Community Calendar 7/25/13

 

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.

 

Senior trip

GRANVILLE The recycled teenagers have a number of upcoming trips to sign up for. First, there will be a seven-day, six-night bus trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Sept. 22 to 28. The trip will include a number of meals and excursions for $599 per person. Then, the group will do a two-night bus trip to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., which includes seeing “Noah.” The tour will cost $337 per person double. For more information about either trip or to sign up contact Dot Barber at 518-632-5210.

 

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.

 

Twelfth Night

NY/VT William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night: Be Not Afraid of Greatness…” will be staged at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Memorial Park bandstand in Hoosick Falls; 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Park-McCullough House, North Bennington; and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Salem Art Works in Salem. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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

 

Alumni Weekend

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy at 4 Parsons Avenue in Hoosick Falls is accepting reservations for its Alumni Weekend that will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3. Tee times for the Friday golf scramble at the Hoosick Falls Country Club will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($70, including golf, lunch, and Babson’s light-fare supper). The alumni banquet will include cocktails from 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. ($35). Information/reservations: Pat Hayes at 518-686-4314, email pathayes@yahoo.com, or www.stmaryshf.com.

 

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.

 

Artists Reception

RUTLAND An Artists Reception for the exhibition, “Six Sides of the Cube” by Bianca Hildenbrand and Whitney Ramage will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at the Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center Street Alley in Rutland. This exhibition will run through Aug. 24. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Author Visits

CAMBRIDGE Joe Cutshall-King will discuss his book, “The Burning of the Piping Rock,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. This work is a    “film noir in a book, based on the unsolved arson of the mafia-owned Piping Rock Casino in Saratoga Springs in 1954.” Free and open to all. Information: 518-677-2495.

 

Drag Show

GLENS FALLS Queensbury’s Relay for Life against breast cancer will present the Fourth Annual Divas for a Cause Drag Show at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, in Heritage Hall at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Music will be provided by DJ Drew Carey and there’ll be a full bar, concessions, and valuable prize drawings. For age 18 and older. Cost: $20 at the door; $15 in advance with Rebecca at 518-932-5831.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Author Chris Bohjalian will read from his new novel, “The Light in the Ruins,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book is about “love, despair and revenge…set in war-ravaged Tuscany.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Adult Musical

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Theatre Festival will present the puppet-filled musical for adults, “Avenue Q,” Friday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls. Times/tickets: 518-874-0800, or visit the box office.

 

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.

 

$1 Breakfast

POULTNEY A Community Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost: $1 adults; free age 14 and younger. The church is handicap accessible and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Clothing Giveaway

WHITEHALL A Clothing Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27, at the Out of the Box Worship Center, 145 Broadway in Whitehall. A large variety of clothing styles and sizes will be available and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

StreetFest

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership will host the Fifth Annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Featured will be arts and crafts, food, live music and entertainment, family activities, new and classic cars, Penelope the Clown, and sidewalk sales. Free admission and open to all. Information/vendor space: 518-585-6619, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com, or www.ticonderogany.com.

 

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 and everyone will be welcome. Information: Bev at 677-3327, or the church at 677-5487.

 

Ox Roast/Auction

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane off Route 12 in Whitehall will hold its annual Ox Roast and Auction from noon to 6 p.m. or until sold out on Saturday, July 27. Takeouts will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Cost: $11 adults and takeouts; $5 age 11 and younger. The auction will run from 1 to 3 p.m. (preview 10 a.m.), there’ll be an outdoor flea market and crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a snack bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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 with music by Martin Sexton 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. 3, 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.

 

Fish, Clams

GRANVILLE The Men’s Auxiliary invites everyone to a Fish and Clams Dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at VFW Post 1653’s pavilion on North Street in Granville. Cost: $10 for fish, French fries and salads; $5 for a dozen clams.

 

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.

 

Healing Service

MANCHESTER Rev. Nigel Mumford will conduct a Healing Service at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main Street in Manchester. Fr. Nigel is the founder of By His Wounds Ministry that focuses on Christian healing. Information: Zion Church at 802-362-1987, or www.byhiswoundsministry.org.

 

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.

 

Verdi and Wagner

BOLTON LANDING The “Music of Verdi and Wagner,” with Alexandre Tchaplinsky on piano, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at The Sembrich, 4800 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing. Cost: $25. Information: 518-644-2431, or www.thesembrich.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 and Fair Haven Dodge will host the annual History Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, in Fair Haven Park. Other historical societies also will have displays, and area churches and the Slate Valley Museum will participate, along with local historians and collectors. There’ll be children’s activities and tours of the local cemetery, too. A highlight will be a performance by the Rutland Curbstone Chorus from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free and open to all. 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.

 

Music, Dance

GRANVILLE Kimerer LaMothe, Geoffrey Gee and their five children will share their love of music and dance through multi-part vocal harmonies, the saxophone, and Geoffrey on a Steinway piano at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. Birthday cake will be served at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: www.vitalsartsmedia.com.

 

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

 

Story Hour

CAMBRIDGE A Curious Kids Preschool Story Hour with Ellen Sinopoli will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information/registration: 518-677-2515, or www.battenkillbooks.com.

 

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). Traditional New England tunes and acoustic instrumentals will be featured. Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

Wednesday July 31

 

Lunch/Fashion Show

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is requesting reservations by Wednesday, July 31, for a Summer Luncheon and Fashion Show that will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $55. Information/reservations: Kara Shier at 518-792-1761, Ext. 323, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Book Giveaway

RUTLAND Students will hold a “Books without Batteries” book giveaway from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Community College of Vermont campus, 60 West Street in Rutland. Gently used and new books for early readers to adults will be provided. There also will be a bookmark making activity, a story time corner, and light refreshments. Information: Rosalie at Vermont Reading Partners, 802-867-0199.

 

Children’s Activity

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Connects group will host “Diggers, Dump Trucks and Sirens” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at Bob Durrin Memorial Park, Avenue B in Cambridge. Weather permitting, children will climb in and on vehicles that dig, clean, transport, scoop, spray, and keep us safe. Light food and refreshments will be available. Information: 677-2622, or email cambridgeconnects@gmail.com.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers (call Mel to reserve a chair, 518-632-5026) and listeners will be welcome. Home-baked goods and hot dogs will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Free admission; donations appreciated.

 

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, 58 E. Broadway. This will be a “lively introduction to music making and listening for children.” Free. Information: Greenwich Youth Center, Maureen Kinsella at 321-5505, or www.musicfromsalem.org.

 

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.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH The Boomerang Bookstore in the basement of the Greenwich Library will be open from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1. Purchase a full bag of books from the basement sale room for a small suggested donation. Or, purchase a full box of books, DVDs, CDs, or books on tape for a slightly larger donation. All proceeds will benefit the library’s programs and materials.

 

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.

 

Art/Craft Fest

BENNINGTON The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, at Camelot Village, 66 Colgate Heights in Bennington. Juried arts and crafts, live music, food, beer and wine, and children’s activities will be featured. Admission: $8 adults; free children. Free parking. Information: www.craftproducers.com.

 

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.

 

Teen Drive-In

SCHUYLERVILLE A Teen Drive-In will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Screened will be a PG-13 movie running about 120 minutes. Bring a chair or blanket, bug spray, and popcorn if you like to this event that’s free and open to all. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Race the Train

NORTH CREEK Area runners will gather at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the North Creek Depot for “Race the Train,” an 8.4-mile race. They’ll ride the train to Riverside Station in Riparius and from there they’ll race the train back to North Creek beginning at 9 a.m. Register from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Aug. 3. Registration: $35 race day; $28, $20 students, in advance at Active.com, http://beta.active.com/north-creek-ny-ny/running/11th-race-the-train-2013. T-shirts for first 275 registered runners.

Information: Tracy Watson at 518-251-0107, or email pederson6000@roadrunner.com.

 

Annual Festival

SCHUYLERVILLE The Ninth Annual Turning Point Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville. This event will begin Saturday morning and will include a carnival and pony rides, and a street dance and bonfire at 7 p.m. Sunday there’ll be live music following a 1 p.m. parade, with fireworks at dusk. Information: www.turningpointparade.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.

 

Intertribal Fest

WHITEHALL The Town of Whitehall will host the Eighth Annual First Nations Intertribal Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, at Canal Side Park off Route 4 in Whitehall. The many facets of Native American culture will be highlighted, including traditional dancing, drumming, singing and clothing, There’ll be crafters and live music, food, and raffles. Free admission. Information: 518-260-6059, or email whitehallpowwow@yahoo.com.

 

Memorial Dedication

MANCHESTER A Memorial Dedication commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in 1953 will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the intersection of routes 11/30 and 7A in Manchester. Everyone, especially Korean War veterans, is encouraged to attend.

 

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.

 

Chicken, More

SHUSHAN The Shushan Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a one-day-only Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the firehouse on Route 64. This event also will include a cake booth, amusement games, bingo inside the firehouse, a raffle drawing of gifts, a live band, and a deejay.

 

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.

 

Folk Music

GRANVILLE The Carpatho-Rusyn folk music group, Gerdan, will perform music of the Carpathian peoples at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Cost: $10 recommended donation. While there, be sure to see the newest exhibit, “Preserving a Heritage, Building a Community: The Carpatho-Rusyn Community of the Slate Valley.” Information: 518-642-1417, or email kw@slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Concert Series

KILLINGTON The free Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series will continue with music by Santa Mamba from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at Killington’s K1 Base Lodge, and 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.

 

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.

 

“Four Hands” Concert

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge will present Music from Salem’s concert, “Four Hands, Luminous Works,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Part of the program will include two pianists on one piano. Cost: Pay what you can; $20 suggested. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Sunday August 4

 

Clam Steam

VICTORY Sunday, Aug. 4, is the deadline to purchase your ticket for the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s annual Clam Steam that will be held from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at its clubhouse on Route 32 south of Victory. Cost: $40 full steam; $30 chicken. Information/tickets: Tom at 491-8194 or 507-6308, or the clubhouse at 695-3917.

 

Ladies Run

WEST RUTLAND The Southwest Freedom Riders will host the annual Peaches ‘n’ Cream Ladies Lead Poker Run on Sunday, Aug. 4, from Price Chopper Plaza in West Rutland. Register from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Ladies First Health Screening Program. 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.

 

Parish Picnic

SALEM Holy Cross Catholic Church in Salem will hold its Parish Picnic at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided and parishioners are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets, their beverage, and a dish to pass. Information: Rose Mary Sheffield at 518-854-3692.

 

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.

 

Hike at Mount

ORWELL Stephen Zeoli will lead a hike on the trails of Mount Independence at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Park admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE the Granville Town Band will perform marches and concert band specialties from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring the Don’t Leave Band from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 on the town green in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

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.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6. 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.

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The 18th Annual Summer Concert Series will present the American Longboards band at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

Children’s Activity

SCHUYLERVILLE Kathy Ceceri, a local author of children’s activity books including “Discover the Desert,” will lead children in creating sand design bottles, a craft from the ancient Silk Road desert city of Petra, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6. You’ll find this activity, for children age 7 and older, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Registration is required at 518-695-6641.

 

 

Wednesday August 7

 

Meet an Artist

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts will bring its Artists in Action Series to the Saratoga Springs Library at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Artist Tom Ryan will demonstrate his artistic technique and answer your questions at this event that’s free and open to all. Information: 518-584-4132, or www.saratoga-arts.org.

 

Jamboree

FORT EDWARD The Third Annual Country and Bluegrass Jamboree will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward (rain or shine). Five bands will perform and there’ll be refreshments and a 50/50 drawing. Cost: $10. Information: Linda Hermans at 518-747-3421, or www.littletheater27.org.

 

Farmers Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 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.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 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.

 

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.

 

Starry Night

HUBBARDTON The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers invites everyone to a “Starry Starry Night” activity from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 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. Free, donations appreciated. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.HistoricVermont.org/Hubbardton.

 

Thursday August 8

 

Glen Lake Walk

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. invites everyone to a walk along the shore of Glen Lake on Thursday, Aug. 8. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street to carpool. Bring water and lunch and wear sturdy footwear. Information: Jean Hinson at 775-0873.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The Third Annual Summer Concert Series will present local favorite Chad Hollister at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 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 Moonlighters Big Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). There’ll be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing, and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present The Big Smoothies from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This group features pop, rhythm and blues, and big band music.

 

Chamber Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “English Landscape” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Featured will be chamber music and vocal selections. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Friday August 9

 

Half Marathon

XMANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for the Maple Leaf Half Marathon and the Kotler 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Dana Thompson Recreation Center in Manchester. Participants will come from more than 30 states and countries. Locals are encouraged to register early since there will be a maximum of 1,000 participants (no registration Sept. 7). Registration: Online at MapleLeafHalfMarathon, or visit the Manchester Chamber of Commerce at 39 Bonnet Street. Information: 802-297-2216.

 

Dance Workshop

SHUSHAN A “Going to the Georgi” summer workshop for children and teens will be offered on Friday, Aug. 9, at The Georgi on the Battenkill Museum and Park on Adams Lane in Shushan. Ellen Sinopoli and dancers will lead this workshop. Information/registration: 518-854-3773, or www.thegeorgi.com.

 

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.

 

New Reading Group

MANCHESTER The new Classic Mystery Reading Group will meet for the first time from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, in the conference room at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This group will meet on the second Friday every other month. Information/to enroll: Louise Jones at email ljones@northshire.com. Other information: 802-362-2200.

 

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.

 

Book Sale

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will hold a Book Sale from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 10th, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the former Bank of Bennington building, 7331 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. On Sunday, books will be sold by the bag. Donations of books, CDs and DVDs in good condition will be accepted for this sale at the library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday August 10

 

Concert Series

KILLINGTON The free Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series will continue with contemporary reggae music by The Alchemystics from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at Killington’s K1 Base Lodge, and continuing 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 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.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE the Granville Town Band will perform marches and concert band specialties from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all.

 

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.

 

Tuesday August 13

 

Free Concert

CASTLETON The 18th Annual Summer Concert Series will present the Satin and Steel band at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Castleton State College Pavilion (rain or shine). Free and open to all. Information: www.castleton.edu/concerts.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

WEST RUTLAND The Third Annual Summer Concert Series will present West Rutland music teacher Phil Henry at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 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 TS Ensemble will perform hits songs from the 1950s to today at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). There’ll be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing, and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present the Jonathon Newell Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. This band features classic rock from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

 

Chamber, Pop Music

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “Dvorak, Piazzolla, and a Bayan Bash” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Featured will be chamber and popular genre music. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.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.

 

Concert Series

KILLINGTON The free Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series will continue with the New Orleans-style Dirty Dozen Brass Band from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at Killington’s K1 Base Lodge. The final concert of the series will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Included will be outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and barbecue, and area business promotions. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Sunday August 18

 

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.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE the Granville Town Band will perform marches and concert band specialties from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all.

 

Monday August 19

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday August 20

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday August 21

 

Farmers Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

FAIR HAVEN The Starline Rhythm Boys will perform honky- tonk music at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Fair Haven town park (rain site/Fair Haven Baptist Church). There’ll be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing, free ice cream, and popcorn and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Information: www.fairhavenvt.org/concerts.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE The Summer Concert Series will present the Skeeter Morse with classics from the 1950s and ‘60s from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville.

 

Arias, Jazz

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present “Rising Stars from the Metropolitan Opera” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Featured will be concert arias, lieder, and a touch of jazz. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Friday August 23

 

Pizza at Elks

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

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday August 24

 

Free Concert

KILLINGTON The free Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series will conclude with soft rock music by Donavon Frankenreiter from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at Killington’s K1 Base Lodge. Included will be outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and barbecue, and area business promotions. Information: www.discoverkillington.com.

 

Sunday August 25

 

Pops Concert

MANCHESTER The Manchester Music Festival will present a Pops Concert, featuring Tony and Grammy award winning singer/actress Audra McDonald, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Arkell Pavilion of the Southern Vermont Arts Center off West Road in Manchester. Information/tickets: 802-362-1956, or www.mmfvt.org.

 

Free Concert

GRANVILLE the Granville Town Band will perform marches and concert band specialties from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all.

 

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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