Thursday February 14

 

The Art of Love

GLENS FALLS “Seeing Things: The Art of Love” will be presented by June Leary, curator of education, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Bring lunch and visit great works of art that tell love stories, and learn about art inspired by passion. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-1761.

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, March 21 and April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour will include a monthly topic, visits to galleries to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Benefit Dinner

SALEM The Rotary Club of Salem invites everyone to a Benefit Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the First United Presbyterian (white) Church in Salem. Beef, pork loin, mutton, turkey, ham and more will be served. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $12 or larger donation, plus item(s) for Salem Food Pantry; $8 age 9 and younger; free 4 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Salem/Shushan Fuel Fund.

 

Library Advocates

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Advocates group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Concert at GHS

GRANVILLE A Music Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the auditorium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Singers will be accompanied by piano and guitar, and pianists will perform solos, too. Items will be collected for the Haynes House of Hope, including facial tissue, rice, coffee, sugar packets, Clorox and baby wipes, copy paper, Price Chopper and Staples gift cards, and paper plates. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Meetings

ARLINGTON The Women’s Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Everyone is encouraged to attend since the Legion needs your support. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Tea Party Meeting

FORT EDWARD The Washington County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Washington County Building B, lower level, in Fort Edward. Sheriff Jeff Murphy will speak on New York State gun laws and answer questions. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Friday February 15

 

Art Classes

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington is accepting registrations for Spring Art Classes in ceramics and oil painting for adults and teens that will start in early March. Also offered will be Professional Development Workshops featuring tools and techniques for artists and entrepreneurs. Information/registration: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Vacation Workshops

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street, Route 9, is accepting registrations for its February Vacation Workshops for children in grades kindergarten through 6 that will run Monday through Friday, Feb. 18 to 22. Information/registration: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Silent Auction

HOOSICK FALLS The Cheney Library on Classic Street in Hoosick Falls is holding a Silent Auction of knitted and crocheted items, including colorful sweaters, mittens, scarves and blankets. Hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Break Classes

SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center is accepting registrations for free Winter Break Classes for all children that will be offered Monday through Thursday, Feb. 18 to 21. Included will be yoga, a nature hike, a cooking class, and snowshoeing. Information/registration: www.salemcourthouse.org.

 

Children’s Workshop

GLENS FALLS LARAC is accepting registrations for a workshop for ages 8 through 12, “Exploration in Bookmaking,” that will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 19 to 21. You’ll find this activity at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. Cost: $25 per child; $20 each additional sibling; 20 percent discount LARAC members. Registration: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2. Information: www.larac.org.

 

Art Camps

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange is accepting registrations for Vacation Art Camps that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Feb. 18 to 22, and April 15 to 19, at its Sage Street Mill studios in North Bennington. Cost: $185 per week. Also ask about a half-day Hip-Hop Camp.  Information/registration: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Flower Show

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center is accepting reservations for a bus trip to the Vermont Flower Show that will be held on Saturday, March 2. Cost: $20 senior citizens; $23 non-seniors. Information/reservations: 802-468-3093.

 

Art Classes

GLENS FALLS The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls is accepting registrations for a Studio Art Class for ages 6 through 14 that will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 20 to 22. Cost: $45, $35 members. Information/registration: Evi Fisher at 518-792-1761, Ext. 340, or email efisher@hydecollection.org.

 

Library Raffle

GLENS FALLS The Crandall Public Library at 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls is holding its Fourth Annual Love Your Library Raffle to fund its collections, programs and services. A maximum of 350 tickets will be sold at $25 each. Information/tickets: 518-792-6508, Ext. 284, www.crandalllibrary.org, or visit the library’s customer service desk.

 

Pember workshops

GRANVILLE Registration is due by Friday, Feb. 15 for the following Pember Museum vacation workshops: Live Animals on Feb. 19; Raptors of New York on Feb. 20; and Birds of NY and VT on Feb. 21. The Feb. 20 and 21 classes have a $5 fee. Live Animals is open to children of all ages; the others are open to ages five and up. To register: 518-642-1515.

 

Church Luncheons

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will host free Friday Luncheons, beginning with a half-hour prayer service at noon, followed by a simple soup and bread meal, as follows: Feb. 15, Granville Methodist Church, Church Street; Feb. 22, Trinity Episcopal Church, E. Main Street; March 1, North Granville United Methodist Church, Route 22; March 8, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 23 Bulkley Avenue; March 15, South Granville Congregational Church, Route 149; and March 22, Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Seniors Meet

GREENWICH The Greenwich Seniors Club will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the VFW on Abeel Avenue in Greenwich. Bring your own board and dice games, and cards, or use the club’s. Cost: $1. Door prizes, too, along with light refreshments.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Feb. 15 through March 22, at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

Fish Fry

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Boston Fish Fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Greenwich. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $6 children. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to a Fish Fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on February 15 and 22. Cost: $8.50 fried fish or clams; or $8.50 fried chicken tenders; $5 quart clam chowder. Eat in or order takeouts at 695-3917.

 

Art Reception

RUTLAND The Chaffee Art Center will host an opening reception for its annual Full House Exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at its downtown location, 75 Merchants Row in Rutland. This exhibit is “a bold, colorful, vibrant showcase of four very talented Vermont artists that is sure to inspire.” Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-775-0356, or www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

 

Parade, Fireworks

QUEENSBURY “Fire on the Mountain,” featuring a torchlight parade and fireworks, will be offered the evening of Friday, Feb. 15, at Ski West Mountain in Queensbury. This free family event will feature live entertainment. Information: 518-793-6606, Ext. 350, or www.skiwestmountain.com.

 

Valentine’s Dance

ARLINGTON A Valentine’s Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Music will be provided by DJ Wooddell. Cost: $10; $15 per couple. There’ll be a potluck, too; bring a dish to share. Information/time: 802-375-6157.

 

Author Visits

MANCHESTER Sara J. Henry will present her first novel, “A Cold and Lonely Place,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Movie Night

SCHUYLERVILLE A Family Movie Night featuring a PG-rated film running about 105 minutes will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Bring popcorn if you like to this event that’s free and open to all. Also, the library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, for President’s Day. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a  Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Valentine’s Dance

ARLINGTON A Valentine’s Dance will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Music will be provided by D. J. Wooddell. Cost: $10; $15 per couple. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-376-6157.

 

Valentine’s Event

SCHUYLERVILLE A Valentine’s Day Night Out event will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Included will be music and karaoke with DJ Ray Ray. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Saturday February 16

 

Outdoor Activities

GLENS FALL/SARATOGA The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer the following outdoor activities: Hike/Ski, Saturday, Feb. 16; Snowshoe, Feb. 16 and Tuesday, Feb. 19; Hike/Snowshoe, Saturday, Feb. 23; and Ski, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 26. Information: www.adk-gfs.org.

 

Fishing Contest

WHITEHALL The Great Northern Fishing Contest will be held from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, on South Bay in Whitehall. Derby tickets cost $25 are available until 6 a.m. on Saturday.

 

Ice Fishing Derby

LAKE BOMOSEEN The Castleton Lions Club will host the 35th Annual Lake Bomoseen Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17. The headquarters will be at Crystal Beach on Route 30 and there’ll be $3,400 in prize money. Entry fee: $20. There’ll be door prizes for children age 12 and younger, including drawings for two lifetime fishing licenses. This derby is being held in memory of Tom Evanoika and “Bomoseen” Bob Newton.

 

Community Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a Community Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the church on North Main and Allen Streets. Eggs, sausage, biscuits and more. Cost: $1 per person, with kids 14 and under free. Handicapped-accessible dining available.

 

Sweetheart Dance

GRANVILLE Grab your significant other and head to the firehouse for a Sweetheart Dance at the Granville Hook & Ladder, Co., on Saturday, Feb. 16. Music at the event, which takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight, will be provided by the Sweet Water Band. The cost for singles is $6 and couples are $10. For more information call Wes at 642-2630.

 

Ice Fishing Contest

SCHUYLERVILLE The Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. will host an Ice Fishing Contest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Kim’s (Cove), 882 Route 4 in Schuylerville. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and will cost $20. Prizes will be awarded for the largest northern pike, yellow perch and crappie. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. Information: Tom Lloyd at 587-2347, or www.facebook.com/qsvfd.

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE Weekend three of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Included will be family activities, a polar plunge at 3 p.m., helicopter rides, a beach bonfire, and fireworks (Saturday, weather permitting). Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 18 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in February at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Income Tax Prep

CAMBRIDGE Free Income Tax Preparation will be offered by IRS-certified local volunteers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.16, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. If you earn less than $50,270 per year, don’t have stock sales, rental or business income, you are eligible for this service. Information/appointments: Toll-free at 1-800-211-5128.

 

Income Tax Prep

SALEM Free Income Tax Preparation will be offered by IRS-certified local volunteers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.16, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway. This service is available for families with incomes of less than $49,000, excluding the self-employed, or those with rental or farm income and depreciation. Appointments are required with Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-746-2560, or toll-free, 1-800-548-0881.

 

Winter Festival

WHITEHALL The annual Whitehall Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16. The penguin dip will be at 10 a.m. (wear your craziest outfit), followed by a chili cook-off from noon to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 83, 148 Main Street (518-499-2482). At Skenesborough Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there’ll be horse-drawn wagon rides and snowmobile rides, ice fishing, karaoke, a student art show at the Skenesborough Park Pavilion, games, food and more. The Skenesborough Museum will be open, too, and there’ll be sledding at 2 p.m. at the Whitehall Methodist Church. Information: www.facebook.com/whitehallthrives.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the green in Wells will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Donations of spring and summer clothing will be accepted at this event. Information: Joyce Rogers at 802-287-0077.

 

Children’s Program

MANCHESTER Debbie Post will lead a Star Journey Program for children age 7 and older from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free and open to all, and children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Action Tale

MANCHESTER The action-packed tale, “The Mapmaker’s Sons” by V.L. Burgess, will be presented for children at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Chili Cook-off

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main Street in Whitehall will host its Second Annual Chili Cook-off from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Competitors should register at 11 a.m. and spectators will be welcome during this event. Information/registration: 518-499-2482, or visit the Post.

 

Saturday Movie

POULTNEY The 2012 film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” will be screened at 1, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in Poultney. Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller star in this story about “an introverted freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him into the real world.”

 

Zumba Party

GREENWICH A Zumba Dance Party with a team of experienced instructors will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the gymnasium at Greenwich High School. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting the Greenwich Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Information: Daneille Eddy or Mary Ann Spiezio at 695-5000.

 

Pancake Supper

ARGYLE Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at American Legion Post 1815 on Route 40, Sheridan Street, in Argyle. Information/cost: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

 

Video Game Night

GREENWICH A Video Game Night will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the United Church of Greenwich, 37 Salem Street. Children will enjoy four large screens of Wii and X-Box games, along with several classic games on small screens. Free pizza and veggies, too. Information: Christopher at 692-9859.

 

Winter Carnival

POULTNEY The Foundation Church invites everyone to a free Winter Carnival at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the gymnasium at Poultney High School. Featured will be food, games, giveaways, and live music for all ages.

 

Ham Dinner

ARLINGTON The Red Mountain Masonic Lodge will host a Ham Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Fisher Elementary School in Arlington. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Arlington Youth Soccer Club’s trip to England. There also will be a Chinese auction at this dinner. Information/dinner cost: 375-6060.

 

Sunday February 17

 

Pancakes, Waffles

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Country Breakfast

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast with pancakes, omelets and more from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Gansevoort Firehouse. Cost: $7 adults; $6.50 age 60 and older; $5 ages 4 to 12; free 3 and younger.

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 17. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

Basket Party

CASTLETON The Section Eight Ryders will host a Basket Party on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Bomoseen Grange Hall, just south of Castleton Corners on Route 30. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There also will be a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet. Proceeds will benefit the medical expenses of Lorianna Mason who is battling cancer and other ailments. Information/to donate a basket or other support: Janice Rivers at 518-345-5078.

 

Historical Discussion

BENNINGTON The Bennington Historical Society will host Anne Bugbee with a program titled, “Recollections of a Mill Worker,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Ada Paresky Education Center on floor 2 of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This will be a discussion of real-life mill worker, Mary A. Palmer, who moved to North Bennington with her parents in 1859. Free and open to all. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Pancake Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Featured will be blueberry, chocolate chip and regular pancakes, as well as home fries, coffee, orange juice and milk. There will also be a large fireman’s food sale table offering such goods as rolls, pies, cookies and more.

The event, which takes place from 7 a.m. to noon, will take place at the West Pawlet firehouse. The cost is $7 for those 12 and older, $5 for children aged five to 12 and free for kids under five.  For more information call David Hosley or Antonio Landon at 802-645-0158.

 

Basket Party

BASKET PARTY A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 2 p.m., with drawings at 4 p.m. Cost: $5 first sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There also will be a 50-cents-per-scoop buffet, door  prizes, a lottery tree raffle, and a 50/50. Chips, soda and hot dogs will be available, too. Proceeds will benefit the medical expenses of 20-year-old Matt Butler who is battling cancer. Information/to donate a basket or other support: Robin White at 518-812-7699, or Shirley Bourn at 518-642-3547.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Benefit Dinner

EAST ARLINGTON The Mission Committee invites everyone to a “Free-Will Dinner for 50” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington, 79 Ice Pond Road. Served will be fettuccine with vegetables, garlic bread, salad and peanut butter pie. Cost: Pay what you will to help local families with heat and electricity needs. Fifty dinners will be served and reservations are required at 802-375-2548, or 375-9764.

 

Owl Moon Prowl

HEBRON The Pember Museum will host a hike entitled “Owl Moon Prowl” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the Hebron Nature Preserve. Open to children and adults capable of hiking. Bring a flashlight; wear boots. Registration not required, but is weather-dependent. To confirm: call Bernadette at 518-692-3129.

 

Monday February 18

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

Children’s Program

WHITEHALL The First Baptist Church at 41 Williams Street in Whitehall will host a free Children’s Program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Featured will be a movie, pizza, and a craft. All children will be welcome. Information: Pastor Peterson at 642-2245.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday February 19

 

Live Animals

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum will hold a Story Time with live animals from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Open to children of all ages; space is limited. Register in advance by calling 518-642-1515.

 

Genealogy Group

SCHUYLERVILLE The genealogy group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

White Birch Talk

QUEENSBURY Thomas Mowatt, assistant professor of biology, will present a talk titled, “White Birch: What You Don’t Know May Help You,” from 12:30 to about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. A brief discussion will follow and everyone will be welcome at this free event. Information/campus building: Joyce Miller at 518-743-2200, Ext. 2485.

 

Family Movie

MANCHESTER A Family Film Day will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Screened will be “Annie.” Information: 802-362-2607.

 

Energy Challenge

RUTLAND A workshop for residents of Rutland and Bennington counties interested in participating in the “Vermont Home Energy Challenge” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the CVPS/Leahy Room at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. Towns participating in this challenge include Rutland City, West Rutland, Killington, Pawlet, Dorset, Mount Holly, Benson, Manchester and Peru. Information/registration: Maura Campbell, NeighborWorks HEAT Squad, at 802-438-2303, Ext. 214, or www.efficiencyvermont.com/homeenergychallenge.

 

Lenten Services

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington will host Lenten Worship Services at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 19 through March 19. A simple supper will be served following each service, ending about 7:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome and you don’t need to be an Episcopalian to attend. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Meet Dinoman

FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Free Library at 107 N. Main Street invites all ages to Meet Dinoman and learn about dinosaurs at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Bob and Dayna Lisaius will lead a trip back to the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs dominated the earth while Dinoman will explain the ages of the earth, how fossils are formed, dinosaur behavior, and more. Free. Information: 802-265-8011.

 

Film Forum

GLENS FALLS In honor of Black History Month, the African American Film Forum will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 and 26, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-6508, Ext. 3, or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Heart Health

GLENS FALLS Information on the “Prevention and Reversal of Heart Disease” will be provided from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Brighter Day Lifestyle Center, floor 4 of the Colvin Building, 206 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Registration/cost: 518-798-9898.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Bingo at Legion

ARLINGTON Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Wednesday February 20

 

Raptors

GRANVILLE The Pember Museum will present a slideshow of New York’s Raptors from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the museum. Make a feathered owl mask and a baby Snowy Owl. Open to children age five and older. Fee: $5 per student. Class size is limited; register by Feb. 15 by calling 518-642-1515.

 

Gardening Talk

CASTLETON Scott Courcelle from Alchemy Farms in West Rutland will speak on Vegetable Gardens from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Included will be information on raised beds, mounds, gardening in pots, rotation, and more. Also, Ann Honan, a professor at Castleton State College, will give a presentation on Rain Gardens that are designed to capture rain water runoff from a roof, driveway or road. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Zentangle Workshop

PAWLET Heidi Hammell, a certified Zentangle teacher, will lead a Zentangle Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Pawlet Public Library. Zentangle is a meditative form of drawing for artists and non-artists alike. Cost: $30, plus a $5 materials fee per student. Information/registration: Library at 802-325-3123, Heidi at 802-645-9051, or email hamfamvt@myfairpoint.net.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

Civil War Talk

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin with a talk on “The Civil War and its effect on Vermonters” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607.

 

Lenten Services

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA The Greater Schuylerville Clergy Assn. will host Ecumenical Lenten Services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows: Fort Miller Reformed Church, Feb. 20; Notre Dame-Visitation Church, Feb. 27; Bacon Hill Reformed Church, March 6; Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, March 13; and Schuylerville United Methodist Church, March 20. Everyone will be welcome.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Taize Service

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road will hold candlelit Taize services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays Feb. 20, March 6, and March 20, and Feb. 27 and March 13 at St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in February at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday February 21

 

Birds Workshop

GRANVILLE Children age five and older are welcome to learn about birds of N.Y. and Vt. and their songs at a workshop to be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Pember Museum. Fee: $5. Register by Feb. 15 by calling 518-642-1515.

 

Story/Craft Time

MANCHESTER Lana Hauben, author of the children’s picture book, “Ice Cream Land,” will lead a Story and Craft Time at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Friendly’s will provide ice cream at this event that’s free and open to all (children must be accompanied by adult caregivers). Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org.

 

Dorset History

DORSET The Dorset Historical Society will meet for its third Thursday brown bag lunch at noon on Feb. 21 at the society’s location, corner of Church Street and Route 30 in Dorset. Judy Harwood will share stories about her grandfather, Dr. Charles Farrar (1830-1924), who was born and grew up on the Harwood Farm at the northern end of Merck Forest. Bring your lunch to this free event where dessert and drinks will be provided. Information: 802-867-0331, or email info@dorsetvthistory.org.

 

Ecumenical Luncheons

SALEM AREA Ecumenical Luncheons will be held at noon on Thursdays as follows in the Salem area: Feb. 21, First United Presbyterian Church; Feb. 28, West Hebron Presbyterian Church; March 7, Holy Cross Catholic Church; March 14, Salem United Methodist Church; and March 21, East Hebron United Presbyterian Church.

 

Movie Night

WEST HEBRON All children are invited to a Pizza and Movie Night featuring a G-rated film that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Information: Pastor Laura at 854-3729.

 

SAD Therapies

ARLINGTON Ana del Rosal and Eric Katz of the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine will lead an informational discussion on non-narcotic therapies for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and how to combat the winter blues, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Sandgate Meeting Room at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington. Reservations: Stram Center at 802-445-3152. Information: www.stramcenter.com.

 

Gallery Opening

MANCHESTER The Greater Manchester Arts Council and Equinox Village will host a gallery opening event with artists Carol Berry and Elinor Katz from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Come enjoy art, live music and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Equinox Village culinary team. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested with Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Natural Building

MANCHESTER Alan Benoit, Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin will present a program on “Building with Natural Materials” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. The focus will be on ecologically sensitive and resilient design and construction strategies. Free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Vaccinating Horses

GRANVILLE A program on “Vaccinating Horses in the Northeast: Infectious Diseases that Affect Horses and Owners” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Granville Veterinary Services/Large Animal, 1987 Route 23 in Granville. Free and open to all ages and persons with varying equine experience. Information: 518-642-1676, or www.gvsla.com.

 

Sculptor Speaks

POULTNEY Slate sculptor Kerry Furlani will speak about her craft at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Poultney Woman’s Club on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the downstairs rooms of the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street. Kerry’s work can be seen on exhibition at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville.  Information/to arrange a ride to this event: 802-287-9744.

 

Friday February 22

 

Mania Tickets

WEST PAWLET Tickets now are on sale for Mettawee Mania 2013 that will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; free 3 and younger. Information/tickets: Visit the Mettawee Community School office 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days (school closed Feb. 18 through 22).

 

Bowling for Soldiers

GRANVILLE Registrations are being accepted for a “Bowl for Our Soldiers” event to benefit Operation Adopt a Soldier that will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Granville Lanes, 1124 Route 24 (registration deadline March 5). There’ll be four to five persons per team, three games, and a 50/50 raffle. Information/registration: Lila at 518-642-1626, or Candy at Granville Lanes, 642-9855.

 

Clogging Classes

HOOSICK FALLS Registrations are being accepted for Clogging Classes with the Hill Country Cloggers that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Hoosick Falls Central School, elementary cafeteria. Information/registration: Margaret Pine at 686-7767.

 

Owls Program

MANCHESTER Mike Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will make a free interactive presentation featuring Owls and Owl Artifacts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Rockwell Room at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester. Following the presentation, there’ll be an option to make a short, nocturnal visit to the preserve to listen and call for owls. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

Youth Activity

WHITEHALL Grace Baptist Church in Whitehall will host a “Stuck in the Snow” youth lock-in event for ages 12 to 17 from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, through 7 a.m. Saturday the 23rd. Featured will be food, games, a movie, and prizes. A maximum of 40 youths will attend. Cost: $5 at the door. Early registration is encouraged at 518-499-9241, or stuckinthesnow.gracebaptist@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number.

 

Contra Dance

TINMOUTH A Contra Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Tinmouth Community Center on Route 140. Cost: $9; $7 teens; free age 12 and younger. Wear clean, non-marring shoes. Refreshments will be available and everyone will be welcome (you don’t need to bring a partner). Information: 235-2718, or www.Tinmouthvt.org.

 

Saturday February 23

 

Ice Fishing Tourney

HAGUE The Hague Fish and Game Club will host the Northern Lake George Ice Fishing Tournament, the largest tournament of its kind on Lake George, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Town Park in Hague. Registration will begin at 5 a.m., with four categories, adult and junior. Prizes will be awarded. Information/cost: 518-543-6542, or www.haguefishandgame.com.

 

Winter Carnival

LAKE GEORGE Weekend four of the Lake George Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24, at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. Included will be family activities, a polar plunge at 3 p.m., helicopter rides, a beach bonfire, and fireworks (Saturday, weather permitting). Information: 518-240-0809, or www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 16 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 24th, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Sale at Legion

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Auxiliary Unit 278 will host the 16th Annual Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. More than 50 tables of antiques, collectibles and many other items, home-cooked foods, a bake sale, and a 50/50 raffle will be featured. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Dog Show

RUTLAND Red Dog Solutions will host, “For the Love of Dogs,” a fundraiser for the Rutland County Humane Society, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Diamond Run Mall, next to Old Navy, in Rutland. Come see dogs dancing to music, performing tricks, and “great feats of agility and intelligence.” Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting the RCHS. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win a unique dog collage created by Stephanie Rost titled, “Color of Vermont.”

 

Artist Reception

CAMBRIDGE An opening reception for an exhibition of oil paintings titled, “My Land,” by Stu Eichel, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 225 E. Main Street, Route 372, in Cambridge. Stu is known for his paintings of area mansions, and aging trucks and tractors. Information: 518-677-2765, or visit Facebook.

 

Penne Pasta

SCHUYLERVILLE A benefit Penne Pasta Dinner “with the works” will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mac’s Diner, 106 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Cost: $9 adults, $5 children, free age 4 and younger, with proceeds benefiting The Adirondack School in Greenwich. There also will be a silent auction at this dinner. Takeouts may be ordered at 791-0092.

 

Pheasant Dinner

RUPERT Everyone is invited to a Pheasant Dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Rupert Firehouse. Cost: $15; $8 age 10 and younger. Information: Kelli at 802-394-2491, or email vtkjlouie@aol.com.

 

Courthouse Dinners

SALEM “Beat the Winter Blues” dinners will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the homes of four area residents, all in support of the Courthouse Community Center. Each home will accommodate up to eight diners. The menus are listed at www.salemcourthouse.org and reservations may be made by contacting the CCC at 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org. Also, this event will be repeated at four other homes on Saturday, March 2.

 

Moonlight Ski

GANSEVOORT The Wilton Rotary and the Healthy Living Market and Café will sponsor the annual Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. Explore luminary-lit trails and enjoy hot cocoa by the bonfire. For all levels and ages and you can drop in anytime from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Snowshoes will be available on first come, first served basis in the Winter Lodge. Cost: $5 pair non-members; free members. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Las Vegas Night

MANCHESTER A Vegas in Vermont Casino Night will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Equinox Village in Manchester. Come try your hand at blackjack, roulette, and other games of chance. Proceeds will benefit the Manchester Fire Dept. Information: Ashley at 802-362-4061.

 

Sunday February 24

 

Sunday Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE The Northern Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus group invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. You’ll find this meal at the Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad on Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Cost: $7 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12, and free 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit Cub Scout Pack 680.

 

Bach Exploration

CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem’s Listening Club will host singer Peter Subers who will lead an exploration of Bach’s masterwork, Mass in B Minor, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Beacon Feed Studio Building behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $10, in advance at 518-232-2347, email info@musicfromsalem.org, or at the door.

 

Family History

ARLINGTON The Russell Vermontiana Collection at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, will host the second of three Family History Seminars from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Participants will identify basic methods to extend the life of family heirlooms, including letters, deeds, clothing and photographs. Free; donations appreciated. Information: 802-375-6153, or email Martha_Canfield_Lib@hotmail.com.

 

Chamber Music

GLENS FALLS The Lake George Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-798-8962.

 

Black History

SARATOGA SPRINGS The National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs will host its second Black History Month Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Featured will be performances by the Mt. Olive Southern Missionary Baptist Church gospel choir and clerical dancers, along with the Rithmos, a hip-hop dance group from Skidmore College. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Information: 518-584-2225, or www.dancemuseum.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Monday February 25

 

Preschool Pioneers

GANSEVOORT The Preschool Pioneers, a group of young nature lovers, will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. This month the group will create pinecone owls. Adults are expected to attend and support their children. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Comedy Film

MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will conclude its Comedy Film Series with host Harvey Flaxman at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Screened will be the comedy/sci-fi film, “Young Frankenstein.” Cost: $10 per film. Discussion will follow the screening. Information/registration: 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Tuesday February 26

 

Caregiving Tips

BENNINGTON The Families Together group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service, in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building, 614 Harwood Hill in Bennington. Information will be shared to make caring for a loved one easier and this group meets on the last Tuesday each month. Free and open to all. Information: 802-442-8136, or www.bpiads.org.

 

Taste of Long Trail

DORSET The Long Trail School off Route 30 on Kirby Hollow Road in Dorset will hold “A Taste of Long Trail” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Everyone is invited to learn how the school’s faculty works with the students, to obtain information on the International Baccalaureate Program, view displays on the arts and academics, and enjoy refreshments. Information: Courtney Callo at 802-867-5717, Ext. 141, or email ccallo@longtrailschool.org.

 

Homeschoolers Meet

GANSEVOORT Nature’s Homeschoolers, a series designed to supplement home-school curriculum for children studying grade 5 to 8 subjects, will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park office, 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort. This month the group will examine past and present aerial photographs to learn how the changing landscape affects ecosystems. Information: 518-450-0321, or www.wiltonpreserve.org.

 

Book Club Meets

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. For discussion will be Kathleen Grissom’s book, “Kitchen House.” Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Wednesday February 27

 

Vocal Ensemble

TINMOUTH Northern Harmony, a Vermont-based world music vocal ensemble, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Tinmouth Community Church. Music and dances from South Africa, polyphony from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing, and more will be featured.  Cost: $15; $10 students. Information: 802-426-3210.

 

Thursday February 28

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Another free supper will be served on March 20.

 

Horseman’s Social

SARATOGA SPRINGS Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine will host the Fourth Annual Horseman’s Social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Longfellows Restaurant & Inn, 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $25, including heavy hors d’oeuvres, soda and water; cash bar available. Information/reservations: Sharon T. LaPier at 518-885-8995, or email stl32@cornell.edu.

 

Friday March 1

 

Tax Preparation

WASHINGTON COUNTY Trained community volunteers who are certified by the IRS are scheduling appointments for free Income Tax Preparation at various locations in the tri-county region. This service is for families and individuals with income of $49,000 or less and individuals who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Electronic filing of both federal and state returns will be available. Call the following for an appointment: Washington County, 1-800-211-5128; Glens Falls Head Start, 793-3624; Moreau Community Center, 792-6007; Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 668-4881; and Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, 792-3537.

 

Church Luncheons

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will host free Friday Luncheons, beginning with a half-hour prayer service at noon, followed by a simple soup and bread meal, as follows: Feb. 15, Granville Methodist Church, Church Street; Feb. 22, Trinity Episcopal Church, E. Main Street; March 1, North Granville United Methodist Church, Route 22; March 8, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 23 Bulkley Avenue; March 15, South Granville Congregational Church, Route 149; and March 22, Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. through March 22 at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

Fish Fry

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Boston Fish Fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Greenwich. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $6 children. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON A free Community Supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the undercroft at St. James Episcopal Church, routes 7A and 313 in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Murder Mystery

GLENS FALLS A murder mystery dinner theatre, “Eat, Drink and be Murdered,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 and 10, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Reservations/cost: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Coupon Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 1  at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Discover the artistic, culinary and musical offerings of the Slate Valley. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

Saturday March 2

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 14 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the third, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in March at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Free Tax Prep

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Church Assn. will offer free Income Tax Preparation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and Thursdays by appointment, in March and April. This is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, serving those with income of $51,000 or less. For appointments and a list of information and documents needed, call Alison at 686-9491.

 

Courthouse Dinners

SALEM “Beat the Winter Blues” dinners will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the homes of four area residents, all in support of the Courthouse Community Center. Each home will accommodate up to eight diners. The menus are listed at www.salemcourthouse.org and reservations may be made by contacting the CCC at 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

 

Sunday March 3

 

Science Pub

CASTLETON The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Iron Lantern Restaurant, 272 Route 4A in Castleton. Steven Letendre of Green Mountain College will present “Electric Cars that Give and Take,” a program on how electric cars not only reduce our reliance on foreign oil but also provide power when the grid goes down. Free and open to all.

 

Monday March 4

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday, March 5

 

Lenten Services

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington will host Lenten Worship Services at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 19. A simple supper will be served following each service, ending about 7:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome and you don’t need to be an Episcopalian to attend. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 5. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday March 6

 

Lenten Services

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA The Greater Schuylerville Clergy Assn. will host Ecumenical Lenten Services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows: Bacon Hill Reformed Church, March 6; Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, March 13; and Schuylerville United Methodist Church, March 20. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Author Speaks

RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present novelist Chris Bohjalian with a talk titled, “Fiction’s Getting to the Truth: Chris Bohjalian’s the Sandcastle Girls, Family History, and Armenian Genocide,” at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Marshall Plan Talk

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series featuring Mark A. Stoler, a University of Vermont professor, with a talk titled, “The Marshall Plan Revisited,” at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Annex II Building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone is invited to attend. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Taize Service

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road will hold a Taize service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 and March 20 at the church. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in March at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday March 7

 

Ecumenical Luncheons

SALEM AREA Ecumenical Luncheons will be held at noon on Thursdays as follows in the Salem area: March 7, Holy Cross Catholic Church; March 14, Salem United Methodist Church; and March 21, East Hebron United Presbyterian Church.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Friday March 8

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 8. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Murder Mystery

GLENS FALLS A murder mystery dinner theatre, “Eat, Drink and be Murdered,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Reservations/cost: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 8. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday March 9

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 12 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the tenth, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Saturday, March 9, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

Mettawee Mania

WEST PAWLET Mettawee Mania 2013 will be staged at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Chelsea Ingram, Miss Vermont 2012, will emcee the show featuring a variety of local talent. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; free 3 and younger. Information/tickets: Visit the Mettawee Community School office 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days, or at the door.

 

Sunday March 10

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Family History

ARLINGTON The Russell Vermontiana Collection at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, will host the final of three Family History Seminars from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Featured will be a review of how to transform documents, photographs, along with older audio, video and vinyl recordings to digital CD or MP3 archives. Free; donations appreciated. Information: 802-375-6153, or email Martha_Canfield_Lib@hotmail.com.

 

Vermont Symphony

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Three for Two” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Cost: $9 students, to $30. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

Monday March 11

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Tuesday March 12

 

Business Show

RUTLAND Rutland Regional Medical Center will sponsor the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Business Show from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Admission: $3, with door prizes every half hour. Also, exhibitor space is available from $190 to $385. Information/space: 802-773-2747.

 

Thursday March 14

 

Victorian Exhibition

BENNINGTON “Victorian Extreme: Fancy Work 1850-1900,” a new exhibition at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9, will run from Thursday, March 14, through Monday, May 27. This exhibition explores the wilder side of Victorian aesthetics, including intricately embroidered crazy quilts, and shadow boxes featuring elaborate designs woven from human hair. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Friday March 15

 

Boys’ Basketball

GLENS FALLS The NYSPHSAA Boys’ Basketball Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, March 15 to 17, at the Civic Center in Glens Falls. The best high school basketball teams will compete for the state title at various times. Information/cost: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Educators Symposium

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School will host the Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Educators Symposium at the Maple Street School in Manchester on Friday, March 15. All southern Vermont elementary and secondary schools, private and public, along with preschools, are invited to attend and make a presentation. Cost: $75, including continental breakfast and lunch. Information/registration: Joy Stewart at 802-362-7137, or email jstewart@maplestreetschool.com.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and 22, at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Saturday March 16

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 10 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in March at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Sham Rocking

LAKE GEORGE A free Sham “Rock” the Block event, featuring live traditional Irish and American music, Celtic games, Irish food and children’s activities, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, and noon Sunday the 17th, in Lake George Village. There also will be a parade on Sunday. Information: 518-361-2559.

 

Diggin’ for Gold

QUEENSBURY Diggin’ for Gold, a St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Ski West Mountain in Queensbury. Dig through piles of snow for prizes at this free event. Information: 518-793-6606, or www.skiwestmountain.com.

 

Sunday March 17

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on March 17. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

1776 Boston Talk

TICONDEROGA Rich Strum, director of education at Fort Ticonderoga, will give a presentation on “Evacuation Day 1776” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the fort. Rich will discuss the British occupation of Boston in 1775 and 1776, and their departure on March 17, 1776. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Baroque Comes Alive

GLENS FALLS “Baroque Comes Alive,” performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. There also will be a pre-concert talk with Maestro Peltz at 3:15 p.m. Information/cost: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Monday March 18

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Baroque Ensemble

GLENS FALLS “de Blasiis at the Hyde: Rebel,” featuring the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble, Rebel, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-792-2383, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org.

 

Tuesday March 19

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 19. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday March 20

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome.

 

Historical Society

QUEENSBURY The Warren County Historical Society will present a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at its building in Queensbury. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Information/address: 518-743-0734, or www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 and 27, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday March 21

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 and April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour will include a monthly topic, visits to galleries to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Friday March 22

 

Boat Show

QUEENSBURY The Great Upstate Boat Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 23, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Featured will be 25 dealers, 60 brands, vendors, and 200 boats on display. Information/admission cost: 518-791-0070, or www.greatupstateboatshow.com.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 22. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 22. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday March 23

 

Winter Warm Up

LAKE GEORGE A free Winter Warm Up family activity will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Berry Pond Preserve in Lake George. Included will be a bonfire and hot chocolate. Information: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

Sunday March 24

 

Olympics Benefit

GLENS FALLS A Shamrock Shuffle and Leprechaun Leap event will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Glens Falls High School. Featured will be a five-mile flat and fast loop and a children’s fun run, all to benefit Special Olympics. Cost/registration: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Friday March 29

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, in the school’s cafeteria. Additional Community Conversation meetings will be held on April 26 and May 31 for the purpose of engaging community members in dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.

 

Saturday March 30

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday April 3

 

Literary Paris Talk

RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present Barbara Will, a Dartmouth professor, with a talk titled, “Literary Paris: the 1920s in the City of Light,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Friday April 5

 

Art Camp

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange is accepting registrations for a Vacation Art Camp that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 15 to 19, at its Sage Street Mill studios in North Bennington. Cost: $185 per week.  Information/registration: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Saturday April 6

 

Songs of Freedom

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Paramount Theatre will present a “Songs of Freedom” concert with Peter Yarrow at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Robert De Cormier will conduct. Cost: $34 to $49. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

Sunday April 7

 

Science Pub

RUTLAND The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Three Tomatoes Trattoria, 88 Merchants Row in Rutland. Helen Mango from Castleton State College will present “Three Ranges, Three Stories/The Ground Beneath Us,” a program about this area’s Green, Taconic and Adirondack mountain ranges and their differing geologic stories. Free and open to all.
Sunday April 21

 

Tour at Fort

TICONDEROGA Stuart Lilie, director of interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga, will lead a tour titled, “Very Well Prepared for the British Army,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the fort. Join Stuart for a walking tour of the many redoubts, redans, and entrenchments built to fortify Ticonderoga in 1776. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Thursday April 25

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour, the final of three, will include a monthly topic, a visit to a gallery to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

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