Community Calendar 8/8/13

 

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.

 

Farming Talk

EAST HEBRON Dan Cavna of Far Away Farm in Greenwich will present a talk on “Raising Poultry, Egg Production, and Marketing of Farm Products” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at  the East Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22. Free and open to all and light refreshments will be served. Information: Joan at 518-642-3465.

 

 

Authors Visit

MANCHESTER Stephen Kiernan will present his book, “The Curiosity,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Susan Gillotti will discuss her work, “Women of Privilege,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 9, and Mark Slouka will visit with “Brewster” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Information: 802-262-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

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

 

Golf Outing

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center is accepting registrations for the Ninth Annual Community Center Golf Outing that will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. Same-day registration will begin at 11:45 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost: $105 for scramble format golf, dinner, and numerous awards and prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. Information/advance registration: 802-468-3093, or visit the Center at 2108 Main Street in Castleton.

 

Bible School

GRANVILLE The Granville Baptist Church at 23 Quaker Street is accepting registrations for a free Ecumenical Vacation Bible School that will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 12 to 16. All children who have completed grades kindergarten through 6 and invited. For advance registration, call Sally Peterson at 518-642-2245. Or, come early on Aug. 12 to register.

 

Bus Trip

MANCHESTER The Northshire Seniors group is accepting reservations for a bus trip to see “Gypsy” and have lunch on Thursday, Aug. 29, in Chatham, N.Y. Cost: $35. The bus will leave St. Paul’s Church in Manchester at 9:30 a.m. Information/reservations: Alberta Harrington at 802-362-2263.

 

Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for the 2013 Rizio-Wood Memorial Golf Tournament that will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at The Golf Club at the Equinox in Manchester. This will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start with a scramble format. Prizes and luncheon, too. Proceeds will benefit community education in golf and agronomy. Information/registration: 802-362-1647, or 362-1279.

 

Kitchen Classes

RENSSELAER COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for four classes for children and adults on kitchen skills, food safety, nutrition knowledge, and food preparation that will be offered on Aug. 14 and 19, and Sept. 12 and 17. All classes will be held at CCE’s Sciences Building, 61 State Street in Troy. Registration: 518-272-4210. Information: www.ccerensselaer.org.

 

Cooking Class

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link is accepting registrations for a free “Summer Cooking Made Fresh and Affordable” class  that will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Stafford Technical Center, 8 Stratton Road in Rutland. Stafford Culinary Instructor Lisa Fennimore will lead this class on how to eat cheaply and nutritiously. Registration is required at www.rutlandfarmandfood.org/realrutland.

 

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 MacHayden 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.

 

Yard/Book Sale

FAIR HAVEN A Yard and Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday the 10th, at St. Mary’s School, 19 Washington Street in Fair Haven. New and used items will be offered and lunch will be available. Vendor space is available at $15 per table. Information/vendor space: Mariann Miller at 518-499-9377.

 

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 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 10th, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the former Bank of Bennington building, 4331 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. On Sunday, books will be sold for $5 per 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.

 

Opening Reception

SCHUYLERVILLE An opening reception for an exhibition, “Equine Concepts,” by equine artists Robert Cartmell and Paul Kant will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at The Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-3181, or www.thelaffergallery.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.

 

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. 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Aug. 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 10

 

Hartford Sales

HARTFORD The Hartford Townwide Yard Sales will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11. There’ll be more than 50 sales throughout town, a flea market, food booths, and a flower show. The Civil War Museum will hold an open house, and on Sunday there’ll be a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out at the Stewart’s Shop. Maps of sale locations will be available at As Time Goes By, Stewart’s Shop, and at What’s Cookin’.

 

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.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $39; bring a friend for additional $34. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

 

 

 

 

East Poultney Day

POULTNEY The Poultney Historical Society will host the 78th Annual East Poultney Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, on the green in East Poultney. This year’s theme will be “Growing Up Poultney: Memories of the 1950s to the ‘70s.” More than 40 juried vendors, demonstrations, food, music, games, a raffle, and more will be featured. Free admission and everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Food Workshop

WELLS The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link will offer a  Tour and Food Preservation Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Wellsmere Farm, 199 Route 30, a quarter-mile north of Wells Village on Route 30. Michelle Morey will discuss ways to keep your farm-fresh produce in great condition all winter, followed by a farm tour, petting zoo, and discussion of farming practices. Cost: Sliding scale for adults, $5 to $15; free children. Also, free transportation will be provided from the Walmart parking lot in Rutland. Registration is required at https://raffl.wufoo.com/forms/wellsmere-farm-tour-and-food-preservation-workshop/

 

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).

 

Flower Show

HARTFORD The tri-county branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Assn. will host a Georgia O’Keeffe Inspiration Flower Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Masonic Hall on Main Street in Hartford. Plant and food sale booths will be available and everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-584-4439.

 

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.

 

Quilt/Fiber Show

SCHAGHTICOKE A Quilt and Fiber Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11, at the Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Road in Schaghticoke. Come see Icelandic ewes, an Icelandic sheepdog, and (weather permitting) alpacas. Yarn will be for sale and fleece processing will be demonstrated at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. A snack bar will offer pulled pork, sausage and peppers, and more, and pie orders will be taken. Information: 518-664-1700, or email knickinfo@aol.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.

 

Tenor Performs

BENNINGTON Tenor Luke Grooms will present a program of “Bel Canto and Musical Theatre Favorites” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Ada Paresky Education Center of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Luke recently performed with the Metropolitan Opera and the Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall. Free and open to all (gallery admission not included). Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Cow Power Film

RUTLAND “Cow Power: The Film,” a feature-length documentary created by Vermont native Allison Gillette, will be premiered at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland. Narrated by former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, this film highlights Vermont farmers, businesses and citizens who’ve banded together to save family farms and the environment. Free and open to all; donations appreciated. Information: www.bit.ly/cowpowVT, or email allison.gillette@cowpowerfilm.com.

 

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.

 

Dance Talk

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host a conversation with Judith Jamison at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. Judith is a former principal dancer and now artistic director emeritus of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Included will be a profile of her life, along with questions/answers. Autographed photographs will be given to the first 100 people in attendance, too. Information: 518-584-2225, or www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Reunion/Memorial

PERU The West Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Hapgood Pond State Park in Peru. A picnic will begin at 11 a.m. and attendees are asked to bring their own supplies and a dish to share. A memorial service for Lila West will follow at 2 p.m. at the North Road Cemetery in Peru. Information: 518-361-3464.

 

Chicken Barbecue

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

 

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.

 

Children’s Event

MECHANICVILLE The Highway Tabernacle A/G at 235 Hudson Avenue in Mechanicville will hold a special event for children, “Backyard Blast,” from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. Food will be available and everyone will be welcome. Information: 664-4442, or www.highwaytabernacle.net.

 

18th Century Day

SCHUYLERVILLE The 35th Annual 18th Century Day will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the 1777 Schuyler House on Route 4 in Schuylerville. More than 25 colonial artisans will demonstrate cooking, shearing, beer brewing, soap and broom making, herb growing, and much more. There’ll be a punch and judy show, storytelling, period music, and punch and cookies. A pulled pork dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old Saratoga Reformed Church on Burgoyne Street, too (call 695-6638 for reservations; walk-ins welcome). Hosting will be the Old Saratoga Historical Society and the National Park Service. Information: Schuylerville Public Library, 695-6641, or 664-9821.

 

Tree ID

MANCHESTER Bennington County Forester Kyle Mason will lead a family-friendly program, “Tree ID,” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. Meet in the Burr and Burton Academy parking lot and identify trees on the trails behind the school and around Equinox Pond. Cost: $10; free children with parents or grandparents; free high school students. Tickets are available from Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820, or at www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

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.

 

Evensong Service

POULTNEY The East Poultney Ancient Church of St. John will host an ecumenical Evensong Service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. This historic, 1831 building is opened one time a year and everyone is encouraged to attend this special event.

 

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

 

Steak Roast

VICTORY Reservations are required by Monday, Aug. 12, for the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club’s Steak Roast that will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the clubhouse on Route 32, south of Victory Village. Cost: $20. Information/reservations: Kathy at 788-6388, or Ed at 222-5969.

 

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.

 

Motivational Speaker

HYDEVILLE On Sunday, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m., Hydeville Baptist Church will welcome Robert Haden of Hernando, Florida, to share his experience in seeing the power of God at work in overcoming both alcoholism and extreme anger. This event will be free of charge and no offering will be taken. For more information, call Pastor Jim Hogan at 265-2206. Hydeville Baptist Church is located on Route 4A in Castleton, about a mile west of Castleton Corners. Parking is at the rear of the building.

 

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

 

Women’s Health

GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

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.

 

Supper/Raffle

DORSET The Women’s Fellowship of the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert invites everyone to a Baked Ham/Roast Turkey Summer Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, indoors and under tents at the church that you’ll find off Route 30 at 143 Church Street in Dorset. There’ll be a raffle drawing, too, featuring a homemade quilt and on oil painting by Terry Lindsey.

 

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.

 

Cambridge History

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum will host local historian Ken Gottry with a talk on the Yellow Brick Road at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the museum on Broad Street. Ken will relive the village’s history, culminating in the construction of the road by his great grandfather, William Hitchcock. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Dress Rehearsal

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will hold a final Dress Rehearsal for its upcoming production of “Barber of Serville” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: Donation at the door. Also, a talk will precede the show at 5 p.m. and a dinner at 6 p.m. Cost: $35. Information/reservations: 518-677-2495.

 

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.

 

Local Farmer Speaks

MANCHESTER The Dorset Historical Society will host Tim Bryant with a talk about his father and experiences growing up on the family dairy farm in Manchester at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Society building, corner of Route 30 and Kent Hill Road in Dorset. Tim currently has his own farm in Pawlet where he has lived for 45 years. And, he recently presented his book about when agriculture was a major part of the local economy. Free and open to all. Information: 867-0331.

 

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. 15, 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

 

Dinner, Movie

GREENWICH St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Greenwich invites everyone to a Ziti Dinner and Movie at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. The movie “Spitfire Grill” will be screened. Cost: Donations appreciated, not necessary. Reservations are requested at 692-7492.

 

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.

 

Barber of Seville

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will present Giacomo Rossini’s classic comic opera, “Barber of Seville,” at 8 p.m. on Aug. 16, 17 and 22, and 2 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $35; $27 members; $15 students. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Saturday August 17

 

Campfire Program

STILLWATER Park Ranger Joe Craig will lead a Campfire Program on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Learn about this park that celebrated its 75th anniversary on June 1. Information/time: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

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 (rain or shine). Tour tickets at $20, $18 age 62 and older, will be available at the Castleton Federated Church on Main Street, and at the Langdon-Hitchcock House, 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.

 

Chicken Dinner

WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Barbecued Chicken Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Modern Woodmen of America Carnival off Route 30 in Wells. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

 

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.

 

Trial by Jury

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $15 suggested, or pay what you will at the door. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org/opera.

 

Battenkill Afternoon

SHUSHAN Everyone is invited to “An Afternoon of Art on the Battenkill” event hosted by the Georgi Museum and the Battenkill Conservancy that will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the museum on Adams Lane in Shushan. Featured will be information on the Battenkill River as a cultural and artistic resource, artwork highlighting the river, the “Shushan Notables” exhibit, the River Watch Discovery Kit for Kids, and more. Free. Information: www.thegeorgi.com, and www.battenkillconservancy.org.

 

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.

 

Chicken Barbecue

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke will hold its final Chicken Barbecue of the year from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67. This will be a takeout-only event. Cost: $10. Advance orders may be placed at 753-0406, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Documentary

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will screen an investigative documentary about rape in the U.S. military, “The Invisible War,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Dick Kirby, the film’s director, will discuss the making of this film and answer questions at a reception following the screening. Cost: $15 in advance with Karen at 802-768-8079 or www.greenmtnacademy.org; $20 at the door.

 

Sunday August 18

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

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.

 

Annual Service

WHITEHALL The Rev. John Greenough invites everyone to the East Whitehall Brick Church’s annual Summer Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. There’ll be choral music and Francis Pell Duchane will play the bagpipes. Free, and cookies and lemonade will be served.

 

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

 

Seniors’ Potluck

MANCHESTER The Northshire Seniors group will hold a Potluck Lunch at noon on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Manchester Rod and Gun Club. Bring a hot dish or salad to share and dessert and beverages will be provided. Tom Griffith will entertain on the guitar and all seniors will be welcome.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

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.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

New World Songs

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Summer Playhouse will make a tour stop at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, with a performance of “Songs for a New World” at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. The score will run the gamut of today’s popular music. Cost: $20; $15 members; $5 age 12 and younger. Information: 518-352-7715, or www.adksummerplayhouse.org.

 

Tuesday August 20

 

Free Concert

STILLWATER The Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield will host Beth Lawton and Ampersand performing dance tunes, folk songs and popular ballads at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Route 32 in Stillwater. Dick Hogle will join Beth, along with special guest fiddler Francis Lindop. Bring lunch if you like to this free event. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

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.

 

Library Board Meets

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library’s board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. And, the Public Library Advocates will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 695-6641.

 

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

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Foot Care Clinics as follows: 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, The Meadows, Rutland (residents only); 3:15 p.m. Aug. 21, The Gables, Rutland (residents only); 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, Appletree Apartments, Fair Haven; and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Godnick Center, Rutland. Cost: $5. RAVNAH also offers cholesterol screenings for $30 each on the first Monday each month in Rutland, and the third Wednesday each month in Dorset. Information/appointments: 802-775-0568.

 

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.

 

Annual Picnic

MANCHESTER The Manchester Historical Society will hold its Annual Picnic at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Casablanca Motel in Manchester. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share. Following the meal, there’ll be a program on the history of tourism in Manchester. Information: Sally at 802-362-2523, or www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.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.

 

Thursday August 22

Day Trip

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. invites everyone to a day trip to Saratoga National Historical Park in New York on Thursday, Aug. 22. Enjoy nature trails, historic sites, and a picnic. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland to carpool. Information: Tom Copps at 282-1675.

 

Driving Course

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Pre-Licensing Course at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Hoosick Falls Health Center), 21 Danforth Street. A valid state of New York driver’s permit is required to take this course. Cost: $40. Information/registration: 518-686-4854.

 

Farmers Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmers Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

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.

 

Barber of Seville

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will present Giacomo Rossini’s classic comic opera, “Barber of Seville,” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, and 2 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $35; $27 members; $15 students. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Friday August 23

 

Bondville Fair

BONDVILLE The Bondville Fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday the 24th, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the fairgrounds on Route 30. Information/vendor and crafter space: Estelle at 892-297-1172 or 297-375-4831.

 

Library Gala

GLENS FALLS Reservations are being accepted for the Crandall Public Library’s second annual gala fundraiser, “Hooray for Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Fiction!” that will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Featured will be hors d’oeuvres, a four-course plated dinner, live music and dancing, and a silent auction. Cost: $90; $75 age 40 and younger. Information/reservations: 518-792-6508, Ext. 284, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

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.

 

Trial by Jury

CAMBRIDGE The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $15 suggested, or pay what you will at the door. Information: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org/opera.

 

Saturday August 24

 

Saturday Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a Hike along the Long Trail, south past the Lost Pond Shelter and to the rocky summit of Baker Peak in Mount Tabor on Saturday, Aug. 24 (rain date Aug. 25). Moderate, eight miles, with some steep ups and downs. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City.

 

Road Tour

HUBBARDTON The Crown Point Road Assn. will offer a Driving Tour along part of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road, from the Hubbardton Battlefield to Otter Creek, on Saturday, Aug. 24. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road. Information: 802-273-2282, or www.Historicsites.vermont.gov/Hubbardton.

 

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.

 

Farm Dinner

BENNINGTON A Farm-to-Table Dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Paresky Wing of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9, in Bennington. Vegetables, fruits, cheeses, cider, honey, meats and more from Bennington County farms will be used for this seven-course tasting dinner. Wines, specifically chosen for each course, will be featured. Cost: $75, with proceeds benefiting the Bennington County Meals on Wheels Program and the Bennington Museum. Reservations: 802-447-1571. Information: www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Sunday August 25

 

Sprint Triathlon

MANCHESTER Hunter Park in Manchester will hold its inaugural Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon the morning of Sunday, Aug. 25. This triathlon will be great for beginners, featuring an eight-mile bike ride, quarter-mile swim, and a 5K. Registration: www.active.com. Information: Bethany at 802-362-0150, Ext. 208, or www.rileyrink.com.

 

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, Aug. 25. Cost: $8. This breakfast will be served on the last Sunday each month. Information: 802-775-0151, or www.msjvermont.org.

 

DAV Ride

CASTLETON The Lakes Region Independent Ryders will host the annual Disabled American Veterans Ride on Sunday, Aug. 25, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Sign in from 9 to 10 a.m. and ride at 10:15 a.m. Cost: $15 per bike, $10 per rider, including a cookout following the ride. Proceeds will benefit the DAV Transportation Network. Information: Dave at 802-786-9785, or Bill at 802-468-5765.

 

Dog Pool Party

RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society will host a Dog Days of Summer Pool Party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at White’s Pool, end of Avenue B in Rutland (rain or shine). Dogs only will swim free and compete (fastest doggy paddle, dog jumping), and there’ll be vendors, free doggy frozen yogurt samples and more. Cost: $5 per dog, with proceeds benefiting homeless animals in Rutland County. Information: 802-483-9171, or www.rchsvt.org.

 

O’Keeffe Talk

GLENS FALLS Lisa Mintz Messinger, author and former curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will speak about the 30-year relationship between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Free with museum admission. Information: June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or email jleary@hydecollection.org.

 

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.

 

Tuesday August 27

 

Free Concert

STILLWATER The Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield will host the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Route 32 in Stillwater. Listen to songs that heartened armies during the Revolutionary War and bring lunch if you like to this free event. Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or www.nps.gov/sara.

 

Environment Group

MANCHESTER Green Drinks, an informal group of community members broadly interested in environmental issues, invites everyone to its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Mulligans, 3912 Route 7A in Manchester. Enjoy drinks and conversation. Information: www.greendrinks.org.

 

Book Discussion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be Louise Penny’s “The Brutal Telling.” Information: 518-695-6641.

 

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.

 

Library Party

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52Ferry Street will host an End of Summer Party at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. Come for games, prizes and snacks. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Farmers Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmers Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.

 

Friday August 30

 

Golf Outing

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center is accepting registrations for the Ninth Annual Community Center Golf Outing that will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Route 30 in Poultney. Same-day registration will begin at 11:45 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost: $105 for scramble format golf, dinner, and numerous awards and prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. Information/advance registration: 802-468-3093, or visit the Center at 2108 Main Street in Castleton.

 

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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