Community Calendar 04/17/14

T hursday, April 17

 

Grant for Salem

SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Garden asks area residents to help the SCC Garden get a grant through “The Seeds of Change Program.” Grants run from $10,000 to $20,000. SCC Garden would use the money to hire staff to oversee its garden. Visit the website at seedsofchangegrant.com and vote for Courthouse Community Garden.

 

Apply Now

GLENS FALLS Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council announces that there is still time to apply in certain categories for its 43rd annual June Fine Art and Craft Outdoor Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15.  Applications from local or regional artists are available at www.larac.org. For details, or to request an application in person, call 518-798-1144, ext. 5.

 

Baseball Sign-Up

RUTLAND Rutland Recreation Department is now taking baseball and softball registration for children grades K-12. Teams are filling up fast. Register online at www.rutlandrec.com. If you have questions, call Lori Pinkowski at 802-773-1822 or stop by the department’s new offices at 16 North Street Extension in Rutland.

 

Tai Chi for Health

CASTLETON Castleton Community Center will hold Tai Chi classes for health at the following times and for the following ailments: Tai Chi for Arthritis on Tuesdays from 11 am. to noon, next meeting April 22; and Tai Chi for Diabetes, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Thursday, April 17. Although free, class size is limited, and registration is necessary, so call 802-468-3093.

 

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

 

Drama Deadline

SCHUYLERVILLE Eligible high school seniors are reminded that the deadline for applying for the Schuylerville Community Theatre’s set of four memorial scholarships is on or before Friday, April 18. Seniors must plan to attend an accredited college in the fall and major in music, dance, drama and theatre arts. To download the application, or simply to learn more, visit www.scttheater.org or call 518-695-5480.

 

Nominations Due

HALFMOON Nomination forms for the state Veterans’ Hall of Fame, for residents throughout the 43rd state Senate District, are due back to Senator Kathy Marchione’s office by Friday, April 18. Nomination forms, eligibility requirements, and details on properly submitting applications to Marchione are available on her website, www.marchione.nysenate.gov.

 

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.

 

Fish Fry

HARTFORD A Fish Fry will be served at Hartford Fish and Game Club on Route 196 in Hartford from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Dinner includes fresh perch and crappie fillets, clam chowders, French fries, coleslaw, homemade bread, and, for dessert, ice cream. Coffee, tee or milk will be the beverage. Requested donations are adults, $10 and $5 for children under 12. For details, call Bill Pike at 518-632-5993.

 

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

 

Community Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN A community breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at the corner of North Main and Allen Streets in Fair Haven. Cost is $1 per person. Children under 14 are admitted free. For details, call Catherine McCauley at 802-265-4010.

 

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.

 

Quilters Meet

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Argyle’s Methodist Church. Katie Squires will teach the making of a tea caddy. A supplies list is available. For details, call Betty Reynolds at 518-638-8250.

 

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. For information about raffle tickets, call Joanne Reid at 802-645-0244.

 

Soil Health Scan

MANCHESTER Dr. Cheryl Bondi, of the SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry School in Syracuse, will show children more than 10-years-old the results of her research at Equinox Preserve in Manchester at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Equinox Hotel. Dr. Bondi will show children how to check for soil health by identifying snails, amphibians and soil anthropods. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Table Tennis

SALEM The 4th annual Cargill Table Tennis Tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in the Youth Barn at Salem’s Courthouse Community Center. Competitors from third grade up through adults will compete. First and second place trophies will be awarded at each of the four levels of competition. To register, or to just show up, call 518-854-7053.

 

Craft, Flea, Fair

RUTLAND Rutland Unit 31 American Legion Auxiliary will hold a craft fair, flea market and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at American Legion Post 31 at 33 Washington Street in Rutland. Interested vendors should contact Sharon Corey at 802-325-3234. Rental is $15 per table.

 

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.

 

College Egg Hunt

RUTLAND College of St. Joseph will host a community Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Children of all ages, with adult supervision, are welcome. There will be 2,000 candy-filled eggs hidden in the campus athletic center. For more details about this event, free and open to the public, call 802-776-5290.

 

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.

 

Share Poems

MANCHESTER Choose your favorite poem and tell fellow poetry lovers why it is your favorite at Northshire Bookstore’s Favorite Poem Project, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the bookstore. For details on this unusual night of diverse verse, email Mary Allen at mallen@northshire.com.

 

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 Breakfast

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Lodge will host a special Easter Sunday Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at the Lodge on Route 40. Menu includes an omelet station, scrambled eggs, pancakes, home fries, Eggs Benedict, sausage and more. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for youth age 5 to 12, and free for under 5. All are welcome.

 

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.

 

Easter Program

GRANVILLE The Granville Assembly of God, 18 Bulkley Avenue, will hold a Lighthouse Program for 6 to12 year olds from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at the church. Program includes a fun object lesson, games and prizes. Grand prize is two Easter boxes full of food for a meal. Information: www.facebook.com/LighthouseKids.Granville.ny.

 

Poultney Egg Hunt

POULTNEY Foundation Church will hold a community Easter Egg Hunt at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at Poultney Elementary School. The entire family is invited to enjoy the hunt, games, refreshments and other fun events. For details, call 802-287-0667.

 

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.

 

Relay for Life

WILLISTON A team meeting will be held at the 55 Day Lane headquarters of the American Cancer Society in Williston. The meeting of the Relay for Life of Chittenden County will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21. For specific details, call Shannon Marcelino-Aureli, publicity chairperson, at 802-233-6776.

 

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.

 

Best Business

MANCHESTER The third annual “Business at its Best” Expo will be held at Equinox Resort and Spa from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. More than 50 local businesses will be showcased. It is free and open to the public, and more information can be gleaned by calling 802-362-6313.

 

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.

 

Learn Meditation

GREENWICH Seventy Main and Align Again Yoga will start a six-week meditation course for adults, couples and teens, starting Tuesday, April 22. The lessons will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seventy Main in Greenwich. Register in advance at info@seventymain.com or call 518-692-7041. Non-driving teens must come with an adult.

 

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.

 

Earth Day Film

MANCHESTER Transition Town Manchester will show, in celebration of Earth Day, the documentary film, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at Mark Skinner Library. A short discussion will follow the screening of the film, which profiles the environmental movement over five decades. Suggested donation is $5. For details, visit www.transitiontownmanchester.org.

 

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

 

Free Books

MANCHESTER Northshire Bookstore in Manchester will participate in “World Book Night,” the free give-away of books in more than 6,000, U.S. towns and cities on April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday. On the Bard’s birthday, this Wednesday, Northshire will open its doors at 10 am. For more details, call Northshire at 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700.

 

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.

 

After School

GRANVILLE Pember Museum will present an after-school program called “Antlers and Horns” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. There will be a discussion, hands-on artifacts, and a museum search. For details about this free program for children of all ages, call 518-642-1515. For general information, visit www.pembermuseum.com.

 

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.

 

Mountain Tales

MANCHESTER Courtney Mutz Callo, who lived atop Mount Equinox with her family who operated the Sky Line Inn, will regale the public with her tales of life on the peaks above Manchester at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at Manchester’s First Congregational Church. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.

 

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.

 

Chicken Dinner

EASTON The Easton Methodist Church on Route 40 in North Easton will have a chicken parmesan dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, serving not only the chicken parmesan but also pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. No reservations are needed, and there is both eat-in and take-out. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children from 6 to 12. Children five and under are free. For details, call Edna at 518-664-7184.

 

Art Exhibit

QUEENSBURY An opening reception and awards ceremony for the SUNY Adirondack Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which runs from April 24 through May 8, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, the first day of the exhibition. For details, contact Rebecca Pelchar at 518-832-7738 or email pelcharr@sunyacc.edu.

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.

 

Author event

MANCHESTER Noted Author and Screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin will present her “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” at Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. For details on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

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

 

Salem Springs

SALEM A “Spring into Salem” shopping event will be held in Salem not only during business hours on Friday, April 25, but also into the night. Most Main Street businesses will remain open until 8 p.m. Laura Dunham, event coordinator, said the event will celebrate the business energy of the village as “it awakens from an unusually severe winter.” For details, call Dunham at 518-854-3833 or email laura@laurasgardensite.com or call Jay Kerr at 518-854-9200 or email fortsalem@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

What, No Sugar?

MANCHESTER Author Eve O. Schaub will explain what that is like, (living without sugar for one year), in a 7 p.m. lecture on Friday, April 25 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For details on this unusual talk, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Annual Concert

POULTNEY The annual spring concert of Green Mountain College and Community Concert Band will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in Ackley Hall, featuring works by Debussy, Vaughn Williams, Rimsky Korsakov, traditional Irish airs, even Billy Joel. College Music Director James Cassarino will lead. The show is free and open to the public. For details, call either 802-287-8926 or 802-299-5410.

 

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

 

Valley Breakfast

POULTNEY Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street will be the site for The Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast. Cost is $1 for adults and children under 15, free. The church is handicapped accessible. This breakfast is held the last Saturday of each month.

 

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.

 

Church Sale

DORSET Outside sales at the Dorset Church Rummage Sale will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, inside sales will start at 9 and the bag sale will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donations of clean winter clothing and household items will be accepted from Tuesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dorset Church is located at 143 Church Street, off Route 30. For details, call 802-867-2260.

 

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.

 

Walk for Autism

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Club will hold a benefit “Walk for Autism” on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Hoosick Falls Armory. Signups for the two-mile walk start at 9 a.m. The event includes 50/50 drawing, door prizes and vendors. Pick up entry forms at Thorpe’s or HAYC3. Information: Gale Leva, 686-4600.

 

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.

 

College Open House

BENNINGTON Pre-registration for Spring Open House at Bennington’s Southern Vermont College, which starts with a 9:30 to 10 a.m. check-in on Saturday, April 26, can be done on-line at www.svc.edu/openhouse. For details about this in-depth look at Southern Vermont College, contact the Office of Admissions at 802-447-6300 or email admissions@svc.edu. If unable to attend, schedule an individual visit. To do so, visit www.svc.edu/welcome.

 

Costume Party

HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will host a costume party for pre-school children through third grade. 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, and serve cookies and drinks –– even lead children in a treasure hunt. Time and date is 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26. For details, call 518-686-9401 or visit cheneylibrary.org.

 

Church Sale

GRANVILLE North Granville Methodist Church will host a craft, rummage and food sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. A light lunch of sandwich, chips, drink and brownie with ice cream will be available for $3. For details, call 518-632-5182.

 

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.

 

Tailgate Party

SCHUYLERVILLE Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville will be the site on Saturday, April 26 for a village-wide tailgate party to help Old Saratoga Athletic Association celebrate opening day ceremonies of its 2014 baseball and softball season. The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will provide the food, served buffet style, starting at noon. Cost is $5 for those under 10 and $10 for those older than 10. Anyone interested should call 518-695-6100.

 

Bottle Drive

ARGYLE A bottle drive will be hosted by the Argyle Sox Relay for Life Team from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Argyle School parking lot. Relay for Life is a program dedicated to eradication of cancer. For details, call Amy Branan at 518-692-9315 or Jennifer Ballard at 518-638-5481.

 

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.

 

Italian Lecture

GRANVILLE Dr. Salvatore Primegga, sociology professor at Adelphi University, will give a talk at Granville’s Slate Valley Museum at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, which is entitled “Religion and Superstition in the Lives of Italians and Italian Americans.” The lecture touches on the Slate Valley. It is free, open to the public, and made possible by the National Endowment of the Humanities. For details, call 518-642-1417 or email director@slatevalleymuseum.org or visit www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

 

Turkey Supper

CAMBRIDGE South Cambridge United Methodist Church will have a turkey supper, offering both eat-in and take-out and starting at 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 26 at Pleasant Valley Grange Hall at the intersection of Routes 59 and 74. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

 

Roast Pork Dinner

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven Methodist Church will serve a roast pork dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the church. Cost is adults, $10; children, $4; children under 6, free. Take-outs are available. The public is invited to partake.

 

Dinner and Auction

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven American Legion will hold a silent auction and pork roast dinner on Friday, April 25. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per meal, and there is an option to take-in or eat out. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Fair Haven Union High School Project Graduation Class of 2014. For details on items to be auctioned, call the legion at 802-265-7983.

 

Two Poets

MANCHESTER Poets Leland Kinsey and Leah Umansky, both authors of published poetry collections, will read selected poems at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For details on this double night of poetry, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

 

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.

 

Wildflower Walk

ORWELL Nursery Professional Amy Olmstead, a horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol, will lead a guided spring wildflower walk at Mount Independence, starting at 1 p.m., on Sunday, April 27. Open to the public, the cost is $5 for adults and free for children under 15. For details, call 802-759-2412.

 

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.

 

Classical Salem

SALEM Maestro Daniel Shulman announces that the fifth LARAC-funded season of classical music at Salem Community Courthouse will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 with a performance of Franz Schubert’s Second Trio for piano, violin and cello. Musicians from Sage Symphony and Berkshire Symphony will join noted area musicians for this, the first of three concerts. For details, call 518-854-7053.

 

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.

 

Driving Class

MANCHESTER First Church of Christ in Manchester will host a new AARP Smart Driver Class at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29. The nearly five-hour course is open to all drivers 50 and older. Many insurance companies discount drivers who have completed the course. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For details, call 802-483-6335 or email bairdmorgan@myfairpoint.net.

 

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.

 

Roast Beef Dinner

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street will serve a roast beef dinner on Wednesday, April 30, with sittings at 5 and 6 p.m., and take-outs available at 5. The traditional roast beef dinner costs $12 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 10, and free for those five and under. The church is handicapped accessible. For reservations or information, call Sharon or Bob at 518-753-6053.

 

Scooter News

SCHUYLERVILLE Five styles of scooter board races will be held most Saturdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fort Hardy Park, just one the activities at Fort Hardy offered by the Greater Schuylerville Youth Program. The park is open both Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. For details, call Kate Leone at 518-695-6100.

 

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

 

Summer Sign-Up

HOOSICK FALLS Sign up now for the summer enrichment program for children grades K to 6 at HAYC3, the former Hoosick Falls Armory. There are eight, one-week programs designed to encourage children to read, imagine, create, make friends and grow. They run Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours until 6 p.m. Cost is $110 per week. To enroll, call 518-686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Postal Seminar

RUTLAND A seminar explaining how the U.S. Postal Service’s “Every Door Direct Mail” product can help small businesses grow will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 in the conference room at Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce at 50 Merchants Row in Rutland. For details, call Shawn Blaine at 802-773-0301 or email shawn.a.blaine@usps.gov.

 

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.

 

Nature Music

POULTNEY Green Mountain College Choir will present a concert called “In Nature’s Realm” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2. The choir will sing selections that celebrate nature, written by Haydn, Dvorak, Randall Thompson, Alan Hovhaness, Ann MacDonald Diers and John Rutter. Several pieces were inspired by the nature writings of Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Henry Beston. For details, call either 802-297-8926 or 802-299-5410.

 

Saturday, May 3

 

Clean-up Day

HARTFORD Hartford Clean-up Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3, starting from the Hartford Town Barn. Those who come out to clean their community will be served a free lunch of hot dogs, chips, soda and ice cream at noon. Children should be accompanied by an adult. For details, call Greg Brown, highway superintendent, at 518-632-5255.

 

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.

 

Crafts and Expo

SCHAGHTICOKE A spring craft fair and small business expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, at Schaghticoke Fair Grounds on 69 Stillwater Bridge Road. Nearly 30 crafters, small business vendors and food vendors will be on hand all day. No purchase is necessary to win tickets for a chance to win VIP tickets to Countryfest 2014. For details, call Mary at 518-753-4411, ext. 13 or email manager@schaghticokefair.org.

 

Stop and Shop

SCHUYLERVILLE The third annual “Stop and Shop” at General Schuyler Rescue Squad will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Vendors are needed. If interested, call Pat Temple at 518-331-2978 or email Patty61349@yahoo.com.

 

Young Gardeners

HOOSICK FALLS Marilou Town-Pudiak, a master gardener, will show children and adults the art and science of gardening at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls. She will, in particular, show children how to keep a garden journal. For details, visit www.cheneylibrary.org.

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.

 

Photo Exhibit

DORSET A public reception will be held for Photographer Seline Skoug from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dorset Village Library, and Skoug’s work will remain on exhibit through the month of May. Executive director of Southern Vermont Arts Center, Skoug has directed that sale proceeds from her exhibit works benefit the library. For details, call 802-867-5774 or visit www.dorsetlibrary.org.

 

Benefit Fund

MIDDLE FALLS A benefit fundraiser to reunite his family with U.S. Airman Bryan Humiston Jr., who, due to regulations, is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer at an airbase in Mississippi, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Middle Falls Fire Department. A spaghetti dinner will be served at 4:30 and an auction will begin at 7. Also, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a live DJ. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children.

For details, call 518-695-3187 or 518-692-8282.

 

Sunday, May 4

 

Tailgate Sale

SCHAGHTICOKE Brunswick Grange will hold its annual spring agricultural tailgate sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, with more than 50 vendors presenting various varieties of agricultural items. A $15 vendor donation will be charged. Refreshments will be available at the fairgrounds. For details, call 518-279-9113.

 

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.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old-style country dance at the Schuylerville American Legion on Clancy Street on Sunday, May 4, with a 12:30 to 1 p.m. meeting, a 2 p.m. buffet and dancing from 1 to 5 p.m.. Music will be by “Ole Time Country.” Cost is adults $5; children 6 to 17, $2; and under six, free. For details, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

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.

 

Memoir Expert

RUTLAND Dartmouth Professor Irene Kacandes will give a 7 p.m. talk on Wednesday, May 7 in Rutland Free Library entitled “The Memoir Boom: Who, What, Why.” Kacandes will examine the broad appeal of memoirs and memoirists. Her talk –– part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series –– is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-262-2626, ext 302.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The next meeting of Washington County Toastmasters will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in Annex II Building, next to Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension, at 415 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls. Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The second monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. on May 21 at the same location. For details, email vppr@washingtoncountytoastmasters.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.

 

Play Golf

RUTLAND Mount St. Joseph Academy will sponsor its annual spring golf tournament at Proctor-Pittsford Country Club at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 9. Entry fee is $40 for non-members and $35 for members. This year’s tournament has been named in honor of the late John Valente, who helped launch the tournament. All applications and entry fees are due by Friday, May 2. For details, call 802-775-0151 or visit www.msjvermont.org.

 

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.

 

Plant and Bake Sale

ARGYLE The Argyle Friends of the Library will host their annual plant and bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10 at the Argyle Rescue Squad on State Route 40 in Argyle. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Argyle Free Library. For details, call the library at 518-638-8911.

 

Dinner and Sale

JOHNSONVILLE Giffys’ $10 take-out barbecue dinner and bake sale will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 10 at Christ Methodist Church at 22 Bridge Street in Johnsonville. Tickets should be purchased by May 6 by calling 518-265-6187. Bakers wishing to contribute should call 914-826-4085.

 

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.

 

Bands Battle

FORT EDWARD Student bands from Washington, Saratoga and Warren Counties will battle it out at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, when a “Battle of the Bands” is waged at Little Theatre on the Farm on 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. First place winners will play again on Saturday, May 24, with the second-place band the opening act. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 1. To sign up to play, call Scott Franck at 518-632-5232 or call Linda Hermans at 518-747-3421. Or, for general information, visit www.littletheatre.27.org.

 

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.

 

Saturday, May 17

 

Church Sale

FORT EDWARD Fort Miller Reformed Church’s annual plant and baked goods sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17 at the church off Route 4 in Fort Miller between Fort Edward and Schuylerville. Besides plants, flowers and baked goods, coffee and donuts will be available.

 

Cash Band Show

GREENWICH A “Spirit of Johnny Cash” concert will be held at Greenwich Elks Club at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, starring Harold Ford as Cash, and featuring Laura Lucy as June Carter, as well as the Cash Band. This is a special Cambridge Lions Club sponsored benefit concert. Cost is $20 and doors open at 6 p.m. For details, call 518-677-2642.

 

Sunday, May 18

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old-style country dance at the Schuylerville American Legion on Clancy Street on Sunday, May 18, with a 12:30 to 1 p.m. meeting, a 2 p.m. buffet, and dancing from 1 to 5 p.m.. Music will be by “Ole Time Country.” Cost is adults $5; children 6 to 17, $2; and under six, free. For details, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.

 

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 visiting 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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