Community Calendar 03/13/14

T hursday, March 13

 

Winter Supper

DORSET Dorset Church will serve a winter supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in the church at 143 Church Street, off Route 30. Roast pork and vegetarian soup are on the menu. For details, call Jane A. LoBrutto, administrator of United Church of Dorset and East Rupert at 802-867-2260 or email Jane@dorsetchurch.org.

 

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.

 

Salem Historians

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

 

Seat Checks

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 Safet y Committee. Information: Elizabeth at 746-2400 ext. 3478.

 

Greenwich Games

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. Pat’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.

 

Health Care Talk

HOOSICK FALLS Pamela Cole, a representative from Well Care, will explain away health care confusions and provide help and information about health care at the Hoosick Falls Armory from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14. For details, call 518-686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.com.

 

Shabbat Dinner

MANCHESTER A pot luck dinner will follow the celebration of Shabbat by Havurah Keruv at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14 in Maple Street School in Manchester. For more details, visit their website at www.havurahkeruv.org.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS Viewing and bidding on “The Great Teacup Auction” in Wells will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, with bid drawing at 6:45 p.m. at the Modern American Woodman of America building. More than 25 tables of household goods of all kinds and varieties, from utensils to flea items to food, will be on display. $1 buys 10 tickets to be placed in cups by items of one’s choice. There will also be a silent auction. The event is a major fund-raiser of the Wells United Methodist Church. For details, call 802-325-3203.

 

New Thriller

MANCHESTER Suspense Novelist Jennifer McMahon returns to Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14 to unveil her newest thriller, “The Winter People.” McMahon is the author of six novels, including two New York Times bestsellers. For more details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Play’s Finale

DORSET The final performances of “I Am My Own Wife,” winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play and of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 and 15 at The Dorset Playhouse. Set in Berlin after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the play has 30 characters, all played in this production by Tom Ferguson. The play is directed by Sherry Kratzer. For details and to reserve tickets for the last two performances, call 802-867-5777 or order online at dorsetplayers.org.

 

Saturday, March 15

 

Farm Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A traditional farm breakfast, or community breakfast, of traditional farm-fresh eggs, sausage, homemade biscuits and preserves, will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at North Main and Allen Streets in Fair Haven. The breakfast site is handicapped accessible and dining is on the main floor. For details, call the church at 802-468-3019.

 

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.

 

Argyle Quilters

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters will meet at the Methodist Church in Argyle at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. The quilters will meet at 10 with the area 4-H members interested in quilting. Lunch will be served and kits supplied to the youths previously registered.

For details, call Betty Reynolds at 518-638-8250.

 

Climb 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.

 

Beat Cabin Fever

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 Cook

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 an 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.

 

Dr. Seuss Party

HOOSICK FALLS Friends of Cheney Library will host at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, a Dr. Seuss Party in the library. The books of Dr. Seuss will be read, and there will be crafts and a snack. The event ends in time for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hoosick Falls. For details, call Cheney Library at 518-686-9401.

 

Writer Teaches

CAMBRIDGE Best-selling Author Jon Katz, who has penned “A Good Dog,” will teach a course on how to write a short story, starting on Saturday, March 15, and continuing each Saturday thereafter, from 10 a.m. to noon, through April 12 in the Freight Depot Theatre behind Hubbard Hall in Cambridge. Cost is $80 or $72 for Hubbard Hall members. The class is limited to eight. For details, call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.

 

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.

 

Basket Raffle

POULTNEY Poultney High School, Class of 2015, will hold a basket raffle on Saturday, March 15, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the drawing starting at 1 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and a separate raffle for an iPad Air, Telescope director’s chair and a lottery tree. For each non-perishable foot item brought for the local food shelf, one receives a ticket for a special lottery basket. For details, call the high school at 802-287-5861.

 

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.

 

Burr in 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. Pat’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.

 

Benefit Dance

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.

 

Colonial Brews

MANCHESTER New England Food and Drink Writer Corin Hirsch will revive recipes for such Colonial New England brews as “flips,” “rattle-skulls,” “switchel” and “spruce beer” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. For details on this presentation, called “Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England,” call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Folk and 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.

 

Classic Quartets

RUTLAND Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre will present, as part of its music series, “Passages at the Paramount,” “4 X 4,” a joining of two classical string quartets, the Borromeo and the Giovale, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. The two quartets will play selections by Claude Debussy, Bela Bartok and Felix Mendelssohn. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students. For details, call 802-775-0903 or visit www.paramountvt.org.

 

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.

 

Color Contest

GRANVILLE The Lighthouse Program for children 6 to 12 will sponsor a coloring contest at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at Granville Assembly of God at 18 Bulkley Ave. The winner of both boy’s and girl’s groups wins a new BMX bike with helmet. For more information, call Issa at 518-256-6315 or Lindsay B. Schieffelin at 518-955-0807.

 

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.

 

DeBlassis Concert

GLENS FALLS The first concert of the spring 2014 schedule of The deBlasiis Chamber Music Concert Series at the Hyde will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, featuring The Poulenc Trio of Irina Kaplan, piano; Valadimir Lande, oboe, and Bryan Young, bassoon. This trio has played in more than 40 states in the U.S. and at countless music festivals around the world. For details, call 518-792-1761, ext 328 or email agrether@hydecollection.org.

 

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. Pat’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.

 

Tuesday, March 18

 

WIC in Salem

SALEM A Women, Infants and Children Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Salem’s Presbyterian Church on West Main Street. If you are a state resident, and you are pregnant, or have children under five-years-old, you may qualify for help with your grocery bill. WIC also educates pregnant and nursing women about health. If unable to attend a clinic, call 518-746-2460 for a more convenient time and location.

 

Garden Club

ARLINGTON The Arlington Garden Club will meet at noon on Tuesday, March 18 in American Legion Hall on East Arlington Road for a pot-luck luncheon, followed by a 1 p.m. business meeting. At 2 p.m., Donna Anderson of Mettowee Mill Nursery of Dorset will present a program called “Waking up the Garden.” Hostess Lynn Clark will be assisted by

Marie De Vito, Jan Ameden and Karen Tibbetts. Members A through L, please bring an entrée. Members M through Z, please bring salad or sides. For details, call 802-375-1354.

 

Wednesday, March 19

 

Global School

RUTLAND Prior to its Global Studies Fair that night, Rutland High School will hold a day-long “Vermont’s Global Issues Network Conference” from 8 a.m. to the closing ceremony at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Keynote speaker is Kristen Carlson, formerly senior political reporter at WCAX and currently director of media at Green Mountain Power. For details, call Principal Bill Olsen at 802-770-1071.

 

Chamber Meets

SALEM The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will host a special “Business Community Meeting” in Fort Salem Theatre at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, with special guest presentation by Amy Maxwell, work based learning coordinator at Salem Central School.

The general public is encouraged to attend by calling 518-854-9200 or e-mailing Chamber President Rose Ann Savage at rsavage@arrowbank.com. Refreshments will be served.

 

Global Fair

RUTLAND Rutland High School will host its first annual Global Studies Fair, integrating core curricula and communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Along with numerous projects and displays, light refreshments will be served up by the International Cuisine class and music played by the high school band. For details, call Principal Bill Olsen at 802-770-1071.

 

Spinners 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.

 

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.

 

Legal Aid

HUDSON FALLS Stuart Kaufman, an attorney with Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, will discuss wills, health care proxies, and other senior citizen legal issues at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 in the Hudson Falls Senior Center at 78 Oak Street, the event sponsored by Washington County CARES. For details, call Max McDonnell at 518-747-9352. Anyone older than 60 is welcome.

 

Dimes a Dip

HARTFORD Hartford Central School will serve a “Dimes a Dip” dinner of all-you-can-eat favorites from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at a cost of $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for students. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Senior Class of 2014. For details, call Hartford Central School at 518-632-5222.

 

Digital Artist

GLENS FALLS North Country Arts Center will hold an artist’s reception for Nancy Powhida at 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at 2nd Floor Gallery at Glens Fall City Hall, with her exhibit of “digital photographic prints” remaining on display through Friday, April 4 during gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Powhida is a sculptress, printmaker and painter. For details on the reception and exhibition, call 518-353-2121 or email kate@advokate.net.

 

Pember Meets

GRANVILLE The next regular meeting of the Pember Board of Trustees will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. The trustees meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For details, call 518-642-2425.

 

Food Forage

MANCHESTER Alan Benoit will continue his “Sustainability Series,” now broadcast on GNAT-TV, at Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, with the topic of foraging for food and fungus, meaning organic foods and gourmet mushrooms. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Dinner and Show

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS Students of Singer Melissa Chestnut-Tangerman, a local singer and musician, will perform at 7 p.m. on March 21 in The Middletown Springs Elementary School, as part of its annual “Artist-in-Residence Program.” A potluck dinner will precede the performance, which has been prepared by Chestnut-Tangerman and the students during the past week. For details, call 802-235-2098.

 

CSC Musical

The Castleton State College Theater Arts and Music Department will stage “Urinetown: The Musical” at 7 p.m. on March 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. on March 23 at the Casella Theater on the Castleton State College campus. The cost of admission is $15; $10 for member of the college community. For tickets, call 468-1119 or visit castletontickets.com.

 

Basketball Test

ARLINGTON The second annual Basketball Challenge, involving varsity girls and boys teams, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 21 in Arlington Memorial High School gymnasium. Hosted by the Fisher Parent Teacher Group, the night includes basketball that pits faculty and staff against parents. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students under 12, and $20 per family. Tickets can be purchase beforehand. For details, call 802-375-6409 or email lacosted@bvsu.org. One can also call 802-375-6409, ext. 217 or email smithme@bvsu.org.

 

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.

 

Basket 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.

 

Dinner Dance

WILTON Wilton Firehouse will provide the floor for a dinner dance from 3:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, with the dinner being chicken parmesan. $12 buys dinner and dance and $8 for dinner. Tony Marcantino will be the DJ for a partner-and-line dance. For details, call 518-584-1511. All proceeds benefit the fire department and the Wilton Food Pantry.

 

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.

 

Chicken Dinner

CAMBRIDGE St. Luke’s Church in Cambridge will serve a chicken barbecue, with seatings at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 in the church. Advance tickets are now on sale, so call 518-677-2632, ext. 2. Cost is $10 in advance and $11 at the door. Children under 12, pay $5.

 

Benefit Barbecue

HARTFORD A “Rally for Rita” chicken barbecue and basket party for Rita Swezey of Harford, who faces medical challenges, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, with the barbecue served at 5 p.m. and basket drawing at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. For full details on the event, call the following: Roxanne at 518-642-9453; Chip at 632-5129; or Amy at 321-0565.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE A “Camp Fowler Spaghetti Dinner” will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church on Route 32N in Schuylerville. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Takeouts are available. Proceeds provide financial assistance for youths attending Camp Fowler in the summer. For general information, call 518-695-4325. The actual contact person is Peg Hall at 518-584-3290.

 

Sculpture Show

WEST RUTLAND The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host a reception for Burlington Sculptor Kevin Donegan from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, where the center will unveil his exhibit, “Lock is Key and Other Conversations,” which will remain on exhibit from March 22 through May 4 during Saturday and Sunday gallery hours, 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more details, call 802-438-2097 or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

Religious Talk

MANCHESTER Bestselling Author and Spiritual Advisor Thomas Moore, a former monk, will present his newest book, “In a Religion of One’s Own,” in a lecture at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. Moore will delineate the “myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.” For details, call 1-802-362-2200 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Folk Duo

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.

 

Mystery Poetess

MANCHESTER The mysterious life of reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson, will be the topic of a talk by Lea Newman, author of “Emily Dickinson, Virgin Recluse and Rebel,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. Her book is the product of the three decades Newman taught at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Symphony and Solos

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.

 

Tuesday, March 25

 

Civil War Talk

CAMBRIDGE Civil War Historian Michael Russert will present a two-part talk on “The Battlefield at Gettysburg” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 in Cambridge Public Library. Part one explores the history of the park. Part two explains how to get the most out of a visit to the park. For details, call 518-677-5091. Cambridge Public Library is at 21 West Main Street in Cambridge.

 

Wednesday, March 26

 

Story Time

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Library will hold a children’s story and craft time at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the library at 42 State Street. For details, call Sandi Goodwin, library director, at the library at 518-753-4230.

 

World Mammals

GRANVILLE Pember Library and Museum will present “Mammals around the World” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. a free after-school discovery program offering discussion, hands-on animal artifacts, a museum search and a live short-tailed opossum named Peter. For details, call Bernie, museum educator, at 518-642-1515.

 

Organic Dinner

GREENWICH A community potluck dinner, stressing healthy, organic foods, will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Plow103 Main Street in Greenwich. The event is sponsored by the Greenwich Food Buying Club, an organic food cooperative. Bring a dish to share, your own place setting, and enjoy a delicious, organic meal. For details, call 518-531-4004. The event is free and open to all.

 

Thursday, March 27

 

China Insights

GREENWICH Richard Duvall, local author, veteran of both the merchant marine and the U.S. Army, and China expert, will discuss his novel, “The Ox Factor,” in which China invades the U.S., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in Greenwich Free Library. Duvall will discuss his book, as well as have books for sale. For details, call the library at 518-692-7157.

 

Friday, March 28

 

Fun Night

GRANVILLE Mary J. Tanner Elementary School on Granville’s Route 22 will host a Family Fun Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28, offering dancing, games, face painting, refreshments and more. The event is sponsored the Mary J. Tanner PBIS Team, the initials standing for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. The program promotes “Bee-ing Safe, Kind and Responsible.” For details, call the school at 518-642-9460.

 

Saturday, March 29

 

Two Day 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.

 

Shakespeare School

RUTLAND Auditions for a five-week immersion in the world of William Shakespeare, poet and playwright, will be offered to teens 12 to 18 by the Summer 2014 Junior Shakespeare Academy on the following times, places and dates: 10 a.m. to noon, at Manchester’s Inn at Willow Pond, on March 29; 1 to 3 p.m. at Rhythm Hall, 2nd Floor, Building 5 of the Howe Center in Rutland, on March 30. Boys and girls should prepare a short monolog from Richard II. For details, call Gary Meitrott at 802-282-2581.

 

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.

 

Blues and Brews

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall will host a fundraising dance, with music supplied by the Roadside Blues Band, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. $25 admission covers beer, wine, jambalaya, chili, corn bread and desserts. For more information, and to order tickets online, call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.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.

 

Sunday, March 30

 

Need Bakers

GREENWICH Bakers are needed at Greenwich Youth Center to prepare cakes served with ice cream for children’s birthdays celebrated from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, and on the last Sunday of each succeeding month. Children of the center can invite friends to the festivities who are in the 4th grade and above. Volunteers need to bake a sheet cake of their choice for the last Sunday of each month. For details, call 518-522-8335 or email greenwichyouth12834@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, April 1

 

Fair Theme Test

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.

 

Register Pre-Ks

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.

 

Sunday, April 6

 

Country Dancing

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old style country dance at Schuylerville’s American Legion Post on Clancy Street from 12:10 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. The afternoon includes a meeting, buffet and dance. Please bring a dish to share. Music is by “Ole Time Country.” Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for those 6 to 17; and under 6, free. For details, call 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

Thursday, April 10

 

22nd School Fair

GRANVILLE The 22nd Annual Science, Arts and Technology Fair will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 in the Granville Central High School gymnasium. Projects will be set up by school students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Past exhibits have included a Leggo nuclear reactor, Octopus dissection, a hover craft demonstration and more. The event is sponsored by the Granville Parents Teachers Association. For details, call the school at 518-642-1051.

Friday, April 11

 

Legal Aid

WHITEHALL Stuart Kaufman, an attorney with Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, will discuss wills, health care proxies, and other senior citizen legal issues at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11 in the American Legion Post at 148 Main Street in Whitehall. The event is sponsored by Washington County CARES. For details, call Helen LeClaire at 518-499-2482. Anyone older than 60 is welcome.

 

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.

 

Business Spotlight

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 Painters

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

 

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

 

Legal Aid

SALEM Stuart Kaufman, an attorney with Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, will discuss wills, health care proxies, and other senior citizen legal issues at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25 in St. Paul’s Rectory, 32 East Broadway, in Salem. The event is sponsored by Washington County CARES. For details, call Kathy Roby at 518-854-7294. Anyone older than 60 is welcome.

 

Famed 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, April 27

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old style country dance at Schuylerville’s American Legion Post on Clancy Street from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Music is by “Ole Time Country.” Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for those 6 to 17; and under 6, free. For details, call 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

Thursday, May 1

 

Fair Theme Test

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

 

Bike 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.

 

Saturday, August 16

 

Craft Fair

EAST DORSET The East Dorset Congregational Church will hold its 3rd annual craft fair and silent auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 on the green in front of the church. The church is calling out for vendors, and so, for further information and registration forms call Anne at 802-362-2682 or Margaretanne at 802-293-5793 or email menmckenzie2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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