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Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes will be on display starting Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls. Details inside.

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Friday 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.

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: 518-6956641.

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: 802-7750903, or www.ParamountLive. org.

Saturday 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.

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CAMBRIDGE Take a stroll back in time with the Cambridge Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 14, as they visit the graves of some well-known people who once lived in Cambridge. The morning begins at 10

a.m., where participants should meet at the Cambridge Historical Museum at 12 Broad St. for some light refreshments. From that point, the group will move on to the Wo o d l a n d s Cemetery, where there will be stops at several graves. Re-enactors at each grave will portray notables including Morris Driggess, Olive Noteman, Ruth Robertson Davis, William (the Barnyard Poet) Watkins, Ernest Skellie and George Law. All proceeds from this event will be shared by the museum and the Woodlands Cemetery. For more information, call 6775232.

Living History STILLWATER The Stillwater Blockhouse will present a living history event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 and on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the 13th Albany County Militia conducting demonstrations such as colonial

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cooking, tin etching, medicine of the era, blacksmithing, musket shooting, cannon firing, and more. Children can dress up in period clothing and experience life in colonial times. At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, ladies are invited to a “Ladies Tea.” Free and open to the public. Information: Phil at 664-8971.

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.

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 www.operationadoptasoldier. org if they want to bring items to the event or make a cash donation instead.

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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 edubben@saratoga-arts.org.


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.

Rebuilt Food Shed MANCHESTER Phillip Ackerman-Leist, a “localregional food” expert, will discuss how local food growers can help rebuild regional food sys-

tems 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-totable catering service. Leist will start at 7 with a reading, followed by a discussion of this complex topic.

Sunday 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 G A N S E VO O RT T he 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

Kim Danio (a stylist of 8+ years) would like to announce that her salon, One Hair Studio, is open for business. One Hair Studio is a full hair studio catering to all your hair style needs. Kim also does proms and weddings. One Hair Studio offers more than your typical hair salon. Kim is also a natural nail tech offering nail art and designs. Other services available at One Hair Studio are manicures and pedicures. Kim uses a disposable foot soak in her pedicure chair and her salon is handicap accessible. Stop in and see Kim at One Hair Studio! One Hair Studio is located at 1 East Main St. Cambridge, NY and is open when it’s convenient for you. Hours are based on customer need. Call for availability. Walk-ins are welcome. 677-7135.

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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.

Yoga Classes HOOSICK FALLS The Armory now offers Yoga with instructor Jeanie Gilson on Sundays at 11 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at a cost of $10 per session. The classes are suitable for all ages and for both beginners and experienced participants. No reservation is necessary; pay as you go. Information: www.hayc3.org or call 518-686-9050.

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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 www.advokate.net

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 jleary@hydecollection.org.

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.

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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 3623021.

Wednesday 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: 518944-7149.

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Selling the contents of the home and outbuildings of the late Lansing Button, located at 2292 NY Rte. 67 in Johnsonville, NY consisting of antique tractors, crawlers, implements, shop equipment, antique furnishings and collectables. Oak & mahogany sectional bookcases; narrow oak 5-drawer chest; 2 blanket boxes; early 6drawer chest; cottage chests; antique dropleaf table; fancy Vict. settee & 2 chairs; gun cabinet; maple bedroom set; cherry glass door hutch; chairs & rockers; nice quilts; selection of nice linens; old hats; variety of sewing items; Featherweight sewing machine; slag glass table lamp; kerosene lamps; Regulator wall clock; old post cards; old woodenware; cast iron cookware; small cast iron safe; variety of old kitchenware; old tinware & enamelware; unique Champion storage register; Pennzoil thermometer; old signs; small DeLaval advertising cow; Planter’s Peanut jar; Railroad lanterns; numerous WWII toy soldiers; old toys; old comic books; numerous children’s books & other old books; stoneware crocks & jugs; misc. Coin Silver; selection of glassware & china; several blue/white transfer pcs.; Pyrex mixing bowls; collection of Lenox china birds; etc.

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 Cor nell Cooperative Extension of Washington County. Preregistration is a requirement as class size is limited. Call 518747-7810 before Sept. 16 to register.

What Made Bennington? Curator Speaks 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

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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.

Appraisal Show GRANVILLE Ever wonder what that funky item you picked up at a yard sale is, or what it’s worth? Find out the story and value behind these items and more at the Granville Area Lioness Club’s a n n u a l Antique and Jewelry Appraisal next Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granville Hook and Ladder. A donation of $5 per item or $10 for three items is requested. “It’s pure entertainment,” said Nancy Williams, president of the Lionesses. Certified appraisers Jim Marquis and Ron Marcus of Rutland will evaluate the items. Marcus, of Freeman Marcus Jewelers in Rutland, does private meetings for jewelry off to the side during the event. Marquis, meanwhile, offers a more interactive experience as he sits at the microphone. “He asks you where you got it or how you came by it. He makes a story out of everything,” Williams said. But he doesn’t stop there. “He asks how much you think it’s worth, and then he gives you the value,” she said. When participants arrive at


the event, they take a number, grab refreshments and a seat, and enjoy watching those before them show their goods to Marquis before their own turns arrive. Regardless of how many people are in line, though, Marquis is in no rush. Rather, he gives each person his full experience and attention. While attendees wait for their number to be called, they’ll have a variety of food to buy for a donation. Other than typical finger foods there will be sandwiches, brownies, cookies, and homemade corn chowder, “which everyone loves,” Williams said. The evening, which Williams describes as a casual, fun night out, is the Lioness Club’s most important fundraiser. Proceeds go toward the club’s community efforts; members give out Thanksgiving baskets to area families, adopt families at Christmas, provide area school nurses with necessities for children in need and give out scholarships for local high school students, among other donations. For more information call 518642-0709.

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 www.northshire.com.

Beekman Boys CAMBRIDGE Dr. Brent Ridge and bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the fabulous Beekman Boys, will give a talk and book signing for “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Battenkill Books in Cambridge. The event is part of Hubbard Hall’s Curiosity Forum Series. Information: 677-2495.

Thursday 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. Information: 518-6772765.

Balloon Festival QUEENSBURY One of the area’s largest events, the 41st Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, lifts off at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Crandall Park in Glens Falls with a launch of 20 balloons, music by the Stony Creek Band, and more. The festival has

been named one of the “Top 100 Events in North America” for 2013 by the American Bus Association. It runs through from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22. Thursday’s events continue at City Park in Glens Falls from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for a huge block party that will feature balloons on display, a car show, and kids’ activities. On Friday, Sept. 20, the festival moves to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury with a balloon launch slated for 5 p.m. More than 80 balloons, including the special shaped balloons, are expected to launch. Special shapes this year include Clawd the Crazy Crab, a beautiful hummingbird, and Stinky the skunk. Saturday’s events start with a “Big Balloon Breakfast” at 5 a.m. at the airport hangar, and a flight of 100 balloons at 6:30 a.m. There will also be food vendors, a craft fair, a static aircraft display, kids’ activities, and more. At 5 p.m., another flight of 100 balloons will lift off. A Moonglow, featuring more than 20 balloons, will take place at 8 p.m. Festivities continue at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning with a balloon breakfast, and “Walter’s Mass Ascension,” a flight of more up to 100 balloons at 6:30 a.m. in honor of Adirondack Balloon Festival founder Walt Grishkot. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, the festival returns to Crandall Park with music at 2 p.m. by the Jonathan Newell Band. The final lift-off will take place at the park at 5 p.m. All activities are weather permitting. Visitors are asked to leave their dogs at home. Special VIP parking will be available once again this year. To get a special parking pass to park at the airport’s main entrance, go to www.adirondackballoonfest.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 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.

Saturday Garage Sale SCHUYLERVILLE The villages of Schuylerville, Victory Mills and the town of Saratoga will hold their annual Garage Sale weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22. Everyone is invited to enjoy touring these historical villages as they search for a great deal.

Golf Scramble CAMBRIDGE Saturday, Sept. 21 is the deadline to sign up for

the Cambridge Lions Club’s first annual Golf Scramble, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Windy Hills golf course in Greenwich. The event is a fourman scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $60 per person, with proceeds to fund the Lions “Civic-Minded Senior Scholarship.” Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, food and drink at the turn, a buffet and chance to win several oncourse contests. To register as a sponsor or sign up, call Lion Brad Cone at 518-928-0335.

and Agriculture Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wood Memorial Park. Area residents are invited to enter both vintage and contemporary equipment, to compete for bestin-show prizes. Show organizer Kevin O’Malley is hoping some entries will include vintage machinery from the Walter A. Wood Reaping and Mowing Company, which made wooden horse-drawn farm equipment in Hoosick Falls from 1865 to 1924.

To enter farm equipment, call Kevin at 518-894-5035 or email hoosickkid@gmail.com. Also new this year is the Chowder Cook-Off from noon to 2 p.m., in which local professional and amateur chefs will serve up their best chowder in hopes of being named crowd favorites. To enter, go to www. hayc3.org for information. The festival opens with a pan-

Harvest Festival SCHAGHTICOKE The Knickerbocker Mansion will hold its Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 with a variety of activities. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day, Paul Stillman of Historically Speaking will play the role of a Civil War soldier. There will also be an encampment of Col. Knickerbocker’s 14th Albany Militia. The Hudson River Ramble Devil’s Chimney Walk, a 4.2 mile round trip hike through Schaghticoke’s historic Vale of Peace then along to a Native American shrine named Devil’s Chimney, will start at 10 a.m. The vale is the site of a historic Native American village and the first Schaghticoke settlement. During the hike, the guide will point out important historic sites and geographic features. Hiking boots are required. From 8 to 11 a.m. each day, there will be a pancake breakfast for $6 and a chicken and biscuit dinner from noon to 4 p.m. for $10. Reservations are not required unless the group is eight or more. Mansion and cemetery tours, a bake sale, Charlotte’s Shop, the snack bar and harvest produce will be available throughout the day. For more information, email knickinfo@aol.com or cal 518664-1700. More details can be found at www.knickmansion. com.

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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.

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cake breakfast at 8 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. At 9 a.m., the Rolf Max Sternberg 5K for Vibrant Communities takes off at Wood Memorial Park. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Don’t miss the popular Pet Parade at 11 a.m. at the Town Athletic Fields, kids activities in Wood Memorial Park, a Medieval Combat demonstration at 2 p.m. at the Athletic Fields, and much more. At 6 p.m., the Fifth Annual Harvest Moon Dinner will take place at the Armory, featuring live music by the Sage City Six. For a complete schedule, visit www.hayc3.org.

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.

Horse Expo SARATOGA The Saratoga Horse Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Saratoga Race Course. The event features 2013 Road to the Horse Champion Guy McLean, along with clinics, vendors, equestrian events, polo, children’s activities and more. Admission: $8 adults, $20 for a family of four, and under six, free. SaratogaHorseExpo.com.

Chowder Cook-off 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 contacthayce3@gmail. com

Reluctant Slave Owner HOOSICK FALLS 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 802686-9401 or visit www.cheneylibrary.org

Saturday, Sept. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. The weekend will feature 250 living history volunteers creating the American and British camps. All events during the weekend are free of charge. To witness the main event – a large tactical display of the first Battle of Saratoga – takes place on Saturday at 2 p.m. To witness this recreation, visitors must arrive by 1 p.m. at the shuttle bus location on Duell Road, two miles south of the park. Only cars with handicap stickers will be allowed to drive directly through the park on this day. During the reenactments, volunteers from the Brigade of the American Revolution will portray American Continental and militia soldiers, British, German and Loyalist soldiers, as well as women and children army followers. The large-scale scene will feature cannons, muskets, tents, camp cooking and horses in many activities. Visitors can join a British or American army worship service, go on a scouting mission to find enemy troops, take part in musket drills, judge a court martial, and more. Those attending can choose to view events in the American Camp or the British Camp. Various events will be happening throughout the weekend, including activities for children. A complete schedule is available at www.nps.gov/sara. On Saturday evening at 7 p.m., there will be a park ranger-led tour of the American Camp. During this visit, guests will encounter live action vignettes inspired by real-life events during the time of the Battles of Saratoga. Pre-registration is required to attend this event. To register, call 518-667-9821 ext. 1777 by Sept. 16. On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution will have a special wreath-laying at Stop 2. The public is welcome to attend this event. Fore more information about the weekend, including a complete schedule, go to www.nps. gov/sara.

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.

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: 518587-2978.

Battles of Saratoga Gathering of the Clans

STILLWATER To celebrate its 75th anniversary as a national park, the Saratoga National Historical Park will present a grand-scale encampment and tactical demonstration of the 1777 Battles of Saratoga from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on

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. The museum staff will present a slide show, “Our 2012 Travels in North Wales.” Everyone is welcome to the gathering, for which museum entrance fee will be waived.

For more information email pasds88@yahoo.com, 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., Granville.

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.

Hubbard Hall Opera 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: 8675570.

Owl Auction HOOSICK FALLS While the village’s 50-foot-long by-7-foot

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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 Dog Training 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 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com

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. 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,

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Miserables,” will be accompanied by his frequent collaborator David Tolley, who will make his Hubbard Hall debut. sponsored by Cor nell Cooperative Extension of Washington County. Preregistration is a requirement as class size is limited. Call 518747-7810 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

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 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 Q U E E N S BU RY 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.

SEPTEMBER 2013 GIVEAWAY

“MADE IN W ASHINGTON COUNTY” THIS GREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Mack Brook Farm in Argyle – 2/$25 Gift Certificates White Clover Farm in Argyle and the/Adirondack Grazers Cooperative $150 Meat Package As Time Goes By in Hartford - $200 Gift Basket Chippewa Stone in Whitehall -1 pallet of wall stone valued at $240 Etched in Stone in Granville – 2/$25 Gift Certificates Ruby’s Nimble Thimble in Greenwich - 2/$25 Gift Certificates and a $50 Gift Basket Gardenworks in Salem- $100 Gift Certificate The Nuns of New Skete in Cambridge - $100 Gift Certificate The Garden Shop in Cambridge - $50 Floral Arrangement and 2/$25 Gift Certificates Rathbun’s Sugarhouse in Granville - $50 Gift Certificate and a $50 Gift Basket Wynter Haven Quilt in Greenwich– Homemade Quilt valued at $500 Timothy Shea Jewelers in Salem– 2/$50 Gift Certificates McWhorter’s Orchard in Argyle – 2/$25 Gift Certificates Scribner’s Maple in Whitehall– Gallon of Maple Syrup valued at $50 Argyle Cheese Farmer in Argyle – 2/$25 Gift Certificates

TOTAL VALUE OF GIVEAWAY - $1,940.00

Artisan Market 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. “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

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 The Comedy Tour

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.

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.

Master Gardener

China Lecturer

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 TriCounty Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Meadowlark Farm, 40 Williams Street.

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.

Story/Craft Time

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. For more information call Sally Peterson at 642-2245 or Chet Mead at 642-4743.

Author Speaks 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 Cordis Quartet BENNINGTON Cordis, a quartet that brings custommade 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 www. TheBennington.org

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,

Meet the 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 518-6920017.

Saturday 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 llph5597@ gmail.com

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.

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). Information: Alice at 518-321-5684.


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