Community Calendar 01/09/14

Thursday, Jan. 9


Call for Entries

GLENS FALLS The Shirt Factory Gallery has extended the deadline for entries for its second annual Juried Show to Saturday, Jan. 18. This year’s theme is black and white photography, with a maximum entry size of 24 inches in any direction. Juror is Dr. Renee O’Brien, professor of photography at SUNY Adirondack. Application information is available at


Sleigh Rides

RUPERT Sleigh rides –– for couples and also for a minimum of eight and maximum of 12 –– are now being offered by Merck Forest and Farmland Center at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert until the end of March. The couples ride, called “The Sweetheart Sleigh,” costs $150 an hour, but the 8 to 12 person rides cost $15 for adults and $12 for children 2 to 12. For exact details on days and times, call 802-394-7836. The 3,100-acre farm-park is open daily to the public.


Rhymes for Tots

MANCHESTER Mark Skinner Library’s “Rhyme Time for Tots” starts at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the library at 48 West Road in Manchester. Geared for infants and toddlers up to 3, “Rhyme Time” offers tales, tunes and rhymes to children accompanied by an adult. For details on the full series, call 802-362-2607 or visit


Senior Information

RUTLAND Information and assistance for those 60 and older, living in Rutland and Bennington counties, is accessible by calling these numbers of the Southwestern Vermont Council on the Aging: 802-786-5991 or 800-642-5119 or visit the website at Help with senior-related issues, ranging from transportation through Medicare to meals-on-wheels, will be given over the phone by a real person, said Helpline Coordinator Kelly Giancola.


Diabetes Diet

SOUTH GLENS FALLS “Dining with Diabetes,” a program for people with diabetes and their family members, will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension at Moreau Community Center in South Glens Falls from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on three successive Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16 and 23. Learn how to manage diabetes at restaurants and your own kitchen table by fitting carbohydrates into a healthy menu. Register by calling 518-792-6007.


New Ice Rink

WILTON Wilton Recreation at Gavin Park announces the park’s new ice rink is now open on weekdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. The rink, equipped with outdoor lighting, is 100-feet long and 70-feet wide. Children twelve and younger must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian. For details, call 518-584-9455.


Beekeepers Meet

BENNINGTON Don Conlon, president of the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association, will speak to members of the Bennington County Beekeepers Club at their meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Crispe Room of the Vermont Veterans Home at 325 North Street.

A pot-luck dinner starts the meeting at 7 p.m., followed by a business session at 7:35, and then the talk by Conlon, of Warm Colors Apiary, South Deerfield, Mass. For details, call 802-447-0198.


Keller Williams

KILLINGTON National Recording Artist Keller Williams will appear in concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Pickle Barrel Nightclub in Killington. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Williams has been described as a “one-man jam band.” His latest CD, called “Funk,” was released in November. Keller also hosts a weekly syndicated radio program, “Keller’s Cellar.” His show costs $18.50 in advance and $21.50 the day of the show. Pickle Barrel is on Killington Road. For details, call 802-422-3035.


Friday, Jan. 10


Book Sale

WHITEHALL Whitehall Public Library will hold a book sale on Friday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held downstairs and parking is available in the back of the library and the side entrance may be used. There are many adult and children’s fiction, nonfiction and audio books to choose from. Prices are 50 cents for hard-covers and 25 cents for paperbacks. For details, call 518-499-1366.


Dance, Drama, Film

MANCHESTER “A Festival of Dance, Drama and Film” will be held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 in Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester.  The fest highlights work of students: Valerie Coulter penned two scripts. Alice Cole, Zach Gordon and Carolyn Tobia have each choreographed dance works. Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Lloyd Webber and Michael Jackson pieces fill out the show.  Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for Burr and Burton students, faculty and staff. For details, call 802-362-1775.


Saturday, Jan. 11


Wells Rummage Sale

WELLS St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Wells will hold its monthly rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. For details, call 802-645-0071.


Youth Program

SCHUYLERVILLE The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program at Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park is open on Saturdays and Wednesday from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. On most Saturdays, from 5:30 to 8:30, there will be five styles of Scooter Board Races, complete with prize ribbons. For details, visit or email Kate Leone at [email protected].


Casting Call

RUTLAND Shakespeare on Main Street will hold four auditions for a contemporarily-slanted production of Shakespeare’s “Othello” on Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19. Actors, 18-years-of-age and older, should prepare a one-minute monolog from the play for the audition. For details about audition times and places, and about call-backs, call Director Gary Meitrott at 802-282-2581 or email [email protected].


Basket Raffle

FAIR HAVEN Fair Haven High School will hold a basket raffle on Saturday, Jan. 11, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and drawing at 1:30 p.m. The raffle supports “Project Graduation.” For further details on that project call 802-265-4966. “Great” basket and raffle items are promised.


Sid, Science Kid

RUTLAND “Sid the Science Kid,” the PBS television show, will come to the live stage of Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, with $12.75 tickets on sale now at the box office, at or by calling 802-775-0903. Based on the Jim Henson animated show, Sid the Science Kid Live has been developed by Michael Lewis, Jim Tartaglia and the Jim Henson Company.


Community Bonfire

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Connects is hosting the fourth annual Community Bonfire from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Robert Durrin Memorial Park on Avenue B.

The event also includes winter fun for kids, such as sledding and ice skating. Refreshments will be available. Village residents can leave their Christmas trees for curbside pickup, while others should drop their trees off at the Robert Durrin Memorial Park on Saturday. Information: Village office at 677-2622.


Librarian Feted

CASTLETON Castleton Free Library will honor Jan Jones, its children’s librarian for 30 years and library director for 21 years, with a celebratory party starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the library. Jones’ library career will be celebrated with dancing downstairs and food, fire and conversation upstairs. Bring a dish to share, as everyone whose life Jones has enriched is invited. For details, call Meg at 802-468-5574 or email [email protected] or Zoe at [email protected].



QUEENSBURY American Cancer Society’s Queensbury Relay for Life will host its “Sock-Hop Kick-Off Party” in Queensbury High School gymnasium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Entrance is free to the 2014 Sock-Hop called “Rockin’ Around the Clock.”  For details about this 1950’s music-dance event, call Rebecca Turner Cullen at 518-932-5831.


Jazz Performers

MANCHESTER A “Hot Blues for Cold Nights” concert of blues and jazz will be performed by “Downtown” Bob Stannard and “Those Dangerous Bluesmen” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Eagles Club in Manchester on Routes 11 and 30. Proceeds from the jazz-blues concert will go to “Ski for Heat,” the fundraiser providing heating assistance to local families and individuals. For more information, call 802-824-3558 or 802-779-2227.


Strong Economy

MANCHESTER What is a “durable” economy?” That question will be answered by economic experts Bruce Seifer and Ed Antczak in a program called “Sustainable Communities” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Northshire Bookstore’s Manchester store. For details on this program and others, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit


Charlie Brown

RUTLAND The Vermont Theatre Lab will present the musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, and then again at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Merchants Hall at 40-42 Merchant’s Row in Rutland. Tickets will cost $10 for ages 12 and under and $15 for 13 and up. For details, call 802-855-8081.


Swim Team Jazz

BRANDON The New York City-based “Swim Team” will play pop-jazz at Brandon Music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Cost is $15, with a pre-concert dinner also offered for $15. Required reservations can be made at 802-465-4071 or email [email protected]. Members of “Swim Team” are four Boston-area players: Casey and Elliot Berman, Mike Sink and Tim Merle. Casey plays sax; Elliot, bass; Mike, piano; and Tim, drums. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road in Brandon.


Sunday, Jan. 12


Early Breakfast

BUSKIRK Buskirk Volunteer Fire Department will hold an early-bird breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12 and continuing until 11 a.m. Billed as an “All You Can Eat Breakfast,” the department’s “best breakfast in town” supports the fire company. For details, call 518-686-9966.


VFW Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Valley Falls VFW on Poplar Avenue will hold its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, with the menu consisting of hash browns, eggs, pancakes, French toast, juice, coffee, fruit, and biscuit with sausage gravy. For details, call



Blood Drive

HARTFORD United Methodist Church in Hartford will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Hartford Firehouse on Routes 40 and 149 in Hartford. Call 518-632-5326 to schedule a recommended appointment, although “walk-ins are welcome,” Spokesman Chris Jones said.


Fiddlers fiddle

SCHUYLERVILLE Adirondack Fiddlers will play new style and old-style fiddling from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12 at Clancy Street’s American Legion Hall in Schuylerville. Fiddlers young and old are welcome. Dancing will be both square and round. For details, call 518-274-6817.


Film Screening

MANCHESTER “Shine,” a film based on the life of Australian pianist David Helfgott, will be screened at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Israel Congregation of Manchester. Helfgott is a child prodigy who suffered and overcame mental illness. Nominated for seven Oscars, the film netted Geoffrey Rush the award for best-actor. For details, call 802-362-4578.


Celtic Quartet

BENNINGTON Unitarian-Universalist Meetinghouse Café, at 108 School Street in Bennington, will present the Boston-based female Celtic quartet, “Long Time Courting,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. For details about the concert, call 802-440-9816 or


Souper Supper

VALLEY FALLS Valley Falls United Methodist Church on 16 State Street will host a “souper supper” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, featuring a variety of soups, plus bread, muffins, drinks and dessert for only $7. Children under six are admitted free.

The church is handicapped accessible and tickets are available at the door. For tickets and information, call 518-753-6053 or 518-753-6028.


Firemen Breakfast

WEST PAWLET The first reported pancake breakfast of 2014 will be hosted by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, offering a wide variety of pancakes, as well as scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and home fries. Cost is $7 for 12 and up, $5 for 5 to 12, and children under 5, free. For details, call 802-345-4312 or email [email protected].


Monday, Jan. 13



RUTLAND Neurofeedback techniques, and their relation to brain anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, brain injuries, and stress disorders, will be taught at Convenient Medical Care at 25 North Main Street in Rutland at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. For details, call 802-236-7378.


WHITEHALL Court McLoghlin 596 of the Catholic Daughters of America will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 in the parish hall of Our Lady of Hope Church in Whitehall. A cake social will follow the business meeting. Members of the committee include Carol Downs, chair; Teri Lipka, Carm LaFrance, Rita Gordon, Theresa Austin and Ann Coulter.

For details, call Regent Patricia A. Norton at 518-499-2263.


Tuesday, Jan. 14


WIC Clinic

GRANVILLE Quaker Street’s Baptist Church in Granville will be the site for the monthly clinic of Washington County WIC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. If you are a state resident, and you are pregnant or have children under 5, call WIC to see if you qualify for help with your grocery bill. Or, if unable to attend the clinic, call the main office for another appointment. The number is 518-746-2460.


Haystack Hustlers

PAWLET The Haystack Hustlers Senior Citizens Group resumes activities in January with a 1 p.m. pot luck lunch at Pawlet Church on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Beverages and supplies will be supplied. Scenes of a California trip taken by Bill and Sue Clark will be shown, and there will be a 50/50 raffle and items collected for the Pawlet Food Shelf. For details, call 802-325-3022.


Cooking Class

RUPERT Chef Ray Chen of the Inn at West View Farm in Dorset will teach a cooking class for Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Holland/Wiegand residence in Rupert, Vt. Infusing French and Asian influences into a fish dish, Chen’s class will be followed by a seated dinner with wine. Cost is $100.

Pre-registration is required. For details, call 802-867-0111.


Wednesday, Jan. 15


Blood Drive

MANCHESTER A big turn-out is hoped for at the Red Cross Blood Drive at First Congregational Church in Manchester on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Anyone older than 16 in good health is eligible. For details, call Manchester Red Cross Coordinator Jesse Forrest at 800-843-3500 or the American Red Cross at 808-734-2101.


Pember “Bears”

GRANVILLE Pember Museum will present at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 an after-school program on “Bears,” consisting of a slide presentation followed by an activity. This free program is open to children of all ages. Registration is not required. For details, call the museum at 642-1515.


Plan Creativity

SUNDERLAND All interested persons are invited to attend a planning session at Sunderland’s GNAT-TV headquarters at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to develop a program for Manchester’s proposed and independently organized Technology-Entertainment-Design (TEDx) event called “Creative Communities.” Michael Ellenbogen of Eons Creative and Kate Pace of Route 7 Social are the inviters. For details on this planning session, call 802-768-8498 or 802-362-6440.


Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The next meeting of Washington County Toastmasters will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension Building at 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. The topic will be improving negotiating skills. For details, visit


Acoustic Song

RUTLAND Wild Woods Music will host an acoustic song circle from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County at 75 Merchants Row in Rutland on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Singers and players of acoustic instruments, plus listeners, are invited. Donations of $1 to $2 are appreciated. For details, call Jack Crowther at 802-775-1182 or visit


Meditation Course

GREENWICH Six-week’s meditation for adults, couples and teens will be offered by Seventy Main in Greenwich, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15. Six meditation classes will be held from 8 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. Non-driving teens must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required. For details, call 518-692-7041 or email [email protected].


Thursday, Jan. 16


Grief Support

RUTLAND A six-session grief support group will hold its first meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice at 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland. The support group is free for anyone who has lost a loved one.

Subsequent sessions will be held at the same time and place on the following dates: January 30, Feb. 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27. To register, call Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.


Efficient Homes

MANCHESTER Local Architect Alan Benoit of Sustainable Design will explain how an and where an average home loses heat and how to stop such heat loss at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in Manchester’s Northshire Bookstore in a program called “Home Efficiency Basics.” For details, call 802-362-4310 or visit


Library Addition

POULTNEY Rebecca Cook, Poultney Town Librarian, will bring listeners up-to-date on the town library addition at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 when the Poultney Women’s Club meets. Cook will also tell of the newest library books available. The meeting will take place in the downstairs rooms of Main Street’s Methodist Church. Refreshments will be supplied by the Home Life Committee. All are welcome. For details, call 802-287-9744.


Friday, Jan. 17


Art Reception

GLENS FALLS LARAC will host an opening reception for its new exhibit, “Naturally Scene,” from 5 to7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. The exhibit features the artwork of Rachel Burgess, Kaleigh Hadley, Katherine Patterson and Lorraine Hall. Information: 518-798-1144 ext. 2.


Tinmouth Dance

TINMOUTH Tinmouth Community Center will host a “Contra Dance,” a long-line square dance, from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. Alden Robinson will fiddle, Brendan Taaffe will play guitar and Rebecaa Lay will call. First-timer cost is $5. The center is on Route 140 in Tinmouth’s heart, five miles west of Wallingford. Regular cost is $9 for adults, $7 for teens, and free for children under 12. For details, call 802-235-2718 or 802-446-2928. Tinmouth Contra Dances are generally held on the third Friday of each month.


Artist Shows

MANCHESTER Chinese Brush Painter and Sculptor Francine Panley will combine her art with meditation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. In her program, “Opening Doors in Time and Place,” Panley will be accompanied by Musician Fred Lantz. Refreshments will be supplied by Equinox kitchen and the event is free and open to the public. For details, call Ashley at 802-362-4061.


Saturday, Jan. 18


Defensive Driving

GREENWICH North Country Insurance Agency, at 101 Main Street in Greenwich, announces that it will host a defensive driving course from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. The course can save one up to 10 percent on auto insurance. Pre-payment is required, so call 518-692-9601 to register ahead.


Highland Quilters

ARGYLE The Highland Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Argyle’s Methodist Church. Members should bring sewing machines and supplies to work on community service quilts. Plans will be finalized for the February class for the local 4-H. Soup will also be served. For details, call Betty Reynolds at 518-638-8250.


Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE Tricia Shaw, education coordinator for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, located along the Erie Canal in Fort Hunter, will speak at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 to members of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County in Saratoga Town Hall at the corner of Routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. The public is welcome. For details, call 518-587-2978 or email [email protected].


Art Workshop

GLENS FALLS LARAC will host a workshop entitled “Making Monotypes” with artist Rachel Burgess from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Lapham Gallery. To register, call 518-798-1144 ext. 2. Space is limited.


Matthew Lyon Talk

FAIR HAVEN Historian Ennis Duling will give a presentation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Fair Haven Grade School. Open to all, the presentation will center on Matthew Lyon, fiery Federalist newspaperman and U.S. Congressman, popularly known as “The Beast of Vermont.” For details, call 802-265-3454. The presentation will be part of the Fair Haven Historical Society’s annual meeting and membership drive.


Soup Supper

HOOSICK FALLS The First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls will host a “soup supper” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. For $5, supper includes choice of beef vegetable or corn chowder, bread, beverage and dessert. Snow date is Saturday, Jan. 25. For details, call 518-686-5779 or visit


Healthy Schools

MANCHESTER Education Expert Phyllis Gimbel Schnitman will explain how to build “healthy schools” at a seminar from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. A former middle school principal and French and Spanish teacher, Schnitman is an associate professor at Bridgewater State University. Admission is $5, with the admission good as a voucher towards purchase of Schnitman’s book, “Healthy Schools.”

For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit


Mocktail Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will hold its New Year Neon Mocktail Dance Party for “tweens” 8 to 12 years-of-age from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park. Admission to the dance is the child’s toast written on a piece of paper, along with their name. Arrive glowing or be painted to glow upon arrival. DJ Jenni “A” will preside over the glow-in-the-dark jam. For details, call 518-695-6100 or visit


Sunday, Jan. 19


Santa Breakfast

GANSEVOORT A last chance to meet, even eat, with Santa Claus will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Gansevoort Volunteer Firehouse during the fire department’s monthly “All You Can Eat Breakfast.” Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, French toast, home fries, biscuits with sausage gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee will be served for an adult donation of $8; $7.50 for seniors 55 and up; $6.00 for children, 5 to12, and children under 5, free. For details, call the fire department at 518-792-4396.


Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE County Round and Square Association will host an old-style country dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 12:30 to 5 p.m., with dancing and buffet. Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for children 6 to 17; and free for children under six. For details on this Sunday, Jan. 19th event, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.


Emerald Lake Hike

DORSET Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces a hike, or if snow permits, a snowshoe or cross-country ski trek, on Meadow Trail, Lower Trail and Nature Trail in Emerald Lake State Park in North Dorset, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. For details on the two-mile hike, call Herb Ogden at 802-293-2510.


Bluegrass League

LAKE LUZERNE Members of the Adirondack Bluegrass League are asked to bring “something to share for pot luck” at the combination jam session, pot luck “linner” and meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in the Lake Luzerne Town Complex on 539 Lake Avenue. For details, call 518-221-6231 or email [email protected] or visit


Basket Party

WELLS A basket party to benefit Jessica Rivers in her battle against a thyroid illness and a brain tumor will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Modern Woodsmen of America building in Wells, with doors opening at 2 p.m. and ticket pulling at 4 p.m. Proceeds will defray cost of medical expenses and transportation. For details, call 802-683-9461 or 802-775-1031 or 518-338-5356. Featured at the party will be an $80 lotto board, a 50/50 raffle and a food buffet costing 50 cents a scoop.


Northern Music

SARATOGA SPRINGS Norwegian and Latvian spiritual music will be sung by Battenkill Chorale in performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Zankel Music Center in Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Janet McGee directs and Erich Borden accompanies. In addition to works by Esenvald and Gjeilo, the chorale will sing Russian liturgical music by Rachmaninoff, Chesnokov and Tchaikovsky. Call 518-692-7458 to reserve $15 tickets or email [email protected].


Monday, Jan. 20


Family Fun

RUTLAND The Rutland County Parent Child Center announces that it will hold a family fun day at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.

A costume building party, with supplies provided, will be followed by a costume parade and then a showing of Disney’s “Snowball Express” film. Suggested donation is $4. For details, call 802-775-9711.


Thursday, Jan. 23


Thursday Bridge

MANCHESTER Elizabeth von Risenfelder, member of the American Bridge Teachers’ Association, will offer a new course on this popular card game on four successive Thursdays, Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6 and 13 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. Course hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration fee is $75. For details, call 802-867-0111 or visit


Saturday, Jan 25


Stop Breast Cancer

STRATTON A chance to stop breast cancer will be offered at Stratton, Vt. on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the return of the “Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series.” Since 2003, Romp to Stomp has raised $2.57 million for Susan G. Komen and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more details about how to enter, visit For the history of the Komen Foundation, call 802-236-5935.


Otter Creek Hike

PITTSFORD Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces a hike starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 on the Phillips and Cadwell Trails, from a covered bridge along Otter Creek through farm fields. For details on this moderate hike call Sue Thomas at 802-



Crafters Sale

BRANDON A “Crafters Repurposing Yard Sale” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Compass Music and Arts Center on 333 Jones Drive on Saturday, Jan. 25.  Crafters should call 802-247-4295. For a flat fee of $30, each crafter will reserve a six-foot-by-six-foot space. Deadline to respond is Thursday, Jan. 23. The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 1.


Live Auction

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company will host a live auction at its Route 149 station house, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and auction bidding at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Dave Mattison will be the auctioneer. All proceeds benefit the fire company.

All new items, gift cards and gift certificates will be auctioned off. The kitchen will also be open, and there will be a bake sale, too. For more information, call 518-639-8635.


Pizza and Wings

VICTORY MILLS Pizza and Wing Night will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Victory Mills Fire Department, with the department offering both eat-in and carry-out for pizzas ranging in price from $11 to $18 and a dozen wings costing $8. Pizza toppings are $2 each and extra blue cheese costs 75 cents. Place your order after 2 p.m. by calling 518-695-6623.


Modern Bluegrass

BRANDON Brandon Music will present “The Modern Grass Quintet,” a swing-bluegrass group, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Brandon Music on 62 Country Club Road.

To hear the quintet’s “toe-tapping, knee-slapping, high-energy, contemporary bluegrass” will cost $15, with a pre-concert dinner also costing $15. For details, call 802-465-4071.


Sunday, Jan. 26


Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The County Round and Square Association will host an old-style country dance at Clancy Street’s American Legion in Schuylerville from 12:30 to 5 p.m., with both a buffet and dancing. Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for children 6 to 17; and free for children under six. For details on this Jan. 26th event, call Linda at 518-638-8905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719.


Bluegrass Show

HADLEY The Adirondack Bluegrass League Show will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Mollies’ Mason Jar at 13 Park Avenue Extension, Hadley. Cost for members is $10 and $12 for non-members. Children under 12, and persons with “special needs,” will be admitted free. For details, call 518-221-6231.


Hayden Seminar

CAMBRIDGE Music From Salem Listening Club will hold a seminar about Franz Josef Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation,” based on “Genesis,” “Psalms” and Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” to be led by Peter Subers at Hubbard Hall’s Dance Studio in Cambridge at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Cost is $10, either at the door or by pre-registering by phone at 518-677-2495 or at


Tuesday, Jan. 28


WEST PAWLET Mettowee Community School in West Pawlet will serve a lunch to the senior citizen group, Haystack Hustlers, at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, along with a student presentation. Cost is $3.50. Call Phyllis at 802-325-3196 by January 21 in order to register in time.


Wednesday, Jan. 29



MANCHESTER Maple Street School in Manchester will be where Eve Ensler, best-selling author and award-winning playwright, speaks at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29. Ensler, founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, will present a memoir, “In the Body of the World.” She has been named by Newsweek one of “150 Women Who Changed the World.” Tickets range from $16 for a seat and a book copy to $20 for two seats and a copy. Call 802-362-2200; 802-437-3700; or 518-682-4200.


Saturday, Feb. 1


Woodchuck Festival

WEST PAWLET West Pawlet Fire Department’s “Woodchuck Fest” will be at Mettawee Community School on Saturday, Feb. 1. The four-person team, obstacle-course competition of Vermont and New York fire departments starts at 1 p.m. Other events include final appearance at “Cow Plop Bingo” of “Blizzard the Cow” at 10 a.m., and Mettawee School’s “Market Place and Gallery,” “Woodchuck Café,” and “Woodchuck Kiddy Fun Table.” Call 802-645-0158, 802-645-9224 or email[email protected].


Sunday, Feb. 2


Ice Fishing Test

COSSAYUNA Skills of area ice fishermen will be tested on Saturday, Feb.1 at the “6th Annual Cossayuna Lake Ice Fishing Tournament and 50/50 Raffle,” starting with 5:30 to 8 a.m. registration at Cossayuna Fire House. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., catch measurements will be taken at the “Check In Point,” accessible on the lake at 195 East Lake Road.  The entrance fee is $10 per person. For details about this icy skills test, call Nancy Hieber at 518-692-9206 or Tom Schultz at 518-531-4146.


Snowshoe Fest

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk will be held at 11 a.m. in Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, Feb. 2. The following week, Saturday, Feb. 8, the Camp Saratoga 8k Snowshoe Race will start at 10:30 a.m. in Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. For details, call 518-581-7550.


Wednesday, Feb. 5


Classic Casablanca

RUTLAND Film Expert Rick Winston will show an acknowledged screen classic, 1940’s Casablanca, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Rutland Free Library. The event is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series, held the first Wednesday of each month. For specifics, call 802-773-1860.


Saturday, Feb. 8


Fire Victims Benefit

GRANVILLE A basket raffle fundraiser benefiting Jim and Deb Ross, whose Pawlet home fell to fire, will be held at Granville’s Hook and Ladder Firehouse on Saturday, Feb. 8, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and drawings at 3 p.m. Among raffled items will be a patio set from Telescope Furniture. To donate, call Carol Cartier at 518-282-9788; Jessica Sheldon at 518-642-3267; Tonya Powers at 802-293-5733; Nicole Cartier Kroosz at 518-955-0394; Patricia Kingsley at 518-499-2687.


Friday, Feb. 14


Student Art

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum will exhibit art created by public and private school students from the Bennington area from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, March 30. The art of elementary, middle and high school students will be shown. Students receive certificates of presentation at the show’s grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 15. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


Exhibits Start

BENNINGTON At the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, starting Friday, Feb. 14, different regional artists will display their artwork for eleven weeks. Selected by a jury twice a year, the exhibits include a mix of paintings, sculpture, photos, wood working and more. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


1970’s Photos

BENNINGTON The 1970s photographs of John Hubbard, former sports reporter and photographer for the Bennington Bannner, will be displayed from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, March 30 at Bennington Museum, whose hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The black and white photographs are the people Hubbard encountered on the job. For more information, call 802-447-1571.


Holiday Chocolate

SCHUYLERVILLE Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 in the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park a Valentine’s Day event called “I Love You and Chocolate, Too.” A chocolate dessert sampler bar is the star of the show.

Admission is free but a $10 donation is suggested. Please RSVP by Feb. 7 by calling 518-695-6100. Leave a message including family name, phone number and how many will attend. Space is limited. Visit


Saturday, Feb. 15


Snowshoe Trek

POULTNEY Diane Bargiel of the Killington Section of the Green Mountain Club announces that a moderate 2 to 4 mile snowshoe trek through woods and meadows in the East Poultney and Lake St. Catherine area will start at 10:30 a.m. at East Poultney Green. For more details, call Bargiel at 413-687-1109.


Community Day

BENNINGTON Closed from January through Feb. 13, the Bennington Museum will officially reopen its doors Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a community day celebration. Patrons can view the re-installed Grandma Moses exhibit and the initial recreation of the Decorative Arts Gallery, amongst all the other special exhibits, as well as the permanent collection. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


Monday, Feb. 17


Museum Workshops

BENNINGTON The Bennington Museum will offer school vacation workshops from Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21 for children of all ages at appropriate times for the appropriate age. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For specific information and to make reservations, call Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571.


Thursday, Feb. 20


Art Yard Sale

BRANDON Artists with unwanted art supplies and materials have until Thursday, Feb. 20 to reserve with $30 a six-foot by six-foot space at Compass Music and Arts Center’s “Artist Supply Yard Sale” to be held at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The snow date is Saturday, March. 1. For further details, call 802-247-4295.


Thursday, March 27


Music Swap Meet

BRANDON Musicians, record collectors and audio fanatics of all descriptions have until Thursday, March 27 to reserve with $30 a six-foot by six-foot space at Compass Music and Arts Center’s “Music Swap Meet” to be held at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. A maximum of three spaces can be reserved. For further details, call 802-247-4295.


Saturday, March 29


Appraisal Fair

BENNINGTON Bennington Museum will offer an “Appraisal Fair” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. A panel of art experts and antiques appraisers will evaluate family heirlooms or any other odd, quirky piece. For more information, call 802-447-1571.


Friday, April 4


Eat and Drink

BENNINGTON “The Annual Brew and Food Pairing” will be paired at Bennington Museum on Friday, April 4. The food will be created by area chefs, bakers and chocolatiers, and the brews and ciders are carefully selected potations. The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and it is the fifth annual event of its kind at the museum. Call 802-447-1571 for more information.


Sunday, June 15

SALEM “The Salem Tour de Flame Fighters” fund-raising bike ride, with its monies earmarked for construction of a new fire-house, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June. 25. Registration at 8:30 will be followed by three separate bike rides, the first cycling gearing off at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per person; $40 per family. Visit to sign up. For details, call Steven Saunders at 518-321-9430 or email [email protected].