The Top Ten & more: Events in Washington County & beyond, Sept. 23-29

Here is a full list of events of interest across Washington County and beyond spanning Friday, Sept. 23, to Thursday, Sept. 29. Enjoy! And be sure to take a look at this week’s FreePress and Lakes Region FreePress for more information at and

Friday, Sept. 23

An autumn leaf made of Perler beads

Crafts at the library The Bancroft Public Library in Salem will offer its weekly social hour, Bancroft Classics for Our Vintage Patrons, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the library at 181 Main St. in Salem. Debi Craig and her sister Dorothea Casey will teach participants how to make a hanging ornament using Perler beads. Designs will include an autumn leaf, a sunflower and a jack-o-lantern. This event is free. For more information call Craig at 518-854-3102.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Wild Art The second Wild Art workshop in Cambridge Community Forest at 15 Rockside Dr. in Cambridge for children and their families will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. when children will take part in “Weaving Adornment from Nature” using foliage and forest floor gifts to make wreaths and crowns. For more information and to pre-register, visit Cost is $10 per household.

Veterans Hall The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds at 69 Stillwater Bridge Road in Schaghticoke will be the site of a Veterans Hall open house on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans Hall honors the veterans of Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Albany and surrounding counties. All are encouraged to stop in during the open house to share a picture or information on a veteran they know with volunteers who are compiling a list of veterans’ names. Getting your veteran’s name on the list is free, easy and a good way to ensure their service will be remembered. For more information, call Jody at 518-859-2988 or Lorraine at 518-753-6936.

The Rough and Ready Engine Company will be the site of an open house on Saturday, Sept. 24. Tours will be given at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Engine company tour The Washington County Historical Society and the Rough and Ready Engine Company will co-sponsor an open house at the Rough and Ready Engine Company Museum on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at 29 Main St. in Greenwich. Two tours will be given by members of this historic engine company, at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. Visitors can see a Button and Blake hand fire engine purchased from Porter and Grant dealership in Waterford, NY in 1899, among other fascinating treasures. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted, too.

Yard sale & apple crisp! Melrose United Methodist Church at 20 Church St. in Melrose will hold a yard sale and apple crisp fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Apple crisp will be sold by the piece. All are welcome to attend.

Free food Kingsbury Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for Washington County residents. The church is located at 3991 U.S. Route 4 in Hudson Falls.

A view from Dionondehowa.

What is a watershed? On Saturday Sept. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m., Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary & School at 148 Stanton Rd. in Shushan will host a workshop led by Dionondehowa director Bonnie Hoag in which attendees will learn about watersheds, walk the sanctuary, discuss the human impacts of erosion and drainage on water quality and draw an imaginary watershed in which attendees can apply what they’ve discovered. Pre-registration is required by phoning 518-320-0502 or emailing [email protected]. Cost is $45.

Chili & chowder Hartford United Methodist Church will host a chili and chowder supper on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church located at 47 Hartford Main St. The menu will include bottomless bowls of chili and chowder, bread, crackers, beverages and dessert, as well as a basket raffle. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for those under 5. Take-outs available.

Chicken & biscuits South Glens Falls United Methodist Church at 15 Maplewood Parkway will host a chicken and biscuit dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu will include chicken and gravy with vegetables, viscuit, soup and homemade desserts. Cost is $12 for adults. The meal will be served in the church dining room, and pick-up and delivery also will be available. To place an order, call 518-793-1152.

Benefit tractor pull The Eastern New York Benefit Tractor Pull for disabled American veterans will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, starting at 9 a.m. each day at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. All proceeds benefit local disabled veterans. For more information, including a full schedule, visit the group’s Facebook page at

Sunday, Sept. 25

Upstate Model Railroaders event The Upstate Model Railroaders will be holding an autumn freight yard sale and open house on Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Chase Sports Complex at 22 Hudson Falls Rd., Suite 27, in South Glens Falls at which the public can buy model railroad-related equipment from locomotives and rolling stock to buildings, parts and scenery supplies in all scales, as well as see almost 4,000 square feet of museum-quality operating layouts in five different scales. For more information, visit

The Upstate Model Railroaders’ mission is to own, operate and maintain model railroad layouts at a suitable location in the Glens Falls area and set up displays in Glens Falls and surrounding communities in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties.

Tuesday, Sept 27

Tech help Valley Falls Free Library at 42 State St. in Valley Falls will host a Tech Help Tuesday on Sept. 27 at which attendees are invited to drop into the library with laptops, tablets or smartphones to get tech help from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s digital literacy educator Delia Hubbard. Learn how to log in, find files, or just get to know your device. She can also refer attendees to a local repair service if necessary. Registration is required. To reserve a 15-minute time slot or for more information call the circulation desk at 518-753-4230, email [email protected] or send a message via Facebook at

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Adult ed An information session for the Adult Machine Tool Technology training program will be held in person on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at the WSWHE BOCES Southern Adirondack Education Center at 1051 Dix Ave. in Hudson Falls. Interested adults will learn about careers in machining, what the training involves, the outlook for employment and potential earnings in the region, funding sources for program tuition and the admission process. Local employers also will be on hand to talk about what the work is like and what it takes to be successful. Representatives from the Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development Board will explain the application process and how to qualify for free tuition. To register/reserve a seat for this free information session, visit or call 518-581-3555.

Thursday, Sept. 29

Folklife gallery reception & talk The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library at 251 Glen St. in Glens Falls will host a reception and illustrated talk on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for its new exhibition “Always Pleasing & Cheerful: Local Painters in the Spirit of Grandma Moses,” featuring work by Clara Mae Towers Orto, Cate Mandigo, Will Moses, Sandie Keyser and Jacob Houston, on view in the Folklife Gallery through Dec. 31. The reception will take place until 7 p.m. when Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin will give a talk entitled “Grandma Moses: American Modern?” For more information, visit

‘’Catchin’ the Turkey,’ 1955. Anna Mary Robertson ‘Grandma’ Moses
(1860-1961), oil on pressed wood, 12″x16″. Courtesy of Bennington Museum Collection.
Copyright 2022, Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York, New York.

Grazier meeting registration Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Regional Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program will present their annual Fall Round Up Grazier Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Easton Station Farms, 284 Easton Station Rd., Greenwich. At the meeting participants will discuss livestock management for birthing, nutrition and care for mothers and young and options for clean and comfortable birthing areas as well as the pros and cons of spring versus fall calving and learn about manure management and capturing its value while over-wintering livestock. Cost is $5, and the registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 29, by 5 p.m. To register, visit Walk-ins are allowed, but please contact Aaron Gabriel ahead of time at 518-380-1496.