Community Calendar 01/16/14

T hursday, Jan. 16

 

Healthy Hearts

BALLSTON SPA Women interested in strengthening their hearts should register by calling 518-885-8995 or emailing dwhitten@cornell.edu to benefit from “Strong Women, Healthy Hearts,” an eight-week, hour-long program of activity and advice offered by Diane Whitten, nutrition educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Her office is located at 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa.

 

Winter Art Mart

BRANDON A winter “Art Mart,” which just opened Wednesday, will continue now until March 31, with a wide range of two and three-dimensional works of art, from pottery to painting, at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. The center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 333 Jones Drive. For details, call 802-247-4295.

 

Learn Contra

CAMBRIDGE There is still time to “come and have fun” at a six-week Contra Dance class at Cambridge’s Hubbard Hall, taught by Instructor Fern Bradley. Cost is $60 for all six weeks and $13 for drop-ins. Classes are held in the Beacon Feed Dance Studio from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. each Tuesday through Feb. 11. For details on the class, call 518-677-2495.

 

Singers Wanted

GLENS FALLS Young singers, ages 8 to 16, are invited to a “Hearing,” sponsored by Glens Falls Symphony’s Children’s Chorus, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. Singers must desire to learn two and three-part music, have unchanged treble voices, and be able to match pitch. Those selected will participate will sing in the annual Spring Concert. For details, call 518-668-4981 or 518-793-1348.

 

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.

 

Dime a Dip

HARTFORD Hartford Central School will serve a “Dimes a Dip” of all-you-can-eat favorites at a 5 to 6 p.m. dinner at the school on Thursday, Jan. 16. Cost is $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. For details, call the school at 518-632-5222. All proceeds benefit the 2014 Senior Class.

 

Irish Basket Bingo

HOOSICK FALLS The St. Patrick’s Day Committee will present “Basket Bingo,” starting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church on 67 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Games begin at 6. Price ranges from $3 to $10. Refreshments will be sold. For details, call 518-686-4829.

 

Artist’s Reception

GLENS FALLS A reception for Matt Chinian, who paints rural Washington County landscapes in oils, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the 2nd Floor Gallery in Glens Falls, sponsored by North Country Arts Center. His work will be shown at the gallery from now until Friday, Jan. 31 during gallery hours, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Efficient Homes

MANCHESTER Local Architect Alan Benoit of Sustainable Design will explain how and where an average home loses heat and how to stop such heat loss at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore in a program called “Home Efficiency Basics.” For details, call 802-362-4310 or visit www.sustainable.designofvt.com.

 

Library Addition

POULTNEY Rebecca Cook, Poultney Town Librarian, will bring listeners up-to-date on the town library addition at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 when the Poultney Women’s Club meets. Cook will also tell of the newest library books available. The meeting will take place in the downstairs rooms of Main Street’s Methodist Church. Refreshments will be supplied by the Home Life Committee. All are welcome. For details, call 802-287-9744.

 

Friday, Jan. 17

 

Art Reception

GLENS FALLS LARAC will host an opening reception for its new exhibit, “Naturally Scene,” from 5 to7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. The exhibit features the artwork of Rachel Burgess, Kaleigh Hadley, Katherine Patterson and Lorraine Hall. Information: 518-798-1144, ext. 2.

 

Salem Reception

SALEM An exhibit called “Busy Hands,” featuring artwork and crafts of area artisans of all ages, will open with a reception at Salem Community Courthouse Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 and run until the end of February. Paintings, sculpture, pottery, paper crafts, woodworking and more will be featured. For details, call 518-854-7053.

 

Night Skiing

CAMBRIDGE Those with cross-country skis and a love of the cold should meet at 4 McMillan Road in Cambridge for a “Full Moon Night Sky Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe Hike,” starting at Jan and Tom Wolski’s home at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17.

The event is hosted by Battenkill Conservancy. The event is free and all are welcome to explore. For details, call 917-658-3589.

 

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. The regular price is $9 for adults; $7 for teens; and children under 12, free. For details, call 802-235-2718 or 802-446-2928. Tinmouth Contra Dances are generally held on the third Friday of each month.

 

Artist Shows

MANCHESTER Chinese Brush Painter and Sculptor Francine Panley will combine her art with meditation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. In her program, “Opening Doors in Time and Place,” Panley will be accompanied by Musician Fred Lantz. Refreshments will be supplied by Equinox kitchen and the event is free and open to the public. For details, call Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

 

Deadline Extended

GLENS FALLS The deadline for entries for the second annual Juried Show of The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls has been extended until Saturday, Jan. 18. Black and white photography is the theme. Maximum entry size is 24-inches in any direction. First prize is $200. For details, call 518-907-4478. Juror is Dr. Renee O’Brien, professor of photography at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.

 

Community Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A community breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at the corner of North Main and Allen Streets on Saturday, Jan. 18. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, homemade biscuits and preserves, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate in a friendly, family-style atmosphere. Cost is $1 per person and children under 14 are admitted free. For details, call 802-468-3019.

 

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.

 

Highland Quilters

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Argyle’s Methodist Church. Members should bring sewing machines and supplies to work on community service quilts. Plans will be finalized for the February class for the local 4-H. Soup will also be served. For details, call Betty Reynolds at 518-638-8250.

 

Toddler Tunes

CAMBRIDGE “Eenie Meenie Music,” a chance for parents to make music with their babies and toddlers, taught by a musical expert, Sylvia Bloom, will be held in the Beacon Feed Studio Board-Music Room of Hubbard Hall in Cambridge for nine Saturdays, starting Jan. 18, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Full term tuition is $138 for non-members and $129 for members.  For full details about cost, call 518-677-2495.

 

Clothing Given

WHITEHALL Out of the Box Worship Center, at 145 Broadway in Whitehall, invites everyone to a clothing give away from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 18. There will be a large assortment of clothes, shoes, and some children’s toys. For details, call Pastor Pamela Bolton at 518-538-4262.

 

Imagination Station

MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library invites children to visit the Manchester library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 for “Super Saturday Imagination Station,” where the library will provide the raw materials for the children to produce “original, offbeat, extraordinary or whimsical creations.” Free for those five and up, and open to the public, more information about this event can be learned by calling 802-362-2607. Children must come with an adult.

 

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.

 

Art Workshop

GLENS FALLS LARAC will host a workshop entitled “Making Monotypes” with artist Rachel Burgess from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Lapham Gallery. To register, call 518-798-1144 ext. 2. Space is limited.

 

Matthew Lyon Talk

FAIR HAVEN Historian Ennis Duling will give a presentation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Fair Haven Grade School. Open to all, the presentation will center on Matthew Lyon, fiery Federalist newspaperman and U.S. Congressman, popularly known as “The Beast of Vermont.” For details, call 802-265-3454. The presentation will be part of the Fair Haven Historical Society’s annual meeting and membership drive.

 

Art Habit

MANCHESTER An encore broadcast of London’s National Theatre production of the play, “The Habit of Art,” will be screened in high-definition at Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. The play details the friendship between Composer Benjamin Britten and Poet W.H. Auden. Cost is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for students, and can be bought online at bbatickets.com.

For details, call 518-867-0111.

 

Healing Service

MANCHESTER Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester Center will hold a “healing service” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, which will be led by Rev. Roy Henderson of The Ministry for the Renewal of Love and Mercy. Zion Church is located at 5167 Main Street, Manchester Center. For details about the service, call 802-362-1987.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE Argyle American Legion will serve an “all-you-can-eat” pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at American Legion Post 1815 on Sheridan Street (Route 40).

The menu will consist of pancakes, bacon, sausage, home-fries, dessert, coffee, tea, milk and juice. For details, call Gary Gilchrist at 518-638-8603.

 

Community Bonfire

CAMBRIDGE The Community Bonfire has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Robert Durrin Memorial Park on Avenue B. Bring your Christmas tree to the park. Village residents can leave their trees curbside for pickup. Refreshments will be available. For details, email cambridgeconnects@gmail.com.

 

Soup Supper

HOOSICK FALLS The First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls will host a “soup supper” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. For $5, supper includes choice of beef vegetable or corn chowder, bread, beverage and dessert. Snow date is Saturday, Jan. 25. For details, call 518-686-5779 or visit www.facebook.com/firstbaptistchurchofhoosickfallsny.

 

Potluck Dinner

EAST ARLINGTON Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers and families will share good food, company and conversation at its annual potluck dinner at the Federated Church on Ice Pond Road in East Arlington at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Please bring a main or side dish for eight people. For details, call 802-367-1000 or email bennhabitat@yahoo.com.

 

Healthy Schools

MANCHESTER Education Expert Phyllis Gimbel Schnitman will explain how to build “healthy schools” at a seminar from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. A former middle school principal and French and Spanish teacher, Schnitman is an associate professor at Bridgewater State University. Admission is $5, with the admission good as a voucher towards purchase of Schnitman’s book, “Healthy Schools.”

For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Mocktail Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE 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. on Saturday, Jan. 18 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.

 

Oedipus Rex

GLENS FALLS The Charles R. Wood Theatre will present Pendragon Theatre’s production of “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Translated by Actor and Director Stephen Berkoff, the play premiered in Saranac Lake in November and is in the midst of an Adirondack three-month tour. For details, call 518-798-9663, ext. 22.

 

Sunday, Jan. 19

 

Monthly Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke will have its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Masonic Lodge on Route 67. The menu will consist of Belgian waffles, pancakes, Knickerbocker soufflé, sausage, scrambled eggs, home-fried potatoes, juice and coffee. Serving is buffet style. For details, visit www.rsmasons.org/victor680.

 

Santa Breakfast

GANSEVOORT A last chance to meet, even eat, with Santa Claus will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Gansevoort Volunteer Firehouse during the fire department’s monthly “All You Can Eat Breakfast.” Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, French toast, home fries, biscuits with sausage gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee will be served for an adult donation of $8; $7.50 for seniors 55 and up; $6.00 for children, 5 to12, and children under 5, free. For details, call the fire department at 518-792-4396.

 

Sunday Breakfast

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Lodge will host their monthly breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the lodge. Buffet menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, home fries, bacon, sausage, eggs benedict and an omelet station. Cost is $7 adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for youth 5-12 and under 5, free. All are welcome to this breakfast, which is held on the third Sunday of the month.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE 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 dancing and buffet. 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.

 

Bluegrass League

LAKE LUZERNE Members of the Adirondack Bluegrass League are asked to bring “something to share for pot luck” at the combination jam session, pot luck “linner” and meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in the Lake Luzerne Town Complex on 539 Lake Avenue. For details, call 518-221-6231 or email adirondackbluegrassleague@gmail.com or visit www.adirondackbluegrassleague.com.

 

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 Woodmen 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.

 

Northern Music

SARATOGA SPRINGS Norwegian and Latvian spiritual music will be sung by Battenkill Chorale in performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Zankel Music Center in Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Janet McGee directs and Erich Borden accompanies. In addition to works by Esenvald and Gjeilo, the chorale will sing Russian liturgical music by Rachmaninoff, Chesnokov and Tchaikovsky. Call 518-692-7458 to reserve $15 tickets or email jen.braucher.@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

GRANVILLE A spaghetti dinner to benefit Slate Valley Museum will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bernardo’s Restaurant, 52 Church Street in Granville on Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Day. No reservation is necessary. Cost is $5 for eat-in and $6 for take-out. For details, call 518-642-9871.

 

Yoga Series

SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Center announces that a “beginner yoga series” will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, starting this Monday, Jan. 20. The eight-week series will continue until Monday, March 10. “This series is designed for anyone who wants to experience the tremendous benefits of yoga,” the center said. The course costs $75 for members and $85 for non-members. For details on the length of the series, and other questions, visit www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 21

GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold a monthly clinic from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Town Office in Greenwich on Tuesday, Jan. 21. If unable to attend, call the main office for a more convenient appointment time and location. Call 518-746-2460.

 

Join Snowshoers

SALEM Four weeks of snowshoeing will be offered on Wednesdays, from Jan. 22 to Feb. 12 by Salem Community Courthouse Center. Keith Kelley will be the guide for the four “snowshoe days” that will start at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays at the center. For details, visit www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Thursday, Jan. 23

 

Thursday Bridge

MANCHESTER Elizabeth von Risenfelder, member of the American Bridge Teachers’ Association, will offer a new course on this popular card game on four successive Thursdays, Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6 and 13 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. Course hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration fee is $75. For details, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Documentary Film

GREENWICH “Gasland Part II,” a documentary film about the “dangers of fracking for natural gas” will be screened at 6 p.m. in Greenwich Public Library at 148 Main Street on Thursday, Jan. 23. The event is free and open to all. For details, call 518-692-8242.

 

Quilling at Pember

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach “quilling” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Pember Library, 33 West Main Street in Granville. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. For details, call 518-642-2525.

 

Folk and Bluegrass

SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Center announces that a folk and bluegrass music workshop will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting this Thursday, Jan. 23. The workshop will run for five weeks, ending on Thursday, Feb. 20. Cost is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Participants will learn professional techniques and perfect individual skills. For details, visit www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Friday, Jan. 24

 

Recalls Old Fiddler

MANCHESTER Adam Boyce, composer, historian and Vermont fiddler, will recall Charles Ross Taggart, “The Old Country Fiddler,” in a slideshow presentation of his book, “The Man from Vermont,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester.

For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Saturday, Jan 25

 

Monthly Breakfast

POULTNEY The Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street. Cost is $1 for adults and children under 15, free. The breakfast is held the last Saturday of each month. For details, call 802-287-5710.

 

Stop Breast Cancer

STRATTON A chance to stop breast cancer will be offered at Stratton, Vt. on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the return of the “Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series.” Since 2003, Romp to Stomp has raised $2.57 million for Susan G. Komen and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more details about how to enter, visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com. For the history of the Komen Foundation, call 802-236-5935.

 

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.

 

Winter Naturalists

MANCHESTER How to conduct searches with trained dogs will be explained at the first “Winter Naturalist Program of 2014” of Equinox Preservation Trust from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Equinox Resort Rockwell A conference room in Manchester. For details about this presentation, call 802-366-1400 or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

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.

 

Benefit for Family

CASTLETON A basket raffle, spaghetti dinner-dance, and a cash raffle –– all to benefit a family whose home was destroyed by a Dec. 27th fire –– will be held at Castleton’s American Legion Post 50 on Saturday, Jan. 25. Basket raffle drawing is at 11 a.m. The dinner-dance starts at 4:30 p.m., and cash raffle is at the dance. Proceeds benefit the Savage-Hendrickson Family. Basket raffle costs $5 for a sheet of tickets. Dinner-dance combination costs $10 for adults; $7 for children. Cash raffle costs $2 for one; $5 for 3 tickets. Call Lisa Thayer at 802-265-4426 or 802-236-0203.

 

Community Lunch

ARGYLE Argyle Methodist Church on 12 Sheridan Street will serve a free community lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the church. All are welcome. For details, call 518-638-8391.

 

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.

 

Pizza and Wings

VICTORY MILLS Pizza and Wing Night will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Victory Mills Fire Department, with the department offering both eat-in and carry-out for pizzas ranging in price from $11 to $18 and a dozen wings costing $8. Pizza toppings are $2 each and extra blue cheese costs 75 cents. Place your order after 2 p.m. by calling 518-695-6623.

 

Two-Part Lecture

MANCHESTER A two-part lecture on Native American history of colonial New England will be given by Historian Lars Nielson, Norwich University administrator, from 3 to 4 p.m. and 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. The first talk will focus on the French and Indian wars on the frontier. The second will focus on the breaking up of the Iroquois Confederacy. For details, call 802-867-0111.

 

The American Meal

MANCHESTER Food Historian Abigail Carroll will present “Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Carroll will explain that the American meal plan of “three-squares a day” is a recent cultural inheritance. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Theater Benefit

GLENS FALLS Tickets, from $65 to $150, can be bought online, by phone, or at the box office for Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 20th anniversary celebration and winter benefit, which begins with a silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, followed by a performance of dream-themed songs by the cast of ATF’s hit musical, “Avenue Q,” both at The Charles R. Wood Theatre at 207 Glens Street in Glens Falls. The event will be hosted by honorary chairs Mickey and Sharon Luce. Call 518-874-0800, visit www.ATFestival.org. or visit the box office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Comedy Night

GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Lodge and Sons of the American Legion Post 515 will host a “Night of Comedy” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Vinnie Mark will MC and Jodi Weiner is the featured returning act. Rounding out comedy night is JJ Ramirez, “The Latin Lunatic.” Food will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets, available only in advance, are $10. Ten tickets reserve a table. Learn more about attending the 21-and-older event by calling 518-378-4810 or 518-361-8970 or the Elks Lodge at 518-692-2061.

 

Modern Bluegrass

BRANDON Brandon Music will present “The Modern Grass Quintet,” a swing-bluegrass group, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road.

To hear the quintet’s “toe-tapping, knee-slapping, high-energy, contemporary bluegrass” will cost $15, with a pre-concert dinner also costing $15. For details, call 802-465-4071.

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

 

Cooking Class

SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Center announces that a cooking class called “Simple Pleasures are the Best” will be offered at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Using the Battenkill Kitchen, this workshop is offered to adults and children who wish to learn the basics of cooking in a kitchen. For more information, visit www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Veteran’s Brunch

MANCHESTER Manchester VFW Post 6471 invites all comrades and area veterans and a guest to its Veteran’s Appreciation Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Legion Post on 280 Depot Street, Manchester Center. Marine Colonel Allan Faxon, the guest, will visually present the Bennington Soldiers Home. Please respond by Jan. 18 to either Rein Tofer at 413-433-0466 or Ginny Weeks at 802-362-9840. The affair will be catered by “Up for Breakfast.”

 

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.

 

Bluegrass Show

HADLEY The Adirondack Bluegrass League Show will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Mollies’ Mason Jar at 13 Park Avenue Extension, Hadley. Cost for members is $10 and $12 for non-members. Children under 12, and persons with “special needs,” will be admitted free. For details, call 518-221-6231.

 

Hayden Seminar

CAMBRIDGE Music From Salem Listening Club will hold a seminar about Franz Josef Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation,” based on “Genesis,” “Psalms” and Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” to be led by Peter Subers at Hubbard Hall’s Dance Studio in Cambridge at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Cost is $10, either at the door or by pre-registering by phone at 518-677-2495 or at hubbardhall.org.

 

Monday, Jan. 27

 

Singers Wanted

GLENS FALLS Young singers, ages 8 to 16, are invited to a “Hearing,” sponsored by Glens Falls Symphony’s Children’s Chorus, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. Singers must desire to learn two and three-part music, have unchanged treble voices, and be able to match pitch. Those selected will participate will sing in the annual Spring Concert. For details, call 518-668-4981 or 518-793-1348.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

 

Whitehall WIC

WHITEHALL Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Skenesborough Rescue Squad on Tuesday, Jan. 28. For details, call 518-746-2460. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants and children up to the age of five.

 

Seniors Lunch

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.

 

Are You Legal

SUNDERLAND Attorney Patricia Nelson will conduct a seminar called “Are You Legal?” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the studio of Greater Northshire Access Television in Sunderland. Nelson will explain copyright and fair use, rights and licenses for photos and music and answer legal questions. For details, call 802-362-7070.

 

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.

 

Open House

RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the high school, 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland. For more details, email ktallon@msjvermont.org or call 802-775-0151.

 

Fly Tyers

RUTLAND Green Mountain Fly Tyers Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Godnick Center on 1 Deer Street in Rutland, when Paul Buccheri will demonstrate two original “fly tying patterns” of his own devising. Bring your “vise” and join the Fly Tyers by calling 802-468-5525.

 

Thursday, Jan. 30

CLIFTON PARK A six-week equine journalism course will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. by Schenectady Community College at Southern Saratoga Chapter, 15 Park Avenue, 7B in Clifton Park, starting Thursday, Jan. 30 and ending Thursday, March 6. The course will be taught by Marion E. Altieri, who will help students “find their place in the equine media world.” For details, visit www.sunysccc.edu/academic/courses/reg.html.

 

Friday, Jan. 31

 

Junior High Dance

RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland will hold a junior high dance for grades seven to eight in the high school cafeteria from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. Pre-registration is required. Forms can be found on the msjvermont.org website and must be returned to the school by Thursday, Jan. 30. Two raffle drawings for $500 off tuition for the 2014-15 school-year will be held. For more details, email ktallon@masjvermont.org or call 802-775-0151.

 

Comedy Improv

RUTLAND The comedy improvisational group, “The Lost Marbles,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Palms Restaurant at 36 Strongs Avenue in Rutland. Tickets are on sale now for $35 for the event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 and performance at 7:30. Seating is limited. For details, call 802-247-6778.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

Ice Fishing Derby

PETERSBURG Petersburg Rod and Gun Club will hold its 3rd annual Ice Fishing Derby from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with registration at 5 a.m. at The Dam, or register with the following sponsors: Pa Pa’s Pizza, Route 2; Hewitt’s Market, Elm Street, Berlin; or Vondadeau Wine and Spirits, South Main, Berlin. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for youths 12 and under. Perch, pickerel and walleye catches will be given cash prizes, based on number of entries. For details, call 518-207-7518.

 

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.

 

Condensed “Carmen”

CAMBRDIGE Hubbard Hall in Cambridge announces it will present a traveling piano production of George Bizet’s tragic opera, “Carmen,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Dorset Playhouse and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at the University of Albany Performing Arts Center. Dorset Playhouse cost is $40, which includes wine and appetizers. The Albany show costs $10 for adults and $5 for students, faculty and staff. For details, call 518-488-7733.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

Ice Fishing Test

COSSAYUNA Skills of area ice fishermen will be tested on Saturday, Feb.1 at the “6th Annual Cossayuna Lake Ice Fishing Tournament and 50/50 Raffle,” starting with 5:30 to 8 a.m. registration at Cossayuna Fire House. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., catch measurements will be taken at the “Check In Point,” accessible on the lake at 195 East Lake Road.  The entrance fee is $10 per person. For details about this icy skills test, call Nancy Hieber at 518-692-9206 or Tom Schultz at 518-531-4146.

 

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.

 

Super Bowl BBQ

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Department will hold a “Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Barbecue” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at a cost of $15. Pre-purchase is encouraged. The dinner includes a half-chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter and dessert. For details, call 518-879-9669.

 

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 Wednesday’s series, held the first Wednesday of each month. For specifics, call 802-773-1860.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

 

Fire Victims Benefit

GRANVILLE A basket raffle fundraiser benefiting Jim and Deb Ross, whose Pawlet home fell to fire, will be held at Granville’s Hook and Ladder Firehouse on Saturday, Feb. 8, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and drawings at 3 p.m. Among raffled items will be a patio set from Telescope Furniture. To donate, call Carol Cartier at 518-282-9788; Jessica Sheldon at 518-642-3267; Tonya Powers at 802-293-5733; Nicole Cartier Kroosz at 518-955-0394; Patricia Kingsley at 518-499-2687.

 

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, with hours 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.

 

Horace Greeley

POULTNEY Horace Greeley Writer’s Guild announces that in 2014 it will hold monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. The February meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Poultney Public Library at 205 Main Street. For details on joining this guild of writers, call 802-287-5556.

 

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.

 

Thursday, Feb. 20

 

Art Yard Sale

BRANDON Artists with unwanted art supplies and materials have until Thursday, Feb. 20 to reserve with $30 a six-foot by six-foot space at Compass Music and Arts Center’s “Artist Supply Yard Sale” to be held at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The snow date is Saturday, March. 1. For further details, call 802-247-4295.

 

Thursday, March 27

 

Music Swap Meet

BRANDON Musicians, record collectors and audio fanatics of all descriptions have until Thursday, March 27 to reserve with $30 a six-foot by six-foot space at Compass Music and Arts Center’s “Music Swap Meet” to be held at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. A maximum of three spaces can be reserved. For further details, call 802-247-4295.

 

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.

 

Sunday, June 15

SALEM “The Salem Tour de Flame Fighters” fund-raising bike ride, with its monies earmarked for construction of a new fire-house, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June. 25. Registration at 8:30 will be followed by three separate bike rides, the first cycling gearing off at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per person; $40 per family. Visit www.bikereg.com/Net/22124 to sign up. For details, call Steven Saunders at 518-321-9430 or email salemfd4434@hotmail.com.

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