T hursday, Nov. 14
Dinners to Resume
CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Community Dinners will resume at the end of January, 2014, according to Spokesperson Beverly Collamer. There are no dinners in November and December, she said. When the dinners are held again, the exact date of that dinner, to be held in late January, will be announced in this calendar, with time, date and place.
SALEM Orders for holiday wreaths, benefiting Salem’s Bancroft Library at 181 Main Street, must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 14 during normal library hours or call 518-791-0530. Pick-up time will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 24. Wreaths, kissing balls and half-baskets are for sale. Normal library hours are Monday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 8 p.m., and Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 518-854-7463.
MANCHESTER Hildene remains open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., welcoming visitors to the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of the slain president. Meanwhile, Publisher and Designer Randall Rives Perkins was recently welcomed as a member of Hildene’s Board of Trustees. More information on this and other news can be found at www.hildene.org, on Facebook, or by calling 802-367-7961.
WILTON Wilton Recreation announces that it continues to offer gym activities for children ages 2 through 4 (accompanied by an adult) from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 24 in the Gavin Park gymnasium. Meanwhile, open gym for all ages is held on weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. For specific information, call 518-584-9455.
SALEM Paul and Brian Chittenden, of Dutch Hollow Farm, will discuss “capturing opportunities” in crops, genetics and marketing milk before dairy farmers who 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.
HOOSICK FALLS Basket Bingo will be played at the Hoosick Falls Armory, Thursday, Nov. 14, with proceeds benefiting Cindy Randall Sr. in her battle against cancer. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Food, 50/50 and raffles will also be offered. Tickets can be bought at Thorpe’s Pharmacy or Charity’s Hair Studio or at the door. For more information, call 518-686-9050 or email [email protected].
WILTON Wilton Recreation announces that once again Zumba, a fitness dance, will be offered on Mondays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. now through Dec. 9. A second session, session B, will run on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. through Dec. 11. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 518-584-9455. All sessions are at Gavin Park.
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.
GLENS FALLS The second annual “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” will be held in the first floor, tower lobby of Glens Falls Hospital at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. “A night to honor those who have been or currently are impacted by lung cancer,” the event is a free program open to the public, but registration is required. Call Vickie Yattaw at 518-926-6639 or email her at [email protected] or visit www.glensfallsvigil.kintera.org.
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.
BUSKIRK A Reversing Diabetes Seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Buskirk Seventh-Day Adventist Church, sponsored by the Buskirk Better Living Center. The Center reports that diabetes is “90 percent preventable” through natural strategies that involve adoption of a simple but comprehensive lifestyle. For more information, call 518-686-4524. The church is located at 2176 West Hoosick Road.
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.
Legion Women Meet
ARLINGTON The Arlington American Women’s Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the legion post. The Auxiliary seeks new members to support its range of programs. Call the post on Legion Road at 802-375-6157. Also meeting that night at the post is the Arlington American Legion Son’s meeting. Call the previous listed number for information.
College Presents Play
QUEENSBURY Jane Wagner’s play, “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14, 15, 16, and 17, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 17, at SUNY Adirondack Theatre on the Bay Road Campus of the college. A production of the SUNY Adirondack Theatre Program, the play costs $10, with seniors and non-SUNY Adirondack students paying $6. All SUNY Adirondack students, faculty and staff are admitted free. For more information, call 518-743-2200, ext. 2475.
Friday, Nov. 15
WILTON Gavin Park will offer “pickleball” now through April, 2014, Wilton Recreation announced. This popular net court game will be offered from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Players must register in person at the Gavin Park Office. For more information, call 518-584-9455.
FORT ANN The Fort Ann office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. The event features face painting, a basket raffle, art contest and refreshments throughout the day. Information: 518-639-5591.
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 [email protected].
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 16 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
ARLINGTON “Training for More,” a women’s running group, will commence its 27-week training plan with a five-mile run starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Arlington Recreation Center pull-off on Route 313, just west of Route 7A. Registration is $60 for current members and $65 for newcomers. Bring a newcomer and get a $5 discount on registration. For more information, call 802-325-3603.
ARGYLE The Highland Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 for a short business meeting, followed by a day quilting the raffle quilt, at Argyle’s Methodist Church.
Members are asked to bring a lunch and sewing supplies. For more information, call 518-638-8250.
GRANVILLE Pember Library invites all area children to a Thanksgiving Celebration at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, where everyone can enjoy turkey stories and crafts. At noon, “Lucy’s birthday” will be celebrated, with everyone enjoying a “special and delicious goodie.” A raffle drawing for two chairs will also be held at this time. For more information about this Granville children’s event, call 642-2525.
Big Basket Party
WHITEHALL Seeking $50 sponsorships from businesses and friends, Whitehall American Legion Post 83 will hold a major basket party at the Whitehall Athletic Club on Saturday, Nov. 16. Doors open at 11 a.m. and drawings and raffles start at 1 p.m. $50 sponsorships help buy the baskets, which, once purchased, support such Legion causes as Boy’s State, Youth League, Coats-for-Children, Elderly Life Line, and specific Veterans’ services. The first ticket costs $6. Each additional ticket costs $2. For more news, call 518-499-2482.
SCHUYLERVILLE Kathleen Roe, director of operations at the NYS Archives, will explain the ways of “Finding Genealogical Treasures in the State Archives” to members of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County at their Saturday, Nov. 16th meeting at 1 p.m. in Saratoga Town Hall at the corner of Routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. For more information, call 518-587-2978.
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 protected] 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.
Holiday Basket Sale
CASTLETON The 5th annual basket party and holiday craft sale of “The Castleton After School Program” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Castleton Elementary School on Route 30. 27 vendors will offer items. Lunch will be followed by a 2:30 p.m. basket drawing which does not require attendance to win. Proceeds benefit the program. For information, call 802-468-5624.
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.
MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester, will be the scene for a fancy dress tea party for children at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Call 802-362-2607 to reserve a spot. Or visit the library website at markskinnerlibrary.org.
MANCHESTER St. Paul’s Parish Hall will play host to a basket party, sponsored by the Manchester and Arlington Catholic Daughters, on Saturday, Nov. 16, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Ten dollars buys lunch and 25 tickets. Drawing is at 1 p.m.
Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will also be offered. For more information, call 802-362-4404.
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.
POULTNEY A spaghetti supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at St. Raphael’s Church Hall at the corner of 30 and Main Street in Poultney. Cost is adults, $7; children, $4; and children under 5, free. The event is sponsored by the church’s Men’s and Ladies Club. For more information, call 802-287-5703.
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 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 [email protected]
SALEM Broadway Veteran Bill Carmichael sings great love 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. Please reserve tickets for the $25 show, $6 of which will pay for coffee and dessert. Call 518-854-9200 or email fortsalemtheater.com for information. Carmichael will be joined by Clifton Park Native Heather-Liz Copps, who has sung with Albany Pro Musica and at New York Theatre Institute.
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
GANSEVORT The Gansevoort Fire Department will hold its monthly country breakfast at the firehouse from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. Eggs cooked to order highlight the menu. Cost is $8 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6 for children 5 to 12, and children under 5, free. For information, call the Gansevoort Fire Department at 518-792-4396.
SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge of Schaghticoke will serve their monthly pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the lodge. For more information, call 518-753-6634 or 518-817-2270.
3rd Sunday Breakfast
GREENWICH Veterans can eat free at Greenwich Elks Lodge’s “Third Sunday of Each Month” breakfast, held this and every third Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 5 through 12, and under five, free. For more information, call 518-692-2347 or 518-695-5399, ext. 264. The lodge continues to serve Friday night pizza from 5 to 8:30 p.m., but now “Richies Pizza” is served.
Market Still Going
CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Farmers’ Market continues to operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, with live music by folk singer Kate Blain this week. For specific information about products and music, email [email protected]. The Market is held in and around the Lovejoy Building behind Hubbard Hall.
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 protected].
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.
Cenate in Play
QUEENSBURY Samantha Cenate of Granville is a member of the cast and crew of SUNY Adirondack Theatre Program’s production of “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” by Jane Wagner, which closes with two performances Sunday, Nov. 17, a matinee at 2 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. final performance. For more information about Samantha and the play, call 518-743-2230.
Monday, Nov. 18
WILTON The After-School Program at Gavin Park in Wilton is underway and accepting registrations for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. The program is held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sports, activities, homework and a snack and drink are provided. Register online at www.townofwilton.com or https://apm.activecommunities.com/wiltonrecreation. For more information, call 518-584-9455. Space is limited to 35.
WILTON Wilton Recreation at Gavin Park announces that “Over-30 Basketball,” for adults 30 and older, will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. on Mondays now through May 19, 2014. A maximum of 20 players may participate. For specific information, call 518-584-9455.
WILTON Entries for a photography show to highlight the beauties and mission of Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park are being sought, with the entry deadline Monday, Nov. 18, with up to four entries per person. Prizes will include best in show, winter, conservation, education, recreation, animal shot, Karner Blue Butterfly and Best Under 13. For specific information, call the Gavin Park office at 518-450-0321. Submit entries via email to [email protected].
MANCHESTER The Northshire Seniors invite fellow seniors to a free soup and sandwich lunch at noon on Monday, Nov. 18 at the Rod and Gun Club in Manchester, where the guest speaker will be Eleanor Hanrahan from the Green Mountain Community Network. She will speak on available transportation. A 50-50 raffle will also be held. For more information, call 802-379-0567 or 802-362-1889.
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.
Maple Leaf Quilters
RUTLAND The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, starting with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. program where Author and Quilter Michelle Scott will present a lecture called “Quilt as Desired – Ideas for Machine Quilting your Quilt.” Non-member fee for the lecture is $4, but new members are always welcome.
The event takes place in Christ the King Church Parish Hall on South Main Street. Call 802-287-2047 for more information.
ARLINGTON Arlington American Legion will open its doors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 for Bingo which starts at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Legion at 802-375-6157. Legion Post 69 wishes everyone a happy thanksgiving, Dee Colety, secretary, said.
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.
MANCHESTER A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church on Wednesday, Nov. 20, according to Jessie Forrest, Manchester Red Cross Coordinator. A doubles crew will be in attendance for those who donate doubles.
For more information, call 802-379-0567.
GRANVILLE The next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The Trustees meet the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call Ardyce Bresett at 518-642-2525 or visit http://pember.sals.edu.
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 [email protected].
CAMBRIDGE The Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia will perform at New Skete Monastery on 250 New Skete Lane in Cambridge at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, as part of their 2013 U.S. Holiday Tour. This is a free concert of Russian choral music and all are welcome. For more information, call 518-677-3928, ext. 215.
Thursday, Nov. 21
RUTLAND Vermont Environmental Consortium’s Fall Trade Show and Annual Meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Opera House, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont. The event is sponsored by VEC, Green Mountain Power and Regional Development Corporations of Vermont. It promotes entrepreneurship in the state’s environmental and energy-business sectors. For information, call 802-765-4102.
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.
HOOSICK FALLS A pre-licensing course, qualifying one to take a state driver’s license test, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Nursing and Rehabilitation Area of Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. A $40 pre-registration fee is required. Register by calling 518-686-4854.
HARTFORD Call it Dimes-a-Dip or Dime-a-Dip, Hartford Central School is serving an all-you-can-eat one from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, along with soda, milk and desserts, and all for $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for students. All proceeds benefit the 2014 Senior Class. For information, call the school at 518-632-5222.
MANCHESTER Gloria Palmer, executive director of Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning, will exhibit her own watercolor paintings at The Gallery in Equinox Village now through Dec. 16. A reception for the artist will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at The Gallery. For information about gallery hours, call 802-362-4061.
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 protected].
POULTNEY Tai-Chi Teacher Laurie Knauer will speak on both Tai-Chi and Zumba at the 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21st meeting of the Poultney Women’s Club, which usually meets each third Thursday of the month from September through April. Tai-Chi is a gentle exercise. Zumba is a musical work-out. The lecture will be held in the downstairs rooms of Main Street’s Methodist Church. Call 802-287-9702 or 802-287-9818, or, if a ride is needed, call 802-287-9744.
Friday, Nov. 22
SARATOGA An opening reception for “Remade in America,” the new exhibit at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at the museum. Car owners and exhibition curator Ron Hedger will be on hand to discuss the vehicles. Museum members enter free. Reservations are recommended for non-members, with $15 advance tickets available at www.saratogaautomuseum.org. Tickets at the door will be $20. To attend, RSVP to Heidi Shull at [email protected]
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.
POULTNEY Green Mountain College in Poultney “Goes to the Movies” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 when Music Director James Cassarino conducts the college-community band, playing selections from Fantasia, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Music Man and Fiddler on the Roof in Ackley Hall. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, also in Ackley Hall, “An Afternoon of Chamber Music” will be performed by the GMC Cantorion, and other student musicians, featuring Renaissance and Baroque works. For more, call 802-287-8926.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Dorset Bake Sale
DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert’s Women’s Fellowship Semi-Annual Bake Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Dorset Post Office on Route 30. Pies, cakes, breads and other baked goods will be on sale.
For more information, call 802-867-2260.
GREENWICH Beginner and advanced candle-making classes will be held at Betterbee, a wholesale-retail beekeeping supply business, on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the following times: from 9 to 11 a.m. for beginners, and from noon to 2 p.m. for advanced candle-makers. Since space is limited, please register at 800-632-3379.
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.
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.
RUTLAND Franklin Conference Center in Rutland’s Howe Center will be the site of the Vermont Gift Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that this year’s sponsor of the show will be The Vermont Country Store. The point of the sale is to give “crafters, businesses and services and opportunity to sell their products and kick off the holiday shopping season,” Chamber officials said. For more information, call 802-773-2747 or 802-756-8880.
WEST HEBRON A rummage sale will be held at West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30 in West Hebron from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. Winter items will be featured. Call Winifred Getty at 518-854-3329 for more information.
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.
CASTLETON Castleton American Legion will open its doors at 11 a.m. and hold a basket raffle drawing at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, with the proceeds to benefit a trip to Washington, D.C. by the eighth-grade class of Castleton Village School. For information on helping out, call Lori Spaulding at 802-468-5245.
RUPERT Rupert Fire House will be the site of the area’s “Gourmet Game Supper” on Saturday, Nov. 23, with serving starting at 5 p.m. Non-game lovers can partake of turkey and roast beef. But game lovers will enjoy venison stroganoff, venison Swedish meatballs, Teriyaki moose, plus bear, pheasant, duck and even alligator. Mettawee Community School 6th graders will wait on tables for tips, and a gun and 50/50 raffle are planned. Cost is $11 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Call 802-394-2491 or 802-394-7844 on dinner day.
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.
RUTLAND A variety of dance styles, performed by dancers from throughout New England and honoring the best in Greek culture, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the West Rutland Town Hall Theatre. Tickets, available at the door that opens at 6:30 p.m., are $10 per person and $5 with student identification. For more information, email [email protected].
Son and Dad Jazz
BRANDON The Dave Solazzo Duo, with Dave on piano and his dad, Mike, on bass, will bring 20-years of performing together to a 7:30 p.m. playing of acoustic jazz, show tunes and jazz standards on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 802-465-4071.
Sunday, Nov. 24
WEST HEBRON United Presbyterian Church in West Hebron will hold an “Advent Breakfast” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, as well as “Hanging of the Greens” at the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, call 518-854-3729.
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 [email protected].
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.
SALEM A Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at noon, Thursday, Nov. 28 at Salem’s Holy Cross Catholic Church “for those who would like to share the day with others at Holy Cross,” Spokesperson Rose Mary Sheffield said. For more information, call 518-854-3692.
WHITEHALL The Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee of Whitehall United Methodist Church will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 in the church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane off Country Route 12 in Whitehall. For more information, call 518-499-1565 or the church at 518-499-0851.
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.
TINMOUTH Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140 will hold a “Contra Dance,” a long-lined square dance to live music, from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 with Susan Conger on fiddle, Brendan Taaffe on guitar and Mary Wesley calling. Special first-timer cost is $5.
Regular admission is $9 for adults; $7 for teens; and free for children 12 and under.
For information, call 802-235-2718.
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 protected].
WHITEHALL Whitehall High School on Buckley Road will house the 15th annual Skene Manor Basket Party on Saturday, Nov. 30, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the drawing at 1 p.m. Cost is $5, with $2 for additional tickets. A light lunch costs $3. To donate money or for information call the following numbers: 518-499-1022 or 518-499-0913 or Skene Manor at 518-499-1906.
Pizza and Wings
VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Department will serve pizza and wings from 4 to 8 p.m., both eat in and carry out, Saturday, Nov. 30 at the firehouse. Prices range from $11 to $18, for either a 12-cut cheese pizza or with-the-works pizza, and toppings are $2 each.
One dozen wings, be it plain, sweet, hot or extra hot, will cost $8, with blue cheese 75-cents extra. Place your order after 2 p.m. at 695-6623.
Friday, Dec. 6
Lights of Wells
WELLS The annual “Lights of Wells” tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 on the Town Green. The event will feature Christmas music, time with Santa, wagon rides, hot treats, and the tree lighting. Three landmarks –– United Methodist Church, Wells Village Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church –– will provide the treats.
For information, call 802-645-0611.
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.
Need Nativity Cast
WARRENSBURG Volunteers are needed to carol and enact roles in “A Living Nativity and Community Caroling” event sponsored by the Greater Warrensburg Ministerial Association from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 on the lawn of the Alexander-Baker Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Families and church groups are urged to carol, which requires no rehearsal.
Volunteers are needed to work in half-hour shifts as the cast of “The Living Nativity” scene. For more information and to volunteer, call 518-623-4849 or 518-793-3020.
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 [email protected].
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.
Museum Tree Fest
SHUSHAN A weekend festival of trees will be held at the Georgi Art Museum and Park, starting Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with viewing of the trees continuing until Saturday, Dec. 14, when, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a silent auction of both trees and crafts. Between those times, the museum will glow with the light of holiday trees and other treats. For more information, call Gail Bearup at 518-854-3773.
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 [email protected] or [email protected]. 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, Jan 25
FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company will host a live auction at its Route 149 station house, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and auction bidding at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Dave Mattison will be the auctioneer. All proceeds benefit the fire company.
All new items, gift cards and gift certificates will be auctioned off. The kitchen will also be open, and there will be a bake sale, too. For more information, call 518-639-8635.
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.