T hursday, April 24
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.
BENNINGTON Children ages 3 to 5 are especially invited to “Paint Like an Impressionist,” a chance to paint twice in late 19th century French-style. Offered at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in Bennington Museum, “Paint Like an Impressionist” is part of Bennington Museum and Bennington Library’s ABCs Program, a combination story hour, museum visit and art or craft activity for children. For details, call Susan Strano, marketing director, at 802-447-1571 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 any student paperwork necessary to take the state driver’s test and is valid for one-year. For details, call 518-686-4854.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Historical Association invites those with memories of French Canadian settlers in the Schuylerville area to share their memories with others at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in Saratoga Town Hall on 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. For details about this program, free and open to the public, call Deb Peck Kelleher at 518-698-3211.
Friday, April 25
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 email@example.com or call Jay Kerr at 518-854-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMBRIDGE The United Methodist Women, Embury Unit, of the Cambridge United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale at the church at 41 East Main Street on Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. A fund raiser for UMW, the sale’s profits benefit world missions.
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.
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.
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.
SALEM An opening “Art Party” for North Main Gallery’s new exhibition, “Random Selections,” the work of nine gallery-affiliated artists, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the gallery at 196 North Main Street. The exhibit will end its run on May 17. The Art Party is designed to coincide with “Spring into Salem” night. For details, call 518-854-3406 or visit www.artinsalem/northmaingallery.com.
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.
Chicken and Biscuits
GRANVILLE Granville American Legion Post 323 will serve a chicken and biscuit dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the post on 10 Columbus Street in Granville. Eat-in or take-out is available. Requested donation is $8. For further information and for reservations, please call Garry Loomis at 518-932-5860 or the Legion at 518-642-1759.
PROCTOR Proctor Elementary School Parents Teachers Organization will hold a Family Fun Bingo Night on Friday, April 26, with doors to open at 6 and first call at 6:30 p.m.
All community members are welcome. For more details, and to volunteer, call Ann Reed at 802-342-6275.
JOHNSONVILLE Johnsonville Rescue Squad has formed a Junior Corps for young people ages 12 to 18. Its first meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Parents need to attend with their child for the first meeting to fill out necessary paperwork. For details, call Louise at 518-491-3947.
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.
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.
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.
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, contact Jo Reynolds at 802-446-3457 or email email@example.com, or visit Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concerts on Facebook.
Saturday, April 26
GRANVILLE Peniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville will hold a 7 to 10 a.m. pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 26 in the church. Cost is adults, $6; 5 to 12, $3; under 4, free. For details call 518-642-1513.
POULTNEY Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street will be the site for The Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARGYLE The Town of Argyle has scheduled its annual clean up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Residents will be able to dispose of roadside trash only, which should be brought to the Route 40 town garage, where one can enjoy a hog dog and beverage. For details, call 518-638-8681.
Room for Books
GRANVILLE Friends of Pember Library continue to have their “Back Room Book Room” each Saturday at Pember Library at 33 West Main Street in Granville from 10 a.m. to noon, with a variety of books for sale. Cost ranges from ten cents to $1. Also available are some specially priced collector books. For details, call 518-642-2525.
Area Gun Show
MIDDLEBURY Gun and knife collectors, especially ones interested in Civil War-era weaponry, will see hundreds of both weapons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at Middlebury American Legion Post 27.
New and antique guns will be on display. Any gun to be purchased will require a 10-minute background check of its potential owner. For details, call 802-875-4540 or visit www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If unable to attend, schedule an individual visit. To do so, visit www.svc.edu/welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARGYLE Argyle United Methodist Church on 12 Sheridan Street will serve a free community lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. For details, call Paula at 518-638-8391.
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. Entitled “Religion and Superstition in the Lives of Italians and Italian Americans,” the lecture touches on the Slate Valley. It is free and open to the public and made possible by the National Endowment of the Humanities. For details, call 518-642-1417 or email email@example.com or visit www.slatevalleymuseum.org.
Pizza and Wings
VICTORY MILLS Eat-in or take-out will be served up by the Victory Mills Fire Department from 4 to 8 p.m., when the department holds its monthly pizza and wing night. Last call is 7 p.m. For details on sizes and prices of pizzas and sauces and prices on wings, call 518-695-6623.
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.
Chicken and Biscuits
HARTFORD Hartford Yoked Parish will serve a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in South Hartford Church House at the junction of Routes 40, 196 and Gilchrist Road in South Hartford. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under five dine free. For details, call 518-632-5993.
SHOREHAM Shoreham Congregational Church will serve a free community supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the church on 28 School Road. Several different pasta dishes are a feature of the supper and special desserts. The supper is free, but diners are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for the church Food Pantry. For details, call Ginny VanHazinga at 802-897-5420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 802-465-4071. Tricky Britches is a string band that mixes mountain music, rockabilly and country swing.
GREENWICH Plow 103 Main will screen the film, “Tea with Mussolini,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. No food or beverage will be for sale, although tea and coffee will be available. To RSVP for this community event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 27
Ash Tree Week
MANCHESTER To raise awareness of the environmental, social and economic value of ash trees, Equinox Preserve will celebrate its first “Ash Tree Awareness Week” from Sunday, April 27 to Saturday, May 3 by marking ash trees along popular trails in the Preserve located in Manchester. For details about specific times, and for other information, call Rick LaDue at 802-366-1400 or visit www.vtinvasives.org.
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.
HOOSICK FALLS The West Hoosick Fire Department will serve an “All You Can Eat” breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the firehouse located on Pine Valley Road in West Hoosick. Pine Valley Road is near the intersection of Routes 109 and 103. For details, call the firehouse at 518-686-1814.
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.
SALEM Boy Scout Troop 61 will hold a chicken barbecue from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Scout bottle drop on route 22 in Salem. Tickets are $9 presale and $10 day of event if available. Meal consists of 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, butter, roll, coleslaw and dessert. Purchase presale tickets from Troop 61 Scouts and leaders or stop by the Salem Hardware Store this week. The BBQ benefits the Scouts’ trip to Camp Wakpominee this summer.
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.
Tiny Car Race
CAMBRIDGE A FASCAR rally of Matchbox or Hotwheels miniature cars will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in Open Bible Baptist Church on 3 West Main Street in Cambridge, sponsored by Word of Life. Designed for children ages 4 to 11, the race sends cars speeding down a six lane, 32-foot long computerized track. For details, call Sandy Kanonik at 518-677-3851 or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Three Frost Poems
DORST Three Robert Frost Poems –– “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” “Two Tramps in Mud Time,” and “Mending Wall,” will be discussed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the Dorset Inn by Peter Gilbert, executive director of the Vermont Humanities Council. For details on the program, call Dorset Village Library at 802-867-5774.
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.
Meet Two Writers
MANCHESTER Thriller Authors Jenny Milchman and Carla Buckley will meet their devoted readers at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore. For details about this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.
Make Paper Bows
WELLS Peg Browe will show interested crafters how to make paper bows at 6:30 p.m. at Wells Village Library on Monday, April 28. Chris Muia, Wells librarian, said anyone can call or stop at the library to sign up. The number to call is 802-645-0611.
Monday, April 28
SALEM Hundreds of jobs will be identified and discussed at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in Salem United Methodist Church, as part of its Job Networking Ministry. The church is located on West Broadway, 300 years west of the traffic light. For more details on how the program operates, call Chuck or Donna Alexander at 518-854-3517 or Rev. Debbie Earthrowl at 518-854-3203.
Tuesday, April 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
Senior House Talk
RUTLAND Lauren Hughes, a senior residential specialist and principal real estate broker, will host a free educational seminar for senior citizens called “How Downsizing Your Home Can Right-size Your Life” at The Gables at East Mountain in Rutland from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30. For details about the free seminar, call Randi Cohn at 802-770-5275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gables, an independent living retirement community, is located at 1 Gables Place, off Gleason Road.
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.
MANCHESTER Dr. James Kraft will explore the themes and imagery of John Steinbeck’s novel, “Of Mice and Men,” in a 4 to 5:30 p.m. lecture on Wednesday, April 30 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. Sponsored by Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning, the lecture costs $20 at the door and $15 in advance. For details about this, and about the upcoming Hubbard Hall performance of the play version of the novel, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
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.
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 of 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 email@example.com.
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
HOOSICK FALLS Residents of both the town and village of Hoosick Falls should submit photos, new and old, of anything photographed within town or village, to HAYC3, as part of its “Hidden Hoosick” community photography show, which starts on Friday, June 20. For details on how, when and where to submit photographs, call HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAWLET Mettowee Valley and Northeast Cemeteries of Pawlet will be open as of Thursday, May 1. Lot holders are encouraged to check for debris. No artificial flowers are permitted on grave sites, and no burials or “cremains” will be permitted without superintendent approval. For details, call Cemetery Superintendent Mike Waite at 802-325-3052.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil War Author
CAMBRIDGE Curiosity Forum presents Author Bill Morgan, who will discuss his book, “The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 in the Freight Depot Theatre behind Hubbard Hall. Curiosity Forum is a partnership of Battenkill Books, Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Leslie Parke Studio. For details on this program, call 518-677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.
RUTLAND “HAIR,” the sixties rock musical that exemplified that tumultuous decade, will be performed in Rutland’s historic Paramount Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. This performance is part of the national Broadway tour of the revival, which its adapters claim brings the “show back to its origins.” Cost is $44.50 to $49.50. Tickets are available by calling 802-775-0903 or online at www.paramountvt.org.
Friday, May 2
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.
BENNINGTON Pottery Expert William C. Ketchum will give a presentation called “An Overview of New York State Redware” at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at a meeting of The Stoneware Collectors’ Group in Bennington Museum. The lecture is included with a $10 admission to the museum. For details, call 860-653-5733.
BRANDON Photographer Lowell Snowdon Klock of Wallingford and Watercolorist Jean Cannon of Burlington will present a combined exhibit called “Curves” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at Brandon Artists Guild on 7 Center Street in Brandon, with the show running through June 30. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 802-247-4956 or visit www.brandonartistsguild.org.
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.
MANCHESTER Writer James Hurley will present his tale about a bitter rivalry amongst trout fisherman, called “The Contest,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For details about this event, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.
Saturday, May 3
Church Garage Sale
FORT ANN West Fort Ann United Methodist Church on Copeland Pond Road in Fort Ann will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, offering unique craft items. Coffee, donuts and pastries will also be available. For details, call 518-792-6647.
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.
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 email@example.com.
March for Babies
NORTH CLARENDON Registration for this year’s “Rutland March for Babies” event will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon. Register online at www.marchforbabies.org. For details, contact Brooke Duffy, March of Dimes Community Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-734-9685.
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.
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 3 at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls. She will, in particular, show children how to keep a garden journal. For details, visit www.cheneylibrary.org.
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.
DORSET A public reception will be held for Photographer Seline Skoug from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 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.
CAMBRIDGE Auditions for Hubbard Hall’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 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.
HOOSICK FALLS Video clips, newspaper clippings, historical displays and artwork by World War Two Veteran Bovard are all part “Memoirs of War,” an exhibit to be shown from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church at 484 Hill Road on Saturday, May 3. This event is sponsored by Hoosick Township Historical Society, Voices of a Vet, Heroes at Home and the local American Legion. For details, call 518-686-3269.
CAMBRIDGE The abstract landscapes of Artist Susan Wadsworth will be explained by the artist herself on Saturday, May 3 in Valley Artisan Market’s Small Gallery at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge. An opening reception will be held that day from 2 to 4 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist at 4. Her work is on display from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 25. For details about gallery hours, call 518-677-3067 or email email@example.com.
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.
ARGYLE The annual spring chicken barbecue at the Argyle Firehouse will be held from 4 p.m. until gone on Saturday, May 3. Enjoy take-in or eat-out of a half-chicken, baked potato, corn, roll with butter, homemade cake and beverage for $10. For details, call 518-638-8817.
SALEM A Kentucky Derby Party, to benefit Salem Courthouse Community Center, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 in the home of Cindy Spence of Saratoga Springs. Suitably attired guests will enjoy a buffet, cash wine bar, “fun betting,” a wine raffle, and screening of the Kentucky Derby on a wide-screen television. Cost is $40, with proceeds benefiting SCCC. For details, call 518-854-7053.
MANCHESTER High School Teacher David McCullough Jr. will explain how his belief that “You are Not Special” has not only made him an Internet celebrity, but will also increase self-confidence in both students and adults in a 7 p.m. lecture on May 3 at Northshire Bookstore. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.
Folk Nymph Sings
BRANDON Sarah Blacker, dubbed “Boston’s delightful folk nymph,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road in Brandon. A prolific singer-songwriter, Blacker is also a practicing music therapist. Tickets are $15, with a pre-concert dinner $20. For details, call 802-465-4071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 4
JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 4. Cost is adults, $6; children, 5 to 12, $3. For details, call 518-753-9549.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com or visit www.hayc3.org.
RUTLAND Writing Coach Joanna Tebbs Young, also a Rutland newspaper columnist, will offer an on-going, “get writing” workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Allen House Coaching and Collaborative Writers’ Room in Rutland, starting Wednesday, May 7. Cost is $15 for dropping in and $50 monthly. For details, call 802-747-0761 or email Joanna@wisdomwithinink.com.
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.
Words and Culture
MANCHESTER Dr. Ronald Sobel, Senior Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El in New York City, will examine the tie between language and culture in a 7 p.m. talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on Wednesday, May 7. The lecture, “Words we no Longer Use,” is part of Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For details, call 802-262-2626, ext. 302.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 8
CASTLETON “Matter of Balance,” a free nationally recognized program to help manage falls and to increase activity, will be offered at Castleton Community Center for eight weeks, starting Thursday, May 8 and running through Thursday, June 26. The hours will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. For details, call 802-468-3093.
Friday, May 9
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 email@example.com, or visit www.bpiads.org.
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.
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.
SALEM It was their Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in 1967. Thus, the photographs of Richard and Mildred Loving, taken by Life Photographer Gary Villet, mark a landmark exhibit to be shown from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 9 in Salem Courthouse Community Center. Wife Barbara Villet of Shushan inspired the show. “The Loving Story,” a documentary will also be shown. The exhibit remains on display through June 20. For details, call 518-854-7053.
GREENWICH The annual Mother-Daughter Banquet of the United Methodist Women of the Centenary United Methodist Church on Gray Avenue in Greenwich will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9 in the church. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children from 5 to 11 and under 4, free. Please make your reservations with Marie Dewey at 518-695-6022 or Lillian Hakala at 518-692-2629 by Monday, May 5.
Saturday, May 10
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.
GREENWICH Howard Romack will lead an environmental education fieldtrip to Lake Lauderdale, open to parents and children able to manage a mile hike, on Saturday, May 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the front entrance gate. Romack will stress taxonomy, environmental factors and ecology during the fieldtrip, sponsored by Greenwich Library. For details, call 518-692-7157.
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.
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.
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.
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
RUTLAND Barbecue teams are needed for Rutland’s second annual “Coach McClallen’s Barbecue Cook-Off” to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 in The Knights of Columbus building. The cook-off will benefit the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain, new permanent home of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and the Pico Ski Education Foundation. Participation is limited to 12 teams. For details, call 802-770-0548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls Ladies Auxiliary on Poplar Avenue will hold their monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 11. Special knives, made in the USA, will be on sale. For details, email email@example.com.
HARTFORD Hartford Volunteer Fire Company will serve an all-you-can-eat “Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast” from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 11 in the firehouse. A basket raffle will also be held. Cost is adults, $6; children 5 to 12, $3; under 5, free. For details, call Linda Holmes at 518-632-5387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, May 13
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, and it is open to the public. For details, call 519-695-6641.
Wednesday, May 14
SCHUYLERVILLE The Homesteading Lecture Series of the Schuylerville Public Library will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, with the discussion that follows centered on canning and preserving. For details, call 518-695-6641.
Friday, May 16
Library Book Sale
RUTLAND Hundreds of new hard cover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs will be up for sale at Rutland Free Library from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. The sale at the library on 10 Court Street is sponsored by Friends of the Rutland Free Library. For details, call 802-773-1860.
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.
SCHUYLERVILLE A family movie night will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16 in Schuylerville Public Library. The film is rated PG and runs 120 minutes. Feel free to bring popcorn. Free and open to the public, screening details can be learned by calling 518-695-6641.
Saturday, May 17
Free Oil Change
GRANVILLE A free oil change for single moms or widows will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17 by simply making a scheduled appointment with Truthville Baptist Church. To secure an appointment, please call 518-642-2517 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Friday, May 2. Please provide vehicle make, model and year, and engine size.
Society Yard Sale
RUTLAND A yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road on Saturday, May 17. Items for the sale may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16 at the brown building next to the shelter. On sale day, the shelter will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will also be a bake sale. For details, call 802-483-9171 or visit www.rchsvt.org.
FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Cemetery Committee will have a work day at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17. Help is needed fixing and cleaning head stones. For details, call 802-265-3340.
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
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.
Tuesday, May 20
SCHUYLERVILLE Schuylerville Library’s Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20 in the library. For details, call 518-695-6641. Later that day, at 7 p.m., the Schuylerville Public Library Advocates will also meet, and the information number is the same. Lastly, the library will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.
Friday, May 23
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 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
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.
Tuesday, May 27
SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 in the library to discuss “Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. For details, call 518-695-6641.
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.
Sunday, June 1
HARTFORD Hartford Central School Parent Teacher Association’s 5th annual family and community “Fun Day” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 on school grounds. Included are a bounce house, games, concession, Zumba, vendors and crafters. If you are an interested vendor or crafter, email firstname.lastname@example.org/hartfordpta.
Friday, June 6
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
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.
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
Thursday, June 12
SALEM The Salem Seniors are sponsoring a bus trip on Thursday, June 12 to see the musical, “The Music Man,” at Chatham’s Mac Haydn Theatre. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Cost is $41. For details, call Marilyn Hanby at 518-854-7521.
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.
Whipple City Parade
GREENWICH Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces that the Whipple City Festival Parade will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 13, near the K-Mart in Greenwich Plaza, moving along Main Street, then successive rights onto Hill, Bleeker and Academy Streets, ending at the police station. Awards will be presented in Mowry Park’s Gazebo during Friday night’s opening ceremonies. For festival details, call 518-692-7979. “A Day at the Beach” is this year’s float theme. Register groups or floats at www.greenwichchamber.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.