Community Calendar 9/12/13

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Thursday September 12


Argyle Garage Sale

ARGYLE To reserve a spot on the map for Argyle’s Columbus Day weekend garage sale, Oct. 12 and 13, please stop by the clerk’s office or call 518-638-8681, ext 10.


Support Group

RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will host a six-session Support Group and Educational Program for those who’ve lost a loved one from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 19, Oct. 10 and 24, and Nov. 7 and 21. You’ll find the sessions at the RAVNAH building, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Information to register: Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.


Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Castleton Meadows, Castleton; 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Dorset Nursing Office; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Community Center, North Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure, $10 foot care suggested donation. Information/appointments: 802-775-0568.


Rummage/Bake Sale

SOUTH HARTFORD A Fall Rummage and Bake Sale will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 1 to 8 p.m. Friday the 13th, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at the handicap-accessible South Hartford Congregational Church House, corner of routes 40 and 196. Offered will be clothing and shoes, linens, toys, games, books, jewelry, collectibles, and more, all at reasonable prices.


Turkey Supper

GRANVILLE The North Granville United Methodist Church at 10344 Route 22 invites everyone to a Turkey Supper at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. Cost: $9 adults; $4 children; free age 2 and younger. There’ll be a table with craft and baked goods, too.


Duck Derby

PITTSFORD The Rutland County Humane Society will hold its annual “Duck Derby” at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 12, launching adopted plastic ducks into the stream at the Pittsford Recreation Area. Cash prizes are awarded not only to the first four ducks to float past the finish line, but also to the last duck. For information on adopting a duck, email Duck Derby raises funds for homeless animals in Rutland County.


Tea Party Patriots

FORT EDWARD Washington County Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 to hear state Constitutional Scholar Bob Schultz explain and answer questions about New York’s S.A.F.E. Act and how it relates to gun owners. The meeting will be held in the Washington County Offices, Building B.


Bee Buzz!

HEBRON The Hebron Preservation Society will host a power-point presentation about the environmental importance of bees by Betterbee from Greenwich at 7p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12.


September 13


Solo Charity Sale

GRANGERVILLE Ruth Hayes will again hold her solo garage sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, to benefit Old Saratoga Reformed Church. The charity sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Hayes garage. In addition to regular items, this year used windows and doors can be bought to benefit the church.



GRANVILLE The Granville varsity football team hosts Corinth at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Eppolito Fields. The game is the Horde’s first one at home.


Pizza Twice!

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Firehouse will offer pizza and wings twice, on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m., with benefits going to the volunteer fire company.  Call 639-8811 to order ahead and 639-8635 for further information.


Tea Cup Auction

WELLS The Mission Group of Wells United Methodist Church will hold a teacup auction Friday, Sept. 13. Doors will open for viewing at 5:30 p.m. Bidding starts at 6:45. Hundreds of collectibles will be on display for bidding at the Modern Woodman Building on Main Street (Route 30) in Wells. Tables full of baked goods will also be ready for sale at the auction to fund charities, such as “Our Neighbor” food shelf, and to send funds to victims of national disasters.


Teen Drive-In

SCHUYLERVILLE A Teen Drive-In will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street. Bring a blanket or chair and bug spray to the outdoor screening of this PG-13 movie running about 120 minutes. Bring popcorn, too, if you like. Free. Information: 518-695-6641.


Comedy Show

RUTLAND Comedienne, writer and author Paula Poundstone will bring her stand-up comedy to the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. Cost: $29.50 plus tax. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or


Golf Tournament

CASTLETON The Castleton Community Center will hold its main charity event, the 9th annual golf tournament at Lake Saint Catherine Country Club on Friday, Sept. 13. Top prize is $10,000, with all proceeds benefiting the elderly and disabled transportation program, which offers 4,800 essential rides. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. For information about cost of fees call 802-468-3093 or visit the Center at 2108 Main Street.


Balloon Festival Schedule

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Balloon Festival has released its events schedule for the 41st annual festival on September 19-22. Balloon favorites Clawd the Crazy Crab and The Purple People Eater will return, while Stinky the Skunk debuts. For information about VIP parking and $15 special designated parking at the main entrance of Glens Falls Airport contact or call 518-222-4593.


Work on Work

MANCHESTER Michael Carroll, a Wall Street and publishing house veteran, will teach stressed-out workers how the “mindfulness” of Buddhist philosophy can increase one’s confidence and open-mindedness in the workplace at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Northshire Bookstore. Email for more information.


Saturday September 14


Book Discussion and Local Artists

POULTNEY “Happy Accidents” by Jane Lynch will be discussed by members of the Poultney Library’s Discussion Group at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. For information call 802-287-5556 or email Also, the library is offering a small exhibit space for local artists to display prints, photography and paintings.


Defensive Driving

SARATOGA SPRINGS A New York State approved defensive driving class will be taught by Instructor Raymond S. Frankoski on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on 45 Washington Street. Completion saves 10 percent on car insurance and awards a four-point deduction to one’s driving record. For information on fees call 286-3788.


Cemetery Stroll

CAMBRIGE The Cambridge Historical Society invites like-minded folk to stroll through Woodlands Cemetery Sept. 14, where re-enactors will portray historical personages from Cambridge. Those interested should meet at 10 a.m. at the Society Museum for light refreshment prior to the stroll. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society and Woodlands Cemetery.


Eagles Basket Party

MANCHESTER The Ladies Auxiliary of Manchester Eagles Battenkill Valley Aerie #2551 invites everyone to a basket party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagles Clubhouse on Route 11/30.

An $8 admission ticket covers lunch, 20 tickets for the basket drawing, and door prize eligibility. A sheet of extra tickets costs $3.


Historic March Recalled

GREENWICH The Washington County Historical Society and Willard’s Mountain Daughters of the American Revolution will present a program illustrating the timeline, effect and technology in Baum’s ill-fated march. Students, teachers and history buffs should attend at 1 p.m., Sept. 14 in the Hedbring Room of Greenwich Free Library.


Basket Party

WHITEHALL The 2nd annual Nathan Willis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund Basket Party will start at 11 a.m. at the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company at 161 Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 14. Basket donations are appreciated. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. For information call 518-932-1434. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Willis Family.


Benefit Concert

GRANVILLE Phil Hoyt’s 2nd annual Operation Adopt A Soldier Benefit Concert will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. All proceeds from the event, which will be held at Veterans Park in Granville, will benefit the organization, which sends items to soldiers in need. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, water and desserts for sale, as well as a 50/50 raffle, a bouncy house, a giant flag, military vehicles and possibly a flyover. Hoyt will play traditional country and military songs. Interested supporters can visit if they want to bring items to the event or make a cash donation instead.


Fine Art Show

SARATOGA SPRINGS Art in the Park, an outdoor fine art show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in downtown Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park. Information: Elizabeth Dubben at Saratoga Arts, 518-584-4132, or email [email protected]


Forest Talk/Walk

ORWELL Ecologist Tom Wessels will present an illustrated talk on “Reading the Forested Landscape” and then lead a walk through the forest from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and come along as Tom “unravels complex stories etched into our forested landscape.” Site admission: $5 adults; free age 14 and younger. Information: 802-948-2000, or


Supper Hike

RUTLAND The Green Mountain Club will offer a moderate, 2.5-mile Hogback Supper Hike on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hogback Mountain in Goshen (rain date Sept. 15). Bring supper and enjoy the sunset. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Information: Sue Thomas at 773-2185.


Fish Fry

SALEM Holy Cross Catholic Church of Salem will hold a Fish Fry following its 4:30 parish feast day at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

Parishioners are asked to bring a salad or dish to pass. In other news, cemetery clean up will continue the weekend of Sept. 31.


Family Fun Day

GRANVILLE The Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company will host its second annual Family Fun Days from 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Granville Carnival Lot. The event will feature rides, games and foods.


Sculpt Fest 2013

WEST RUTLAND An opening reception for Sculpt Fest 2013, with a historical markers theme, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. Everyone is invited to view the installations and meet the artists, and enjoy music and refreshments. And at 7 p.m., winners of the 2013 fine art raffle will be drawn. SculptFest will run through Oct. 27. Information: 802-438-2097, or email [email protected]


Rebuilt Food Shed

MANCHESTER Phillip Ackerman-Leist, a “local-regional food” expert, will discuss how local food growers can help rebuild regional food systems at 7 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore, preceded by a 6 p.m. reception with seasonal treats provided by Kathryn Vanderminden, chef and owner of Village Roots, a local farm-to-table catering service. Leist will start at 7 with a reading, followed by a discussion of this complex topic on Saturday, Sept. 14.


Sunday September 15


Child Education Rally

SOUTH GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church will hold a child education rally at 9 a.m. to introduce children, grades K-6, to volunteers and teachers. For information call 642-2495.


Child’s Play

PAWLET The Pawlet Public Library announces it has activities for children each day of the week, including art, dance and Kung Fu. For information about which activity is offered when during the daily 9:30-10 a.m. start-up times, contact 802-325-3123.


More Balloons

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Balloon festival recently announced three specially-shaped balloons will ascend at the forthcoming festival on Sept. 19-22. Jewel, a hummingbird, Peanut, an elephant, and Wicked, a hot hair balloon team, will trace a path across the hopefully blue skies, joining two other balloons, Stinky and Spyderpig.


Pancake Breakfast

SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke will hold its monthly pancake breakfast Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The breakfast is served buffet style by lodge members and includes such exotic fare as Knickerbocker soufflé and Belgian waffles, along with standard breakfast items.


All You Can Eat

GANSEVOORT The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department will hold its “All You Can Eat” country breakfast at the fire house from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. Donations are adults, $8; seniors, $7.50; children 5 through 12, $6; and children under five, free.


History Alive

STILLWATER  A “Living History” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Stillwater Blockhouse. The 13th Albany County Militia will demonstrate colonial cooking, butter churning, tin etching, period medicines, and blacksmithing. There will be musket shooting and canon firing both day and night Saturday, and the Ladies of the 13th Albany Militia will host a “Ladies Tea” at 1:30 p.m., Saturday.  Children are encouraged to dress in period clothes and experience colonial life. For information call 664-8971.


Chicken Barbecue

HARTFORD A Chicken Barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. until the barbecued birds are sold out at the Hartford Stewarts on Sunday, Sept 15. Sponsored by the Hartford Fish and Game Club, the dinner includes a half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, a roll and soda. Hartford Yoked Parish will be selling pies. Dinner is $9 and a half-chicken alone is $5.


What Made Bennington?

BENNINGTON Mill sites and other historic businesses that made Bennington, Bennington will be toured from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 under sponsorship of the Bennington Historical Society.

Anne Bugbee and Bill Morgan will lead the tour that starts at Bennington Station on Depot Street.



MANCHESTER Children of all ages are invited to make Origami at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 at Northshire Bookstore. Star Wars characters and decorated school book covers will be created.



Potluck Picnic

PAWLET Pawlet Public Library’s 5th annual Potluck Picnic

will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at Maple Ridge Landscaping, 4243 Route 133. The library will provide burgers and hot dogs. Participants should bring a dish to share and their own beverage.


Free Concert

BOLTON LANDING Some of the Adirondack area’s earliest songs will be performed by folk singers Chris Shaw, Dan Berggren, Bill Smith and Alex Smith at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 outside Rogers Park. Called “Adirondack Legends,” the free concert will feature historic and current songs and tales of the Adirondacks. For more information call either 644-2619 or 353-2121 or email


Curator Speaks

GLENS FALLS Erin B. Coe, chief curator at The Hyde Collection, will speak about the exhibition, “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. The last day to see this exhibition will be Sept. 15. Cost: Free with museum admission. Reservations are required with June Leary at 518-792-1761, Ext. 327, or email [email protected]


Roast Beef Dinner

RACEVILLE The Raceville Community House will host a roast beef dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. Sides include mashed potatoes, vegetables, cabbage salad, and homemade rolls. Homemade pies are the desert. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children four through eight, and under four, free. Take-outs are also available from the Community House off Route 22A on Butler Road.


Monday, Sept. 16


BENNINGTON Care Net will hold its annual Walk for Life on Sunday, Sept. 22, with a 12:30 start for lunch and registration and the walk itself starting at 1:30 p.m. Individuals raising $100 or more will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.




Classic Films

MANCHESTER Northshire Seniors will be entertained by classic films of the fifties presented by Rick Winston at 1 p.m., Sept. 16 at the Rod and Gun Club, as part of Vermont Humanities Events. Winston will present film clips and lecture to not only members, but also to the general public. The event is free.


Herbal Lecture

WELLS The Wells Village Library will host a lecture by Ellen Malona and Richard Strange of Second Nature Herb Farm on the growing and harvesting of herb plants. The lecture on culinary and medicinal herbs will be at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 16 at the library.


Tuesday, Sept. 17


Stretch Your Muscles

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Department announced it will offer a variety of muscle stretching recreation activities from Sept. 16 through Oct. 31. Sport and recreation activities include adult volleyball, duathlon, rock climbing, skating and strength training. Contact Lori Pinkowski at 802-773-1853 for information.


Garden Club Meeting

ARLINGTON Preserving food through canning and freezing will be the topic of the Sept. 17 meeting of the Arlington Garden Club at 12:30 p.m. at West Mountain Inn in Arlington. To join the club, please call 802-375-2405. For general information email [email protected]


Cloggers Class

HOOSICK FALLS The Hill Country Cloggers of Hoosick will teach the fun of clogging to anyone interested at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 17 at the Hoosick Falls Central School. Information: 686-7767.


Wonderful Auditions

DORSET Auditions for the radio play version of the Jimmy Stewart film classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Dorset Playhouse at 104 Cheney Road. Dorset Players’ rehearsals for the Joe Landry radio play will run during October with the holiday show presented December 6-8 and 13-14. For information call 867-5570 or 362-3021.


Wednesday September 18


Health Screening

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a comprehensive Cardiovascular/Cholesterol Screening from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Dorset Nursing Office on Route 30. An eight to 12-hour fast is required prior to the screening. Cost: $30 complete lipid profile and glucose. Information/appointments: 802-362-1200.


Sandwich Luncheon

SCHYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Seniors will hold a sandwich luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Town Hall. Call 331-2978 for more information.


Farmers Market

GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 70 Main Street. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods, and more will be offered each Wednesday. Information: 518-944-7149.


Farmers Market

HOOSICK FALLS The Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street in Hoosick Falls. Fresh, local produce along with art, jewelry, décor and more will be offered.


Book Sale

RUTLAND The Friends of the Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the library, 10 Court Street. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books (most 25 cents to $3), puzzles, and CDs and DVDs for all ages will be offered. Antique and rare books, and collectible comic books will be sold, too. Information: 802-773-1860, or

Cub Scout Sign-Up

MANCHESTER Manchester Cub Scouts Pack 333 will hold its annual “sign up” meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Manchester Rod and Gun Club in Manchester Recreation Park.

Pack 333 accepts members from Manchester, Dorset, Danby, Mount Tabor and surrounding towns.


AA Meetings

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


Husband and Wife Team

MANCHESTER The husband and wife team of Erin and Philip Steed will present their latest books, “My Name is Ruby” and “If you Want to See a Whale” at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at Northshire Bookstore. In the whale tale, also by Julie Fogliano, a boy learns exactly what it takes to catch a glimpse of an elusive whale.

For information call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700 or email


Detective Story

SARATOGA SPRINGS Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache crime novels, will present her latest, “How the Light Gets In,” at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 at the Holiday Inn. For ticket and other information call 802-362-2200 or 518-684-4200 or email


Non-Stop Plants?

MANCHESTER For those interested in plants that won’t stop, join the Manchester Garden Club at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. “Non-Stop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days” will be presented by Margaret Roach, a veteran of Martha Stewart Living and author of the blog, “A Way to Garden.”


And the Beat Goes On

MANCHESTER Bill Morgan, author of “I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg,” will explain the life and works of those writers known as “The Beat Generation.” Morgan will discuss these writers that he knew personally at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Mark Skinner Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 802-362-2607 or email [email protected]



HUDSON  FALLS  Control your heart rate or improve job performance (or both together) through cybernetic feedback at the next meeting of Washington County Toastmasters at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 at the Annex II Building, next to the Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 415 Lower Main Street. The Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month.


Jewels and Antiques Appraised

GRANVILLE The Granville Area Lioness Club will hold its annual “Antique and Jewelry Appraisal” from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Hook and Ladder Fire Company at the intersection of Quaker and Potter Streets. Certified Appraisers James Marquis and Ron Marcus will be on hand to appraise any potential priceless piece of jewelry. A donation of $5 per item or $10 for three items benefits such community projects as high school scholarships, food baskets and sight and hearing needs.


Thursday September 19


Trick of the Eye

CAMBRIDGE The Trompe L’oeil or trick-of-the-eye paintings of Robert Whiting will be displayed from Sept. 19 through Oct. 20 in Valley Artisan Market’s “Small Gallery” at 25 East Main Street. Whiting said that his trick-of-the-eye paintings “combine both landscape painting and my own particular brand of humor into most of my work.” An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Small Gallery.


Thrift Shop

FORT ANN 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.


Learn Sustainable Living

MANCHESTER Local Architect and Suitable Design Owner Alan Benoit will teach sustainable living at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at Northshire Bookstore. In his talk, Benoit will present 25 “green” alternatives to heating and home construction; landscaping and gardening; transportation and shopping. Information: www.sustainabledesignofvt.


Friday September 20


Before the Bow and Arrow

ADDISON Before the bow and arrow there was the atlatl, a spear. Champion Atlatlist Robert Berg of Thunderbird Atatl will conduct an atatl-making workshop from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at Chimney Point Historic Site. To learn how to build this primitive spear, please pre-register at 802-759-2412. Berg’s workshop is part of a three-day Atatl event that costs $65.


Saratoga Area Garage Sale

SCHUYLERVILLE On Sept. 21 and 22, the Villages of Schuylerville, Victory Mills and the Town of Saratoga will hold its annual garage sale starting at approximately 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 and 22.



Church Garage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, across the green, will hold its monthly garage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21. For information call 802-645-0071.


Golf Tournament

RUTLAND The Rutland Country Club will play host to the 29th annual Mount St. Joseph Academy Green Wave Open Golf Tournament, with play starting at 1 p.m. Sign-up deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Proceeds benefit Mount Saint Joseph Academy. For information call 802-775-0151 ext. 112 or email at [email protected]


Farmers Market

FAIR HAVEN Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at Fair Haven Park (rain or shine). This market will be open every Friday this season.


Spaghetti Dinner

WEST PAWLET A benefit spaghetti dinner for Cyndi Legg, who recently lost her West Pawlet home to fire on Labor Day, will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the Mettawee Community School on Vermont’s Route 153.  The fundraising dinner for Legg, an MCS bus driver and well-known community member, will cost $8 per person for both eat-in or take-out.  For information call 802-645-9009.


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 Sept. 20. 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.


Early pottery lecture

BENNINGTON Lorraine German, of Mad River Antiques, will lecture on early pottery from the clay beds of South Amboy, New Jersey at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Bennington Museum. The lecture is “New Jersey’s Gold Coast: The Clay Beds of Cheesequake.” The lecture is included with a $10 admission to the museum, and it is also being held in conjunction with Stoneware Collector’s Group’s sale on Camelot Village grounds Saturday, Sept. 21.


Open House

ARLINGTON Fisher Elementary School will host an open house Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. Principal Deanne Lacoste will welcome families who will tour classrooms and meet new and returning faculty and staff. For more information contact Principal Lacoste at [email protected] or call 802-375-6409.


A Taste of Italy

BENNINGTON “A Taste of Italy, an Evening of Friendship and Fettuccine,” with beer and wine tasting will be hosted by Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service at 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center, 614 Harwood Hill.

A “farm to table” buffet of Italian entrees and delights will be offered for an adult price of $35 and a children’s price of $20 for those under 16.


Civil Disobedience Film

MANCHESTER “Bidder 70,” a film about Tim DeChristopher, who bid $1.8 million on 22,000 Utah acres with no intention of paying or oil drilling, will be shown at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the Mark Skinner Library. Presented by “Transition Town Manchester’s One Earth Film Series,” the film covers both Bush and Obama administrations and features area resident, Bill McKibben. Suggested donation is $5.


Acoustic Music Concert

TINMOUTH The traditional acoustic music duo, Shady Hill, will present a concert at 7:30 on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Old Firehouse on Vermont Route 140, with doors opening for a $10 donation at 7.  Tom MacKensie, on banjo and hammered dulcimer for French Canadian dance tunes, and Patti Casey, providing vocals on old time country to original compositions to Tin Pan Alley, are the two members of Shady Hill.


Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.


Shakespeare’s Goriest Play?

FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will present perhaps Shakespeare’s goriest play, “Titus Andronicus,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Little Theatre on the Farm on Plum Road, off Route 197. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. This play is not recommended for children under 12. Auditions are available on request.


Saturday, Sept. 21




FORT ANN The 11th Hour Rescue NY’s second annual Puptoberfest will once again take place next Saturday, Sept. 21, in Fort Ann. A fun-filled day for dogs and the people who love them, Puptoberfest will feature a variety of canine-inspired offerings. There will be contest and games, a doggie costume parade, basket raffle, a silent auction, a chicken barbeque, a 50/50 raffle, karaoke, adoptable dogs and more. The event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., will be held at the Boar’s Nest Bar and Grill at 1263 Patten Mills Road off of Route 149 in Fort Ann. All proceeds from the day benefit the rescue, a nonprofit organization that saves shelter dogs from euthanization. Admission is free. Chicken BBQ costs $15 for adults and $10 for children less than 8 years old and can be paid at the door or online at PayPal at you are interested in the chicken BBQ please RSVP by Sept. 16 For more information or to pay ahead email Barbara at [email protected]


Bicycle Tour

GLENS FALLS Warren County Safe and Quality Bicycling Organization will hold a bike tour at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The biking tour of Warren County Airport will be led by an airplane pilot and will be roughly five miles long. Door prizes will be offered.


Harvest Festival

SCHAGHTICOKE The Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will include more than a four mile hike through Schaghticoke’s historic Vale of Peace; a dramatic solo impersonation of a Civil War soldier by Paul Stillman of Historically Speaking; and an encampment of Colonel Knickerbocker’s 14th Albany Militia.


Ranch Horse Show

SCHUYLERVILLE A day of ranch horse showing will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday 21 at WinSum Ranch on Route 32N. The HVRHA Fall ARHA show will also offer ranch and work riding, ranch cutting and ranch trail classes, among other events.

Saratoga Area Garage Sale


SCHUYLERVILLE On Sept. 21 and 22, the Villages of Schuylerville, Victory Mills and the Town of Saratoga will hold its annual garage sale starting at approximately 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 and 22.


Ace for the Cure

GRANVILLE Granville’s 4th annual Ace for the Cure, an annual charity volleyball basketball tournament, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Granville Senior High School gymnasium.

All proceeds donated support breast cancer research. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults, with a T-shirt costing $15.


Chowder Lovers, Listen Up!

HOOSICK FALLS Chowder enthusiasts of Hoosick Falls will hold their first chowder cook-off, “The HAYC3’s Chowder Cook-off Contest” at Pumpkinpalooza 5 on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the town athletic fields. Cash prizes and awards will go to the best chowder makers. Ingredients can range from clams through ham, as well as all vegetable chowders. For information call 518-686-9050 or email [email protected]


Reluctant Slave Owner

BENNINGTON Michael Green will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Heaven Comes Later,” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Cheney Library. The novel depicts a reluctant slave owner pitted against a cruel slave owner, with the slaves of each owner at stake.

For more information call 802-686-9401 or visit


Battles of Saratoga

STILLWATER Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, Saratoga National Historical Park will present a grand-scale reenactment of the 1777 Battle of Saratoga on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. At 9 a.m., Saturday, the camps of 250 living-history volunteers – British and American – will be open for public inspection until 5 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of E. Main Street and Route 22 in Cambridge. This pantry is open to people in the Cambridge Central School District.


Interactive Eating Book

MANCHESTER Matthew Van Fleet will read, or rather demonstrative his interactive novelty book, “Munch,” which shows  how animals eat, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Northshire Bookstore. A New York Times Bestseller, Van Fleet shows toddlers how to touch, press, pull and lift as they learn how animals munch, crunch and eat.


Genealogy Lecturer

SARATOGA Professional Genealogist Lisa Dougherty will discuss “immigration myths” at the 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21st meeting of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County at Saratoga Town Hall. The public is welcome. Information: 518-587-2978.


Gathering of the Clans

GRANVILLE The 25th Anniversary Gathering of the Clans event of the Poultney Area St. David’s Society will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville.

This year’s event will feature a slide presentation of “Our 2012 Travels in North Wales,” by museum staff. Everyone is welcome to the gathering, for which museum entrance fee will be waived.

For more information email [email protected], or call Helen Jones at 802-287-9729, Nancy Williams at 518-642-0709 or Jan Edwards at 802-287-5744. The museum is located at 17 Water St.

Barbecued Chicken


PETERSBURG The Petersburg Methodist Church will have a Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church on 12 Head of Lane. Tickets are $10 for eat-in or take-out. For information call 283-5397.


Novelist to Read

MANCHESTER Steve Yarborough will read his latest novel, “The Realm of Last Chances,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Northshire Bookstore.  Previously setting his novels in the South, Yarborough places this tale of love under great stress in a small New England town.


Hubbard Hall Opera visits Dorset

DORSET Hubbard Hall Opera in Cambridge, New York will present classical songs and operatic operas at Dorset Playhouse in Vermont at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Billed as “Serenata Italiana,” the show costs $30, including regional Italian foods from Al Ducci’s in Manchester. Reservations: 867-5570.


New England Music

BRANDON Jeremiah McLane, on accordion and piano, and David Surette, on mandolin, cittern and guitar, will play traditional New England music rooted in a European tradition at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Music. Both are widely acclaimed, with Surette recently praised in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. General admission is $15. For reservations call 802-465-4071 or email [email protected].


Owl Auction

HOOSICK FALLS While the village’s 50-foot-long by-7-foot tall “Owl Mural” remains on display in The Armory, fifteen other owl sculptures scattered around the village for viewing over the summer will be auctioned to the highest bidder on Saturday, Sept. 21 at HAYC3’s Harvest Dinner, with Ron Seifert, auctioneer.


Sunday September 22


Top Events

GLENS FALLS “Top 100 Events in North America” has announced that its schedule for Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22 will include performances by Stony Creek Band and the Jonathan Newell Band in Crandall Park, a Zonta Craft Fair in Floyd Bennett Field and two “Big Balloon Breakfasts” in Floyd Bennett field. For exact information and times contact the City of Glens Falls and the Glens Falls Zonta Club.


Responsible Dogs and Owners

ARGYLE MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, a member of the American Kennel Club, will hold its annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day that educates dog owners from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 at its facility, 511 Pleasant Valley Road. For information call 518-638-5488 or 518-638-6985 or email


Farmers Market

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays in Railroad Park, across from the Cambridge Hotel. This market will offer a wide range of fresh, local produce and there’ll be live music, too.


Ham Dinner

JOHNSONVILLE A ham dinner will be cooked by the Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road from 3 to 6 p.m., Sept. 22. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For reservations, call 753-7518.


Monday September 23


Bow-hunter Safety

HARTFORD A Bow-Hunter Safety Course will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Hartford Fish and Game Club, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County. Pre-registration is a requirement as class size is limited. Call 518-747-7810 before Sept. 16 to register.


McGuire in Concert

CAMBRIDGE Broadway Veteran and Hubbard Hall Founder Kevin McGuire will give a return “concert” in the hall at 8 p.m. Sept. 28, offering classic and contemporary show tunes and pop standards. McGuire, who has toured nationally in the “Les Miserables,” will be accompanied by his frequent collaborator David Tolley, who will make his Hubbard Hall debut.


Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.


Tuesday September 24


Prevent Falls

CASTLETON Since falls are the leading cause of death among Vermonters 65 or older, Castleton Community Center will offer information on preventing falls as part of September’s Falls Prevention Awareness Month. A physical therapist and pharmacist will offer safety information and answer questions at the center at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24. For information call 802-468-3093 or email [email protected]


Story Time

HOOSICK FALLS Volunteers at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will read and sing such classic tales as “The Three Little Pigs,” “This Old Man,” and “Three Billy Goats Gruff” at 10 a.m. in the library starting Sept. 24, with readings and singing continuing each Tuesday thereafter.


Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.


Mixed media and collage

CAMBRIDGE Valley Artisan Market’s “Small Gallery” will present the mixed media prints and collage work of artist Erika Schmidt from Sept. 24 through Nov. 23. “Elegy” is the name Schmidt has given to the exhibit, which is “a remembrance of my father,” she said. An artist’s reception for Schmidt will be held at the Small Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.


Learn Improv!

GREENWICH Terrie Gifford, a professional toastmaster and public speaker, will teach an eight-week course on “the art of improvisation” at Seventy Main, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24. For further information about time of the course and materials call 518-956-3901.


Wednesday September 25


Story/Craft Time

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls Free Library at 42 State Street will host a Story and Craft Time for children at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Information: 518-753-4230.


Master Gardener


SOUTH GLENS FALLS Kathy Brown will explain how she became a master gardener and green house owner and demonstrate an autumn centerpiece at the 11 a.m. meeting of the Tri-County Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Meadowlark Farm, 40 Williams Street.


Cub Scout Signup

GRANVILLE Cub Scout Pack 44, of Granville, Hampton, Wells, Pawlet and surrounding areas, will hold a recruit night on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Granville Baptist Church. Boys in grades first through fifth are invited to see what scouting is all about. For more information call Sally Peterson at 642-2245 or Chet Mead at 642-4743.


Meet Photographer and Author

MANCHESTER The public is invited to meet and greet author and photographer, Peter Miller, author of “A Lifetime of Vermont People,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The event, sponsored by both Burr and Burton Academy and its Alumni Association, will be held in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton. Miller is a Burr and Burton graduate, class of ’51.


Thursday, September 26


Exotic Instruments Meet the Classics

BENNINGTON Cordis, a quartet that brings custom-made instruments like an electric mbira, a melodica, and a cylinder-driven music box to classical music, will kick off their 2013 tour on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Route 9. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For information about the time of the concert call 802-442-7158 or email


Pre-Licensing Class

HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor a five-hour pre-licensing driving class at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Hoosick Valley Health Center’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Danforth Street. The class charges a $40 fee, and you must pre-register at 518-686-4854.


Hockey Registration

MANCHESTER Youth Hockey registration will be held at Riley Rink by the Northshire Hockey Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26.  For the second year in a row, free hockey instruction will be offered boys and girls under six at Riley Rink during the forthcoming season.


Friday, Sept. 27


Chili $

POULTNEY $900 in prizes will be distributed among the winners of the 24th annual Chili Cook Off at the Poultney Rotary Club, Saturday, Sept. 28. Cooking begins at 8 a.m., music at 10, and chili tasting and judging from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Call 802- 287-9987 to register. There is no charge for use of the cookers.


The Comedy Tour

SCHUYLERVILLE The Comedy Tour, “Not Too Far from Home,” starring Aaron David Ward, Frank Gentile and Joe Pontillo will be presented at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the American Legion Hall, 6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance.


China Lecturer

MANCHESTER CENTER Financial Expert Kathleen Fisher will examine the economic dance between America and China in a talk called “China’s Challenges, America’s Advantages” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Maple Street School. The event is sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning.


Meet Your Republican Candidates

GREENWICH Meet the Candidates at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the VFW Hall on 63 Abeel Avenue, sponsored by The Greenwich Republican Town Committee. Republican candidates for town supervisor, town board member, town clerk and town highway supervisor will attend, along with Washington County District Attorney Candidate Tony Jordon. Tickets are $20. For more information call 518-692-0017.


Saturday September 28


Golf Tournament

RUTLAND The Rutland Country Club will play host to the 29th annual Mount St. Joseph Academy Green Wave Open Golf Tournament, with play starting at 1 p.m. Sign-up deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. Cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Proceeds benefit Mount Saint Joseph Academy. For information call 802-775-0151 ext. 112 or email at [email protected]


Roast Pork Dinner

HARTFORD From 4 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, a roast pork dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church at 47 County Route 23, with tickets costing $9 for adults; $4 for children, ages 5 through 12; and children under four, free.  For information call Linda Holmes at 632-5387 or email [email protected]


Clerical celebration

FAIR HAVEN While the most Reverend Salvatore Matano, Bishop, celebrates his birthday at St. Mary’s School, new pastor Father Anthony Pittappillil and parochial vicar, Father Michael Onyekwere, will meet parishioners at Our Lady of Seven Dolors. The new pastor will serve the parishes of Catholic churches in Fair Haven, Castleton, Orwell and West Pawlet.  For information about Eucharistic celebration, call the rectory at 802-265-3135.

Pizza, pizza, pizza!

VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Department will cook and serve eat-in or carry-out pizza, plus wings, both hot and blue cheese cool, from 4 p.m until 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Place orders at 695-6623 after 2 p.m.


Meet Your Republican Candidates

GREENWICH Meet the Candidates at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the VFW Hall on 63 Abeel Avenue, sponsored by The Greenwich Republican Town Committee. Republican candidates for town supervisor, town board member, town clerk and town highway supervisor will attend, along with Washington County District Attorney Candidate Tony Jordon. Tickets are $20. For more information call 518-692-0017.


Horse/Pony Show

BALLSTON SPA The Rearin’ to Go 4-H Club will host a Farewell to Summer Fun Day/Horse and Pony Benefit Show at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa (rain or shine). Featured will be an open show (4-H membership not required) and a gymkhana (4-H members, age 18 and younger). Information: Alice at 518-321-5684.


Art on Main Street

POULTNEY The Poultney Area Artists Guild will present Art on Main Street, a display of various artists and their mediums, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the town green, the intersection of Main Street and Route 30.  Information: 802-287-2035.


Cowboy Dinner Dance

ARGYLE “The Dry Town Drifters Band” will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Argyle American Legion Hall, the event being a fundraiser cowboy dinner dance sponsored by Double L Stable Equine Rescue Sanctuary. Cowboy poet Mark Munzert will read authentic cowboy poetry between dances. $12 admission includes dinner, music, dance, raffles, silent auction and prizes.

Reserve your seats by calling 518-638-6929.


Barn Dances Benefits Haynes House

GRANVILLE Haynes House of Hope will present its second annual “Harvest Hoedown for Hope,” an authentic barn dance, from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 in the barn at Hogan Hill in Hampton. “Ole Time Country” will supply dance tunes inside the soaring three-story barn, and later “Sweetwater” will offer classic country-rock. A pig roast will be served by Burch Family Farm. Earlier that day, hayrides will be given by the Shaw Clydesdales. All proceeds benefit Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill. The Barn at Hogan’s Hill is located at 2077, Route 22A in Hampton. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and students, and children under six are free.  Tickets are available at Granville’s Scottie’s or can be reserved by calling 642-8155. For more information call Peter O’Brien at 518-321-9640.




Thursday October 3


Farmers Market

CASTLETON The Castleton Farmers Market, next to Citizens Bank on Main Street in Castleton Village, will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 3. Fresh local produce, jams/jellies, maple products and more will be offered. Robert Wuagneux will provide music, too. Information: Lori Barker at 273-2241 or 353-0498.



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