Thursday September 19
ARGYLE September rehearsals are already underway in Fellowship Hall of Argyle Presbyterian Church for the annual, Nov. 1 concert to benefit Operation Santa Claus. Joyce Durkee directs, with Sariah Ashton accompanying. For information on rehearsal times and place call Betty Reynolds at 638-8250. The church also announced that its “Osteobusters Exercise and Education Program” had resumed Sept. 10 at the church. Again, call 638-8250 for more information.
MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library’s “Rhyme Time for Tots” in Manchester Public Library will celebrate “National Talk Like a Pirate Day” with pirate tales, pirate rhymes and sea shanties aimed at infants to three-year-olds at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. For more information about this free event call 802-362-2607 or visit www.markskinnerlibrary.org
Trick the Eye
CAMBRIDGE The Trompe L’oeil or trick-of-the-eye paintings of Robert Whiting will be displayed from Sept. 19 through Oct. 20 in Valley Artisan Market’s “Small Gallery” at 25 East Main Street. Whiting said that his trick-of-the-eye paintings “combine both landscape painting and my own particular brand of humor into most of my work.” An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Small Gallery.
ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary School will host an open house Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. Principal Deanne Lacoste will welcome families who will tour classrooms and meet new and returning faculty and staff. For more information contact Principal Lacoste at [email protected] or call 802-375-6409.
FORT ANN 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.
MANCHESTER Local Architect and Suitable Design Owner Alan Benoit will teach sustainable living at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at Northshire Bookstore. In his talk, Benoit will present 25 “green” alternatives to heating and home construction; landscaping and gardening; transportation and shopping. Information: www.sustainabledesignofvt.
GLENS FALLS The lift-off times for balloons in the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival have been announced as follows: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, launch of 20 balloons and tethered balloon rides in Crandall Park; 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, launch of more than 80 balloons in special shapes at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury; 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, two flights of balloons, 100 at 6:30 a.m., and more than 20 at 8 p.m. for “Lighting up the Night’; and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, a flight of up to 100 balloons, and at 5 p.m., a flight of more than 20 balloons.
Friday September 20
FORT EDWARD The Fort Edward Rescue Squad will hold its fall garage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, 21 and 22 at its headquarters at its headquarters at 75 Schuyler Street. To donate items and for information, call 747-6198.
ADDISON Before the bow and arrow there was the atlatl, a spear. Champion Atlatlist Robert Berg of Thunderbird Atatl will conduct an atatl-making workshop from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at Chimney Point Historic Site. To learn how to build this primitive spear, please pre-register at 802-759-2412. Berg’s workshop is part of a three-day Atatl event that costs $65.
Church Garage Sale
WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, across the green, will hold its monthly garage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21. For information call 802-645-0071.
Bank Hosts Artist
ARGYLE Local Artist Sandie Keyser, whose folk art is currently on display at the Argyle Office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, will meet and greet the public at the bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Keyser’s art depicts local scenes.
RUTLAND The Rutland Country Club will play host to the 29th annual Mount St. Joseph Academy Green Wave Open Golf Tournament, with play starting at 1 p.m. Sign-up deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Proceeds benefit Mount Saint Joseph Academy. For information call 802-775-0151 ext. 112 or email at [email protected]
FAIR HAVEN 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.
WEST PAWLET A benefit spaghetti dinner for Cyndi Legg, who recently lost her West Pawlet home to fire on Labor Day, will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the Mettawee Community School on Vermont’s Route 153. The fundraising dinner for Legg, an MCS bus driver and well-known community member, will cost $8 per person for both eat-in or take-out. For information call 802-645-9009.
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.
BENNINGTON Lorraine German, of Mad River Antiques, will lecture on early pottery from the clay beds of South Amboy, New Jersey at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Bennington Museum. The lecture is “New Jersey’s Gold Coast: The Clay Beds of Cheesequake.” The lecture is included with a $10 admission to the museum, and it is also being held in conjunction with Stoneware Collector’s Group’s sale on Camelot Village grounds Saturday, Sept. 21.
A Taste of Italy
BENNINGTON “A Taste of Italy, an Evening of Friendship and Fettuccine,” with beer and wine tasting, will be hosted by Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service at 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center, 614 Harwood Hill. A “farm to table” buffet of Italian entrees and delights will be offered for an adult price of $35 and a children’s price of $20 for those under 16.
MANCHESTER “Bidder 70,” a film about Tim DeChristopher, who bid $1.8 million on 22,000 Utah acres with no intention of paying or oil drilling, will be shown at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the Mark Skinner Library. Presented by “Transition Town Manchester’s One Earth Film Series,” the film covers both Bush and Obama administrations and features area resident, Bill McKibben. Suggested donation is $5 for showing of this film on civil disobedience.
TINMOUTH The traditional acoustic music duo, Shady Hill, will present a concert at 7:30 on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Old Firehouse on Vermont Route 140, with doors opening for a $10 donation at 7. Tom MacKensie, on banjo and hammered dulcimer for French Canadian dance tunes, and Patti Casey, providing vocals on old time country to original compositions to Tin Pan Alley, are the two members of Shady Hill.
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.
FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present perhaps Shakespeare’s goriest play, “Titus Andronicus,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Little Theatre on the Farm on Plum Road, off Route 197. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. This play is not recommended for children under 12. Auditions are available on request.
FORT ANN If you missed pizza and wings on Sept 14, there is still time to enjoy the same from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Ann Firehouse on Friday, Sept. 20. Call 639-8811 to order ahead for pizza that benefits fire company operations.
Saturday, Sept. 21
FORT ANN The 11th Hour Rescue NY’s second annual Puptoberfest will once again take place next Saturday, Sept. 21, in Fort Ann. A fun-filled day for dogs and the people who love them, Puptoberfest will feature a variety of canine-inspired offerings. There will be contest and games, a doggie costume parade, basket raffle, a silent auction, a chicken barbeque, a 50/50 raffle, karaoke, adoptable dogs and more. The event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., will be held at the Boar’s Nest Bar and Grill at 1263 Patten Mills Road off of Route 149 in Fort Ann. All proceeds from the day benefit the rescue, a nonprofit organization that saves shelter dogs from euthanization. Admission is free. Chicken BBQ costs $15 for adults and $10 for children less than 8 years old and can be paid at the door or online at PayPal at 11thhourrescueny.org. If you are interested in the chicken BBQ please RSVP by Sept. 16 For more information or to pay ahead email Barbara at [email protected]
GRANVILLE The Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Menu includes pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost: $6 adults, $3 for ages 5 to 12, and free for age 4 and younger. Information: 642-1513.
FAIR HAVEN From 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church will serve a traditional community breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage at the church at the corner of North Main and Allen Streets. Cost is only $1 per person and children under 14 are free. For information call 802-265-4010.
MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS Middletown Springs Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 21 and 22, offering a wide selection of books, movies, puzzles and games. Hours on Saturday, Sept. 21, are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the library at 802-235-2435.
ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Methodist Church in Argyle. Membership is due as well as service quilt squares. Last year, service quilts were donated to the CARE program for abused children. Officers will provide refreshments.
CAMBRIDGE If you missed the Sept. 14 clean up of the Battenkill River, you can volunteer for the “Give Back by Taking Out” highway clean up, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the State Line Rest Area on Route 213. The event is co-sponsored by the Battenkill Conservancy and Trout Unlimited Clearwater Chapter.
POULTNEY An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 by Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery at Green Mountain Community College behind Sage Hall and Waldron Athletic Complex. Created to restore and buffer plantings in the Lake Champlain Basin, the Nursery’s project this year is “Plant 1000 Trees” along the Mettowee River. Patrons are encouraged to stop and buy a few stems to meet the tree-planting goal.
FAIR HAVEN Apple Fest 2013 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fair Haven Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, with a rain date of Sept. 28. All proceeds benefit Fair Haven Grade School’s extra-curricular activities for students in grade EEE through Grade 8. Apple Fest will offer a farmer’s market, flea markets, vendors of all kinds, crafters, games, food, a down merchants’ sidewalk sale and library book sale.
For more information call 802-265-3883, ext. 208 or email [email protected].
GLENS FALLS Warren County Safe and Quality Bicycling Organization will hold a bike tour at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The biking tour of Warren County Airport will be led by an airplane pilot and will be roughly five miles long. Door prizes will be offered.
SCHAGHTICOKE The Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will include more than a four mile hike through Schaghticoke’s historic Vale of Peace; a dramatic solo impersonation of a Civil War soldier by Paul Stillman of Historically Speaking; and an encampment of Colonel Knickerbocker’s 14th Albany Militia.
SCHUYLERVILLE A day of ranch horse showing will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday 21 at WinSum Ranch on Route 32N. The HVRHA Fall ARHA show will also offer ranch and work riding, ranch cutting and ranch trail classes, among other events.
SCHUYLERVILLE On Sept. 21 and 22, the Villages of Schuylerville, Victory Mills and the Town of Saratoga will hold its annual garage sale starting at approximately 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 and 22.
Ace for the Cure
GRANVILLE Granville’s 4th annual Ace for the Cure, an annual charity volleyball tournament, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Granville Senior High School gymnasium.
All proceeds donated support breast cancer research. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults, with a T-shirt costing $15.
PITTSFORD Pittsford Congregational Church will hold a Mega Party/Home Shopping Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, with consultants displaying the newest home party products. Proceeds benefit the church. Information: 802-342-6275.
HOOSICK FALLS Chowder enthusiasts of Hoosick Falls will hold their first chowder cook-off, “The HAYC3’s Chowder Cook-off Contest” at Pumpkinpalooza 5 on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the town athletic fields. Cash prizes and awards will go to the best chowder makers. Ingredients can range from clams through ham, as well as all vegetable chowders. For information call 518-686-9050 or email [email protected]
ALBANY Raptors return to the New York State Museum, with an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. exhibit starting Sept. 21. This “Live Birds of Prey” presentation will be held in Huxley Theatre, and is presented by Adirondack Wildlife and Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, the Wildlife Institute of Eastern, New York and the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. The presentation will introduce
varieties of raptors, while teaching wildlife rehabilitation and aspects of the today’s shared environment in the state. Information: 518-692-9559 or email [email protected]
SOUTH WALLINGFORD Maple Valley Grange #318 will hold a basket party starting at 11 a.m., with drawing at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at the grange headquarters on Route 7. More than 100 baskets will be offered. Admission is $5 and additional tickets cost $2 a sheet. Information: 802-342-6070, 802-446-2163, or 802-446-2163.
HOOSICK FALLS Michael Green will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Heaven Comes Later,” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Cheney Library. The novel depicts a reluctant slave owner pitted against a cruel slave owner, with the slaves of each owner at stake.
For more information call 802-686-9401 or visit www.cheneylibrary.org
Battles of Saratoga
STILLWATER Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, Saratoga National Historical Park will present a grand-scale reenactment of the 1777 Battle of Saratoga on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. At 9 a.m., Saturday, the camps of 250 living-history volunteers – British and American – will be open for public inspection until 5 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a reservation-only 45-minute night hike at 7 p.m. on Saturday through fire-lit camps. For information call 664-9821, ext 1777 or check the park website at www.facebook.com/saratoganhp.
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.
Interactive Eats Book
MANCHESTER Matthew Van Fleet will read, or rather demonstrate his interactive novelty book, “Munch,” which shows how animals eat, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Northshire Bookstore. A New York Times Bestseller, Van Fleet shows toddlers how to touch, press, pull and lift as they learn how animals munch, crunch and eat.
SARATOGA Professional Genealogist Lisa Dougherty will discuss “immigration myths” at the 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21st meeting of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County at Saratoga Town Hall. The public is welcome. Information: 518-587-2978.
CAMBRIDGE Open auditions for John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” “Ondine” by Jean Giradoux, and Shakespeare’s “King Lear” will be held Sept. 21 and 28 at 1 p.m. at the Freight Depot at Hubbard Hall. Hubbard Hall Theatre Company Director John Hadden will conduct the open auditions which seek to combine professionals, seasoned amateurs, students and novices in shows.
GRANVILLE The 25th Anniversary Gathering of the Clans event of the Poultney Area St. David’s Society will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville.
This year’s event will feature a slide presentation of “Our 2012 Travels in North Wales,” by museum staff. Everyone is welcome to the gathering, for which museum entrance fee will be waived.
For more information email [email protected] or call Helen Jones at 802-287-9729, Nancy Williams at 518-642-0709 or Jan Edwards at 802-287-5744. The museum is located at 17 Water St.
BENNINGTON Daisy Rockwell, painter of “The Topless Jihadi and Other Curious Birds” will receive admirers at 3 p.m. at the Bennington Museum, which is presenting Rockwell’s
feminist-inspired paintings from Sept. 21 through Dec. 30.
PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church will have a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m., Sept. 21, at the church on 12 Head of Lane. Tickets are $10 for eat-in or take-out. For information call 283-5397.
Roast Pork Dinner
FAIR HAVEN A roast pork dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.., Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Fair Haven Methodist Church. Cost for eat-in or take-out is adults, $10; children 6 to 12, $4; and under 6, free.
SCHUYLERVILLE An opening reception for a new exhibit of ceramic work by Jury Smith will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville. Smith’s exhibition will be on view at The Schact Gallery from Sept. 21 to Oct. 19. Information: 518-581-2529 or www.saratogaclayarts.org.
MANCHESTER Steve Yarborough will read his latest novel, “The Realm of Last Chances,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Northshire Bookstore. Previously setting his novels in the South, Yarborough places this tale of love under great stress in a small New England town.
DORSET Hubbard Hall Opera in Cambridge, New York will present classical songs and operatic operas at Dorset Playhouse in Vermont at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Billed as “Serenata Italiana,” the show costs $30, including regional Italian foods from Al Ducci’s in Manchester. Reservations: 867-5570. “Serenata Italiana” will be repeated at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept.22 at Hubbard Hall, with a suggested donation of $15. For further information call 677-2495 or visit hubbardhall.org.
New England Music
BRANDON Jeremiah McLane, on accordion and piano, and David Surette, on mandolin, cittern and guitar, will play traditional New England music rooted in a European tradition at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Music. Both are widely acclaimed, with Surette recently praised in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. General admission is $15. For reservations call 802-465-4071 or email [email protected].
HOOSICK FALLS While the village’s 50-foot-long by-7-foot tall “Owl Mural” remains on display in The Armory, fifteen other owl sculptures scattered around the village for viewing over the summer will be auctioned to the highest bidder on Saturday, Sept. 21 at HAYC3’s Harvest Dinner, with Ron Seifert, auctioneer.
WILTON The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park announced a series of events, which include the following: Fun Fall Fridays for children, from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 28; Fall Butterfly and Flower Walks at Camp Saratoga, at 1 p.m., Sept. 21 and 28; Pre-school Pioneers at the camp at 11 a.m., Sept. 23; and an Astronomers Star Party at 8 p.m., Sept. 28. For more information about each of these events call 518-450-0321.
Sunday September 22
MANCHESTER River Walk Work day, sponsored by Manchester River Walk Association, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at town green. The volunteers will begin work building a new river walk path on the town green side of the Battenkill River to compliment the path already being extended on the side starting behind the old bowling alley. To volunteer, email either [email protected] or www.ManchesterRiverwalk.org
“The Irish Wave”
MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS Vincent Feeney, adjunct professor of history at the University of Vermont, will discuss Irish immigration into the Green Mountains at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the 44th annual meeting of the Middletown Springs Historical Society in the society’s building. For further information about the dessert buffet, brief business meeting, trustee election and Professor Feeney’s lecture, call David Wright at 802-235-2376.
GLENS FALLS “Top 100 Events in North America” has announced that its schedule for Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22 will include performances by Stony Creek Band and the Jonathan Newell Band in Crandall Park, a Zonta Craft Fair in Floyd Bennett Field and two “Big Balloon Breakfasts” in Floyd Bennett field. For exact information and times contact the City of Glens Falls and the Glens Falls Zonta Club.
Dogs and Owners
ARGYLE MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, a member of the American Kennel Club, will hold its annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day that educates dog owners from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 at its facility, 511 Pleasant Valley Road. For information call 518-638-5488 or 518-638-6985 or email www.mynetrainingandboarding.com
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.
JOHNSONVILLE A ham dinner will be cooked by the Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road from 3 to 6 p.m., Sept. 22. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For reservations, call 753-7518.
Monday September 23
HARTFORD A Bow-Hunter Safety Course will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Hartford Fish and Game Club, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County. Pre-registration is a requirement as class size is limited. Call 518-747-7810 before Sept. 16 to register.
CAMBRIDGE Broadway Veteran and Hubbard Hall Founder Kevin McGuire will give a return “concert” in the hall at 8 p.m. Sept. 28, offering classic and contemporary show tunes and pop standards. McGuire, who has toured nationally in the “Les Miserables,” will be accompanied by his frequent collaborator David Tolley, who will make his Hubbard Hall debut.
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.
BENNINGTON Susan Slotnick, two-time CNN Heroes nominee, will screen her dance documentary, “Reflections of Our Lives through Dance,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 at Bennington College. Slotnick has taught dance to the homeless, and to breast cancer and
GREENWICH “Iron Jawed Angels,” an award-winning film, will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 in the Hedbring Community Room of the Greenwich Free Library. Starring Hillary Swank, the docu-drama chronicles the life and times of Suffragist Alice Paul.
All are welcome to this free event.
Tuesday September 24
CASTLETON Since falls are the leading cause of death among Vermonters 65 or older, Castleton Community Center will offer information on preventing falls as part of September’s Falls Prevention Awareness Month. A physical therapist and pharmacist will offer safety information and answer questions at the center at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24. For information call 802-468-3093 or email [email protected]
HOOSICK FALLS Volunteers at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will read and sing such classic tales as “The Three Little Pigs,” “This Old Man,” and “Three Billy Goats Gruff” at 10 a.m. in the library starting Sept. 24, with readings and singing continuing each Tuesday thereafter. The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24. 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.
CAMBRIDGE Valley Artisan Market’s “Small Gallery” will present the mixed media prints and collage work of artist Erika Schmidt from Sept. 24 through Nov. 23. “Elegy” is the name Schmidt has given to the exhibit, which is “a remembrance of my father,” she said. An artist’s reception for Schmidt will be held at the Small Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.
GREENWICH Terrie Gifford, a professional toastmaster and public speaker, will teach an eight-week course on “the art of improvisation” at Seventy Main, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24. For further information about time of the course and materials call 518-956-3901.
BENNINGTON Bennington College Music Faculty members Yoshiko Sato and Allen Shawn will perform solo and four-hand piano compositions by Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Shawn at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College. The performance is part of The Carriage Barn Concert Series.
Wednesday September 25
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Free Library at 42 State Street will host a Story and Craft Time for children at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Information: 518-753-4230.
SOUTH GLENS FALLS Kathy Brown will explain how she became a master gardener and green house owner and demonstrate an autumn centerpiece at the 11 a.m. meeting of the Tri-County Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Meadowlark Farm, 40 Williams Street.
MANCHESTER A Red Cross blood drive will be held 12 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the First Congregational Church, sponsored by The Manchester Community. Red Cross is looking for donors age 16 and older, but 16-year-olds will need parental consent. Consent forms can be found at redcrossblood.org. As always, there is a need for double red donors, especially 0 negative, A negative and B negative. A pint of blood saves three lives. To make an appointment to give blood, call 1-800-843-3500.
“Stone Age” Series
CASTLETON Castleton Community Center’s “Stone Age” series, which began Sept. 18 with Cathy Migliore’s Vermont marble presentation, continues at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 2. Patty Meriam, board chairperson of the Vermont Granite Museum and Stone Arts School, will discuss Vermont’s granite artists and inventors on Sept. 25, while on Oct. 2, Bob Isherwood, of Granville’s Slate Valley Museum, will demonstrate how slate is split and trimmed. Registration is $3 per session. Call 802-468-3093 or email [email protected]
WHITEHALL Greek-American fare will be served at Skene Manor on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. dinner of fish or beef, ratatouille and red roasted potatoes, and for dessert, Karidpita, a type of walnut cake. A $30 donation is suggested. Please reserve by calling 499-1906, 499-2053, 747-3735.
Skene Manor is a non-profit organization.
GRANVILLE Cub Scout Pack 44, of Granville, Hampton, Wells, Pawlet and surrounding areas, will hold a recruit night on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Granville Baptist Church. Boys in grades first through fifth are invited to see what scouting is all about. For more information call Sally Peterson at 642-2245 or Chet Mead at 642-4743.
FORT EDWARD A Gospel Jam will be held at the Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The Bluebillies will host this evening of country, bluegrass and gospel music. Pickers and listeners are welcome. To reserve a seat on stage, pickers should call Mel at 518-632-5025. Free admission. Information: 518-747-3421 or www.littletheater27.org.
MANCHESTER The public is invited to meet and greet author and photographer, Peter Miller, author of “A Lifetime of Vermont People,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The event, sponsored by both Burr and Burton Academy and its Alumni Association, will be held in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton. Miller is a Burr and Burton graduate, class of ’51.
Thursday, September 26
GLENS FALLS Musical artists appearing in the 81st season of deBlassis at the Hyde concert series have been announced. Manchester Chamber Orchestra will appear Sept. 29; Guitarist Paul Galbraith, Oct. 20; The Alturas Duo of Carlos Boltes on viola and charango and Scott Hill, guitar, Nov. 17; the Poulenc Trio, March 16; the Botkin/Bullard/Wachman Trio, April 27; and Diana Fanning, piano, June 1. Concerts are at 2 p.m., Sundays at the Hyde Museum’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium. Tickets are $25, adults; $5, students.
BENNINGTON Cordis, a quartet that brings custom-made instruments like an electric mbira, a melodica, and a cylinder-driven music box to classical music, will kick off their 2013 tour on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Route 9. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For information about the time of the concert call 802-442-7158 or email www.TheBennington.org
HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor a five-hour pre-licensing driving class at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Hoosick Valley Health Center’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Danforth Street. The class charges a $40 fee, and you must pre-register at 518-686-4854.
MANCHESTER Youth Hockey registration will be held at Riley Rink by the Northshire Hockey Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. For the second year in a row, free hockey instruction will be offered boys and girls under six at Riley Rink during the forthcoming season.
Friday, Sept. 27
POULTNEY $900 in prizes will be distributed among the winners of the 24th annual Chili Cook Off at the Poultney Rotary Club, Saturday, Sept. 28. Cooking begins at 8 a.m., music at 10, and chili tasting and judging from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Call 802- 287-9987 to register. There is no charge for use of the cookers.
SCHUYLERVILLE The Comedy Tour, “Not Too Far from Home,” starring Aaron David Ward, Frank Gentile and Joe Pontillo will be presented at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the American Legion Hall, 6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance.
MANCHESTER CENTER Financial Expert Kathleen Fisher will examine the economic dance between America and China in a talk called “China’s Challenges, America’s Advantages” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Maple Street School. The event is sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning.
Meet Your Republican Candidates
GREENWICH Meet the Candidates at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the VFW Hall on 63 Abeel Avenue, sponsored by The Greenwich Republican Town Committee. Republican candidates for town supervisor, town board member, town clerk and town highway supervisor will attend, along with Washington County District Attorney Candidate Tony Jordon. Tickets are $20. For more information call 518-692-0017.
Saturday September 28
WHITEHALL A bake sale will be held by Whitehall area Girl Scouts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Stewart’s. All local troops are participating and offering a variety of baked goods.
Climb a Tower
WILTON Climb a fire tower (but no mountain) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 by ascending Cornell Hill Open Fire Tower at Camp Saratoga in Wilton. Enjoy the view of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and a replica of a fire observer’s cabin. For information, call 518-469-0918.
RUTLAND The Rutland Country Club will play host to the 29th annual Mount St. Joseph Academy Green Wave Open Golf Tournament, with play starting at 1 p.m. Sign-up deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Proceeds benefit Mount Saint Joseph Academy. For information call 802-775-0151 ext. 112 or email at [email protected]
NORTH EASTON A “Souper Lunch,” consisting of a variety of homemade soups, breads, desserts and beverages, will be served from 11:30 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Easton Methodist Church, with prices $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for 12 and under and free for children under 5.
ARGYLE The Dry Town Drifters band will perform at a Cowboy Dinner Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the American Legion in Argyle. Cowboy poet mark Munzert will do readings as well. Proceeds will benefit the Double L Equine Rescue and Sanctuary. Cost of $12 per person includes dinner and dancing, raffles, a silent auction and prizes. To reserve: 518-638-6929.
Roast Pork Dinner
HARTFORD From 4 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, a roast pork dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church at 47 County Route 23, with tickets costing $9 for adults; $4 for children, ages 5 through 12; and children under four, free. For information call Linda Holmes at 632-5387 or email [email protected]
Meet the Clergy
FAIR HAVEN While the most Reverend Salvatore Matano, Bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, celebrates his birthday at St. Mary’s School, new pastor Father Anthony Pittappillil and parochial vicar, Father Michael Onyekwere, will meet parishioners at Our Lady of Seven Dolors. The new pastor will serve the parishes of Catholic churches in Fair Haven, Castleton, Orwell and West Pawlet. For information about Eucharistic celebration, call the rectory at 802-265-3135.
VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Department will cook and serve eat-in or carry-out pizza, plus wings, both hot and blue cheese cool, from 4 p.m until 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Place orders at 695-6623 after 2 p.m.
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.
Main Street Art
POULTNEY The Poultney Area Artists Guild will present Art on Main Street, a display of various artists and their mediums, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the town green, the intersection of Main Street and Route 30. Information: 802-287-2035.
ARGYLE “The Dry Town Drifters Band” will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Argyle American Legion Hall, the event being a fundraiser cowboy dinner dance sponsored by Double L Stable Equine Rescue Sanctuary. Cowboy poet Mark Munzert will read authentic cowboy poetry between dances. $12 admission includes dinner, music, dance, raffles, silent auction and prizes.
Reserve your seats by calling 518-638-6929.
Haynes House Dance
GRANVILLE Haynes House of Hope will present its second annual “Harvest Hoedown for Hope,” an authentic barn dance, from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 in the barn at Hogan Hill in Hampton. “Ole Time Country” will supply dance tunes inside the soaring three-story barn, and later “Sweetwater” will offer classic country-rock. A pig roast will be served by Burch Family Farm. Earlier that day, hayrides will be given by the Shaw Clydesdales. All proceeds benefit Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill. The Barn at Hogan’s Hill is located at 2077, Route 22A in Hampton. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and students, and children under six are free. Tickets are available at Granville’s Scottie’s or can be reserved by calling 642-8155. For more information call Peter O’Brien at 518-321-9640.
Sunday, Sept. 29
WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Fire Department will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the firehouse on Route 153 (Main Street). Prices are $7 for adults; $5 for children, 5-12, and free to children under five. For information call Tom Collard at 802-645-0839 or email [email protected]
GRANVILLE The 27th annual Autumn Leaves Car Show, sponsored by the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in the parking lot of Granville Elementary School, 61 Quaker Street. Admission is $3.00, with children 15 and under admitted free. The fee for a show-car entry is $20. Early registration is 8 a.m. through 11 a.m. 15 “special awards” and 13 “major sponsor awards” will be handed out, and the door prize is a large flat screen LCD television. Show car entries will receive a dash plaque, commemorative T-shirt and goodies bag. For the audience, there will be 26 classes of cars shown, including antique cars, foreign cars, corvettes, mustangs and motorcycles.
On average, more than 200 cars are shown. For information call Steve Saltis at 642-1010.
CAMBRIDGE A structured improvisation dance workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 in the Beacon Feed Dance Studio, as preparation for the group, Vital Spark North’s collaboration with community members to ready the show “Rock, Paper, Scissors” for an Oct. 5 performance. Modern Dancer Erika Schmidt will conduct the workshop. For information on the show, a fearless exploration of conformity and individuality strategies, call 677-2495 or contact [email protected].
Benefit Give Away
GRANVILLE To benefit the Haynes House of Hope, and in memory of Ike and Verna Neeson and Jeff Rivers, an 18 by 21 by 6-foot carport will be raffled off Sept. 29 by Neeson’s Classic Cars during the Granville Car Show. The winner’s carport in his or her choice of color will be delivered to the desired location and installed with no extra charge. For more information call Tom Neesen at 518-642-2565.
Dogs Dive Docks
BOMOSEEN The fifth annual dog dock diving competition to benefit Rutland County Humane Society will be held at 11 a.m. with registration, noon practice jumps, and competition at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Lake House Pub and Grille, host of the event.
Dogs will receive first, second and third place for jumping and prizes for biggest splash and most comical. Tickets are $5. For information call 802-483-9171, 802-273-3000 or email www.rchsvt.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
FORT EDWARD The Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward, will present “An Afternoon with the Bluebillies” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. This is a concert of country and bluegrass music that is great for group outings. Tickets: $8 general admission and $5 for seniors and students. Information: www.littletheater27.org or 518-747-3421.
RUTLAND The history and travels of food around the world will be traced at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 by Gastronomist Darra Goldstein in the Nella Fox Room of the Rutland Free Library. Goldstein is a Williams College professor and editor of “Gastronomica.” Her talk is part of The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series held from October through May. Information: 802-773-1860 or email [email protected].
RUTLAND Photos for the sixth annual Amateur Photo Contest and Exhibit in Rutland should be submitted by October 19. Contact The Chaffee Art Center by phone at 802-775-0356 or [email protected]. Photographs may include neighborhood, city or town streets and their people and architecture in realistic or abstract compositions. This year’s theme is “Take the Streets.”
CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall will hold auditions for “Whispering Bones, a night of ghost stories and readings performed on Saturday, Oct. 26. Proceeds will benefit the Hall’s education programs. To audition, please contact Kelvin Keraga at 692-7367.
Thursday October 3
MANCHESTER CENTER Leaving at 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 from St. Paul’s, a bus will take the Northshire Seniors to the Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont to visit King Arthur Flour. The cost for lunch at King Arthur Flour is $9. Call 802-362-2263 for reservation.
CASTLETON The Castleton Farmers Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.
Saturday, Oct. 5
SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for story-telling artists Brian Cirmo and Jill Shoffiett will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with artists’ discussion at 5:30, on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway. “American Storytellers,” Cirmo and Shoffiett, through their artwork, offer societal tales of identity in an exhibit of visual narration. “American Storytellers” will remain on display through Nov. 9.
Sunday, Oct. 6
SCHAGHTICOKE From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, more than 50 vendors will offer chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, vegetables, plants and other agricultural items at the Brunswick Grange’s annual fall Tailgate Sale at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds at the intersection of Routes 67 and 40. A $15 donation will be charged. Information: 279-9113.
Friday, Oct. 11
BENSON The annual fundraiser for the Benson Volunteer Fire Department, a haunted hayride, will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. Tickets are $7 on the night of the rides. Advance tickets for $10, and the route of the haunted hayride, are available by calling 802-537-3111.
Saturday, Oct. 12
ARGYLE The Argyle Town-wide Garage Sale will be held Oct. 12 and 13, Columbus Day Weekend. To reserve a spot on the garage sale map and for exact information about times, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 638-8681, ext 10.
SALEM From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 12 and 13, children and parents can pet alpacas at Breezy Hill Ranch’s 2nd Annual Fall Farm Days at the ranch at 2215, Route 47. Besides petting the alpacas, there will be kite flying, pumpkin painting, needle felting and a “beapple” slinging contest. This year the ranch will collect money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
EAGLE BRIDGE Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a hunter safety course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and a Bowhunter safety course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, both at the Owlkill Rod and Gun Club on Center Road. Pre-registration is mandatory since space is limited to 24, and materials must be picked up by Oct. 1. Information: 746-2560.
Three Artists Shown
SALEM Three artists—Craig Barnes, George Hoffmann and Michael Williams—will display their “abstract consortium” artwork from Oct. 12 through Nov. 23 at North Main Gallery. An art party reception will be also held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the gallery at 196 Main Street. For information, call 518-854-3406.
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville American Legion will hold a chicken barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at American Legion Pavilion, 6 Clancy Street. Eat in or take out can be purchased for $10. Proceeds benefit the Legion. For information, call 695—3011.
HARTFORD A Lobster Bake will be held by Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge #508 from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street, Hartford. The cut-off date for pre-sold, $15 tickets for either eat-in or take-out dinner will be Oct. 8.
For information and tickets, call the following numbers: 632-5443, 632-5436, 642-2904, 747-3828, 638-8876, 542-7000, 791-1149 or 632-5441.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Dinner for Children
SARATOGA SPRINGS The 15th annual Pig Roast and Toy Run to benefit the children of local families needing local, state or federal assistance will be held at the Eagles Club starting at 9:30 a.m., with the toy run ride following at 11 a.m., and lastly, the pig roast. Sponsored by Red Knights New York Chapter 12, a local of International Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club, the “Give a Child a Christmas” charity last year provided more than 700 children with holiday assistance through the Red Knights work with local businesses. Cost is a $20 donation or an equivalently priced, unwrapped toy. All vehicle types are welcome to join the toy run.
For more information, email [email protected]
CAMBRIDGE Stephanie and Arnold Freifelder, a New Jersey jazz duo who also have a home in Fort Edward, will perform an autumn concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Bischoff House, 573 Dunbar Road. Presented by Con Brio Performing Arts, the Freifelders will celebrate autumn through such jazz classic as Johnny Mercer’s “Early Autumn.” Reserved admission only is $10. Information: 677-8296 or e-mail [email protected]
Saturday, Oct. 19
HARTFORD The concert, “The Spirit of Johnny Cash,” featuring Harold Ford, Laura Lucy and the Cash Band, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hartford Fire House. Doors open at 7 and tickets cost $14. For information call 632-5326.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
HARTFORD The Granville-Argyle-Hartford Senior Citizens will travel to Pennsylvania’s Amish Country in Intercourse, Pa. from Wednesday to Friday Oct. 23-25. Cost of the trip, which includes hotel accommodation, the Sight and Sound Theatre, Sands Casino, Kitchen Kettle Village, an Amish Land Tour and visit to an Amish Market, is $337 per person, covering tax, baggage and handling. To sign up call 632-5210.
Saturday, Oct. 26
JOHNSONVILLE Participants in the 2nd annual Pumpkin Brigade and Kids Run will assemble at 9 a.m. and race at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Johnsonville Fire House at 5 River Road. Proceeds benefit the fire department’s Ladies Auxiliary to whom checks should be made payable at $20 for adults; $10 for children under 15; and a $2 kids run free with parents registration. Cost is adults, $25, and children, $15, the day of the race.
King of Concertos
GLENS FALLS Guest Pianist Eric Zuber will perform perhaps the king of piano concertos, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, when the Glens Falls Symphony opens its new season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Maestro Charles Peltz will conduct. Zuber, a 2011 medalist of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, has been hailed by the New York Times for his “fluid” and “crisp” playing. Handel’s “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” and Dvorak’s Symphony No 6 will conclude this concert of classics of classical music. To buy subscriptions and tickets call 518-793-1348 or e-mail gfso.org or buy them for $25 to $28 for adults and $10 for students at the door on concert day.