Community Calendar 10/31/13

W ednesday, Oct. 30


Pizza and Wings

VALLEY FALLS Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1838 in Valley Falls, starting Wednesday, Oct. 30, will serve pizza and wings Wednesday through Friday, and a prime rib dinner only on Fridays. Call 753-7707 for more 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.


Costume contest

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects presents its annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest promptly at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 on the front lawn of Cambridge Guest Home on South Union Street. Categorical prizes will be awarded at the Rice Mansion Inn, where the parade ends and winners are announced. For information, call Cambridge Village 677-2622.


Friday, Nov. 1


Library Book Sales

RUTLAND Friends of Rutland Free Library announce book sales at the 10 Court Street library on the following times and dates: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; and 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. Proceeds benefit the library and its activities. Call 802-773-1860 for more information.


Classical Quartet

WEST PAWLET The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Ah! Cappella” Vocal Quartet will sing at West Pawlet’s Mettawee Community School at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. These performances, part of a VSO statewide program, reached more than 30,000 children last year. For more information about this free program, call 802-645-9909 or 802-779-4486.


Thrift Shop

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.


After School

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.


Elks Pizza

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 Supper

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.


Tea Cup Auction

WELLS The Ladies Aid Association of Wells United Methodist Church will sponsor a Tea Cup Auction on Friday, Nov. 1, with doors of the Annex Building of the Modern American Woodmen opening at 5:45 p.m. and the drawing held at 6:45 p.m. Door prizes will be called out after the tables of auction items are clear. Envelopes are $1 each and contain 10 tickets. For more information, call 802-325-3038.


Fish Fry

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.


Photo Awards

RUTLAND A reception and awards presentation for winners of the sixth annual photography contest of Chaffee Art Center, called “Take the Streets,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Meanwhile, the photo exhibits remain on display from now through Nov. 16. For more information, call Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, at 802-775-0356.


Panel Dedication

MANCHESTER At 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 an interpretive panel of Manchester Depot, depicting especially its Civil War role, will be dedicated in a short ceremony at the depot. The dedication will be enlivened by live Civil War-era music. For more information, visit


Painter’s Reception

PITTSFIELD The public is invited to attend an opening reception for folk artist Bonnie White at Gallery 25, 25 Union Street, Pittsfield on Friday Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Her paintings will remain on exhibit at the gallery Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., through Nov. 30. For information, call Gallery 25 at 413-564-2127.


Poker in Hoosick

HOOSICK FALLS The Armory in Hoosick Falls, 80 Church Street, will hold this Friday, Nov. 1, and each Friday of each month, a “Texas Hold’Em Tournament” with doors opening at 6 and poker at 6:30 p.m. The buy-in is $35, with an option for a $10 add-on, plus a $5 high hand pot. Call 686-9050 or email [email protected]


Friday Bingo

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.


Iconographic Art

GRANVILLE The Byzantine-inspired artwork of St. Luke’s Guild of Iconography will be displayed from 7 to 9 p.m. at Granville’s Slate Valley Museum on Friday, Nov. 1, as part of the First Friday series. Immigrants from Russia and Carpathia were influential in development of the slate valley.

The guild’s iconographic art explores this religious and ethnic heritage. For more information, call 642-1417.


Choir Sings

ARGYLE The Argyle Community Choir will sing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Argyle Presbyterian Church. Joyce Durkee will direct and Sariah Ashton will be musically accompanying the choir as it performs highlights from “Chicago,” a patriotic piece and Christmas music. The Hartford Yoked Parish Bell Ringers, led by Becky Arlen, will also entertain. Donations benefit Operation Santa Claus. For more information, call 638-8072.


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 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 protected]


Youth Breakfast

QUEENSBURY A “Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast” to support the Argyle Youth Commission will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Quaker Road in Queensbury, with the meal costing $6. For more information, call 638-8681.


Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE The Granville American Legion will be having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 4:0 to 7 p.m. The dinner plate consists of spaghetti, meat sauce, two meat balls, salad, Italian bread and more. The cost is $6 to eat in or $7 to takeout. For reservations or tickets call 518-642-0506 or 518-642-1759.


Defensive Driving

SARATOGA SPRINGS A New York State approved Defensive Driving Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. Cost is $39, with a $5 reduction if you bring a friend. Call Ray Frankoski at 286-3788 for more information.


Valley Christmas

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.


Book Sale

GRANVILLE A “Back-Room Book Sale,” offering 25-cent paperbacks and $1 hardcovers, will be a held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville. The sale is sponsored by The Friends of Pember Library. For more information, call 642-2132.


Free Hockey

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 or contact Sharon Poddick at [email protected]. For general information, call Karen Grabher at 802-366-8218 or visit


57th Bazaar

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.


Celebrate Salem

SALEM An early bird breakfast, $1 ice cream cones, horse rides and Agway specials, strolling streets in step to music, consignments, baked goods, flowers, cider and cookies –– these are just part of the treats offered from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. (come rain or come shine) Saturday, Nov. 2 at “Celebrate Salem.” For specifics on where and when to treat yourself during this Chamber of Commerce event, call 854-3833.


Farmers Markets

RUTLAND The Rutland Downtown Farmers Market, located at 251 West Street, Rutland, will be held inside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting Saturday, Nov. 2. Both the Fair Haven and Tuesday Farmers Markets will be closed for the winter season. For information on the Rutland Market, call 802-753-7269.


“Souper” Saturday

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Valley Chapter 147 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a “Souper” Saturday, Nov. 2,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on Route 372, just west of the village in the hamlet of Coila. Cost is $6 per person. A wide variety of soups will be served. For more information, call 747-4858.


Candy Buy Back

GRANVILLE Family Dentistry, of 89 North Street, will hold its first annual “Candy Buy Back” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with all purchased candy sent to troops overseas. Office tours, door prizes and festive activities will also be offered. Admission is free. Call 642-2111 for more information.


Monument Unveiling

ARGYLE An unveiling of a new monument in front of J.A. Barkley Hose Company Number 1 of Argyle, celebrating 100 years of service to the Argyle area, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in front of the firehouse on State Route 40, with a short ceremony that offers light refreshments. Call Mark St. Jacques at 232-7687 for information.


Basket Party

GRANVILLE The Middle Granville Fire House will hold its first annual basket raffle from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The department asks for community members to donate baskets, gift cards and more. A $5 admission includes 20 tickets, with additional tickets at the door. For more information, call 232-7112.



SCHUYLERVILLE Saratoga Apple will hold a fundraiser for an 18-year veteran of its seasonal crew, Joseph Garricks, from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the orchard on Route 29. Live music, free wagon rides, mural paintings, a silent auction and refreshments all will benefit Garricks in his battle against cancer. A fund for Joseph has been set up at Glens Falls National Bank in Schuylerville. Online donations can be made at before, during and after the event. Call 232-9968.


Turkey Dinner

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 protected].


Arlington Legion

ARLINGTON Arlington American Legion Post 69 announces two early November events: a 5 p.m. membership dinner Saturday, Nov. 2, at the post on Legion Road, and an 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. breakfast, also at the post, on Sunday, Nov. 10. For further information, call 802-375-6157.


Historian Speaks

MANCHESTER Historian Lars Nielsen will lecture about the Colonial period in New England before and after the genocidal King Philip’s War from 3 to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center, his lecture a presentation of Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. The two-part lecture costs $20. For more information, call 802-867-0111 or visit


Ceramic Artists Show

SCHUYLERVILLE The work of six ceramic artists, jointly called “Narrations,” will be displayed at Schacht Gallery at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The exhibit will continue on view during gallery hours through Dec. 7. For more information, visit Or call 581-2529.


Roast Pork Dinner

PAWLET Pawlet Community Church will serve a roast pork dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 5 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10 for adults, $6 for children age 12, and free for children under 5. For more information, call 802-325-3428 or 802-325-3073.


German Dinner

SALEM Salem Presbyterian Church will serve an Oktoberfest dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the West Broadway church. $10 for adults and $5 for children pays for traditional German food. Accordion and alp horn music will play under the meal. For more information, call 677-3020.


Wreaths auction

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold its second annual, “Love Your Library – Festival of Wreaths” auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, with the preview hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and the auction held at 7:30 p.m.

The auction site will be the parish hall of Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. For more information, call 686-9401 or visit


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


Sunday, Nov. 3


Big Breakfast

MIDDLE FALLS The Middle Falls Fire Department will serve its monthly “big breakfast” from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the fire station on Route 29. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

For more information, call 692-2830.


Monthly Breakfast

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.


Life Care

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.


Farmer’s Market

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.


Christmas Bingo

SOUTH WALLINGFORD Maple Valley Grange 318, on Route 7 and Dugway Road in South Wallingford, will play Christmas Present Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 3, with doors opening to all at 11:30 a.m. and games starting at 12:45 p.m. An advance sale, 9-pack card is $20 after Oct. 27 or at the door. For more information, call 802-342-6070 or 802-446-2163 or email [email protected].


Dollar Skate

MANCHESTER BBA Varsity Hockey will host a “Dollar Skate” at Riley Rink in Manchester from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, with the cost $2 for those 13 and older and $1 for those under 13. The event is sponsored by Spiral Press Café and Perfect Wife Restaurant. For more information, call 802-362-9944.



Monday, Nov. 4


Wellness Program

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.


Overeaters Meet

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.


Family Supper

GRANVILLE South Granville Congregational Church will host a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at the church. The public is welcome. Each should bring a dish to share. For more information, call 642-9510.


Legion Bingo

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.


Spaghetti Raiser

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


Chicken and Biscuits

GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Masonic Center will hold its 10th annual Election Day chicken and biscuit dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu also includes mashed potatoes, green beans, squash, cabbage salad, homemade pies and a beverage, all for a $9 donation. Takeouts will be available; call 642-9115 on Tuesday.


Thrifty Sale

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.


Farm and Garden

CAMBRIDGE The second annual “Dried Flower Arrangements Silent Auction” of the Cambridge Area Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Club will begin at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Cambridge branch office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company. Bidding ends on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Proceeds go to scholarships for two high school seniors. For more information, call 677-2642.


Election Dinner

HEBRON An election night dinner of roast beef will be served in the dining hall of Fire House #1 in West Hebron. Called the Hebron Election Night Roast Beef Dinner, the event costs $12 per person and is sponsored by the Hebron Volunteer Fire Company. For more information, call 955-6242.


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.


Senior Computers

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.


Election Dinner

WHITEHALL Whitehall Elks will serve an election day dinner of spaghetti and meatballs Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting children recipients of Operation Santa Claus. Baskets will be raffled. Call Carol Downs for information at 499-1750. Meanwhile, on Friday, Nov. 22, Operation Santa Claus will benefit from a $2 and $1 donation from Joe’s Pizza for each large and small pizza sold.


Pork Dinner

ARGYLE Argyle United Methodist Church on 12 Sheridan Street will hold its annual roast pork dinner on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There are no reservations and take-outs are available. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 through 12 and under 4, free. For information, call 260-6748.


Chicken Dinner

GREENWICH A chicken and biscuit dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Greenwich Elks Lodge on Route 40. Cost is $9 and includes dessert and coffee. Make reservations by calling 692-2061 after 4 p.m.


Marriage Saver

GLENS FALLS Brighter Day Lifestyle Center, upstairs in the Colvin Building, 206 Glen Street in Glens Falls, will host conferences with Jimmy Evans from “Marriage Today” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights now through Nov. 26. Called “Marriage on the Rock,” the series will share proven truths to save troubled marriages. Call 798-9898 or 858-7209 to register.


Guitar Night

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.


Beekeepers Meet

MANCHESTER The fall meeting of Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce on Bonnet Street, Manchester. For more information, call 802-362-2080 or visit


VFW Bingo

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


Hoosick Art

HOOSICK FALLS “The Art and Soul Room” at the Hoosick Falls Armory is open each Wednesday for “Experimental Art Night,” where area artists can meet to work and talk, just talk, or just work. For more information about specific times, call 686-9050. A $5 participation fee is charged. “Experimental Art Night” is sponsored by the Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition.


Seniors computerize

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


Re-modeled Church

GRANVILLE Artist Gisele Zeitler will open her re-modeled home, the former Mount Carmel Church, to members of the Slate Valley Garden Club at its Wednesday, Nov. 6 meeting. Members will carpool at 10:30 a.m. from the Slate Valley Masonic Center to the church-home, and then return to the Masonic center for the club’s regular meeting, lunch and raffle. For more information, call 642-2629.


Casserole Luncheon

SCHUYLERVILLE Old Saratoga Seniors next casserole luncheon will be at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Town Hall in Schuylerville. All veterans are invited. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 331-2978.


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.


Artisan Exchange

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Market will be held upstairs at the Hoosick Falls Armory from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, offering fresh produce, fresh popcorn, aged cheese and hot donuts. For more information, call 686-9050 or email [email protected]. And don’t forget that yoga exercise starts right after the market.


Roast Beef Dinner

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company will serve a roast beef dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 on Route 149 in Fort Ann. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call 639-8811.


Hate Crime Play

MANCHESTER Can a hate crime happen again in the same town?  “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” examines that question at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Riley Center for the Arts in Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. The play examines whether or not Laramie, Wyoming has changed since Mathew Shephard was brutally murdered ten years ago. Call 802-549-8176 for information.


Toastmasters Meet

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


News Life

MANCHESTER “A Life in News” will be the subject of a talk by Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s “On Point,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Manchester’s First Congregational Church, as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. For information, contact event host, Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607.


AA Meetings

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.


Twins’ Moms Meet

SCHUYLERVILLE The Tri-County Mother of Twins Club, based in

Schuylerville, will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the home of the club treasurer. The club supports families with twins in Washington, Warren and Saratoga Counties. For more information, call Deb Peck Kelleher at 698-3211.


Thursday, Nov. 7


Book Sale

GREENWICH Friends of Greenwich Library’s “Boomerang Book Store” in the library basement will hold a book sale Thursday, Nov. 7. The basement will be open from 4 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Greenwich Library at 692-7157.


Quilling Taught

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach quilling at the Pember Library, 33 West Main, Granville at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Quillers will work on Christmas ornaments. There is no pre-registration and materials are provided. Call 642-2525 for more information.


Legion Meets

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.


Civil War talk

GREENWICH Civil War historian Mike Russert will speak on Washington County’s Civil War Regiment 123rd at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Greenwich Library. The program is on behalf of the Washington County Historical Society.


Civil War Talk

GREENWICH Mike Russert will lecture on the 123rd Civil War Regiment at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Greenwich Library, the lecture sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society. For more information, email [email protected].


Nature Wars

POULTNEY Journalist and Author Jim Sterba will discuss his book, “Nature Wars,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Gorge, Withey Hall at Green Mountain College. The book examines how “nature” arrives to Americans via their televisions, while animal protection programs have actually caused rather than cured problems. For more information, call 802-287-8926 or email [email protected].
Friday, Nov. 8


Leadership Talk

MANCHESTER Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will host a reception and seminar on leadership, based on the example of bees, presented by Deborah Mackin and Matt Harrington, authors of “Survival of the Hive,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the bookstore. The mother and son duo will lecture on key leadership traits needed for survival of business companies. For information, call 1-802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700.


Brandon Artists

BRANDON The Brandon Artists Guild will display fine arts and crafts from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, with the art and craftwork remaining on display through January 28, 2014. Located at 7 Center Street, the Guild Gallery is open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 802-247-4956 or visit


Pro Rodeo

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


Mystery Readers

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 [email protected].


Junk or Art?

BRANDON Junk transformed into art by more than 12 artists from the New York and Vermont region will be on display at Compass Music and Arts Center from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15, with the center open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. An artists’ reception will also be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. For more information, call 802-247-3000 or email [email protected].


Appreciation Dinner

CASTLETON The 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of Castleton Village School will host the 12th annual Veterans spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Castleton American Legion Post 50. The dinner is free to all veterans and their families, as the students’ way of showing appreciation for service to one’s country. For information, call the school at 802-468-2203.


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.


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.


Special Siblings

RUTLAND A workshop for siblings of children with special needs, sponsored by Advocacy-Resources-Community Rutland, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Education and Wellness Center at Rutland Mental Health. The workshop is open to children 7 to 12 who are siblings of special needs brothers or sisters. Call 802-775-1370 or email [email protected]


Guild Spinners

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 protected].


Fort Miller Dinner

FORT MILLER Fort Miller Reformed Church, on Route 4 between Fort Edward and Schuylerville, will serve a herbed roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with the cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and under 3, free. For more information, call 747-5043.


Lazyman’s Lobster

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 for more information. Reservations are encouraged.


Drew Carey

RUTLAND Drew Carey, host of the Price is Right, is returning to his comic roots, during a performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. This show is limited to patrons 16 years of age and older. Tickets cost $39.75 and are available at the Paramount Center Box Office, by phone at 802 775-0903 and online at


Sunday, Nov. 10


Early Breakfast

WEST PAWLET A 7:30 to 11 a.m. pancake breakfast will be served Sunday, Nov. 10 at the West Pawlet Firehouse, with proceeds paying for equipment and training. Cost is $7 for 12 and older, $5 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5. For more information, call 802-345-4312 or email [email protected]


Sunday Breakfast

VICTORY A Sunday breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of the village of Victory. This breakfast will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For information, call 695-3844.


Ham Dinner

HARTFORD A family style ham dinner will be held at Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge on Main Street, Hartford on Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon to 2 p.m., with a $10 donation and take-outs available. For more information, call 747-3828.


Knights Dine

CAMBRIDGE Father Tom Zelker will be the guest speaker at Cambridge’s Knights of Columbus Council 10917 “K of C Dinner,” which honors past and current knights, their parish and their community on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the American Legion Post on Route 22. Festivities begin at 3 p.m., followed by a dinner, offering a choice of prime rib or roast turkey. Call 677-2457 by Monday, Nov. 4 with your choice of meal.


Free Supper

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.


Legion Breakfast

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 Breakfast

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.


Marines Dinner

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.


Monday, Nov. 11


Library Closed

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. For details, call 695-6641.


Wednesday, Nov. 13


CASTLETON Castleton Woman’s Club, of the Greater Federation of Woman’s Clubs, will meet at noon Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Castleton State College Medical Chapel, with a light lunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. business meeting. Vermont Storyteller Tom Weakley will highlight a 1 p.m. program. For information, call 468-5421.


Historic Garb Display

SCHAGHTICOKE Historic clothing of the late 18th century will be shown and discussed by Eric and Jenna Schnitzer at a 12:30 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 13th meeting of the Valley Falls Women’s Club in the Masonic Temple in Schaghticoke. For more information, call 664-4983.

Friday, Nov. 15


Rummage Monthly

GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter 122 continues to hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15 and on the third Friday of each month, with few exceptions. Donations may be brought to Granville’s Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street, on the date of sale. Call 260-0460 for information.


Spaghetti Dinner

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



“Eat for Heat”

ARLINGTON The Federated Church of Arlington, on Ice Pond Road, will hold an “Eat for Heat” Italian dinner on Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. until food is gone. A free will offering is asked for this fundraiser dinner to help local residents with fuel assistance. For more information, call 802-375-2548.


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.


Family Films

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Library invites area residents to a screening of a 120-minute long family film at the library at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. For details, call 695-6641.


Free Movie Night

MECHANCVILLE The film, “The Cross,” a true story about Arthur Blessitt, who carried a cross as a religious statement around the world, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Mechanicville’s Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God. For more information, call 664-4442.


Saturday, Nov. 16


Community Breakfast

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.


Monthly Pantry

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.


Jazz Quartet Plays

BRANDON Pianist and Composer John Funkhouser and the John Funkhouser Quartet will “incorporate all kinds of music into its modern jazz sound” at a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday, Nov. 16 at Brandon Music. A veteran of television and New Orleans’ Jazz Festival, Funkhouser and his band mates can be seen and heard for a price of $15. Reservations are recommended. Call 802-465-4071 or email [email protected].


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 for more information.


Sunday, Nov. 17


Country Breakfast

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.


Club Breakfast

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.


Monthly Breakfast

GREENWICH The monthly breakfast of Greenwich Elks Lodge, held the third Sunday of each month, will be served from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 and the third Sunday thereafter until Dec. 15. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for those 5 to 12 and under 5, free. For more information, call 692-2347.


Ancestor Seminar

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Historical Society will hold a genealogy seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fair Haven Grade School on Sunday, Nov. 17. For information on tracing your family tree, email [email protected].


Monday, Nov. 18


Potluck Supper

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.


Tuesday, Nov. 19


Genealogy Meeting

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Library announces that its Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. For details, call 695-6641.


Library Meeting

SCHUYLERVILLE The monthly meeting of the Library Board of the Schuylerville Public Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the library and is open to the public. For details, call 695-6641.


Library Advocates

SCHUYLERVILLE Public Library Advocates of the Schuylerville Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the library. For details, call 695-6641.


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 [email protected].


Thursday, Nov. 21


Thursday ABC’s

BENNINGTON “Museum ABC’s,” a pre-school story hour for children ages 3 to 5 will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Bennington Museum on these successive Thursdays: Nov. 21, Dec. 19. Feb. 13, March 20, and April 24. The hour includes a story, activity and gallery visit. For more information, call 802-447-1571.


Lighted Parade

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 protected].


Friday, Nov. 22


Open Pantry

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.


Game Supper

TINMOUTH Tinmouth Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 44th annual game supper of venison and moose and bear (plus chicken and biscuits) and more than 100 pies at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the department. Take-outs are available and early birds are welcome. For more information, call 802-235-2718 or 802-235-2908.


Turkey Trot

FAIR HAVEN The Class of 2014 of Fair Haven Union High School will hold its first annual SLATERS 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 23, with same day registration and packet pick-up at 9 a.m. and race time at 10 a.m.

Entry fee is $15 and participants must bring a non-perishable food donation. Cost is $20 without the food donation. Registration forms can be picked up at the high school. Call 802-265-4966 for more information.


Sunday, Nov. 24


Monthly breakfast

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


Historical Meetings

BENNINGTON Meetings of the Bennington Historical Society continue to meet the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Ada Paresky Education Center, located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum.

For more information, call 802-447-1571.


Monday, Nov. 25


Blood drive

GRANVILLE A co-sponsored blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. in Granville High School library Monday, Nov. 25. The event, a joint effort by the Lions and Leo Clubs, also benefits the Red Cross Scholarship Program.

For more information, call 642-3516.


Tuesday, Nov. 26


Book Club Meets

SCHUYLERVILLE The Library Book Club of Schuylerville Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 to discuss “Calico Joe” by John Grisham and to pick out club books for 2014. For more information, call 695-6641.


Thursday, Nov. 28


Closed Library

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Public Library, in honor of Thanksgiving, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 695-6641.


Friday, Nov. 29

BENNINGTON The 17th annual Festival of Trees at Bennington Museum gets underway Friday, Nov. 29 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 30. Called “Hidden Gems,” this year’s exhibit features trees modeled on selected objects from the museum collection. For more information, call 802-447-1571 or visit Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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 [email protected].


Monthly Dinner

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 Wednesdays

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


Cambridge Fair

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Central School will be the scene for the Cambridge Connects 17th Annual Craft, Vendor and Fine Arts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7

Call 669-2052 to register for the event and for its specific time. The Fine Arts Fair is held in conjunction with The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce It’s a Wonderful Life Christmas in Cambridge Celebration.


Pop-up Holiday

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 protected].


Museum Gifts

BENNINGTON A children’s shopping boutique, backed by Bennington Museum’s Festival of Trees, will be held at the museum during normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Admission is $3 for the boutique, a meeting with Santa, a children’s forest display, and, of course, the museum’s 17th annual Festival of Trees. Call 802-447-1571 or visit



Holiday Show

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.


Saturday, Dec. 14


Tree Gala

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum hosts its 17th annual Festival of Trees Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, with tickets costing $50 if purchased by Dec. 2 and $65 thereafter. Music, dancing, auctions and gallery exhibits, as well as the beautifully decorated tree exhibits, all celebrate the holiday season. Call 802-447-1571 to make recommended reservations.

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


Classic Casablanca

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.


Friday, Feb. 14


Student Artwork

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum will exhibit art created by public and private school students from the Bennington area from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, March 30. The art of elementary, middle and high school students will be shown. Students receive certificates of presentation at the show’s grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 15. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


Exhibit Season Starts

BENNINGTON At the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, starting Friday, Feb. 14, different regional artists will display their artwork for eleven weeks. Selected by a jury twice a year, the exhibits include a mix of paintings, sculpture, photos, wood working and more. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


1970’s Photos

BENNINGTON The 1970s photographs of John Hubbard, former sports reporter and photographer for the Bennington Bannner, will be displayed from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, March 30 at Bennington Museum, whose hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The black and white photographs are the people Hubbard encountered on the job. For more information, call 802-447-1571.

Saturday, Feb. 15


Community Day

BENNINGTON Closed from January through Feb. 13, the Bennington Museum will officially reopen its doors Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a community day celebration. Patrons can view the re-installed Grandma Moses exhibit and the initial recreation of the Decorative Arts Gallery, amongst all the other special exhibits, as well as the permanent collection. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


Monday, Feb. 17


Museum Workshops

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum will offer school vacation workshops from Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21 for children of all ages at appropriate times for the appropriate age. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For specific information and to make reservations, call Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571.



Saturday, March 29

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum will offer an “Appraisal Fair” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. A panel of art experts and antiques appraisers will evaluate family heirlooms or any other odd, quirky piece. For more information, call 802-447-1571.


Friday, April 4


Eat and Drink

BENNINGTON “The Annual Brew and Food Pairing” will be paired at Bennington Museum on Friday, April 4. The food will be created by area chefs, bakers and chocolatiers, and the brews and ciders are carefully selected  potations. The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and it is the fifth annual event of its kind at the museum. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.



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