Community Calendar 10/03/13

T uesday, Oct. 1

 

Submit Photos

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 info@chaffeeartcenter.org. 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.”

 

Year-round drive

ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary has partnered with Bennington Beverage Outlet to offer a year-round bottle drive. The drive kicked off on Sept. 28, and since then friends of the school take bottles and cans to Bennington Beverage Outlet and ask the cash to go to Fisher’s Playground Fund. For more information, call 1-802-375-6409 or email lacosted@bvsu.org.

 

Auditions

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.

 

Register Now

MANCHESTER Register now for Rusty Blades, Manchester’s women-only hockey league, whose season starts Oct. 28 at Riley Rink in Manchester and runs through February. The league is open to all woman 18 years and older. Contact Margi Putney at mputney@pulseback.com.

 

Foreign Languages

MANCHESTER Dates for conversation groups in German, French and Spanish at Mark Skinner Library have been announced as follows: German groups will meet the first Tuesday of each month, starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m., ending May 6; Spanish will meet the first Friday of each month, starting Friday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 8, ending May 2; and French will offer two, six-week sessions on Thursdays, starting Oct. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m., with session two picking up in February. Information: 892-362-2607.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

 

Story Time

WELLS “Little Listeners Story Time” will be held at the Wells Village Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5. A caregiver will be in attendance from Oct. 2 through Dec. 4, except Oct. 25 and Nov. 20 and 27. Free of charge, all story time programs offer a 45 minute program of stories, music, a craft and a snack. For information, call the library at 802-645-0611.

Victorian Secrets

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

 

Northshire Seniors

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.

They will be joined by several members from the Haystack Hustler Seniors group.

 

Fall Foliage Walks

WILTON Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park announces that Fall Foliage Walks at Fox Trailhead will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, Saturday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 10. Pre-registration is required. Information: 450-0321.

 

Farmers Market

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

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH Friends of Greenwich Library’s Boomerang Book Store will hold a book sale from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. All proceeds go toward library programs and materials.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

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.

 

Legion Auxiliary

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 St. This auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month. For information, call 802-265-7983.

 

Book Trilogy Ends

MANCHESTER Christopher Castellan’s final novel in his “Maddalena trilogy” will be presented by the author at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Northshire Bookstore. The novel is entitled “All this Talk of Love.”

Information: 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or email www.northshire.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 4

 

Bake Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE The Women’s Club of Valley Falls and Vicinity will hold a food and bake sale from 10 a.m. until sold out on Friday, Oct. 4 at Hoosick Valley Shop and Save. The sale benefits more than four community projects. Call Chairman Eleanor Clum at 753-6313 or Lois Squire at 664-4983 for information.

 

Acrylic Artist

CAMBRIDGE A reception for Acrylic Artist Jacob Houston will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Green Bridge Gallery, 13 West Main Street. Houston’s acrylics range from Greenwich scenes to Notre Dame Cathedral. His work will be presented at the gallery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from October through Nov. 8

 

Fun Fall Fridays

WILTON Walks, games and creativity will all be part of Fun Fall Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 4, 11 and 18 at Camp Saratoga. Pre-registration is required for this event put on by Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Information: 450-0321.

 

Tea Cup Auction

WELLS Green Mountain Seniors will hold a tea cup auction on Friday, Oct. 4, with viewing of food, candles, knickknacks, books and jewelry at 6 p.m. and the drawing at 7. Auction tickets cost $1 for 10. Bring food for the food pantry and get free tickets. Light refreshments will be served at the auction in the headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America.

 

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.

 

Books and More

RUTLAND The Rutland Free Library will sell hard cover and paperback books, puzzles, CD’s and DVD’s, both for adults and children, at the library at the following times:  10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5; and 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14. For information on prices call 802-773-1860 or email www.rutlandfree.org.

 

Fish Fry

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.

 

Benefit Dinner

SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church will serve a benefit spaghetti dinner for Jim Harmon from Salem from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, with proceeds helping Jim acquire a Walkaide to help him walk without need of cane or wheelchair as he battles multiple sclerosis. Call Eva Woodell at 791-2390 for more information.

 

Literature’s Women

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.

 

Pattern and Texture

GLENS FALLS Local Bluegrass Artists Mel Guarino and John Kribs will provide music for a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Friday, Oct. 4 for the “Pattern and Texture Exhibit” in Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls City Park. “Pattern and Texture” artwork will be exhibited from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the specifics of the exhibit call 798-1144.

 

Texas Hold’em

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.

 

Friday Bingo

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.

 

Guitarist Plays

TINMOUTH Spencer Lewis will treat Tinmouth area audiences to the rich tone of his acoustic steel-stringed guitar at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, as part of the Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concert series held at the firehouse. Doors open at 7, and a $10 donation is requested to pay the musicians and for upkeep of the firehouse.

 

Haunted Happenings

MIDDLE GRANVILLE Penrhyn Engine will hold a “Haunted Fire House and Hayride” from 7 p.m. until closing on Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Admission is $6, with those under six admitted free. The firehouse is located at 1394 County Route 24. Information: 642-1538.

 

New Novel

MANCHESTER Novelist Christopher Moore will offer “sneak peak” his new novel, “The Serpent of Venice” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Northshire Bookstore. Information: 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or email www.northshire.com.

 

Open Mike

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 dmartin@sover.net will get a 10-minute spot on the microphone.

 

Artist at Slate Valley

GRANVILLE Watercolorist Tony Connor will display his watercolor paintings of the Slate Valley from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Slate Valley Museum, as part of the First Friday program. Other artists work will be displayed at the Pember Museum that night at First Friday.

 

Teen Drive-in

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.

 

Artist Reception

BENNINGTON A reception for the artist’s group, “Society of Animal Artists,” will be held from 7 to 9 .m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Those same artists will meet the public throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 5, and their 34th annual exhibit at the arts center will run through Thursday, Oct. 31. Art and animal lovers alike should call 802-742-7158 for more information or go to www.TheBennington.org.

 

Paramount Sports

RUTLAND Baseball’s American League Division Series Games will be broadcast live at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7 and 8, with all airtimes to be announced. In collaboration with Catamount Radio, the Paramount announced it would add post-season baseball and Sunday NFL football to its season, free of charge. Initial broadcasts include Patriots at New York Jets on Oct. 20, Miami Dolphins at Patriots Oct. 27 and Pittsburgh Steelers at Patriots, Nov. 3. Meanwhile, Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD Series” will be screened at the Paramount from Oct. 5 through May 18. Other offerings are The Academy of Country Music Awards on Nov. 6, Grammy’s, Jan 26, Superbowl, Feb. 2, Daytona 500, Feb. 23 and Oscars, March 2. Information: 802-775-0570, ext. 202 or 802-775-0570, ext 201 or email eric@paramountvt.org or bruce@paramountvt.org

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

 

Book Sale

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library will hold a book sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Fill a bag or box from books in a basement hallway, and be sure to see the Cheney Library Owl created by Ann Baker and Kyle Degraaf and donated to the library by Dr. Andrew Cowder in honor of his son, Andrew Tae Cowder. Information: 686-9401.

 

Veterans Thanked

SCHAGHTICOKE Citizens are encouraged to bring a veteran to Veterans Open House in the former Freihofer building at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, where the Veterans Hall organization will thank those veterans attending for their service and honor them with inclusion in a list of Rensselaer veterans from the Civil War to the present. Get your chosen veteran on the list. Information: 663-8156.

 

Small Business Expo

SCHAGHTICOKE More than 50 vendors will offer wares from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6 at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. Vendors will be housed within the New York State Products, 4-H and Arts and Crafts Building. For more information, call 753-4411, ext. 13 or visit www.schaghticokefair.org. Admission is free.

Reservoir Day

CHITTENDEN Chittenden Reservoir Day, the annual cleanup of the 750-acre Green Mountain Power hydroelectric and recreational facility, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The first 200 people who arrive to clean up the reservoir and wildlife area will receive T-shirts. For information call Chuck Piotrowski at 802-770-4088.

 

October Photos

PAWLET Photographer Jeff Anderson of Granville, N.Y. will devote his energies to Vermont’s Pawlet Public Library in October. A thirty day exhibit of his Western-themed work will start Saturday, Oct. 5, with a formal opening from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. From noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Anderson will shoot a “family portrait day” as a $50 per person donation for the library. For more information call 802-325-3123.

 

Historic Site Activities

HUBBARDTON See the stars at Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Battlefield from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and climb craggy Mount Zion the next day, Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will point out stars, while Carl Fuller will conduct the 16th annual guided walk. Regular battlefield admissions are $2 for adults, and free for children under 15. Specific information: www.historicsites.vermont.gov. General information: 802-828-3080.

 

Battenkill Cycling

CAMBRIDGE The 3rd annual Battenfall Classic race will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, Oct. 5 in Salem and Hebron, as part of the 10th annual Tour of the Battenkill, which holds its Fall Preview Ride on Sunday, Oct. 6. Saturday’s BattenFall starts at Battenkill Valley Creamery. Sunday’s tour starts at the Cambridge Hotel. The tour is North America’s largest sanctioned cycling race. Nearly 3,000 persons from 47 states and 25 countries are registered for 2013. Information: go to www.tourofthebattenkill.com or phone 413-314-3478.

 

Opera at Paramount

RUTLAND Paramount Theatre announces it will present live, in high-definition, a Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s opera, “Eugene Onegin,” starting at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and they are available at the Paramount Center Box Office or online at www.ParamountLive.org.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL  The Whitehall Class of 2018 will hold a basket party Saturday, Oct. 5 in the high school gymnasium, with doors opening at noon and the drawing at 2 p.m. Cost is $5 for door cards and $2 for additional cards. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and refreshments and a light lunch will be available to purchase.

 

WHITEHALL Sons of American Legion Post #83 will hold a chicken barbecue from noon until sold out on Saturday, Oct. 5, with a free delivery of the half-chickens throughout the village and proceeds to benefit children’s charities. Call 499-2482 for more information.

 

White Creek Barbecue

WHITE CREEK The annual fall Chicken Barbecue at Jermain Community Hall on Niles Road in White Creek will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, offering take-outs as soon as the birds are cooked and pies of all kinds. Tickets will be sold at the door, but for more call information call 686-9307, 677-3021 or 442-9559.

 

Computer Workshop

SALEM An adult basic computer skills workshop will be offered at the Bancroft Public Library in Salem from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. Space is limited. Call 854-7463 to sign up.

 

Book Sale

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 AMcPhail@greenwichcsd.org or call 692-9542, ext. 6303.

 

Defensive Driving

SARATOGA SPRINGS First Baptist Church will host a state approved Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. The fee for the class at the church on 45 Washington Street is $39 and $34 if you bring a friend. Call Ray Frankoski at 286-3788 for more information.

 

Fiber Festival

GREENWICH The 5th annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival, which traditionally starts at 10 a.m., will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, with 100 vendors, craftsmen and artisans demonstrating their skills and wares at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich.

Admission is $5 for adults, with children under 13 admitted free. For specific schedule information, including exact times, call 692-2464 or email www.adkfiber.com.

 

Church Festival

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.

 

Still Life Artist

DORSET Dorset Village Library will present Carol Fortunato, a well-known still-life artist, at a public reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the library. Her works will be on sale, with proceeds benefiting the library. Information: 802-867-5774 or email www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.

 

Computer class

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.

 

Paintings Shown

ARLINGTON The work of local artist Susan Potter, called “Places I Remember,” will be displayed this month through Oct. 30, with a 3 to 5 p.m. reception for the artist on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Canfield Gallery. Free and open to the public, all sales benefit the Martha Canfield Library. Information: 802-375-6153.

 

Dinner Dance

WILTON A dinner dance will be held at Wilton Firehouse from 3:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, with chicken parmesan served from 3:30 to 6:30 and following that, an all-request Partner and Line Dance with DJ Tony Marcantino. The dinner costs $8, the dance $5, and both together, $12. For information, call the fire district at 584-3338.

 

Dinner and a Movie

WHITEHALL The Whitehall United Methodist Church will offer its autumn ham dinner and show the video, “In the Beginning,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the church on 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, off County Route 12. The cost is $5 for adults, with children under five admitted free.

 

Roast Pork Dinner

PAWLET The Pawlet Community Church will serve a roast pork dinner at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at the church. Information: 802-325-3428 or 802-325-3073. Call the church at 802-325-3022 on the day of the dinner for takeout.

 

Visual Narration

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.

 

Church Raffle

RUTLAND The fall raffle to benefit two Rutland Catholic Schools––Christ the King and Mount St. Joseph–– will be held at a 6:15 p.m. spaghetti dinner at Christ the King, 60 South Main Street, Saturday, Oct. 5. Last year’s $40,000 profit was divided between both schools. Prizes this year are a either $10,000, a John Deere Gator, or a two-year lease on a 2014 Cadillac.  2,000 tickets are available for $50 each. Tickets are sold at the churches or by parishioners or online at www.cksrutland.org. Information: 802-773-0500.

 

Church Supper

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.

 

Bingo

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.

 

Celebrity Fisherman

MANCHESTER Ben Sargent, host of TV’s “Hook, Line and Sinker,” will debut his cookbook, “The Catch,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Northshire Bookstore. For more information about Sargent’s recipes, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or email www.northshire.com.

 

Wildlife Reception

BENNINGTON A reception for the Society of Animal Artists, making their 34th annual exhibition at Bennington Center for the Arts, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the center, as the capstone of two days of events, Saturday and Sunday, that feature the work of these animal artists making their 53rd annual show.  Information: 802-742-7158 or email www.TheBennington.org.

 

Live Media Show

CAMBRIDGE Erika Schmidt and her husband, Gary, working together as  “Vital Spark North,” will present a live art media show called “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hubbard Hall. The show involves members of the community.

 

Sunday, Oct. 6

 

Monthly Breakfast

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

HARTFORD Hartford Fire Company will serve a pancake breakfast at the firehouse from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children from 5 to 13. Children under five eat free. Hartford Firehouse is at the intersection of Routes 149 and 40.

 

Blessing of the Animals

WELLS St. Paul’s Church in Wells will hold a Blessing of the Animals event this Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to bring pets or photographs of pets to the event, which honors the patron saint of animals .Children may bring stuffed animals to be blessed. Refreshments for both people and animals will follow the ceremony.

 

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.

 

Heat Run

CASTLETON The annual “Help-for-Heat-Run” will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, with cyclists setting off from the Jiffy Mart on Route 30 and finishing at the Wheel Inn in Benson. Sponsored by Lakes Region Independent Ryders, the run, which costs $15 per bike and $5 per rider, benefits the elderly in Rutland County with money to pay heat expenses.

 

Oncology Run

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Run for the Mollie Wilmot Radiology Oncology Center starts with registration at 9 a.m., and the run and/or walk race starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Saratoga Race Track. Sponsored by Saratoga Hospital’s Greno Industries, the run charges a $25 entry fee. Prizes and awards, music, refreshments, goodie bags and a free, 10:15 a.m. “Lil’ Derby Dash” further enlivens the day. Email www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org and click on “special events.”

 

Farmers Market

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays in Railroad Park, across from the Cambridge Hotel. Music, as well as produce, will be offered.

The music is free.

 

Tailgate Sale

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.

 

Bless the Animals

MANCHESTER Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers will be blessed at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, and as part of the family service at Zion Episcopal Church at 5157 Main Street. Toy dogs are welcome to be blessed as well. The blessing will be held outside, the pets returned to cars, and family service will then resume.

 

Cancer Walk

SALEM A walk called “Washington County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at Salem Central School, with registration at 11:30 a.m. and the walk starting at 12:30 p.m. In addition to the non-competitive 5K walk, there is an optional one mile walk, both through the hills and valleys of Washington County. For specific information about the walks, music, a food and bake sale and the pink auction raffle, email washcostrides@yahoo.com.

 

Geology Trek

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.

 

PITTSFORD Pastor John Longworth, in honor of Francis of Assisi, will bless the animals at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers and even pet pictures will be blessed by Pastor Longworth outside the church on 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford. After the blessing, Rutland County Humane Shelter will be open until 3 p.m. for people to see animals to adopt. Call 802-483-9171 for more information.

 

Hyde Museum Speaker

GLENS FALLS The life and modernist paintings of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, contemporary of Picasso and Mattise, will be the topic of a lecture by former Hyde Curator and Skidmore College Professor James Kettlewell at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. With her husband, Thomas, Furlong created the art colony of Golden Heart Farm in Bolton Landing in the twenties. In her later years, she painted in her studio on Ridge Street. The talk is free with museum admission. Information: 792-1761, ext. 327 or jleary@hydecollection.org.

 

Missionary Speaks

HOOSICK FALLS Middle East Missionary Dan Chetti will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 on his and his wife, Sarah’s decade-long missionary work in Lebanon at the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls. Chetti teaches the History of Christianity and Historical Christianity as adjunct professor at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. For information, call 686-5771.

 

Glens Falls Symphony

GLENS FALLS Pianist Eric Zuber, praised by the New York Times for “fluid” playing and “crisp articulation,” will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Glens Falls Symphony at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in Glens Falls High School auditorium. Tickets at the door are $10 for students and from $25 to $28 for adults. For subscription information, group discounts or other ticket information call 793-1348 or visit gfso.org.

 

Square Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE A square dance will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion, Clancy Street, with music by “Ole Time Country.” Sponsored by The Country Round and Square Dance Association, the dance costs $5 for adults; $2 for children 6-17; and free for children under 6. Call 747-6687 or 824-3719 for information.

 

Old Time Gospel

WELLS An “Olde Tyme Hymn and Gospel Sing” will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Wells Methodist Church, with Katie Hodges at the organ.

Baskets will be in the entry way to collect food for “Our Neighbors Table,” and the night will end with an Ice Cream Social in the Fellowship Room.

Contact Audrey at 802-645-0216.

 

Monday, Oct. 7

 

Nature School

WILTON A hands-on, children’s nature program at Camp Saratoga will be held in Wilton Wildlife and Preserve Park from 10 to 11 a.m. on the first Mondays of the month, starting Oct. 7 and continuing Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. The program for grades 5 through 8 will be held on those same dates from 2 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration cost is $3. Information: 450-0321. Meanwhile, a no-charge Pre-School Pioneers program for children 3 to 6 will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21. Registration is still required.

 

Digital Photos

WELLS Photographer Jason Grote, a Wells Village Elementary School teacher, will teach techniques of digital photography to all those who bring their cameras and questions to the Wells Village Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. The program is free. Call the library at 802-645-0611 for more information.

 

Meeting Change

EASTON Easton Neighbors will hold their monthly potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Easton Methodist Church on Route 40. (This is a change from an earlier announced meeting date.) All Easton community members or their neighbors are invited. Bring table service, beverage and a dish to share. Call Lois Squire at 664-4983 for information.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

 

Puppet Club

SALEM A newly formed “Homeschool Puppet Club for children ages 7-12 will meet from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 8 and running through Dec. 3 at Salem Courthouse Community Center. Instructor Debi Craig will teach puppetry to the children who will devise three plays, one of which will be given a staged performance in December. Information: 854-7053.

 

Band of Brothers

PAWLET The Haystack Hustler Seniors will enjoy a potluck lunch at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Pawlet Church, followed by Steve Leach’s presentation, “The Band of Brothers Tour” of Easy Company, 1st Air Borne Division, which left Georgia to visit wartime sites in France, Austria and Germany, including Normandy Beach, the site of the Battle of the Bulge, and overseas cemeteries.  Information: 802-325-3196.

 

Talent Show

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.

 

Library Advocates

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Advocates will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. For details, call 695-6641.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 9

 

Weaving Taught

SALEM The intricate weaving technique required for a “Chan-Luu-style bracelet” will be taught from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 East Broadway. Cost is $25 for CCC members and $35 for non-members. Call 854-7053 for more information.

 

Hunger Film

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.  After the film, Educator-Alpaca Farmer Herb Perkins will explain Salem Courthouse Community Center’s “Lunch, Learn and Play Program.” For information, visit the library at 148 Main Street, call Tracy Frisch 692-8242 or email tracy@fastermac.net.

 

Farm Bureau

CASTLETON The Rutland County Farm Bureau will hold its annual county meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, with a happy hour, dinner and business meeting in the Castleton American Legion building. Nominations for several openings will be heard from the floor. Farm Bureau member reservation is $7 and non-member reservation is $14. Send reservations to RCFB P.O. Box 321, Fair Haven, Vermont, 05743 or call 802-265-4589.

 

Banjo Summit

RULTAND Historic Paramount Theatre will present Bella Fleck’s “NY Banjo Summit” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9  at the theatre at 30 Center Street. Joining Bela Fleck will be Bill Keith, Erick Weissberg, Noam Pikelny, Richie Stearns, Tony Trishka and special guest, Abigail Washburn. Accompanying the banjo greats will be Guitarist Russ Barenberg, Fiddler Casey Driessen, Mandolinist Jesse Cobb and Bassist Corey DiMario. Tickets range from $40.75 to #59.75 and are now on sale at 802-775-0903 or online at.

www.ParamountLive.org

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

 

Women’s Conference

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.

 

Book Angels

MANCHESTER The Book Angels Program that donates books to children without access to literature will be benefited by a “Cake Auction” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in Manchester Bookstore. To donate a cake for the auction, email kpiccoli@northshire.com. For more information about the auction or Book Angels, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or email www.northshire.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 11

 

Shushan Notables

SHUSHAN The last chance to view the Shushan Notables exhibit of the hamlet’s history through memorabilia will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at The Georgi Museum. For more information call 854-3773 or email info@thegeorgi.com

 

Haunted Hayride

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.

 

Readers Continue

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 ljones@northshire.com.

 

Garlic Festival

WARRENSBURG The fourth annual Garlic Festival at the Warrensburg Riverfront Farmer’s Market will be held Friday, Oct. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. on River Street across from Curtis Lumber in the village’s Mills Historic District. Beside receiving encyclopedic information about garlic and eating various garlic-derived dishes, participants will enjoy live music played in the Gazebo. Information: 466-5497.

 

Chicken Barbecue

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls High School Student Council will host its 5th annual Homecoming Chicken Barbecue from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, with Giffy’s Barbecue supplying the dinners. Tickets are $12, but please pre-order by Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the high school office, 686-7321.

 

Snowmobilers Meet

POULTNEY The nomination and election of a new president, vice-president, trails coordinator and secretary for the Poultney Snowmobile Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at York Coach Works, Route 30 North. The meeting starts with a pot luck supper, but don’t worry if you forget to bring a dish. Attendance at this pivotal meeting is what is vital. Information: poultsnowmocb@gmail.com.

Singer-Songwriter

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 info@brandon-music.net.

 

Paranormal

STILLWATER Teens and adults should register soon for a paranormal investigation of Stillwater Community Center by the center and Albany Paranormal Research. Registration costs $20 for teens and $30 for adults. The teen investigations are from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 26.  Teens should register by Oct. 9 and 24th, respectively. Adult investigations are from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 25. Adults should register by Oct. 10 and 23rd, respectively. Twelve is the limit for investigators. Information: 664-2515, ext. 23.

 

Crime Novelist

MANCHESTER Mystery Writer Archer Mayor, arguably Vermont’s premier writer of police procedure novels, will present his latest Joe Gunther mystery, “Three Can Keep a Secret,” at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 in Manchester Book Store. Mayor grounds his fiction in his own life experience. He is an investigator for the sheriff’s department, the state medical examiner, and has 25 years experience as a firefighter and EMT. For more information, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or email www.northshire.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

 

Tower Hours

WILTON Get a treetop view of fall foliage by climbing Cornell Hill Open Fire Tower at Camp Saratoga from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, in Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, and again at the same time, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 7. Information: 450-0321.

 

Spinning Guild

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 fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

Argyle Sale

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.

 

Pet Alpacas

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.

 

Hunter Safety

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.

 

Yard Sale

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.

 

Fiddlers Gather

SCHUYLERVILLE Fiddlers young and old will energize square dances and round dances with displays of new style and “old tyme” fiddling from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Schuylerville’s American Legion Hall on Clancy Street. Those who fiddle and those who don’t are all welcome. Information:

274-6817.

 

Rummage Sale

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.

 

Barbecued Chicken

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.

 

Bowl-a-thon

RUTLAND Southwest Freedom Riders Inc. and Rutland Bowlerama will hold from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, “Operation Call Home Bowl-a-thon” at Rutland Bowlerama on Route 7. Proceeds go to purchase phone cards for U.S. Troops. Information: 1-888-299-7937.

 

Chicken Barbecue

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.

 

Lobster Bake

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.

 

Chicken Dinner

PITTSTOWN A chicken barbecue offering eat-ins and take-outs will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at Pittstown Fire House, 134 Parker Road, with price, $10 per dinner. A fire prevention open house will be held at the same time. Information: 573-5874.

 

Thank-you Dinner

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

 

All You Can Eat

BUSKIRK An All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department fire station. The family breakfast supports the Buskirk firefighters.

 

Monthly Breakfast

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.

 

Sunday Breakfast

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 redknightspresidentny12@yahoo.com

 

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.

 

Jazz Duo

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 dbchorale@aol.com

 

Free Supper

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:

686-4982.

 

Monday, Oct. 14

 

Ride for the Cure

MANCHESTER Green Mountain Horse Association will holds its fourth annual “Ride for the Cure” for breast cancer at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Columbus Day, Oct. 14. The ten-mile charity ride will start at 9:30 from the GMHA’s facility in South Woodstock. In 2012, 117 riders raised more than $57,000, 75 percent of which remained for local use and 25 percent went to breast cancer research. Information: 1-877-405-0636 or email www.komen.org.

 

WARRENSBURG The sixth annual Warrensburg Riverfront Harvest Dinner, sponsored by the Warrensburg Beautification and Adirondack Harvest and Thurman Fall Farm Tour, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Columbus Day, Oct. 14 at Lizzie Keays Restaurant in River Street’s historic shirt factory. The dinner is $36.95 with wine and $29.95 without. For reservations and more information, call 504-4043. Seating is limited.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

 

Schuylerville Library

SCHUYLERVILLE Closed Monday, Oct. 14 for Columbus Day, Schuylerville Library opens Tuesday, Oct. 15 for regular hours and a 10 a.m. genealogy meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 15. Information: 695-6641.

 

Library Board

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Board Board of Trustees will hold its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15. Open to the public, the meeting’s details, and the dates for meetings for the rest of 2013 and through June, 2014, can be learned by calling 695-6641.

 

Movie Night

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 wfrederi@wildblue.net.

 

Civil War Print

PAWLET A limited edition print of Lt. Marcellus Jones of the 8th Illinois Calvary will be presented to the Pawlet Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 by Steve Lynch, in a full Vermont Civil War uniform. A native of the Pawlet area, Marcellus Jones fired the first shot at Gettysburg. Lynch will explain why. Call 1-802-325-3123 for more information.

 

Garden Club Meets

MANCHESTER Master Gardener Sue Anderson will speak on “hostas” at the 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16th meeting of the Garden Club of Manchester at First Congregational Church. There is a $5 fee for non-members. For information, email info@manchestergardenclubs.org.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

Covered Bridges

PAWLET Expert Joseph C. Nelson, author of “Spanning Time: Vermont’s Covered Bridges,” will discuss on Thursday, Oct. 17 whether or not the appeal of such bridges rests on their aesthetic beauty or their perfection in engineering and construction. Nelson will speak at the Pawlet Community Church, Vermont Route 133. The Pawlet Historical Society sponsors the event. For information about the specific time call Steve Williams at 802-645-9529.

 

Friday, Oct. 18

 

Rummage Sale

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.

 

Family Movie

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Library will hold a Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Free and open to the public, the showing of the PG film runs 120 minutes. Bring popcorn. Call 695-6641.

 

Contra Dancing

TINMOUTH Cold River Band, with Lausann Allen calling, will play from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Tinmouth Community Center’s Contra Dance, a long-line square dance variation. Admission is $9; $7 for teens; free for those under 12. “First timers” will have $5 knocked off their admission price. Clean, non-marring shoes are required. For more information, call 802-235-2718 or email www.tinmouthvt.org for directions. Tinmouth Contra Dances are held the third Friday of each month.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

 

Aviation Day

CAMBRIDGE Chapin Airfield on Route 22 will be the place to see bi-planes, antique war birds, helicopters, experimental aircraft and even model airplanes arrive and take-off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 during The Cambridge Valley Flying Club’s Fly-in/Aviation Day in picturesque and historic Cambridge Valley. Admission is free. Food will be for sale inside the hanger, where pilots will meet and talk to the public. Information: call 727-6509 or email ggracey@graceycom.com.

 

Food Pantry

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.

 

Welshmen Meet

WHITEHALL Poultney Area’s St. David’s Society will hold its 26th annual “Gathering of the Clans Brunch” at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at Rathbun’s Sugarhouse Restaurant, 181 Hatch Hill Road. Contact the society by Oct. 15 to ensure seating. Call Helen Jones at 802-287-9729, Nancy Williams at 518-642-0709 or Jan Edwards at 802-287-5744. Although comprised of many descendents of Welshmen who quarried the Slate Valley, Welsh heritage is not required for membership.

 

 

Pancake Supper

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.

 

Cash Concert

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.

 

Sixteen Strings

BRANDON Acoustic swing, folk, blues, bluegrass and old-time country music will be played by “16 Strings,” Doug Reid, Jim Pitman and Collin McCaffrey, at 7:30 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Brandon Music Center, 62 Country Club Road. Cost ranges from $15 to $30 and includes dinner and the show. Information: 802-465-4071 or www.brandon-music.net.

 

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.

 

Farmers Market

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Farmers Market moves to its winter location at the Lovejoy Building behind Hubbard Hall at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 and will operate as usual until 2 p.m. Inclement weather moves the market inside the Lovejoy Building.

 

“Texas Hold’em”

HUBBARDTON Hubbardton Center Grange 290 will hold a “Texas Hold’em,” a type of poker, on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Hubbardton Town Hall on Monument Hill Road, with doors opening at noon and playing at 1. Cost is a $75 buy-in, with no re-buys. Seventy-five percent of proceeds go to the players. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and refreshments. Information: call Dwayne Gibbs, 802-273-2651.

 

Schuylerville Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE A square dance will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion, Clancy Street on Sunday, Oct. 20, with music by “Ole Time Country.” Sponsored by The Country Round and Square Dance Association, the dance costs $5 for adults; $2 for children 6-17; and free for those under six. For specifics, call Floyd at 747-6687 or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Wildlife Fundraiser

SARATOGA SPRINGS “Wild About Blue,” the annual fundraiser for Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Saratoga National Golf Club, with $65 pre-registration required by Monday, Oct. 14. The second annual Metamorphosis Award will be given to the one who has initiated the greatest community change, and there will also be a silent auction. Please RSVP at 450-0321. General information: 450-0321.

 

Special Dinner

GRANVILLE A spaghetti dinner prepared by Ma and Pa’s Restaurant will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the American Legion Post 323 in Granville in order to raise money in honor of Ayden Burdo for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose goal is to prevent suicide through research, education and advocacy. Cost is $5.50 per person and $6.50 for take-out. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at Ma and Pa’s.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

 

Gift of Words

PAWLET Haystack Hustler Seniors will help members of Mettowee Valley Grange and Rupert’s Mount Anthony Grange to distribute dictionaries to third grade students of Mettowee Community School at noon for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Dictionary distribution is a nationwide Grange service. Cost of the lunch is $3.50. A 50/50 raffle will also be held, and the Hustlers will collect items for the Pawlet Food Shelf. For information, call 802-325-3196.

 

Vampire Talk

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will discuss Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, “Dracula,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. For details call 695-6641.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

 

Senior Trip

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.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24

 

Church Rummage Sale

HUDSON FALLS First Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Association will hold its annual fall rummage sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 and from 9:30 a.m. until noon Friday, Oct. 25. The two-day sale takes place in the church house basement at 9 River Street. Call Rene Peceu at 747-3013 for information on items in the clothing, house wares and boutique displays.

 

Mixed Media

CAMBRIDGE Erika Schmidt, a visual and performing artist, will display her prints and collage work, “Elegy,” from Thursday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Valley Artisan’s Market’s “Small Gallery” at 25 East Main Street, with a formal reception given from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

 

Halloween Party

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

 

Pumpkin Brigade

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.

 

Library Theatre

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Library will host a night of Thrillers presented by the Schuylerville Community Theatre at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. For details on things that go “bump in the night,” call 695-6641.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

 

Basket Raffle

CAMBRIDGE A basket raffle will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 by the Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post #634 on Route 22 North, with doors open at 1 p.m. at the post while the drawing begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available prior to the raffle or at the door. To donate a basket or purchase advance tickets, contact 677-3576.

 

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will hold a dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the American Legion, Clancy Street, with music by “Ole Time Country,” and the cost at $5 for adults; $2 for children 6-17; and free for those under 6. For information, call Floyd at 747-6687 or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Pork Dinner

SALEM A pork dinner will be served at Holy Cross Church, North Main Street at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in the church basement, with proceeds benefiting the Men’s Group/Knights of Columbus scholarship program and the cemetery project. Take-outs will be available at 4:30 p.m., and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

 

Hope Baskets

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 m.k.fisher@hotmail.com.

 

Friday, Nov. 8

 

Rodeo

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

 

Craft Fair

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.

 

Open Hearth Cooking

HEBRON The Wilson Homestead in Hebron will offer one day of open hearth cooking classes for up to seven people from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, and again on Saturday, Nov. 16. A group of six may form a different class for a different date. The fee is $45. Call Sally Brillon at 854-3134 for information. Register by mid-October to secure a place.

Singing TV Anchors

SALEM Television broadcasters Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn will present their “Singing Anchor’s Annual Holiday Show” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at the group’s “cabaret home,” Fort Salem. Tickets for the special matinee are $25, which includes $6 for coffee and dessert. Since space is limited, reserve seats by calling 854-9200 or email fortsalemtheatre.com.

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