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SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Youth Center continues to seek students, grades 9 through 12, to be Volunteer Junior Mentors for its “Tween Program.” Some of these volunteer positions may grow into summer jobs. For information, call 518-695-6100.
HUDSON FALLS Those interested in registering for two on-going 4H youth shooting programs at Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club and the Salem Rifle and Pistol Club, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, should contact 518-746-2560 or 1-800-548-0881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The programs are eight to 10 weeks long and youths must be 12 to participate in the limited-spaced program. $20 is the range and supply fee.
Paintings in Hoosick
HOOSICK FALLS The paintings and mixed media work of Aaron Buzzinski will displayed throughout February at 120 Gallery 90 at The Armory, as well as “Luminous,” an exhibition by the Hoosick Artist Guild Project. For details, call 518-686-9050.
Register for Soccer
HOOSICK FALLS Registration for “In-House Rec” soccer through the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club will continue from now until March 21. The season will run from Saturday, May 3 to Saturday, June 7, with practices starting two weeks before May 3. Please email laura@email@example.com or call 518-944-4971.
Fire Victim Donations
HOOSICK FALLS HAYC3 announces that donations for the Isherwood and Hurlbert families, victims of a recent Center Street fire, should be sent to an account set up at Trustco Bank on Main Street. Checks should be made out to the “Benefit Fund for the Isherwood/Hurlburt Families” and mailed to Trustco or HAYC3, PO Box 492.
For details, call 518-686-9050.
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.
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.
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
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.
Free Diabetes Class
SARATOGA SPRINGS Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a series of three classes for people with diabetes at Saratoga Springs Public Library at 1 p.m. on successive Fridays, as follows: Feb. 7, 14 and 21. To register, call 802-885-8995.
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.
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.
Fish Fry Night
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.
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.
MANCHESTER Burr and Burton Media and Performing Arts Department announces that its Theatre Arts Symposium will present “A Night of Improv” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 in the Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester. Fourteen students will perform under the tutelage of Improv Master Gary Kramer, who runs comedy clubs in New York and San Diego. Cost is $3 for students, faculty and staff and $5 for the general public. Call Burr and Burton at 802-362-1775.
First Friday Robot
GRANVILLE Granville High School’s Vex Robotics Team robot will encounter Granville Elementary School’s “Tolerance” art project at Pember Library and Museum’s First Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Jennifer Dashel’s sixth grade students have created, with Curtis Lumber donations, more than 20 displays of tolerance. High School Teacher Gary Gendron’s VEX robotics team faces regional competition. All of which will be on display at First Friday. Call 518-642-8109 for details.
An Elvis Night
SOUTH GLENS FALLS “An Evening with Elvis,” featuring Presley impersonator Donny “Elvis” Romines, will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at St. George Parish Hall on Main and Second Streets in South Glens Falls. Cost is $15 at the door. Food and drinks are available; a 50/50 and raffle will also be held. Doors open at 6. All will benefit the American Cancer Society and St. George Church. For details about reservations, call Helen at 518-745-7821.
Saturday, Feb. 8
GRANVILLE The Ladies of South Granville Congregational Church will meet at 8 a.m. 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.
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.
POULTNEY Poultney Elementary School’s sixth grade class will hold a bottle drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Bottles can be dropped off at the Poultney Rescue Squad building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details, call Poultney Elementary School at 802-287-5212.
HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School Parents-Teachers Association will host its annual “Family Fun Bingo” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Hoosick Falls Junior-Senior High School cafeteria. For details, call Sarah Bushey at 518-686-9492, ext 1010.
CAMBRIDGE Valley Artisans Market will celebrate its first annual pre-Valentine’s Chocolate Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Co-op members will offer the public a variety of homemade chocolate goodies. The public is invited to come in, enjoy a chocolate treat and chat with the artists. A large variety of new work by members of the arts and crafts cooperative will also be on display. For details, call 518-677-2765.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
FORT ANN Fort Ann’s United Protestant Church will hold a “Basket Blizzard Party” on Saturday, Feb. 8, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the drawing held at 1. Free are food, drinks and cookies, but the entrance fee is $5, and it comes with 25 tickets. $2 buys additional tickets. For details, call 518-932-4559.
LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Winter Carnival continues its celebration of winter with events on both Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9 as follows: noon barbecue cook-off,
4 p.m. beach bonfire and 6:30 p.m. fireworks, all Saturday; and 1 p.m. tavern competition, Sunday. For specific information on Winter Carnival “truck ice drags,” visit www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
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.
MANCHESTER Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” a tragedy of maternal love, will be broadcast in hi-definition from London’s National Theatre to Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for students and can be purchased online at bbatickets.com and at the door.
For details, call 802-867-0111.
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.
Pork Roast Repast
LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Winter Carnival Pork Roast Dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at St. James’ Episcopal Church on 172 Ottawa Street, with take-outs available at 5 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. For details, email Karen at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
All You Can Eat
BUSKIRK Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department will serve an “All You Can Eat” breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. For details, call 518-686-9966. All proceeds benefit the fire department.
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.
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 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.
CAMBRIDGE The award-winning documentary film, “A Place at the Table,” which documents “the crisis of hunger in America today,” will be screened at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the lower floor of the Brieman Building at 81 East Main Street in Cambridge.
Following the showing, a tour will be offered of “The Loaves and Fishes” Food Pantry in the Brieman Building, which distributes 3,500 pounds of food to 350 people in the Cambridge area. For details, call 518-677-7008.
MIDDLE FALLS A membership drive for The Northeast Antique and Tractor Club, a new club pledged to preserve the area’s agricultural past, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Middle Falls Firehouse, Route 29. This new club will work with Future Farmers of America and 4-H to set up an NATC junior membership at no cost for those under 16. Truck, tractor and farm equipment demonstrations will be an organizational goal. For details, call Bill Ingalsbe at 518-642-9029 or Kathleen Backus at 518-893-2035.
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.
Enter Museum Free
GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection and Museum at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls announces that for 2014, museum admission will be free the second Sunday of each month so that the Hyde remains “accessible to everyone.” Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. For details, call 518-792-1761 or visit www.hydecollection.org.
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.
MANCHESTER Riley Rink in Manchester will supply the ice for a Dollar Skate to benefit Mark Skinner Library’s Annual Fund, sponsored by The Perfect Wife and Spiral Press Café, to be held from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. Cost is $3 per adult and $1 per children. Vermont Reading Partners will be bringing books to the event, which can be browsed during this day of skating in February, “The Love Your Library Month.” For details, call 802-549-4577.
Art Museum Speaker
GLENS FALLS Dr. Charles Mitchell, associate professor of American Studies at Elmira College in Elmira, will speak about various depictions in art, literature and history of U.S. national parks at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. This program is free and open to the public. For details, call 518-792-1761 or visit www.hydecollection.org.
EASTON The Easton Library Association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, and the public is invited to attend. Sara Dallas, director of the Southern Adirondack Library System, will speak. Annual reports will be given by Director Helen Brownell and Treasurer Peter Read. Friends of the library will report on their activities. For details, call 518-692-7164.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The program will be repeated at the same time on Monday, March. 10.
More Library Hours
EASTON Easton Library will add 4.5 more hours to its weekly schedule, starting Monday, Feb. 10. The new library schedule is as follows: 1 to 5 p.m., Mondays; 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays; 9:30 to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays; 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays. The changes are in response to a recent public survey. For details, call Easton Library at 518-692-2253.
MANCHESTER Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer another 8-week program of group drumming taught by Saragail Benjamin at Israel Congregation of Manchester on eight successive Mondays. The course starts Monday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $80. Registration is required in advance. For details, call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Women and Children
GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Granville’s Baptist Church on Quaker Street, offering grocery bill help for those who qualify and supplemental food and health education programs to pregnant and nursing women. For details, or to make a separate appointment, call 518-746-2460.
WHITEHALL Rev. Donna Arnold of Trinity Episcopal Church in Whitehall announces that a free community friendship lunch will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11, offering homemade soups, sandwiches and light desserts. For details, call 518-587-0906.
DORSET Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning presents “Looking at Abstract Painting,” taught by Jane Davies, a full-time painter and collage artist, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $40. For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call 802-867-0111.
PROCTOR In its third fund-raiser against cancer, the Proctor High School Lady Phantoms basketball team will square off against the Woodstock Wasps at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in a tournament called “Lady Phantoms vs. Cancer.” Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Other activities include a 50/50 and a raffle, featuring gift cards to local businesses of all kinds. Last year, more than $3,400 was raised in honor of Paul Wager, Proctor educator and coach, who lost his battle with cancer. For details, call 802-236-1793.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
SARATOGA SPRINGS General Schuyler Emergency Squad will hold a “Valentine Rose Sale” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on three successive days, Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 12 to 14. Red, pink and white roses will be sold, with the price-range $3 for a single rose to $35 for a dozen in a vase. To pre-order, call 518-695-6145. General Schuyler Emergency Squad is located at 901, Route 29, Saratoga Springs.
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.
Paint on Silk
CASTLETON Castleton Community Center will offer a workshop on the art of painting on silk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. in the center. The purpose of the workshop will be to produce a silk scarf. For details, call 802-468-3093. Advanced registration is required and payment is due by Monday, Feb. 10.
SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be five styles of scooter board races. For details, email email@example.com.
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.
DORSET Dorset Church at 143 Church Street, off Route 30, will serve a delicious free supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. These winter suppers are for everyone, and take-outs are available. This winter, the church will hold an additional free dinner on Thursday, March 13. For details, call Jane at 802-867-2260.
GRANVILLE Granville Music Teacher Timothy Patrick will direct the popular “Solos Concert” in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, leading singers, guitarists and pianists in performances of works by Clementi, Bach and Beethoven.
Other music includes popular and Broadway songs. Household items will be collected for the Haynes House of Hope. For details, call Granville Central School at 518-642-1051.
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.
RUTLAND Chittenden Fiddler Steve Spensley will lead the fiddle jam at Godnick Adult Center at 1 Deer Street in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Fiddlers will lead, but players of other acoustic instruments are invited to attend. For details, call Jack Crowther at 802-775-1182 or visit www.wildwoodsmusic.org.
Thursday, Feb. 13
GLENS FALLS Bring your lunch to the Hyde Museum from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for a “Seeing Things at Lunchtime” exhibit, which will display the photos of Ansel Adams on Thursday, Feb. 13; photos of Alfred Stieglitz and Friends on Thursday, March 13; Art of the American Landscape, April 10; and a Juried Show called Art History Repeats Itself, May 8. For details, call 518-792-1761, ext. 327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Dimes a Dip
HARTFORD Hartford Central School will hold a “Dimes a Dip” dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The all-you-can-eat event offers dinner, soda or milk, dessert and costs $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for students. All proceeds benefit the 2014 Senior Class.
For details, call 518-632-5222.
Tea Party Meets
FORT EDWARD The educational topic, “Common Core,” will be 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
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.
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.
Benefit Open House
MANCHESTER An “Open House,” to benefit the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity, will be held at Shires ReSale Store from Friday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 17, with Friday, Saturday and Monday hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours 1 to 4 p.m. Shires ReSale Store, located on Depot Street going east out of Manchester, sells new and gently used items to benefit Habitat for Humanity. For details, call 802-379-3093.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Show Biz Murder
SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Community Theatre will present “Murder on the Oriental Rug,” a comedy-melodrama-murder mystery that spins around the chaos of play production at 7:30 on Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15; Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22; and at 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, Feb. 16 and 23. The production will be presented inside the Town of Saratoga Building on Routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 518-695-5480.
GREENWICH Two-thirds of the New Jersey-based jazz group “Jastrio,” namely Stephany and Arnold Frieifelder, will join Con Brio performers Tiffany Miller Maynard, Susanne Bischoff, Giovanni Grillo, Les Wheeler and Douglas Bischoff in a Valentine’s Day concert of jazz, country and popular song to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the club, Seventy Main, at 70 Main Street in Greenwich. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve, call 518-796-8184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRANDON An evening of romantic music will be played and sung by the Pianist Fred Barnes and Singer Sarah Stone at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14 at Brandon Music. Professional musicians, Barnes and Stone will present a program of love songs by Rogers and Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Gershwin, Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mercer.
Cost is $15, with a pre-concert dinner also costing $15. For details, call 802-465-4071.
Saturday, Feb. 15
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.northshirehockey.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.
Super Book Day
CAMBRIDGE St. Luke’s Church at 4 St. Luke’s Street in Cambridge invites all children 5 to 12 to St. Luke’s Super Book Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. A pancake breakfast, a Noah’s Ark video and all Super Book Friends will be on hand.
For details about this free event, call 518-677-2632.
Model Car Vendors
BENNINGTON More than 40 vendors, offering plastic, die-cast, hot wheels, matchbox and other model cars will gather at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The center, 238 Main Street, is located at the corner of Main Street, Route 9 and Benmont Avenue General admission is $3, which children under 12, free. For details, call these numbers: 802-447-7957 or 518-514-8681.
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.
Winter Carnival News
LAKE GEORGE Winter Carnival continues Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16 as follows: motorcycle and ATV races both days, registration at 9 a.m.; ATV poker run/ scavenger hunt, Saturday, registration at Duffy’s from 9 to 11 a.m.; giant kite flying, Saturday; fireworks, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; bonfire on the beach, 4 p.m., Saturday; noon chowder cook-off, Saturday; ice-diving demo, both days; glacier golf, Sunday, 12 to 3 p.m.; breezy alpaca farm, Shepards Park, Saturday; Light up the Sky with wish Lanterns, 6 p.m. Saturday.
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.
SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center is offering free tax assistance from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the CCC. Locally-trained workers will help e-file federal and state returns for families with incomes under $50,000. They are not able to help self-employed workers or households with rental or farm income or depreciation. An appointment is necessary; to set one up, contact VITA at 1-800-211-5128.
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.
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.
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.
EASTON A “Souper Lunch” will be served at Easton Methodist Church, Route 40, in North Easton from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Cost is $7.50 for adults, twelve and under, $3.50, and under 5, free. Take-outs are available and there are no reservations.
For details, call 802-664-7184.
Renew Wedding Vows
MANCHESTER Zion Episcopal Church invites romantic married couples to a dinner and a re-marriage, as the church celebrates a post-Valentine’s Day “Renewal of Marriage Vows,” starting with an Italian dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by vow renewals in the sanctuary. Squeezed in between will be a St. Valentine presentation on love and marriage. For details, call 802-362-1987 or email email@example.com.
WILTON The annual “Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga” will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 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.
SCHAGHTICOKE An “All-you-can-eat” spaghetti dinner of tossed salad, Italian bread, spaghetti and meatballs, cooked by Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus, will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at Northern Site of Transfiguration Parish at 17 South Main Street in Schaghticoke on Saturday, Feb. 15. Proceeds benefit the parish. For details, call 518-753-4554.
ARGYLE Argyle American Legion will hold an “All you can Eat” pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Post 1815 on Sheridan Street (Route 40.) For details about this traditional pancake supper, call 518-638-8603.
Sunday, Feb. 16
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Troy Wunderle, Circus Smirkus artistic director and director of clowning for Ringling Brothers, will be the teacher.
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.
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.
Beat the Boredom
SALEM Salem’s Bancroft Library will host a series of “Beat the Winter Break Boredom” the week of Feb. 17 as follows: loop bracelets on Monday, Feb.17; leggo day, Tuesday, Feb. 18; bridge-building, Thursday, Feb. 20; make angry birds, Friday, Feb. 21. For details on each of these boredom-busting events, call Bancroft Public Library at 518-854-7463.
Rocky Marriage Fix
BUSKIRK Jimmy Evans, from “Marriage Today,” will counsel troubled husbands and wives through a “conference DVD” on five successive Mondays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting Feb. 17 and ending March 17, at Buskirk Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 2176 West Hoosick Road. Cost is free. To register to attend, call 518-686-4524.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Women and Children
GREENWICH Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenwich’s Town Office on Quaker Street, offering grocery bill help for those who qualify, and supplemental food and health education programs to pregnant and nursing women. For details, or to make a separate appointment, call 518-746-2460.
GLENS FALLS Reservations are being accepted by the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls for a “Winter-Break, Art Workshop” for children ages 6 to 14 to be held in the Hyde art studio from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 21. Arts skills will be strengthened by Instructress Amanda Murphy. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Limited space required registration no later than Wednesday, Feb. 12. For details, call June Leary at 518-792-1761.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
MANCHESTER Manchester’s Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Hildene’s Beckwith Room. The program will be Alan Calfee, a practicing forester and Southern Vermont conservationist, speaking on the topic of “Managing Woodlands.”
Cost is $5 for non-members. For details, email email@example.com.
RUTLAND Chaffee Studio will offer an acrylic painting class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Chaffee Studio School, 75 Merchants Row in Rutland. Cost is $30 for members and $25 for non-members. For details, call 802-775-0062.
MANCHESTER Manchester Historical Center will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Long Trail School, where Presenter Bill Badger will trace the history of the Dorset and Granville Railroad. The program is a joint presentation with the Dorset Historical Society. For more details, visit www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.
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.
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
Artist Yard Sale
BRANDON An Artists’ Supply Yard Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, with area artists selling unwanted supplies and materials. For details, call 802-247-4295 or visit www.cmacvt.org.
Pizza and Wings
VICTORY MILLS Victory Mills Fire Department will serve up pizza and wings from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, both eat-in or carry-out. Open to eight, the department says its last call is 7. Pizza prices range from $11 to $18 and wings cost $8. For details on toppings, call 518-695-6623.
SALEM Six Salem families will open their homes for three nights of gourmet dining, all starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. The six dinners consist of beef short ribs, sirloin beef and cheese fondue, Cornish game hens, lobster macaroni and cheese, classic roast beef and vegetarian lasagna. Each $50 meal includes appetizers, salad, dessert and wine. Limited seating for 6 to 8 guests is on a reserved, first-come basis, so call Salem Community Courthouse Center at 518-854-7053.
GRANVILLE Granville Hook and Ladder will hold a “Sock Hop” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, with a snow date of March 1. The fire and rescue company event will feature music by Skeeter and his Northern Band, featuring Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley; a hula-hoop and twist contest; a 50/50 raffle; and old-time refreshments. Cost is $7 per adult; $12 per couple; kids 8 to 15, $5; under 8, free. All proceeds benefit Granville Hook and Ladder. For details of the event, produced by Steve “Skeeter” Morse, call 518-932-3620.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 27
SARATOGA SPRINGS Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold its 5th annual Horseman’s Social from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant at 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Cost is $30, with a cash bar. For details, call 518-885-8995.
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
BRUNSWICK Spring will be pushed back to Saturday, March 1, when “Spring Garden Day,” a day-long event, is held at Tamarac High School in Brunswick, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County. Two speakers will highlight the day, and nine classes will be offered. The cost is $30 per person and pre-registration is required. For details about specific hours, and to register, call 518-272-4210 or visit www.ccerensselaer.org.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
HARTFORD Hartford Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will present the bluegrass and country band, “Bluebillies,” on Saturday, March 8, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show to commence at 7. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 518-632-5326.
The firehouse is located at Routes 40 and 149. Proceeds benefit the fire company.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 860-326-5024 for details about times, dates and place. For general information, visit www.mackattackaau.org.
Taste of Rutland
RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s “Taste of Rutland” dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at MSJ’s Martin McDonough Gymnasium at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland. Cost is $25 per person. Numerous area restaurants cater this annual get-together. For details, call 802-775-0151, ext. 112 or email@example.com.
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
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
TICONDEROGA King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will present its daylong symposium called “New Garden Visions” on Saturday, April 12. The one-day event teaches easy techniques to improve home gardens. Cost is $75 for visitors and $65 for “Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.” For details, call 518-585-2821.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.