Community Calendar 01/02/14

T hursday, Jan. 2

 

Last Look at Art

HOOSICK FALLS Nine days remain to visit an exhibit of the paintings of New York State Artist George Van Hook at 120 Gallery 90 in The Armory in Hoosick Falls at the junction of Church and Elm Streets. Van Hook’s naturalistic work has been on exhibit since Dec. 13. For details about gallery hours, call 518-686-9050 or visit www.hayc3.org.

 

Arcade Games

GRANVILLE Granville Hook and Ladder Company’s arcade and game room will be open at the following times: from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays; 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Fridays; and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. For details about the arcade and game room, call 518-642-2401. Granville Hook and Ladder Company is located at 42 Quaker Street.

 

Youth Program Open

SCHUYLERVILLE Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Greater Schuylerville Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park offers games and activities that include two cabinets of board games, a shuffle board, ping-pong table, air hockey, foozball and two pool tables. Open year round, call 518-695-5100 or visit www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

 

Safe Driving

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor on Thursday, Jan. 2, a pre-licensing course at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street, Hoosick Falls. Starting promptly at 3:30 p.m., the program requires a $40 pre-registration fee, payable to NENY Safety, and a valid driver’s permit. Completion of the class and test gives students the paperwork required to take the state driver’s test and is valid for one year. Call 518-686-4854 for details.

 

New Year’s Books

GREENWICH Thousands of new and as-new books will be offered for sale from 4 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2 in the Boomerang Book Store of Greenwich Library during its Happy New Year sale. The Crossword Puzzle Challenge will also continue during the month. Complete a special puzzle clue when checking out a book, and perhaps you will win a brand new puzzle book edited by Will Shortz. All proceeds benefit the library. For details, call 518-692-7157.

 

Friday, Jan. 3

 

Shuffle and Deal

HOOSICK FALLS Shuffle up and deal at “The Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament” at The Armory in Hoosick Falls on Friday, Jan. 3, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and play starting at 6:30 p.m. Buy-in is $35, with an optional $10 add-on, plus a $5 high hand pot. All are welcome. The Armory is at 80 Church Street on the corner of Elm. For details, call 518-686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.com or visit www.hayc3.org.

Bingo Is Back

GRANVILLE Granville Hook and Ladder Company announces return of Bingo at the ladder company, starting Friday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. For details about the game, call 518-642-2401.

Granville Hook and Ladder Company is located at 42 Quaker Street.

 

Open Microphone

CHITTENDON The public is invited to enjoy mid-Vermont’s most creative talent perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 at the Church of the Wildwood on 347 Holden Road in Chittendon during 2014’s first  “Wildwood First Friday Open Mic.” Musicians, poets and storytellers of all ages are invited to share their talents. A ten-minute spot will be reserved for the first 12 performers who call Donna Martin at 802-483-2234 or email dmartin@sover.net. Benefiting local charities, the series runs until May 2, 2014.

 

Saturday, Jan. 4

 

Monthly Book Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The monthly book sale at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, with books ranging in price from 25 cents to 50 cents. Regular library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For details, call 518-686-9401.

 

Defensive Driving

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor a Defensive Driving Course at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. Successful completion permits a 10 percent reduction on collision and liability for 3 years and a 4-point reduction on license points for infractions from the previous 18 months. Register early by calling 518-686-4854.

 

Two-day drive

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven Union High School’s “Project Graduation” students will hold a bottle drive Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5. Students will go door-to-door asking for bottles. Please save holiday returns for students. Liberty Street Market is also collecting bottle returns for donations to “Project Graduation.” For details, call 802-265-4966.

 

Long Trail Hike

KILLINGTON Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces a hike on Long Trail to the Churchill Scott shelter, plus another optional mile to Mendon Lookout, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. For details on the 4 to 6-mile trek, call Vivian Beebe and Larry Walter at 802-775-3855.

 

Canty Performs

BRANDON Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Canty will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Brandon Music in Brandon, Vermont. She will be joined by Matt Lorenz on guitar, percussion and violin. In her songwriting, Canty blends folk music with Western. Cost for the concert is $15, with a pre-concert dinner also available for $15. Reservations are recommended. For details, call 802-465-4071.

 

Baroque Dance

CAMBRIDGE Dancer and Choreographer Ken Pierce, accompanied by Music from Salem Director Lila Brown on viola and Sharan Leventhal on violin, will present a music and dance concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Cambridge’s Hubbard Hall –– a concert which will introduce area audiences to such elegant dances of the Baroque period as gavottes, sarabandes, entrees and folias. Cost for this unusual concert is “pay-what-you-can,” but a $20 contribution is suggested. For details, call 518-677-2495.

 

Sunday, Jan. 5

 

Squad Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 in the squad building for a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children. The menu ranges from eggs to pancakes to French toast to omelets and more.

For details, call 518-753-9549.

 

Big Breakfast

MIDDLE FALLS The Middle Falls Fire Department will hold its Big Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at the firehouse on Route 29. Breakfast consists of eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, home fires and monthly specials. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. All are welcome.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The County Round and Square Association will host an old-style country dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 12:30 to 5 p.m., with both a buffet and dancing. Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for children 6 to 17; and free for children under six. For details on this Sunday, Jan 5th event, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

Select Handel

GRANVILLE South Granville Congregational Church will host a sing-through of selections from George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 in the church.

Please bring a copy of “Messiah” with you for the sing-through. For details, call 518-642-9510.

 

Science Pub

FAIR HAVEN The 3rd Science Pub of the Season at Fair Haven Inn will present Middlebury College Physicist and Teaching Company Star Richard Wolfson at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5. Wolfson’s presentation is called “Physics in Your Life and Your Universe,” and it covers subjects as mundane as how to cook an egg and as profound as the origin and fate of the universe. For details about this free event, call 802-468-5574 or 802-773-1860.

Science Pub is a national trend where people gather in a pub setting to learn science.

 

Monday, Jan. 6

 

Wilton Zumba

WILTON The popular Latin fitness dance Zumba will be taught at Gavin Park in Wilton at the following times and dates: Session A runs from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays, from Jan. 6 through Feb. 4; Session B runs from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Pre-registration, including payment of a fee, is required. For registration details, call 518-584-9455.

 

Learn Drumming

DORSET Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer a group drumming program with Saragail Benjamin, starting on Monday, Jan. 6. This four-week program will take place on Monday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Drummers of all levels are welcome, said Benjamin, a well-known music educator. Pre-registration is $40. For details, call 802-867-0111.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

 

Old Saratoga Seniors

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Seniors will meet at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Schuylerville’s Town Hall. A casserole lunch will be served. New members are always welcome. For details, call Pat at 518-331-2978.

 

Energy Workshops

SCHUYLERVILLE Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will hold free energy workshops in Saratoga Town Hall on 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Pre-registration for “Save Energy, Save Dollars” is required, as class size is limited. Winter’s the perfect time to make your home more energy efficient. For details, call 518-885-8995.

 

Mothers of Twins

SARATOGA SPRINGS Tri-County Mother of Twins Club will hold its January meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Olde Bryan Inn in Saratoga Springs. New members are always welcome. For details, call Deb Peck Kelleher at 518-698-3211 or email momsoftwins@gmail.com for directions and information. The club offers support, information, outings and camaraderie for twin families in Washington, Warren and Saratoga Counties.

 

E-Reading Taught

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will host an “E-Reader Workshop” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 (snow date, Thursday, Jan. 9) in the library. Upper Hudson Library System’s Jo-Ann Benedetti will demonstrate to new owners just how to operate their Kindles, Nooks or I-Pads. For details, call 518-686-9401.

 

Van Gogh Effect

RUTLAND Art Historian Carol Berry will explain what influenced Painter Vincent Van Gogh, and, in turn, 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.

 

Control Emotion

MANCHESTER Dartmouth Psychology Professor Paul Whalen, co-editor of “The Human Amygdala,” will explain the brain and how it regulates emotions in his talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in First Congregational Church in Manchester. His talk, “Brain Lessons and Life Stories: Understanding Your Emotional Life,” is part of Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesday’s lecture series that is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-362-2607.

 

Third Fiddle Jam

RUTLAND The “Third Local Fiddle Jam” of the Wild Wood Music Co-op is set for Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Godnick Adult Center at 1 Deer Street in Rutland. Pittsford Fiddler Kris Cady, member of Woodchucks’ Revenge, will lead the jam, the first two of which drew nearly 30 people and seven fiddlers. Donations are accepted. For details, call 802-775-1182. Organizer Jack Crowther hopes “jam” will be a monthly event.

 

Thursday, Jan. 9

 

Rhymes for Tots

MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library’s “Rhyme Time for Tots” starts at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the library at 48 West Road in Manchester. Geared for infants and toddlers up to 3, “Rhyme Time” offers tales, tunes and rhymes to children accompanied by an adult. For details on the full series, call 802-362-2607 or visit markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Beekeepers Meet

BENNINGTON Don Conlon, president of the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association, will speak to members of the Bennington County Beekeepers Club at their meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Crispe Room of the Vermont Veterans Home at 325 North Street.

A pot-luck dinner starts the meeting at 7, followed by a business session at 7:35 p.m., and then the talk by Conlon, of Warm Colors Apiary, South Deerfield, Mass. For details, call 802-447-0198.

 

Keller Williams

KILLINGTON National Recording Artist Keller Williams will appear in concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Pickle Barrel Nightclub in Killington. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Williams has been described as a “one-man jam band.” His latest CD, called “Funk,” was released in November. Keller also hosts a weekly syndicated radio program, “Keller’s Cellar.” His show costs $18.50 in advance and $21.50 the day of the show. Pickle Barrel is on Killington Road. For details, call 802-422-3035.

 

Friday, Jan. 10

 

Book Sale

WHITEHALL Whitehall Public Library will hold a book sale on Friday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held downstairs and parking is available in the back of the library and the side entrance may be used. There are many adult and children’s fiction, nonfiction and audio books to choose from. Prices are 50 cents for hard-covers and 25 cents for paperbacks. For details, call 518-499-1366.

 

Dance, Drama, Film

MANCHESTER “A Festival of Dance, Drama and Film” will be held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 in Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester.  The fest highlights work of students: Valerie Coulter penned two scripts. Alice Cole, Zach Gordon and Carolyn Tobia have each choreographed dance works. Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Lloyd Webber and Michael Jackson pieces fill out the show.  Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for Burr and Burton students, faculty and staff. For details, call 802-362-1775.

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

 

Basket Raffle

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven High School will hold a basket raffle on Saturday, Jan. 11, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and drawing at 1:30 p.m. The raffle supports “Project Graduation.” For further details on that project call 802-265-4966. “Great” basket and raffle items are promised.

 

Sid, Science Kid

RUTLAND “Sid the Science Kid,” the PBS television show, will come to the live stage of Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, with $12.75 tickets on sale now at the box office, at www.ParamountLive.org or by calling 802-775-0903. Based on the Jim Henson animated show, Sid the Science Kid Live has been developed by Michael Lewis, Jim Tartaglia and the Jim Henson Company.

 

Sock-Hop

QUEENSBURY American Cancer Society’s Queensbury Relay for Life will host its “Sock-Hop Kick-Off Party” in Queensbury High School gymnasium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Entrance is free to the 2014 Sock-Hop called “Rockin’ Around the Clock.”  For details about this 1950’s music-dance event, call Rebecca Turner Cullen at 518-932-5831.

 

Jazz Performers

MANCHESTER A “Hot Blues for Cold Nights” concert of blues and jazz will be performed by “Downtown” Bob Stannard and “Those Dangerous Bluesmen” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Eagles Club in Manchester on Routes 11 and 30. Proceeds from the jazz-blues concert will go to “Ski for Heat,” the fundraiser providing heating assistance to local families and individuals. For more information, call 802-824-3558 or 802-779-2227.

 

Swim Team Jazz

BRANDON The New York City-based “Swim Team” will play pop-jazz at Brandon Music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Cost is $15, with a pre-concert dinner also offered for $15. Required reservations can be made at 802-465-4071 or email info@brandon-music.net. Members of “Swim Team” are four Boston-area players: Casey and Elliot Berman, Mike Sink and Tim Merle. Casey plays sax; Elliot, bass; Mike, piano; and Tim, drums. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road in Brandon.

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

 

VFW Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls VFW on Poplar Avenue will hold its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, with the menu consisting of hash browns, eggs, pancakes, French toast, juice, coffee, fruit, and biscuit with sausage gravy. For details, call

518-753-7707.

 

Fiddlers fiddle

SCHUYLERVILLE Adirondack Fiddlers will play new style and old-style fiddling from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12 at Clancy Street’s American Legion Hall in Schuylerville. Fiddlers young and old are welcome. Dancing will be both square and round. For details, call 518-274-6817.

 

Film Screening

MANCHESTER “Shine,” a film based on the life of Australian pianist David Helfgott, will be screened at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Israel Congregation of Manchester. Helfgott is a child prodigy who suffered and overcame mental illness. Nominated for seven Oscars, the film netted Geoffrey Rush the award for best-actor. For details, call 802-362-4578.

 

Celtic Quartet

BENNINGTON Unitarian-Universalist Meetinghouse Café, at 108 School Street in Bennington, will present the Boston-based female Celtic quartet, “Long Time Courting,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. For details about the concert, call 802-440-9816 or www.uubennington.org.

 

Souper Supper

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls United Methodist Church on 16 State Street will host a “souper supper” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, featuring a variety of soups, plus bread, muffins, drinks and dessert for only $7. Children under six are admitted free.

The church is handicapped accessible and tickets are available at the door. For tickets and information, call 518-753-6053 or 518-753-6028.

 

Firemen Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The first reported pancake breakfast of 2014 will be hosted by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, offering a wide variety of pancakes, as well as scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and home fries. Cost is $7 for 12 and up, $5 for 5 to 12, and children under 5, free. For details, call 802-345-4312 or email wp5801@yahoo.com.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

WIC Clinic

GRANVILLE Quaker Street’s Baptist Church in Granville will be the site for the monthly clinic of Washington County WIC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. If you are a state resident, and you are pregnant or have children under 5, call WIC to see if you qualify for help with your grocery bill. Or, if unable to attend the clinic, call the main office for another appointment. The number is 518-746-2460.

 

Haystack Hustlers

PAWLET The Haystack Hustlers Senior Citizens Group resumes activities in January with a 1 p.m. pot luck lunch at Pawlet Church on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Beverages and supplies will be supplied. Scenes of a California trip taken by Bill and Sue Clark will be shown, and there will be a 50/50 raffle and items collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf. For details, call 802-325-3022.

 

Cooking Class

RUPERT Chef Ray Chen of the Inn at West View Farm in Dorset will teach a cooking class for Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Holland/Wiegand residence in Rupert, Vt. Infusing French and Asian influences into a fish dish, Chen’s class will be followed by a seated dinner with wine. Cost is $100.

Pre-registration is required. For details, call 802-867-0111.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

 

Plan Creativity

SUNDERLAND Any interested person is invited to attend a planning session at Sunderland’s GNAT-TV headquarters at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to develop a program for Manchester’s proposed and independently organized Technology-Entertainment-Design (TEDx) event called “Creative Communities.” Michael Ellenbogen of Eons Creative and Kate Pace of Route 7 Social are the inviters. For details on this planning session, call 802-768-8498 or 802-362-6440.

 

Meditation Course

GREENWICH A six-week course on meditation for adults, couples and teens will be offered by Seventy Main in Greenwich, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15. Six classes will be held from 8 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. Non-driving teens must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required. For details, call 518-692-7041 or email info@seventymain.com.

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

 

Grief Support

RUTLAND A six-session grief support group will hold its first meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice at 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland. The support group is free for anyone who has lost a loved one.

Subsequent sessions will be held at the same time and place on the following dates: January 30, Feb. 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27. To register, call Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.

 

Friday, Jan. 17

 

Tinmouth Dance

TINMOUTH Tinmouth Community Center will host a “Contra Dance,” a long-line square dance, from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. Alden Robinson will fiddle, Brendan Taaffe will play guitar and Rebecaa Lay will call. First-timer cost is $5. The center is on Route 140 in Tinmouth’s heart, five miles west of Wallingford. Regular cost is $9 for adults, $7 for teens, and free for children under 12. For details, call 802-235-2718 or 802-446-2928. Tinmouth Contra Dances are generally held on the third Friday of each month.

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

 

Defensive Driving

GREENWICH North Country Insurance Agency, at 101 Main Street in Greenwich, announces that it will host a defensive driving course from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. The course can save one up to 10 percent on auto insurance. Pre-payment is required, so call 518-692-9601 to register ahead.

 

Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE Tricia Shaw, education coordinator for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, located along the Erie Canal in Fort Hunter, will speak at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 to members of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County in Saratoga Town Hall at the corner of Routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. The public is welcome. For details, call 518-587-2978 or email melfrejo@aol.com.

 

Mocktail Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will hold its New Year Neon Mocktail Dance Party for “tweens” 8 to 12 years-of-age from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park. Admission to the dance is the child’s toast written on a piece of paper, along with their name. Arrive glowing or be painted to glow upon arrival. DJ Jenni “A” will preside over the glow-in-the-dark jam. For details, call 518-695-6100 or visit www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

 

Sunday, Jan. 19

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The County Round and Square Association will host an old-style country dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 12:30 to 5 p.m., with both a buffet and dancing. Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for children 6 to 17; and free for children under six. For details on this Sunday, Jan. 19th event, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

Emerald Lake Hike

DORSET Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces a hike, or if snow permits, a snowshoe or cross-country ski trek, on Meadow Trail, Lower Trail and Nature Trail in Emerald Lake State Park in North Dorset, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. For details on the two-mile hike, call Herb Ogden at 802-293-2510.

 

Basket Party

WELLS A basket party to benefit Jessica Rivers in her battle against a thyroid illness and a brain tumor will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Modern Woodsmen of America building in Wells, with doors opening at 2 p.m. and ticket pulling at 4 p.m. Proceeds will defray cost of medical expenses and transportation. For details, call 802-683-9461 or 802-775-1031 or 518-338-5356. Featured at the party will be an $80 lotto board, a 50/50 raffle and a food buffet costing 50 cents a scoop.

 

Monday, Jan. 20

 

Family Fun

RUTLAND The Rutland County Parent Child Center announces that it will hold a family fun day at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.

A costume building party, with supplies provided, will be followed by a costume parade and then a showing of Disney’s “Snowball Express” film. Suggested donation is $4. For details, call 802-775-9711.

 

Saturday, Jan 25

 

Crafters Sale

BRANDON A “Crafters Repurposing Yard Sale” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Compass Music and Arts Center on 333 Jones Drive on Saturday, Jan. 25.  Crafters should call 802-247-4295. For a flat fee of $30, each crafter will reserve a six-foot-by-six-foot space. Deadline to respond is Thursday, Jan. 23. The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 1.

 

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 Saturday, 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.

 

Otter Creek Hike

PITTSFORD Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces a hike starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 on the Phillips and Cadwell Trails, from a covered bridge along Otter Creek through farm fields. For details on this moderate hike call Sue Thomas at 802-

773-2185.

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The County Round and Square Association will host an old-style country dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 12:30 to 5 p.m., with both a buffet and dancing. Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for children 6 to 17; and free for children under six. For details on this Jan. 26th event, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

 

WEST PAWLET Mettowee Community School in West Pawlet will serve a lunch to the senior citizen group, Haystack Hustlers, at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, along with a student presentation. Cost is $3.50. Call Phyllis at 802-325-3196 by January 21 in order to register in time.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 29

 

Author-Playwright

MANCHESTER Maple Street School in Manchester will be where Eve Ensler, best-selling author and award-winning playwright, speaks at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29. Ensler, founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, will present a memoir, “In the Body of the World.” She has been named by Newsweek one of “150 Women Who Changed the World.” Tickets range from $16 for a seat and a book copy to $20 for two seats and a copy. Call 802-362-2200; 802-437-3700; or 518-682-4200.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

Woodchuck Festival

WEST PAWLET West Pawlet Fire Department’s “Woodchuck Fest” will be at Mettawee Community School on Saturday, Feb. 1. The four-person team, obstacle-course competition of Vermont and New York fire departments starts at 1 p.m. Other events include final appearance at “Cow Plop Bingo” of “Blizzard the Cow” at 10 a.m., and Mettawee School’s “Market Place and Gallery,” “Woodchuck Café,” and “Woodchuck Kiddy Fun Table.” Call 802-645-0158, 802-645-9224 or emailwoodhuckfestival@yahoo.com.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

Snowshoe Fest

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk will be held at 11 a.m. in Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, Feb. 2. The following week, Saturday, Feb. 8, the Camp Saratoga 8k Snowshoe Race will start at 10:30 a.m. in Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. For details, call 518-581-7550.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

Classic Casablanca

RUTLAND Film Expert Rick Winston will show an acknowledged screen classic, 1940’s Casablanca, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Rutland Free Library. The event is 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 Art

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.

 

Exhibits Start

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.

 

Holiday Chocolate

SCHUYLERVILLE Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 in the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park a Valentine’s Day event called “I Love You and Chocolate, Too.” A chocolate dessert sampler bar is the star of the show.

Admission is free but a $10 donation is suggested. Please RSVP by Feb. 7 by calling 518-695-6100. Leave a message including family name, phone number and how many will attend. Space is limited. Visit www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

 

Snowshoe Trek

POULTNEY Diane Bargiel of the Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces that a moderate 2 to 4 mile snowshoe trek through woods and meadows in the East Poultney and Lake St. Catherine area will start at 10:30 a.m. at East Poultney Green. For more details, call Bargiel at 413-687-1109.

 

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

 

Appraisal Fair

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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