Community Calendar 04/10/14

T hursday, April 10

 

Gardening Books

ARLINGTON For $3, Martha Canfield Library has “Gardening Book Bundles,” an individual assortment of gardening books. Eager gardeners may visit the library, located on 528 East Arlington Road, at these times and days: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For details, call 802-375-6153 or visit www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.

 

Call for vendors

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers’ Market is seeking vendors for the market, which opens on Wednesday, May 7 at the Armory. Farmers and crafters are welcome. The market takes place Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A vendor space costs $5 for a 10’ by 10’ space. Information: contacthayc3@gmail.com, www.hayc3.org or call 518-686-9050.

 

Painting Class

MANCHESTER Painter Tony Conner will offer a class on “Flower Painting in Watercolor” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on six successive Thursdays in April and May, as follows: on April 10, 17, 24; May 8 and 15.  For details, call 802-375-5548 or visit tonyconner.com. The classes will be held in Equinox Village in Manchester.

 

Student Art

RUTLAND Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland continues to exhibit student art during gallery hours until Friday, May 2. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. For details, call 802-775-0356.

 

Grant Sought

SALEM Area residents can help the Salem Courthouse Community Garden receive a $20,000 grant by going to seedsofchange.com and clicking on “Voting Gallery,” then entering the Salem zip code (12865). Click on “vote” on the CCG box. The grant would be used to hire staff for the garden, gardening classes, deer fence, and more. Voting ends on April 21 and you can vote once a day.

 

Science 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.

 

Dime-a-Dip

HARTFORD A Dime-a-Dip dinner will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Hartford Central School, offering an all-you-can-eat dinner, plus soda, milk and dessert, and all for $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. All proceeds benefit the 2014 Senior Class. For details, call Hartford Central School at 518-632-5222.

 

Legion Meets

ARLINGTON American Legion Post 69 in Arlington will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 for its monthly meeting, which is held on the second Thursday of each month. New recruits are sought. For details on how to join the Legion, call 802-375-6157. The American Legion Post 69 Sons meeting will also take place at 7 p.m. at the post. The phone number is the same for details about that April 10th meeting.

 

Tea Party Meets

HUDSON FALLS Building 2, lower level, of the Washington County Office Complex will be the place to hear Speakers Kevin McCashion and Davig Craig discuss “public schools,” at the 7 p.m., April 10th meeting of the Washington County Tea Party Patriots. Common Core will be the specific topic. County offices are on Upper Broadway in Fort Edward. For more details, visit Janet Entwistle on Facebook.

 

Paramount Comic

RUTLAND Comic Brian Regan, record holder for 25 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, will appear at Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. The cost is $45.75, plus applicable taxes and fees. Tickets are available by calling 802-775-0903 or online at www.paramounttvt.org.

 

Poet Talk

BENNINGTON Maggie Dietz, author and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, will deliver a lecture called “An Invitation to Poetry” at Southern Vermont College in Bennington at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. A reception will follow the free lecture, where guests will have a chance to talk with Dietz, winner of the 2007 Jane Kenyon Award for her volume of poetry, “Perennial Fall.” For details, call 802-447-6388.

 

Friday, April 11

 

Get Scholarships

SCHAGHTICOKE High School seniors or college students from Rensselaer County, active at Schaghticoke Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association, must apply no later than Friday, April 11 in order to qualify for ten, $1,000 scholarships eligible to either. Applications must be printed and completed from the website www.nyfairs.org. For more information, call Schaghticoke Fair office at 518-753-4411, ext. 13.

 

Little Learners

GREENWICH Greenwich Public Library workers will explain to “Little Learners” at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11 that not just birds come out of eggs. For details on this children’s educational program, and what other creatures hatch from eggs, call 518-692-7157.

 

Senior Law

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.

 

Egg Art Work

CASTLETON A Ukranian Egg Art Workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Castleton Community Center, with eggs made not to be eaten, but rather to be given as gifts or used as home decorations. Cost is $10. For details, call 802-468-3093.

 

Basket Raffle

WELLS The Wells Fire Department will hold a benefit holiday basket raffle on Friday, April 11, with doors opening at the Modern Woodmen of America building at 5 p.m. and the drawings starting at 7 p.m. First entry is $5. Additional tickets cost $2. Refreshments will be sold, and there will be special raffles. Donations are needed. Please call Jill at 1-800-342-6622 or Lisa at 1-802-417-1655.

 

Art Exhibit

GLENS FALLS “Intrinsic Forms,” an exhibit of fine art abstractions with a decorative element, the work of Artists Laura Cannamela, Anna Chupa, Ariana Kolins and Barbara Melville, will have its opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in Lapham Gallery of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in Glens Falls. For details on gallery hours, call 518-798-1144, ext 5 or email festivals@larac.org.

 

Fish Fry Dinner

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Company, 5 River Road, Johnsonville, will hold from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 a $10 per person Fish Fry Dinner, which will include fish fry, French fries, coleslaw, macaroni salad, dessert and beverage. For details, call 518-753-4843, or call Terri Ryan at 518-753-6909.

 

Family Film

SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Public Library will offer a “Family Movie Night” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 11. The film is PG and runs 120 minutes. Feel free to bring popcorn. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 518-695-6641.

 

Modern Dance

POULTNEY The technique of modern dance will be taught from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Stone Valley Arts on the third floor of the former Journal Press Building at 188 Main Street in Poultney on Friday, April 11, and the following Fridays: April 18, 25, May 2 and May 9. For details, contact Erika Schmidt at 802-325-2603.

 

Camp Meeting

CAMBRIDGE Jacob’s Well Fellowship will hold a camp meeting at its location at 81 Legrys Road in Cambridge from Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13. Planned are such special events as a coffee house, a potluck dinner and entertainment, along with instruction by Pastor Tim Bohley. For details, call 518-677-5595.

 

Meditation Talk

MANCHESTER A discussion on meditation will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. Anyen Rinpoche, a tulku from Tibet, of the Nyingma tradition, will lead the talk. He is the author of Dying with Confidence, Journey to Certainty and Momentary Buddahood. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Baton Twirlers’ Oz

HOOSICK FALLS A baton twirling version of The Wizard of Oz, in honor of the film’s 75th anniversary, will be performed by The Twirlettes, under the direction of Ms. Davia Plusch, at 7 p.m. in The Perry Room at the Armory in Hoosick Falls. The show, which mixes the movie with pop, country and rock songs, and baton twirling routines, is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.hayc3.com.

 

Tinmouth Concert

TINMOUTH The second in the Tinmouth Old Firehouse concert series will present husband and wife, Michelle Fay and Tim Price, performing “original and Americana music” through voice, guitar and mandolin on Friday, April 11. The concert doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 7:30. A $10 donation is requested. For more details, visit Tinmouth Concert Series on Face book.

 

Saturday, April 12

 

Hazardous Waste

RUTLAND Rutland residents may drop off household hazardous waste at the Rutland Town Transfer Station in Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension in Rutland from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. Chittenden residents may drop off their household hazardous waste at the Chittenden Transfer Station from noon to 3 p.m. on the same day. For more information, visit www.rutlandcountyswac.org.

 

Horse Symposium

BALLSTON SPA The 23rd annual Saratoga Horse Symposium will be held Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, with doors opening at 8 a.m., at the Saratoga County 4-H Training Center on 556 Middle Line Road in Ballston Spa. Four topics, from equine behavior to wound care, will be addressed. For details, call Jennifer L. Stevens at 518-885-8995.

 

Ladies’ Breakfast

GRANVILLE South Granville Congregational Church Ladies will have a prayer breakfast at AJ’s at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, while the men will have a prayer breakfast at the South Granville Congregational Church itself from 8 to 9 a.m. Every one is invited. For details, call Joan at 518-642-9510.

 

Annual Breakfast

POULTNEY The annual Poultney Woman’s Club Breakfast with a Bunny will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 in the Methodist Church on Main Street. Mailed photos of guests with the Bunny, taken by club members, cost $1.50 and are limited in number. Guests can snap their own photo with the Bunny for free. Breakfast costs $1.25. A special Bunny’s gift awaits each child. For details, call Marlene Isherwood at 802-287-9244.

 

Garden Symposium

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.

 

Hunter Safety

Focus 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.

 

Spring Workshops

SALEM Gardenworks in Salem announces it will start its series of spring workshops with a 9:30 a.m. to noon double workshop on Saturday, April 12 that teaches special floral arrangements and Easter brunch specialties. For details and to pre-register, call 518-854-3250.

 

Stage Auditions

SALEM Auditions for Salem Courthouse Community Center’s June 7th annual Talent Showcase will be held at the following times and dates: from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 12 and 19. Singers, dancers, musicians and comedians are sought. All ages are welcome to audition. Call the CCC at 518-854-7053 and ask for Donna for an appointment. The June talent showcase will be held at Fort Salem Theatre.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wells will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. To make donations or for further details, please call 802-645-0071.

 

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.

 

 

Family Film

MANCHESTER The family film, “Turbo,” a snail’s tale of life in the fast lane, will be screened at Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. The program is free and snacks will be served. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. The library is located at 48 West Road. For details, call 802-362-2607 or visit www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Egg Hunt

WELLS An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Modern Woodmen of America building in Wells for children first-born to 12. Sponsored by Granville Price Chopper, the event will feature the Easter Bunny, fun and prizes. For details, call 518-642-9283.

 

Easter Event

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven Concerned and Belle Dolci will host an Easter Event from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 in Fair Haven Park. The Easter and community-themed event will feature an egg hunt, games and other family-related activities. For details, call 802-265-3666.

 

Easter Party

ARLINGTON A children’s Easter Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Arlington’s American Legion Post 69. The event is free for children up to age 12. For party details, call the Legion at 802-375-6157.

 

Fun with Eggs

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects will offer a day of hunting and coloring Easter Eggs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Cambridge Guest Home. Bring your own basket for the hunt that starts promptly at 1:30 p.m. Working with the village, Cambridge Connects is a community group providing family friendly events and activities. For details, email Cambridgeconnects@gmail.com.

 

Turkey Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE Quaker Springs United Methodist Church will serve a Roast Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, reminding diners that it is an “all-you-can-eat” dinner, with all of the traditional trimmings. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12; and under 5, free. Tickets are sold only at the door, but if you have questions, call Dan Craine at 518-584-2259. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church is located six miles south of Schuylerville on Route 32.

 

Maple Dinner

WELLS An old-time maple sugarhouse dinner, presented by Wells United Methodist Church, will serve a salad bar with five maple dressings; a glazed ham with maple-pineapple sauce and mashed potatoes; maple baked beans and bread; and maple sundaes and cookies for desert –– and all from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Modern Woodmen of America building on West Main Street on Route 30. Cost is adults, $12, and youths under 10, $6. Take-outs are available. For details, call 802-325-3203.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

ARGYLE Argyle United Methodist Church will serve a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church at 12 Sheridan Street in Argyle. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and children under 5, free. Take-outs are available. For details, call 518-260-6748.

 

TP Party

SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will host a Spring Fling Toilet Paper Party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Youth Center at Fort Hardy Park. Admission to this Tween (8-12) event is one roll of toilet paper. Event includes dancing to a DJ, toilet paper related games, prizes, refreshments and more. Check the group’s Facebook page for more info.

 

Dinner and Raffle

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS The Middletown Springs Volunteer Fire Department will serve a spaghetti dinner, along with a gun raffle, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. A Winchester SXP 12 gauge shotgun is the prize. Raffle tickets cost $10 or 3 for $20. The winner will be drawn at the dinner, costing $5 per person. Children under six get in free. For details, call 802-235-2160 or email either chiefcastlegirl@aol.com or middletownspringsfire@aol.com.

 

Seven Authors

MANCHESTER Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will host a celebration of authors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, with five to ten-minute talks, plus book signings by the following authors: Gail Caldwell, Kelly Corrigan, John Demos, P.S. Duffy, Bruce Holsinger, Jennifer McMahon and Rupert Thomson. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit Northshire Bookstore at www.northshire.com.

 

Benefit Dinner

SCHYLERVILLE A community potluck dinner to benefit Joseph Garricks, an employee at Saratoga Apple, who now battles cancer, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at Saratoga Apple, with proceeds helping Joseph and his family, as he undergoes chemotherapy. Food, entertainment and a farm market raffle will be featured. Online donations can be made to fund for the Jamaican man at fundforjoseph.com.

 

Chamber Music

SCHUYLERVILLE For the benefit of Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief, Con Brio Performing Arts will present a chamber music concert in Cambridge and Schuylerville.  Two performances are scheduled –– a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Bischoff House on 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge on Saturday, April 12, which costs $17 and requires reservations at 518-796-8184; and a 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 13 in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Schuylerville, for which there is no charge. A free will offering will be collected.

 

Grammy Winner

RUTLAND Jazz Master Chick Corea, 20-time Grammy winner, will play at Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Corea, an undisputed keyboard virtuoso, is the fourth most-nominated artist in Grammy history. Tickets are $39.75 to $49.75 and student balcony seats, $20. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 802-775-0903 or online at www.paramountvt.org. Paramount Theatre is at 30 Center Street.

 

Spring Dance

CASTLETON Castleton American Legion Post 50 will sponsor a “Spring Fling Dance” from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 12. Music will be by Sweet Water Band. Cost is $5 at the door. For details, call Post 50 at 802-468-8962 or Dave Hendee at 802-786-9785.

 

Sunday, April 13

 

Early Breakfast

GRANVILLE Both early birds and late arrivals can enjoy the Granville Rescue Squad pancake breakfast, which will be served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 13 in squad headquarters on East Potter Avenue. In addition to breakfast, attendees can examine the new addition and check out new equipment. Donations are accepted. For details, call the squad at 518-642-1880.

 

Valley Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Lady Auxiliary, on Poplar Avenue, will serve its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 13, and in addition to a full breakfast, the auxiliary will offer a bake sale, raffle and RADA knives for sale.

 

Post Breakfast

ARLINGTON Arlington American Legion Post 69 will serve its monthly, “all-you-can-eat” breakfast at the post from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 13. Cost is $4 and senior citizens are admitted free. For details, call the Legion at 802-375-6157.

 

Club Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will serve a Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on April 13, and this breakfast treat will be offered on the second Sunday of each month throughout the remainder of the year. Cost is adults, $6; children, $3. Everyone is welcome. For details, call 518-695-3844.

 

Animal Bike Race

RUTLAND A cycling event for animals of Rutland County Humane Society will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 in The Gymnasium in Rutland. Called “Pedal for Paws 6 Hour Spinathon at The Gymnasium,” all proceeds benefit the Humane Society or Save a Lab. Cycle an hour for a $50 donation; 6 hours, for a $300 donation. Team cycling is also encouraged. For details on donations, and other requirements, call 802-773-5333 or 802-345-9644.

 

Egg Hunt

SALEM A 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt will follow 9 a.m. Mass at Salem Holy Cross Catholic Church on Sunday, April 13. Meanwhile, the April raffle will be a 3-foot chocolate bunny, and the Knights of Columbus still use their Century Club tickets to benefit local students with scholarships. For more details on church-related activities, call Rose Mary Sheffield at 518-854-3692.

 

Sunday Brunch

SALEM A Palm Sunday Brunch will be served at Salem United Methodist Church from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children, both available at the door. The church is handicapped accessible, and all are welcome. For details, call 518-854-7588.

 

Writer Teaches

MANCHESTER Author Steve Himmer, also a writing instructor at Boston’s Emerson College, will teach how to read like a writer at a workshop at noon on Sunday, April 13 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. Himmer will show how writers treat plot and character, providing a new perspective to interested readers. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

Fiddlers Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE Adirondack Fiddlers will provide new and old style fiddling for round and square dancing in the American Legion Hall on Clancy Street in Schuylerville from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Welcome are all fiddlers, young and old, and the public, too. For details, call 518-274-6817.

 

Texas Hold’em

HUBBARDTON Hubbardton Center Grange 290 will hold a Texas Hold’em on Sunday, April 13, with doors opening at noon and play starting at 1 p.m. The buy-in is $75, with no re-buys. There is a 50/50 drawing. And 75 percent of proceeds go to players. Hubbardton Center Grange is located at 1181 Monument Hill. For details, call 802-273-2651.

 

Bluegrass League

LAKE LUZERNE The Adirondack Bluegrass League will meet for a pot luck dinner, followed by a jam session after the meeting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 in the Lake Luzerne Town Complex at 539 Lake Avenue. This will be the last such meeting until October. For details, call 518-221-6231, or email adirondackbluegrassleague@gmail.com, or visit www.adirondackbluegrassleague.com.

 

Basket Party

GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Auxiliary will hold their annual basket party at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 at the Greenwich Lodge. This fundraiser awards scholarships to students from Greenwich, Argyle, Cambridge, Schuylerville and Salem. A light lunch costs $5. For details, call Charmane Dow at 518-369-9668.

 

Masonic Dinner

HARTFORD A family-style ham dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. at Herschel-Argyle Masonic Lodge in Hartford on Sunday, April 13. Take-outs are available. A $10 donation is requested. For details, call 518-747-3828.

 

Unplug Poetry

BRANDON Compass Music and Arts Center announces it will offer two successive Sundays of “poetry unplugged” at 2:30 p.m on Sunday, April 13 and 27. All poets are invited to come share his or her favorite poem on these two Sundays at Compass Music and Arts Center at 333 Jones Drive in Brandon. For details, visit www.cmacvt.org.

 

Book Talk

ARLINGTON “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood, a Booker Prize Winner in England, will be discussed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 in Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, as part of a series sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-375-6153.

 

40-Voice Choir

GLENS FALLS First Presbyterian Church at 400 Glen Street in Glens Falls will offer a concert of religious music at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Performing will be a 40-voice choir, a string quartet, an organ, a piano, and three soloists. Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as music by Mozart, Paulus, Candlyn and Gabriel Faure, will be featured. The concert will be directed by Derek Stannard and accompanied by K. Bryan Kirk. A $10 donation is suggested. For more details, call 518-793-2521 or email kbkirk@fpcgf.org.

 

United Nations

MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library will present on three successive Sundays lectures by  United Nations’ officials about the UN at 4 p.m. in Maple Street School, 322 Maple Street in Manchester, as follows: April 13, Neil Pierre’s “Leaving No Nation Behind”; May 18, Eduardo Ulibarri’s “The Call for Peace and Security”; May 25, Signe Burgstaller’s “Women Building Peace.” To reserve, call 802-549-4577 or email events@markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Lily’s History

CAMBRIDGE Author Marcia Reiss will discuss and sign her new book, “Lily,” a cultural history of the flower, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 in the Freight Depot behind Hubbard Hall in Cambridge. For details, call 518-677-2495 or email debfoster@hubbardhall.org.

 

Drum Circle

POULTNEY A Community Drum Circle will be presented from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 at Stone Valley Arts, located on the 3rd floor of the former Journal Press Building in Poultney. Recommended for those 12 up, no previous experienced is required. Bring your own percussive instrument. For details, call 802-884-8040 or email musicwithheidi@gmail.com.

 

Monday, April 14

 

Puppet Club

SALEM Area children, grades 3 through 6, can join the Salem Courthouse Puppet Club, which will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. daily from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, over spring break, at the courthouse. The club will be directed by Debi Craig, retired educator and puppeteer. Space is limited, so contact 518-854-7053 as soon as possible. The program has been made possible through a grant from LARAC.

 

Biology Talk

BENNINGTON Biologist Karen Lips will explain the complex causes and consequences of decline in amphibian populations in a talk at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 14 in the CAPA Symposium of Bennington College. For details, call 802-379-5116.

 

Benefit Dinner

GRANVILLE A benefit dinner for “Promise Walk for Preeclampsia 2014” will be held on Monday, April 14 at Bernardo’s Restaurant, with seatings for spaghetti dinner at 5, 6 and 6:45 p.m. Take-out will also be available. Tickets are $5 to eat in and $6 to take-out. Drinks are not included in the price. The dinner will be hosted by Team Christie’s Crusaders. For tickets, contact Pam Manning at 518-926-9201.

 

Job Networking

SALEM Salem United Methodist Church will continue its Job Networking Ministry at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at the church on West Broadway. Hundreds of current job positions will be reviewed for the unemployed, under-employed and “miserably employed,” said Organizer Chuck Alexander. Linda Law Saunders, of Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be the speaker. Workshops and discussions follow until 8:30 p.m. For details, call 518-854-3517 or Rev. Debbie Earthrowl at 518-854-3203.

 

Safe Hunt

HARTFORD A Hunter Safety Education Course will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, April 14, 15 and 16 at the Hartford Fish and Game Club on Route 196 in Hartford. Space is limited and pre-registration mandatory. Call Bill Pike before April 5 at 518-632-5994.

 

Tuesday, April 15

 

Tractor Safety

GREENWICH A 4-H Tractor certification and All-Terrain-Vehicle Safety Course will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension at Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich from 9 am. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16. For details on the kind of certificate earned through the course, and for general information, call 518-746-2560 or 1-800-548-0881.

 

Genealogy Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Genealogy Group of Schuylerville Library will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in the library. For details about the meeting, call 518-695-6641.

 

Library Pirate

FAIR HAVEN Rockin’ Rob, the Friendly Pirate will bring educational and entertaining pirate music to Fair Haven Free Library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, a vacation-week story-time program geared toward pre-school through primary school children. For details about this free program, call Fair Haven Free Library at 802-265-8011 or email fairhavenfreelibrary@gmail.com.

 

Garden Club Meets

ARLINGTON Arlington Garden Club will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Arlington American Legion Post 69 on Tuesday, April 15. “Imagine Visiting Great Gardens of the World” is a program to be presented by Sean Reardon. Head Hostess is Joanna Taylor, assisted by Raebeth Hitchcock, Noelle Smith and Judy Weiss. For details on joining, call Nancy Hadley at 802-375-1354.

 

Miniature Cars

ARLINGTON Expert Kevin Kees of Shaftsbury will discuss his collection of antique miniature cars and trucks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in The Martha Canfield Library in Arlington. The free program is called “Miniature Antique Cars and Trucks.” For more details, call 802-375-6153.

 

Legion Bingo

ARLINGTON Bingo will be played at American Legion Post 69 on April 15, with doors opening at 6 and play starting at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase. For details, call the Legion at 802-375-6157.

 

Library Advocates

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Advocates will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. For details about the agenda of the meeting, call 518-695-6641.

 

Composer Plays

BENNINGTON Lukas Ligeti, composer and percussionist, will perform his mix of jazz, contemporary and world music at 8:30 p.m. in the Deane Carriage Barn of Bennington College on Tuesday, April 15. For details, call 802-379-5116.

 

Wednesday, April 16

 

Story Hour

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library holds pre-school story hour each Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. This week’s meeting will be Wednesday, April 16. All are welcome to attend. For details, call 518-695-6641.

 

Fight Fraud

CASTLETON Castleton Community Center will teach senior citizens how to fight fraud in an informational program about scams and scam artists at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at the center. For details about this free, AARP program, call 802-468-3093.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The next meeting of Washington County Toastmasters will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in Annex II, next to Washington County Cooperative Extension, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of each month. For details, visit www.washingtoncountytoastmaster.org.

 

Poet Presents

BENNINGTON Poet Spencer Reece, author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus,” will present a reading and discussion of his award-winning poetry at 7 p.m. in Tishman Lecture Hall of Bennington College on Wednesday, April 16. For details, call 802-379-5116.

 

Thursday, April 17

 

Pastel Art Show

GLENS FALLS A reception for the Adirondack Pastel Society, a group of national award-winning artists, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the 2nd Floor Gallery at Glens Falls City Hall, followed by a nearly month-long exhibition of the society’s works from Monday, April 7 to Friday, May 2. 2nd Floor Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 518-793-9350 or visit www.adirondackpastelsociety.com.

 

Jail Talk

BENNINGTON Glenn Martin, director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at the Fortune Society, will give a talk on “Incarceration in America” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the CAPA Symposium in Bennington College. Call 802-379-5116 for details.

 

Stories and Songs

SCHAGHTICOKE The Altamont-based band, The Parlor, will perform at A.E. Diver Memorial Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. The Parlor is Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans, both of Altamont. Come prepared for a night of music, story and question and answer. The library is at 136 Main Street. For details visit diverlibrary.org or call 518-753-4344.

 

Civil War Talk

PAWLET “Arming the Union: Vermont Gunmakers and the Technology that Shaped America” will be the program presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the Pawlet Public Library, hosted by the Pawlet Historical Society. Featured speaker will be Carrie Brown, historian, and curator at the American Precision Instrument Museum in Windsor. For details about this free program, call Steve Williams at 802-645-9529.

 

Garden Talk

MANCHESTER Northshire Bookstore will present Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of The Complete Kitchen Garden, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. Ogden will explain how to design organic vegetable gardens that are based on a classic four-square approach. For details about the program, call 802-362-4310 or visit www.sustainabledesignofvt.com.

 

Friday, April 18

 

Super Bingo

WELLS Doors open at 9 a.m., lunch is served at 11, and “Super Saturday Double Header Bingo” commences first play at noon on Saturday, April 19 in Wells’ headquarters of Modern Woodmen of America. First session offers a “$1,000 coverall four-part postage stamp game.” Second session, at 4 p.m., will be a regular game day, with “exception of a $1,000 coverall last game of night.” Cost is $35 for both sessions; $25 for only super, and super only $30 at the door. For details, call 802-645-0323 or 518-487-0397.

 

Cabin Fever Sale

QUEENSBURY The Warren County Historical Society will hold a cabin fever sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in the society office at 195 Sunnyside Road in Queensbury. The society needs and requests books to sell. Also to be sold are small antiques, silver, small furniture items, linens, pictures and frames, costume jewelry, souvenirs, dishes, doo-dads and knick-knacks.

 

Church Benefit

CASTLETON A basket party and luncheon to benefit the building maintenance fund of United Baptist Church of Poultney will be held on Saturday, April 19, with the doors of Castleton’s Bomoseen Grange Hall on Route 30 opening at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon and ticket drawing at 1 p.m. A $5 purchase includes lunch and a sheet of tickets. $2 buys additional tickets. For details, call 802-342-7313.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE Argyle American Legion will serve an “All You Can Eat” Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Argyle American Legion Post 1815 on Sheridan Street (Route 40.) Pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, dessert, coffee, tea, milk and juice will be served. For details, call Walt Caprood at 518-531-4174.

 

Country Dance

TINMOUTH A contra dance will be held at the Tinmouth Community Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Such dances are generally held on the third Friday of each month. The community center is on Route 140 in Tinmouth’s center, 5 miles west of Wallingford. Cost is $9 for adults; $7 for teens; free for children 12 and under. Please bring clean, non-marring shoes. For details, call 802-235-2718 or 802-446-2928 or visit www.tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday, April 19

 

Hazardous Waste

PAWLET Pawlet residents may drop off their household hazardous waste at the Mettawee Community School parking lot on Route 153 in West Pawlet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. Middletown Springs residents may drop off their household hazardous waste at the Middletown Springs Transfer Station, behind the firehouse, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For further information, visit www.rutlandcountyswac.org.

 

West Pawlet Sale

WEST PAWLET A spring flea market and Easter food sale, sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in the fire station on Main Street (Route 143). Lunch will also be served. For details about other planned events, call Edna Winot at 802-645-0174.

 

Turkey Call Test

BOMOSEEN The 9th annual Bart Jacobs Memorial Turkey Calling Contest will be held for young turkey callers at Kehoe Conservation Camp in Bomoseen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. Sponsored by The Oxbow Mountain 4h Club, the contest pits children from infancy to 18 in three separate age divisions. The annual shotgun raffle and a small teacup auction will also be held. For details, call Tom at 802-394-2445.

 

Four Raffles

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is holding an Easter  raffle, a 50/50 raffle, an Easter ham dinner raffle, and a fourth untitled raffle with large prizes, such as a Telescope patio set. Raffle winners will be announced on Saturday, April 19. For information on how to purchase raffle tickets, which cost $1 each for each of the four raffles, call Joanne Reid at 802-645-0244.

 

Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE Heritage Hunters, a local genealogy and history group, will meet at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall at the corner of Route 4 and Route 29 in Schuylerville. Former Mayflower Society Historian and Retired Certified Genealogist Bette Innes Bradway will talk on “Documenting Research,” especially as it applies to lineage societies. The public is welcome. For details, call 518-587-2978.

 

Farm Egg Hunt

GRANVILLE A community Easter Egg hunt on the farm will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Nelson Farm at 2171 County Route 31 in Granville, hosted by Mettowee Valley Church. The hunt is open to children up through age 12. For details, call Pastor Aaron Brown at 1-508-404-9681.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in the Johnsonville Fire House on River Road. Children of all ages are invited to come for the hunt, for snacks and for pictures with the Bunny. For details, call 518-928-4983.

 

Sunday, April 20

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT An all-you-can-eat country breakfast, with the Easter Bunny, will be served at Gansevoort Fire House from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 20. Eggs will be cooked to order. Donations are $8 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 55-and-older, $6 for children 5 to 12 and children under 5, free. For details, call the non-emergency number at 518-792-4396.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

GRANVILLE South Granville Congregational Church will hold a children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m., following 9 a.m. regular Sunday workshop on Sunday, April 20.

For details on this and specifically religious events at South Congregational, call Joan at 518-642-9510.

 

Monday, April 21

 

Computer Course

CASTLETON An introductory computer course, covering how to set up e-mail and Facebook accounts, and how to use Skype and Google search, will be held at Castleton Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 21 to Thursday, April 24. Cost is $12. Pre-registration is required, so call 802-468-3093.

 

Pot Luck Lunch

MANCHESTER The Northshire Seniors will share a pot luck luncheon at Manchester’s Rod and Gun Club at noon on Monday, April 21, so please bring a hot dish or salad to share. Dessert and beverage will be furnished. Phil Jordon, editor of Vermont Magazine, will be the guest speaker.

 

Zumba Classes

WILTON Gavin Park in Wilton will offer two classes of Zumba, the Latin fitness craze, on Mondays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. from April 21 to June 2, and on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. from April 30 to June 4. A minimum of 10 is required for classes to run. Register online at townofwilton.com/departments/parks-and-recreation. For further help, call 518-584-9455.

 

Tuesday, April 22

 

Rummage Around

DORSET Rummage around for old clothing, household items, tools, equipment and books, and bring them to The Dorset Church between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, April 22, 23, 24. These donations will be in preparation for the annual Dorset Church Rummage Sale to be held on Saturday, April 26. For further details, call Sandi Hedman at 802-362-1459 or email sandihedman@yahoo.com to discuss details.

 

Horseshoe League

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will start its horseshow league at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at its club house in Victory. Cost is $40 for the season. Please sign up for an every-Tuesday commitment. The league steak roast is planned for August 16. For details, call Ed Bennett at 518-222-5969 or Cathy Bennett at 518-788-6388.

 

Book Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 to discuss “A Year in Province” by Peter Mayle. For details about the meeting, call 518-695-6641.

 

Fuller Lecture

BENNINGTON Author and Award-winning Critic Alastair Gordon will speak on visionary Buckminster Fuller in a presentation called “The Lost Dymaxion Deployment Units of Buckminster Fuller.” The talk will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in Tishman Lecture Hall of Bennington College.

 

Wednesday, April 23

 

Herb Health

CASTLETON “Enhancing Your Health with Herbs,” an enrichment series, will be offered at Castleton Community Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. The workshop will feature Ellen Malona, Vermont certified horticulturist. Cost is $3. For details, call 802-468-3093.

 

Garden Club

MANCHESTER The Garden Club of Manchester will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 in the Beckwith Room at Hildene for a program on “Best Practices,” with Andrea Luchini, Hildene’s horticulturist. She will speak about environmentally responsible garden practices. A $5 fee for non-members will be charged.

 

Blood Drive

GRANVILLE The Granville Leos and Lions will sponsor a joint blood drive in the Granville High School Library from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. To schedule an appointment, please call 518-642-3516. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome.

 

Free Books

WELLS Wells Village Library will participate in World Book Night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 by distributing to the first twenty people who visit the library free copies of Diane Ackerman’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” A brief presentation, book distribution and refreshments will follow selection of the winning twenty. For details, call 802-645-0611.

 

Thursday, April 24

 

Senior Driving

CASTLETON The new AARP Safe Driving Course will be offered at Castleton Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. All materials will be provided. Be sure to bring driver’s license, pen and AARP card. The fee is $25 or $15 for AARP members. Checks must be made payable to AARP. Registration and payment is due by Monday, April 21. For details, call 802-468-3093.

 

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.

 

Pre-License Class

HOOSICK FALLS A 5-hour pre-licensing class, sponsored by Northeast New York Safety and Health Council, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation of the Hoosick Falls Health Center. A $40 pre-paid or $50 at-the-door registration fee is charged, and a valid state driver’s permit required. Passing the class test gives a student paperwork necessary to take the state driver’s test and is valid for one-year. For details, call 518-686-4854.

 

Documentary Film

DORSET Long Trail School in Dorset will screen “Girl Rising,” a documentary film, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in the Long Trail Theatre. The film deals with women’s issues common to both the developing world and the industrialized nations, issues such as poverty, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, early marriage and domestic violence. For details, call Courtney Callo at 802-867-5717, ext. 141 or email ccallo@longtrailschool.org.

 

Baseball Comedy

RUTLAND Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will present Bleacher Bums, a comedy about Chicago Cubs’ fans, in the Brick Box at Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre on April 24, 25 and 26, and again on May 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., plus an April 27th 2 p.m. matinee. For details, contact Peter Marsh at 802-282-3741.

 

Friday, April 25

 

Two-day Sale

PITTSTOWN Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall will play host to a two-day rummage sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Food and bake sales will be offered both days. If you have items that you wish to donate, or simply for more information, call “Viv” at 518-663-5522.

 

Little Learners

GREENWICH Instructors at Greenwich Public Library will tell their “Little Learners” tales of “adoption, stories of love and caring,” at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25. For details about the program, call 518-692-7157.

 

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.

 

Chili Supper

CAMBRIDGE A chili supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Cambridge Historical Society Museum on Broad Street. Homemade cornbread and dessert will round out the chili dinner, which is the first event of the 2014 season for the museum. For details, call 518-677-5232.

 

Armory Art Show

HOOSICK FALLS 120 Gallery 90 will hold receptions from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 25 for Bennington Artist Maggi Randall and for the Hoosick Artist Guild. Much of Randall’s work is in clay. The Guild will display seven matching chairs, recently transformed. From 7 to 8 p.m. in The Owls Nest, the school Senior Chorus, directed by Ambigay Yudkoff, will sing, accompanied by Bill Brown, keyboard; Martha Von Schilgen, violin. For details, visit www.facebook.com/HAYC3NY.

 

Dance Concert

BENNINGTON Bennington College dance students will present a “Senior Dance Concert” in the Martha Hill Dance Studio of the college at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. For details, call Brian Davidson at 802-379-5116.

 

Famed Irish Band

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

 

Brew Beer

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.

 

Sky Blue Song

TINMOUTH The third in the Tinmouth Old Firehouse concert series will present Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner, “The Sky Blue Boys,” on Friday, April 25, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass and brotherly duets describes their style. A $10 donation is requested. For details, visit Tinmouth Concert Series on Facebook.

 

Saturday, April 26

 

Hazardous Waste

TINMOUTH Residents of Tinmouth may drop off their household hazardous waste at the Tinmouth Transfer Station on Route 140 in Tinmouth from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, while Fair Haven residents may drop off their household hazardous waste at the Fair Haven Transfer Station on Fair Haven Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information, visit www.rutlandcountyswac.org.

 

Soccer Starts

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Department announces that its spring soccer season will start at the Polo Fields on Saturday, April 26, with the program open to players 4 to 12. For complete program information, specific age requirements and to register, visit www.rutlandrec.com or visit the Recreation Office at 16 North Street Extension in Rutland. For general information, call 802-773-1822.

 

Costume Party

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will host a costume party for pre-school children through third grade, where the children are invited to “dress up as the fanciest Nancy or come as a Pirate.” Library workers will read a story about Nancy, teach Pirate lingo, sing pirate songs, serve cookies and drinks and even lead children in a treasure hunt. For details, call 518-686-9401 or visit cheneylibrary.org.

 

Defensive Driving

HOOSICK FALLS A defensive driving course, sponsored by the Northeast New York Safety and Health Council, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Hoosick Falls Health Center. Passing the course reduces by 10 percent collision and liability insurance for three years, and it reduces 4 points off a license of violations gotten in the past 18 months. Register early by calling 518-686-4854.

 

Safety Course

PUTNAM A home study Bow Hunter Safety Education Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Putnam Firehouse. Space is limited, so pre-register and pick up the manual in advance when registration is held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the firehouse, and also from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club on Route 196. For details, call Mike Bruce at 518-547-8299.

 

Fiber Tour

WASHINGTON COUNTY The 22nd Annual Washington County Fiber Tour will take place at 16 farms throughout the county on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This free event features farm tours, demonstrations, classes, hands-on activities for children, and of course, the opportunity to pet alpacas, lambs, goats and rabbits. Information: www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org.

 

History Slides

CAMBRIDGE A slide show of Eagle Bridge history will be shown by Historian Ken Gottry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 in Cambridge Public Library. Once a locus for railroads, Eagle Bridge boasted multiple hotels and inns and an opera house, Gottry notes. The public is invited. For details, call 518-677-2443.

 

Actor Auditions

CAMBRIDGE Auditions for Hubbard Hall’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Freight Depot Theatre. Actors should come prepared with a 10 to 16 line monologue from the play, 16 bars of a song to be sung a capella, and a resume, with photo, if possible. Please make an appointment to audition by calling 518-677-2495.

 

Country Quartet

BRANDON Brandon Music at 62 Country Club Road will welcome the country-quartet, Tricky Britches, formed in 2009 in Portland Maine, for a return visit at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Tickets are $15, with a pre-concert dinner $20. Dinner reservations are required. For details, email info@brandon-music.net or call 802-465-4071. Tricky Britches is a string band that mixes mountain music, rockabilly and country swing.

 

Sunday, April 27

 

April Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Fire Department will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, with proceeds from the breakfast benefiting the fire company. Cost is $7 for those 12 and older, $5 for children 5 to 12, and children under 5, free. The West Pawlet firehouse is on Main Street, or Route 153, and it is a handicapped accessible site. For details, call Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312.

 

Legion Breakfast

ARLINGTON A “Battenkill Grange Breakfast” will be served at Arlington American Legion Post 69 from 8 to 10 a.m. in post headquarters. For details, call 802-375-6157.

 

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.

 

Book Talk

ARLINGTON “The Life and Times of Michael K” by J.M. Coetzee, a Booker Prize Winner in England, will be discussed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, as part of a series sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-375-6153.

 

Bluegrass Show

HADLEY David Davis and The Warrior River Boys, plus Special Creek will be the featured attractions at the Adirondack Bluegrass League Show at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at Mollie’s Mason Jar, 13 Park Avenue Extension in Hadley. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Children under 12 are free. For details, call 518-221-6231 or email adirondackbluegrass@gmail.com.

 

Forest Army Talk

TINMOUTH The Forest Army of President Franklin Roosevelt, commonly known as the Civilian Conservation Corps, will be the subject of a presentation by Judith Edwards, held at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 27 in the Tinmouth Old Firehouse, sponsored by The Tinmouth Historical and Genealogical Society. More than 3 million men, living in thousands of camps nationwide, planted trees and built infrastructure that still function today. For details on this history lecture, email wilburs@greenmtn.edu.

 

Tuesday, April 29

 

Ceramics Talk

BENNINGTON Ceramicist Molly Hatch will discuss her aim to make useful and beautiful vessels that are contemporary counterparts to their historical precedents in a 7:30 p.m. talk on Tuesday, April 29 in Tishman Lecture Hall of Bennington College. For details, call Brian Davidson at 802-379-5116 or email bdavidson@bennington.edu.

 

Salem Movie Night

SALEM The film classic, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be screened at Bancroft Public Library at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, as part of the library’s monthly movie night program. A free event, please bring your own snacks and drinks. For details, call Susan M. Getty, director, at 518-854-7463.

 

Wednesday, April 30

 

Food Allergies

CASTLETON Jackie Wilson, food allergy specialist at Castleton State College, will present a workshop called “Eating with Allergies” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, as part of the center’s spring enrichment series. For details, call 802-468-3093.

 

Poet to Appear

BENNINGTON Shane McCrae, recipient of the 2013 Creative Writing Fellowship, will read and discuss his poems at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 in Tishman Lecture Hall in Bennington College. For details, call Brian Davidson at 802-379-5116 or email bdavidson@bennington.edu.

 

Palace Musical

ALBANY Palace Theatre in Albany announces that “50 Shades! The Musical­- The Original Parody” of “Fifty Shades of Gray” will premiere at the Palace on Wednesday, April 30, with the curtain rising at 7:30 p.m. For further details, especially about tickets, call the box office at 800-745-3000. Tickets range in price from $43 to $58.

 

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.

 

K-Roundup

HARTFORD Kindergarten Round-Up at Hartford Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 27. Registration and screening for all eligible students will be held that day. If you have a child turning 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2014, and you have not yet received a registration packet, contact Mrs. Getty 518-632-5222, ext. 101.

 

Friday, May 2

 

Turtle Time

GREENWICH “Little Learners” at Greenwich Public Library will learn all about the different kinds of turtles in the world from New York State Biologist Howard Romack at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2 in the library. For details about this special program, call 518-692-7157.

 

Saturday, May 3

 

Spring Sprucing

HOOSICK FALLS More than 150 persons are expected to participate in the annual “Spruce Up Hoosick Falls” day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3, which directly precedes the 3rd annual “Taste of Hoosick,” the next day, Sunday. To join the spruce up, meet at 9 a.m. at Wood Memorial Park to get your beautification assignment. For details on spruce up day, call 518-686-9050 or visit www.hayc3.

 

Community Run

GRANVILLE The 19th annual Granville Area Lioness Club “Run for the Community” will start at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 3 at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse at Quaker Street and Potter Avenue. The run features a flat and fast out-and-back course, and ends at the same place. T-shirts will be given to all pre-registrants. Post-race refreshments include Phil’s “Almost Famous Five-Alarm Chili” Pre-race fee is $15 and $20 on race day. For details, call Phil at 518-232-7040.

 

Sunday, May 4

 

Hoosick Tag Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The annual Hoosick Falls Village-wide Tag Sale, organized by HAYC3, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 24. A free map of registered tag sale locations will be made available from the Armory during those hours of Tag Sale Day. For details, call 518-686-9050 or email HAYC3.

 

CROP Walks

ARGYLE The Argyle Presbyterian Church will hold its 15th annual CROP Walk on Sunday, May 4, with registration at 12:15 p.m. and the walk to start at 1 p.m. from the church. A Zumba warm-up will be held at 12:30. Everyone is encouraged to join the crop walk. Contact Sandra Hoffis at 518-638-6134 for detailed information.

 

Taste Hoosick

HOOSICK FALLS The 3rd annual “Taste of Hoosick” will showcase fifteen top area restaurants, the high school jazz band under direction of Bill Brown, plus Dottie Cross and Friends, and all from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 in St. Mary’s Academy Auditorium in Hoosick Falls. Reserved tickets are $12.50. Door tickets are $15. Children 6 to 12 pay $10. Children under 5 get in free. Proceeds benefit the local food pantry. For details, call 518-686-4314.

 

Wednesday, May 7

 

Spring Style

MANCHESTER Style Consultant Kathryn Mademann will lead the fun at a luncheon, fashion show and workshop called “Celebrating Spring in Style” at noon on Wednesday, May 7 in Manchester’s Equinox Village. For details, call Kathryn at 802-345-9252.

 

Calling Vendors

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers’ Market will re-open on Wednesday, May 7, offering both growers and craftsmen the place to market wares in The Armory from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Vendors are sought. The cost is $5 for rental of a 10-by10-foot space. For details, call 518-686-9050, email contacthayc3@gmail.com or visit www.hayc3.org.

 

Friday, May 9

 

Spring Swing

BENNINGTON The third annual Bennington Project Independence “Spring into Swing” Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 9 at Mt. Anthony Country Club in Bennington. (BPI provides care and services for the elderly, disabled young adults, and family caregivers.) For details, particularly tee-off times, call 802-442-8136 or email info@bpiads.org, or visit www.bpiads.org.

 

Little Learners

GREENWICH Children involved in the Greenwich Public Library “Little Learners” program will take a trip to the village police station to find out if each “might want to be a police officer.” The trip will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9. For details about the trip, and about the Little Learners Program, call the library at 518-692-7157.

 

Saturday, May 10

 

Trip Sign-up

MANCHESTER The Northshire Seniors seek to know how many area seniors care to sign up for a May 10th bus trip to Rosie’s in Middlebury, followed by a trip to the Shelburne Museum. To let the seniors know, call Alberta Harrington at 802-362-2263, Sally McManus at 802-375-9780 or Phyllis Mason at 802-325-3196.

 

Annual Auction

HOOSICK FALLS The annual “Hoosical Furnishing Auction,” where artists accessorize home furniture, will be held on Saturday, May 10, with previews of the exotic, artistic furniture at 6 p.m. and bidding at 7 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Armory. By Tuesday, April 29, “Hoosical Furnishings” will be on window display throughout the village prior to the auction. Cost is $20 for tickets. Call HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 for tickets. For more information, visit www.hayc3.org.

 

30th Plant Sale

TINMOUTH The 30th annual Tinmouth Plant Sale will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Viewing will be from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m., and there will be no sales before 8. The Tinmouth Community uses funds from the sale for various town and school garden beautification projects. For details, call Tinmouth Town Office at 802-446-2498.

 

Guitar Master

TINMOUTH Guitarist Stephan Kiernan, who, on his guitar, can shift from Bach to bluegrass without missing a beat, will perform at the fourth show in the Tinmouth Old Firehouse concert series on Saturday, May 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert is at 7:30. A $10 donation is requested. For further details, visit Tinmouth Concert Series on Face book.

 

Sunday, May 11

 

5k Fun Run

POULTNEY A Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run, to raise funds for a playground for Katie’s Educational Childcare Center, will be held on Sunday, May 11, with race registration at 8 a.m. and the actual race at 9:30 a.m. (Pre-registration is online at active.com.) The race will be held at Katie’s Center at 38N College Street in Poultney. For details, call 802-287-1404 or email katiescenter@gmail.com.

 

Book Talk

ARLINGTON “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy, a Booker Prize Winner in England, will be discussed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 11 in Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, as part of a series sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-375-6153.

 

Friday, May 16

 

Rainbow Colors

GREENWICH Participants in the Little Learners’ Program at Greenwich Public Library will learn how many kinds of colors there are in color at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 16 in the library. For details about the program, call 518-692-7157.

 

Monday, May 19

 

Senior Bus Trip

MANCHESTER Northshire Seniors of Manchester will take a bus trip on Monday, May 19 to Rosie’s in Middlebury for lunch, and then on to the Shelburne Museum. To sign up for the trip, please call Alberta Harrington at 802-362-2263, Sally McManus at 802-375-9780 or Phyllis Mason at 802-325-3196.

 

Friday, May 23

 

K-Roundup

HARTFORD Kindergarten Round-Up at Hartford Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 27. Registration and screening for all eligible students will be held that day. If you have a child turning 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2014, and you have not yet received a registration packet, contact Mrs. Getty 518-632-5222, ext. 101.

 

Final Folk Show

TINMOUTH The final performance in the recent Tinmouth Old Firehouse concert series will be by the Bluegrass Group, PossumHaw. A $10 donation is requested for the Friday, May 23 concert. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30. For more details, visit Tinmouth Concert Series on Face book.

 

Monday, May 24

 

Hoosick Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The annual Hoosick Falls Village-wide Tag Sale, organized by HAYC3, will be held Monday, May 24 in and around Hoosick Falls. A free map of registered tag sale locations will be available at the Armory from 9 a.m. to noon on Tag Sale Day. For details, call 518-686-9050.

 

Sunday, May 25

 

Book Talk

ARLINGTON “The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje, a Booker Prize Winner in England, will be discussed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25 in Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, as part of a series sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-375-6153.

 

Friday, May 30

 

Math meets sports

GREENWICH Participants in Greenwich Public Library’s Little Learner’s Program will learn how to mix mathematics with sports at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30 at the library. For details, call 518-692-7157.

 

Friday, June 6

 

Little Learners

GREENWICH The topic of “Logs – on, in and under – let’s investigate” will be explored by participants in Greenwich Public Library’s Little Learners’ Program at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6 in the library. For details about the program, call 518-692-7157.

 

Saturday, June 7

 

Classic Cars

MANCHESTER The 28th annual Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show will be held at The Dorr Farm on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. Highlighting domestic pickups and British Leyland imports, the show will feature a total of 38 antique, classic cars and trucks. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two car parades and a cocktail party at Dorset’s Barrows House are also planned. For details, call 802-362-6313 or visit www.manchestercarshow.com.

 

Talent Showcase

SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Center will host its popular annual talent showcase at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 in Fort Salem Theater. The family-friendly show features singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, and comedians. For details, call the CCC at 518-854-7053.

 

Sunday, June 8

 

Friday, June 13

 

Look at Shells

GREENWICH Participants in Greenwich Public Library’s Little Learners’ Program will examine a variety of different shells from which to make exciting projects at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13 in the library. For the details about this free library program for children, call 518-692-7157.

 

Saturday, June 14

 

Whipple City Race

GREENWICH Registration for the Whipple City 5k Run/Walk, to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, can be done at www.finishright.com, or to get a form to mail or to bring with you, go to www.greenwichchamber.org. Prior to June 11th registration costs $25. Same day registration is $30. For general information: 518-692-7979.

 

Sunday, June 15

 

Cash Cycling

SALEM “The Salem Tour de Flame Fighters” fund-raising bike ride, with its monies earmarked for construction of a new firehouse, 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.

 

Cancer Relay

ESSEX The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Chittenden County will take place on June 21 at Champlain Valley Exposition, exact times to be learned by calling 802-872-6309. Register your team by visit www.relayforlife.org/chittendenvt or, again, by calling 802-872-6309.

 

Submit Photos

HOOSICK Submissions for photographic entries in “Hidden Hoosick,” the first-ever community photography show at 120 Gallery 90 in the Armory, is Monday, June 16, with one entry per person. The photographic exhibition will be held on Friday, June 20, and will include music in the Armory’s Owl’s Nest. For particulars about the show’s requirements, visit www.facebook.com/HAYC3NY.

 

Friday, June 20

 

Phantom at Salem

SALEM The Fort Salem Theatre will present a musical version of the novel, Phantom of the Opera, featuring returning favorites Chris Caputo and Melissa Cook, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the theatre. Cost is $30 for adults; $27 for seniors; $15 for youths. For details, call 518-854-9200 or visit www.fortsalemtheater.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. For further information and registration forms call Anne at 802-362-2682 or Margaretanne at 802-293-5793 or email menmckenzie2@hotmail.com.

 

Colonial Castleton

CASTLETON Castleton Colonial Day House Tour will be held Saturday, August 16, featuring dozens of sites in the village, such as Thomas Royal Dake’s masterpiece, The Federated Church, where a ham dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The Highley House will be open, displaying the legendary Blue Cat Quilt. Castleton Library will hold an ice-cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $20. For details on ticket purchase, call 802-468-5309 or 278-8150.

 

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