T hursday, Feb. 27
Art Students Exhibit
POULTNEY Two student art exhibitions –– Corpus Absolutus by Toma Cernea-Novac and Doodle Land by Leslie Clark –– both opened at the William Feick Arts Center in Green Mountain College recently, and will continue to be exhibited through Friday, March 7.
Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For details, call 802-287-8398 or email [email protected].
WHITEHALL The Whitehall Youth League urges parents of children ages 4 to 12 to sign their kids up now for Whitehall Youth League Baseball, Softball and T-Ball, since the absolute sign-up cut-off is March 15. Cost is $50 per child for baseball and softball and $30 for T-ball. Signups will be held from 5 p.m. until closing on March 4 at the Whitehall Rec. Center. Parents can also call Scott Rozell, 518-926-0671; Scott Fish, 518-282-9656; Jared Eggleston, 518-499-2537; or Matt Austin, 518-321-5035.
Hildene Classes Grow
MANCHESTER Hildene, ancestral home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s son, announces its yearly list of programs and classes continues to grow: “Wetlands are Working Lands” permits children grades 3 to 5 to explore the 412-acre estate; “Pullman Porters: Unsung Heroes” is a program spotlighting Sunbeam, a Pullman palace car; “Values into Action” is program spotlighting history, agriculture and science. For a complete list of programs, being aligned with Common Core Standards, visit www.hildene.org.
SALEM The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway thrift shop will hold its February bag sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 though Saturday, March 1. The popular event allows the shopper to purchase a bag filled with clothing items for an entire family for just one dollar. A great selection of cold weather items is still available. Proceeds benefit area youth programs. To donate clothing, call 518-854-9090.
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.
Drug Trafficking Talk
RUTLAND Rutland’s College of St. Joseph will host a talk by Captain Matthew T. Birmingham IV of the Vermont State Police at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Room 105 of St. Joseph Hall. The talk will be about the state’s growing illicit drug trade. For details, call 802-776-5290.
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.
BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College will offer a workshop explaining how to complete the free application for the Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the interdisciplinary computer lab on campus, just behind the dining hall. For more information, call 802-447-6339 or email [email protected].
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAMBRIDGE “King Lear,” the classic tragedy by Shakespeare, will be performed from Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 23 by The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge. Tickets are $22 for members and $25 for non-members. For specific play dates and to reserve tickets call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.
Friday, Feb. 28
Fine Art Shown
GLENS FALLS Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council announces that the “120 degree Intercollegiate Art Competition” will have its preview exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 in Lapham Gallery. Judged by Artist Alana Sparrow, the premiere will display artworks from college or university students working within 120 miles of Glens Falls. On Saturday, March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m., an awards ceremony will take place.
For details, call 518-793-1144.
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.
Literary Open Mic
POULTNEY Literary Open Mic at Stone Valley Arts in Poultney will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, where poets, tale-spinners and artists of the spoken word will perform. Sign up at the former Journal Press Building on the third floor at 188 Main Street in Poultney. For more details, call David Mook at 802-884-8052 or email [email protected].
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 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.
Library Book Sale
HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library will sell a large selection of used books from 8 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March. 1. The library also reports donations of “new materials that are in great condition.” Cheney Library is located in Hoosick Falls on Route 22. For details, call 518-686-9401.
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.
HARTFORD A craft fair and flea market, to benefit Ben Simpson, battling progressive cerebellar ataxia, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hartford Firehouse at the corner of Routes 149 and 40 on Saturday, March 1. Sponsored by Herschel Argyle Masonic Lodge 508, the event is free and a light lunch of pulled pork, plus beverage, will be served. For details, call Debb Story at 518-744-5205.
CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects announces it will hold “Family Fitness Saturdays” each Saturday in March, starting Saturday, March 1. The place will be the Cambridge Central School gymnasium and the starting time will be 9:30 a.m. A $10 family fee will be charged. Cambridge Connects provides family friendly events and activities. For details, email [email protected].
SALEM Bancroft Public Library in Salem will offer Adult Computer and E-reader Basics Drop-in Sessions on the first four Saturdays (starting March 1) 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.
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 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.
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.
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 [email protected]. Proceeds will benefit the Long Trail School Prom for 2014.
MANCHESTER A pitch tournament will be held at the Manchester Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday, March 1, with noon sign-up and play at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The VFW is across from Price Chopper. For details, call 802-362-9840.
Dorset Library Exhibit
DORSET Dorset Village Library will show the oil paintings of Artist Rebecca Raymond at a public reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, with the show continuing throughout the month. For more details, call the library at 802-867-5774 or visit www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org.
GRANVILLE The annual St. David’s Day Dinner, a 26th anniversary year “Gathering of the Clans in honor of St. David, Patron Saint of Wells,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, which is St. David’s Day. Sponsored by the Poultney Area St. David’s Society, the dinner will be held at A.J.’s Restaurant, Quaker Street in Granville. Pre-paid registration is requested no later than Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23. Cost is $15. For details, call 802-287-9729, 518-642-0709 or 802-287-5744.
Canfield Gallery Show
ARLINGTON Canfield Gallery will exhibit the oil paintings of Cambridge Artist Jeri MacDonald from Saturday, March 1 through Sunday, March 30, starting with an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. For exact details, call 802-375-6153.
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.
Live “War Horse”
MANCHESTER The National Theatre Live production of “War Horse” will be broadcast at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 in the Riley Center for the Arts at Manchester’s Burr and Burton Academy, a presentation of Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning.
For details on this theatre adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s World War I novel, and for tickets, call 802-867-0111.
GRANVILLE West Pawlet’s Mettowee Valley Church will sponsor a Winter Carnival from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 in the Granville High School Gymnasium. Featured attractions include an inflatable bouncy with maze and slide, fun games and activities for children, hot dogs and drinks snow cones, pop corn, cotton candy and door prizes. The event is free. For details, call Pastor Aaron Brown at 1-508-404-9681.
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.
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
Middle Falls Breakfast
MIDDLE FALLS The monthly breakfast of the Middle Falls Fire Department will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the fire department on Route 29 in Greenwich. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
SALEM Salem Holy Cross Catholic Church will continue throughout the remainder of the heating season to proffer a donation basket at its 9 a.m. Sunday masses, with proceeds to benefit the Salem Area Emergency Heating Fund. For details on this and other events, liturgical or secular, at the church, please call Rose Mary Sheffield at 518-854-3692.
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.
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 [email protected]
FAIR HAVEN Kenneth Mulder, farmer, researcher and ecological economist at Green Mountain College, will explain the title of his talk, “Eating Oil: The Ecological Impacts of Agriculture,” at a 4 p.m. presentation on Sunday March 2 in Fair Haven Inn. For details, call 802-468-5574 or 802-773-1860.
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
CAMBRIDGE A Women, Infant and Children Clinic will be held in the Cambridge Town Office on North Park Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. For further details, call 518-746-2460.
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.
Kids’ First Tuesdays
SALEM Bancroft Public Library in Salem will treat children to three science clubs on the first Tuesday of each month. The courses and times are as follows: Pre-school science club, 1 p.m.; K-5 club for scientific measurement, 2:30 p.m.; and Young Engineers, ages 10 and up, at 3:30 p.m. All programs are free. For details, call 518-854-7463.
Pancake Fund Raiser
SCHUYLERVILLE The Little Angels Nursery School of the Schuylerville United Methodist Church will host a pancake supper fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 in the church at 51 Church Street in Schuylerville. Cost is a free-will donation, and a bake sale will also be held. For details, call 518-695-4901.
Fat Tuesday Dinner
EASTON The Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton will serve a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Called “Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper,” the event costs $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. For details, call Edna at 518-664-7184.
SCHUYLERVILLE St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will serve a “Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, serving up pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee, apple juice and milk. To make reservations, call Brittany at 518-522-1747. For more information, visit www.episcopalchurch-schuylerville.org.
Mardi Gras Dinner
DORSET Dorset Church invites the community to eat heartily at its annual Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras Dinner on Tuesday, March 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults; children 12 and under, $5; and under five, free. For details on the special Mardi Gras menu and for tickets call 802-867-2260.
FAIR HAVEN St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Fair Haven will serve from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 a pancake supper, including pancakes, sausage, fruit salads and beverages. A freewill offering is appreciated. The church is located on the corner of North Main and Allen Streets. For details, call 802-468-3019.
GRANVILLE South Granville Congregational Church will have a family supper at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Anyone planning to attend should bring a dish to share. For more details, call 518-642-9510.
CASTLETON Castleton College, in partnership with Vermont Public Television, will screen the point-of-view film, “American Promise,” followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 4. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. in Herrick Auditorium, with discussion following. The film covers the lives of two African-American boys enrolled in The Dolton, a prestigious white private school in Manhattan. For details, call 802-468-1119.
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
RUTLAND The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont announces that two trips are planned to two major flower shows, one in Philadelphia and the other, Boston.
The bus for the Philadelphia show will leave Rutland at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, arriving in the city at 1 p.m. (Pick-up stops depend on the number of riders.) The date for the Boston Flower Show is Thursday, March 13. For details, call 802-287-9744 or contact [email protected] or [email protected].
LONDONDERRY Pat Connelly, a Weston resident and former musical director, will lead seniors in a sing-along at Neighborhood Connections, located in the Mountain Marketplace next to the Londonderry Post Office from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5. The seniors will be accompanied by guitar. For details, call 802-824-4343.
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.
Threats to America
RUTLAND Former CIA Chief of Counterterrorism Haviland Smith will delineate “real and imagined threats to the United States” in a talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 in the Nella Fox Room of Rutland Free Library, all part of Vermont’s “First Wednesdays Humanities” lecture series. For details, call 802-773-1860 or email [email protected] or [email protected].
Art Expert Talks
MANCHESTER James Maroney, former head of American Paintings at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, will discuss the history of “genre painting” at a 7 p.m. talk on Wednesday, March 5 in Manchester’s First Congregational Church. Called “Painting Ordinary People,” Maroney’s lecture is part of Vermont’s “First Wednesdays Humanities” lecture series.
For details, call 802-362-2607 or email [email protected].
RUTLAND Wild Woods Music Co-op announces a song circle and jam session will be held from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at the Godnick Adult Center at 1 Deer Street off Woodstock Avenue in Rutland. Singers, acoustic musicians and listeners are welcome, as are donations. For details, call Peter or Kris Cady at 802-483-6322 or visit www.wildwoodsmusic.org.
Thursday, March 6
WHITEHALL The Whitehall Youth League urges parents of children 4 to 12 to sign their kids up now for Whitehall Youth League Baseball, Softball at T-Ball, since the absolute sign-up cut-off is March 15. Cost is $50 per child for baseball and softball and $30 for T-ball. To further details and to register, call the following: Scott Rozell, 518-926-0671; Scott Fish, 518-282-9656; Jared Eggleston, 518-499-2537; and Matt Austin, 518-321-5035.
GREENWICH The Friends of the Greenwich Library will open the Boomerang Bookstore in the Basement for this month’s First Thursday Book Sale from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 at the Greenwich Library. This month’s special is a continuation of February’s celebration of Manga. All proceeds benefit library programs and materials.
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
SALEM An opening reception for a new exhibit of landscape oil paintings by Matt Chinian of Cambridge will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. The exhibit, which features landscapes painted in and around Cambridge, will be on view through May 2 in the Great Hall of the CCC, which is located at 58 East Broadway in Salem.
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.
Talk on Service
ARLINGTON Col. Allan Faxon, Marine veteran and former Long Trail School teacher, will speak and lead discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 on the following topic: “God, Family, Corps and Community.” The lecture and discussion will be held in American Legion Hall in Arlington. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-362-5556 or 802-362-3675.
Saturday, March 8
GREENWICH The annual “Spring Craft Fair” of the Auxiliary of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 2223 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 in Greenwich. Crafters are wanted, and a space costs $30. Only 40 spaces are available. For details about reservations, call Donna at 518-692-2347 or Amber at 518-587-8224.
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 starting 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 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.
POULTNEY Sue Carey will conduct a needle felting workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Stone Valley Arts at 188 Main Street in Poultney. Cost is $40.
Space is limited, so make your reservation now by calling 802-645-1969. The event is sponsored by Stone Valley Arts, a non-profit community arts organization.
Fabric Art Reception
CAMBRIDGE An opening reception called “Beautiful Threads” will be held at Valley Artisan’s Market’s Small Gallery at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 for the following artists and their respective crafts: Kathleen Weber, silks; Debra Ann Salat, embroidery; Barry Targan, quilts; Leslie Fuller, sewing; Ernest Hillier, teddy bears; Mary Ann Hoffay, weaving; and Jeanne Noordsy, felting. The showing continues through Tuesday, April. 1. For details on gallery hours, call 518-677-2765.
Marble Mardi Gras
WEST RUTLAND The 2014 Marble Mardi Gras at Rutland Country Club will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Hosted by the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, the fundraising event features cocktails, a silent and live auction with Bobby Prozzo and dinner and dancing to “On the Rocks.” Cost is $65 per person. Dinner seating is limited. To RSVP, call 802-438-2097 or email [email protected].
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.
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 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
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.
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 [email protected] or phone 860-326-5024 for details about times, dates and place. For general information, visit www.mackattackaau.org.
Monday, March 10
Indoor Turf Field
RUTLAND Riley Rink in Rutland will be turned into an indoor turf field, starting Monday, March 10 and running to Sunday, May 4. During “mud season,” the indoor turf field hosts events by Southern Vermont Fusion Soccer Club, Equinox Lacrosse Association, Manchester Youth Baseball and Southern Vermont Adult Soccer, amongst others.
For details, visit www.rileyrink.com or call 802-362-0150, ext. 208.
Tuesday, March 11
Taste of Rutland
RUTLAND Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s “Taste of Rutland” dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at MSJ’s Martin McDonough Gymnasium at 127 Convent Avenue in Rutland. Cost is $25 per person. Numerous area restaurants cater this annual get-together. For details, call 802-775-0151, ext. 112 or [email protected].
CASTLETON Cindy Cook, dispute resolution expert, will teach mediation techniques in a talk called “How to Get More of What You Want: Negotiation Tips for Women” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 in the 1787 Room of Castleton Campus Center. Free and open to the public, this is a Women’s History Event co-sponsored by Castleton Career Services and the Women’s Professional Development Center of Rutland. For details, visit www.castleton.edu/careers or call 802-468-1339.
Wednesday, March 12
GRANVILLE Pember Library and Museum will offer a free, after-school program called “True Dogs and Foxes” from 4 to 5 p.m. to children of all ages. A slide presentation will be followed by a museum search and exploration of animal pelts. Ever wonder what a coyote feels like. Find out. For details, call 518-642-1515 or email [email protected].
Thursday, March 13
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.
Historians in Salem
SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Center offers three history lectures on successive Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Archive Room, as follows: L. Lloyd Stewart discusses his new book, “The Mysterious Black Migration 1800-1820: The Van Vrankens,” on March 13; William Krattinger presents “A Survey of Early Washington County Domestic Architecture” on March 20; and William Cormier presents “The Search for Jane Grail –– Salem’s Silent Film Star” on March 27. For details, call 518-854-7053. Donations are appreciated.
Friday, March 14
Car Seat Check
FORT EDWARD Make sure your child is safe – a free car seat check by nationally certified car seat technicians will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14 at the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, 75 Schuyler St., Fort Edward. Attendees should bring their instruction manual for their car seat and vehicle. The event is sponsored by Washington County Public Health, NYS Police, Fort Edward Rescue Squad, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Information: Elizabeth at 746-2400 ext. 3478.
Saturday, March 15
HOOSICK FALLS Learn to drive defensively at a Defensive Driving Course at Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street in Hoosick Falls. Sponsored by the Northeast New York Safety and Health Council, instruction starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Successful completion of the class allows for 10 percent insurance reduction on collision and liability for 3 years and reduces 4 points off a driver’s license acquired in the prior 18 months. The course fills quickly, so register at 518-686-4854.
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
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 [email protected].
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.
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
Two Days of Cooking
HEBRON Cooking Instructress Sally Brillon extends an invitation to her home, The 1786 Wilson Homestead in Hebron, for two days of “open hearth cooking” lessons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 and Saturday, April 5. No more than 7 pupils will employ tin reflector ovens, a Dutch oven, iron pots and kettles to cook roasted meat, homemade bread, vegetables and apple pie. Cost is $45 per person and gift certificates are available. Separate classes of 6 to 7 may also be arranged, but be sure to call 518-854-3134 or 854-1117.
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
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.
SOUTH GLENS FALLS “Once Upon a Mattress,” the classic Broadway musical that made Carol Burnett a star, will be performed by the high school theatre troupe of South Glens Falls High School in its auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. For details call 518-339-1296.
Saturday, April 12
TICONDEROGA King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will present its daylong symposium called “New Garden Visions” on Saturday, April 12. The one-day event teaches easy techniques to improve home gardens. Cost is $75 for visitors and $65 for “Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.” For details, call 518-585-2821.
Spotlight on Business
POULTNEY Poultney High School will accommodate participating businesses, as they celebrate “Spotlight on Business: Alive and Strong” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. While area businesses display their products and wares, area restaurants will offer a “Taste of the Town,” or “tastings” from various eateries. To register for a place at the event, or simply for more details, call 802-287-4114.
BENNINGTON Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street will present the work of three Vermont impressionist painters –– Clifford Adams Bayard, Arthur Gibbes Burton and George Loftus Noyes –– starting on Saturday, April 12 and running through June 17. On view in the Limric and Parmalee Galleries, the impressionist landscapes depict southern Vermont. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For details, call 802-447-1571.
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.
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 [email protected].