Community Calendar 7/18/13

 

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.

 

Lake Trip

SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will sponsor a trip to Lake Lauderdale Beach on Tuesday, July 23. Ages five to 18 are invited. Cost is $5 per person, and participants should bring a lunch with drinks, bathing suit, towel, sunblock and signed permission slip with emergency contact. To attend, meet at the Youth Center at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville at 9:30 a.m. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. and returns for pick-up at 4 p.m.

 

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.

 

Musical Comedy

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival will stage “Guitars Not Guns: A Country Cabaret” at 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 18 to 20, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls. Starring in this musical comedy will be David Finch and Louis Tucci. Cost: $20. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.ATFestival.org.

 

Friday July 19

 

Classes/Bible School

CASTLETON Registrations are being accepted for Relationship Enrichment Classes that will begin from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 22, at the Castleton Church of Christ, 37 Castleton Meadows Lane. The classes are free and a book may be purchased for $5. Also, the church will begin a Vacation Bible School from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. Information/registration: Karen at 802-683-1146.

 

Summer Camp

LAKE LUZERNE The Double H Ranch for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses is hosting 850 campers (70 percent from state of New York) this summer. All Ranch programs are free. Information/sponsorship opportunities: 518-696-5921, or www.doublehranch.org.

 

Prison Ministry

SALEM Holy Cross Catholic Church in Salem is accepting registrations from prospective team members for a Prison Ministry that will be held on seven weekends in October and November. Information/registration: Walt Forney at 877-8779, or www.recrcda.org.

 

Bible School

FAIR HAVEN Registrations are being accepted for a Vacation Bible School to be presented by all Fair Haven Churches that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 5 to 7, at the Methodist Church in Fair Haven. For children in kindergarten through grade 6. Information/registration: 802-265-3390.

 

Acrylics Exhibition

BRANDON “One with Nature: New and Revisited,” a collection of large acrylic paintings by local artist Joan Curtis, will be exhibited through Sept. 2 at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. This work “symbolizes how the human race might learn to live with changes in nature…” Information: 802-465-4071.

 

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. There are a limited number of tickets and no tickets will be sold at the door.

 

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.

 

Children’s Opera

BOLTON LANDING The Seagle Colony will present the 35-minute children’s opera “Three Little Pigs” at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19 at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing. Admission is free.

 

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.

 

Farmers Market

FAIR HAVEN The Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at Fair Haven Park (rain or shine). This market will be open every Friday this season.

 

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.

 

Opening Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for a photography exhibition by Charles Henry Eldridge will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Green Bridge Gallery, 13 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Light refreshments will be served and this exhibition will run through Aug. 16. Information: www.greenbridgegallery.wordpress.com.

 

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.

 

Food Inc. Movie

MANCHESTER Transition Town Manchester’s One Earth Film Series will screen “Food Inc.” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Filmmaker Robert Kenner “lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry” in this film and a short discussion will follow the screening. Cost: $5 suggested donation; free students. Information: www.TransitionTownManchester.org.

 

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.

 

Henry IV, Part 2

FORT EDWARD The  Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present the comedic “Henry IV, Part 2” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens and students. Information/tickets: 518-747-4418, or email hrsc1999@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Quarry Tour

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water Street in Granville will offer a Quarry Tour on Saturday, July 20. Participants will meet from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the museum where they will see a new exhibition on the Carpatho-Rusyn people of the Slate Valley, and then go on a one-hour tour of the Labas Quarry. Cost: $10; $5 members. Reservations are required at 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

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.

 

Farmers’ Market

RUTLAND The Downtown Rutland Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from May through Oct. 27, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from June through October, at Depot Park, in front of Walmart in downtown Rutland (rain or shine). Information: Greg Cox at 802-683-5791, or www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

 

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. In conjunction with the ride will be a car wash at the Granville Engine and Hose fire station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cars: $5; motorcycles $3. All proceeds will benefit the Granville Youth Center. Information: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078.

 

Family Fun

GREENWICH A Family Fun Day with a Curious George theme will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Washington County Fair Farm Museum in Greenwich. Children, parents and grandparents will explore like George as they participate in a range of fun activities. Free admission. Information: 518-692-2464, or www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

 

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, a separate raffle of more than 50 valuable items, and a 50/50. 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.

 

Barbecue/Open Hse.

QUEENSBURY The Community Chapel of West Glens Falls, 55 Main Street in Queensbury, invites everyone to a Chicken Barbecue and Open House from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Proceeds will help fund a new roof, siding, and other repairs to the Chapel.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge will hold a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $10. Information/advance orders: 753-0406.

 

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.

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Show/Picnic

NORTH EASTON The 10th Annual New York/New England Milk Bottle Collectors Show and Picnic will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Burton Hall in North Easton. Bring your bottles to buy, sell or swap, or just come and browse. Tables will be provided, as well as food and drinks. Information: Joe Archambeault at 692-7803, or Burton Hall at 692-2678 on show day only.

 

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.

 

Sunday Concert

SHUSHAN The Young Artists of the Manchester Music Festival will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, in the Muse Room of the renovated barn at the Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School, 148 Stanton Road in Shushan. Schumann’s piano quintet opus 44 and Beethoven’s piano trio “The Ghost” will be featured. Cost: $15 suggested donation. Information/reservations: 518-854-7764.

 

Flower Contest

MANCHESTER A Cut Flower Competition will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the Tilting at Windmills Gallery, 24 Highland Avenue and Depot Street in Manchester. Open to anyone wishing to enter a cut flower arrangement (submit your entry from 2 to 3 p.m. July 21). There’ll be refreshments, music and a fine art collection, too. Information: Michael Ellenbogen at Eons Creative, 802-768-8498, or www.facebook.com/greenmountainacademy, link for cut flower contest.

 

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

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, July 22 and 29 and Aug. 5 and 12, at the library, 10 Court Street. Hardcover and paperback books (most 25 cents to $3), puzzles, CDs and DVDs will be offered, with proceeds supporting library collections and activities. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad in Whitehall. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

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. The band will perform the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” album in its entirety. 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

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered each Wednesday. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

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.

 

Dinner at Manor

WHITEHALL The nonprofit Skene Manor in Whitehall will host an All American Dinner on Wednesday, July 24. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers and beverages, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. (choice of steak or barbecued chicken). Cost: $30. Reservations will be appreciated at 518-499-1906, 499-2503, or 518-747-3735.

 

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

 

Chili Cook-Off

KILLINGTON The First Annual Killington Chili Cook-Off will be held on Thursday, July 25. Compete with your finest chili, or taste the competitors’ creations. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Book Readings

MANCHESTER Children’s book author Gordon McClellan will read from his picture books at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all (children must be accompanied by adult caregivers). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Art Class

LAKE GEORGE An art class with Carolyn Corbo, “A Study in Nature: Looking Closely,” will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 Route 9L in Lake George. For all levels of artistic ability. Cost: $30. Information: Christine Dixon at email director@wiawaka.org, or www.wiawaka.org.

 

Zentangle

PAWLET Certified Zentangle teacher Heidi Hammell will lead a Zentangle Workshop for ages 8 to 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Pawlet Public Library. Parents will be welcome to join in this activity that is a meditative form of drawing. Information/registration: Heidi at 802-645-9051, or email hamfamvt@myfairpoint.net.

 

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.

 

F.D. Auction

PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its Annual Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the firehouse on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Food and beverages will be available before and during the auction. Information: 802-325-3222 and leave a message, or call Dale Decker at 802-325-3712.

 

Wine/Dinner

MENDON The Red Clover Inn in Mendon will host a Wine Tasting Dinner by Chef Colin Arthur at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, to benefit the Killington Music Festival. Music will be provided by the KMF’s young artists and the dinner will be family style. Information/reservations: 802-775-2290.

 

Dinner Benefit

RUTLAND The Fifth Annual Honor Our Past event to benefit Rutland Catholic schools will be held on Thursday, July 25, at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Cost: $75; $37.50 for parents, teachers, and a second person who is your guest. A silent auction will be held, too (see items at www.msjvermont.org). Information/tickets: 802-775-0151, Ext. 112, or email development@msjvermont.org.

 

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.

 

Concert/Ice Cream

SHUSHAN The Washington County Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at The Georgi on the Battenkill, Adams Lane in Shushan. The Salem Rotary Club will host a free ice cream social at this concert that’s free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair and picnic if you like.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The contemporary bluegrass band, PossumHaw, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 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 country music by the Thunder Road band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 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 Celtic-rooted music by Gypsy Reel from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “Jumpcut: Mozart to Morricone,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Featured will be chamber music by Mozart, film composers Ennio Morricone, and others.  Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Friday July 26

 

Hunter Course

HUDSON FALLS Registrations are being accepted for a Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 15, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. Register in person at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club on Route 196 from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday or Monday, July 28 and 29, or 6 to 7 p.m. July 29.

 

Writers Workshop

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted from writers age 10 and older for a Morning of Writing and Sharing Workshop with Linda Urban and Jo that will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Light refreshments will follow and the public is invited to join the group for a joint reading by both authors and a book signing at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5. Reservations are required at 802-362-2200, or toll-free at 1-800-437-3700.

 

Trike Race

KILLINGTON The 2013 Killington Trike Race will kick off from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 26, at Killington’s Summit Lodge where the race queen will be crowned. Activities will run from 11 a.m. to the fireworks on Saturday, July 27, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 28th. For a complete list of activities, visit www.foundrykillington.com. Information: The Foundry at Summit Pond, 802-422-5335.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Green Brothers Salsa Band will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Youth Showcase

SALEM The Seventh Annual Youth Workshop Showcase will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. The Fort’s summer camp members will display their acting, singing and dancing skills. Cost: $10. Information: 518-854-9200.

 

Saturday July 27

 

Run/Walk

KILLINGTON The Biggest Loser Run/Walk will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, in Killington. For all fitness levels, from the first timer to the veteran athlete, this event will include a 5K, 15K, one-mile fun run, an expo, meet and greet with contestants, and a concert and festival after the races. Registration: www.BiggestLoser.com/RunWalk. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Golf Tournament

POULTNEY The Fifth Annual Perry Moyer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the Milestone Golf Club on Route 18 in Hampton. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Cost: $50 per person, including an 18-hole, best-ball scramble, cart and food, with proceeds going for heart monitor/defibrillators at the Poultney Rescue Squad. Information: 518-282-9030.

 

Book Sale

PAWLET The 46th Annual Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the 28th, at the Mettawee Community School, 5788 Route 153 in West Pawlet. About 25,000 books will be offered, most at $1 or $2, along with a room filled with reasonably priced unusual, rare and collectible books. Proceeds will benefit the Pawlet Public Library. Information/to volunteer to help with the sale: 802-325-3123, or email pawlet_pub@vals.state.vt.us.

 

Tractor Show

GREENWICH The annual Tri-State Antique Tractor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Saturday will feature tractor pulling, a tractor parade, threshing and bailing demonstrations, and a pedal tractor pull for children at 10 a.m. and a haystack contest at 2 p.m. On Sunday there’ll be a consignment auction at 10 a.m. Admission: $5 each day; free age 11 and younger. Information: Jared Thomas at 518-695-4325, email jat@capital.net, or John Deyoe at 518-587-1755, email deyoecompound@verizon.net.

 

Fair/Auction

FORT EDWARD The annual Country Fair and Antiques Auction will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway in Fort Edward (preview 9 a.m.). Arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, vendors, books, plants and a garage sale will be featured. The gift shop will be open, lunch and refreshments will be available, and tours of the museum campus offered. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

Local Author

RUPERT The Rupert Historical Society will host local author Susan Greene from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Rupert Kittay Library, 2827 Route 153 in Rupert. Susan is the granddaughter of Elmer “Doc” Harwood of Dorset and she will introduce and sign copies of her new book, “Vermont, Bennington County and the Harwood Homesteads and Heritage.” Information: 802-394-2444, or www.rupertkittaylibrary.org.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 1 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Fort Clambake

TICONDEROGA The Third Annual America’s Fort Clambake will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Fort Ticonderoga. Patriotic music will be performed during the clambake and a there’ll be a fife and drum corps concert at 7 p.m. Clambake/concert cost: $30 adults, $22 age 10 and younger. Concert only cost: $10 at the gate. Tickets are available at the Fort and at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.fortticonderoga.org.

 

Concert Series

KILLINGTON The free Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series will begin from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at Killington’s K1 Base Lodge, and continuing 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 10, 17 and 24. Included will be outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and barbecue, and area business promotions. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Chicken Barbecue

CAMBRIDGE The South Cambridge Church invites everyone to a takeout-only Chicken Barbecue from 4 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, July 27, at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, intersection of routes 59 and 74.

 

Chicken Barbecue

PITTSTOWN Everyone is invited to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 10; free 4 and younger. Information/advance tickets: 518-663-5145.

 

Wine/Food Tasting

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Lions Club will host its Seventh Annual Wine and Food Tasting for age 21 and older (no children admitted) from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Schuyler Yacht Basin on Route 29 (next to the bridge crossing the Hudson River going east). Cost: $20, with proceeds benefiting the local Journey for Sight campaign. Information: Jim at 695-6928.

 

Barbecue/Car Show

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. on Route 149 will hold a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Cost: $10. Advance orders recommended at 361-9444. There also will be a car/motorcycle show (registration $10; trophies) and cow pie bingo, with proceeds benefiting the fire company.

 

Pizza, Wings

VICTORY MILLS A Pizza and Wings Night will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Victory Mills Fire Dept. Eat in or carry out. Cost: $11 for 12-cut cheese pizza; $18 for 12-cut pizza with works; toppings $2 each; wings $8 dozen; 75 cents extra blue cheese. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Al Fresco Weekend

SALEM The 11th Annual Al Fresco Weekend will begin with a herb-crusted loin of pork dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, followed from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday with brunch, under crisp white tents on the scenic grounds of the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Locally grown/produced food, live music by the Roadhouse Rhythm and Blues Band, whimsically dressed characters and puppets from the Mettawee River Theater Company, and a cash bar will be featured. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053, or www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Opening Reception

BRANDON An opening reception for a permanent exhibition, “Remembering the Brandon Training School,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive in Brandon. This exhibition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the school’s closing and the 100th anniversary of its creation. Information: 802-247-4295, or email info@cmacvt.org.

 

Classical Music

KILLINGTON The Killington Music Festival will present “Cello World” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort. Featured will be works by Brahms, Fitzenhagen, Faure and Beethoven. Cost: $20. Tickets: 802-422-1330. Information: 802-773-4003, or www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

 

Teen Night

SCHUYLERVILLE A “Beneath the Surface” Teen Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Featured will be an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt, and a potato chip taste tester taste-off. Food and prizes, too. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Singing Ensemble

TINMOUTH The lively, Vermont-based youth world music singing ensemble, Village Harmony, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Tinmouth Community Church. Cost: $10 adults; $5 students and senior citizens. Information: 446-2928, or www.villageharmony.org.

 

Sunday July 28

 

Sunday Breakfast

RUTLAND Mount St. Joseph Academy at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland invites everyone to its monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 28. Cost: $8. This breakfast will be served on the last Sunday each month. Information: 802-775-0151, or www.msjvermont.org.

 

History Day

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Historical Society will host its annual History Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, in Fair Haven Park. Members of historical societies are invited to set up tables with historical information about their towns. Local artisans and Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactors also are invited to attend, and there’ll be games for children and food.  Farmers markets and crafters will be welcome to participate for a donation. Information: 802-265-4115.

 

Family Reunion

VICTORY The annual Brockway Family Reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, July 28, at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of Victory. Information: Mark at 518-260-9933.

 

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.

 

Historic Interview

ORWELL Historian Paul Andriscin will turn time back to the Revolutionary War as he interviews Dr. Jonathan Potts of the Continental Army and others about health and medicine on Mount Dependence at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. You’ll find this event at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Park admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

Opera Discussion

CAMBRIDGE The Music from Salem Listening Club will host Peter Subers and Mark Buckholtz with a discussion of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10 at the door or in advance at 518-677-2495. Information: www.hubbardhall.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 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

 

NRCS Meeting

BALLSTON SPA The U.S. Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold a Public Meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 30, at the Municipal Center, 50 W. High Street in Ballston Spa. The purpose of this meeting is to identify agricultural and natural resource issues in Washington, Warren and other surrounding counties. Information: Tammy Willis at 315-477-6503.

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information will be shared to make caring for a loved one easier and this group meets on the last Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: 802-442-8136, or www.bpiads.org.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring The Bondville Boys band from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 30 on the town green in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

Storytelling

SCHUYLERVILLE Gardeners, bookworms and kid community heroes will meet in Story Laurie’s Musical Storytelling Adventure at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Registration is required at 695-6641.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The 18th Annual Summer Concert Series will present the Atlantic Crossing band at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

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

 

First Night

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs is asking performers of dance, comedy, theater and other performance artists to apply to participate in First Night Saratoga (Tuesday, Dec. 31) by Thursday, Aug. 1. Those whose proposals are accepted will receive a stipend. Information/application: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

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.

 

Museum Open

FORT EDWARD The Old Fort House Museum at 29 Broadway in Fort Edward will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 through 31. Admission: $5 adults; free members and visitors younger than 17.  Also, the Museum will be selling historical books in the County Bounty Building at the Washington County Fair from Aug. 19 to 25. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

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 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.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The Third Annual Summer Concert Series will present classic rock music by Carnival Hill at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 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

FAIR HAVEN The Celtic rock band Prydein will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). There’ll be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, free ice cream, and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Party Benefit

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Wild, Wild West Party for a Cause will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Jefferson Street in Saratoga Springs. Proceeds will benefit improvements at the 4H Training and Education Center on Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. Information/sponsorships: Sharon T. LaPier at 518-885-8995, or email stl32@cornell.edu.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present Freedom Hawk from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This band features classic and southern rock, along with current country hits. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “Russian Blockbusters” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Featured will be music by Borodin, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1; Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

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.

 

Painting Lakeside

LAKE GEORGE The Hyde Collection will offer “Painting Lakeside” with artist Anne Diggory Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2 to 4, at the Wiawaka Holiday House on the east side of Lake George, 3778 Route 9L in Lake George. Cost: $180; $430 with room and board (residency for women only). Information/registration: Christine Dixon at email director@wiawaka.org, or www.wiawaka.org.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Texas Hold’em

HOOSICK FALLS A Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, 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.

 

Summer Ball

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host a Summer Ball in the style of Downton Abbey on Friday, Aug. 2, at Hildene in Manchester. There’ll be a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:45 p.m. Cost: $125. Raffle tickets: $25 each, three for $50, seven for $100. Proceeds will benefit the Green Mountain Academy. Information/tickets: Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Talegatorz band will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2  at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Discover the artistic, culinary and musical offerings of the Slate Valley. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

Original Musical

SALEM “Winning the Lottery,” an original musical by Al Budde and Jay Kerr, will be staged  at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday the fourth, at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem. Cost: $30 adults; $27 senior citizens; $15 age 12 and younger. Information: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.

 

Saturday August 3

 

Saratoga 150

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will hold its annual juried art exhibition, “Saratoga 150: Then, Now and Beyond!” on Saturday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Sept. 28. Information: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.
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.

 

River Paddle

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer an easy, five-mile Poultney River Paddle activity on Saturday, Aug. 3. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sears store parking lot at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland. Information: Barb and Barry Griffith at 492-3573.

 

Norman’s Attic

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington will host Norman’s Attic, a communitywide festival, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. A wide variety of gifts, crafts, collectibles, woven items, pottery, jewelry, china, linens, antiques, and much more will be available. Breakfast and St. James Grill, too. Information/vendor space: 802-375-9952, email stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Rabies Clinic

GREENWICH 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, Aug. 3, at the Greenwich Town Highway Garage on Bald Mountain Road. 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.

 

Family Reunion

WELLS The Waite Family Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Bring a dish and anecdotes to share. Information: Edie at 802-325-3403, or 518-642-2031.

 

Mount Exploration

ORWELL Naturalist Sue Wetmore will lead an “Exploration of Nature on the Mount” for children at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Dress for the weather and bring water. Park admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

F. D. Auction

WEST HEBRON The Hebron Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its 49th Annual Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the fire company grounds in West Hebron. Also, food will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. Information/to donate valuable items for this auction (no tires, computers or junk): George Flint at 854-7616, Bruce Stewart at 854-9277, or any fire department member (see www.hebronfireco.com).

 

Classical Music

KILLINGTON The Killington Music Festival will present “Season Finale, Germanic Tradition” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort. Featured will be works by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. Cost: $20. Tickets: 802-422-1330. Information: 802-773-4003, or www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

 

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

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 and 12, at the library, 10 Court Street. Hardcover and paperback books (most 25 cents to $3), puzzles, CDs and DVDs will be offered, with proceeds supporting library collections and activities. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Saturday August 10

 

Concert Series

KILLINGTON The free Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series will continue at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at Killington’s K1 Base Lodge on Saturdays, Aug. 10, 17 and 24. Included will be outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and barbecue, and area business promotions. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Thursday August 22

 

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.

 

Thursday August 29

 

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.

 

Sunday September 1

 

Museum Open

FORT EDWARD The Old Fort House Museum and Gift Shop at 29 Broadway in Fort Edward will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 1 through 30 (closed Labor Day and Mondays). Admission: $5 adults; free members and visitors younger than 17.  Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

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.

 

Thursday October 3

 

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.

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