27. The museum’s extensive collection of Civil War archives and objects will be featured. Information: 802-442-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.
KILLINGTON The Killington Stage Race will be held Saturday through Monday, May 25 to 27, in Killington. More than 600 competitive cyclists from around the country are expected. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.
Hoosick Falls Sale
HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Villagewide Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, May 25. A free map of registered sale locations will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the information tent in Wood Memorial Park on May 25. Tag sale spaces are available in Wood Park and applications are available at the HAYC3 office, 115 Church Street.
MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS A family-friendly 5K Run and Walk for all ages will be held on Saturday, May 25, in Middletown Springs. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the town green, with the run/walk at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $10, including prizes for top finishers. Proceeds will benefit the Middletown Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. Information: Justin Hier at 235-1297, or Kristal Hier at email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUPERT The Rupert Kittay Library at 2827 Route 153 in Rupert will hold a Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables will be offered and there’ll be hanging baskets, too. If you have perennials to donate for this sale, you are asked to label them and bring them to the library in pots from May 21 through 24. If you need pots, call Ellie Wetterauw at 802-394-2404. Information: Library at 394-2444.
FORT EDWARD The Old Fort House Museum advises that a Garage/Book/Estate/Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at 25-29 Broadway in Fort Edward.
Summer Reading Program
GRANVILLE Join The Puppet People at 1 p.m. on May 25 at the Pember Library and “Dig Into Reading” to solve the mystery of Book Island in this puppet pirate adventure. The Puppet People are husband and wife team Mark Carrigan and Michelle Smith-Carrigan, who have been entertaining people for over 20 years.
The program will kick off the library’s summer reading programs, one for preschool, one for school-age children and a third for teens. Call the library at 518-642-2525 or visit pember.sals.edu for more information and a schedule of programs through July.
Lake Annual Meeting
WELLS The Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund will hold its Annual Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Wells Village School. A report on the use of aeration will be provided, along with current end pending permits for hydro-raking, hydraulic dredging, and the use of other non-chemical lake management strategies. Everyone will be welcome. Information: www.lakematters.org.
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Free Library at 42 State Street will hold a traditional Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. A plaque honoring local World War II veterans will be dedicated and there’ll be a flag raising, the national anthem, special music, and a wreath laying. Bring a lawn chair and light refreshments will be served at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: Lynn Brown at 753-4389.
CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 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.
GREENWICH Drew Monthie, an Empire State College professor, will lead a discussion of the book, “The Land of Painted Caves” by Jean Auel, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, in the Hedbring Community Room at the Greenwich Library. Pre-registration is requested at 518-692-7157, email Annie Miller at email@example.com, or visit www.Greenwich-library.org.
Sunday May 26
SALEM The Salem Fish and Game Club invites everyone to a Holiday Weekend Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, at its clubhouse on Route 29 in Salem. Tickets will be available at the door. Information: Bill at 677-3384, or Kevin at 222-3448.
FORT EDWARD A Walking Tour of Union Cemetery, Upper Broadway in Fort Edward, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. This event will feature an emphasis on the Solomon Northup connection. Cost: $5, with proceeds benefiting the Union Cemetery Iron Fence Fund.
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
FAIR HAVEN The new stone bench at the Fair Haven town green will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Area teens created this hand-carved, functional piece of artwork last summer at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland and they are gifting it to the Town of Fair Haven. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-438-2097, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARGYLE The Town of Argyle and American Legion Post 1518 will host a Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The parade will begin at the north end of the village and travel south and east to the American Legion Post on Route 40 where a memorial service will be held. Everyone is encouraged to come out for both events.
ARLINGTON A Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, in Arlington. Information: American Legion Post 69 at 802-375-6157.
MANCHESTER VFW Post 6471 will hold a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the Dellwood Cemetery, and 11 a.m. at the Factory Point Cemetery, both in Manchester. Everyone is invited to the Post following the services for an additional ceremony and refreshments beginning at noon.
HUBBARDTON A Memorial Day Remembrance will be held at noon on Monday, May 27, at the battle monument at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Tribute will be paid to the soldiers of Hubbardton and everyone is encouraged to come out. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.Historicsites.vermont.gov/Hubbardton.
RUTLAND The Vermont Theatre Lab invites everyone to a Farkle Family Barbecue on Monday, May 27, at Merchants Hall, 40-42 Merchants Row in Rutland. Seating will be at 2 and 6 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 12 and younger; $10 takeouts. Lab members also will sell 50/50 tickets to be drawn on May 27. Information: 802-265-8810.
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.
Tuesday May 28
Go Play Series
RUTLAND Rutland Regional Rehabilitation Services and the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a “Go Play Series” of activities designed to encourage children and adults of all ages to be physically active. Included will be 5Ks, mountain biking, and a triathlon. Cost: $5 per event. Information/registration: 802-773-1853, or www.rutlandrec.com.
Walk Fit Group
SCHUYERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library’s Walk Fit Group will meet at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.
WEST PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will meet for its last lunch of the season at noon on Tuesday, May 28, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Cost: $3.50. Lunch reservations are requested with Phyllis at 325-3196. Also, students will present a program following the lunch, items will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf, and there’ll be a 50/50.
RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society and the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a “Walk, Wag & Run 5K” activity on Tuesday, May 28, June 25 and July 30 at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Bring your dog, or not, and raise money for the homeless animals. Walkers will begin at 6 p.m. and runners at 6:30 p.m. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will discuss Laura Hillenbrand’s book, “Unbroken,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.
Wednesday May 29
HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 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.
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.
FORT EDWARD A Gospel Jam with The Bluebillies band will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at The Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers and listeners will be welcome and refreshments and drawings will be available. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Information: Mel at 518-632-5026, or www.littletheater27.org.
Thursday May 30
GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 and American Legion Post 515 will hold a Final Tribute Service at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 (traditional Memorial Day), at the monument, corner of Church and Salem streets, in Greenwich. The service will continue at the Civil War Monument, intersection of Washington Square and route 29, and then to two cemeteries, ending at Veterans Park, Main Street and Corliss Avenue.
RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 N. Main Street, Route 7, in Rutland. All bikes, new members and guests will be welcome. Information: 1-888-299-7937.
Friday May 31
SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs is accepting registrations for its four Summer Camp Programs that will begin on July 8 and run for eight weeks. For children who like art and theater. Information/registration: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org. Also, ask about fine art and professional development workshops being offered in June.
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.
SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga County Office for the Aging will host its annual Senior Luncheon (pulled, barbecued chicken) on Friday, May 31, at the Saratoga City Center on N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon (no food to go). The theme will be “Wild West” and there’ll be live music and door prizes. Cost: $4. Information/tickets: 518-884-4100, or visit the office at 152 W. High Street in Ballston Spa.
HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy will host the 38th Annual Funtastic Fair from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, on its grounds in Hoosick Falls. Admission will be free and this event will feature rides for all ages, entertaining games, prizes, and a variety of delicious foods. Unlimited ride wristbands will be available each night, there’ll be a dodge-ball tournament on Friday, and much more. Information: Pat at 518-686-4314.
GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 and American Legion Post 515 will host a Memorial Day Parade at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31, in Greenwich. Participants will assemble along Washington Street (athletic groups are asked to assemble on Elbow Street), march west on Main Street onto Abeel Avenue, and finish at the VFW . Floats will be welcome.
Sunday June 9
SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center’s Sunday Chamber Music Series will conclude at 3 p.m. on June 9. Cost: $20; $5 for music students. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053, or at the door.
Wednesday June 19
GREENWICH Joe Donahue, Public Radio producer/host, will lead a discussion of the book, “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the Hedbring Community Room at the Greenwich Library. Pre-registration is requested at 518-692-7157, email Annie Miller at email@example.com, or visit www.Greenwich-library.org.
Tuesday June 25
RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society and the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a “Walk, Wag & Run 5K” activity on Tuesday, June 25 and July 30, at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Bring your dog, or not, and raise money for the homeless animals. Walkers will begin at 6 p.m. and runners at 6:30 p.m. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.
Tuesday July 30
RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society and the Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a “Walk, Wag & Run 5K” activity on Tuesday, July 30, at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Bring your dog, or not, and raise money for the homeless animals. Walkers will begin at 6 p.m. and runners at 6:30 p.m. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.