T hursday, Oct. 24
GLENS FALLS California Art Curator Dan Cameron has selected 83 works by 74 artists from the Adirondack and Hudson Region for exhibit at the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls. The exhibition opened Oct. 12. It continues through Sunday, Dec. 29. Meanwhile, the Mohawk-Hudson Annex Show continues at the Troy Shirt Factory Arts and Healing Center through Saturday, Nov. 2. For information, call 792-1761, ext. 328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUDSON FALLS First Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Association will hold its annual rummage sale of clothing, housewares 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 St., Hudson Falls. 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, Cambridge, 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.
Chicken and Biscuits
GRANVILLE Middle Granville Presbyterian Church will hold a family style chicken and biscuit supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Middle Granville church on Route 22A. Door tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for children, 5 through 12; and free for children under 4. Gift certificates are available. Call 642-3871 for more information.
Dime a Dip
HARTFORD Hartford Central School will hold an “All You Can Eat Dimes a Dip,” which includes soda, milk and dessert, from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, with all proceeds from $3.50 adult and $2.40 student tickets going to the Senior Class of 2014. For specifics, call Hartford Central School at 632-5222.
GLENS FALLS The annual “Potluck Dinner” of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, abutting Glens Falls City Park. Free and open to the public, the supper requires dishes to share and artworks to show. For more information, call 798-1144.
Remember the Knights
CAMBRIDGE A special remembrance service honoring departed “brother Knights” of Saint Patrick’s Council 10917 of the Knights of Columbus will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in Cambridge’s Saint Patrick’s Church, with Council Chaplin Father Jim Walsh presiding. A social time follows the church service.
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@example.com.
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.
RUTLAND Ralphie May, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” will entertain audiences at Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, as part of his “Too Big to Ignore” tour. For ticket information, call
Paramount Box Office at 802-775-0903 or visit www.paramountlive.org.
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.
MANCHESTER Author and Documentarian John J. Healey will present at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore, “Emily and Herman: A Literary Love Story,” a purported account of the meeting of Herman Melville, author of “Moby Dick,” and Poetess Emily Dickinson in 1851. For more information about this presentation, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700.
BRANDON Gene Childers and his Speakeasy Jazz Orchestra will perform from 7 until 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at the “Big Fundraiser” of the Compass Music and Arts Center at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. Required reserved tickets are $35 per person. Attendees are encouraged to come in 1920’s costume. For more information, call 802-247-3000.
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 Wells’ headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America at 133 state Route 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Vendors contact Carrie DeKalb at 518-524-8404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the variety of items at the fair, call 518-642-1274.
RUTLAND The 5K Running Scared Race from Green Mountain Power parking lot will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, sponsored by the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department. The fee is $25 on race day. There will be prizes for best costumes for both male and female runners and walkers over and under 40. For more information, call 802-773-1853, or visit www.rutlandrec.com
HEBRON The West Hebron United Presbyterian Church will host a Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 26 starting at 5 p.m. There will be children’s crafts and activities, a community potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and a concert with Kathy and Al Bain at 7. Everything is free. For more information call 518-854-3215.
RUTLAND Rutland Recreation and Parks Department announces that the 54th annual Halloween Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, with floats and a Jack O’Lantern contest. There is no charge for entering a float, but donations will be accepted. For specific information on times and the parade route, call Lori Pinkowski at 802-773-1853.
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.
Share the Warmth
WEST PAWLET “Share the Wealth Clothing Drive” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, at Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. Donations of winter clothes for children and adults, as well as Halloween costumes, are sought. Drop clothes off at the school from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 or on Friday, Oct. 25, before 4 p.m. Call 802-645-0968 for more information.
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 in Dorset. 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@example.com
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 their costumes 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 at the Manchester library. Free to the public, Halloween Bash requires children accompanied by an adult. Call 802-362-2607.
GRANVILLE Granville’s Pember Library invites all children to join a Halloween celebration at the library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 so as to enjoy stories, crafts, contests and refreshments. For information, call 642-2525.
MANCHESTER The 4th annual Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by Maple Street School Parent Association, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the school, 322 Maple Street, Manchester. Besides lots of scarecrows, children will enjoy crafts, games, a book and toy sale, a bouncy house and lunch in the school’s “Harvest Café.” Call 802-362-7137 for information or visit www.maplestreetschool.com.
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. This dinner is served the last Saturday of each month.
SALEM Health and Wellness Coach Sharon See, who has lived a gluten-free life for more than 20 years, will offer a workshop on this topic at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at Nu You Wellness Center, 4318 State Route 22 in Salem. Seating is limited. Call 677-5662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in Glens Falls. Cost of advance registration only is $10 per pooch. Call 932-5831 for more information, or “find us on Facebook.”
GLENS FALLS First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls plays host to a “Pipe Screams Organ and Choral Concert” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, with spooky classical offerings by Bach and Saint Saens and a liberal dose of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom.” An intergenerational choir, conducted by Penny Schiek, will sing a new composition, “Scarol.” There will be a costume contest and a sing-along. $10 is the donation. Call 793-2521 for more information.
MANCHESTER Children 12 and under are invited to come in costume to decorate fall-themed, Halloween cookies at Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. For more information, call 1-802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.
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.
CAMBRIDGE A turkey supper will be held at Pleasant Valley Grange in South Cambridge at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, sponsored by the South Cambridge United Methodist Church. Door tickets are $10 for adults; $5,
children; and free for those under 6. Take outs are offered from the handicapped accessible church at Routes 59A and County Route 74.
HARTFORD The Hartford Yoked Parish Harvest Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the South Hartford Church House at the junction of Routes 40, 196 and Gilchrist Hill Road. Oven-baked chicken tops the menu for the $10 dinner, which costs $5 for children 5 through 12, with children under 5, free. For more information, call Marion Jessen at 632-5922.
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.
MANCHESTER Ben Sargent, host of “Hook, Line and Sinker,” will discuss his debut cookbook, “The Catch,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. For more information, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.
Avant Garde Theatre
DORSET “Functionlust,” a theatrical show blending dance, music, theatre, and video, will be presented by Vital Spark North at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Dorset Theatre. Vital Spark North is Composer and Pianist Gary Schmidt and Choreographer and Visual Artist Erika Lawlor Schmidt, performers in the U.S. and Europe for more than 30 years. For information, call 802-325-2603 or email Erika@vitalsparknorth.com.
HUDSON FALLS Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present a dramatic reading of Poe, Goethe and Shakespeare called “Murder, Mayhem and the Macabre” on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Hudson Falls Free Library, with doors opening at 7 and the reading at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Information: 747-4418.
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 Hoosick 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 Cambridge 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.
GREENWICH The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual Halloween Parade and Costume Judging, starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the corner of Washington Street and Main Street. Judging will take place at the end of the parade route, at the Greenwich Town Building at 2 Academy Street. For more information, call 692-7979.
MANCHESTER Children’s Writer Tracey Campbell Pearson will read “Elephant Story,” her new book, and explain its drawing and “fun activities” to children at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Northshire Bookstore. For more information on this Manchester event, call 1-802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.
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.
CASTLETON One award-winning fiddler will impersonate Vermont’s best-known fiddling humorist when veteran Fiddler Adam Boyce impersonates Ross Taggart at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in Castleton Free Library, Main Street. Boyce will re-enact the fiddling and humorous monologues of Taggart at his height in the 1930’s. For more information, call 802-468-5574.
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 in Schuylerville, 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.
Roast Pork Dinner
GANSEVOORT A roast pork dinner, hosted by the Gansevoort Knights of Columbus, will be served at St. Therese Chapel at the junction of Route 32 and the Wilton-Gansevoort Road from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For tickets, call Bob McGough at 587-9076 or 480-3255.
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 in Salem 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. Call 854-7626.
Monday, Oct. 28
Stop Violence Dinner
GRANVILLE A spaghetti dinner to wind up October’s “Stop Domestic Violence” campaign by Granville Police will be held from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Bernardo’s Restaurant, 52 Church Street, on Monday, Oct. 28. The first 10 attendees receive free desert. The “Racing to Stop Domestic Violence” race car, and its driver, Frank Hoard III, will attend. Cost is $5 for eat-in and $6 for take-out. For information, email email@example.com.
WILTON Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, in Wilton will offer Zumba lessons on the following dates and times: session A will run Mondays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. from Oct. 28 through Dec. 9; and session B will run on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. from Oct. 30 through Dec. 11. For more information, call 584-9455. Zumba, a Latin dance-fitness craze, will not be taught Monday, Nov. 14 or Wednesday, Nov. 27 due to the holidays.
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 in Rupert at 802-394-2444 or email www.rupertkittaylibrary.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
MANCHESTER Lincoln Scholar Guy Fraker will speak at Hildene, the Manchester 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@example.com
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 in Troy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Halloween Parade will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Wood Park, with the awards ceremony for cutest, funniest, most original and scariest costume at parade’s end in the gazebo.
This year, costumed pets get awards. The event is sponsored by the Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition. Call 686-9050 for information.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Trunk or Treat
SCHAGHTICOKE Hoosick Valley Community Church will hold its trunk or treat festival of car trunks decorated in high Halloween style, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Shop N Save Plaza in Schaghticoke. In addition to games and goodies, trunk or treat will also cooperate with Operation Christmas Child to offer needy children shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys and other necessities. For more information, call 952-4597 or 538-1674.
Friday, Nov. 1
ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first Friday of each month and from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
For more information, call 260-6748.
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.
GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South continues to offer Henderson’s Pizza on Friday, Nov. 1 and each Friday thereafter. The menu also offers mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries and more. For information about times, call 692-2061.
SCHAGHTICOKE Charles Waldron American Legion Post 731, which serves supper each Friday with few exceptions, invites all Schaghticoke residents to dine from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at a cost of $8. For more information, call 753-4188.
WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83, at 148 Main Street in Whitehall, continues to serve up its Friday Fish Fry each Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., with this Friday, Nov. 1, no exception. For information, call 499-2482.
WHITEHALL Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and each Friday thereafter with few exceptions. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. For information, call 499-1491.
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 within Granville to cover operation costs. To share a skill or donate an item, contact Heidi Fisher at 642-1246 or email her at email@example.com.
VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1938 at 242 Poplar Avenue will hold a Christmas craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Lunch, raffles, a bake sale and crafts will be offered. For information, call 753-7707.
GRANVILLE Family Dentistry in Granville will hold a candy buy-back and fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. The free event will include festive activities, door prizes and office tours. Children 16 and under with adult supervision will receive $1 per pound for wrapped Halloween candy and will also be entered to win a Kindle Fire HDX. All candy will be sent to military troops overseas. Information: 518-642-2111.
MANCHESTER Northshire Hockey Association will hold a free hockey day from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Riley Rink in Manchester on Saturday, Nov. 2 for boys and girls of all ages. Pre-registration is required, so visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com or contact Sharon Poddick at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, call Karen Grahher at 802-366-8218 or visit www.northshirehockey.org.
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 in Greenwich. 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.
HARTFORD A turkey dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Hartford’s United Methodist Church at 47 County Route 23. A food and craft sale will also be held at the supper, which costs $9 for adults, $4 for children, 5 through 12 and children under 4, free. For more information, call Linda Holmes at 632-5387 or email email@example.com.
GRANVILLE Granville’s Hook and Ladder Fire Company continues to hold bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and each Saturday thereafter, with few exceptions. Call 642-2401 for more information.
Jazz in Brandon
BRANDON BMR Jazz Trio (Steve Bredice, saxophone and flute; Dave Mayette, bass and electric fretless; and Dan Romeo, keyboard) will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Brandon Music. For information about ticket cost, call 802-465-4071.
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 will 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.
Sunday, Nov. 3
JOHNSONVILLE Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, with breakfast costing $6 for adults and $3 for children. For menu information, call 753-9549.
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.
CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Farmer’s Market continues to be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, and each succeeding Sunday in Railroad Park, across from the Cambridge Hotel. Live music enlivens sale of a wide range of local produce.
Monday, Nov. 4
WEST HEBRON Osteobusters, a mind and body wellness program, will be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May at West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. For information on appropriate clothing, call 854-3729.
GREENWICH Overeaters Anonymous continues to meet at 10 a.m. this Monday, Nov. 4 and each Monday thereafter in the back of the red brick house attached to Saint Joseph’s Church in Greenwich. The meeting is free to those suffering from compulsive eating, bulimia and anorexia.
CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 continues to hold bingo at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 and each following Monday at the Cambridge post, with few exceptions. Call 677-8069 for more information.
GRANVILLE A spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Mettawee Community School’s sixth grade visit to Boston in Spring will be held Monday, Nov. 4 at Bernardo’s Restaurant in Granville, with seating at 5, 6:15 and 7 p.m. Tickets, $5 for eat-in and $6 for take-out, are available at the school from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 1. Call 802-645-9009 for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
SCHUYLERVILLE A $1 bag sale is offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday throughout winter at Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad Street in Schuylerville. For specific information, call 695-4640.
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 in Granville at 642-2525.
GREENWICH Greenwich Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 7291 continues to offer a free guitar night, hosted by John J. Byrnes III, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and each Tuesday thereafter, with few exceptions. Bring your guitar or just come to listen. For more information, call 692-2636.
QUEENSBURY Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host a bingo game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with cards on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals available. VFW bingo is held in Queensbury each Tuesday and the first Saturday of each month, with few exceptions.
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 Granville library at 642-2425 to complete required pre-registration. Class size is limited to eight. For more information, visit http://pember.sals.edu.
Loaves and Fishes
CAMBRIDGE Loaves and Fishes Pantry continues to be open on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of East Main Street and Route 22, and is open to constituents of Cambridge Central School District. Call 354-3151 for more information.
HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Annex II building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Toastmasters meet each first and third Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.
WHITEHALL Alchoholics Anonymous meetings continue to be held from 7 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. This week’s meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 6. Everyone is welcome.
Tony Award Winner
RUTLAND Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Rutland opens its 9th season with the Tony-award winning play, “Proof,” by David Auburn at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on the following times and dates: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and from Thursday through Friday, Nov. 14 to 16; and 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. “Proof” is a serious analysis of the effects of mental illness on a family. Call 802-775-0903 to reserve tickets.
Thursday, Nov. 7
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 continues to meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., meeting this Thursday, Nov. 7 at Legion Post 49, South Main Street in Fair Haven. For information, call 802-265-7983.
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.
MANCHESTER The new classic Mystery Reading Group, which meets the second Friday of each month, will meet from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the conference room at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For information, call 802-362-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Queensbury’s 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.
SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild, which gathers on the second Saturday of each month, will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Yarn Shop at Foster Sheep Farm, 460 West River Road, Schuylerville. For information, email email@example.com.
SHOREHAM Shoreham Congregation Church will hold its annual “Lazyman’s Lobster and Baked Ham Dinner” on Saturday, Nov. 9, with two seatings –– 5 and 6:30 p.m. Required reservations, in which you can specify entrée and seating choice, can be made by calling 802-897-2780. Cost is $20 for lobster and $10 for ham.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 10
HOOSICK FALLS The men of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls continue to serve a free Sunday supper at the handicapped accessible church at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 10, and on the second Sunday of each month thereafter, with few exceptions. For more information, call 686-4982.
FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 South Main Street continues to hold a pancake and French toast breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 10, and on the second Sunday of each succeeding month, for a cost of $7 for adults; $3.50 for children 3 to 10; and free for children 2 and younger. Call 802-265-7983 for more information on this Fair Haven event.
Cellist and Symphony
GLENS FALLS Cellist Jameson Platte and Glens Falls Symphony Conductor Charles Peltz will take the symphony and audience through an “Autumn Interlude” of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Pomp and Circumstance March Number 4 at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in Glens Falls High School auditorium. Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony concludes the performance. For ticket information, call 793-1348.
BUSKIRK Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department continues to hold a pancake and French toast breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, and on the second Sunday of each month thereafter through May. A 50-50 raffle will also be held at the firehouse at 2217 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road. For more information, call the non-emergency phone, 686-9966.
GRANVILLE A 238th birthday dinner for the U.S. Marines will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at American Legion Post 323 on Columbus Avenue in Granville. Dinner choice is chicken breast with sautéed mushrooms or prime rib. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Oct. 30. Cost is $20 per person. All Marines or former Marines are welcome. Please call Jerry at 802-645-1951.
Friday, Nov. 15
JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Fire Company on 5 River Road will serve a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. The dinner also includes ziti and costs an $8 donation at the door. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, vendors ––all to benefit Joe Parent. For information, call
Third Friday Dinner
VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938, which serves dinner on each month’s third Friday, invites diners to partake at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 for a cost of $14. For more information, call 753-7707.
Saturday, Nov. 16
FAIR HAVEN Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church continues to hold a community breakfast on the third Saturday of each month, with this breakfast to be served from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the handicapped accessible church, corner of North Main and Allen Streets in Fair Haven. Cost is $1, with children 14 and younger admitted free. Call 802-468-3019 for more information.
SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry, held the third Saturday of each month, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Hoosick Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke. For information, call 753-6984.
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 in Rutland. 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 in Fort Salem Theatre. 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.
Sunday, Nov. 17
SCHAGHTICOKE A country breakfast, offered the third Sunday of each month, will be served at Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad, 1448 Route 40 in Schaghticoke from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. For information, call 753-6634 or 817-2270.
VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, serving breakfast on the second Sunday of each month, will cook up pancakes and French toast for Victory residents from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, with the cost $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Monday, Nov. 18
HEBRON East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron continues to serve a potluck supper at 6 p.m. this Monday, Nov. 18 and the third Monday of each month thereafter, with few exceptions. For more information, call 854-7017 or 854-9383.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Star Gazers Club
SALEM Salem Astronomy Club, which gazes at the stars on the third Wednesday of each month, will raise their telescopes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join. Call 854-7053 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 21
GREENWICH The first annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade, sponsored by Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. The parade will start at Livery Square and proceed west, down Main Street. Tractors and themed wagons, draped in festive holiday lights, will transport carolers and Santa Claus through the village. Donations defray expenses, and provide an agricultural scholarship for a graduating senior. For more information, call 692-7979 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 22
PAWLET The Pawlet Community Church Food Pantry, operating the fourth Friday of each month, will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the church on Route 133, just north of Route 30. Non-perishables may be dropped off at the village post office and public library. Fresh goods go directly to the open pantry, while money donations should be sent to the church. Call 802-325-3592 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.
Sunday, Nov. 24
RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy, which holds a monthly breakfast on the last Sunday of each month, will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 24 at the high school at 127 Convent Avenue, Rutland. For information, call 802-775-0151 or visit www.msjvermont.org.
Saturday, Nov. 30
Art and Craft Sale
CAMBRIDGE Green Bridge Gallery will hold a fine art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Ten artists/crafters are needed to set up booths at the gallery in Cambridge. Contact Meaghan for details at 677-3086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMBRIDGE A free Cambridge community dinner, held the last Saturday of each month, will be served from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at First Baptist Church, 29 West Main Street. Takeouts will be available at 1 p.m. Reservations are not necessary and everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
RUTLAND Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesday series continues here in Rutland Free Library on the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. One upcoming lecture is an informed appreciation of Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice” by Dartmouth Professor Emeritus James Heffernan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Call 1-802-773-1860 for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 7
HOOSICK FALLS The first annual “Pop-up Holiday Shop” will be held upstairs in The Perry Room at the Hoosick Falls Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Sponsored by Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition, the event is a day for crafters, artists and artisans and other vendors to offer their goods and/or services. For information, call 686-9050 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Make checks payable to the Argyle PTSA.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Van Gogh Influence
RUTLAND Art Historian Carol Berry will explain what influenced Painter Vincent Van Gogh and his influence on later painters, impressionist or otherwise, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, as part of Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays at Rutland Free Library. For information, call 8002-773-1860.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
RUTLAND Film Expert Rick Winston will screen an acknowledged screen classic, 1940’s Casablanca, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Rutland Free Library, as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series, held the first Wednesday of each month. For specifics, call 802-773-1860.