Community Calendar 8/1/13

 

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 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Jefferson Street in Saratoga Springs. For age 21 and older. Cost: $5. 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

 

Children’s Programs

SHUSHAN The Georgi Museum in Shushan is accepting registrations for “I Went to the Georgi for Fun!” and “I Went to the Georgi to Write!” two programs for ages 8 through 13 that will be offered Monday through Friday, Aug. 5 to 9. Cost: $25 for the week. Information/registration: 518-854-3773, or email info@thegeorgi.com.

 

Race Benefit

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital, the Saratoga Springs History Museum, and the Malta Business and Professional Assn. are accepting registrations for the first Turner Triple Crown,  races to be run on Aug. 12 (www.saratogahistory.org/the-monday-night-mile), Sept. 7 (www.maltabpa.com/malta5k) and Oct. 6 (www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/registration.php?eventID=251) to benefit worthy causes. The deadline to register is Aug. 12. Register at above addresses.

 

Lunch/Fashions

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls requests advance reservations for its Summer Luncheon and Inspired Nostalgia 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. Cost: $55. Information/reservations: Kara Sier at 518-792-1761, Ext. 323, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Carving Classes

WEST RUTLAND The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 636 Marble Street in West Rutland is accepting registrations for two workshops, “Lightweight Armature for Mosaic Sculpture” that will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9, and “Carve Animals in Stone” that will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 to 11. For students of all abilities. Information/registration: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Art Class

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is accepting registrations for an art class, “Seeing the Trees for the Forest: A Workshop in Pen and Ink and Transparent Watercolor,” that will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 Route 9L on the east side of Lake George. For women age 18 and older at all levels of artistic ability. Cost: $15 for the class and $15 for Wiawaka day visit. Information/registration: Christine Dixon at email director@wiawaka.org, or www.wiawaka.org.

 

Pickling Class

SARATOGA COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension is requesting registrations by Friday, Aug. 2, for “Pickling 101” that will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at its office in Ballston Spa. Cost: $15. Information/registration: 885-8995.

 

Day Camp

HOOSICK FALLS Friday, Aug. 2, is the deadline for Hoosick Falls girls in grades 1 through 6 to register for a Girls Day Camp that will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 5 to 9, at the Hoosic School Sports Center. Cost: $50. Registration forms are available at 63 Wilder Avenue in Hoosick Falls. Information: Marion at 686-4576.

 

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.

 

Foot Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 10 a.m. Aug. 2, Rupert Firehouse; 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Ira Town Hall; 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, Village Manor, Pittsford; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Wallingford House, Wallingford; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $10. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Opening Reception

BALLSTON SPA Everyone is invited to an opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by gouache artist Robert Moylan that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, in The Artists’ Space at the National Bottle Museum, 76 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. Information: 518-885-7589.

 

Carnival/Parade

PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its annual Carnival and Parade on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the fire department grounds. The carnival will begin at 6:30 p.m. both days, featuring games for all ages. There’ll be a chicken barbecue at noon Saturday ($12), with hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage at night. The parade will step off at 6 p.m. Saturday (assemble at 5 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church on Route 153). To be in the parade, call Morgan Hosley at 802-645-0158.

 

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, 3, 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 4 and 11, 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.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET Everyone is invited to a reception with artist Mark Tougias from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Dorset Public Library. Mark’s work is inspired by the landscapes of Vermont and upstate New York, and frequent trips to Europe. A portion of proceeds from sales of his work will benefit the library. Information: 802-867-5774, or www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road will hold a Chicken Barbecue from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 in advance at the church office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays; $12 on Aug. 3. Information: 802-375-2548, or email fchurch_248@comcast.net.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GRANVILLE The Knights of Columbus on Park Street in Granville invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, Aug. 3. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10. Information/advance orders: 518-642-2509.

 

Pork Picnic

HARTFORD The Hartford Yoked Parish invites everyone to a Barbecued Pork Picnic from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, under tents at the Baptist Church on Main Street in Hartford. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

Roast Pork

PAWLET The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Supper Club invites everyone to a Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Pawlet Community Church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Takeouts may be ordered the day of the dinner at 802-325-3022. Cost: $10 adults; $6 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428, or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073.

 

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. This event also will include music, dancing, horseshoes, a raffle, 50/50, and more.

 

Squad Breakfast

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

 

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.

 

Conservation Film

PAWLET The first public screening of the documentary, “Conserving Farms and Woodlands,” will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Pawlet Public Library, 141 School Street. Guest presenters for this film are Donald Campbell, regional director for the Vermont Land Trust, and Lee Krohn, planning director for Manchester. Examples of conservation trusts from Wells to Bennington will be highlighted. Free admission, and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-325-3123.

 

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. Wear sturdy shoes and 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.

 

Farming History

CASTLETON Eighth generation local farmer Ed Lewis will speak about changes in farming over the years at the 4 p.m. meeting of the Castleton Historical Society on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the home of Marna Grove, 557 Pencil Mill Road in Castleton. Bring a chair or blanket and refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, call Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105 to determine if this event will be held.

 

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.

 

Equine Benefit

SARATOGA SPRINGS “Hoofloose,” a benefit for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, will be held on Sunday night, Aug. 4, at the National Museum of Dance on S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $275; $2,500 table of 10. Tickets/sponsorships: 518-226-0028, email info@trfinc.org, or www.trfinc.org/hoofloose.

 

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.

 

Handbag Party

PROCTOR A Madison Handbag Party to benefit Kristen’s Angels will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at Franklin’s Bar and Restaurant, 25 North Street in Proctor. Information: Ann Reed at 802-342-6275.

 

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.

 

Concert/Auction

HARTFORD The Hartford Community Band will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, on the lawn at the Baptist Church on Main Street in Hartford. Bring a chair or blanket.  Also, a silent auction and food sale will precede the concert at 5 p.m.

 

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

 

Sports Physicals

SALEM Free Sports Physicals by Dr. McNeil will be offered for students in the Salem School District from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. To schedule a physical, call the Salem Family Health Center at 854-3821, or see school nurse Sheryl Chambers.

 

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.

 

Women’s Health

WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street, and Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

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.

 

Free Concert

STILLWATER The Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield will host Elizabeth Huntley performing 18th century music on the harp at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Route 32 in Stillwater. Bring lunch if you like to this free event. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Museum Activities

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

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

MANCHESTER VFW Post 6471 in Manchester invites everyone to a Spaghetti Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting “Walk off the War,” an effort by veterans who are walking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine to raise money for our combat veterans transitioning from military service. Also, donations payable to Operation Military Embrace, Inc., may be sent to Operation Military Embrace, Attn. Warrior Hike, POB 149, Hockley, Texas, 77447-0149. Information: www.warriorhike.com.

 

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

 

Garden Club Awards

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Following the regular meeting, there’ll be presentation of the club’s annual beautification awards and a luncheon. The awards recognize gardens in the Village of Granville. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629.

 

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.

 

Meeting/Tour

WELLS The Wells Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting and Cemetery Tour on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. There’ll be a barbecue supper at 6 p.m. (bring a salad or dessert to share), with hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken provided. The tour will follow, weather permitting, at the historic Wells Cemetery. Also, dues will collected ($5), and officers and trustees elected.

 

Bicycling Skills

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Valley Cyclists will present “Bicycling Skills 123” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Cambridge Public Library, 21 W. Main Street (rain date 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21). This program will be an introduction to bicycle maintenance, riding skills, fit and safety. Bring your bike and helmet. Advance registration is requested in person at the library or at 677-2443.

 

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.

 

Harp Recital

RUTLAND Jennifer Hoult and Bill Randolph will present a Duo Harp Recital at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Grace Church, 8 Court Street in Rutland. Both musicians have performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States. Cost: Free-will offering. Information: 802-775-4301, or www.gracechurchvt.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.

 

Children’s Workshop

GREENWICH The chamber music musicians from Music from Salem will present a Children’s Workshop 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: www.musicfromsalem.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.

 

Open Rehearsal

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem will hold a free Open Rehearsal at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road in Salem. Observe the process of shaping an upcoming concert featuring chamber music for strings by Arensky and Brahms. Open to all. Information: 518-854-7246.

 

Thrift Shop

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

 

Tea Party Meets

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, on the lower level of Building II at the Washington County office complex on Upper Broadway in Fort Edward. Assemblyman Tony Jordan will update attendees on the latest state news and answer questions.

 

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.

Bake Sale

GRANVILLE In order to raise money for their Music Abroad trip to Europe next summer, students Natalie Haines and Josh Shaw will hold a bake sale in Veterans Park from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of the Summer Concert Series. The two aim to raise $5,000 each for the trip and will continue to hold other fundraisers throughout the year.

 

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

 

Seniors Picnic

PAWLET AREA Reservations are requested by Friday, Aug. 9, for the Haystack Hustler Seniors group’s Picnic at Lake St. Catherine State Park off Route 30 in Poultney at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13 (senior passes for the park are available at town offices). Lunch supplies, meat and fruit will be provided. Bring a dish to share, beverage and lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the Pawlet Community Church. Information/reservations: Phyllis at 802-325-3196.

 

Lunch/Play

PAWLET AREA The Haystack Hustler Seniors group is accepting reservations for a Thursday, Aug. 29, trip from Manchester, Vt., to Chatham, N.Y., for a buffet lunch and the play, “Gypsy,” at the Mac Hayden Theater. Cost: $35. Information/reservations: Phyllis at 802-325-3196.

 

Half Marathon

MANCHESTER 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.

 

Farmers Market

FAIR HAVEN The Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 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 Aug. 9. 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.

 

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.

 

Gallery Receptions

GLENS FALLS Receptions for Georgia O’Keeffe-themed shows will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, in three galleries at The Shirt Factory, corner of Lawrence and Cooper streets in Glens Falls. These receptions complement the current “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” exhibition running through Sept. 15 at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-907-4478, or www.shirtfactorygf.com.

 

Jackson Picnic

JACKSON Residents of the Town of Jackson are invited to a Townwide Picnic at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Lake Lauderdale pavilion. Bring a dish to pass and hot dogs, non-alcoholic beverages and tableware will be provided. Cost: $1 per car. This is an opportunity to meet with your neighbors, not a political event. Information: Tammy Skellie-Gilbert at 854-3254, or email townofjackson@gmail.com.

 

Street Fest

MANCHESTER A free Hot Summer Night Street Fest will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, on Main Street in Manchester.  Four bands will entertain with a mix of acoustic, jazz, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll music. Food samples from several local eateries will be offered and there’ll be a few craft, specialty food, and special interest vendors. Information/vendor space: 802-362-5333, or email t.hayes@manchester-vt.gov.

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Free Concert

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

 

Play at Wood

GLENS FALLS Carolyn McCormick and Byron Jennings will star in “Faraway Nearest One: O’Keeffe to Stieglitz and Stieglitz to O’Keeffe” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival, this show is based on more than 5,000 letters exchanged between Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) from 1915 to 1946.  Cost: $40. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.ATFestival.org.

 

Saturday August 10

 

Yard Sale Benefit

WHITEHALL The family and friends of Katie Rivette will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11, at the Stewart’s Shop on Route 4 in Whitehall. Proceeds will go toward Katie’s family’s travel and lodging expenses in New York City where Katie, who is in her mid twenties, will undergo a second kidney transplant.

 

Pilgrimage

CAMBRIDGE Artists and art lovers are invited to join the monks and nuns at New Skete, 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge, for an annual Pilgrimage on Saturday, Aug. 10. The uses of visual art in spirituality will be the focus of this event and there’ll be a prominent guest speaker, photo exhibit of New Skete life, reflection time, a visit to the gift shop, New Skete cheesecake, and much more. Information: www.newskete.org, or www.facebook.com/newskete.

 

Boat Race

SCHUYLERVILLE Hudson Crossing Park will present its Ninth Annual Cardboard Boat Race from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Fort Hardy Park beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville (rain date Aug. 11). The first race will launch at 1 p.m. and the best photo opportunities will be from noon to 2 p.m. Free admission for spectators. Pre-registration discounts for individuals and companies, and registration forms, are available at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org, or register from 8 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 10 at the park. Information: Julie White at 518-695-4539, or email info@hudsoncrossingpark.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of E. Main Street and Route 22 in Cambridge. This pantry is open to people in the Cambridge Central School District.

 

Backpack Project

GRANVILLE The Seventh Annual Backpack Project will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Granville High School. TD Bank will accept donations in support of this project that provides backpacks and school supplies to students in need. Checks payable to “The Backpack Project” may be mailed to TD Bank, 6 Main Street, Granville, N.Y. 12832. Donations of supplies will be appreciated, too (call Gwen Schneider at 518-642-3469, or Ann Schinski at 802-287-2787, for a list of needed items).

 

Spinning Guild

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

 

Music/Wine

HOOSICK Adirondack Winery and Brotherhood Winery will sponsor a Music and Wine Festival for age 21 and older from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Why Not Wine, 5152 Route 7 in Hoosick (near Tammy’s Candy Kettle). Music will be provided by Original Express. Proceeds will benefit patients at the Samaritan Hospital Cancer Treatment Center. Bring a chair. Information: 518-424-7524, or www.whynotwineny.com.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

WEST FORT ANN A Chicken Barbecue will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road. Take out or eat under the tent. Cost: $10; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 792-6647.

 

Sunday August 11

 

Buffet Breakfast

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

 

Sunday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a difficult, 8.6-mile hike on Breadloaf Mountain in Lincoln on Sunday, Aug. 11. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Larry Walter at 775-3855.

 

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.

 

18th Century Stories

SCHUYLERVILLE Joe Doolittle will tell stories from “18th Century Days” from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Schuyler House on Route 4 in Schuylerville. Hosting will be the Old Saratoga Historical Society. Information: Schuylerville Public Library, 695-6641.

 

Pulled Pork

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at Pearl and Burgoyne streets in Schuylerville invites everyone to a Pulled Pork Dinner (pulled chicken also available) from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Information/reservations: 695-6638.

 

Music for Strings

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge will present Music from Salem’s final summer season concert, “Magic in Pairs,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. Music for strings, highlighting two cellos, will be featured. Cost: Pay what you can, $20 suggested. Information/advance tickets: 518-677-2495.

 

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

 

Alzheimer’s Support

ARGYLE The Pleasant Valley Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, in the conference room at Pleasant Valley, 4573 Route 40 in Argyle. Family, friends and caregivers are invited to meet for mutual support, discussion of coping and problem solving skills, and available resources. This group will meet on the second Monday each month. Information: Maureen Mahar at 518-638-8274, Ext. 215.

 

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

STILLWATER The Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield will host folk singer Rich Bala with a musical tour on how New York waterways and canals shaped the state’s history from colonial times to the end of the 19th century at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Route 32 in Stillwater. Bring lunch if you like to this free event. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Children’s Program

SCHUYLERVILLE The Tang Museum will visit the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with a fun-filled program of personages (a type of sculpture). For children age 7 and older. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Winter in August

RUTLAND The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Herald will host the 32nd Annual Winter in August Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. Come help celebrate the ski industry and sample food from local eateries, and get information on local businesses’ products and services. Information: 802-773-2747, or email chamber@rutlandvermont.com.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring The Buskers band from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 13 on the town green in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

Cemetery Meeting

POULTNEY A special meeting of the lot owners and trustees of the Poultney Cemetery will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Young-at-Heart Senior Center on Furnace Street, Route 30, in Poultney. Information: Email poultneycemeteryassociation@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

China Trip Info

MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an Information Forum on its planned trip to China (March 18 to 26, 2014) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Visitor Welcome Center, 39 Bonnet Street in Manchester. Open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

Healthcare Info

HUDSON FALLS/TROY Cornell Cooperative Extension will host informational meetings for farms, small businesses, and individuals on the federal Affordable Care Act from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at its office, 61 State Street in Troy, and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Annex II Building, 411 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Reservations are requested to ensure enough materials will be available with Kirk Shoen at email kjs264@cornell.edu, or Ashley Pierce at arp253@cornell.edu. Information: 518-272-4210.

 

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.

 

Astronomers

SALEM The Salem Astronomers will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. This group meets on the third Wednesday each month and new members will be welcome. Information: Email Bill Frederick at wfrederi@wildblue.net.

 

Thursday 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.

 

Friday August 16

 

Battle Event

NORTH HOOSICK The Aug. 16, 1777, Battle of Bennington will be commemorated at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site on Route 67, about three miles east of routes 22 and 67 in North Hoosick, N.Y. The commemoration will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, with a display of art and other material related to the American Revolution. Free and open to all.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Family Movie

SCHUYLERVILLE Family Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. This PG-rated film will run about 120 minutes. Bring popcorn if you like to this free event that is open to all. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Enerjazz band will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Musical

RUTLAND “Menopause the Musical” will be staged on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street in downtown Rutland. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.paramountlive.org.

 

Saturday August 17

 

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, Aug. 17. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

House Tour/Dinner

CASTLETON The annual Castleton Colonial Day House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at more than 12 sites in Castleton Village, including outstanding period homes, public buildings, galleries and historic sites. Tour tickets at $20, $18 for senior citizens, will be available at the Castleton Federated Church on Main Street, and at the house at the corner of Main Street and North Road. Also, the Castleton Library will host an ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. and the Federated Church will serve a ham dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner cost: $9 adults; $5 ages 12 and younger. Information: 802-468-5309, or 802-278-8150.

 

Children’s Activity

HOOSICK FALLS Martha Raleigh Winsten, an artist and author from Moreau, will read from her children’s book, “Awesome Elijah,” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls. The book is a true story about a rescued steer raised by a young girl that ultimately ended up at the Saratoga Horse Expo. Martha also will play her guitar and sing a song about a coyote, followed by drawing of animals. Information: 518-686-9401.

 

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

 

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 Aug. 18. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

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.

 

Family Day

GLENS FALLS A free Family Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Included will be presentations by the Lake George Assn., art activities, games and more, all inspired by the current exhibition, “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.” Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or email jleary@hydecollection.org.

 

Historic Attire

HUBBARDTON Carol and Brook Aldrich will dress in Revolutionary War period attire, describe clothing of the time, and offer tips on putting together your own outfit at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.Historicsites.vermont.gov/Hubbardton.

 

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

 

Sports Physicals

SALEM Free Sports Physicals by Dr. McNeil will be offered for students in the Salem School District from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. To schedule a physical, call the Salem Family Health Center at 854-3821, or see school nurse Sheryl Chambers.

 

Free Concert

MANCHESTER The chamber of commerce and Berkshire Bank will host Tuesday Concerts on the Green, featuring Sullivan and White from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 on the town green in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-6313.

 

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

 

Sculpture Symposium

WEST RUTLAND Sculpture enthusiasts and the public are invited to an International Sculpture Symposium, a gathering of artists from several countries, including Bulgaria, China, Turkey and Mexico, Friday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1450 Clarendon Avenue in West Rutland. There’ll be open studio days and other events associated with this symposium. Information: 802-353-9650, email westrutlandartpark@gmail.com, or www.westrutlandartpark.com.

 

Farmers Market

FAIR HAVEN The Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 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 Aug. 23. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

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

 

Friday Bingo

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

 

Free Concert

WHITEHALL The Washington County Concert Band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall. Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Saturday August 24

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of E. Main Street and Route 22 in Cambridge. This pantry is open to people in the Cambridge Central School District.

 

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

 

Motorcycle Rally

KILLINGTON Americade will present the Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2, at Killington. Featured will be social and special events, a vendor village, bike and stunt shows, live music, a 12-mile parade of bikes, and touring on Vermont’s scenic roadways. Information: www.discoverkillington.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.

 

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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