Community Calendar 11/21/13

 

Thursday, Nov. 21

 

Donate Food

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Church Association announces that it is not too late to donate food to its Food Pantry during this week’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. To learn exactly what is running low at the pantry, call 518-366-6167.

Donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and noon on Mondays and Fridays or Wednesday nights at 6:30 and 8 p.m., or at the Hoosick Falls Credit Union. Another source of information is to email hacainc12090@gmail.com.

 

Trade Show

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 Corporation of Vermont. It promotes entrepreneurship in the state’s environmental and energy-business sectors. For information, call 802-765-4102.

 

Thursday ABC’s

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

 

Public Radio Chief

MANCHESTER Robin Turnau, president and chairman of the board of Vermont Public Radio, will speak at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont. VPR has grown into a service with more than 180,000 listeners and a growing digital audience. For more information, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Pre-Licensing Course

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.

 

Dime-A-Dip

HARTFORD Call it Dimes-a-Dip or Dime-a-Dip, Hartford Central School is serving an all-you-can-eat 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.

 

Architect’s Talk

MANCHESTER Architect Alan Benoit will review the dos and don’ts of home construction with a photographic lecture of attractive, durable homes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Northshire Bookstore. For more information, call Benoit’s firm, Sustainable Design, at 802-362-4310.

 

Open Basketball

HOOSICK FALLS Basketball courts at the Hoosick Falls Youth Center are open now, announced the Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition. A nominal fee of $5 is charged to individuals or families. Family nights are 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays; Men’s nights are 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays; and “Play-like-a-Girl” nights are Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 518-686-9050.

 

Educator Exhibits

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.

 

Sip Wine

SARATOGA SPRINGS Wine enthusiasts can celebrate arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau and support the Language Learning Institute of Albany, Latham and Saratoga Springs at the same time on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Union Gables Bed and Breakfast.

The Institute, which teaches children more than five languages, needs support for its Financial Needs Scholarship Program. The $50 ticket, “Le Beaujolais Noveau 2013,” supports that cause. For exact particulars on advance purchase, call 518-346-7096.

 

Lighted Parade

GREENWICH The first annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade, sponsored by Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. The parade will start at Livery Square and proceed west, down Main Street. Tractors and themed wagons, draped in festive holiday lights, will transport carolers and Santa Claus through the village. Donations defray expenses, and provide an agricultural scholarship for a graduating senior. For more information, call 518-692-7979 or email info@greenwichchamber.org.

 

Poultney Tai-Chi

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

 

Benefit Dinner

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge American Legion will be the place for a spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the Cambridge Saddle Club to benefit Joyce Bennett, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22. Costing $10, the dinner will help Bennett pay medical and rehabilitation bills. For more information, call Janet DuPuis at 518-854-9513 or Wanda Robinson at 518-222-6521.

 

Opening Reception

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 Heidi.Shull@saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Turkey Raffle

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.

 

Movie Music

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.

 

Paramount Humorist

RUTLAND David Sedaris, celebrated humorist working for New Yorker Magazine and National Public Radio, will appear at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, an event jointly sponsored by the theatre and Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. After the show, he will sign copies of his latest book of humor. For ticket information, visit www.paramountvt.org. For more information, call 802-437-3700.

 

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.

 

Make Candles

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.

 

Argyle PTSA Craft Fair

ARGYLE More than 60 vendors will offer their wares at the 29th annual Argyle Central School Parent-Teacher-Association Craft Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open during craft fair hours. Tickets for the trip to New York City on Dec. 8 will also be available for purchase in the cafeteria. For more information, call Jennifer Ballard at 518-638-5481.

 

Clothing-Bake Sale

WEST HEBRON The annual winter clothing and bake sale of the United Methodist Church on Route 30 in West Hebron will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the church. Coats in a wide variety of sizes; baked goods of all kinds; quilters’ fabrics and books; and White Elephant items will be offered for sale. For information, call Peg Underwood at 518-854-7537.

 

CASTLETON St. John’s Catholic Church, on Main Street, Castleton will hold a bazaar offering baked goods, 30 item raffle, crafts and white elephant table from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. For information, call 802-468-5706.

 

Vendors Welcome

SCHUYLERVILLE Vendors are still welcome to reserve space at the Holiday Stop and Shop, sponsored by General Schuyler Rescue Squad. The holiday “Stop and Shop” in Schuylerville will be held, the squad said, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. For more information, call 518-331-2978.

 

Food Give-Away

WHITEHALL Faith Chapel Assembly of God on Route 4 in Whitehall will hold a food give-away from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 23. Also given away will be paper products, diapers and bedding. For more information, call Pastor Pamela Bolton at 518-499-5181.

 

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.

 

Holiday Bazaar

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.

 

Gift Show

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 an 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.

 

Rummage Sale

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.

 

Lunch Café

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.

 

Join Cash Mob

CAMBRIDGE  Join a nation-wide shopping trend by participating in the Cambridge “Mobbing Main Street” Cash Mob, a planned day of shopping to bolster the local economy, starting at 11 a.m. at the corner of Washington and Main Streets in front of the Round House. As much as 20 stores or more wait to be mobbed. For more information on joining the cash mob, visit cashmobs.com.

 

School Raffle

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.

 

Kids’ Treat

SALEM Debi Craig, a retired teacher and puppeteer, will entertain children at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, which is hosting the event. For more information about this free entertainment, call 518-854-7053. Located at 58 East Broadway, Salem Community Courthouse is handicapped accessible.

 

Artist’s Reception

CAMBRIDGE Green Bridge Gallery in Cambridge announces that the paintings of Julie Duggan, art teacher at Cambridge Central School, are already on exhibit as of Nov. 14, and that a reception for this “fine” artist will be held from noon to 2 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 23. The reception, the gallery announced, will coincide with the 2nd annual Cambridge Cash Mob celebration. For information about gallery hours, call 518-677-3086.

 

Citizen Honored

POULTNEY Sheila H. Nichols will be honored as 2013 Poultney Citizen of the Year at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Young at Heart Senior Center at 206 Furnace Street. Light refreshment and a celebration cake will be served. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Poultney Chamber of Commerce at 802-287-2010 or email poultneyvt@yahoo.com.

 

Game Supper

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.

 

Game Supper

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

 

Ham Dinner

EAST HEBRON A Ham Dinner, preceding a hymn sing, will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The fall festival hymn sing follows at 6:30 p.m. Both dinner and hymn singing will be held inside the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. For more information, call 518-642-2672.

 

Dancing Darkly

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 joann.larson@castleton.edu.

 

Local Bluegrass

FORT EDWARD Schuylerville’s “One Step Closer Band,” a popular, local bluegrass band, will appear at the Little Theatre on the Farm at 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.littletheatre27.org or call 518-747-3421.

 

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

 

Hearty Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer Knights of Columbus promises to serve up a “hearty breakfast” from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke on Sunday, Nov. 24. Cost is adults, $7; children 6 to 12, $3; and under 5, free. Proceeds benefit the Pittstown Food Pantry. For more information, call Ted Chmielewski at 518-753-0311.

 

Church Breakfast

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.

 

Church Raffle

HOOSICK FALLS A raffle drawing for a wood clock shelf, a quilt, a women’s leather jacket, a wooden toy paddleboat, Christmas basket and knitted hat and scarf set will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 following the morning service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the event sponsored by members of St. Hilda’s Guild, who have been selling tickets. Tickets cost $1 each and 6 tickets for $5. Call Janet Willibrant at 518-686-7734 for more information.

 

Parade Marshal

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.

 

Square Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old-style country square dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, with music by “Ole Time Country.” All are welcome. Cost is $5 for adults, 6 to 17 years, $2; and under six, free. Wear casual dress. For more information, call 518-638-8905 or 518-824-3719.
Monday, Nov. 25

 

Rehearsals Underway

DORSET Dorset Playhouse announces that the cast has been selected and rehearsals are underway for a novel take on the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” When presented in December, the cast will portray radio actors using their own actor-names but playing the same beloved characters in the film. For more information about the play, which opens on Dec. 6, call Sherry Kratzer at 978-764-1868.

 

Critter Auction

RUTLAND The Rutland County Humane Society announced that bidding on items for its “Critter Care Holiday Auction” will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. The goal is to raise funds to support 1,300 cats and dogs. For more information, call 802-483-9171.

 

Lincoln Pennies

HILDENE Hildene, home of son Robert Todd Lincoln, asks everyone to freely visit the museum store from Monday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to guess how many Lincoln pennies are in a jar. Youths, ages 5 to 15, with an adult, could win the jar’s dollar amount. Hildene will match that with a charity contribution of the winner’s choice. Adults win a new book about Robert Lincoln, the first in four decades. Call 802-367-7961. President Lincoln proclaimed the first Thanksgiving in 1863.

 

Blood drive

GRANVILLE A co-sponsored blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. in Granville High School library Monday, Nov. 25. The event, a joint effort by the Lions and Leo Clubs, also benefits the Red Cross Scholarship Program. For more information, call 518-642-3516.

 

Meditation Course

GREENWICH Seventy Main and Align Again Yoga will host a six-week meditation course for adults, couples and teens from 8 to 8:45 p.m., starting on Monday, Nov. 25. Teens of non-driving age must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required.

For more information, call 518-692-7041 or email info@seventymain.com.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

 

Caregivers Meet

BENNINGTON Adults caring for a loved one are invited to a 1 p.m. meeting of the Adult Day Service of Bennington Project Independence on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building at 614 Harwood Hill. The service will share with participants information and problem-solving techniques to make it easier to provide care for a loved one. For more information, call 802-442-8136 or email info@bpiads.org.

 

Map Meeting

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 lbates@co.washington.ny.us.

 

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.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

 

Pie Pick-up

HUDSON FALLS Pick-up time for Thanksgiving pies made by the West Fort Ann Auxiliary and Kingsbury Baptist Church will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Valerie’s Hair Care at 221 Main Street. Cost is $10 for a wide variety of fruit, cream, minced pies and other turkey day treats. For more information, call Valerie Twiss at 518-747-4000.

 

Gift Market

SALEM Six area artisans will show their wares at North Main Gallery’s “Pop-Up Gift Market” in Salem on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. A reception and party for the artisans will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. For information on extended holiday weekend hours call 518-854-3404.

Thursday, Nov. 28

 

Closed Library

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Public Library, in honor of Thanksgiving, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 518-695-6641.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

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.

 

Give Thanks Dinner

ARGYLE Friends Ensuring A Supper, or F.E.A.S.T., will serve its 20th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Argyle Firehouse on Route 40 near Argyle Central School from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Volunteers and food items are needed. Please contact Karen Evens with food items at 518-638-8667 or to volunteer, Betsy Smith at 518-638-8817.

 

Free Thanksgiving

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

 

Tree Fest

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.

 

Contra Dance

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

 

Community Breakfast

POULTNEY The Slate Valley Community Breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Poultney United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 30. Cost is adults, $1; children under 15, free. The church is handicapped accessible. All are welcome to this traditional scrambled egg breakfast held the last Saturday of each month. Call 802-287-5710 for more information.

 

Santa Breakfast

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS Santa Claus will parade atop a tire truck to the Middletown Springs Firehouse, where he invites you to join him for a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 30. The event begins at 9 a.m. and Santa encourages you to bring your Christmas lists and cameras. The firehouse is located at 8 Firehouse Lane. For more information, call 802-235-2160.

 

Valley Artisans Market

CAMBRIDGE Valley Artisans Market will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store and gallery on 25 East Main Street in Cambridge. Originally designed as a dry goods store, Artisans Market was founded in 1981 as a venue for Cambridge-area craftsmen and artists. The open house will have a Christmas theme, and the gallery will be open for December, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 518-677-2765 for more information.

 

Alternative Gifts

DORSET United Church of Dorset and East Rupert will hold its Alternative Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Provided by SERV International, gifts from around the world will be on display at the church on Dorset’s Church Street. Purchase benefits needy families in 35 countries.

For more information, call 802-867-2260 or email Jane@dorsetchurch.org.

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 greenbridgegallery@gmail.com.

 

Free Lunch

ARGYLE Argyle United Methodist Church will serve a free community lunch of soup and grilled cheese sandwiches from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. All are welcome. For information, call Paula at 518-638-8391.

 

Coat Drive

WEST FORT ANN Donations of warm winter coats may be made from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at West Fort Ann Methodist Church on 1011 Copeland Pond Road. The coat drive is a joint effort by Girl Scout Troop 3267 and “I Clutter Bug, Professional Organizer,” and more information can be garnered by emailing recoveringclutterbug@gmail.com or by calling 518-495-6676.

 

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.

 

Field of Trees

SCHAGHTICOKE Hoosick Valley Community Partners and Schaghticoke Entertainment Committee announce that a “Radiant Peace Tree Lighting Memorial and Ceremony” will be held at 5 p.m. at Schaghticoke Town Hall. A field of trees, dedicated to those no longer with us, will be dedicated on the lawn outside the town offices. “Loved ones purchased and decorated the trees, and they will be lit simultaneously upon conclusion of the 5 p.m. ceremony,” officials said. For information, call town hall at 518-753-6915.

 

“A Christmas Carol”

POULTNEY Gary Meitrott, founder of Shakespeare on Main Street, will present a five-actor performance “A Christmas Carol” at the following places on the following times and dates: 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, Poultney High School; 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Maple Street School, Manchester; 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, Wallingford Town Hall; 7 p.m, Friday, Dec. 13, Manchester’s Inn at Willow Pond; and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, Stratton Mountain School. Tickets are adults, $7; students and children under 12, $4. Call 802-366-0110.

 

Tony DeSare at Wood

GLENS FALLS The Charles R. Wood Theatre in Glens Falls will welcome back triple-threat entertainer Tony DeSare for his 7th annual Home for the Holidays Concert, with two showings of the talented pianist, singer and composer at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are $45 and selling quickly. Place orders at www.woodtheatre.org or by phone at 518-874-0800 or at the door.

 

Sunday, Dec. 1

 

Skene Baskets

WHITEHALL Whitehall High School on Buckley Road will house the 15th annual Skene Manor Basket Party on Sunday, Dec. 1, 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.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

 

Jane Austen Talk

RUTLAND Rutland Free Library presents Dartmouth Professor Emeritus James Heffernen at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Nella Fox Room to examine the real and fanciful elements of the Jane Austin classic, “Pride and Prejudice.” The lecture is part of the “First Wednesdays” lecture series. For more information, call 802-773-1860 or email programs@rutlandfree.org.

 

Friday, Dec. 6

 

Rutland Library Sales

RUTLAND Friends of Rutland Free Library announce the following sales of new and used hard-covers and paperbacks, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, for both adults and children, on the following dates: from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7; and 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16. Most items range in price from 25 cents to $3. For more information, visit www.rutlandfree.org or call 802-773-1860.

 

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

 

Bazaar Breakfast

SHUSHAN The Shushan Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar will kick off at 8 a.m. with a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 7, continuing until noon with the sale of craft and food goods and handmade wreaths. For more information, call Gayle Shaw at 518-854-3896.

 

Holiday Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE Old Saratoga Reformed Church at Pearl and Burgoyne Streets in Schuylerville will hold a holiday sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the church. For more information on items available for sale, call 518-695-3479 between the hours of 9 am. to noon, Monday through Friday.

 

Cambridge Fair

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Central School will be the scene for the Cambridge Connects 17th Annual Craft, Vendor and Fine Arts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7. Call 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’s “It’s a Wonderful Life Christmas in Cambridge” Celebration.

 

Pittsford Market

PITTSFORD Pittsford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 7, and at the same times on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Lothrop School Gym on 3447, US Route 7 in Pittsford. For information, call 802-483-6351. Featured artisan’s items

Include jewelry, pottery, crafts, crotchet items, food and more.

 

Multiple Sales

PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church at 12 Head of Lane, Petersburg will hold a flea market, bake sale and Chinese auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Available tables for vendors are $15 each. Lunch of homemade soups, hog dogs, hamburgers, chili, coffee and soda will be provided. For information, call 518-658-3757 or 518-283-5397.

 

Christmas Bazaar

WHITEHALL Whitehall United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the church on 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, off County Route 12. Christmas decorations, crafts, cutlery, toys, a flea market and an 11 a.m. lunch are featured. $5 buys the lunch of soup, sandwich, beverage and cookie. Take-outs are available. For more information, call 518-499-0851.

 

Rummage Away

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.

 

Pop-up Holiday

HOOSICK FALLS The first annual “Pop-up Holiday Shop” will be held upstairs in The Perry Room at the Hoosick Falls Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Sponsored by Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition, the event is a day for crafters, artists and artisans and other vendors to offer their goods and/or services. For information, call 518-686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.com.

 

Museum Gifts

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

 

Holiday Market

PAWLET Pawlet Public Library will host its sixth annual Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Carefully selected crafters and vendors are set to sell their wares at the event. For more information about items to be sold, contact Beth Kashner, Pawlet Library Director, at 802-325-3123.

 

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.

 

School Basket Raffle

WELLS The fifth and sixth grade class at Wells Village School will hold a holiday basket raffle on Saturday, Dec. 7, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and drawings held at 1 p.m. $5 buys the first sheet of tickets. Each additional sheet is $2. An iPad, Nintendo Wii U, Telescope furniture and a $100 lottery tree will be up for grabs. For information,

802-645-0386.

 

Holiday Show

SALEM Anchor’s Holiday Show, featuring TV broadcasters Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn, returns to its cabaret home, Fort Salem Theatre, for a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Dec. 7. The $25 cost includes a $6 credit toward coffee and dessert at this performance of secular Christmas tunes. Information: 518-854-9200.

 

Memory Tree

POULTNEY The lighting of Poultney’s Memory Tree will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at town hall. Cost of a light is $1 to remember a deceased loved. Sponsored by St. Raphael’s Ladies Guild, the lighting includes a visit from Santa. Lights can be bought at Marcie’s Hair Studio, Tot’s Diner, The Original Vermont Store, The Craft Fair, Discount Food, St. Raphael’s Church or the Guild itself. For information, email linenladyv@aol.com or call 802-884-8056 or 802-287-2010.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

 

Pancake Breakfast

WEST PAWLET West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the firehouse. All are welcome. Cost is $7 for those 12 years and older; $5 for children 5 to 12; and under 5, free. The firehouse is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet. For more information, call 802-345-4312 or email wp5801@yahoo.com.

 

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  jen_fur1979@yahoo.com or jeldred3@roadrunner.com. Make checks payable to the Argyle PTSA.

 

Raise Funds for Child

WELLS A basket fund raiser for 4-year-old Zoey Van Guilder, who is hospitalized in Albany and battling a rare disease, will be held at the headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America in Wells, with doors opening at 2 p.m. and tickets pulled at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. The event is sponsored by Jan’s Hope House and the Good Will Gang and family and friends of Zoey. For more information on this worthy cause, call Janice Rivers at 518-338-5356.

 

Friday, Dec. 13

GREENWICH Teens at Greenwich Youth Center invite area residents to attend a “jam” concert at the center’s new event space, “Plow 103 Main,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. Working under Musician and Songwriter Tom Keller’s direction, the teens have benefited from a gift of instruments given by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, complimenting existing band equipment. The concert culminates two months of rehearsals. Seating is limited, so come early. Call 518-692-2755 for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 14

 

Mettawee Baskets

WEST PAWLET The sixth graders of Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet will hold a basket fund-raiser on Saturday, Dec. 14, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the drawing at 1 p.m. $5 buys the first sheet of tickets. Each additional sheet is $2. There will be a concession stand offering chili, macaroni and cheese and sandwiches, and proceeds benefit the Class of 2014 Spring Trip. For information, call 802-645-9009 for the school, and 802-779-4486, cell.

 

Tree Gala

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

 

Friday, Dec. 20

 

Gift Room

BENNINGTON Green Mountain Christian Center will hold its sixth annual Green Mountain Christmas, with a “Gift Room for Parents in Need,” and gift wrapping and children’s crafts, music, cookies and refreshments on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21. The center office, scene of the Gift Room, is open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For information on Saturday’s “Gift Room” hours and to donate gifts, call 802-447-7224.

 

Sunday, Dec. 22

 

POULTNEY The combined strength of the Poultney-Granville Town Band can be heard at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 in Parish Hall of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church at 21 East Main Street in Poultney. Sponsored by the Poultney Women’s Club, the free concert features a band of more than 40 musicians, a band that marks its 87th year. The free event is the 4th annual Christmas concert in Poultney. Call 802-287-5185 for more information.

 

Church Events

SHOREHAM Shoreham Congregational Church announces the following holiday events for late December and early January: a 10 a.m. Christmas pageant during service on Sunday, Dec. 22; readings and carols at a 5 p.m. traditional Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24; a 10 a.m. hymn sing of Carols and other favorites on Sunday, Dec. 29; and a 10 a.m. reflection on Dr. Ira Byock’s “Four Things that Matter Most” on Sunday, Jan. 12. Call 802-897-2687 or 802-989-2454 for more information.

 

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

 

Live Auction

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

 

Classic Casablanca

RUTLAND Film Expert Rick Winston will screen an acknowledged screen classic, 1940’s Casablanca, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Rutland Free Library, as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series, held the first Wednesday of each month. For specifics, call 802-773-1860.

 

Friday, Feb. 14

 

Student Artwork

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

 

Exhibit Season Starts

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

 

1970’s Photos

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

 

Community Day

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

 

Monday, Feb. 17

 

Museum Workshops

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

 

Saturday, March 29

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

 

Friday, April 4

 

Eat and Drink

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

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