Community Calendar 03/06/14

T hursday, March 6

 

Trip Itinerary News

WHITEHALL Call Pat Provost at 518-499-2356 or Mary Simonson at 518-499-0980 for an itinerary and cost and reservation information for a September trip to Canadian shrines, sponsored by our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall. Involving participants both from Whitehall and Granville, the trip is planned from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12. It will involve visits to three holy sites, including St. Anne D’Beaupre. Father Rendell Torres will accompany the group. For more details, call Provost at 796-9221, her cell phone.

 

Festival Late Fee

GLENS FALLS Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council will hold its 43rd annual June Fine Art and Craft Outdoor Festival on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, in City Park in downtown Glens Falls, between Ridge and Maple and Bay Streets. A late fee now applies for those entering the juried fine art and craft show, which is part of the festival. For details on applications and guidelines, visit www.larac.org. For further details or to request a mailed application, call 518-798-1144, ext. 5

 

Fair Theme Contest

SCHAGHTICOKE “Harvest your Dreams” is the Schaghticoke Fair Theme and Design Contest for 2014, a contest open to all local adults and currently enrolled high school and college students. The selected design will be used on the cover of the 2014 cover of the fair brochure. All entries must be submitted by June 1. For more details, contact the art department at your school or college or call 518-753-4411, ext. 13, and ask for Mary.

 

A Month of Lear

CAMBRIDGE The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall continues to present Shakespeare’s King Lear throughout March until March 23. Artistic Director John Hadden plays the impetuous Lear and co-directs with Ava Roy, who plays both the King’s Fool and Cordelia, his loving but headstrong daughter. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. For ticket information, call 518-677-2495 or visit hubbardhall.org.

 

Vermont Foot Clinics

RUTLAND Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice announces that 11 remaining foot clinics will be held in the Rutland area in March, from Thursday, March 6 in Wallingford to Thursday, March 27 in North Clarendon, and with days, times and locations in between. For $30 each month, RAVNAH will provide cholesterol screenings. Such clinics are held in Rutland on first Mondays; in Dorset, third Wednesdays. For details, call 802-775-0568 or 802-362-1200.

 

Stone Valley Arts

POULTNEY Stone Valley Arts on the 3rd floor of the former Journal Press Building in Poultney announces four upcoming events in March: needle felting, dance improvement, figure drawing and literary open microphone. For details on the exact times and specific days of this 7-day set of workshops, email stonevalleyartscenter@gmail.com or call Mariko Hancock at 802-645-1969 for felting; Erika Schmidt at 802-325-2603 for dance; R. Weis at 802-353-0940 for figure drawing.

 

Sign-up Now

WHITEHALL The Whitehall Youth League urges parents of children 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. 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.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH  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.

 

Festival Planning

POULTNEY A planning meeting for the “Poultney 2020 Anniversary Festival” celebration on Saturday, May 3 will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Bentley Community Center on Thursday, March 6, and again on Wednesday, April 2, at the same time and place. For more details about Poultney 2020 and information on how to join one of the “action teams,” call 802-371-9440 or contact Matt Mayberry at mayberrym@greenmtn.edu.

 

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 JP Murphy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Fair Haven Free Library on 103 North Main St. JP Murphy plays traditional Irish music. The program is free.

 

Friday, March 7

 

Story Time

POULTNEY Poultney Public Library announces that story time for toddlers and pre-schoolers will be held each Friday at 11 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this free program. For details, call the library at 802-287-5556 or visit poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company will commence its annual fish fry each Friday throughout the season of Lent, starting Friday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Fish, clams, scallops and shrimp are a few of the items available. For more information, call 518-639-8811.

 

Two-Day Rummage

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church announces it will hold a two-day rummage sale.

The first day of the sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The second day will be Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both days will offer purchases of $3 a bag. For details, call the general information number, 802-645-0071, or Tammy Alexander at 802-236-1880.

 

Fried Fish

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cambridge will serve up a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the following Fridays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, plus April 4 and 11. Cost is $9.50 for fish with a roll, French fries, sauce, coleslaw, drink and dessert.  For details, call Rich MacDougall at 518-677-2457.

 

Opening Reception

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.

 

Benefit Dinner Dance

FAIR HAVEN A dinner-dance to benefit Cheyenne Sheldon, who recently suffered the loss of father and brother, will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 7 in the Fair Haven American Legion. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 7, followed by dancing until 11. Adult cost is $10 for dinner and dance; $5 for children under 12; $5 for the dance only. Winners do not need to be present for the raffle that night. Proceeds will establish a college fund for Cheyenne. For details, email kwilson@arsu.org or kmramey@arsu.org.

 

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.

 

Chaffee Art Reception

RUTLAND An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center to introduce the 2014 annual Chaffee Juried Artist Exhibit, which will run from Friday, March 7 to Friday, April 25. The exhibit will feature 42 visual artists from throughout Vermont. Chaffee Downtown is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 802-775-0062.

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.

 

Texas Hold’Em

HOOSICK FALLS A Texas Hold’Em Tournament will be held in the Hoosick Falls Armory on Friday, March 7, with doors opening at 6 and play starting at 6:30 p.m. Buy-in is $35, with an option for a $10 add-on, plus a $5 high hand pot. The Armory is at 80 Church Street, on the corner of Elm. For details, call 518-686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Pember Portrait Madness

GRANVILLE Painted and photographic portraits by artists Gigi Zeitler and George Bouret will be on display from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 7 at a Pember Library First Friday called “Portrait Madness.” Complementing the portrait artists will be Ruthanne Hunter, a Salem artist who specializes in glass bead making in an open flame. The beads are then formed into jewelry. For details, call 518-642-1515 or visit www.pembermuseum.com or call 518-642-1417 or visit www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Saturday, March 8

 

Youth Ice Fishing

GREENWICH A youth ice fishing clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 8 at Carters Pond on Route 49 in Greenwich, sponsored by Washington County Federation of Sportsmen and New York State Conservation Officers Association.

No equipment is needed, and all are welcome to try his or her hand at ice fishing.

For details, call Steve Gonyeau at 802-567-2104.

 

Hopeful Women

CAMBRIDGE Women of Hope of Cambridge, and the surrounding Tri-State area, will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the senior center at 5 Park Street in Cambridge, beginning with a customary breakfast, followed by a performance by “Earthen Vessels,” a local Christian trio of women who will present a program of music and testimony. For details, call 518-854-7608 or visit www.womenofhope.us.com.

 

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.

 

Wells Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wells, across from the village green, will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. For details, call either 802-645-0071 or Tammy Alexander at 802-236-1880.

 

Bingo Basket Party

GRANVILLE Jan’s Hope House and The Good Will Gang announce that a Bingo Basket Party for five-month-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.

 

Basket Party

FAIR HAVEN A basket party will be held at American Legion Post 49 at South Main Street in Fair Haven, with doors opening at noon and the drawing at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Cost is $5 for the entry fee and $2 for additional tickets. Door prizes, 50/50, special items, tickets, food are all available. For details, call the legion at 802-265-7983. The basket party benefits First Congregational Church of Fair Haven.

 

Felting Workshop

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.

 

Girls Rising Tea

SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program, in recognition of International Woman’s Day, will offer a “Girls Rising Generational Tea,” offering “high tea” for girls from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, and a preview of the Richard E. Robbins documentary film, “Girls Rising.” The event will take place in the Youth Center in Schuylerville’s Fort Hardy Park. For details, call 518-695-6100 or email bluemoonbouquet@hotmail.com.

 

Best Chicken Wings

MANCHESTER The question, “Who’s Got the Best Wings in Manchester,” will be decided from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Burr and Burton Academy, when it hosts the “Manchester Wing Challenge” that involves such competitors as Mulligans, Seasons, Fire Fly, The Perfect Wife and Sam’s Wood Fired Pizza. The event benefits the school’s student success program. For a $15 entry fee, guests sample wings and cast their votes. For details, call 802-362-1775, ext. 103.

 

Being a Rockefeller

MANCHESTER Eileen Rockefeller, daughter of David and Peggy and great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, will explain how, “like all of us, she learned to find her own way,” in a presentation called “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 in Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The talk will include a slideshow of visual materials from Rockefeller’s book. For details on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Stratton Casino Night

STRATTON The Mountain School at Winhall will benefit from its second annual Casino Night at Stratton from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. The base lodge will be transformed into a Vegas-style casino. Tickets are $35 each, which gives a guest $100 in complementary chips. Music, dancing, refreshments and a live-auction are other highlights of the event to benefit the accredited pre-K-8 independent community school in Bondville. For details, call 802-297-2662 or visit www.themountainschool.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.

 

Radio Plays Presented

HUDSON FALLS Episodes from authentic radio programs, such as “Fibber Magee and Molly” and “The Bickersons,” will be read by members of the Hudson River Shakespeare Company at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 in McManus Hall of St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls. The performance will be repeated at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. Cost is $5 per person. For details, call 518-747-4418 or visit hudsonrivershakespeare.org.

 

Sunday, March 9

 

Monthly Breakfast

BUSKIRK Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department will serve its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 in the fire house. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Such breakfasts will be held on the second Sunday of each month through May. For details, call 518-686-9966.

 

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.

 

Monthly Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars will serve their monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 in VFW headquarters on Poplar Avenue. The special this month is blueberry pancakes. For details on the breakfast, call the VFW at

518-753-7707.

 

Granville VFW Meets

GRANVILLE Granville Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1653 on North Street will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 to discuss veteran rights. If you are a veteran of a foreign war, sign up. If you are already a member, please attend.  For details, call Butch Hurlburt at 518-642-3276 or 361-0185.

 

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.

 

New and Old Fiddling

SCHUYLERVILLE New style and old time fiddling by the Adirondack Fiddlers will fiddle the time away from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville, where fiddlers young and old are welcome. Round and square dancing will take place. For details, call 518-274-6817.

 

Souper Supper

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls United Methodist Church will hold a “souper supper” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, offering a wide array of soups, plus bread, muffins, drinks and dessert for only $7. The church is handicapped accessible. For tickets and information, call 518-753-6053 or 518-753-6028 or visit www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.

 

Monday, March 10

 

Indoor Turf Field

MANCHESTER Riley Rink in Manchester 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.

 

Theatre Auditions

RUTLAND Rutland Youth Theatre will hold auditions for Seussical Jr. from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at Godnick Adult Center, with the auditions open to children grades K-12. Show dates are May 9 and 10 at Paramount Theatre. If selected, there is a $48 per person or an $83 per family participation fee. For details, call Saskia at 802-558-4177.

 

Job Networking

SALEM Salem United Methodist Church will resume its “Job Networking Ministry” on Monday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in Salem United Methodist Church on West Broadway, or Route 30, a brick church located 300 yards west of the traffic light. This program has been developed for unemployed, under-employed and “miserably employed,” a spokesman reported. For details, call Chuck or Donna Alexander at 518-854-3517 or Rev. Debbie Earthrowl at 518-854-3203.

 

Chieftains at Paramount

RUTLAND Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre announces that six-time Grammy award-winning Irish folk group, The Chieftans, will perform traditional Irish music at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 10.  For information on tickets, ranging from just under $50 to just under $70, call the box office at 802-775-0903 or visit online at www.paramountvt.org.

 

Tuesday, March 11

 

Lenten Luncheon

SCHUYLERVILLE A four-session DVD study of the life and writings of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 at the Old Saratoga Reformed Church in Schuylerville. Bring your own bagged lunch; beverages will be provided. Information: 518-695-3260.

 

Strategy Session

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.

 

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.

 

St. Patrick’s Service

CAMBRIDGE Holy Cross Catholic Church announces that a Lenten Reconciliation Service will be held twice in March. The first such service will be held at St. Patrick’s in Cambridge at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. The second service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 at Holy Cross in Salem. For details, call Rose Mary Sheffield at 518-854-3692.

 

Wednesday, March 12

 

Winter Picnic

VALLEY FALLS A noon winter picnic will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at Schaghticoke’s Masonic Temple, offered by The Women’s Club of Valley Falls and its vicinity, as a way of welcoming both St. Patrick’s Day and an early spring. Melrose Bagpiper John Kelly will pipe Irish tunes and Cooperative Extension’s Kim Parnell will offer suggestions on how to cook for two. Bring your own table service and covered dish. For details, call Lois Squire at 518-664-4983.

 

Blood Drive

MANCHESTER Manchester’s First Congregational Church will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in Manchester Village’s First Congregational Church. Dorset Church members are furnishing a “delicious canteen.”

For details, call Jessie Forrest, Manchester Red Cross Coordinator, at 800-843-3500.

 

Dolls at Women’s Club

CASTLETON Bonnie Watters of Chester’s Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls will deliver a 1 p.m. presentation to Castleton Women’s Club on Wednesday, March 12 in Castleton State College Medical Chapel. Her talk will be preceded by both a business meeting and light lunch. This is the first meeting of the spring, following a winter break. For details, call 802-468-5421.

 

Tutoring Fun

CAMBRIDGE St. Luke’s Episcopal Church offers tutoring and fun each Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the parish hall of the church, which is transformed each Wednesday into a school community center offering a pool table, air hockey table, foosball table, full kitchen, snacks and more. And, yes, tutoring help for junior and senior high students. Email John Iseman at isemanjohn@gmail.com for more information.

 

After-school Program

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 pemberedu@roadrunner.com.

 

Refugee Children Talk

BENNINGTON Thondup Tsering, an Amherst community organizer, will discuss the care of more than 15,000 Tibetan refugee children in India’s Tibetan Children’s Village in a presentation called “Kid 382” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in Hunter Hall’s Greenburg Atrium at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-447-6388 or email communications@svc.edu.

 

Democrats Meet

GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the Village of Granville Meeting Room at 51 Quaker Street, directly across from Stewart’s. All interested voters are invited to attend. For details, call Nicholas Silitch, chairman, at 518-642-8086.

 

Fly Tiers Meet

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Fly Tyers will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the Godnick Center on 1 Deer Street in Rutland. Professional Rich Norman will demonstrate the “Hendrickson hatch.” The public is welcome. For details, call 802-468-5525.

 

Fifth Fiddle Jam

RUTLAND Wild Wood Music Coop’s “Fifth Fiddle Jam,” led by South Starksboro Fiddler Lausanne Allen will be held from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland. Jam attendance of musicians and audience members has ranged about 30, and attendees are welcomed. Donations are accepted. For details, call 802-453-2199.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Greenwich Game Day

GREENWICH Greenwich Seniors Club will host a game day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Abeel Avenue. Bring your own games or play such games on site as cards, dice and board games, as well as 50/50. $1 admission buys a chance to win a door prize. The club also reports a sandwich meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 19. For details, call 518-692-2419 or 692-2481 or 796-3433.

 

St. Patrick’s Party

MANCHESTER The public is welcome to attend a “St. Patrick’s Day Party” a few days early, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14 in the Manchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post across from Price Chopper. Cost for the corned beef and ham dinner with all of the trimmings is $10 per person. There is no charge for military personnel presently on active duty. For details, call 802-362-9840 or visit www.vfw6471.org.

 

Annual Dinner

CASTLETON American Legion Post 50 Ladies Auxiliary will serve its annual St. Patrick’s dinner of choice –– either corned beef and cabbage or macaroni and-cheese, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. American Legion Post 50 is located on Route 4A in Castleton. For details, call 802-468-8962 or 802-468-2499.

 

Saturday, March 15

 

Drive Defensively

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.

 

Climb Mt. Equinox

MANCHESTER Join Preserve Steward Rick LaDue for a day-long hike of the Mount Equinox’s upper slopes on Saturday, March 15. The hike will start at one of the lower slopes at 9 a.m. Space is limited to 15 hikers. Pre-registration is required. To register, call LaDue at 802-366-1400 or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

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.

 

“Stiff” Talk

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library’s Discussion Group will discuss its book selection at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, the book being “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach. For details on reading the book and joining the discussion, call 802-287-5556 or visit poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

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.

 

Rutland Tot Drop

RUTLAND Rutland Recreation and Parks Department at 16 North Street Extension announces that from March 15 to April 26, from 10 to 11 a.m., unstructured play will be offered to children 18 months to 4 years in Giorgetti Arena. Cost is $5 per individual and $10 per family. For details, call 802-773-1822 or visit rutlandrec.com.

 

Strings and Bows

MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library’s Music from the Shelves program will present an inter-active family concert, “Fun with Strings and Bows,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Music will be played by the Manchester Youth Ensemble and the Michael Rudiakov Academy led by Joana Genova. The program is free. Mark Skinner Library, Manchester’s public library, is located at 48 West Road. For details, call 802-362-2607 or visit www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Shamrock Race

RUTLAND The first ever “Shiver Me Shamrocks St. Patty’s 5K Fun Run,” to benefit Rutland’s Wonderfeet Kids Museum, will be held on Saturday, March 15, with registration at noon in the parking lot of Heritage Family Credit Union on 50 West Street, and the race to start at 1 p.m. The first 200 runners to sign up for the Rutland race get a t-shirt and a hat.

To register, visit www.hfcuvt.com/funrun.

 

Aaron Burr’s Saratoga

SCHUYLERVILLE “Aaron Burr’s Saratoga” will be the topic of a presentation by Charles Kuenzel and Dave Patterson from 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in the Saratoga Town Hall on 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville, as part of the Heritage Hunters genealogy program. There is no charge for members; a $1 charge for non-members. For details, call 518-587-2978.

 

St. Patrick’s Dinner

ARGYLE The Argyle American Legion Post 1518 will serve a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef two days early, on Saturday, March 15 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Take-out is available. For details, call Gary Gilchrist at 518-638-8603 or Walt Caprood at 518-531-4174.

 

St. Patty’s Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE A “St. Patty’s Dinner” of corned beef or ham and cabbage will be served up by Schuylerville’s American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Cost is $8 for adults and children under 12, $5. Families are welcome, and limited tickets will be sold at the door. For details and to reserve tickets, call 518-695-3011.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

FORT EDWARD An all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the Fort Miller Reformed Church on 1239 Fort Miller Road in the Town of Fort Edward. The dinner will benefit “project pencil,” a program of the church, which donates free school back packs, filled with supplies, to children K-12 in the Washington County area. Cost is $8 for 12 and older; $4 for 4 to 12; under 4, free. For details, call 518-812-6314 or email jwhite8495@aol.com.

 

Castleton-Dance Fund

CASTLETON A fund in memory of Shane and Chris Plummer will benefit from a dinner-dance fundraiser from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Castleton American Legion on Route 4A. Catered by Wheel Inn, with music by Penguin Productions, the doors open at 11 a.m. for a basket raffle, with a 1 p.m. drawing. Dinner is from 5 to 7, dancing to 11. Basket donations are welcome. $5 buys an entry fee and one ticket sheet. Proceeds benefit the family. For details, call 802-468-5765 or 802-537-3978 or 802-558-7686 or 518-797-8131.

 

Brandon Bluegrass

BRANDON “PossumHaw,” a Burlington bluegrass-country-folk quintet, will perform at Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, with a $15 dinner preceding the show. Show cost is $15. For details and to make reservations, call 802-465-4071 or email info@brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, March 16

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT An “All You Can Eat Country Breakfast” will be served up at the Gansevoort Fire House on Sunday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Requested donation is $8 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 55 and older, $6 for children 5 to 12, and free for children under 12. For details, call the Gansevoort Fire Department at 518-792-4396.

 

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.

 

Irish Dinner

QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Firemen and Auxiliary will serve a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, with the dinner costing $9 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and children under 5, free. Take-out is available. Reservations are required. For details, call 518-584-3829 or 518-584-2758 or email pnaz1@juno.com.

 

Mozart’s Viola

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem Artistic Director Lila Brown will discuss Mozart’s viola quintets at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 at Hubbard Hall. The MFS Artistic Director will review five Mozart string quartets, pointing out that the viola was the master’s favorite instrument. For details, call 518-232-2347, 518-677-2495 or visit www.musicfromsalem.org.

 

Monday, March 17

 

St. Patrick’s Dinner

HARTFORD Hartford Senior Citizens will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. at the firehouse on Monday, March 17, serving up the traditional corned beef and cabbage along with Welsh Rarebit fondue, among other dishes. Tickets cost $12, and the citizens are hoping for a minimum of 100 guests. Reservations should be received by March 10. To reserve tickets, call Karen Harrington at 518-632-5483.

 

Wednesday, March 19

 

First Spinning Night

LAKE LUZERNE The first open spinning night at Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the school on 51 Main Street.

Spinning classes will continue from March through October the third Wednesday of each month. For details about this free activity, call 518-696-2400 or visit www.adirondackfolkschool.org.

 

Rutland Song Circle

RUTLAND A song circle and jam session will be held from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland on Wednesday, March 19. A song cycle welcomes singers, acoustic instrumentalists and listeners. Donations are welcome. For details, call Jack Crowther at 802-775-1182 or visit www.wildwoodmusic.org.

 

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.

 

Friday, March 21

 

Educators Meet

MANCHESTER Manchester’s Maple Street School will host the fifth annual, day-long Southern Vermont Educators Symposium, with the theme of mobile and bring-your-own devices, on Friday, March 21. The event, open to officials from all elementary and secondary schools, both public and private, costs $75. For details, call Kate Bryan at 802-362-7137, ext 205 or email kbryan@maplestreetschool.com.

Saturday, March 22

 

Maple Sugar Tours

GREENWICH The Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association will host two Maple Sugar Open House days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23 and again on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. Nearly 20 maple sugar houses will be participating. Sample and see how maple sugar is made. For details, call 518-854-7386 or 802-236-0881. For complete information, visit www.upperhudsonmaple.com.

 

Upward Bound Raffle

CASTLETON The Upward Bound Basket Raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 in American Legion Post 50 in Castleton, with a special raffle for a high-definition television and a blue-ray player, among other events. All proceeds benefit the Castleton Upward Bound Scholarship Fund. For details, call 802-468-6404 or email jennifer.jones@castleton.edu.

 

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.

 

Brandon’s “Blackbird”

BRANDON Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco, the duo called “Blackbird,” will perform traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music and their own original compositions at a 7:30 p.m. performance at Brandon Music at 62 Country Club Road on Saturday, March 22. Cost is $15 for the dinner and $15 for the concert. Dinner reservations are required. For details, call 802-465-4071 or email info@brandon-music.net.

 

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.

 

Sunday, March 23

 

Art Marketing

BRANDON Serena Kovalosky, exhibitions and marketing manager for Granville’s Slate Valley Museum, will explain how to mount a successful publicity campaign at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Compass Music and Arts Center at 333 Jones Drive in Brandon.

No reservations are required. For details, call 802-247-4295 or visit www.artfulvagabond.com.

 

Symphony and Soloists

GLENS FALLS Glens Falls Symphony will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 in Glens Falls High School, playing pieces by Haydn, Bartok and Gerald Finzi. They will be joined by the following soloists: Erica Washburn, mezzo-soprano; Philip Monrian, baritone; Delaney Silvernell, mezzo-soprano, and Alexis Temple, soprano. Each will perform a solo. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for students.

 

Thursday, March 27

 

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.

 

Music Swap

BRANDON Brandon’s Compass Music and Arts Center will host a music swap from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. Items for sale range from vinyl records through piano rolls, to musical and audio equipment and more. All those involved or interested in music are invited to attend. For vendors, the deadline to reserve a spot is Thursday, March 27. Cost is $30 per space. For details, call 802-247-4295 or email edna@cmacvt.org.

 

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

 

Fair Theme Contest

SCHAGHTICOKE “Harvest your Dreams” is the Schaghticoke Fair Theme and Design Contest for 2014, a contest open to all local adults and currently enrolled high school and college students. The selected design will be used on the cover of the 2014 cover of the fair brochure. All entries must be submitted by June 1. For more details, contact the art department at your school or college or call 518-753-4411, ext. 13, and ask for Mary.

 

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.

 

Mattress Musical

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

 

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.

 

Thursday, April 24

 

Poultney Earth Fair

POULTNEY The 7th annual Poultney Earth Fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Poultney High School. Free and open to the public, earth day is an annual tradition drawing hundreds from the local region to celebrate the environment. This year’s theme is “Powering into our Future.” For details, call 225-936-9973 or email galvezcontreras@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Thursday, May 1

 

Fair Theme Contest

SCHAGHTICOKE “Harvest your Dreams” is the Schaghticoke Fair Theme and Design Contest for 2014, a contest open to all local adults and currently enrolled high school and college students. The selected design will be used on the cover of the 2014 cover of the fair brochure. All entries must be submitted by June 1. For more details, contact the art department at your school or college or call 518-753-4411, ext. 13, and ask for Mary.

 

Sunday, June 15

 

Biking for Cash

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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