Community Calendar 6/20/13

 

Thursday June 20

 

Library Programs

POULTNEY Registration will begin on Thursday, June 20, for the Poultney Public Library’s “Dig into Reading” summer reading program for ages 6 to 12. The annual Scavenger Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, and the Teen Summer Reading program for ages 12 to 18 will kick off on Thursday, June 27. Information: 802-287-5556.

 

Farmers’ Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmer’s Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Garden Tour

RENSSELAER COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension will host its annual Rensselaer County Garden Tour from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 (rain or shine). Eight private gardens in the Town of Schodack will be featured. Maps will be available at the Schodack Town Hall, corner of routes 9 and 20 and Schuurman Road. Cost: $10 per person; maximum $30 per car. Information: 518-272-4210, or email dhc3@cornell.edu.

 

Peer Support

QUEENSBURY The “Can You Hear Me?” peer support group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Southern Adirondack Independent Living office, 71 Glenwood Avenue in Queensbury. This is an open forum for the sharing of negative and positive experiences, difficulties and joys. Information: Robert or Peter at 792-3537.

 

Book Discussion

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Northshire Bookstore will host author Neil Gaiman at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs. Neil will discuss his adult novel, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” with Joe Donahue. Cost: $35, including admission for one person and a copy of the book; $45 admission for two and one copy of the book. Information/tickets: www.northshire.com, or visit the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester.

 

Thrift Shop

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

 

Rescue Pilot

EASTON Col. Edward Fleming, a helicopter rescue pilot, will recount some of the most thrilling episodes of his 30-year career at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Easton Library, 1074 Route 40. Included is a rescue during the storm of Halloween, 1991, known as “The Perfect Storm,” and the rescue of Dr. Jerri Nielsen from the Antarctic in 1999. Information: 518-692-2253.

 

Bingo Benefit

WELLS A Paper Sheet Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the Modern Woodmen of America in Wells to benefit the Haynes House of Hope in Granville. A second Bingo on Sunday, June 23 at noon at the MWA will also benefit Haynes House. All are welcome. Information: 518-642-8155.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN Yankee Dixie will perform New Orleans-style Dixieland music at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). Free ice cream will be provided at this concert, there’ll be a 50/50 drawing, and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Friday June 21

 

Bible School

GRANVILLE Registrations are being accepted for a Vacation Bible School that will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, June 26 to 29, at the Truthville Baptist Church in Granville. For the young of age to the young at heart, nursery care available if needed, and a “Summer Blast” picnic on the 29th. Information/registration: Dawn Hawk or Kevin Gebo at 518-642-2517.

 

Riding Program

HARTFORD Burchland Country Experience and the Nipper Knolls Therapeutic Riding Program are accepting registrations for a free Operation Military Kid horse riding day camp that will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. For children of military families, ages 8 through 15. Pre-registration is required with Megan at 315-788-8450, Ext. 254, or email mbm243@cornell.edu.

 

Youth Theater

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge is accepting registrations for the Hobbit Summer Youth Theater Program that will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 8 to 26, with a performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Cost: $299; $285 members (scholarships/internships available). Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Babysitter’s Course

FAIR HAVEN Registrations are being accepted for the American Red Cross’ Babysitter Training Course that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Fair Haven Library. For ages 11 to 15 and free. Information/registration: 802-265-8011.

 

Bible School

WEST HEBRON Registrations are being accepted for a Vacation Bible School that will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 9 through Aug. 6 at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Dinner will be 5:30 p.m. each session and the camp will include lessons, crafts and games. Information/registration: 518-854-3729, or 854-3329.

 

History Camp

ORWELL The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is accepting registrations for a History Day Camp for ages 6 to 11 that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 26 to 28. Cost: $75. Pre-registration is required at 802-948-2000. Information: www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

 

Museum Trip

CASTLETON The Castleton Historical Society is asking for reservations by Friday, June 21, for a visit to the Precision Museum in Windsor on Sunday, June 23. Carpools will leave the Higley House Museum on Main Street in Castleton at noon. Information/reservations: Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105.

 

Fun Run

POULTNEY Registrations are being accepted for the Martin Devlin Memorial 5K Fun Run that will be held on Thursday, July 4, at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Information/advance registration: www.poultneyvt.com. Registration on July 4 will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at the college, with the race at 8 a.m. ($15 adults, $10 age 16 and younger, proceeds benefiting the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice’s hospice program). Runners, walkers and people of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Information: 802-287-4374, or 802-236-1880.

 

Birthday Calendar

POULTNEY The Poultney Woman’s Club is accepting listings for its 2014 Poultney Community Birthday and Anniversary Calendar. Enter birthdays and anniversaries of your family members for $6. The club suggests using the calendar as a gift for relatives and friends. Information/to list birthdays and/or anniversaries: Sue Monaco at 802-287-5510, or Beverly Drake at 287-9730.

 

Boating Course

POULTNEY/WELLS Certified instructor Frank Callahan is accepting registrations for a free Safe Boating Course he will teach from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27, at the Poultney Volunteer Fire Dept. A second class will be offered from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 1 and 2, at the Wells Village School. The Lake St. Catherine Assn. advises that (to operate a power boat) a boat safety certification is required by law for everyone born after Jan. 1, 1974. Information/registration: Frank at 802-645-9136.

 

Children’s Camp

ORWELL The Mount Independence State Historic Site at 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell is accepting registrations for a Children’s Revolutionary Morning Camp that will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 26 to 28. For ages 6 to 11. Cost: $75. Information/registration: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

Civil War Exhibition

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, currently offers a two-part exhibition titled, “Southwestern Vermont and the Civil War,” that will run through Oct. 27. Part I is “The Fabulous General Ripley: Gen. Edward H. Ripley and the Capture of Richmond,” and Part II, “Bennington Boys (and Ladies too): The Local Civil War Experience.” Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, and open every day July through October.
Admission: $10 adults; $9 senior citizens and students age 19 and older; free age 18 and younger. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Home Cleanout

RUTLAND The Rutland County Long-Term Recovery Committee will sponsor a cleanout of a home at 94 Old Route 4, next to Mike’s Trading, in Center Rutland from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. This home was damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene and items inside and outside the home will be removed in preparation for demolition and rebuilding. The homeowner and her granddaughter have been unable to occupy the home since August 2011. Information/to volunteer to help: Andrea Varney at 345-9482, or email andreal.varney@gmail.com.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on June 21. 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.

 

Art Receptions

RUTLAND A Wine and Cheese Reception will be held to celebrate an exhibition of multi-media artworks by Shula Salem (1924-2010) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main Street in Rutland. Her paintings will be offered for sale while exhibited. Michael Salem of Rutland will host the reception in memory of his mother, Shula. Information: 802-775-0356, or email info@chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll

MANCHESTER As part of the Summer Solstice Street Festival celebrating the completion of the Roundabout construction, the Don’t Leave Band will perform rock ‘n’ roll favorites from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the First Baptist Church in Manchester. Activities on Main Street will include street performers, a dunk tank with town officials, children’s activities, and a variety of food options. Park at Rite Aid or the Manchester Elementary Middle School. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-0207, or email t.hayes@ manchester-vt.gov.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on June 21. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Man of La Mancha

SALEM The Rose Center Theater Repertory Players from California will stage “Man of La Mancha” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. the 23rd, at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Cost: $30 adults; $27 senior citizens; $15 age 12 and younger. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Saturday June 22

 

Distance Run

LAKE GEORGE Saturday, June 22, is the deadline to register for the Adirondack Runners’ 37th Annual Adirondack Distance Run that will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. This run will begin in Lake George Village and end at Roger’s Beach in Bolton Landing. Registration: www.areep.com (no race day registration). Information: Email eddieruns42@yahoo.com.

 

Mystery Hike

RUTLAND AREA The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderately difficult, four to six-mile Mystery Hike in Ripton on Saturday, June 22. Call Diane Bargiel and Jen Wagner at 413-687-1109 for time and place to meet.

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following outdoor activities: Hiking June 22, 23, 29 and 30; Evening Paddle June 25; and Paddle/Camping June 29. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Century Ride

KILLINGTON The Long Trail Century Ride…with 100, 50 and 20-mile loop options…will be held on Saturday, June 22, in Killington. This ride will begin and finish at the Long Trail Brewery on Route 4 where there’ll be a barbecue, live music, family entertainment, refreshments and more following the ride. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Castleton Sale

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Seniors will sponsor the Sixth Annual Castleton Townwide Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. The Castleton Community Center is offering vendor space on its grounds on Main Street/Route 4A at $20 for an outdoor space and $25 indoors (deadline for reservations is June 21; call 802-468-3093). Residents also will sell a wide range of items at their locations throughout town.

 

Lawn Sale

CASTLETON The Hope for Honduras organization will hold a Lawn Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, at 1991 Main Street in Castleton. Proceeds will benefit meals for 34 children at St. Gertrude’s School that was built by the Rotary Club. Information/to donate an item (s) for this event: Kaylie-Ann Flannigan at 802-468-5298.

 

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.

 

Artist Reception

RUPERT An Artist Reception with Judith Winder will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, at the Rupert Kittay Library, 2827 Route 153 in Rupert. Judith’s paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited, including in Connecticut, Colorado, Ohio and Florida. Information: 802-394-2444, or www.rupertkittaylibrary.org.

 

Bazaar

MANCHESTER The Catholic Daughters’ Annual Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at St. Paul’s Church on Bonnet Street in Manchester. Featured will be a raffle (handmade quilt, NINA jewelry gift certificate, $100 cash prizes), a silent auction, boutique of collectibles, toy and craft tables, baked goods and produce, and more. Proceeds will benefit the local community, the parish, and national charities.

 

Trip Gathering

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will hold a Trip Preview Gathering at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. The trip to Provence and the French Riviera is scheduled for Nov. 4 through 13, with an optional extension to Paris Nov. 14 through 16. Information: Mary at 607-387-3322, or www.goedventures.com.

 

XBox Tournament

GREENWICH There will be an XBox Tournament at noon on Saturday, June 22 at the United Church of Greenwich, 37 Salem Street. Games include Halo 4 and Black Ops 2. Three persons per team; for ages 13 and up. Entry fee is two food pantry items. Pizza and prizes, too. Reservations: send a message to gamertag “Mr Fitz 518” or call Christopher at 692-9859.

 

Picnic, Strawberries

WELLS The Town of Wells will hold its Second Annual Town Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Wells Lakeside Park off North Street. A cookout lunch will be available for purchase for a nominal fee, with proceeds benefiting development of the park, and there’ll be music and guided walking tours of the nearby Delaney Woods. Information: Wells town clerk at 802-645-0486. In a separate event across the street from the park, the Little Lake Orchard Farm will hold a Strawberry Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Hazardous Waste

SHREWSBURY A Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Shrewsbury Transfer Station, 103 Mountain Road. This free service is for the towns of Benson, Chittenden, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Pawlet, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth and West Haven (proof of residency required). Information: Pam at 802-342-5701, or www.rutlandcountyswac.org.

 

Ham/Strawberries

MANCHESTER Everyone is invited to a family-style Ham and Strawberry Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the First Baptist Church of Manchester, corner of routes 7A and 30 near the small roundabout. Cost: $11 adults; $5 age 8 and younger. Reservations recommended if stairs are a problem. Takeout orders and dinner reservations: Martha Thompson at 802-362-3473.

 

FDR Speaks

STILLWATER Actor Gary Stamm will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Saratoga National Historical Park’s Visitor Center, 648 Route 32 in Stillwater. FDR will speak about the park’s 75th anniversary, the role he had in establishing it, and his administration’s work to expand the national parks system. Free and open to all. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Haynes House Benefit

GRANVILLE In memory of John Cramer, an event to benefit the Haynes House of Hope will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the American Legion Post, 10 Columbus Street in Granville. There’ll be a comedian/hypnotist, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and hors d’oeuvres. Cost: $20. Information/tickets: LeaAnn at 518-222-4829, Bert at 518-937-1076, or Joyce at 518-649-7865.

 

Christian Artist

HOOSICK FALLS Steve Smith, a Christian artist from Pa., will perform during a praise and worship concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls. Cost: Free admission, donations appreciated. Information: 518-686-5779.

 

Sunday June 23

 

Junior Golf

KILLINGTON The Killington Junior Golf Tournament will be held Sunday through Thursday, June 23 to 27, at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. Competing will be 144 of the world’s best junior golfers and their families in this American Junior Golf Assn. official event. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Amateur Radio

ADDISON The Addison County Amateur Radio Assn. will participate in the nationwide Amateur Radio Service Field Days event from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 23, at the Chimney Point State Historic Site, routes 17 and 125, near the Lake Champlain Bridge. A test of the association’s emergency capabilities will be conducted and everyone will be welcome. Learn how to obtain an FCC radio license. Information: www.ACARA-VT.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Farmers’ Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays in Railroad Park, across from the Cambridge Hotel. This market will offer a wide range of fresh, local produce and there’ll be live music, too.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GREENWICH The Masons of Ashlar Lodge, north of the circle on Route 40 in Greenwich, invite everyone to a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 11. Cost: $10.

 

Bingo Benefit

WELLS A Paper Sheet Bingo will be held at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells at noon on Sunday, June 23. Proceeds will benefit the Haynes House of Hope in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-8155.

 

Polka Dance

HARTFORD The Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge will host a Polka Dance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the Hartford Firehouse, routes 40 and 149. Donnie P and the Polka Band will provide the music. And, Mary Lou Gibson will receive the Dewitt Clinton Award for community service at this event. Cost: $10 suggested donation, including a light lunch, with proceeds benefiting two scholarship funds and the Hartford Food Pantry. Sunday school students, 4H members and children under six are free.

 

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, June 23, 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 June 24

Bible Camp

RUPERT The Rupert Congregational Church will host a Community Vacation Bible Camp from 9 a.m. till noon on June 24 to 28. Everyone is welcome to come for some great music, games, crafts and healthy snacks. The program will close on Friday night. For more information, call 802-394-2491.

 

5Ks

GANSEVOORT The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, June 24, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 5 and 19, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Cost: $5 day of each run. Light refreshments will follow the runs, along with unusual raffle prizes. Bring water. Proceeds will benefit the Preserve and Park, the Jake Fund (a local preschooler), and a local nonprofit organization. Information: Laura Clark at 581-1278, email laura@saratogastryders.org, or www.saratogastryders.org.

 

Tuesday June 25

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad in Whitehall. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Seniors Meet

PAWLET Haystack Hustler Seniors group members will meet for a Potluck Lunch and Program at noon on Tuesday, June 25, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Items will be collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Friends will be welcome, too.

 

Learn Spanish

PAWLET Everyone is encouraged to learn the Spanish language through reading and storytelling at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 25 through July 16 at the Pawlet Library. An experienced Peace Corps teacher will lead the four sessions, focusing on speaking and listening. Cost: $50. Registration is requested with Casey at 781-640-1224, or email galligcc@gmail.com, or Beth at 802-325-3123, email pawlet_pub@vals.state.vt..us.

 

Walk/Run

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.

 

Environment Group

MANCHESTER Green Drinks, an informal group of community members broadly interested in environmental issues, invites everyone to its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at Mulligans, 3912 Route 7A in Manchester. Enjoy drinks and conversation. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Will Patton Ensemble will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). This group features jazz, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, and more. Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

Wednesday June 26

 

Social/Garden Tour

BOMOSEEN The Tri-County Farm and Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, for a box lunch social and tour of Karelia Melendi’s garden at 86 Mason Point South in Bomoseen. Bring a box lunch to raffle, with proceeds benefiting two annual scholarships. Guests welcome, too. Information: 584-4439.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Godnick Center, Rutland, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, Appletree Apartments, Fair Haven. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Puppet Show

CAMBRIDGE The Puppet People, Mark Carrigan and his wife, Michelle Smith-Carrigan, will stage “The Pirate of Book Island” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at the Cambridge Public Library. Come help the pirate puppets “dig into reading” and solve the mystery of Book Island at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2443.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies band will lead a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Refreshments will be available, there’ll be drawings, and pickers and listeners will be welcome. Information: Mel at 518-632-5026, or  www.littletheater27.org.

 

Thursday June 27

 

Floating Classroom

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Assn., a Hyde Collection educator, and a teaching artist will lead a My Summer Place Floating Classroom series from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, June 27, July 18, Aug. 8 and 29, at the Lake George Village dock, just north of Shepard Park. Learn to draw in this lake setting. Cost: $20 age 13 and older, $10 age 12 and younger, including all materials. Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, email jleary@hydecollection.org, or visit www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmer’s Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Art Reception

SALEM A wine and cheese reception for an exhibition titled, “Forty Years of Quilting Joy,” by Majken Lambert Sellar of Argyle will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway in Salem. Featured will be 49 unique quilts. Information: 518-854-7053, or email sellar@wildblue.net.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN Mellow Yellow will perform music from the 1960s and ‘70s at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). There’ll be a 50/50 drawing and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Museum Visit

SARATOGA AREA The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will host a visit to the Stillwater Blockhouse Museum, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. This museum contains artifacts and historical memorabilia from the Stillwater area and Stillwater historian Linda Palmieri will discuss its contents. Picnic tables are available. Free and open to all. Information: Deb Peck Kelleher at 698-3211.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present the New York Players from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This group features a big band sound, with top 40, R&B and Motown hits.  Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair.

 

VSO Concert

CHITTENDEN The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Mountain Top Inn, 195 Mountain Top Road in Chittenden. Broadway star Jean Ford will join the orchestra with hits from the Great American Songbook. The concert will end with the 1812 Overture, marches and fireworks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. Cost: $31 adults ($36 at the gate); free age 17 and younger with advance adult ticket purchase ($12 at the gate). Information/tickets: Mountain Top Inn, Kamuda’s Country Market in Pittsford, 802-86-FLYNN, or www.flynntix.org.

 

Friday June 28

 

Auto Exhibition

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs is accepting applications for its “Re-Made in America” exhibition that’s set to run through the 2013-2014 winter season. Application deadline is July 8. Information: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Heritage Days

FORT EDWARD The Old Fort House Museum at 29 Broadway in Fort Edward will host a Celebration of Heritage Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. Featured will be garage, book, plant and estate sales. The museum will be open, too, with free admission for Fort Edward residents with proof of residency. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

Cyanotypes

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, is featuring a new exhibition now through Sept. 2 titled, “Tom Fels: Cyanotypes from the Arbor Series.” Tom Fels is a Bennington-based artist and writer. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, and open every day July through October.
Admission: $10 adults; $9 senior citizens and students age 19 and older; free age 18 and younger. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Fundraiser

GRANVILLE Abbie Najjar is planning a food drive/fundraiser to raise funds for her People to People Student Ambassador trip to Europe which is scheduled to leave on July 3. Abbie’s goal is to fill the family van with non-perishable items that will be donated to local food banks. All monetary sponsorships and donations will go toward her trip. All donations will be collected on June 28 and 29 on Main Street in front of New England Farms.

Abbie is also selling tickets to raffle off a 2013 Family 4-Pack of Great Escape Gold Passes with free parking. These passes will be good at all Six Flags Parks throughout the United States.  The winner will be drawn on July 1.  Tickets will be $10 each or 3 for $20.  Please call 518-623-5810 for tickets.

 

Legion Barbecue

ARLINGTON The Women’s Auxiliary invites everyone to a Family Barbecue Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Hot dog and hamburger platters will be available at $5 each. A barbecue basket raffle will be held, too, with the drawing at 7 p.m. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Art Opening

SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for “Homage to Dance: Sculptures and Drawings by Andrew DeVries” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Forty masterworks in bronze and 20 pastel drawings will be highlighted. Information: www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Variety Show

FORT EDWARD A Musical Variety Show will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Free admission, donations appreciated. Samantha Jenkins will host this event in memory of her father and there’ll be refreshments and drawings. Information: 518-747-3421, or email littletheater@littletheater27.org.

 

Piano Concert

BENNINGTON Katherine Chi, winner of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition, will perform a selection from her classical repertoire on the Bennington Center’s Fazioli at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28. You’ll find the Center at 44 Gypsy Lane.  Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Information/tickets: www.thebennington.org, or visit the Center. Orders may be placed after 2 p.m. June 29 at 695-6623.

 

Saturday June 29

 

Bass Tournament

COSSAYUNA The 10th Annual Jerry Simon, Jr., Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the NYS Boat Launch on Cossayuna Lake. Registration:  $25; $10 age 13 and younger. Prize money will be 50 percent of the tournament proceeds. Weigh-in (catch and release, no dead fish) will be 11 a.m. at the Cossayuna Lake Improvement Assn. building on E. Lake Road. Information/registration: Jerry Simon 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 518-431-9967, or evenings at 518-692-8274.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1 adults; free age 14 and younger. The church is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

Benefit Run

FAIR HAVEN The Seventh Annual Mary Wells Heath 5K Memorial Run/Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 (register from 7 to 8:15 a.m.) at the town green in Fair Haven. This event will benefit the Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Information/pre-registration: Mary Lou at 802-273-2210.

 

Horse/Pony Show

BALLSTON SPA The Rearin’ to Go 4-H Club will host a Horse and Pony Benefit Show at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. Seventy classes, from child to adult, will be available, including three classes for equestrians with disabilities. Cost: $8 per class (pre-register and save 25 percent). Information/registration: Alice at 518-321-5684.

 

Tag/Bake Sale

PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society will hold a Tag and Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Pawlet Firehouse on Route 133, just north of route 30. Household goods, antiques and much more will be offered, and free lemonade will accompany the bake sale of homemade treats. Also, donations for the tag sale will be accepted at the firehouse from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28 (no clothing, TVs, stereos, or electronic goods). Information: Steve Williams at 802-645-9529.

 

Trail Repair

MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust will hold the first of three volunteer days to repair sections of the trails near the summit of Mt. Equinox at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Logs and stones will be gathered for use in constructing erosion-control structures on the trails. Bring lunch, drinks, snacks and work gloves. Information/meeting place: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

Slate Tours

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Historical Society will host a Tour of the Slate Valley Museum in Granville on Saturday, June 29. Participants will leave Fair Haven at 9:15 a.m. for the 10 a.m. tour of the museum, and then go to the Labas Quarry where Mike Labas will lead a tour and provide history on the quarry. Reservations are requested with Lorraine Brown at 802-265-3843, or email lorfrabr@comcast.net. Information: www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 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.

 

Guided Hike

HUBBARDTON Site interpreter Carl Fuller will lead a vigorous, Guided Hike on the 1776-77 Military Road from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road in Hubbardton. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.Historicsites.vermont.gov/Hubbardton.

Pizza/Wings

VICTORY MILLS An eat in or carry out Pizza and Wings Night will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Victory Mills Fire Dept. Cost: $11 for 12-cut cheese pizza; $18 12-cut pizza with works; $2 each additional topping; $8 dozen wings; 75 cents extra blue cheese.

 

Hymns/Dinner

HEBRON The Fifth Annual Patriotic Hymn Sing and Free Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 29, at the East Hebron Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the sing at 6:30 p.m. “America the Beautiful” will be celebrated at this event where everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-2672.

 

Classical Music

KILLINGTON The Killington Music Festival will present “Vienna in Vermont” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort. Works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms will be performed. Cost: $20. Tickets: 802-422-1330. Information: 802-773-4003, or www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

 

Sunday June 30

 

Disc Golf

KILLINGTON The Green Mountain Club will host a Disc Golf Outing on Sunday, June 30, in the Killington area. Cost: $6 to play and $4 disc rental. Meeting time and location: Allison Henry at 775-1627.

 

Basket Party

QUEENSBURY A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, June 30, at the Ramada Inn on Abby Lane in Queensbury. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings 1 to 3 p.m. There’ll be raffles and food available, too, with proceeds benefiting Mary (Austin-Harrington) Lieberman’s medical expenses following paralysis following surgery in February. Information: 518-222-8726, or 518-526-9448.

 

Talk at Hyde

GLENS FALLS Dr. Bruce Robertson from the University of California will speak on “O’Keeffe: Abstraction and Nature,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Cost: Free with museum admission. Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or email jleary@hydecollection.org.

 

Basket Party

FORT EDWARD A Basket Party will be held at 2 p.m., with drawings at 4 p.m., on Sunday, June 30, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. The Bluebillies band will perform, too, and proceeds from this event will benefit the Little Theater’s capital projects. Cost: $4 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. Refreshments will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle and a lottery tree. Information: www.littletheater27.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 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.

 

Civil War in Vt.

MANCHESTER As part of the ongoing Civil War in Vermont Series, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will host Howard Coffin with a program titled, “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Monday July 1

 

Art Registration

SARATOGA SPRINGS Monday, July 1, is the deadline for artists to register to participate in Art in the Park, an outdoor fine art show that will be held on Saturday, July 13 and Sept. 14, in downtown Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park. Information/registration: Elizabeth Dubben at Saratoga Arts, 518-584-4132, or email edubben@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Tuesday July 2

 

Summer Festival

EAST DORSET The Vermont Summer Festival hunter/jumper equestrian competition will be held Tuesday, July 2, through Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset. More than $750,000 in prize money will be awarded. Information: www.vt-summerfestival.com, or email info@vt-summerfestival.com.

 

F.D. Carnival

SALEM The Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. will host its annual Carnival at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 2 to 4, at the fairgrounds on Archibald Street. Deejays will provide music on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a live band on Thursday. Tasty food, fun games for all ages, a bounce house, dunking and cake booths, and more will be featured. A “Music through the Ages” themed parade will step off at 5 p.m. (line up at 4 p.m.) from the Holy Cross Church on Main Street/Route 22, proceeding to the fairgrounds. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Information/to register for parade participation/to donate a cake: Beth at 518-894-8362, or email maplevalleyfarm8@aol.com.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The Starline Rhythm Boys will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, and regular Legion meeting Thursday, July 11. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday July 3

 

Bicycle Tours

STILLWATER Ranger-guided, five-mile Bicycle Tours of the Saratoga Battlefield will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 3, 17 and 31, and Aug. 14 and 28, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Meet in the parking lot (tour cancelled if it’s raining) and helmets are required.  Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present Grand Central Station from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This group features pop, R&B, and standards from the 1960s to today. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair.

 

Thursday July 4

 

Fun Run

POULTNEY The Martin Devlin Memorial 5K Fun Run will be held on Thursday, July 4, at Green Mountain College in Poultney.

Advance registration: www.poultneyvt.com. Registration on July 4 will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at the college, with the race at 8 a.m. ($15 adults, $10 age 16 and younger, proceeds benefiting the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice’s hospice program). Runners, walkers and people of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Information: 802-287-4374, or 802-236-1880.

 

Pancake Breakfast

POULTNEY The Poultney Methodist Men’s Club invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast (plain or blueberry) from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Poultney. Cost: $6 age 12 and older; $4 age 11 and younger.

 

Farmers’ Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmer’s Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 4. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Flea Mkt/Craft Fair

RUTLAND The Fifth Annual Flea Market/Craft Fair to benefit BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday though Saturday, July 4 to 6, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. New and used items will be offered, inside and outside. To donate for this event and for vendor space, call Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480 at Jen’s Motel, or 802-353-5204.

 

July 4 Party

KILLINGTON The Killington Fire Dept. will host an all-day Fourth of July Party at the River Road recreation fields in Killington. Featured will be a parade of community groups and bands, a barbecue and potluck, a pool party and contest, and fireworks. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Samba Parade

CASTLETON The Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts will present a Samba Parade at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, along Main Street in Castleton. This family-friendly parade will feature giant puppets created by 125 Vermont high school students, and a samba band comprised of students and school staff members. Free and open to all. Information: www.giv.org.

 

LSC Boat Parade

POULTNEY/WELLS The Lake St. Catherine Assn. will host the 2013 July Fourth Boat Parade. Participating boats will gather at 1 p.m. in Forest House Bay at Lake St. Catherine, proceed along the west side of the lake, across to the state park, and then south along the east side to Forest House Bay. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated boats (most original, most patriotic, funniest, best overall). To register your boat, call Lila Burgner at 802-287-9372, or email BurgnerL@msn.com (advise how many children will be in your boat to assure the proper number of ice cream certificates).

 

Friday July 5

Hike-a-Thon

LAKE GEORGE In  celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Lake George Land Conservancy will host a Hike-a-Thon for all ages on Friday, July 5, at eight parks and preserves in six towns in the Lake George area. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Information/registration: Sarah Hoffman at 518-644-9673, email  shoffman@lglc.org, or www.lglc.org/NewsAndEvents/HikeAThon.asp.

 

1777 Event

ORWELL The Mount Independence State Historic Site at 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell will host a commemoration of the American withdrawal of July 5 and 6, 1777, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 5. Featured will be a small encampment, and talk with soldiers preparing for the British and possible withdrawal toward Hubbardton. Music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps, too. Site admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 5, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 6. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

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 July 5. 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.

 

Brandon Events

BRANDON The Brandon Independence Day Celebration will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, in the town’s Central Park and Park Village. On Friday there’ll be food vendors open at 5 p.m. and a street dance at 6 p.m. in Central Park. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, with vendors, karaoke, a silent auction, children’s entertainment all day, and a parade at 1 p.m. Park Village will open at 6 p.m. Saturday with vendors, entertainment, and fireworks at dusk. Information: 802-247-3275, email ljberry91@yahoo.com, or www.brandon.org.

 

Party at Magic

LONDONDERRY The Town of Londonderry will celebrate the nation’s birth from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Magic Mountain in Londonderry. Included will be a barbecue and drinks on the deck beginning at 5 p.m., music by the Battenkillers from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m. Free and family friendly. Information: www.magicmtn.com.

 

Coupon Club

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

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The 40th Army Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). There’ll be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 5 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Discover the artistic, culinary and musical offerings of the Slate Valley. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

I Do, I Do

SALEM “I Do, I Do,” a play about a long-term marriage and starring Broadway and film actor Jim Raposa and Rosie Spring, will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. July 7. You’ll find this show at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Cost: $30 adults; $27 senior citizens; $15 age 12 and younger. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Saturday July 6

 

Book Sale

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library on Main Street will hold a Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. Cost: 25 cents hardcover books, 10 cents paperbacks, including hundreds of children’s books. Rare, autographed and collectible books will be offered for sale, too. Information: 802-287-5556.

 

Cliff Climb

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will host an easy to moderate climb to the cliffs overlooking Lake St. Catherine in Wells on Saturday, July 6 (rain date July 7). Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. There’ll be an option to swim at Lake St. Catherine State Park following the climb (park admission or pass needed to swim). Information: Tom Copps at 282-1675.

 

Encampment

HUBBARDTON A Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday the seventh, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Reenactors, military demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, music, food and more will be featured. Maneuvers Sunday morning, too. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.Historicsites.vermont.gov/Hubbardton.

 

Chicken BBQ

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann United Methodist Church, Copeland Pond Road, will host a Chicken BBQ at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 featuring chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and homemade pies. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 12, and under five, free. Information: 518-792-6647.

 

Classical Music

KILLINGTON The Killington Music Festival will present “Summer Romance,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort. Works by Gershwin, Svendsen, Chopin and Mendelssohn will be performed. Cost: $20. Tickets: 802-422-1330. Information: 802-773-4003, or www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

 

Sunday July 7

 

Chicken Barbecue

GREENWICH The Masons of Ashlar Lodge, north of the circle on Route 40 in Greenwich, invite everyone to a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 11. Cost: $10.

 

Museum Open

FORT EDWARD The Old Fort House Museum Campus and Gift Shop at 29 Broadway in Fort Edward will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. daily through July 31. Admission: $5 adults; free age 17 and younger. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

Garden Tour

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall invites everyone to its annual self-guided Garden Tour from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Visit gardens in Cambridge, Salem and Greenwich and learn about biodynamic vegetable growing and daylily breeding, and see a display of outdoor sculpture by area artists. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting Hubbard Hall programming. Tour maps will be available at 2 p.m. at the Cambridge Community Garden on Washington Street. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Monday July 8

 

5Ks

GANSEVOORT The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 5 and 19, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Cost: $5 day of each run. Light refreshments will follow the runs, along with unusual raffle prizes. Bring water. Proceeds will benefit the Preserve and Park, the Jake Fund (a local preschooler), and a local nonprofit organization. Information: Laura Clark at 581-1278, email laura@saratogastryders.org, or www.saratogastryders.org.

 

Tuesday July 9

 

Civil War Talk

HOOSICK FALLS Michael Russert will speak on the Battle of Gettysburg and Hoosick Falls’ involvement in the Civil War at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the Cheney Library on Classic Street in Hoosick Falls. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 686-9401.

 

Thursday July 11

 

Farmers’ Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmer’s Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Friday July 12

 

Opening Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition by realistic sports painter Adriano Manocchia will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at the Valley Artisan’s Market, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. This exhibition will run through Aug. 13. Also, Adriano will sign copies of his newly released book, “Water, Sky & Time” during the reception. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Saturday July 13

 

Fine Art Show

SARATOGA SPRINGS Art in the Park, an outdoor fine art show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in downtown Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park. Information: Elizabeth Dubben at Saratoga Arts, 518-584-4132, or email edubben@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Thursday July 18

 

Floating Classroom

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Assn., a Hyde Collection educator, and a teaching artist will lead a My Summer Place Floating Classroom series from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, July 18, Aug. 8 and 29, at the Lake George Village dock, just north of Shepard Park. Learn to draw in this lake setting. Cost: $20 age 13 and older, $10 age 12 and younger, including all materials. Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, email jleary@hydecollection.org, or visit www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

 

Farmers’ Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmer’s Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Friday July 19

 

Flea Mkt/Craft Fair

RUTLAND The Fifth Annual Flea Market/Craft Fair to benefit BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. New and used items will be offered, inside and outside. To donate for this event and for vendor space, call Donna Stearns at 802-773-9480 at Jen’s Motel, or 802-353-5204.

 

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

 

Pizza at Elks

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

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Sunday July 21

 

Chicken Barbecue

GREENWICH The Masons of Ashlar Lodge, north of the circle on Route 40 in Greenwich, invite everyone to a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 11. Cost: $10.

 

Thursday July 25

 

Farmers’ Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmer’s Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Tuesday July 30

 

Walk/Run

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.

 

Saturday August 3

 

Class Reunion

GRANVILLE The Granville High School class of 2003 will hold its 10th Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Georgian Lakeside Resort, 384 Canada Street in Lake George. All classmates and teachers are encouraged to attend. Information/reservations: www.Granville2003tenyear.eventbrite.com.

 

H.S. Reunion

GRANVILLE The Granville High School class of 1988 will hold its 25th Reunion that on Saturday, Aug. 3. All 1980s alumni are invited. Information/reservations: Lisa (Rivers) Fenton at 802-235-2264, or www.Granvillenyclassof88.com.

 

Monday August 5

 

5Ks

GANSEVOORT The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 and 19, at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Cost: $5 day of each run. Light refreshments will follow the runs, along with unusual raffle prizes. Bring water. Proceeds will benefit the Preserve and Park, the Jake Fund (a local preschooler), and a local nonprofit organization. Information: Laura Clark at 581-1278, email laura@saratogastryders.org, or www.saratogastryders.org.

 

Sunday August 11

 

Chicken Barbecue

GREENWICH The Masons of Ashlar Lodge invite everyone to a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue at the lodge north of the circle on Route 40 in Greenwich from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. Cost: $10.

 

Wednesday August 14

 

Bicycle Tours

STILLWATER Ranger-guided, five-mile Bicycle Tours of the Saratoga Battlefield will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and 28, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Meet in the parking lot (tour cancelled if it’s raining) and helmets are required.  Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Thursday August 15

 

Art Registration

SARATOGA SPRINGS Thursday, Aug. 15, is the deadline for artists to register to participate in Art in the Park, an outdoor fine art show that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, in downtown Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park. Information/registration: Elizabeth Dubben at Saratoga Arts, 518-584-4132, or email edubben@saratoga-arts.org.

 

Saturday September 7

 

Civil War Quilts

MANCHESTER As part of the ongoing Civil War in Vermont Series, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will host quilt historian Pam Weeks with a program titled, “Civil War Quilts,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

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