T hursday, September 26
RUPERT It is not too late for area educators to link up with three fall courses offered Monday through Friday from now through November at Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt. Each class adapts to elementary and middle school level, while service opportunities apply to grades 5 through college. For more information, call 802-394-7836 or email [email protected]
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.
MIDDLE GRANVILLE A family-style turkey dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A. The menu includes all the traditional sides, and costs $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under four. Tickets are available at the door. For information, call Linda Aldous, secretary and treasurer, at 642-3871.
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 both boys and girls under six at Riley Rink during the forthcoming season.
Painting and Sculpture
RUTLAND Chaffee Art Center announced that 26 members are participating in an All Members Exhibit now through Oct. 19, while small-scale maquettes of six sculptures set for West Rutland Park’s Sculpture Symposium will continue its display through Sept. 28 at the Chaffee Downtown Gallery. For information about gallery and downtown hours call 802-775-0356 or email [email protected]
CASTLETON The annual dinner of the Castleton Historical Society will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Old Medical Chapel on the Castleton State College campus. Cost is $15 a person for this Trak-Inn buffet. At 7 p.m., the executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Paul Bruhn, will speak on “Sustaining Vermont Villages.” For information call Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105.
Two Books At Once
MANCHESTER Novelist John Lawton will read his post World War Two thriller, “Then We Take Berlin,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at Northshire Bookstore. Meanwhile, Steve Berry, one of the authors of “Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry,” will trace the clash between indigenous and settler cultures in early America. For more information, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700.
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 at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Route 9. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Information: 802-442-7158 or www.TheBennington.org
Friday, Sept. 27
Benefit Yard Sale
A yard sale will be held to benefit Tammy Rathbun this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29, at 27 Quaker Street.
The sale will include an assortment of quality, used items and will feature a Chinese auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. The auction, which includes items donated by local businesses and individuals, will be drawn on Sunday, but patrons can view items and purchase tickets all weekend. Tickets cost seven for $5 and an arm’s length for $10. Winners do not need to be present at the time of the drawing. Raffle tickets will be available for $1, three for $2, or an arm’s length for $5. All proceeds will help pay for medical expenses incurred during Rathbun’s battle with cancer. Anyone who would like to donate items for the sale, or make a monetary donation, is asked to call Nancy at 518-812-8876.
PITTSTOWN A rummage and bake sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall. Clothing, jewelry, books, toys and household goods will be sold, as well as baked and other food goods. Fill two bags on Saturday for $2 and get the third bag free. For more information call Herb at 596-0003 or Jody at 663-8156.
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. Registration is $20. Call 802-768-8079 for more information.
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.
HOOSICK FALLS The film “Epic” will be screened for free at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the Hoosick Falls High School Auditorium. The family night film series is jointly sponsored by the PTA and Hoosick Federal Credit Union, with proceeds benefiting the PTA. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be sold. The next family film night will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, the film to be announced later.
SALEM Salem Art Works will pour 1,000 of pounds of molten iron the weekend of Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 28 during its 7th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour. This annual event allows college art students to exchange ideas and techniques in iron casting. The three day event kicks off with a guest lecture by Joe McCreary, veteran iron artist. For information on exact times for all events call 854-7674 or email www.salemartworks.org.
Alumni Art Reception
POULTNEY Five Green Mountain Alumni artists will be given a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Their exhibit will be open until Oct. 4. The artists are Susan Barrows Wood, Jennifer Gioe Peper, Carrie Pill, Alexander Churchill and Patrick Girard. Free and open to the public, gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. For information, call 802-287-8398 or [email protected]
Green Mountain Concert
POULTNEY A choir concert under the direction of Green Mountain Music Director James Cassarino will be given at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in Ackley Hall. Free and open to the public, the choir will sing Vivaldi, American spirituals, and Rogers and Hammerstein. The concert is part of GMC’s Family and Friends weekend.
Saturday September 28
POULTNEY The Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Main Street’s Poultney United Methodist Church. Cost is $1 and children under 15 free. The church is handicapped accessible, and all are welcome to enjoy a traditional country breakfast, held the last Saturday of each month.
FORT ANN The 4th annual “Vendor-Blender Mixer,” a fund for Fort Ann’s United Protestant Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the church. Located at the intersection of Routes 4 and 149, the church will mix crafters and vendors with a luncheon, a bake sale, a plant sale and a three basket raffle. Information: 932-4559 or 639-5252.
CAMBRIDGE The “Give Back by Taking Out” River Clean up will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, with participants meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Battenkill Valley Outdoors off State Route 313 in Cambridge to register for canoes and equipment. Clean-up will last three hours, and those interested should call 677-3311, or, for additional information, email [email protected] or www.battenkillconservancy.org.
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.
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.
Free Food Tasting
SALEM Local food producers––Mack Brook Farm, Borden Orchard Apples, Slack Hollow Farm and Gardenworks––will offer free food tasting of their locally sourced foods, as well as free recipes, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Gardenworks on Route 22. Information: call 854-3250 or email www.gardenworksfarm.com.
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 A free community lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Argyle United Methodist Church, 12 Sheridan Street. All are welcome. Call Paula at 638-8391.
CAMBRIDGE A community dinner will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at First Baptist Church at 29 Main Street.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church sponsors the meal this month. First Baptist has a handicap accessible ramp and a handicap bathroom. The meals are provided for those living alone or needing company. Take-outs will be available at 1 p.m. for those unable to attend.
For information, call Bev at 677-3327 or the church at 677-5487.
SCHUYLERVILLE Rural Soul Studio B and Busy Bees Art Studio will hold an Open House for their grand opening from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the studio at 90 Broad St. Music performance, art projects, photo booth, chair massages and more. Information: 518-531-8828 or www.ruralsoul.com.
SALEM Woodcarver Gerry Holzman will unveil three woodcarvings of area farmers at a 3 p.m. reception, Saturday, Sept. 28 at Gardenworks at the traffic light on Route 22 in Salem. Best known for his original and restored carousel art, Holzman’s three new pieces are part of his Barn Windows Project. For more information, call Gardenworks at 854-3250 or email www.gardenworksfarm.com.
WHITEHALL On Saturday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., The Praise Puppets from New
Lebanon will be at Out of the Box Worship Center, 145 Broadway in
Whitehall. The puppet show is free and is for children of all ages. It
includes music and black light puppets as well as traditional puppets. A
free will offering will be taken. All are welcome.
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.
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. Call the Legion at 695-3011 for more information.
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]
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.
Artists’ Open House
POULTNEY Musicians, painters, filmmakers, playwrights and actors will gather to perform and meet the public at an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Stone Valley Arts on the third floor of the Journal Press building at 188 Main Street. At 3 p.m., the day will climax with a reading of “Samantha’s Song,” a new play by Ken Holmes.
FORT EDWARD The Turning Point Wesleyan Church Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Drawing will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1063 Rt. 4 in Fort Edward. Donation is $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 6 and under. Information: 518-695-3766 or www.turnptwes.com.
Wells Harvest Fest
WELLS Fall Harvest Fest Turkey Dinner will start at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America in Wells. For information on the full details of the festival dinner call 802-645-0422. The Wells Fall Festival dinner is presented annually by The Wells United Methodist Church.
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.
MANCHESTER Ellen Stimson will present at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Northshire Bookstore her humorous book whose title is self-explanatory: “Mud Season: One Woman’s Dream of Moving To Vermont, Raising Children, and Running the Old Country Store.” In the vein of the film, “The Egg and I,” and the television show, “Newhart,” Stimson’s book chronicles the culture shock endured when one moves from suburban home to rickety farmhouse. Information: 802-362-2200.
RUTLAND A night of Broadway, Rock and Comedy will be presented in Rutland’s Merchant’s Hall at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Rutland favorites Trent Hayward, Jacob Patorti and Jamie Willis, accompanied by Karen James, will perform songs ranging from Sondheim to the Beatles. Admission is $10.
The show is called “Three Dudes Cabaret.”
Sunday, Sept. 29
SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will hold its fifth Sunday breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at the lodge on Route 67. Menu includes pancakes, Belgian waffles, and scrambled eggs, home fries with or without onions, Knickerbocker soufflé, sausage, juice and coffee.
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]
SCHAGHTICOKE The 160th anniversary of the Melrose Methodist Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, with a service at 9, followed by an open house “filled with friendship, fellowship, food, and music.” For information, call 235-4370.
GRANVILLE The 27th annual Autumn Leaves Car Show will be held from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Granville Elementary School parking lot. Sponsored by the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, the show charges $3 for admission, with children under 15 admitted free. $20 is charged each show-car owner. Early registration is 8 through 11 a.m. More than 28 awards will be given out, and the door prize is a large flat screen LCD TV. Attendees will see 26 different classes of cars, including antiques, foreign cars, corvettes, mustangs and even motorcycles. More than 200 vehicles are displayed, on average.
SARATOGA SPRINGS Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs will officially open from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, with a grand opening celebration at the 424 Broadway store. Operating since Aug. 5, the grand opening will feature book signings by Vermont crime novelist Archer Mayor, as well as signings by Suvir Saran, Russell Banks and Dan Berggren. For more information, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990 or email www.northshire.com.
Last Bridge Tour
ADDISON The last guided tour across the new Lake Champlain Bridge that connects New York State and Vermont will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, with state Historic Site Managers Elsa Gilbertson and Tom Hughes conducting. Interested tourists should meet at Crown Point State Historic Site Museum, near the New York foot of the bridge, where the fee is $6 for adults and children under 15 are admitted free. The tour fee includes later admission to both Chimney Point and Crown Point Museums.
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, call 677-2495 or contact [email protected]
Author Speaks Twice
BRANDON Marilyn Taylor McDowell, well-known children’s author and debut novelist, will appear at Compass Music and Arts Center, Sunday, Sept. 29. McDowell will share Appalachian tales from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. She then will, for those ten and older, talk about her novel, “Carolina Harmony.” Tickets are $5 at the door. The rest of October focuses on the photography of local artists, Caleb Kenna and Robert Black. For information, email www.cmacvt.org. CMAC is located at 333 Jones Drive.
GLENS FALLS Pianist Adam Neiman will perform four piano works at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Appearing with the Manchester Chamber Orchestra, Neiman will play Bach, Mahler, Beethoven, Giannini, and his own composition. Manchester Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by its artistic director, Ariel Rudiakov. The concert is part of the DeBlasiis Chamber Music Series. General admission is $25 and $5 for students.
Benefit Give Away
GRANVILLE An 18 by 21 by 6-foot carport will be raffled off Sunday by Neeson’s Classic Cars during the Granville Car Show. The raffle is to benefit the Haynes House of Hope, and in memory of Ike and Verna Neeson and Jeff Rivers. 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 Neeson 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.
SALEM Daniel Shulman, widely recognized pianist, conductor and educator, will present a solo piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Salem Courthouse Community Center, with proceeds benefiting the CCC. The pianist will play Franz Schubert’s last three piano sonatas.
Monday, Sept. 30
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday bingo at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30.
This bingo is held each Monday. For information, call 677-8069.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
RUTLAND Three Vermont Farmers Markets, two in Rutland and one in Fair Haven, will be held on the following dates: the Rutland Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Rutland Tuesday Farmers Market, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Depot Park in front of Walmart; and the Fair Haven Farmers Market, Fridays, from 3 to 6 p.m., on the downtown green. All markets are rain or shine.
BENNINGTON The camera-less photographs of Artist Tom Fels, called cyanotypes, are now on view in the Ada Paresky Education Center at Bennington Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 14. Fels’ “shadow prints” depict shadows cast by leaves and branches. “Shadow prints” was an early photographic process. Cyanotypes commonly produced silhouettes, but also were used for photographs and blueprints. Call 802-447-1571 for information.
SCHUYLERVILLE A solo exhibition of Artist Jury Smith’s ceramics will continue through Oct. 19 at The Schacht Gallery in Schuylerville. A native New Yorker, Smith’s ceramics have been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Smith currently teaches visual arts at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. For information about hours at The Schacht Gallery, call 581-2529.
BENNINGTON Bennington Museum announces that two new permanent galleries have opened and are available for view during museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. The galleries are Bennington Modernism and Gilded Age Vermont. The latter presents a 1924 WASP Touring Car, one of only 20 produced. Closed Wednesdays in November and December, the museum charges $10 to adults and $9 to seniors and students older than 18. Those under 18-years-of-age are admitted free. For information call 802-447-1571 or email www.benningtonmuseum.org.
SALEM The Bancroft Public Library in Salem will show a kid-friendly movie at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon. Information: 518-854-7463.
School Open House
SALEM Salem Junior/Senior High School will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, starting in the high school gym. This year’s open house will follow the student’s schedule, allowing parents to learn about the new Common Core requirements. Class periods will be eight minutes long. The accelerated school day ends at 7:50 p.m. Parents may visit the book fair after open house. For information, call 854-7600.
SALEM A Zentangle workshop for adults will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Bancroft Public Library, 181 Main St., Salem. This free introductory class will be taught by Heidi Hammell, CZT. This class and materials are free of charge. To reserve a place: 518-854-7463.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
SALEM The Bancroft Public Library, 181 Main St., Salem, will hold a Story Time for young children at 10 a.m. every Wednesday. Information: 518-854-7463.
GRANVILLE A free, nature-inspired art program for children will be offered every Wednesday in October and the first half of November at the Pember Library and Museum. Each class runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and is open to children ages six and older. There is no deadline to register. Activity details at pembermuseum.wordpress.com. Contact: [email protected] or 642-1515.
CAMBRIDGE The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at United Presbyterian Church, corner of East Main Street and Route 22., with the pantry open to people in the Cambridge Central School District.
Walkers’ Farmers Market
FORT ANN A Farmers Market will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Walker’s Farm, Home and Tack, 5565 Route 4. This market will be open each Wednesday through Oct. 26. Information: Call Allison Wilshere at 639-5223.
HOOSICK FALLS The Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street. Fresh produce and art, jewelry and décor will be offered.
Dinner and Bee Talk
WELLS Bee Expert Stuart Dittmeier will explain how bees are vital to the environment, following the 6 p.m. “Harvest Supper” of the Wells Historical Society on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Wells’ headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America. For the turkey supper with all the works, society members are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Besides Dittimeier’s talk, $5 dues will be collected in a short after-dinner meeting.
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Annex II building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension building, 415 Lower Main Street.
Toastmasters meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month and everyone is invited to attend. Information: www.washington.countytoastmasters.org.
WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 2, and each Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street.
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., Wednesday 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 streets in neighborhoods, cities or towns, and their people and architecture, in realistic or abstract compositions. The theme is “Take the Streets.”
CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall will hold auditions for “Whispering Bones,” a night of ghost stories and readings to be performed on Saturday, Oct. 26. Proceeds will benefit the Hall’s education programs. To audition, please contact Kelvin Keraga at 692-7367.
MANCHESTER Antonia Losano, a Middlebury College Professor, will lecture on how seemingly staid Victorians also had a wild side at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Losano, an associate professor of English and American Literatures, authored “The Woman Painter in Victorian Literature.” Her talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series.
Thursday October 3
MANCHESTER CENTER The Northshire Seniors will leave at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 from St. Paul’s Catholic Church, aboard a bus taking them to 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 a 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.
HARTFORD A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in Hartford Central School on Route 149, with proceeds benefiting the school’s senior class. For information on prices call 632-5222.
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at American Legion Post 49, 72 South Main Street. This auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month. For information, call 802-265-7983.
Friday, Oct. 4
Game Day Lunch
CASTLETON A Game Day Luncheon for seniors will be held at noon, Friday, Oct. 4 at the Castleton Community Center, offering a free deli-style lunch. Games immediately follow, and reservations are required by noon, Thursday, Oct. 3. For information, call the Castleton Community Center at 468-3093.
WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main Street in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. Served each Friday with few exceptions, this meal’s specifics can be learned by calling 499-2482.
Friday Night Supper
SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Post 731 Auxiliary invites everyone to a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 at the Post, 181 Lower Main Street. The cost for this supper, served each Friday with few exceptions, is $8. Information: 753-4188.
MANCHESTER Literary raconteur Harry F. Martin will lecture on eight fictional and real-life heroines of literature and writing from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy. Registration fee is $20. Call 802-768-8079 or email greenmtnacademy.org for more information or to register.
HOOSICK FALLS A Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Armory, 80 Church Street. Doors open at 6, with play at 6:30. Cost is $35 buy-in, with option for $10 add-on, plus $5 high-hand pot. This event will be held on the first Friday of each month through Dec. 6, and it is for new and experienced poker players.
WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday night Bingo at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4. Held each Friday, this Friday Night Bingo features a $500 jackpot special. Information: 499-1491.
CHITTENDEN Musicians, poets and storytellers of all ages are invited to attend “Wildwood Open Mike” at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 at the Church of the Wildwood, 347 Holden Road. A portion of a freewill donation benefits Rutland Area Women’s Shelter. First twelve to call Donna Martin at 802-483-2234 or email [email protected] will get a 10-minute spot on the microphone.
SCHULERVILLE Schuylerville Public Library will offer a free Teen Drive-in outside the library at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The PG-13 movie runs 120 minutes and viewers should bring popcorn and chairs. Information: 695-6641. Meanwhile, pre-school story hour at the library is each Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. this month. Call the same number for information.
Saturday, Oct. 5
RUPERT The Rupert Kittay Library will hold its yearly book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Rupert Firehouse on Route 153. Fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, VHS tapes and audio book tapes will be on sale. This year the library will offer $1 bags of paperbacks. For more information on this annual fundraiser call 802-394-2444 or visit the website at www.rupertkittaylibrary.com.
Need Craft Vendors
GREENWICH Vendors are sought by the sophomore class of Greenwich High School for their homecoming weekend craft fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 in the high school cafeteria. Vendor’s fee is $30, with proceeds going to the Junior Prom fund. Anyone interested should contact Amy McPhail at [email protected] or call 692-9542, ext. 6303.
WEST FORT ANN West Fort Ann United Methodist Church will hold its Autumn Festival starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. Soup, sandwich, cookie and beverage costs $6, and there will also be a craft table.
SALEM The Bancroft Public Library will hold an adult basic computer skills workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the library, 181 Main St., Salem. Focus is on helping adults learn how to use the library catalog. Questions on using Facebook, email and other basic computer skills will also be taken. To reserve a place, call 518-854-7463.
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. Self-styled “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.
MANCHESTER The Mary Martha Fellowship of the First Baptist Church of Manchester invites everyone to their annual Chicken Pie Supper to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the church on the corner of Bonnet Street and Main Street. Donation is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under. For reservations, call Martha Thompson at 802-362-3473. Reservations are recommended if stairs are a problem.
GRANVILLE The Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company will hold bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and this bingo will be held each Saturday with few exceptions. For information, call 642-2401.
Sunday, Oct. 6
JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, with tickets $6 for adults and $3 for children.
River Duck Run
WEST ARLINGTON The sixth annual Battenkill River Duck Run will start at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 at River Road in West Arlington, and it will benefit the Arlington Area Childcare/Happy Days Playschool. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and is $18 for the 5K and 12K and $3 for the fun run. Volunteers are needed. Information: 802-375-6039.
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. Music, as well as produce, will be offered.
The music is free.
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.
MANCHESTER A geologic field trip of the Green Mountains, from Arlington to Stratton Mountain, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, starting at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Dr. Paul Myers will conduct the trip for Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Participants will carpool to Arlington and make their way through various stops. Registration is $20. Space is limited. For more information call 802-768-8079.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
ARLINGTON A talent show and café night will be held at Arlington Memorial High School at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Mack-Multi Purpose Room at Fisher Elementary School. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 12 are free. Proceeds offset chorus’ costs for the Proctors Theatre trip and student fees to district, state and All New England chorus competitions.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
GREENWICH “A Place at the Table,” an acclaimed film about hunger in America, will be screened at Greenwich Library, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9. Despite having a major food production system, the United States has fifty million people––one out of four, children––who do not know where their next meal is coming from. For information, visit the library at 148 Main Street, call Tracy Frisch 692-8242 or email [email protected]
GREENWICH Retired Educator and Alpaca Farmer Herb Perkins will speak about the Lunch, Learn and Play program at Salem’s Courthouse Community Center on Wednesday, Oct 9 at the Greenwich Library. Perkins’ lecture will follow the screening at 6:30 p.m. of the film, “A Place at the Table.”
Thursday, Oct. 10
GLENS FALLS A Women’s Conference will be held at 7 p.m. both Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Full Foundation Pentecostal Church at 62 Staple Street in Glens Falls. This event is for women only. For more information call Pastor Denise Perkins at 793-2565.
Friday, Oct. 11
BENSON The annual fundraiser for the Benson Volunteer Fire Department, a haunted hayride, will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 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.
MANCHESTER The new Classic Mystery Reading Group continues to meet from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the conference room at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For information about exact times, call 802-362-2200 or email [email protected]
BRANDON Philadelphia-based Suzie Brown, a folk-Americana singer-songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Brandon Music at 62 Country Club Road, with a pre-concert dinner available. General admission is $15 and $30 includes dinner and the show. To reserve tickets for the “bluesy, folksy, achy, sweet-voiced Susie Brown,” as Philadelphia Magazine described her, call 802-465-4071 or email [email protected]
Saturday, Oct. 12
SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 West River Road. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: email [email protected]
ARGYLE The Argyle Town-wide Garage Sale will be held Saturday, 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., Saturday and Sunday, 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 Saturday, Oct. 12 and a Bowhunter safety course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, 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.
POULTNEY The Poultney Town Wide Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Sponsored by the Poultney Chamber of Commerce, the event is held each June and each October on historic Main Street. For information, contact the Poultney Chamber of Commerce at 802-287-2010.
WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church rummage sale at the Green will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. For information, call Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077. The rummage sale is held the second Saturday of each month.
GRANVILLE A chicken barbecue will be cooked by VFW Post 1653 at the VFW Pavilion on North Street in Granville, with serving starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and continuing until gone. Costing $9 per person, the dinner includes chicken, baked potato, salads and roll. For information call Men’s Auxiliary Secretary Matthew Meade at 955-0990.
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.
MIDDLE FALLS A landowner appreciation barbecue dinner, sponsored by SnoBlazers of Washington County and hosted by the Middle Falls Fire Department, will be held at the firehouse from 4 to 6 p.m., with music from 4 to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 12. The dinner offers not only a $25 chicken dinner but also a $25 ribs dinner, both with sides and refreshments. Music will be supplied by Happy Days Again DJ Service, and a muzzleloader raffle, an auction and a 50/50 raffle will be held. For tickets call 692-9687.
Sunday, Oct. 13
VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to benefit service projects. For information, call the VFW at 753-7707.
VICTORY The pancake and French toast breakfast of The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. The breakfast is held on the second Sundays of each month and costs $6 for adults, $3 for children.
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., Sunday, Oct. 13, 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 costs 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]
School Car Show
HARTFORD The Hartford Central School Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, sponsored by the high school class of 2014. Admission is $3. Participating car owners pay $8 for each entry and $10 on day of entry. Fifty vehicles will participate, and there will be plaques for the first out of 50. Food and refreshments will be offered and music provided. Call 642-9251 or 632-5222 for more information.
Cow Plop Car Show
HOOSICK FALLS The popular “Cow Plop and Car Show,” sponsored by Saint Mary’s Academy, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at the town athletic fields. Everyone is welcome to enter his or her car, truck or motorcycle, and there is a $10 registration fee. The Cow Plop starts at 11 a.m. The car show starts at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded, and there is a $1,000 prize for winner of the Cow Plop Grid contest. For specific information, call Pat Hayes at 686-4314.
Pastels meet Dance
SARATOGA SPRINGS Sculptor and Artist Andrew Devries will display his pastel work from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 at the National Museum of Dance at 99 South Broadway. The show is entitled “Homage to the Dance,” and will include a large collection of Devries’ sculptures. “Homage to the Dance” remains on display until mid-November. National Museum of Dance is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE Stephanie and Arnold Freifelder, a New Jersey jazz duo with 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]
HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street, invite everyone to a free Sunday supper at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. This meal is served on the second Sunday of each month, and the church building is handicap accessible. Information:
Tuesday, Oct. 15
SALEM The Bancroft Library will hold a Movie Night for adults and older teens beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The library is located at 181 Main St. in Salem. Information: 518-854-7463.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
SALEM The Salem Astronomers will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. The astronomers meet on the third Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. For information, email Bill Frederick at [email protected]
Friday, Oct. 18
GRANVILLE A rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be held by Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street. This sale will be held the third Friday of each month, with few exceptions. Donations may be brought to the center on the sale day. For information, call Jean MacLeod at 260-0460.
Saturday, Oct. 19
SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at Hoosick Valley Community Church, 2024, Route 40, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. The pantry is open the third Saturday of each month. Information: 753-6984.
ARGYLE The American Legion will hold an All You Can Eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40 (Sheridan Street). For information call Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.
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.
Sunday, Oct. 20
SCHAGHTICOKE The Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad at 1448 Route 40 in Schaghticoke will hold a country breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. This breakfast is served on the third Sunday of each month, with few exceptions. Information: 753-6634 or 817-2270.
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.
Friday, Oct. 25
GREENWICH A Halloween Party will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight, Friday, Oct. 25 at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40. Music will be played by “Open Bar Band,” and a free taxi service will operate from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. within a ten-mile radius. For information call 692-2347.
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 and Dvorak are also on the program. To buy subscriptions and tickets, call 518-793-1348 or e-mail gfso.org or buy them at the door for $25 to $28 for adults and $10 for students.
Saturday, Nov. 2
GRANVILLE In-kind donations are being sought by Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home, for its upcoming basket party on Saturday, Nov. 2. Caring for terminally ill individuals and their families, Haynes House of Hope relies entirely on community donations to cover operation costs. To share a skill or donate an item, contact Heidi Fisher at 642-1246 or email her at [email protected]
Friday, Nov. 8
GLENS FALLS Top cowboys and cowgirls will compete at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9 in Glens Falls Civic Center. The Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo opens its doors each night at 6 p.m. The rodeo showcases 200 nationally ranked and regional competitors in the seven standard rodeo events. All spectators and contestants will celebrate a post-rodeo Round-up Party at 10 p.m. in Heritage Hall on both nights. Admission is $2 per person.
Saturday, Nov. 9
GREENWICH A craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40. Crafters are wanted for this event, sponsored by the Greenwich Elks Auxiliary. Each vendor space costs $30. For applications or information call Donna at 692-2347 or Amber at 587-8224. Only 40 spaces are available.