Community Calendar 7/4/13

 

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 Farmers 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.

 

Kids Day

GRANVILLE The Granville Lions Club will host its annual Kids Day field day events at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the Granville Little League Field. Children ages four to 13 are invited to participate in fun games such as three-legged race, broad jump, and balloon races and more. Free admission and free t-shirt for each child.

 

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

 

Bottle Drive

CASTLETON Grade 8 students from the Castleton Village School will hold a Bottle Drive during July and August at Kinney Drugs on Route 30 in Castleton. Bring your returnable cans and bottles in a box to help raise money for the students’ March trip to Washington, D.C. Information: Devon and Lori Spaulding 468-5245.

 

Bible School

CASTLETON The Hydeville Baptist Church on Route 4A in Castleton is accepting registrations for a Vacation Bible School that will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8 to 12. For ages 4 to 12, this school will include bible stories and songs, games, crafts, and healthful snacks. Information/registration: Pat at 802-273-2298.

 

Garden Workshop

RUTLAND The Vermont Community Garden Network is accepting registrations for its “Grow It! Community and School Garden Workshop” that will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 (light dinner included), at the Rutland Middle School, 67 Library Avenue. Learn strategies to boost your garden programs and support. Cost: $30, with a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Information/registration: 802-861-4769, or www.vcgn.org.

 

Art Camp

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in  Glens Falls is accepting registrations for a Family Album Summer Art Camp that will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 16 to 19. For ages 6 to 14 (maximum 12 participants). Cost: $60; $50 members. Information/registration: Evi Fisher at 518-792-1761, Ext. 340, or email efisher@hydecollection.org.

 

Art/Writing Programs

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum on Adams Lane in Shushan is accepting registrations for “I Went to the Georgi for Fun!” a program for ages 8 through 12 (9a.m. to noon, Aug. 5 to 9), and “I Went to the Georgi to Write!” a program for teens (1 to 4 p.m.,  Aug. 5 to 9). Cost: $25. Information/registration: 518-854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Caregiver Support

MANCHESTER Two therapists from The Spicer Center will lead a Caregiver Support Group that will meet for eight weeks beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at Equinox Village in Manchester. For those caring for an aging parent, spouse or disabled child. Information/registration: Monica at 802-282-3983, or Elizabeth at 802-681-6824.

 

Alumni Banquet

SCHUYLERVILLE Reservations are being accepted for the annual Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the American Legion Hall, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing at 8 p.m., with music by deejay Happy Days. Cost: $30. For tickets, send a check payable to SCS Alumni, POB 50, Schuylerville, N.Y. 12871, or see a committee member. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Dog Seminar

CAMBRIDGE The New Skete Communities at 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge are accepting registrations for an “Art of Living with Your Dog” seminar that will be offered Friday through Sunday, July 12 to 14. Information/registration: www.newskete.org.

 

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.

 

Summer Programs

DORSET The Long Trail School’s summer pogramming now is in session, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 2. This is an opportunity for children ages 3 through 10 “to learn and grow in a supportive and engaging environment.” Information/registration: 802-867-5717, Ext. 190, email ctifft@longtrailschool.org, or www.longtrailschool.org/ltsummer.

 

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.

 

Pastels Exhibition

SANDGATE Everyone is invited to the historic one-room schoolhouse in Sandgate from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 5, to see the annual art exhibition, “Pastels in Sandgate.” Works by local artists Ramona Cook, Ellen Questel, and Mallory Rich will be featured, and light refreshments will be served. You’ll find the schoolhouse on Sandgate Road, 3.5 miles north of Route 313.

 

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.

 

Youth Center

GREENWICH The Greenwich Youth Center is open from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays for children in grade 6 and higher grades. Computers, a pool, chess, music lessons, karaoke and more will be offered. Information/to volunteer at the Center (adults and youth): 321-5505.

 

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.

 

Texas Hold’em

HOOSICK FALLS A Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held on Friday, July 5, at the Hoosick Falls Armory, 80 Church Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with play at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $35 buy-in, with option for $10 add-on, plus $5 high-hand pot. This event will be held on the first Friday each month through Dec. 6. For new and experienced poker players.

 

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. Cambridge artist Adriano Manocchia will be at the Slate Valley Museum with his waterscape and still life paintings, and his book, “Water, Sky & Time: The Paintings of Adriano Manocchia. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

Free Movie

SCHUYLERVILLE A Teen Drive-In will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Bring popcorn, bug spray, and a chair or blanket to this outdoor screening of a PG-13-rated movie running about 120 minutes. Free and open to all. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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, 12 and 13, and 2 p.m. July 7 and 14. 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.

 

Readings

SARATOGA SPRINGS Summer Writers Institute Readings will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 5, and 8 p.m. July 8 through 12, in the Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free and open to all. Information: 518-850-5593, or email summerwriters@skidmore.edu.

 

Saturday July 6

 

Hiking, Paddling

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, and an evening paddle on Tuesday, July 9. Information/details: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Book Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The Cheney Library on Classic Street in Hoosick Falls will hold a First Saturday Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 6. Hardcover and paperback books…fiction/non-fiction, child/adult… will be offered at four for $1. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Poker Run

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will host the 24th Annual Ron Williams Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, July 6. Sign in from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at C&D Chopper on Route 4 in Center Rutland. Cost: $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting Vermont Special Olympics and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. A barbecue and bike games will follow the run. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

Book/Bake Sale

WELLS The Wells Village Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Offered will be a wide range of book choices, white elephant treasures, and homemade baked goods. For information on donating to this event, call the library, 802-645-0611.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Flea Market

POULTNEY The annual Poultney Youth Flea Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, along Main Street. Participating children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult and there is a $5 registration fee per table (registration forms available at the Poultney Public Library, Williams Hardware, and the Full Belly Deli; deadline July 5). There’ll be face painting and music, too, and offered will be baked goods, crafts, jewelry, sports equipment, electronics, and more.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET A coffee reception with painter and Dorset native Arthur Jones will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the Dorset Village Library. Free and open to all. An exhibition of Arthur’s landscapes and still lifes will run through July at the library. Information: 802-867-5774, or www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.

 

Art and Play

GLENS FALLS Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, is the final opportunity to see the art exhibition, “The Price of Fame,” by artists from The Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center. The exhibition is at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. Also, the Adirondack Theatre Festival will stage “Heartbreaker” on July 6 at the Wood. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

WEST FORT ANN The West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road will hold a Chicken Barbecue at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Information: 518-792-6647.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET Everyone is invited to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Cost: $10. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

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.

 

Season Opening

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will open its 27th season with “Britten: Influences and Intimacies,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Celebrated will be the works of English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Sunday July 7

 

Pancake Breakfast

SALEM The Salem Fish and Game Club on Route 29 in Salem invites everyone to a Holiday Weekend Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. Tickets will be sold at the door. Information: Bill at 677-3384, or Kevin at 222-3448.

 

Squad Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Also, the squad will collect bottles and cans for recycling, and order information will be available from the Schwan’s fundraising book. Information: 753-9549.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, July 7, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. There’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

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

 

Garden Visit

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will visit Tom Baker’s garden in Granville at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 8. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629. All Granville area residents interested in gardening are encouraged to join this club.

 

Dancer’s Health

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host its annual Dancer’s Health Day at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 8. For any level dancer or instructor, this event will focus on avoiding injuries and maintaining physical and emotional health. A free tour of the current exhibits will follow. Admission: Free; donations appreciated. Information: 518-584-2225, or www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Alzheimer’s Support

ARGYLE The Pleasant Valley Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 8, in the conference room at Pleasant Valley, 4573 Route 40 in Argyle. Family, friends and caregivers are invited to meet for mutual support, discussion of coping and problem solving skills, and available resources. This group will meet on the second Monday each month. Information: Maureen Mahar at 518-638-8274, Ext. 215.

 

5K Fun Run

GANSEVOORT The Saratoga Stryders will host a Camp Saratoga 5K Fun Run at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 5 and 19, at the camp at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Registration: $5 per run, 5:30 p.m. at the door, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the park and other local nonprofits. Information: Laura Clark at 581-1278, or email races@saratogastryders.org.

 

Library Board Meets

SCHUYLERVILLE The board of directors of the Schuylerville Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Open to all. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on July 8. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Series will perform Chamber Music at 7 p.m. on Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, and Aug. 5 and 12, at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Avenue in Manchester. Information/tickets: www.mmfvt.org.

 

Tuesday July 9

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Looking Good

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” program for female cancer patients will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 9, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Learn beauty techniques to help restore appearance during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Information/registration: Rhonda Rockwell at 802-773-0032.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring the Blues Sanctuary band from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 9 on the town green in Manchester. Classic and contemporary blues will be featured. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

Cemetery Meeting

POULTNEY A special meeting of the plot owners and trustees of the Poultney Cemetery will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the Young-at-Heart Senior Center on Furnace Street (Route 30) in Poultney. Information: Email poultneycemeteryassociation@yahoo.com or Facebook.

 

Sunset Tour

TICONDEROGA Fort Ticonderoga will offer a Sunset Tour/The Place Between the Great Waters at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in July and August. Costumed historic interpreters will lead the tour in an 18th century battoe while guests paddle alongside in their canoes and kayaks. Advance reservations are required at 518-585-2821, or www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/what-to-see/living_history/evening.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on July 9. 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.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The 18th Annual Summer Concert Series will present the Bluegrass Gospel Project at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Folk, pop and bluegrass music will be featured. Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

Wednesday July 10

 

History Hikes

STILLWATER Free History Hikes will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 10 and 17, and Aug. 6, 13, 23 and 30, at Saratoga Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Learn about the American Revolution and the battles of Saratoga while walking up to two miles, sometimes on uneven ground. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Pond Hours

GANSEVOORT Open Pond Hours at Gelegan Pond on Scout Road, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday in July. Use dip nets and check out the pond’s aquatic life. Park in Parking Lot I on Scout Road. Information: 518-450-0321.

 

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.

 

AA Meetings

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

 

KMF Concert

XBRANDON The Killingtom Music Festival will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Cost: $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Killington Music Festival’s Scholarship Fund and the Compass music and Arts Foundation. Information: 802-465-4071, or email info@brandon-music.net.

 

Paramount Show

RUTLAND The Middlebury Actor’s Workshop will stage “God of Carnage” on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11, at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street in Rutland. This play is a “comedy of manners about parenthood, civilization, and the lengths we will go when defending our own.” Cost: $20.    Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Thursday July 11

 

Bluegrass Festival

BRANDON The Basin Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 11 to 14, in Brandon. This event will feature 14 bands, vendors and workshops. Cost: $50 at the gate; day tickets available. Also, camping will be available July 7 through 10 for an additional $10. Information: 802-247-3275, or www.basinbluegrassfestival.com.

 

Hiking

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a moderate hike at Hogback Mountain in Goshen on Thursday, July 11. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland to carpool. Information: Tom Copps at 282-1675.

 

Movement Class

RUTLAND The Gables at East Mountain, 1 Gables Place, off Gleason Road in Rutland, will offer an Introductory Movement through Dance Class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25. This class primarily is for seniors wishing to improve balance, coordination and flexibility, and for those with Parkinson’s. Sit or stand. Cost: $5 per class. Information/registration: Ilene Blackman at 235-2207, or Margaret Dick at 773-8447.

 

Children’s Program

SALEM Chamber music musicians from Music from Salem will host a program for children in grades kindergarten through 6 at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Salem Courthouse, 58 E. Broadway. Free. Information: Maureen Kinsella at 321-5505.

 

Farm Chores

RUPERT Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert will offer a “Farm Chores: Summer Series” activity from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through July 25 (except July 4). Help water and feed the animals, collect and wash eggs, tour the new grazing garden, and pick raspberries and blueberries. Cost: $2. Information: 802-394-7836, or www.merckforest.org.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 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.

 

Farmers Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmers 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.

 

Open Rehearsal

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will hold a free Open Rehearsal at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem. Observe the process of shaping an upcoming concert. Open to all. Other open rehearsals will be Aug. 1 and 8. Information: 518-854-7246.

 

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.

 

Pest management

HOOSICK FALLS Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present a program on controlling flying pest species that affect livestock on pasture from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Sheffer’s Grassland Dairy, 74 Sheffer Road in Hoosick Falls. The program is free, but RSVP is appreciated by calling Marcie Vohnoutka at 518-272-4210 or email mmp74@cornell.edu.

 

Night at Library

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street will offer a Night of Percussion, Games and Traditional Music for all ages at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. Learn about differing cultures and drum with Jonathan Duda.  Registration is required at 518-695-6641.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Snake Mountain Bluegrass band, featuring Freeman Corey and the Connor sisters, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 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.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The Third Annual Summer Concert Series will present West Rutland School’s Rock Lab at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, on the West Rutland Town Hall green (rain site, town hall auditorium). Free admission; non-perishable food items accepted for the West Rutland Food Shelf.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present Harold Ford and The Cash Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This group features the country classics of Johnny Cash. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair. Also, non-perishable food items will be collected for the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council Food Pantry.

 

Opening Concert

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present its opening concert, “Panoramas,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Renowned pianist Vassily Primakov will perform Chopin’s Sonata no. 3, and chamber music by Haydn and Rachmaninoff also will be featured. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Show at Wood

GLENS FALLS The lyrical and humorous play, “Filming O’Keeffe” by Eric Lane, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 11 to 13, and Wednesday through Saturday, July 17 to 20, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. A 2 p.m. show Wednesday, July 17, too. Cost: $25 to $40. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.ATFestival.org.

 

Friday July 12

 

Bible School

MANCHESTER The Zion Episcopal Church at 5167 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester is accepting registrations for a Vacation Bible School for children age 4 through those in grade 4 that will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26. Cost: $35 first child; $25 each additional child in same family (scholarships available). Information/registration: 802-362-1987, or email office@zionchurchmanchester.org.

 

Goat Showmanship

WASHINGTON COUNTY Registrations are being accepted for a Goat Showmanship Clinic that will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Woodland Gardens Nursery, 57 Conley Road in Buskirk. This clinic is for youths planning to show goats at the Washington County Fair. Pre-registration is requested with Rae Schraver at 518-686-0879, or email rae@woodlandgardensfarm.com.

 

SolarFest

TINMOUTH SolarFest’s 19th Annual Sustainable Living Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, July 12 to 14, at the Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth. This family-friendly event will include music, keynote speaker Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, more than 60 workshops, a sustainable living marketplace, children’s activities, camping, and more. Cost: $39 weekend pass; $15 day pass; free age 14 and younger. Information: www.solarfest.org.

 

Food Drive

RUTLAND WJJR-Radio and Green Mountain Power will host the 2013 Pack the Paramount Food Drive from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday the 13th. Bring non-perishable food items to the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Food collected will go to BROC, the Rutland Community Cupboard, and the Salvation Army, all serving families in need in the Rutland area.

 

Craft Hour

GANSEVOORT A Craft Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays, July 12 and 26, and Aug. 9, at Camp Saratoga’s pavilion by Delegan Pond on Scout Road, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Information: 518-450-0321.

 

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.

 

Artist Talk

RUTLAND Dummerston artist Bob Boemig will present an Artist Talk at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, in the Castleton Downtown Gallery at Center Street Alley in Rutland. Bob’s sculpture exhibit, “Reliefs,” highlighting the natural world, will run through July 20 at the gallery. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Opening Reception

HOOSICK FALLS Everyone is invited to an opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Seeing Through,” by landscape painter Alessandro Keegan that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at 120Gallery90, downstairs at The Armory, 80 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. Music by The Brewsters, too. Information: 518-686-9050, or www.hayc3.org.

 

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  12 and 13, and 2 p.m. July 14. 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 13

 

Hiking, Paddling

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, walking/hiking Sunday, July 14, biking Tuesday, July 16, and an evening paddle July 16. Information/details: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Run in Mud

STRATTON The Stratton Foundation in Stratton Village will sponsor a “Run in the Mud” event for age 16 and older on Saturday, July 13. Information: 802-297-2096, email strattonfndn@yahoo.com, or www.strattonfoundation.org.

 

Countryfest

SCHAGHTICOKE WGNA-Radio will celebrate 20 years of Countryfest at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 13. Featured performers will be Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Easton Corbin, Mark Wills, Greg Bates and Joel Crouse. Information: www.wgna.com, or www.schaghticokefair.org.

 

Circus

LAKE GEORGE The Big Apple Circus will present its “Legendarium” nostalgic show under the air-conditioned big top, 24 shows from July 13 through 28, at the Charles R. Wood Park, 33 Westbrook Road in Lake George. Information/tickets: 1-888-541-3750, or www.bigapplecircus.org.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Hoosick Falls Health Center), 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

Driving Workshop

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Safety Group will offer a Defensive Driving Workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at 144 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Information/registration: 695-4665.

 

Pico Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a difficult, five to-six-mile climb to Pico Peak via the Sherburne Pass Trail on Saturday, July 13. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Sandy Bragg at 492-2143.

 

Book Sale

GRANVILLE The Pember Library Summer Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at 33 W. Main Street in Granville. There’ll be a $1-per-bag sale from 2 to 3 p.m. Also, the Slate Valley Garden Club will present “Books, Buns, Bouquets” during the sale. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Car Show

RUTLAND The 34th Annual RAVE Car Show and Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday the 14th, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Admission: $5; free age 11 and younger. Trophies in 31 car classes, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, model car contest, and more. General and exhibitor information: 802-779-2556 or 802-265-8026 before 9 p.m., or www.ravecarclub.com. There’ll be a dance 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rutland Holiday Inn; $7.

 

Rabies Clinic

CAMBRIDGE Washington County Public Health will hold a Rabies Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Department of Public Works Garage on Memorial Drive in Cambridge Village. Bring proof of any prior rabies vaccinations and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Free and open to all. Information: 518-746-2400.

 

Pull/Fair

ARGYLE The Fourth Annual Carl Lufkin Memorial “Pull for a Cure” Garden Tractor/Antique Tractor/ATV Pull will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at 14 Lufkin Way in Argyle (behind Taxes with a View). This event will include a craft fair (vendor space: $20). Spectator admission: $5 adults; free age 9 and younger. Information/space: Scott Lufkin at 518-935-0579, or email lufkinfam@yahoo.com. Advance pig roast tickets: Michelle Armstrong at 518-638-8482. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

 

Tower Climb

GANSEVOORT Fire Tower Hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, at Camp Saratoga (Parking Lot I), Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica of a fire observer’s cabin. To confirm this event is on, call 518-469-0918. Information: 518-450-0321.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

ParkFest

WILTON A Wilton ParkFest at Gavin Park event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, in Wilton. Information: Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park at 518-450-0321.

 

Encampment

STILLWATER A free 18th Century Artificers’ Encampment (professional tradesmen who worked with armies) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, at the Saratoga Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. See how common items will manufactured in early America. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

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.

 

Studios Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY The Open Studios of Washington County Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. Participating will be twelve studios and a map will be available at the Leslie Parke Studio, Floor 4 at 15 W. Main Street (elevator available) in Cambridge. Also, a reception with the artists will be held after the tour on Saturday at 103 Main Street in Greenwich.

 

History Programs

FORT EDWARD Founder’s Day and Solomon Northup Programs will be held on Saturday, July 13, at the Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway in Fort Edward. A “Twelve Years a Slave” program will be at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon ($15, reservation required), followed by re-enactor Clifford Oliver with a “Visit with Solomon” and a reception. Information/lunch reservations: 518-747-9600.

 

Riverfest

STILLWATER The Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God will host a free Riverfest from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Admiral’s Marina on Route 32 in Stillwater. Crafts, food, games, puppets and a concert will be featured. Information: 664-4442, or www.highwaytabernacle.net.

 

Flower Show

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Garden Club will present its annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show titled, “And They’re Off,” from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday July 13, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday the 14th. You’ll find this event in the Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Spring and Broad streets in Schuylerville. A highlight will be a “Posies for Ponies” demonstration by Sue Kyer at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and refreshments. Information: www.schuylervillegardenclub.org.

 

Play Production

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, invites everyone to see its “Conjuring the Civil War” exhibit and learn about the production of a civil war play at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Meet the director, scenic and costume designers, and sound and lighting directors who worked on the Dorset Theatre Festival’s production of “The Whipping Man.” Free admission. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE The North Cambridge Stump Church will hold a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, July 13. Cost: $10.

 

Chicken Barbecue

RUTLAND The United Methodist Church at 71 Williams Street in Rutland invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $5 age 8 and younger. Information: 802-773-2460, or email rutlandumc@aol.com.

 

Classical Music

KILLINGTON The Killington Music Festival will present its faculty artists performing works by Gershwin, Svendsen, Chopin and Mendelssohn at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort. Cost: $20. Tickets: 802-422-1330. Information: 802-773-4003, or www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

 

Radio Benefit

GREENWICH A Greenwich Community Radio Benefit Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at St. Joseph’s Hall on Hill Street in Greenwich. Performing will be Bob Warren and Joy MacKenzie, Mark Jones, Tom Keller, and Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh. Admission: $10; $5 age 10 and younger; $2 discount with sealed snack donation for the Greenwich Youth Center. Information: Maureen Kinsella at 321-5505.

 

Sunday July 14

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 14. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Family Fun

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will host a Hyde Family Fun Day at Wiawaka Holiday House, 3378 Route 9L in Lake George, from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Art projects, nature walks, scavenger hunts, and more will be featured, along with light refreshments and picnicking. Free and open to all. Information: Christine Dixon at email director@wiawaka.org, or www.wiawaka.org.

 

History Visit

FORT EDWARD A visit to Solomon Northup’s neighborhood will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Meet at the Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway in Foot Edward. A donation will be accepted to benefit the Baker’s Cemetery Monument Fund. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

Sunday Concert

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will present a “Fantasy, Serenade, Romance” classical music concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street on Cambridge. Cost: Pay what you will; $20 suggested. Information/advance tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Free Concert

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Summer Concert Series will present Athena Burke and Friends at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at the gazebo in Memorial Park at the library on W. Main Street. Free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2622, or www.cambridgeny.gov.

 

Seniors Trips

PAWLET AREA The Haystack Hustler Seniors group will carpool to the Salem Theater to see the 2 p.m. show, “I Do, I Do,” on Sunday, July 14. And on Wednesday, July 17, the group will travel with the Northshire Seniors to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and to the Bridge of Flowers, both in Mass. Information: Phyllis at 325-3196.

 

Basket Party

WELLS The Section Eight Ryders and the family and friends of Bob Morse will host a Basket Party on Sunday, July 14, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings at 4 p.m. Featured will be a variety of baskets, door and raffle prizes, and an $80 lotto board. Fifty-cents-per-scoop buffet, too. Proceeds will help Bob with his medical expenses due to lung cancer. Information/to donate a basket or prize: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078, or email sectioneightsecretary@gmail.com.

 

Monday July 15

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 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.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Series will perform Chamber Music at 7 p.m. on Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29, and Aug. 5 and 12, at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Avenue in Manchester. Information/tickets: www.mmfvt.org.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Readings

SARATOGA SPRINGS Summer Writers Institute Readings will continue at 8 p.m. July 15 through 19, and July 22 through 26, in the Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free and open to all. Information: 518-850-5593, or email summerwriters@skidmore.edu.

 

Tuesday July 16

 

Blood Drive

RUTLAND WJJR-Radio and Green Mountain Power will sponsor the Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon Blood Drive that will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. Appointments strongly suggested at 1-800-RED-CROSS. The goal is to collect 400 pints. Also, 16-year-olds now are eligible to donate blood in Vermont. For a consent form, visit www.redcrossblood.org/students/sixteen.nne.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring the Gold Town band from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 16 on the town green in Manchester. Classic and contemporary blues will be featured. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The 18th Annual Summer Concert Series will present the Across the Pond band at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

Library Advocates

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Advocates will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Wednesday July 17

 

Pond Hours

GANSEVOORT Open Pond Hours at Gelegan Pond on Scout Road, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday in July. Use dip nets and check out the pond’s aquatic life. Park in Parking Lot I on Scout Road. Information: 518-450-0321.

 

Flower Show

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester Flower Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at Equinox Village’s common areas, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Everyone will be welcome at this regional, professionally judged show. Reservations are requested with Christina at 867-2511.

 

Storytelling

CAMBRIDGE Artfull Wednesdays: Storytelling through the Arts, for ages 7 through 12, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday in July in the Beacon Feed Studio at Hubbard Hall. 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Astronomers

SALEM The Salem Astronomers will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. This group meets on the third Wednesday each month and new members will be welcome. Information: Email Bill Frederick at wfrederi@wildblue.net.

 

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 Farmers 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

 

Wine Festival

KILLINGTON The Killington Chamber of Commerce will host the eleventh Killington Wine Festival Friday through Sunday, July 19 to 21. Hundreds of fine wines from around the world will be featured. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

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.

 

Gallery Opening

MANCHESTER A gallery opening for an exhibition of landscape and scenic vista oil paintings by Dorset resident Judy Barrows will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at Equinox Village, 49 Maple Street in Manchester. Live music and refreshments will be provided at this event that’s free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Ashley at 802-362-4061. The exhibition will run through Aug. 12.

 

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.

 

Saturday July 20

 

Hiking, Paddling

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, paddling/camping/hiking Saturday, July 27, and paddling Tuesday, July 30. Information/details: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Food Pantry

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

 

Sunday July 21

 

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.

 

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, July 21, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Monday July 22

 

Legion Bingo

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

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Series will perform Chamber Music at 7 p.m. on Mondays, July  22 and 29, and Aug. 5 and 12, at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Avenue in Manchester. Information/tickets: www.mmfvt.org.

 

Tuesday July 23

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on July 23. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday July 24

 

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.

 

AA Meetings

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

 

Thursday July 25

 

Farmers Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmers 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.

 

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.

 

Sunday July 28

 

Free Concert

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Summer Concert Series will present John Kribs and Friends at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at the gazebo in Memorial Park at the library on W. Main Street. Free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2622, or www.cambridgeny.gov.

 

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, July 28, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Monday July 29

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Series will perform Chamber Music at 7 p.m. on Mondays, July  29, and Aug. 5 and 12, at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Avenue in Manchester. Information/tickets: www.mmfvt.org.

 

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.

 

Thursday August 1

 

Children’s Program

SALEM Chamber music musicians from Music from Salem will host a program for children in grades kindergarten through 6 at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Salem Courthouse. Free. Information: Greenwich Youth Center,  Maureen Kinsella at 321-5505.

 

Open Rehearsals

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will hold free Open Rehearsals at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 and 8, at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem. Observe the process of shaping an upcoming concert. Open to all. Information: 518-854-7246.

 

Friday August 2

 

Bottle Drive

CASTLETON Grade 8 students from the Castleton Village School will continue their Bottle Drive during August at Kinney Drugs on Route 30 in Castleton. Bring your returnable cans and bottles in a box to help raise money for the students’ March trip to Washington, D.C. Information: Devon and Lori Spaulding 468-5245.

 

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.

 

Sunday August 4

 

Free Concert

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Summer Concert Series will present the Roadside Blues Band at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the gazebo in Memorial Park at the library on W. Main Street. Free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2622, or www.cambridgeny.gov.

 

Monday August 5

 

5K Fun Run

GANSEVOORT The Saratoga Stryders will host a Camp Saratoga 5K Fun Run at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, Aug. 5 and 19, at the camp at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Registration: $5 per run, 5:30 p.m. at the door, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the park and other local nonprofits. Information: Laura Clark at 581-1278, or email races@saratogastryders.org.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Series will perform Chamber Music at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Aug. 5 and 12, at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Avenue in Manchester. Information/tickets: www.mmfvt.org.

 

Tuesday August 6

 

History Hikes

STILLWATER Free History Hikes will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 6, 13, 23 and 30, at Saratoga Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Learn about the American Revolution and the battles of Saratoga while walking up to two miles, sometimes on uneven ground. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Museum Activities

BENNINGTON Each Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. during August, the Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, will offer family-friendly activities in and around the museum. Open to all and included with museum admission ($10 adults; $9 senior citizens and age 18 and older; free age 17 and younger). Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Sunset Tour

TICONDEROGA Fort Ticonderoga will offer a Sunset Tour/The Place Between the Great Waters at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in August. Costumed historic interpreters will lead the tour in an 18th century battoe while guests paddle alongside in their canoes and kayaks. Advance reservations are required at 518-585-2821, or www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/what-to-see/living_history/evening.

 

Thursday August 8

 

Music Workshop

GREENWICH The chamber music musicians from Music from Salem will present a Music Workshop for Young People at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Greenwich Youth Center, 6 Academy Street. Pizza will be served at noon and all area youths in grades 6 through 12 are invited. Information: Maureen Kinsella at 321-5505.

 

Friday August 9

 

Craft Hour

GANSEVOORT A Craft Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at Camp Saratoga’s pavilion by Delegan Pond on Scout Road, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Gansevoort. Information: 518-450-0321.

 

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.

 

Monday August 12

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Series will conclude with Chamber Music at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Avenue in Manchester. Information/tickets: www.mmfvt.org.

 

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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