Community Calendar 02/20/14

T hursday, Feb. 20

 

LARAC “Camp”

GLENS FALLS Call 518-793-1144, ext. 2, for the exact time of a two-day children’s art camp taught by Artist Kate Hartley on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20 and 21 in the LARAC building, 7 Lapham Place in Glens Falls. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, with additional siblings bringing in a $5 discount. Pre-registration for the course is required by Tuesday, Feb. 18. The topic will be a “Needle Felting Mini Course.”

 

Patriot Flight

HOOSICK FALLS Voice of a Vet announces that it has received applications for the Patriot Flight that will take place on Saturday, May 10 from the Albany International Airport. Patriot Flight is a one-day excursion to Washington, D.C. for World War II vets and terminally ill veterans of other wars. Selection is first-come, first-served for this flight, which is at no cost to the veteran. Information: Gail Smith, 686-3269.

 

Love Color

BENNINGTON An exhibit of hand-painted artworks called “What’s the Color of Love?” by Dublin Artist Karl Mullen remains on display through May 4 at Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, as part of the 2014 Regional Artist’s Program. The museum is open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details about the exhibit, call 802-447-1571.

 

Call for entries

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory Gallery announces a call for entries for its second annual juried Show of Small Works. Juror is John Hampshire, associate professor of Studio Art at SUNY Adirondack. Deadline for entries is Saturday, March 1. First prize is $250 cash, and the show’s reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. For details, go to www.onlinejuriedshows.com.

 

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.

 

Photography Exhibit

CAMBRIDGE The photography of George Forss and Jon Katz, entitled “Looking at Our World,” will be premiered at an artist’s reception at The Round House Bakery Café on 1 Washington Street in Cambridge from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The exhibition will continue at the Round House through the remainder of February into early March.

For details on exact times, call 518-677-2495 or email debfoster@hubbardhall.org.

 

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 802-287-9744.

 

Friday, Feb. 21

 

Winter Break

GREENWICH The Greenwich Youth Center, 6 Academy Street, will be open during winter break week on Friday from 2:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, email greenwichyouth12834@gmail.com or call 518-522-8335.

 

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 Friday, 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 the American Legion Post on Route 22 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.

 

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 is presented in partnership with Catamount Radio. For details, call the Paramount at 802-775-0570.

 

Poker Run

POULTNEY Poultney Snowmobile Club will hold a “Poker Run” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poultney American Legion on Saturday, Feb. 22, featuring $10 per hand, a 50/50 drawing, food available for purchase “along your route,” and maps with stop locations given out with ticket purchase. Ticket purchase includes a spaghetti dinner. For details, call 802-287-9755.

 

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.

 

“Building Wild” Shown

RUTLAND Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre will broadcast an episode of National Geographic’s “Building Wild,” the most “rugged construction show” on television, which features Rutland-native Jeremy Pratico. The screening will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Co-hosts of the program are Paulie Dimeo and Tuffy Bukaitis. The showing is free of charge. For details, call 802-775-0570, ext. 202.

 

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.

 

Legion Dinner

FORT ANN Fort Ann American Legion will serve a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Fort Ann Fire House, with dinner including salad, dessert and drink. There will also be a 50/50. Cost is adults, $10; children, 12 and under, $5. All proceeds benefit the Fort Ann American Legion and Fort Ann Fire Department. For details, call 518-361-3112.

 

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.

 

Italian Dinner

GREENWICH Italian Dinner Nights continue at the United Church in Greenwich on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This month’s menu includes Baked Tuscan Chicken and Stuffed Shells. Live music as well. Take-out from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10. Information: Christopher at 692-9859 or cfitz@unitedchurch12834.org.

 

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; 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.

 

Israeli Film Shown

RUTLAND Two films, depicting Jewish and Arab life as it is lived in the Middle East, will be shown at the Rutland Jewish Center on 96 Grove Street on the following dates: “The Band’s Visit” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and “Ushpizin,” also at 7:30 p.m. on March 1. This free event includes refreshments, and is hosted by Rick Winston, past programming director for Green Mountain Film Festival and owner for 29 years of Montpelier’s Savoy Theatre. For details, call 802-773-3455.

 

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 518-692-2061 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.

 

Monday, Feb. 24

 

Computer Class

CASTLETON Register now for a “Beyond the Basics” computer class that will meet in Castleton Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon for four successive days, starting Monday, Feb. 24 and ending Thursday, Feb. 27. $12 registration is due by Feb. 21. Since class size is limited, reserve by calling 802-468-3093.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

 

Care-giving support

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.

 

World War Lessons

MANCHESTER United Nations Veteran Derek Boothby will speak on the lessons learned from World War I in a talk called “Stumbling into War” in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Admission is $15 per person or $20 for two. Register in advance by calling 802-867-0111.

 

Grazing Meeting

HUDSON FALLS Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a grazing planning meeting for livestock called “Working Backwards to Plan Ahead” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Troy Bishop, grazing specialist from Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, will lead the program. The event will be held in the Annex 2 building of the Washington County Municipal Center at 411 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls.

 

River Watch Talk

GREENWICH Greenwich Public Library announced that the Battenkill Conservancy’s River Watch Discovery Program will be explained at a 7 p.m. presentation in the library on Tuesday, Feb. 25. For details about the program, visit www.battenkillconservancy.com.

 

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.

 

Mosquito Diseases

CASTLETON Erica Berl, an epidemiologist from Vermont Department of Health, will discuss mosquito-borne diseases at Castleton Community Center at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. She will describe West Nile and Eastern Equine and explain preventive measures against such diseases. Registration fee is $3 per session. Lunch will be served at noon for those who register by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. The suggested donation is seniors, $3.50 and $4.50 for non-seniors. For details, call the center at 802-468-3093.

 

Fly Tyers

RUTLAND Green Mountain Fly Tyers will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in The Godnick Center on 1 Deer Street in Rutland. Seth Dunn will present a flying demonstration on nymph patterns. Bring your vise and join us. For details, call 802-468-5525.

 

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 at the Dorset School. 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

 

Life Skills Taught

LONDONDERRY Noreen Lenilko, social worker for Neighborhood Connections, will steer a Connections’ life skills class from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Neighborhood Connections’ venue in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace. Neighborhood Connections is a non-profit public health and social services agency serving the mountain towns of Windham County. For details, call 802-824-4343.

 

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.

 

Vermont Byway

ARLINGTON Arlington Memorial High School in Arlington will screen the premiere of “The Shires of Vermont Byway,” a documentary highlighting the places and people along Routes 7 and 7A in Bennington County. The screening will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. For details, call 802-362-7070 or 802-362-2713.

 

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

 

Shirt Factory Deadline

GLENS FALLS Deadline for entries for small paintings, or “small works,” to be judged by Professor John Hampshire of SUNY Adirondack is Saturday, March 1. Top prize is $250.

Entry fee for small works is $35 for two and $45 for three. For details on exact measurements required for entry, call 518-232-5049. This will be the second annual Juried Show of Small Works in The Shirt Factory Gallery in Suite 120 on the first floor of the former Troy Shirt Factory on the corner of Lawrence and Curran Streets in Glens Falls.

 

24-hour Play Fest

GLENS FALLS Ten writers, backed by one director and up to four actors, totaling 60 volunteer artists, will meet on Friday night, Feb. 28 to randomly draw a team and theme. And by 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, everyone will be ready to rehearse all-day a 10-minute play for an 8 p.m. performance at the Charles Wood Theatre. The frenzied aesthetic event is called the “24-hour Play Fest,” and is sponsored by Art in the Public Eye. For details about this unusual event, call 518-879-6233.

 

Driving Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS A state approved Defensive Driving Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church on 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, March 1. Save 10 percent on base auto insurance for the next three years and have four points taken off your driving record. Cost is $39, but $34 each if you bring a friend. To register, call Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Computer classes

SALEM Bancroft Public Library in Salem will offer Adult Computer and E-reader Basics Drop-in Sessions on the first four Saturdays in March (1 to 22) from 10 a.m. until noon. The instructor will help with all basic questions on adult computer skills and e-readers, including using the library catalog to borrow e-books. Attendees should bring their library card to the class. Information: 518-854-7463.

 

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.

 

Book Sale

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library will hold its monthly book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 in the library, located on State Route 22 in Hoosick Falls. For more information, call 518-686-9401.

 

Folk School Classes

LAKE LUZERNE Adirondack Folk School will offer nearly 20 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 St. in Lake Luzerne. For details on specific classes, call 518-696-2400.

 

Learn Apple Pruning

RUPERT Learn how to prune an apple tree at a workshop at Merck Forest and Farmland Center on Rupert Road in Rupert from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1.The instructor will be Rico Balzano. Please bring your own tools and gloves. Cost is $20 per person and $18 for Merck members. For details, call 802-394-7836.

 

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.

 

SAT Prep Class

MANCHESTER Trained instructors Mary Mangiacotti and Joy Stewart will conduct a Scholastic Aptitude Preparation Course at Manchester’s Maple Street School on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting March 1 and ending April 5. Cost is $525, which includes $75 worth of books. For more information on both SAT and ACT call 802-362-7137.

 

Family Fun Day

SALEM Bancroft Public Library in Salem invites everyone to a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1. Everyone who attends is asked to read a picture book from the year in which they were born. More than 70 pop-culture books have been assembled for such perusal. Bring your cameras to capture the goofy fun of slipping into and out of the Dr. Seuss photo booth. Books in Kids’ Hands, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, snacks, crafts, trivia and surprises are promised. For details, call 518-854-7463.

Learn Computers

SALEM On four successive Saturdays in March, from 10 to noon, starting Saturday, March 1, basic computer skills and assistance with e-research will be taught to adults by the staff of Bancroft Public Library in Salem. For details about this series, call 518-854-7463.

 

Formal Attire Sale

DORSET Long Trail School will host its second formal and semi-formal attire sale from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, offering primarily women’s formal wear, priced at $5 and up. Longtrail accepts donations of formal and semi-formal attire through Monday, Feb. 24.  For details, call Leslie Hall at 802-492-2060 or casull454@vermontel.net. Proceeds will benefit the Long Trail School Prom for 2014.

 

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.

 

Drive-in Fundraiser

HOOSICK FALLS A fundraiser for Hathaway’s Drive-in Theatre, a North Hoosick landmark since 1948, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Armory on Saturday, March 1. This will be a two-part event, consisting first, of beer tasting and food pairing; second, of food and film pairings. All monies raised by the HAYC3-sponsored fund-raiser will go toward purchase of digital film projection equipment for Hathaway’s.

For details, call 518-686-9050.

 

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.

 

Sunday, March 2

 

Country Dance Series

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old-style country dance at Schuylerville’s American Legion on Clancy Street on Sunday, March 2. A 12:30 to 1 p.m. meeting will be followed by a 2 p.m. buffet and dancing from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will be by ‘Ole Time Country.” Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for those 6 to 17 and children under six, free. This dance series will continue on the following Sundays, again from 1 to 5 p.m.: March 16, 23 and 30. For details, call 518-638-8905 or 518-824-3719.

 

Reiki Share

SALEM Nu You Wellness Center will offer a free Reiki Share from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the center, 4318 State Route 22, Salem. Reiki is a gentle Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. All levels of experience, including none, are welcome. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Salem food pantry. Information: Evan Lawrence at 518-677-5662 or healthyevan@verizon.net.

 

Monday, March 3

 

Corned beef and cabbage

GRANVILLE As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Granville American Legion will hold a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Monday, March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. The donation price is $10 for eat in or take out. For more information or to make reservations call the legion at 518-642-1759 or Nick at 518-642-0506. Legion Post 323 is located at 10 Columbus St.

 

Tuesday, March 4

 

Story Time

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library will use the theme of “Fizz Boom Read” for its Children’s Story Time series beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The six-week session for preschool children ages two years and older with their caregiver will feature stories, songs, crafts and snacks, and will run through April 8. Information: 518-686-9401.

 

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.

 

Small Rifle Contest

VICTORY Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of Victory, will continue its .22 caliber rifle competition at 7 p.m. at club headquarters on the following Tuesdays in March: 4, 11 and 18, the last shoot. Everyone is welcome to bring his own rifle and ammo to compete. For details, call Tim at 518-728-7098.

 

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.

 

Long Trail Taste

DORSET “A Taste of Long Trail School” will offer to parents and visitors refreshments, visual arts, vocal, instrumental and dramatic performances, and academic displays of student work on Wednesday, March 5 at this Dorset school, starting at 5:30 p.m. Faculty and students will greet the public. For details, call 802-867-5717, ext. 190.

 

Inspired Tale Tales

HUDSON FALLS “Tall Tales and Inspiration” will be the theme of Washington County Toastmasters’ Area 71 Spring Contest at 6:45 p.m. on March 5 in the Annex 2 building meeting room of the Washington County Municipal Center at 411 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Speakers from four toastmaster clubs in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls and Hudson Falls will compete in telling tall tales and inspirational speeches. For details, call 518-747-4768. The public is invited.

 

Thursday, March 6

 

Leaders Open House

MANCHESTER Northshire Bookstore will hold an open house for “The Vermont Leadership Institute” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. This open house will be an opportunity for those interested in leadership to learn about the Institute, meet program alumni, and have questions answered about the program and its application process. For details, call 802-535-8383.

 

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.

 

Traditional Irish Music

FAIR HAVEN Foot-stomping fun for all ages will be provided by P Murphy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Fair Haven Free Library on 103 North Main Street. P Murphy plays traditional Irish music. The program is free.

 

Friday, March 7

 

Fish Fry Dates

VICTORY Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, just south of Victory, will continue to serve Fish Fry on the following Fridays in March: 7, 14, 21 and 28, the last fry. Eat-in or take-out is available from 5 to 7 p.m. on these dates. Fried fish, clams or chicken is $8.50 and clam chowder is $5 a quart. For details, call 518-695-3917.

 

Friday Night Pizza

GREENWICH Greenwich Elks on Route 40 reminds fans of “Richies” pizza that it is still served each Friday night, along with a limited menu of mozzarella sticks, chicken wings and French fries. Eat in or take-out orders are from 5 to 8 p.m. For details, call 518-692-2061.

 

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.

 

Bingo Basket Party

GRANVILLE Jan’s Hope House and The Good Will Gang announce that a Bingo Basket Party for five-year-old Brayden Patch will be held on Saturday, March 8 at Happy Daze Pub on Main Street in Granville, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the event to start at 12:30 p.m. Baskets are much needed. A small basket party will be blended in with Bingo. One card is $1. $2 buys a sheet for the basket party. All proceeds benefit Brayden in his brave struggle against serious heart troubles. For details, call Janice at 518-338-5356.

 

Cubs Basket Party

WELLS Cub Scout Pack 44 will hold a basket party on Saturday, March 8, with doors opening at 11 a.m. in the Modern Woodmen of America building in Wells, and drawings to start at 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. For details, call 518-642-9283. $5 buys an admission sheet and $3 buys each additional sheet.

 

 

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.

 

Brandon Swings

BRANDON Jeremy Mohoney and his Band, dedicated to preserving swing and jazz from the twenties through the forties, will return to Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March. 8. Tickets cost $15, with a pre-concert dinner also $15. Reservations are required for dinner. For details, call 802-465-4071.

 

Sunday, March 9

 

Pancake Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 in the firehouse. All are welcome to come to the handicapped accessible site. A wide range of pancakes will be served. The firehouse is located on Route 153, or Main Street. For details, call 802-345-4312.

 

Monthly Breakfast

VICTORY Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, just south of Victory, will serve monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 in the rod and gun club headquarters. Monthly breakfasts are held on the second Sunday of each month.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is welcome. For details, call 518-695-3917.

 

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 13

 

Concert Series

GLENS FALLS The Folklife Center at Crandall Library announces the return of its “Life! Folklife Concerts” series, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room on successive Thursdays, with the artists and dates as follows: Devish Chandro Duo, Thursday, March 13; Tropic Rhythm, March 20; Mando Planet, March 27; Red Heart the Tickler, April 3; Panache Quartet, April 10; and Alex Torres Trio, April 17. For details on this free six-week series, call 518-792-6508.

 

Saturday, March 15

 

Cabin Fever Workshop

BENNINGTON Al-Anon’s 29th annual “Believe Cabin Fever Workshop” will be held both morning and afternoon, Saturday, March 15 at Bennington’s Second Street Congregational Church on Hillside Street. Welcome and breakfast is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Three speakers talk in the morning, three in the afternoon. A potluck lunch and raffle will be from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. An Alateen meeting will be held during morning and afternoon sessions. For details, call 802-440-8109 or 518-686-7998 or 518-677-8934.

 

Open Hearth Cooking

SALEM Sally Brillon, historian, instructor and chef, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, from her home –– Sally’s historic Wilson Homestead on Chamberlain Mills Road in Salem –– an open-hearth cooking class. Students will cook a full meal using a 1786 fireplace, stove oven and hearth. Once cooked, the meal will be eaten by students and instructress in a beautifully restored 18th century dining room. To register, since space is limited, call the Salem Courthouse Community Center at 518-854-7053.

 

Sunday, March 16

 

Monthly Breakfast

GREENWICH The monthly breakfast of Greenwich Elks Lodge, held the third Sunday of each month, will be held at the Route 40 lodge from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 16 for a cost of $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for youths 5 to 12, and under 5, free. For details, call 518-692-2061.

 

Thursday, March 20

 

Grad School Fair

CASTLETON The annual Spring Career and Graduate School Fair, held by Castleton College Career Services Office, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 in the Spartan Athletic Complex. For details, call 802-468-1339 or email renee.beauprewhite@castleton.edu.

 

Saturday, March 22

 

Chicken and Biscuits

PITTSTOWN Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Route 7 in Pittstown will serve a chicken and biscuit supper, with all of the fixings, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free. To make reservations, call 518-663-5607.

 

Church Opening

HOOSICK FALLS The Gnostic Church of L.V.X. will hold a Grand Opening Gala and Church Consecration at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the church at 8 Factory Hill Rd., Hoosick Falls. Two bands will perform. On Sunday, March 23 at noon, there will be a church consecration ceremony and its first public service. Information: 518-205-5031.

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.

 

Tuesday, April 1

 

Pre-K Registration

HARTFORD Hartford Central School will hold a pre-kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year, starting on Tuesday, April 1. Registration packets may be picked up in the guidance office at that time. Registration requests for the morning or afternoon session will be on a first-come/first-serve basis when completed paperwork has been received. For fuller information, call Linda Parrott-Fuller, guidance secretary, at 518-632-5222, ext. 306.

 

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.

 

Friday, April 25

 

Renowned Irish Band

GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Lodge announces that the renowned Irish band, “Hair of the Dog,” will make its annual appearance at the lodge on Friday, April 25. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 8.  Internationally known, “Hair of the Dog” fuses traditional Celtic music with rock, folk and bluegrass in a sound distinctly its own. 10 advance tickets, at $15 each, reserves tables. A hired taxi will also drive anyone home who lives within a radius of 10 miles. Call 518-638-6002 or pick up your tickets at the lodge by calling 518-692-2061.

 

Beer Brewing

SALEM Learn how to brew your own beer at The Battenkill Kitchen, part of Salem Courthouse Community Center, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The class will be taught by Reed Ants. Class is limited in size, so anyone interested in learning how to brew beer at home should contact the CCC at 518-854-7053.

 

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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