T hursday, Oct. 17
WHITEHALL Stewarts of Whitehall announces it is currently matching “individual donations” for the new Whitehall Elementary School playground fund through Sunday, Oct. 27. For more information, call Whitehall Stewarts Manager Anne Bittle at 499-9376.
BRANDON The lyrical expressionist landscapes of Painter Tom Merwin will continue on exhibit through the winter months at Brandon Music, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays, through October. The exhibit can be seen during dinners, performances and special events or by appointment after November. For more information, call 802-465-4071.
HOOSICK FALLS Master Printmaker Alexandra Eckhart this month continues to show four prints from her series, “The Window,” at 120 Gallery 90 at the Hoosick Falls Armory at the following times and days: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday. For more information, call 686-9050. The show continues until Nov. 8.
PAWLET Expert Joseph C. Nelson, author of “Spanning Time: Vermont’s Covered Bridges,” will discuss on Thursday, Oct. 17 whether or not bridge appeal rests on aesthetic beauty or 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.
BUSKIRK The monthly “Reversing Disease Seminar,” which teaches lifestyle change as a way to reverse diseases like cancer, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Buskirk Better Living Center at Buskirk’s Seventh-Day Adventist Community Church at 2176 West Hoosick Road. To pre-register, call 666-4524.
MANCHESTER Harvey Flaxman, professor emeritus at Farleigh Dickinson University, will screen and afterwards discuss with the audience the buddy film, “48 Hours,” starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, which is a last minute change in programming. The 92-minute movie will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Mark Skinner Library. Call 802-362-2607 for more information on Flaxman’s buddy film series.
MANCESTER Architect Alan Benoit will review such efficiency projects as solar panels, insulation and air sealing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Northshire Bookstore. For information, visit www.sustainabledesignofvt.com.
MANCHESTER CENTER Folk Singer Lara Herscovitch shares her own life-based songs and stories at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Maple Street School in Manchester Center, in a program called “Making a Difference: An Evening of Song and Stories.” The event includes performance, presentation and question and answer. Advance tickets are $15. Door tickets are $20 and $5 for students. Call 802-768-8079 or visit greenmtnacademy.org for more information.
BRANDON Compass Music and Arts Center will host the Roadside Blues Band in a 7:30 p.m. performance Friday, Oct. 18, with all proceeds from the event going directly to the O’Donnell family who recently lost their home to fire. For more information, contact Maria Ammatuna at [email protected]g or call 802-247-3000.
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.
VFW Food Drive
MANCHESTER Manchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6741 will hold a community food drive outside Shaw’s and Price Chopper Supermarkets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. For more information, call 802-362-9840.
POULTNEY Poultney Public Library announces that “story time” will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 18 through Nov. 15 for free on Fridays. Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, story time welcomes children of all ages. For more information, call 802-287-5556.
CASTLETON A slate etching workshop will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street. Stencils will be available or participants may bring their own design to transfer to a small slate that can be used as a hot plate or wall plaque. Cost is $8.
To register, call 802-468-3093.
WELLS A teacup auction will be held Friday, Oct. 18, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and drawing at 7 p.m., in the Modern Woodman of America Annex Building, the event sponsored by Fair Haven Chapter 70 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Each envelop is $1 and contains 10 tickets. House wares, baked goods and holiday items will be on display. For information, contact Modern Woodmen of America, Wells, at 802-645-0323.
FORT EDWARD The annual Haunted Barn at Little Theatre on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on four nights: Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 through 12, and free for those under 4. For information, visit www.littletheatre27.org.
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.
RUTLAND Rutland Youth Theatre will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, the full-length play adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Playwright Joseph Robinette. The production at Rutland Intermediate School is produced by Saskia Hagen, directed by Nancy Manney and stage-managed by Mikki Lane. Cost is adults, $8, and $6 for children and seniors.
DORSET Final performances of Noel Coward’s sophisticated comedy of manners, “Private Lives,” will be held at Dorset Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The production boasts the largest, most intricate set built by The Dorset Players. Tickets can be bought by calling 802-867-5777 or 802-867-5570.
GREENWICH The Roadside Blues Band will play a benefit concert for the John O’Donnell family, who lost their home to fire, on Friday, Oct. 18 at Seventy Main, with doors opening at 7:30 and the show starting at 8 p.m. $15 tickets can be purchased online at seventymain.com or by calling 692-7041.
TINMOUTH Cold River Band, with Lausann Allen calling, will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Tinmouth Community Center’s Contra Dance, a linear form of square dancing. First timers will see $5 cut off a $9 admission price, which is $7 for teens and free for those under 12. Held the third Friday of each month, the November Contra Dance will continue up to the fifth Friday, Nov. 29. Call 802-235-2718 for more information.
WEST RUTLAND “Plague, the Musical” will be performed by the Marble Valley Players at 8 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Saturday, Oct. 19, and a special midnight show Saturday, Oct. 26 after the Halloween Parade. All performances are at the West Rutland Town Hall Theatre. $20 tickets are available online at www.paramountlive.org. or at the Paramount box office.
Saturday, Oct. 19
GREENWICH A six-hour defensive driving course will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at North Country Insurance, 101 Main Street. Cost is $45, payable in advance. For information about exact time and to register, call 692-6901 or visit [email protected].
LAKE GEORGE The first annual “Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Walk” to fight cancer will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. Organized by Elaine Winchell, in honor of her late daughter who succumbed to the disease, the event supports National Lung Cancer Partnership. For specific information about this developing event, call 312-558-1770 or email [email protected] or freetobreathe.org.
GRANVILLE Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with the cost at $6 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 12, and free for age 4 and younger. Call 642-0767 for more information.
Farm Fresh Breakfast
FAIR HAVEN St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will serve a “farm fresh” breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the handicapped-accessible church, located at the corner of North Main and Allen Streets. For more information, call 802-265-4010.
ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in Argyle’s Methodist Church. Quilts squares are needed for service quilts, and please bring basic sewing supplies. Call Betty Reynolds at 638-8250 for more information.
Fall Leaves Run
WELLS The Wells Fall Foliage 5K Run/Walk will start at Wells Village School at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with the turnaround at
Wells Lakeside Park. Cost is $10, adults; $5, students; $40, family.
Two kinds of T-shirts, adult and tech, will be sold. For information, call 802-645-0469 or email [email protected]. Proceeds benefit the Wells Parents and Teachers Organization.
CAMBRIDGE Chapin Airfield on Route 22 will be the place to see arrival and take-off of bi-planes, antique war birds, helicopters, experimental aircraft and even model airplanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 during Cambridge Valley Flying Club’s Fly-in/Aviation Day. Admission is free. Food will be for sale inside the hanger, where pilots will meet and talk to the public. Information: call 727-6509.
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.
Martial Arts Show
SALEM Martial arts, including such exotica as Filipino escrima, Shaolin Kung fu, Hee Kung, as well as Tai chi and Karate, will be demonstrated from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19 at United Presbyterian Church, with the event sponsored by Salem Court House Community Center and the informational phone number, 854-7053.
Identifying Old Photos
The Historical Society of the Whitehall Research Library will host a photo identifying event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Whitehall Municipal Center on Skenesborough Drive in Whitehall. An assortment of old Whitehall photographs will be on display and volunteers are seeking assistance in the identification of people and places in the photographs. There will also be an opportunity to scan old photos to add to the organization’s collection. This event is free.
SALEM A basket auction and Thanksgiving raffle will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in Proudfit Hall, with numbers called at 12:30 p.m.
Cost is $7, including lunch and 25 raffle tickets. Contact Salem Seniors for more information.
RUPERT Doors open at 11 a.m. and drawing for a basket raffle will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Rupert Firehouse. Door tickets are $5, with $3 for each additional 25 tickets. Door prizes and lunch will be available as well. More than 150 baskets will be on display, with all proceeds benefiting the Rupert Food Pantry. For more information, call Kelli at 802-394-2491 or Edna at 802-645-0714.
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.
GLENS FALLS Poets Pat Leonard and Maury Thompson will close out the Shirt Factory 2013 writer’s series with a 2 p.m. open microphone poetry readings in the shirt factory gallery on the first floor in suite 120, at the corner of Lawrence and Cooper Streets. Admission is free. Area poets should sign up at 2 p.m. for a 5 to 10 minute slot. For information, contact Thompson at 761-1186 or [email protected].
CASTLETON A basket raffle and Halloween dog and owner costume contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with doors open for viewing at 10 a.m. at Castleton American Legion. Free registration has a 1 p.m. deadline, since the contest starts at 1:30. To register early or to donate a basket, call 802-638-9908. For more information, email [email protected] The event benefits BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, founded in 1965 as Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council.
POULTNEY Leap Frog Nursery School at 66 Beaman Street will hold its “Pumpkin Festival” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 outside the school. Join the school in costume, or, as you are, for pumpkin painting, face painting, Halloween tattoos and a 2 p.m. apple pie baking contest, among a host of other activities and treats. For more information, call 802-287-5751 or 802-287-1337.
WILTON “Wild About Blue,” a fundraiser for Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Saratoga National Golf Club. Heather Mabee will receive the park’s “Metamorphosis Award” for creating dramatic community change in her capacity as both a state parks and recreation chairperson and a dedicated community service worker. Refreshments, a light dinner and silent auction also highlight the event. Call 450-0321 to purchase $65 tickets.
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.
COSSAYUNA Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department will hold a benefit roast pork dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with proceeds to benefit local families this Christmas. Cost is $11 for adults; $10 for seniors 65 and older; $5 for children 5 through 12; and under 5, free. Take-outs are available. Call 692-7155 or email [email protected] for more information.
Help Homeless Vets
CASTLETON Members of American Legion Post 50 will sleep on the back lawn outside their post from 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, when the post holds its all-you-can-east breakfast for $8. The purpose of the sleep-out and this breakfast is to underscore the plight of homeless veterans. Breakfast charge and cash donations help buy food. Support can start with a call to 802-236-9657 or 802-786-9785.
Chicken and Biscuits
GREENWICH Bottskill Baptist Church at 30 Church Street will serve a chicken and biscuit dinner on Saturday, Oct. 19, with take-outs from 4:30 to 5 p.m. and seated dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is adults, $10; children under 12, $5. Call 692-7779 or 692-7191 for information and tickets.
EAST DORSET An Italian Supper will be hosted by and served at East Dorset Congregation Church at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Cost for the homemade pasta dinner, with pumpkin pie for dessert, is $10 for teens and adults, $6 for children 5 to 12, and free for those under 5. Take-out is also available. Call 802-293-5793 for more information.
MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Fire Department will serve a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at the firehouse, 8 Firehouse Lane. Dinner is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Call Karen Wilder at 802-235-2160 or visit [email protected].
SHOREHAM Shoreham Congregational Church will hold a harvest dinner of pot roast, with sides and desserts, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the church on 28 School Road. Dinner is free but food shelf donations are welcome, and there will be a free-will offering to benefit the community emergency fund that helps people to pay heat and utility expenses. Call 802-897-5420 for more information.
SALEM First United Presbyterian Church, 13 West Broadway, will serve up a pig roast from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with take-outs available at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are limited. Call 854-7521 or 854-7275 for pre-sold tickets. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten.
Distinguished Young Women
WHITHEHALL The 51st annual Whitehall Distinguished Young Women program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Whitehall High School. A dozen girls from the Class of 2013 will dance, sing and perform as they compete for scholarships. Tickets cost $5 and doors open at 5:30 p.m.
MANCHESTER A high definition broadcast of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” from London’s National Theatre, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts. The London production stars Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth and Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for students, purchasable online at bbatickets.com, or call 802-768-8079.
MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library’s annual fund will benefit from a 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19th “tent party” at Hildene, home of Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Cost is $65 per person and $70 at the door. Music, dancing, food, a cash bar and a theme-inspired raffle will take place under Hildene’s “party tent.” For tickets, call 802-362-2607.
Free Piano Concert
CAMBRIDGE New Skete Monastery will be the place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19th for a free piano concert by Haskell Small, pianist and composer, as part of his U.S. recital tour, which includes Denver, Colorado and Santa Cruz, California. The program is called “Journeys in Silence,” and it features Frederico Mompou’s “Musica Callada.” Donations are $20 for adults and $5 for children. For information, call 677-3928.
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 $15. For information call 632-5326.
BRANDON Acoustic swing, folk, blues, bluegrass and old-time country music will be played by “16 Strings,” composed of Doug Reid, Jim Pitman and Collin McCaffrey, at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, 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.
QUEENSBURY Queensbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6196 will hold its fall dance from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday, Oct. 19 at Luzerne Road headquarters. Besides dancing to music, there will be a “funnier farmer” contest, snack and baked goods for sale, a basket raffle and 50/50. Advanced tickets are $18 per couple; $10, single; and at the door, $20 per couple; $12, single. For more information, call 307-8313.
BENNINGTON Singers Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Line, playing guitar and mandolin, will perform at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 19, with doors opening for $25 at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $20. For more information, call 802-442-7158 or go to www.thebennington.org., or brownpapertickets.com.
Sunday, Oct. 20
WEST PAWLET A pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until noon, Sunday, Oct. 20 at West Pawlet Firehouse on Route 153, with prices $7 for those 12 and older and $5 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free. For more information, call 802-645-0839 or visit [email protected].
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, Oct. 20. This breakfast is served on the third Sunday of each month, with few exceptions. Information: 753-6634 or 817-2270.
Omelets and Flapjacks
GANSEVOORT Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department will serve an omelet, pancake and French toast breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the fire house. Donation is adults, $8; seniors, $7.50; children 5 to 12, $6; and under 5, free. For more information, call the non-emergency number, 792-4396.
All You Can Eat
WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Department will serve an “All You Can Eat” breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, which will be its last breakfast for the year. The firehouse is located on Pine Valley Road, near the intersection of county routes 109 and 103. Call 686-1814 for more information.
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.
RUPERT Former Teacher Martin Bryan, a staff member of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, will present “The Changing Music Scene of the 1940’s” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Rupert Congregational Church, the event sponsored by the Rupert Historical Society. For information about this free program, call Gene Higgins at 802-394-7738.
Family Fall Fest
SARATOGA SPRINGS Gateway House of Peace will hold its Family Fall Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Eagle’s Club Pavilion, 373 Crescent Avenue, with cost $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and $40 for a family package. Food, games, pumpkin and face painting, music and magic will be offered. For more information, contact Michele Dowd at [email protected].
HUBBARDTON Hubbardton Center Grange 290 will hold “Texas Hold’em” poker on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Hubbardton Town Hall on Monument Hill Road, with doors opening at noon, playing at 1 p.m. 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.
CAMBRIDGE Participants will “Jump in the Lake” at Lake Lauderdale, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Washington County Park, to benefit military personnel, veterans, police, firefighters, EMS workers and families. Participants will check in sponsor sheets and donations at 1 p.m. For more sheets and posters, visit www.hugsforheroessumc.com. For more information, call 854-3517 or 677-3097.
SCHUYLERVILLE Fort Salem Theatre favorites Jerry Gretzinger, from Channel 6, and Benita Zahn and Jessica Layton, Channel 13, popularly known as “The Singing Anchors,” will sing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Schuylerville High School, with general admission costing $14 and $12 for seniors. The trio will sing Broadway favorites with help from Fort Salem Musical Director Jay Kerr.
GREENWICH “The Hodgkin’s Hoppers Basket Bingo” game, to fight Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, will open at 2 p.m., with the game starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Greenwich Elk’s Lodge on Route 40. Admission for both adults and children to 18 games is $10. For more information, call Sandy Mattison at 692-2193. The game is limited to the first 200.
CASTLETON Seventh-generation farmer Ed Lewis will share old photos, stories and observations on the farming of 70 years ago at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Higley House Museum. Sponsored by the Castleton Historical Society, the program by this Poultney raconteur is free and handicap accessible. For information, call 802-468-5015.
BENNINGTON Historian Tom Goldscheider presents “Shays’ Rebellion: Reclaiming the Revolution,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 before the Bennington Historical Society. Shays tax protest uprising spanned the eastern seaboard. It spawned the legend of rebel Daniel Shays hiding in a Mount Anthony, Vermont cave. Society membership is $10 and family membership, $15, per year. Visit www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.
GLENS FALLS Classical Guitarist Paul Galbraith will play works by Haydn, Granados and Ponce, all arranged by Galbraith for eight-string guitar, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at The Hyde Collection, as part of the De Blasiis Chamber Music Series. Door tickets cost $25 and $5 for students. The Hyde Collection is located at 161Warren Street. For more information, call 792-2383.
Basket Party Fundraiser
WELLS Modern Woodmen of America headquarters will be the scene for a benefit basket party fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 20, with doors opening at 2 p.m. and tickets pulled at 4 p.m. All proceeds from the event, sponsored by Jan’s Hope House and the Good Will Gang, and her family and friends, will benefit Amie Dutcher, badly injured in a car accident and facing surgery. For information call Janice Rivers at 518-338-5356 or Pam at 802-287-0137.
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.
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.
Monday, Oct. 21
CASTLETON Instructor Toni Lobdell will teach a basic computer class for senior citizens from Monday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 24 at Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street. Jarte, Google Search, e-mail, Facebook and You Tube will be introduced. Cost is $12 and $10 for supporting and life members. Class size is limited. To reserve your space and learn exact times for the class, call 802-468-3093.
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.
GRANVILLE A spaghetti dinner to benefit St. Raphael’s Church, sponsored by its Ladies Guild, will be held at Bernardo’s Restaurant at 52 Church St. on Monday, Oct. 21, with seating at 5 and 6:30 p.m. $6 tickets can be purchased from St. Raphael’s Church and Tot’s Diner in Poultney, Vermont or by calling Sheila at 802-287-9600. Take-outs are $7.
Learn to Drum
MANCHESTER Teacher Saragail Benjamin will teach aspiring drummers on six consecutive Mondays starting Oct. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Israel Congregation of Manchester, with the six sessions costing $60. For more information, call 802-768-8079 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.
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 lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Dictionary distribution is a nationwide Grange service. Cost for 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.
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
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.
CASTLETON Castleton Community Center continues to offer a diabetes management program from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 and 30. The goal is to teach day by day management of diabetes. To register, call 802-773-9888, ext. 22, or email [email protected].
MANCHESTER The film, “Malcolm Gladwell: When Underdogs Break the Rules” will be screened at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Israel Congregation of Manchester, with admission $10. Ed Morrow, of Northshire Bookstore, will lead discussion about the film, which shows “the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty.” For more information, call 802-768-8079 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.
MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library will play host to a panel of local leaders as they discuss “Issues Facing Vermont Education” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. State Representative Cynthia Browning, the panel, and audience members will discuss problems and propose solutions. Information: 802-362-5556 or 802-362-3675 or visit [email protected].
BENNINGTON Folk Musicians Cindy Kallet and Grey Larson, contributors to contemporary folk and world music, will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Deanne Carriage Barn at Bennington College as part of The Carriage Barn Concert Series. Email [email protected] for more information.
Thursday, Oct. 24
HUDSON FALLS First Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Association will hold its annual rummage sale of clothing, house wares and household goods and boutique items from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25 in the church house basement, 9 River Street. Call Rene Peceau at 747-3013 for more information.
CAMBRIDGE Linda Manzo, of the Alzheimer’s Dementia Association, will speak at Cambridge Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Designed for caregivers of those afflicted with the disease, program registration is encouraged. Call 677-2443 to sign up for the lecture.
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.
HOOSICK FALLS A pre-licensing class will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in Hoosick Falls Health Center’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. $40 pre-registration and a valid driver’s permit is required. Passing the class test, completes paperwork needed to take the state driver’s test. Pre-register at 686-4854.
BRANDON Funky-Folk-Rock guitarist and vocalist Connor Garvey will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road. Cost is $15 to $30 for dinner and show. For recommended reservations, call 802-465-4071 or email [email protected].
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.
CASTLETON Helene Lang will portray legendary mystery writer, Agatha Christie, in a one-woman performance at Castleton Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities program, this “living history” performance covers the major events of this mysterious mystery writer’s life. Call 802-468-3093 for more information about this free program.
Saturday, Oct. 26
POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library Discussion Group will discuss Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Refreshments will be served. Open to all, call 802-287-5556 for more information.
WELLS A Christmas Variety Fair, to benefit South Granville Congregational Church Ladies Group, will be held in the headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America at 133 state Route 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
For information about the variety of items at the fair, call 518-642-1274.
GREENWICH A breakfast preceding a jobs mentoring program will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Turning Point Weslyan Church of Greenwich and Fort Miller. Mentors from Soar, an employment mentoring program, will be available after the breakfast to help with resumes and other employment-related issues. For more information, call 955-0212 or visit www.turnptwes.com. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
School Open House
DORSET Newly appointed Admissions Director Katie Redding will be on hand to answer questions about Long Trail School’s curriculum and international baccalaureate program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 during Long Trail’s fall open house. Guided tours will be available. For more information about Long Trail, an independent day school, call 802-867-5717, ext. 106.
POULTNEY Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Poultney United Methodist Church, Main Street. The breakfast costs $1 for adults and children under 15, free. The church, which can be called at 802-287-5710, is handicapped accessible.
Fall Fest at Hoosick
HOOSICK FALLS The 13th annual Hoosick Falls Central School Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school on Saturday, Oct. 26, offering a cake walk, haunted hall, animal land, vendors, door prizes and raffle items. For general information call 378-6056; vendor information at 686-4512 or email [email protected]
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.
GRANVILLE The Washington County Historical Society will hold its third History Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in Granville Elementary School at 61 Quaker Street. Numerous county historians will present exhibits highlighting special features unique to their towns and villages. For more information, call 747-9108.
MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library invites all area children to wear the costume of their choice to “The Family Halloween Bash” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Spooky stories, mysterious music, a mummy wrap contest and costume parade will be featured. Free to the public, Halloween Bash requires children accompanied by an adult. Call 802-362-2607.
CAMBRIDGE First Baptist Church of Cambridge will serve the next community dinner from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, with this month’s meal sponsored by Cambridge Village Market, which donated the turkeys. For information, call 677-3327 or 677-5487.
PUTNAM Putnam Presbyterian Church will host a basket party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, with 50 baskets available for raffling. A wide variety of baskets, ranging from wine and cheese to snack pack, will be offered. Tickets cost $1 each or $5 for 6. For more information, call 547-8378.
GLENS FALLS American Cancer Society will hold its “Canines for a Cure, Howl-Ween Costume Contest and Pawty” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Crandall Park Pavilion. Cost of advance registration only is $10 per pooch. Call 932-5831 for more information, or “find us on Facebook.”
Pizza and Wings
VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Department will serve up pizza and wings for eat in or carry out from 4 to 8 p.m., with last call at 7, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the firehouse. For information about toppings and sauce, call 695-6623.
ARGYLE Argyle Presbyterian Church will serve a full turkey dinner at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, with tickets $8 for adults and $4 for children. The dinner will be served family style, and there will also be a craft sale. For more information, call 638-8072.
ARLINGTON Arlington Garden Club’s first annual “Great Pumpkin Walk” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, with the rain date the next day, at Arlington Recreation Park. Everyone’s welcome to display carved pumpkins, which should be dropped off by 5 p.m. Wear costumes and get goodie bags. Call 802-375-2344 or 802-375-1354 for more information.
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
SCHAGHTICOKE Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus will present an all-you-can-eat breakfast of blueberry pancakes, eggs, sausage, French toast, home fries and more from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad on Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost for adults is $7, children 6 to 12 are $3, and children 5 and under eat free. Proceeds go to Military Mom in Action.
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.
HADLEY Zink and Company and Just Passin’ Thru will play at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Mollies Mason Jar, 13 Park Avenue Extension, Hadley, presented by the Adirondack Bluegrass League. Cost is $12, with $10 for members. Call Mollies Mason Jar at 696-2020 for more information.
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.
VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Library, 42 State Street, will hold its second annual Pumpkin Festival at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 on the library lawn. Pumpkins carved, painted and decorated in all conceivable ways will be lighted and judged, and awards given creators. For more information, call 753-4230.
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.
Monday, Oct. 28
RUPERT Kittay Library, 2827 Route 153, will host a pumpkin carving at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, with Chris Michel, former Salem schools art teacher, teaching carving techniques to a class of twelve. For specific information, call the library at 802-394-2444 or email www.rupertkittaylibrary.org or [email protected].
Tuesday, Oct. 29
HILDENE Lincoln Scholar Guy Fraker will speak at Hildene, the home of the president’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, about his book, “Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Beckwith Room. Questions will follow. For more information about this free event, call Stephanie at 802-367-7960.
Poetry at Poultney
POULTNEY Poet Joan Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu will read from her new volume of verse, “On Gossamer Wings: Poems and Stories,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Poultney Public Library. Poet Laureate of the Red Cross Overseas Association, Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu will sign copies of her Haiku book after the reading. For information on the price of copies available that night, call 802-287-5556 or visit [email protected]
Wednesday, Oct. 30
TROY The annual silent auction and election of officers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Hilton Garden Inn, Hoosick Street. To buy reserved low-cost dinner tickets, accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 23, or to make donations, call 272-4210. Election ballots may be picked up at 61 State Street, and returned no later than noon, Tuesday, Oct. 29.
BENNINGTON Poet and Professor Paisley Rekdal will present a reading and discussion of her poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College. Professor of English at Utah University, Rekdal has penned four poetry collections. Email [email protected].
Friday, Nov. 1
WILTON New registrants for the children’s after school program called Breakers Club at Gavin Park, a state licensed day care center, may begin registering Friday, Nov. 1. Registration closes Friday, Dec. 13. The program requires a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 35. The fee is $35 for Wilton residents, $45 for non-residents. For information on registration call 584-9455.
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].
GREENWICH The 57th annual bazaar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 2 at the 143 Main Street edifice. Handmade items, antiques and collectibles will compete against homemade pies and goodies, the well-known “cookie walk,” and a soup and sandwich lunch.
For more information, contact the church at 692-7492.
Four to Sing
SALEM CBS 6 News Anchor Jerry Gretzinger will be joined by his father, his son, and by Brendan Dailey at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in Fort Salem Theater, where they will belt out Broadway and film tunes, and the Gretzingers share life experiences. Dailey played Gretzinger in Fort Salem’s summer play, “No Boundaries.” Cost is $25, $6 of which covers coffee and dessert. Call 854-9200 for information or email fortsalemtheater.com.
CAMBRIDGE First Baptist Church of Cambridge will host a seminar called “A Conversation About End of Life Decisions” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the church at 29 West Main Street. For more information, call 677-5487.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Turkey and Biscuit
VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls United Methodist Church will serve a turkey-biscuit dinner, Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, with sittings at 5 and 6 p.m., and take-out available after 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 10, and under 5, free. For more information about the 16 State Street church and its dinner, call 753-6053.
GRANVILLE Teacher Barb Young will offer “computers for seniors” at Pember Library on the following dates and times: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, from Nov. 6 through Nov. 22. Pre-registration is a must. Class size is eight. To register or to get more information, call Pember Library at 642-2525.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
GRANVILLE Barb Young will teach “computer for seniors” at Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays from Nov. 6 through Nov. 22. Call the library at 642-2425 to complete required pre-registration. Class size is limited to eight. For more information, visit http://pember.sals.edu.
Friday, Nov. 8
GLENS FALLS Top cowboys and cowgirls will compete at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9 at the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo in Glens Falls Civic Center. The PRCA rodeo opens its doors each night at 6 p.m., and showcases 200 nationally ranked and regional competitors in the seven standard rodeo events. Admission is $15 for adults and $9 for children. To purchase, call the Civic Center Box Office at 518-798-0202 or go to www.glensfallscc.com.
Saturday, Nov. 9
NYC Bus Trip
QUEENSBURY Call Rose Bain at 669-3402 for full details about a New York City bus trip, which leaves Aviation Mall at 6 a.m. and Saratoga’s Wilton Mall at 6:30 a.m., before heading to the city. Cost is $45. Limited seats are available for this trip which lets you explore Manhattan on your own.
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.
SALEM Recording Artist Kerri Lynn Jennings will sing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Fort Salem Theatre in a cabaret show called “A Lady from L.A.” Admission is $25, $6 of which covers coffee and dessert. Call 854-9200 or email fortsalemtheater.com for more information. Reservations are encouraged.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Fair and Flea Mart
RUTLAND American Legion Auxiliary Unit 31 will hold a craft fair and flea market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a $15 table rental, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the American Legion Post 31, 33 Washington Street. For more information, call 802-325-3234 or 802-325-3234.
SALEM Broadway Veteran Bill Carmichael will sing great loves songs from musicals in which he has starred at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Carmichael will sing songs from Cats, Les Miz, Mamma Mia and Ragtime. Reservations are encouraged for the $25 performance. $6 of that ticket pays for coffee and dessert. Call 854-9200 or email fortsalemtheater.com for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Wine, Women, Song
SALEM Lynne Kerr and David Howell will perform “Wine, Woman and Song Two” at Fort Salem Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in a performance that blends music and white wine tasting. Reservations are required. Information: 854-9200.
Saturday, Dec. 7
SALEM Anchor’s Holiday Show, featuring TV broadcasters Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn, returns to its cabaret home, Fort Salem Theatre, for a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Dec. 7. The $25 cost includes a $6 credit toward coffee and dessert at this performance of secular Christmas tunes. Information: 854-9200.
Sunday, Dec. 8
New York City
ARGYLE A day trip to New York City will be offered by the Argyle Parents Teachers Students Association, with departure time at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $55 to shop, see a Broadway show, or visit a museum. Proceeds benefit the 2014 Junior After-Prom Party. For more information, call either 638-5481 or 932-9347 or visit [email protected] or [email protected].
Make checks payable to the Argyle PTSA.