Community Calendar 01/30/14

T hursday, Jan. 30

 

Art at North Main

SALEM The most recent work of Artists Ruth B. Sauer and A.K. Hutchinson, each specializing in hand-printed monotypes and monoprints, will be shown now through March 29 at Salem’s North Main Gallery at 196 North Main Street. The two-month show is called “Migrations.” Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A meet-the-artists day will be held from 10 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Call 518-854-3406 for details.

 

Fire victims’ donation

HOOSICK FALLS A fund for the victims of the Jan. 23rd fire on Center Street has been set up at Trustco Bank in Hoosick Falls. To contribute, make checks payable to Benefit Fund for the Isherwood/Hurlbert Families and mail to Trustco bank or to HAYC3, P.O. Box 492, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. Donations for the family may also be made at the Youth Center. Gift cards and donations are most helpful. Call 686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.com for more information.

 

Manchester Art

MANCHESTER Manchester’s Outsiders Art and Collectibles continues to show Artist Karl Mullens’ paintings on paper at the gallery during daily visiting hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment, through Feb. 12. For details on his exhibit, call 919-451-3231 or visit www.outsiders-art.com.

Farmers Market

RUTLAND The Rutland Downtown Farmers Market, at 251 West Street, continues to operate inside, as it has since Nov. 2, but the Fair Haven Farmers and Tuesday Farmers Markets are closed for the season. For details on the Rutland Farmers Market, call 802-

753-7269.

 

College Open House

BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College will host a “College Steps Program Open House” from 12 to 2 p.m. in Burgdorff Gallery in Everett Mansion at the college on Thursday, Jan. 30. For details, call 802-447-6388 or email communications@svc.edu.

 

Art “Histories”

BENNINGTON Bennington Artist Barbara Ackerman is currently displaying her paintings in an exhibition called “Histories” at Southern Vermont College’s Burgdorff Gallery through Tuesday, Feb. 21. The paintings reflect her impressions of a memorable trip through the Southwest. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, call 802-447-6388.

 

Five-Hour Class

HOOSICK FALLS A five-hour pre-licensing course, sponsored by Northeast New York Safety and Health Council, will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. in the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation of the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street on Thursday, Jan. 30. The course requires a $40 fee and a valid driver’s permit. Successful completion of the course gives students paperwork for the state driver’s test and is valid for one year. For details, call 518-686-4854.

Equine Journalism

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.

 

Exquisite Flowers

TROY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will offer a class called “Amazing Amaryllis,” illustrating the beauty of these exquisite flowers and taught by Linda Ford, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Cooperative Extension office in Troy. The program fee is $6. To register, call 518-272-4210 or email mmp74@cornell.edu.

 

Internet Safety

ARLINGTON Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union will host “TECHNICOOL,” a technical safety program on Thursday, Jan. 30, as part of the school union’s internet safety day. Students, grades 3 to 12, and their parents can attend to learn how to keep children safe online. The parent session is from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free. For details, call 802-375-6409, ext. 217.

 

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.

 

Student Art

BRANDON The Brandon Artists Guild will present “fine art made by our local students” from Friday, Jan. 31 through Feb. 29. The show opening will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. The student work can be seen daily thereafter at the gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brandon Artists Guild is at 7 Center Street, Brandon. For details, call 802-247-4956.

 

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

 

Giorgetti Sports

RUTLAND Rutland Recreation Department, 16 North Street Extension, now is taking registrations for indoor lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and flag football for youths at Giorgetti Park. The season for these sports starts Monday, March 10 and runs for seven weeks. In addition to youth sports, men and women’s soccer will also be offered, as well as drop-in soccer play. For specific information about times for youth, women and men’s sports, call 802-773-1822.

 

Ice Fishing Tourney

COSSAYUNA Skills of area ice fishermen will be tested on Saturday, Feb.1 at the “Sixth 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.

 

Youth Breakfast

ARGYLE The Argyle Youth Commission announces that an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and other treats will be offered at Argyle Central School from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with baseball and softball sign-ups taking place during the breakfast. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children 4 to 12; and those under 3, free. For details, call 518-638-6823.

 

Mentors Wanted

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Youth Center is seeking “volunteer junior mentors” to work with children enrolled in its “tween program.” Mentors should be in high school, grades 9 through 12. The work may develop into summer jobs. For information, call the Youth Center at 518-695-6100.

 

Register Soon

HOOSICK FALLS Payment for registration for the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club “spring travel league season” will be accepted up until Wednesday, Feb. 15. For details about the league, the season and specifics of registration call Justin at 518-944-1498 or email cicerorey1919@gmail.com.

 

Ice Fishing Derby

PETERSBURG Petersburg Rod and Gun Club will hold its third 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.

 

Hoosick Book Sale

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with paperbacks selling for 25-cents and hardbacks for 50-cents. The library is located on Classic Street at the foot of Route 22. For details, call 518-686-9401.

 

Defensive Driving

SARATOGA SPRINGS First Baptist Church at 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs will be the classroom for a state approved Defensive Driving course to be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. According to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, completion of the course saves 10 percent on basic auto insurance for the next three years and cuts 4 points off your driving record. Cost is $39, or $34 each if you bring a friend. Call Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

 

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 “Cow Plop Bingo” 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.

 

Child Library Day

MANCHESTER Saturday, Feb. 1, is “Take Your Child to the Library Day” at Mark Skinner Library in Manchester from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with story times at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A craft table, grab bag prizes, a best estimate jar and snacks will compete for attention with family board games and puzzles. For details about this fun-for-the-whole family event, call 802-362-2607.

 

Free Tax Service

HOOSICK FALLS Hoosick Area Church Association will, for its tenth year, offer free tax preparation assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The office, at 26 John Street in Hoosick Falls, will be open through February each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Saturday, Feb. 1 and each Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., starting Thursday, Feb. 6. In March and April, it will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday nights by appointment. Call VITA at 518-686-9491 for details.

 

Fly Tying Series

MANCHESTER The final three workshops of a five-part series on fly tying will be held at Manchester’s American Museum of Fly Fishing on three successive Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. to noon: Feb. 1, 8 and 15. Speakers will be, in order, Paul Sinicki, Peggy Brenner and Kelly Bedford. Cost is included with your $5 fee to the museum. For further details, call 802-362-3300 or email ccole@amff.com.

 

Community Carnival

GRANVILLE A Community Awareness Carnival will held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Granville Junior Senior High School, offering family fun and information. The carnival will offer free carnival games, local resource and drug and alcohol awareness information. Snacks will also be sold. For details, call the school at 518-642-1051, ext. 1310.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET Dorset Library will present local Painter Marilyn Cavallari at a public reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. With degrees in fine arts and art history, Cavallari’s works grace the walls of private homes from Vermont to the Bahamas. She has exhibited her work in art centers, libraries and at art shows in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. Her show lasts through February. For details, call 802-867-5774.

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE The 2014 Lake George Winter Carnival opens at noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Shepard Park. Events this weekend on Saturday include Outhouse Races at 12:30 p.m., Chili Cook-off at 12:30 p.m., the official Winter Carnival Parade at 4 p.m., and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. The festival continues on Sunday with a snow slide, helicopter rides, children’s activities, snowmobile rides and more, and will continue with events on weekends through Feb. 23. Information: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

Irish Fundraiser

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Committee will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Sand Bar in Hoosick Falls. All are welcome to enjoy a fun afternoon of Irish road bowling, an Irish drink contest, Irish stew cook-off, raffles, music, potato bar and lots of blarney. To enter the Irish stew contest, call Marie O’Neil at 686-4828. The St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m.

 

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.

 

Folk Singer

BRANDON Singer/Songwriter Rachel Ries, who calls her music “prairie swing and city folk,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Brandon Music in Brandon. Dinner and show costs $15 each. Reservations are required for the dinner. For details, call 802-465-4071 or email info@brandonmusic.net.

 

Classical Violinist

RUTLAND Violin works by Beethoven, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Paganini will be played by award-winning Classical Violinist Aleksey Semenenko at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre. Pianist Inna Firsova will accompany Semenenko. Ukranian-born Semenenko has been acclaimed throughout Russia, and he will debut this year at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. For details, call 802-775-0903.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

Monthly Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, offering a range of breakfast traditional breakfast foods. Cost for the breakfast, held in squad quarters, is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For details, call 518-753-9549.

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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 Chicken

SALEM Head Chef Jeremy Gillis will cook the take-out-only chicken for the annual Salem Volunteer Fire Department’s “Superbowl Sunday Chicken Barbecue” to be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Proudfit Hall at 181 Main Street. Cost is $9 and can be purchased at Salem Hardware, A&J Agway, Main Street Diner or by calling Jeremy at 518-681-2746.

 

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.

 

“Gods of War”

FAIR HAVEN A dinner and a movie, “The Gods of War,” and a small group discussion to follow, will take place at Fair Haven’s First Congregational Church from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays, starting Feb. 2 and ending March 16. Child care will be available. For details, call Maggie Brown at 802-265-3321.

 

 

Monday, Feb. 3

 

Hubbard Hall Yoga

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall announces that a new term of yoga classes will begin the week of February 3, as follows: beginner’s yoga, 8:30 to 10 a.m., from Feb. 3 through June 23; gentle evening yoga, 6:35 to 7:35 p.m., from Feb. 4 through June 17; and continuing yoga, 7:30 to 9 a.m., from Feb. 5 through June 18. Instructors are Elizabeth Dunn and Zaidee Bliss. For details on pricing, call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Nature School

WILTON Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park will offer a “Nature’s Homeschoolers” program, a nature-based science class, on Monday, Feb. 3 and Monday, March 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. for children grades K-4 and from 2 to 3 p.m. for children grades 5 to 8. Pre-registration is required and cost is $3 per child. For details, call 518-450-0321.

 

Healthy Hearts

BALLSTON SPA Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer the Strong Women-Healthy Hearts program, an eight-week nutrition and exercise program for women starting on Feb. 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at 50 West High Street in Ballston Spa. To register, contact Diane Whitten at 885-8995, email dwhitten@cornell.edu or obtain a form at www.ccesaratoga.org.

 

Arts Center Plans

POULTNEY Three meetings to discuss development and future of a community arts center in Poultney will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb.3 and Thursday, Feb. 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Stone Valley Arts “space” in the former Journal Press Building at 188 Main Street in Poultney. Sponsored by Stone Valley Arts, the three meetings will be both an update and exchange of ideas. For details, call 802-287-9707 or 802-353-0940 or email burnham.holmes@castleton.edu.

 

National Tour

RUTLAND The National Tour of the Broadway hit, “The Addams Family,” makes its Vermont premiere at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $59.50 and are available at the box office at 30 Center Street in downtown Rutland or online at www.paramountlive.org or by phone by calling 802-775-0903. The hit musical, which premiered on Broadway in March, 2010, is based on the macabre New Yorker drawings of Charles Addams.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

 

Tax Advice

CASTLETON A tax-aide from the American Association of Retired Persons will be at Castleton Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to help low to moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, in filing certain tax forms and schedules. For more information, call the Center at 802-468-3093.

 

Classic film

SALEM Bancroft Library of Salem announces it will screen the legendary 1939 film, “Gone with the Wind,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. This is a free program and attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks to enjoy. For details, call 518-854-7463.

 

Rifle Competition

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, just south of Victory, will continue its .22 caliber rifle competition on these successive Tuesdays: Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Time for the competition is 7 p.m. You should bring your own .22 and ammunition. For details, call Tim at 518-728-7098.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

WIC Clinic

CAMBRIDGE A Women, Infant and Children Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Office in Cambridge on Wednesday, Feb. 5. If you are a state resident and you are pregnant, or you have children under five, call Washington County WIC at 518-746-2460 for help with your grocery bill. Also call that number for a clinic appointment at a more convenient time and place.

 

Saratoga Seniors

 

SCHUYLERVILLE The next meeting of the Old Saratoga Seniors will be at noon in Schuylerville’s Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, featuring a casserole luncheon. Everyone is welcome, including new members. For details, call 518-331-2978.

 

Greenwich Seniors

GREENWICH The Greenwich Seniors Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Abeel Avenue headquarters of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, with entertainment by the Battenkill Clowns. Another game day will be enjoyed from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26,  the seniors will board a small bus trip to the state museum.

For details, call Robin McEvoy at 518-791-7834.

“Fabric and More”

ARLINGTON A new group called “Fabric and More,” dedicated to knitting, crocheting, beading, felting and all related felted crafts, will meet the first and second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., starting Wednesday, Feb. 5. No fee or registration is required. The group will meet in Arlington’s Martha Canfield Library. For details, call Tricia Dudley at 802-375-2219.

 

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.

 

Examined Life

MANCHESTER Philosophy Scholar Susanne Claxton will speak on “The Examined Life” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in First Congregational Church, as part of Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesday lecture series, which is free and open to the public. For details, call Mark Skinner Library at 802-459-4577 or 802-362-2607.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The next meeting of Washington County Toastmasters will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Annex II building, next to Washington County Cooperative Extension, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Toastmasters meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7. For details, visit www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.

 

“Woodchuck’s Revenge”

RUTLAND The Veteran Folk Group, “Woodchuck’s Revenge,” will be featured at a song circle and jam session from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Godnick Adult Center in Rutland. Singers, listeners and players of acoustic instruments are welcome.

For details, call 518-775-1182 or visit www.wildwoodsmusic.org.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

 

Talk Headlines

MANCHESTER A “Today’s Headlines Discussion Group” will be offered for eight consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday, Feb. 6. The sessions will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center. Registration fee is $40. Doug Kniffin and Steve Sinding will moderate. The eight-session program is sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. For details, call 802-867-0111.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH Boomerang Book Store in the basement of Greenwich Library will resume operation on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., and library officials report a “mountain” of books wait on shelves to be picked up and read. For details, call 518-692-7157.

 

Book Talk

CAMBRIDGE Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge, invites area residents to discuss JoJo Moyes’ book, “Me Before You” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the bookstore.

The book asks, “What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?” For details about this and any other matters, call 518-677-2515.

 

Call for members

CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Chorale, under the direction of Janet McGhee, will begin rehearsals for its spring concert “Music of Argentina and tribute to Nelson Mandela,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Embury Methodist Church, 41 East Main St., Cambridge. This is open enrollment, with auditions for vocal placement only. New members will be accepted through Feb. 20. The concert will take place May 17 and 18 at Immaculate Conception parish in Hoosick Falls. To register, call 518-686-9327.

 

Friday, Feb. 7

 

Skiing Moms

BROMLEY Moms can ski or ride for just $15 at Bromley Mountain from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. All a Mom need do is show a ticket seller a snapshot of one, some or all of their kids. The event will benefit Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington, which is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. The cancer center will receive the entire $15 of each “Mom,” ski officials said. For details, call 802-297-9600.

 

Game Day Lunch

CASTLETON See how “games can be good for the brain” and come to Castleton Community Center’s Game Day from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. A deli-style lunch will be served at noon and mind games, from Scrabble to Parcheesi, will follow. Action games, like putting green golf and shuffleboard, will also be offered. Reserve a place before the deadline, 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 by calling the center at 802-468-3093.

 

Two-Day Rummage

WELLS A two day rummage sale, offering $3 a bag, will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wells on Friday, Feb. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, call 802-645-0071.

 

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, just south of Victory, will continue its Friday night “Fish Fry” from 5 to 7 p.m. on these successive Fridays: Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Cost is $8.50 for fried fish or clams or fried chicken. Clam chowder costs $5 a quart. Call ahead for take-out at 518-695-3917. The public is welcome.

 

Artist Night

POULTNEY Local Artist Peter Huntoon will demonstrate his watercolor techniques and talk to those interested in art from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at Poultney Public Library.

A library spokesman said the “evening will provide a unique perspective, as you watch a painting come to life.” For details, call 802-287-5556 or visit www.peterhuntoon.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

 

Member Breakfast

GRANVILLE The Ladies of South Granville Congregational Church will meet at A.J’s Restaurant in Granville for breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 8, while the men of South Granville Congregational Church meet at the church at 8 a.m. for breakfast. For details about this pair of church member breakfasts, call 518-642-9510.

 

Defensive Driving

HOOSICK FALLS A defensive driving course will be offered by The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council at Hoosick Falls Health Center, Danforth Street, on Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 8:30 a.m. Completion cuts 10 percent on collision and liability for three years, and it cuts four points from a driver’s license acquired within 18 months. Call 518-686-4854 to register.

 

Snowshoe Race

WILTON The 11th annual 8K Snowshoe Race will be held at Camp Saratoga, as one of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park programs, on Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The annual race is part of the 2014 Dion Snowshoe Series. For details about registration, call 518-581-7550 or email Laura or Jeff Clark at laura@saratogastryders.org.

 

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.

 

Art Underfoot

CAMBRIDGE “Art Underfoot,” or the floor-cloths created by Artist Janet Flinchbaugh, will first be shown at an opening reception from 2 to 4 on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery on 25 East Main Street in Cambridge. Flinchbaugh’s “Art Underfoot” exhibit will remain on display until Tuesday, March. 4. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For details, call 518-677-2765.

 

Sip Soup in Schuyler

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville’s Old Saratoga Reformed Church at 48 Reformed Street invites everyone to sup at a “Souper Supper” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, where “bottomless bowls of soup,’ plus bread, salad and dessert, will be served for just $7 per person. Children 5 to 10 will only pay $3, and children under 5 eat for free. Walk-ins are welcome. Call Amber Deyoe at 518-587-8224 or 518-695-3479.

 

Game Dinner

ARGYLE Kempshall Mountain Club will hold its first game dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Boars Nest Grill on Patens Mills Road in Fort Ann. Both game and non-game dishes will be served, and a 50-50 raffle held. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12, with those under five, free. For details, call 518-683-8660.

 

Benefit Ham Dinner

POULTNEY A ham dinner will be served at Poultney United Methodist Church, 108 Main Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot vegetable, roll and cake will be served. At will donations, to benefit needy area families victimized by house fires, will be accepted. For details, call 802-287-4406 or 802-287-9087 or 802-287-5710. Pawlet’s James family, Castleton’s Chandler-Savage family and Chittenden’s Cole-Wardell family are the beneficiaries of the event.

 

Soup for Supper

FAIR HAVEN “Soup for All” will be served at Fair Haven’s American Legion Post 49 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in a “Soup Supper” honoring Brian Fiesta. The Post is located at South Main Street, and the free will supper will benefit Fair Haven Concerned, Poultney Food Shelf and Castleton Cares. For details, call Legion Post 49 at 802-265-7983.

 

Dinner Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE A Valentine’s Day “Dinner Dance” will be held on Feb. 8, starting at 6 p.m., at American Legion Post 278 on 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. A three-course meal costs $40 per couple and includes the band, “Whiskey Rebels,” which plays at 7:30. New York Strip Steak or Stuffed Chicken Breast is the choice of entree. The fee for dancing to the band only is $5 per person. For details, call 518-695-3011.

 

Comedy Night

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Department will host a night of Stand-up Comedy starring Steve Van Zandt with special guest Jaye McBride at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the firehouse. Barbecue chicken dinner and show is priced at $25; show-only ticket is $15. Purchase tickets at the firehouse or by calling 744-6314 or 361-9444.

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

 

Valentine Breakfast

WEST PAWLET West Pawlet’s Volunteer Fire Department will serve a Valentine breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. A range of breakfast foods will be served. Located on Route 153, or Main Street, the fire department building is handicapped accessible.

Cost is $7 for those 12 and up; $5 for children 5 to 12, and free to children under 5. For details, call 802-345-4312.

 

Monthly Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars on Poplar Avenue will serve its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, with a menu of traditional favorites. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, the breakfast will benefit veterans’ service projects. For details, call the VFW at 518-753-7707.

 

Victory Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of Victory, will cook breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. A range of breakfast dishes will be served. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children, and all are welcome.

For details, call 518-695-3844.

 

Sunday Poker Game

CASTLETON A Texas Hold’em Poker Game will be held at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton on Sunday, Feb. 9, with sign-up at 11 a.m. and the game starting at noon. The buy-in is $60, with add-ons and re-buys available. All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation of Fair Haven Union High School. For details, call 802-468-8962.

 

Fiddlers Fiddle

SCHUYLERVILLE New style and “old tyme” fiddling by Adirondack Fiddlers will entertain from noon to 5 p.m. at Schuylerville’s American Legion Hall on Clancy Street on Sunday, Feb. 9. All fiddlers, young and old, are welcome. The invited public will enjoy round and square dancing. For details, call 518-274-6817.

 

Texas Hold’em

BOMOSEEN A Texas Hold’em will be held at Bomoseen Grange Hall on Sunday, Feb. 9, with doors opening at noon and playing to start at 1 p.m. The grange is located on Route 30, at the four corners south of Castleton. Seventy-five percent of proceeds go to players and the buy-in cost is $75. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and refreshments. For details, call 802-273-2651.

 

“Souper Supper”

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls United Methodist Church on 16 State Street will hold its “souper supper” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. A wide variety of soups will be served. Cost is only $7, with children admitted free. The church is handicapped accessible.

Call 518-753-6053 or 518-753-6028 or visit www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.

 

Monday, Feb. 10

 

Pre-school Pioneers

WILTON “Pre-School Pioneers,” a program for the “youngest explorers,” age 3 to 6, will be held at 80 Scout Road in Wilton at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 by Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Adults must accompany children on this outdoor event. Pre-registration is required. For details, call 518-450-0321 or email info@wiltonpreserve.org. The program will be repeated at the same time on Monday, March. 10.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

 

Garden Club Meets

SCHUYLERVILLE A program on how to choose and grow long-lasting lilies will be presented by the Schuylerville Garden Club at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at United Methodist Church on 51 Church Street. Sue Beebe, of Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be the guest speaker. For details, call 518-695-3915.

 

Lincoln Essays

MANCHESTER Deadline for submission of eighth-grade student essays for Hildene’s 2014

Lincoln Essay Competition is on, (but hopefully before), President Lincoln’s birthday, Wednesday, Feb. 12. Essays should compare a leader a student admires to Lincoln. Essays must be sent to Hildene by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. For details, call Paula Maynard at 802-367-7961. Hildene, in Manchester, is the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s son.

 

Facebook Workshop

GREENWICH The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present a Facebook Workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Room 201, the computer lab of Greenwich High School. Board Member Chelsea Henderson, of Rural Soul Studio, will offer a free and short workshop on how to create and maintain a small business Facebook page. For details, call 518-692-7979.

 

Thursday, Feb. 13

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON A pre-school story hour called “Museum ABCs” will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 at the Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street in Bennington, with repeats on March 20 and April 24. The three story hours include a talk about an art object, a craft activity and a gallery tour. For details, call 802-447-1571.

 

Kindermusik

POULTNEY Heidi Brown, of Music with Heidi, announces a “Kindermusic” class for children 5 to 7 will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at her venue on 144 Main Street in Poultney. This will be a free preview class. The 15-week course costs $12 and materials. For details, call 802-884-8040 or email musicwithheidi@gmail.com.

 

Tea Party Meets

FORT EDWARD The educational topic, “Common Core,” will addressed by Speakers Kevin McCashin and David Craig at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Washington County Tea Party Patriots on Thursday, Feb. 13, which will take place on the lower level of the county office building two on Upper Broadway in Fort Edward. For details, visit the Washington County Tea Party site on Facebook.

 

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.

 

Midwinter Music

GREENWICH Music from Salem, an internationally renowned chamber music series based in Salem, will host a “Heart of Winter Party” that consists of sweets, savories, champagne, music, a documentary video, bidding on a dinner-for-two, and even dancing. The party will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plow 103 Main on 103 Main Street in Greenwich on Friday, Feb. 14. For details, call 518-232-2347.

 

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.

 

Oil Paintings Shown

WARRENSBURG Oil Painter and Sculptor Frederick Holman will concentrate on his oils in a showing of his paintings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at Willows Bistro in Warrensburg. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For information, call 518-803-4034.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

 

Youth Hockey

MANCHESTER Four Vermont youth hockey teams will converge on Manchester’s Riley Rink on Saturday, Feb. 15, when Manchester hosts the Vermont State Hockey Tournament. The schedule of events will soon be posted online at www.nortshirehockey.org. Cost will be adults, $2, and children, $1. All gate proceeds benefit Northshire Hockey Association.

For details about time of the event and registration, contact Karen Grabher at 802-362-8218.

 

Talk Monster

POULTNEY A discussion of Patrick Ness’ book, “A Monster Calls,” will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Poultney Public Library at 205 Main Street. Stop by the library, pick up a copy, and join the discussion. Any questions can be answered by calling 802-287-5556.

 

Flea Market

SCHUYLERVILLE Old Saratoga Auxiliary Unit 278 on 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville will hold its 17th annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, with a snowdate of Sunday, Feb. 16. More than 40 vendors and home cooked food will be displayed at the market. For details, call 518-695-3011.

 

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.

 

Photography Class

LAKE LUZERNE “Perfect Pictures Every Time, with Carl Heilman II,” a photography class offered by Adirondack Folk School at 51 Main Street in Lake Luzerne, will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The eight-hour class includes instruction, question and answer, and several hours of photography. Tuition is $205, with member tuition, $195. The materials fee is $25. For details, call 518-696-2400.

 

Moonlight Trek

WILTON The annual “Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga” will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road, with winter enthusiasts trekking along 2.5 miles of groomed trails before arriving at two bonfires and hot chocolate. No registration is needed, but details call 518-450-0321.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

 

Valentine Breakfast

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS St. Anne’s Church in Middletown Springs will be the site of the 24th annual Valentine Breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. A range of breakfast dishes will be served. Cost is $8 for adults, and children under 10, free. For details, call Frank Pellicci at 802-235-2763 or Susan Mackey at 802-446-2278.

 

Fishing Fly Film

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing will screen Eric Steel’s imaginative documentary, “Kiss the Water,” at a 10 a.m. showing on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Village Picture Shows Cinema at 263 Depot Street in Manchester Center. Tickets are $10 for members and $13 for non-members. For details and tickets, visit www.amff.com.

 

History Meeting

BENNINGTON Bennington Historical Society normally meets the third Sunday of each month, as it will this Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Ada Paresky Education Center on Bennington Museum’s second floor. Each meeting details a topic of Bennington-area history.

 

Mushroom Magic

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall’s Freight Depot Theatre will be the site of a “mushroom magic” lecture by Sue Van Hook, chief mycologist at Ecovative, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. (Mycology is the biological study of fungi.) Van Hook will speak about “the power of fungi in healing the planet, and how Ecovative of Green Island grows mushrooms as replacements for plastic foam. For details, call Battenkill Books at 518-677-2515.

 

Monday, Feb. 17

 

Bird Count

WILTON Residents in the Wilton-area are invited by Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park to take part in “The Great Backyard Bird Count” to be informally held from Tuesday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 17. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts, to create “a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.” For details, call the WWPP office at 518-450-0321.

 

Circus Camp

CASTLETON The 7th annual Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures Circus Camp will again be held at Castleton’s Maple Street School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, from Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21. The circus camp is open to all students, grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Cost of the camp is $40. For details, call 802-362-7137 or email jbarclay@maplestreetschool.com. Troy Wunderle, Circus Smirkus artistic director and director of clowning for Ringling Brothers, will be the teacher.

 

Vacation Camp

RUTLAND Rutland Recreation Department will offer a camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Monday, Feb. 17 and ending Friday, Feb. 21 for children, grades kindergarten through six. The recreation camp will offer day trips to and swimming at Upper Valley Aquatic Center; climbing at Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center; ice skating and sledding at Giorgetti Park, and other sports, arts and crafts activities. To register, stop by Rutland Recreation offices at 16 North Street Extension, or call 802-773-1822 or online at rutlandrec.com.

 

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.

 

Knitters Night

CAMBRIDGE Beginners and those who wish to learn knitting are invited to a knitters night at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. Bring yarn, the bulkier the better, and size-ten needles, a “nice newbie size.”

No RSVP is required, but for details, call 518-677-2515.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

 

Cabin Fever Fete

FAIR HAVEN A “Cabin Fever Party” will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 22 at American Legion Post 49 on South Main Street in Fair Haven, with music provided by “Sweetwater.” Snacks will be served, plus 50-50. Cost is $5 per person and $8 per couple. One must be 21 and older to be admitted. For details, call 802-265-7983.

 

Winter Gala

STRATTON “The Winter Gala” of The Stratton Foundation, “celebrating the friends, family and mountain we all love,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, with a winter gala raffle of prizes and a 9 to 11 p.m. dance, with music presented by DJ Joe Bell. Classical guitarist Brett Grigsby will also be featured as soloist and member of the Finger Lakes Quartet. Tickets cost $100 per person. For details about this annual winter event in Stratton, Vermont, call 802-297-2096 or visit www.strattonfoundation.org.

 

Roasted Hot Dogs

GREENWICH Greenwich Elks’ 10th annual Hot Dog Roast will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the lodge from 2 to 10 p.m. Cost is $17.50, which covers hot dogs, chili, clam chowder, sausage and peppers, hamburgers and keg beer. Music is by “Open Bar Band” from 5 to 9 p.m., and free local cab rides will be offered from 8 to 10 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 802-692-2061 after 4 p.m.

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

 

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old-style country dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Music will be supplied by “Ole Time Country.” All are welcome.

The cost is $5 for adults; $2 for those 6-17; and those under 6, free. For details, call 518-638-8905 or 518-824-3719.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

 

Care-giving Taught

BENNINGTON Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service, on 614 Harwood Hill, will hold its scheduled last Tuesday-of-the-month meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at BPI headquarters. The program, called “Families Together,” shares information and problem-solving techniques with families caring for a loved one. The meetings are held in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building, and are free and open to the public. For details, call 802-442-8136 or email info@bpiads.org.

 

Thursday, Feb. 27

 

Poetry Night

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge-area poets are invited to share their verse at a poetry night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge. (Poetry night is held the fourth Thursday of each month.) For details and to call about snow-dates, call 518-677-2515.

 

Saturday, March 1

 

Saint’s Dinner

GRANVILLE The annual St. David’s Day Dinner, a 26th anniversary year “Gathering of the Clans in honor of St. David, Patron Saint of Wells,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, which is St. David’s Day. Sponsored by the Poultney Area St. David’s Society, the dinner will be held at A.J.’s Restaurant, Quaker Street in Granville. Pre-paid registration is requested no later than Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23. Cost is $15. For details, call 802-287-9729, 518-642-0709 or 802-287-5744.

 

Hildene Award

MANCHESTER Nominations for the Hildene Award, given to Vermonters active in conservation and/or preservation, should be submitted by mail or in person at close of day on Saturday, March 1. Download forms at www.hildene.org/news.html. For detailed information, call 802-367-7961. Hildene is the ancestral home of Robert Todd Lincoln. The award includes a $10,000 prize, gifted to a non-profit of the honoree’s choosing.

 

Wednesday, March 5

 

Flower Show

RUTLAND The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont announces that two trips are planned to two major flower shows, one in Philadelphia and the other, Boston.

The bus for the Philadelphia show will leave Rutland at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, arriving in the city at 1 p.m. (Pick-up stops depend on the number of riders.) The date for the Boston Flower Show is Thursday, March 13. For details, call 802-287-9744 or contact gfwcvt@comcast.net or imj428@comcast.net.

 

Thursday, March 6

 

Book Club Meets

CAMBRIDGE Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge, announces that the Fiction Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at the bookstore, to discuss the 1937 classic, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” an enduring Southern love story by Zora Neale Hurston. The meeting is free. For details, call 518-677-2515.

 

Saturday, March 8

 

Spring Crafts

GREENWICH The annual “Spring Craft Fair” of the Auxiliary of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 2223 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 in Greenwich. Crafters are wanted, and a space costs $30. Only 40 spaces are available. For details about reservations, call Donna at 518-692-2347 or Amber at 518-587-8224.

 

Marble Mardi Gras

WEST RUTLAND The 2014 Marble Mardi Gras at Rutland Country Club will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Hosted by the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, the fundraising event features cocktails, a silent and live auction with Bobby Prozzo and dinner and dancing to “On the Rocks.” Cost is $65 per person. Dinner seating is limited. To RSVP, call 802-438-2097 or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Sunday, March 9

 

Deadline to Join

ARLINGTON The deadline for season registration and the first practice of “The Mack Attack AAU Girls’ Basketball” is Sunday, March 9.  Mack Attack AAU improves skills and knowledge through advanced play. Girls, ages 8 to 17, should contact Coach Kerry Csizmesia at kerrycsizmesia@yahoo.com or phone 860-326-5024 for details about times, dates and place. For general information, visit www.mackattackaau.org.

 

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.

 

Saturday, April 12

 

Spotlight on Business

POULTNEY Poultney High School will accommodate participating businesses, as they celebrate “Spotlight on Business: Alive and Strong” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. While area businesses display their products and wares, area restaurants will offer a “Taste of the Town,” or “tastings” from various eateries. To register for a place at the event, or simply for more details, call 802-287-4114.

 

Vermont Impressions

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street will present the work of three Vermont impressionist painters –– Clifford Adams Bayard, Arthur Gibbes Burton and George Loftus Noyes –– starting on Saturday, April 12 and running through June 17. On view in the Limric and Parmalee Galleries, the impressionist landscapes depict southern Vermont. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For details, call 802-447-1571.

 

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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