Community Calendar 7/11/13

 

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, July 11, 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.

 

Ham Dinner

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Ham Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the North Granville Methodist Church on Route 22. Cost: $9 adults; $4 younger than 3.

 

 

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 free 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. Reservations are requested with 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.

 

Farm Tour

SALEM Meg McEachron Southerland will present a Program and Tour at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at Gardenworks, a family produce farm at 1055 Route 30 in Salem. This program is part of the Hebron Preservation Society’s “Food for Thought” series and it’s free and open to all. Information: Joan at 518-642-3465.

 

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.

 

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

 

Day Camp

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for a Summer Day Camp for ages 9 and 10 that will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 5 to 9, at Hildene in Manchester. Cost: $205; $185 members. Information/registration: 802-367-7965, or email dianenewton@hildene.org.

 

Bible School

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington is accepting registrations for a Vacation Bible School that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 23 to 25. For children entering grades 2 through 5, and it’s free and open to all. Information/registration: 802-375-9952, or email stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Paintings Exhibition

ARLINGTON Paintings by sister and brother, Mary and Peter Tyche, will be exhibited through Sunday, July 28, in the Canfield Gallery of the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. A portion of the sales of the paintings will benefit the library. Information: 802-375-6159, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Library Activities

POULTNEY Rebecca and Dawn will lead a Little Diggers Story Time at 11 a.m. on Fridays from July 12 through Aug. 9 at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Other library offerings include summer reading programs for ages 6 to 12 and 12 to 18, a stuffed animal sleepover on July 19 and 20, and a book discussion at 1 p.m. July 20. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Horticulture

TICONDEROGA Adults and children are encouraged to take part in Fort Ticonderoga’s ongoing “Hands-on Horticulture” program at its King’s Garden that will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 30. This program is included in the general admission to the Fort. Also, the Fort is offering programs for children ages 3 through 8, herb harvesting demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. through September, and guided and self-guided tours daily. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

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.

 

Opening Reception

WEST RUTLAND An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “The Queen, The King, and Others” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 259 Marble Street in West Rutland. This exhibition by Stephanie Rocknak “brings the passion, poise and detailing of northern European medieval wood carving to sculpture…” Free and open to all. Information: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Opening Reception

GLENS FALLS A reception for the opening of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s solo exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at The Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place in downtown Glens Falls. Featured will be works by Sigmund Abeles, professor emeritus at the University of New Hampshire. Jonathan Newell will provide music and refreshments will be served. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.larac.org.

 

Opening Reception

RUTLAND An opening reception for the Vermont Farm and Food Show sponsored by the Chaffee Art Center and the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row in Rutland. This show, running through Aug. 11, will feature paintings, a fountain and sculpture garden, photographs, posters, recovered apple crates, and a mobile. Speakers and demonstrations, too. Information: 802-775-0356, or email info@chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

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.

 

Canal Festival

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Canal Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 12, and noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday the 13th, at Skenesborough Harbor Park. Many activities and attractions will be featured, including a cake booth. There’ll be music Friday evening, and Saturday before the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Also, free Wing Clydesdales carriage rides will be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Peter Rand will present his book, “Conspiracy of One: Tyler Kent’s Secret Plot Against FDR, Churchill, and the Allied War Effort,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. And at 7 p.m. Saturday the 13th, Nathaniel Philbrick will present his work, “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Willie Playmore Band will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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.

 

Habitat Auction

EAST DORSET The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity group will hold an Auction and Tag Sale on Saturday, July 13, at A Safe Place Self Storage, 275 Tennis Way in East Dorset (off Route 7A, four miles north of Manchester). The tag sale will begin at 9 a.m. and the auction at 10 a.m. All proceeds will go toward the group’s 14th house on Jennifer Lane in Manchester. Information: Ruth Stewart at 802-362-1185, or 802-367-1000.

 

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. (bags will be provided). Also, the Slate Valley Garden Club will hold a “Books, Buns, Bouquets” baked goods and plants sale (perennials, shrubs, herbs, houseplants) during the book sale. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $39; bring a friend for additional $34. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

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.

 

Dinner

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 on North Williams Street in Whitehall will host its second Saturday dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. this Saturday. The meal will be a steak dinner. The cost is $12.

 

ParkFest

WILTON ParkFest, the Town of Wilton’s annual community day, will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Gavin Park in Wilton. Featured will be live music from 4:45 to 7 p.m., followed by the band, DEC8DIA, the Ultimate 80s Experience, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. There’ll also be rides, food, wine tasting, racing pigs, a craft fair, bicycle stunt show, fireworks, and more. $2,000 in awards and prizes for various competitions and contests, too. Free admission and parking. Information: 518-584-9455.

 

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 The 15th Annual 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.

 

Weekend Shows

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Local Actor’s Guild will stage “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14 and 21, in The Dee Sarno Theater at The Arts Center, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $20. Tickets: 518-393-3496. Information: www.saratoga-arts.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 and Rutland Regional Medical Center will present “Inspirations from Bach” 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.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Children at Play band will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Broadway Tunes

BOLTON LANDING The Sembrich at 4800 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing will present Catherine Wolf in a one-person show, “On Becoming,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Broadway tunes by Jerry Herman, Victor Herbert and Stephen Sondheim will be featured. Cost: $25. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Welsh Tale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Mettawee River Theater Company will stage “Taliesin” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Schuyler House on Route 4 in Schuylerville. This play is adapted from a medieval Welsh tale. Free. Bring a lawn chair, flashlight and insect repellent. If weather is uncertain, call 854-9357 after 5:30 p.m. to confirm the show is on.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club will hold a Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out on Sunday, July 14, at the Hartford Stewart’s Shop on Route 40. Cost: $9 dinner; $5 half chicken.

 

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, www.wiawaka.org, or June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Gym Activity

MANCHESTER Children age 6 and older are invited to meet the challenge of the Mark Skinner Library Circuit from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at the Manchester Gym. Bring sneakers and water, and wear comfortable clothes. Pre-registration is required at 362-2607 and each registrant will receive a raffle ticket for a basket that’s on display at the library. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Bridge Stroll

CASTLETON The Castleton Historical Society invites everyone to a historian-narrated, round-trip Stroll over the Lake Champlain Bridge from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Bring binoculars and camera for this three-quarter-mile walk, beginning at the Crown Point Museum entrance. Cost: $4, including stroll and admission to two museums. Information: Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105.

 

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

 

Puppet Show

PAWLET The Pawlet Public Library invites everyone to “The Pirate of Book Island” adventure show presented by The Puppet People at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the library. Free. Information: 802-325-3123.

 

Home Tour

TICONDEROGA Pavilion exploration tours, providing a rare, inside look at the historic Pell family home, will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays from July 16 through Aug. 27 (excluding Aug. 20) at Fort Ticonderoga. The Pavilion was built in 1826 by William Ferris Pell and his family occupied it in the 1830s. Cost: $35. Reservations are required at 518-585-2821. Information: www.fortticonderoga.org.

 

Zentangle

SALEM The Bancroft Public Library at 181 Main Street in Salem will offer a Zentangle for Tweens & Teens (ages 10 through 18) from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16. This class and materials to complete one tangle will be free. Additional materials, to be used at home, will be available for purchase. Registration is requested at 854-7463 (class size limited to 10).

 

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). Beatles hits and other “British Invasion” tunes of the 1960s will be featured. 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.

 

Piano Music

CAMBRIDGE Con Brio Performing Arts will present Suzanne Fremon and Milton Farbstein in “An Evening of Solo and 4-Hand Piano Music” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Bischoff house, 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge. Admission: $10, $2 discount for senior citizens and students, including refreshments. Reservations are required at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Flower Show

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester Standard Flower Show will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at Equinox Village on Terrace Way, behind Shaw’s Market in Manchester. The Emerald Valley Recorder Society will provide musical accompaniment and awards will be presented. In lieu of an admission fee, donations to benefit the club’s scholarship fund will be accepted at the door. Also, a buffet lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. ($10). Lunch reservations are requested with Christina Nichols at 867-2511.

 

Patsy Cline Tribute

WHITEHALL The Bridge Theater will present Courtney Shayne with a Tribute to famed country singer Patsy Cline on Wednesday, July 17, at the Whitehall Athletic Club, Route 4 and Poultney Street. A noon buffet luncheon will precede the show. Cost: $29.50. Information/tickets: 518-832-3662, or 518-461-5411.

 

 

Blood Drive

MANCHESTER The Manchester Blood Drive will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at the Burr and Burton cafeteria. The need is urgent. To make an appointment, call 1-800-843-3500.

 

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.

 

Reptile Adventure

CAMBRIDGE A Reptile Adventure Show will be presented at the Cambridge Public Library, 21 W. Main Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. See eye-to-eye with a South American frog, touch a snake, and pet a turtle during this interactive show that’s free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2443.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in the Annex II Building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building , 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone is invited to attend. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.

 

Salem 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.

 

Evening of Tango

BOLTON LANDING The Sembrich at 4800 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing will present “An Evening of Tango,” featuring Latin Grammy Award winning bandoneon player Raul Juarena, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Well known tangos and some lesser known works will be performed. Cost: $25. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.org.

 

Vt. Astronomers

HUBBARDTON The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers invites everyone to enjoy a “Star Bright Star Night” activity from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Bring a blanket, flashlight, and your own binoculars and telescope if you have them. In case of rain, there’ll be an illustrated program inside. Reservations are requested at 802-273-2282. Information: www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Thursday July 18

 

Canine Skills

MANCHESTER Kellie and her Jack Russell Terrier, Olive, will demonstrate the canine sport of agility on an obstacle course for dogs, along with fun training tricks and obedience skills, on Thursday, July 18, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers at this event that’s free and open to all. Information/time: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS The North Country Arts Center will host an Art Party Reception for an exhibition of 44 imaginative oil paintings by Wayne Rizzo from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. You’ll find this event in the Second Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge Street in Glens Falls. The exhibition will run through Aug. 30, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information: 518-321-4923, or www.northcountryartscenter.org.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Left Eye Jump blues band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 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 the West Rutland duo of Carl Wener and Ralph Johnson, The Reasonable Facsimile, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 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 the

T. S. Ensemble from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This high-quality octet features standards from The Beatles, Santana, Chicago and others.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Featured will be chamber music by Beethoven, Weber and Schubert. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

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.

 

Library Program

POULTNEY Summer Encore and the Poultney Public Library will present “There Be Treasure Buried Here” at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Poultney United Methodist Church. 108 Main Street. This is an original play about the lives and adventures of some well known, and not so well known, pirates. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.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 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.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday,  July 19. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Movie Night

SCHUYLERVILLE Family Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Screened will be a PG-rated film running about 120 minutes. Bring popcorn if you like to this free event that’s open to all. Also, ask about the library’s summer reading program. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Moonlighters Big Band will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Saturday July 20

 

Paddle

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Paddle at Blueberry Lake in Warren on Saturday, July 20. Call Larry Walter and Vivian Bebee at 775-3855 for meeting time and place.

 

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.

 

$1 Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of N. Main and Allen streets in Fair Haven (handicap accessible on first floor). Cost: $1; free age 14 and younger. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Yard/Bake Sale

RUPERT The Rupert Historical Society will hold a Yard and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Rupert Kittay Library/Historical Society building on Main Street in Rupert. Other vendors will be welcome. Information: 394-7726, or 394-7738.

 

Variety Day Fair

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church will host the 36th Annual Variety Day Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, just off Route 30 at the green in Wells. Featured will be crafts, antiques, games, art, specialty foods, plants and herbs, agricultural and craft demonstrations, a silent auction (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), live music, and more. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and ice cream, too. Free admission and parking. Information: 802-325-3203.

 

Blind Run

GRANVILLE The Section Eight Ryders will host a Blind Run on Saturday, July 20. Sign in from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Price Chopper Plaza in Granville. Cost: $15 per bike; $5 per extra rider. The bike with the fewest miles upon completion of the run will win the prize and there’ll also be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Granville Youth Center. Information: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078.

 

Basket Party

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center Sixth Annual Basket Party will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the American Legion Hall on Route 4A in Bomoseen. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Admission: $5, including 25 tickets and a chance to win a door prize; $3 additional tickets. There’ll be more than 100 baskets and a separate raffle of more than 50 valuable items. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase, too. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Trip Preview

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Arts Center at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will preview its trip, “ArtTours/Provence: Magic en Plein Air! & London Cityscape,” at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20. This trip will run Nov. 4 to 13, with an extension to Paris Nov. 13 to 16. Information: Edventures at 607-387-3322, or www.edventures.com.

 

Genealogy Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Stephen Clarke will speak about his 20 years of genealogy research and his efforts to become a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and other history groups. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 587-2978.

 

Mysteries Reading

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory Gallery, corner of Lawrence and Cooper streets in Glens Falls, will host the Reading of Mysteries by local mystery writers at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Free and open to all. Information: www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

1960s/’70s Revue

SALEM WNYT news anchors Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn will star in “No Boundaries,” a musical revue salute to the great singing groups of the 1960s and ‘70s, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday the 21st. 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.

 

Garden Party

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum invites everyone to its Second Annual Summer Garden Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the museum, 12 Broad Street in Cambridge. Featured will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music, a silent auction, a raffle with valuable prizes, and more. Cost: $10.

 

Classical Music

KILLINGTON The Killington Music Festival will present “Celtic Journey” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort. Cost: $20. Tickets: 802-422-1330. Information: 802-773-4003, or www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

 

Sunday July 21

 

Bass Tournament

SARATOGA SPRINGS A Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 21, at Lee’s Campground, 1464 Route 9P at Saratoga Lake (rain or shine). Register from 6 to 7:30 a.m. and fish from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $70 in advance at Saratoga Tackle, $80 on July 21, both including $10 lunker pool, with cash prizes for top three fish and lunker pool. Proceeds will benefit the not-for-profit Gateway House of Peace that will provide free support and care for residents at the end of life and their families. Information: Michele Dowd at email fundraisingdirector@gatewayhouseofpeace.org.

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on July 21. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Benefit Run

RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will host the Silver Towers Run on Sunday, July 21. Sign in from 9 to 10 a.m. at Outdoors in Motion on Route 4 East in Rutland. Cost: $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Silver Towers Camp for Exceptional People. A barbecue will follow the run. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

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.

 

Cheese Fest

SHELBURNE The Fifth Annual Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the coach barn at Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road in Shelburne. Featured will be more than 200 cheeses made in Vermont and dozens of locally made artisanal foods, all available for sampling or purchase. There’ll be three workshops and cooking and cheese making demonstrations, all free with admission. Tickets: $50. Information/tickets: 802-86-FLYNN, or www.vtcheesefest.com.

 

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.

 

Reenactment

HUBBARDTON Site interpreter Carl Fuller will portray a Hubbardton resident of 1777, telling about the exciting experiences of the Samuel Churchill family, including grandson Amos, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road in Hubbardton. Also, site administrator Elsa Gilbertson will share the story of the 1859 Hubbardton Battle Monument and Amos’ role in that effort. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.Historicsites.vermont.gov/Hubbardton.

 

Art by Women

GLENS FALLS Curator and critic Gwendolyn Owens will speak on “When is a Lily not just a Lily? O’Keeffe and Art by Women in the 1920s” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or email jleary@hydecollection.org.

 

Presidents Program

BENNINGTON The Bennington Historical Society will present Mark Hudson with a visual presentation titled, “Hail to the Chief: The American President in Vermont,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. You’ll find this program that’s free and open to all in the Ada Paresky Education Center on floor II of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.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, 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.

 

Garden Workshop

RUTLAND Rutland Regional Medical Center will sponsor a Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. Community Garden Workshop at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the northeast community gardens off Woodstock Avenue in Rutland (park at Rutland High School). Scott and Lindsey from Alchemy Gardens will lead a tour of the gardens and discuss planting techniques, strengthening the soil, harvesting methods, organic vegetable growing, and more.

 

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

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring The Battenkillers band from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 23 on the town green in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

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, July 23, at Mulligans, 3912 Route 7A in Manchester. Enjoy drinks and conversation. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

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.

 

Book Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be James Kunstler’s “World Made by Hand.” Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Storyteller

POULTNEY Award-winning British storyteller Simon Brooks will share Folk and Faerie Tales, Myths and Legends at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. For all ages. Information on Simon: www.simonbrooksstoryteller.com. Library: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The 18th Annual Summer Concert Series will present the New York Players at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

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.

 

Wednesday July 31

 

Broadway Tunes

CAMBRIDGE Con Brio Performing Arts will present Mckenzie Bassett and Giovanni Grillo performing Broadway musicals at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Bischoff house, 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge. Admission: $10, $2 discount for senior citizens and students, including refreshments. Reservations are required at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Home Tour

TICONDEROGA Pavilion exploration tours, providing a rare, inside look at the historic Pell family home, will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13 and 27, at Fort Ticonderoga. The Pavilion was built in 1826 by William Ferris Pell and his family occupied it in the 1830s. Cost: $35. Reservations are required at 518-585-2821. Information: www.fortticonderoga.org.

 

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

 

Cycling Event

VERMONT The Vermont Challenge bicycling event will be held Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 14 to 18. Riders will have a choice of three rides, the four-day Grand Challenge, three-day Weekend Challenge, and the one-day Gap Century and Metric Century. Starting locations are Stratton, Manchester and Killington respectively. Information: www.vtchallenge.com.

 

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 August 17

 

Memoir Readings

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory Gallery, corner of Lawrence and Cooper streets in Glens Falls, will host the Reading of Memoirs by local memoir writers at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Free and open to all. Information: www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

Sunday August 18

 

Garden Workshop

RUTLAND Rutland Regional Medical Center will sponsor a Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. Community Garden Workshop at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the northeast community gardens off Woodstock Avenue in Rutland (park at Rutland High School). Scott and Lindsey from Alchemy Gardens will lead a tour of the gardens and discuss planting techniques, strengthening the soil, harvesting methods, organic vegetable growing, and more.

 

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.

 

Saturday September 14

 

Fine Art Show

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

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