T hursday, Nov. 7
WILTON Registration is underway for 10 a.m. photography walks on Miller Swamp at Neilmann Trails (Ruggles Road) in Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park for the following dates: Thursdays Nov. 7 and 14 and Saturday, Nov. 9. For specific information about registration, call 518-450-0321 or visit www.wiltonpreserve.org.
CAMBRIDGE A walking program, formerly sponsored by Glens Falls Hospital, is now run by Cambridge Central School District in November through May 1, 2014. Hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $5 purchasing a swipe card to walk school grounds. For information on obtaining a school release form, call 518- 677-2653, ext. 1010.
FORT EDWARD Volunteers for the 2014 tax filing season are being sought by The Tri-County United Way VITA Coalition in Washington, Warren and Northern Saratoga Counties. VITA stands for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program of the Internal Revenue Service. For information on volunteering, call 518-746-2560 or 518-793-3136.
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 518-692-7157.
Salem Fuel Feast
SALEM The Salem-Sushan Fuel Fund, giving heating assistance to those in need, will kick-off the winter season with a “Fuel Fund Feast-Benefit Dinner,” sponsored by Salem Rotary and First Presbyterian Church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the church. Local farms and restaurants will supply most of the food. Last year, $12,000 worth of fuel was distributed. Currently the fund is empty. For information, call 518-859-3538.
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 518-642-2525 for more information.
CASTLETON Local Author Pam Rehlen will explore changes in Castleton over the years when she discusses her most recent book, “The Vanished Landmarks Game, Vermont Stories from West of Birdseye,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Higley House Museum on Main Street in Castleton Village. Free and open to the public, the event will offer refreshments. Call Holly Hitchcock at 802-468-5105 for more information.
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. For information, call the library at 518-692-7157.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 8
SOUTH GLENS FALLS Parade Registration Participants who have failed to register for the upcoming South Glens Falls Holiday Parade may still do so by calling 518-761-1220 or visit hamelresources.com. This year’s grand marshal will be Cliff Seguin, chairman and founder of Operation Adopt a Soldier.
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.
FORT MILLER The 3rd Row Boys, an Indianapolis, Ind. Southern Gospel Group, will sing gospel music at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Turning Point Wesleyan Church, 1063 Street, Fort Miller, along Route 4 between Fort Edward and Schuylerville. For more information, call 518-692-2464 or 518- 955-0212.
HEBRON The Music Lover’s Chorus, for adults with developmental disabilities, rehearses from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday nights, with rehearsals in the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 County Route 30, Salem. The church is wheelchair accessible. Those providing transportation are asked to remain during rehearsals. For information, call Kris Freitag at 518-854-3230.
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 www.brandonartistsguild.com.
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.
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 in 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@example.com.
CASTLETON The 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of Castleton Village School will host their 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.
Family Film Night
HOOSICK FALLS Hoosick Falls Central School Parents Teachers Association announces the screening of the sci-fi film, “The Croods,” on Friday, Nov. 8, with doors opening to the high school auditorium at 5:30 p.m. and the screening at 6 p.m. Refreshments sold in the elementary cafeteria benefit the PTA. Call 518-686-5344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The film is rated PG for some action deemed “scary.”
Saturday, Nov. 9
NYC Bus Trip
QUEENSBURY Call Rose Bain at 518-669-3402 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 518-692-2347 or Amber at 518- 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 518-854-3134 for information. Register by mid-October to secure a place.
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@example.com.
SALEM The Shoppe Off Broadway thrift store will hold its Ninth Annual “Christmas in November” Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.9 in the Great Hall of the Courthouse Community Center, 58 East Broadway, Salem. Proceeds benefit Salem youth programs.
WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, near the green in Wells. For more information, call 802-645-0071.
HUDSON FALLS The annual bazaar of the Rosary Society of Saint Mary and Saint Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, featuring crafts, plants, books, jewelry, baked goods and a raffle. For more information, call the church at 747-4823.
POULTNEY The Poultney Cemetery Association Volunteers will clean the Cemetery Association Property on Beaman Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. Volunteers are asked to bring yard tools, rakes, trash bags, saws and pick-up trucks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAWLET Historic Pawlet photographs, from 1890 to 1985, taken by Archie W. Burdick, Helen Mary Bushee, Ella Josephine Clark and Neil Rappaport, will be unveiled at an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. reception Saturday, Nov. 9 at Pawlet Public Library by the Pawlett Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. The library, open Tuesday through Saturday, will display the photographs through Dec. 9. Call 802-325-3123 or 802-645-0993 for more information.
WEST RUTLAND Catamount Brass Quintet will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in Trinity Episcopal Church on 85 West Rutland Street. The concert, performing classic and jazz, is free and open to the public. For information, email email@example.com.
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 518-747-5043.
Valley Falls Dinner
VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars 1938 will serve a roast beef dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Veterans will eat free and guests pay $10. Dinner will be served at the post at 242 Poplar Avenue. For information, call Commander Nick Normile at 518-753-7707.
SALEM Salem American Legion Post 812 will hold a free Veterans Day ham dinner for all Salem area veterans, residents and their guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Proudfit Hall at 181 Main Street, Salem. Call 518-854-3197 for more information.
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.
GRANVILLE A Hello Winter/Goodbye Summer Party will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at VFW Post 1653 on North Street in Granville, offering music, dancing and pot luck dinner. For information, call 642-1599.
SALEM Recording Artist Kerri Lynn Jennings will sing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Fort Salem Theatre in a show called “A Lady from L.A.” Admission is $25, $6 of which covers coffee and dessert. Call 518-854-9200 or go to www.fortsalemtheater.com for more information. Reservations are encouraged. A Pennsylvania native and later a confirmed New Yorker, Jennings has carved out a popular cabaret career in Los Angeles in the past two years.
RUTLAND Drew Carey, host of the “Price is Right,” returns to his comic roots with 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 www.ParamountLive.org.
Sunday, Nov. 10
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARLINGTON Arlington American Legion Post 69, Legion Road in Arlington will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 802-375-6157.
HOOSICK FALLS First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls will honor Veterans during a special recognition moment at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The Veterans will be recognized during worship service and celebrated with refreshments immediately following in fellowship hall. For more information, call 518-686-5779.
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 518-747-3828.
FORT EDWARD A basket party, with entertainment, will be held at the Little Theatre on the Farm on 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, with drawings starting at 4 p.m. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, a preview and sale of tickets will be held. For information, call 747-3421. “Twisted Twirlers,” a group of cancer survivors, will twirl as they do in C.R. Wood Cancer Center’s Wellness Exercise Program. Carol Newton directs this group inducted into the state Baton Twirling Hall of Fame.
Art and Spirit
GLENS FALLS “The thread of spirituality that ran through the lives of Charlotte and Louis Hyde and their art collection” will be the lecture topic of Dr. Sheldon Hurst at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in the Hyde Collection’s Froelich Auditorium. Hurst is former chair of Humanities at SUNY Adirondack and former Education Director at the Hyde in Glens Falls. For more information, call 518-792-1761.
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 518-677-2457 by Monday, Nov. 4 with your choice of meal.
Cellist and Symphony
GLENS FALLS Cellist Jameson Platte and Glens Falls Symphony Conductor Charles Peltz will lead 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 is the concluding piece. For tickets, call 518-793-1348. Platte plays “Interlude” on Jacqueline du Pre’s cello. She popularized Elgar’s last major work, recording it four times.
GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 and Liberty Post 515 of the American Legion will together serve a beef dinner to Greenwich-area veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10, with a social hour from 4 to 5 p.m. and dinner following at the Abeel Avenue VFW Post. Necessary reservations can be made at the following numbers: 692-2753; 692-2367; 692-9535; 695-3149; 692-2324; 683-5945 ––all area code 518.
SCHUYLERVILLE New and old-style fiddling of The Adirondack Fiddlers will be heard from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, along with round and square dancing, at American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. For more information, call 518-274-6817. All fiddlers – young and old – are welcome.
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.
The Hungry Heart
BENNINGTON “The Hungry Heart,” a documentary by filmmaker Bess O’Brien, will show Dr. Fred Holmes working with Vermont patients struggling with prescription drug addiction, when it is shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at The Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane. Door tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youths. For more information about Dr. Holmes or Bess O’Brien, call 802-442-7158 or visit www.thebennington.org.
Monday, Nov. 11
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. For details, call 518-695-6641.
HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in Wood Park. “A traditional Veterans Day Ceremony to honor those who fought for our freedom, American Legion Post 40 Commander Bernie Gerard will lead the program,” a spokesman said. At noon, Post 40 will host an open house at the Armory, 80 Church Street, “for a time of camaraderie and lunch.” Call 518-686-9403 for more information.
MANCHESTER Manchester’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6471 will hold its Veterans Day Observance at noon on Monday, Nov. 11 at the VFW Post, 280 Depot Street, Manchester Center, across from Price Chopper. Retired Marine Colonel Alan Faxon will speak and local cub scouts will also participate. Lunch will be served. The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.manchestervtvfw.org.
Grazer to Hunter
POULTNEY Author Tovar Cerulli, who went from vegetarian to hunter, will explain the ecological and economic reasons for his change when he presents his book, “The Mindful Carnivore ––a Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in Green Mountain College. For more information, call Kevin Coburn at 802-287-8926 or email email@example.com.
GRANVILLE Veterans of War Post 1653 will enter a food pantry float in the Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade. Granville Veterans would like residents to bring non-perishable food items to the parade, and the veterans will collect the food during the parade. Veterans report that the Granville Food Pantry, located in Saint Mary’s Church basement, “can really use the help.” For more information, call 802-353-3516.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Dinner for Veterans
PAWLET Haystack Hustlers Seniors will serve a special pot luck lunch for Pawlet-area Veterans at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Pawlet Community Church on Route 133 just before the Route 30 intersection. Entertainment and a 50-50 raffle will follow, and items collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf. The second Haystack lunch will be a holiday dinner at Mettowee Community School. Call Phyllis at 802-325-3196 for more information.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
SALEM Place orders for your holiday wreaths, kissing balls and half baskets by Nov. 14 with the Friends of the Bancroft Library Wreath Sale in Salem. Wreaths are $25 and kissing balls and baskets are $30. Order and make payment at the Bancroft Library during normal hours or contact Meg Adams at 791-0530. Pick-up will be on Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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 802-468-5421.
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 518-664-4983.
QUEENSBURY Feeder Canal Alliance will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Sweet Basil on Route 9 in Queensbury, with appetizers and cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m., and the meeting at 7 p.m. Executive Director Jeanne Williams will give a presentation on the Feeder Canal. For more information, call 518-792-5363.
POULTNEY The Poultney Snowmobile Club will meet with its new officers at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 with a pot luck supper at York Coach Works on Route 30 North in Poultney. For more information email poultneysnowdevils.wordpress.com.
GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street. For more information, call Nicholas Silitch, chairman, at 518-642-8086.
GLENS FALLS Author Maury Thompson, who wrote “The Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival,” will give a presentation entitled “O.C. Auringer, Centennial Poet” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Crandall Library in Glens Falls, as part of the Warren County at 200 series. For more information, visit www.crandalllibrary.org.
RUTLAND The Green Mountain Fly Tyers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland. Fly patterns from “Designing Trout Flies” by Gary Borger will be demonstrated by Tyler Wally Bailey. Bring your gear and attend this open event. Call Eric Nelson at 802-468-5525 for more information.
RUTLAND A local “fiddle jam,” organized by Musicians Jack Crowther, Jacob Patorti and Steve Spensley, will be first offered from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Merchants Hall in Rutland. The jam will be open to all levels. For more information, call Crowther at 802-775-1182.
Thursday, Nov. 14
SALEM Paul and Brian Chittenden, of Dutch Hollow Farm, will discuss “capturing opportunities” in crops, genetics and marketing milk before dairy farmers that meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Salem’s Proudfit Hall, as part of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Washington County Dairy Farmer Discussion Group series. Bring $5 for a pizza lunch. For more information, call 518-380-1496 or 518-380-1498 or 518-746-2560.
DORSET Italian-native Teresa Galli, born in Rome and now living in Tuscany, will teach the art of Italian cooking from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jones residence in Dorset. A seated dinner with wine follows the tutorial. Cost is $75 per person and space is limited. Call 802-867-0111 to register. The cooking lesson is sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Visit www.greenmtnacademy.org for more information.
Slate Artist Received
QUEENSBURY An opening reception with Artist Kerry O. Furlani, whose work includes relief carvings on slate, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Visual Arts Gallery of SUNY Adirondack on 640 Bay Road, Queensbury. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 518-832-7738.
Tea Party Speaker
FORT EDWARD Carol LaGrasse, president of the Property Rights Foundation of America, will speak before the Tea Party Patriots at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the lower level of building B of the Washington County Complex in Fort Edward. This is their monthly meeting for November.
Friday, Nov. 15
MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Middletown Springs Elementary School in support of the Gettysburg trip planned by 5th and 6th grade students. Cost is adults, $7; seniors, $5; children 5-12, $4; and under 5, free. There will also be take out and delivery. Call 802-235-2365 for more information.
POULTNEY Multi-media Artist Humberto Ramirez, art department chairman at Putney’s Landmark College, will talk at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15 in Griswold Library’s Dickgeisser Room at Green Mountain College in Poultney. A reception from 5 to 7 will follow, and the work of Ramirez will be exhibited at The William Feick Arts Center from Friday, Nov. 15 through Dec. 17. For more information, call 802-287-8398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 518-753-4843.
“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.
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 518-695-6641.
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 518-664-4442.
GREENWICH The Greenwich Central School Junior Drama Club will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 15 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors, with pre-school children free of charge. Tickets are available in advance at the high school office, at the door the night of the event, or by calling 692-9542 ext 6300.
Fridays with Mitch
SARATOGA Mitch Albom, author of the acclaimed “Tuesdays with Morrie,” will present his new book, “The First Phone Call from Heaven” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, as part of the Northshire Bookstore series, “Authors in Conversation with Joe Donahue.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the special place of venue, the Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Tickets range from $32.50 to $40. Call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 for specifics.
CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will present the modern classic French play, “Ondine,” by Jean Giraudoux, at the following dates and times: 8 p.m. on Fridays, Nov. 15, 22, 29 and Dec. 6; 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1 and 8. Tickets are $22 for members, $15 for students and $25 at the door. For more information, call 518-677-2496 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.
GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Lodge will hold a pre-holiday dance featuring the band “Children @ Play” playing 80’s classic rock, from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 15, with proceeds to benefit the Elks Christmas Basket Fund. Cost is $10 per person for the dance, which provides a free taxi service within 10 miles from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call Donna at 518-692-2347 for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Antique Car Exhibit
SARATOGA SPRINGS Thirteen restored automobiles will be exhibited in Golub Gallery of the Saratoga Automobile Museum, starting Saturday, Nov. 16 and ending May 25, 2014. A reception will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, costing $15 for reserved non-members and $20 at the door. Email email@example.com to reserve tickets. For museum hours, call 518-587-1935. The museum is $8.50 for adults; $6 for students; $4 for children 6 to 16.
GRANVILLE Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter #122 Order of the Eastern Star will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Food Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North St., Granville. Featured will be Christmas items and items suitable for gifts. Homemade soup, chili and beverages will be available.
Eagle Bridge Fair
EAGLE BRIDGE A craft and vendor fair, sponsored by Eagle Bridge Methodist Church on Route 67, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Eight-foot tables will be provided for vendors, whose cost is $15. Homemade soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase for lunch. To reserve space, call 518-686-9845.
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 518-753-6984.
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 at 33 Washington Street in Rutland. For more information, call 802-325-3234 or 802-325-3234.
Boy Scout Dinner
VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Boy Scout Troop 49 will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Valley Falls Methodist Church, 16 State Street. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 through 12. Eat-in or take-out will be available. Call 518-753-7518 to make reservations.
ARYGLE The Argyle American Legion will hold an All You Can Eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40 (Sheridan Street). Pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, dessert and more will be served. Information: Gary Gilchrist, 638-8603.
Roast Pork Supper
FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven United Methodist Church will serve a roast pork supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, with a $10 cost for adults, $4 for children, and free for those under five. After 5 p.m., take-outs are available. For more information, call 802-265-3688.
SARATOGA SPRINGS The Annual Members Exhibition of original artworks (Saturday, Nov. 16 through Tuesday, Dec. 31) at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway will be topped off by a Dec. 7 reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Various artworks will be shown during normal gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 518-581-7666.
FORT MILLER “Christmas on a Budget,” the first event of its kind for Turning Point Wesleyan Church on Route 4 between Fort Edward and Schuylerville, will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Free to all, especially children, the event will demonstrate such skills as decorating on a dime, menu planning, do-it-yourself gifts, and more. For information, call 518-955-0212 or visit www.turningpointwes.com.
SCHUYLERVILLE American Legion Post 278, at 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville, will serve a spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the post. The dinner is a fundraiser for Joseph Mayer and Pam Phillips, with the dinner costing $15 and a $40 family bucket. Benefit raffles and drawings will also be held. For tickets, call 518-695-3011. For specific information, call April Willson at 518-222-3411.
Wild Game Dinner
PAWLET The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will serve its 45th annual “Wild Game and Chicken and Biscuit Supper” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the station on Route 133. The exotic menu includes moose, venison and bear either roasted, stewed or meat-balled, and the chicken and biscuits for more conservative palates. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. For information, call 802-325-3495.
MANCHESTER National Theatre of London will broadcast Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein,” the live broadcast to be screened in high-definition at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in Riley Center for the Arts at Manchester’s Burr and Burton Academy. Tickets are available online at bbatickets.com or at the door. Playwright Nick Dear and Director Danny Boyle have produced this stage adaptation of the novel. For more information, call 802-867-0111.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 518-854-9200 or email fortsalemtheater.com for more information.
SALEM Seventy Main will present a concert of traditional American string music featuring renowned mandolinist Don Julin with guitarist Billy Strings at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door. At 2 p.m. that day, there will be a two-hour workshop with Don Julin on improving guitar or mandolin technique. Cost is $45. Information and tickets: www.seventymain.com.
Sunday, Nov. 17
SARATOGA SPRINGS “The Puppet People,” the husband and wife team of Mark Carrigan and Michelle Smith-Carrigan, will perform the traditional Russian folktale, “The Firebird,” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Swyer Studios of the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs, followed by a puppet workshop for children kindergarten through 5. Cost is $5. Reserve at 518-584-2225, ext. 3009.
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@example.com.
Exotic Strings Play
GLENS FALLS A charango, a lute made from an Armadillo’s back, will mix its distinctive sound with a guitar and viola when Alturas Duo performs a concert of South American and classical music at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Hyde Collection’s Froelich Auditorium, as part of the continuing DeBlassis Concert Series. Admission is $25 at the door and $5 for students. Call 518-792-2383 or visit www.deblasiss-chamber-music.org for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Library announces that its Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. For details, call 518-695-6641.
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 518-695-6641.
SALEM Salem’s Proudfit Hall will host the first class in loom knitting led by instructor Dawn Marie Helin from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The cost is $20 for three classes. Class size is limited. For more information, call 518-854-3433.
SCHUYLERVILLE Public Library Advocates of the Schuylerville Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the library. For details, call 518-695-6641.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Farm and Garden
HARTFORD Tri-County Branch of Women’s Farm and Garden will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Hartford’s United Methodist Church, with a brief meeting, lunch and a Chinese auction to raise scholarship money for two students pursuing in college a career or agriculture or horticulture. For more information, call 518-265-1267 or 802-468-2281.
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 518-854-7053 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 21
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.
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 518-692-7979 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 22
WEST PAWLET West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Turkey Raffle and Grand Prize Raffle will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Main Street firehouse, with tickets now on sale. Call Ron Taylor Jr. at 802-645-0003 or 802-683-8988 for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 23
POULTNEY A holiday bazaar, with many handmade crafts from Sylvia’s Circle, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Poultney Methodist Church. For more information, call Nancy Boden at 802-287-9689.
POULTNEY Methodist Main Street Café will serve homemade sandwiches, soups, desserts and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the overlapping holiday craft bazaar at Poultney’s Methodist Church. Call Nancy Boden at 802-287-9689 for more information.
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: 518-854-9200.
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.
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
SOUTH GLENS FALLS Cliff Seguin, chairman and founder of Operation Adopt a Soldier, will be the grand marshal for the 34th annual South Glens Falls Holiday Parade, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. A longstanding tradition, the parade usually attracts more than 100 entries, according to Blake Jones, marketing director of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company. Call 518-415-4274 for more information.
Monday, Nov. 25
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 518-642-3516.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
FORT EDWARD A second meeting to discuss Skidmore Professor Robert Jones’ map layering project of Washington County will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the second floor classroom of Building B at the Washington County Municipal Center. For more information, call 518-746-2178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 518-695-6641.
Thursday, Nov. 28
SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Public Library, in honor of Thanksgiving, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 518-695-6641.
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 www.benningtonmuseum.org. 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 518-677-3086 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, Dec. 7
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 518-669-2052 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.
GRANVILLE Granville Baptist Church at 23 Quaker Street opens its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 for its annual “Rummage Give-Away.” Free clothes, toys, household items, holiday decorations, books and other items will be offered until 1 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 6 p.m., items can be dropped off. No junk, furniture, torn clothes, dirty clothes or summer clothes should be donated. For more information, call Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245.
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 518-686-9050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.benningtonmuseum.org.
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: 518-854-9200.
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 518-638-5481 or 518-932-9347 or visit email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to the Argyle PTSA.
Saturday, Dec. 14
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 802-773-1860.
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.
Friday, Feb. 14
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.
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
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
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.