Community Calendar 8/22/13

 

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.

 

County Fair

GREENWICH The Washington County Fair will continue from noon to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 22 to 24, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich. Featured will be agricultural exhibits, displays, local entertainers, two rodeos, amusement rides and games, vendors and food. Information: www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

 

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.

 

Chicken and Biscuit

GRANVILLE A family-style Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. Eat in or take out. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and gift certificates also will be available.

 

School Clothing

GREENWICH A Back-to-School Clothing Walk-in will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday the 24th, at the Greenwich Town Office, 2 Academy Street.

 

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.

 

Elder Fraud

ARLINGTON Dawn Russ from Berkshire Bank in Arlington will present a program on “Elder Fraud” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the meeting room of the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Learn how to recognize fraud directed at senior citizens. Free and open to all. Information: 802-375-6153, or www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Marty Wendell

GREENWICH Rockabilly Hall of Fame recording artist Marty Wendell and his Tour Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Mowry Park in Greenwich. The Bluebillies band will join Marty. Proceeds will benefit the Greenwich community. Information: St. Paul’s Church at 692-7492, or www.martywendell.com.

 

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.

 

Reception/Talk

PAWLET The Pawlett Historical Society will host historian Paul R. Loding with a talk on “The British Army in Vermont, 1777” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Pawlet Public Library. Prior to Paul’s presentation, there’ll be a reception at 6 p.m. at the Braintree School in West Pawlet to mark the inclusion of the school on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Steve Williams at 802-645-9529.

 

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

 

Tai Chi Classes

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center on Route 4A is accepting registrations for a Tai Chi for Arthritis Class that will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting on Sept. 3, and a Tai Chi for Diabetes Class meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Sept. 5. Both six-week programs will be free. Information/registration: 802-468-3093 by Friday, Aug. 30.

 

Hunter Course

HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club is accepting registrations for a Hunter Safety Education Course that will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 11 to 13, at its clubhouse on Route 196. Pre-registration is required with Bill Pike by Aug. 31 at 632-5993.

 

School Registration

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls, with classes from pre-kindergarten through grade 8, is accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. The pre-K program is full day, five days a week, with after care available. Information/registration: 518-686-4314, or email mjdaurio@yahoo.com.

 

Hunter Courses

HUDSON FALLS Registrations are being accepted for a Home Study Bow Hunter Safety Education Course. You must register and pick up a manual from 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club on Route 196. A class then will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the clubhouse. Another class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the clubhouse. Register for this second class from 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the clubhouse.

 

Business Course

QUEENSBURY The Washington and Warren counties’ local development corporations and SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education are accepting registrations for a 10-week course for prospective entrepreneurs and current small business owners that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays beginning Sept. 9. Classes will be held in Washington Hall at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. Cost: $150. Graduates will qualify to apply for funding to start a business in Washington or Warren counties. Information/registration: 518-743-2238.

 

Library Gala

GLENS FALLS The Crandall Public Library is accepting reservations for its “Hooray for Hollywood Gala 2013” that will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Music will be provided by the Doc Scanlon Band at this red carpet affair. Information/reservations: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Health Workshops

VERMONT The United Health Alliance and Vermont Blueprint for Health will offer free Self Management Programs for people with chronic pain, with workshops in Bennington, Manchester and Wilmington. Also offered will be help for smokers statewide and a tobacco cessation support group that will meet in Bennington. Information: Janice at 802-440-4098, or email proja@phin.org.

 

Pawlet Pantry Open

PAWLET The Pawlet Community Church Food Pantry will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Friday each month at the church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Anyone in the Pawlet area in need will be welcome. Also, non-perishable food items for this pantry may be dropped off at the Pawlet Post Office and Pawlet Public Library. Fresh goods may be brought directly to the pantry when it is open, and monetary donations may be sent to the church. Information: 802-325-3592.

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.

 

Blood Drive

GRANVILLE The Granville Rotary and TD Bank will sponsor a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 23 at the Granville Forum from 1 to 6 p.m. in memory of deceased members. All presenting donors can enter for a chance to win one of 12 HD Tablets from Best Buy.

To schedule an appointment call 518-642-1289 or walk in.

 

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.

 

Opening Reception

HOOSICK FALLS An opening reception for an exhibition titled “Microbiology” by mixed media artist Donna Maria de Creeft will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at The Armory in Hoosick Falls. This exhibition will run through Sept. 20. Information: 518-686-9050, or email Deb Alter at debalter.hayc3@gmail.com.

 

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

HOOSICK FALLS Music in Hoosic will present blues guitarist and vocalist Billy Gilbert in a free concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, in The Owl’s Nest at The Armory in Hoosick Falls. Everyone will be welcome. Information: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W317_AgW4tc.

 

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.

 

Encore Concert

GLENS FALLS The Nunziata Brothers, Will and Anthony, will perform an encore concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Joining them with a program of popular and contemporary music, standards and show tunes will be award-winning vocalist Julia Goodwin. Cost: $32. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

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.

 

School Supplies

GREENWICH The United Church on Salem Street in Greenwich will hold its annual School Supplies Distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Also, the church is accepting donations of school supplies for this distribution.

 

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. Cost: $2, free age 14 and younger, including admission to the Site. 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.

 

Civil War 1863

WHITEHALL Nine Whitehall actors, along with professional performers, will stage “Civil War Celebration: 1863” at on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Whitehall Athletic Center on Route 4. This event will begin with a picnic lunch at noon. Reenactments and period music will be featured, and Lance Inquire, president of the Friends of the NYS Military Museum, will serve as master of ceremonies. He also will comment on still Civil War photos taken by his great-great uncle who was a Lincoln biographer. Cost: $15 adults; $13 students. Reservations are required at 518-499-0477.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 1 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome. Also, extra help will be needed for the October dinner. To help, call Bev at 677-3327, or the church at 677-5487.

 

Auction Party

FAIR HAVEN The F.O. Eagles 3907 Auxiliary at 12 Academy Street in Fair Haven invites everyone to a Mystery Package Auction Party on Saturday, Aug. 24. Doors will open at noon, with drawings at 3 p.m. Cost: $5 first tickets; $1 additional tickets. There’ll be door prizes and raffles, and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will help a family with medical bills incurred by the mother who has a rare brain disease. Information: 265-4131.

 

Opening Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition titled, “Rivers, Rocks and Roads: Art by the Lanchantin Family,” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Valley Artisans Market, 25 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Information: 518-677-2765.

 

Opening Reception

SALEM An opening reception for a new exhibition titled, “Metaphors/Proportions,” by artist Ruth Sauer will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street in Salem. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-854-3406.

 

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.

 

Car Show

HUDSON FALLS ACE will present “Under the Lights 5,” a car, truck and motorcycle show, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Derby Park on Coleman Avenue in Hudson Falls (rain date Aug. 24). All makes and models will be welcome. Cost: $10 show vehicle registration; $5 spectators. Awards will be presented, music provided by A+ Entertainment, and proceeds will benefit Operation Adopt a Soldier.

 

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.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Award-winning author Brenda Wineapple will present her book, “Ecstatic Nation,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. This book “captures the optimism, the failures, and the tragic exuberance of a renewed Republic.” Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Comedy Show

GLENS FALLS Los Angeles and New York comedians forming The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $23. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.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.

 

Fishing Contest

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will host a free Children’s Fishing Contest for ages 3 through 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the clubhouse on Route 32 in Victory. Children should bring their own fishing pole (a limited number will be available) and the club will provide prizes and lunch. Information: Chic at 695-9407.

 

Easton Day

EASTON The Easton Quakers will sponsor Easton Day on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Easton Friends’ South Meeting House, 227 Meeting House Road in Easton. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch and guest speaker Christopher Klemek from George Washington University. There’ll be a morning children’s program and the day’s activities will end at 2 p.m. Information: Jeannine at 518-587-8932, or Bill at 518-677-8934.

 

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.

 

Block Party

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Community Church invites everyone to a Block Party and a visit to the Free Indeed Store from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, on the green in Middletown Springs. There’ll be free food, drinks, snow cones, games, music and inflatables for the children. The store will be a free lawn sale, with adult and children’s clothing, school supplies, gifts and household items (no dealers). Information: Sally at 235-2434.

 

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.

 

Gone with the Wind

GLENS FALLS The Charles R. Wood Theater at 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls will screen the 1939 classic film, “Gone with the Wind,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. During intermission, there’ll be a trivia contest, and raffle of a replica of Scarlett O’Hara’s famous “curtains” dress, and a copy of the film’s shooting script. Five tickets to “Moonlight and Magnolias,” a behind-the-scenes comedy about the making of this film currently running in Lake George, also will be given away. Information/tickets: 518-854-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Society Picnic

CASTLETON The Castleton Historical Society will hold its annual Picnic at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Hubbardton Battlefield (rain or shine). Bring a dish to share, place setting, and a spare chair; beverages will be provided. Also, local seventh- generation farmer Ed Lewis will share farming stories and all local folks are invited. Information: Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105.

 

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. 25, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Free and open to all.

 

Tuesday August 27

 

Thrift Shop Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE The Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad Street in Schuylerville will hold a $1 bag sale Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 27 to 31. Offered will be clothing for men, women and children and household items. Beginning in September, the shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through the winter. Information: 695-4640.

 

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.

 

Wednesday August 28

 

Schaghticoke Fair

SCHAGHTICOKE The Schaghticoke Fair will be held Wednesday through Monday, Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, at the fairgrounds. Featured will be free shows and entertainment, competitions and activities at the Family Living Center, and a variety of tasty food. There’ll be pickup truck, farm tractor and NYTPA tractor pulls and a Double M Rodeo, too. Information: www.schaghticokefair.org.

 

Picnic

CASTLETON The Women’s National Farm and Garden Tri-County Branch will hold a Picnic on Lake Bomoseen’s Neshobe Island in Castleton on Wednesday, Aug. 28 (boat will leave for the island at 11 a.m.). Bring a bathing suit, a dish to pass (meat and drinks will be provided), and your husband or guest if you like. Park across form the Trak-In Restaurant, 2500 Route 30. You are asked to call Davene at 518-265-1267 to advise if you will arrive earlier or later for the picnic.

 

Open School Day

SALEM Incoming grade 7 students and new students, along with their parent, guardian or friend, are invited to the annual Open School Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Salem Junior/Senior High School. All students should bring their schedules with them and meet teachers, open their locker, visit with classmates, and more. Information: 518-854-7600.

 

Auditions

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold Auditions for its three upcoming productions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29, at the Brick Box Theatre at the Paramount, 30 Center Street in downtown Rutland. Actors age 18 and older are needed. Information/alternate audition time: Peter Marsh at 802-773-8038 or 802-282-3741, or Sandra Gartner at 802-353-0001.

 

Gospel Jam

FORT EDWARD The Bluebillies will host a Gospel Jam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Pickers and listeners will be welcome and there’ll be refreshments and drawings available. Cost: Donations appreciated. Information: Mel at 518-632-5026.

 

Owl Celebration

HOOSICK FALLS Wildlife rehabilitator and educator Trish Marki will lead HAYC3’s Summer of the Owl Ceremony and Celebration at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at The Armory in Hoosick Falls. Featured will be a demonstration with three live owls indigenous to this region, the unveiling of an owl mural, and an owl hunt for children and adults, and owl artwork created by local artists. Information: www.hayc3.org.

 

Afghan Elections

MANCHESTER Bennington College’s Noah Coburn will speak on “Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Cost: $20. Information/tickets: Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Thursday August 29

 

Motorcycle Rally

KILLINGTON Americade will present the Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally Thursday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Sept. 1, based at The Foundry at Summit Pond on the Killington access road.  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, or www.killingtonclassic.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.

 

Kindermusik

POULTNEY Heidi Brown invites parents to a free orientation on a “Kindermusik for the Young Child” program for children ages 4.5 to 7 that will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at The Tiny Theater, 153 Main Street in Poultney. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested with Heidi at 802-884-8040, email musicwithheidi@gmail.com. Information: www.musicwithheidi.blogspot.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.

 

F.D. Auction

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction, with auctioneer Chris Mars, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the West Pawlet Firehouse on Route 153. Auctioned will be antiques, tools, tables, dressers, mirrors, an old school desk, knickknacks, glassware, toys and much more. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase, too. Proceeds will support the WPVFD. Information/to donate an item(s) for this event: Dave Hosley at 802-645-0158, Tom Collard at 645-0839, or email wpvfd@yahoo.com.

 

Reception/Reading

MANCHESTER Author Michael Paterniti will present, “The Telling Room,” his book that’s “equal parts of mystery and memoir…,” at a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. And from 7 to 8 p.m., Michael will give a reading and hold a discussion with the audience. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

CROP Walk

CASTLETON A CROP Walk Rally to help end world hunger will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Castleton Federated Church. There will be a dessert buffet and guest speaker will be Bert Marshall from Church World Service.

 

Friday August 30

 

Plein Air Workshop

GLENS FALLS LARAC is accepting registrations for a “How-to Plein Air Workshop” with artist Tom Ryan that will include three sessions, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, in Glens Falls. Cost: $17, $12 LARAC members for one session; $45, $30 members, for all three sessions. Information/registration: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2.

 

Essay Contest

MANCHESTER VFW Post 6471 in Manchester is accepting submissions for its 2013 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. This year’s theme is, “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.” Students should record their written essay onto a CD that can be a minimum of three minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes (plus or minus five seconds). The entry deadline is Nov. 1. A total of $600 will be awarded in three cash prizes. For an entry form, call Commander Tofer at 802-362-9840.

 

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.

 

Saturday August 31

 

Food/Wine Benefit

STRATTON AREA A Full Palette Food and Wine Event to benefit the Stratton Foundation will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Stratton area. For a full list of activities and venues, visit www.strattonfoundation.com.

 

Tag Sale/Food

SHUSHAN The Shushan Townwide Tag Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31. Also, there will be a pancake breakfast

at 8 a.m., and lunch, at the Shushan Methodist Church. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Gayle Shaw at 518-854-3896.

 

Yard Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE A Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Melrose Methodist Church, Church Street and Route 40, in the Schaghticoke hamlet of Melrose. Also, available will be hot dogs, baked goods, and drinks. Information: Elsie at 235-4370.

 

Coin Drop

GRANVILLE The Haynes House of Hope will hold its annual coin drop in downtown Granville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31. All proceeds will go to Haynes House, which is a comfort care home for the terminally ill and their families on Route 149 in South Granville. To volunteer with the coin drop, contact Linda Angiolillo at 642-9707 to schedule a time to work.

 

1948 Class Reunion

GRANVILLE The Granville High School class of 1948 will hold its 65th Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Social hour will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Also, a class photo will be taken at about 5:45 p.m.

 

StreetFest

MANCHESTER A free StreetFest will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, on Main Street in downtown Manchester. Featured will be four bands, face painting, performers, exhibitors, and food and craft vendors. No dogs allowed in the cordoned Main Street area. If inclement weather threatens the cancellation of this event, visit the Facebook page of the Manchester Journal for information. Information: 802-362-5333, or email t.hayes@manchester-vt.gov.

 

Teen Night

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library will host a Teen Manhunt Night for students entering grades 6 through 12 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville. Participate in a manhunt, eat pizza, and make s’mores. A parent permission slip, available at the library, 52 Ferry Street, will be required. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Chamber Music

BRANDON Members of Lake Dunmore’s Point CounterPoint faculty will perform a Chamber Music Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 31, at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Works by Schubert, Kodaly and Mozart will be featured. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Information/tickets: 802-465-4071, or email info@brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday September 1

 

Pancake Breakfast

SALEM Everyone is invited to a Holiday Weekend Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Salem Fish and Game Club on Route 29. Tickets will be sold at the door. Information/cost: Bill at 677-3384, or Kevin at 222-3448.

 

Chicken Barbecue

GANSEVOORT Everyone is invited to a Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at St. Therese Chapel, Route 32 and Gansevoort-Wilton Road in Gansevoort. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 children. Information: 792-2276.

 

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.

 

Guided Hike

ORWELL A guided “Hike into History” will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

Inaugural Concert

BRANDON An inaugural Concert will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive in Brandon. Performing will be two local singing groups, Maiden Vermont (four-part a capella in barbershop style), and The Curbstone Chorus (barbershop style). Cost: $20, with proceeds benefiting the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Reservations recommended at 802-247-4295, or email info@cmacvt.org.

 

Japanese Musicians

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center at 58 E. Broadway will present five musicians from Japan with a Concert of Music Masterpieces at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Works by Mozart and Brahms will be featured. Admission: Donation, with proceeds benefiting the CCC’s programs.

 

Monday September 2

 

Hubbardton Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer an easy to moderate 1.5 to 4.5-mile Hike at Half Moon Pond State Park in Hubbardton on Monday, Sept. 2. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Larry Walter and Vivian Beebe at 775-3855.

 

Tuesday September 3

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3; Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday September 4

 

Farmers Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered each Wednesday. Information: 518-944-7149.

 

Farmers Market

HOOSICK FALLS The Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. Fresh, local produce along with art, jewelry, décor and more will be offered.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Annex II Building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building , 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone is invited to attend. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Model Railroading

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold free Open Houses from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in September at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Learn about the building and operation of a model railroad, and see train memorabilia and four layouts. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday September 5

 

Group Services

MANCHESTER The Havurah Keruv group in Manchester will hold Rosh Hashanah services on Thursday, Sept. 5, and Yom Kippur services on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14. This group holds Shabbat services on the second Friday each month, and new members will be welcome. Information/location: Steven Grossfeld at email keruvgroup@gmail.com, or www.havurahkeruv.org.

 

Car Show

LAKE GEORGE The 25th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show will be held Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 5 to 8, at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George Village. Classic, antique, muscle, custom and street rod cars will be featured. Cost/times: 518-821-6237, or www.adirondacknationals.com.

 

Salisbury Hike

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a moderate climb to the falls of Lana Trail and at Silver Lake in Salisbury on Thursday, Sept. 5. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland to carpool. Bring water and lunch and wear sturdy footwear. Information: Lyn Drigert at 775-7038.

 

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.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 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.

 

Gospel Music

BENNINGTON The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, a gospel music group featuring four-part harmony, will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Green Mountain Christian Center, 440 Main Street in Bennington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-447-7224.

 

5K Run

STILLWATER The Stillwater Area Community Center will host a GLOW Back to School 5K Run at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. Registration cost: $25 in advance at 518-664-2515, $30 on Sept. 5, with proceeds benefiting the Center. Also, bring a school supply item(s) to the run and for every item donated you’ll receive a glow necklace or bracelet. The items will be given to the Stillwater Central School District for students in need.

 

Friday September 6

 

Class Reunion

HUDSON FALLS The Hudson Falls High School class of 1963 is accepting reservations for its 50th Class Reunion that will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25 to 27. Members of other classes will be welcome to attend. Information/reservations: Bonnie Hazelton at 747-7393, or Carol Mead at 732-9472.

 

Sandy Hill Days

FORT EDWARD Sandy Hill Days will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, at the Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway in Fort Edward. Museum admission will be free for residents of Kingsbury and Hudson Falls, with proof of residency. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

Vettefest

QUEENSBURY The Adirondack Vettefest will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at the Ramada Inn in Queensbury. Come celebrate the iconic Corvette to benefit Operation Santa Claus. Cost/ times: 518-527-3329, or www.adirondackcorvettes.com.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7, and 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the library, 10 Court Street. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books (most 25 cents to $3), puzzles, and CDs and DVDs for all ages will be offered. Antique and rare books, and collectible comic books, too. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.org.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Farmers Market

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

 

Texas Hold’em

HOOSICK FALLS A Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 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.

 

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.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 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 Slate Valley Museum at 642-1417.

 

Saturday September 7

 

1776-1777 Reenactment

ORWELL “Soldiers Atop the Mount,” a program with reenactors taking over Mount Independence, Mount Independence Road in Orwell, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the eighth. Step back to 1776 and 1777 as soldiers demonstrate Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, cooking, and more. Activities for adults and children. Information: 802-948-2000, or www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

 

Walking Tour

FORT EDWARD A Walking Tour of Sandy Hill/Hudson Falls Sites relating to Solomon Northup will be held from 2:30 to about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 (begin the tour at Baker’s Cemetery and wear comfortable shoes). Donations will be collected to benefit the Baker’s Cemetery Monument Fund. Information: 518-747-9600, or email oldfort@localnet.com.

 

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.

 

Monday September 9

 

Ladies Luncheon

QUEENSBURY A Ladies Fall Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury. Featured will be a silent auction of lightly used purses. Information/reservations: 518-793-2826, or www.chapmanmuseum.org.

 

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.

 

Wednesday September 18

 

Farmers Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 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.

 

Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the library, 10 Court Street. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books (most 25 cents to $3), puzzles, and CDs and DVDs for all ages will be offered. Antique and rare books, and collectible comic books, too. Information: 802-773-1860, or www.rutlandfree.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 September 19

 

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.

 

Friday September 20

 

Farmers Market

FAIR HAVEN The Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 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 Sept. 20. 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 Sept. 20. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday September 28

 

Horse/Pony Show

BALLSTON SPA The Rearin’ to Go 4-H Club will host a Farewell to Summer Fun Day/Horse and Pony Benefit Show at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa (rain or shine). Featured will be an open show (4-H membership not required) and a gymkhana (4-H members, age 18 and younger). Information: Alice at 518-321-5684.

 

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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