Community Calendar 02/13/14

T hursday, Feb. 13

 

Volunteers Sought

WHITEHALL The Washington County Senior Dining Site, located in American Legion Hall in Whitehall, is looking for seniors sixty or older to volunteer at the site, where seniors meet for food, fellowship, information and for health and safety programs. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist for those wanting to devote as little time as a few hours a week, a month or a year. Life experience is all that is necessary. For details, call Vanessa 518-746-2420, ext. 3440.

 

Seeing Things

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 jleary@hydecollection.com.

 

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.

 

Art’s Purpose

BENNINGTON The purpose of art, either for itself or as agent of social change, will be discussed at Bennington’s Southern Vermont College by a panel of notable authors, Alexandria Peary, Megan Mayhew Bergman and Andre Dubus III. These three noted professors will speak at 2:25 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Everett Mansion Theatre. For details, call 802-447-6388.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fundraiser Re-set

DORSET The Long Trail School 8th grade Montreal trip fundraiser at Sherrie’s Café in Manchester has been rescheduled from Feb. 5 to Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for the breakfast dinner. Reserve by calling 802-362-3468, and take-out is available. For general information, call Justin Bendall at 802-867-5717, ext. 107.

 

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

 

Birding Bonanza

MANCHESTER Grab your binoculars and join bird watchers from more than 100 countries in the Great Backyard Bird Count from Friday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 17. The program is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, with partner Bird Studies Canada. To participate, go to www.birdcount.org. The local contact is Randy at Vermont Bird Place and Sky Watch at 802-362-2270.

 

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.

 

CPR Class

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad at 37 Gilbert Street in Cambridge will be the site of a CPR course at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. For details, call Susan Landry at 518-677-8211.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Free Diabetes Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS Cornell Cooperative Extension continues to offer classes for people with diabetes at the following dates and times: 1 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 14 and 21. The classes will be held in Saratoga Springs Public Library. To register for Dining with Diabetes, call 518-885-8995.

 

Video Game Night

GREENWICH The United Church of Greenwich is hosting a Video Game Night for youth up to 18 years of age (under 10 may come with a parent) from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at the church at 37 Salem St., Greenwich. Play X-Box and Wii games, along with classic consoles like Super NES and N64. Free pizza as well. Information: Christopher at 692-9859 or cfitz@unitedchurch12834.org.

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

GRANVILLE Granville American Legion Post 323 at 10 Columbus Street will serve a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, with both eat-in and take-out orders for a donation of $8. For more details, call the Post at 518-642-1759 or Nick at 518-642-0506.

 

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.

 

“Evil Days” Author

MANCHESTER Bestselling Author Julia Spencer-Fleming will present her book, “In Through Evil Days,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For more information on this mystery novel presentation, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Paramount “Flicks”

RUTLAND Historic Paramount Theatre in Rutland continues its “Big Flicks” film screenings with the following films at the following times and dates: “When Harry Met Sally,” Friday, Feb. 14; “Miracle,” a film about the 1980 U.S. Hockey Gold Medal, Friday, Feb. 21; and “The Wizard of Oz,” Friday, Feb. 28. All showings are at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. For details, call 802-775-0570.

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.

 

Valentine Concert

GREENWICH Two-thirds of the New Jersey-based jazz group “Jastrio,” namely Stephany and Arnold Frieifelder, will join Con Brio’s Tiffany Miller Maynard, Susanne Bischoff, Giovanni Grillo, Les Wheeler and Douglas Bischoff in a Valentine’s Day jazz, country and popular song show to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the club, Seventy Main in Greenwich. Also featured is Vocalist Chelsie Henderson and Djembe Performer Wayne White. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve, call 518-796-8184 or email dbchorale@aol.com.

 

Romantic Music

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

 

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.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.

 

Community Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A community breakfast will be served at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at the corner of North Main and Allen Streets in Fair Haven from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, with the traditional breakfast costing only $1 and with the dining room handicapped accessible. For details, call 802-265-4010.

 

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.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Argyle’s Methodist Church. A local 4H group has signed up to meet there at 10 a.m. to sew a project to be entered in August’s Washington County Fair. Supplies and lunch will be supplied. For details, call 518-638-8250.

 

Barn Quilts

HOOSICK FALLS The next Hoosick Barn Quilt Work Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Armory in Hoosick Falls on Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information, call 518-686-9050.

 

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; children under 12, free. For details, call these numbers: 802-447-7957 or 518-514-8681.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Tax Assistance

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.

 

Quilt Work Day

HOOSICK FALLS A Hoosick Barn Quilt Work Day will be held at The Armory from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Workers are needed to help build and prime the frames for the smaller barn quilts. To be a part of the project, go to www.hayc3.org

 

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. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at East Poultney Green. For more details, call Bargiel at 413-687-1109.

 

Community Day

BENNINGTON 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.

 

Sweet Saturday

GRANVILLE All children are invited to Granville’s Pember Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 for a special “winter holiday” celebration of creating snowmen, crafting valentines and listening to terrific tales. Refreshments will be provided. For details, call 518-642-2525.

 

Souper Lunch

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.

 

Turtle Scientist

MANCHESTER Stephen Swinburne, author of numerous nature books for children, will discuss the efforts of the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, in a presentation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Northshire Bookstore. For details about this nature presentation about endangered sea turtles, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Cancer Cure Event

QUEENSBURY A Valentine’s Dinner Dance, part of the “Cupid for a Cure” cancer-drive, will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Sweet Basil’s Restaurant in Queensbury, with the cost $30. For more details, call 518-932-5831.

 

Artist Reception

SCHUYLERVILLE An opening reception for upstate artists Christopher Murray and Cheryl Horning will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, as part of the unveiling of a new exhibit at Laffer Gallery at 96 Broad Street, which is called “Once Upon a Time.” The exhibit of the two artists will remain at The Laffer through March 16. For details, call 518-695-3181.

 

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. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 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 office@zionchurchmanchester.org.

 

Healing Prayer

POULTNEY Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a “Service of Healing Prayer” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the church, with music provided by Paul Gibbs. Everyone is invited.

For details, call 802-287-2252.

 

Sweetheart Fete

HOOSICK FALLS Hoosick Falls Baptist Church will hold its second annual Sweetheart Dinner and Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the church, with proceeds to benefit the church’s youth group. The Star Dusters will supply the music. For information and tickets, call Katie Brownell at 518-686-9289. The church is located at 80 Main Street.

 

Moonlight Trek

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 for details call 518-450-0321.

 

Pancake Supper

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.

 

Starlit Trek and Fire

CAMBRIDGE Join Battenkill Conservancy and Salem Astronomy Club members at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Jan and Tom Wolski’s home for a “Stargazing Hike and Bonfire” in and around 42 McMillan Road in Cambridge. Tiki torches staked in the ground and starlight above will guide trekkers on foot, snowshoe or cross-country skis to apple cider, hot chocolate, winter snacks and a roaring bonfire. For details on this free event, call 518-677-2545.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

 

41st Breakfast

POULTNEY The Snow Devils 41st annual pancake breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon at Poultney Elementary School on Sunday, Feb. 16, with the price $7 for adults and $4 for children. For details, call the school at 802-287-5212.

 

Pancake Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke will serve its monthly pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. Besides pancakes, Belgian waffles, sausage, soufflé, omelets, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee will be served. Lodge members invite everyone to have breakfast with them.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department will hold an “All You Can Eat” country breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the firehouse, with the company serving up a full range of breakfast dishes. Cost is $8 for adults and $7.50 for those 55 and older; $6 for children 5 to 12; and children under 5, free. For details, call 518-792-4396.

 

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.

 

Monthly Breakfasts

GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Lodge continues to hold its monthly breakfast, with this month’s serving at the lodge from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, and the other two dates, March 16 and April 20. Cost is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors; $5 for youths 5 to 12; and under 5, free. Meanwhile, the lodge continues to sell “Richies” pizza each Friday night, along with chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, French fries and other specialties from 5 to 8 p.m. For details on either breakfasts or pizza nights, call 518-692-2061.

 

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. For details, call 802-447-1571.

 

Route Seven Talk

BENNINGTON Vermont Historian Ted Bird will explain “Route Seven, Then and Now,” an examination of the historic highway, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at a meeting of the Bennington Historical Society in the Ada Paresky Education Center on the second floor of the Bennington Museum. For details, call 802-447-1571.

 

Landscape Designer

MANCHESTER Renowned Landscape Designer Julie Moir Messervy will explain how to extend living space outdoors in a presentation at Northshire Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700.

 

School Carnival

POULTNEY Poultney High School will hold its “winter carnival” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, offering food, prizes, games and a bounce house. Hosted by the Foundation Church, the annual event is free to the public. For details, call 802-287-2577.

 

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. 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.

 

Stroll for Owls

HEBRON Pember Library and Museum announces that an “Owl Walk,” primarily for children, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hebron Nature Preserve on Route 22 on Sunday, Feb. 26, with children, guardians and hosts listening to different owl calls and touching owl wings and talons from the museum’s display. Bring a flashlight and wear snowshoes or boots. Registration is not required. For details, call 518-642-1515.

 

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.

 

World Arts Program

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts in Cambridge will offer a world arts program for children, exploring the cultures of Germany, China and Peru, starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 and continuing through Friday, Feb. 21, with program hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The place will be the Beacon Feed Studio building directly behind Hubbard Hall. Cost is $219 for non-members and $199 for members. To register, call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Marriage Conference

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. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 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.

 

Museum Workshop

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 requires registration no later than Wednesday, Feb. 12. For details, call June Leary at 518-792-1761.

 

A Live Chinchilla

GRANVILLE Pember Library and Museum invites children to meet Muffin, a rare albino Chinchilla, from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This program is open to children of all ages and will be held in the museum. For details, call 518-642-1515.

 

Making a “Wizard”

MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library in Manchester will screen a documentary on the making of the 1930s classic film, “The Wizard of Oz,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-362-2607.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 19

 

Paint Slate

GRANVILLE Pember Library and Museum invites children to decorate a slate plaque by painting or decoupage from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Children must be age five and older for the program in the library. Since only 12 seats are available, pre-registration is required. For details, call 518-642-1515.

 

Lyme Disease Talk

CASTLETON Epidemiologist Erica Berl of Vermont’s Department of Health will explain the complexities of Lyme Disease in a talk called “Tiny Monsters in Our Backyard” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the center at 2108 Main Street. For details, call 802-468-3093. The fee is $3.

 

Garden Club

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 info@manchestergardenclubs.org.

 

Quilling Taught

GRANVILLE Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Granville’s Pember Library at 33 West Main Street, Pat Oathout will teach quilling. Pre-registration is not required. For details, call 518-642-2525. This session will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.

 

Different Faces

GLENS FALLS “Many Different Faces,” a free family event facilitated by Lili Loveday, will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the community room of Crandall Library at 251 Glens Street, Glens Falls. The program is an “expressive movement piece that is choreographed to a narrative in three languages.” For details, visit www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Dershowitz Interview

MANCHESTER The 92nd Street Y of New York City will screen “Dershowitz and Toobin,” a filmed interview of Defense Lawyer Alan Dershowitz by CNN Analyist Jeffrey Toobin from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Israel Congregation on Route 7A North in Manchester. To register in advance for the $10 program, call 802-867-0111.

 

Painting Class

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.

 

Historical Society

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.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS Practice your “perfect response delivery” at the next meeting of Washington County Toastmasters at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Annex II building, next to the Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension Building at 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. For details, visit www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.com.

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.

 

Make Sun-catchers

GRANVILLE Pember Library and Museum will hold a make sun-catchers workshop for children 5 and older on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library. Pre-registration is required to reserve seating. For details, call 518-642-1515.

 

Pizza and a Movie

WEST HEBRON Enjoy pizza and a movie at West Hebron United Presbyterian Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, where pizza, drinks and dessert will be provided in a free night of entertainment. Children are welcome to bring a pillow, blanket or anything comfy to enhance their viewing pleasure. The church is located on Route 30. For details and to make reservations, call Win Getty at 518-854-3329.

 

Knitters Night

CAMBRIDGE Beginners and those who wish to learn knitting are invited to a knitter’s 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.

 

Winter Fitness

MANCHESTER Northshire Bookstore will host an “Alternative Winter Fitness” night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, with Instructors Nancy Benoit, Joe Miles and Monica Stillman demonstrating ways and means of staying fit without skiing or visits to the gym. For details, call 802-362-4310.

 

Friday, Feb. 21

 

Owl Preservation

MANCHESTER Mike Clough, of Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, will speak in Manchester on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rockwell Room of the Equinox Hotel. Clough will offer an interactive presentation, featuring live owls and owl artifacts. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by The Equinox Preservation Trust, the Vermont Bird Place and Sky Watch, and the Equinox Resort and Spa. For details, call 802-366-1400.

 

Novel Introduced

MANCHESTER Massachusetts Author James Scott will present his novel, “The Kept,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 in Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Cabin Fever Party

CAMBRIDGE The Knights of Columbus of Cambridge will hold a Cabin Fever Frolic from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge. Events feature an “Oldies but Goodies” DJ spinning music, free snacks, and food and drink for sale. Suggested donation is $7, with all proceeds to support K of C charitable projects.

 

Estate Planning

POULTNEY Attorney Joseph deBonis will speak on “Estate Planning” at the 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20th meeting of the Poultney Women’s Club at Poultney’s Methodist Church. For details, call Ida Mae Johnson at 802-2879744.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

 

Monthly Breakfast

POULTNEY The Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street, offering a wide range of breakfast specialties. The church is handicapped accessible. Everyone is welcome to attend. The monthly breakfast is held the last Saturday of each month. For details, call 802-287-5710.

 

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.

 

Olympic Broadcasts

RUTLAND Historic Paramount Theatre in Rutland will broadcast the Olympic bronze medal hockey game at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and the gold medal hockey game at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Hi-Definition broadcast of these Olympic sporting events is free of charge and are presented in partnership with Catamount Radio. For details, call the Paramount at 802-775-0570.

 

Community Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served on Saturday, Feb. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cambridge. The menu, provided by Girl Scout Troop 307 will feature homemade meatloaf, baked potato, green bean casserole and dessert. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; no reservations are necessary. All are welcome.

 

Community Lunch

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church on 12 Sheridan Street will serve a free community lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. All are welcome to attend. For details, call 518-638-8391.

 

History Lectures

MANCHESTER Lars Nielsen, adjunct professor at Norwich University, will twice lecture at Equinox Village in Manchester on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the following times: “The Great Warpath” from 3 to 4 p.m.; and “Two States, Two Wars” from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For details, call 802-867-0111.

 

Big Blanket Party

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Youth Center invites “tweens,” or children 8 to 12, to build the “biggest Blanket Fort the area has ever seen” from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Fort Hardy Park. Admission is one old-patterned bed sheet and a joke written on a piece of paper. A kitchen area, where food will be consumed, is planned for inside the fort. For details, call 518-695-6100.

 

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.

 

Mid-Winter Cookout

CAMBRIDGE St. Luke’s Church in Cambridge will hold a “Come-Unity” mid-winter cookout from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Takeouts are available. A suggested donation is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 and under 6, free. For details, call 518-677-2632.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

VALLEY FALLS The Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange will serve a spaghetti dinner at Pittstown United Methodist Church from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, with take-outs available. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11, and those under 4, free. To make reservations, call 518-528-4966. All proceeds benefit Rensselaer County 4H Interstate Exchange.

 

Pasta Night

RUTLAND Southwest Freedom Riders will serve up their annual “Pasta Night” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Italian Aid Society. 5 p.m. appetizers will be followed by dinner and entertainment, with proceeds benefiting area charities. For details on the $10 per person event, call 888-299-7937. The monthly February meeting, meanwhile, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27 at Denny’s Restaurant on Route 7 in Rutland.

 

Gourmet Dining

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.

 

Sock Hop

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.

 

Michele Fay Band

BRANDON  Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road will present the Michele Fay Band, described as an Americana music band, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, with tickets costing $15 and a pre-concert dinner also available for $15. For more details, call 802-465-4071.

 

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.

 

Bluegrass Show

HADLEY An Adirondack Bluegrass League Show, featuring Washington County Line Bluegrass and The Back Porch Pickers, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Mollie’s Mason Jar at 13 Park Avenue Extension. Cost is members, $10; and non-members, $12; with children under 12 and special-needs patrons, free. For details, call 518-221-6231.

 

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.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 26

 

Wild Cats

GRANVILLE Pember Library and Museum will offer an after-school program on Wild Cats, with a slideshow, animal artifacts, games and quizzes. A free program open to children of all ages, the exact time of the after-school program can be learned by calling 518-642-1515.

 

Popular Play Acted

RUTLAND The popular dramatized novel, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” which was also made into a feature film, will be played by the Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre at the following times on the following dates: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 26, 27 and 28; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2. The performance will be given at Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre. For details, call 802-353-0001.

 

Teen Peril Classes

DORSET Three night classes dedicated to exploring the very real adolescent perils of “sexting,” inhalants and substance abuse will be held in late February and early April and May. Amy Bremel, a prevention specialist, will conduct the classes at the following times and dates: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, April 9 and May 1. For details on these three classes about the dangers of drugs and technology, call 802-362-2606, ext. 103.

 

Thursday, Feb. 27

 

Licensing Class

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will hold a five-hour pre-licensing course at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Center for Nursing Rehabilitation in the Hoosick Falls Health Center. A $40 pre-paid registration fee is required ($50 at the door). Successful completion, which includes passing a test, provides the student with the necessary paperwork to take the state driver’s test and is valid for one year.

You must pre-register at 518-686-4854.

 

Fuel Fund Feast

SALEM A fuel fund feast, or benefit dinner for the Salem and Shushan Fuel Fund, will be sponsored by Salem Rotary and held at First Presbyterian Church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, with local farms and restaurants supplying most of the food. Last year, the fund supplied $12,000 worth of fuel to qualifying families. For details, call First Presbyterian Church at 518-854-9471.

 

Horseman’s Social

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.

 

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.

 

Friday, Feb. 28

 

Community Dinner

ARLINGTON A free community dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the undercroft of St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington, located on historic Route 7A at the intersection of Route 313 West. For details on the Friday, Feb. 28th dinner, call 802-375-9952.

 

 

Saturday, March 1

 

Garden Day

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.

 

Folk School Classes

LAKE LUZERNE Adirondack Folk School will offer nearly twenty folk-related classes from Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March. 29. Classes range from banjo instruction to impressionist painting. Cost ranges from $100 to $200. The majority of classes start at 9 a.m. at the school, which is located at 51 Main Street in Lake Luzerne. For details on specific classes, call 518-696-2400.

 

Suicide Prevention

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street will host a “suicide alertness training” seminar from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1. Free and open to all, the program requires pre-registration at 518-222-8650. One must be 15 or older to attend.

 

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.

 

Scooter Races

SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park remains opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Most Saturdays, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., there are five styles of scooter board races, complete with prize ribbons. For details about the youth program, call 518-695-6100.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, March 4

 

Learn Clogging

HOOSICK FALLS Learn Clogging with the Hoosick Falls Branch of the Hill Country Cloggers at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, with classes continuing after that at the elementary cafeteria of the Hoosick Falls Central School on Route 22. For details on exact class times and dates, call 518-686-7767.

 

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.

 

Hartford Bluegrass

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.

 

Comedy Night

HOOSICK FALLS The Town of Hoosick Lions Club will host a comedy night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, with tickets $16 per person. Space is limited. Food and beverages will be served from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds support the Hoosick Falls community. For details, call 518-686-4504.

 

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.

 

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 development@msjvermont.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

 

Garden Visions

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.

 

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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